The NFL season just goes too fast…
Seems only yesterday teams and fans across America just knew that this was THEIR YEAR! In the end reality sets in and most of the same teams are back in the playoffs. And only four or five of them have a real shot to win the Super Bowl. Very few surprises.
This year the big surprise is the Cincinnati Bengals. The San Francisco 49ers are also a surprise – not for winning the division – but for having one of the NFL’S best records. The Detroit Lions are a bit of a shocker, but not as much. People like me saw this one coming.
Now the letdowns of the season…
Number one is the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are a big bust, as is quarterback Michael Vick – from dream team to last place. San Diego was also below what most had thought. A soft division should have been theirs for the taking with just 10 wins needed. Didn’t happen.
The Chiefs, well they’re ending as most in the know expected, 6 and 10-ish…
An 8-8 season would have been a great year for this below average Chiefs team. There’s just too much turmoil. They did get some big breaks playing wounded teams, the Colts, the Raiders (game one), the Bears – all with no quarterback.
So yeah, 3-13 was more like who this year’s Chiefs were. They did improve at the end to an average team or just below.
I will pick the weekend college games I like and do the Bowl games on Sunday for the rest of the year.
Denver -3 over KC
Giants -3 over Dallas
Eagles -2 over Washington (tease the 6 with Niner’s)
49ers -4 1/2 over St. Louis Rams(tease with Eagles)
Bills 16 over Pats (tease 6 with Packers)
Green Bay 9 1/2 over Detroit (tease with Bills)
Why the last two? QB Tom Brady is hurt and may play a limited role in the game. Anf the Packers may rest some guys including Aaron Rodgers but will still try and win. So it should be close. That said, the Pack has nothing to play for really and neither does Detroit they are a 5 or 6 spot wild card.