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The NFL is always full of surprises, and 2017 has provided plenty

The NFL is always full of surprises, and 2017 has provided plenty

Football is a game of misdirection, so we can’t always believe our eyes. It’s only Week 3 of the NFL season, so we’re still going to see a lot of developments that seem like trends but turn out to be hiccups. Lots of false starts, if you will.

Still, there are some surprises in this young season, some early twists and turns that few people, if anyone, expected. Here are some:

Jared Goff is the best quarterback in the NFC West: It’s not San Francisco’s Brian Hoyer, or Arizona’s Carson Palmer, or even Seattle’s Russell Wilson. It’s the Rams’ Goff, who through three games has shown a particular knack for making good decisions on broken plays. He doesn’t throw a...

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