The Dallas Cowboys Are Nothing Without Dak Prescott
2 weeks ago, quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury and since then, the Cowboys haven’t been the same. The offense has completely fallen flat with Andy Dalton as the starting quarterback. During their 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team, Dalton suffered a concussion meaning third-string quarterback Ben DiNucchi will be making his first NFL start. Furthermore, their defense is by far, the worst in the league. Through 7 games, they’ve given up 34.7 PPG and 408.1 YPG. There have also been rumors of turmoil between the players and coaching staff. A season that seemed promising for Dallas has completely unraveled.
Cam Newton and the Patriots are not Contenders
After the first few weeks of the season, it seemed like the Patriots would be a dangerous team, but after a blowing loss to the San Francisco 49ers, all aspirations have evaporated. In their ugly loss to the 49ers, the passing attack looked horrible. Cam Newton has sputtered and the Patriots offensive weapons have been terrible. Defensively, their unit is nowhere as good as they were last season. The Patriots have trended in the wrong direction and will NOT be contenders in 2020.
The Steelers are the biggest threat to the Chiefs in the AFC
If you doubted the Steelers a few weeks ago, you should certainly believe in them now. The Steelers are coming off back to back impressive wins over the Cleveland Browns (5-2) and Tennessee Titans (6-1). Despite coming off of a major shoulder injury and being 38, Ben Roethlisberger has had an excellent start to the season. They’ve built a great wide receiver core of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Dionte Johnson, and James Washington. They also have some other solid playmakers in Eric Ebron, James Conner, and Benny Snell. Additionally, their defense has been as superb as advertised. Even after losing starting linebacker Devin Bush, their unit should remain at the top of the league. Right now, Pittsburgh is red hot and is a top threat for Kansas City.
Justin Herbert is the best rookie quarterback
Ever since taking over for an injured Tyrod Taylor, Justin Herbert has proved himself as the best rookie quarterback in the NFL. Coming off his best performance, Herbert threw for 347 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in a 39-29 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In every start, he’s thrown for at least 290+ yards and 1 touchdown. Herbert has exceeded expectations and has established himself as the league’s best rookie quarterback.
Tom Brady is still Tom Brady
Entering the season, many believed Tom Brady was washed and he wouldn’t be nearly as good as in recent years. However, Tom Brady has been playing exceptionally in recent games showing no signs of slowing down. He threw for 369 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 45-20 victory of the Los Vegas Raiders. Brady hasn’t lost a step as he and the Buccaneers have surged to the top of the NFC South.
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