Five Lessons from Week 3 in the NFL
By Outer Banks Voice on October 2, 2020
QB Nick Foles (chicagobears.com)
By Aaron Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
- Nick Foles is back!!! I think it’s safe to say Nick Foles has had the weirdest NFL career of all time — from a season throwing 27 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions to the seasons where he was a backup. He also engineered one of the best playoff runs ever when he led Super Bowl-starved Philly to a championship. Last week, replacing an ineffective Mitch Trubisky at quarterback, he was 16/29 for 188 pass yards and 3 touchdowns in less than a half as the Bears went on a 20-0 run against the Falcons in the fourth quarter.
Giants QB Daniel Jones. (photo credit: Mickey Owens/NFL – Giants.com)
- New York may have the two worst teams in football. They don’t yet have a win between them. The Giants lost 36-9 to a 49ers team with key injuries on defense, a backup QB, and without their best offensive player in George Kittle and their two best running backs. As for the Jets, they lost in Week 3 to the Colts by a 36-7 tally. In that one, Quarterback Sam Darnold threw 3 picks and was sacked for a safety.
Gardner Minshew. (Photo credit: Petty Knotts/jaguars.com)
- Minshew Mania is running out of time. I am rooting hard for Jags QB Gardner Minshew. I want him to succeed and believe it is possible he can succeed. But he needs to prove himself this year or else Jacksonville may well end up drafting a QB. In Week 3, he was 30/42 for 275 passing yards and 1 interception in a bad 31-13 loss against the Dolphins.
(Photo credit: Ethan Stoler/Kansas City Chiefs)
- The Chiefs will probably repeat as Super Bowl winners. In winning 34-20 in Baltimore, the Chiefs seriously outplayed my beloved Ravens in every single way except for special teams. The play calling was creative, the receivers were getting open, and Patrick Mahomes (385 passing yards and 4 touchdowns) was making all the throws. They looked unbeatable Monday night.
Carson Wentz. (Photo credit: Drew Hallowell/PhiladelphiaEagles)
- The Eagles may really be this bad. After losing to the Washington Football Team and the Rams both in embarrassing fashion, they had an easy matchup with the hapless Bengals at home. Final score – 23 to 23. The offensive line is battered and bad, the receiving core is down to scrubs, and QB Carson Wentz is off to a dismal start with 6 picks through 3 weeks.