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What We Learned: NFL Week 3

Buffalo Bills

The Bills ended their 15-game losing streak against the Patriots dating back to 2003 with yet another come from behind victory. Rian Lindell nailed a 28-yard field goal as time expired to lift Buffalo to a riveting 34-31 victory at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The undefeated Bills now lead the AFC East while looking machine-like on offense and brimming with confidence last seen during the days of Jim Kelly.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles showed their vulnerabilities on both sides of the ball against the Giants Sunday afternoon. The defense gave up huge plays to Victor Cruz, Brandon Jacobs, and Ahmad Bradshaw all due to their inability to tackle in the open field. The offense also struggled, especially on short-yardage and goal-line  situations. The Birds also might lose Michael Vick for some time as he left with a severely bruised non-throwing hand. Not good news for Eagles fans as Vince Young is also nursing injury, and  it looks like rookie Mike Kafka might have to take some snaps under center in the near future.

Detroit Lions

Matt Stafford and company overcame a 20-point deficit and defeated the Vikings 26-23 in overtime. The 3-0 Lions also snapped a 13-game losing streak to the rival Vikings with the win. The Lions showed a ton of heart in a hostile environment and showed they can win in a variety of ways.

Chris Johnson

The $53.5 million dollar man had his third straight poor performance on the ground Sunday, rushing for 21 yards on 13 attempts. Johnson is clearly out of game-shape and has been basically useless in the backfield this season as he has a grand total of 98 yards rushing on 46 carries, a 2.1 ypc average. C.J. has been contributing in the passing game though, averaging about 4 receptions per game. With that being said, the Titans didn’t give Johnson 50-plus million to be a check-down receiver. C.J. has to be more productive on the ground, period.

Tony Romo

Romo was, in a word, a warrior on Sunday. He not only overcame broken ribs and a punctured lung but a plethora of miscommunication issues with receivers and his center en route to a 18-16 victory over the NFC East rival Redskins. Romo has been called a choke artist by many, including me (see here), and he still hasn’t proven he has the “clutch gene” (to steal a line from Skip Bayles), but he’s definitely earned a ton of respect.

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  1. October 5, 2011 at 6:39 AM | #1

    Good stuff on Chris Johnson….I can’t figure it out. If he does get things together, and I think he will, the Titans could surprise some people! Keep up the good work!
    BZ

  2. Trevor Lloyd
    September 27, 2011 at 5:45 PM | #2

    I like what you have to say, especially about the Lions. I think that come from behind win was huge for them. Also telling because that’s a game they would have lost last season.

    • September 27, 2011 at 8:08 PM | #3

      Thanks man, really appreciate it

      • Trevor Lloyd
        September 27, 2011 at 8:53 PM | #4

        Hey man anytime. I really appreciated the comment you put on my blog. I read your about me thing and was wondering if you would have any advice for me with this blogging stuff. I’m a senior in high school and want to go into journalism/broadcasting in college. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions or advice!

        • September 30, 2011 at 11:04 AM | #5

          Hey bro, I sent you an email at your yahoo account. Hope you got it.

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