In my opinion, this was the best week since week 1. We're starting to get an idea of how the league is shaping out. Teams we thought were contenders are looking like frauds, while some teams are emerging from the ashes. Let's get into my 5 takeaways from week 7.
1. CARDINALS EDGE OUT SEAHAWKS IN WILD SUNDAY NIGHT GAME
I was waiting the entire game for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to put the Cardinals away. The Cardinals kept on holding on and fought hard to win what might be the game of the year.
There's so much to talk about, but let's start with Metcalf's chase down. One of the best effort plays I've ever seen. It's not often you see this type of hustle in the NFL.
Are you kidding me DK? He literally hunted Baker down like a cheetah chasing a gazelle. It's frightening to think a human being can generate that much speed.
I don't care what anybody says, there's nothing prettier than Russell Wilson deep balls. Even Rihanna isn't prettier than a 50- yard stroke from Russ.
It just drops in perfectly. If a defender tries to break it up, they'll get called for pass interference. That's how beautiful his deep throws are. I also need to give credit to Tyler Lockett. He couldn't be stopped. This catch in the back of the endzone was preposterous.
When his team needed a big play on 4th & 2, he hits the Cardinals with an incredible toe-tap touchdown. He's truly one of the most underrated playmakers in the NFL. Also, a friendly reminder that he dominates while being a virgin.
I need to tip my cap off to Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. They had no business winning that game. Although there are still some things they need to clean up, Kliff Kingsbury is building something special down there in the desert.
A great win for the Cardinals who now sit at 5-2. The NFC West is absolutely stacked. It's going to be incredible watching these four teams fight for the playoffs.
2. BAKER MAYFIELD SILENCES THE HATERS
What's the nicest way to describe Baker Mayfield's first quarter? He was fucking atrocious.
The NFL world was salivating. We were all ready to say how much Baker sucks and how he should never be in another commercial. Well, Baker went absolutely ballistic going 22/23, 297 yards, and 5 TDs to finish the game. The one incompletion was a spike so he pretty much went perfect.
To cap off his incredible day, Baker threw an absolute dime to seal the game.
I'm still not sure what to think of the Browns. For me, they need to beat a good team before we can classify them as a "threat" A great game for Baker to get his confidence back. We'll see if they're frauds next week when they face another subpar team, the Las Vegas Raiders.
3. FALCONS BLOW ANOTHER LEAD
It's time for the Falcons to blow it up. When I say blow it up, I truly mean it by blowing up Mercedes-Benz Stadium first.
The graphic below tells the story of the 2020 Atlanta Falcons.
Trading Matt Ryan and Julio Jones might be the best thing for this franchise moving forward. It's clearly not working with what they have right now. Trading Ryan and Julio, they can get serious draft capital for the rebuild. Also, when are Falcons fans going to start thinking about Trevor Lawrence?
There's going to be a completely new regime in Atlanta. Unfortunately, one Super Bowl collapse changed an organization for the worst. That team had so much talent and potential, now they're staring down a dark road.
4. DO THE COWBOYS TRADE FOR FITZMAGIC?
The Cowboys continue to struggle, coming off a loss from the Washington Football Team. To make things worse, Andy Dalton got decapitated.
Obviously not good for a player's head to get hit like that. With that being said, is this a blessing in disguise for the Cowboys? I mean, a man is sitting in Miami that can win you the NFC East.
The Cowboys need some juice in their locker room. They look like the zombies from The Walking Dead out there. How do you get blown out by The Football Team? For a team that's loaded with talent, it doesn't make sense to me how they can be this bad. I truly believe if Ryan Fitzpatrick gets traded to the Cowboys, they'll win the NFC East. Get on the phone Jerry and bring FitzMagic to Dallas.
5. TOM BRADY IS THANOS
Tom Brady added his final stone to his Infinity Gauntlet when it was reported that AB was headed to Tampa Bay.
It was a reunion waiting to happen ever since Brown was released by the Patriots last year. Remember when Brady and AB had that weird sleepover?
So the Tampa Bay offense at full strength looks like this:
Brady, Jones, Fournette, Evans, Godwin, Gronk, and ANTONIO BROWN!!!
Are you kidding me? This looks like a team I created in Madden. Pair that with their defense and you have a LEGIT Super Bowl team. Especially with how they've been playing since dropping that game to the Bears. It might be too early to tell, but it looks like we're going to see the Bucs playing for the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
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