NFL Report Card After 6 Weeks
October 16, 2013 in NFL Observations
Dallas Cowboys C
Tied for first but just don't see the Cowboys as a good team, even if they hung with the Broncos two weeks ago.
Washington Redskins D
Horrible 1-4 start marred by shaky RG3. Very poor defense in early games and special teams is a disaster. Giving slight hope they can do another 3-6 to 10-6 like last year.
New York Giants F
Offense and Eli have been a turnover machine, defense gets torched but at least they showed some life in Chicago, unlike getting blown out the previous weeks.
New Orleans Saints A-
10 seconds away from being undefeated still but still a strong start in a division that looks way easier than it did before the season.
Carolina Panthers C
Really needed that game at Arizona and didn't get it. Looking like a 7-9 or 8-8 team again.
Atlanta Falcons D
Injuries aside they still haven't looked right and most likely dug themselves into too big a hole.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers F
Probably would have gone D- but all the off the field issues with Schiano/Freeman and infections have made them the league’s worst organization right now.
Green Bay Packers B-
Tough schedule so far has led to mediocre record, which I expect to change as season goes on.
Detroit Lions B
I think Detroit have to be thrilled in the spot they are in right now. We didn't know which way this team would go heading into the season.
Minnesota Vikings D
Potential was to be bad but last week was a horrible effort. Now they have a mess at QB to decide on for their future.
San Francisco 49ers B+
Shaky start has turned into a solid three weeks now and back to challenging the Hawks for the top spot out West.
Arizona Cardinals C+
I see the Panthers of the West so gave them the + since they beat them.
St. Louis Rams C
Expected to make noise in the division but that hasn't happened. Maybe crushing Houston gets it going now.
New England Patriots B+
The record says A but the play on the field to me says B. Nice miracle win this week for Brady.
Miami Dolphins C+
Great start but team has fizzled off the past few weeks and I am far from sold as them as a playoff contender.
New York Jets C+
Pre- Steelers game may have had them close to a B or B- but after it dropped. Although they are still better than expected.
Buffalo Bills C
Doesn't it seem like win or lose every Bills home game comes down to the wire?
Tennessee Titans B-
Figured them to be bad but hasn't been the case even without Jake Locker.
Houston Texans D+
Rapidly sliding down the grade chart week by week as the team struggles more and more.
Jacksonville Jaguars D-
Solid effort to cover in Denver kept them from an F but still the NFL's worst which was not surprising.
Cincinnati Bengals B
Not a consistent of a winner enough for me to be sold on this team yet.
Baltimore Ravens B-
Very up and down so far and not sure where they are headed this season.
Cleveland Browns C+
Hoyer gave spark but got hurt so see you later spark as defense tries to keep them together.
Pittsburgh Steelers D
Last week gave them hope as they looked like the Steelers that are expected, but it was versus the Jets.
Denver Broncos A
Best team so far as they rack up points at record pace. Now Von Miller returns from too short of a suspension.
Kansas City Chiefs A
Record gives them the A but I am far from sold on this team really being A quality outside of the defense.
San Diego Chargers B
Since I thought they would suck I owe them at least a B and good to see Rivers is back to throwing TD's and making babies!
Oakland Raiders C+
Like San Diego expected 0-6 right now and could be 4-2. All about developing Pryor and hoping it works out.