NFL Regular Season
The highest spread of the 2018 NFL regular season was the Bills against the Vikings yesterday at 17.5 points. The Bills won by 21 (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

What a wild world we live in. One of the most exciting times every year is the NFL regular season. Before the season, fans everywhere predict how well their team will perform – there is hope regardless of how bad your team is.

Experts make predictions on which teams will win the division and make the playoffs and which won’t.

And then the regular season happens and you throw everything you thought you knew about the NFL to the wind. Let me catch you up on everything you missed in week three of the NFL regular season.

Week Three Awards

Offensive Player of the Week: Drew Brees – QB – New Orleans Saints

Defensive Player of the Week: Earl Thomas – FS – Seattle Seahawks

Offensive Honorable Mentions:
Matt Ryan – QB – Atlanta Falcons (26/34 passing, 374 yards, and 5 touchdowns)
Calvin Ridley – WR- Atlanta Falcons (7 receptions, 146 yards, and 3 touchdowns)
Defensive Honorable Mentions:
Khalil Mack – DE – Chicago Bears (5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble)
J.J. Watt – DE – Houston Texans (8 tackles and 3 sacks, and 1 forced fumble)

Best Plays from the Weekend

Here are some of the top plays from week three in the NFL regular season.

Patrick Mahomes is truly remarkable.

Who knew Josh Allen had hops?

This is an impeccable play design and execution to get your fullback this wide open.

Calvin Ridley is going to be a beast in this league.

Travis Kelce has a ridiculous catch radius.

Tyler Lockett continues to impress in this league.

The second week in a row with a blocked punt for a touchdown!

What a catch by Mike Williams.

Up and over Melvin Gordon!

Pay close attention to the movement in this play. Very tricky!

A deadly stiff-arm.

The Lead Word – NFL Thoughts Wk 3 – 9.24.18

Updated Divisional Standings

Here are the current NFL divisional standings.

AFC East

  1. Miami Dolphins (3-0)
  2. New York Jets (1-2)
  3. New England Patriots (1-2)
  4. Buffalo Bills (1-2)

AFC North

  1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-1)
  2. Baltimore Ravens (2-1)
  3. Cleveland Browns (1-1-1)
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1-1)

AFC South

  1. Tennessee Titans (2-1)
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1)
  3. Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
  4. Houston Texans (0-3)

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
  2. Denver Broncos (2-1)
  3. Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)
  4. Oakland Raiders (0-3)

NFC East

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (2-1)
  2. Washington Redskins (2-1)
  3. Dallas Cowboys (1-2)
  4. New York Giants (1-2)

NFC North

  1. Chicago Bears (2-1)
  2. Green Bay Packers (1-1-1)
  3. Minnesota Vikings (1-1-1)
  4. Detroit Lions (1-2)

NFC South

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)
  2. New Orleans Saints (2-1)
  3. Carolina Panthers (2-1)
  4. Atlanta Falcons (1-2)

NFC West

  1. Los Angeles Rams (3-0)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (1-2)
  3. Seattle Seahawks (1-2)
  4. Arizona Cardinals (0-3)

Remaining Undefeated Teams

Stats From Week Three

Here are some eye-popping statistics from week three action.

News Around the NFL

Brees Passes Brett Farve for most NFL Completions

Drew Brees passed Brett Farve for the most NFL completions on Sunday. Farve held the record at 6,300 and now Brees has 6,301 (and counting).

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsey Ejected 

There was a pile in the Broncos, Ravens game where players were diving left and right for the football. Around the :13 second mark you can see Lindsey throwing punches.

I appreciate you reading this week’s NFL regular season recap! Stay tuned for week four’s recap!