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Tampa's win in Chicago was Week 3's most watchable game.
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Last Thursday, we ranked the watchability of every game on the Week 3 slate. Today, we look back and re-rank the games based on what actually went down. At season's end, we'll tally up the pre- and post-game rankings from throughout the year to determine the league's most and least watchable squads -- and the 30 teams in between.

Tampa Bay 27, Chicago 24 OT [RECAP]

Pre-Ranking: 12
Post-Ranking: 1

Comment: We watched this in a sports bar (OK, fine, it was a Hooters) with every 1 p.m. game on a screen and kept finding our eyes settling on this one.

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N.Y. Giants 26, Cincinnati 23 OT [RECAP]

 

Pre-Ranking: 14
Post-Ranking: 2

Comment: Obviously, we underestimated the Bengals' feistiness. They could have pulled it out, too, had tney not botched clock management late in regulation.

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Buffalo 24, Oakland 23
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Pre-Ranking: 7
Post-Ranking: 3

Comment: Two fourth-quarter comebacks in a row for the Bills.

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Denver 34, New Orleans 32
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Pre-Ranking: 3
Post-Ranking: 4

Comment: Football fans from the video-game era loved this game. Football fans from the Steel Curtain era hated it.

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Jacksonville 23, Indianapolis 21
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Pre-Ranking: 11
Post-Ranking: 5

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Miami 38, New England 13
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Pre-Ranking: 13
Post-Ranking: 6

Comment: Too high for a blowout, you say? Obviously you don't enjoy watching Bill Belichick squirm as much as we do.

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Washington 24, Arizona 17
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Pre-Ranking: 6
Post-Ranking 7

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Philadelphia 15, Pittsburgh 6
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Pre-Ranking: 2
Post-Ranking: 8

Comment: See the Denver-New Orleans comment from above and reverse it.

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Dallas 27, Green Bay 16
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Pre-Ranking: 1
Post-Ranking: 9

Comment: Kind of wish this game was played later in the year. It just didn't live up to the (our?) billing.

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Minnesota 20, Carolina 10
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Pre-Ranking: 5
Post-Ranking: 10

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San Diego 49, N.Y. Jets 28
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Pre-Ranking: 4
Post-Ranking: 11

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Baltimore 28, Cleveland 10
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Pre-Ranking: 9
Post-Ranking: 12

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Tennessee 31, Houston 12
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Pre-Ranking: 8
Post-Ranking: 13

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San Francisco 31, Detroit 13 [RECAP]

Pre-Ranking: 10
Post-Ranking:14

Comment: Think Mike Martz enjoyed turning this into an unwatchable game against his former employer?

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Seattle 37, St. Louis 13 [RECAP

Pre-Ranking: 15
Post-Ranking: 15

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Atlanta 38, Kansas City 14 [RECAP]

Pre-Ranking: 16
Post-Ranking: 16

Comment: Hopefully, you listened.

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