The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills are among the NFL teams that should be on upset alert entering Week 3 of the season.
Each week in the NFL season is filled with its own storylines, and the main takeaway from Week 2 was the epic collapse. Three huge collapses — or epic comebacks, from a certain point of view — defined the week in a league that has a few clear top dogs and a lot of chaos in the middle class.
Avoiding upsets is a hard job in this version of the NFL, a lesson that the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts learned the hard way in Week 2. Let’s take a look at three teams that should be on upset alert in Week 3, beginning with the defending Super Bowl champions.
3 Teams That Should Be On Upset Alert In Week 3
3. Los Angeles Rams
There certainly appears to be some kind of Super Bowl hangover for the Rams, who have looked very sloppy over the first two weeks of the season. The Buffalo Bills blew them out in Week 1, and it looked like the Rams were well on their way to a resounding victory over the lowly Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 before things got wacky.
Atlanta cut a 31-10 fourth-quarter deficit to 31-25 and was driving with the football before a late pick helped seal the Rams’ win. Los Angeles may be able to get away with a sloppy effort against a bad team at home, but they will need to step up their game going forward.
Week 3 sees the Rams hit the road for their first divisional matchup as 3.5-point favorites against the Arizona Cardinals, who pulled off a huge comeback on the road to stun the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2. Winning road divisional games isn’t easy, and the Cardinals will be highly motivated to get revenge on the Rams for last year’s playoff defeat, making this a dangerous game for Los Angeles if they continue their sluggish play to start the season.