NFL Week 3 recap and commentary: Panthers QB Cam Newton orchestrates a 38-0 shutout

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Payback is a Carolina Panther. Written to a playlist I call “Allen Iverson“.

Last season in Week 3, the New York Giants rocked the Carolina Panthers 36-7. Cam Newton was scrutinized heavily for his presumed post game sulking body language as if getting dominated on national television is a cause for a grandiose celebration…smiling of teeth and happy to be here, media ass kissing. That was last year. Week 3 this season, Cam Newton snatched the shovel off pretentious shoulders set on burying the young phenom and guided the Carolina Panthers to a 38-0 win over those same New York Giants. Was the shocking to some shutout more about the Panthers or the Giants?

Carolina Panthers 38, New York Giants 0. My pick Carolina: 26-10

The Panthers were on that Eli Manning ass and put the 2 time Super Bowl MVP down 7 times. Greg Hardy had 3 of those sacks and is somewhat on this way to amassing the 50 sacks he predicted before the season…tongue in cheek of course. Cam Newton shut up the world until at least October 6 and when you really consider his immense talent, was yesterday really that much of a shock? Shock rock ‘em Cam…

The question I have is if Ron Rivera can draw up another masterful game plan when the Panthers head into Arizona after the bye week. The Giants are straight up reeling seemingly in every facet of the game and there’s no way I would want to be in spit shot of Tom Coughlin’s mouth during practice this week. Old man raging breath and purposeful spittle just ain’t cool…

NEW YORK GIANTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manning 12 23 119 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Wilson 11 39 3.5 0
E. Manning 1 14 14 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Randle 2 40 20 0
B. Myers 3 33 11 0

 

CAROLINA PANTHERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Newton 15 27 223 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
De. Williams 23 120 5.2 0
C. Newton 7 45 6.4 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Ginn 3 71 23.7 1
G. Olsen 4 54 13.5 0

Baltimore Ravens 30, Houston Texans 9. My pick: Houston 28-26.

With certain Hall of Famers Ray Lewis and Ed Reed in the building, the Ravens became their old selves and dominated the Texans. Reed didn’t really have an impact playing in his first game as a Texan, and it was Daryl Smith — Ray Lewis’ replacement — who did consummate Ravens’ defense things with his pick six. Tandon Doss also took one to the Baltimore Harbor via punt return. The Ravens haven’t given up a TD on defense the last two games.

I don’t get the Texans at all. Many picked Houston to win this game and losing in a blow out is very disappointing. When is the NFL world going to get off Matt Schaub’s nuts and give this cat the gunslinger tag in everything pejorative? Arian Foster was shut down as well. I understand the Texans were on the road, but this was a truly bad loss. Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins looks nice.

HOUSTON TEXANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Schaub 25 35 194 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Foster 12 54 4.5 0
B. Tate 9 36 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Hopkins 6 60 10 0
A. Johnson 5 36 7.2 0

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Flacco 16 24 171 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Pierce 24 65 2.7 1
V. Leach 3 8 2.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Smith 5 92 18.4 0
D. Clark 4 46 11.5 0

Cincinnati Bengals 34, Green Bay Packers 30. My pick: Cincinnati 33-30.

The Bengals allowed the Packers to score 30 unanswered points and still won; the first time that’s happened in the league since 1999. Gio Benard is nice and A. J. Green is a monster in Al Toon clothing. The Bengals are scary because I don’t understand how they won this game. At one point Cincy had 4 turnovers in 9 plays. How do you win like that? You do it with a crazy talented defensive line looking as intimidating as anything the Bengals have ever had defensively. This is an incredible defensive team in the making. Terence Newman had a great game with 6 tackles, a pick and a fumble recovery. The fumble recovery might have been the definitive play because after he picked up the ball, he sprinted 58 yards for 6 after Green Bay gambled on 4th and 1 at the Bengals 30. Cincy shut down the Pack as Green Bay entered the red zone looking to win outright by batting down the last two Rodgers attempts. I gotta say this, but is Aaron Rodgers still the best quarterback in the NFL? If he is, why?

Green Bay is going through some running back/offensive line injury issues and while I think they’ll put it all together eventually, I don’t know if this team is as powerful as many think they are.

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Rodgers 26 43 244 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Franklin 13 103 7.9 1
J. Starks 14 55 3.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Nelson 8 93 11.6 0
R. Cobb 5 54 10.8 0

 

CINCINNATI BENGALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Dalton 20 28 235 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
G. Bernard 10 50 5 1
B. Green-Ellis 10 29 2.9 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Sanu 4 68 17 0
G. Bernard 4 49 12.2 0

Dallas Cowboys 31, St. Louis Rams 9. My pick Dallas: 36-17. 

Yeah, yeah, yeah…by now, we’ve all heard and written about DeMarco Murray’s 253 yard performance vs. these same Rams. Probably this would be something media exhausted by now if it were not for Murray’s 175 yard encore on a career high 26 carries yesterday. Dallas committed to the run and blew the Rams out. The potential of this team was right in our face yesterday. Murray had 96 of his 175 yards by halftime and the way he was running the rock, if the game wasn’t so far out of reach for the Rams, he probably would have shattered his franchise record.

St. Louis entered the game giving up just 61 yards a game on the ground and Murray punched that stat straight in the face with a Dallas 22 man hand. This was not about the Rams, but more about the Cowboys (makes me sick saying that but it is what it is). This is the game Tony Romo needs to have every week if Dallas is to be Super. He was efficient and everything of a leader in probably one of his best games as a pro.

 

ST. LOUIS RAMS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
S. Bradford 29 48 240 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
I. Pead 6 20 3.3 0
B. Cunningham 4 16 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Givens 2 54 27 0
J. Cook 5 44 8.8 0

 

DALLAS COWBOYS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Romo 17 24 210 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Murray 26 175 6.7 1
L. Dunbar 5 19 3.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Witten 5 67 13.4 0
D. Bryant 4 38 9.5 1

Cleveland Browns 31, Minnesota Vikings 27. My pick: Minnesota 35-17.

I’m sure Cleveland fans and press are just shocked after this win. It reminded me of teams going on winning streaks after their best player goes down with an injury. The loss of Trent Richardson to trade, was Brian Hoyer’s gain. The third string quarterback straight snapped and the way he played, Brandon Weeden better be concerned. Having thrown one touchdown in two games guarantees nothing and the way the NFL is, Weeden’s status as QB1 could and should be in jeopardy. What was most impressive watching this game is the continuing emergence of Jordan Cameron and the emphatic return of Josh Gordon. Hoyer has been cut 3 times and it seemed his confidence was on point knowing he had such talented receivers to get the ball to. Cameron caught the game winner and Gordon snatched 10 balls for 146 and a TD. Enjoy this win Cleveland because it all comes crashing down next week vs Cincy. Minnesota looked like they were going to steal this game, but outside of an average day by Adrian Peterson, there was little other help of note. Christian Ponder did have 46 yards on the ground and 2 TD’s rushing.

CLEVELAND BROWNS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Hoyer 30 54 321 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Aubrey 1 34 34 0
C. Ogbonnaya 2 23 11.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Gordon 10 146 14.6 1
D. Bess 7 67 9.6 0

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Ponder 25 42 228 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Peterson 25 88 3.5 1
C. Ponder 5 46 9.2 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Patterson 2 49 24.5 0
G. Jennings 3 43 14.3 0

 

New England Patriots 23, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3. My pick: New England 36-22.

Is there anyone that would want to trade places with Josh Freeman as he walks to the podium to address the media these days? Anyone? I would, because I would look out to the crowd and simply say “kiss my Black ass” after every off the field question challenging his leadership and resolve. I have no idea what’s going on in Tampa. The outcome vs. New England was typical even if Freeman had a great game, but this is a team not expected to be 0-3. What made this game even more stinging was Bill Belichik running former Buc LeGarrette Blount 14 times for 65 yards. Seems like this could get actually uglier for Tampa Bay. Let’s hope not. For more on the Pats, get it straight from our man Zuri Berry of Boston.com.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Freeman 19 41 236 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Martin 20 88 4.4 0
M. James 1 5 5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Williams 5 65 13 0
E. Page 3 55 18.3 0

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Brady 25 36 225 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Blount 14 65 4.6 0
B. Bolden 3 51 17 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Dobson 7 52 7.4 0
B. Bolden 5 49 9.8 0

New Orleans Saints 31, Arizona Cardinals 7. My pick: New Orleans 27-17.

Drew Brees had  typical day. His 342 yards and 3 touchdowns passing were enough to mask Saints run game issues (Mark Ingram is banged up honestly), but much of the credit should be given to New Orleans’ defense. Cameron Jordan and Junior Galette are playing off of the known names of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith and stamping their own talented names on the game. This is something atypical given the Saints Swiss cheese defensive rep. New Orleans gave up more yards last season than any team in NFL history, so for the Saints to stop opponents is something very new and I’m sure encouraging for Who Dat fans. New Orleans allowed just 247 yards and after spotting the Cardinals 7, the Saints forced 8 straight punts and two picks to end the game. That is dominance. Something for Arizona to look forward to is the nice play of Tyrann Mathieu. Yes, he was basically returning home, but he really looks like a steal and combined with his boy Patrick Peterson, Arizona’s defensive backfield future is a shiny one.

ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Palmer 18 35 187 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mendenhall 9 29 3.2 0
A. Smith 3 27 9 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Fitzgerald 5 64 12.8 0
M. Floyd 4 49 12.2 0
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
D. Brees 29 46 342 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
K. Robinson 4 38 9.5 0
P. Thomas 11 28 2.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Graham 9 134 14.9 2
M. Colston 5 71 14.2 0

Tennessee Titans 20, San Diego Chargers 17. My pick: Tennessee 28-24.

The last time the Titans (then the Houston Oilers) beat the Chargers, the year was 1992. Look at the most popular tracks from that year! My goodness. Baby Got Back? Whoa. Anyway, Jake Locker took this win. He drove the Titans 94 yards in 2:05 and hit Justin Hunter (his first NFL catch) with the game winner with 15 seconds left and the dubious streak was history. It was an overall talented game for Tennessee. Locker was one yard shy of a 300 game, Chris Johnson 10 yards less than a buck on the ground and Nate Washington was great with his 8 receptions for 131 yards. This was a really good game and though Phillip Rivers was 20-24, he was only able to pass for 184 yards in the historic loss. Tennessee’s defense limited Antonio Gates to 5 catches for 55 yards and the running game was virtually nonexistent for San Diego. Through it all, the drive reminded me of Vince Young’s 99 yard game winning drive, because Locker straight up took command of his team and got it done. He never hesitated in any phase of the game and also ran for 68 yards and a score. He also hasn’t committed a turnover this season. Seminal win for Locker? We’ll see.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Rivers 20 24 184 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mathews 16 58 3.6 0
D. Woodhead 5 31 6.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Gates 5 55 11 1
D. Woodhead 7 55 7.9 0
TENNESSEE TITANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Locker 23 37 299 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 19 90 4.7 0
J. Locker 5 68 13.6 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Washington 8 131 16.4 0
K. Wright 6 71 11.8 0

Detroit Lions 27, Washington CHANGE YOUR $($@*# NAME 20. My pick: Detroit 42-27.

The Tennessee Titans weren’t the only team that hadn’t beat their Sunday opponent in a long time. In fact, the Detroit Lions have never won in DC and lost 21 straight games heading into Chocolate City. Jim Schwartz made sure his team got out of there with a victory when he took a huge risk and went for it on 4th down and inches at Washington’s 10 yard line with 5 minutes left. Matt Stafford got the first down via QB sneak and later hit Calvin Johnson for what subsequently was the game winner. I said in the preview that Stafford would throw for 4 bills. He threw for 385 and a couple scores. I also said that Megatron would threaten Flipper Anderson’s NFL receiving record of 336 yards, but catching 7 balls for 115 is pretty enough in a win.

Washington is throwing the ball too much. Look at Alfred Morris’ numbers. He averaged 4.9 a carry, so why is Mike Shanahan putting even more pressure on Robert Griffin III when he has a running back that rushed for over 1,600 last season as a rookie? Something very fishy is going on with this team and it can be traced back to picking Kirk Cousins. If RG3 truly isn’t Shanahan’s man and he isn’t committed to ensuring the 2nd year quarterback’s health as it so seems, speak up and get him the hell out of there. There are plenty of teams that would scratch and claw for his services. This off season, if RG3 is the guy, build a receiving corps and help the young leader like Indy is going all out for Andrew Luck.

DETROIT LIONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Stafford 25 42 385 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Bell 20 63 3.2 1
M. Stafford 1 2 2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Burleson 6 116 19.3 0
C. Johnson 7 115 16.4 1
WASHINGTON
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Griffin 32 50 326 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Morris 15 73 4.9 1
R. Griffin 6 37 6.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Moss 7 77 11 0
P. Garcon 8 73 9.1 0

Miami Dolphins 27, Atlanta Falcons 23. My pick: Miami 26-21.

Falcons fans had to be like DAMN?!?!? How did we lose this game?!!?! It was right there for us and now we are off to the worst start under Mike Smith. Atlanta had two leads of 10 points they gave up and the defense sucked when it mattered in the clutch. Stephen Jackson was out, but Jacquizz Rogers and Jason Snelling both averaged 4.8 yards a carry and combined for 139 yards on 30 attempts. Julio Jones caught 9 balls for 115, but it was Ryan Tannehill whom was the star despite putting up similar numbers as Matt Ryan and led the 3-0 Dolphins on a 13 play, 75 yard drive to rip away what looked like an Atlanta victory. Honestly, it just looked like a typical Atlanta loss. Nothing else really to say about it. Falcons fans, it’s going to get worse, because you’re losing in Foxboro next week to the Patriots. Book that.

ATLANTA FALCONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Ryan 23 38 231 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Rodgers 18 86 4.8 0
J. Snelling 11 53 4.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Jones 9 115 12.8 0
J. Snelling 4 58 14.5 1
MIAMI DOLPHINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Tannehill 24 35 236 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Miller 8 62 7.8 0
D. Thomas 5 21 4.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Hartline 4 56 14 1
B. Gibson 6 49 8.2 0

New York Jets 27, Buffalo Bills 20. My pick: Buffalo 20-13.

In a battle of rookie quarterbacks that may be the start of a decent rivalry, it was Geno Smith who left with a victory over E. J. Manuel and the Buffalo Bills. It’s not easy keeping those Williams cats (Kyle and Mario) from getting to the QB. New York didn’t allow a sack and Smith looked very good (despite 2 picks)  vs. the QB taken before him in last year’s draft. After getting his first victory last week in an emotional game for him, Manuel completed only 19 or 42 passes for 243 yards for  a touchdown and was sacked 8 times. The Jets gained the most yardage under Rex Ryan with 513. Smith passed for 331, Bilal Powell ran for 149 and both Santonio Holmes (154) and Stephen Hill (108) went over the 100 yard mark. The Jets did commit a team record 20 penalties for 163 yards but somehow were able to pull out a game they should have dominated on the score board.

BUFFALO BILLS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manuel 19 42 243 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Jackson 7 72 10.3 0
E. Manuel 6 40 6.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Johnson 6 86 14.3 0
S. Chandler 5 79 15.8 1
NEW YORK JETS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
G. Smith 16 29 331 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Powell 27 149 5.5 0
A. Green 5 14 2.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Holmes 5 154 30.8 1
S. Hill 3 108 36 1

Seattle Seahawks 45, Jacksonville Jaguars 17. My pick: 28-0.

Seattle just beat the shit out of Jacksonville. Period.

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Henne 18 38 235 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Jones-Drew 19 43 2.3 1
C. Henne 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Shorts 8 143 17.9 0
S. Burton 5 42 8.4 0
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Wilson 14 21 202 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Lynch 17 69 4.1 0
C. Michael 9 37 4.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Tate 5 88 17.6 0
S. Rice 5 79 15.8 2

Indianapolis Colts 27, San Francisco 49′ers 7. My pick: San Francisco 42-24.

Besides the game that headlines the recap, this game was a shocker. After an ugly Trent Richardson didn’t go crazy on the ground, but was able to score in his first game with the Colts. Ahmad Bradshaw was the running game star and Andrew Luck was sufficient. What was shocking about this game was Frank Gore just getting the rock 11 times despite picking up 82 yards. Aldon Smith news aside, and a second straight bad performance by Colin Kaepernick, don’t overreact about the Niners. They are still the most talented team in the league on both sides of the ball and trust, it will all shake out the way it’s supposed to. Those of you saying Kap sucks this and Alex Smith is 3-0 that need to remember it was Kap who took the Niners to the Super Bowl and balled out doing so. Chill with that prisoner of the moment BS. That’s strictly for the dumbasses. ::shrug::

The Colts are building something very nice in Indianapolis, there is simply no denying this, and blowing out the defending NFC champs on the road shows the Colts are no joke. When Trent Richardson gets his Colts wheels, this team will go on a nice run. Shocking trade after two games and an even more shocking victory vs. San Francisco. Whats next for Indy?

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Luck 18 27 164 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Bradshaw 19 95 5 1
T. Richardson 13 35 2.7 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Wayne 5 63 12.6 0
D. Heyward-Bey 5 59 11.8 0
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Kaepernick 13 27 150 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore 11 82 7.5 0
C. Kaepernick 7 20 2.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Boldin 5 67 13.4 0
G. Celek 1 30 30 0

Chicago Bears 40, Pittsburgh Steelers 23. My pick: Chicago 21-14.

Man the Bears look very good. Chicago just seems to be doing everything right and while the stats from yesterday aren’t gaudy, the 40 burger they put up on a suddenly sorry Steelers squad is. 3-0 is 3-0, and while it’s early, the league better be checking out what is going on in Chi town. Mike Tomlin isn’t getting anything out of his running game and Big Ben’s 406 passing yards (196 going to Antonio Brown) were meaningless and offensive line issues abound. Antonio Brown did have a pretty amazing one handed catch. Marc Trestman is undefeated in his first season because his team is playing consistent football. It’s not just about the Jay Cutler, Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall either. His defense scored twice and forced 5 Pittsburgh turnovers. The NFC could be on Bears lock.

CHICAGO BEARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Cutler 20 30 159 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Forte 16 87 5.4 1
J. Cutler 4 11 2.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Marshall 5 52 10.4 0
A. Jeffery 7 51 7.3 0
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Roethlisberger 26 41 406 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Dwyer 12 39 3.2 0
F. Jones 7 34 4.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 9 196 21.8 2
J. Cotchery 3 52 17.3 0

 

Monday Night Football. 8:40 pm EST

Raiders (1-1) at Broncos (2-0)

If Terrelle Pryor and Darren McFadden do anything, the world will be shocked. If I were Oakland, I’d just let it loose and see what happens. The Denver Broncos look like juggernauts so far this season and I don’t see anything changing today. The Pryor education continues vs. the best regular season quarterback to ever do it in Peyton Manning. 35-14.

 

National Football League
Standings
American Football Conference
AFC East
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Patriots
3
0
0
1.000
59
34
2-0-0
1-0-0
W3
Dolphins
3
0
0
1.000
74
53
1-0-0
2-0-0
W3
Jets
2
1
0
.667
55
50
2-0-0
0-1-0
W1
Bills
1
2
0
.333
65
73
1-1-0
0-1-0
L1
AFC North
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Bengals
2
1
0
.667
75
64
2-0-0
0-1-0
W2
Ravens
2
1
0
.667
71
64
2-0-0
0-1-0
W2
Browns
1
2
0
.333
47
64
0-1-0
1-1-0
W1
Steelers
0
3
0
.000
42
76
0-2-0
0-1-0
L3
AFC West
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Chiefs
3
0
0
1.000
71
34
1-0-0
2-0-0
W3
Broncos
2
0
0
1.000
90
50
1-0-0
1-0-0
W2
Raiders
1
1
0
.500
36
30
1-0-0
0-1-0
W1
Chargers
1
2
0
.333
78
81
0-1-0
1-1-0
L1
AFC South
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Texans
2
1
0
.667
70
82
1-0-0
1-1-0
L1
Colts
2
1
0
.667
68
48
1-1-0
1-0-0
W1
Titans
2
1
0
.667
60
56
1-0-0
1-1-0
W1
Jaguars
0
3
0
.000
28
92
0-1-0
0-2-0
L3
National Football Conference
NFC South
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Saints
3
0
0
1.000
70
38
2-0-0
1-0-0
W3
Panthers
1
2
0
.333
68
36
1-1-0
0-1-0
W1
Falcons
1
2
0
.333
71
74
1-0-0
0-2-0
L1
Buccaneers
0
3
0
.000
34
57
0-1-0
0-2-0
L3
NFC North
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Bears
3
0
0
1.000
95
74
2-0-0
1-0-0
W3
Lions
2
1
0
.667
82
69
1-0-0
1-1-0
W1
Packers
1
2
0
.333
96
88
1-0-0
0-2-0
L1
Vikings
0
3
0
.000
81
96
0-1-0
0-2-0
L3
NFC East
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Cowboys
2
1
0
.667
83
55
2-0-0
0-1-0
W1
Eagles
1
2
0
.333
79
86
0-2-0
1-0-0
L2
Giants
0
3
0
.000
54
115
0-1-0
0-2-0
L3
DC
0
3
0
.000
67
98
0-2-0
0-1-0
L3
NFC West
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Seahawks
3
0
0
1.000
86
27
2-0-0
1-0-0
W3
Rams
1
2
0
.333
58
86
1-0-0
0-2-0
L2
49ers
1
2
0
.333
44
84
1-1-0
0-1-0
L2
Cardinals
1
2
0
.333
56
79
1-0-0
0-2-0
L1

 

5 Responses to “NFL Week 3 recap and commentary: Panthers QB Cam Newton orchestrates a 38-0 shutout”

  1. mapoui says:

    Shanahan is nuts I say. Shanahan should not be coaching in the NFL.
    Greg Schiano is another insane type like Shanahan. and before this season is over, Washington should be in the same losing shambles like Tampa. they already are

    Tampa’s current state looks good on the Glazers..owners I love to hate.

    also Donovan McNabb was right in his rant about RG3 going to Washington, to the Shanahans father and son..an evil pair. they appear bent on destroying RG3.

    and is RG3 accepting too much blame for what’s going on in DC going to Washington and the Shanahans?

    RG3 is not so much responsible for what’s going on there.

    were I RG3 I would be looking to save myself for a possible trade next year to a team that wants to win..or the arrival of a new coach in DC.

    its not inconceivable that Shanahan gets fired at the end of this season, while Snyder gets someone more likely to work with RG3 towards a superbowl in a year or 2

  2. mal tucker says:

    Shit is gettin’ real!

  3. HarveyDent says:

    I could care less than a damn about that NFL team in DC, the coach and his son, the owner, or the star QB but as a survivor of the Donovan McNabb tenure in Philly I’m struck by the similarities between 5′s career and how it’s shaking out currently for RGIII now. Both QB’s were/are highly talented with skills that translated better to the NFL game than so-called pundits said they would and everything they say at the podium causes a firestorm with fans and reporters trying to parse hidden meanings in their words. The only differences between them is that one was actually drafted by a head coach who wanted to make him the guy on the team and the other was undercut the day he was drafted when another QB with the “traditional” skills was taken in the next round.

    Like I said, I have no use for WSH or it’s QB so I won’t be shedding too many tears if the whole thing blows up this season but I would advise the young man to study the careers of Jason Campbell and Vince Young to see what can happen when being passive while coaches ruin your career because despite the hype, Black QB’s are still judged differently.

  4. mapoui says:

    {sorry for the misplaced phrase. forgot to delete it }

    Young black QB’s ‘sooprise’ me. at least Newton, RG3 and Vince Young have.

    these 3 behave more like privileged white kids than regular black male kids, grown in america.

    I don’t have a bead on Pryor and Geno Smith yet. hope they are for real

  5. Zaimah says:

    Michael,

    I’ve always wanted to become proficient at football and basketball, if for no other reason except GUYS LIKE CHICKS WHO LIKE SPORTS mannnnn. Lol. So, now I have my own personal cheat sheet in your articles. I look forward to learning more and using your sports jargon, so I can score. Yep pretty much. (jk!) Love it. You’re brilliant wit’ it. Good job MT.

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