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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 3

The NFL is working its way through Week 3. We break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 4.

Wide receiver A.J. Brown #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with wide receiver DeVonta Smith #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles after Smith’s touchdown during the second quarter against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on September 25, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The NFL is working its way through Week 3 and we already have our first 3-0 team of the season. The Eagles thumped the Commanders and they’re looking like the class of the NFC East. Even a returning Dak Prescott in a couple weeks likely won’t be enough given how impressive Philly has looked.

Below are the eight divisional standings, along with some quick thoughts about each division after three weeks of football. We’ll update as the rest of the weekend wraps and the league moves toward Week 4.

AFC East

The Dolphins stunned the Bills, holding them out of the end zone late to improve to 3-0. The Patriots couldn’t keep close to the Ravens late and lost. The Jets gave the Bengals some early trouble, but Cincinnati pulled away with ease.

  1. Miami Dolphins, 3-0
  2. Buffalo Bills, 2-1
  3. New England Patriots, 1-2
  4. New York Jets, 1-2

AFC North

The Ravens pulled away in the second half against the Patriots to move into a first place tie with the Browns. The Bengals got a fairly easy win over the Jets. Cleveland beat Pittsburgh on Thursday Night Football to open the week.

  1. Cleveland Browns, 2-1
  2. Baltimore Ravens, 2-1
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1-2
  4. Cincinnati Bengals, 1-2

AFC South

The Titans got their first win with a solid showing against the Raiders. The Texans lost another heart-breaker, losing on a late field goal in Chicago. Indy shocked the Chiefs to get their first win. The Jaguars crushed the Chargers and suddenly are in first place in the division.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars, 2-1
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 1-1-1
  3. Tennessee Titans, 1-2
  4. Houston Texans, 0-2-1

AFC West

The Raiders came back late but finished short against the Titans and are continuing to struggle after higher offseason expectations. The Chiefs lost a shocker to the Colts in Indianapolis. LA was crushed at home by Jacksonville. Denver came back to beat the 49ers on Sunday Night Football.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 2-1
  2. Denver Broncos, 2-1
  3. Los Angeles Chargers, 1-2
  4. Las Vegas Raiders, 0-3

NFC East

The Eagles are rolling, thumping the Commanders in Washington. The Cowboys got a huge win on Monday Night Football, going into MetLife Stadium and beating the Giants.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles, 3-0
  2. Dallas Cowboys, 2-1
  3. New York Giants, 2-1
  4. Washington Commanders, 1-2

NFC North

The Vikings had a wild comeback to beat the Lions on a late touchdown. The Bears beat the Texans on a last-second field goal in an ugly win. Green Bay won a tough one over Tampa Bay.

  1. Minnesota Vikings, 2-1
  2. Chicago Bears, 2-1
  3. Green Bay Packers, 2-1
  4. Detroit Lions, 1-2

NFC South

The Saints handled the Panthers with relative ease to get their first win. The Bucs lost a tight one to the Packers at home and the Falcons beat the Seahawks on the road.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2-1
  2. Carolina Panthers, 1-2
  3. New Orleans Saints, 1-2
  4. Atlanta Falcons, 1-2

NFC West

The Falcons edged out the Seahawks in Seattle and the Rams held off a Cardinals comeback attempt to take over the division lead. The 49ers lost to the Broncos on Sunday Night Football.

  1. Los Angeles Rams, 2-1
  2. San Francisco 49ers, 1-2
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 1-2
  4. Seattle Seahawks, 1-2