Programming note: The plan for Week 3

Week 3 brings a departure from regular form on the NFC West blog.

I'll be monitoring the three Sunday games from home before attending the Monday night game in Seattle.

We just about always attend the Monday night games -- they're on ESPN, after all -- and sometimes there's an opportunity to catch another game as well. Last season, for instance, I covered the Arizona Cardinals' game at Washington one day and the St. Louis Rams' game at the New York Giants the next day.

This week, traveling to Arizona for the Cardinals' game against Philadelphia was tempting. That's a tough one to miss. But the geography wasn't quite as accommodating as it was for those 2011 games in Washington and New Jersey.

I'll post periodically Sunday for those following along.

Oh, and be sure to update your Gridiron Challenge lineup. And if you haven't left your NFC West predictions, be sure to do so in the comments section of this item before the early kickoffs Sunday. I'll close down the comments at that time.