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Super Bowl XXX

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Baltimore Ravens (13-3)             New Orleans Saints (11-4)

Coach: Tommanowns                                    Coach: EddieHendrixx

Team Leaders:

  • L. Jackson 111yds, 0td, 0int    D. Brees 137yds, 0td, 5ints
  • M. Ingram III 21att, 85yds, 0td  A. Kamara 11att, 57yds, 0td

  • M. Brown 4rec, 30yds, 0td       J. Cook 3rec, 44yds, 0td

 

 

A Banner Season in Charm City!

           Super Bowl XXX Miami, FL. In the NFASL Super Bowl XXX, a banner season in the National Football All Simulation League The Baltimore Ravens separated themselves from the rest of the pack defeating the New Orleans Saints 29-6. In a game where no offensive Touchdowns were scored it was the Ravens Defense that lead the day. The Ravens Defense was simply lockdown bringing up past images of Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and Terrell Suggs. Instead it was Earl Thomas III, Patrick Onwuasor, and Anthony Averett forcing fumbles, and intercepting Passes and scoring. They held a all time great Drew Brees to his worst game in his career as he only threw for 137yards, zero Touchdowns, 5 interceptions , 10/19 passing for 52%, and a low 36.4 Total Quarterback Rating. 

  On Offense the Ravens gameplan was game managing as they were very precise with their passes, and gave a heavy dose of Mark Ingram III to salt the Game away. When your Defense gives you 14 points not playing to that strength would have been a major mistake. Lamar Jackson was efficient only throwing for 111 yards, however he was 9/11 with a 81% completion percentage. Mark Ingram was the work horse as he carried the ball 21 times for 85 yards, 4.0 yards per carry. With Justice Hill carrying it 4 times for 22yards, and Lamar Jackson rushing 4 times for 13 yards.   A strong Running game, and a stout Defense......Where have I heard that before. That Gameplan took the ball away from the Saints, that is when they weren't giving it away as the Ravens held the ball for 22:11 to the Saints 13:43. 

 The Saints were awful in the Super Bowl as it seemed as though they did not gameplan at all for this Ravens team. There is an old saying that goes more games are lost than won, and nothing is more apropros than in this game. The Saints had more Yardage than the Ravens, and Alvin Kamara was running like a man possessed 11 carries, 57yards with a 5.2 yards per Carry. The Saints defense also limited the big plays of the Ravens players as they bottled up Lamar Jackson holding him to 13 yards rushing, and sacking him 4 times. They also nullified Their big play receiver Hollywood Brown who has been giving opposing secondaries fits with his speed to 4 cathces for 30yards.  It seemed as though the Saints were predetermined before the game to feature Drew Brees no matter what, and that truly in the end cost them. Some games you have to win dirty, 3-0, 6-3, etc.... a Win is a win, and if you win by 100, or 1 it only counts as 1 especially in the Super Bowl. 

                 

The Baltimore Ravens were coached by Tommanowns, who has cemented himself as the best in the Leagues History. G.O.A.T.  Congratulations on winning Super Bowl XXX, and hanging your fifth banner in the Hall of Champions!

                            Lets have a conversation with Super Bowl XXX winner Coach Tommanowns:

 

  • You won Super Bowl XXX, what was your gameplan going in?

My Gameplan was the same throughout the playoffs. Play turnover free ball offensively, and limit big plays defensively.

 

 

  • The Defense Came up big, can you talk about those players who are now household names.

The Defense was fast, and I really focused on baiting opposing Quarterbacks into making bad throws, that looked liked easy throws. The Secondary was key because they could lock up receivers in man, and when I called zone my linebackers speed really showed up all over the field.

 

  • You have now won 5 Championships the most of any member in the NFASL. How does this one compare to the other 4?

I Try to learn something from every ring, and this one really felt refreshing because many people felt that I was done, myself included. I really was starting to to buy into that talk until Roffman got kicked to be completely honest!

 

  • You are the Madden Season XXX Champion, a banner season. The Floor is yours is there anything you wan to say to the rest of the league?

What the league should know is that if you're passionate about something, pursue it, and invest time into it. Keep Grinding, and never be satisfied.

 

                                

Commissioner Newmoons thoughts:

       Tommanowns is one of the more Senior members in the league, and has been with me since near the beginning of the creation of the NFASL. So Let me be the first to say congratulations! Thomas Jones IV has posted his 5th Championship in the NFASL which is no easy task. Also to do it on another Banner Season really makes you wonder is Fate really a thing. He has already won Super Bowls X, XX, and now XXX.... So you tell me I'm wrong. It's funny that he said two things in his interview about being passionate, and the removal of Roffman. I have, and will always say I love the league, and no man is above it. It's a Videogame I get it, however being passionate in what you do can make all the difference. I've seen guys put their hard earned money into the league. Kaliko_420, Jady_Tru, and I have been paying for this website for over 8 years now. I only say that to not for accolades, or a pat on the back, but for how guys get removed from the league (Roffman). I'm not the person who removes them, members literally remove themselves. In 2 years we will be at the 10 year Anniversary of the NFASL nearly a 1/4 of my life running this league. Am I perfect, No. But who is? However I am fair if anything, and before I start throwing people from the league indiscriminately I quietly send a Text message, or a Direct message asking you to correct whatever issue has come up. There are 32 people in the league each one a cog in the wheel, that makes this league the best on the planet. So the rules that you may disagree with, are not in place to satisfy your, or my sensibilities as I, or you are 1/32. The rules are in place for a reason, and either we all adhere to them, or what's the point of a rule in the first place.

       

    The Baltimore Ravens will be enshrined into the Hall of Champions to be ever remembered as the Team that won Super Bowl XXX, On September 13th, of our Lord 2019.  The Baltimore Ravens were 13-3 on the season, under the Tutelage of coach Tommanowns, whom has hung his 5th banner. Once again Congratulations on your Super Bowl Victory! As always this has been a Sim Athletics Network Production. It's been grand, God Bless you all, and see you Next season.

 

NFASL Playoffs

The NFASL Playoffs are here! This 30th season of the NFASL will be one for the Record books! The Match ups are set, the Players, coaches, and Fans are all excited to see who will hang their Banner in the Rafters of the Hall of Champions for all time! There is no greater honor in all of Sports than to see your name go up for all eternity in the greatest league in the world, The NFASL. It all starts here! The Competition is fierce as there are 16 Banners hung in the Hall of Champions from these coaches The Likes of Tommanowns, ATK, JD, e30zack, and Kaliko_420 just to name a few.  The Baltimore Ravens have 4, the Chicago Bears have 4, the Washington Redskins have 3, The San Francisco 49ers have 2, the New Orleans Saints have 2, The New England Patriots have 1, and the Oakland Raiders headcoach by Way of Kansas City has 1. Not to Mention the Giants General manager/Coach has been a long time NFC East Champion, and has had several trips to the playoffs however he has been unable to get that Banner that has eluded him. Lets take a look at the participants.  In the NFC the Field of champions consists of:

  1. East - New York Giants
  2. North - Green Bay Packers
  3. West - San Francisco 49ers
  4. South - New Orleans Saints
  5. Wildcard - Chicago Bears
  6. Wildcard - Washington Redskins

In the AFC the Teams are :

  1. West - Kansas City Chiefs
  2. North - Baltimore Ravens
  3. East - New England Patriots
  4. South - Titans/Colts
  5. Wildcard - Oakland Raiders
  6. Wildcard - Pittsburgh Steelers

With a collection of talent like that you can see why many believe this will be the best Post Season in NFASL history. Lets take a look at the strengths of each Conference

 

 

American Football Conference

 

 

 Team Record Coach Key Players
13-3 QB11KC Pat Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Kendall Fuller, Sammy Watkins
13-3 Tommanowns Lamar Jackson, Hollywood Brown, Earl Thomas III, Justin Tucker, Mark Ingram
11-5 ATK133 Tom Brady, Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon, Sony Michel, Stephon Gilmore
9-7 e30zack Jacoby Brissett, T.Y. Hilton, Eric Ebron, Darius Leonard, Marlon Mack
10-6 Hac_3443

Derek Carr, Tyrell Hill, Josh Jacobs

10-6 Hac_3443 Ben Roethlisberger, JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner

 

 

 

 

National Football Conference

 

Teams Record Coaches Key Players
13-3 Active-_Shooter Saquon Barkley, Eli Manning, Golden Tate III, Jabrill Peppers, Evan Engram, Eric Berry
12-4 Yell_2 Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Jaire Alexander, Jimmy Graham,
11-4 Kaliko_420 Tevin Coleman, Jimmy G, Richard Sherman, George Kittle, Marquise Goodwin, DeForest Buckner
11-4 EddieHendrixx Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, Cameron Jordan, Marshon Lattimore
11-5 Jady_Tru Mitchell Trubisky, Khalil Mack, Eddie jackson, Trey Burton, Allen Robinson, Tarik Cohen
10-6 Newmoon001 Dwayne Haskins, Derrius Guice, Landon Collins, Johnathan Allen, Daron Payne

 

NFASL sign up

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  Welcome to the National Football ALL Simulation League (NFASL). With the Official Roster update mere moments away we here in the NFASL will be moving the league to another franchise with updated Rosters. We started the league so early that 100's of moves have been made in the span, and teams have entirely changed from what we started with IE; Dolphins, Seahawks, Texans, etc..... What that means for the league is we now have to transition from the league we are in now, to the new one that will be created as soon as EA puts out the rosters.  With the creation of the league there are several things that we will have to do immediately so that the change over doesn't span several days. and simulate the winning teams that won their weeks games. IE: I will copy down every teams win, and loss record and then Simulate it in the new league. We are gunning for 5 plus seasons this edition of Madden, and any delay to that process will be looked upon grimly. In any regard you should take this time to refresh ourselves of the league rules, and what is required from you within this league. If you Click on the link http://nfasl.spruz.com/rules.htm here it will take you to the rules page. I know that we have a ton of people returning as we have a solid group of players, but it can't hurt to make sure you are crystal clear on the rules. Especially since the rules page has been updated, and major changes to a few rules, IE: 4th down, Trades, as well as playcalling rules We play 1 game every 3 days, so the moment we advance make sure you text your opponent with your availability. If we get all our games played before the 3rd day we will advance to the next Week, so it kinda behooves all league members to play their games as quickly as possible. list of things to do the moment you join the league:

  1. Join League
  2. Cut your roster down to the 53 man roster
  3. Set your lineup
  4. If you are in the free agency list pick your player

  Once all members have joined the league, and set their rosters I will sim the league with the complete wins and losses to where we are now, which is week 16. At this point we will pause the league for this purpose

  • Sign your own teams free agents
  • You will have 3 chances in week 16, Week 17, and final resign period after Super Bowl.

 If you have any questions you can direct them toward me, or the two Co-Commissioners Active-_Shooter (NFC Commish), Jady_Tru (AFC Commish) in the Groupme Chat, as we will be happy to answer them as soon as we can. Good Luck to all of you in the coming seasons.

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Mission Statement: To Play a realistic brand of football with 32 owners playing within the guidelines set forth. No game will ever be perfect, but that doesn't mean we take advantage of the games poor programming. In the Grand Scheme all member are apart of the machine, a cog 1/32. Each one of us makes the league a better place by taking the league seriously. Play to win, but not at all cost. I'll guarantee you this if you win it all nothing in your life changes, so why not just play for the Love!   Newmoon.

 

About your Commissioner:

PSNID: Newmoon001

Birthplace: United States, Maryland.

Bio: I'm a 43 Year old married man with 6 Daughters who lives in the state of Maryland. I have been running leagues since the Dreamcast Days, and have since mastered the Nuances of keeping a league together. I'm very even keel, and I show respect to all people on the Internets. I expect the same respect from all league members, as we will be in competition with one another, so respect is crucial to a successful league. I hold Sportsmanship, and league Integrity high on my list of things that I will not tolerate to be trampled upon. I look forward to garnering your trust as Commissioner in the Seasons to come.

 

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NFASL Pre Season Management:

Free Agency Pick up - No Free agents can be picked up until these 10 teams listed here have had their chance to pick their players:

  1. Miami Dolphins - Under Construction
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NFASL Official Power Rankings

 

NFASL Official POWER RANKINGS !

 

 
  • 32 (0-10)[Strk-L10] This might just be Melblazes worst season in the history of Madden! And that's saying something. Best team on the Game Check, Fixed Lurking Linebackers where you can only cover legitimately 1 person, Check. Yet still 0-10, blown out in every game, and has twice as many interceptions as Touchdowns.... Melblaze makes hard to do look easy, but he's got some company.....
  • 31 (2-9)[Strk-L1] I'd Pay good money to see Dominator, The new Melblaze Play Melblaze in the league. Or should I say Melblaze 2.0 as his fumbling, and bumbling of the Ball has reached Charlie Brown Levels.
  • 30 (1-9)[Strk-L4] A Coaching change right as the Power Rankings were being developed is always a good sign. Unfortunately getting blown out, and throwing 4ints in your debut puts you right about 30th...
  • 29  (1-9)[Strk -L9] Easily the new angriest man in the league is K_BeeX, however trying to get these Dolphins to prominence might be more than he can handle.
  • 28 (2-8)[Strk-W1] Enter Dino back into the Fold, and right on Queue got himself a upset win over the Defending Super Bowl Champions. However mirros, and promises of mirrors to view himself most likely will derail his NFASL career a third, and final time!
  • 27 (2-8)[Strk-W1] Who is the Lions owner you say? King_Musa722 is so incognito, that if you put him in a line up not even his mother could pick him out.... 
  • 26 (2-8)[Strk-L3] It just might have to be a three way photo finish for who Dons the Monicker the New Melblaze!! you have to try real hard not to win with the most overrated team in the history of Madden
  • 25 (6-4)[Strk-L2] league Ambassador Raw_Diaw is back! however he doesn't have the Cowboys and has been thoroughly exposed. 100 for the other team, 9 for the Home team.... No Scuses!
  • 24 (2-8)[Strk-L1]  The 12th man has 12 missing chromosomes, and a limp with the Seahawks out to a 2-8 start. 4 way race Melblaze....?
  • 23  (4-6)[Strk-W2] In the Mile high City surrounded by Mountains, and Altitude where one can go and contemplate the simple joys of life. you can also jump off a cliff and end it all 4-6.
  • 22  (4-6)[Strk-L2] Seems the Ghost of The_VIN_360 has possessed Jboc27's thumbs as a 4-6 start with the Rams put you in Rarefied air, on a one way ticket to Melblazeville Popupulation now 5......
  • 21  (5-6)[Strk-L1] KoKotea is soo close to .500 he can taste it. Of course when your diet consists of Moose Taste is an acquired one.
  • 20 (5-6)[Strk-W1] The Bills get my respect as I offered him the Browns first, and he stated, take your browns and Shove it. I don't need your Charity!! AFC East is Mine now, and forever!
  • 19  (6-4)[Strk-L1] Seems fate has a sense of Irony as they put Offensivedom, and e30zack right next to one another. You say what's ironic about that? Lets just say they are connoisseurs of all things green.......
  • 18  (6-5)[Strk-L2] The Chargers were once 5-0, and atop the football world. However losers of 5 out of the last 6 games, and the Juice they did have is now squeezed.
  • 17  (4-6)[Strk-L1] The Colts are 4-6 with Andrew Luck, he retired in real life which means...... Tanking for Tua....
  • 16 (4-6)[Strk-W1] Rawr, Rawr, Hiss, Hiss, that's about as much fear as these Bengals instill. When you in the North, you gotta where weighted Drawls!
  • 15 (5-5)[Strk-L2] The Jets are once again mired behind the lesser football mind of the Patriots in the East. However the moment he realizes Tom Brady plays on skates, the faster he can get winning. It's Madden baby!
  • 14 (6-4)[Str-W1] they're an old saying that goes if you let a Falcon go, and it comes back home that, that Falcon Belongs..... However Somebody better tell that Falcons last chance don't come often!
  • 13 (6-4)[Strk-L1] Brand New, and looking like a million bucks BigmoneyNick_ has fit in nicely into the NFASL. Now if he can get his Buddy K_BeeX, to fight some other Power *Black Fist in the air*. The NFASL is as Smooth as warm butter!
  • 12  (6-4)[Strk-L1] Sad day to write this article as we had to remove the old Owner. He was a raging asshat, but he was our asshat.... But rules are rules. In other news Criticalnews get it together before Tomman posts 5!
  • 11 (7-3)[Strk-W5] Stop me if you have heard this one before. If you see Moon in the Woods Fighting a Bear, don't help Moon, help the Bear. #SHOOTERWECOMING!!
  • 10  (6-4)[Strk-W4] The Bears started the season with players with Holes in their hands, however the Miracles of Technology are truly a wonder. Once again Fate is ironic look who he is right next to....
  • 09 (7-3)[Strk-L3] When you put together a 7-0 start but roll into Power Rank Week at 7-3 9th might be a bit generous. Last 6 games we will get to see which is the fluke.
  • 08  (7-3)[Strk-W5] The Steelers Defense harkens back to the Curtain Days. Now if only trap music, and black girls don't steal hunters focus.
  • 07 (7-3)[Strk-W1] Coach ATK makes luck look like a Skill. At 7-3 and actually have to read from the pocket, you have to nod your cap to him..
  • 06 (7-3)[Strk-W2] Saint Nick, Nick of Time, Nick jagger..... Nick Foles!!! is all these Jaguars needed to show that they are a team to be feared!
  • 05 (8-2)[Strk-W5] A premade defense, a True Danger at QB, and a run game that resembles a freight traing. If you're not worried yet, you should be !
  • 04 (9-1)[Strk-W5] No Odell Beckham Jr., a 71 Overall team, Eli Mannings noodle arm, and you said I won't win the NFC East. Here Hold my cheetos!
  • 03  (8-2)[Strk-W4]  The San Francisco 49ers O-line Blocks so well that President Donald Trump is thinking of Putting them on the Mexican Border.....
  • 02  (8-2)[Strk-L1] Any time you have defending before your name you know you're something special. The Saints clock in at #2 in the Rankings and which should give him all the motivation he needs to win another Chip!
  • 01 (9-2)[Strk-W5] Oklahoma is home of the Blue Whale of Catoosa, and now the #1 Ranked Kansas City Chiefs! Congrats on Topping the Power Rankings!!
NFASL Match Ups 8-12

         The AFC has become a battle ground with 11 teams above .500 and as of right now no true favorite. The New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, all have 6 wins, and are atop their respective Divisions. However they do not have such commanding leads that they can rest on their laurels as every game moving forward is paramount to their post season hopes. As I said with 11 teams above .500 and only 6 playoff spots things are going to get very interesting down the Stretch. There has been a shake up in the AFC also that saw the return of Coach Raw_Diaw who will be taking over the Tennessee Titans for criticalnews2 who will now don the Cap as Cleveland Browns headcoach. These next four games 9-12 will be critical in these teams hunt for the playoffs.  

Weeks 8-12 Match Ups

AFC North:

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Baltimore Ravens 5-2 (Streak +4)

  • Next Four games -
  1. New England Patriots -  The Baltimore Ravens have won 4 in a row, and will look to make it 5 as they will square off against Tom Brady and the Patriots. Lamar Jackson, and company will look to limit the Patriots chances, by controlling the clock with the leagues best rushing offense  
  2. @ Cincinatti Bengals -
  3. Houston Texans -
  4. @ Los Angeles Rams -

    

Cincinnati Bengals 3-5 (Streak -3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week -                           .
  2. Baltimore Ravens -
  3. @ Oakland Raiders -
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers - 

 

Cleveland Browns 5-2 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Denver Broncos -  The Cleveland Browns welcome in new headcoach criticalnews and will be tested right out of the gate as they will travel to mile high to take on the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are mired in a losing streak, so expect them to give maximum effort.
  2. Buffalo Bills -
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers
  4. Miami Dolphins - 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers 4-3 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. Indianapolis Colts - The Steelers will welcome Andrew Luck and the Colts without one of their Key components as Nyheim Hines is out with Injury. The Steelers are trying to keep pace in their brutal Division so they can ill afford a slip up here
  2. Los Angeles Rams -
  3. @ Cleveland Browns -
  4. @ Cincinatti Bengals -  

AFC West:

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Kansas City Chiefs 6-2 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four games -
  1. Minnesota Vikings - The Chiefs have hit their stride with their last game versus the previously undefeated Green Bay Packers bing their finest moment thus far. They will be taking on another NFC North Team in the Vikings who themselves are reeling after a ugly loss at home a week ago
  2. @ Tennessee Titans -
  3. @ Los Angeles Chargers -
  4. BYE WEEK -

 

Los Angeles Chargers 5-3 (Streak -3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Green Bay Packers - The Chargers will have their first primetime game of the season versus one of the hottest teams in Football Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Chargers have lost 3 straight however, with their offense all but abandoning them. They will not be able to rely solely on their Top 5 Defense, so what ever problems they have they will need to fix them quick
  2. @ Oakland Raiders -
  3. Kansas City Chiefs -
  4. BYE WEEK -

 

Denver Broncos 2-6 (Streak -6)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. Cleveland Browns - The Broncos losing streak is starting to hit all time bad as they're 2-0 start literally seems like a lifetime ago. With the Browns on the schedule the Madden Gods have not been kind when you are trying to get back on track. The Bye Week won't get here fast enough
  2. BYE WEEK -
  3. @ Minnesota Vikings -
  4. @ Buffalo Bills -  

 

Oakland Raiders 4-3 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Detroit Lions - The Oakland Raiders are 1 game above .500, and will look to extend it when they face the Lions in what will surely be a shootout. The Raiders scored 51 in their last game, and with the Way Matthew Stafford slings the ball around, i'm looking for another high scoring game in this one
  2. Los Angeles Chargers -
  3. Cincinatti Bengals -
  4. @ New York Jets -

 

AFC South:

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Indianapolis Colts 3-4 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four games - 
  1. @ Pittsburgh Steelers - The Colts have started to right the Dumpster fire (The head coaches words, not mine) of a season as they have now won 2 games in  a row. They will travel to Heinz field to take on the Steelers in what should be a hard hitting affair. The Colts will need to slow Down Conner who has been putting up big numbers as of late
  2. Miami Dolphins -
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars -
  4. @ Houston Texans -

 

Tennessee Titans 6-2 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Carolina Panthers - The return of Raw_Diaw should be enough news for this segment however there is still a game to play. With the injury to Derek Henry Marcus Mariotta will be asked to play a bigger role in the Tians offense. They will need to limit the opportunities of Christian McCaffrey, and the high powered Panthers offense
  2. Kansas City Chiefs -
  3. BYE WEEK -
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars -

 

Houston Texans 1-7 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Jacksonville Jaguars - Rivalry Game!!!! The Texans will square off against their Division rival as the Jaguars find themselves a game behind the Division leading Titans. The Texans will need to play a little more in control as the Jaguars have one of the better Defenses in the league so cutting down on the turnovers is a priority
  2. BYE WEEK -
  3. @ Baltimore Ravens -
  4. Indianapolis Colts -  

 

Jacksonville Jaguars 5-3 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. Houston Texans - Rivalry Game!!! The Jaguars are reeling from their week 8 loss as it was the stuff of legends. They will look to take out their anger on the next team up, and lo and behold it's a division rival. The Texans love the long ball so the Jaguars will have to be ready for what is surely to be a track meet
  2. BYE WEEK -
  3. @ Indianapolis Colts -
  4. @ Tennessee Titans -

AFC East:

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New England Patriots 6-2 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Baltimore Ravens - The New England Patriots will travel to Charm city to take on Lamar Jackson, Mark ingram, and a dominant rushing attack from the Ravens. Tom Brady will look to air it out forcing the Ravens to throw the ball which isn't their strength
  2. BYE WEEK -
  3. @ Philadelphia Eagles -
  4. Dallas Cowboys -

 

Miami Dolphins 1-6 (Streak -6)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. New York Jets - Rivalry Game!!!! This AFC East match up looks to be one sided as the Dolphins find themselves in the throes of a 6 game losing streak. With LeVeon Bell, and Sam Darnold on deck this game could go bad fast.
  2. @ Indianapolis Colts -
  3. Buffalo Bills -
  4. @ Cleveland Browns -  

 

New York Jets 4-3 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Miami Dolphins - Rivalry Game!!! The Jets are on clould nine after their thrilling win in week 8. However a rival is up next and traveling to southbeach is always fun if you're on Vacation. However the Jets can ill afford to overlook the Dolphins as they say a wounded animal is the most dangerous one
  2. New York Giants -
  3. @ Washington Redskins -
  4. Oakland Raiders -  

 

Buffalo Bills 4-3 (Streak +4)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Washington Redskins - The Buffalo Bills have now won 4 games in a row, and will host the Redskins in week 9. The Bills know they need to slow down the Skins fearsome rushing attack first, forcing Rookie D'Wayne Haskins to beat them
  2. @ Cleveland Browns -
  3. @ Miami Dolphins -
  4. Denver Broncos -

 

 The NFC is top heavy with 3 teams in the Division with only 1 loss on their record, and commanding leads in their respective Divisons. The New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers all look to be sure in for the playoffs as it would take monumental collapses from good players in order for them not to make it. The San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, and Atlanta Falcons round out the next rung of teams in the NFC all with 5 wins. With only 7 teams above the .500 Mark the plan to put balance the league might have been too heavy handed. The NFC boasts several teams with 2-0 wins and will be throw off the balance of power if these teams can't get their act together, and fast. The Philadelphia Eagles are winless, and the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all have 1 win, with the Cowboys rounding out with 2. That's hard to do as those teams save for the Arizona Cardinals are not devoid of talent, with even the Cardinals having a Super Bowl winning headcoach at the Helm they should be able to do a little more. 

 

NFC North:

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Green Bay Packers 7-1 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Los Angeles Chargers - The Green Bay Packers will get to take their show on the road, and Primetime no less. After a Meltdown in Week 8 the pressure of a perfect season is now over. Bad news for the Chargers as a refocused Aaron Rodgers could mean this game is but decided
  2. Carolina Panthers -
  3. BYE WEEK -
  4. @ San Francisco 49ers -       

 

Detroit Lions 1-6 (Streak -4)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Oakland Raiders - The Lions will be taking on Derek Carr, and Antonio Brown in their week 9 match up. With the Lions now losers of 4 in a row, and in heartbreaking fashion in week 8, this game has become must win if they want to have any shot at making the postseason
  2. @ Chicago Bears -
  3. Dallas Cowboys -
  4. @ Washington Redskins -

  

Chicago Bears 3-4 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Philadelphia Eagles - The Bears are below .500 much to the Football world. However sometime the Gods shine upon you and you find the Eagles on your schedule. This is one of those times as they take on a winless Eagles Squad
  2. Detroit Lions -
  3. @ Los Angeles Rams -
  4. New York Giants -

 

Minnesota Vikings 4-4 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Kansas City Chiefs - The Vikings will have their work cut out against them as they will be facing Pat Mahomes and the Explosive offense of the Kansas City Chiefs which erupted for 60+ last week
  2. @ Dallas Cowboys -
  3. Denver Broncos -
  4. BYE WEEK -  

NFC West:

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Arizona Cardinals 1-7 (Streak -7)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. San Francisco 49ers - Rivalry Game!!! The Cardinals go into their primetime game losers of 7 in a row. A far cry from game one when Coach Dominator stated give me the Trophy now! Stopping the Niners rushing attack is the precursor to winning this game so expect the Safties to live in the box
  2. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers -
  3. @ San Francisco 49ers -
  4. BYE WEEK -     

 

Seattle Seahawks 1-7 (Streak -4)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Wide left was the Mantra last week as the Seahawks missed a game winning Field Goal dropping their record to 1-7. The 12th man is eager to cheer so winning this game at home against a 1 win buccnaers team is a must
  2. @ San Francisco 49ers - 
  3. BYE WEEK -
  4. @ Philadelphia Eagles -        

 

San Francisco 49ers 5-2 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Arizona Cardinals - Rivalry Game!!! the one weapon the Niners thought they would have to contend with is now injured, as a snake bitten franchise just got hit by a black Mamba. Kyler Murray is out, so expect a long day for the Cardinals trying to wrangle up Tevin Coleman
  2. Seattle Seahawks -
  3. Arizona Cardinals -
  4. Green Bay Packers -       

 

Los Angeles Rams 4-4 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. BYE WEEK -
  2. @ Pittsburgh Steelers -
  3. Chicago Bears -
  4. Baltimore Ravens -    

 

AFC South:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-6 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Seattle Seahawks - The Buccaneers will take their show on the road as they will travel across the country to take on the Seattle Seahawks. with a combined two wins for these two teams post season plans are not on the horizon, however a winning culture starts now
  2. Arizona Cardinals -  
  3. New Orleans Saints - 
  4. @ Atlanta Falcons -   

 

Carolina Panthers 4-3 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Tennessee Titans - The Panthers are looking to keep pace in the NFC South. They will take on the AFC Souths Titans Which is in the middle of a coaching change. Without a accurate scouting the Panthers will have to rely on ingame adjustments
  2. @ Green Bay Packers -
  3. Atlanta Falcons -
  4. @ New Orleans Saints -      

 

Atlanta Falcons 5-3 (Streak +4)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. BYE WEEK -
  2. @ New Orleans Saints -
  3. @ Carolina Panthers -
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -

 

​​New Orleans Saints 7-1 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. BYE WEEK -
  2. Atlanta Falcons -
  3. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers -
  4. Carolina Panthers -

NFC East:

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The Dallas Cowboys 2-5 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New York Giants - Rivalry Game!!! The  Dallas Cowboys Season is slip, slip, sliding away. Winning this game is absolutely paramount to turning it around. The Giants will be playing without Saquon Barkley so Doubling Evan Engram is a absolute must
  2. Minnesota Vikings -
  3. @ Detroit Lions -
  4. @ New England Patriots -  

 

Washington Redskins 5-3 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Buffalo Bills - Traveling to Buffalo is never easy, as the Bills are on a 4 game win streak and will be looking to keep things going. The change has been the big right arm of Josh Allen so the Redskins will have to play perfect coverage to win
  2. BYE WEEK -
  3. New York Jets -
  4. Detroit Lions -     

 

New York Giants 7-1 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Dallas Cowboys -  Rivalry Game!!!! with the 2 win Cowboys coming to the big apple the Giants feel as though this one might be in the bag. However without Saquon the Giants will be a lot easier to gameplan for which should give the Cowboys a distinct advantage.
  2. @ New York Jets -
  3. BYE WEEK -
  4. @ Chicago Bears -

 

Philadelphia Eagles 0-8 (Streak -8)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. Chicago Bears - The Eagles are just trying to get a win as 0-8 with arguably the best personell in the league is mind boggling. They lost by 14 last week to the Bills, however there was a lot of positives in that game. Look for them to try to build on those things and pressure Mitchell Trubisky into turnovers, and limit their own.
  2. BYE WEEK -
  3. New England Patriots -
  4. Seattle Seahawks -  
NFASL Mid Season Report

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        On this edition of ESPNEWS It's Week 8, the 1/2 mark of the Season and it's time to look at what's going on in the NFASL. With Major changes this year to personell, and major moves in terms of coaches going from one team to another things could not be more interesting. The New owners are making a mark (Yell_2, & BigmoneyNick_), and some are just trying to keep their head above water (MrRay718, K_BeeX, &Palmerjr2). New Faces, in New Places like Antonio Brown 33 recs, 997yds, & 12tds, or Nick Foles 2204yds, 23tds, 63% Completion, & 115.7 QBR, & the Leagues leading rusher Kareem Hunt 147carries, 1186 ydards, & 6tds. 

      At the Half way point teams are starting to separate themselves with a few teams showing they are the creme of the Crop. Some of those teams are of course the Defending Super Bowl Champions New Orleans Saints, who at 7-1 looks like that franchise will be a load to handle for years to come. The Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, jacksonville Jaguars Just to name a few. Of course for every  yin, there is a Yang as there are more than a few bottom feeders who are still trying to figure things out. The Some of those teams are the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, and the The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Winless and pretty much hopeless at least for this season are of course the Philadelphia Eagles who I picked to win 7 games this season..... These Teams will have to get into the War Room and work on their draft boards, and Free agency to make sure they don't have a season like this again in the future! 

  Lets take a look at the Conferences in the NFASL, and see how things are shaking out.

 

 

 

American Football Conference

 

 AFC North

  • Baltimore Ravens 5-2
  • Cleveland Browns 5-2
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 3-3
  • Cincinatti Bengals 3-5

AFC South

  • Jacksonville Jaguars 5-2
  • Tennessee Titans 5-2
  • Indianapolis Colts 3-4
  • Houston Texans 1-7

AFC East

  • New England Patriots 6-2
  • New York Jets 3-3
  • Buffalo Bills 3-3
  • Miami Dolphins 1-5

AFC West

  • Kansas City Chiefs 6-2
  • Los Angeles Chargers 5-3
  • Oakland Raiders 4-3
  • Denver Broncos 2-6

 

     In the AFC Things are shaping up nicely with night tight races in pretty much every division. you still have the Top Dogs, however like in seasons pasts the top dogs bark is a lot worse than their bite. In the North the Ravens are on top with a strong run game anchored by Lamar Jackson, and a solid Defense a 5th Banner hanging in the Hall of Champions could be the result. The Browns are a mere % point behind them and without question has the most talent. However will he be able to put it all together. The Steelers, and Bengals have 3 wins apiece, and still find themselves in the thick of things.

        In the South the Jaguars behind Nick Foles find themselves atop the Division, and have the leagues #1 total team in yards! Dangerous combo for a team that had everything but a QB, now they have a one. Their closest rival in the Division is criticalnews2, and the Tennessee Titans who have won 5 of their last 6 games. The Colts at 3-4, has dubbed this season a dumpster fire, but it's still early, and at 3-4 are in the thick of things.

   In the East The Patriots are the running away with it with a 3 game lead over their next two closest competitors in the Bills, and Jets both at 3-3. They will need to string some wins together if they want to Catch Tom Brady.  

       Finally the West looks as though it will be a dog fight all the way to week 17, and beyond. The Chiefs are on top as of now at 6-2, with the Chargers behind them at 5-3, however the Chargers are fading fast losing 3 in a row. The Raiders are a up and down team, but can score with the best of them on, and on any given Sunday look like the best team in the NFL. 

 

 

National Football Conference

 

 

NFC South

  • New Orleans Saints 7-1
  • Atlanta Falcons 5-3
  • Carolina Panthers 4-3
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-5

NFC North

  • Green Bay Packers 7-1
  • Minnesota Vikings 4-3
  • Chicago Bears 3-4
  • Detroit Lions 1-5

NFC East

  • New York Giants 6-1
  • Washington Redskins 4-3
  • Dallas Cowboys 2-5
  • Philadelphia Eagles 0-7

NFC West

  • San Francisco 49ers 5-2
  • Los Angeles Rams 4-4
  • Seattle Seahawks 1-7
  • Arizona Cardinals 1-7

       In the NFC this conference is home of the Defending Super Champions the New Orleans Saints, and they look like they are apt to win it again. The Saints have jumped out to a 7-1 start and already find themselves with a 2 game lead in the Division. The Falcons with their Old/New headcoach KingofCaesars are their closest competitor. The Falcons are doing what is necessary as they have strung 4 wins in a row, and are one of the hottest teams in the league. The Panthers at 4-3 are right their, but their last outing they showed rather poorly.

       In the North much like the South Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are on top with a 7-1 record. The Packers are quietly putting forth a defensive season that could rank as one of the all time best. They are also scoring 40+ points per game which makes that right hook, left hook combo lethal. The Vikings find themselves 3 games behind the Packers, and know that winning is the only cure. The surprise of the division has been 4 time Super Bowl Champion Jady_Tru who find themselves at 3-4, but forever optimistic saying that they can still make a run.

          The East is lead once again by the Giants, and it pains me to write this but shooter find 3 plays masters them, and runs over the entire division to include the author of this article. The Giants are 6-1 with one of the lowest rated teams on the game. Cheetos, and Mountain dew must be PEDS! The Redskins have a young core, so no excuses at 4-3 winning the division is a must and anything else is uncivilizied. The Cowboys are 2-5, and the Eagles are winless to round out the Division. Two of the best teams personell wise in the league.... 

      Finally we get to the West, where the San Francisco 49ers are running away with the Division excuse the Pun as Tevin Coleman has broke the single Game rushing record twice this season already. The Rams are danger close however at 4-4 and could be atop the Division when the season ends. The Rams offense is tops in several categories, and look to only be getting better. The Cardinals, and Seahawks are 2-14 and have already started making vacation plans. 

 

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Team Statistics: In the NFL the teams with the best stats normally have the best seasons. This year is no different. It takes every aspect of a team to win games, and while you can have one do well and not the other  over a full season it will show and prove in your final win loss record. So far the tops in the league are those we are about to show here. Let's take a look.

 

          Total Offensive 3666           Total Rush Yards 1359              Total Pass Yards 2660                                                     

      

 

      Total Defensive yards 1729        Total Defensive Sacks 41                  Total Defensive ints 24

                

 

 

NFASL Match ups 4-8

         The AFC is rounding out with the expected teams taking center stage, and a few suprise teams stepping up to take a leadership role. In the first four games of the season only the Los Angeles Chargers were able to come out unscathed. The Chargers are 4-0, and will look to carry that over into their next 4 games. The other teams of note are the Titans, Jaguars, Browns, Patriots, and Chiefs which are all 3-1. The next batch of games will be a determing factor for a lot of these teams as we approach the half way portion of the league. The teams on the lower end of the spectrum such as the Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Colts, and Texans all have 1 win with the exception of the Texans which is 0-3 presently but still looking for the outcome of week 4. They cannot afford to fall to far behind, or it will take a monumental effort to make the playoffs.

*JD's Sportsbook Predictions in Parentheses*

AFC North:

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Baltimore Ravens 5-2 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Pittsburgh Steelers - (Ravens -3) Rivalry Game!!! The Ravens are coming off a huge win over the Browns in week 4, and will look to carry that over into this Divisional game. The Steelers are 2-2 as well so this game could carry huge meaning down the stretch. 
  2. Cincinatti Bengals - Rivalry Game!! This AFC North Match up will be won in the trenches as both teams are coming off of huge week 5 wins. The Ravens will look toward their defense which has carried the day in the last few games
  3. @ Seattle Seahawks - The Ravens are coming off a 30-19 win over the Bengals in week 6, behind a smothering defensive performance. They will look to bottle up Russell Wilson, however the 12th man will be in full throat.
  4. Bye Week -

    

Cincinnati Bengals 3-3 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Arizona Cardinals (Bengals -9)  A 7 point loss for the Bengals to the Steelers a week ago still sticks in the craw of the Bengals head coach bgreat238. They will take on the Cardinals who have come to look like the worst team in the league, so winning this game has become an absolute must.                           .
  2. @ Baltimore Ravens - Rivalry Game!! The Bengals were clicking on all cylinders as they blew the doors off the Cardinals in week 5 and will be looking for that same effort in this rivalry game. 
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars - The Bengals are licking their wounds after a poor performance a week ago, but at 3-3 they are still very much in the thick of things. Andy Dalton will look to bounce back after a 4 interception performance
  4. @ Los Angeles Rams - At the time of this article the Bengals still need to play their Week 7 game vs the Jaguars. They will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams who are in the Midst of their own slide as they have lost two in a row. The Rams high Powered offense is clicking, however they have not been able to stop anyone. If the Bengals win this one it will be in a shootout.

 

Cleveland Browns 5-1 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ San Francisco 49ers (Browns +6).Rivalry Game!!!! This game has easily been dubbed Game of the Week as these two teams will square off in primetime. The Browns have pretty much an allstar team, and the Niners will like to know if they can even compete                                                    .
  2. Seattle Seahawks - The Browns will be looking to avoid a let down game after their big win in primetime week 5. They will be taking on a Seattle Team that feels they were robbed so expect maximum effort!
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ New England Patriots -  The Browns are fresh off a bye week, and will be looking to Get back on the field. it will be old School versus New School as Baker Mayfield will get a chance to See Tom Brady up close, and personal

 

Pittsburgh Steelers 3-3 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1.  Baltmore Ravens (Steelers +6) .Rivalry Game!!!!  This AFC North Match up will see the Steelers take on their bitter rivals Tommanowns, and the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams are coming off wins, and both teams have identical records. Look for this one to to be played with a little animosity .
  2. @ Los Angeles Chargers - The Steelers will have their hands full with this Chargers team who come into the game undefeated. The Steelers looked ordinary in week 5, and know they need to play better if they expect to win before their bye week
  3. Bye Week
  4. Miami Dolphins - The Steelers used their bye week to come up with a plan for these Dolphins who are trending in the wrong direction. With the Division being close as it is, they can ill afford to let the Dolphins get any confidence in this game. 

AFC West:

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Kansas City Chiefs 4-2 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four games -
  1. Indianapolis Colts (Chiefs -5) The Chiefs have come to life which is bad news for the rest of the league as their offensive firepower is literally second to none. They will be looking to go full speed ahead in this match up between the comeback player of the year a year ago, Andrew Luck, and the Lgs MVP in Patty Mahomes  . 
  2. Houston Texans - The Chiefs are starting to look, well like the Chiefs after a slow start to the season. They will take on a 0-5 Texans team who are better than their record would indicate. 
  3. @ Denver Broncos - Rivalry Game!!! unfortunately the Broncos head coach is on vacation so most likely this game will not be played
  4. Green Bay Packers - The Chiefs were able to get a Free win with the Broncos headoach on vacation, however this week he will have to earn it. The undefeated Green Bay Packers are on the Horizon and they look like a Super Bowl Contender. Mahomes, Vs Rogers, enough Said!

 

Los Angeles Chargers 5-2 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Denver Broncos (Chargers -8). Rivalry Game!!!! The Chargers are the only undefeated team in the AFC with a perfect 4-0 record. They will look to continue that good fortune as they will welcome in the Denver Broncos.
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers - The Chargers are looking to stay unblemished as they welcome the Steelers for a week 6 Match up the Steelers offense has abandoned them so look for the Chargers to turn up the pressure. 
  3. @ Tennessee Titans - The Chargers fell from the ranks of the undefeated losing to the Steelers in week 6. Philip Rivers looked his age only throwing for 98 yards in the loss. They will travel to Tennessee to take on a Titans team that looks resurgent
  4. @ Chicago Bears - The Chargers are headed in the wrong direction as their 5-0 start, has now become 5-2. They will look to stop the bleeding, however they play a desperate Bears Team who is in a Swoon themselves

 

Denver Broncos 2-4 (Streak -4)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Los Angeles Chargers (Broncos +8) Rivalry Game!!!! The Denver Broncos have dropped two in a row with their second being in glorious fashion on primetime giving up close to 75 points in the loss. For a door prize they get division rival, and undefeated Los Angeles Chargers in week 5  .
  2. Tennessee Titans - The Broncos are in full panic mode as they dropped three games in a row, and will be looking to get back on track against the Titans. The Mile High Faithful will be looking for a win so expect maximum effort
  3. Kansas City Chiefs - Rivalry Game!!! This AFC West match up would have been a good one however this game is scheduled to be given to the Chiefs as the Broncos head coach is out of town
  4. @ Indianapolis Colts - The Broncos head coach is on vacation, and while he is the season is slip, sliding away. If he can get back in time to play this game they will be paired up against a struggling Colts team

 

Oakland Raiders 3-3 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Chicago Bears (Raiders +4) . The Raiders tied up their record winning two in a row, but will now have their toughest test of the season as they welcome in Khalil Mack their former player and the Chicago Bears.
  2. Bye Week
  3. @ Green Bay Packers - Fresh off a bye week, and the undefeated Packers are waiting for you. Good thing the Raiders had two weeks to prepare. not turning the ball over will be key if the Raiders want to win
  4. @ Houston Texans -  The Wheels were blown off the Raiders a week ago, leaving them looking for answers. The Texans will be studying the Game film to see what the Packers did to slow them down, and hope they can emulate it

 

AFC South:

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Indianapolis Colts 1-4 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four games - 
  1. @ Kansas City Chiefs (Colts +5) The Colts are officially reeling as they drop to 1-3, and now look at a 0-4 possibility with the High Powered Kansas City Chiefs on the schedule. The Colts run game will need to get cranked up to keep the ball out of the hands of Pat Mahomes   .
  2. Bye Week
  3. Houston Texans - Rivalry Game!!! This AFC South Match up will pit two teams going in opposite directions. The Texans got their first win a week ago, and the Colts are falling apart. A early season bye week might just have been what the doctor ordered
  4. Denver Broncos -  The Colts Still need to play their games at the start of week 7, so this game vs Denver could be a must win, or another step in the right direction. The Broncos are fading fast, so no matter what happens the Colts should be the favorite 

 

Tennessee Titans 5-2 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Buffalo Bills (Titans -12) The Titans are coming off a blowout win over the Falcons in week 4, and will look to garner another one as they will be taking on the 1 win Buffalo Bills in week 5. Look for Marcus Mariota to continue his hot streak in this match up .
  2. @ Denver Broncos - The Titans went down to the Bills in Week 5, and will be looking to give a better effort against the Broncos who have lost 3 in a row. 
  3. Los Angeles Chargers - The Titans are now in first place tied with the Jaguars in the South. They will look to keep the momentum going as they welcome in the Chargers
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -   The Titans have officially kicked it into Gear as they have now won two in a row. Their Defense has also stepped up holding the Chargers to 7 points in week 7's win. Next on the menu will be the 1 win Buccaneers, however they're a dangerous team that cannot be overlooked

 

Houston Texans 1-5 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Atlanta Falcons (Texans -2) Not many thought that the Texans would start the season at 0-3 possibly 0-4 as we are still awaiting the outcome of his week 5 game at the time of this article. They will be taking on the Atlanta Falcons who need a win just as much as they do  .
  2. @ Kansas City Chiefs - the Texans are in danger of dropping to 0-6, and falling completely out of the playoffs race. Waiting for them in week 6 are the Chiefs clicking on all cylinders as of late
  3. @ Indianapolis Colts - Rivalry Game!!!! Part II of the Colts vs Texans. DeShaun Watsons break sack, scramble, throw game winning Touchdown is the stuff super Runs are built on. Lets see if it carries over in this game
  4. Oakland Raiders -  At the Time of this article the Texans still need to play their week 7 game. Two of the best receivers in the game will be on the field this week as De'Andre Hopkins will be on the field with Antonio Brown. This could easily turn into a who can do it better contest, disguised around a football game. Look for this to be a shootout

 

Jacksonville Jaguars 4-2 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Carolina Panthers (Jags -2) The Jaguars announced themselves to the rest of the league with a blowout win on primetime one in which saw Super Bowl Winning Quarterback Nick Foles throw countem, 6 tds in the win. The Panthers are on deck, and the possibility of a 4-1 start is music to the ears of every Jaguar fan.
  2. New Orleans Saints - The Jaguars have called out the Saints, and sometimes Madden Gods give you exactly what you ask for. 
  3. @ Cincinatti Bengals - The Jaguars are reeling after a 4th quarter collapse to the Saints in week 6, and will try to not let it boil over to this game vs the Bengals.
  4. New York Jets - At the time of this article the Jaguars still need to play their week 7 game. The Jaguars will welcome the New York Jets to the sunny state of Florida, and send them home with what they hope is a L.  

AFC East:

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New England Patriots 5-2 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Washington Redskins (Pats -3) Tom Brady, and the Patriots will be visiting Donald Trumps White House, and viewing all the attractions in the Nations Capitol. O, and BTW they will take on a Redskins team while they're there.
  2. New York Giants - GOTW this game is set for primetime as Eli Manning, and Saquon Barkley will get to see Tom Brady and the Patriots up close and personal. 
  3. @ New York Jets - Rivalry Game!!! After throwing up all over themselves in primetime the Patriots will stay in New York to take on the Jets. This New York Metropolitan area has not been kind to Tom Brady, lets see if he can shake that habit
  4. Cleveland Browns - This could very well be GOTW as of right now this game leads in voting by 1. The Smack talk has already begun, and both teams are looking like contenders giving this game a whole other level of meaning.  

 

Miami Dolphins 1-5 (Streak -5)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week -
  2. Washington Redskins - the Dolphins are fresh off a bye week, and have had two weeks to plan for the Washington Redskins. Look for the Dolphins to focus on slowing down Derrius Guice and the Redskins Potent rushing attack
  3. @ Buffalo Bills - Rivalry Game!!!! it's rivalry Week in the East as every team is squared off. The Dolphins will pit Josh Rosh, Vs Josh Allen in a match up of Two Josh's....
  4. @ Pittsburgh Steelers - with he Dolphins losing streak hitting 5 games this has certainly become must win for these Dolphins. a winning culture starts with every win. The Dolphins also need to do something at QB with both Ryan Fitzmagic, and Josh Rosen trading snaps last week this could get ugly

 

New York Jets 3-3 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Philadelphia Eagles (Jets -15) There's an old saying that goes best way to get over a girlfriend, is to get underneath a new one. i'm saying the best way to get over a 1-2 start is to have Melblaze on the schedule...... .
  2. Dallas Cowboys - The Jets got back on track with a win over the hapless Eagles. This next game however is agains the highly talented Cowboys. The Jets will need to take care of the ball if they expect to have a chance
  3. New England Patriots - Rivalry Game!!! Part II Sam Darnold will get a chance to stare down Tom Brady and the Patriots as he is looking to cement himself as a young up and coming QB. winning these games are a step in the right direction
  4. @ Jacksonville Jaguars - The Jets are still in the mix in the AFC East, and many thought they had a good chance to win it, quite frankly they still do. However they will need to start winning, and this week the Jaguars will be standing in their way. Another 4 interception perfomance by Sam Darnold, and the Dolphins may not be the only team with a QB controversy  

 

Buffalo Bills 3-3 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Tennessee Titans (Bills +12) The Buffalo Bills got off the snide with a much needed win over the Patriots in week 4, and will look to carry that momentum over this week as they take on criticalnews and the Titans. The Bills can ill afford to fall to 1-4 so this has become a must win .
  2. Bye Week
  3. Miami Dolphins - Rivalry Game!!! Part II The Bills are fresh off a bye week, and will look to even up their record as they have now won 2 in a row. Making it 3 will put them right back in the swing of things in the East
  4. Philadelphia Eagles - Three wins in a row for the Bills and the Eagles on the Horizon.  Trying not to overlook them will be their toughest test
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 The NFC will be the focus as we look at the first 4 games of each team in the NFC divisions. With only a 16 game regular season every game matters and the first quarter of the season is just as important as the last. Lets look at some teams that have started out hot, teams that have startedslow and some teams that are right in the middle. 

 

NFC North:

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Green Bay Packers 7-0 (Streak +7)

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Dallas Cowboys - (Packers -12)  Packers look to take their high flying offense into Big D this week. With their offense scoring a ridiculous 44 ppg and their defense averaging 5 takeaways a game its not hard to see why they are favored by 12 on the road. 
  2. Detroit Lions - Rivalry Game! The Green Bay Packers are the remaining undefeated team in the NFL behind the right arm of Aaron Rodgers. This week they take on their Division rival the Lions, and with a win here the Packers would have a early vice grip on the Division
  3. Oakland Raiders - The Packers will welcome Antonio Brown, and the Ravens Offense to Lambeau as they will look to keep things rolling at 6-0 Expect a shootout, as the Raiders are a pass first, ask questions later type of team
  4. @ Kansas city Chiefs - Two mvp qbs meet at Aarowhead this week as Aaron Rodgers and Pat Maholmes face off for the 1st time. Packers key to winnig this season has been simple take the ball way and don't turn it over. As good of a season as Maholmes is having he has had some intrception issues this season which plays into the packers hands. The matchup to watch is Chief's run defense vs Packers top 10 run offense.       

 

Detroit Lions 1-5 (Streak -3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week
  2. @ Green Bay Packers - Rivalry Game!! the Lions are coming off a much needed bye week to get their legs underneath after a rough start to the season. They will take on their North Rival in the Packers so winning here is imperative to turning the season around
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Rivalry Game!!!! This NFC North Match up should be a good one as the Lions take on the Vikings. Defense need not apply as the both these teams give up 30+ a game
  4. New York Giants - Lions have been competitive in the last 2 games but haven't been able to come away with the win. They host the Giants this week and will look to end their 3 game slide. As bad as the season has been going for the Lions they are only 2 games out of the wildcard . 

  

Chicago Bears 2-4 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Oakland Raiders - (Bears -4) Da Bears squeezed out a close one last week in a divisional game against the Vikings. The defense has been leading the way for Da Bears this season but the offense hasn't got on the train. Their 3rd down percentage is at 32% while their redzone percentage is 62% these are horrific numbers and not gonna get Da Bears very far.  
  2. Bye Week -
  3. New Orleans Saints - Prime Time Game!!!! GOTW 7!!! The Bears will be looking to even up their record at .500 and if they do they will have earned it as they take on a dangerous Saints team in their Building. Slowing down Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas will be the first things to do. Look for Khalil Mack to be a disruptive force all game
  4. Los Angeles Chargers - The Bears are on a 2 game slide and their season is sliding away if they don't put together some wins. It won't be easy this week as they go against the best defense in the league. If they want to win they are going to have to limit the turnovers especially in the redzone.   

 

Minnesota Vikings 4-3 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New York Giants - ( Vikings +15) Vikings are walking into buzzsaw as the Giants have a 71 point differential this season. If the Vikings have any chance they need to do two things: Heavy dose of Dalvin Cook and convert in the redzone. They are 39% in the redzone this season which will not win you games especially on the road.   
  2. Philadelphia Eagles - The Vikings played like a Team possessed a week ago scoring 61 points against the Giants, and will look for that same action this week against the winless Eagles. 
  3. @ Detroit Lions - Rivalry Game!!! Part II With both these teams giving up 30 a game look for explosive offense in mulitple portions of the field. Kirk Cousins and his full onslaught of Talented receivers should have a field day
  4. Washington Redskins - The Vikings are rolling right now as they have won 3 straight games. This week they host Washington as this one should be a slugfest against 2 good defenses. With a close playoff race in the NFC this game could mean a lot at the end so expect an intense atmosphere. 

NFC West:

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Arizona Cardinals 1-6 (Streak -6)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @Cincinanati Bengals - (Cardinals +9) This is do or die for the Cardinals as they go on the road 3 of the next 4 games. Already at 1-3 they are going to pull out everything in the bag to have a chance of coming out of this stretch alive. And to keep their number 1 pick alive the oline is going to have to start blocking for Murray who has already been sacked 30 times. 
  2. Atlanta Falcons -  The Cardinals will take on coach Caesars and the Falcons in week 6, which will be a tough Match up for Kyler Murray and the Cardinals as the Falcons are one of the faster teams in the League
  3. @ New York Giants - The Cardinals offense kicked into overdrive a week ago, but their defense was non existent. They will look to slow down SaQuon Barkley and the Giants in week 7
  4. @ New Orleans Saints - The Cardinals look to just keep building their young core going foward especially number 1 pick Kylar Murray as this season didn't have many expectations.     

 

Seattle Seahawks 1-6 (Streak -3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Los Angeles Rams - ( Seahawks -2) This is basically a playoff game for Seattle as dropping to 1-4 with the Browns and Ravens coming up could end any hope of contention rather early. Seattle will need to rely their stud RB Chris Carson and the best home crowd in football. A heavy dose of Chris Carson and ball control offense could be the best defense vs the best offenses in the league. 
  2. @ Cleveland Browns - The Seahawks at 1-4 have started the season in a way they did not want to. They will be looking to get things going in the right direction versus a very talented Browns team
  3. Baltimore Ravens - At 1-5 the Seahawks can see their season slipping away with one of the more talented teams in the league their are no excuses. They will have to limit turnovers, and bottle up Lamar Jackson in this weeks match up against the Ravens
  4. @ Atlanta Falcons - If a couple things bounced the Seahawks way they could this season could look a lot diffrent right now but thats the nature of the NFL. It would take a lot for them to get in the mix for a playoff bid but still expect them to compete.         

 

San Francisco 49ers 4-2(Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Cleveland Browns - (49ers -6) 49ers have been salivating during the bye week to get to this game. After three wins to start the season this is their biggest test so far. This game will be won in the trenches. The 49ers are only giving up 89.0 rushing yards per game while the Browns average 156 yards led by controversial offseason pickup Kareem Hunt. This is going to be a straight dawg fight.  
  2. @ Los Angeles Rams - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC West match up will be played like a playoff game as these two teams have bitter history. Look for Jimmy G, and the Niners to bring their best efforts on the road
  3. @ Washington Redskins - The Niners will travel to the Nations Capitol to take on Rookie Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins. The Niners will lean heavily on their run game that has been breaking records all season
  4. Carolina Panthers - The 49ers are coming off an ugly loss vs Washington. Every team has bumbs in the road but the good teams respond and this will be a test for the 49ers. Their defense will have it hands full with Cam Newton and the Panthers.    

 

Los Angeles Rams 3-3 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Seattle Seahawks - (Rams +2) This is not do or die for the Rams but it is much better to be over .500 than be under it. They are going to have to match the desperation from the 1-3 Seahawks but with the last ranked defense in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed the Rams can't be trusted on the road. Defense wins on the road. 
  2. San Francisco 49ers - Rivalry Game!!! The Rams are looking to be a rude host as they welcome in their Division rival the Niners. The Niners are coming off a primetime loss to the Browns, and will be looking not to make it two in a row. 
  3. @ Atlanta Falcons - The Rams at 3-3 cannot be thought of more than anything other than a disappointment. Their Defense has all but abandoned them as they are giving up 40ppg. Traveling to Atlanta to contend with Julio Jones whilst giving up 40 is a recipe for disaster
  4. Cincinatti Bengals - 

 

AFC South:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-5 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New Orleans Saints - (Buccs +18) Usually I would advise to stay away from big point spreads especially in the NFL where anything can happen but the key word here is usually. With the Buccs giving up 38 ppg and it being a road game this can get ugly. On the other hand if Jameis wants the big dollars this offseason this is a game that balling out could go a long way along with a few Hail Marys or whichever prayer you believe in. 
  2. Carolina Panthers - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC South Match up will pit two members from the summer league in their first action in the NFASL. The Buccaneers are coming off a signature win a week ago, and just may have found a winning formula
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ Tennessee Titans -      

 

Carolina Panthers 4-2 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - (Panthers +2) This is pretty much a pickem game as these two teams aren't very familiar with each other which can make for a nailbiter. The Panthers look to make the Jags a one dimensional team as they have been stingy againt the run this year. Cam Newton is completing 75% of his passes and spreading the ball around to his wrs. If the Panthers are smart they will try to take advantage of the Jags 29th ranked run denfense this week with a heavy dose of McCaffrey.  
  2. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Rivalry Game!!!! The Panthers will be looking to get back on the winning side of things after a bad defeat at the hands of the Jaguars in week 5. They will be taking on a Buccs team that has just come off a huge win, and will be playing with loads of confidence
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ San Francisco 49ers -   

 

Atlanta Falcons 3-3 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Houston Texans - (Falcons +2) The Falcons are searching for an identity as they haven't exceled on offense or defense so far which for such a talented team is dissappointing. This would be a good week to start finding some answers as they travel to Houston. Being 2-3 keeps you very much alive in the playoff hunt. 
  2. @ Arizona Cardinals - The Return of Caesar saw 51 points and a blowout win versus the Texans. He will be looking to make it 2 in a row as they take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals
  3. Los Angeles Rams - The Difference a coach makes as the Falcons were languishing under the tutelage of MrRay. enter Coach KingofCaesars and two wins in a row, and a chance to make it 3 should give them just the shot in the arm they need to defeat the Rams
  4. Seattle Seahawks -

 

​​New Orleans Saints 5-1 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - (Saints -18) The Saints have been dominant all season and it doesn't seem like it will stop here. They are going against a Buccs team that has not been able to figure it out and the answers probably won't be in Superdome with Who Dat Nation causing all kinds of commotion. 
  2. @ Jacksonville Jaguars - The Saints took a L in week 5, and were none too pleased about it. They will look to get that bad feeling out of the pits of their stomachs as they take on a highly talented, and Dangerous Jags team
  3. @ Chicago Bears - Prime Time Game!! GOTW 7!! This Match up will be won in the trenches as both these teams come in with Talent on both sides of the Ball. The Saints will be looking to rely on Drew Brees, and should have the advantage at Quarterback over Mitchell Trubisky
  4. Arizona Cardinals -

NFC East:

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The Dallas Cowboys 1-5 (Streak -3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Green Bay Packers - (Cowboys +12) The most dissapointing team for the 1st quarter of the season was the Dallas Cowboys. They should be insulted to be underdogs by 12 at home agaisnt anybody but they just haven't shown they have it figured out yet. This could be the week as a win here could get them going on the right path. One of the biggest storylines this week is who will be the QB going foward with Cody Kessler throwing for 345 yds and 3 tds last week. My money would be that he gets the nod this week.
  2. @ New York Jets - The Dallas Cowboys have a new coach, but the same ol Results as they drop to 1-4 as they lost a week ago to the Green Bay Packers. Look for the Cowboys Coach to lean on a heavy dose of Ezekiel Elliott, and one of the leagues best Defenses
  3. Philadelphia Eagles - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC Beast Match up is one that many thought would carry meaning before the Season began as the Cowbos, and Eagles have a collection of Talent that cannot be denied.
  4. Bye Week     

Washington Redskins 3-3 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. New England Patriots - (Washington +3) Washington will need to carry that top 5 pass defense into this week as they host the never aging Tom Brady. Washington plays a style that could give the Pats problems as they are about ball control and defense. That formula will give you a chance most of the time. This is my upset pick of the week. 
  2. @ Miami Dolphins - The Washington Redskins have lost in back to back weeks on the games final drives, and coach Moon is looking for a win by any means. a 2-4 start would put a damper on a once promising season
  3. San Francisco 49ers - The Redskins pulled out a victory scoring 14 unanswered points in the 4th qtr in their week 6 win, and will look for a similar outcome in this one as they take on a Niners team that has only lost 1 game. Slowing down the Niners rush attack is the first thing, that has to be done
  4. @ Minnesota Vikings -   

 

New York Giants 5-1 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Minnesota Vikings - (-15) Unless an upset happens the Giants have a good chance of keeping their undefeated record in tact. Eli Manning has never looked better and as he has done many times in his career he led the Giants on game winning drive capped off by Saquon Barkley as the clock hit 0. Only concern here for the Giants is the temptation to look past this game and onto the powerhouse New England Patriots next week. 
  2. @ New England Patriots - PrimeTime GOTW This is Part II of the Gotw as the Giants look for answers as they gave up 61 points to the struggling vikings in week 5. They will be looking down the right arm of Tom Brady so expect this game to be won threw the air no matter who wins
  3. Arizona Cardinals - Two of the leagues most dynamic Talents will be on the field as the Giants will take on the Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense. The Giants are looking to go to 6-1, but they cannot overlook the Cardinals
  4. @ Detroit Lions -  

 

Philadelphia Eagles 0-6 (Streak -6)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. New York Jets - (Eagles +15) If the Eagles can limit turnovers this week they could have a chance to win. Easier said than done though as they have been a turnover machine all season. Good thing for them is so have the Jets. This one could be sloppy and these two teams like to engage in a game of hot potato.  
  2. @ Minnesota Vikings - The Eagles have fallen to 0-5 and even though they have started scoring more points their defense has now abandoned them. The Vikings are coming off of scoring 60+ so look for a 0-6 start, and another season out of the playoffs for Melblaze, and the Eagles
  3. @Dallas Cowboys - Rivalry Game!!!! Part II however when the rubber meets the road the Eagles are winless, and the Cowboys have 1 win and their second head coach. If either team wants to get something going winning this game can be the start of it
  4. @Buffalo Bills - 
draft week 8

         The AFC is rounding out with the expected teams taking center stage, and a few suprise teams stepping up to take a leadership role. In the first four games of the season only the Los Angeles Chargers were able to come out unscathed. The Chargers are 4-0, and will look to carry that over into their next 4 games. The other teams of note are the Titans, Jaguars, Browns, Patriots, and Chiefs which are all 3-1. The next batch of games will be a determing factor for a lot of these teams as we approach the half way portion of the league. The teams on the lower end of the spectrum such as the Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Colts, and Texans all have 1 win with the exception of the Texans which is 0-3 presently but still looking for the outcome of week 4. They cannot afford to fall to far behind, or it will take a monumental effort to make the playoffs.

*JD's Sportsbook Predictions in Parentheses*

AFC North:

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Baltimore Ravens 5-2 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Pittsburgh Steelers - (Ravens -3) Rivalry Game!!! The Ravens are coming off a huge win over the Browns in week 4, and will look to carry that over into this Divisional game. The Steelers are 2-2 as well so this game could carry huge meaning down the stretch. 
  2. Cincinatti Bengals - Rivalry Game!! This AFC North Match up will be won in the trenches as both teams are coming off of huge week 5 wins. The Ravens will look toward their defense which has carried the day in the last few games
  3. @ Seattle Seahawks - The Ravens are coming off a 30-19 win over the Bengals in week 6, behind a smothering defensive performance. They will look to bottle up Russell Wilson, however the 12th man will be in full throat.
  4. Bye Week -

    

Cincinnati Bengals 3-3 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Arizona Cardinals (Bengals -9)  A 7 point loss for the Bengals to the Steelers a week ago still sticks in the craw of the Bengals head coach bgreat238. They will take on the Cardinals who have come to look like the worst team in the league, so winning this game has become an absolute must.                           .
  2. @ Baltimore Ravens - Rivalry Game!! The Bengals were clicking on all cylinders as they blew the doors off the Cardinals in week 5 and will be looking for that same effort in this rivalry game. 
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars - The Bengals are licking their wounds after a poor performance a week ago, but at 3-3 they are still very much in the thick of things. Andy Dalton will look to bounce back after a 4 interception performance
  4. @ Los Angeles Rams - At the time of this article the Bengals still need to play their Week 7 game vs the Jaguars. They will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams who are in the Midst of their own slide as they have lost two in a row. The Rams high Powered offense is clicking, however they have not been able to stop anyone. If the Bengals win this one it will be in a shootout.

 

Cleveland Browns 5-1 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ San Francisco 49ers (Browns +6).Rivalry Game!!!! This game has easily been dubbed Game of the Week as these two teams will square off in primetime. The Browns have pretty much an allstar team, and the Niners will like to know if they can even compete                                                    .
  2. Seattle Seahawks - The Browns will be looking to avoid a let down game after their big win in primetime week 5. They will be taking on a Seattle Team that feels they were robbed so expect maximum effort!
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ New England Patriots -  The Browns are fresh off a bye week, and will be looking to Get back on the field. it will be old School versus New School as Baker Mayfield will get a chance to See Tom Brady up close, and personal

 

Pittsburgh Steelers 3-3 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1.  Baltmore Ravens (Steelers +6) .Rivalry Game!!!!  This AFC North Match up will see the Steelers take on their bitter rivals Tommanowns, and the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams are coming off wins, and both teams have identical records. Look for this one to to be played with a little animosity .
  2. @ Los Angeles Chargers - The Steelers will have their hands full with this Chargers team who come into the game undefeated. The Steelers looked ordinary in week 5, and know they need to play better if they expect to win before their bye week
  3. Bye Week
  4. Miami Dolphins - The Steelers used their bye week to come up with a plan for these Dolphins who are trending in the wrong direction. With the Division being close as it is, they can ill afford to let the Dolphins get any confidence in this game. 

AFC West:

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Kansas City Chiefs 4-2 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four games -
  1. Indianapolis Colts (Chiefs -5) The Chiefs have come to life which is bad news for the rest of the league as their offensive firepower is literally second to none. They will be looking to go full speed ahead in this match up between the comeback player of the year a year ago, Andrew Luck, and the Lgs MVP in Patty Mahomes  . 
  2. Houston Texans - The Chiefs are starting to look, well like the Chiefs after a slow start to the season. They will take on a 0-5 Texans team who are better than their record would indicate. 
  3. @ Denver Broncos - Rivalry Game!!! unfortunately the Broncos head coach is on vacation so most likely this game will not be played
  4. Green Bay Packers - The Chiefs were able to get a Free win with the Broncos headoach on vacation, however this week he will have to earn it. The undefeated Green Bay Packers are on the Horizon and they look like a Super Bowl Contender. Mahomes, Vs Rogers, enough Said!

 

Los Angeles Chargers 5-2 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Denver Broncos (Chargers -8). Rivalry Game!!!! The Chargers are the only undefeated team in the AFC with a perfect 4-0 record. They will look to continue that good fortune as they will welcome in the Denver Broncos.
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers - The Chargers are looking to stay unblemished as they welcome the Steelers for a week 6 Match up the Steelers offense has abandoned them so look for the Chargers to turn up the pressure. 
  3. @ Tennessee Titans - The Chargers fell from the ranks of the undefeated losing to the Steelers in week 6. Philip Rivers looked his age only throwing for 98 yards in the loss. They will travel to Tennessee to take on a Titans team that looks resurgent
  4. @ Chicago Bears - The Chargers are headed in the wrong direction as their 5-0 start, has now become 5-2. They will look to stop the bleeding, however they play a desperate Bears Team who is in a Swoon themselves

 

Denver Broncos 2-4 (Streak -4)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Los Angeles Chargers (Broncos +8) Rivalry Game!!!! The Denver Broncos have dropped two in a row with their second being in glorious fashion on primetime giving up close to 75 points in the loss. For a door prize they get division rival, and undefeated Los Angeles Chargers in week 5  .
  2. Tennessee Titans - The Broncos are in full panic mode as they dropped three games in a row, and will be looking to get back on track against the Titans. The Mile High Faithful will be looking for a win so expect maximum effort
  3. Kansas City Chiefs - Rivalry Game!!! This AFC West match up would have been a good one however this game is scheduled to be given to the Chiefs as the Broncos head coach is out of town
  4. @ Indianapolis Colts - The Broncos head coach is on vacation, and while he is the season is slip, sliding away. If he can get back in time to play this game they will be paired up against a struggling Colts team

 

Oakland Raiders 3-3 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Chicago Bears (Raiders +4) . The Raiders tied up their record winning two in a row, but will now have their toughest test of the season as they welcome in Khalil Mack their former player and the Chicago Bears.
  2. Bye Week
  3. @ Green Bay Packers - Fresh off a bye week, and the undefeated Packers are waiting for you. Good thing the Raiders had two weeks to prepare. not turning the ball over will be key if the Raiders want to win
  4. @ Houston Texans -  The Wheels were blown off the Raiders a week ago, leaving them looking for answers. The Texans will be studying the Game film to see what the Packers did to slow them down, and hope they can emulate it

 

AFC South:

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Indianapolis Colts 1-4 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four games - 
  1. @ Kansas City Chiefs (Colts +5) The Colts are officially reeling as they drop to 1-3, and now look at a 0-4 possibility with the High Powered Kansas City Chiefs on the schedule. The Colts run game will need to get cranked up to keep the ball out of the hands of Pat Mahomes   .
  2. Bye Week
  3. Houston Texans - Rivalry Game!!! This AFC South Match up will pit two teams going in opposite directions. The Texans got their first win a week ago, and the Colts are falling apart. A early season bye week might just have been what the doctor ordered
  4. Denver Broncos -  The Colts Still need to play their games at the start of week 7, so this game vs Denver could be a must win, or another step in the right direction. The Broncos are fading fast, so no matter what happens the Colts should be the favorite 

 

Tennessee Titans 5-2 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Buffalo Bills (Titans -12) The Titans are coming off a blowout win over the Falcons in week 4, and will look to garner another one as they will be taking on the 1 win Buffalo Bills in week 5. Look for Marcus Mariota to continue his hot streak in this match up .
  2. @ Denver Broncos - The Titans went down to the Bills in Week 5, and will be looking to give a better effort against the Broncos who have lost 3 in a row. 
  3. Los Angeles Chargers - The Titans are now in first place tied with the Jaguars in the South. They will look to keep the momentum going as they welcome in the Chargers
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -   The Titans have officially kicked it into Gear as they have now won two in a row. Their Defense has also stepped up holding the Chargers to 7 points in week 7's win. Next on the menu will be the 1 win Buccaneers, however they're a dangerous team that cannot be overlooked

 

Houston Texans 1-5 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Atlanta Falcons (Texans -2) Not many thought that the Texans would start the season at 0-3 possibly 0-4 as we are still awaiting the outcome of his week 5 game at the time of this article. They will be taking on the Atlanta Falcons who need a win just as much as they do  .
  2. @ Kansas City Chiefs - the Texans are in danger of dropping to 0-6, and falling completely out of the playoffs race. Waiting for them in week 6 are the Chiefs clicking on all cylinders as of late
  3. @ Indianapolis Colts - Rivalry Game!!!! Part II of the Colts vs Texans. DeShaun Watsons break sack, scramble, throw game winning Touchdown is the stuff super Runs are built on. Lets see if it carries over in this game
  4. Oakland Raiders -  At the Time of this article the Texans still need to play their week 7 game. Two of the best receivers in the game will be on the field this week as De'Andre Hopkins will be on the field with Antonio Brown. This could easily turn into a who can do it better contest, disguised around a football game. Look for this to be a shootout

 

Jacksonville Jaguars 4-2 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Carolina Panthers (Jags -2) The Jaguars announced themselves to the rest of the league with a blowout win on primetime one in which saw Super Bowl Winning Quarterback Nick Foles throw countem, 6 tds in the win. The Panthers are on deck, and the possibility of a 4-1 start is music to the ears of every Jaguar fan.
  2. New Orleans Saints - The Jaguars have called out the Saints, and sometimes Madden Gods give you exactly what you ask for. 
  3. @ Cincinatti Bengals - The Jaguars are reeling after a 4th quarter collapse to the Saints in week 6, and will try to not let it boil over to this game vs the Bengals.
  4. New York Jets - At the time of this article the Jaguars still need to play their week 7 game. The Jaguars will welcome the New York Jets to the sunny state of Florida, and send them home with what they hope is a L.  

AFC East:

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New England Patriots 5-2 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Washington Redskins (Pats -3) Tom Brady, and the Patriots will be visiting Donald Trumps White House, and viewing all the attractions in the Nations Capitol. O, and BTW they will take on a Redskins team while they're there.
  2. New York Giants - GOTW this game is set for primetime as Eli Manning, and Saquon Barkley will get to see Tom Brady and the Patriots up close and personal. 
  3. @ New York Jets - Rivalry Game!!! After throwing up all over themselves in primetime the Patriots will stay in New York to take on the Jets. This New York Metropolitan area has not been kind to Tom Brady, lets see if he can shake that habit
  4. Cleveland Browns - This could very well be GOTW as of right now this game leads in voting by 1. The Smack talk has already begun, and both teams are looking like contenders giving this game a whole other level of meaning.  

 

Miami Dolphins 1-5 (Streak -5)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week -
  2. Washington Redskins - the Dolphins are fresh off a bye week, and have had two weeks to plan for the Washington Redskins. Look for the Dolphins to focus on slowing down Derrius Guice and the Redskins Potent rushing attack
  3. @ Buffalo Bills - Rivalry Game!!!! it's rivalry Week in the East as every team is squared off. The Dolphins will pit Josh Rosh, Vs Josh Allen in a match up of Two Josh's....
  4. @ Pittsburgh Steelers - with he Dolphins losing streak hitting 5 games this has certainly become must win for these Dolphins. a winning culture starts with every win. The Dolphins also need to do something at QB with both Ryan Fitzmagic, and Josh Rosen trading snaps last week this could get ugly

 

New York Jets 3-3 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Philadelphia Eagles (Jets -15) There's an old saying that goes best way to get over a girlfriend, is to get underneath a new one. i'm saying the best way to get over a 1-2 start is to have Melblaze on the schedule...... .
  2. Dallas Cowboys - The Jets got back on track with a win over the hapless Eagles. This next game however is agains the highly talented Cowboys. The Jets will need to take care of the ball if they expect to have a chance
  3. New England Patriots - Rivalry Game!!! Part II Sam Darnold will get a chance to stare down Tom Brady and the Patriots as he is looking to cement himself as a young up and coming QB. winning these games are a step in the right direction
  4. @ Jacksonville Jaguars - The Jets are still in the mix in the AFC East, and many thought they had a good chance to win it, quite frankly they still do. However they will need to start winning, and this week the Jaguars will be standing in their way. Another 4 interception perfomance by Sam Darnold, and the Dolphins may not be the only team with a QB controversy  

 

Buffalo Bills 3-3 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Tennessee Titans (Bills +12) The Buffalo Bills got off the snide with a much needed win over the Patriots in week 4, and will look to carry that momentum over this week as they take on criticalnews and the Titans. The Bills can ill afford to fall to 1-4 so this has become a must win .
  2. Bye Week
  3. Miami Dolphins - Rivalry Game!!! Part II The Bills are fresh off a bye week, and will look to even up their record as they have now won 2 in a row. Making it 3 will put them right back in the swing of things in the East
  4. Philadelphia Eagles - Three wins in a row for the Bills and the Eagles on the Horizon.  Trying not to overlook them will be their toughest test

 

 The NFC will be the focus as we look at the first 4 games of each team in the NFC divisions. With only a 16 game regular season every game matters and the first quarter of the season is just as important as the last. Lets look at some teams that have started out hot, teams that have startedslow and some teams that are right in the middle. 

 

 

 

NFC North:

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Green Bay Packers 7-0 (Streak +7)

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Dallas Cowboys - (Packers -12)  Packers look to take their high flying offense into Big D this week. With their offense scoring a ridiculous 44 ppg and their defense averaging 5 takeaways a game its not hard to see why they are favored by 12 on the road. 
  2. Detroit Lions - Rivalry Game! The Green Bay Packers are the remaining undefeated team in the NFL behind the right arm of Aaron Rodgers. This week they take on their Division rival the Lions, and with a win here the Packers would have a early vice grip on the Division
  3. Oakland Raiders - The Packers will welcome Antonio Brown, and the Ravens Offense to Lambeau as they will look to keep things rolling at 6-0 Expect a shootout, as the Raiders are a pass first, ask questions later type of team
  4. @ Kansas city Chiefs - Two mvp qbs meet at Aarowhead this week as Aaron Rodgers and Pat Maholmes face off for the 1st time. Packers key to winnig this season has been simple take the ball way and don't turn it over. As good of a season as Maholmes is having he has had some intrception issues this season which plays into the packers hands. The matchup to watch is Chief's run defense vs Packers top 10 run offense.       

 

Detroit Lions 1-5 (Streak -3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week
  2. @ Green Bay Packers - Rivalry Game!! the Lions are coming off a much needed bye week to get their legs underneath after a rough start to the season. They will take on their North Rival in the Packers so winning here is imperative to turning the season around
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Rivalry Game!!!! This NFC North Match up should be a good one as the Lions take on the Vikings. Defense need not apply as the both these teams give up 30+ a game
  4. New York Giants - Lions have been competitive in the last 2 games but haven't been able to come away with the win. They host the Giants this week and will look to end their 3 game slide. As bad as the season has been going for the Lions they are only 2 games out of the wildcard . 

  

Chicago Bears 2-4 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Oakland Raiders - (Bears -4) Da Bears squeezed out a close one last week in a divisional game against the Vikings. The defense has been leading the way for Da Bears this season but the offense hasn't got on the train. Their 3rd down percentage is at 32% while their redzone percentage is 62% these are horrific numbers and not gonna get Da Bears very far.  
  2. Bye Week -
  3. New Orleans Saints - Prime Time Game!!!! GOTW 7!!! The Bears will be looking to even up their record at .500 and if they do they will have earned it as they take on a dangerous Saints team in their Building. Slowing down Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas will be the first things to do. Look for Khalil Mack to be a disruptive force all game
  4. Los Angeles Chargers - The Bears are on a 2 game slide and their season is sliding away if they don't put together some wins. It won't be easy this week as they go against the best defense in the league. If they want to win they are going to have to limit the turnovers especially in the redzone.   

 

Minnesota Vikings 4-3 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New York Giants - ( Vikings +15) Vikings are walking into buzzsaw as the Giants have a 71 point differential this season. If the Vikings have any chance they need to do two things: Heavy dose of Dalvin Cook and convert in the redzone. They are 39% in the redzone this season which will not win you games especially on the road.   
  2. Philadelphia Eagles - The Vikings played like a Team possessed a week ago scoring 61 points against the Giants, and will look for that same action this week against the winless Eagles. 
  3. @ Detroit Lions - Rivalry Game!!! Part II With both these teams giving up 30 a game look for explosive offense in mulitple portions of the field. Kirk Cousins and his full onslaught of Talented receivers should have a field day
  4. Washington Redskins - The Vikings are rolling right now as they have won 3 straight games. This week they host Washington as this one should be a slugfest against 2 good defenses. With a close playoff race in the NFC this game could mean a lot at the end so expect an intense atmosphere. 

NFC West:

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Arizona Cardinals 1-6 (Streak -6)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @Cincinanati Bengals - (Cardinals +9) This is do or die for the Cardinals as they go on the road 3 of the next 4 games. Already at 1-3 they are going to pull out everything in the bag to have a chance of coming out of this stretch alive. And to keep their number 1 pick alive the oline is going to have to start blocking for Murray who has already been sacked 30 times. 
  2. Atlanta Falcons -  The Cardinals will take on coach Caesars and the Falcons in week 6, which will be a tough Match up for Kyler Murray and the Cardinals as the Falcons are one of the faster teams in the League
  3. @ New York Giants - The Cardinals offense kicked into overdrive a week ago, but their defense was non existent. They will look to slow down SaQuon Barkley and the Giants in week 7
  4. @ New Orleans Saints - The Cardinals look to just keep building their young core going foward especially number 1 pick Kylar Murray as this season didn't have many expectations.     

 

Seattle Seahawks 1-6 (Streak -3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Los Angeles Rams - ( Seahawks -2) This is basically a playoff game for Seattle as dropping to 1-4 with the Browns and Ravens coming up could end any hope of contention rather early. Seattle will need to rely their stud RB Chris Carson and the best home crowd in football. A heavy dose of Chris Carson and ball control offense could be the best defense vs the best offenses in the league. 
  2. @ Cleveland Browns - The Seahawks at 1-4 have started the season in a way they did not want to. They will be looking to get things going in the right direction versus a very talented Browns team
  3. Baltimore Ravens - At 1-5 the Seahawks can see their season slipping away with one of the more talented teams in the league their are no excuses. They will have to limit turnovers, and bottle up Lamar Jackson in this weeks match up against the Ravens
  4. @ Atlanta Falcons - If a couple things bounced the Seahawks way they could this season could look a lot diffrent right now but thats the nature of the NFL. It would take a lot for them to get in the mix for a playoff bid but still expect them to compete.         

 

San Francisco 49ers 4-2(Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Cleveland Browns - (49ers -6) 49ers have been salivating during the bye week to get to this game. After three wins to start the season this is their biggest test so far. This game will be won in the trenches. The 49ers are only giving up 89.0 rushing yards per game while the Browns average 156 yards led by controversial offseason pickup Kareem Hunt. This is going to be a straight dawg fight.  
  2. @ Los Angeles Rams - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC West match up will be played like a playoff game as these two teams have bitter history. Look for Jimmy G, and the Niners to bring their best efforts on the road
  3. @ Washington Redskins - The Niners will travel to the Nations Capitol to take on Rookie Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins. The Niners will lean heavily on their run game that has been breaking records all season
  4. Carolina Panthers - The 49ers are coming off an ugly loss vs Washington. Every team has bumbs in the road but the good teams respond and this will be a test for the 49ers. Their defense will have it hands full with Cam Newton and the Panthers.    

 

Los Angeles Rams 3-3 (Streak -2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Seattle Seahawks - (Rams +2) This is not do or die for the Rams but it is much better to be over .500 than be under it. They are going to have to match the desperation from the 1-3 Seahawks but with the last ranked defense in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed the Rams can't be trusted on the road. Defense wins on the road. 
  2. San Francisco 49ers - Rivalry Game!!! The Rams are looking to be a rude host as they welcome in their Division rival the Niners. The Niners are coming off a primetime loss to the Browns, and will be looking not to make it two in a row. 
  3. @ Atlanta Falcons - The Rams at 3-3 cannot be thought of more than anything other than a disappointment. Their Defense has all but abandoned them as they are giving up 40ppg. Traveling to Atlanta to contend with Julio Jones whilst giving up 40 is a recipe for disaster
  4. Cincinatti Bengals - 

 

AFC South:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-5 (Streak -1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New Orleans Saints - (Buccs +18) Usually I would advise to stay away from big point spreads especially in the NFL where anything can happen but the key word here is usually. With the Buccs giving up 38 ppg and it being a road game this can get ugly. On the other hand if Jameis wants the big dollars this offseason this is a game that balling out could go a long way along with a few Hail Marys or whichever prayer you believe in. 
  2. Carolina Panthers - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC South Match up will pit two members from the summer league in their first action in the NFASL. The Buccaneers are coming off a signature win a week ago, and just may have found a winning formula
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ Tennessee Titans -      

 

Carolina Panthers 4-2 (Streak +1)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - (Panthers +2) This is pretty much a pickem game as these two teams aren't very familiar with each other which can make for a nailbiter. The Panthers look to make the Jags a one dimensional team as they have been stingy againt the run this year. Cam Newton is completing 75% of his passes and spreading the ball around to his wrs. If the Panthers are smart they will try to take advantage of the Jags 29th ranked run denfense this week with a heavy dose of McCaffrey.  
  2. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Rivalry Game!!!! The Panthers will be looking to get back on the winning side of things after a bad defeat at the hands of the Jaguars in week 5. They will be taking on a Buccs team that has just come off a huge win, and will be playing with loads of confidence
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ San Francisco 49ers -   

 

Atlanta Falcons 3-3 (Streak +3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Houston Texans - (Falcons +2) The Falcons are searching for an identity as they haven't exceled on offense or defense so far which for such a talented team is dissappointing. This would be a good week to start finding some answers as they travel to Houston. Being 2-3 keeps you very much alive in the playoff hunt. 
  2. @ Arizona Cardinals - The Return of Caesar saw 51 points and a blowout win versus the Texans. He will be looking to make it 2 in a row as they take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals
  3. Los Angeles Rams - The Difference a coach makes as the Falcons were languishing under the tutelage of MrRay. enter Coach KingofCaesars and two wins in a row, and a chance to make it 3 should give them just the shot in the arm they need to defeat the Rams
  4. Seattle Seahawks -

 

​​New Orleans Saints 5-1 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - (Saints -18) The Saints have been dominant all season and it doesn't seem like it will stop here. They are going against a Buccs team that has not been able to figure it out and the answers probably won't be in Superdome with Who Dat Nation causing all kinds of commotion. 
  2. @ Jacksonville Jaguars - The Saints took a L in week 5, and were none too pleased about it. They will look to get that bad feeling out of the pits of their stomachs as they take on a highly talented, and Dangerous Jags team
  3. @ Chicago Bears - Prime Time Game!! GOTW 7!! This Match up will be won in the trenches as both these teams come in with Talent on both sides of the Ball. The Saints will be looking to rely on Drew Brees, and should have the advantage at Quarterback over Mitchell Trubisky
  4. Arizona Cardinals -

NFC East:

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The Dallas Cowboys 1-5 (Streak -3)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Green Bay Packers - (Cowboys +12) The most dissapointing team for the 1st quarter of the season was the Dallas Cowboys. They should be insulted to be underdogs by 12 at home agaisnt anybody but they just haven't shown they have it figured out yet. This could be the week as a win here could get them going on the right path. One of the biggest storylines this week is who will be the QB going foward with Cody Kessler throwing for 345 yds and 3 tds last week. My money would be that he gets the nod this week.
  2. @ New York Jets - The Dallas Cowboys have a new coach, but the same ol Results as they drop to 1-4 as they lost a week ago to the Green Bay Packers. Look for the Cowboys Coach to lean on a heavy dose of Ezekiel Elliott, and one of the leagues best Defenses
  3. Philadelphia Eagles - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC Beast Match up is one that many thought would carry meaning before the Season began as the Cowbos, and Eagles have a collection of Talent that cannot be denied.
  4. Bye Week     

Washington Redskins 3-3 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. New England Patriots - (Washington +3) Washington will need to carry that top 5 pass defense into this week as they host the never aging Tom Brady. Washington plays a style that could give the Pats problems as they are about ball control and defense. That formula will give you a chance most of the time. This is my upset pick of the week. 
  2. @ Miami Dolphins - The Washington Redskins have lost in back to back weeks on the games final drives, and coach Moon is looking for a win by any means. a 2-4 start would put a damper on a once promising season
  3. San Francisco 49ers - The Redskins pulled out a victory scoring 14 unanswered points in the 4th qtr in their week 6 win, and will look for a similar outcome in this one as they take on a Niners team that has only lost 1 game. Slowing down the Niners rush attack is the first thing, that has to be done
  4. @ Minnesota Vikings -   

 

New York Giants 5-1 (Streak +2)

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Minnesota Vikings - (-15) Unless an upset happens the Giants have a good chance of keeping their undefeated record in tact. Eli Manning has never looked better and as he has done many times in his career he led the Giants on game winning drive capped off by Saquon Barkley as the clock hit 0. Only concern here for the Giants is the temptation to look past this game and onto the powerhouse New England Patriots next week. 
  2. @ New England Patriots - PrimeTime GOTW This is Part II of the Gotw as the Giants look for answers as they gave up 61 points to the struggling vikings in week 5. They will be looking down the right arm of Tom Brady so expect this game to be won threw the air no matter who wins
  3. Arizona Cardinals - Two of the leagues most dynamic Talents will be on the field as the Giants will take on the Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense. The Giants are looking to go to 6-1, but they cannot overlook the Cardinals
  4. @ Detroit Lions -  

 

Philadelphia Eagles 0-6 (Streak -6)

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. New York Jets - (Eagles +15) If the Eagles can limit turnovers this week they could have a chance to win. Easier said than done though as they have been a turnover machine all season. Good thing for them is so have the Jets. This one could be sloppy and these two teams like to engage in a game of hot potato.  
  2. @ Minnesota Vikings - The Eagles have fallen to 0-5 and even though they have started scoring more points their defense has now abandoned them. The Vikings are coming off of scoring 60+ so look for a 0-6 start, and another season out of the playoffs for Melblaze, and the Eagles
  3. @Dallas Cowboys - Rivalry Game!!!! Part II however when the rubber meets the road the Eagles are winless, and the Cowboys have 1 win and their second head coach. If either team wants to get something going winning this game can be the start of it
  4. @Buffalo Bills - 
Weekly Match Ups 4-8

         The AFC is rounding out with the expected teams taking center stage, and a few suprise teams stepping up to

take a leadership role. In the first four games of the season only the Los Angeles Chargers were able to come out unscathed. The Chargers are 4-0, and will look to carry that over into their next 4 games. The other teams of note are the Titans, Jaguars, Browns, Patriots, and Chiefs which are all 3-1. The next batch of games will be a determing factor for a lot of these teams as we approach the half way portion of the league. The teams on the lower end of the spectrum such as the Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Colts, and Texans all have 1 win with the exception of the Texans which is 0-3 presently but still looking for the outcome of week 4. They cannot afford to fall to far behind, or it will take a monumental effort to make the playoffs.

*JD's Sportsbook Predictions in Parentheses

AFC North:

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Baltimore Ravens 4-2

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Pittsburgh Steelers - (Ravens -3) Rivalry Game!!! The Ravens are coming off a huge win over the Browns in week 4, and will look to carry that over into this Divisional game. The Steelers are 2-2 as well so this game could carry huge meaning down the stretch. 
  2. Cincinatti Bengals - Rivalry Game!! This AFC North Match up will be won in the trenches as both teams are coming off of huge week 5 wins. The Ravens will look toward their defense which has carried the day in the last few games
  3. @ Seattle Seahawks - The Ravens are coming off a 30-19 win over the Bengals in week 6, behind a smothering defensive performance. They will look to bottle up Russell Wilson, however the 12th man will be in full throat.
  4. Bye Week -

    

Cincinnati Bengals 3-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Arizona Cardinals (Bengals -9)  A 7 point loss for the Bengals to the Steelers a week ago still sticks in the craw of the Bengals head coach bgreat238. They will take on the Cardinals who have come to look like the worst team in the league, so winning this game has become an absolute must.                           .
  2. @ Baltimore Ravens - Rivalry Game!! The Bengals were clicking on all cylinders as they blew the doors off the Cardinals in week 5 and will be looking for that same effort in this rivalry game. 
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars - The Bengals are licking their wounds after a poor performance a week ago, but at 3-3 they are still very much in the thick of things. Andy Dalton will look to bounce back after a 4 interception performance
  4. @ Los Angeles Rams - 

 

Cleveland Browns 5-1

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ San Francisco 49ers (Browns +6).Rivalry Game!!!! This game has easily been dubbed Game of the Week as these two teams will square off in primetime. The Browns have pretty much an allstar team, and the Niners will like to know if they can even compete                                                    .
  2. Seattle Seahawks - The Browns will be looking to avoid a let down game after their big win in primetime week 5. They will be taking on a Seattle Team that feels they were robbed so expect maximum effort!
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ New England Patriots - 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers 3-3

  • Next Four Games - 
  1.  Baltmore Ravens (Steelers +6) .Rivalry Game!!!!  This AFC North Match up will see the Steelers take on their bitter rivals Tommanowns, and the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams are coming off wins, and both teams have identical records. Look for this one to to be played with a little animosity .
  2. @ Los Angeles Chargers - The Steelers will have their hands full with this Chargers team who come into the game undefeated. The Steelers looked ordinary in week 5, and know they need to play better if they expect to win before their bye week
  3. Bye Week
  4. Miami Dolphins - 

AFC West:

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Kansas City Chiefs 4-2

  • Next Four games -
  1. Indianapolis Colts (Chiefs -5) The Chiefs have come to life which is bad news for the rest of the league as their offensive firepower is literally second to none. They will be looking to go full speed ahead in this match up between the comeback player of the year a year ago, Andrew Luck, and the Lgs MVP in Patty Mahomes  . 
  2. Houston Texans - The Chiefs are starting to look, well like the Chiefs after a slow start to the season. They will take on a 0-5 Texans team who are better than their record would indicate. 
  3. @ Denver Broncos - Rivalry Game!!! unfortunately the Broncos head coach is on vacation so most likely this game will not be played
  4. Green Bay Packers -

 

Los Angeles Chargers 5-1

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Denver Broncos (Chargers -8). Rivalry Game!!!! The Chargers are the only undefeated team in the AFC with a perfect 4-0 record. They will look to continue that good fortune as they will welcome in the Denver Broncos.
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers - The Chargers are looking to stay unblemished as they welcome the Steelers for a week 6 Match up the Steelers offense has abandoned them so look for the Chargers to turn up the pressure. 
  3. @ Tennessee Titans - The Chargers fell from the ranks of the undefeated losing to the Steelers in week 6. Philip Rivers looked his age only throwing for 98 yards in the loss. They will travel to Tennessee to take on a Titans team that looks resurgent
  4. @ Chicago Bears -

 

Denver Broncos 2-4

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Los Angeles Chargers (Broncos +8) Rivalry Game!!!! The Denver Broncos have dropped two in a row with their second being in glorious fashion on primetime giving up close to 75 points in the loss. For a door prize they get division rival, and undefeated Los Angeles Chargers in week 5  .
  2. Tennessee Titans - The Broncos are in full panic mode as they dropped three games in a row, and will be looking to get back on track against the Titans. The Mile High Faithful will be looking for a win so expect maximum effort
  3. Kansas City Chiefs - Rivalry Game!!! This AFC West match up would have been a good one however this game is scheduled to be given to the Chiefs as the Broncos head coach is out of town
  4. @ Indianapolis Colts - 

 

Oakland Raiders 3-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Chicago Bears (Raiders +4) . The Raiders tied up their record winning two in a row, but will now have their toughest test of the season as they welcome in Khalil Mack their former player and the Chicago Bears.
  2. Bye Week
  3. @ Green Bay Packers - Fresh off a bye week, and the undefeated Packers are waiting for you. Good thing the Raiders had two weeks to prepare. not turning the ball over will be key if the Raiders want to win
  4. @ Houston Texans - 

 

AFC South:

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Indianapolis Colts 1-4

  • Next Four games - 
  1. @ Kansas City Chiefs (Colts +5) The Colts are officially reeling as they drop to 1-3, and now look at a 0-4 possibility with the High Powered Kansas City Chiefs on the schedule. The Colts run game will need to get cranked up to keep the ball out of the hands of Pat Mahomes   .
  2. Bye Week
  3. Houston Texans - Rivalry Game!!! This AFC South Match up will pit two teams going in opposite directions. The Texans got their first win a week ago, and the Colts are falling apart. A early season bye week might just have been what the doctor ordered
  4. Denver Broncos -   

 

Tennessee Titans 4-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Buffalo Bills (Titans -12) The Titans are coming off a blowout win over the Falcons in week 4, and will look to garner another one as they will be taking on the 1 win Buffalo Bills in week 5. Look for Marcus Mariota to continue his hot streak in this match up .
  2. @ Denver Broncos - The Titans went down to the Bills in Week 5, and will be looking to give a better effort against the Broncos who have lost 3 in a row. 
  3. Los Angeles Chargers - The Titans are now in first place tied with the Jaguars in the South. They will look to keep the momentum going as they welcome in the Chargers
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -  

 

Houston Texans 1-5

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Atlanta Falcons (Texans -2) Not many thought that the Texans would start the season at 0-3 possibly 0-4 as we are still awaiting the outcome of his week 5 game at the time of this article. They will be taking on the Atlanta Falcons who need a win just as much as they do  .
  2. @ Kansas City Chiefs - the Texans are in danger of dropping to 0-6, and falling completely out of the playoffs race. Waiting for them in week 6 are the Chiefs clicking on all cylinders as of late
  3. @ Indianapolis Colts - Rivalry Game!!!! Part II of the Colts vs Texans. DeShaun Watsons break sack, scramble, throw game winning Touchdown is the stuff super Runs are built on. Lets see if it carries over in this game
  4. Oakland Raiders - 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars 4-2

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Carolina Panthers (Jags -2) The Jaguars announced themselves to the rest of the league with a blowout win on primetime one in which saw Super Bowl Winning Quarterback Nick Foles throw countem, 6 tds in the win. The Panthers are on deck, and the possibility of a 4-1 start is music to the ears of every Jaguar fan.
  2. New Orleans Saints - The Jaguars have called out the Saints, and sometimes Madden Gods give you exactly what you ask for. 
  3. @ Cincinatti Bengals - The Jaguars are reeling after a 4th quarter collapse to the Saints in week 6, and will try to not let it boil over to this game vs the Bengals.
  4. New York Jets -  

AFC East:

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New England Patriots 4-2

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Washington Redskins (Pats -3) Tom Brady, and the Patriots will be visiting Donald Trumps White House, and viewing all the attractions in the Nations Capitol. O, and BTW they will take on a Redskins team while they're there.
  2. New York Giants - GOTW this game is set for primetime as Eli Manning, and Saquon Barkley will get to see Tom Brady and the Patriots up close and personal. 
  3. @ New York Jets - Rivalry Game!!! After throwing up all over themselves in primetime the Patriots will stay in New York to take on the Jets. This New York Metropolitan area has not been kind to Tom Brady, lets see if he can shake that habit
  4. Cleveland Browns -   

 

Miami Dolphins 1-4

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week -
  2. Washington Redskins - the Dolphins are fresh off a bye week, and have had two weeks to plan for the Washington Redskins. Look for the Dolphins to focus on slowing down Derrius Guice and the Redskins Potent rushing attack
  3. @ Buffalo Bills - Rivalry Game!!!! it's rivalry Week in the East as every team is squared off. The Dolphins will pit Josh Rosh, Vs Josh Allen in a match up of Two Josh's....
  4. @ Pittsburgh Steelers -  

 

New York Jets 3-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Philadelphia Eagles (Jets -15) There's an old saying that goes best way to get over a girlfriend, is to get underneath a new one. i'm saying the best way to get over a 1-2 start is to have Melblaze on the schedule...... .
  2. Dallas Cowboys - The Jets got back on track with a win over the hapless Eagles. This next game however is agains the highly talented Cowboys. The Jets will need to take care of the ball if they expect to have a chance
  3. New England Patriots - Rivalry Game!!! Part II Sam Darnold will get a chance to stare down Tom Brady and the Patriots as he is looking to cement himself as a young up and coming QB. winning these games are a step in the right direction
  4. @ Jacksonville Jaguars -   

 

Buffalo Bills 2-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Tennessee Titans (Bills +12) The Buffalo Bills got off the snide with a much needed win over the Patriots in week 4, and will look to carry that momentum over this week as they take on criticalnews and the Titans. The Bills can ill afford to fall to 1-4 so this has become a must win .
  2. Bye Week
  3. Miami Dolphins - Rivalry Game!!! Part II The Bills are fresh off a bye week, and will look to even up their record as they have now won 2 in a row. Making it 3 will put them right back in the swing of things in the East
  4. Philadelphia Eagles - 

 

 The NFC will be the focus as we look at the first 4 games of each team in the NFC divisions. With only a 16 game regular season every game matters and the first quarter of the season is just as important as the last. Lets look at some teams that have started out hot, teams that have startedslow and some teams that are right in the middle. 

 

NFC North:

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Green Bay Packers 6-0

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Dallas Cowboys - (Packers -12)  Packers look to take their high flying offense into Big D this week. With their offense scoring a ridiculous 44 ppg and their defense averaging 5 takeaways a game its not hard to see why they are favored by 12 on the road. 
  2. Detroit Lions - Rivalry Game! The Green Bay Packers are the remaining undefeated team in the NFL behind the right arm of Aaron Rodgers. This week they take on their Division rival the Lions, and with a win here the Packers would have a early vice grip on the Division
  3. Oakland Raiders - The Packers will welcome Antonio Brown, and the Ravens Offense to Lambeau as they will look to keep things rolling at 6-0 Expect a shootout, as the Raiders are a pass first, ask questions later type of team
  4. @ Kansas city Chiefs -     

 

Detroit Lions 1-4

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week
  2. @ Green Bay Packers - Rivalry Game!! the Lions are coming off a much needed bye week to get their legs underneath after a rough start to the season. They will take on their North Rival in the Packers so winning here is imperative to turning the season around
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Rivalry Game!!!! This NFC North Match up should be a good one as the Lions take on the Vikings. Defense need not apply as the both these teams give up 30+ a game
  4. New York Giants -   

  

Chicago Bears 2-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Oakland Raiders - (Bears -4) Da Bears squeezed out a close one last week in a divisional game against the Vikings. The defense has been leading the way for Da Bears this season but the offense hasn't got on the train. Their 3rd down percentage is at 32% while their redzone percentage is 62% these are horrific numbers and not gonna get Da Bears very far.  
  2. Bye Week -
  3. New Orleans Saints - Prime Time Game!!!! GOTW 7!!! The Bears will be looking to even up their record at .500 and if they do they will have earned it as they take on a dangerous Saints team in their Building. Slowing down Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas will be the first things to do. Look for Khalil Mach to be a disruptive force all game
  4. Los Angeles Chargers -   

 

Minnesota Vikings 3-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New York Giants - ( Vikings +15) Vikings are walking into buzzsaw as the Giants have a 71 point differential this season. If the Vikings have any chance they need to do two things: Heavy dose of Dalvin Cook and convert in the redzone. They are 39% in the redzone this season which will not win you games especially on the road.   
  2. Philadelphia Eagles - The Vikings played like a Team possessed a week ago scoring 61 points against the Giants, and will look for that same action this week against the winless Eagles. 
  3. @ Detroit Lions - Rivalry Game!!! Part II With both these teams giving up 30 a game look for explosive offense in mulitple portions of the field. Kirk Cousins and his full onslaught of Talented receivers should have a field day
  4. Washington Redskins -

NFC West:

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Arizona Cardinals 1-5

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @Cincinanati Bengals - (Cardinals +9) This is do or die for the Cardinals as they go on the road 3 of the next 4 games. Already at 1-3 they are going to pull out everything in the bag to have a chance of coming out of this stretch alive. And to keep their number 1 pick alive the oline is going to have to start blocking for Murray who has already been sacked 30 times. 
  2. Atlanta Falcons -  The Cardinals will take on coach Caesars and the Falcons in week 6, which will be a tough Match up for Kyler Murray and the Cardinals as the Falcons are one of the faster teams in the League
  3. @ New York Giants - The Cardinals offense kicked into overdrive a week ago, but their defense was non existent. They will look to slow down SaQuon Barkley and the Giants in week 7
  4. @ New Orleans Saints -     

 

Seattle Seahawks 1-5

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Los Angeles Rams - ( Seahawks -2) This is basically a playoff game for Seattle as dropping to 1-4 with the Browns and Ravens coming up could end any hope of contention rather early. Seattle will need to rely their stud RB Chris Carson and the best home crowd in football. A heavy dose of Chris Carson and ball control offense could be the best defense vs the best offenses in the league. 
  2. @ Cleveland Browns - The Seahawks at 1-4 have started the season in a way they did not want to. They will be looking to get things going in the right direction versus a very talented Browns team
  3. Baltimore Ravens - At 1-5 the Seahawks can see their season slipping away with one of the more talented teams in the league their are no excuses. They will have to limit turnovers, and bottle up Lamar Jackson in this weeks match up against the Ravens
  4. @ Atlanta Falcons -        

 

San Francisco 49ers 4-1

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Cleveland Browns - (49ers -6) 49ers have been salivating during the bye week to get to this game. After three wins to start the season this is their biggest test so far. This game will be won in the trenches. The 49ers are only giving up 89.0 rushing yards per game while the Browns average 156 yards led by controversial offseason pickup Kareem Hunt. This is going to be a straight dawg fight.  
  2. @ Los Angeles Rams - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC West match up will be played like a playoff game as these two teams have bitter history. Look for Jimmy G, and the Niners to bring their best efforts on the road
  3. @ Washington Redskins - The Niners will travel to the Nations Capitol to take on Rookie Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins. The Niners will lean heavily on their run game that has been breaking records all season
  4. Carolina Panthers -  

 

Los Angeles Rams 3-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Seattle Seahawks - (Rams +2) This is not do or die for the Rams but it is much better to be over .500 than be under it. They are going to have to match the desperation from the 1-3 Seahawks but with the last ranked defense in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed the Rams can't be trusted on the road. Defense wins on the road. 
  2. San Francisco 49ers - Rivalry Game!!! The Rams are looking to be a rude host as they welcome in their Division rival the Niners. The Niners are coming off a primetime loss to the Browns, and will be looking not to make it two in a row. 
  3. @ Atlanta Falcons - The Rams at 3-3 cannot be thought of more than anything other than a disappointment. Their Defense has all but abandoned them as they are giving up 40ppg. Traveling to Atlanta to contend with Julio Jones whilst giving up 40 is a recipe for disaster
  4. Cincinatti Bengals - 

 

AFC South:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-5

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New Orleans Saints - (Buccs +18) Usually I would advise to stay away from big point spreads especially in the NFL where anything can happen but the key word here is usually. With the Buccs giving up 38 ppg and it being a road game this can get ugly. On the other hand if Jameis wants the big dollars this offseason this is a game that balling out could go a long way along with a few Hail Marys or whichever prayer you believe in. 
  2. Carolina Panthers - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC South Match up will pit two members from the summer league in their first action in the NFASL. The Buccaneers are coming off a signature win a week ago, and just may have found a winning formula
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ Tennessee Titans -      

 

Carolina Panthers 4-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - (Panthers +2) This is pretty much a pickem game as these two teams aren't very familiar with each other which can make for a nailbiter. The Panthers look to make the Jags a one dimensional team as they have been stingy againt the run this year. Cam Newton is completing 75% of his passes and spreading the ball around to his wrs. If the Panthers are smart they will try to take advantage of the Jags 29th ranked run denfense this week with a heavy dose of McCaffrey.  
  2. @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Rivalry Game!!!! The Panthers will be looking to get back on the winning side of things after a bad defeat at the hands of the Jaguars in week 5. They will be taking on a Buccs team that has just come off a huge win, and will be playing with loads of confidence
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ San Francisco 49ers -   

 

Atlanta Falcons 3-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Houston Texans - (Falcons +2) The Falcons are searching for an identity as they haven't exceled on offense or defense so far which for such a talented team is dissappointing. This would be a good week to start finding some answers as they travel to Houston. Being 2-3 keeps you very much alive in the playoff hunt. 
  2. @ Arizona Cardinals - The Return of Caesar saw 51 points and a blowout win versus the Texans. He will be looking to make it 2 in a row as they take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals
  3. Los Angeles Rams - The Difference a coach makes as the Falcons were languishing under the tutelage of MrRay. enter Coach KingofCaesars and two wins in a row, and a chance to make it 3 should give them just the shot in the arm they need to defeat the Rams
  4. Seattle Seahawks -

 

​​New Orleans Saints 5-1

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - (Saints -18) The Saints have been dominant all season and it doesn't seem like it will stop here. They are going against a Buccs team that has not been able to figure it out and the answers probably won't be in Superdome with Who Dat Nation causing all kinds of commotion. 
  2. @ Jacksonville Jaguars - The Saints took a L in week 5, and were none too pleased about it. They will look to get that bad feeling out of the pits of their stomachs as they take on a highly talented, and Dangerous Jags team
  3. @ Chicago Bears - Prime Time Game!! GOTW 7!! This Match up will be won in the trenches as both these teams come in with Talent on both sides of the Ball. The Saints will be looking to rely on Drew Brees, and should have the advantage at Quarterback over Mitchell Trubisky
  4. Arizona Cardinals -

NFC East:

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The Dallas Cowboys 1-5

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Green Bay Packers - (Cowboys +12) The most dissapointing team for the 1st quarter of the season was the Dallas Cowboys. They should be insulted to be underdogs by 12 at home agaisnt anybody but they just haven't shown they have it figured out yet. This could be the week as a win here could get them going on the right path. One of the biggest storylines this week is who will be the QB going foward with Cody Kessler throwing for 345 yds and 3 tds last week. My money would be that he gets the nod this week.
  2. @ New York Jets - The Dallas Cowboys have a new coach, but the same ol Results as they drop to 1-4 as they lost a week ago to the Green Bay Packers. Look for the Cowboys Coach to lean on a heavy dose of Ezekiel Elliott, and one of the leagues best Defenses
  3. Philadelphia Eagles - Rivalry Game!!! This NFC Beast Match up is one that many thought would carry meaning before the Season began as the Cowbos, and Eagles have a collection of Talent that cannot be denied.
  4. Bye Week     

Washington Redskins 3-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. New England Patriots - (Washington +3) Washington will need to carry that top 5 pass defense into this week as they host the never aging Tom Brady. Washington plays a style that could give the Pats problems as they are about ball control and defense. That formula will give you a chance most of the time. This is my upset pick of the week. 
  2. @ Miami Dolphins - The Washington Redskins have lost in back to back weeks on the games final drives, and coach Moon is looking for a win by any means. a 2-4 start would put a damper on a once promising season
  3. San Francisco 49ers - The Redskins pulled out a victory scoring 14 unanswered points in the 4th qtr in their week 6 win, and will look for a similar outcome in this one as they take on a Niners team that has only lost 1 game. Slowing down the Niners rush attack is the first thing, that has to be done
  4. @ Minnesota Vikings -   

 

New York Giants 5-1

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Minnesota Vikings - (-15) Unless an upset happens the Giants have a good chance of keeping their undefeated record in tact. Eli Manning has never looked better and as he has done many times in his career he led the Giants on game winning drive capped off by Saquon Barkley as the clock hit 0. Only concern here for the Giants is the temptation to look past this game and onto the powerhouse New England Patriots next week. 
  2. @ New England Patriots - PrimeTime GOTW This is Part II of the Gotw as the Giants look for answers as they gave up 61 points to the struggling vikings in week 5. They will be looking down the right arm of Tom Brady so expect this game to be won threw the air no matter who wins
  3. Arizona Cardinals - Two of the leagues most dynamic Talents will be on the field as the Giants will take on the Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense. The Giants are looking to go to 6-1, but they cannot overlook the Cardinals
  4. @ Detroit Lions -  

 

Philadelphia Eagles 0-6

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. New York Jets - (Eagles +15) If the Eagles can limit turnovers this week they could have a chance to win. Easier said than done though as they have been a turnover machine all season. Good thing for them is so have the Jets. This one could be sloppy and these two teams like to engage in a game of hot potato.  
  2. @ Minnesota Vikings - The Eagles have fallen to 0-5 and even though they have started scoring more points their defense has now abandoned them. The Vikings are coming off of scoring 60+ so look for a 0-6 start, and another season out of the playoffs for Melblaze, and the Eagles
  3. @Dallas Cowboys - Rivalry Game!!!! Part II however when the rubber meets the road the Eagles are winless, and the Cowboys have 1 win and their second head coach. If either team wants to get something going winning this game can be the start of it
  4. @Buffalo Bills - 
NFASL Match ups 1-4

         NFASL Weekly Previews The AFC will be the first focus as we look at the first 4 games of each team in the league. These match ups make up 1/4 of the season, and saving your nuts and putting them away for the winter is imperative to securing a highly coveted playoff spot. There aren't many games in a NFL Season so the first 4 games can make or break your season. Not falling too far behind becomes of the utmost importance for every team with Designs on hoisting the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season.  With every team feeling as though they have a chance these crop of games are definitely the most exciting! However lets not for get it's now where you start, but where you wind up.

 

AFC North:

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Baltimore Ravens 1-2

  • Next Four games - Cleveland Browns

        The Baltimore Ravens will take on two of the toughest teams in the league in their next two as Patrick Mahomes, and the Kansas City Chiefs will test their Secondary. Their next game will be against the Division leading Browns, lead by their middle Linebacker Joe Schobert who has already hauled in 5 ints. If the Ravens can come out of the first part 1/4 part of the season 2-2, they will chalk it up as a victory.

Cincinnati Bengals 2-1

  • Next Four Games - Pittsburgh Steelers

  The Bengals will get to see what they are made of in the first portion of the season as they go an auto win versus, the Seahawks and the doors blown off of them in their first live action against the Highly talented Niners. Their next set of games are just as lethal as they will be taking on the Buffalo Bills, and Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.

Cleveland Browns 3-0

  • Next Four Games -  Baltimore Ravens

  The Cleveland Browns have jumped out to a 2-0 record, and lead the Division early. They will be tested however in their next two games as the Los Angeles Rams, and their Bitter Rivals Tommanowns, and the Baltimore Ravens will be a door prize. The Browns have the talent, now they just have to keep playing the way they have been.

Pittsburgh Steelers 1-2

  • Next Four Games -  Cincinatti Bengals

 The Steelers were a Hail mary away from being 2-0, and are still reeling from a loss in such a fashion. Well they get to take out that frustration on the San Francisco 49ers, and Cincinatti Bengals in their Next two.

 

AFC West:

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Kansas City Chiefs 2-1

  • Next Four games - Lions

        The Kansas City Chiefs have been up and down this season with their offense scoring 54 points, and their Defense giving up 54. They will take on the Ravens, in their next game, so they will expect big plays from their big play makers. They should be a match up nightmare for the Lions, but when you have a defense playing this poorly anything can happen.

Los Angeles Chargers 3-0

  • Next Four Games - Dolphins

  The Los Angeles Chargers are still waiting on their game against the Lions in week 2. they are 1-0 now, and and the proposition of 2-0 would be just what the doctor ordered. They will take on the Texans, and DeShawn Watson, and their talented group of receivers, and then round off with the Dolphins who will have major protection issues trying to Keep Joey Bosa out of the backfield.

Denver Broncos 2-1

  • Next Four Games -  Jaguars

  The Denver Broncos are a surprising 2-0, defeating the Bears a week ago. They have been clicking on all cylinders as they have scored 78 points, and their defense only giving up 39. They will travel to lambeau to take on the Packers coming up, and winning at an iconic venue could be this teams first signature win. They will host the Jaguars in week 4, and hoping when they do face them they have a chance at 4-0.

Oakland Raiders 1-2

  • Next Four Games - Colts

 The Oakland Raiders start to the season has been abysmal at 0-2, and things might get worse before they get better. The Raiders are struggling mightily on offense only averaging 16 points per game. They will be taking on the highly talented Vikings, followed up by a Super Bowl contender in the Colts in week 4. 0-4 is a real possibility for a proud franchise.

 

AFC South:

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Indianapolis Colts 1-2

  • Next Four games -  Oakland Raiders

        The Indianapolis Colts were several early season predictors to come out of the AFC South, but a 0-2 start has put a damper on their season thus far. The Fumble bug has plagued them all season long, causing them to lose the turnover battle, and their first two games. They will be taking on the Falcons in week 3, and with their Defense they will have to cover the ball on every play. Game 4 will see them host the Raiders, who has also struggled so they will be playing as though their season depends on it.

Tennessee Titans 2-1

  • Next Four Games - Atlanta Falcons

  The Tennessee Titans start the season 1-1 with a loss to the highly talented Browns in week 1, but followed that loss with a division win against the Colts in week 2. Their next game will see them take on another Division rival in the Jaguars which gives that game a little more signifigance than their next game against the Falcons which is out of conference.

Houston Texans 0-3

  • Next Four Games - Carolina Panthers

  The Houston Texans pass defense failed them giving up 4 Touchdown passes to Drew Brees in their week 1 loss. They will be looking to get back on track in their next game against Division rival the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 2, before playing two out of Division teams in the Chargers on the road, and the Panthers at home.

Jacksonville Jaguars 2-1

  • Next Four Games -  Denver Broncos

 The Jacksonville Jaguars came away with a big time win in week 2 defeating the high Powered Chiefs. They will be in line to make their mark on the Division with 2 of their next 4 games being inside the division with the Texans, and Titans in back to back weeks before rounding out against the as of now undefeated Broncos. 

AFC East:

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New England Patriots 3-0

  • Next Four games -  Bills

        The New England Patriots start the Season 2-0, while not clicking on all cylinders with Tom Brady throwing 8 interceptions on the season. Bad news for Their next two opponents will be against two Division rivals. If the Patriots start 4-0 with 3 straight wins inside the Division, that could spell Division come the end of the season.

Miami Dolphins 1-2

  • Next Four Games -  Chargers

  The Miami Dolphins looked like two different teams in their first two games coming away with a impressive win over the Ravens in week 1, but then throwing up all over themselves with a 53-30 loss in week 2 with Josh Rosen throwing 8 ints in that loss. Their next games will be against two run heavy teams in the Cowboys, and Chargers. They gave up an average of 150 yards in their two games this season and will need to get that squared away if they expect to win against those two teams

New York Jets 1-2

  • Next Four Games -  Bye Week

  The New York Jets have started the season 1-1, and have looked like they will have to be reckoned with all season long. Sam Darnold with a full year under his belt has looked the part in both their games so far this season. They take on the Patriots in week 3 before they have a early season Bye week in week 4

Buffalo Bills 0-3

  • Next Four Games -  Patriots

 The Buffalo Bills offense has vacated the building with them only scoring and average of 16ppg in their opening two games, both losses mind you. With their next two games being against talented teams a 0-4 start could be disaster that may not be able to be avoided. At the very least with Tom Brady, and the Patriots coming to town in week 4.

 

 The NFC will be the focus as we look at the first 4 games of each team in the NFC divisions. With only a 16 game regular season every game matters and the first quarter of the season is just as important as the last. Lets look at some teams that have started out hot, teams that have startedslow and some teams that are right in the middle. 

 

NFC North:

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Green Bay Packers 3-0

  • Next game - Eagles

        The Packers new head coach Yell has come out the gate firing on all cylinders, putting the league on notice that he intends to bring the Packers what is has never had in NFASL history, a championship. He is doing this with an all around balanced attack. With a top 10 offense and defense Coach Yell isn't asking Rodgers to carry the load like some coaches may be tempted to do. It will be interesting to if he can still not rely heavily on Rodgers as the schedule gets tougher. His combined oppenents schedule going into week 4 is 4-8.  

Detroit Lions 1-2

  • Next Game - Chiefs

  The Lions have not found their idenity yet on offense to start the season. They haven't ran or passed well putting their defense in bad situations. The first 2 games were not how you picture the season started if you are Coach Musa, who predicted a superbowl this madden. Seems as the Lions might have found confidence after beating the Eagles 42-6 last week. If they have any chance of accomplishing that then they better find out what kind of offensive team they plan on being in a hurry because reigning MVP Patrick Maholmes is waiting for them in Arrowhead.     

Chicago Bears 1-2

  • Next Game - Vikings

  The Bears and Coach JD have to be kicking themselves over crucial turnovers in back to back games to start the season, most of them coming in the redzone to make things worse. Another 3 turnovers in the redzone last week  agaist Washington has the Bears lucky to even be 1-2. As talented as the defense is they can only carry the team for so long through crucial mistakes. Not having a running game has made them reliant on the pass and young Tribusky doesn't seem ready to carry a team so they better try to establish a running game going into the bye. 

Minnesota Vikings 1-2

  • Next Game - Bears

 The Vikings problem is simple: they have to get some stops. They are giving up the most points in the league which is unacceptable for one of the more talented defenses in the league. They have stars on every level of the defense and Coach Koko needs them to start playing like it. The turnovers aren't helping either as the defense finds itself in tough spots. They got to finish drives as they are moving the ball but its not leading to points. A big game is coming up vs the Bears so we will see if they can clean up their mistakes. 

 

NFC West:

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Arizona Cardinals 1-2

  • Next game -  Seahawks

        The Cardinals after starting the season with a 54 point explosion have cooled off, scoring 14 points in back to back games. Turnovers have been a problem but that can be expected with a rookie qb. David Johnson is having a pretty good so far and the Cards look to rely on that going foward till their number 1 pick Kylar Murray is ready to take that next step. Not a lot of expectations for this young team, the focus will be on building the team for next year. 

Seattle Seahawks 0-3

  • Next Game - Cardinals

        The  Seahwaks have simply just been bad. Most of that being that Coach Iccy had to show up late to the season. Not too late to turn it around but the road has gotten tougher for them after an 0-3 start. The journey of a 1,000 miles starts with the first step. In this case thats getting their first win vs the Cardinals this week. 

San Francisco 49ers 3-0

  • Next Game - Bye Week

  The 49ers and Coach Kaliko have to happy with how the season started as the stand undefeated going into the bye week. Thier rolling through the competition and look to take that momentum into a heavyweight matchup vs the Browns after their bye week. It will be their first real test and I know the fans can't wait for that NFASL rivalry. Something to watch is if they have the wide recievers on offense to beat the top teams, the one weakness you can point at is they are 20th in passing. With Jimmy G being the highest paid player on the team, having passing being the weakness can't be something they are happy about. 

Los Angeles Rams 1-2

  • Next Game - Buccaneers

 The Rams defense is still in training camp because they haven't showed up to the season yet. They are last in points given up and yards as they just gave up an embarrassing 62 points last week vs the Browns. The defense will have to look in the mirrior and make some changes. The offense is doing its job led by Jared Golf and Brandin Cooks but when your defense can't stop a traffic cone theres not much you can do. I look for Coach Jboc to switch things up. In fairness the Rams have had the toughest schedule so far but thats still not an excuse for the defense being this bad. 

 

AFC South:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-3

  • Next Game- Rams

        The Buccs are headed in a bad direction this season as they have been on the wrong side of 3 non-competitive games. Jameis Winston having 1 year left on his deal was entering a decision year if his career would be moving foward with Buccs but he actually hasn't had a bad year so far. This will make it an interesting desicion in the offseason wheather they keep him or not. The Buccs will face the Rams in week 4 and if they lose here they might want to start gameplanning for next year.

Carolina Panthers 2-1

  • Next Game - Texans

  The Panthers responded to a shootout loss in week 1 against the Rams by winning the last 2 games. The defense led by star linebacker Luke Kuechly has stepped up these last 2 games showing their fans that week 1 was an outlier and they still are one of the top defenses in football. Cam Newton has had a great start and is looking like MVP Cam which is good news for Coach Nick because the Panthers made the superbowl Cam's mvp year. The Panthers need more of the same if they are to keep pace with the powerhouse Saints. 

Atlanta Falcons 1-2

  • Next Game - Titans

The Falcons are having all kinds of trouble against the pass as they ranked last in pass defense. They have also given up over 40 points two out of three games to start the defnse. If their defense can turn it around they might be able to make some noise as their offense is filled with weopans for former mvp Matt Ryan to use. They better do it fast because the Saints and Panthers are looking really good to start the year.  

​​New Orleans Saints 3-0

  • Next Game - Cowboys

 The Saints are flexing their muscle on the league as their defense has been stingy and their offense is doing what it wants in the run and the pass. With a really good oline and a backfield that is led by Brees and Kamara the Saints are going to be tough to stop. The Saints have been able to take care of the ball better than anyone in the league with only have thrown two intercetions so far. If you can find a flaw to how this team is playing let me know. 

AFC East:

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Dallas Cowboys 1-2

  • Next game - Saints

        The Dallas Cowboys took two divisional blows to start the season from the Giants and Washington. Never good to start 0-2 especially when its divisional games as those could be tiebreakers down the road. It doesn't get any easier for the Boyz as they head to one of the hardest places to win a game and thats New Orleans. A win here could propel them to a season changing run. Winning a game that no one expects you to win always boost the team confidence sky high and after losing to two rivals they could use that. To do that they need to figure out how to get the offense back on track especially the run game. 

Washington Redskins 2-1

  • Next Game - Giants

  Washington started off the season the opposite of the Cowboys as they racked up two division wins early. No better way to start than that but they did take a slight step back as they lost a home game to the Bears last week. Still they have had a good start and look to make a statement against a team they have struggled with and thats the New York Giants. They are headed to the Meadowlands with the top defense in the league and when you are playing a divsion road game that doesn't hurt to have.  

New York Giants 3-0

  • Next Game -  Washington

  The New York Giants have started the season letting teams know that they are more than Odell Beckham Jr. In an offseason where they lost one of the best players in football and were written off by many they have came out with a chip the size of New York on their shoulder. They are averaging a crazy 47 ppg as this could be one Coach Shooter's best seasons yet. That being said the combined record of their first three oppenents were 1-8 but the good news for them is their schedule doesn't get too much harder. 

Philadelphia Eagles 0-3

  • Next Game-  Packers

 Nothing new here. Not much more to say about the Philadelphia Eagles that hasn't been said over the last few years. They have the talent but haven't been able to utilize that talent to say the least. I'm sure teams have already called the Eagles about the projected number 1 pick. 

Weekly Match ups

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AFC North:

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Baltimore Ravens 2-2

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Pittsburgh Steelers -
  2. Cincinatti Bengals -
  3. @ Seattle Seahawks -
  4. Bye Week -

    

Cincinnati Bengals 2-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Arizona Cardinals -
  2. @ Baltimore Ravens -
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars -
  4. @ Los Angeles Rams - 

 

Cleveland Browns 3-1

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ San Francisco 49ers -
  2. Seattle Seahawks -
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ New England Patriots - 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers 2-2

  • Next Four Games - 
  1.  Baltmore Ravens -
  2. @ Los Angeles Chargers -
  3. Bye Week
  4. Miami Dolphins - 

AFC West:

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Kansas City Chiefs 3-1

  • Next Four games -
  1. Indianapolis Colts - 
  2. Houston Texans -
  3. @ Denver Broncos -
  4. Green Bay Packers -

 

Los Angeles Chargers 4-0

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Denver Broncos -
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers -
  3. @ Tennessee Titans -
  4. @ Chicago Bears -

 

Denver Broncos 2-1

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Los Angeles Chargers -
  2. Tennessee Titans -
  3. Kansas City Chiefs -
  4. @ Indianapolis Colts - 

 

Oakland Raiders 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Chicago Bears -
  2. Bye Week
  3. @ Green Bay Packers -
  4. @ Houston Texans - 

 

AFC South:

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Indianapolis Colts 1-2

  • Next Four games - 
  1. @ Kansas City Chiefs - 
  2. Bye Week
  3. Houston Texans -
  4. Denver Broncos -   

 

Tennessee Titans 2-1

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Buffalo Bills -
  2. @ Denver Broncos -
  3. Los Angeles Chargers -
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -  

 

Houston Texans 0-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Atlanta Falcons -
  2. @ Kansas City Chiefs -
  3. @ Indianapolis Colts -
  4. Oakland Raiders - 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars 2-1

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Carolina Panthers - 
  2. New Orleans Saints -
  3. @ Cincinatti Bengals -
  4. New York Jets -  

AFC East:

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New England Patriots 3-1

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Washington Redskins - 
  2. New York Giants - 
  3. @ New York Jets - 
  4. Cleveland Browns -   

 

Miami Dolphins 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week -
  2. Washington Redskins -
  3. @ Buffalo Bills -
  4. @ Pittsburgh Steelers -  

 

New York Jets 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Philadelphia Eagles -
  2. Dallas Cowboys -
  3. New England Patriots -
  4. @ Jacksonville Jaguars -   

 

Buffalo Bills 1-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Tennessee Titans - 
  2. Bye Week
  3. Miami Dolphins -
  4. Philadelphia Eagles - 

 

 The NFC will be the focus as we look at the first 4 games of each team in the NFC divisions. With only a 16 game regular season every game matters and the first quarter of the season is just as important as the last. Lets look at some teams that have started out hot, teams that have startedslow and some teams that are right in the middle. 

 

NFC North:

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Green Bay Packers 3-0

  • Next Four games -
  1. @ Dallas Cowboys - 
  2. Detroit Lions - 
  3. Oakland Raiders - 
  4. @ Kansas city Chiefs -      The Packers new head coach Yell has come out the gate firing on all cylinders, putting the league on notice that he intends to bring the Packers what is has never had in NFASL history, a championship. He is doing this with an all around balanced attack. With a top 10 offense and defense Coach Yell isn't asking Rodgers to carry the load like some coaches may be tempted to do. It will be interesting to if he can still not rely heavily on Rodgers as the schedule gets tougher. His combined oppenents schedule going into week 4 is 4-8.  

Detroit Lions 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Bye Week
  2. @ Green Bay Packers -
  3. Minnesota Vikings -
  4. New York Giants -   The Lions have not found their idenity yet on offense to start the season. They haven't ran or passed well putting their defense in bad situations. The first 2 games were not how you picture the season started if you are Coach Musa, who predicted a superbowl this madden. Seems as the Lions might have found confidence after beating the Eagles 42-6 last week. If they have any chance of accomplishing that then they better find out what kind of offensive team they plan on being in a hurry because reigning MVP Patrick Maholmes is waiting for them in Arrowhead.     

Chicago Bears 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Oakland Raiders -
  2. Bye Week -
  3. New Orleans Saints -
  4. Los Angeles Chargers -   The Bears and Coach JD have to be kicking themselves over crucial turnovers in back to back games to start the season, most of them coming in the redzone to make things worse. Another 3 turnovers in the redzone last week  agaist Washington has the Bears lucky to even be 1-2. As talented as the defense is they can only carry the team for so long through crucial mistakes. Not having a running game has made them reliant on the pass and young Tribusky doesn't seem ready to carry a team so they better try to establish a running game going into the bye. 

Minnesota Vikings 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New York Giants - 
  2. Philadelphia Eagles -
  3. @ Detroit Lions -
  4. Washington Redskins - The Vikings problem is simple: they have to get some stops. They are giving up the most points in the league which is unacceptable for one of the more talented defenses in the league. They have stars on every level of the defense and Coach Koko needs them to start playing like it. The turnovers aren't helping either as the defense finds itself in tough spots. They got to finish drives as they are moving the ball but its not leading to points. A big game is coming up vs the Bears so we will see if they can clean up their mistakes. 

 

NFC West:

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Arizona Cardinals 1-2

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. @ Cincinatti Benglas - 
  2. Atlanta Falcons - 
  3. @ New York Giants - 
  4. @ New Orleans Saints -      The Cardinals after starting the season with a 54 point explosion have cooled off, scoring 14 points in back to back games. Turnovers have been a problem but that can be expected with a rookie qb. David Johnson is having a pretty good so far and the Cards look to rely on that going foward till their number 1 pick Kylar Murray is ready to take that next step. Not a lot of expectations for this young team, the focus will be on building the team for next year. 

Seattle Seahawks 0-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Los Angeles Rams -
  2. @ Cleveland Browns -
  3. Baltimore Ravens -
  4. @ Atlanta Falcons -         The  Seahwaks have simply just been bad. Most of that being that Coach Iccy had to show up late to the season. Not too late to turn it around but the road has gotten tougher for them after an 0-3 start. The journey of a 1,000 miles starts with the first step. In this case thats getting their first win vs the Cardinals this week. 

San Francisco 49ers 3-0

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Cleveland Browns -
  2. @ Los Angeles Rams -
  3. @ Washington Redskins -
  4. Carolina Panthers -   The 49ers and Coach Kaliko have to happy with how the season started as the stand undefeated going into the bye week. Thier rolling through the competition and look to take that momentum into a heavyweight matchup vs the Browns after their bye week. It will be their first real test and I know the fans can't wait for that NFASL rivalry. Something to watch is if they have the wide recievers on offense to beat the top teams, the one weakness you can point at is they are 20th in passing. With Jimmy G being the highest paid player on the team, having passing being the weakness can't be something they are happy about. 

Los Angeles Rams 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ Seattle Seahawks 
  2. San Francisco 49ers -
  3. @ Atlanta Falcons -
  4. Cincinatti Bengals - The Rams defense is still in training camp because they haven't showed up to the season yet. They are last in points given up and yards as they just gave up an embarrassing 62 points last week vs the Browns. The defense will have to look in the mirrior and make some changes. The offense is doing its job led by Jared Golf and Brandin Cooks but when your defense can't stop a traffic cone theres not much you can do. I look for Coach Jboc to switch things up. In fairness the Rams have had the toughest schedule so far but thats still not an excuse for the defense being this bad. 

 

AFC South:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-3

  • Next Four Games -
  1. @ New Orleans Saints -
  2. Carolina Panthers -
  3. Bye Week
  4. @ Tennessee Titans -        The Buccs are headed in a bad direction this season as they have been on the wrong side of 3 non-competitive games. Jameis Winston having 1 year left on his deal was entering a decision year if his career would be moving foward with Buccs but he actually hasn't had a bad year so far. This will make it an interesting desicion in the offseason wheather they keep him or not. The Buccs will face the Rams in week 4 and if they lose here they might want to start gameplanning for next year.

Carolina Panthers 2-1

  • Next Four Games -
  • Jacksonville Jaguars -
  • @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers -
  • Bye Week
  • @ San Francisco 49ers -   The Panthers responded to a shootout loss in week 1 against the Rams by winning the last 2 games. The defense led by star linebacker Luke Kuechly has stepped up these last 2 games showing their fans that week 1 was an outlier and they still are one of the top defenses in football. Cam Newton has had a great start and is looking like MVP Cam which is good news for Coach Nick because the Panthers made the superbowl Cam's mvp year. The Panthers need more of the same if they are to keep pace with the powerhouse Saints. 

Atlanta Falcons 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. ​@ Houston Texans -
  2. @ Arizona Cardinals -
  3. Los Angeles Rams -
  4. Seattle Seahawks - The Falcons are having all kinds of trouble against the pass as they ranked last in pass defense. They have also given up over 40 points two out of three games to start the defnse. If their defense can turn it around they might be able to make some noise as their offense is filled with weopans for former mvp Matt Ryan to use. They better do it fast because the Saints and Panthers are looking really good to start the year.  

​​New Orleans Saints 3-0

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 
  2. @ Jacksonville Jaguars -
  3. @ Chicago Bears -
  4. Arizona Cardinals - The Saints are flexing their muscle on the league as their defense has been stingy and their offense is doing what it wants in the run and the pass. With a really good oline and a backfield that is led by Brees and Kamara the Saints are going to be tough to stop. The Saints have been able to take care of the ball better than anyone in the league with only have thrown two intercetions so far. If you can find a flaw to how this team is playing let me know. 

NFC East:

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Dallas Cowboys 1-2

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Green Bay Packers - 
  2. @ New York Jets - 
  3. Philadelphia Eagles - 
  4. Bye Week      The Dallas Cowboys took two divisional blows to start the season from the Giants and Washington. Never good to start 0-2 especially when its divisional games as those could be tiebreakers down the road. It doesn't get any easier for the Boyz as they head to one of the hardest places to win a game and thats New Orleans. A win here could propel them to a season changing run. Winning a game that no one expects you to win always boost the team confidence sky high and after losing to two rivals they could use that. To do that they need to figure out how to get the offense back on track especially the run game. 

Washington Redskins 2-1

  • Next Four Games -
  1. New England Patriots -
  2. @ Miami Dolphins -
  3. San Francisco 49ers -
  4. @ Minnesota Vikings -   Washington started off the season the opposite of the Cowboys as they racked up two division wins early. No better way to start than that but they did take a slight step back as they lost a home game to the Bears last week. Still they have had a good start and look to make a statement against a team they have struggled with and thats the New York Giants. They are headed to the Meadowlands with the top defense in the league and when you are playing a divsion road game that doesn't hurt to have.  

New York Giants 3-0

  • Next Four Games -
  1. Minnesota Vikings -
  2. @ New England Patriots -
  3. Arizona Cardinals -
  4. @ Detroit Lions -   The New York Giants have started the season letting teams know that they are more than Odell Beckham Jr. In an offseason where they lost one of the best players in football and were written off by many they have came out with a chip the size of New York on their shoulder. They are averaging a crazy 47 ppg as this could be one Coach Shooter's best seasons yet. That being said the combined record of their first three oppenents were 1-8 but the good news for them is their schedule doesn't get too much harder. 

Philadelphia Eagles 0-3

  • Next Four Games - 
  1. New York Jets - 
  2. @ Minnesota Vikings -
  3. @ Dallas Cowboys -
  4. @Buffalo Bills - Nothing new here. Not much more to say about the Philadelphia Eagles that hasn't been said over the last few years. They have the talent but haven't been able to utilize that talent to say the least. I'm sure teams have already called the Eagles about the projected number 1 pick. 
NFASL Match ups 1-4

         NFASL Weekly Previews The AFC will be the first focus as we look at the first 4 games of each team in the league. These match ups make up 1/4 of the season, and saving your nuts and putting them away for the winter is imperative to securing a highly coveted playoff spot. There aren't many games in a NFL Season so the first 4 games can make or break your season. Not falling too far behind becomes of the utmost importance for every team with Designs on hoisting the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season.  With every team feeling as though they have a chance these crop of games are definitely the most exciting! However lets not for get it's now where you start, but where you wind up.

 

AFC North:

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Baltimore Ravens 1-2

  • Next Four games - Cleveland Browns

        The Baltimore Ravens will take on two of the toughest teams in the league in their next two as Patrick Mahomes, and the Kansas City Chiefs will test their Secondary. Their next game will be against the Division leading Browns, lead by their middle Linebacker Joe Schobert who has already hauled in 5 ints. If the Ravens can come out of the first part 1/4 part of the season 2-2, they will chalk it up as a victory.

Cincinnati Bengals 2-1

  • Next Four Games - Pittsburgh Steelers

  The Bengals will get to see what they are made of in the first portion of the season as they go an auto win versus, the Seahawks and the doors blown off of them in their first live action against the Highly talented Niners. Their next set of games are just as lethal as they will be taking on the Buffalo Bills, and Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.

Cleveland Browns 3-0

  • Next Four Games -  Baltimore Ravens

  The Cleveland Browns have jumped out to a 2-0 record, and lead the Division early. They will be tested however in their next two games as the Los Angeles Rams, and their Bitter Rivals Tommanowns, and the Baltimore Ravens will be a door prize. The Browns have the talent, now they just have to keep playing the way they have been.

Pittsburgh Steelers 1-2

  • Next Four Games -  Cincinatti Bengals

 The Steelers were a Hail mary away from being 2-0, and are still reeling from a loss in such a fashion. Well they get to take out that frustration on the San Francisco 49ers, and Cincinatti Bengals in their Next two.

 

AFC West:

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Kansas City Chiefs 2-1

  • Next Four games - Lions

        The Kansas City Chiefs have been up and down this season with their offense scoring 54 points, and their Defense giving up 54. They will take on the Ravens, in their next game, so they will expect big plays from their big play makers. They should be a match up nightmare for the Lions, but when you have a defense playing this poorly anything can happen.

Los Angeles Chargers 3-0

  • Next Four Games - Dolphins

  The Los Angeles Chargers are still waiting on their game against the Lions in week 2. they are 1-0 now, and and the proposition of 2-0 would be just what the doctor ordered. They will take on the Texans, and DeShawn Watson, and their talented group of receivers, and then round off with the Dolphins who will have major protection issues trying to Keep Joey Bosa out of the backfield.

Denver Broncos 2-1

  • Next Four Games -  Jaguars

  The Denver Broncos are a surprising 2-0, defeating the Bears a week ago. They have been clicking on all cylinders as they have scored 78 points, and their defense only giving up 39. They will travel to lambeau to take on the Packers coming up, and winning at an iconic venue could be this teams first signature win. They will host the Jaguars in week 4, and hoping when they do face them they have a chance at 4-0.

Oakland Raiders 1-2

  • Next Four Games - Colts

 The Oakland Raiders start to the season has been abysmal at 0-2, and things might get worse before they get better. The Raiders are struggling mightily on offense only averaging 16 points per game. They will be taking on the highly talented Vikings, followed up by a Super Bowl contender in the Colts in week 4. 0-4 is a real possibility for a proud franchise.

 

AFC South:

..

Indianapolis Colts 1-2

  • Next Four games -  Oakland Raiders

        The Indianapolis Colts were several early season predictors to come out of the AFC South, but a 0-2 start has put a damper on their season thus far. The Fumble bug has plagued them all season long, causing them to lose the turnover battle, and their first two games. They will be taking on the Falcons in week 3, and with their Defense they will have to cover the ball on every play. Game 4 will see them host the Raiders, who has also struggled so they will be playing as though their season depends on it.

Tennessee Titans 2-1

  • Next Four Games - Atlanta Falcons

  The Tennessee Titans start the season 1-1 with a loss to the highly talented Browns in week 1, but followed that loss with a division win against the Colts in week 2. Their next game will see them take on another Division rival in the Jaguars which gives that game a little more signifigance than their next game against the Falcons which is out of conference.

Houston Texans 0-3

  • Next Four Games - Carolina Panthers

  The Houston Texans pass defense failed them giving up 4 Touchdown passes to Drew Brees in their week 1 loss. They will be looking to get back on track in their next game against Division rival the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 2, before playing two out of Division teams in the Chargers on the road, and the Panthers at home.

Jacksonville Jaguars 2-1

  • Next Four Games -  Denver Broncos

 The Jacksonville Jaguars came away with a big time win in week 2 defeating the high Powered Chiefs. They will be in line to make their mark on the Division with 2 of their next 4 games being inside the division with the Texans, and Titans in back to back weeks before rounding out against the as of now undefeated Broncos. 

AFC East:

..

 

New England Patriots 3-0

  • Next Four games -  Bills

        The New England Patriots start the Season 2-0, while not clicking on all cylinders with Tom Brady throwing 8 interceptions on the season. Bad news for Their next two opponents will be against two Division rivals. If the Patriots start 4-0 with 3 straight wins inside the Division, that could spell Division come the end of the season.

Miami Dolphins 1-2

  • Next Four Games -  Chargers

  The Miami Dolphins looked like two different teams in their first two games coming away with a impressive win over the Ravens in week 1, but then throwing up all over themselves with a 53-30 loss in week 2 with Josh Rosen throwing 8 ints in that loss. Their next games will be against two run heavy teams in the Cowboys, and Chargers. They gave up an average of 150 yards in their two games this season and will need to get that squared away if they expect to win against those two teams

New York Jets 1-2

  • Next Four Games -  Bye Week

  The New York Jets have started the season 1-1, and have looked like they will have to be reckoned with all season long. Sam Darnold with a full year under his belt has looked the part in both their games so far this season. They take on the Patriots in week 3 before they have a early season Bye week in week 4

Buffalo Bills 0-3

  • Next Four Games -  Patriots

 The Buffalo Bills offense has vacated the building with them only scoring and average of 16ppg in their opening two games, both losses mind you. With their next two games being against talented teams a 0-4 start could be disaster that may not be able to be avoided. At the very least with Tom Brady, and the Patriots coming to town in week 4.

 

 The NFC will be the focus as we look at the first 4 games of each team in the NFC divisions. With only a 16 game regular season every game matters and the first quarter of the season is just as important as the last. Lets look at some teams that have started out hot, teams that have startedslow and some teams that are right in the middle. 

 

NFC North:

.

 

Green Bay Packers 3-0

  • Next game - Eagles

        The Packers new head coach Yell has come out the gate firing on all cylinders, putting the league on notice that he intends to bring the Packers what is has never had in NFASL history, a championship. He is doing this with an all around balanced attack. With a top 10 offense and defense Coach Yell isn't asking Rodgers to carry the load like some coaches may be tempted to do. It will be interesting to if he can still not rely heavily on Rodgers as the schedule gets tougher. His combined oppenents schedule going into week 4 is 4-8.  

Detroit Lions 1-2

  • Next Game - Chiefs

  The Lions have not found their idenity yet on offense to start the season. They haven't ran or passed well putting their defense in bad situations. The first 2 games were not how you picture the season started if you are Coach Musa, who predicted a superbowl this madden. Seems as the Lions might have found confidence after beating the Eagles 42-6 last week. If they have any chance of accomplishing that then they better find out what kind of offensive team they plan on being in a hurry because reigning MVP Patrick Maholmes is waiting for them in Arrowhead.     

Chicago Bears 1-2

  • Next Game - Vikings

  The Bears and Coach JD have to be kicking themselves over crucial turnovers in back to back games to start the season, most of them coming in the redzone to make things worse. Another 3 turnovers in the redzone last week  agaist Washington has the Bears lucky to even be 1-2. As talented as the defense is they can only carry the team for so long through crucial mistakes. Not having a running game has made them reliant on the pass and young Tribusky doesn't seem ready to carry a team so they better try to establish a running game going into the bye. 

Minnesota Vikings 1-2

  • Next Game - Bears

 The Vikings problem is simple: they have to get some stops. They are giving up the most points in the league which is unacceptable for one of the more talented defenses in the league. They have stars on every level of the defense and Coach Koko needs them to start playing like it. The turnovers aren't helping either as the defense finds itself in tough spots. They got to finish drives as they are moving the ball but its not leading to points. A big game is coming up vs the Bears so we will see if they can clean up their mistakes. 

 

NFC West:

..

 

Arizona Cardinals 1-2

  • Next game -  Seahawks

        The Cardinals after starting the season with a 54 point explosion have cooled off, scoring 14 points in back to back games. Turnovers have been a problem but that can be expected with a rookie qb. David Johnson is having a pretty good so far and the Cards look to rely on that going foward till their number 1 pick Kylar Murray is ready to take that next step. Not a lot of expectations for this young team, the focus will be on building the team for next year. 

Seattle Seahawks 0-3

  • Next Game - Cardinals

        The  Seahwaks have simply just been bad. Most of that being that Coach Iccy had to show up late to the season. Not too late to turn it around but the road has gotten tougher for them after an 0-3 start. The journey of a 1,000 miles starts with the first step. In this case thats getting their first win vs the Cardinals this week. 

San Francisco 49ers 3-0

  • Next Game - Bye Week

  The 49ers and Coach Kaliko have to happy with how the season started as the stand undefeated going into the bye week. Thier rolling through the competition and look to take that momentum into a heavyweight matchup vs the Browns after their bye week. It will be their first real test and I know the fans can't wait for that NFASL rivalry. Something to watch is if they have the wide recievers on offense to beat the top teams, the one weakness you can point at is they are 20th in passing. With Jimmy G being the highest paid player on the team, having passing being the weakness can't be something they are happy about. 

Los Angeles Rams 1-2

  • Next Game - Buccaneers

 The Rams defense is still in training camp because they haven't showed up to the season yet. They are last in points given up and yards as they just gave up an embarrassing 62 points last week vs the Browns. The defense will have to look in the mirrior and make some changes. The offense is doing its job led by Jared Golf and Brandin Cooks but when your defense can't stop a traffic cone theres not much you can do. I look for Coach Jboc to switch things up. In fairness the Rams have had the toughest schedule so far but thats still not an excuse for the defense being this bad. 

 

AFC South:

..

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-3

  • Next Game- Rams

        The Buccs are headed in a bad direction this season as they have been on the wrong side of 3 non-competitive games. Jameis Winston having 1 year left on his deal was entering a decision year if his career would be moving foward with Buccs but he actually hasn't had a bad year so far. This will make it an interesting desicion in the offseason wheather they keep him or not. The Buccs will face the Rams in week 4 and if they lose here they might want to start gameplanning for next year.

Carolina Panthers 2-1

  • Next Game - Texans

  The Panthers responded to a shootout loss in week 1 against the Rams by winning the last 2 games. The defense led by star linebacker Luke Kuechly has stepped up these last 2 games showing their fans that week 1 was an outlier and they still are one of the top defenses in football. Cam Newton has had a great start and is looking like MVP Cam which is good news for Coach Nick because the Panthers made the superbowl Cam's mvp year. The Panthers need more of the same if they are to keep pace with the powerhouse Saints. 

Atlanta Falcons 1-2

  • Next Game - Titans

The Falcons are having all kinds of trouble against the pass as they ranked last in pass defense. They have also given up over 40 points two out of three games to start the defnse. If their defense can turn it around they might be able to make some noise as their offense is filled with weopans for former mvp Matt Ryan to use. They better do it fast because the Saints and Panthers are looking really good to start the year.  

​​New Orleans Saints 3-0

  • Next Game - Cowboys

 The Saints are flexing their muscle on the league as their defense has been stingy and their offense is doing what it wants in the run and the pass. With a really good oline and a backfield that is led by Brees and Kamara the Saints are going to be tough to stop. The Saints have been able to take care of the ball better than anyone in the league with only have thrown two intercetions so far. If you can find a flaw to how this team is playing let me know. 

AFC East:

..

 

Dallas Cowboys 1-2

  • Next game - Saints

        The Dallas Cowboys took two divisional blows to start the season from the Giants and Washington. Never good to start 0-2 especially when its divisional games as those could be tiebreakers down the road. It doesn't get any easier for the Boyz as they head to one of the hardest places to win a game and thats New Orleans. A win here could propel them to a season changing run. Winning a game that no one expects you to win always boost the team confidence sky high and after losing to two rivals they could use that. To do that they need to figure out how to get the offense back on track especially the run game. 

Washington Redskins 2-1

  • Next Game - Giants

  Washington started off the season the opposite of the Cowboys as they racked up two division wins early. No better way to start than that but they did take a slight step back as they lost a home game to the Bears last week. Still they have had a good start and look to make a statement against a team they have struggled with and thats the New York Giants. They are headed to the Meadowlands with the top defense in the league and when you are playing a divsion road game that doesn't hurt to have.  

New York Giants 3-0

  • Next Game -  Washington

  The New York Giants have started the season letting teams know that they are more than Odell Beckham Jr. In an offseason where they lost one of the best players in football and were written off by many they have came out with a chip the size of New York on their shoulder. They are averaging a crazy 47 ppg as this could be one Coach Shooter's best seasons yet. That being said the combined record of their first three oppenents were 1-8 but the good news for them is their schedule doesn't get too much harder. 

Philadelphia Eagles 0-3

  • Next Game-  Packers

 Nothing new here. Not much more to say about the Philadelphia Eagles that hasn't been said over the last few years. They have the talent but haven't been able to utilize that talent to say the least. I'm sure teams have already called the Eagles about the projected number 1 pick. 

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