Surprisingly, football fans were greeted with a plethora of good games in Week 7. Although the talent is down across the league, its somewhat exhilarating watching two terrible teams fight it out and know the Patriots would blow them both out of the water. The Patriots are the clear cut favorites in the National Football League right now, but things can change quickly. Lets take a look at the biggest highlights and takeaways from Week 7 in the NFL.
1. It's Tom Brady's World, We Are Just Living In It
The combination of Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Tom Brady is the best in football. Are you going to double team Gronk on the inside? Well we will just push him out wide. Are you going to shadow Gronk out wide now? Well, we will just pound the ball with slant routes to Jules. At this point in the season, no one is better than Tom Brady. Through 6 games, TB12 is throwing the football with a completion rate of 68.9%, for 2,054 yards, 16 TDs, 1 INT, with a passer rating of 113.2. At the ripe age of 38, I have never seen Tom Brady play better. His footwork and ability to move in the pocket is something that he wasn't doing 4 or 5 years ago. Is it possible that Touchdown Tommy is actually getting better with age?
Prepare yourself, NFL. Tommy Terrific is angry.
2. The AFC South Is A Pathetic Excuse For A Professional Football Division.
Does the AFC South have the potential to be the worst division ever in football? After Sunday, their collective non-division record is 4-15. The worst non-division record ever belongs to the 2008 NFC West, who went 10-30. Seriously, there isn't one team in this division that is even somewhat decent. The Titans have lost 5 games in a row, the Jaguars are, well, the Jaguars, the Texans are a complete dumpster fire without a quarterback, and the Colts suddenly forgot how to play football. Bottoms up, Jim Irsay.
3. There Is No One On This Earth I Hate More Than Greg Hardy
So let me get this straight - You get away with beating the crap out of your girlfriend and saying terrible things about Tom Brady's wife, then get paid $10 million to play 12 games. On Sunday, Greg Hardy went after his Special Team's coach, then got into it with Dez Bryant. The previous Thursday, Hardy missed practice for no apparent reason, although the team officially said it was because of an illness. After all of these incidents, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told us how much of a leader Hardy is. Jerry Jones is a terrible owner, and all the losing that happens to the Cowboys is deserved.
By Pete Packowski