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Welcome to Week 3 of the NFL! This weekly column includes a lot of loose ends leading up to Sunday’s game.
Pokorny’s 10 Things to Watch in Week 3 – Browns and the NFL

1. The Feel-Good Story of Jordan Leslie: In Week 2 against the Ravens, WR Rashard Higgins was a last-second promotion from the practice squad, and then he stunned with a 7-catch, 95-yard performance, both career highs, to lead the team in receiving. Could we be seeing the same thing with WR Jordan Leslie this week?
The door opened for Leslie thanks to injuries to WR Corey Coleman (broken hand) and WR Sammie Coates (hamstring). The team waived WR Reggie Davis on Friday, promoting Leslie from the practice squad. Like Higgins the week before, it’s a sign that the team intends on having Leslie active on gameday. It’s the feel-good story that tugs at my heart, though.

The Madden simulations are 1-1 this year when predicting Washington Redskins games. They have once again predicted a loss, this time to the Oakland Raiders in a primetime matchup.

So far during the 2017 NFL season, Madden simulations have not been kind to the Washington Redskins. In each of the first two weeks, the simulations we got from App Trigger and Michael Owens predicted a Redskins loss. While they were correct the first week, Washington did manage a win in the second week to move the simulation record to 1-1.

In Week 3, things are once again looking difficult for the Redskins per the simulations. They have a Sunday night matchup with the Raiders in what is supposed to be one of the more entertaining contests of the week. Both teams have excellent passing offenses but weaknesses at various points on the defense.

The Atlanta Falcons are stacked at almost every position on the field. That said, who should they pick in the 2018 NFL Draft?

The Atlanta Falcons are already off to a fantastic start to the 2017 NFL regular season, but there are still some places on their team where depth is needed. A team’s preseason record doesn’t actually mean anything, but I would argue that it does give everyone insight into their backups and reserves.

Still, even with that, it’s extremely hard to tell a team’s true depth during preseason play. These games are definitely not played at the same speed as a regular game and also, game-plans and schemes aren’t nearly as complex as teams will see during the season.

The good news for Falcons fans is that Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff have done a terrific job in the NFL Draft since 2015 — Quinn’s first season in Atlanta.

The Dallas Cowboys moved away from their game plan last week. This week the Cowboys face another talented defense, they must control the tempo in Arizona.

The Dallas Cowboys were said to be humiliated by the Denver Broncos last week in Mile High Stadium.

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