NFC Half Season grades

Here are my NFC Half Season grades.

NFC East

Washington Good run gm but not much else. A very soft schedule has given them 5 wins B-

Philadelphia This is not where the Eagles expected to be. 4 losses have put this team in a must win.B-

Dallas Offense is way down this year & Defense has not been good for a long time. D

New York Giants Defense is actually better than the Offense. Coaching staff it the problem. D-

NFC North

Chicago Trubisky is playing better than last yr & the defense is outstanding. B+

Minnesota Keenum is fine but the Offense is down from last yr. So is the defense. B+

Green Bay Rodgers is great but no run gm, OL & do defense. C

Detroit Last place in a very strong division. Have Stafford and little else. C

NFC South

New Orleans Brees is outstanding but run gm that was so good last yr is down. Defense is down well. A-

Carolina Newton is better this season. Run gm is fine but Defense is giving up pass yds. B+

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NFC Playoff predictions

And you thought your NFL NFC team had a chance to get to the playoffs this year? You are probably wrong. Here are my NFC Playoff predictions.

NO CHANCE
NFC East
NGReally hard to predict this team but they won’t make the playoffs.
WAQB Smith has less to work with than he did in KC.
NFC North
DTAll Stafford has is his arm. No OL, no WRS and a bad D.
CHHeading in the right direction but not sure if they have the right QB
NFC South
CRCam is a question mark but the D is fine. That is not enough to get them into the playoffs
TBJameis Winston starts the season with a 3-game suspension in the worst part of the schedule for TB and the D is not good enough to rescue the O.
NFC West
AZThey find out how much they miss Mathieu and fail to make the playoffs.
Teams that are in the playoffs
PHThe D will keep PH in the race no matter who is QB
MNKirk Cousins has much better targets than in WA. He and the D will get it done.
NOBrees and
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NFC East starting lineup Grades

Lets take a look at the NFL NFC East starting lineup grades. Get the grades before you make your trades.

Cowboys
QB Dak Prescott is a capable leader who had an outstanding rookie campaign but regressed notably in his sophomore effort. Jury’s still out on whether the problem was him or his offensive teammates. C+
RB Zeke Elliott – Assuming he stays out of trouble and off the suspended list, he’s among the best in the NFL. A-
WR Allen Hurns was a good pickup. Terrance Williams is a perpetual underachiever. Cole Beasley is yet to develop into the Julian Edelman type he’s been touted as. Pain in the butt though he may be, this wasn’t the right time to cut Dez. C
TE Witten’s abrupt retirement put the team in a bad spot at TE. Geoff Swaim and Rico Gathers don’t look up to the task. D
OL LT Tyron Smith LG Connor Williams C Travis Frederick RG Zack Martin RG La’el Collins. Smith is having a great camp, but there are no standouts here and the whole group badly underachieved last season. C-
DL DE Demarcus Lawrence DT Datone Jones DT Jihad Ward DE Tyrone Crawford A decent
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Top 5 Questions facing NFC East teams

Cowboys
DA fell badly last year. Part was due to Elliot being suspended but also Prescott did not play well. D is what cost DA PO.
5 Will the addition of W Allen Hurns means the end of Dez Bryant in DA?
4 Will the reshuffled OL be able to play better than last year?
3 The D was bad last year keeping DA out of the playoffs. Will it improve enough to get them back this season?
2 Can Ezekiel Elliott stay on the field to help the O & D with his rushing?
1 Can Dak Prescott get back to his level of play in 16 or will he continue to struggle this season?
Giants
Cap space cuts hurt but this team can’t be as bad as last year, can they?
5 Can the run gm be decent w/o Orleans Darkwa who is in CR?
4 Can the reworked OL get better under the new coaching staff?
3 Will the WR group include Beckham? Can that group recover from all the injuries?
2 NG SBS were based on Pass Rush. Where will it come from this year? Not from the LB group that was HORRIBLE.
1 Will Eli
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NFC Win projections from NNR podcast

NFC EASTAFC West     
NFC WestDNAET
DA W6@AT GB433111
WA W5@NO MN22217
NY W8@TB DT422210
PH W10@CR CH22228
  12996 
NFC NorthAFC North     
 NFC SouthDNAET
GB W8@DA SE543113
MN W9@WA LR 422210
DT W7@NG AZ31105
CH W9@PH SF01113
  12874 
NFC SouthAFC East     
 NFC NorthDNAET
AT W5@SE DA433010
CR W11@AZ PH32218
NO W5@LR WA32229
TB W11@SF NG21216
  12894 
NFC WestAFC South     
 NFC EastDNAET
SE W6@GB AT434112
AZ W8@DT TB423211
LR W8@MN NO22206
SF W11@CH CR10001
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NFL Week 8 results

DVDC Wade Phillips was hurt by a player running into him. Went to the Hospital but was OK & released.
CRQB Cam Newton is complaining to the NFL about not getting late hit calls.  Good luck with that!
SEDE Michael Bennett will get surgery for a cartilage issue & will miss 2-3 wks
KCQB Smith is in concussion prototcol after taking 2 hits to the head.
KCrb Spencer Ware is in concussion protocol.
KCRB Jamaal Charles will go to a knee specialist to get his knee checked.
DACB Claiborn sports hernia & S Church broken arm.
AZS Ty Mathieu shoulder injury MRI today & LT Veldheer needs surgery Tricep
NFLWR Andre Johnson retires after 14 seasons in the NFL.
WA24 CN24WA missed a 34y FG in the last 2 min to send the game into OT.
4-3-1  3-4-1RV Dalton lost a fumble in OT but Cousins couldn’t get into scoring position
Dalton 27/42 284 11 FL Hill 20/76 TD Bernard 11/52 TD Green 9c 121  Eifert 9c 102 TD
Cousins 38/56 458 21 Kelley 21/7 TD Crowder 9c 107 TD  Reed 9c 99 TD
NE41 BF25Brady & Pats
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