NFL Misconceptions? Really?


We’ve just finished week two of the 2007 season, let’s look at a few misconceptions, or just interesting facts, regarding the NFL.

Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints have a dynamic offense that can score at will. Really? Through the first two games, the Saints have two offensive touchdowns. In fact, stretching back to last year the Saints have lost five of their last seven games.

The New York Giants are contenders. Really? Including the end of last season, Eli Manning and his Giants pals have lost nine of their last eleven games.

Brett Favre is done. Really? In the first two games of the season Brett Favre has more touchdown passes than interceptions, he has a combined 492 passing yards, and the Packers are 2-0. In fact, going back to the 2006 season, the Packers have won six consecutive games.

No Jerome Bettis and no Bill Cowher, the Steelers are primed for a decline. Really? Through the first two games of the year the Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0, have given up only 10 points, and Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has five touchdown passes and only one interception. Not to mention that in game one the Steelers gave up only seven points to the Cleveland Browns, the same Cleveland Browns who scored 51 points this week against the Bengals who were picked by most teams to win that division.

Sometimes all is not what it seems in professional sports, and sometimes those talking heads just plain don’t get it… then again, it is only week two.

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