NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with Week 8 in the books

Obituaries this week:


The Rams are better than I thought they’d be this season as new head coach Jeff Fisher has brought some legitimacy to St. Louis, but they’re still far away from being contenders.  The defensive line looks like it could be a force, and the secondary is vastly improved. However, their offense is still a mess, particularly along the offensive line.  They’ll have an extra first round pick in each of the next two years, courtesy of the Redskins.  If they do a good job in the draft, this could be a very good team in the next 2 or 3 years.  The Rams have 8 more games to make the following graphic look a little less awful:
Rams preseason

The Graveyard:


Life Support:

13. Opposing offenses have a passer rating of 110.6 against the Saints this season.  If they continue on that pace, only the winless 2008 Lions will have been worse (110.9).  Additionally, they’re allowing 9.1 yards per pass attempt this season.  That’s beyond gross.  Last season, Aaron Rodgers threw for 9.2 yards per attempt.  That was the first time a QB went over 9 yards per attempt since 2004, when Peyton Manning did it.  Aaron Rodgers was the NFL MVP in 2011.  Peyton Manning was the NFL MVP in 2004.  It’s almost like the Saints are making every QB they face look like the MVP versions of Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning.

Last week: 12

Continued at the Allentown Morning Call…


  1. Corry says:

    Count me as the group that is surprised you have the Eagles so high. They’re getting dangerously close to being on life support, though I do have to say most thoughts about the Eagles are very negative right now.

    1. I’m very low on the Eagles. But when you look at the teams, from 6 to around 10, you can pretty much put that group in any order. A lot of junk there.

  2. TylerD says:

    Giants were not lucky they played a bad team that shot themselves in the foot. Cowboys basically spotted them 23 points with 4 Romo specials including a pick 6. A real team doesn’t turn the ball over that much and the Giants loose that game.

  3. Joe D says:

    You’re VERY generous to the Eagles….. 31st ranked offense? LIFE SUPPORT!!!

    Giants are the same team as they were last year. With Eli and their WR corps they could beat anybody. But at the same time, they’re still flawed and could lose to anyone also. The NFC is too talented for them to not play well 3 games in a row and get to the sb

  4. Tracer Bullet says:

    Gotta figure the Eagles are on life support. They lose Monday and Vick could get benched, the calls for Reid’s head will grow louder and the odds the team finally quits on their lame duck coach become a whole lot higher.

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