It's not even fair.
It's not even fair.
Eli Manning aka the best QB in the NFL, the 4-2 New York Giants, and the NFL's best D says hello.
BEST RUNNING BACK COMBINATIONS
Combo Team Yards
Tony Dorsett-Emmitt Smith Cowboys 29,198
Walter Payton-Neal Anderson Bears 22,892
Franco Harris-Jerome Bettis Steelers 22,521
Thurman Thomas-O.J. Simpson Bills 22,121
Barry Sanders-Billy Sims Lions 20,375
Do these guys have any real weaknesses? This has got to be one of the most complete teams I've seen in a long time. Of course, there is plenty of football left to be played, but so far, they look amazing overall.
I guess statistically, they are a little weak against the pass, and dont rack up a lot of rushing yards, but they are certainly more than capable of containing the pass as well as running the ball effectively.
The D can be exposed, without Collins, and by allowing Jenkins to walk..Matthews has been doubled most of the time, and they don't have any other good pass-rushers to put as much pressure as last year, (losing Jenkins has been a significant loss) which has affected the performance of the secondary..
Green Bay can be beaten by a team with an elite offense and a defense that can create turnovers, or an elite defense with an offense that can consistently put up points..I don't know how many teams fit that description though..
Look how ordinary looking Rodgers is in this ad. Makes it even more amazing to watch him lead a bunch of 200 pound monsters down the field.
Being a Patriots fan, I'd say it's essential not to anoint anyone the champion before the SB is actually over.
That said, they're obvious favorites.
The Packers have already proved that they can win despite injuries. Last year they lost Finley, Grant and 12 other guys to IR. In the Superbowl they lost Driver and Woodson. Going into this season they've lost Cullen Jenkins to FA, and Nick Collins to injury. The talent in the secondary is still ridiculous, and MORE than enough to get the job done:
In the Falcon game Rodgers lost both his starting tackles while down 14-0--then he proceeded to throw for 400 yards and carve up Atlanta like it was nothing.
There's only 2 players they can't afford an injury too--Rodgers and Jennings. If those two stay healthy, then everyone else is playing for 2nd place.
The only team I could see beating GB (in the playoffs) is Baltimore, but Joe Flacco is such a trainwreck that even that seems farfetched.
49ers, Lions, Eagles, Cowboys, Falcons, Giants and Bucs...those are their NFC challengers. The only ones who possess even close to an elite D are the niners--but then you have Alex Smith vs Aaron Rodgers
If the G-men had a healthy secondary then I'd be inclined to agree with TtoZ.
I don't know why anybody believes I am Timmy2Zo or that I was joshdaboss..
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