Each week our own Brett Vega takes his sarcastic – and sometimes controversial – look around the NFL.
Welcome to our weekly look around the NFL…Here’s a look around the league for Week 6:
The Patriots are only a Nick Folk away from losing that game on Thursday. Their defense is still bad and now Tom Brady is nursing an injury in his non-throwing shoulder. The Bills actually have a shot to win this division. The Jets are the most fraudulent 3-2 team in NFL history. And the Dolphins found a way to make a win feel like a loss and a coach look like an idiot. If I was compiling a list of people I would trust enough to send a video of me snorting cocaine, I’d say Las Vegas stripper is the last name on that list.
Anyone remember when I said it’s not good if your QB is talking retirement before the season? Yeah…..the Steelers have problems. Nothing that a few wins a row won’t fix though. The Ravens hopefully got the shot in the arm they needed but I’ll reserve judgement until they play a real team. The Bengals, even with how bad Andy Dalton played, managed a win over a good team. YAY! And I was fooled by the Browns again. Looking at their roster and believing the hype on paper. I apologize for anything positive I said this year about this team.
The Texans are still the best team and will be a tough out in the playoffs for whoever they get to play at home. The Titans are mediocre with or without Marcus Mariota. The Colts are 3-4 years from being relevant again. And Jacksonville got a great defensive effort and a win. Still saying 6 wins max.
The division battle between Denver and KC is going to be great to watch. I’m gonna say they go 1-1 and the rest of their division wins will decide who gets a home game and who goes on the road in the playoffs. The Raiders are going to rush Carr back and get him seriously injured. And the Chargers finally got a win.
Dallas needs to consider letting Zeke and Dak play defensive back. They couldn’t stop me from coming back on them at the end of a game. The Giants should ask the NFL office if they can claim a mercy rule for the rest of the season and come back with the #1 pick next year. The Redskins will be in the playoff discussion all year. Really scrappy squad. And FLY EAGLES FLY!!! Great win on Thursday night.
Aaron Rodgers should have a church dedicated in his honor where people can just go and watch him play QB when they are feeling depressed. The Lions still can’t beat a team that is above .500 and that could let another team jump them in the wildcard standings. Minnesota beat a rookie QB and bad coaching staff. They are going nowhere. The Bears have tons of offensive talent and that gives them hope for a few years from now.
Don’t believe the hype. The Panthers defense is becoming a legit unit but that offense isn’t half as good as they’ve looked the last two weeks. You saw this last night against Philly. They might finish 1-3 in their next 4 games which ends at Atlanta. Speaking of Atlanta they have a minimum of seven wins remaining in their schedule. The Saints are going to make me hop back on the bandwagon if they win this week. And Tampa Bay needs a lot more than kicking help to be a threat to anyone.
The 49ers are still trying to win. And that is a good sign for the future. Maybe a QB and a minor o-line overhaul will get these guys back in contention within the next three years. The Arizona Cardinals traded for a running back who couldn’t get yards behind a bad o-line so they could put him behind an even worse o-line in Adrian Peterson. Great move. The Seahawks showed the Rams who is the big boy in this division. I can’t see the Rams winning in Seattle so they are most likely going to be in the wild card battle.