Well that was an explosive week 3 in the NFL. Most of the early games started off quite slowly with low scores on Sunday, and then the scoring happened. And boy did those touchdowns fly.
Atlanta suffered another humiliation, having blown more leads than a pitbull walker. Buffalo almost suffered the same fate, but were able to rebound thanks to the heroics of Josh Allen, and the Cowboys found another way to lose.
Wade was able to bounce back with a respectable 11-5, while Ryan was able to muster a 7-9 to round out the week.
Where did they go right? Where did they go wrong?
Panthers 21 Chargers 16
Oh Carolina! The Panthers were 6.5 point underdogs in this match, and were able to take advantage of some sloppy turnovers to win this game. Even without Christian McCaffery, the Panthers were able to capitalise on Charger mistakes to hold on for the win. They also took advantage of a weak Los Angeles O-line to get to pretty boy Justin Herbert. Herbert looked good throwing for another 300 yard game, but if he can’t be protected, what’s the point?
Lions 26 Cardinals 23
Kyler Murray looked human as the Lions were able to put together some solid scoring drives to not let their lead slip away. In their first win in 11 months, the Lions were able to get some confidence back in holding the high scoring Cardinals at bay. In the end it was the Lions D who was able to do the job, snagging 3 turnovers to keep them in the game. The Lions play the Saints next week, so they will need to let that glow of the W fade away as they prepare for week 4 reality.
Bengals 23 Eagles 23
The first tie of the year, and the Eagles should feel crappy about it. Despite being favoured by 6 points, they struggled against a plucky Joe Burrow, while Carson Wentz was booed by a crowd less stadium. Burrow was able to go 31 for 44 and 312 yards, which is pretty amazing considering his O line offers as much protection as crotchless panties. Wentz looked like he was the rookie, chucking INTs and plagued by ghosts like Sam Darnold. Both Wade & Ryan thought that Cinci would cover, and they sure did.
Steelers 28 Texans 21
Bill O’Brien might actually get fired this year, as his Texans are taking a beating at ever corner. The Steelers spent a good chunk of this game just trying to slow down DeShaun Watson, until they decided to change strategy and attack the end zone. The punishment was too much for the Texans who couldn’t keep up with Big Ben and co. There were times when it looked like Pittsburgh wouldn’t cover that 4 point favour, but they were able to calm down, focus and hold off a Texans team that is now 0-3.
Bears 30 Falcons 26
Big Dick Nick is the Comeback King. Yes, that sounds like a channel on PornHub, but Foles gave Bears fan a chubby with his ability to rebound against the Falcons. Wade wasn’t going to bet against his Bears, and was confident that the Falcons would choke. If Atlanta had a PornHub channel, it would be ‘Choke me Daddy til I pass out.’ Trubisky had a fun little run, but when it came down to precision and leading the Bears up the field, it was Foles all the way.
Chiefs 34 Ravens 20
Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers seem to be building momentum this season, so it’s really hard to bet against them in key matches. Given that Lamar Jackson has never beaten Patty, Wade wasn’t keen on that happening on MNF. Lamar Jackson had his run shut down by the Chiefs fast and furious D, while Mahomes was just sublime in moving the ball down the field. Wade didn’t bet against Mahomes, either should you…yet.