Week three saw great performances and a few shockers, here are my winners and losers.
- Buffalo Bills: Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor rushed for a touchdown. The defense caught three interceptions and had five sacks as the Bills get a much needed win against the Arizona Cardinals 33-18.
- Green Bay Packers: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns as the Packers bounced back and defeat the Detroit Lions 34-27.
- Denver Broncos: Quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns as the Broncos defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 29-17.
- Minnesota Vikings: The defense had eight sacks and caught three interceptions as the Vikings upset the Carolina Panthers 22-10. Great performance the Vikes’ defense on the road.
- Washington Redskins: The defense came through late helping the Redskins defeat NFC East rival New York Giants 29-27.
- Philadelphia Eagles: In another surprise, quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3. The Eagles might just be for real after all.
- Atlanta Falcons: Running back Tevin Coleman rushed for three touchdowns. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons pulled away from the Saints 45-32. At 2-1, the Falcons now sit in first place in the NFC South.
- Houston Texans: Despite having the time of possession advantage and more first downs, turnovers stalled drives as they were shutout by the New England Patriots 27-0.
- Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback Carson Palmer threw three interceptions and was sacked five times in their loss to Buffalo.
- Cincinnati Bengals: Costly turnovers were the Bengals’ undoing in their loss to Denver.
- New York Giants: Quarterback Eli Manning’s interception late took away a chance for a Giants win in their loss to Washington.
- New York Jets: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had six interceptions in the Jets’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs 24-3.
- Carolina Panthers: Quarterback Cam Newton threw for three interceptions and was sacked eight times in the Panthers’ loss to Minnesota. The loss snapped their 14-game home winning streak.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Turnovers and having only 29 rushing yards burnt the Steelers in their loss to Philadelphia.
Storylines Going Into Week Four
Miami meets Cincinnati. Tennessee travels Houston. Seattle goes cross-country to meet the New York Jets. Buffalo plays New England.
Atlanta host Carolina. Oakland plays Baltimore. In the NFC West, L.A. Rams meet Arizona. Kansas City goes to Pittsburgh. In an intriguing matchup, Minnesota hosts the New York Giants.