By Dwayne Haskins (16')
Since the suspension has been lifted from Tom Brady, the New England Patriots have proved they can play with any football (pun intended). They have been flying high as they lead the NFL in points scored per game at 35 and are second in the league with 410.8 total yards per game. These statistics have kept the Patriots on the hot streak and we don’t expect that to stop anytime soon.
On the other hand Packers have been above average on their league statistics with 27.3 points per game placing 5th in the league and 364.2 yards per game placing 11th. The key to the Packers success has been a stingy defense and Aaron Rodgers making very few mistakes with the ball in his hand. In order for the Packers to get to the Super Bowl, they must rely on their defense to keep pushing and for Rodgers to keep giving out discount double checks.
The Panthers are the run happy team in this group. They’re 6th in the league with 27 points per game but lead the league with almost 200 yards per game rushing. Cam Newton has been exceptional when he needs to be especially on 3rd down. The defense as well has also been playing lights out. There is a big chance they might make it just because of their ability to run the clock.
You would think that the Broncos are undefeated because of their offense but they have been pretty much mediocre this season on that side of the ball. The reason for the Broncos success is in due part to the exceptional play of the defense. Players like Von Miller and Demarcus Ware give offensives fits and that is the main reason they are beating teams up in their division.
Bengals are the second most electrifying team on this list. They’re ranked 3rd with 30.3 points per game and an outstanding 410.3 yards per game. They’re offense is well balanced with receivers like AJ Green, Tyler Eifert, Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu. They’re running game includes great backs like Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard.