Week Three of the NFL season has proceded and here are the bottom lines league-wide -
PATRIOTS - The rookie receivers are starting to get it together, and the injured veterans are coming back sooner instead of later.
DOLPHINS - They are showing they have to be taken seriously.
NY JETS - Geno Smith is beginning to make a case for himself.
BILLS - EJ Manuel had a rookie finish to a winnable game.
STEELERS - They're stuck in mediocrity.
RAVENS - They're not that much better, but they're better.
BENGALS - Even when they play like the Same Old Bungles, they're not.
BROWNS - Don't be fooled by them beating an 0-3 team - there are legitimate competitive pieces here.
COLTS - Andrew Luck finally won a game without heart attacks.
TITANS - Jake Locker can play; the Titans will contend.
TEXANS - They have shown again they can't take the next step.
JAGUARS - The transition era will continue to hurt.
BRONCOS - They're as good as advertised, yet they haven't been tested yet.
CHARGERS - They're better than 1-2 and will contend.
CHIEFS - The Chiefs are for real by reclaiming two proven formulae - a former 49ers quarterback and a former Eagles coach.
RAIDERS - They haven't shown they're getting better, but Terrelle Pryor gives reason for better than what they've done since the end of 2002.
COWBOYS - Don't buy the hype.
NY GIANTS - Second-half collapses are the staple of Tom Coughlin's Giants; his tenure may be imploding now.
REDSKINS - Griffin III's poor play has gotten the attention, but the Skins have deeper issues of a flawed-looking roster and a complete lack of answers from Shanahan.
EAGLES - The first half against the Redskins masked a hard truth - Chip Kelly's program needs time to truly become a force.
PACKERS - Green Bay's inability to stage a comeback win was showcased in hilarious fashion in the loss to the Bengals.
VIKINGS - They're 0-3 but they've played more than well enough to have won at least once.
BEARS - Marc Trestman may have achieved the impossible in making Jay Cutler look good.
LIONS - Detroit can contend.
PANTHERS - They got the win they needed and their schedule takes a decided turn for the better after their Bye.
FALCONS - They're not as strong as advertised.
SAINTS - After two shaky performances they did what good teams do.
BUCCANEERS - Why is Josh Freeman still starting?
SEAHAWKS - They've been scary good this year, but they're not necessarily better than last year.
49ERS - Colin Kaepernick has fallen apart and a criticism I've heard is he's not adapting that well to pass-first quarterbacking.
RAMS - Suddenly we need to ask - has Jeff Fisher plateaued as a coach?
CARDINALS - They're the Same Old Cardinals again.
So it goes until Week Four.