NFL week 3 recap: who looks legitimate so far?


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2019-20 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens suffered a defeat in their matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs in a matchup of top AFC teams.


In week three of the NFL, there was a matchup of last year’s Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP and with the two top teams in the NFC facing off in Sunday Night Football,.Along with that, the Chicago Bears decided to.start a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback under center and COVID-19 has unfortunately hit the NFL.

The Atlanta Falcons lost to the Chicago Bears on Sunday after giving up yet another lead, this time by 16 points.  Following their third straight loss to start the season, head coach Dan Quinn will likely be fired at some point this season. The Falcons gave up a lead in week one to the Seahawks week two to the Cowboys, and now to the Chicago Bears in week three. But perhaps the even bigger story is that Bears starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was benched for backup Nick Foles, even though Trubisky was 2-0 as a starter. After throwing an interception while trailing in the third quarter, Bears head coach Matt Nagy had enough. Foles was placed into the game and led the Bears back.  He threw three touchdown passes and had a passer of 95.2 for the game. Coach Nagy has now officially announced that Nick Foles will be their starting quarterback moving forward, marking the end for Trubisky as the Bears starting quarterback.

The Sunday Night Football matchup was a battle of the two top teams in the NFC: the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints.  The Packers were without their number one wide receiver Devante Adams and the Saints also were without top wideout Michael Thomas. Green Bay looked much better on Sunday. The Packers hung 37 points on the elite Saints defense and the offense looked unstoppable. Green Bay has now set their team record for points scored through three games with 122 points and look like one of the league’s most explosive offenses. As for New Orleans, Drew Brees’ arm seems much weaker and did not even attempt a pass twenty yards down the field.  Overall, the Packers clearly seem to be a step ahead of the Saints in the NFC.

On Monday Night Football, the Ravens and their MVP Lamar Jackson and the Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs faced off with the Chiefs dominating the entire game. Jackson only had 97 passing yards and looked out of touch with the offense. He is 0-3 in his career against Kansas City, with the Chiefs seeming to really give him issues. Overall, the Chiefs still look like the best team in the NFL and the Ravens are still a good football team and will more than likely play the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.  The season is still very young but this game was an eye opener.

Finally, the Tennessee Titans had eight people test positive for COVID-19. This has caused the Titans-Steelers game scheduled for Sunday to be postponed. This is the first time COVID-19 has affected a game being played by the NFL.