To Chuck in Atlanta, the Colts are off to a bad start because of injuries. The loss of Bob Sanders and the release of defensive tackle Ed Johnson hurt the run defense. The offensive line has missed as many as three starters, so the running attack isn't a threat. Receivers are dropping ball. Still, the Colts are legit. They will get back into the race, but they will be more of a 10-6 or 11-5 team.
To Josh in Silver Springs Md., how can you say NFC wins over the AFC don't mean anything? We can blame injuries for AFC weaknesses or credit the NFC, but the bottom line is wins and losses. I see the NFC beating the AFC in inter-conference play this season.
To Aaron in Dao Xian, China, I just saw the Saints on Sunday against the Broncos. Injuries are killing them, but they are a good team. Injuries at linebacker and in the secondary have left New Orleans' defense in a tough spot. Yet you're right, there are some positives at running back. Reggie Bush has improved and Pierre Thomas can help. The key to the Saints' season is the playcalling of coach Sean Payton and the passing of QB Drew Brees. The guy has thrown for 980 yards in three games despite injuries to TE Jeremy Shockey and WR Marques Colston.