I was away for much of the weekend and thus did not get to view too many games, but thanks to the wonder of TiVo and an extremeley comfortable chair, I managed to get through most of the highlights and game summaries. So off we go.
1.) Tennessee Titans- #1 and still the champions! A great defensive battle with the Ravens left their fans on a high note. But it left some doubt as to their offensive ability...can the giants or washington take the top spot soon?
2.) Washington Redskins- In my personal opinion, after week 1 they showed they are the better team than the Giants. But a HUGE win against Philidelphia confirmed it.
3.) New York Giants- I have succumbed to peer pressure here. I understand where people are coming from, saying the Giants are the best team...but I ask you, have they played a team over .500 (other than Washington)? No.
4.) Pittsburgh Steelers- They pounded out a big win against Jacksonville and proved they can win without a lot of their starters.
5.) Dallas Cowboys- Oh how the mighty have fallen. They had a 17-0 lead yet gave up essentially the whole lead until late in the game where they barely won!
6.) Carolina Panthers- Delhomme is my fantasy sleeper of the year. This man is savior to my fantasy team...Anywho, the Panthers continued their winning ways with a win against, Kansas City.
7.) Denver Broncos- The defense played well and the offense continued its dominance. That is the winning formula. Good effort by the Broncos.
8.) Buffalo Bills- I understand losing your QB in the 1st quarter is rough, but you should at least put up 20 points on the average Cardinals defense.
9.) New England Patriots- Tough battle win against San Francisco. But ultimatley it showed my they cannot win on defense alone...they need offense badly.
10.) Arizona Cardinals- Impressive home game against Buffalo...Kurt Warner for MVP?? Maybe.
11.) Atlanta Falcons- Start believing folks. They marched into Green Bay and made their defense look like trash. This is a high power offense with a lot of talent...beware.
12.) Indianapolis Colts- They should have lost, but the leaping efforts of Rosenfels backfired for the Texans and Indy stole one!
13.) Chicago Bears- Kyle Orton looks good. He is winning games and playing just solid enough that his defense can win games.
14.) Green Bay Packers- I put them here because as they get healthier they will for sure get a lot better...they will still win their division they just need to get out of their rough start.
15.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers- They have to throw it deep. They just have to or they wont win games...
16.) Baltimore Ravens- Hard loss against the Titans...but they have a great defense and good leader, they can still rebound.
17.) New York Jets- They havent done anything that impressive. Sure Brett threw for 6 TD's but honestly how often is a 38 year old QB going to do that?
18.) Philidephia Eagles- Injuries are a concern but they were beat legitamtley by the Redskins. They need to get Westbrook healthy and soon!
19.) Minnesota Vikings- Cheap win against the Saints. They had a total of 35 yards yet put up 17 points in the first quarter because of New Orleans mistakes.
20.) Miami Dolphins- Ronnie Brown continues to dominate and Tony Sparano looks like a genius.
21.) Jacksonville Jaguars- Still a good team with enough talent to rebound, but they need defense and they need it badly.
22.) New Orleans Saints- I still like this team and its chances to rebound. But a healthy Shockey would aid this team immensely.
23.) San Diego Chargers- Its getting rougher by the week. I dont know when the Chargers are going to snap out of it and play like SB champs!
24.) San Francisco 49er's- Good try against the Pats but ultimatley their lack of depth and talent cost them the game.
25.) Cleveland Browns- A Bye week lets them get their mind focused, but Edwards needs to snap out of it and play with some swagger.
26.) Houston Texans- This team could easily be 2-2 or 3-1. They are playing every team close and it comes down to the little things like not leaping over guys and fumbling.
27.) Oakland Raiders- Tom Cable isnt much better. They need to realize it isnt the coach...they just have a terrible team.
28.) Cincinnatti Bengals- They have almost taken down two NFC East team, the Boys and G-Men. They are on play away from being 2-3.
29.) Seattle Seahawks- This is potentially the worst team in the NFL, but I give them a little credit because they won at least one game this season.
30.) Kansas City Chiefs- Please, please, please stop playing in the NFL...its just hard to watch.
31.) Detroit Lions- FIRE MARINELLI!!!!!
32.) St. Louis Rams- FIRE EVERYONE!!!!!