Week 7: Weakest Link!

Michael BruckContributor IOctober 24, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 18:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings prepares to deliver a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during NFL action at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 18, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Te Vikings defeated the Ravens 33-31.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

As the NFL season rolls along, undefeated teams break off ALMOST every week. Of course last week, in week 6, the Giants got humiliated by the Saints, in week 4 the Jets and Ravens grabbed their first L, and in week 3 the Falcons and 49ers got put down. Why go further than that, but the remaining undefeated links consist of the Broncos, Colts, Saints, and Vikings. The Broncos are off and the Colts and Saints both face teams under .500 (Rams and Dolphins). Who do I think will be the next weakest link?

Indianapolis is looking great and coming off a bye will more than likely result in the Colts leaving Missouri 6-0. Hey, this is a good chance for Manning to catch up to Brees! Oh wait, Brees also faces a rather easy team. The Dolphins aren't entirely bad but the #18 pass defense will give Drew a great opportunity to score some MVP points and also walk away with 6-0.

The Minnesota Vikings have had luck and a few lucky heaves on their side. Out of their six games, three have been against teams that have a combined record of 2-11 (Cleveland, Detroit, & St. Louis). Two other wins were against the 49ers and the Ravens. Both last minute drives and in the 49ers game, it came down to a last second heave. Their most notable win as of right now is against the Packers which they won by seven. The Vikings to me, are unimpressive. Barely winning your only difficult games is unimpressive. When I see that the Vikings can march into Pittsburgh and take them down by at least 7, not 2 or 3, then I cut this ball club some slack. As of right now, I say they are the weakest link and fall 6-1, good-bye!


Combined Opponets Records:

Saints: 14-15 (93%)

Broncos: 16-18 (88%)

Vikings 11-18 (61%)

Colts: 8-18 (44%)

Of course the Colts have had the easiest record, but they have been hammering teams. The Saints have the hardest schedule and are beating teams by an average of 20. The Broncos have had a hard 6 as well, and the Vikings have had a mediocre schedule but have barely beaten the hard teams.


Saints: #1 offense, #9 defense, Drew Brees' rating= 118

Colts: #3 offense, #7 defense, Peyton Manning's rating=114

Vikings: #13 offense, #18 defense, Brett Favre's rating= 110

Broncos: #9 offense, #2 defense, Kyle Orton's rating= 100