Found October 15, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Six thoughts on week 6 in the 2012 NFL season. Despite what the opinionated media will tell you, the AFC East is WIDE open. Remember when everyone was down on The Jets and calling for a new QB? Yea, they are at the top of the division. Remember how bad The Bills played in weeks 4 and 5 and how they were in contention for the top pick in the draft? Yea, they are tied atop the division. Remember The Patriots and Tom Brady being God’s gift to football again. Yep, they have lost to both Arizona and Seattle and are tied atop the division. All of the AFC East teams are 3-3. The Patriots should still win the division but they have a lot of work left to do. The Contenders looked like pretenders this weekend. The Falcons and the Texans were undefeated, The Niners and Vikings had one loss but were steam-rolling the competition and The Patriots offense was firing on all cylinders. What happened? The Niners and Texans both were absolutely manhandled. The Falcons looked pretty bad but escaped with a win against The Raiders. The Patriots offense didn’t look that great against a good Seattle defense. The Vikings were RG III’ed (can we just start using that already). A changing of the guard perhaps. There has been a rash of injuries and poor play by well respected veterans, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Brian Urlacher hasn’t been playing all that well this season. I made the argument they should have cut him (when injured leaving camp) and use that money to lock up Cutler. They didn’t and it looks like they should have. Ray Lewis reportedly tore his triceps, but honestly hasn’t been having that great of a year. Both Mendenhall and Benson have seemed slower than years past and have been battling injuries all season, the same could be said about Stephen Jackson. Are we seeing a changing of the guard from quality veteran players to their younger counter parts? Inconsistency rules the NFC East. The Eagles can’t decide which team they want to be; come from behind winners or late game disaster squad. All six of their games have been decided by 3 points or less. The Giants give up a bunch of points to bottom feeder Cleveland and Tampa Bay teams and then almost blank The Niners. The Cowboys, oh The Cowboys. There aren’t even words for their level of inconsistency. The Redskins have a great offense and a terrible defense. They can’t decide which games they want to win. The Packers exploded (like I said). Aaron Rodgers went back to looking like Aaron Rodgers. The same could be said about Jordy Nelson. It will be interesting to see how Chicago and Minnesota respond to The Packers chasing them from behind for once. The Packers have a pretty easy schedule from here on out…the hardest game being against The Giants. Is AJ Green the best receiver in the league? I think he might be. He has a slightly better than average quarterback throwing the ball to him. The Bengals have an average running game. They don’t have much to compliment him with when it comes to wide receivers. This kid still puts up superstar numbers. He may be the next great wide receiver for a long period of time.
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