Week 1: Winners and Losers
Philadelphia Eagles - You didn’t think Chip Kelly‘s version of the modern day run ‘n’ shoot isn’t fun to watch, you aren’t paying much attention.
Peyton Manning – 7 touchdowns. 462 yards. And we’re still worrying whether that neck will hold up? Child please!
Denver Broncos – Even though it’s Week 1 they look like flashes of the ’07 Patriots. Whether that’s a good or bad thing in the bigger picture remains to be seen.
Chicago Bears – Huge gut check win over Cincy. The dark horse of the NFC. Definitely keep an eye on them in the coming weeks.
Larry Fitzgerald – Even though Arizona lost, he looks much more energized and motivated with Carson Palmer at the controls. Then again anything would get you up moving on from the Kevin Kolb/John Skelton era.
Detroit Lions – 2 words…. Reggie Bush. He can tilt their playoff chances in the positive direction this season. Now if the Lions can stay disciplined.
Colin Kaepernick – What more needs to be said about this kid. At this rate he may have to be considered a top 6 or 7 QB in the league if this continues. Dual threat and beat Green Bay with his arm.
Seattle Seahawks – Conquered a trap game in Carolina and came out alive. People underrate how tough traveling 3,000 miles to the opposite coast to play a football game is let alone winning one.
New England Patriots – You may be shocked that I am saying this coming off a win. However with injuries to Danny Amendola and Shane Vareen, with the team already in adjustment mode, these injuries may present an even larger challenge for Brady and Belichick. Miami Dolphins….this could be your chance.
Washington Redskins – Monday night is the sole reason why Robert Griffin III should’ve gotten reps during the preseason. Rusty start to the game. Turned it on after but makes you wonder had he been given preseason reps maybe that offensive disaster of a first half wouldn’t have been an issue. Maybe they even win their Monday nighter.
San Diego Chargers – No Norv. Same ol’ Lightning Bolts.
David Wilson – You better learn to hold on the ball fast. New York fans will turn on you quicker than Usian Bolt.
Ndamukong Suh – Im done defending this guy. $100,000 fine without a suspension you would think may curb his dirty play but at this point you are who you are. Goddell needs to suspend Suh for multiple games if another incident occurs.
Columbus Dispatch – I mean seriously how hard is it to do your job and print the right information. It’s so wrong that it’s funny.