As Week 8 of the 2010-11 NFL season is complete, we can safely say that this year has been as crazy as ever. From unexpected superstars to surprising struggles, this season has been packed with excitement from Week 1. Here is a look back at some things that we all may have doubted before the start of the season:
Brandon Lloyd currently leads the NFL in receiving yards.
While being out for almost a whole game and shaken up for the majority of this season, Antonio Gates has 9 touchdowns through 7 full games played.
T.O. has crawled his way back to the top 5 in league receiving.
Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall, Greg Jennings, Marques Colston, Desean Jackson, Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson have one thing in common: they are not in that top 5.
DeAngelo Hall recorded 4 interceptions in a single game this season.
Ahmad Bradshaw of the Giants is the league's third-leading rusher.
Randy Moss will not be a Patriot all season.
Randy Moss was a Viking at some point this season.
Randy Moss is now a member of the Tennessee Titans.
Kyle Orton is the league's second-leading passer.
The Kansas City Chiefs will be 3-0, and then 5-2, the Dallas Cowboys will be 1-6, and the St. Louis Rams will have a .500 record.
I think we all get the point. Many unexpected patterns have formed, and many more likely will. Here's my shot at getting some of them right for the 2nd half of the season.