Recapping the NFL season so far

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Patrick Mahomes #15 is being helped off the football field after suffering a knee injury in NFL action on Oct. 7, 2019.

What an amazing start to the NFL season. Is the best quarterback in the game out due to the Madden Curse? The New England Patriots appear poised to defend their Super Bowl championship despite playing an easy schedule so far? Still a lot of questions but let’s start it off right here.

The Cleveland Browns have underperformed and do not seem to be a great team right now. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has regressed from last year’s spectacular rookie season. The Browns seem to have not fully incorporated Odell Beckham into their offense and Jarvis Landry seems to be an afterthought.

As for the Los Angeles Rams, the team remade their defensive secondary, shipping out Marcus Peters to Baltimore and then trading for Jalen Ramsey, giving up two first round picks and a fourth rounder for arguably the best cornerback in the league. It will be interesting to see how the team fits Ramsey under their salary cap long term while paying big dollars to QB Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, and Aaron Donald, the best defensive lineman the league will most likely ever see. So far though, it looks like they should be worried more about their offensive lineman situation, as they are one of the worst teams in the league with allowing pressure to the QB.

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How about them Dallas Cowboys? Well it seems like the start of the year was very good, opening the season with a 3-0 record. The Cowboys then lost three straight, to the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and then winless New York Jets, before righting the ship and beating divisional foe Philadelphia to take the lead in the NFC East Division.

The Patriots look to be having a spectacular season so far, going undefeated and in most of their games dominating the competition. Only problem is that they played the easiest schedule so far, with the only close game being against the Buffalo Bills in week four. Their offense hasn’t looked as great as previous years, but no matter what, they only care about winning at the end of the day.

The Patriots currently have the top defense in the league right now, with 14 interceptions through week seven. Could Tom Brady win his seventh Super Bowl ring?

A team to not sleep on this season is the Bills, who are currently 5-1. Their defence is one of the best in the league and they could be a very good playoff team in the near future. Their week 16 game versus the Patriots could be for the AFC East Division title.

Now for the Kansas City Chiefs the news is bad, losing superstar QB Patrick Mahomes to a dislocated kneecap for up to five weeks. The injury could require offseason surgery. Many football fans predicted this to happen after he appeared on the cover of video game Madden 20. The cover comes with the Madden Curse and many players that have graced the cover of Electronic Arts video game miss significant time due to injury or have a marked decrease in performance. No one can break the Madden Curse, not even the great Mahomes.