Tom Brady’s Return Fuels Patriots’ Hot Start

Posted on November 22, 2016 by


The NFL has been a rollercoaster of a season for 2016-2017 so far. As many of the NFL fans predicted, the New England Patriots are at the top of the league with a record of 7-1 despite Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. At the other end of the spectrum, The Cleveland Browns are at the bottom of the league with a record of 0-8.

There are also some surprises that accompany these usual occurrences. The Carolina Panthers, who are coming off an almost perfect season in which they lost a single game in the regular season and a single game in Super Bowl 50, are 2-5 at the bottom of their division.

The Indianapolis Colts are having yet another disappointing season after many fans of the organization had high hopes for this year. They sit 3-5, at the bottom of their division with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys both debuted rookie quarterbacks. Both quarterbacks are having stellar seasons as of now. According to ESPN, Carson Wentz of the Eagles has thrown for over 1500 yards and nine touchdowns. His longest pass was a bomb to shifty running back Darren Sproles.

“Carson Wentz is doing very well for a rookie. I attribute his success to his photographic memory,” English teacher Ms. Debra Mahnken said.

This helps Wentz remember all the plays and the schemes that defenses run, and that is why he excels at his game.

“On the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott has thrown for over 1700 yards and matches Carson Wentz’s touchdowns with nine. The New York Giants are in second place with a record of 4-3. The Giants are not doing very well this year, and I think the reason is the way Odell Beckham Jr. has played this season. He has not performed up to my expectations,” senior Edgar Cruz said.

In the NFC North, The Green Bay Packers and The Minnesota Vikings are clashing for the first place position. The Packers have a record of 4-3, and The Vikings have a record of 5-2.

There have been some very impressive standout players this half of the season. Matt Ryan of the Falcons leads the league with 2980 yards of passing. Ezekiel Elliot of the Dallas Cowboys leads the league in rushing yards with 799. Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons leads the league with 970 yards receiving. Zach Brown of the Buffalo Bills leads the league with 87 combined tackles.

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