Week 3 brought excitement usually reserved for playoff prep. Like usual, there was good, bad, and ugly. The season is young and teams are still creating an identity so they can trudge forward to the Superbowl.
Contenders or Pretenders? Cleveland finally broke through with their first win in almost 2 years over the NY Jets. I had a feeling this would happen soon as the Browns have looked much improved. New Orleans went on the road to make a intra-divisional statement by beating the Falcons in Overtime. The KC Chiefs have kept rolling and look like the team to beat this year in the AFC with a potential matchup vs the LA Rams in this year’s Superbowl!
Two teams that have carried a lot of hype and looked good in the first 2 weeks fell off the top this week. I cannot explain what happened to the Minnesota Vikings after they were dismantled by the hapless Bills at home this week. Additionally, the Jacksonville Jaguars are not sure if they want to be good or not! They only scored 6 points at home against the Tennesse Titans. Mind you, the Jags were playing without superstar RB Leonard Fournette but the Titans started the game with QB Blaine Gabbert filling in for the injured Marcus Mariota.
The formula has hovered around 50% vs the spread all season. On the other hand, the record compiled when predicting the over/under prediction has risen every week and recorded a dominating 75% accuracy this week! I have finally updated the stats with this seasons info so we will see how it goes from here.