NFL Week 3 Recap: Steelers, Chiefs, and Bears among NFL surprises

NFL Week 3 Recap: Steelers, Chiefs, and Bears among NFL surprises

The Steelers, Chiefs, and Bears are the only remaining undefeated teams and all are rather surprising. I’d say the Chiefs are the most surprising given there track record in the last few years. Overall a surprising bunch.

I’ll start with the Steelers and explain why I think they are undefeated. If it wasn’t already known the Steelers are hurting at quarterback without Big Ben. There only weapon for the time being on offense is Rashard Mendenhall which makes me wonder why teams don’t focus more on stopping the run. Mendenhall has racked up 332 yards which is 4th in the league. You really also have to credit the offensive line, they have went above and beyond the call of duty these first three weeks. Finally the real reason they are undefeated is their monster defense. The defense has been really impressive allowing only 27 points in 3 games for an average of 9 points per game.  Not to mention the teams they have beaten are all 2-1 respectively. The defense has tallied 10 sacks, 5 interceptions, 8 fumble recoveries, and 1 touchdown. The reason they are undefeated really should be attributed to this defense. Just a thought but when Big Ben comes back, imagine how scary this team will be.

The most surprising team is definitely the Chiefs. Who seriously thought they would be 3-0? I mean to open up the season against the Chargers is no cakewalk. Matt Cassell is starting to look like a quarterback although I think that is there weak spot. There defense has played over expectations and has really given the offense numerous times to score. I won’t forget to mention how crazy Arrowhead stadium has been for the Chiefs, definitely one of the loudest fans this season. The real reason this team is undefeated is Jamaal Charles. Yea I know he is one man but he has teared up the ground in limited carries. He also has helped open up the passing game. Charles has rushed for 238 yards on 34 carries which is 7 yard per carry, and rushed for 1 touchdown. Charles also has 5 receptions for 92 yards which is an average of 18.4 per reception.

Da Bears has also got me saying how are they undefeated. I mean in the first week the Bears snuck out a win due to an NFL rule that cost Calvin Johnson the potential game winning touchdown. After that game no one really looked at the Bears as potential contenders. Then they go into Dallas and absolutely surprise them as Cutler looked nearly perfect on every play. Then just this week they beat the dubbed predicted Super Bowl, the Packers. This Bears team really has to be credited all around but if I had to say the reason they are undefeated it would be Jay Cutler. This guy is coming off a terrible season and probably nis worst yet has turned it around big time this year. Cutler has thrown for 870 yards, completed 66% of his passes, and has thrown 6 touchdowns. If your wondering how many interceptions he has it’s only 2.

Week 3 Scores

Cleveland Browns 17 at Baltimore Ravens 24

Top Ravens Performer: Anquan Boldin – 8 receptions for 142 yards, and 3 touchdowns

Top Browns Performer: Peyton Hills – 22 carries for 144 yards, and 1 touchdown

Tennessee Titans 29 at New York Giants 10

Top Titans Performer: Chris Johnson – 32 carries for 125 yards, and 2 touchdowns

Top Giants Performer: Ahmad Bradshaw – 15 carries for 88 yards, and 1 touchdown

Cincinnati Bengals 20 at Carolina Panthers 7

Top Bengals Performer: Cedric Benson – 27 carries for 81 yards, 9 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns

Top Panthers Performer: Charles Godfrey – 9 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackle, and 1 interception

Pittsburgh Steelers 38 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13

Top Steelers Performer: Rashard Mendenhall – 19 carries for 143 yards, and 1 touchdown

Top Buccaneers Performer: LeGarrette Blount – 6 carries for 27 yards, and 1 touchdown

New England Patriots 38 at Buffalo Bills 30

Top Patriots Performer: Tom Brady – 21/27 for 252 yards, and 3 touchdowns

Top Bills Performer: C.J. Spiller – 4 carries for 29 yards, 3 receptions for 10 yards, 1 touchdown, 5 kick returns for 189 yards, and 1 touchdown

Detroit Lions 10 at Minnesota Vikings 24

Top Vikings Performer: Adrian Peterson – 23 carries for 160 yards, and 2 touchdowns

Top Lions Performer: Shaun Hill – 29/43 for 237 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions

Atlanta Falcons 27 at New Orleans Saints 24

Top Falcons Performer: Matt Ryan – 19/30 for 228 yards, and 2 touchdowns

Top Saints Performer: Lance Moore – 6 receptions for 149 yards, and 2 touchdowns

Dallas Cowboys 27 at Houston Texans 10

Top Cowboys Performer: Tony Romo – 23/30 for 284 yards, and 2 touchdowns

Top Texans Performer: Arian Foster – 17 carries for 106 yards

San Francisco 49ers 10 at Kansas City Chiefs 31

Top Chiefs Performer: Matt Cassell – 16/27 for 250 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception

Top 49ers Performer: Frank Gore – 15 carries for 43 yards, and 9 receptions for 102 yards

Washington Redskins 16 at St. Louis Rams 30

Top Rams Performer: Sam Bradford – 23/37 for 235 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception

Top Redskins Performer: Santana Moss – 6 receptions for 124 yards, and 1 touchdown

Philadelphia Eagles 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 3

Top Eagles Performer: Michael Vick – 17/31 for 291 yards, 3 touchdowns, 30 rushings yards, and 1 rushing touchdown

Top Jaguars Performer: Maurice Jones-Drew – 22 carries for 88 yards

Indianapolis Colts 27 at Denver Broncos 13

Top Colts Performer: Peyton Manning – 27/43 for 325 yards, and 3 touchdowns

Top Broncos Performer: Kyle Orton – 37/57 for 476 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception

Arizona Cardinals 24 at Oakland Raiders 23

Top Cardinals Performer: Paris Lenon – 7 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 sack, and 1 interception

Top Raiders Performer: Darren McFadden – 25 carries for 105 yards, and 1 touchdown

San Diego Chargers 20 at Seattle Seahawks 27

Top Seahawks Performer: Leon Washington – 4 kick returns, 253 yards, and 2 touchdowns

Top Chargers Performer: Philip Rivers – 29/53 for 455 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions

New York Jets 31 at Miami Dolphins 23

Top Jets Performer: Mark Sanchez – 15/28 for 256 yards, and 3 touchdowns

Top Dolphins Performer: Chad Henne – 26/44 for 363 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception

Green Bay Packers 10 at Chicago Bears 17

Top Bears Performer: Jay Cutler – 16/27 for 221 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception

Top Packers Performer: Aaron Rodgers – 34/45 for 316 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception

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