Its tough trying to rank teams as well as project them going forward. I do not do this every week, therefore I have to think about the next 2 weeks of games in order to put them where I think they should be. This is what I think the best 10 are thus far in the NFL and going forward, or at least until Week 9, when version 3 comes out!
Minnesota Vikings – The best defense in the league is now paired with a QB who can make every throw and is protecting the ball. The Bye came at a perfect time as they played Week 5 a little bit banged up. Week 7 they face and Eagles team who just lost their best offensive lineman. Look for this team to stay dominant on the defensive side.
New England Patriots – The return of TB12 now has this offense looking a lot like what we thought it would be. This offense is firing at all cylinders and doesn’t seem like it will stop anytime soon. Along with an underrated defense the Pats will remain the team to beat in the AFC.
Seattle Seahawks – For all the talk about the Viking defense, Seattle’s has been just as good or better. They gave up some long balls to Atlanta in Week 6 but that’s rare. Not to mention the emergence of Jimmy Graham who serves as the second passing option to Doug Baldwin. Along with a good running game, in contention they shall stay.
Dallas Cowboys – You guys believers yet? You still want to pull the rookie for Romo? Stop. Cowboys fans are never satisfied. However, this is the year that it could actually happen. This offense is clicking and grinding out games. In turn they are letting a subpar defense play better by keeping them off the field. This isn’t a fluke people, this is by design.
Atlanta Falcons – After a surprising win at Denver, Atlanta put up a fight against the Seattle Seahawks. However, that fight fell at the hands of a blown PI call. If the refs get that call right we could be talking about a 5-1 Falcon team as opposed to a 4-2 Falcon team. None the less, this team has a high powered offense and the defense seems to be getting their act together. Division looks like it’s theirs to lose.
Denver Broncos – Denver’s offense just doesn’t look good. If the run isn’t going then that is all she wrote. Back-to-back loses has this team wondering whether or not it’s time to hand the keys over to the rookie. If not, it’ll be a while until we see this offense catch up to its defense. However, they didn’t have any last year and won, so, we shall see.
Pittsburgh Steelers – Is it me or does Pittsburgh like to play down to their opponent more so than any other team? That was the case against Miami. However, that’s not them. Yes, the defense is bad. The offense looked bad when Ben went out but he is ok. This team will be in contention all year long. They are the opposite of Denver, if only their defense could catch up to their offense.
Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs have an elite defense. Ask the Jets. After an embarrassing loss to the Steelers they rebounded by beating a hot Raider team. Reid, will now use Ja-Cha and Ware to grind out games and milk the clock. Their hot finish wasn’t a fluke. This team has talent.
Buffalo Bills – All they have done is win 4 straight. After a rocky start Rex seems to have his Bills playing at a high level. It seems as if the offensive coordinator switch is really working as McCoy’s usage rate has gone through the roof. It is now just a matter of what team shows up on any given Sunday.
Washington Redskins – 4 straight wins after tough divisional loss vs the Cowboys. Washington seems to have found their identity offensively, and defensively, sort of. They are also winning close games. You need that in order to separate yourself from the rest. If they can consistently run the ball it will really help a QB who is just finding his rhythm again.
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