3 Shocking endings in NFL Week 3 that caught fans off guard

NFL Week 3, Josh Allen. (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
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A handful of shocking endings helped analysts better understand the current power rankings in each Conference in the NFL. Which franchises had the best showing in NFL Week 3?

An exciting week of football parked fans in front of their television on Sunday. Games throughout the day entertained fans until the last kickoff. Explosive plays and stifling defense helped winless teams become victors, raising the competition level in both conferences. While fans prepare to watch the Giants and Cowboys on Monday Night Football, which franchises stood out from Sunday’s performances?

Shocking NFL Sunday Ending #3: Indianapolis Colts take down the Chiefs 20-17

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Keeping Patrick Mahomes out of the end zone is tough for any defense. Gus Bradley and his squad were willing to answer the call on Sunday. Their performance against No.15 was impressive, and it led their team to their first win of the season. Indianapolis’ defense pressured Mahomes consistently, resulting in five hits, a sack, and an interception. Disruption in the backfield caused problems for Eric Bieniemy and his receiving core. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Travis Kelce led the Chiefs in receiving categories. A three-yard touchdown pass to Kelce was Mahomes’ only score for the afternoon.

An impressive veteran performance from Matt Ryan helped the Colts take down the undefeated Chiefs. No. 2 protected the football – finishing without a turnover for the first game this season. Ryan’s 262 passing yards forced Steve Spagnuolo to bring defensive backs to the field. When the opportunity came, Jonathan Taylor made the most of the lack of beef on the field. His 71 yards rushing kept the offense balanced, making it hard for the Chiefs to guess the next call.

A 16-play touchdown drive ended in an Indianapolis touchdown with twenty-four seconds left remaining in the game. A 12-yard reception by Jelani Woods gave the Colts a three-point advantage. Indianapolis relied on their defense to put a lid on the game. An interception by Rodney McLeod put the finishing touches on a great performance.