We’re half-way through the NFL season, the trade deadline has passed, the teams are set for the year, and we cannot be more excited. Undefeated teams, teams who cant buy a win, and more MVP quarterbacks than you can shake a stick at. Who will be spending their January on the couch, and who will be competing for Lombardi.
New England Patriots; Looking to pull away from the pack, and the only team in the AFC with less than two losses, the Patriots dismantled the Cleveland Browns 27-13, forcing three first quarter touchdowns. Through half a season, this Pats D have placed themselves among the historical elite. With no signs of slowing down, there’s no telling when this team may go down.
On the Edge
Baltimore Ravens; Having a bye week immediately preceding going against the New England Patriots can spell disaster for some (see above), John Harbaugh and Lamar Jackson will be looking to stake their claim and keep their three game win streak alive.
Kansas City Chiefs; Despite losing the league’s most exciting player in week 7, Patrick Mahomes is already back on the field and ready to strike fear into the hearts of defences all over the league, placing them right back in contention for the Lombardi. On the field, Andy Reid schemed 24 points against a vaunted Packers defence with Matt Moore (a scout less than three months ago).
San Francisco 49ers; The Rich just get richer. The 49ers are the most complete team in the NFL through the first half of the season. The only team other than the Patriots to give up less than 100 points (though playing one less game), the Niners defence and running game are man-handling other teams game plans into submission.
On the Edge
New Orleans Saints; Drew Brees is coming back to a team on a six game win streak with possibly the league’s best wide receiver in Michael Thomas. Three divisional games and a bye in the next month give the Saints a chance to stay on this hot streak heading down the stretch leading to the playoffs.
Green Bay Packers; For the second week in a row, the packers, even at 7-1, are a dark horse pick to come out of the NFC. A returning Davante Adams in Rodgers lead offense is a scary prospect for any team to circle on their calander. Can their depth and defense hold up? Will Rodgers come from behind to swipe the MVP from Wilson and the Seahawks? The NFC is stacked, and a 7-1 team with the most talented quarterback in history still might not make it out alive.