The NFL has been one of the spookiest things this October


Rob Le Cates

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor

Something has sure been spooky about this NFL season, but last week sure made it one of the spookiest I have seen.

If you would have told me last year that the Giants, Commanders, and the Jets would all have good records at this point and all beat the Packers, I would have not believed you.

Now, I love that the Packers are losing but that sure is not something I have seen much of in my time.

It seems like, as a Bears fan, I am always getting reminded by Packers fans about how much their team is winning.

It’s also definitely been strange seeing the Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, and Aaron Rodgers struggle and not be at the top of their games.

Specifically, last week we saw the Panthers beat the Bucs, the Commanders beat the Packers, and the Seahawks beat the Chargers. 

This just shows that the NFL can go in any direction and things happen when you least expect them to.

The Giants come out of last week with a 6-1 record and the Jets are 5-2, which is the biggest surprise to me.

It’s also weird to see the Saints (2-5), Patriots (3-3), Cardinals (3-4) and Steelers (2-5) at the bottom of their divisions.

There are a lot of teams going through changes this year and it’s kind of good to see different teams in different places just because we haven’t seen these teams in these places for so long.

At the beginning of the season, I had hopes for the Lions and the Steelers to do well, but neither of them are doing so great as they are both at the bottom of their divisions as well.

The Lions had a great draft and were the team I had the highest hopes for coming into the season because they have had no luck the last several years. 

I was excited for the Steelers this season because of them picking up Trubisky. 

They unfortunately benched him, but Pickett is not looking amazing for them either, so hopefully they figure out what they are doing.

I’m excited to see where all of these teams end up throughout the rest of the season. 

I am hoping my Bears can pick things back up going forward. 

They deserve to win this season just as much as anyone else.

I hope to see two “uncommon” teams in the Super Bowl in February.

At the end of the day, we are in for a real treat every week this season. 

It really feels like Halloween when you watch the NFL because you can truly get spooked when you least expect it by these teams.

Kate Stevens can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]