Off the air, during commercial breaks, Jimmy Murray has been saying this all year – and he’s basically right: the NFL kinda stinks this year. I mean, we’re all watching, as usual. But the number of quality teams feels decidedly thin, which is what prompted this week’s selection for a cover photo.
Mac Jones and Sam Ellinger.
Not exactly Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, are they?
Seriously. That photo above? It might be the subject of a trivia question someday. For example: In 2022, the Patriots and Colts played one of the worst offensive football games in history. The starting quarterbacks are pictured here. Who are they? A day after the game, of course, the Colts fired head coach Frank Reich in favor of former Indianapolis center Jeff Saturday, who has never coached beyond high school. Reich was the second coach fired during this season, joining Matt Ruhle of the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers and the Colts have now combined for five wins this season – and four head coaches. Other coaches – like Denver’s Nathaniel (Buddy) Hackett – remain on the hot seat.
The most successful team in the NFL this year?
That was would be us, the Pick It and Stick It crew at Felger and Mazz. We rumbled to a 9-4 record last week. The good teams win in November and December.
Last week: 9-4.
Season to date: 73-60-3.
(All odds courtesy of DraftKings.)