Biggest surprise in the NFL @ midway:

chris_dub
11-02-2004, 12:38 AM
Which team is the biggest surprise (in terms of record) in the NFL at midway of the season?

Now I could obviously only put 14 teams on here, so I just went with the ones that are overachieving, underachieving or exceeding expectations. Or whatever. So if I left out a team which is surprising you the most this season, vote 'Other' & let us know who it is.

Unholy Diver
11-02-2004, 12:50 AM
The Chargers have been much improved even though their roster isnt much different from last year

Herby
11-02-2004, 12:52 AM
The Chargers have been much improved even though their roster isnt much different from last year

Rebuilding is finally paying off. Brees is having a Pro Bowl caliber season and Gates is emerging as a challenger to Tony G as the best TE in football.

The young D, in particular the D line has also greatly improved.

Anthony*
11-02-2004, 01:24 AM
uh

where are the giants

Big McLargehuge
11-02-2004, 01:27 AM
In order...

1. San Diego- This was supposed to be the worst team in the league(well, second worse with all that's happened with Miami)
2. New York- Wasn't San Diego have 2 top 5 picks in the draft thanks to that stupid Manning trade?
3. Pittsburgh- Not because of them winning, but how they're winning.
4. Carolina- Injuries can be a *****.
5. Atlanta- Worst 6-2 team ever? Maybe...but they're still 6-2

Impossibles
11-02-2004, 01:33 AM
I guess you can't say San Diego isn't the surprise team of the year, but there is still a lot of games to play.

For me, I really thought Tenessee was going to be a contender this year, especially after the way they played down the stretch last season. Where did all the people go that were calling McNair the best QB in the NFL?

iAvs
11-02-2004, 01:34 AM
San Diego, unfortunately. They are now tied for 1st with the Broncos. I thought they'd be dead last in our division.

Anthony*
11-02-2004, 01:36 AM
the titans are in cap hell

how did you ever think that they would be good this year

Big McLargehuge
11-02-2004, 01:38 AM
Yeah, Titans are reeling from the troubles of being good for too long in the NFL.

Doesn't help McNair has been injured.

iAvs
11-02-2004, 01:49 AM
Yeah, Titans are reeling from the troubles of being good for too long in the NFL.

**Off-topic: I pray the NHL avoids crap like that.

Evilo
11-02-2004, 03:03 AM
I'm surprised the Bucs are THIS bad.

Legionnaire
11-02-2004, 05:43 AM
Jets.

GKJ
11-02-2004, 07:52 AM
The Chargers, while I thought they would be around 7-9, I thought they could be this good because they're not in a great division.

ObeySteve
11-02-2004, 09:58 AM
Other: The Seahawks barely over .500. I predicted them to have a bye this season.

Impossibles
11-02-2004, 11:32 AM
the titans are in cap hell

how did you ever think that they would be good this year

I guess I didn't pay much attention to their moves this off-season.

Who did they lose other than the two DE's?

guinness
11-02-2004, 11:33 AM
Lions: I really expected them to stink up the joint, but they've managed to break the road winless streak. I still think they might hit a dry spell though soon, way too inconsistent.

Chargers and Giants are other big suprises. Miami isn't (no R. Williams, no offense), GB is in between, I expected them to be better than they are, but they are playing better of late. Dallas overachieved last year, this year they settled back to Earth.

tripledekehockey
11-02-2004, 12:48 PM
chargers

DBC Tweeker
11-03-2004, 01:13 AM
CERTAINLY not the GIANTS..... :banghead: