Another week, another QB injury. Godspeed, Ben Roethlisberger.
Anyways, there’s not much else to say. Here’s the best from Week 3, including Best QB/RB/WR/TE/Defender/Kicker/Upset/Team.
No surprise here. The future Hall of Fame QB has started off the 2015 season with a bang, especially doing such against the Jaguars.
Tom Brady’s throws have been more impressive this season than in years past, and against Jacksonville this was especially true, as he was money in the intermediate game and provided a few dimes. I even recall a play where he actually scrambled to deliver a nice touchdown pass.
If Brady keeps this up, he’s winning his 3rd MVP trophy. Only Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas, Jim Brown, and Brett Favre have won more than 2 MVP trophies in their careers.
Brady finished 33 of 42 for 358 yards and 2 touchdown passes.
After coming out of nowhere last year in a brief display, Latavius Murray has come out in full force. Against the Browns, it seemed like every run of his was a good one, as he contributed to the Raiders ‘ explosion on offense. This includes an impressive 54-yard run.
Murray finished with 139 yards on 26 carries, and a touchdown.
A.J. Green is one of the most complete receivers in the game. His height, adjustments, and ability to make Andy Dalton’s margin-for-error higher have made him a consistent top 5 wide receiver. Green’s display was on point again the Ravens, where he made Dalton look better on some inaccurate passes with said athleticism.
Green has made a strong comeback thus far after an underwhelming 2014 season (to be fair, he was injured). He finished with 10 catches for 227 yards and 2 touchdowns.
While not on the level of Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen has proven to be a very good tight end. On Sunday, he put on a show, gaining easy separation and proving himself as Cam Newton’s favorite target. He finished against the Saints with 8 catches for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Defensive Player of the Week
Welcome aboard, Honey Badger. Tyrann Mathieu has always been a terrific talent at the safety position, and on Sunday took off. He intercepted Colin Kaepernick twice, returning one for a touchdown, and only allowed 2 yards when targeted. All in a day’s work.
Steven Hauschka provided a quality performance, going 4/4 kicking, including 2/2 from the 40-49 range. Not bad!
Frankly, there weren’t any major upsets this week, but the Steelers’ win over the Rams is close enough. Considering the loss of Ben Roethlisberger, who played really well against the Rams (in my opinion), it’s a surprise.
I can’t really describe much about this game, since a lot didn’t happen. I will say that the Rams offense is terrible, and Pittsburgh’s offensive line is better than we all thought.
You can’t tell me you didn’t see this coming. Sure, the Dolphins were horribly coached on Sunday, but the 2x award winning Bills as a whole have been very impressive. The defense raked in 4 tackles for a loss, 8 deflected passes, 10 QB hits, 3 interceptions, and a pick six.
Tyrod Taylor has looked legit thus far, and against Miami continued to do so, as has Percy Harvin and Karlos Williams, amongst others. Who knows if the Bills can keep this up, but their 41-14 blowout victory indicates Buffalo should be more excited than in years past.