The big topic at the water cooler lately is, “who’s in your top four?” Ideally these would be two teams from each Conference, but for the sake of argument why not think about both scenarios. It’s impossible to leave the Los Angeles Rams out of the conversation, as they’re undefeated and through seven weeks, haven’t even really been tested by any of their opponents. So there’s 1 team from the Natioanl Football Conference.
The New Orleans Saints, having already gone through their bye week, are undefeated in their last five games and seem to be putting up points at-will. Funny how the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles are typically not in this conversation, at least through seven weeks of the season, especially not after losing to the Carolina Panthers in the way they did ™ giving up 21 unanswered points in the 4th quarter. Also worth nothing the Saints defense, despite picking up Eli Apple earlier this week, still is extremely liable, so other teams in contention for a spot in this arguement have to be the Vikings, Packers, and Panthers.
In the American Football Conference, the top two teams are easier to identify. The Kansas City Chiefs are another team with an amazing offense yet are liable to be have a 50-spot hung on them honestly against any team that finds a groove. Despite this, to ignore just how good their offense is would be disrespect to Andy Reid and this author would never commit such act. As far as the number two team ™ yeah, Pats.
Also for the record, if this scenario were, who are the best four football teams right now regardless of Conference, I’d easily go with (in-order) Rams, Patriots, Chiefs, Vikings. There are a lot of teams I liked pre-season (Jaguars, Steelers, 49ers) whose expectations have done a complete 180.
Game of this week to watch in Chicago (besides the Bears game at noon against the New York Jets, which unfortunately has turned into a must-win) on paper has to be Aaron Rodgers returning to the west coast to face the undefeated LA Rams. Give me the best quarterback of all-time against an undefeated team with a good defense and I’m set.
Week 8: October 25 — October 28, 2018
@ NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Thursday, 7:20pm CT, FOX
Philadelphia Eagles (away) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (home)
@ Wembley Stadium, London, England
Sunday, 8:30am CT, NFL Network
@ MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Sunday, 12:00pm CT, FOX
Cleveland Browns bars: Vaughan’s Pub, John Barleycorn Wrigleyville, The Field House
Pittsburgh Steelers bars: Old Crow, Prost!, Riverview Tavern & Grill / Robey Pizza, Joe’s Bar on Weed Street, Lincoln Tap Room, Durkin’s Tavern
@ Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Sunday, 12:00pm CT, CBS
Green Bay Packers bars: Trophy Room, Matilda, Ranalli’s, Waterhouse Tavern And Grill, Will’s Northwoods Inn, Gold Star Bar Inc, Kroll’s South Loop, Nisei Lounge
Los Angeles Rams bars: NFL Sunday Ticket Chicago Bars
@ University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Sunday, 3:25pm CT, FOX
@ U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sunday, 7:20pm CT, NBC
Monday, 7:15pm CT, ESPN
New England Patriots bars: Ironside Bar & Galley, Old Town Social, The Hidden Shamrock, Theory Sports Div Lounge, Tripoli Tavern, Kasey’s Tavern, Brendan’s Pub / Lower Broadway
Buffalo Bills bars: Delilah’s, Lincoln Station