We are five weeks into the NFL Season and it’s at that point in the season when the good teams really start separating themselves from the bad.
Not surprisingly, the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos are all sitting pretty at 5-0.
On the other end of the spectrum, the historically bad Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans are sitting in the NFL’s bunker.
There are plenty of other teams who have impressed this year so far, such as the Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers, but let’s be honest with ourselves: neither of those teams are going to win the Super Bowl.
With it being only mid-October, you may think that it is ludicrous to limit the Super Bow contenders to so few teams, but if you’re watching the same NFL I am, you can tell there are really only six teams who can win this year’s Super Bowl.
The Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals, along with the undefeated trio listed above, are those six contenders.
It sounds crazy to already be saying that, but I guarantee that one of those six teams will win the Super Bowl.
The Patriots and Packers have the two best QBs in the league, so I’m not going to bet against them.
The Broncos and Bengals have, arguably, the two best defenses in the league.
Arizona is, in my opinion, the most balanced team in the NFL. And I refuse to bet against Seattle, even after their 2-3 start.
I’m sure any Atlanta Falcons or Panthers fans reading this will be upset with their lack of praise, but I’m sorry, I don’t believe in your teams.
The Panthers are 4-0 but were graced with the easiest schedule in the NFL through the first four weeks by long shot. Once they face real competition, their true colors will show.
I believe Atlanta will win the NFC South, but that’s more due to of a weak division than anything else.
To be fair, the Falcons, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers, probably would have been numbers seven and eight on my list, but I just don’t see a scenario in which either of those teams have enough to take down the likes of the Patriots or the Packers.
I love the NFL, and despite my best judgement, I’ll continue to watch my downtrodden Lions, regardless of the fact they almost certainly will go on to win between four and six games.
But for those of you who are fans of the six contenders I mentioned, enjoy it. I’d kill to be in your position.