Pete Carroll out-Pete Carrolled by Jeff Fisher today. Gimmick plays to win. Love seeing Carroll lose. I will never understand how a punting team can get so sold on a punt returner running to the opposite side of the field than where the punt is going. Shouldn't the punting team know where the punter will be punting the ball in a "coffin corner" situation? The Packers were dumb enough to let the Bears do it to them a few years back, only to have it called back on a penalty.
I really don't know what to think about this season. This year more than any other than I can think of it seems like there are no clear cut favorites. Seattle embarrasses Green Bay to open the season and has looked average at best since then (the Harvin situation doesn't help their cause). Green Bay looks awful the first 3 weeks of the season and have looked outstanding since (Miami is tough, on the road you take a last second win there). Carolina looks outstanding one week and awful the next. Bears same story. Saints and Falcons can look great at times but overall aren't very good. Dallas seems to be good but for one reason or another they don't scare me as a Packers fan one bit (although if Murray keeps going like he has been then I should be shaking). Arizona is good, but are they really? Is Philli?
Kind of the same story in the AFC. Denver is good. San Diego is playing well but I wouldn't be overly scared of them. Cinci looked incredible 3 weeks ago and now don't look very good. Baltimore is playing well now. New England is starting to find its way but they aren't that good. I'm not a believer in Indi, but they'll have a nice record courtesy of that division.
If I had to make a list of the top 5 teams in each division with my green and gold glasses on it would probably go like this at this point:
To me the NFC is much deeper. Broncos may be the best team in the NFL right now but I have a hard time cutting down a top 5 in the NFC, while I have a hard time finding 5 really quality teams in the AFC. And I guarantee these "rankings" would change every week. Just a weird season.
Cowboys are the best team in football right now. Packers can obviously beat them, but that power running game, combined with their weapons on the outside, and I think you'd have to say they are top of the heap.