I apologize for Week 3’s Overreactions coming out so late. The tragic death of Jose Fernandez on Sunday took the desire for watching Sunday’s games out of me. As always, sports has a unique way to make the hard times a bit easier, and that happened for me this weekend. So thank you, football.

Now, for the week’s Overreactions!

THE TEXANS ARE DOOMED!
This goes as far as Brock Osweiler lets it. After the first three weeks of the season it is fair to say the Broncos look quite smart letting the Brock Lobster go and rolling with Marcus Siemian (not a sentence I ever thought I’d type). But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Houston still plays in an AFC South that is in the running for the worst division in football, and still has a few games against some clunkers. I will say, however, that the J.J. Watt injury is bad news. For team who will need a strong defense to be a serious contender, him back (and healthy) will be huge.
 

I apologize for Week 3’s Overreactions coming out so late. The tragic death of Jose Fernandez on Sunday took the desire for watching Sunday’s games out of me. As always, sports has a unique way to make the hard times a bit easier, and that happened for me this weekend. So thank you, football.

Now, for the week’s Overreactions!

THE TEXANS ARE DOOMED!
This goes as far as Brock Osweiler lets it. After the first three weeks of the season it is fair to say the Broncos look quite smart letting the Brock Lobster go and rolling with Marcus Siemian (not a sentence I ever thought I’d type). But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Houston still plays in an AFC South that is in the running for the worst division in football, and still has a few games against some clunkers. I will say, however, that the J.J. Watt injury is bad news. For team who will need a strong defense to be a serious contender, him back (and healthy) will be huge.

THE BROWNS WOULD BE 2-1 WITH A GOOD KICKER!
Actually, not that big of an overreaction. But let’s be honest, the Browns are tough to watch. Did they really defer the overtime kickoff? It was a gamble that fell flat. And even though I don’t think the Browns will go winless, I also don’t believe in the somehow extremely good Terrelle Pryor who said, “This team can go undefeated the rest of the season.” Maybe that should have been the overreaction.

DEZ BRYANT’S INJURY GIVES THE GIANTS THE NFC EAST
This injury does hurt, but keep in mind the strength of the Dallas Cowboys in 2016 is very close to its 2015 (and 2014) strength: the powerful offensive line. Ezekiel Elliott had his first 100-yard rushing game and made it look like the 2014 Alabama game… He was seemingly getting six yards on every rush. Dallas also has enough weapons (Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Jason Witten) to get by and still be a threat to win the division. And the Eagles are looking more and more like a legitimate threat each week.

ARE THE CARDINALS EVEN GOOD?
Carson Palmer looked shockingly pedestrian against a mediocre (at best) Buffalo team this weekend. Even though the Cardinals and Bills now have the same record (1-2) I still lean towards the Cardinals being a serious contender for the NFC Championship, while I think Buffalo will barely make the playoffs. If teams take away the vertical passing game Arizona seems to struggle (though, with Larry Fitzgerald and great back in David Johnson, I don’t understand it completely. This goes back to the Palmer incompetence). 
Interestingly enough, the Cardinals have a losing record when playing in the eastern time zone since Bruce Arians became head coach.

INTERESTING NOTE OF THE WEEK
Paul Hembekides (@hembo2828) informs us: Only twice before have the Eagles won their first 3 games by 10+ points - 2004 & 1980. They reached the Super Bowl in both seasons.

AND DON’T FORGET
“Be where your feet are. Enjoy the moment. There’ll be a day when there won’t be another day.” – Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates manager, on the loss of Jose Fernandez


Actually, not that big of an overreaction. But let’s be honest, the Browns are tough to watch. Did they really defer the overtime kickoff? It was a gamble that fell flat. And even though I don’t think the Browns will go winless, I also don’t believe in the somehow extremely good Terrelle Pryor who said, “This team can go undefeated the rest of the season.” Maybe that should have been the overreaction.
DEZ BRYANT’S INJURY GIVES THE GIANTS THE NFC EAST
This injury does hurt, but keep in mind the strength of the Dallas Cowboys in 2016 is very close to its 2015 (and 2014) strength: the powerful offensive line. Ezekiel Elliott had his first 100-yard rushing game and made it look like the 2014 Alabama game… He was seemingly getting six yards on every rush. Dallas also has enough weapons (Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Jason Witten) to get by and still be a threat to win the division. And the Eagles are looking more and more like a legitimate threat each week.

ARE THE CARDINALS EVEN GOOD?
Carson Palmer looked shockingly pedestrian against a mediocre (at best) Buffalo team this weekend. Even though the Cardinals and Bills now have the same record (1-2) I still lean towards the Cardinals being a serious contender for the NFC Championship, while I think Buffalo will barely make the playoffs. If teams take away the vertical passing game Arizona seems to struggle (though, with Larry Fitzgerald and great back in David Johnson, I don’t understand it completely. This goes back to the Palmer incompetence). 
Interestingly enough, the Cardinals have a losing record when playing in the eastern time zone since Bruce Arians became head coach.

INETERESTING NOTE OF THE WEEK
Paul Hembekides (@hembo2828) informs us: Only twice before have the Eagles won their first 3 games by 10+ points - 2004 & 1980. They reached the Super Bowl in both seasons.

AND DON’T FORGET
“Be where your feet are. Enjoy the moment. There’ll be a day when there won’t be another day.” – Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates manager, on the loss of Jose Fernandez