The Seahawks, despite their record, make my worst NFL teams list this week, while the Vikings and Saints drop out of the top five, and deservedly so. I judge based on how they’re playing not their records!
Diatribe Note: The parenthesis after the team indicates last week’s rank; teams in the underachieving and worst tiers are from worst to best.
Top 5 NFL Teams
Comments: I know some are wondering where the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints are. They would fall right below the Cardinals. The San Diego Chargers are playing the best football despite their flaws at not being able to generate a pass rush.
The Eagles just get it done and appear to be peaking at the right time. The Colts may not be playing for anything, but can anyone say they don’t belong in the top five? Their loss is on the shoulders of head coach Jim “Don’t rock the boat and do as you’re told” Caldwell and team president Bill Polian.
The Steelers, Packers , and Cardinals are new entries this week because they’re winning when they have to! In the end that’s the mark of a team that is capable of competing for a championship, winning when you have to!
Top 5 Underachieving NFL Teams
The Jaguars were embarrassed by the Patriots, as well, with a potential playoff spot on the line. The Jaguars are too inconsistent to be playoff material. The Titans crashed back down to earth after the Chargers realized in order to beat them you must take quarterback Vince Young’s legs away and force him to throw.
The Bears, despite the huge win Monday night, putting them at 6-9, have underperformed this season.
The Dolphins, well, maybe they should resign themselves that this isn’t the year they win the close games. They consistently seem to come up short, which is a sign of an inexperienced team that doesn’t know how to win. We all expected more from them.
5 Worst NFL Teams
The Redskins and Bills, like the Seahawks, have mailed it in. To make it worse, both teams look like they care more about ending the season and getting in their U-Hauls and driving home! These are horrific teams!