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broncoslover115
09-22-2013, 04:50 PM
CIN win over GB
KC win PHI
IND over SF
MIA over ATL
CLE over MINN
NE over TB

I guess things are not going as planned so far like the pundits prognosticated:

SF not looking like the darling of the NFC West
Houston not looking like a contender
SD continuing to implode per usual
ATL showing some weakness
RGIII and WAS are in trouble
Chip Kelly's high-powered offense..not so much
SEA is for real, want to see what they look like on the road
Giants are in a world of hurt

ebsoria
09-22-2013, 04:56 PM
HAHA! The Giants "in a world of hurt" might be a slight under exageration.

Seattle looks like they might be for real, though. Right now they are the only NFC team that really impresses me.

msusc
09-22-2013, 05:04 PM
I posted this in another thread and I could be wrong because basically I just went back through the first three weeks of games and counted out the wins and losses but as of right now the afc is 11-2 in games vs the nfc. Pretty good especially because one of those two losses is seattle vs jacksonville.

BroncoFanBoy
09-22-2013, 06:10 PM
Denver is the best in the AFC, Seattle is the best in the NFC. I agree, a lot of NFC teams looked weak today.

Thors Hammer
09-22-2013, 06:21 PM
I wouldn't count out Chicago or Dallas just yet. If both teams can keep their QBs from making bonehead plays, they'll both be tough to beat.

BroncoFanNC
09-23-2013, 07:46 AM
"@AndrewSiciliano: The Seahawks are 3-0. The other 5 NFC playoffs teams from last year are a combined 3-12."

CanDB
09-23-2013, 08:42 AM
Good idea for a thread! Yes, the NFC is a bit confusing so far, although Seattle, New Orleans, Chicago and yes, Green Bay are still worthy in my books. Not sure about Atlanta, but they always confuse me.

But certainly the AFC has had a good start! We're #1 from my perspective, but there are quite a few teams that are either good, or looking better this year. Brady and company can never be ruled out, and then there's a fairly big group of decent teams.

All in all, it's good for football if both sides have a number of quality teams. And yes, The NFC outside of Seattle, is not living up so far.

AC1
09-23-2013, 08:44 AM
CIN win over GB
KC win PHI
IND over SF
MIA over ATL
CLE over MINN
NE over TB

I guess things are not going as planned so far like the pundits prognosticated:

SF not looking like the darling of the NFC West
Houston not looking like a contender
SD continuing to implode per usual
ATL showing some weakness
RGIII and WAS are in trouble
Chip Kelly's high-powered offense..not so much
SEA is for real, want to see what they look like on the road
Giants are in a world of hurt

Still very, very early. I think the only things you can say for sure right now is that the Broncos and Seahawks are the two best teams in the league and Jacksonville is the worst. Beyond that, I think we're going to see some shake up before the season is done.

Miami and Chicago have started 3-0. I can't see either team making the playoffs.
Green Bay and Atlanta will recover and make the playoffs IMO.
Washington and NY Giants need to clean some things up and will make a run in the second half of the season IMO. Dallas and Philly need to build a big lead before then.

That said, this is going to be a fun season with all the parity in the league!

InsaneBlaze23
09-23-2013, 09:17 AM
CIN win over GB
KC win PHI
IND over SF
MIA over ATL
CLE over MINN
NE over TB

I guess things are not going as planned so far like the pundits prognosticated:

SF not looking like the darling of the NFC West
Houston not looking like a contender
SD continuing to implode per usual
ATL showing some weakness
RGIII and WAS are in trouble
Chip Kelly's high-powered offense..not so much
SEA is for real, want to see what they look like on the road
Giants are in a world of hurt
Eh, doesn't mean the NFC isn't still the dominate conference. Can't read to much just into final scores and you can't read much into the first 3 games. It's a marathon not a sprint.

The Packers-Bengals game was more than the score. Green Bay pretty much lost all their running backs during a time where Mike is trying to establish a run game. Rodgers was on his back more than a porn actress...not the result of great pass rush but because Green Bay has the worst OL in the league. That game could have gone either way depending on the ruling of 2 plays.

San Fran will pick up pace as the season continues don't write them off yet and don't look too much into Cleveland beating the Vikes.

RGIII is rusty, didn't get to do much in camp or preseason. The knee brace slows him down and Shanny doesn't want him running. The Redskins issue isn't even him it's their defense which has allowed the most yards within the first 3 weeks of a season ever during the super bowl era.

Giants have always made the playoffs off getting hot at the right time. But they are in a trouble. Coughlin is on the hot seat....again their running backs don't know how to hold the ball to a point where they are scared to use David Wilson whom is very talented. Eli can't stop throwing picks, I'd post some blame on their defense, but you can't fault the defense when the offense keeps giving the ball away. Those guys need time to catch their breath but the offense wasn't giving it too them.

Anyone who bought stock in the Eagles is just silly. Vick can't stay healthy, he can't throw, and that offense last only for the first half.

Atlanta will be in the playoffs and get knocked out as they always do. Nothing to see there.

CanDB
09-23-2013, 11:11 AM
Still very, very early. I think the only things you can say for sure right now is that the Broncos and Seahawks are the two best teams in the league and Jacksonville is the worst. Beyond that, I think we're going to see some shake up before the season is done.

Miami and Chicago have started 3-0. I can't see either team making the playoffs.
Green Bay and Atlanta will recover and make the playoffs IMO.
Washington and NY Giants need to clean some things up and will make a run in the second half of the season IMO. Dallas and Philly need to build a big lead before then.

That said, this is going to be a fun season with all the parity in the league!

You're back! Haven't seen you for a while.....we'll be good this time around.

CanDB
09-23-2013, 11:17 AM
Eh, doesn't mean the NFC isn't still the dominate conference. Can't read to much just into final scores and you can't read much into the first 3 games. It's a marathon not a sprint.

The Packers-Bengals game was more than the score. Green Bay pretty much lost all their running backs during a time where Mike is trying to establish a run game. Rodgers was on his back more than a porn actress...not the result of great pass rush but because Green Bay has the worst OL in the league. That game could have gone either way depending on the ruling of 2 plays.

San Fran will pick up pace as the season continues don't write them off yet and don't look too much into Cleveland beating the Vikes.

RGIII is rusty, didn't get to do much in camp or preseason. The knee brace slows him down and Shanny doesn't want him running. The Redskins issue isn't even him it's their defense which has allowed the most yards within the first 3 weeks of a season ever during the super bowl era.

Giants have always made the playoffs off getting hot at the right time. But they are in a trouble. Coughlin is on the hot seat....again their running backs don't know how to hold the ball to a point where they are scared to use David Wilson whom is very talented. Eli can't stop throwing picks, I'd post some blame on their defense, but you can't fault the defense when the offense keeps giving the ball away. Those guys need time to catch their breath but the offense wasn't giving it too them.

Anyone who bought stock in the Eagles is just silly. Vick can't stay healthy, he can't throw, and that offense last only for the first half.

Atlanta will be in the playoffs and get knocked out as they always do. Nothing to see there.

Decent assessment, but I will add a couple of things......losing Clay yesterday was one of the bigger issues for GB. Up til then, he was a wild dude, contributing to 2 fumbles that were both recovered by The Pack.

For sure, that game hung in the balance, and if anything I believe The Bengals got some breaks including some questionable calls.....like rewarding Burflict for his wrongdoing.

As for RGIII......I wonder if he is close to 100%??? I've seen him a couple of times get up like he's still hurt. I hope not. It's almost sad watching him play this season, as he is not right yet. And I sometimes wonder what The Skins were doing last year, as he put himself out there when he probably should not have. They have a decent backup and should seriously consider playing him, while letting RG get back to being who he really is, and can be.

JohnShaft
09-24-2013, 03:26 PM
So, I read the AFC is 11-3 against the NFC.

2 of the NFC's 3 wins are from the Bears...

#87Birdman
09-24-2013, 04:29 PM
So, I read the AFC is 11-3 against the NFC.

2 of the NFC's 3 wins are from the Bears...
the last was Seattle over the jags.

JohnShaft
09-24-2013, 04:37 PM
the last was Seattle over the jags.
Hah. Yeah. And do the Jags even count? :)

I've seen Seattle listed at #1 in a Rankings today. Sounds ridiculous to me.

I don't know how Manning doesn't have the entire league on notice that they better figure out his stuff, or crown his ass.

AC1
09-25-2013, 09:41 AM
You're back! Haven't seen you for a while.....we'll be good this time around.

Hey Can, how's it going? You were always one of the good ones. I'm going to be popping in from time to time. This is a great season to be a Broncos fan.

AC1
09-25-2013, 09:52 AM
Decent assessment, but I will add a couple of things......losing Clay yesterday was one of the bigger issues for GB. Up til then, he was a wild dude, contributing to 2 fumbles that were both recovered by The Pack.

For sure, that game hung in the balance, and if anything I believe The Bengals got some breaks including some questionable calls.....like rewarding Burflict for his wrongdoing.

As for RGIII......I wonder if he is close to 100%??? I've seen him a couple of times get up like he's still hurt. I hope not. It's almost sad watching him play this season, as he is not right yet. And I sometimes wonder what The Skins were doing last year, as he put himself out there when he probably should not have. They have a decent backup and should seriously consider playing him, while letting RG get back to being who he really is, and can be.

Clay Matthews is one of the most under-rated pass-rushers IMO. For all the credit that Rodgers gets for Green Bay's success, any post-season success Green Bay has had has been driven in large part by Matthews. Green Bay got really lucky with the timing of their bye week.

RG3 seems to be on his way back, but the best move IMO is to let him work it out. At this point it looks more like rust than injury. The little bit that I watched of Washington-Detroit, I saw a lot of good things for the former. If not for a couple of rookie mistakes from RG3, I think Washington pulls that game out in the end. I think too much is being made of how he was handled last season. Shanahan treats his players like adults and while it might lead to a bad decision every once in a while, it is better for that player's maturity in the long run. My only concern with RG3 is that he might be getting a lot of people telling him a lot of different things. He needs to trust that his head coach has seen it all and do whatever he says.

#87Birdman
09-25-2013, 10:09 AM
AFC west could pile it on this week as every team in the AFC west plays the NFC east.

Broncos and eagles
Raiders and redskins
Chiefs and giants
Chargers and cowboys.

Plus the AFC west is the home team in all those games.

broncoslover115
09-25-2013, 10:57 AM
AFC west could pile it on this week as every team in the AFC west plays the NFC east.

Broncos and eagles
Raiders and redskins
Chiefs and giants
Chargers and cowboys.

Plus the AFC west is the home team in all those games.

Well, we certainly hope that the Giants, Cowboys and Redskins win this week.