Week 3 Review of the NFL

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A New Way To Lose

The Buffalo Bills possessed the ball for 40 minutes in a 60 minute game and still lost. They totaled almost 500 yards for the game. Converted 31 first downs and were 11-18 on 3rd down conversions. Buffalo scored only 19 points, but the one flaw that the Bills need to remedy going forward is establishing the run game without using your quarterback in Josh Allen. Give credit to the Miami Dolphins defensive scheme that was able to sack Allen four times and was a disruptive force for most of the game. If Buffalo figures out the dilemma with the running backs this game will be an afterthought. That isn’t to say that Miami isn’t a force that will be vying for a playoff spot come December.

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Week 2 Review of the NFL

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An Impressive Win

A lot needed to go right for the Miami Dolphins in their comeback win against the Baltimore Ravens. Other than giving up a 79-yard touchdown run by QB Lamar Jackson, the Dolphins’ defense didn’t allow anyone else to establish the run. This helped in keeping the clock from running out to allow Miami the chance to score 28 points in the 4th quarter. Baltimore’s defense didn’t do them any favors by blowing coverage of WR Tyreek Hill for 48 and 60-yard touchdown receptions. It was a perfect storm that was setup beautifully and it needed to be executed in order for it to work. QB Tua Tagovailoa ended the game with 6 touchdown passes for 469 yards and had a 72% completion percentage to boot. Miami proved they are serious and that Tua is their guy.

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Week 1 Review of the NFL

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These Guys Are Pretty Good

Take away the fact that the Buffalo Bills committed 4 turnovers, they forced 3 via interception against the Los Angeles Rams. If you cut the turnovers in half to only two, the Bills absolutely dominated this matchup. The Rams had moments in the first half where they could have pulled away and taken command of the game. Buffalo was relentless in their pass rush though and totaled 7 sacks for the game. LA was shutout for the second half and Josh Allen might not have needed to make a statement in the first game, but his play sure seemed like he wanted to. What looked to be a good opening game matchup ended up being rather one-sided.

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Super Bowl Prediction

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* – Division Winner

+ – Wild Card Winner

AFC

1. Buffalo Bills*

2. Cincinnati Bengals*

3. Kansas City Chiefs*

4. Tennessee Titans*

5. Los Angeles Chargers+

6. Baltimore Ravens+

7. Las Vegas Raiders+

NFC

1. Los Angeles Rams*

2. Green Bay Packers*

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers*

4. Philadelphia Eagles*

5. San Francisco 49ers+

6. New Orleans Saints+

7. Dallas Cowboys+

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NFC West

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1. Los Angeles Rams

They punched their ticket and hoisted the Lombardi trophy at their own stadium. Now they’re poised to do it again.

2. San Francisco 49ers

A talented roster will now have Trey Lance taking charge at quarterback.

3. Arizona Cardinals

Extensions were given to head coach Kliff Kingsbury and QB Kyler Murray. Now they need to get some playoffs victories.

4. Seattle Seahawks

The rebuild is commencing and time will tell if head coach Pete Carroll and company will see it through.

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