4. Green Bay Packers (+4)
The Packers look great on offense where they have the highest points per average in the NFL which is really the only stat that matters. Sunday they nearly put up 40 on the New Orleans Saints without suiting up their best non-Aaron Rodgers player.
Defensively there is still a lot to be desired, but the pieces are there for them to create splash plays and completely ruin the day of an offensive coordinator. However, part of scoring so much on offense is that you have to go against aggressive offenses so don’t pay too much attention to that defense yet.
I didn’t think I would say this, but this team definitely feels more dangerous than the 2019 Packers that went to the NFCCG.
3. Seattle Seahawks (+4)
Speaking of teams that feel more dangerous, wow the Seattle Seahawks look like they are about to go 15-1.
D.K. Metcalf fumbled a touchdown through the endzone and he still had a dominant day on offense which should tell you something about his development in year 2. And Tyler Lockett had 3 TDs today and he looked like he could get beat coverage whenever he felt like it which should tell you something about how potent this offense can be.
Defensively they still aren’t great, but when you look back at the top-5 teams in the NFL right now, there is really only one great defense so it doesn’t see to be a prerequisite for success in the NFL in 2020.
Russ for MVP. Let Russ Cook. Whatever mantra the 12s are chanting this week just count me in because whatever they are doing is working.