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High five: NFL surprises – so far

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,187 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s only thrown one interception and the Bengals are 4-0 for the first time since 2005. Here he passes during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,187 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s only thrown one interception and the Bengals are 4-0 for the first time since 2005. Here he passes during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The Associated Press

Developments no one expected a quarter of the way through the NFL season:

▪ The Bengals’ Andy Dalton has thrown for more yardage than Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

▪ The Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald is on pace for a career-best 1,728 after three consecutive seasons with fewer than 1,000 receiving yards.

▪ Rookies Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are outperforming the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick .

▪ The Eagles are being outscored by 21 other teams.

▪ The Raiders are three points shy of a 3-1 record, but are 2-2 for only the second time since 2008.

Jeff Caraska

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