Against the NFC East
Aug 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) gets up after being knocked down during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Panthers 14-9. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Redskins are waiting cautiously for RGIII’s recovery and will likely see him in action at the start of the regular season. Alfred Morris was the second leading rusher with 1,613 yards only behind Adrian Peterson, not too shabby for a rookie 6th-round draft pick. The Washington defense will be a stronger unit with the return of Brian Orakpo, but needed work in the passing game therefore drafted David Amerson (CB) and Phillip Thomas (SS) respectively in the 2nd and 4th rounds of the 2013 draft. They are the current NFC East champions and should not be over looked.
Whether you like it or not Tony Romo is a pro-bowl quarterback with a career passer rating of 95.6, best for 5th of all time and one ahead of Rivers. Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten will each likely have 1,000 yard seasons again. The Dallas Cowboys will get back DeMarco Murray after an embarrassing rushing performance from their running backs. Felix Jones is gone and the Cowboys have no depth behind Murray causing this team to be one dimensional again. DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer will continue to wreck havoc for DJ Fluker and our offensive line. Their pass defense plays well but isn’t known for turning the ball over, this should be an exciting head to head battle as both quarterbacks have been criticized for their performance in recent years.
I love it when Eli Manning comes to town because it reminds us of how much we don’t like him in San Diego. Philip Rivers may have had two bad seasons but I’d rather have a player that actually likes the team he plays for and takes pride in his city. Rivers might have had a down year, but him and Eli both threw for the same number of interceptions (15) and the same number of touchdowns (25). All in all, Rivers still owns the 6th best passer rating of all time with 94.5 while Manning is at 82.7. Statistically Rivers still played better than Eli, so a bad year for Rivers is a good year for Eli. Don’t believe me? 2012, Rivers’ QB rating was 88.7 with a pass completion of 64.1% while Manning’s was 87.2 and pass completion of 59.9%, Rivers was sacked 49 times as opposed to Manning, 19 times. The Giants do a good job of providing pass protection and have been blessed with an elite undrafted receiver named Victor Cruz, among other top named receivers.
Could the San Diego Chargers possibly sweep all four teams? We have a fighting chance to win all four games and with the added goal by Mike McCoy to win all home games, the fight to take it all is there!