Divisional games, tests for upstarts highlight Week 3

It's still awfully early in the season, but we just might learn something about a few upstart clubs this week. The undefeated Bills and Lions get some interesting tests. Are they for real? Both could make a statement this week, particularly if the Bills managed to pull off a win against New England.

Half the slate of games this weekend are division battles, whereas a week ago we had not a single one of those contests. And, I must admit, there are a lot of finger sandwiches (remember, games here are rated as either a footlong, a six-inch, a pita or a finger sandwich) in this mix as well -- a slew of games featuring teams yet to show they belong, or potentially lopsided games with a decided favorite.

In what has already been the year of the huge passing game and the blowout (six games already decided by 21 points or more), I would not be surprised to see both trends continue in Week 3. (Overall, the average margin of victory thus far this season is 12.88, compared with 11.75 in 2010.)

Follow Jason La Canfora on Twitter @jasonlacanfora.

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