Arizona has become a one-dimensional passing offense behind a shaky line, which is good and bad against Philadelphia. Palmer will get sacked several more times, but his receivers are bound to make a few big plays against a weak secondary. Wentz has a respectable running game behind him, but his mobility vs. that of his counterpart makes the difference.
Just when Le’Veon Bell gets going, the rest of Pittsburgh’s offense is suddenly in disarray and dysfunction. That means plenty more Bell against a Jacksonville defense that can give up chunk runs see the Jets’ and Titans’ committees. It’s also the best way to avoid putting Ben Roethlisberger too much in front of Calais Campbell and Sacksonville, especially with A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey ready to contain Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Unfortunately for the Jags, after Leonard Fournette is slowed, Blake Bortles won’t avoid Blitzburgh.
What has gone wrong: The Packers still have no answers for Atlanta, which doesn’t bode well for Green Bay if the clubs meet again in the playoffs. The Falcons jumped to a 31-7 lead before coasting to an 11-point home win in Week 2.
What’s next: Coming off last Thursday night’s rout of Chicago, the Packers get extra time for their roster to heal before embarking on back-to-back road games against Dallas and Minnesota.
What has gone right: Sean McVay is the early NFL Coach of the Year frontrunner for installing an offense that has helped quarterback Jared Goff develop in his second NFL season and gotten running back Todd Gurley back to prime form. The defense has leaked at times but deserves credit for limiting Dallas to just six second-half points in last Sunday’s 35-30 road victory.