LockedIN On The NFL September 23

Plenty of Action In Week 3

Monday’s can be both GOOD and BAD and some of it all depends on how your NFL Team played that weekend. Tons of really good games in Week 3 and now there is a NEW LEGEND in the NFL. Let’s break down what we saw….

One would think that when you take a team that was 0-2 and dealing with the distractions that the Jacksonville Jaguars have dealt with since Sunday, that playing on National TV on a Short week would be bad. But People don’t understand Jacksonville thinking.

There is one thing we can say about DUVAL! When the people of Duval County decide to show out! They do it on PRIME TIME! And with the NFL TV cameras and a National Thursday Night Football crowd packing out TIAA Bank Field brought back the FIREPOWER that people named “Sacksonville”.

The Tennessee Titans came to town 1-1 in 2019 an have dominated the Jaguars the last 3 years. Add to it that the this is the first PRIME TIME Game in the 904 in 3 years. Toss in a rookie QB starting his 2nd game. Add in some rain and then mix in the Jaylen Ramsey distraction. And what do you get?

TOTAL Jaguar DOMINATION!

The Jags defense put on a SHOW on National TV collecting an impressive nine total sacks on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. From Calais Cambell’s three-sack performance, to Taven Bryan getting the monkey off his back by notching his first of the year, the Jags defensive line showed up and showed out. Oh and that seventh overall pick is pretty good too, as the young Josh Allen got the first sack of his career and then followed that up shortly after with a second. It was a dominant performance to say the least by this unit.

The Minshew Movement is a Hollywood story just waiting to be filmed. The underdog  story of a lightly recruited quarterback no one really wanted who went to four different colleges and nearly gave up playing football to become a coach before finding a home at Washington State and setting a single-season Pac-12 passing record with 4,779 yards.

 

Another melt down in the BIG SOMBRERO in Tampa on Sunday! And welcome to the BIG TIME Daniel Jones! Everything seemed to be going the Buc’s way up 28-10 at the half and then you sat back in HORROR(if you were a Bucs Fan) and watched Daniel Jones SHINE in the 2nd half.

Jones announced his refusal to quit just seconds into the third quarter, connecting with Evan Engram for a 75-yard TD pass—the first of his career. And he got the Giants within striking distance with a pass to Sterling Shepard later on. The Bucs would get a field goal in the fourth to extend the lead to 31-25, but with 3:16 to go in the game, DJ asserted his undisputed position as the Giants’ best QB. In two minutes and eight plays, Jones led the come-from-behind drive, getting the winning score with a fourth-down run for seven yards into the end zone.

Even then, the Bucs down 32-31 were not out of it yet and Winston brought the team up field with little time on the clock. A delay of game in the final seconds left the Bucs with a short 34 yard field goal, which Matt Gay sliced wide right.

Jameis Winston and Mike Evans have the most TD by a QB-WR duo in Buccaneers history (26)

 

The New York Giants will be without star running back Saquon Barkley for the next several games. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Barkley is expected to be out four to six weeks because of a high ankle sprain, per a source informed of the situation. Giants coach Pat Shurmur later confirmed the injury but did not offer a timeline for a return.

Cam Newton needs another week off and maybe more.

The Panthers announced Monday morning that Newton will miss a second straight game because of his ailing foot, while noting his return is unknown. Kyle Allen will start at quarterback Sunday at the Texans.

A trip to the nation’s capital concludes Week 3 of the NFL slate.

Off to a dismal 0-2 start that’s hardly inspired confidence going forward, the Washington Redskins host a Chicago Bears squad looking to improve on a 1-1 record as it clings to Super Bowl hopes and is led by a dominant defense.

Through two games, the Bears have scored nary 19 points with only six coming on a trip into the end zone.

As Week 3 dawned, 20 of the 32 starting quarterbacks were 26-years-young or younger — the most in a single week in the Super Bowl era. That statistic includes 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen getting his first start in Miami and 2019 first-round selection Daniel Jones starting a new era up in New York. It does not include Haskins, who the Redskins used the No. 15 pick in 2019 on.

Along with the Redskins’ dismal start has come a groundswell to see the the hopeful future face of the franchise, Haskins.

As long as the struggles continue in D.C., so too will the clamoring to see the Ohio State product take the reins.

  • Four teams that missed the postseason in 2018 – the BUFFALO BILLS (3-0), DETROIT LIONS (2-0-1), GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-0) and SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-0) – are undefeated through the first three weeks of the 2019 season.

    2019 marks the fourth time that at least four teams have started the season undefeated through their first three games after missing the postseason the previous year since 1990 when the current playoff format was instituted, joining 2013, 2003 and 2002.

  • The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS defeated the New York Jets, 30-14, in Week 3. New England is the first team to not allow a passing or rushing touchdown in each of their first three games of a season in the Super Bowl era.

    Additionally, the Patriots are the first team to hold opponents scoreless in the first half of five consecutive games, including the postseason, the longest such streak in the Super Bowl era.

    Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY, who passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, has 71 career games with at least 300 passing yards and two touchdowns, surpassing PEYTON MANNING (70) for the second-most such games in NFL history. Only DREW BREES (93) has more such performances in league annals.

  • Appearing in his 20th career game, Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 374 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 132.0 rating in the Chiefs’ 33-28 win over Baltimore. Through 20 career games, Mahomes has the highest marks by a quarterback in passing yards (6,576), passing touchdowns (60) and passer rating (115.3 – minimum 100 attempts) in NFL history.

    Mahomes recorded his 13th career game with at least 300 pass yards, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (12 games) for the most by a player in his first 20 career games in NFL history.

    Mahomes – who passed for 378 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in Week 1 and 443 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 2 – is the first player to record at least 350 passing yards, three touchdown passes and zero interceptions in three consecutive games in NFL history.

  • New York Giants rookie quarterback DANIEL JONES passed for 336 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 112.7 rating and added two rushing touchdowns in the Giants’ 32-31 win at Tampa Bay.

    Jones is the first rookie with at least 300 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a single game since 1970.

    Buccaneers linebacker SHAQUIL BARRETT had four sacks in the loss. Barrett has eight sacks through the Buccaneers’ first three games, tied with MARK GASTINEAU (1984) for the most by a player in his team’s first three games of a season since 1982.

  • Minnesota running back DALVIN COOK rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 34-14 win over Oakland.

    Cook – who rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 and 154 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 – is the fifth player in NFL history with at least 110 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in each of his team’s first three games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (1958), CURTIS MARTIN (2004), O.J. SIMPSON (1975), and EMMITT SMITH (1995).

  • New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA had 161 scrimmage yards (92 receiving, 69 rushing) and two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in the Saints’ 33-27 win at Seattle.

    Kamara, who has 23 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns in 34 career games, is the fifth player in league annals with at least 20 rushing touchdown and 10 receiving touchdowns in his first three seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer MARCUS ALLENROGER CRAIGCHUCK FOREMAN and ABNER HAYNES.

  • Carolina running back CHRISTIAN McCAFFREY totaled 188 scrimmage yards (153 rushing, 35 receiving) and a rushing touchdown in the Panthers’ 38-20 victory at Arizona.

    McCaffrey, who had 209 scrimmage yards and two rushing touchdowns in Week 1, is the fourth player with at least 185 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in two of his team’s first three games of a season in NFL history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (1963), ADRIAN PETERSON (2010) and BILLY SIMS (1980).​​

And lastly…..

What’s up with the Jaguars and Jalen Ramsey! In a move right out of  Ferris Bueller, Ramsey called team personal on Sunday Night and called out of work on Monday morning. Ramsey has asked to be traded and the Jaguars don’t seem to want that to happen. Let’s see if there is a medical personal can write a trade prescription that might work for this illness!

 

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