We’ve reached the half way point of the season, is your team where you expect them to be?
For Arizona Cardinals fans, right where they expect them to be is in the top five, and after a great second half in Cleveland the team is right there, sitting in number five after the Packers took a tumble losing to the Broncos on Sunday Night Football. The team is entering it’s “hard” part of the schedule with a bye, and prime time games lined up for Week 10 and Week 11.
The rest of the league is a battle of the haves and the have-nots as teams rise to the top (Cincinnati, New England, Carolina and Denver) and those that are feeling the crushing weight of expectations already leaving the building (along with fans). Detroit, San Diego, Tennessee and San Francisco have to feel as though the draft can’t come soon enough.
There are other surprises, the Oakland Raiders are peeking in at the top 10, now over .500 at Week 8 for the first time in over a decade. While some divisions are spoken for, others have two-to-three teams waiting to take over the crown and the lead which leads to late season divisional matchups as key to how the playoffs would shake out.
It’s just getting good!
Nov 1, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) catches a pass and is tackled by St. Louis Rams strong safety Maurice Alexander (31) during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports