We are currently approaching week six of the NFL season, and some teams are starting to shape up as true Super Bowl contenders. Some teams have kept their great form from last season, while a few new surprises have entered the conversation.
Kansas City Chiefs
Last season’s champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, have picked up right where they left off, starting the season with a 5-1 record. Strengthening their offense with the new acquisitions of running backs Le’veon Bell and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs’ new weapons surely give them a high chance of repeating their championship run.
The Baltimore Ravens have the pressure on them this season after failing to win a single playoff game in the previous two seasons. Last season’s MVP, Lamar Jackson, led the team to 14 wins last season and has started with a 5-1 record this season. The elusive running game of the Ravens has proven difficult for many defenses, as well as their great defense which is hard to break down. If the Ravens can transition into the postseason while maintaining their form, they can prove a real threat to any opposition they may face.
Moving towards the NFC, the Seahawks have been most impressive thus far. Starting off with a 5-0 record, the team has grown and matured throughout the off-season. Quarterback Russell Wilson is on a mission to receive his first MVP award, with amazing 5 touchdown performances against an excellent New England defense and the Dallas Cowboys. A strong team on both sides of the ball, the Seahawks are looking for their second championship ring after winning back in 2013.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After many seasons of failure and below-par performances, the Buccaneers front office took action during the offseason. They signed no other than Tom Brady, the greatest player of all time, to a two year contract. Brady is 43 years old and has shown he still has what it takes to win. The Tampa Bay offense includes many targets for Brady, including a familiar face from Brady’s New England days, Rob Gronkowski. With the defense looking solid as well, the Buccaneers have started off with a 4-2 record.
Green Bay Packers (4-1): Great Offense, Defensive inconsistency.
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0): Great start, could possibly overtake Ravens in division.
New Orleans Saints (3-2): Injuries have led to rough start, Drew Brees looks washed.
New England Patriots (2-3): Don’t be fooled by the record. Covid-19 cases have hurt the roster, but look to get back on track after several convincing performances.