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

New York Jets (4-4): This is another consistently inconsistent team, a mirror image of the Ravens, won their first 3, lost their next 3, won, lost, and now just had their bye.  Mark Sanchez is definitely having some growing pains.  I know this is advice is going to be hard for New Yorkers to grasp, but give Sanchez some time.  Not every QB can be expected to come in and light the world on fire overnight. - EHH

Oakland Raiders (2-6):
Jamarcus Russell thinks he's good...HAHAHAHA!  Al Davis thinks he still knows what's best for the team...HAHAHAHA!  Tom Cable ridiculed ESPN for something that may actually be true...HAHAHAHA!  Obviously their win against the Eagles was a fluke.  This team is still garbage, and should easily lose AT LEAST 5 of their last 8 games. - FEH!

Philadelphia Eagles (5-3):
Scratch out that loss to the Raiders, and the Eagles have been pretty good this year.  They lost a dogfight to the Cowboys, but they will again meet the boys in the season finale.  This time it's not going to be for the final wild card spot, it'll be for the division crown. - MM-HAH!

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2):
They blew 4th quarter leads without Polamalu, but they haven't lost since week 3 in Cincy, and that's who they'll play at Heinz Field this week.  They dominated the Broncos after the opening drive, and won very convincingly.  This team is looking a lot more like the defending champs every week, and that's a bad thing for the rest of the league. - MM-HAH!

San Diego Chargers (5-3):
They beat the teams they should've beat, and lost to 2 good teams and an iffy one (Ravens).  They also got the last laugh at the Meadowlands.  Now they host Philadelphia, and in 2 weeks they travel to Denver in what suddenly looks to be a showdown for the division.  They're starting to do again what they did last year,and Denver can't afford to slip up now. - MM-HAH!

San Francisco 49ers (3-5):
This team was sittin' pretty at 3-1, but like the G-men, the wheels have fallen off and they've lost 4 in a row.  Next they play host to a Bears team who needs a win just as much as they do.  They'll need to beat the Cards again and win 1 of their next 2 games if they're going to have any chance to win the division though. - EHH.

Seattle Seahawks (3-5):
How the heck did this team win 3 games?  Oh that's right, they beat the Rams, Lions, and Jags.  This team is horrible again.  Injuries have hampered them for sure, but what that proves is that this team has absolutely no depth.  Their record isn't indicative of how bad they are. - FEH!

St. Louis Rams (1-7):
Conflatulations, you're not going 0-16!  Don't worry, you're not winning any other games this year.  Even the Seahawks and Titans aren't that bad!  I can't even put into words how incredibly lousy this team is. - FEH!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-7):
Somehow they won a game.  Somehow they're not going to go 0-16.  Somehow they only have 1 winnable game left against the Panthers, but they should still find a way to get beat like a red-headed stepchild in that game as well. - FEH!

Tennessee Titans (2-6):
After begging for mercy from the late creator of my grading scale, they've won 2 in a row.  Unfortunately, this team is still amazingly awful.  They got progressively worse each week, and they're easily headed for double digit losses this season. - FEH!

Washington Redskins (2-6):
Where do I start?  They lost to the Lions, Chiefs, Panthers, nearly lost to the Rams and Bucs, and they don't have another winnable game until week 14 when they play the Raiders.  Oh yeah, they also have a punk of an owner who banned signs at the stadium because he can't handle the truth. - FEH!

That's the end, and oh what a year this has been.  The second half should be just as entertaining.  Can the Colts and Saints go 16-0?  Will any of the top teams fall by the wayside?  Will one of the creampuffs get on a roll and sneak into the playoffs by week 17?  We'll all find out together as the season progresses.

BK over and out
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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