The would-be AFC powerhouses are in the poor house going into Week 8.
Colts are clown shoes.
Patriots are a flimsy fraud at 4-2, even with the Denver pounding on Monday which was tantamount to tripping a kid stepping off the short bus.
Speaking of the Broncos, sure, they lead the Bolts by a game in the AFC West… it should be more. The orange pony’s are now injured, sloppy, and failed to take advantage of the stumbling Chargers.
There are some bright spots in the AFC, however.
The Steelers and Bills are 5-1. I like Pittsburgh more than Buffalo, bottom is going to fall out on the latter soon enough.
Tennessee is perfect so far, but who didn’t see that coming, right? Anyone?
The AFC is wide open. It’s good for football, but Chargers fans have to be up a wall right now. Touted as a Super Bowl favorite, they’re playing like a low-rent Arena Football team. Pass, pass, pass. No running game. No defense.
Philip Rivers is going to need back surgery after the season from carrying his team most of the way. If he makes a mistake there is no one to pick up the slack. No other playmakers. There’s no spark on either side of the ball and it’s getting worse.
So, here are the Chargers over the pound and under performing. They will face ousted quarterback Drew Brees for the first time, a guy who surely wouldn’t mind tossing salt in the gaping Charger wounds… and a few touchdowns to boot.
Despite this solemn mediocrity, unbelievably, San Diego is only a few wins from leading the division and righting the ship. With the rest of the AFC trying to out-underperform one another, there’s still hope.