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What We've Learned From The NFL (Week 5)

by Cade

We’re just about a third of the way through the 2013 NFL season.  The league is known for many twists and turns throughout the year.  This season has seen plenty of those.  After each week of action across the NFL, I'll give you three thoughts running through my head.  I'll also keep a running tab on my Super Bowl favorites.

My first thought...

Josh Freeman is a Viking!  Not many people are fired up about another mediocre signal-caller in Minnesota.  I am not one of those people.  I think getting Freeman out of a toxic situation in Tampa Bay to a team loaded with offensive weapons will do wonders for his career.  The guy is a physical specimen of what you want your quarterback to be.  He stands 6’6” and weighs in at 240lbs.  He can chuck the ball all over the field and has the talent to scramble if need be.  The big question is how he’ll pick up the Vikes playbook.  Minnesota is known for having a rather vanilla offense, so it shouldn’t take long to see him under center for the purple.  I imagine he'll be starting when the Pack comes to the Dome October 27th for Sunday Night Football.   

Secondly...

The Cleveland Browns are tied for first in their division.  That is a HUGE surprise.  Especially, after they traded their franchise running back, Trent Richardson to Indianapolis.  Cleveland’s roster boasts some young, exciting talent.  But, the guy that won the last three games for the Browns, Brian Hoyer is out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL after a sad attempt at a quarterback slide.  Tough break for the Browns.

Thought number three…

As surprising as Cleveland’s success is, it’s also as shocking to see what you thought were good teams stink up the joint.  Case in point, Atlanta and the New York Giants have combined for one measly win on the season.  The Falcons were 13-3 and only a play away from making the Super Bowl last year.  Now, they sit on the bottom of the NFC South and their big wide-out, Julio Jones is out for the season with a busted foot.  The Giants are just a mess.  They have no running game, the defense is old and Eli Manning looks to be one of the worst quarterbacks of 2013.

Finally…

My Super Bowl XLVIII prediction.  Please understand that this feature could change each week depending on what teams do on any given Sunday.  As it stands now, I’m sticking with my picks of The New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos in the big game this February in the Meadowlands.

Agree or disagree?  Feel free to comment below or hit me up on Twitter.  @cade1037

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