I’m keeping Chicago as my #1 team for all the reasons I listed last week. With the exception of the Thursday Night loss to Green Bay, the Bears have looked great this season, 4 of 5 games by 16 or more. While you can’t completely ignore what happened on Thursday Night Football, it’s unreasonable to [...]
Last week: 2 (+0) Record: 6-1 I thought about moving Houston back up into the #1 spot, but let’s see how good the Ravens actually are first. If they’re as bad as the Texans made them look, then that’s not as impressive of a win and the Texans’ struggles with the only good NFC team [...]
Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 6-0 On bye.
Last week: 5 (+1) Record: 4-3 The Patriots certainly aren’t playing like the 4th best team in the league right now, but they still should be able to get one of the 4 first round byes. Baltimore looked way worse than the Patriots did last week and that was really their only competition from the [...]
Last week: 6 (+1) Record: 5-2 Under Tom Coughlin, the Giants are 52-19 in the first 8 games of a season and 27-37 in their final 8. Their schedule this year suggests a similar thing could happen this year. After going to Dallas this week, the Giants host Pittsburgh, go to Cincinnati, go on a [...]
Last week: 7 (+1) Record: 5-2 San Francisco would be lower if there were more good teams this year. I don’t trust Alex Smith and apparently neither does his coaching staff right now because all he’s doing is checking down. I also don’t expect this running game to continue to average 5.9 yards per carry [...]
Last week: 4 (-3) Record: 5-2 Not ready to completely drop the Ravens yet. We all saw the Jets suffer a major injury, have a terrible game, and then exceed expectations by covering in 3 straight games. The AFC is still a joke and the Ravens already have 5 wins. As much as injuries to [...]
Last week: 8 (+0) Record: 3-3 On bye.
Last week: 9 (+0) Record: 3-3 On bye.
Last week: 11 (+1) Record: 5-2 The Vikings’ game last week was pretty boring, but since they’re playing tomorrow night in this week’s Thursday Night game, I’d like to take this opportunity to rant about Thursday Night Football. I hate it. One, it screws up my whole schedule. I like football and writing about football [...]
Last week: 14 (+3) Record: 3-3 On bye.
Last week: 12 (+0) Record: 3-3 On bye.
Last week: 14 (+1) Record: 4-3 The Packers have looked awfully impressive over the past 2 weeks and Aaron Rodgers is playing out of his mind, but they’re still the favorite to be this year’s team that goes from a 1st round bye to out of the playoffs, though New England and Baltimore made strong [...]
Last week: 10 (-4) Record: 4-3 I’m dropping Seattle from the playoffs in favor of Philadelphia this week, even though Philadelphia didn’t play. Seattle didn’t look particularly bad against San Francisco or anything, but I think Philadelphia is going to edge them out for that final NFC spot and I just changed my mind. Watching [...]
Last week: 16 (+1) Record: 3-3 Whether or not the Steelers can make the playoffs really depends on when Troy Polamalu gets back. Their win last week was impressive, until you consider that the Bengals are very good. Without him, they’re a pretty average team overall, but with him, they can definitely make the playoffs. [...]
Last week: 15 (-1) Record: 3-3 The Cowboys haven’t been playing well lately, but they get the Giants in Dallas this week and if they win, they’ll hold the season series and be tied with the Giants in the loss column. However, they’ll have to do it without middle linebacker Sean Lee, one of the [...]
Last week: 17 (+0) Record: 3-4 This team is awfully snakebitten. They’ve lost 4 games all by a touchdown or fewer and all games in which they lost significant players to injury. Week 2, they lost Josh Wilson, Brian Orakpo, and Adam Carriker in a loss to St. Louis. In their loss to Cincinnati, they [...]
Last week: 18 (+1) Record: 3-3 If the Colts can go into Tennessee and beat the Titans, who, by the way, have the league’s worst points differential, they’d stand at 4-3 in a horrible AFC. Their remaining schedule is as following: vs. Miami, @ Jacksonville, @ New England, vs. Buffalo, @ Detroit, vs. Tennessee, @ [...]
Last week: 19 (+7) Record: 2-4 The Saints are no longer the favorite to be this year’s team that goes from out of the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer, but they’re still not a playoff team or anything like that. Only one team has ever made the playoffs after starting 0-4. Drew Brees has [...]
Last week: 18 (-2) With the trade deadline upcoming this week, the Rams have reportedly made several veterans available for trade. It makes sense that one of these would be Steven Jackson because he’s really their only veteran. He’s got the option to opt out of his contract after this season and he’s already splitting [...]
Last week: 21 (+0) Record: 4-3 After going 10-1 in an 11 game stretch in games decided by less than a touchdown, the Cardinals have lost 2 straight games of that nature. They must have “forgotten how to win.” Well, before that 11 game stretch, they were 2-8 in their last 10 games of that [...]
Last week: 22 (+6) Record: 3-4 If the Titans beat the Colts in Tennessee this week, the Titans will be 4-4 in the crappy AFC and then anything can happen. Given that I picked them to make the playoffs before the season, I obviously would like to see that happen, but I don’t think it [...]
Last week: 23 (+2) Record: 3-4 I’m impressed with the way the Jets have bounced back from losing Darrelle Revis and then getting shut out at home by the 49ers. Since then, they’ve covered in 3 straight games, hanging with the Texans, blowing out the Colts, and hanging with the Patriots in New England. Antonio [...]
Last week: 24 (-4) Record: 3-4 I thoroughly enjoyed last week’s Bills/Titans game between the two worst defenses in the league. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Hasselbeck looked like franchise quarterbacks. Chris Johnson looked like it was 2009. I thought the Bills lost the game in the first half when they settled for a field goal [...]
Last week: 25 (-1) Record: 2-4 So apparently you can shove a receiver out of bounds and that’s not PI, but if he comes back in bounds and catching a game tying touchdown, that’s a penalty. I picked the Buccaneers last week, so obviously I was pissed about that. That and Vincent Jackson going for [...]