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Winner #1- Green Bay Packers
The Packers are thriving under new head coach Matt LeFluer. The offense seems to be well rounded, and the defense has held its ground. After not making the playoffs last year, Green Bay is now first in their division and only have one loss, coming to the Eagles in a one possession game. Despite their hot streak, Rodgers' statistics aren't nearly as good as his past self, and despite this the Packers are winning games. However, the numbers don't do Rodgers justice to his play this season. Under his new head coach, his offense has found ways to win without putting nearly all the workload on the veteran QB. By doing this, Rodgers is staying healthier for the long run, and his career may be extended a bit. The Packers have certainly been a huge winner coming into week 7.
Loser #1- Washington Redskins
The Redskins have been awful under the management of Dan Snyder. They found hope in the offseason when they drafted young Ohio State QB, Dwayne Haskins jr. Haskins hasn't played great, but I am not going to beat up the kid as that talent around him is less than special. Terry McLaurin, a rookie wide receiver out of Ohio State, has been the only bright spot on the squad this year. The team's only win comes from a one point game where the beat the Miami Dolphins, one of the worst teams in NFL history. They fired their coach Jay Gruden, and reports have come out that he didn't even want Haskins, Snyder did. The Redskins have been a mess this season, and it's only deserving they get put on the list.
Winner #2- New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees gets hurt and is forced to sit for a few weeks. Not a headline any player, coach, or fan would like to hear. However, the Saints fan have been in for a ride this season as former Minnesota Vikings starter, and now back-up in NO, Teddy Bridgewater, has led the team to a perfect record in the absence of Brees. Bridgewater, who was told he may never be able to play football again after a horrific injury while at practice in 2016. The Saints look dominant, coming from both sides of the ball. Marshon Lattimore, Marcus Davenport, and Marcus Williams are all 23 and stars of the defense. Davenport has been unreal this season, ranking second to the league in QB hits. The Saints are scary good, and with Drew Brees coming back soon, they are a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
Loser #2- Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals are a confusing team. They have talent that should be able to win games, but they still lose every single game. They now have reported heat in the locker room with Cordy Glenn asking to be cut. Andy Dalton lacks a fire that is needed to take your team to the next step. Dalton hasn't been able to get it done when the light shine brightest on him. A.J. Green has been injured for some time now. Everything has fallen apart in Cincinnati. From ticket prices dropping so low due to the fact nobody wants to watch them play, all the way to losing games to below average teams on national television. The Bengals and Dolphins play week 16, that will decide who gets the first overall pick, and that's the closest thing the Bengals have to look forward to,
Winner #3- Houston Texans
Their two losses were close games. One against the Saints that was by two, and another to the Panthers that was by 6. The Texans have been on fire this season, Larmey Tunsil has done a great job at protecting DeShaun Watson, and both players have become top players in their respective positions. Deandre Hopkins has been insane again, and JJ Watt is ripping apart offensive lines. Watson has been playing like an MVP, and it's time for everybody to start seeing him as not just one of the next elite QB's, instead it's as an elite QB. The Texans have been playing great this season, and get the job done week after week. They even beat the Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. If the Texans keep their form up, they're a solid contender for the AFC Championship this year.
Loser #3- Miami Dolphins
The worst team to ever step onto an NFL field. Tank for Tua is real in Miami, and they've shown it. After being blown out week by week, the Dolphins are in full rebuild mode. They have both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen fighting for the starting spot, but neither have shown they can get it done. They're the worst team in the history of the NFL is you look at the stats. The Dolphins are on pace for the lowest amount of rushing yards (931), total points (134) and touchdowns (13) for any teams since the NFL expanded to a 16 game season.
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