NFL Post Week Three Buy or Sell

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NFL Post Week Three Buy or Sell


NFL Post Week Three Buy or Sell


Week three in the NFL brought us some surprising results. We learned that the Buffalo Bills are mortal, the Philadelphia Eagles could be the best team in the NFC currently, and Lamar Jackson continues to show why the Ravens need to pay him with plays like this.

Buy or Sell: The Miami Dolphins are a Legit Playoff Contender in the AFC

Everyone is buying into the Miami Dolphins being a legitimate contender in the AFC after they defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday 21-19. With the win over Buffalo, Miami improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2018. Yes, Mike McDaniel looks like he is the right man for the job and the Miami defense is much better than expected but let’s slow down the hype train. 

Against Baltimore in Week two, Miami was dead in the water with a 21 point deficit towards the end of the third quarter. With the help of a couple of blown coverages and injuries in the Baltimore secondary, Tua Tagovailoa took advantage and made Baltimore pay. Some have bee quick to crown Tagovailoa after his recent performances but he hasn’t been as great as those people think. Mike McDaniel has done a good job creating an offense that helps Tagovailoa out and masks the limitations that he has. Miami has talent on this team with wide receivers such as Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle that can take the top off to stretch the field and a defense that has quality talent. 

Miami is a playoff team in the AFC, no doubt but to say that this team is a legit contender in the AFC is a bit of a stretch. We have seen teams get off to a hot start and fizzle out towards the end and Miami could potentially suffer the same fate if teams figure them out and Mike McDaniel is unable to adjust.

Verdict: Sell. Miami is not a legit Playoff contender in the AFC.

Buy or Sell: Jacksonville Jaguars are the favorites to win the AFC South.

The Jacksonville Jaguars made a statement on Sunday with their blowout win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Jacksonville’s offense, defense, and special teams were dominant in all phases of the game. The star of the game however, was Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence was in a bad situation last season from a coaching standpoint and offensive structure standpoint. Lawrence is considered the best quarterback coming out of his draft class and it is refreshing to see that he is slowly starting to develop into the franchise quarterback the Jaguars lacked. His numbers against the Chargers were exceptional and he was efficient as well.

Hiring Doug Pederson as their head coach was a massive upgrade over Urban Meyer. Pederson has installed a culture and he has the team believing that they can win which is important. The defense looks much improved and they are forcing turnovers, something that they struggled with last season. The AFC South is a mess right now. The Houston Texans are rebuilding, the Tennessee Titans are not as good as they were last year, and the Indianapolis Colts haven’t looked impressive. 

The AFC South being weak opens the door for the Jaguars to quietly sneak up and take advantage of this division. Jacksonville has the talent to win this division. Their offense is talented, the defense is much improved, and the team as a whole is playing with confidence. As of right now, the Jacksonville Jaguars should be considered the favorites to win the AFC South.

Verdict: Buy. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the favorites to win the AFC South

Buy or Sell: Lamar Jackson being the frontrunner to win MVP 

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is currently playing at an MVP level right now. He is in the final year of his contract, and despite not reaching a new deal with the Ravens this offseason, he chose to bet on himself and so far it’s working out. For the first three weeks of the season, Jackson is not only putting up outstanding numbers but he is making history as well.

Lamar Jackson is not only making a valid case to win the MVP this season, but he is also boosting his market value in the process. Jackson is steadily improving as a passer with his deep ball getting better, his mechanics looking improved, and his accuracy jumping up a few pegs as well. Jackson is a franchise quarterback and he has shown that with his play in the first three weeks of the season.  At this point Lamar Jackson should be considered the favorite to win the regular season MVP if he continues to play at the pace he is playing.

 Verdict: Buy. Lamar Jackson is the frontrunner to win MVP.

Buy or Sell: The Denver Broncos red-zone offense will continue to be a problem as the season continues

The Denver Broncos have a ton of problems right now. More specific, it’s their offense inside of the red zone that’s a cause for concern. As of right now, Denver’s red zone offense ranks second to last in terms of converting touchdowns in the red zone for this season. From questionable play calling to poor ball security, Denver has not been able to execute and convert when they need to.

The problem with Denver’s red zone offense is a magnitude of things. Nathanial Hackett has to be better from a play calling standpoint, and the Denver Broncos offense must execute better as a unit. Calling plays from the shotgun formation and abandoning the run when it is working is something Hackett needs to get rid of. I believe this red-zone offense will improve this season. Denver has the talent offensively it just needs to improve its execution and play calling which is fixable. Denver’s red-zone offense woes will be fixed and they will be much improved as the season goes on.

Verdict: Sell. Denver’s red zone offense will not be a problem going forward

Buy or Sell: The Philadelphia Eagles should be considered as favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl

As of right now, the NFC is wide open with the Rams, Packers, Buc and 49ers all looking vulnerable. The Eagles look like the most complete team in the NFC. Jalen Hurts, who people had doubts about this season, has looked phenomenal for the Eagles. The wide receiver duo of AJ Brown and Devonta Smith have been exceptional, but Smith stole the show on Sunday with these amazing catches.

The Philadelphia Eagles defense has been dominant in back to back weeks and against Washington the defense had eight sacks. The defensive line has been stout generating a ton of pressure, the secondary has held up in the back end and overall the defense has been playing with energy and swagger. Philadelphia is clicking right now and that should be scary for the rest of the league if they continue to play like this. I am buying into the Eagles representing the NFC in the Super Bowl in Arizona, and you should too.

Verdict: Buy. The Philadelphia Eagles should be considered the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

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