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{September 27, 2011}   Week 3 Wrap-up: The Mighty Mighty Undefeateds?

It was an interesting week where the remaining undefeateds are making people turn heads. The Packers were and expected but the Bills and Lions? Its going to be an interesting season as there are a lot of strong 2-1 teams out there as well….it was a crazy week can’t wait for week 4!

Jaguars V. Panthers- If you saw any part of this game you could understand the slow pace of this game. It was monsoon like weather with every tackle splashing water popping up. However, Cam went back down to mere mortal like numbers with only 158yds and a TD. But he is starting to build a rapport with his receivers. Their defense is what helped lead Cam to his first win. They were able to stop MJD despite a good showing. Gabbert didn’t do as well as Jags fans would hope but he sure didn’t look as bad as Mccown.

Lions V. Vikings- The Vikings for the 3rd week in a row gave up a 1st half lead. There is nothing AP can do more than he is doing right now. Unfortunately his defense can’t seem to help out enough to keep the lead. The Lions showed no life in the first half, but quickly picked it up and even took the lead. Stafford showed veteran like qualities with his patience and dividing the passes to four players had 50+ yds. The OT win will help boost their confidence for next weeks road game.

49ers V. Bengals- I was worried for a second with the Bengals at halftime they were up 3-0. It’s not like the Niners came back hard like the Lions did but they did start to get the ball moving. They held on and despite a safety in the 4th there was nothing left in the Bengals and Dalton is beginning to look like a bad choice. But where can they really go from here? I wish there was more to say about this game but it was pretty boring from the start.

Dolphins V. Browns- I was barely wrong about this one, last minute TD put the Browns in the lead. The Fins just can’t seem to get it together for a whole game. Unfortunately for Sparano this may start the countdown for the first coach firing of the year. Its not that they are playing horribly they just can’t seem to work on both sides of the ball. The Browns on the otherhand did well even though they lacked the playmaking skills of Hillis.

Patriots V. Bills- I will take being wrong in this one any day. The thing is that Brady is not a god that everyone makes him out to be. Is he great? Yes! Is he probably one of the best if not the best playing right now in the league? Yes! But he’s human and eventually you will have a bad game and make mistakes. The Bills defense showed that they can play against any offense and make huge plays. FitzP made some mistakes and wasn’t perfect but thankfully for Jackson and the D to help clean it up. But those who have Welker in fantasy can’t be mad he was THE target for Brady with 217 yds.  

Giants V. Eagles- Apparently I foresaw the future with this one. If Kafka doesn’t turn over the ball! But I didn’t think it would be Vick starting and leaving again with a broken hand. Mccoy did what he could but the Giants defense were all over Vick when he was in. Cruz also did a great job with his catches against some big names. The Eagles have a lot to be worried about at this point and they could be blowing this NFC east wide open!

Broncos V. Titans- Chris Johnson is stuck in lala land and Kenny Britt went out hurt but the Titans were still able to pull it off with Hasselbecks experience winning out. The Titans defense were still strong though getting a couple of INTs. Do you hear what I hear? The impatient Tebow fans starting to chant….tebow…..Tebow….TEBOW! I don’t think its time yet…but really it wouldn’t hurt at this point. I am not sure however how many games the Titans can win if CJ is virtually useless.

Texans V. Saints- The Texans had this in their grasp and really made Brees look bad in the first half. However, this is Brees, and this is his house! The Texans shouldn’t be messed with after this loss though. The numbers offensively there even though Tate didn’t have as big of a game. It really came down to the calm and experience of Brees that finished this game up. Its hard to be the Saints in general but even more so at home. However, the Texans is still the favorite in their division.

Jets V. Raiders- The Jets deserved to lose this one, their defense didn’t have an answer for Mcfadden. The bigger problem was Cromartie could not get anything together with four big flags and a huge turnover that changed the momentum of the game. The Raiders weren’t spectacular outside of Mcfadden of course but they really turned up the heat in the second half on defense. Sanchez had good numbers but you could see that with Mangold gone there was a huge gaping hole which halted the running game and sacks galore.

Ravens V. Rams- So which team is the Ravens really? This week saw the dominance of week 1 except for with a crazy new threat in rookie Torrey Smith. Joe Flacco minus some fumbles looked like a new QB when compared to last week. Plus you have to love it when a big man like Ngata runs with the ball. The Rams on the other hand are still hurting with a not quite 100% Jackson, and Bradford is still growing. I honestly have no idea at this point who is going to win their division this year.

Chiefs V. Chargers- The Chiefs actually showed signs of life this week which compared to the first two weeks is big for them. Rivers was not playing his best where Cassel was doing ok before he was picked off with less than a minute to go. Ryan Matthews is finally showing results from the hype of last year. The Chiefs should be a little happy that there is life after Charles, but their running game still needs some work. Where the Chargers need to jump ahead a little earlier than they have been.

Falcons V. Buccaneers- This game was a mess on both sides, both Quarterbacks did not play their best game. Sloppy play and turnovers made this game back and forth. However, somehow the Bucs were able to score where the Falcons had to try and rely on last minute play for the 2nd week in a row. The Falcons running game is pretty much non-existent and is probably the reason for the loss. Both of these QB’s need to clean up if either of them want a playoff spot.

Cardinals V. Seahawks- The Cardinals have had two odd away games where they came so close yet so far. I think you will see the progress over time this season with them. The Seahawks on the other hand had an amazing debut of Sidney Rice, even though I still believe his talent is wasted there. But I think that Kolb will rebound at home next week where the Seahawks are getting their rare win this year.

Packers V. Bears- It was a good day for tight ends today and non more than Finley. Where the troubles in the Bears offense were glaring with their running game minus Cutler equaled only 2 yds. There are a lot of issues for the Bears that us “doubters” knew would carry over and they will not win untill they fix this issue. The Packers on the other hand can now officially be called the best team in the league!

Steelers V. Colts- This is exactly why I didn’t think the Steelers were as good as they were last year. They allowed a running game by Addai and they almost lost to a team that is crumbling. The thing is if the Ravens slip up the Steelers can easily get back in. The Colts on the other hand showed a sliver of light before Collins went out with a concussion. I don’t know if the Colts can win a game this year.

Redskins V. Cowboys– What an unexciting game! But it did show that both defenses have the skills but the offenses are lacking. It wasn’t a pretty game to watch as both sides made mistakes. The Cowboys aren’t 100% but they can’t keep relying on last minute drives to win games because they will lose. The Skins still need to figure out the offense they want to play if they want to win more games.


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