1. Jared Goff is on another level. Last year Goff was a product of the McVay system but against the Chargers and really through the first three games he’s making more tight window throws according to PFF. He has undoubtably taken a step forward. The Rams have real potential problems on defense though. If Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters miss time the guys behind them are Sam Shields and Nicole Robey Coleman, the Rams biggest weakness is depth and without there top two corners it becomes their weakest position. On the Chargers side, this defense needs Joey Bosa back badly. Goff had no pressure on him all day long. Derwin James on the other hand continues to impress and on offense Mike Williams made his entrance to this offense. The Chargers have a ton of promise going forward but it all needs to come together and fast or the Chiefs are going to run away with this division.
2. Patrick Mahomes is the real deal. I waited to make a judgement until I got a sample size and the sample size says this kid is special. I love the way he plays, and I love this Chiefs offense. On the other side of the ball though the Chiefs defense is as bad as was advertised. Eventually this offense will cool down but it won’t be in September. An extra take here, the Niners are unwatchable without Jimmy G. A shame that one of the most exciting QB’s in the league is likely out for the season. CJ Beathard is an absolute tire fire of a QB. The Niners ceiling at this point is probably 7 wins. A shame.
3. The Lions have a stud in Kerryon Johnson. This was it. The Lions break out game, the team I was so excited about in the off season finally showed up. The offensive line gave runners massive holes, Kenny Golloday balled out and Marvin Jones Jr. had a touchdown catch. The Lions defense looked awesome in coverage and got to Brady a few times. This Lions team is legit. On the other side it isn’t quite time to worry yet for the Patriots, but if they lose to the Dolphins, at home, I am ready to buy into the something is wrong with the Patriots narrative.