Publish Date: 11/23/2021
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
1) The Cardinals are the best team, for now
The Cardinals got a huge road divisional win and have won 2 out of 3 with Colt McCoy at the helm. So as of right now, they look like the best team, but that seems to change week by week.
2) Chaos reigns in the NFL
If you are sports better and are figuring out how to bet this season, the best bet may be to just bet on the underdogs and always take the points. Twenty-three games have been decided on the last play, which is the most since the NFL/AFL merger. Trap games happen every season, but this season it seems that there are at least four trap games every weekend. It does make it more fun to bet with higher payoffs since the underdogs seem to be winning more, and if you want to get in on the action, I would recommend going to this site to find the best places to place your bets.
3) Jonathon Taylor should be the MVP
The Colts blew the Bills out in Buffalo on Sunday and only needed 104 passing yards as Taylor dominated the game for the Colts. He has taken over Derrick Henry’s spot as the best running back in football and has catapulted the Colts into the playoff race. Taylor became the first player since Adrian Peterson (2007-08) to notch at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 TDs on the ground in his first two seasons. Taylor also joins Hall of Famer and 2006 league MVP LaDainian Tomlinson as the only player with eight consecutive games with 100+ yards from scrimmage and a rushing TD in one season. Are the Colts a Super Bowl contender? Yes, in a scrambled AFC, you have to give them a shot to get there. The biggest issue for the Colts will be, can they make up the distance on the Titans to win the division?
4) The Cowboys could be in trouble
The Cowboys have looked terrible in 2 of the last three weeks after a fantastic start to the season. The Cowboys are known for giving their fans hope and then collapsing down the stretch, and it looks like it could be happening again.
5) Are the Chiefs back
Moving Chris Jones back to the interior defensive line has sparked the defense, and it has a feel of a few years ago when the reason led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. My only problem here is that Patrick Mahomes still doesn’t look like Patrick Mahomes and until he does, the Chiefs are not a Super Bowl contender. Will Mahomes bounce back? My guess is yes, and if he does, the Chiefs have a legit shot at a third straight Super Bowl appearance.
6) You can’t buy a Super Bowl
The Rams are attempting to buy a Super Bowl, and that’s not the way this works. Adding OBJ hurts the Rams chances of making it to the Super Bowl. He has been cancer everywhere he’s been, and Los Angeles will be no different. The Rams have bought an all-star team, and we have seen in the past you don’t win a Super Bowl that way.
7) Micah Parsons is the best rookie in the NFL
I know Ja’Marr Chase has been a stud in Cincinnati, but for my money, hands-down, the best rookie this year in the NFL has been Micah Parsons, and it’s not that close. Parsons has helped the Cowboys have one of the best defense’s in the NFL, and that’s a massive turnaround from where they sat last season.
8) Mike Zimmer and the Vikings have become a threat
Coach Zimmer looked to be on the hot seat a few weeks ago. The Vikings are now in the thick of the playoff race after winning the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings are loaded on offense, and the defense has improved. Zimmer is an excellent coach, and the way this season has gone for the Vikings; they are finally winning close games, which was the issue early in the season.
9) Tampa Bay is a different team with Gronk
Gronk was back on Monday, and it made a significant difference on the offensive side of the ball. The Bucs have been hit and miss this season on both sides of the ball. With Gronk back, the offense should stabilize, and the defense looks like it’s starting to hit its stride like last year.
10) The Raiders are done
The Raiders are in disarray, especially on offense and the defense looks worn out. The only way the Raiders can save this season would be a win on Thanksgiving day against the Cowboys, and I highly doubt that will happen.
11) The Titans play to the level of the competition
The Titans beat the best and lose to the worst! They have losses to the Jets and now the Texans and wins over the Chiefs, Colts, and Bills. The Colts are mounting a charge at winning the division, and now after Sunday, you have to consider that the loss of Derrick Henry could be catching up to the Titans.