1. ARIZONA CARDINALS (0-3-1)
The Cardinals have yet to win a game this year. The offensive line and defensive issues from last season remain. This looks like a long term project for Kingsbury.
2. ATLANTA FALCONS (1-3)
It might just be time to admit that the Falcons are a bad team, now sitting at 1-3. If they can’t turn it around, one can’t help but to wonder if they are looking at rebuilding with a young QB and a new head coach. This team looks far from the Super Bowl team a few years ago.
3. BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-2)
The Ravens have now lost two in a row and allowed Nick Chubb to run for 165 yards and 3 TD’s. That is not Ravens football. All of these guys agree:
"No one likes losing. We fell short, we'll get better next week." pic.twitter.com/S7EtSSt89f— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 29, 2019
"We have to be better." pic.twitter.com/eMk1BuL66W— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 29, 2019
"We got to get it fixed." pic.twitter.com/cEdl0JAAmC— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 29, 2019
4. BUFFALO BILLS (3-1)
The Bills lost their first game of the season at home against the Patriots. They may have suffered a bigger loss, however, as Josh Allen was forced to leave the game with a head injury.
Some people got married at halftime though. Good for them.
5. CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-2)
Well the Panthers were 0-2 when Cam Newton went out with an injury. Now they are 2-0 with Kyle Allen as the starter. The NFL is a crazy league.
Stealing a win in Houston is big for this team. If their defense keeps it up, Christian McCaffrey can carry the offensive load.
6. CHICAGO BEARS (3-1)
Addition by subtraction? Mitchell Trubisky may be out for a while with a left shoulder injury, but Chase Daniel has proven that he is just as good (bad?) as Trubisky.
The defense is what will carry this team where it wants to go.
7. CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-4)
I think we need to start discussing the Bengals in the race for the #1 overall pick.
The Genesis Halftime show is more interesting than the Bengals.
8. CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-2)
I have been very rough on the Browns so far this season, but credit where credit is due. I didn’t think they had a shot to win going to Baltimore, but they proved me wrong. They now lead the AFC North and have a real shot at the division if they can keep it up.
9. DALLAS COWBOYS (3-1)
The Cowboys couldn’t score more than 10 Sunday night in the Super Dome and lose on a 4th quarter field goal by a final score of 12-10.
This team still looks like a real contender.
I have to guess I am not the only one that thinks watching Jason Witten come out of retirement to play football is hilarious though, right?
10. DENVER BRONCOS (0-4)
For the second week in a row, the Broncos lose a game at home.
For the second week in a row, the Broncos lose a game on a last second field goal.
11. DETROIT LIONS (2-1-1)
The Lions lost the game late to the Kansas City Chiefs but proved that they are a legit contender.
Everyone was mad at the refs for some reason though:
12. GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-1)
The Packers ended up losing to the Eagles at home on Thursday night, potentially losing top target Davante Adams in the process.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur said it's day by day for Davante Adams and his toe injury. As for what the plan is this week for Adams, LaFleur said: "I really can't tell you right now." https://t.co/TYextaVLBW pic.twitter.com/8kgmO51eQR— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 30, 2019
The Packers are in the midst of their most difficult stretch of the season right now, with games @ Dallas, vs Detroit, vs Oakland, @ Kansas City, and @ LA Chargers. If the Packers are able to come out of this stretch with 3 or 4 wins, it should be enough to prove that they are among the NFC elite.
13. HOUSTON TEXANS (2-2)
A home loss to the Carolina Panthers. I say it every week, but I have no idea what to think about this team. This week I think they are bad, next week I will probably think they are good. Lucky for them, 9-7 probably wins the AFC South this year.
14. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-2)
Every team is 2-2 in this division. I’m going to say the same thing I said about the Texans, I have no idea if this team is good or bad. Luckily for the Colts, 9-7 probably wins the AFC South this year.
15. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-2)
Minshew mania is alive and well. The Jaguars win their second game in a row with Minshew starting. It will be interesting to see what happens with him once Nick Foles is back healthy. I say the Jags should take a mustache ride and ride Minshew until the end.
Luckily for them, 9-7 probably wins the AFC South this year.
Gardner Minshew Was Reportedly Offered a $1 Million Endorsement Deal By Porn Site – https://t.co/Yzr7JQppHJ— Pro Sports Extra (@ProSportsExtra) September 30, 2019
16. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-0)
The Chiefs keep rolling. A big road win against a tough team. This was Patrick Mahomes first regular season game in a dome, and the place was rocking. He was able to orchestrate a last minute comeback win in despited the crowd noise.
17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-2)
The Chargers get a bounce back win after a loss to the Texans. They beat the Dolphins, not much else to say about that
18. LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-1)
The Rams lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in a crazy 55-40 game. I’m just going to come out and say it: Jared Goff is an average quarterback and isn’t worth the contract extension that he just received.
RIP Marcus Peters
Marcus Peters: dead pic.twitter.com/vI9BpECLN9— Barstool Sports (@BarstoolsTweets) September 29, 2019
19. MIAMI DOLPHINS (0-4)
The Dolphins had a lead in the first quarter!
They might win one of these weeks.
20. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-2)
Kirk Cousins will do what he does every season, leading his team to an 8-8 record. Luckily for Vikings fans, his contract is done after next season.
21. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (4-0)
The Patriot train keeps on rolling. A division win on the road is always a good thing.
22. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-1)
Teddy Bridgewater is doing just enough to win football games and that is good enough for the Saints. I don’t think there is any need to rush Brees back, as this division looks very winnable for New Orleans, even without him.
23. NEW YORK GIANTS (2-2)
All the sudden the the New York Football Giants have a stud quarterback. Danny Dimes has led them to two straight victories. This is definitely not a playoff team though.
24. NEW YORK JETS (0-3)
The Jets are awaiting news on Sam Darnold.
Jets QB Sam Darnold still has hurdles to clear to play week 5. He says he will have more tests Monday on his spleen. If it's not as enlarged, he can begin practicing and working out. His cardio has been limited to walking & stationary bike. Not a lock but hopeful after mono bout— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 29, 2019
25. OAKLAND RAIDERS (2-2)
The Raiders won again.
Burfict is suspended for the rest of the year.
When are we going to kick Vontaze Burfict out of the NFL?
KICK VONTAZE BURFICT OUT FOREVER!!! pic.twitter.com/91IQghasuf— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 29, 2019
26. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-2)
After two straight losses, the Eagles were able to bounce back on a short week in Green Bay. If this team can get healthy, they should continue to contend in the NFC East.
27. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-3)
The Steelers won their first game on Monday night against the lowly Bengals. Mason Rudolph put up a nice 24/28 229 passing night with 2 touchdowns.
28. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-0)
The undefeated 49er’s were off this week and face the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.
29. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (3-1)
The Seahawks are able to join the Rams in the top spot of the NFC West after beating the division foe Arizona Cardinals.
Jadaveon Clowney made a sick one handed pick six on a screen pass:
30. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-2)
Is this team good?
They were able to score 55 in Los Angeles against the Rams. Jameis Winston still had to throw a cherry on top pick six for good measure late in the game, however.
31. TENNESSEE TITANS (2-2)
Well, the Titans were able to beat the Falcons on the road and now sit at 2-2. Luckily for them, 9-7 should be enough to win the AFC South this year.
32. WASHINGTON REDSKINS (0-4)
There were talks that Jay Gruden could be fired if the Redskins lost this game. At the time of this writing, he was still employed by the team. Dwayne Haskins got his first NFL opportunity and proceeded to throw three interceptions.
Doug Williams and Jay Gruden promising Redskins fans a team that would compete in 2019: pic.twitter.com/o0wneycQUy— Matthew McGovern (@MatthewMcGovern) September 29, 2019