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NFL Week 3 breakdown: Rams get statement win. Late-game magic from Aaron Rodgers. Cowboys on MNF.

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Aaron Donald celebrates during the Rams' victory over the Buccaneers. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 is almost in the books, and there are still five undefeated teams, while there are five teams still looking for their first wins.

One of those unbeaten teams – the Los Angeles Rams had a statement win over the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

One of those winless teams – the Detroit Lions – lost in dramatic fashion to the Baltimore Ravens when kicker Justin Tucker booted an NFL-record 66-yard field goal to win it.

On yet another Sunday night thriller, Aaron Rodgers led a winning drive in the final seconds as the Green Bay Packers earned a narrow road win over the San Francisco 49ers.

And, there's still one more big game to go in Week 3, as the Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles .
Aaron Rodgers celebrates after Mason Crosby kicked the winning field goal against the 49ers. Cary Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 3's biggest moments
Jamal Agnew runs back missed field goal back for a 109-yard touchdown against the Cardinals. Nathan Ray Seebeck, USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 3 analysis

NFL Week 3 rundown

Eyes on the (fantasy) prize

A hamstring injury to Christian McCaffrey will almost guarantee his backup, rookie running back Chuba Hubbard , will be the most popular player on the fantasy waiver wire this week – in leagues where he’s available. Hubbard didn’t see much action in the Panthers’ first two games, but he got the bulk of the touches in Week 3 after McCaffrey exited with an injury that’s expected to keep him out for several weeks. Hubbard looked solid in rushing 11 times for 52 yards on Thursday night. He also caught three passes for 27 more yards.

The Raiders’ Peyton Barber ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, but his role is up in the air with starter Josh Jacobs looking to return next week after missing two games with an ankle injury. Nevertheless, Barber seems to have moved ahead of Kenyan Drake on the depth chart, with a 23-8 advantage in carries vs. Miami.

Among wide receivers, veteran Emmanuel Sanders had his first big game as a member of the Bills – catching five passes for 94 yards and a pair of touchdowns. There should be plenty of targets to go around each week in Buffalo.

The Patriots’ Kendrick Bourne had a breakout game with his new team, with six receptions for 96 yards and a score. But rookie QB Mac Jones needs to show more consistency before any of his receivers can be trusted as fantasy starters.

And finally, fantasy’s top-scoring tight end in Week 3 – just like everyone predicted – was the Vikings’ Tyler Conklin . He caught seven of his eight targets from Kirk Cousins for 70 yards and a touchdown. He should continue to be productive in the role Irv Smith was supposed to have before his season-ending injury.
Tyler Conklin had a huge game in the Vikings' win over the Seahawks. Brad Rempel, USA TODAY Sports

Coming this week

Monday: Week 3 wraps up when the Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles at "Jerry World" (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN2). This will be Dak Prescott's first home game since his gruesome ankle injury last October.

Tuesday: USA TODAY Sports offers its power rankings for all 32 NFL teams after Week 3.

Thursday: Week 4 kicks off with the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars (8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network) in a showdown of the last two No. 1 overall draft picks, Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence. Before the game, make sure to check out our expert picks for every Week 3 game.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL Week 3 breakdown: Rams get statement win. Late-game magic from Aaron Rodgers. Cowboys on MNF.

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