Carolina has two clear weaknesses, safety and tight end...other then that this team is talented and very deep at practically every position...I took a good chuckle at prime-time's standings...specifically how he thinks his Dallas will be #2 in the conference. Not surprising, Cowboy fans tend to live back in 1993.
ok...here is why, they have one of the easiest schedules in the NFL
9/9 NY GIANTS W
9/16 @ Miami W
9/23 @ Chicago L
9/30 ST LOUIS W
10/8 @ Buffalo W
10/14 NEW ENGLAND L
10/21 MINNESOTA W
11/4 @ Philadelphia L - I will say we split with Philly
11/11 @ NY Giants W
11/18 WASHINGTON W
11/22 NY JETS W
11/29 GREEN BAY W
12/9 @ Detroit W
12/16 PHILADELPHIA W - like I said, split
12/22 @ Carolina L
12/30 @ Washington W
that would make us 12 - 4
now obviously there is going to a team here and there that will upset us, like we could lose to Minnisota or something...but at the same time I think there are going to be some good team that we end up beating, like I could see us beating Chicago...I don't see any reason the Boys shouldn't go at least 11 - 5
easy schedule, Dallas wins the NFC East
anyone care to dispute how this could very easily happen?
Dallas got better, and have a nice mix of veteran and youth. Philly got a year older, and it seems like they lost an integral piece each of the last two seasons. And haven't really added any impact players with the exception of Spikes and meanwhile lost Stallworth.
The Giants will implode the minute the first breeze of adversity blows through. Their running game took a hit, and I don't sense any unity among this team.
Chicago isn't the beast everyone thought it was. The reliable Thomas Jones is gone for an unproven Cedric Benson. They're a solid team, and can finish at the top of the conference.
The Saints have a blitzkrieg offense. They added a little help at defense. This makes them still a very dangerous team.
I am sure you could do this with any QB....take thier worst games and average them out....great....."hey look, if you take away all the games he played great in then his numbers aren't so great!"
Are you that scared to realize that Romo isn't nearly as good as you think or something? It's not a hard concept. Look at how he did against losing teams and how he did against non-losing teams. His QB rating was nearly double against opponents with losing records than it was against teams with a non-losing record. Show me a single QB you could also say that about.
Against teams with a non-losing record: 107-180, 59.4%, 1,371 yards, 7.62 ypa, 5 TDs, 11 INTs, 67.1 QB rating.
Against teams with a losing record: 113-157, 72%, 1,532 yards, 9.76 ypa, 14 TDs, 2 INTs, 127.1 QB rating.
Jason Campbell was actually slightly better against teams with non-losing records than teams with losing records:
Against teams with a non-losing record: 60-109, 55%, 724 yards, 6.64 ypa, 6 TDs, 4 INTs, 76.8 QB rating
Against teams with a losing record: 50-98, 51%, 573 yards, 5.85 ypa, 4 TDs, 2 INTs, 74.2 QB rating