4. Buffalo Bills
Who had the Bills starting 3-0, outside of fans in Buffalo? Josh Allen is already over 1,000 passing yards this season and has 12 total touchdowns. Stefon Diggs is his most-targeted receiver and this team looks like a legitimate contender. All the Allen haters may end up eating their words.
The Bills are 3-0 thanks to the offense. The defense has struggled and most recently gave up 478 yards to the Los Angeles Rams. A Las Vegas Raiders teams awaits Buffalo in Week 4 and this may be another contest where the offense has to be nearly perfect and score 30 points to have a shot at winning.
The defense would be a far more glaring issue if this was a normal season, or if the Bills weren’t 3-0. The lack of preparation is a fair excuse and the 77 points allowed by the team is a lower mark than the 85 points allowed by the Green Bay Packers. Garbage time scoring must also be taken into account. The Miami Dolphins put up eight points against the Bills at the end of their Week 2 matchup, but this came with less than a minute remaining.
The AFC East appears to be a two-team race between the Bills and the New England Patriots. So far there is no reason to believe the Bills can’t keep up their winning ways as long as Allen avoids making the same bone-headed decisions seen in the past.
3. Green Bay Packers
The Packers have been an absolute force on offense. So much for Aaron Rodgers fearing Jordan Love could take his job any time soon.
Rodgers’ squad has scored at least 37 points in each of the first three games and just took down the New Orleans Saints on the road in Week 3. One of the most exciting parts of the offense has been Aaron Jones. The running back 303 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground, thus setting up those deep play-action drops for Rodgers.
Let’s also not forget Allen Lazard. The former undrafted receiver stepped up in Davante Adams’ absence in Week 3 and is now the team’s leading receiver with 254 yards and two touchdowns.
As with a few other teams, the defense is once again a concern. The Minnesota Vikings put up 34 points in Week 1 and the Saints just had 30. Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was already on the hot seat following last year’s NFC Championship Game and he will have to hope the offense keeps bailing him out.
A Week 4 game against the sad Falcons should mean another huge day for the Packers. And even if they fall behind, the Falcons have shown zero ability to hold a lead this season.