NFL season already filled with plenty of storylines


Peyton Manning has thrown a record 16 touchdowns in four games.

Staff Writer

The NFL season is still young but teams are already making headlines. As of today, there are five undefeated teams and four winless teams.

After thrashing the Eagles 52-20 on Sunday, quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos are currently 4-0. Manning has thrown for 1,470 yards and 16 touchdowns in only four games, an NFL record.

Kansas City, New Orleans, New England and Seattle join Denver as the only teams with a 4-0 record. The Buccaneers, Jaguars, Steelers and Giants are currently the only 0-4 teams in the league.

The winless Buccaneers have also made headlines for benching starting quarterback Josh Freeman for rookie Mike Glennon this past week. After news broke that he had been benched, Freeman sat down with ESPN and expressed his desire to be traded or released so that he could receive more opportunities elsewhere.

This has only fueled an ongoing media circus starring Freeman and head coach Greg Schiano, who requested to cut or trade Freeman before training camp this summer only to be denied by the owner and general manager. Now, the entire team is suffering and appears to be free falling towards another losing season.

As for teams who put together a winning season, their fans can look forward to a brand new playoff system. The NFL has revealed they are considering trimming down the preseason so they can have an expanded 14-team playoff system, giving more teams the chance to make the postseason and earning the league more revenue from additional games.

Is this a sign of greed from the NFL? Only time will tell. But as for this season’s playoffs, I already have some early predictions on who will be making a deep run at the Super Bowl from each conference.

AFC Championship: Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots

NFC Championship: Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl XLVIII: Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl Champion: Seattle Seahawks