They got jobbed by the referees, obviously, but last year’s Packers wouldn’t have even been in a position to lose that game. Aaron Rodgers didn’t throw for a single touchdown. Cedric Benson couldn’t crack 50 yards. The offense needs to get its groove back – quickly.
Really, really strong defense. First in tackles. Second in sacks. Ninth in interceptions. Sixth in turnovers. If this team could get its offense right, they could challenge this year.
Aside from that totally random loss to Dallas in Week 1, the Giants have been spectacular up to this point. So long as injuries don’t hamper them too badly, they could challenge for the NFC crown this year.
Huge win over New England this week. Given how shaky their loss to Philadelphia was, there is a reasonable case to be made that the Ravens should be 3-0 right now.
Losing to the Vikings definitely hushed some of the Niners’ hype, however, folks shouldn’t read too much into it. If they lose to New York this week or Buffalo next week – then it’s time to panic.
New Orleans is done, Carolina isn’t ready to step up yet, and Tampa Bay is too focused on being irritating to challenge for the NFC South crown. This is Atlanta’s division to lose, despite the secondary and ground game concerns.
The NFL’s most complete team through three games. Still hasn’t been legitimately tested, though. Week 6 vs. Green Bay will be very telling.