ONE IS A POINT, TWO IS A LINE, THREE IS A TREND.
It's been a busy week. Not gonna lie. This isn't going to be a long intro because I have another meeting with the Power Rankings Counsel. The rankings aren't taken lightly this year. A special counsel has been assembled to make certain that the Commish's rankings are built on pure integrity. We have spent hours debating the finest details to ensure the annual Power Rankings release is as accurate as possible. Enjoy the recap this week, let's get right into it.
WEEK 3 PAYOUT WINNER
Lights-Camera-Jackson, Alexander Mattison
Not sure if Worzie is able to project future injuries or not, but randomly picking Alexander Mattison last Wednesday morning at 4:12am seems like some precognition shit. Lone behold, Dalvin Cook suffered an ankle injury that held him out of Sunday's game. Mattison balled out with 171 total scrimmage yards taking home the weekly payout for Worzie. Mattison has historically done very well when stepping in for Dalvin Cook, so this isn't too surprising but the irony here is that Justin, who rosters Dalvin Cook, had to go against Worzie and Mattison was a key piece in handing Justin the L.
FACT OF THE WEEK
Schedule matters. Just like his Broncos this season, Ryan is 3-0. Similarly, they both have played the easiest schedule in the league thus far. Ryan has had a league-low total of 311.17pts against him through 3 weeks. On the otherhand, Probst is 0-3. Probst has had a league-high 495.58pts against him. The average difference between the two is a staggering 61.47pts more per week that Probst has gone against. Lastly, I'm going to ignore the fact that Ryan also leads and the league in points scored with 495.93 and Probst is last in points scored with only 347.51.
START OF THE WEEK
Jared Forell, New Orleans Defense
Rookie QB's have struggled this year but Mac Jones has looked like the most competent as he entered Week 3 with a completion rate of 74% and no interceptions on the year. Jared picking up New Orleans Defense was an unexpected choice that paid off. Against New England's offense, the previous defenses of Miami and the Jets only put up 7.50pts and 5.50pts respectively. The Saints showed out by forcing 3 interceptions, one of those as a pick-6, and scoring 23.50pts to finish as the top-scoring defense of the week.
BLUNDER OF THE WEEK
This is normally the ideal place to bash someone for no reason but, to be honest, there isn't anything that stands out this week. I know that's a pretty lame decision but it just is what it is sometimes.
WTF OF THE WEEK
Let's just talk about some of the awesome finishes in the NFL this week. Baltimore wins off an NFL record 66-yard field goal that hits the crossbar, bounces straight up and across for a game-winner. The Falcons won off a last-second field goal as well, but not sure anyone cared to watch an ATL vs NYG game. Aaron Rodgers drove the field to set up a game-winning field goal with only 37-seconds left, no timeouts, and the entire defense knowing he's going to pass to Davante every time. And of course, the Chargers beating the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs after Herbert drives 75-yards for this 5th career game-winning drive. Take a look at all of them in this video.
WEEK 3 POWER RANKINGS
1) Mile High Magic (3-0): Only undefeated team while scoring the most points through 3 weeks.
2) Romo Returns (2-1): Working with a two-game winning streak of 140pts or more.
3) Strawberry Fields Forever (2-1): Josh Allen, Davante Adams, Alvin Kamara. Deadly Combo.
4) Goodell 2.0 (2-1): Would be 3-0 if Henry just fell into the endzone.
5) Just Do It (2-1): Scored 159 in week 1, then 132 in week 2, and 87 in week 3. Not a good trend.
6) LBJ = GOAT (1-2): Taken some tough L's but has now lost CMC for multiple weeks.
7) Lights-Camera-Jackson (2-1): Positive record, but hasn't scored over 110 since week 1.
8) Big Meaty Calves (1-2): The only team who hasn't scored more than 130pts in a week.
9) Mahomes Sweet Home (0-3): Needs his RB core to pull him out a win.
10) It's A New Day (0-3): Improving each week in points but has yet brought a W home.
MATCH-UP FOR WEEK 4
Probst (0-3) vs Jere (0-3)
Both teams go into this matchup winless but one will inevitably get their first win this week, meanwhile the other will be stuck at 0-4 with their post-season hopes disappear. Normally 0-3 is a death sentence but adding a 14th regular-season game this year just lends another opportunity to make it back from the cellar.
WEEK 4 WEEKLY PAYOUT
Sweet 16 - Team with any starting TE that finished closest to 16 total points (over or under)
16pts would statistically place your tight end right at about TE5 for the week, which also probably means you're scoring more than the average TE. Going to declare that the person who wins this week's weekly payout will also secure a W.
Good luck this week gentlemen, except you Ryan. Bolt up bitch.