Monday, September 24, 2012

Week 3 Sunday Headlines

     By far the most exciting week of football yet took place today, Week 3. Eight games were decided by a touchdown or less, and not all of them turned out the way we predicted. Along with the eye-opening upsets, many players showed off their skills in the third week of football, helping their teams win in a tight situation. These surprises help shape the league we know, and The NFL Report will update you on the three main things you missed on Sunday.

Sebastion Janikowski
1. Upsets from around the league: Entering Week 3, I would estimate 99% of football fans did not predict the Minnesota Vikings to defeat San Francisco. However, in a surprising turn of events, Christian Ponder and the Vikings over powered San Francisco, beating the heavy favorites 24-13. This was not the only upset to take place on Sunday, in fact nearly half of the games ended in a shocking manner. The Cardinals remain undefeated by beating Philadelphia, the Raiders beat Pittsburgh thanks to a Stephen Janikowski game winner, San Diego scored just three points against the Atlanta Falcons, the Titans tamed the Detroit Lions, winning by a field goal, and the Chiefs handed New Orleans their third loss of the season as they remain win less. And last but not least, last night’s game featuring Baltimore and New England ended in a strangely familiar manner, this time, however, Baltimore’s kicker “made” the game winning field goal. I doubt Week 4 can be any better than what we witnessed last Sunday, but anything is possible in the National Football League

2. Jamaal Charles is back: After an injury kept Jamaal Charles from playing the majority of the 2011 season, Week 3 proved this former star is back and ready for action. His 233 rushing yards and lone touchdown helped guide Kansas City towards a win over New Orleans. Though he is not known for scoring countless amounts of touchdowns, Charles has no problem racking up yards consistently. Over the course of his five year career, Charles averages a yards per carry of 6.0, even when spending much of his time as a second string running back. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, we are not yet sure on how newly acquired running back Peyton Hillis will affect Charles' statistics, but if Kansas City is still willing to hand him the ball 20 to 25 times per game, he has a legitimate shot at the 2,000 yard mark.

3. CJ Spiller suffers an injury: Spiller is not the first Buffalo Bills member to suffer an injury this season, the first key loss coming from fellow running back Fred Jackson. Jackson's injury is what gave Spiller the opportunity to succeed in the first place, and succeed he did. His outstanding statistics ensured him multiple weekly awards, as well as help out his fantasy owner from around the nation. His shoulder injury suffered against Cleveland rules him as doubtful in this weekend's game against New England. Buffalo was able to defeat the Patriots in 2011, but without two big stars, the chances of them winning by the same margin are slim.

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