NFL Report Card After 6 Weeks

NFL Observations

NFC East

Philadelphia Eagles   B-        vickrg3
It’s hard to give anyone in this division a grade higher than a B, but the Eagles are 3-3 when most figured them to take their lumps in Chip Kelly’s first year.

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.


NFC South    drewbrees

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.


NFC North

Chicago Bears   B     cutler2
I like what they Bears have done with Trestman so far but not sure they can take down good teams come playoff time.

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.


NFC West

Seattle Seahawks  A-         russellwilson (1)
Everyone knew they would be good and they are as they find ways to win games behind Wilson and their defense.

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.


AFC East

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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?



AFC South

Indianapolis Colts  B+      andrewluck_needsresized
Big wins versus San Fran and Seattle but tough loss in San Diego keeps them from A status.

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.




andydaltonAFC North

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.



AFC West         Divisional Playoffs - Baltimore Ravens v Denver Broncos

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.



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