My work week has sucked @ss, which means you get a lame Week 5 thread. CONGRATULATIONS!
Just a few notes as we hit the quarter pole of the season:
* If the season ended today, here are your playoff teams (in no particular order):
Division winners: Seahawks, Bucs, Eagles (!), Packers
Wild cards: Rams, Bears and either Niners/Cards/Panthers(!)/Saints (y'all figure out that last spot)
Division winners: Titans, Bills, Chiefs, Steelers
Wild cards: Colts, Browns, Ravens
... I may be wrong, but that's my best guess. I don't do tiebreakers.
... Oh, my Super Bowl pick out of that mess? Chiefs 98, Seahawks 82 because all the NFL defenses this season are straight out of the Big 12.
* Chiefs 98, Seahawks 82 would be a Scorigami. Speaking of, we had another one in Week 4: Saints 35, Lions 29.
* Stat of the week: Dak Prescott is on pace to throw for 6,760 yards this season. I think that would be a record.
* TV stat of the week: When the Chiefs and Patriots played Monday, the two head coaches (Belichick and Reid) had combined for 485 career coaching wins. The last time two coaches with more wins faced each other was Nov. 22, 1987, when Don Shula's Dolphins beat Tom Landry's Cowboys. Shula (1st), Belichick (3rd), Landry (4th) and Reid (7th) all rank in the top 10 in career coaching wins.
* Related stat: Pete Carroll (third among active coaches, 23rd all time) would have to win 74 more games to catch Reid and 191 to catch Shula. I don't think there's such a thing as an unbreakable record, but Shula's 328 career coaching wins might be the one exception to that rule.
* Can I say a quick word about my Panthers? They don't suck! They won a winnable game against a wonuded Cardinals team, and that's the difference between 3-13 (which they could still do) and 8-8 (which is the team's historic norm and probably their 2020 season).
* Week 5!
Here are your Week 5 coverage maps so you can see what sucky games are on your TV.
Thursday night: Bucs-Bears. Eh, pass unless you're MMD or a fan of TB12 or BDN.
Sunday early: Most everyone gets Raiders-Chiefs (fun!) or Eagles-Steelers (eh)
Sunday late: Giants-Cowboys (train wreck) for most of the nation
Sunday night: Vikings-Seahawks. (Didn't Schitt's Creek just drop its last season on Netflix?)
Monday: Chargers-Saints (hard hard pass)
... not a great week. But we'll watch because that's what we do, right?