As we creep up on the halfway mark of the NFL season already, Week 7 is far enough along to look at the landscape of the league. Some teams are already confidently penned in as cross-offs (we’re looking at you, Jets), while the usual and some not-so-usual suspects vie for the top seeds in each conference.
But before we get too comfortable eliminating teams in October, keep in mind the Titans were 1-4 last year. They not only made the playoffs but went on a tear. They twice had 10-point leads in the AFC title game. It’s the NFL, the most unpredictable league in the world. Weird stuff happens regularly. If you have a favorite team or a future ticket on a team in the basement, hope is not lost.
While Week 7 is a point where we can start to establish a pecking order, records can still be misleading. We need to walk the fine line between reacting, but not overreacting, and continuing to learn each week. One thing we learned Monday night is Dak Prescott has been propping up a dismal franchise for the last few years, as the Cowboys were embarrassed by the Cardinals in every facet of the game. Wow, that was ugly. Bring back Jason Garrett!
On to the picks …