The first three weeks of the 2012 season have been at times surprising, entertaining and frustrating. And all of that is BEFORE you add in the drama that the NFL's replacement officials have added. Here are a few facts I doubt anyone would have predicted coming into the season:
Only two teams have a worse record than the Green Bay Packers after three games—everyone else is either also at 1-2 or better.
The New Orleans Saints are already three games behind in their division. They sit winless at 0-3, and the Falcons have gone 3-0.
The Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals are all either in first place or tied for first place in their divisions.
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards in 2009, has yet to break 50 yards. He has started all three games.
The Kansas City Chiefs have more offensive yards than any other team.
The Green Bay Packers pass defense, which was the worst in the league in 2011, is currently No. 1. They have given up just 125.3 yards per game, compared to 299.8 last season.
We will see just how many of these things hold up throughout the course of the season, but for now they are interesting.