A number of 2020 playoff teams are off to slow starts this year. Thus some shakeups in the current edition of the NFL Power Rankings.
Entering Week 3, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams were the only 2 playoff teams from a year ago to win their very first two contests. And more than a few of those clubs that reached the postseason in 2020 continued to have their concerns. On the other hand, there was a league record incorporated Jacksonville and an NFL record embeded in the Motor City.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA– SEPTEMBER 26: Jamal Agnew # 39 of the Jacksonville Jaguars commemorates with teammates after returning a missed FG for a touchdown during the very first half in the game versus the Arizona Cardinals at TIAA Bank Field on September 26, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Image by Michael Reaves/Getty Images).
The Jets offense has been miserable in the early stages of 2021. And things got rather worse when Robert Salehs club handled the unbeaten Broncos in Denver. New York managed only 43 yards on the ground and a total of 162 yards on 53 plays (3.1 average).
Quarterback Zach Wilson provided a pair of interceptions and was sacked five times. The Jets have actually amounted to 20 points in their 3 video games and have not scored a TD in 2 straight contests.
New York City Jets 0-3 Last week: L, 26-0 at DEN Last rank: 32nd.
New York Giants 0-3 Last week: L, 17-14 vs ATL Last rank: 30th.
When they hosted the equally-winless Atlanta Falcons, huge Blue had dropped its very first two games for the 5th straight year and looked to avoid a third successive loss. Joe Judges group owned a seven-point benefit with less than a quarter to play.
Saquon Barkley scored the Giants only goal and Daniel Jones had his bad and excellent minutes. But for the 2nd straight game, Joe Judges club fell thanks to a basket on the games last play.
The Jaguars took their 17-game losing streak into a clash with the checking out Cardinals. And when running back James Robinson ran 4 lawns for a score late in the third quarter, there was hope for Urban Meyers squad. However the Cards responded with 21 unanswered points.
Trevor Lawrence had one of his two choices returned for a score and he turned over the ball four times. Jamal Agnews 109-yard TD return of a missed field goal was impressive.
Jacksonville Jaguars 0-3 Last week: L, 31-19 vs ARI Last rank: 29th.
The Jaguars took their 17-game losing streak into a clash with the going to Cardinals. The Falcons and Giants were both looking for their very first win of the season when the teams clashed at MetLife Stadium. Arthur Smiths club enabled a combined 80 points in their first two contests.
Going into Week 3, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams were the only two playoff groups from a year ago to win their very first two contests. There was a league record connected in Jacksonville and an NFL record set in the Motor City.
The Falcons and Giants were both looking for their very first win of the season when the teams clashed at MetLife Stadium. Arthur Smiths club permitted a combined 80 points in their first two contests. And things didnt look excellent when they were down, 14-7, early in fourth quarter.
Matt Ryan culminated a long drive with a brief TD pass to tight end Lee Smith. And Younghoe Koo connected on a 40-yard basket at the gun to provide Smith his first victory.
Atlanta Falcons 1-2 Last week: W, 17-14 at NYG Last rank: 31st.