It’s only week two and you can already see the trajectory of some of the NFL teams.
As expected, certain teams are doing well like the Raiders, Falcons, and Chiefs.
But there are other teams not living up to their expectations or their hype, proving that they have been overrated at least so far.
Green Bay Packers (1-1)
The Green Bay Packers are .500 after opening their season playing two difficult teams in the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons certainly look like one of, if not the best, team in the league after just two weeks in. And they certainly rolled over Rodgers in their brand new Atlanta stadium on Sunday night.
Rodgers is arguably one of the top quarterbacks in the league, but he hasn’t looked like the Rodgers of old. But it could be due to issues with his offensive line which have given up 7 sacks after only two games so far.
At that rate, his offensive line would give up 56 sacks for the entire season, which would be a career high for the veteran.
And through the first half of week one’s battle against the Seahawks at home, they scored zero points. They’ve been wildly inconsistent thus far and not nearly as good as what was predicted by NFL analysts before the season.
Seattle Seahawks (1-1)
The Seahawks defense is still the best part of their team, but the offense looks like a complete disaster. They scored a grand total of 9 points against the Packers in week one and 12 points against the 49ers.
Russell Wilson was 14-27 for 158 yards against the Packers, and 23-39 for 198 yards and 1 TD against the 49ers.
That’s not the same elusive Russell Wilson we’re all used to – making something out of nothing. And he’s been sacked 6 times and fumbled twice.
The defense has only allowed 26 points through 2 games, but it won’t be enough against some of the high-octane offenses in the league if the Seahawks offense consistently delivers these efforts.
New York Giants (0-2)
Most NFL analysts believed the offseason acquisition of veteran receiver Brandon Marshall – to go along with one of the best receivers in the league in Odell Beckham Jr. – made them a serious Super Bowl contender.
Not so fast. They have looked abysmal so far.
The Giants have scored a grand total of 13 points through two weeks against the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions respectively.
Veteran quarterback Eli Manning was 29-38 for 220 yards and 0 TD with a QBR of 21.1 in week one, and 22-32 for 239 yards and 1 TD with a QBR of 25.3 QBR in week two.
He’s also been sacked 8 times, and if you thought the Seahawks and Packers have offensive lines issues, the Giants make the others look like the Raiders’ dominant O-line. These guys can’t stop anybody.
Through two weeks they have the worst offense in the league, and yes that means even the Cleveland Browns are more efficient on offense.
While some thought they would make some noise this year, it’s looking doubtful that they could make the playoffs at this point.
Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
There was a theme to the Giants, Packers and Seahawks – bad offensive lines. But the Cowboys have arguably touted the best offensive line in all of football since last year.
Well, in week two, the Denver Broncos defense made the high-octane Cowboys offense look like overrated fools in a 42-17-blowout loss.
The Cowboys were stunned by the Broncos “no-fly zone” and shutdown 2nd year sensation Dak Prescott to the tune of 30-50 for 238 yards for 2 TD and 2 INT. That’s not very Prescott-esque.
Now they did beat the New York Giants handedly in week one, but as we’ve already deduced so far, the Giants are not even close to pre-season predictions.
But if this is how the Cowboys look against a good team like the Broncos, then they’re in a whole lot of trouble.