NFL Week 9: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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Here are the hottest and coldest teams in the NFL this week

Who’s Hot

1. Colts (5-2)

Indianpolis ColtsThe Colts have won three games in a row against the Chiefs, Texans, and Broncos. Heading into this weeks game, their offense ranked ninth in DVOA. Jacoby Brissett has been doing just enough to get his teams victories, and right now that’s all that matters.

Frank Reich has been a big part of of their success this season. They might not have the best roster, but they are well coached. Indianapolis can win the AFC South, but will have to deal with Houston in the process. They have Miami, Pittsburgh, and Jacksonville before their next matchup with Houston.

2. Ravens (5-2)

Baltimore RavensThe Ravens are hot? While on the bye? Yes, they are! Baltimore has won three straight and beat the Seahawks in Seattle in their latest win. Despite Lamar Jackson having a rough day in the pocket, he pulled a page out of the Russell Wilson playbook and ran for 116 yards and a touchdown.

The Ravens rank eighth in offensive DVOA entering week 8. They have had a fairly easy schedule, but they get a test off the bye against the Patriots. Jackson will get a true test against a very legit Patriots defense.

3. Titans (4-4)

Tennessee TitansThe Titans won their last two games since Marcus Mariota was benched. Tannehill has thrown for over 500 yards and five touchdowns in his two wins.

The Titans just haven’t been able to get over the hump in recent years. They have a decent roster, but their quarterback play has cost them so much. Mike Vrabel addressed the situation, now lets see if it pays off for him.

Who’s Not

1. Bears (3-4)

Chicago BearsChicago is becoming a disaster zone. Mitchell Trubisky has been playing awful football, and no one knows why Matt Nagy calls the plays he does. The Bears finally ran the ball more than seven times this week, but it doesn’t matter when they can’t convert in the redzone.

The Bears defense is still great, and it’s a shame they’re going to waste with this offense. If they haven’t hit rock bottom yet, then it’s coming quickly. The Bears have the Eagles, Lions, and Rams their next three games. This season could turn into a complete disaster.

2. Buccaneers

Tampa Bay BuccaneersJameis Winston has turned the ball over 10 times the last two games. 10. Bruce Arians doesn’t know what he’s going to do with his quarterback as he is another player that is costing his team wins. The fall of both Winston and Mariota is incredible.

The Bucs defense is decent this season. Going into Sunday, they ranked 16th in DVOA. Their offense has failed to find any sort of consistency. They seem to struggle against teams with solid secondaries. Their wins have come against the Rams and Panthers that were led by Cam Newton that game.

3. Giants (2-6)

New York GiantsAfter Daniel Jones won his first two career victories, the Giants have lost four straight. Nothing has really gone well for them this season. Their defense ranks 26th in DVOA, and their offense hasn’t found a rhythm with a rookie quarterback just yet.

Daniel Jones might have turned a corner against the Lions. He threw for 322 yards and had four touchdowns in the loss. They have the Cowboys and Jets before their bye week. Maybe they can surprise some people and upset the Cowboys next week. Probably not.

  
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