NFL Lessons – Week 7

Week 7 has come and gone and here and this week was an interesting week in the league……many injuries, many big plays, and we learned so much about teams who we are realizing are who we thought they were, teams who are surprising the league, and the NFL continuing to crack down on safety around the league. 

Josh Freeman is not ready to play for the Minnesota Vikings. 

On Monday Night, in front of a worldwide TV audience, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman did not look like a functional NFL player, going 20 for 53, 190 yards for a Vikings offense that just didn’t look like anything that has been seen in the 21st century of the league. Freeman, who was cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this season, has been with the Vikings for only 2 weeks, and unfortunately, it shows that the organization is looking towards the future and sadly, wasting away the great career of running back Adrian Peterson. 

Andrew Luck Is Ready To Be The Face of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck outplayed his predecessor, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, in a much publicized return to Indianapolis for Manning, who was released in 2012 and signed with the Denver Broncos in the spring of 2012, leading them to the divisional round of the AFC playoffs in his first year. 

Luck, who was drafted #1 overall in 2012, led the Colts to a 10-6 record in his rookie season and a wildcard playoff berth after the team was 2-14 in the season that Manning missed due to neck surgery.  Luck showed the poise of a 5-year veteran in quite possibly the biggest game of Luck’s young career to this point. Manning played well, but felt the pressure of a clearly inspired Colts defense, who looked to make a clear statement that Colts owner Jim Irsay made the right decision in going with Luck over keeping Manning. 

Although, the way Manning is carving up the league right now in the passing game, im pretty confident that Peyton will probably torch the next poor team to play the Broncos for about 400 yards and 4 touchdowns before he breaks an actual sweat. 

Those are the biggest lessons to take away from Week 7 of the NFL season. See you next week. 

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