In the NFC, the Seahawks appear poised – even possibly too poised – to repeat
Signs say Seattle?
It’s so hard to pick Seattle to repeat as Super Bowl champions because it makes too much sense. And the NFL’s popularity is built on Fantasy Football, gambling and things not making sense.
The Seahawks were a young champion a year ago. They’re amazingly intact. The Legion of Boom secondary is dominant and then some. They can still rush the passer. Their running game is top shelf. And their quarterback is young, poised, elusive, confident, accurate and, oh yeah, underpaid — for now, at least.
But it has been 10 years now since the Patriots were the last team to repeat.
Signs say Seattle. And that’s probably a bad sign in this league.
Jason & Jerry, final chapter?
If Adrian Peterson’s alleged desire to play for the Cowboys includes hangin’ with Jason Garrett, he’s probably out of luck, barring a midseason trade and switch to the defensive line.
Garrett is 29-27 and hasn’t done much besides perfect the art of finishing 8-8 and never reaching the playoffs. His contract is up after this season, which appears to be primed for a lot of passing offense and an even more laughable defense than a year ago, if that’s even possible.
Eli? Is that you?
Is it us or does everyone get that urge to doubt Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning every three or four years? Then they win a Super Bowl and for some reason the feeling goes away.
Well, they haven’t hoisted a trophy since way back in February of 2012. And things could be better for Eli.
Example: In Oakland this week, Matt Schaub lost his starting job to rookie second-round draft pick Derek Carr. This is the same Matt Schaub whose 2013 passer rating (73.0) ranked two spots higher than Manning’s 61st-ranked 69.4.
Manning did complete a lot of passes. But a league-high 27 of them went to the wrong team, including three for touchdowns.
Even Mannings don’t play forever. And this one is only signed through 2015. In other words, now, Eli, would be another good time to win a Super Bowl.
It’s the system, right Chip?
Confidence in your system is getting rid of a DeSean Jackson when the pain in your buttocks becomes too great and then not caring when he ends up with a division rival.
Evidence that your system works is watching Nick Foles come out of nowhere to lead the league in yards per attempt (9.1) while throwing for 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions in 10 starts.
|Team Irvin||7:15 PM|
|Miami||48||3rd Qtr 11:44|
|Oklahoma City||2:30 PM|
|LA Clippers||5:00 PM|
|Team Toews||4:00 PM|
|Boston College||34||2nd Half 17:39|
|Virginia||33||2nd Half 17:04|
|Indiana||25||1st Half 4:00|
|Stony Brook||4||1st Half 15:57|
|Cincinnati||3||1st Half 18:14|
|Maine||7||1st Half 15:23|
|Monmouth||7||1st Half 13:33|
|Fairfield||10||1st Half 15:06|
|Rowan||8||1st Half 13:20|
|St Bonaventure||6||1st Half 16:18|
|Duke||2||1st Half 18:28|
|Saint Peters||13||1st Half 13:07|
|Drake||2||1st Half 16:17|
|Vermont||8||1st Half 14:02|
|Seton Hall||2:00 PM|
|Northern Iowa||3:00 PM|
|Notre Dame||5:30 PM|
|Maine||34||2nd Half 14:11|
|Vanderbilt||37||2nd Half 14:42|
|Lafayette||32||2nd Half 15:59|
|UCF||2||1st Half 19:25|
|Utah||2||1st Half 15:18|
|James Madison||5||1st Half 17:03|
|Coll of Charleston||1|
|Hofstra||6||1st Half 15:10|
|William & Mary||15|
|Hartford||3||1st Half 16:23|
|Binghamton||8||1st Half 16:06|
|Wake Forest||8||1st Half 16:05|
|(17) Florida State||13|
|Georgia Tech||6||1st Half 15:41|
|(22) Georgia||2||1st Half 14:38|
|Drake||18||1st Half 12:53|
|Northwestern||10||1st Half 14:16|
|Wisconsin||10||1st Half 12:57|
|Ohio State||7||1st Half 15:59|
|Northern Iowa||2||1st Half 16:05|
|(2) Connecticut||2:00 PM|
|NC State||2:00 PM|
|(7) Maryland||2:00 PM|
|Illinois State||2:05 PM|
|(14) Kentucky||3:00 PM|
|(9) Oregon State||3:00 PM|
|(13) Arizona State|
|Iowa State||3:30 PM|
|Southern Ill||3:45 PM|
|(15) Duke||4:00 PM|
|(12) North Carolina|
|(21) Minnesota||4:15 PM|
|(11) Stanford||7:00 PM|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon||X||20-9|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm||X||41-28|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm||X||42-10|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||17-3|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon||X||17-16|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon||X||19-13 ot|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon||X||29-26|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon||X||21-13|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon||X||24-21|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||31-13|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon||X||30-24 ot|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||3:25 pm||X||16-14|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon||X||37-35|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||13-9|