NFL Week Three Winners And Losers

SeanPaytonWeek three was a wild weekend of football in the NFL. Who thought that the Colts would go to San Francisco and physically dominate the 49ers? Or that the Giants would be the worst team in New York? Here is a look at this weeekend’s winners and losers.

Week Three Winners
Colts
The Indianapolis Colts offensive line dominated San Francisco, as the Colts ran for 179 yards, while allowing only one sack. And the Colts did it with two starters out and right guard Mike McGlynn sliding over to start for injured center Samson Satele.

DeMarco Murray
The Dallas Cowboys running back has a monstrous day against the St. Louis Rams as he rushed for 175 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys 31-7 win.

Sean Payton
With coach Sean Payton suspended last season the New Orleans Saints limped to a 7-9 record. This year with Payton back on the sidelines the Saints are 3-0 for the third time in the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era. The other two times were 2009, when they went on to win a Super Bowl, and 2006, when they reached the NFC championship game.

Week Three Losers
Colin Kaepernick
Kaepernick was brilliant in the 49ers Week 1 matchup against Green Bay. But against the Seahawks and Colts he has looked rattled, unconfident and more like a young quarterback than an NFL superstar, Fortunately for the 49ers they have the Rams on Thursday night, the perfect opponent to face and get his swagger back.

San Diego Chargers
Under Norm Turner the Chargers were known for the last-minute lead-blowing defeats. Unfortunately for Chargers fans that hasn’t changed, despite Mike McCoy replacing Turner.

Sunday’s loss was one of the worth though as they let Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker drive 94 yards in under two minutes with no timeouts all for a game-winning touchdown.

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings made the playoffs last season, but a 0-3 that will not happen this season. This week against a poor Cleveland side they let Brian Hoyer lead a final minute touchdown drive for the win. How much longer can the Christian Ponder experiment last?

Games In London
Remember when the NF would send its marquee teams to London in an attempt to expand the brand of the NFL? Not this weekend when the 0-3 Jacksonville Jaguars take on the 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers in the toilet bowl at Wembley Stadium.

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