It is week three of the NFL, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the NFL is still a league of parity. To some, this means mediocre teams. To others, it means non-stop excitement and possibilities. All but the very worst teams can dream of the playoffs and even the Super Bowl.
The Buffalo Bills looked like world beaters until they were humbled by the San Diego Chargers, 22-10, in week three. The Seattle Seahawks looked as though their "legion of doom" was impenetrable until it was humbled by the same Chargers in week two. Not many fans expected the Cleveland Browns to defeat the the New Orleans Saints in week two, or the Chicago Bears - defeated by the Bills in week one - to beat the vaunted San Francisco 49ers in week two.
It is important not to over react in the early weeks of the season. A team will not necessarily finish the season the way they started it. Though the football season is not necessarily a marathon (it is only 16 games) it still takes a while to play itself out. Fans should not get too high or too low in the early part of the season. They should just enjoy the ride, hope for the best, and expect the unexpected.