The NFC North & NFC are Wide Open
Good morning, football fans. I feel like when you have a day off from the NFL aka your team not playing, it opens your eyes to what’s going on in the league. Division foes Chicago fell to Miami in a stunning upset where Brock Osweiler had a career day at quarterback. Minnesota beat Arizona with huge games from Adam Thielen and Latavius Murray. Other than the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints, every team has two losses or more meaning it’s wide open after the first six weeks of the season. We have zero who is good and who is bad in the NFC.
This should be refreshing news for Packers fans because I don’t think we really know how good this team is at the moment. Even if they ransack San Francisco, they beat up on a team with a weak defense and no quarterback. But the good news for Green Bay is they do have a bit of a leeway if they were to drop two straight after the bye when they face their toughest tests of the season against Los Angeles and New England in back-to-back weeks. Therefore, I’ve decided to not panic about this team for about a month barring a loss tonight which would drive me and the rest of Packers nation into a tailspin.
The division might be won with a 9-6-1 record from either Green Bay or Minnesota. A playoff spot could also be earned at the number. I do think that 8-7-1 might not be enough to get into the playoffs though. I don’t expect to be that kind of year for the NFC North or NFC despite what’s written here. Right now, there are only a few teams who are out of the playoff hunt with six weeks done in the season. They are Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. We’ll see if that changes in the weeks to come, but right now, it’s open as its ever been from three to six in the playoff standings.
Let’s hope Green Bay can take advantage.