The optimism I displayed last weekend about the Philadelphia Eagles dissipated somewhat upon seeing the clinic Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos put on Monday night against the Oakland Raiders, then realizing that's who they face next.
(As a Philly fan, you learn to keep your highs and lows at bay, lest intense therapy is required)
Speaking of learning, the lessons of this still-young season are still coming, but, after three games, trends have appeared and insight has been gained. Hint: Much of it comes as little surprise.
The five following things especially stand out...