Joe Flacco completed 19-of-31 passes for 217 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Browns.
He added six yards on four carries, but was stuffed on a goal-line sneak. Flacco's fourth-quarter 32-yard strike to Steve Smith Sr. was the big play in this game, setting up Justin Tucker's game-winning field goal. Through three games, Flacco has a TD-to-INT ratio of 4-2. He'll be a low-end QB2 when the Ravens take on the Panthers' stout defense in Week 4.
Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Browns, 23-21.
He was not targeted in the passing game, but showed superior interior running ability to Justin Forsett, handling the 18 carries to Forsett's 11. A fourth-round rookie out of Coastal Carolina, Taliaferro should remain in the mix for carries in OC Gary Kubiak's backfield entering a Week 4 date with the Panthers. Bernard Pierce was inactive for Week 3 with a thigh injury and his status moving forward is unclear. As is the pecking order in Kubiak's backfield. A pile-pushing power back, Taliaferro needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Giovani Bernard rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the Bengals' 33-7, Week 3 blowout win over the Titans.
Bernard added one catch for seven yards. His best run of the day was a 12-yard gain off a spin move. Other than that, there weren't a ton of holes to be found. Bernard got much of the court quarter off, with Jeremy Hill coming in to rack up garbage-time carries. Both of Bernard's touchdowns were of the one-yard variety. He now has three scores through three games. Bernard and the Bengals head into their bye week before traveling to New England in Week 5.
Matthew Stafford completed 22-of-34 passes for 246 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in the Lions' 19-7, Week 3 win over the Packers, also losing a fumble.
The Lions winning a game where Stafford commits three turnovers is a bit like a total solar eclipse. Aaron Rodgers wasn't any better for the Packers, however, while Stafford kept the chains moving in a low-scoring game. All three of Stafford's turnovers were regrettable, and his mechanics weren't exactly in tip-top shape. He has a lot to clean up ahead of next week's trip to the Meadowlands to take on Rex Ryan's Jets.
Clay Matthews was forced from Green Bay's Week 3 loss to the Lions with a groin injury.
Matthews went down midway through the fourth quarter, and did not return. Matthews has been a slow healer in the past, so it's a big concern for the Packers' unimpressive defense.
Andrew Luck completed 31-of-39 passes for 370 yards, four touchdowns, and no turnovers in Sunday's Week 3 blowout win over the Jaguars.
He added 15 rushing yards on three scrambles. Through three games, Luck's TD-to-INT ratio stands at 9:3. He was surgical against the defense-less Jaguars, who sacked Luck twice but otherwise generated very little pressure as Luck spread the ball around to nine different pass catchers. Luck should have had a fifth touchdown, but Coby Fleener dropped the would-be score. Expect Luck to stay hot when the Colts host the crumbling Titans in Week 4.
Vikings RG Brandon Fusco was forced from Sunday's game against the Saints with a shoulder injury.
Fill-in Vlad Ducasse has struggled mightily in Fusco's absence. It's a concern for a Vikings' offensive line that's been getting pushed around.
Kyle Rudolph was forced from Minnesota's Week 3 game against the Packers with a groin injury, and is questionable to return.
Rudolph was dejected on the sideline, and appears done for the day. Rudolph looked sluggish before going down, catching 3-of-5 targets for 27 yards. The Vikes are now left with Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray at tight end. It's possible Rudolph's injury is related to the "abdomen" issue that limited him in practice this week.