Normally after the first week of games I’m looking at what the contenders did or didn’t do for their first game. This year is a little different in that there were two upsets that I have to highlight.
1. Green Bay Packers
Yes, they were 13-3 last year, but they overachieved. As long as QB Aaron Rodgers stays healthy they will remain contenders.
2. Minnesota Vikings
The defense has been overhauled with many departures, but head coach Mike Zimmer has a good scheme that has stood the test of time.
3. Chicago Bears
Even if they decide at some point to make a change at QB they won’t be any better than a .500 team.
4. Detroit Lions
Head coach Matt Patricia hasn’t improved this team since being hired 3 seasons ago and GM Bob Quinn won’t survive either with another losing season.