Arizona Cardinals (5-3): They lead the NFC West, but let's face it, this Cards team has been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde so far. Last week against the Bears they looked like the defending conference champs, but the week before they looked like the good ol' crappy Cardinals. What else can you say about them except, based on mediocrity - EHH.
Atlanta Falcons (5-3): Contradictory to the Cards, the Falcons also have 3 losses, but they were all to teams as good as, or better than them, and they damn near beat the Saints IN the Superdome! The Falcons have been consistent, but have simply been outplayed by very good teams. Because they aren't Jekyll and Hyde - MM-HAH!
Baltimore Ravens (4-4): This team is another team that has been consistently inconsistent. They won their first 3 games, lost their next 3, dominated the Broncos, then got swept by the Bengals. After their upcoming MNF laugher in Cleveland, they have Indy and Pittsburgh in successive weeks. This team has taken a step back from last year in a big way. EHH
Buffalo Bills (3-5): How this team has even won 3 games is beyond me, they suck. They should've won their opening game against the Pats, but they proved how crappy they were when they couldn't even beat the Browns. Their game against the Jets was a hot mess, with Fitzpatrick and Sanchez having a contest to see who could throw more interceptions. By the way, this team would most likely still have the same grade with or without T.O. This grade is a gimme - FEH!
Carolina Panthers (3-5): They somehow beat the Cards when inconsistency kicked in for Kurt Warner, but their other 2 wins have been against teams that are just as abysmal as they are, and they also lost to the anemic Bills. Jake Del-hommie has been the king of interceptions going back to his unhappy birthday party in the playoff game against Arizona last year. John Fox is on the hot seat again, and this team is coming nowhere close to a winning record, although they can still take pride in knowing they'll finish ahead of the Bucs...if that's any consolation - FEH!
Chicago Bears (4-4): Jay Cutler was an embarrassment on opening weekend. Then they pulled off a nice come from behind win against the Steelers. Since then they haven't beaten a team with a winning record. It doesn't get any easier for the rest of November, as they have the Niners, Eagles, and Vikings. They're at .500 and they get the .500 grade - EHH.
Cincinnati Bengals (6-2): Their opening weekend loss was on one of the luckiest plays ever witnessed in a long time. Then they started playing with fire, but still found ways to win games. The cardiac style caught up to them against the Texans, but they just swept the Ravens, and have not lost a divisional game yet. They have another huge test this weekend, but they've been great the first half of 2009 - MM-HAH!
Cleveland Browns (1-7): This team should be 0-8, but they managed to win the most embarrassingly awful game of the year against the Bills. Who's the starter? Nobody knows! Why is Mangini still the coach? Nobody knows! Can they actually pull off the upset and beat the Ravens next Monday? That I think we can all answer with an emphatic NO! They do play the Lions in 2 weeks, but mixed in with the next 5 are 4 games they should easily lose by double digits. - FEH!
Dallas Cowboys (6-2): Since their 17-10 loss in Denver, the Cowboys haven't lost again. They had to go to OT against the Chiefs, but that was the coming out party for one Miles Austin. They had 2 pretty convincing wins leading up to this past weekend, and then Austin only caught 1 pass, but it was the game-winning TD. This team seems to have answered all the questions from earlier in the season. - MM-HAH!
Denver Broncos (6-2): They looked pretty darn impressive in their first 6 games, but the last 2, the wheels have fallen off. They got manhandled by the Ravens in the 2nd half, and after their opening drive FG against the Steelers, they did absolutely nothing on offense the rest of the game. Still, their 6-2 start is much better than anyone thought. - MM-HAH!
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