Hooch’s NFL Power 8 (wk 2)

September 19, 2017 0 Comments

Two weeks in and I’m already on my third new team at the top. Let’s look at a new top eight teams.

1) Kansas City (2-0) up one spot — Daniel Sorensen (three QB hits) and Eric Murray (take away early holding call and played perfect) led the team with six solo tackles each in place of Eric Berry and showed why this team can survive that scare. And can we say Travis Kelce is the best tight end in the league finally?

2) Pittsburgh (2-0) down one spot — They’ve played DeShone Kizer and Case Keenum. They will play Mike Glennon, Joe Flacco and Blake Bortles in the next three weeks. Pittsburgh’s going 5-0, folks.

3) New England (1-1) second straight week — Gronk being healthy is huge. The tight end was targeted nine times and averaged over 19 yards per catch in the win last week.

4) Oakland (2-0) up one spot —  Derek Carr will beat way too many terrible teams this year with these types of numbers: 23 of 28 for 230 yards and 3 TDs. That will be his average.

5) Atlanta (2-0) up one spot — Everything looked good until the injury came with Vic Beasley, Jr. Here comes a rookie named Takk. Yep… Takk!!

6) Denver (2-0) NR — Last two games — 40 yards on 14 carries and 64 yards on 22 carries. That was Zeke Elliott and Melvin Gordon. Broncos rush defense is awesome despite a few guys being banged up early.

7) Detroit (2-0) NR — The speed on defense is worth keep an eye on moving forward. It has kept two throwing QBs at bay — Carson Palmer (28.1 QBR) and Eli Manning (25.3) — and face an even better one (Matt Ryan) this Sunday.

8) Minnesota (1-1) down one spot — For RIGHT now I’m leaving as is knowing this team looks different with Sam Bradford leading the charge.

Bye Bye: Green Bay, Dallas

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