2008 NFL Week 1 Discussion

So, I’m curious – while these first couple of weeks are going to be based off of the rankings from the end of last season, many of the teams are quite different.

Weigh in now that the first week’s games are mostly over. What looks surprising to you? Who’s a possible dark horse this year? Who’s possibly unexpectedly improved, who’s unexpectedly much worse? Who’s got a good chance of being in a far different place on the graph than you might expect? Might be fun to look back on this thread at the end of the season.

3 Responses to 2008 NFL Week 1 Discussion

  1. Tom says:

    I think the Pats may be unexpectedly worse this season.

    Eagles look much improved–as long as McNabb can avoid another injury. NFC East should be a brutal competition between Cowboys, Giants, and Eagles (sorry Skins).

  2. The MOOSE says:

    Good to see this is back in action. I was getting ready to put something together myself but haven’t had the time. So what’s the plan this year?

    My expectations for the season have been considerably lowered due to a quarterback injury, but after the chokiest choke job that ever choked, I think I can live with lowered expectations. I keep reminding myself that we found Brady because of an injury to Bledsoe, but then again, what are the chances of lightning striking twice in the same place?

  3. Kenneth says:

    I was shocked that the Panthers beat the Chargers. And that was without Steve Smith. I’m thinking they might bounce back well this year.

    Likewise, the Bills and Steelers had impressive wins over teams I thought would be good. The Seahawks getting rolled is somewhat understandable, but I thought the Texans would put up a better fight. And the Falcons were impressive considering where they were coming from last year, although one must remember it was against the Lions.

    As for disappointments, the Browns don’t look like a serious contender at all. I mean, I know the Cowboys have a good offense, but it didn’t look like they could stop them at all. That defense will definitely hold them back this year. Also, I expected more from the Jaguars. And the Redskins don’t look like a serious team, which surprised me.

    And of course, I’m happy-happy joy-joy at the prospect of my Bears being great again. :)

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