REVIEW: Midway Point of NFL Season

Jonah Kim, Copy Co-Editor

Fans are back in stadiums, Sam Darnold got benched and Tom Brady is the best quarterback in the NFL. Everything seems normal again— well, except for the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals have a better record than the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes leads the league with nine interceptions, and the Cardinals are undefeated. So maybe things aren’t so normal after all. With records being broken left and right, this NFL season has been thrilling so far to say the least.

NFL fans have already been treated to many game of the year candidates like Browns vs Chargers and Buccaneers vs Patriots. However the Ravens seem to be at the center of it all with almost all of their games ending in a chaotic fashion. Lamar Jackson has been playing at an MVP level and has given fans many reasons to watch football this season. Justin Herbert, Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow have also cemented themselves among the best NFL quarterbacks this season.

Along with breakout quarterbacks, this season’s rookies are setting new records. Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase has been putting up unprecedented numbers not only by rookies, but by NFL receivers in general. Chase was the first player in NFL history to record 700 yards in their first seven games and is currently second in the NFL for receiving yards. 

While this NFL season is supposed to be the return to normal, the unusual abundance of exciting games and talent across the league makes the season feel a little less normal. With teams gearing up for cold weather months and getting ready for the push to the playoffs, this season is looking like it will be one to remember.