Week three is in the books and boy oh boy did it reveal quite a bit about the division and the ride we are going to be on all season long. Even though we are not a fourth of the way through the season, it seems like this is going to be a very, very close one.
Justin Herbert is getting it done and so are his teammates as they went on the road and beat the reigning AFC Champs. Herbert was 26 of 38 (68.4%)for 281 yards and 4 touchdowns with 4 carries for 16 yards. Austin Ekeler had 11 carries for 55 yards with 6 receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Mike Williams had 7 receptions for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns with a 2 point conversion reception. The defense had 2 sacks and 3 tackles for loss with 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions. Tristan Vizcaino was 1 for 1 on fieldgoals and 1 for 3 on extra points. When you go on the road and get 4 turnovers, that will pretty much get you a win.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense played well putting up 437 yards but turning the ball over 4 times is NO BUENO with one of them coming with the score tied and less than 2 minutes left in the game. Mahomes was 27 of 44 (61.3%) for 260 yards and 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions with 4 carries for 45 yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 17 carries for 100 yards with 2 receptions for 9 yards and touchdown with a lost fumble. Travis Kelce had 7 receptions for 104 yards. The defense had 1 sack and 5 tackles for loss. Harrison Butker was 1 for 1 on fieldgoals and 3 for 3 on extra points. This was a classic example of a team shooting itself in the foot.
Teddy Bridgewater and company flat out crushed the Jets and it was not even close. This was the 3rd time in 15 years the Broncos pitched a shutout. Bridgewater was 19 of 25 (76%) for 235 yards with 4 carries for 24 yards. Melvin Gordon had 18 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown with 1 reception for 21 yards. Tim Patrick had 5 receptions for 98 yards. The defense had 5 sacks and 6 tackles for loss with 2 interceptions. Brandon McManus was 4 for 4 on fieldgoals and was 2 for 2 on extra points. This was a blood letting by the Broncos defense.
Derek Carr and the Raiders started this game off horribly with 2 punts, a pick 6 and turnover on downs after going for it on their side of the field. Though they won the game, it was not a comfortable one. Derek Carr was 26 of 43 (60.4%) for 386 yards and 2 touchdowns and an interception. Peyton Barber had 23 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown with 3 receptions for 31 yards. Bryan Edwards had 3 receptions for 89 yards. The defense had 2 sacks and 2 tackles for loss. Daniel Carlson was 3 for 3 on fieldgoals and 2 for 3 on extra points. Getting the win was great but the play calling and defense has to improve.
Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles
The Chiefs will be out for blood after their close loss to a division foe. This will be a shootout.
Chiefs 34 Eagles 20
Spread: Chiefs -7
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
The Broncos will finally face a team that has actually won a game this season. This should be a good one.
Ravens 24 Broncos 21
Spread: Broncos -1
Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
This game will be won by the team that can control the clock and play defense when it is needed most.
Chargers 31 Raiders 24
Spread: Chargers -3.5
Last Week: 2-1 Season: 5-6
Enjoy and if my predictions are correct, STFU Lord!