NFL as unpredictable as ever

Sep 22, 2015 3:00 AM

The NFL continues to be unpredictable with upsets littering the league.

The Washington Redskins beat the St. Louis Rams, the Atlanta Falcons knocked off the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Eagles in Philadelphia. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason for the outcomes of these games.

The only things for sure are the games will be played and the players will cash their checks. Pro football can leave you feeling low if you are in the prediction business. For instance how many people had Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns beating the Tennessee Titans this past week 28-14?

The Eagles, Giants and Seattle Seahawks are 0-2, while the Falcons are 2-0. Who expected that? How can the Detroit Lions (0-2) who lost two of their main guys, defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, not anticipate a major drop-off? Suh left for the Miami Dolphins and Fairley went to the Rams. Suh is paid more (6-yr $114 million) than defensive end J.J. Watt (6-yr for $100 million) and whether he deserves it or not isn’t the question. Suh is just really good. 

If you are an Eagles fan QB Sam Bradford looks shaky and their running back DeMarco Murray is on a pace to gain about 88 yards- for the whole season! 

In my hometown, the Chicago Bears have an injured and badly overpaid Jay Cutler. With the Seahawks looming for the Bears’ first road game, the loser is looking at 0-3. Oh well plenty of games left and no doubt many surprises.

Mike North has been in sports radio 20-plus years. He is heard weekly on the national FoxSports Radio network, writes a twice-weekly column for the Daily Herald newspaper and does videos for their website three times a week. Listen to his podcasts at Twitter: @North2North. Email: [email protected]