A look around the NFL with the first edition of ‘The Stack Attack’

Nathan Stacken

Nathan Stacken

Hello and welcome to the first edition of “The Stack Attack” in which I will list the top five stories going on in the NFL. It was a fantastic week in the NFL, at least for Vikings fans. Not so much for you Packer fans out there.

1. Favre gets the last laugh at Lambeau.

Brett Favre knew it would be an emotional return to Green Bay to face the Packers. He handled his emotions beautifully, throwing four touchdowns in the Minnesota Vikings’ 38-26 victory. In two games against the Packers, Favre has thrown seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Those are unbelievable numbers for a 40-year-old quarterback. The Vikings are 7-1 and leading the NFC North.

2. Jared Allen is the best defensive player in the NFL.

I’m not trying to be biased, but is there a better defensive player in the NFL than Jared Allen? He had three sacks on Nov. 1, giving him 7.5 sacks in two games against the Packers. He destroyed their offensive line. Allen has 10.5 sacks on the year and is the leading candidate for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. That trade the Vikings made with the Chiefs two years ago has more than paid off.

3. Saints and Colts still the best two teams in the NFL.

This seems to be a no-brainer, but both teams are really good. They are both undefeated and have established quarterbacks, both defenses are good and both have had to play tough teams and won. I see no reason in not saying that this is a likely Super Bowl matchup.

4. Will we see another 0-16 team?

The Lions did it last year, and now the only team without a win in the NFL this year is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans both getting their first victories of the season on Nov. 1, Tampa Bay has a lot of pressure on them to avoid that dubious record of 0-16. Problem is, they have a very difficult schedule remaining.

5. The NFC East is getting tough.

As the Giants continue to sputter, the Eagles and Cowboys each are 5-2 and tied for first in the NFC East. They play each other on Nov. 8, and the game will tell everyone a lot about which is the team to beat in the NFC East.