Like every Monday, we go with the conclusions after the third day of NFL American football:
1.- I don’t think anyone had any doubts, but Justin Tucker is the best kicker in the NFL. 66-yard field goal to win the game is ridiculous. Great pass from Lamar Jackson on fourth down. It wasn’t a pretty game, but it was a great win for Baltimore considering the losses on defense.
2.- It was another “heart-breaking” loss for the Lions, but at least the young movement is working defensively, and the running back duo of D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams seem to have come here to stay. They won’t win many games, but they will be competitive.
3.- Corradelle Patterson is exactly the wild card this Atlanta offense needed, which was quiet for the bulk of the game, but at least Matt Ryan saved the best for last for the first win of the season.
4.- In the day of Eli manning, the Giants confirmed to have a poor offense. It didn’t help that he lost Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton through injury. His schedule is brutal in the coming weeks, and starting 0-10 is a real possibility.
5.- Josh Allen had by far his best game of the season, and when that happens, the Bills look almost impossible to stop. Emmanuel Sanders proved to be a good addition, and while Bills’ defense didn’t put as much pressure as last week, it was opportunistic.
6.- Taylor Heinicke continues to force the ball in situations that do not warrant it, but Washington’s main problem is that its defense has been the biggest disappointment of the season. There were high expectations placed on them, and Chase Young has been conspicuous by his absence.
7.- The difference between this year’s Cardinals and last season’s is that they can win even when they don’t have their best game. Christian Kirk and AJ Green exceed 100 yards through the air and Arizona is 3-0 for the first time since 2005.
8.- The Jaguars have lost 18 straight games. Trevor Lawrence is in a less than ideal situation, but he has thrown multiple interceptions in each of his games. The game plan should be more conservative. There is no talent.
9.- The Titans survived all three turnovers, and the injuries to AJ Brown and Julio Jones. It hasn’t been Tennessee’s cleanest start to the season, but they are firmer than ever at the top of the weak AFC South.
10.- The Colts have started 0-3 for the first time since 2011. Carson Wentz was clearly unhealthy, and the game plan was therefore very conservative. To top it all, significant injuries continue to accumulate. Quenton Nelson out with an ankle injury.
eleven.- Justin Herbert had a great game again, and his coach Brandon staley he was aggressive in the last quarter. The defense generated four losses, and the Chargers show they want to be candidates. The penalties must be lowered.
12.- The Chiefs defense continues to be a sieve, and in the red zone they have been exceptionally bad this season. Considering those problems are here to stay, the offense can’t make mistakes, and turnovers speak for themselves.
13.- While they continue to slowly recover injuries, the Saints confirmed that they will be a rival to consider. Above all else because they have an elite defense at all three levels. Jameis Winston flirted with disaster on a couple of occasions, but the Saints finally make it home.
14.- Without Trent Brown, the offensive line is a huge problem. At the same time, the Patriots are not built to come from behind. Mac Jones is not in his element pitching deep, and had three interceptions today. For whatever reason, Damien Harris was seated, and James White was injured.
fifteen.- The Browns defense was absolutely dominant from start to finish. Myles Garrett had 4.5 sacks of Cleveland’s nine total. Odell Beckham Jr. looked healthy and did a good job on his debut this season. When he’s not Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt punishes you.
16.- Justin Fields was hit 15 of the 20 times he fell back to pass. The offensive line is useless. The game plan didn’t help him and neither did his inability to read the uploads. The Chicago defense did what it could, but Fields’ debut was a quick one to forget.
17.- Logan Wilson played a great game with 14 tackles and 2 interceptions. The Bengals had four sacks, and after some questioning in the preseason, Ja’Marr Chase is off to a great start to the season. An exciting triumph in Cincinnati.
18.- In case anyone had any doubts, the Steelers are in an offensive crisis that will not be resolved until the offensive line improves and Big Ben’s successor arrives. Without TJ Watt and Alex Highsmith, the Pittsburgh defense did not generate pressure all afternoon.
19.- It was a costly victory for the Panthers, who started 3-0, but lost Christian McCaffrey and Jaycee Horn extended time. The defense has been the best in the league after three weeks, and with a somewhat benign schedule, they may be able to keep the boat afloat until McCaffrey returns.
twenty.- In Davis Mills’ first appearance as a starter, Houston’s game plan was understandably consnerving, although it looked good in the two-minute drive to end the first half. The problem is that they couldn’t run the ball, and when that happens, they don’t have a punch.
twenty-one.- Derek Carr is getting big in the big moments, and that’s why they’ve won two close games in overtime. Peyton barber He made up for Josh Jacobs’ absence well and the Raiders are 3-0 for the first time since they won their last Super Bowl in 2002.
22.- The defense extended their losing streak, but the reality is that they were dominated for the bulk of the afternoon. The offense is pedestrian, and they opened the script too late for Jacoby Brissett. Questionable playbook for the Dolphins.
2. 3.- One of the victories that has most impressed me in the Era Mike zimmer. Tough rival after bad start and without Dalvin Cook. Phenomenal match by Alexander Mattison and Kirk Cousins, while the defense shut out Seattle in addition. Vikings have life.
24.- Seattle’s defense cannot stop either a running attack or an air attack. The CBs they have are not the solution, and when there is no pressure, they are more exposed. The offense has scored six total points in the second half of the last two games. Vital divisional duels are coming.
25.- One of the best statistics to evaluate a QB is his effectiveness in third attempts. When everyone knows what you are going to do, can you hurt them just the same? Stafford was successful in 10 of 12 third attempts. The offense is explosive and the Rams are perhaps the best team in the league.
26.- The Buccaneers watched their 10-hitting streak come to an end. The offensive was relatively effective. The problem is that Jamel Dean was injured, and Tampa Bay, which was already in need in high school, now urgently needs a cornerback. Do youRichard Sherman?
27.- While it is true that the three rivals defeated by the Broncos still do not know victory this season, no one apologizes for a 3-0. Now, they lost Graham Glasnow and Dalton Risner, so their offensive line will be put to the test. Defensive is elite.
28.- The Jets haven’t been winning in any of their games, they haven’t been competitive. Zach Wilson threw two more interceptions, and he’s the most-sacked quarterback in the NFL thus far. We knew it was going to be a rebuilding year, but so far it has been embarrassing.
29.- Aaron Rodgers is in the select group of quarterbacks among whom, giving him 37 seconds is too long. The Packers’ game plan was exceptional: They knew they had a tackle with 14 snaps in their career, and they got rid of the ball as quickly as possible.
30.- I understand they’ve suffered countless injuries at the position, but the 49ers have to rediscover their running game to think about being a contender. Otherwise, Trey Lance will have to be more involved. Without being able to run, they are a predictable and not so physical attack