Welcome to The Truda Report everybody. I want to touch on the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans that took place Sunday Night, and then also talk quickly about other big stories from week five. Make sure to share this article because it helps TTR grow.
Sunday Night Football revealed a lot to me about the rest of this NFL season. One, the Chiefs are a Superbowl Contender. I can't name a team in the AFC I would take to beat Kansas City right now. Alex Smith is having an MVP worthy season right now, and rookie running back Kareem Hunt is absolutely spectacular. Their defense is also one of the best in the league, which makes them even more dangerous in my opinion. Lastly, Andy Reid is working wonders as head coach, and I think he is slating himself to be coach of the year.
Two, the Houston Texans have found their quarterback. Deshaun Watson has been spectacular for them the last two weeks and is playing well in the clutch. I'm glad that Bill O'Brien stuck with him through his rough games because it is certainly paying off right now. Houston has an incredible defense (one that always give them a chance to upset top teams), and now their offense may finally be able to click too.
This brings me to my third and final realization. This season is going to be a waste for the Texans. J.J. Watt got injured in the SNF game (out for the season) and the man that helped pick up Watt's slack last year, Whitney Mercilus, is also now injured and out for the year. Both of these players are obviously key to Houston's defense, and I think this is going to cost them a shot at making a run this year. I really liked their chances now that Watson was playing at a high level, but this is a huge setback.
The New York Giants need to tank. I hate saying since I thought they would win the NFC East this year but this team needs the highest draft pick they can get. Saquon Barkley should be entering the draft this year, and he is by far the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson. The Giants have everything they need except an offensive line and a running back, and since you can't rebuild a line with one player if they draft Barkley their offense will suddenly become so much better. Tank, New York.
Seattle is in trouble. I hate to say it but it's true. Their defense continues to be spectacular but the offensive line is horrific, causing everyone on that side of the football to struggle. I just don't see a way in which this Seattle team even makes the NFC Championship game if they don't figure out something on offense. Twice already this year Russell Wilson has had to bail this team out himself, and that isn't the formula for winning football.
Aaron Rodgers is the greatest quarterback of all time. I already knew he was the most talented, but this weekend his comeback victory against the Cowboys solidified this belief for me. I can't name a single quarterback that can single handedly carry his team to victory over some of the best teams in the NFL year after year. Rodgers never has a defense to work with, never a running game, and this year his offensive line is garbage too. That doesn't matter though, because Rodgers will always show up in the biggest moments and deliver. No other QB has done what Rodgers has, so never mind Tom Brady's 5 Super Bowls (which are team achievements by the way), Rodgers is the GOAT.
High School Senior from Connecticut obsessed with sports stats, facts, and management.