1. Ryan Fitzpatrick is underrated…I knew it!
The Harvard grad has led the Bills to a 3-0 record thus far. I don’t know why, I thought he’d do well last year, I was just a year off. Anyway, there’s reason to get excited, if you’re a Buffalo fan, but don’t go over the top. The Bengals might upset the Bills today, so don’t be shocked if they do. Still, though, there’s reason for happiness in upstate New York.
2. The Eagles have some growing to do
Well, this is an obvious one. To lose to Eli Manning and the Giants is a devastating blow and I think that the Eagles should do an extra careful job of keeping Michael Vick healthy, as, if he’s not, there pretty much goes their season. Whatever it is, the offensive line needs to do a better job protecting him. He’s the weapon of the offense, and the Eagles would be a 8 win team at best with Vince Young at QB.
3. The AFC North is up for grabs
I really think so. I haven’t been impressed by either the Steelers nor the Ravens, and the Browns haven’t been great either despite their 2-1 record. At this point, even the Bengals have a shot (not really). There is optimism in Ohio, especially for the Browns. I think it’ll really be a QB battle. Whoever ends the year as the best QB this season, their team will win the division. I’m guessing it’ll be Joe Flacco and the Ravens.
4. The Patriots are fine (sort of)
Don’t worry about the Patriots- yet. Tom Brady had a very rare off day, and that won’t happen again where he throws 4 picks. The defense I’m worried about though. Will they be able to last for the rest of the season and likely the playoffs? I’m not so sure. That’s a big problem for New England and that’s the key to the season: having the defense do well.
5. Watch out for those Texans
Arian Foster’s back, and his return just makes the offense even better. Sure, Ben Tate did a fantastic job in relief, but Foster is the player that most teams fear more after what he did last year. His return might not come with good stats early on rushing, but the passing attack will benefit tremendously. I’m expected Andre Johnson to break out in the next few games.