Let’s call it Wednesday

Posted: September 29, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

We’re three weeks into the NFL season and is there anybody out there who had the Kansas City Chiefs starting the season 1-2? I’m going to say no to that one. Now there’s no reason to panic as there are 14 weeks left in this season and the Chiefs will get their ship righted and be a contender by the end of the season.

With the Chiefs getting off to a slow start it seems that most if not all of the experts have turned to the Buffalo Bills as being the best team in the AFC, but even the Bills have lost a game this season and sit at 2-1.

Now for me it’s too early to try and figure out who the best team is right now since by the time the season ends it could be a completely different team, but the consensus seems to be that the Los Angeles Rams are the best team in the NFL.

On Sunday the Rams had a match up with the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and looked great. The Rams won the game 34-24 as their new quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns.

Everyone seems to be in agreement that a top tier quarterback was the piece the Rams where missing and Stafford seems to have filled that void through three weeks. I haven’t heard anybody go so far as to say that the Rams will go 17-0 this season and that would be difficult to accomplish since they’re probably in the toughest division in the NFL, but they’re definitely a playoff team and that’s where will have to see how Stafford plays.

After spending 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions Stafford was traded to the Rams. Los Angeles sent their quarterback Jared Goff along with two 1st round picks and a 3rd round pick to Detroit to get Stafford. Now in those 12 seasons with Detroit Stafford has only been to the playoffs three times 2011, 2014 and 2016. Stafford doesn’t have a playoff win in his career as the Lions lost all three of the playoff games they got into while Stafford was with them.

While it’s obvious that you need to win your games in the regular season it’s the playoffs that are really going to matter and we haven’t seen a lot of Stafford in the playoffs; so do we know what the Rams are going to get out of him when it comes to those games?

After Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay the Rams are now the betting favorite to win the Super Bowl which shouldn’t come as a surprise, but like I said earlier; there are fourteen weeks left in the regular season.

Through three weeks there are five undefeated teams and there are five teams that are looking for that first win. Now I’m not sure if anyone had the Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos starting 3-0, but here they are, They’re joined by the Carolina Panthers, the Arizona Cardinals and the Rams. While the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaquars, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants and the Lions still trying to get that first win.

Now sooner or later the Raiders or the Broncos and the Rams and the Cardinals will lose a game while the Jaquars or the Colts will win a game since they play in the same division and will have to face each other twice this season. I guess there is the possibility they could tie those games, but has there ever been six tie games in an NFL season?

After Sunday’s loss to the Rams Tampa Bay went looking for help in their secondary. Yesterday the Buccaneers add a cornerback who should end up in the Hall of Fame when his playing career is over in Richard Sherman.

Sherman spent his fist seven seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. After Seattle released him Sherman signed with the San Francisco 49ers and played the last three seasons there.

Seattle and San Francisco along with Carolina where all in the running to sign Sherman, but he chose to sign a one year deal with Tampa Bay. About signing with Tampa Bay Sherman said “I went with the best offer I had, the best opportunity to go out there and put some great tape on, to lead another group”, “I feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to go out there and execute and help that team win.”

Sherman is 33 years old and has 36 career interceptions, but only played in five games last season due to injury. It appears as though it will take Sherman a week or two to get ready to play in a game and hopefully he’s completely healthy after being limited last season.

There have been some people who don’t believe Sherman will help the Buccaneers. What I’d like t know is where do you stand on his signing. At one time he was the best cornerback in the NFL, but injuries and age have slowed him down some. Do you like this signing?

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Comments
  1. There is still lots of time remaining in the NFL schedule so I think that KC will still be a strong playoff contender by the end of the season.
    But I do think that the Rams are going to give Tampa a lot of trouble when the playoffs start. But don’t rule out the Buccaneers just yet!

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