As the weeks go on, this NFL season gets crazier and crazier! The New England Patriots, with a rookie Quarterback, started the season 2-4 while losing their first four home games. Now, miraculously, they have won six straight and led the AFC East division with an 8-4 record. Many experts consider them to be the favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
The Buffalo Bills STARTED the season looking like a Super Bowl team. They won four of their first five games while scoring an average of 40 points per game. They still have a 7-4 record but have lost two of their last four games, and their point total is way down. They even lost to the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars, with a 2-9 record, by a score of 9-6 on November 7. The fact that the Patriots and Bills play each other this Monday makes it even more insane.
The Washington Football Team lost six of their first eight games, with three of them being losses of almost 20 points each. But they’ve totally turned it around and won three straight, one by 10 points. Now, at 5-6, they are in prime position to make the playoffs after they were dead in the water just a few weeks ago.
Even the Dallas Cowboys have had a crazy season. They almost beat the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Bucs in the first game of the season. They then won six straight to shock everybody and look like a Super Bowl lock. After that, the craziness continued when they practically fell apart by losing three of their next four games. On the verge of complete disaster, they finally won this past Thursday against the New Orleans Saints to remain two games ahead in the NFC East.
Then, most surprisingly of all, the Kansas City Chiefs, the two-time defending Super Bowl team for the AFC, lost four out of their first seven games. Every major sports network said QB Patrick Mahomes was done and had completely lost his way. The Chiefs, like a bunch of other teams, have had lots of injuries. But they got it together, have now won four straight to bring their win total to 7-4, and are now leading the NFC North.
Now we can all take a deep breath and hope this insane craziness and excitement will continue this Sunday and Monday. One thing I do know for sure is that we’ll all be glued to our TVs as we get closer and closer to Super Bowl Sunday.
Article by: Chris Steele, iHearts143Quotes Team member