The NFL has put out a pretty poor product for the 2015 season. I usually wait to write this after the Monday Night Football game, but I might as well just write it after Sunday from now on. That Monday game was brutal. There are very few teams that are considered "great" (Packers and Patriots) and therest should be considered "good" and not in the Super Bowl picture (Denver, Arizona, Atlanta, Pitt, etc). Nevertheless, Week 6 was pretty decent. We had a couple good games and the playoff picture is starting to take form. Lets take a look at the three biggest takeaways from Week 6 in the NFL.
1. The Patriots Are In Everyone's Head, And It's Perfect
The Patriots are one of the great teams in the NFL, like I previously mentioned. From all of the junk that has happened in the past ~8 years since Spygate, the Patriots are in everyone's heads so bad. If the Colts were to just punt the ball, they would be down by 6 with a minute left in the 3rd Quarter, with the Patriots back inside their own 20 yard line. Instead, they decide to run arguably the stupidest play of all time. You can watch the play, I don't have to break it down for you. But this just shows how much everyone else overthinks playing the Patriots. Not to mention, if you are going to run a trick play like this, is there a worse team to do it against than Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots?
Just terrible football all around.
2. Its Time To Start Talking About The Denver QB Situation
Oh Peyton, Peyton, Peyton. As a New England fan, I have been taught to hate Peyton Manning, but to be honest, I just can't. From all of his ridiculous Nationwide commercials to his goofy dancing, its hard to hate this guy. Plus, I am a fan of old school quarterbacks that stay in the pocket and are true field generals. Unfortunately, Manning has 10 interceptions, with three of them being returned for touchdowns through 5 games. While Peyton's arm is shot and he should hang it up after this season, he looks uncomfortable in this new Kubiak offense. They have been able to squeak by teams to a 5-0 start, but this fairy tale will end soon. At some point soon, with their Super Bowl-worthy defense, they will have to think about making a move to Brock Osweiler.
3. Seattle Should Miss The Playoffs
First, hats off the Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, as they improved to 5-0 in one of the most hostile environments in the NFL (They are still a fake good team, probably won't even make the playoffs). Now that we got that out of the way, lets talk about how terrible the Seattle Seahawks are. What happened? Just a few months ago, they were one rushing attempt away from winning their second consecutive Super Bowl trophy. They have lost four out of their first six games and look to be out of the playoff picture already. Their defense has been a disappointment and Russell Wilson has exposed his true colors: a skilled player that holds the ball too long to try and make a play (Sounds like Andrew Luck). Trading for Jimmy Graham could prove to be one of the worst moves in the NFL this season, as he is soft and the Seahawks offensive line now cannot protect Russell Wilson for more than a couple seconds. Again, it is just sad how terrible the NFL is this year.
By Pete Packowski