Week 2 in the NFL was awesome. We had upsets, teams getting embarrassed (Talking to you, Buffalo) and historic performances. There are some major headlines going through the NFL now that will effect not only the Patriots, but the rest of the National Football League.
Can The Cowboys Persevere Without Romo and Bryant?
At some point, do you start feeling bad for the guy? Tony Romo has stuck with the Cowboys through everything, but it looks like they will be without him for a good chunk of the season now. After breaking his collar bone, it looks like Tony Romo will be out for about 8-10 weeks. With Dez Bryant already out with a foot injury, will the Cowboys, who are currently 1st in the NFC East, be able to tread water until they both return? That Week 5 matchup with the Patriots is looking more and more easy for the Pats...
The Seattle Seahawks Are A Mess
To their credit, they hung around with Green Bay, who may end up coming out of the NFC if they can stay healthy, throughout the entire game, but come on, man. The defending NFC Champs looking anything but as they start the season at 0-2. From Marshawn Lynch's mom calling out the coaching staff to trading one of your best offensive lineman for the softest tight end in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks are a mess. If they don't figure it out quick, things could get ugly, if they haven't already.
No One In The NFL Is "Elite"
Before you rip me, just hear me out. The Patriots are the favorite in the AFC and Green Bay is the favorite in the NFC. However, after that, what is there, really? Indianapolis? Too soft. Seattle? No offense. In today's NFL, you need two things to be an elite team: a great defense and a great quarterback. Who has that? Sure, the Patriots and Packers have the two best quarterbacks in the NFL, but both their respective defenses have holes. If the Patriots kept Darrelle Revis (I hate bringing this up), then they would be the clear cut favorites to win the Super Bowl. There is a chance that Malcolm Butler could blossom into an elite defensive back, but at this point, any injury to either team could completely alter the landscape of the NFL hierarchy.
By Pete Packowski @Pete_BBS