In 2006, the late Dennis Green, then the Cardinals’ head coach, famously proclaimed, “They are who we thought they were,” after his team blew a 20-point halftime lead against the Bears en route to a 24-23 defeat.
He added, “I don’t play dirty. We don’t preach that around here. It’s unfortunate, the injury. I hate to see anybody get hurt.”
Barr’s comments mirrors those made by Vikes coach Mike Zimmer on Monday.
Fowler is now starting to live up to the expectations that came with being the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He already has more sacks (5.5) than all of last season (4) while playing for a unit on a record-setting pace in that category.
Barring catastrophic injury to star players, the spoiler isn’t going to come from elsewhere within the division.
Cincinnati’s also-ran status was reinforced Sunday during Pittsburgh’s 29-14 home win. Baltimore entered Week 7 with the NFL’s 31st-ranked offense and could hit rock bottom after gaining just 208 yards in a 24-16 loss at Minnesota. And Cleveland remains a winless laughingstock after a 12-9 overtime flop vs. Tennessee.
And just like that, the Patriots are once again FPI’s top rated team. It still has some legitimate concerns about the Patriots’ defense (fourth-least efficient defense this season), but the Patriots’ offense is second to none. They have posted an offensive efficiency better than 50 (league average) in each of their seven games this season, the only team to do so.
The Chargers, meanwhile, are still trying to rebound from an 0-4 start. They have reeled off three consecutive wins and have crawled to the verge of the playoff picture NBA Basketball Jerseys with a 17 percent chance to make the playoffs after Week 7. An unexpected win New York Jets Cheap Jerseys would be a boon to their playoff probability, upping them to 33 percent.