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Takeaways From Week Three of the NFL Season

There are some noteworthy headlines in this week's installment. A surprise team at 3-0, a surprise team at 0-3, and the others in between (with the exception of the Eagles and Dolphins). What went down in the third week of the NFL season?

  • On the Prowl: Surprise! The Jacksonville Jaguars are sitting pretty at 2-1, holding down first place in the AFC South. They throttled the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium, 38-10, establishing themselves as a threat. James Robinson was excellent, running the ball 17 times for 100 yards and a touchdown, while Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdowns of his own. The Jags have outscored their opponents, 62-10, in the past two games, making people wonder if it was Urban Meyer who was the problem.

  • Fins Up! Another Florida surprise comes from South Beach, where the Dolphins defeated the Buffalo Bills, 21-19, to move to 3-0. Miami sits atop the AFC East and have a forgiving schedule ahead; they face six playoff teams from last season, with only two coming in the next eight games (Pittsburgh is one of their opponents). Miami's hoping to clap some cheeks down the road and establish themselves as a Super Bowl contender (that was for a safety, by the way).

  • Trouble in the Bay Area? Trey Lance is down for the rest of the season, so everything should be good with Jimmy G under center, right? That wasn't the case as San Francisco lost to the Denver Broncos, 11-10. That included a safety caused by Garappolo himself. Losing Trent Williams and Azeez Al-Shaair hurts the 49ers in the long term. But Jed York and the front office need to let Jimmy G go for good after this season. As popular as he is with the locker room, he's not the guy for San Francisco and his time there might be even shorter than anticipated if he continues to blow games.

  • Raiders of the Lost Season: The season's over for the Raiders. An 0-3 start, a closed door meeting with Mark Davis, and frustration from Davante Adams. This team is cooked.

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