Wednesday, December 8, 2010
NFC Third Quarter Breakdown
Green Bay Packers- Despite trailing Chicago in the standings, I still feel the Packers are the best team in the NFC. They have a meeting with Chicago left and a chance to take the division and finish strong. They have still have an outside shot at home field.
Atlanta Falcons- Matt Ryan has shown me a lot this year. Of course this position can change in a hurry. The Falcons boast the NFC's best record and are sitting pretty for home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Chicago Bears- They call this the worse 9-3 team in the NFL. The Bears have been solid on both sides of the ball. Julius Peppers has raised the defense up a notch. Jay Cutler is doing a better of managing the game.
New Orleans Saints- It looks like the offense is finally hitting its stride. They need to avoid more games like the Bengals scare last week.
Philadelphia Eagles- The Eagles will ride Michael Vick's magic to the playoffs.
New York Giants- They might be on the outside looking in when it's all said and done. They have been playing better of late, but need to finish with a flourish.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Tough loss to the Falcons hurts. Still in the playoff hunt, but will need help to get there.
St. Louis Rams- One of the year's biggest surprises has been helped by being in a bad division. They might get into the playoffs, but once they get a few more pieces, look out.
Seattle Seahawks- You wonder which team is going to show up from week to week. They either win or get blown out.
Dallas Cowboys- The Cowboys have been much improved since Jason Garrett took over.
Minnesota Vikings- Playing out the string. Leslie Frazier is coaching for next year.
San Francisco 49ers- Still have a very slim shot at capturing their division. That might be the only way Mike Singletary keeps his job.
Washington Redskins- If games were played on paper they might be a top four team in the NFC.
Detroit Lions- Being competetive in close losses isn't enough.
Arizona Cardinals- All their mojo left with Kurt Warner. Kind of feel sorry Larry Fitzgerald. He seems lost without a quarterback.
Carolina Panthers- I don't think John Fox will be able to survive this season.