Detroit is 5-2. Denver is 2-5. Their records are not going to reverse. And besides, Stafford is a much better quarterback than the overhyped Tebow.
I'm sorry... How long have you been watching the NFL?
there is a team that starts out the season around 5-2, and then just dies(just like every year
a team starts roughly 2-4 and then makes the playoffs*
The Lions will be the team that falters this year. Stafford may be a good QB, but so far he's been incapable of winning a game without a running back(unlike some other "good" QBs out there). "Megatron" can only get you so many points... And the Defense has to show up too. The Lions are
That said, I don't think the Broncos will turn it completely around. They'll get to 7-9 or 8-8 though... With a long enough streak of wins(these next 2, for a streak of 3 are all but garaunteed the way Detroit and Oakland are playing) for fans to delude themselves with "See, if Tebow had been our full-time QB, we'd have made the playoffs."
And forcing nine turnovers in a game is an excellent performance by the defense. Palmer was supposed to be the Raiders' savior and he throws three interceptions in a quarter and a half (in a game where the Raiders were favored by 6, no less). That's not luck, that's taking action and delivering.
Forcing 9 turnovers in a game is
luck. Both good luck for one team, and bad luck for the other. There is an amount of skill involved, I'll agree, but luck is the primary
factor when it comes to turnovers.
But again, getting turnovers from quarterbacks like Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer is like taking candy from a baby. Any
team can do it. I mean, really... People need to stop looking at defenses that perform against about half the quarterbacks in the league and claiming it proves the defense is good. I mean, Pittsburgh has the #1 pass defense in the league... But no one in their right mind would claim that they'll stop Brady from shredding them next week, based on their performance thus far...
Tebow's no Brady, and such a comparison is beyond stupid... But he's far better than Carson Palmer and Kyle Boller...
edited 23rd Oct '11 10:32:21 PM by Swish