This was the most embarrassing loss in recent memory. Our defense held up for the first 2 quarters; it looked like we had a chance. But then, the big plays from Philly started happening, and we had no answer for them.
The O-line could not properly protect Wentz. It is beyond obvious that we miss Brandon Scherff and Ereck Flowers. Sam Cosmi needs to step up and play better — Charles Leno seems to be the only consistent O-lineman here. We are getting thin in the Offensive line, and making O-line shifts will be tricky. Also, we have to start establishing some type of running game. In addition, Scott Turner has to figure out a way to get Terry McLaurin more involved.
The defense gave up big plays — Montez Sweat hasn’t made an impact. However, Daron Payne is having a solid start to the season; he is the one bright shining light in a defense loaded with talent.
WASH 8 — EAGLES 24
Look, the season’s first 4 to 5 games are essentially pre-season games. We will not have a clear sense of which teams are contenders and which are pretenders. I’m entirely optimistic that Washington will get back on track. There is just way too much talent assembled for this group not to put it all together at some point.
Next week, we visit Dallas — I watched the Cowboys against the Giants on Monday Night Football, and I was not impressed. Dallas is very beatable. Cooper Rush doesn’t scare me; he is nowhere as dynamic as Jalen Hurts. They beat Daniel Jones and a bunch of no-names. Washington is better than NY and better than Dallas. Advantage, Washington Commanders
And for the rest of the league,
COWBOYS 23 — NY GIANTS 16
QB controversy is brewing in Dallas. All the talking heads keep pushing the narrative that Cooper Rush might be a better option at QB than Dak Prescott. Well, the Cooper Rush talk will end at the hands of Washington’s defense. Next, Dallas Hosts Washington. Advantage, Washington Commanders.
Daniel Jones and the over-hyped NY Giants got exposed by a bad Dallas team. Simple as that. Next, NY hosts Chicago. Advantage, Chicago Bears.
LA RAMS 20 — CARDINALS 12
A dynamic Kyler Murray tested the Rams’ Defense, and they held firm. The defending Super Bowl champions needed this division win badly. Next, LA visits San Francisco. Advantage, LA Rams, but San Francisco will make things tight here.
The Cardinals seem to be slowly finding their groove. They have a stretch of games in the upcoming weeks which will give us a better idea of where Arizona stacks up in the NFC. Next, Arizona visits Carolina. Advantage, Arizona Cardinals.
DOLPHINS 21 — BILLS 19
Miami is now 3-0 and looking like a legit contender in the AFC. However, there is controversy brewing with Tua and how fast he was let back into the game. Miami claims Tua had a back injury, and it was not a concussion. Next, Miami visits Cincinnati. Advantage, Miami Dolphins.
Nobody expected Buffalo to lose this game. However, the combination of Josh Allen throwing a late-game pick and some lousy clock management sealed the win for Miami. No reason to panic; division games are always nutty. Next, Buffalo visits Baltimore. Advantage, Buffalo Bills, but it will be a very close game.
JAGUARS 38 — LA CHARGERS 10
Doug Peterson is turning Jacksonville into a dangerous team. Trevor Lawrence threw 3 TDs and zero picks; an impressive showing against a top team like the Chargers. Next, Jacksonville visits Philadelphia. Advantage, Jacksonville Jaguars. Yes, I pick Dougie Pete to get some revenge against his old team.
Justin Herbert is banged up and should have been left out against Jacksonville. A very irresponsible move by Head Coach Brandon Staley. Next, La visits Houston. Advantage, Houston Texans (if Herbert sits out or plays not at 100%).
PACKERS 14 — BUCCANEERS 12
This game under-delivered. Aaron Rodgers threw 2 TDs in the first 2 quarters and held strong for dear life ’till the end of the game. Next, Green Bay visits New England. Advantage, Green Bay Packers.
Brady had an impressive late-game drive that almost stole the victory, but with the absence of crucial offensive weapons, Tampa Bay struggled. Next, Tampa Bay hosts Kansas City. Advantage, Kansas City Chiefs.
BRONCOS 11 — 49ERS 10
Russell Wilson continues to struggle with his new team. Wilson ended with a mediocre 211 yards, 1 TD (a handoff to Melvin Gordon III), and 1 pick. Nevertheless, Denver is 2-1, and it is very early to panic. Next, Denver visits a desperate Las Vegas Raiders team. Advantage, Denver Broncos.
San Francisco is trying to reset their offense to a Jimmy G-style offense. As a result, the 49ers will be more effective in the next few weeks. Next, San Francisco hosts the LA Rams. Advantage, LA Rams.
BROWNS 29 — STEELERS 17
The Browns had a bounce-back game against their top-division rival. Jacoby Brissett was more effective than on week 2 and seemed to be getting more comfortable with this offense. Next, Cleveland visits Atlanta. Advantage, Cleveland Browns.
Mitch Trubisky was pretty good, but not great — No picks and 1 Td run were the highlights of his performance. The Steelers are not doing much on offense and defense, which makes it hard to consider them a threat in the AFC, but it is still pretty early in the season to write them off. Next, Pittsburgh hosts the NY Jets. Advantage, NY jets (slight edge).
RAVENS 37 — PATRIOTS 26
Lamar Jackson had another impressive showing, throwing for over 200 yards with 4 TDs, 1 pick, and over 100 yards on the ground. Hopefully, Lamar can stay healthy and cash in on a new contract next season. Next, Baltimore hosts Buffalo. Advantage, Buffalo Bills.
Mac Jones left this game injured and will be out for a few weeks. Brian Hoyer will be the next man up. This is going to be a long-ass season for Belicheater. Next, New England visits Green Bay. Advantage, Green Bay Packers.
BENGALS 27 — NY JETS 12
Joe Burrow was better protected in this game; he threw for 275 yards, 3 TDs, and zero picks. It is all about giving Joe Burrow solid protection, and he will keep Cincinnati competitive. Next, Cincinnati hosts Miami. Advantage, Miami Dolphins.
The NY Jets are playing hard; I can tell this is an improved team. Nonetheless, Joe Flacco will struggle against good teams, but I still give him a slight edge on week 4 against Mitch Trubisky. Next, NY Jets visit Pittsburgh. Advantage, NY Jets.
VIKINGS 28 — LIONS 24
Minnesota was taken to the limit by this new and improved Detroit team. Kirk Cousins threw for 260 yards, 2 TDs, and zero picks. Dalvin Cook was pretty effective in running the ball with almost 100 yards running and 1 TD. The Vikings need this type of better-balanced football to take over the NFC North. Next, Minnesota plays New Orleans in London. Advantage, Minnesota Vikings.
Detroit is going to give everybody they play headaches this season. They are surging and might be the wildcard team coming out of the NFC this season. Next, Detroit hosts Seattle. Advantage, Seattle Seahawks.
BEARS 23 — TEXANS 20
Chicago relied on their running game to edge out Houston. Justin Fields continues to struggle, and they are lucky to be 2-1 for the season. If teams take away Chicago’s ground game, Fields will have to find ways to step up. Next, Chicago visits NY Giants. Advantage, Chicago Bears.
The Texans are 0-2, but they are not as bad as their record suggests. Love Smith is a good coach and will get this team rolling soon enough. Next, Houston hosts LA Chargers. Advantage, Houston Texans.
TITANS 24 — RAIDERS 22
Derrick Henry got going early and made a massive difference for Tennessee, jumping ahead in the score. The Titans were scoreless in quarters 3 and 4 — allowing the Raiders to get back in this game and almost steal a win. Next, Tennessee hosts Indianapolis. Advantage, Tennessee Titans.
Josh McDaniel has failed to deliver a win in his first 3 games — The Raiders are loaded with talent to be a 0-3. The Belicheater coaching tree continues to under-deliver. Next, Las Vegas hosts Denver. Advantage, Denver Broncos.
COLTS 20 — CHIEFS 17
The most shocking result of week 3 was Indy beating Kansas City. Matt Ryan was clutch at the end of the 4th quarter to put away the Chiefs. Next, Indianapolis visits Tennessee. Advantage, Tennessee Titans.
So I guess Patrick Mahomes misses Tyreek Hill after all. The Chiefs only accounted for a field goal between the third and fourth quarter. This should be a cause for concern. Next, Kansas City visits Tampa Bay. Advantage, Kansas City Chiefs
PANTHERS 22 — SAINTS 14
Baker Mayfield got his first win of the season, but it was all thanks to Christian McCaffrey and his 100 yards on the ground. Next, Carolina hosts Arizona. Advantage, Arizona Cardinals.
Jameis Winston continues to take New Orleans on a roller coaster ride. He has more turnovers than scores, which is becoming a significant problem. Next, New Orleans travels to London to take on Minnesota. Advantage, Minnesota Vikings.
FALCONS 27 — SEAHAWKS 23
Marcus Mariota is starting to get more comfortable with his new team. Cordarrelle Patterson was on fire, rushing for 141 yards and 1 TD. Next, Atlanta hosts Cleveland. Advantage, Cleveland Browns.
Seattle will need to figure out their QB situation sooner than later; Geno Smith is definitely not the answer; he is a serviceable backup at best. Next, Seattle visits Detroit. Advantage, Detroit Lions.