For weeks, the Denver Broncos were considered Super Bowl favorites. Coming out of Week 7, when the Broncos suffered their first loss of the season at the hand of the Colts, the questions were about which direction the team was heading.
It’s tough to get a clear picture of the NFL standings after seven weeks, but things are starting to take form as midseason approaches.
Here’s a look the division-by-division standings through seven weeks:
We’re not quite halfway through the season.
Jay Cutler and Sam Bradford headlined a rough weekend of injuries. The Bears starter suffered what’s believed to be a serious groin injury. The Rams’ fourth-year quarterback may have suffered a torn ACL, according to a Sunday evening report from Chris Mortensen.
Chicago now pins its hopes on Josh McCown, a tall order for chasing Green Bay in the NFC North. St. Louis has Kellen Clemens and whatever help it can scrape off the waiver wire. Vince Young’s available, but a reunion with Jeff Fisher just doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards.
Each situation is a little different. However, it doesn’t look like the next Tom Brady is waiting in the wings anywhere. Some teams are better off than others.
The Minnesota Vikings have also been terrible on defense, allowing 31.6 points per game to their opponents this season. After getting mixed results from both Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel, the Vikings are turning to their third quarterback of the season this Monday night in former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman.
Freeman has had some great seasons in the NFL, but struggled under head coach Greg Schiano and was eventually waived.
The numbers just aren’t pretty Youth NFL Cheap Jerseys for either of these teams. Minnesota is 2-11 SU over its last 13 games and New York is 1-12 over its Youth Authentic Cheap Jerseys last 13. Minnesota has enjoyed some success against the New York Giants with a 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS record over their last five games against the G-men, but their most recent matchup came in 2010.