After we wrap the first quarter of the NFL season 2009, who truly looks the best? How about the Giants they surely proved themselves on defense and little Manning is looking great. How about big Manning? Throwing 9 TD passes and leading the league and his team with 1,334 yards is pretty great. Speaking of 9 TD passes, how about Brees and the high powered offense? Well actually, what's going on down there? Brees hasn't thrown a TD in two weeks, but instead Pierre Thomas and their defense has lead them to wins! WHAT! How about the Broncos? Ya, they only played the Bengals, Browns and Raiders but this week they took down Dallas! SO, whatya think, well here's what I think:
The New Orleans Saints have proven themselves lethal and the best team in the NFL. Winning the past two games with a ground attack and a tough defense proving themselves as a more well rounded team than in 08'. The Saints offense is averaging 414 yards/game (2nd), 248 pass yards (10th) & 166 rushing (2nd). After two weeks of tough defense, the Saints have managed to become 10th in total yards allowed (295), 212 passing (14th) and 83 rushing (8th). What I enjoy is the Saints ability to beat tough teams on the road, they keep the home crowd happy, great on both sides of the ball, and they have had two tough games already and won by 14+.
The Colts have played well and they are tied for first in yards per game and are first in pass yards averaging 333 a game. Their hardest game was played at Arizona and they won by three touchdowns. Oh and they beat the 1-3 Dolphins in Miami and beat the Seahawks in Indianapolis. They are a great team this year and Manning is leading the crew as the number one quarterback in the NFL. The Colts have been playing great and well rounded, but let's see if they can win a killer game in Tennessee.
The Giants. They have the number one defense averaging 232 yds/game, the number one pass defense averaging 115 a game, and uh the number 18 rush defense giving up about 117 in a game. Let's look at how Manning is doing; his total offense is averaging 401 per game (5th), 255 pass yards (8th), and 145 rush yards (6th). Their stats are extremely impressive despite the number 18 rush defense, but I'm going to give this team the number three spot in the league. Yes, they haven't really played any amazing teams except maybe playing in Dallas or traveling to Tampa Bay, oh and Kansas City is really tough, but I believe that will be tested when they travel to the Dome in week 6. Oh and good luck with the hard game against Oakland this week.
The Vikings are amazing! Brett Favre is so inspirational to me. He's running an offense averaging 321 yards a game (18th in the NFL). Favre himself is averaging 198 yards a game (21). Their first four have been killer playing Cleveland, Detroit, the Packers. Their hardest was played against the 49ers, big deal you won off a miracle pass. Get over yourselves.
I apoligize for the biased article it's just ESPN upsets me every week. These are the top 5 after week 4; Giants, Colts, Vikings, Saints, Jets. How are the Saints 4 below the VIkings! I DONT GET IT! We traveled to Philly, beat the number 5 team (Jets), have an offense averaging 414 a game, have the number one defense player with 5 interceptions and 2 defensive touchdowns (Sharper), the number 2 rushing game, are beating opponets by 14 or more! WHY! The Giants have played nonone, the Colts played Arizona, and the Vikings got lucky against San Francisco. Please someone help and explain how the Saints are so low or is ESPN biased
MY TOP 10:
Saints, Colts, Giants, Broncos, Vikings, Jets, Falcons, Eagles, Ravens, Patriots
Oh, and tell me what you think of this:
The quote next to the Jets record was this; "Even though Mark Sanchez played like a rookie against the Saints' blitz, the Jets proved they can compete on the road."
Um didn't Sanchez throw interceptions, and 0 TD passes? Yeah of course the Saints offense is going to have trouble against the number 3 defense, but the Jets still allowed 24 points and only scored off great field position due to a fumble?