Seven weeks makes a difference in the NFL

Troy Losey Jr.
Staff Writer

Despite a star RB and emerging young QB, the ‘Hawks are 3-3.
Despite a star RB and emerging young QB, the ‘Hawks are 3-3.

The beginning of the year was one that brought much conversation to the NFL about how it was a lock to see Seattle take on Denver in the Super Bowl for a consecutive year that had not happened in many years to date. A lot of people did not see a very sub-par start from the Seahawks as they crawl out of the week with a .500 record at 3-3. It is crazy to see all of this because of the trends that go on in the tough NFL and how many teams really repeat success in the NFL. We have not had a repeat Super Bowl Champion since the New England Patriots of 3 out 4 Super Bowl wins (which were all wins by 3 points). We continue to see the downfall of teams that have such success such as the Ravens did it last year when they failed to reach the playoffs at all after taking the Lombardi Trophy from the 49ers in the famous “Lights Out” game. We continue to see the success and Super Bowl favorite in the Denver Broncos as they dismantled an injury prone San Francisco defense last night on national television. This may be the last hurrah for Peyton Manning as he has not looked better as he just broke the touchdown record. Most people expected the Broncos to be where they are right now but there are so many more surprises in the NFL.

The Eagles, led by QB Nick Foles, have started the season 5-1.
The Eagles, led by QB Nick Foles, have started the season 5-1.

Not many people had the Ravens at 5-2 to start off through 7 games with the grueling schedule they have. They have looked very good in the passing game and Flacco is looking like the old Flacco of the Super Bowl run they had. We have also seen the emergence of Andrew Luck as a top 10 quarterback in the NFL already and how good has he looked in the first 7 games were they should arguably be even better than 5-2. It was also interesting to look at some teams that are very disappointing this year such as the Saints, Bears, Buccaneers, and like we said, Seahawks. We have also seen the emergence in the NFC with the Cowboys, Eagles, and Cardinals all with 1 loss. I like were this season is going because besides Denver and their power offense, we really have no clue where any other teams will finish this year. Even the Chargers at 5-2 we have no idea how good they really are, especially since they have used 4 different starting running backs in 7 weeks. The things that we know for sure is teams like Arizona, Dallas, and Philadelphia all look strong and look pretty even as far as competition with the others go. It will be interesting to see how successful teams like this stay for the rest of the year. Like an old saying states, “That’s why we play the games.”