As the NFL season reaches the end of the first quarter, it’s time to reflect on the first four weeks of the season and grade each team as they get ready for their midterm exams.
Plenty of drama has taken place already in 2011 from devastating injuries to triumphant returns, surprise teams to overrated clubs and lots more.
These first-quarter grades will be issued based on the following criteria: preseason expectations, free-agent acquisitions, personnel moves, strength of schedule and play on the field.
So which teams are passing with flying colors and which teams need to hit the books for fear of flunking out?
Here are the 2011 NFL first-quarter report cards: