It’s been an interesting season in the NFL so far. As usual there are a bunch of surprises, and of course some of the teams that got off to a hot start have started to come back down to Earth. Yet with all the surprises, the teams with the best shot at the Super Bowl still consist of the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.
One of the more common bar stool debates this year involves Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers. We’re seeing two great quarterbacks putting on a clinic week in and week out. This shouldn’t be a surprise as the NFL has altered the rules and become a pass-happy league. I heard Ron Jaworski this weekend and he said that he’s never seen a quarterback play the position as well as Aaron Rodgers. It’s a pretty stupid statement, and Jaworski us usually one of the best commentators out there. But he’s being a prisoner of the moment, which is a common mistake for lesser commentators, but he’s also putting aside the reality that quarterbacks today don’t get hit like they did 20 or even 10 years ago.
But putting that aside, we’re seeing two teams who are emblematic of the modern NFL – explosive offense but with a suspect defense. But there are few great defenses out there right now, and frankly few teams can stop Brady or Rodgers. If they meet in the Super Bowl we might have one of the best matchups ever with two of the best quarterbacks of this era. The ratings will be through the roof and every hard-core better in Vegas and every casual fan will be all over the Super Bowl odds.
Green Bay seems to have the easier road to the Super Bowl, while New England’s path got a little easier as the Texans lost another quarterback.
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