NFL: Week 3 Takeways

Every Monday morning, I spend a couple of hours going thru all the Sunday NFL games. I’ve got favorites that I follow. I’ve got my fantasy teams, I have to review, and then look at available players. I also follow some of the fun stories that take place every week in the NFL, like standing or not during the national anthem. My wife said why not do a simple post that covers those issues. Just the facts.

The Vikings looked great behind Case Keenum in beating Tampa Bay. Adam Thielen, our local Minnesota boy, had 5 catches for 98 yards, in support of the 34-17 victory.

Lions lost a heartbreaker to the Falcons. It appeared Detroit scored to win the game. But the New York soothsayers said he was short, of the goal line, by half a foot. There were 4 seconds left, but referees said there was a 10 second runoff, therefore the game was over. Stafford looked great.

Eagles won a squeaker over the Giants, as a result of a 61 yard field goal, with no time left, by Elliot, for a 27-24 win. Wentz, former NDSU Bison quarterback, had an OK day.
Miami won over hapless NY Jets 20-6. Cutler  was 26-44 for 220 yards, but was unable to drive to victory.

Buffalo defeated Denver 26-16 despite losing the stat battle. Denver out gained Buffalo by nearly 100 yards. Denver quarterback Simeian was 24-40 for 259 yards.

Rookie K. Hunt of the Chiefs, had another great day, picking 172 Yards, and leads the NFL. The Chiefs beat the Chargers 24- 10 to remain unbeaten.

Dew Brees of New Orleans was 22/29 for 200 yards, leading the Saints to a 34-13 victory over Carolina. Adrian Peterson was 9/33 yards. Adrian doesn’t have a 1oo total yards, for the season.

Oakland evaporated. Last week they hit on all cylinders, and this week they had no cylinders, losing 27-10 to Washington.  3 members of the team, are on a lot of my fantasy teams, Lynch, Carr, and Crabtree. This week they combined  for 9 fantasy points, and last week they had 72.

Brady Watch: At 40, he was 25/35 for 375 yards, and 5 touchdowns. He generated another come-from-behind victory, winning 36-33 on a touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks with 23 seconds left.

Rodgers led Green Bay to another come-from behind victory, over Cincinnati in overtime 27-24. Rodgers was 28/42, for 313 yards and 3 TD’s.

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