The start of the 2010 NFL season came and went with no real surprises, the Ravens beat the Jets, New England took out Cincinnati and the Chargers were not the same team without receiver Vincent Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeal losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.
So here are the top five teams heading into week 2 according to WhoDatDish.com…
1. New Orleans Saints (1-0)
The Saints will secure the top spot until further notice as the defending Super Bowl champions fresh of yet ANOTHER win over the Minnesota Vikings. Ironically it wasn’t the Saints offense that secured the game but it’s defense who held the Vikings offense to only nine total points.
2. Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
After all the talk the Jets did heading into their season opener it was the Ravens that walked away with the victory in a hard fought defensive contest. Although the Ravens offense wasn’t able to produce many points their defense is simply unbelievable and any team will have their hands full when trying to prepare for as many defensive formations as they show.
3. New England Patriots (1-0)
What can you say but the Patriots opened up the season with a bang clobbering the Cincinnati Bengals thanks in large part to scoring 24 first half points. Brady lead the offense beautifully while the defense did it’s job even scoring a defensive touchdown after making an interception. Could they be back to their 16-0, 2007 season form?
4. Tennessee Titans (1-0)
Would you consider the Raiders stiff competition? Some might not but none the less they can be a challenging team to play from a defensive standpoint. The Titans dispatched them without too much trouble on the legs of the best running back in the league Chris Johnson who ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns. The Titans will take a step up in competition in week 2 when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
5. Seattle Seahawks (1-0)
Hasselbeck looked to be back to old form throwing for two touchdowns while rushing for one other in the 31-6 rout of the San Francisco 49ers. Whats more important is Hasselbeck put up these numbers behind what has been considered a suspect offensive line, maybe their not no suspect after all.
Honorable Mention, Philadelphia Eagles
After Kolb’s disastrous start against the Packers former super star quarterback Michael Vick took the rane’s and quickly displayed the speed and athleticism of the Vick of old. He rushed for over 100 yards and threw for nearly 200 yards giving the Packers defense all it could it handle in what was an extremely close game. Will head coach Andy Reed make the right call and replace Kolb with Vick for good?