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What We've Learned From The NFL (Week 10 Autopsy)

by Cade

What We’ve Learned From The NFL (Week 10)

My first thought...

Every dog has its day.  The two remaining winless teams in the NFL both earned their first victory this week.  And, they both did it on the road.  Jacksonville upset Tennessee and in the process knocked Titans quarterback, Jake Locker out for the rest of the season.  Tampa Bay became the last team in the league to get a win.  They took advantage of the mess in Miami and beat the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. 

Secondly...

We can all see that the AFC boasts the best teams this year.  Juggernauts like Denver, Kansas City and New England are all the rage.  But, what about the other conference?  The hottest team in the NFC right now has to be Carolina.  The Panthers have ripped off four straight wins.  Including, going all the way across the country to beat San Francisco.  The Panthers’ D is strong and quarterback, Cam Newton is starting to come into his own.  After a down year last season, Newton is on his way to becoming one of the better signal callers in the league.

Thought number three…

Games that end the way they did in Baltimore are what make football the world’s greatest spectator sport.  Cincinnati quarterback, Andy Dalton threw up a 50-yard Hail-Mary into the end zone as time expired.  A Bengals receiver miraculously ended up with the ball.  The extra-point tied things up and brought the game to overtime.  The Bengals still got beat, but that was great fun to catch the end of that game.  Some games that were not fun to watch…St. Louis crushing the Colts by 30 and anything Atlanta does.  I find it hard to believe that the Falcons were only one play away from the Super Bowl last season.  This year, they will be lucky to find five wins all year.

Finally…

My Super Bowl XLVIII prediction.  Please understand that this feature could change each week depending on what teams do on any given Sunday.  As it stands now, I’m sticking with my picks of The New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos in the big game this February in the Meadowlands.  My bold prediction almost fell flat when Peyton Manning dropped to the ground towards the end of the Denver/San Diego game.  Thankfully, Bronco Nation can let out a sigh of relief.  An MRI showed no extensive damage.  Peyton expects to play this week when Denver hosts the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.

Agree or disagree?  Feel free to comment below or hit me up on Twitter.  @cade1037 

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