NFL Recap: Week 3

Updated: Sep 30

By: ZACHARY JONES / STAFF REPORTER


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Frustration is beginning to set in for Pittsburgh Steelers fans as they question the staff's decision to start Mitchell Trubisky over first-round draft pick and former University of Pitt star quarterback Kenny Pickett.

At Thursday's game against the Browns, frustration set in among fans as they questioned the decision to start Steelers' quarterback Mitch Trubisky. (Photo: msn.com)

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin waved off the notion of a quarterback change and seems to trust Trubisky still.


Rookie receiver George Pickens was a bright spot for the Steelers, who had a spectacular Odell Beckham Jr. esc catch.


The Cleveland Browns performed best on offense with a great game from former UGA running back Nick Chubb.


Most of the news for Cleveland occurs off the field, with announcements on multiple injuries. Anthony Walker Jr., a starting linebacker who went down in the game against the Steelers with what looked like a severe injury, was later confirmed to be out for the season with a quad injury. In recent news, superstar defensive end Myles Garrett was in a car accident leaving the Browns facility. Garrett is said to be able to move his extremities, but that is the extent of the news as of now.


Sunday Night Football

The Chicago Bears are off to a hot start to the season as a 2-1 team.


Not a perfect game as Justin Fields continues his struggles behind an unpolished offensive line.


This game was won on the ground behind a great game from backup running back Khalil Herbert, who had a whopping 157 yards with 2 touchdowns on 20 carries. Herbert came in after an injury to starter David Montgomery, who is labeled day to day with a knee/ankle injury.


For the Houston Texans their hope lies in the future behind their young guys who performed great like rookie running back Dameon Pierce, who had 80 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground, as well as rookie safety Jalen Pitre, who seemed to be everywhere for the Texans securing multiple interceptions, a sack, and second on the team in tackles.


Unexpectedly, the revamped Las Vegas Raiders became the only team with an 0-3 record, with a close loss Tennessee Titans.

The Raiders continue to be in the red zone following Sunday night's game. (Photo: msn.com)

The stars on offense failed to click in this game for Las Vegas as both Davante Adams and Darren Waller struggled to get going in this loss as they combined for just over 50 yards and 1 touchdown for the game.


Good news for Titans fans is Derrick Henry played well rushing for 85 yards, scoring one touchdown, and even getting involved in the pass game with 5 catches.


Matt Ryan led his team in a close game as the Indianapolis Colts came back against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ryan pitched two touchdown passes to rookie tight end Jelani Woods, one in the opening quarter, and one to win the game with 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter.


The Chiefs struggled in the run game and lost the game on turnovers with a late game changing muffed punt from rookie receiver/returner Skyy Moore.


The game of the week proved to be the one between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills.


Multiple exciting moments, including a bounced punt, arguments, and an NFLPA questioned decision, added to the weekly hype.


The news of this game truly began near the end of the first half as Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came up wobbling from a roughing the passer hit.


Injured Tagovailoa went to the locker room, but later returned to start the second half. The NFLPA questioned whether he genuinely passed the concussion protocol or not.


The end of the game was a drama-filled one as the Dolphins went to punt the ball from their own 1-yard line, but it bounced off of Trent Sherrfields and out the back of the endzone, resulting in a safety to make the game 21-19 in their favor and giving Buffalo possession.


In the final Josh Allen led drive, we saw arguments between him and the Dolphins' defense. The game's final seconds were a failed attempt to clock the football and stop the clock from the Bills.


Division rivals duked it out as the Minnesota Vikings defeat the Detroit Lions.


Both teams fell victim to the injury bug as both starting running backs went down in the game. The Vikings closed the game out with a game winning touchdown to K.J. Osborn.


The Vikings lead the division at 2-1 with both wins over division opponents.


A contract year for Lamar Jackson may end with an MVP trophy.


The Baltimore Ravens defeat the New England Patriots behind Jackson's amazing game. Jackson now leads the NFL in passing touchdowns at 10 after a dominant 4 pass touchdown performance.


Patriots quarterback Mac Jones went down with a high-ankle sprain that could find him out for multiple games. Hopefully Jones finds his way back to the field soon to help bring his team to the playoffs for a consecutive season.


Tempers flared in East Rutherford as the New York Jets lost to the Cincinnati Bengals.


Defensive lineman Quinnen Williams was found in a screaming match with his defensive line coach in what we can only speculate is because of the poor performance from the Jets.


Rookie Garrett Wilson left the game with what looked to be a non serious injury.


On the opposite side the Bengals finally find themselves in the win column after a clean performance from the offense who only had one turnover coming via a Ja'Marr Chase fumble. A good bounceback victory for Joe Burrow and Cincinnati.


The city of brotherly love has got to be loving the football coming from Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles.


Hurts adds to his MVP type start to the season with another great performance and win over the Washington Commanders.


Devonta Smith showed his value in this victory as the former Heisman trophy winner had 8 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown. Another great game following his 0 reception game to start the season.


The Commanders simply couldn't get anything started on offense as quarterback Carson Wentz was under duress all game, being sacked 9 times throughout the course of the game.


The Eagles maintain their lead in the division while adding another win over division opponents to improve to 3-0.


The Carolina Panthers narrowly defeated the New Orleans Saints in a 22-14 game.


The Saints simply couldn't take care of the ball as they turned the ball over three times with two Jameis Winston Interceptions and one Alvin Kamara fumble.


Rookie Chris Olave had a great game capitalizing on a pass heavy game script with 9 receptions for 147 yards. Both teams find themselves at 1-2 with one win over division opponents for each of them.


Duval! The Jacksonville Jaguars are off to a great 2-1 start after a 38-10 blowout victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.


The game went great for former number overall pick Trevor Lawrence, who threw for 3 touchdowns in this victory. Running back James Robinson hits the 100 yard rushing mark on the game and adds a touchdown on the ground as well.


A beat up Chargers team led many to question why quarterback Justin Herbert remained in the game as he battled a rib injury.


Many Los Angeles players found themselves injured after the loss including stars on defense JC Jackson and Joey Bosa, offensive lineman Rashawn Slater, and multiple receivers. The Jaguars now lead the AFC South to start the Doug Pederson era in Duval.


Kyler Murray threw the ball 58 times for the Arizona Cardinals in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.


The game seemed always to be close for the Cardinals, but they couldn't get it done in the redzone having to settle for field goals on four out of their five redzone trips with the other being a turnover on downs.


Drops seemed to plague Arizona with many costly drops coming in the redzone as well. The Rams now lead the NFC West at 2-1 while Arizona find themselves tied with the rest of the division at 1-2.


Drones caused about a 10-minute intermission in the Atlanta Falcons win over the Seattle Seahawks. You heard it right, drones.


The game action paused as a random non-permitted drone was removed from the stadium.


The Falcons won the game with a great performance from Cordarelle Patterson, who averaged nearly 10 yards per carry. Both teams ended the day with a 1-2 record after the 27-23 game.


Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady's duel ended with under 30 total points. Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers take the 14-12 victory over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers defeated Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in a 14-12 victory. (Photo: essentiallysports.com)

The receiving core for the Buccaneers was dwindled down to the extent that their three starters were all unavailable.


On the other hand, Rodgers' receiving core is proving to develop as rookie receiver Romeo Doubs ended the game with 8 catches, 73 yards, and a touchdown. Both teams are now 2-1 after the low scoring outing.


Late nights are for sleep — or at least that's what many fans thought during the Denver Broncos' defeat of the San Francisco 49ers.


The low score game of 11-10 left many fans uninterested. However, if you love defense, this was your game as both gritty, defensive-minded squads battled it out.


Ultimately the game was decided on a late go-ahead touchdown and an extra point from the Broncos. The Broncos are now tied for first in the AFC West, while the Seahawks are tied for last in their division.


Monday Night Football

The New York Giants' win streak ends as they lost to division rival Dallas Cowboys.


The run game for Dallas was fantastic as their backfield combined 178 yards and a touchdown.


Daniel Jones performed well on the ground with 9 rushes for 79 yards but ultimately couldn't get it going in the air as he averaged just over 5 yards per attempt and threw the game-sealing interception to Trevon Diggs, who got his first interception of the year at the perfect time. Each team is now 2-1.

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