The Blitzburgh Pit Stop's NFL Midseason Grades

NFL Midseason Report Cards...with A Slightly Different Grading Scale

11/11/09 in NFL   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Detroit Lions (1-7): They won a game!  They made a game out of it with the Steelers!  Then they go and lose to the previously winless Rams.  They won't go 0-16 this year, but 1-15 is definitely not out of the question. - FEH!

Green Bay Packers (4-4):
The Packers at least looked like they were losing to the good teams and beating the bad teams...but then they lost to the Bucs and ruined our hopes of a team going 0-16.  At .500, they're a mediocre team and 8-8 looks like "at best" for this team. - EHH.

Houston Texans (5-4):
They started out with a bit of inconsistency, but rolled off 3 straight wins, and really gave the Colts a scare.  They are a very improved team from the Texans we've grown accustomed to seeing, and for their vast improvements, they get a decent mark. - MM-HAH!

Indianapolis Colts (8-0):
Yes, they have a new head coach, but is this really any surprise?  They've had a couple scares the past 2 weeks, but they hung on.  They won't go undefeated, but they're still in great shape to reclaim their throne atop the AFC South. - MM-HAH!

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4):
They have a pretty crappy schedule for the most part, but they're still a mediocre team.  They ruined the Titans' chances of 0-16, got shut out by Seattle 41-0, and their only win against a decent team was the Texans, and even that was close.  Hell they almost lost to the Rams!  They might be the worst .500 team in the league. - FEH!

Kansas City Chiefs (1-7):
This team is pathetic.  Matt Cassel could be 100% healthy the whole year and they'd still be 2-6 at best.  Their only win was against the Redskins, bravo, now there's something to be proud of.  They do have a pretty tough schedule, but they still couldn't beat the Jags or Raiders.  They still have to play the Broncos twice, the Chargers, Bengals, and Steelers, that's 5 guaranteed losses at least. - FEH!

Miami Dolphis (3-5):
They've shown flashes of greatness, but they're still way behind what they were last year.  Let it be known though that Chad Pennington getting hurt has actually helped this team, the offense has been much better without him.  Since their losses have all at least been to good teams, I'll go easy on them. - EHH.

Minnesota Vikings (7-1):
Their schedule for the first half of the year included quite a few "tomato cans," but they did manage to sweep the Packers and hung on for dear life at home against the Ravens.  Then Brett Favre blew the game at Heinz Field.  This team is still for real though, and they shouldn't lose very many more games the rest of the year. - MM-HAH!

New England Patriots (6-2):
Brady is back, and it looks like he's finally returning to his old self.  Granted it took 2 blowouts against the Titans and Bucs to get back to form, but they're still atop the AFC East once again.  They have a huge test coming up this week at Indy, but they still look to be back in cruise control for another division title. - MM-HAH!

New Orleans Saints (8-0):
They've had a few scares the last 3 weeks, but they've found ways to win.  Will they go undefeated?  Probably not, but they should easily have a first round bye in the NFC.  Their offense has stayed red hot, and this year their defense is vastly improved. - MM-HAH!

New York Giants (5-4):
They started off 5-0, mm-hah, everything was going great!  Now the wheels have come off and they've lost 4 in a row, feh!  They have a bye now, and it's the perfect time for one.  We'll meet in the middle for this one, and simply give the G-men a half-a$$ed grade. - EHH.

We'll finish up this report on page 3.
 
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11/26/09   |   johnshirey54   |   162 respect

It's crazy how things have changed in just two weeks, that's the NFL for you.

11/12/09   |   mrtriplesix   |   1160 respect

mathsys wrote:
Great article! I just wish the state of Michigan had an NFL team.

a joke right?

11/12/09   |   mathsys   |   6 respect

Great article! I just wish the state of Michigan had an NFL team.

11/11/09   |   jldunc   |   54 respect

Great article!  I just wish teams like the Raiders, Bucs, Rams, Skins, Browns and Chiefs could get relegated like in the EPL.  Then we wouldn't have to pay attention to them at all next season.

11/11/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

Good stuff, Kramer.  The Bears might be EHH, but on Sundays, Bears fans spend a lot of time saying FEH.

11/11/09   |   JCAL9   |   59 respect

I know the Bucs season has been terrible so far, but we cant get an EEH for the that 10point win on Sunday.. I'm just saying..

11/11/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Awesome article, I like where you have SF. Personally I'd say that since the niners went to Smith they pretty much gave up any chance they had.

11/11/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4805 respect

Nice job. Once again, my Lions are headed to another top five draft pick...FEH.!

11/11/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
Great piece kramer! I would make one change though - I would give the Browns a four letter grade if you know what I mean

Well said George! well said!

11/11/09   |   al3xsucks13   |   16 respect

The Browns Don't even deserve a feh

11/11/09   |   mrtriplesix   |   1160 respect

AM i the only person who finds it weird that the ravens was once a team all about defense. all of a sudden they find a QB and an offense and now their defense isnt what it used to be. the ravense record would be different with the defense from the past or just a couple of years ago. i guess its hard to have balance in the nfl

11/11/09   |   zhum24   |   47 respect

Nice article but I think you could expand the grading system just a bit more.

11/11/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

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I salute you sir.
You STILL gave the Panthers waaaay too much credit. The Buccaneers will beat them in BOA.

11/11/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Great piece kramer! I would make one change though - I would give the Browns a four letter grade if you know what I mean