This can be the thread where we discuss anything going on in the NFL that doesn't concern the Colts.
We can start off with the comically dysfunctional Jets. It was dumb for the big guy to put Sanchez in during the fourth quarter, but the NY media is roasting him as if it was Aaron Rodgers who got hurt. Let's not lose sight of the fact that Mark Sanchez is an absolutely terrible quarterback. Again, it was a dumb move to put him in right there, but I doubt it has much of an affect on the W/L column.
It's no surprise that things are going south for the Jets so quickly. It's never a good omen when your quarterback comes to pre-season workouts looking like this:
I can't think of any HOF NFL quarterbacks who rocked a headband in their lettuce.
The Jets have 4-12 written all over them. They should just start Geno Smith from day one and worry about the future, but the problem is that they have a head coach with different priorities. Rex Ryan doesn't care about the future because he knows that this year is do or die. Thus, he'll probably go with the veteran Sanchez when he's healthy.
I think New Orleans comes back and wins that division. They were a 13-3 team just two years ago. Sean Payton is that good of a head coach. They will come out with a massive chip on their shoulder.
10-6 probably takes the NFC East again. Every team but the Eagles should have a chance at winning the division. Dallas will have their customary chance at winning it on the last day of the season, but will blow it to either Washington or New York again.
I hear a bunch of pundits saying that the Colts will fall back to earth a bit, but what about the Texans? They started out 11-1 last year and I don't see that happening again. They obviously have a lot of talent, but I will never be sold on their quarterback.
This certainly won't be the best team that the Pats have had over the last decade, but they will still take the division with complete ease.
Peyton hype will dominate the season. There is a Manning bowl, the customary Brady-Manning match-up, and the Peyton return to Indy. All three of those major games are on the road. This is a team that should cakewalk to the division crown again.
I could see San Francisco and Seattle disappointing people.