Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs
Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

5 biggest winners from NFL Week 3 action

NFL Week 3 was the story of winners and losers. We take a look at 5 teams who will be celebrating after the NFL week 3 action.

5. San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers have to be feeling great. After years of dwelling in or near the NFC West cellar, San Francisco is suddenly sitting pretty tied atop the division with the Los Angeles Rams at 3-0. After a pair of road wins to kick off the season, San Francisco beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 despite five turnovers. If the 49ers can get more consistent play out of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, they might be a very real threat for January football.

 

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4. Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis has to be beaming. Only a month ago, Andrew Luck had retired and it seemed the Colts were destined to sink in the standings. Not so fast. Jacoby Brissett has come off the bench and done a nice job, while T.Y. Hilton has played his customary starring role on the offense. On Sunday, the Colts were able to knock off the Atlanta Falcons, holding off a late rally. The Oakland Raiders come to town next. Indianapolis should be 3-1 before going to Arrowhead for a Sunday night contest with the Kansas City Chiefs.

3. New York Giants

The Giants are only 1-2, but they are on Cloud 9 after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. In Daniel Jones’ first start, the kid threw for more than 330 yards and accounted for four touchdowns (two rushing, two throwing) in the 32-31 upset victory. The Giants aren’t going to contend for the playoffs, but this season is now about Jones and how he looks over the final 13 games. Nice start.

 

Read: 5 Biggest Losers from NFL Week 3 Action

 

2. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs got their best win of the young season, knocking off the previously undefeated Baltimore Ravens, 33-28. Kansas City got another dominating performance from the offense, which accounted for more than 500 yards Patrick Mahomes went over 370 yards and connected for three more touchdowns, including an 83-yard strike to Mecole Hardman. Right now, the Chiefs’ offense looks as good as any we’ve ever seen.

1. New Orleans Saints

The Saints had the best win o the week, no question. Few if any gave the Saints hope of going into Seattle and beating the Seahawks without Drew Brees. Turns out, the defense scored a touchdown, the special teams scored a touchdown, and the Saints were up 27-7 with relative ease before holding on for the victory. In a mediocre NFC South, New Orleans appears to be the best of them all, even with Brees on the shelf for another month or so.

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