Hey guys, it’s Adam Eisen here starting a new blog series on the Golden Fleece Media page revolving around the National Football League (NFL)! Every couple of weeks, I will be updating you guys on my opinions and thoughts with the current standings and odds all around the league. So, Let’s Kickoff!
We’re just now wrapping up with Week 10 in the NFL, so we are a little over halfway through the season. There have been surprising arrivals of teams and even more shocking downfalls. The Rams this season are leading the league in scoring with already having put up 297 points over 10 games compared to their mere 224 points all of last season. Some people are even calling them “the greatest show on turf” as a bit of a throwback to the St. Louis Rams in the early 2000s.
But sadly, with all of the teams that are pulling surprising upsets this season, there have been even more shocking defeats. The Giants have only one win this season after making it into the playoffs last year. They are set to have the worst record in team history after this season.
Another team making a major splash in headlines this season is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs only have a mere three wins this season after last season where Jameis Winston led them to nine wins and a very close playoff appearance. Those are only two of the multitude of surprises this season.
The playoff standing between the two divisions are very close yet again this year. The only thing that seems to be set in stone is the 8-1 Eagles led by MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Wentz is playing out of his mind this season with a 60 percent completion percentage along with 23 touchdowns and only five interceptions. The Eagles are currently leading the NFC by two games this year while heading into their bye week.
The playoff picture is looking very promising for some teams other than the Eagles. They are followed by the Saints, Vikings and then Rams, all sitting at 7-2, with the two wild card spots currently going to the Panthers and the Seahawks (both 6-3).
The AFC playoff picture is a little closer with the Steelers and Patriots sitting on top at 7-2, with followed by the Chiefs at 7-3. From there, the Titans take the fourth spot on the list (6-3) with the two wild cards going to the Jaguars (6-3) and the Bills (5-4). That means the entire AFC is within two games of each other.
With the NFL season being over halfway over, it’s time to start thinking about the Super Bowl. Every year around this time, I make my prediction for the Super Bowl. This year, I think that the big game will be between the Eagles and the Patriots in a high scoring game with the Patriots coming out on top on a last-second field goal. Final score: Patriots 37, Eagles 34.
In a couple of weeks, I will send another update post out with my current thoughts and how the league is shaping moving into December. Thanks! Go Pack Go!