Something just isn’t right with this team. Offensively they’re firing on all cylinders (ranked top-five in both passing and rushing), however, defensively the Patriots leave a lot to be desired. Every loss this group has had in 2012 came via last minute defensive collapse (which in fairness was set up by a last minute offensive collapse), and we almost saw the same thing happen this week against a terrible New York Jets team. If the defense keeps failing like this, don’t expect to see Tom Brady and Co. in New Orleans come season’s end.
Green Bay should be 5-2 right now – so there is that. Over the past few weeks this team has slowly but surely been piecing itself back together after a slow start to the season. Losing Charles Woodson hurts, though. We’ll see what impact that ultimately has.
The Detroit Lions lost Monday’s game far more than Chicago won it. This team has improved noticeably since that porous showing against the Green Bay Packers, however, they still haven’t done enough to be in the league’s upper echelon.
After getting destroyed by the New York Giants last week (at home), San Francisco bounced back and earned a hard-fought victory over a Seattle Seahawks team that hasn’t been particularly impressive on the road. Tough to get a read on this squad right now. So far, they seem to be better on paper than in reality.
They got tested in a big way by Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins, but in the end a win is a win. Aside from their two divisional losses, there is a very reasonable case to be made for the Giants being the NFL’s best team.
A week after getting spanked (at home) by the Green Bay Packers, Houston bounced back and earned a 30-point victory over the Baltimore Ravens. A win by that sort of margin is impressive no matter the circumstances. That said, Baltimore is very shorthanded these days so...
The Falcons had a bye this week, so they remain the King of the Mountain until this Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It feels like Philly is due for a win, and it feels like Atlanta is due for a loss. We’ll see what happens, though.