First, lotta discrepancies in power rankings between the major sites. The top some but the bottom is seriously an eight-team frenzy. Say what you will about parity and any given Sunday — a quarter of the NFL is effectively noncompetitive. Thank goodness the Rams made some sweeping changes and the Ravens/Jags/Cards are all overperforming at 2-2.
Last week (Week 4):
Top 5: KC, NE, ATL, DET, TEN
Bottom 5: SF, CLE, CIN, LAC, MIA
This week (Week 5):
Top 5: KC, ATL, DET, GB, PHI
Bottom 5: SF, CLE, LAC, MIA, NYG
Some really good candidates this week that, surprisingly, the NFL is doing all they can to silence. All sense of ethics aside (“We’re way ahead of ya!” -NFL Owners), it’s gotta be a logistical challenge to want to force your #content down every Americans throat 24/7/365 — except when you don’t. I mean, the Shield trying to limit viewing of the Trevathan hit — uhhh, hello, this is the same organization that sold photos of James Harrison droppeing Mohamed Massaquoi with an illegal hit.
Violence though, I get it. We’re coming around on “players safety” so I guess it’d be weird if the NFL didn’t take this position. But Cam’s fist-in-the-air TD celebration — boy, the producers couldn’t cut away fast enough when that big black man did anything other than pout or dance with a big ol’ smile ‘cross his face! No soft-shoe, no press; them’s the rules, boy.
Nonetheless, we got you a nice little quarterback sample platter for your Week 4 Quotables.