The NFL is into the back half of Week 3 Sunday with Cowboys-Seahawks the big game on the card. Next weekend marks the close of the first quarter of the season, and so we’re starting to draw some conclusions. We have a lot of questions, but we’re starting to see that some surprises are for real good, and some really are bad.
Below are the eight divisional standings, along with some quick thoughts about each division after two weeks of football. We’ll update with remaining results as Week 3 comes to a close.
The Bills went from looking legit to looking not so much to getting just enough done. The Rams have been solid, so it’s a big win even if they blew a 28-3 lead. The Raiders gave the Patriots some trouble early, but the Patriots took care of business and this division is a two-team race.
Pittsburgh had trouble against Houston but grinded it out in the fourth quarter. Cleveland quietly is back above .500 for the first time in a long time and while their wins are over Cincinnati and Washington, they all count the same! and how about the Bengals getting a tie?
The Titans looked lifeless for much of Week 3, but they made some big plays late and just edged out the Vikings. Meanwhile, the Texans just can’t catch a break. They’ve played three good teams, but Houston they’re also just not all that good.
The Raiders answered the bell early in Foxborough, but things went south and they were no match for the Patriots.
The NFC East is kinda brutal. The Cowboys nearly upended Seattle, but came up short. They’re now tied with Washington at 1-2 atop the division. I don’t know if the Eagles actually wanted to win that game against Cincy. And the Giants got beat by a lot of 49ers backups.
The Bears somehow did it again. They still seem like a paper champion, but wins and wins. At the bottom of the division, the Vikings are abysmal. They looked like they would knock off the Titans, but blew it in the second half.
How does Atlanta keep blowing these leads?
Seattle came back with a late score and then held off the Cowboys for a key win. The Rams looked like they would pull off a huge comeback, but came up short at the end. The 49ers second stringers filling in for numerous injuries had zero trouble with the Giants.