A Topsy Turvey Start in the NFL

By Eric D.Graham BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: October 11, 2011

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)—After only six weeks in the NFL, the good are now the bad. And the bad are the really good.

Oh yeah, it’s an odd season.

For instance, the Detroit Lions are (5-1).

This is the same Lions franchise that from week 10 of 2007 to week 13 of 2010 posted a 5-47 record.

Along with the Lions early success, the Buffalo Bills are (4-2) with impressive victory over the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Shockingly, in those wins against the Pats and the Eagles, the Bills intercepted Tom Brady four times and Michael Vick five.

Even with the Bills winning, things have gotten even stranger.

How strange?

The Washington Redskins with quarterback Rex Grossman under center are (3-2) and are in first place in the NFC East.

Yes, the Washington Redskins are in first place!!!! (This of course was before getting beaten by the Eagles this Sunday)

But guess who else is in first place?

The San Francisco 49ers!!!

Don’t get too excited, Alex Smith is still the quarterback.

But after defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 to 3 on Sunday, the Niners are (5-1) and sitting on top of the NFC West.

The 49ers being in first place, honestly is enough to make some Christians think that Armageddon is around the corner.

Doomsday cults, in fact, are shouting the “end is near” outside the Philadelphia Eagles practice facility after the Eagles (2-4) start despite their “Dream Team” label given to them by backup quarterback Vince Young.

While Michael Vick has already buried the Dream Team tag, the (1-5) Minnesota Vikings are preparing for the early retirement for the aging Donovan McNabb.

One word that sums up McNabb’s short tenure as a Minnesota Viking has been horrible.

Horrible, ironically, is the perfect word to describe the winless (0-6) Indianapolis Colts, who are suffering due to the absence of Peyton Manning, who has a serious neck injury.

The Colts, as an organization, however are not suffering alone.

The New York Jets are also suffering the agony of defeat despite Super Bowl predictions by head coach Rex Ryan.

The (3-3) Jets are, in fact, sporting a three game losing streak after getting run over by the improved (4-2) Oakland Raiders, clobbered by the Baltimore Ravens and diced up by the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady.

Surprisingly, many New Yorkers feel that the Jets could easily be (2-3) if it wasn’t for Tony Romo’s fourth quarter fumble during the season opener.

As Rex Ryan tries to get his Jets offense running, another Ryan (Matt) in Atlanta is trying to get his passing game clicking.

With Roddy White and Julio Jones in the lineup, the (3-3)Falcons were supposed to be the “new” greatest show on turf.

Unfortunately for the dirty birds, they have forgotten how to run the ball and have failed to live up to the pre-season hype.

Despite all of this, the Green Bay Packers are still the best team in the league but we still have 11 games left in the regular season.