September 29th, 2009 16:35 EST
Week Three of the NFL a Roller Coaster
Insight on Week Three of the NFL
Week three in the NFL proved to have more excitement and close games than a roller coaster ride at Six Flags. The Ravens continued to roll with an easy victory over the Cleveland Browns, 34-3. The Lions surprised everyone with their first victory and finally broke their 19 game losing streak with a win over the Redskins, 19-14. The Lions may be showing rebounds of rebuilding the team after the ousting of Matt Millen and all the past drama.
Jacksonville beat Houston, to me was a surprise because Houston looks like a playoff contender this year. The game was a back and forth shootout with the Jaguars having the edge at the end of the game. The Patriots added another win with a 26-10 win over the Falcons, ending the Falcons two-game win streak. Green Bay beat St. Louis and the New York Giants crushed the slumping Buccaneers 24-0 keeping Tampa Bay in the no win column in the standings.
The Jets continue to roll in the right direction with their win over the Titans, it looks like Rex Ryan`s over confidence in the team may be shedding more light on his words of victory and promise of the Jets will rebound this year.
The Eagles beat the low scoring Chiefs, 34-14 and the game of the week, San Francisco at Minnesota highlighted the reason why the Vikings signed Brett Favre has their quarterback. With the 49ers leading in the last and I mean very last seconds of the game, Favre threw a 50-yard laser to his receiver who was camping at the back of the end zone for a touchdown and the winning touchdown. The Vikings are proving to be for real this year. The 49ers are a good team and will continue to rack-up more wins this year.
The Saints toppled the Bills 27-7 and the Bears looked good in their comeback win over the Seahawks, 25-19. One team that is starting to look like the team of their glory years during the 1980s is the Cincinnati Bengals. They are now 2-1 and starting to pick-up the offense. It may not be the franchise of the Boomer Esiason years and the Icy Woods shuffle, but the Bengals are starting to once again win games.
The Broncos beat my Raiders. It looks like the Raiders are still in the rebuilding stage and have been for over a decade. I think the last time the Raiders were a playoff caliber team was when Jim Plunkett was their starting quarterback in the late 1980`s and early 1990s. The Raiders have a lot of work to do to get back to their reputation of being the feared silver and black.
The Dolphins continued their losing streak with a loss to the Chargers and Peyton Manning and the Colts rolled over the Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, 31-10. The Cowboys continued winning with a 21-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
More to come in Week Four.