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In going through all of my league scores last night, I was struck by something: It felt like every team I thought was good struggled this week. I’m not sure what it says about the state of my teams that I’m tracking to go at least 10-4 this week among my leagues, but I just won’t think too hard about it.
Look, things are kind of weird right now. There are a ton of significant injuries around the NFL, , so things aren’t going to get any less weird moving forward. Many offenses around the league have been weirdly stagnant — the Packers, Buccaneers, Broncos, and 49ers combined for 47 points yesterday, and it wasn’t necessarily the worst offensive showing for any of those teams so far. Scoring as a whole across the league was down from 24.0 per team per game in Weeks 1 and 2 last season to 21.41 this season, and we’re entering Monday Night Football with the league as a whole averaging 20.37 points so far in Week 3.
I don’t have a good explanation for it. It can’t all be Matt Rhule, Ben McAdoo and Baker Mayfield’s faults, can it? I try to make some sense of it in today’s newsletter, as I go through every game on the schedule, looking for winners and losers and some interesting notes from the box score and beyond for you to learn about it. If you missed it last night, I’ve also got an , with .
We’ll move on to Week 4 for good tomorrow morning, but here’s your look back at Week 3 so far.
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