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NFL Week 3 Review | American Football

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In a different NFL episode, Hamish discusses the events of Week 3 in a solo episode. He highlights the winners and losers coming out of the weekend's action. We hand out some player awards for outstanding performances and make some adjustments to the preseason playoff picture predictions.

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Welcome back to the Hon, the ballpodcast, another episode of the Grades Potty going around and we're back againto talk about the NFL not joined by the boys. Today, Curtis and Pilch, so we'ddecided to split the NFL episode up. So I'm going to take care of the reviewtoday and then we're going to come back tomorrow might be two days between interms of when they're released, but I'll talk about fantasy and the weekfor preview, then so stay tuned for that episode. But for now we're goingto pay attention to week three I'm going to chat about the winners andlosers coming out of this weekend, going to chat about the best players ofthe week and we're also going to chat about how my playoff picture haschanged over these first three weeks. So starting with the winners. First ofall the record breakers. It was an awesome week in terms of records, the records of late that have beenbroken. Really, I can't think of many apart from like brady and breeze andRogers and stuff breaking quarterback records. But apart from that, I can'tthink of too many, but on this weekend that we were treated toto well, one was a tying recordo was like a breaking record. Obviously thefamous one Justin Tucker kicking his sixty yard field goal the best kickerof in NFL history and, like the context to not only break the record, but to doit well, a following: A fourth in nineteenthirty yard: completion by Lamar Jackson to put him in field goal range,but to seal the wind for his team just makes it even more sweeter. I reckonthe head just sat on the Cross bar bounced up. It bounded so high that,like you, weren't sure which side of the goal was going to fall into it firstand it just trickled over to that side and yeah, it was pretty awesome to see like he's an underrated asset reallyfor the Ravens to think that any time you're within like well like I knowthey stop about black whenever you're within sixty six yards like you canjust keep feel, go like that's outrageous, but yeah he's an absolutebeast and underrate a weapon for their offense. Well, I guess he's specialteams, but for their point, scoring capabilities than an the other one wasJamal Agnew of the Jacksonville Jack was. Who knows why but Arizona had a potshot? I think it was from further out than sixty six yards thing was likesixty eight on the Struga half time andrealistically you're, just thinking oh well, if he doesn't make it, we juststop this guy and it's half time, but unfortunately, it sort of seems to bethe way things for for Cliff Kingsbury. But at the end of the day, it'sprobably not the smartest play to let a guy try and at that point, to break thefield goal record by four yards and he's not look like he's ever going tobe close. Unless there was a huge breeze. I don't know, but...

Jamaiky knew returned it. A hundred andnine yards, which is the furthest you physically can on an NFL field. So Ithink it's the third man to do in NFL history. You return the field Gulf or atouchdown, put the jags back into that game. Actually, at one point, I thinkthey had like a seventy five percent win probability. So obviously they D NEnd up winning the game, but that was a huge play by him and I guess theblockers around him- and maybe not one of cliff kings rough's finest moment,but they were two massive winners from the game and to huge positive talkingpoints. Another big winner is the bengals. I was hesitant to put this onein here because sort of cowboys in the same boat. Theyboth looked good in their winds, but I must say I think I almost got more outof the opposition. If you go in, I mean they, the bangles beat the steelerspretty comfortably. The steelers do not look good at all.Their offense is disgraceful, like they can't run the ball and basically, whileI know John t Johnson's ingine, I know they have quite a few injuries ondefense, but really the only way they can move theballs through drop downs to Nagi Harris and yeah. It's just not pretty USI. Ithink there was like a fourth and twenty or something and they checked itdown to Nagari, and we do look like it was the first read and then there wasabout five bangles defenders there, so yeah fair play to the Bangles. Theirdefense actually looks pretty decent start this season. I think tray,Henrikson and a few others have been good pick ups for them and theiroffense. Although I didn't look great and weak to it's been like, we expectthem to be pretty decent on offense. I've got a lot of weapons in the wideouts. I've got Joe Mix and they've got decent, tightens and they're obviouslygot big joy, borrow so yeah good win by them and these the sort of the windsthat they need to take that next step. I think they're at the level now, wherewe sort of back like, for example, this week again to the jags on Thursdaynight football, we're expecting them to win that game and they're at that level.For then to go to the next stepd and sort of become a relevant team. They'vegot to start being these. You know nine ten win teens like the steels who,especially when they don't play well here, like they've, got to take theiropportunities. They almost do against the bears almost is against the Vikings,but they. Finally they did against the Viking. Sorry, but almost flip that oneup but yeah they did. I soul got the job done here and they goto a one which is pretty impressive. I pretty good them to only have six winds,tough division and all that stuff, but it looks like if they keep playing thewhere they're playing they could easily win. You know eight or nine games, soye exciting times to be a bengals fan. You have to say hope, or I don't know.I guess this Thursday night could be an interesting game. We we'll talk aboutit tomorrow on the preview side of things, but we'll see how borrow goesagainst Lawrence and then milter big winner is the AFC west as a whole. Ithink this division sort of come out and will not come out of nowhere.They've been there's been three solid teams and one really good team for acouple seasons, and...

...it looks like all four going to bepretty good. This year, we've obviously got two under feeted teams. The raidersgot the job done just against the dolphins, it wasn't their mostimpressive wind, but the dolphins are a pretty good team which people mighthave forgotten after the first two weeks, but they got the job done therego three. No, the Broncos, despite playing opponents with a combinedrecord of old nine, have gone through, know themselves and look pretty likethey look like an interesting team and then you've got the AC rainingchampions and the Kansas City chiefs, and then you got a team who just beatthe AC random champions in the charges, so yeah big winners out of this weekend.Obviously two of them extended their streak and then the charges beat thechiefs. Obviously, the chiefs are really when they're coming out of theweek, but yeah the Division as a whole. For me, it's overtaken the AFC north.The Ravens are looking as dominant this year, despite being the chiefs lastweek and and the steels don't look good at all. So for me, this is the second best nowstill got the N FC West in the number one seed. I might need to see a littlebit more consistency from the c West to give them that number one spot, butit's definitely one. I like comparing the divisions for some reason. I findit fascinating. So, yes, that is definitely one to watch and I guessfrom the other end of the scale. I know I didn't mean to talk about this butinteresting to see whether the FC East gets overtakes. The AFC south, the OCsouth is looking pretty bad this year or losers number one I've got Chicagobears and that Naggie in particular. I just think this loss is really reallypoor. I've forgotten to rid the exact schoolsdown here, but I think they lost like like thirty to six or something.Obviously, Justin fields were starting. So there was a lot of hype around it.Browns weren't that good in week to against the Texans. However, they comeout of it with a record of one and to their only wind coming against theBangas, where they almost coughed up A. I think it was like a twenty point leadat one point and I think Matias, jobs in real danger.He is he's sort of been like there's been talks of him beingfired for quite a while now and then I think, a lot of people. I think he wassort of lucky in the fact that tribes I got used as a scapegoat, but now therebought and Dolton who must have been a cub. He liked the look of and theydrafted fields and yeah doesn't like I'm, not blaming. I'm really hesitanton putting blame on players in their first like six games or whatever,because, like you go back and look at like, for example, I looked at thehistory books, I went back and looked at Tom Brad, his first season, the goatof the sport, and I think he had like ten games in his first season where hewas the regular starter of. We had a pass, a rating of lesson like seventyfive, so I think, after the lacks of you, know, Justin Herbert and stuffwho've come out and never appear you and been really impressive. I thinkevery runs too quick to judge these young quarterbacks, but I know they goat a high pickand there's a lot of like...

...excitement about it, but I thinksometimes the criticism comes in too early. So I don't really blame fieldsfor this. They have the Detroit lines actuallyjust more on the last week's game. Sorry, if there is a bit of wind beingpicked up in the Mike, but fields got sucked nine times, which is outrageouslike that is crazy, getting sucked nine times, that's unheard of, and you don'twas still injured and that's why field started. So that's a concern in forward.There was only six first downs achieved and there was only forty seven totalyards, a net PA like accounting for the sack yards there and they had onepassing yard, which is just unheard of. I think the margin in the total yardbetween the two teams was upwards of three hundred and, like forty, so yeahpretty horrible loss for the bears. Nothing really went well for them.They've got the lines this week, but, as I mentioned, Dalton is still injuredfields. They might not want to go with him again, because you know that youdon't want him to develop some bad habits, so it could be over to nickfoles, who probably wasn't expecting to play it all this yet, but I thinkthat's probably the best option. To be honest right now, yeah the lines is amusk win. To be honest, I think, if they lose is so you could see Naggie atthe door straight away, but following the lines this is our rages. They'vegot the raiders who are currently undefeated. They've got the Green Baypackers. Who are you know they just they made the NFchampionship game last year. You are the raining super bowl champions inTampa. Then you got Sam Frend, then you got Pittsburgh and you got Baltimore.So six, really tough opponents and you'd have to say six pretty gooddefenses against a real bad offense at the moment in Chicago so like they have to win this game againstthe lions they just have to, and even if they win this one I could like ifthey win one of those six I'd be impressed to be honest, so that wasthat would put them in three and that would put them in three and sevenso like yeah, it's just it's not looking good at all for Chicago, and Ithink I gave them actually. I think I gave them six wins, so that could bepretty accurate to be honest, but you're not a good week at all for them.Next, I I'v Got The New York giants. This was a Muslin for them to be honest,and now there's heads being called for people are off the coach, Joe Judge,they're off the GM they're off the offensive coordinator, and it's justnot going well at all for them. They, I was looking at the start,stayed more time in possession than Atlanta. They had more passing yards,they had more rushing yards, they had less sacks same amount of turnovers,yet they still managed to lose like they're, just not an efficient offense to only score. Fourteen ten fourteenpoints against his Falcon's defense. It's just not good enough. Daniel Jonesis playing well and they're. Still not getting the job done, makes them go. Ohand three and the thing is like they're, not even a bad team. It's just some ofthe decisions that are made...

...like above the players and coaches and yeah like they. I think in red zonepercentage the amount of times they score when they enter the red zone. Ithink their third last in the competition and yeah, it's just reallypoured them out. I was watching the highlights of the game in the amount oftimes Jones sort of like well usually doesn't haveprotection, so he has to go outside the pocket, but he sort of just standsthere and I don't know if he's seeing tough throws in tight spaces that hejust doesn't want to take on or if there's just genuinely no one open,because the players aren't being schemed well, which is sort of what Ilean towards because yeah, like I don't know the offensecoordinated we saw in Dallas, he was pretty bad, so yeah, I do not think he'll last too long there. To behonest, I really worried for Joe Judge as well and the GM well, I'm not thatI'm more. I don't really care with the greatest respect. They go. Oh and threeand they've also got a really hard schedule coming up the next seven gamesreally really tough, so if they go one and nine two and eight would not beshocked, and I actually tip this team to win eight games, so yea really badtimes in New York, for both teams to be fair and like this is a perfect example likean on to bag out this kid because he could easily turn to a good player. Butit's like: Why did they draft Tony in the first round, like it's? Justoutrageous like white receive, is probably the position they need leastlike it's. Just ridiculous he's not even like he's. Hardly playing anystops is like their fifth or sixth wide receiver on the death charge. Just likethat's the sort of decision making that you just question what's happening hereso yeah, I don't know it's a basket case at the moment. You got a feel forthe giants and then my third losers, the Washington defense. What was meant to be? I was listeningto a podcast today and all of them actually tipped Washington to win thatdivision. I took Dallas Becaus, I did tip Washington to win, I think ninegames and we all thought that, because their defense was going to be greatlast year, I was third best in the competition when it comes to expectedpoints allowed her play and currently it's ranked twenty eight and they'veplayed they've played the giants, so you can't even say they've had a hardshit or yes, the buffalo bills or go team. Yes, the charges are a good teambut yeah it's just awkward enough. Theirdeline still getting pressure so yeah there's a line back at issues,the secondary issues, and it's got to be addressed quickly. Otherwise thisseason will pretty quickly get away from them, especially with the formthat dolls are showing, because I don't think this team whocomes second, when you got the likes of the SC West, I think in the other threeNF divisions. I think you're going to be struggling to get a wild card, to behonest because those FC West teams look so good, so yeah they've really got tostart pulling their act together and the defense has got a really harden upbecause that's not good enough. Coughing up forty three points to thebills when you're meant to be a top five defense is just outrageous andthey're not going to be able to win any games because, quite frankly, theiroffenses are built to score forty three...

...points and never has been never will beso well. Never like this current team, so yeah, that's something that needs tobe addressed in something I'm interested to see how it goes on theweekend. The playoff picture for me that I'vechanged so I'll. Just chat about my changes. I won't go through it all, I'mon the AFC side of things. I've changed my F C South Winter, from the cults tothe Titans. I had the cults getting eleven winds tins. Ten wins, I think Imight have. I don't even think. Tam Wins for the tins might be that far off,but they're mat in eleven by just seeing the cults. I still think they'regoing to be a good team. I think whence is injury as really like. He wasn'tplaying well free injury, but I think it's definitely limit going to limittheir play, but yeah, it's just not great in Indiaright now, they've gone on three they've had a tough schedule, but yeah.I think the gaming at the Times I think, was a bit of a must win for them. To behonest and yes, I know they get to play the Texanstwice the Jacks twice, but I don't really see how they make the playoffsfrom here. I would like to be shock because I like the colts, butunfortunately no so I've got my c south when it's the titans now and the cultsout of the playoff race, my wild cards, I'll still, I'm still back in Baltimoreto get a wild card spot and then I'm changing my other two. I was reallyhigh in the AFC east coming into the season and I don't I'm not one tochange things too frequently, but a you know it's content, but also be. Itruly do believe these, because I don't think Miami haven't looked great at all.I know they could have beaten loss of Vegas on the weekend with Chacoanbrisset under Saner, which would have been a pretty impressive victory, butthey didn't get the job done there and they now go one and two and theironly thing on their resumes. Are you know a great like a grinding a bit of agrind against the pats so who actually the other team I've gotfalling out of those wild card spots? I think Miami is definitely is still achance, because I don't have full faith in the c West just yet, but for now I'mtaking Miami out. I'm definitely not confident that the Patriots will bethere so yeah more high on the dolphins of thePATS, but I'm moving them both out and I'm putting in the charges in theraiders. Yes, it's tiff not to include thebroncos because they are three no, but I think their schedules being so easyand the raiders they've been some good teams. there. Chadron doesn't actuallyget too much easier. The raiders, but I think they've shown enough to deserve awild card spot and then the charges just beat Kansas, so they've shownenough as well. So I'm not look, I'm not completely sold on theseteams. It's only three weeks in and a lot of it's a seventeen weeks season,but what eighteen weeks seventeen games,but these are the two changes. I'm gone with and F C, Pretty happy with mypredictions overall. To be honest, I'm not changing much. I'm only changing mywild cards. I am removing the Saint and...

...the Sea Hawk id the saints havingeleven winds. Seahawks ten wins. I don't know, though, like I don't knowit's hard to tip against the saints and the Sea Hawks as well. Actually, forthat matter of fact, but tipping against the now the panthershave gone three a and I just think their schedule is so comfortable. As Imentioned last week on the podcast. I think they only play what I think thenext time they play a team with a positive record from two thousand andTis Week, twelve so yeah. I can really see it like and they play some hardteams like the cowboys and stuff, but I can definitely see a world wherethey go. I don't know seven and four, eight and three you know so I just think they get thejob done. To be honest, are they have a really tough run home, but yeah? I don't know I just sing theirrecord early out of the gate is going to be too good and I'm not completelysole on the offense. I don't trust them Dan or fully, but I think their defenseis going to be good enough to win them some tough games and then I'm puttingin Arizona as well. I think Arizona look better than the sea halls rightnow offensively fairly similar, but I just think the Arizona Defense looks alot better than the seahawks defense right now. The seahawks just gotdemolished by the Vikings and in particular Alexander Madison, so I'mmore confident on the AFC changes than the NS changes, but because you knowthe saints in the Sea Hawks ice like the last five years have been two ofthe best teams in the NFL. So I am not confident in taking them out, but quitefrankly, the panther schedule looks too good to be true and Arizona. Lookreally good right now and finally, that moves me into the my awards for theweek NC player of the week, I'm giving it to Davant Adams he's had a fewacquired a weeks. You like you, know, devantage Er really has a quiet week,but yeah look. He just turned it on against this sand. Friends SecondaryHim and a rod just went to work. The the dip was a point where there,especially in the second half where I was like you didn't even really need towatch, because you just knew whatt was going to happen till the red so andthen it got interesting, but you just knew a rob was going to throw it to devon Tan and he was going to get separation. They were just going towork their way down the field. Yeah twelve captures a hundred and thirtytwo yards and a TV. He was unguarded well pretty much the whole game and yes,he had some easy match. UPS, for example, I think in the fourth quarterhe was playing on a rookie cornerback at one point, but you can only bewhat's in front of you and he did that pretty much every start and they eventried to kill him at one point. I don't know how he wasn't concussed personally,but he got up played out the rest and had a huge say in that final drive, AnnRogers orible mentioned he was awesome in this game back to his best actuallypredicted in a rod clinic and men. PILCH got the packers upset right, soI'm not surprised at one bit but yeah unbelievable play and also shout out toMatthew Stafford who tore up the buccaneers in his home. Building newhome building in front of a star started crowd so he's making a bit of aname for himself already in La AC...

...player of the week. I'm actually notgiving it I'm actually going to wide receivers here in both awards. I'mgiving it to Mike Williams, he's always been a a like. A big play.Guy Has got an amazing highlights real, but he's never really been a consistent week and week out wide receiver. Onetype player- and I know kin nallon still there, but it looks like MikeWilliams- is to go to a guy now to touch downs. This week against. You know a stack not necessarily ondefense, but just a great chiefs team, seven couches a hundred and twenty twoyards. Without Him. They probably don't get the job done because Herbert youknow he just trust him to make those big catches in the prime time moments,and he looks like he's true red zone outlet this year, so Mike Williams isset for a huge year. He started incredibly he's always had the talentbut yeah. This looks like it could be thebest year of his career by quite some margin. Honorable ventions go toHerbert obviously beat my homes and the chiefs, which is an a massiveachievement, and here was a huge rege reason behind it and Josh Allan. He cuta part that highly rated Washington defenseoffensive booty of the week a moment to Jama Chase. I was tempted by Nagi Howesbecause he did have a hundred and four yards from scrimmage, but with thegreatest respect check down, I don't rate them highly. I think he and he wasonly averaging like seven yards per reception, so yeah with the greatestrespect. I think Jama Chase deserves it over him in the same game actually, andhe was also on the winning team, which was another factor that he had two TS.Four catches for sixty five yards- it looks like I think it's like his thirdthirty plus yard TV catch or something I can't remember the stuff they weresaying but yeah. It looks like the connection between borough and chasefrom LS is still there and as transferred over to bengals colors, andthat's really exciting for Bengals fans, because you know they've already gottea. Higgins, they've got Tyler Boyd and, as I mentioned before, in thewinner section, they just loaded on offense except for that or line, butthat don't really need to be when Barracan just whip it out. On one point,five seconds to these absolute freaks, so yeah, he looks like he's a hugeaddition to that. Offense Defensive Player of the week always involve withscarred. It goes to the top of the sack count. Four and a half sacks againstthe bears for takes for a lost six QB hits. I don't think Justin fields willlike to see the side of Miles Garrett for, like you, know three seasons. Ifyou can can avoid it, the bears our line just got absolutely torched bypretty much every player on the browns defense, but yeah miles. Garret had afield day. I was getting a bit worried because I had tipped in for defensiveplayer the year. He had two quiet weeks early and then he just goes: Bang fourand a half sacks top of the stack count, and now I'm confident again so yeahFreakish Performance Freakish play out beautiful team defensive performancereally from the browns shot out from the bears, but their play Miles Garrett.So that's going to be it for today's podcast, as I mentioned earlier. Let meknow your thoughts on way through the...

NFL. Let me know if you thought some ofthe wards on my playoff picture and if you came from more tune in fortomorrow's NFL, fantasy and NFL week for preview with the boys, it's goingto be a real fun one, and yet thanks for tunning in Jeez.

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