The NFL is a beautiful mystery. I consider myself almost an expert. I’ve won multiple fantasy leagues, football auctions, regularly play daily fantasy football, but after the start of this
The NFL is the greatest because of its parody and its sense of urgency. The best teams in baseball and basketball rarely lose because they play so many games. I’m talking about the regular season and the playoffs. The better basketball and baseball teams almost always win because it’s nearly impossible for an underdog to outperform a superior team four out seven times.
Back to what I was saying though, I don’t know anything or anyone who pretends to know anything is a liar. For example, I was pretty certain that in order to be a great team you needed a franchise quarterback, someone who can win you a game and not someone who just tries to not lose you a game. What about the Broncos though? They have the most dominant front seven in the game and their ability to stop the run and then get pressure with just a four-man rush has wrecked gameplans and made excellent players (what I thought were excellent players because I don’t know anything anymore) look abysmal. They have faced four pro-bowl running backs this year: Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy and Marshawn Lynch and held them to less than 100 yards. Not each of them to under 100 yards (well yes that too), I’m talking about each of them COMBINED. That’s 12 combined pro bowls that
The Steelers lost to the Bears, the Jaguars are leading their division and I feel like the only constant in this league is the Browns continuing to be dreadful. How is this happening, I find myself asking… myself. Is it due to the decreased practices and player involvement in the preseason? Some broadcasters seem to suggest that everything will straighten itself out after the first month, but I hope not.