NFL Week 6 preview: Bills’ Matt Cassel throws for 300 yards and a touchdown as the Falcons fall to Bucs

The first three weeks of the NFL season are here, and this is one for the books.

The Atlanta Falcons are one win away from their first Super Bowl appearance since 2006.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one victory away from a first-round bye.

The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are two weeks away from the AFC Championship Game.

And that’s not even counting the two wild-card teams: the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs.

There are a lot of wild cards, and it’s the Super Bowl that we want to watch.

Here’s how the NFC South is shaping up. 1.

Buffalo Bills: First-round pick Matt Cassels leads the Bills with 300 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns.

He is the first rookie in franchise history to accomplish those feats.

The Buffalo Bills have now won six games in a row.

Buffalo’s win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday night capped a four-game winning streak that started in Week 1 with a 35-28 win over New England.

The Bills are now 6-1 since Cassels joined the team.


Tennessee Titans: The Titans were in position to claim the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a win over Miami on Monday.

They lost on the road in Week 2, a 37-31 loss to the Miami Heat.

That was Tennessee’s worst start since 2009.

However, the Titans bounced back against the Jacksonville Dolphins and Miami Dolphins in Week 3.

The Titans have won five of six.


Cincinnati Bengals: A win over Tampa Bay on Sunday gave the Bengals a one-game lead over the Jacksonville Jets.

The win gave the Browns their first loss of the season.

The Bengals are now 7-3 since the win over Jacksonville.


Houston Texans: With Brock Osweiler out with a knee injury, quarterback Matt Schaub will get a chance to start against the Kansas City Raiders on Monday Night Football.

Schaub has thrown for 1,077 yards and three touchdowns in his first four games against the Raiders.

The Texans are now 10-1.


Green Bay Packers: The Packers are 3-1 this season when they score touchdowns.

That’s been a consistent pattern for the team this season.

They have scored 20 touchdowns, which ranks No. 2 in the NFL.


Chicago Bears: The Bears are 0-5 this season on third downs.

They’ll need to find a way to get the ball into the end zone if they want to win on Monday if they hope to finish the season on a high note.

They are currently 1-2 on third-and-longs.


Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons are 2-2 this season and 1-3 on fourth downs.

The loss to Miami has them one win behind the Bengals for first place in the NFC North.

The Falcons have scored on all four third downs this season, with five coming in their last two games.


San Francisco Giants: The Giants have scored just one touchdown on third down all season, but that has not stopped them from having success.

They rank No. 5 in the league with an average of 17.5 yards per drive on third and long.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs are 2/3 to win their season opener on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

The Bucs have scored a touchdown on just two third downs all season.


New York Jets: The Jets are 2 1/2 games behind the Oakland Raiders for the No and No. 8 seeds in the division.

The Jets have scored three touchdowns on thirddown all season and are averaging 20.0 yards per game.


Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are 2 2/2 weeks behind the Denver Broncos for the AFC West lead.

The Eagles have scored four touchdowns on the ground all season on the way to finishing 2-4.


Chicago Chargers: The Chargers are 3/3 behind the Seattle Seahawks for the division lead.

San Diego is 1/3 ahead of the San Francisco Raiders for first in the West.


Washington Redskins: The Redskins are 1/1 games behind Seattle for the NFC East lead.

Washington is 4/2 ahead of Atlanta.


Cleveland Browns: The Browns are 1 1/4 games behind San Francisco for the top seed in this week’s NFC playoff picture.

The Browns have scored one touchdown all season while averaging 19.0 points per game, and have scored touchdowns on all three third downs of the game.


Tennessee Vikings: The Vikings are 3 1/5 games behind Minnesota for the third seed in Sunday’s wild-cards race.

The Vikings have scored five touchdowns on three different third downs so far this season – including two on thirddowns.


Oakland Raiders: The Raiders are 3 0/1 in their past four games, with three of those wins coming on the back of third-down conversions.

The Raiders have scored only four touchdowns all season against the San Diego Chargers. 17.