The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Joey Alibro

Twitter: @joeyalibro

The Good

Well folks, the Patriots are back to dominating the rest of the league. New England is sitting pretty atop of the AFC East at 3-0 after a complete shellacking of the Jags to the tune of 51-17. En route to the victory, Brady notched his 400th and 401st touchdown passes adding more to his repertoire for the GOAT argument. Don’t expect the Patriots to be losing anytime soon either. Taking a look at the rest of their schedule, the toughest game remaining is in Denver at the end of November, but besides that, the Pats will face weak teams like the Redskins, Texans, and Titans. Heading into the bye week, Pats fans should be feeling pretty good about their team’s odds of having a chance to be repeat champs.

The Bad

ESPN Photo

Andrew Luck – ESPN Photo

Before the start of the preseason, I picked the Colts to make it to Super Bowl 50. I drooled at the potential of the Andrew Luck led offense loaded with weapons, but three weeks into the season I’m installing a flux capacitor in my car to warn my past self about picking them. After dropping the first two games of the season to the Bills and Jets, Indy finally got a win against a young Titans team, but it was a very uninspiring performance. The Colts scraped by with a 35-33 victory, but Chuck Pagano’s seat is quite warm right now. He even added that he was unsure about his 2016 status with the team last week. For a team that had such high hopes entering the year, they will surely move on from Pagano if things don’t turn around quickly.

The Ugly

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

They are who we thought they were. After a surprising week one victory against the Vikings, San Francisco has come back down to earth the past two weeks. Last week, the 49ers were obliterated by a scary good Cardinals team 47-7. Colin Kaepernick had a cringe worthy performance in which threw four interceptions and was 9 of 19 for 67 yards. The once intimidating 49ers defense couldn’t stop the run or pass as Palmer and CJ2K had two TDs each. I bet San Francisco is definitely missing those khaki pants right about now. Sorry ‘9ers fans… its going to be a long season.