NFL Passion Week #3: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
NFL PASSION IS BACK!!!!
Week 3 in the NFL was arguably the most exciting yet. Six teams now have their first win of the year, while six others suffered their first loss.Patrick Mahomes continues to dominate for the Kansas City Chiefs throwing 3 touchdown passes against the 49ers, breaking Peyton Manning's record for touchdown passes through the first three games of a season with 13. The injury bug hit a few teams but none harder than the Niners. The Saints and Falcons put on another instant classic. The Raiders gave the game away for a third straight week. And it was upset city as many respected teams fell to teams that heading into the Week were considered no more than mediocre at best. Now that the passion is back it's time to recap NFL Week 3.... The Good, The Bad, AND THE UGLY!!!!!
GAME OF THE DAY
Saints 43 Falcons 37
SAINTS: Drew Brees 396yd 3TD 2 rush TD Alvin Kamara FALCONS: Matt Ryan 374yd 5TD Calvin Riley 7rec 196yd 3TD
Five Matt Ryan Touchdowns weren't enough to stop the Saints from marching into the endzone for an overtime win, nor could it stop Drew Brees from becoming the NFL's career leader in completions. After a 7 yard touchdown run in the fourth to force overtime, Brees punched it in on a quarterback sneak to give the Saints the win. Brees finished with 5 touchdowns himself on the day, three in the air and two rushing.
GAME OF THE DAY
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Bengals 21 Panthers 31
BENGALS: Andy Dalton 352yd 4INT Boyd 6rec 132yd PANTHERS: Cam Newton 150yd 2TD 36 rush yd 2TD McCafery 184yd
Cam Newton and Andy Dalton both threw two touchdown passes, the only difference was Newton added two run scores while Dalton threw four interceptions. Bengals suffer their first loss of the season, Panthers stay afloat in the already ridiculous NFC South race
Colts 16 Eagles 20
It wasn't anything you'll see on NFL films down the road, but it was a competitive game in which we saw Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz under center for the first time since last season. We also saw him lead his first game winning drive of the year as the defending champs hold on and avoid losing two straight.
Giants 27 Texans 22
GIANTS: Eli Manning 297yd 2TD Saquon Barkley 82yd TD Odell Beckham 9rec 109yd TEXANS: DeShaun Watson 385yd 2TD 1Int Will Fuller 5rec 101yd TD
Eli Manning threw 2 Touchdown passes, Saquon Barkley ran one in, Odell Beckham went over 100 yards, New York's offense FINALLY looked in sync, and the football Giants are on the board with their first win of the season.
Chargers 23 Rams 35
CHARGERS: Philip Rivers 276yd 2TD Melvin Gordon 80yd TD Mike Williams 81yd 2TD RAMS: Jared Goff 354yd 3TD Int Todd Gurley 105yd TD 5rec 51yd Robert Woods 10rec 109yd 2TD
The Rams won the inaugural battle of LA and their third straight game by double digits to start the season. The Rams have been flawless to start the year, and I continue to endorse them as my 2019 NFL Champions.
Bears 16 Cardinals 14
Neither team was particularly impressive, but Khalil Mack had two sacks and the Bears D played well which was good enough for the close win, keeping Arizona winless on the season and vaulting DA BEARS!!! into first place in the NFC North for the time being
Broncos 14 Ravens 27
In a mediocre at best affair that I'm glad I didn't watch, Baltimore hands Denver their first loss.
Cowboys 13 Seahawks 24
Russell Wilson had two touchdown passes, Dak Prescott stunk up the joint, and the Seahawks grabbed their first victory on the season.
49ers 27 Chiefs 38
49ERS: Jimmy Garropollo 251yd 2TD Matt Breida 90yds CHIEFS: Patrick Mohomes 314yd 3TD Kareem Hunt 44yd 2TD Travis Kelce 8rec 114yd
Patrick Mohomes broke the NFL record for most touchdown passes through three games with 13, while Jimmy G broke his knee cap. The game wasn't so bad before the 49ers hundred million dollar man tore his ACL fighting for an unnecessary extra yard in the fourth. Us Raider fans call that the Derek Carr effect.
Raiders 20 Dolphins 28
RAIDERS: Derek Carr 345yd TD 2int Marshawn Lynch 64yd TD Jordy Nelson 6 rec 173yd TD DOLPHINS: Ryan Tannehil 289yd 3TD Jakeem Grant 70yd 2TD Albert Wilson Pass TD Rec TD
The game itself was actually pretty good. It's the ugly fashion which the Raiders blew their third lead in as many weeks that made it ugly.Oakland fizzed out again late, blowing a 17-7 lead including allowing WR Albert Wilson a 52 yard touchdown pass on an end around fake before allowing him then seal the deal with a 74 yard touchdown reception from Ryan Tannehill, who as usual played well enough to get the W.
Bills 27 Vikings 6
In the first of 3 upset specials the winless Bills went into Minnesota and dominated the Vikings from start to finish. The Vikings tied last week against Green Bay, and they can now add a loss to that as well.
Packers 17 Redskins 31
PACKERS: Rodgers 265 yds 2TD REDSKINS: Smith 220yd 2TD 1Int Peterson 120yd 2TD
Maybe the old men still have it in D.C. Adrian Peterson ran for 120 yards amd two touchdowns and Alex Smith evened the one on one score with Aaron Rodgers at two games apiece.
Patriots 10 Lions 26
PATRIOTS: Tom Brady 133yd 1TD 1Int LIONS: Matthew Stafford 262yd 1Int Kenyon Johnson 101yd
Matthew Stafford threw for 2TD, Tom Brady did jack squat, Detroits defense killed it, Lions coach Matt Patricia got his first career win at the expense of the coach and franchise that groomed him, and the Patriots lost.... AGAIN!!!
Monday Night Football
Steelers 30 Buccaneers 27
STEELERS: Ben Roethlisberger 353yd 3TD Int BUCCANEERS: Ryan Fitzpatrick 411yd 3TD 3Int
The Steelers have their first win of the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick finally came back to earth throwing three interceptions, although he did add three touchdowns and almost lead the Bucs back from a huge deficit. With one game left on his suspension, do we have a quarterback controversy when Jameis Winston gets back?
That is your Week three recap and the first installment of NFL passion in three years. Its good to be back and there's plenty more where that came from. On to Week Four!!!!!!