Around The League: Week Seven Review

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Drew Brees

Brees looks pretty unstoppable again.

Here’s a look around the NFL after seven weeks. Let us know what you think. Hang on!

The Weekly WTF?
Denver Broncos — Did anyone outside of Florida Gators fans and the delusional Broncos faithful really think it was a good idea to turn things over to Tim Tebow? Yeah, the Broncos won the game on a field goal in overtime against the winless Miami Dolphins, but their offense played like shit the entire game. As a friend of ours who’s a Broncos fan said, “Everyone was right about Tim Tebow in that game.” Yeah, he led them to a win, but he looked like less than an NFL quarterback in doing so. His final line: 13-of-27 for 161 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, nine rushes, 59 yards. The Broncos didn’t take a shot downfield all game as far as we can remember.

New Orleans Saints — I don’t care who you’re playing. Hanging 62 points on anyone in the NFL is impressive. The Saints may have been playing the winless, hopeless, terribly-coached Indianapolis Colts, but 62 points is 62 points. It’s unheard of in the NFL. Drew Brees threw five touchdowns. Do you want to see these assholes in the playoffs? We don’t.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Can someone tell us what’s up with this team? They finish last season 10-6, just out of the playoffs. They’ve scored wins over both New Orleans and Atlanta this season, but then they get thumped by San Francisco two weeks ago and beat by a mediocre Bears team in London this week. We thought they were past the good, young team phase and were becoming just a good team, but their play so far this season says otherwise.

Baltimore Ravens — Someone, who shall remain nameless, insinuated these assholes were the class of the AFC last week. At the time we essentially had them pegged as a team that could beat or lose to anyone in the regular season, but didn’t have the moxie to win in the playoffs. Their loss to Jacksonville on Monday — a game where they only scored seven points — proved our theory to be correct.

Oakland Raiders — It doesn’t matter how you analyze it, a 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs if embarrassing. Further, we now think running back Darren McFadden, who led the league in rushing coming into the game, is a vagina for sitting out almost the entire contest with a foot injury. If he didn’t pull a Jay Cutler in that game, then we don’t know what…

Top 10
1. Green Bay Packers (7-0) — If the secondary and pass rush ever round into shape, the rest of the league may as well stop playing.

2. New England Patriots (5-1) — Anyone see any similarities between these guys and the Packers? The Pats are last in the league in pass defense, one spot behind the Packers. They’re first in the league in total and passing offense. The Packers are fourth and third in those categories.

3. San Francisco 49ers (5-1) — They’re the only other one-loss team in the league besides the Pats. Do we really believe they’re the third-best team in the NFL? No, but it’s hard to argue with results and until Jim Harbaugh’s teams shows otherwise, they belong here.

4. New Orleans Saints (5-2) — They can be pedestrian at times, but Drew Brees & Co. seem to shine when the spotlight is on. They hung 62 on the Colts in prime time. In the top four, this is the team that scares us the most. Like Aaron Rodgers, Brees is a surgeon on the field.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) — The Steelers started slow and they have several issues, including a below-average offensive line and an aging, beat-up defense, but they’re the Steelers. They find a way to win. They’re doing it again this season.

6. Buffalo Bills (4-2) — The Bills are really only here because so many other teams were monumental disappointments in week seven. That’s not to take anything away from Buffalo, who’s coming off their bye week, because they can score with anyone. The question is whether their defense can keep them from getting into a shootout every week.

7. San Diego Chargers (4-2) — They lost in embarrassing fashion to the Jets on Sunday, with Crybaby Phil Rivers throwing two interceptions that essentially cost them the game. They have a terrible coach. We all know they’re not going anywhere in the playoffs. Yet, the Chargers are still somehow the best the AFC West has to offer.

8. New York Jets (4-3) — Maybe we’ll finally have to start taking the Jets seriously again. Maybe… If Sunday’s game were in San Diego, we’re pretty sure the Chargers would have won, though.

9. Detroit Lions (5-2) — Shit! Be careful! Don’t sprain your ankle jumping off that Detroit Lions bandwagon! We told you they were going to come back to earth and now that they’ve lost two in a row, we’re pretty sure expectations have been put in check. We give Ndamukong Suh points for taunting Matty Ice after his own shitty offensive lineman injured his ankle, though.

10. New York Giants (4-2) — Shit, somebody from the NFC East had to make this list, didn’t they? We seem to recall hearing something about how the NFC East was the best division in football earlier this season… hahahahahahahaha!

#Winning
1. Aaron Rodgers — 2,372 yards, 20 TDs, 3 INTs, 125.7 rating — Mike McCarthy thinks he’s Joe Montana.

2. Drew Brees — 2,477 yards, 18 TDs, 8 INTs, 104.6 rating — Nice five touchdown game, jerkhole!

3. Tom Brady — 2,163 yards, 16 TDs, 8 INTs, 104.8 rating — Not seeing a big difference between Brady and Brees at the moment.

4. Adrian Peterson — 712 yards, 8 TDs, 4.9 ypc — Gouged the Packers for 175 and 7.3 ypc. Too bad he’s being wasted on the Vikings.

5. Steve Smith — 39 rec, 818 yards, 3 TDs, 21 ypr — Welcome back Steve Smith! He makes it completely evident the differences between Jimmy Clausen and Cam Newton.

#Losing
1. Kyle Boller/Carson Palmer — They combined to throw six interceptions on Sunday in a 28-0 loss to the Chiefs. Well done, dickbags.

2. Matt Ryan — 1,683 yards, 9 TDs, 8 INTs, 79.5 — That’s right, Matty Fucking Ice. Someone tell me this prick is in the same class as Aaron Rodgers now. Not only is he having a completely average year, his ankle got rolled by his own offensive lineman.

3. Joe Flacco — 1,415 yards, 8 TDs, 5 INTs, 76.2 rating — He’s the Matt Ryan of the AFC. He was able to lead his team to exactly seven points on Monday against Jacksonville.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

8 Comments on "Around The League: Week Seven Review"

  1. Tebow I think is a gamer. I know he is playing ugly right now, but give him some time and who knows only time will tell. One thing for sure, he plays with all his heart every play. Just trying to be fair with what I see.

    • Kristofer from Oshkosh

      So what you see is that Tebow is “playing ugly” and he plays with heart. So that would make the rest of your statement a complete guess when you say: “I think he is a gamer”, “only time will tell”, and “just to be fair”. …?… I’m having a hard time understanding your contradictory statement.

  2. MexicanpackFan

    I’m a lil worried about the chargers they play their best when they play in their home. Hope our secondary is healthy and ready to go next week.

  3. Shawn iltarion

    Monty touted Ponder’s performance against the Pack. Put Tebow’s final numbers up against Ponder’s once- 13/32, 219 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs. Tebow had the better overall passing performance.

    Monty, that is classic over reaction to one bad game. I said last week that I didn’t believe in the Raven’s offense. However, they still beat the Jets and Steelers. They are still a Top 10 team.

    The Saints are the 2nd best team in football, but I don’t fear them at all. Trying to outscore the Packers is a bad strategy. Bring it on.

    The Saints scored on their first 9 possessions against Indy. I thought that was impressive until I saw that the Packers scored on 7 of their first 8 possessions against the Vikings.

    I’ll take 7 of 8 against the Vikings defense in their house over 9 of 9 against Indy at home, any day.

    The Lions aren’t a Top 10 team without Jahvid Best. Without Best, Megatron is the only explosive player on their offense. Double him, and their offense is very pedestrian, as we saw last weekend.

    I watched Stafford, Ryan, Sanchez and Rivers play on Sunday, and I was shocked at the chasm between their play and A-Rodge’s. I am not used to seeing so many inaccurately thrown passes. And these are supposedly good QBs, not the dregs of the league.

  4. darrin

    At the end of the season it will be a 3-team race – Green Bay, New Orleans, and New England – with Pittsburgh close behind. Every one else is just a pretender, regardless of what’s happening right now.

  5. Shawn iltarion

    Everyone still overly impressed with the Saints 62 points against Indy now?

    17 St. Louis, 0 Saints at half.

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