NFL Midseason Review

Hayden See, Reporter

It is almost halfway through the NFL season, and there have been some interesting occurrences.

The reigning Super Bowl Champions, New England Patriots, are undefeated on the season, 7-0. That is stark in contrast to the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins, who have each yet to record a single win this year. The Patriots’ scoring differential of +143 is more than six times the next highest in the NFL.

“There’s no team I’d take against the Patriots. I don’t think they’re beatable,” senior Jacob Justice said. 

Leading the NFC North division is the Green Bay Packers. A year after missing the playoffs, they have a record of 4-1. Aaron Rodgers, nearing his mid thirties, has led the team to an undefeated road record, and a 1-0 record within the division.

“Green Bay is the NFL team I root for, so it’s nice to see them back in the top of the division,” senior Harrison Riebow said. 

A team with an identical record, the New Orleans Saints, are in a similar position. They are undefeated at home, as well as in their division. If the season ended today, one of them would match up against the San Francisco 49ers, who are atop the NFC West division. Despite scoring the second most points in the NFC through the first six games, the reigning NFC champions, Los Angeles Rams, find themselves in third place, out of a playoff spot. Once a rock on their team, their defense has surrendered the third most points in the NFC this year. 

“We are starting to see that the Rams may have just been a fluke last year,” senior Emma Giltner said. 

Down the final half of the season, the remaining undefeated teams will try to survive.