Being the best and most potent offense in the NFL isn’t an easy thing to do. With so many great players like Patrick Mahomes, Todd Gurley, and DeSean Jackson lighting it up for their teams, they are always a threat to bring offensive success to their teams.
The end result and driving goal of any NFL offense is to move the football effectively and score lots of points, with putting up 34ppg. The Bucs are a huge threat. So what better way to determine the most dangerous offense, than to examine the Buccaneers and their powerful scoring ability? Tampa Bay has put up the top passing yards/game and 34 pts/game over 3 games this season.
There is an awesome balance on the Los Angeles Rams offense that’s not really seen through a whole lot of teams in terms of play calling and passing attempts to rushing attempts, but in different areas of moving the ball, and still calculating yards. QB Jared Goff has thrown for over 1400 yards and 11 TDs, and has completed a whopping 72% of his pass attempts. Many fans would love to have the Los Angeles offense taking the field for them. With Goff and steady TD threat, Todd Gurley – doing what they do, what fan in their right mind, wouldn’t feel super confident with them stepping on the gridiron?
Simply put, when an offense is able to move the ball on the ground and throwing through the air with the ridiculous ease that they are – and not turning the ball over, it’s obviously efficient. The Kansas City Chiefs are ahead of the rest of the league with their scoring prowess. When most teams are running passing plays and a lot of their offensive plays are run from some sub package formations, the Chiefs still get big plays from relatively standard formations. The Kansas City Chiefs have put together a receiving corps of excellence with numerous skill sets that are perfect for all of their packages with a lethal passing game for game situations.
With signing WR Jarvis Landry, and Dez Bryant, they added other talented players who get to work with exceptionally talented, but oft-troubled, Josh Gordon, the team could have a wicked receiving crew.
Adding perennial open fielder, Brandin Cooks, who comes off a 16.6 YD/catch season with Robert Woods and excellent route runner, Cooper Kupp is going to be interesting.
Underrated WR Davante Adams just had another 10 TD season, add in a still dangerous, Jimmy Graham, and his 10 TD potential, with “perfect WR3” Randall Cobb, and his spot as the short option for future HoF’er, Aaron Rodgers…it could easily be a 35+ TD season for ARod.
So with that said, here we go to the teams that will, without a doubt, be your top 5…
With an excellent combined YDs / catch at 15.3 ypc with 2 of their top 3 receivers who can move the chains fast, in Marvin Jones Jr and Kenny Golladay – but Golladay is still just a 1 route guy, Golden Tate is a magnificent slot WR. Tate doesn’t have a dual real threat at TE across the middle, Stafford seems like he just throws the ball in his direction, and expects him to make the play. But they just keep giving steady results.
With Big Ben firing the ball around, it makes some things better for these guys. The TE position is very weak but they have a real nice thing going with their WRs, and are led by their strong and very skilled WRs. We start with the best WR in the NFL, Antonio Brown, who is a yard producer, and TD producer, 21 year old JuJu Smith-Schuster brings big play ability and yard production. We all know AB is going to be dominant, regardless if he is double teamed or not. He is the best route runner, and to be honest, there is nothing he cannot do on the field. With AB on the other side, the sky is the limit for JuJu Smith-Schuster to get even better.
Case Keenum led this team at QB in 2017 with 22 TD passes. Let that sink in for a few brief moments. Between these three, they tallied 17 TDs between these guys, accounting for 77% of his 22 TD passes, in games he was throwing the ball. A career journeyman QB was better because of their outstanding WR play. They also have the benefit with experienced youth on their side. Target magnet, Adam Thielen, is only 27 , Stefon Diggs is 24, and the oldest guy, Kyle Rudolph, is 28. Adam and Diggs will return to their WRA, and WRA2 form and show why they are one of the best WR tandems to deal with. They can dominate secondaries in every aspect of the game. Now with 27+TD/year QB, Kirk Cousins throwing the ball, teams better be very careful, when they pick their poison.
Massive yardage ready to go.
Truly ridiculous skills here with this crew of receivers, with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram. TE Evan Engram is on brink of being next bigtime TE. Firstly, we have to remember, OBJ one of the best WR in league, with 3 seasons of 1300 or more YDs, and 12 TDs/year average when healthy. Sterling Shepard is a great pass catcher, and route runner out of the slot, as he showed when had 8 TDs when OBJ was outside of him in 2016. Evan Engram is a 240 lb TE with incredible athleticism and unique way of exploding to the middle of the field, and he finds the end zone. And with Beckham getting back to the field, the Giants wont have to heavily rely on the younger guys as much, which is scary.
Here is the big shocker for the list.
This squad is led by ultra speed demon, Tyreek Hill, who lit up defenders for 15.8 YPC, and 1183 yards, including 9 games of averaging 17 ypc or more. Their TE, Travis Kelce, is the best TE in the league now, can we all just admit this yet? Gronk is no longer exclusively “the TE” – Travis Kelce has replaced him. Sammy Watkins and his instinctive nose for the end zone was shown in spades when playing for the Rams last year, with no other top notch WR to take eyes off of him. Now, in KC, Sammy Watkins will be able to move around a little more freely, with Tyreek Hill taking the top off things, which is absolutely going to be terrifying for DBs. Because Sammy isnt a slow WR, by any means, with career YPC numbers of 15.9 – he also generates serious speed. Hill has already shown that he can be a top weapon as he had 1183 yards last year with career “game manager” Alex Smith throwing to him. It will be huge for Mahomes’ development to be able to throw the ball to these guys in 2018. So expect big things from Hill and this crew this NFL Football season
With all the great things happening this 2013 season, with some amazing numbers being thrown around, Peyton Mannings ridiculous start to the season, of course comes immediately to mind and was easily and by far the early heavy favorite as the NFL MVP this season. But since week 8, Manning actually has been somewhat earthly in those games.
Tom Brady, of course, as seemingly always is in the conversation, leading a team full of parking lot attendants to a top notch sided record, his numbers have been down for brady-standards, with only an 88.0 QB rating. But still when it comes to leadership, is there anyone else, seriously that you would trust more leading your team down the field, with 2 minutes left, trailing by 6? I would take Brady over anyone else. With 37 game winning drives in his career, yea, I’ll take those odds in my favor.
I know there is a lot of love out there as well for Cam Newton, and his breakout season as a leader on the field, his maturity is still questioned, as far as I’m concerned. And his numbers aren’t what other top end QBs are doing, and still several issues with his passing consistency.
Don’t get me wrong, there are defensive players who should be considered as well for MVP, but looking at the numbers, the last defensive player to win an MVP award was Lawrence Taylor back in 1986. Certainly a little while ago. And also as history has shown us previously, since 1982, 22 times it has been a QB, 9 a RB, and oddly enough, never a WR, so we know whats the most likely scenario. A QB in all probability will win it, but the RBs have made some real serious objections, with 3 winners in the last 8 years.
With reigning MVP Adrian Peterson, while having a very good season by normal RB standards, is not having an MVP season, and an unusual down year for AP. What other RB options are there? Let’s bring it back around to my underrated RB Jamaal Charles.
Charles has been fantastic in 2013. with 1162 YDs rushing, and 10 rushing TDs this season. His Kansas City Chiefs have been taking the NFL by storm. Granted, new head Coach, Andy Reid, has a lot to do with the teams change, but one thing has remained, Jamaal Charles has been a great Chief for the last 6 seasons. And sure enough, Andy Reid has used Charles, almost indistinguishable as he used Brian Westbrook when he was in Philadelphia. But Charles is so much more dangerous, toss out the screen pass, and let him go. He’s on pace for almost 2000 total yards in 2013, which would be phenomenal.
Especially with the fact that the Chiefs use the running game to set up their offense, puts that much more pressure on him to keep the chains moving, with game manager, Alex Smith at QB.
So, like other star RBs in the league, containing Charles is always a top priority. Yet is still getting it done, being held to no less than 55 YDs rushing in a game this season.
Charles has gone over 1,000 rushing yards for the 4th time in his Chiefs career. A Kansas City record, he has been everything and more for the franchise. Ranking currently 3rd all time for the Chiefs. And this all coming as well from a guy who missed basically all of 2011, with his ACL injury.
The 26 year old has also been in the top 5 in the NFL this season for receptions by a running back. He has led the Chiefs to a 9 game winning streak in the NFL this season, by pounding the rock with his blinding speed and straight rocket running through the holes burst. When he breaks off a run, once he hits the open field, he can take it to the house on anyone.
So, yes, do I think Charles should be considered for the NFL MVP? Without question, his season has been amazing, and what he brings to the team is something that is special. If he wasn’t there doing what he does, I honestly don’t see the the Chiefs being anywhere near the top of the heap, as they are now.
Written by TonyK of VegasTopDogs.com