We are already at the quarter mark for the NFL season. Thanks to the replacement refs, this season has had one of the most exciting starts. Teams may not have gotten a fair shake because of the referee situation, which each bumped their record up or down. However, we can get a little gauge on who is great (Bears), who is looming (Vikings), and who might just not be good (Lions). So here are the Mancave’s top 4 and bottom 4 teams so far this season:
1. San Francisco 49ers (3-1): Surprised our number 1 team is not undefeated? Don’t be because especially if you watched the Jets game. They smack you on defense and can control the game with the rushing. And Alex Smith is not a game manager anymore.
2; Baltimore Ravens (3-1): They are 3-1, should be 4-0 (or 2-2 depending on who you talk to), and seem to be hitting their stride. And they are doing all of this without giving the ball to Ray Rice on the ground (13th in rushing). Of course, it is Flacco that is under center so you can only be so confident.
3. Houston Texans (4-0): They have great players on both side of the ball. They can bomb you through the air, control the clock on the ground, and stifle you on defense. We’ll see if they are Super Bowl contenders in week 6 and 7 with home games against Packers and Ravens.
4. Atlanta Falcons (4-0): They have the MVP through the first 4 games in Matt Ryan. They have so many weapons on offense. They have a great secondary, even without Brent Grimes. However, their running defense is porous, just in time to face one of the best rushing attacks in NFL in the Redskins.
29. Kansas City Chiefs (1-3): Who will be the first QB replaced? It may not be who you think it is. There are rumblings that Matt Cassell could be replaced by…Brady Quinn. Yeah, it’s like that.
30. Referees During Green Bay Games (2-2): Referees will not get free home fries at any diner in Wisconsin for the rest of the year.
31. Cleveland Browns (0-4): They actually have some talent with Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson, and Joe Haden. By the time the Browns get it together, Haden will be a Redskin, Richardson will be a worn down back, and Weeden will be eligible for an AARP card.
32. Roger Goodell (0-Infinity): Someone needs to stop this nincompoop. Immediately.