At the halfway point of the season, here’s one comment from me on each NFL team:
Chiefs (8-1) _ Sorry Tom Brady and Todd Gurley, Patrick Mahomes is the best player in the league.
Chargers (6-2) _ Old man Rivers just keeps rolling along, but you would think he’d be over the whole talking trash and whining thing at this point.
Broncos (3-6) _ Vance Joseph, tick-tock, tick-tock.
Raiders (1-7) _ Sitting in that MNF booth never looked so good, right Chucky?
Patriots (7-2) _ Cordarrelle Patterson can play running back and Josh Gordon can look almost like a normal person. Who knew? Bill Belichick, apparently.
Dolphins (5-4) _ Did you know this team can perform magic tricks? They are 28th in offense and 26th in defense, but one game over .500. Abrakadabra.
Jets (3-6) _ Yes, money talks, but Sam Darnold should have stayed another year at USC.
Bills (2-7) _ Quarterback Nathan Peterman is playing in the NFL and Colin Kaepernick isn’t. Nuff said.
Texans (6-3) _ Six consecutive wins after starting 0-3. As long as Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt stay healthy, this team can surprise people.
Titans (4-4) _ Good to be .500 when you’re 30th in total offense.
Colts (3-5) _ Linebacker Darius Leonard is the defensive rookie of the year with a league-leading 88 tackles.
Jaguars (3-5) _ Still a good defense. Still a terrible quarterback.
Steelers (6-2-1) _ Dropped 52 on Carolina Thursday night. And James Conner has one question. Le’ Veon who?
Bengals (5-3) _ Surprising record for a team dead last in total defense.
Ravens (4-5) _ No. 1 defense in yards allowed and No. 2 in points allowed. I think we know which side of the ball is the problem.
Browns (2-6-1) _ No truth to the rumor and interim head coach Gregg Williams has an endorsement from Bounty paper towels.
Rams (8-1) _ If there is one person who can bring them down is cornerback Marcus Peters. He’s been worse than awful. Aqib Talib can’t get back soon enough.
Seahawks (4-4) _ Should have traded safety Earl Thomas when they had the chance. It’s only eight games, but admit it. You’re getting a little concerned that first-round pick Rashard Penny is a bust. Yes, that’s two comments.
Cardinals (2-6) _ Should have traded disgruntled cornerback Patrick Peterson off a team going nowhere.
49ers (2-7) _ Quite a debut for quarterback Nick Mullens, but your great granny could have thrown for a couple of TDs against the Raiders.
Bears (5-3) _ Best record in the division despite having the fourth-best quarterback in Mitch Trubisky.
Vikings (5-3-1) _ Does anything prove the point more on how the draft is a crapshoot than undrafted wide receiver Adam Thielen?
Packers (3-4-1) _ Former Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham has two TDs this season. Current Seahawks tight ends have four TDs.
Lions (3-5) _ Gave up 10 sacks last week in a loss to the Vikings. Apparently, no one was open after trading Golden Tate.
Redskins (5-3) _ I’ll have some of whatever Adrian Peterson is drinking these days.
Eagles (4-4) _ Ranking 25th in the league in pass defense is no way to return to the Super Bowl.
Cowboys (3-5) _ Can we just put on a loop Jerry Jones saying Jason Garrett is safe?
Giants (1-7) _ Can’t run the ball and can’t stop the run, a recipe for disaster.
Saints (7-1) _ One day after he arrives, Dez Bryant is done with a torn Achilles tendon. Bad for Dez, but maybe not so bad for the Saints. You have a great receiver in Michael Thomas and you just beat the previously unbeaten Rams. Why risk great team chemistry by signing looney Dez Bryant?
Panthers (6-3) _ Thursday’s 52-21 drubbing in Pittsburgh was ugly, but my favorite part of any Carolina game is Cam Newton’s post-game attire.
Falcons (4-4) _ Good decision to add Bruce Irvin to the defense.
Buccaneers (3-5) _ Does it really matter which quarterback they start?