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The NFL’s biggest game, letdown, upset, and surprise of week 3?
Posted September 30, 2010 at 02:07 pm 0 COMMENTS Bookmark and Share

Week 3 is now in the books and once again, it was another great week of football. Of course, every week that has football in it is a great week! Moving on to my biggest game, letdown, upset, and surprise of week 3:
The biggest game had to be the Chicago Bears beating their longtime rival since 1921, the Green Bay Packers. If the rivalry alone didn’t make this Monday night showdown special enough, the fact that both teams were 2-0 going into the game did. Everyone knew that this game would be a battle between the two quarterbacks, and although I hate to see any team with Jay Cutler on it win, this game lived up to the hype and was a lot of fun to watch. I think the Packers should have won this game, but in the end it was Da Bears bending over the Packers 20 to 17.

The biggest letdown has got to be the Washington Redskins losing their 2nd straight game to the St. Louis Rams 30-16. There are a lot of high hopes for the Skins this year as there should be. Owner Daniel Snyder finally got things going by bringing in Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb, and after winning their season opener against their hated rivals from Dallas, things were looking good. However, the Skins have lost 2 straight since that opening game and need to figure out what’s going wrong soon as they head to Philadelphia this Sunday in a showdown against McNabb’s former team.

The biggest upset was no doubt the Atlanta Falcons beating the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome in a very insane overtime game. When the Saints won over the Vikings in week 1, then again over a pretty good 49ers team in week 2, you had to think they would have it easy for a couple games starting with the Falcons. Then again, the Falcons didn’t think so as they would go on to shock the Saints on a game winning field goal to win the game 27 to 24.

My biggest surprise for the week is going to go to the Kansas City Chiefs and not only for the smack down they put on a pretty good San Francisco team, but a 3-0 start for the first time since 2003. Maybe the Chiefs have what it takes this year, then again two of their three wins came against teams that are now 0 and 3 while one of their wins came against a team that is now 1 and 2. Whether they have ‘it’ or not, they’re looking good so far, but will certainly be tested come October 10th when they head to Indianapolis to take on a pretty good Colts team.

So that’s it for week 3 and I know you guys cannot wait until my “key match-ups for week 4.” Coming soon… :)

Stephen Bethea aka “Dr. Smack” – Rivalry Rage, Inc.