Gibson’s NFL Week Three Takeaways


Put another week in the books. Week three is over, let’s take a look at another exciting week.

George Pickens could be the next great wide receiver. Having only three catches for 39 yards does not exactly catch the eye. Though a remarkable catch early on in the 29-17 Pittsburgh Steelers win against the Cleveland Browns showed some crazy potential. Pickens the rookie out of Georgia has not been getting a lot of balls send his way this season, but that can be attributed to Mitch Trubisky throwing the ball

Dolphins can compete with the best of the best. The Miami Dolphins were able to hold on to a 21-19 win over the Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen throwing for 400 yards was not enough as the Bills can not get a final play off with time expiring. Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left the game due to injury but came back into the much to many people’s surprise and finished off Buffalo. The Dolphins could very well have a shot to make the playoffs and maybe win a few games.

Trouble in Vegas. The Las Vegas Raiders fall to 0-3 in a 24-22 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Many sports analysts predicted the Raiders would win the AFC West. It will be quite the challenge to come back into the division race in such a competitive division

The Detroit Lions are not an easy team to beat. Year after year the Lions would be the laughing stock of the league. A game against the Lions would be a breeze. Now with second year coach Dan Campbell in charge this Detroit team is a headache to coach against. The offense is explosive and the defense comes to play. Even with a 28-24 loss against the Minnesota Vikings, the Lions do not make it easy. Could very well be a dark horse wildcard team. Especially with Amon-Ra St. Brown the wide receiver out of Southern California playing as well as he is.

The Eagles are emerging as an NFC favorite. The Washington Commanders are not a great team, but the Philadelphia Eagles made them look like a high school football team. The Eagles defense absolutely shut down any Washington offense while Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts did what he does best and made big plays en route to a 24-8 victory.

Trevor Lawrence is actually kind of good. In my week one takeaway story I made a point about calling him a draft bust. That take is aging like milk. Lawrence led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 38-10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Lawrence threw for 262 yards with three touchdowns passes.

The Buccaneers are good. Just not great. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense has had trouble this season scoring points though they were always able to score enough to win games. Not this time. The mediocre Green Bay Packers were able to stop a late two point attempt to seal the deal in a 14-12 win. The Buccaneers were missing a suspended Mike Evans and an injured Chris Godwin, though even with Evans the offense is just okay. This Tampa Bay team is not the same as years past.

We just watched the worst Sunday Night Football game ever. A 11-10 Denver Broncos win against the San Francisco 49ers was a snooze fest. The offense was non-existent and Russell Wilson seemed to be in his own world.  Jimmy Garoppolo ran out of his own end zone for a safety which was the most exciting moment of the game. Quite the game to forget.