What a surreal, unbelievable and surprising NFL weekend.
I'm talking about more than someone deciding to "stick to sports," with plenty else going on in the world. Plenty else was happening in the football universe, as several teams delivered shocking upsets and memorable finishes. But Week 3 of the 2017 season will go down in history for different reasons, with the unpredictability of the games an afterthought.
There are a couple of things to factor in when reading the below rankings:
1) Everyone has beaten everyone. Well, not literally, but you get what I'm saying. This presents an issue when it comes to those folks who want me to automatically place any particular head-to-head winner over the loser. The Bears beat the Steelers, but were blown out by the Bucs ... who got dusted by the Vikings ... who got destroyed by the Steelers. See what I mean?
3) There were larger fluctuations this week than in any other during the seven years I've done the rankings.
Now on to more fluctuation, like falling down ...
If the offensive coordinator's job is to coordinate the offense, that certainly looked coordinated.
Let the dissension commence!
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**B)** Sure would like coach Doug Pederson to get LeGarrette Blount (12 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown on Sunday) more involved.
**C)** While we're talking about the backfield, what a brutal development for Darren Sproles. A broken arm *and* torn ACL on the same play? Jeez. The 34-year-old has considered retirement in the past. If this is it, what a career.
**D)** More people should notice Carson Wentz's mobility. Vastly underrated aspect of his game.
**E)** Not feeling the go-for-it on fourth-and-8 from midfield with the lead.
**F)** The secondary is still paper-thin.
**G)** Sticking by my prediction of Philadelphia being a playoff team. </content:power-ranking>
**Random thought:** Sure is nice to see Chris Thompson finally receive his due. He's been one of the league's most unheralded players for a minute. </content:power-ranking>