Maybe the best photos in week 1 of the NFL season don’t tell the whole story, but even from them one might sense that it was an awful week for the NFC East, as the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and the Washington Redskins didn’t just lose, but looked close to pathetic doing so.
At least the Philadelphia Eagles managed to avoid the humiliation of losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The NFC West is a different story, as everyone looked good but the St. Louis Rams, who are playing with a third-string quarterback, so that makes sense. The Cardinals have defense on their side, the 49ers look close to complete while the Seattle Seahawks weren’t far from perfect.
Another interesting situation in one of the divisions is that of the New England Patriots, the only team in the AFC East to lose in week 1. Yes, a team that usually mops the table with the other three is at the bottom of the division while the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills and above all the excellent Miami Dolphins are currently undefeated.
It’s too soon to draw conclusions but right now, it won’t be too much of a stretch to think that the Seahawks and Denver Broncos are the best teams in the league for the time being.