As the NFL season approaches its midway point, here are the NFL Week 7’s Ballers & Busters
• New England Patriots- Simply said: The Patriots seem unstoppable. Sure, they will lose a game at some point (or will they?), but New England looks like the best team walking in the NFL.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 26, 2015
The Patriots continue finding ways to win. Who can stop them when Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are playing the way they are?
• Danger Dan- Dan Campbell has the Miami Dolphins flying high with a date on a short week with the New England Patriots on deck.
The Dolphins completely embarrassed the Houston Texans, leading 41-0 at one point at the half. Ryan Tannehill looks like a brand new man with 6 touchdowns his last two games.
A once doomed situation in Miami is now breathing new life from their interim head coach. The Dolphins have scored 82 points their last two games.
•Carolina Cookin’- The Carolina Panthers are finding ways to win even when Cam Newton puts them in position NOT to win. Newton’s stats were abysmal vs. the Eagles going 14-24, 197 yards, 1 TD, and 3 INT’s vs. Philadelphia and STILL won by double digits.
Cam Newton earns his 1st career victory when throwing at least 3 interceptions. He had previously been 0-6. pic.twitter.com/sGiitP5SOS
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 26, 2015
November for the Panthers looks mighty favorable for Newton and his teammates having to face only one winning team the whole month (Green Bay 11/8). If the Panthers can at least go 4-1 in November vs. pretty average to sub par competition, “CaMVP” talks may pick up even more.
Crash Like An Eagle- The 3-4 Philadelphia Eagles look a mess. Sam Bradford has thrown 6 interceptions his last 3 games.
Sam Bradford ties Peyton Manning for the @NFL lead with his 10th interception.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 26, 2015
Bradford’s 10 interceptions hardly make head coach Chip Kelly’s reputation as an offensive guru validated, nor trading Nick Foles to St. Louis.
Maybe it’s time to kick the tires on Mark Sanchez before the season gets out of hand in an already bad division in the NFC East.
•Bay Bridge Has Fallen Down- The San Francisco 49ers may be the worst team in the NFC. And, now with Antoine Bethea on the injured reserve, the Niners may be lucky to win a game anytime soon.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 23, 2015
Although no fault of head coach, Jim Tomsula’s own, his seat is already rumored to be hot. And, although he’s not done himself the best of favors with his coaching decisions and quirky personality, the season’s falling further and further into the bay under the bridge.
To make things better, the Niners November opponents include St. Louis, Atlanta, Seattle and Arizona. Great.
•Indy Under-500- Head coach Chuck Pagano and GM Nate Grigson don’t see eye to eye. Pagano and the rest of the front office won’t be having thanksgiving dinner anytime soon to say the least. Pagano has entered a San Francisco-Jim Harbaugh kind of situation in Indianapolis where his job is said to be on the line.
Today on NFL Insiders @mortreport said this game was close to a "must win" for Chuck Pagano. This is getting ugly in Indy fast
— trey wingo (@wingoz) October 25, 2015
And, it gets so much better facing teams with a combined record of 18-1 over the next 3 weeks.
Despite being in a bad division AND going to the AFC Championship game last season, Chuck Pagano may (briefly) be out of a job.