Half of the league is miserable every Tuesday. With so few regular-season games, every loss feels like another piece of evidence proving that your favorite team just isn't very good.
This column is here to tell you that the sky isn't necessarily falling. (Or that it's early to break out the champagne.) Here are the storylines we're not overreacting to after Week 3:
DeMarcus Ware is playing like his old self again. Jason Hatcher is playing like a man possessed. George Selvie has come out of nowhere to be a factor and the secondary looks improved. Perhaps Jay Ratliff can provide a midseason boost on the defensive line. This remains a strong group overall, and I didn't even mention Tony Romo's improved pass protection.
Miami's 3-0 start:I am the president of the Ryan Tannehill Fan Club and love the way he's playing. Miami's defense is much improved. But the Dolphins have been out-gained in all three games they have played this year. The last team to do that and go on a three-game winning streak was the 2012 Arizona Cardinals during their 4-0 start. There's no way that the Dolphins crater like the Cardinals, but their undefeated record is a little misleading.