“The Sheriff” Peyton Manning has tossed 9 TDs in 2 games without throwing an interception. The receiving core is in simpatico with the future Hall of Famer like they’ve spent a decade together. Plus, the running game gave them the balance on offense against the Giants that they missed last season. Knowshon Mareno carried the ball the 13 times for 93 yards and a touchdown. The Broncos are the leading scoring team in the NFL, 2nd best is the Green Bay Packers with 66 points. Denver has scored that amount in the 2nd half combined in two games. I predict the Broncos will shatter the 2007 New England Patriots single season scoring record of 589. At 90 points every two games, they are on pace to score 720.
PRESEASON IS IMPORTANT, AT LEAST FOR QUARTERBACKS
RGIII has struggled in the first two games and so has Washington. Last season Griffin only had 7 turnovers (5 Interceptions, 2 Fumbles) total in 16 games, he has 3 interceptions already this season. His QB rating is down to 89.6 from 102.4, But it’s bigger then stats. He doesn’t pass the “eye test”, he looks tentative and so do the play callers. If it takes until week 4 to knock the rust off, it could be too late, then again they are only 1 game back of first place since the NFC East looked so bad yesterday. Which brings me to…….
THE NFC EAST IS THE 2ND WORST DIVISION IN THE NFL
After the AFC North went winless in week 1, the NFC East did the same in week 2. But truthfully they weren’t as bad as the AFC North. The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys had a chance to win their match ups, but the New York Giants and Washington Redskins looked atrocious. I picked the Cowboys to win this division, and after seeing the rest of the NFC East in two weeks, I think by mid October they’ll pull away from the pack. They’re playing the best, especially on defense where it counts.
OH & TWO
New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and the loser of tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals…..your season might as well be over.
Since 1990 only 12% of the teams that have started 0-2 made the playoffs. But if you’re a Super Bowl or bust team there is hope, albeit slim. The last 0-2 team to make Super Bowl…… The 2007 New York Giants and you know how historic that was, don’t cha Tom Brady?
If the Seattle Seahawks get home field advantage in the NFC Playoffs, they will represent the NFC in New York for Super Bowl 48. The Seahawks have won their last 9 (8-0 in 2012) home games by an average of 30.2 (272 total points) points per game, while the defense is only allowing 10.8 (98 total points) points per game. You mix that 12th Man crowd noise – last night they set the Guinness World Record for loudest stadium at 136.6 decibels – with late January weather in the great Northwest and you have a recipe for disaster for NFC opponents. In my preseason predictions I picked Atlanta to go to the Super Bowl and win, not if Seattle gets home field.