It wasn’t though, because apparently nothing this year (or last year) has been. He’s going to go down in team history as their 21st-century Ray Handley.
The Titans and Chiefs are 6-4 with the Ravens and Bills at 5-5. Then there are six teams at 4-6 still vying to overtake the Ravens for the sixth and final playoff spot.
The Chiefs are desperate to find some way to improve the NFL’s 28th-ranked pass defense. After starting the season 5-0, Kansas City has dropped four of its last five — including a stunning 12-9 overtime loss to the Giants. The Chiefs still have a two-game lead in the AFC West and hope the 32-year-old Revis can help them retain the division lead.
This will be Week 3 of the Bucs resting Jameis Winston’s bad shoulder and starting Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has won both starts so far. The Falcons come off a short week and a West Coast trip, where they flirted with blowing a double-digit fourth-quarter lead to the Seahawks. Facing the Bucs defense will be a breather; the 34 points in Seattle were still a chore, and not a sure sign that the old offense is fully back.
Teams still pile up yards against the Patriots defense (last in total yards), yet in their six straight wins, they haven’t given up more than 17 points in a game. No one knows which Dolphins offense will show up in Foxborough — which quarterback, in particular. Neither Matt Moore nor Jay Cutler appear to stand a chance at putting pressure on Tom Brady to keep up.
The fact that the Penguins are the team on the outside looking in will leave none of the five ahead of them feeling comfortable. Based on what we’ve seen so far this season, as fun as they have been, I think we might see the Devils fall out. Their possession numbers are enough of a concern that they aren’t leaving much margin for error. I really like the way they play otherwise, but I feel like they’re still a year or two away.