It is Week 7 and as the NFL season nears the halfway pole, certain teams have established themselves as real contenders to earn a spot in the playoffs.
The Detroit Lions, after several years of being the dismal Detroit Lions are 5-1 and one game behind undefeated Green Bay.
The San Francisco 49ers are 5-1 and have arisen unscathed out of the Mike Singletary years only to enter the Jim Harbaugh-era. Where close games and head-to-head head coach shoving matches happen on regular intervals.
The Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders are off to surprising 4-2 starts. Things are looking up in Oakland after they traded a few high draft picks and the Interstate-580 corridor to Cincinnati for Carson Palmer.
And the New York Giants are atop the NFC East?
It’s time to preview three of the top matches this week in the National Football League.
Atlanta is off to a disappointing 3-3 start, but is only one game out of first place in the NFC South.
Detroit comes into the game after their first loss of the year to St. Louis last Sunday—a game that grabbed most Sunday and Monday headlines due to the post-game “handshake”.
The Lions are three-and-a-half point favorites at home and should be ready coming off of last week’s loss and will surely keep themselves in contention in the NFC North.
Hopefully this game isn’t as bad to watch as the Monday Night debacle to start the week.
An interesting game, and maybe a game to find out how far (or how far back) the Jets have come.
Rookie Christian Ponder takes the reigns from Donovan McNabb, who says Vikings coaching picked the ideal game for Ponder to be introduced to the NFL.
Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers is establishing himself as an elite quarterback among a handful of active names.
The networks thought during schedule making time that this might be the marquee match up of the week. Good call.
Packers should have no trouble moving to 7-0.
As we keep moving forward in the season, we will find out who is for real and who may have just gotten off to a hot start.
It’s another Sunday to enjoy the NFL, and if you’re an NBA fan, you may want to keep enjoying football.