Bill Connelly takes a look at the early-season S&P+ outliers and whether his eyeballs agree or disagree with the stats. Spoiler: Alabama is underrated. Alabama! Underrated!
Even though Gregg Easterbrook has left us for the greener pastures of NFL.com, we know that the discussion threads we provided during his short stay at our site were very popular. Therefore we're providing the "unofficial official" discussion thread of Tuesday Morning Quarterback each week. This will be your place to discuss Gregg's column at NFL.com, which you can find here.
We said we would update our playoff fantasy standings each week in this space; they've already been discussed in the playoff fantasy draft thread but here's a nice clean version. For those wondering, we'll add the best "leftover" team after this week's games give us a better idea of which one of those teams (picked by readers) is the best.
|QB||Manning, IND||38||McNair, TEN||6||Brady, NWE|
|RB||M. Faulk, STL||George, TEN||8||A. Green, GNB||22|
|RB||A. Smith, NWE||S. Davis, CAR||16||J. Lewis, BAL||3|
|WR||T. Brown, NWE||Bruce, STL||Pinkston, PHI|
|WR||J. Walker, GNB||11||Driver, GNB||6||S. Smith, CAR||19|
|WR||Morton, KAN||Wayne, IND||10||Looker, STL|
|TE||Franks, GNB||9||Wycheck, TEN||1||Sharpe, DEN||3|
|K||M. Andersen, KAN||G. Anderson, TEN||10||Vinatieri, NWE|
|DEF||Tennessee||6||St. Louis||New England|
|QB||Bulger, STL||McNabb, PHI||Favre, GNB||19|
|RB||Holmes, KAN||Portis, DEN||7||James, IND||8|
|RB||Buckhalter, PHI||Staley, PHI||Hambrick, DAL||2|
|WR||Mason, TEN||2||Givens, NWE||Holt, STL|
|WR||R. Smith, DEN||12||Lelie, DEN||0||Harrison, IND||25|
|WR||D. Jackson, SEA||5||Branch, NWE||Kennison, KAN|
|TE||Heap, BAL||14||Gonzalez, KAN||Fauria, NWE|
|K||Wilkins, STL||Akers, PHI||Longwell, GNB||9|
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