By Johnny Sunchips
We are two weeks into the 2013 NFL season; and with 32 games under our belts, we are starting to get a feel for the composition and character for many of the teams around the league.
Each week, I will give you my best takes and thoughts regarding the happenings from around the league as the season progresses.
After two weeks, here are my top five takeaways (in no particular order):
1. The Seattle Seahawks defense is the best I've seen since the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.
That team, led by future HOF Ray Lewis, ran a devastating defense that posted four shutouts, and gave up an average of just over ten points PER GAME. These "Hawks" can generate pressure from both ends while clogging up the interior. The secondary, led by the Richard Sherman can be intimidating to any receiver. They simply punish the opposition.
2. The Denver Broncos offense may more explosive than the 2007 New England Patriots.
Led by Tom Brady, the 2007 Pats seemed to score at will, averaging an incredible thirty-seven points per game, en
route to an undefeated regular season. Just two games in, Denver has scored a totalof ninety points. Peyton Manning, with his receivers Wes Welker, Eric Decker and a couple of guys named Thomas, have created production that seems to be limitless.
3. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers is the best at his position in the NFL.
This season, the sure-shot Hall of Famer has thrown for 813 yards, 7 touchdowns, with only 1 interception, while averaging 10.3 yards per attempt and a QB rating of 127.2. Not only does he have pinpoint accuracy while on the run, I cannot recall a quarteback wirh more accuracy while throwing of his back foot.
4. My beloved Kansas City Chiefs have matched their entire win total from last year.
Last week's win over Dallas was a game that they certainly would have lost last season. Their young and aggressive defense was able to find a way to make plays against a potent Cowboy offense when they needed to. Alex Smith may be just what the doctor ordered for an offense that was badly in need of guidance. Skipper Andy Reid is a quality headcoach and the change of scenery could reap many rewards in the Nation's heartland.
5. Don't overlook the New Orleans Saints!
They have an All-World quarterback in Drew Brees... and a chip on their shoulder. The "Bounty Scandal" was the focus on a team last year, who, just three years prior, won a Super Bowl. Head Coach Sean Peyton has "served his time," and he wants to reclaim the perch that he lost as one of the top coaches in the league. This team is flying under the radar, but I predict that as the season progresses, the Big Easy will source a significant story in the NFL.
That's All! Until Next Week...
Johnny Sunchips can be heard every Saturday at 9 AM on WBOB's Psycho Sports.
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