NFL Report Cards: Team-by-Team Grades for Week 3

September 29, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Great teams do not win close games. That's an old sportswriter's tale passed down from generation to generation, something to make the local fans feel good when the home team squeaks out a win on a 57-yard field goal.
Lucky teams win close games. Great teams win big, honking blowouts...except when they are facing other great teams.
There's nothing meaningless about crushing the Jaguars or shutting out the Bears. The Seahawks proved that they are still who they claim to be by blanking a bad opponent. For a team that has nothing to prove, the Patriots spend a lot of effort proving things, and they showed the Jaguars who's boss even though the Jaguars already knew.
We expect Patriots and Seahawks blowouts. It's the unexpected lopsided wins that made grading Week 3 such a challenge. The Bills dominated the Dolphins: Which team does that say more about? The Vikings looked like the most physical team in the NFL while crushing the Chargers: Does that negate their soft and fluff...

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