The NFL’s first week is in the books, and most fans are either really high or really low at the moment. That’s because the natural tendency is to completely overreact and declare your team dead in the water, or go ahead and purchase your ticket to San Fran for this years Super Bowl. Let’s talk about the top headlines for the week – things that people are freaking out over –
Peyton Manning is terrible
Reality – he is the greatest
Marcus Mariota is the best QB in the league
Reality – he is a talented rookie on a mediocre team who will stumble
The Bills are the best
Reality – they did a convincing job on the Colts, but can they get past the Pats this weekend?
The Raiders are the worst
Reality – this may be true
Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles can no longer run
Reality – keep them on your fantasy team, they’ll be fine
Carlos Hyde can
Reality – he looked good as the 49ers exceeded expectations
OMGOMGOMG Johnny Football is playing
Reality – he is going to fail, sooner rather than later
This is typical hyperbole but I recommend you check in about week four. Just think, last year at this time the Seahawks and Patriots were already declared done, and look how that worked out.