October 28, 2014 | Posted in: The Randomness of Publishing
Week 8 of the 2014 NFL Season has passed. Season is about half over and now’s the time to take stock of what’s really going on this season.
1. The Chargers are pretenders.
In 10 days, San Diego went from toast of the town to pretenders. 2 division losses, one at home, in a span of 10 days has Vegas saying flip a coin in Week 9 on the road @ Miami. Week 13 @ Baltimore, Weeks 14 & 15 at home against New England and Denver with Week 16 on the road @ San Francisco may have the “resurgent” Phillip Rivers on the outside looking in come playoff time.
2. The Lions will be a force to reckon with come January.
They’re winning games they would normally lose. Another 1 point win this week in dramatic fashion, in London, without Calvin Johnson or Reggie Bush. This defense is legit. And Matthew Stafford is quietly making a case he’s the best QB taken #1 overall in the past 15 years. Detroit has their bye Week 9, the schedule doesn’t seem overly daunting, they own wins over Green Bay and Minnesota in the division, and a 1 game lead in the standings.
3. Tom Brady and New England are far from finished.
A 51 point explosion at home against Chicago. 149 yards and 3 TDs for Gronkowski who looks healtheir and healtheir this week. The losses on defense are catastrophic … again. You’re gonna have to beat New England for the fourth year in a row to represent the AFC in SuperBowl 49.
4. It’s Michael Vick time.
Vick saves the Jets season and Rex Ryan’s job. They win every game Vick starts and are alive for the playoffs Week 17.
5. It’s the same old Cowboys disguised by a healthy DeMarco Murray.
A terrible loss on Monday Night Football at home to division rival Washington with Colt McCoy making his first start in 2 season. And Romo re-injured his back. This week at home vs. 6-1 Arizona followed by a road visit to Jacksonville then the bye. Do we see the new and improved 8-2 Cowboys heading into Week 12s division showdown on Sunday night against the New York football Giants? 7-3? 6-4 is where its going to be if Brandon Weeden is starting these next 2 weeks.