Week 3 Review of the NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick, left, loses the ball as he is hit by St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in St. Louis. The Steelers recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick, left, loses the ball as he is hit by St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in St. Louis. The Steelers recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Pittsburgh Might Have A Problem

You could hear almost every single Steelers fan yell and groan when they saw Ben Roethlisberger’s knee twist on Sunday. Luckily it doesn’t mean his season is done, but it’s an injury that will keep him out for at least a month of the season. Guess who gets another chance? Michael Vick was signed a few weeks before the season started to be the backup and here he is. This doesn’t bode well for fantasy football owners of Antonio Brown, but I could be wrong. Vick will bring some stability, but he can’t do what Big Ben does with this offense. Pittsburgh’s first test is coming up fast this coming Thursday against Baltimore. Luckily for them it will be at Heinz Field. How the Steelers do on short notice with a new quarterback will determine their outcome until Ben’s return.

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) and cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) are sent flying along with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Devin Street (15) as running back Joseph Randle (21) scores a touchdown on a running play during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth )
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) and cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) are sent flying along with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Devin Street (15) as running back Joseph Randle (21) scores a touchdown on a running play during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth )

Dallas Needed A Wakeup Call

You don’t have Tony Romo or Dez Bryant. Jason Witten was also banged up going into Week 3, but he ended up playing. The defense did play pretty well through the first two games, but how much longer is that going to last? To be fair there are some players the Cowboys will be getting back after Week 4 on defense, but the offense was the big question mark. Enter Brandon Weeden who statistically had a decent game, but when he threw that one interception the game changed. The Falcons showed to be the better team and the Cowboys couldn’t count on Weeden to get them back in it after the Falcons took the lead. Dallas’ running game looked great, but having a mental lapse at the quarterback position can set you back. Also the defense didn’t do them many favors on crucial possessions. The Cowboys luck was going to run out soon, but that can be excused with those two injuries I mentioned earlier. Now to see how long they last with Brandon Weeden at the helm.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown run by running back Dion Lewis in the first half of an NFL football game Jacksonville Jaguars , Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown run by running back Dion Lewis in the first half of an NFL football game Jacksonville Jaguars , Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lucky Number 400

Numbers really don’t mean anything in football. Tell me who has the most sacks, the most passing yards or the most rushing yards for a career? You would have to look them up to be sure. It’s not like in baseball where numbers mean something, but that’s okay. That’s why they are two different sports in that baseball embraces its history and the NFL nowadays seems to be running away from its history. This past weekend Tom Brady become only the fourth quarterback to throw for over 400 touchdowns in a career. He joins Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning in that regard. It’s kind of amazing that it took Brady this long to get to that mark. He had one record breaking season in New England, but for the most part he’s been on par statistically speaking. Say what you want about the franchise and Brady himself with all that has happened, he’s a pretty damn good quarterback. He should be a first ballot hall of famer when the time comes.

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