Top 10 Most Surprising NFL Teams of Week 3 (2022)
The Colts pulled off the biggest upset of the season to this point. You'd be crazy to think they'd win considering they looked horrible against Houston and Jacksonville. They did just enough to win the game though. I'd say it was more of Kansas City getting in their own way than anything because Indianapolis didn't look that impressive but they didn't make mistakes and capitalized when the Chiefs made mistakes and that's what won the game.
I could've told you this was a trap game. Indianapolis has historically been this team's kryptonite. But really this is what happens when you overlook your opponent who you should crush on paper. Where to start? How about muffing a punt to open the game? 7-0 Indianapolis right out of the gates. Matt Amendola missed an extra point and a field goal. There was the laughable fake field goal. Eric Bieniemy not letting Mahomes go for it before halftime it was all very uncharacteristic for the Chiefs. I had a feeling this offense would have one of these games early on in the season too. The real dagger here was Chris Jones. It was a critical 3rd down and we stopped them so Indianapolis would've punted but he had to say something whatever it was it was enough for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. I don't care if it was a soft call he's a veteran who should know better than that. That penalty single handedly gave the Colts momentum and cost us the game but to be honest we absolutely deserved ...more
All hail Miami the new leaders of the East. Feels weird to say. The Dolphins did just enough to win the game even though Tua was clearly suffering a concussion and shouldn't have been playing in the second half of the game the defense held when it had to and even with the Butt Punt the Dolphins got the last laugh. This is a huge win for the Dolphins who quite literally got saved by the buzzer. In different circumstances the Bills win this game which is why they'll be ready for the return game in Buffalo. But for now the Dolphins reign supreme in the East. You would've been called crazy a few weeks ago but here we are.
Is Jacksonville quietly good? Seriously how in the hell did they win and in dominating fashion no less? They even did it on the road where they had lost 18 consecutive road games prior to this game. I get Justin Herbert was injured but the Jags had their way with the Chargers. What a time to be alive when Doug Peterson tied Urban Meyer for 5th most wins in Jaguars history and the Jaguars we're at the top of the AFC South. It honestly only paints Urban Meyer's tenure in a worse light than it already was
Buffalo meets their greatest challenger in the AFC East for a showdown in south Florida. They are without several key defenders but this was a defensive battle. Most of the time the offenses couldn't do much. The Bills were facing a concussed Tua in the second half of the game who honestly shouldn't have played at all in the second half. Buffalo then got a lucky break thanks to the glorious "Butt Punt" and had the ball back with time to spare. Unfortunately the Bills tried to do too much it ended up costing them the game. Gotta get out of bounds or use a timeout in those situations. It's a loss that stings in the moment but under different circumstances the Bills probably win. Also Ken Dorsey should probably take a chill pill after that tantrum he threw after the game.
Well Carolina you can thank your defense for canning the Saints offense and gifting you a win. The offense wasn't that impressive but Matt Rhule gets bailed out by the defense to give him a sliver of breathing room credit to the defense if only the offense could show up but I think that's mostly on Matt Rhule. Take this win and run Panthers that's all I can say
Chargers please explain to me how I'm supposed to take you seriously when you get humiliated by Jacksonville? I get Justin Herbert is dealing with injuries and the only reason he's playing is the Chargers know he's their only hope to win games. Meanwhile the team itself has injuries all around but their opponent is Jacksonville! They should not be winning and should certainly not be blowing you out of the water in every aspect of the game. If you're trying to make a statement this isn't how you do it
New Orleans what happened here? They had some injuries but didn't get anything going until the 4th Quarter which usually isn't a good sign. And this is Carolina we're talking about here. They aren't horrible on defense but still that doesn't excuse the fact the Saints offense was missing in action for 3 quarters these are the games you cannot afford to lose deep into the season this one will haunt you
San Francisco where did your offense go? I mean only scoring 10 points is kinda embarrassing in and of itself. This game was a lot of things entertaining is not one of them. There's no amount of money you could pay me to rewatch this game. Jimmy Garoppolo reminded us why the Niners wanted him gone to begin with and then he had a Dan Orlovsky moment stepping out of the back of the end zone for a safety which as bad as that was it prevented what would've been a pick 6. Weren't you guys supposed to be a Super Bowl contender?
To be fair I didn't expect Arizona to win this game but the Rams have dominated the Cardinals recently and the Cardinals just looked flat. This is what happens when your offense involves hoping Kyler Murray can bail you out. LA's offense wasn't even that impressive. I just expected more of a fight from Arizona instead they just kinda threw up their hands and said oh well. Rams basically got a free win by not even trying. Kliff Kingsbury's seat should be scorching by now. If you're a Cardinals fan you should be alarmed by this