As the NFL regular seasons heads into the stretch run, there are a handful of teams toeing the line between looking like solid Super Bowl contenders and others looking like they might have just been exposed as playoff pretenders.
With Week 12 granting us another opportunity to see these teams in the spotlight, it’s the perfect time to break out a stock market index that forecasts their chances of emerging or fading down the stretch.
The Cowboys’ beat down of the Vikings showcased the impressive talent and potential of a squad that has rediscovered the formula that has led to multiple division crowns over the past decade. With a dynamic running game anchored by Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott and an opportunistic defense featuring a host of playmakers (Micah Parsons, Dorance Armstrong, Demarcus Lawrence and Dante Fowler) with outstanding pass-rushing skills, the Cowboys can knock off any opponent when they are on their game. If Dak Prescott continues to thrive directing a complementary passing game, the Cowboys could waltz through the rest of their schedule and enter the postseason as a primary threat.
Did Cowboys put the NFC on notice?
Joy Taylor and David Helman discuss the Cowboys’ 40-3 win over the Vikings in Week 11. Helman says he has never before seen such an impressive win by Dallas in his 10 years of covering the team.
San Francisco 49ers
Don’t look now, but the 49ers are rounding into form as one of the heavyweights in the league. Kyle Shanahan has assembled an offensive lineup that features multidimensional playmakers at every skill position. In addition, he has crafted an offensive scheme that puts his biggest stars — Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Kyle Juszczyk and Brandon Aiyuk — in prime positions to make plays as runners or receivers.
As the offense finds its stride with Jimmy Garoppolo at the controls, the 49ers defense is emerging as an elite unit under the direction…
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Publish date : 2022-11-23 20:28:02
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