Four Biggest Takeaways from Week 9 of 2018 NFL Season

Saints QB Drew Brees in 2017. Photo by Brad Smith/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

Week 9 of the 2018 NFL season saw the race for the playoffs spots heating up. The Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Chargers are ready to make some big noise, and it is hard not to see them in the postseason if they continue to play on this level.

On the other hand, the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens continue to have one good week and two bad ones and are close to being eliminated from the playoff talks.
What else did we learn from Week 9 of 2018 NFL season? Check out below.

Pittsburgh Steelers Don’t Need Le’Veon Bell

While many doubted that Pittsburgh Steelers could survive without their All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell this season, the team is better than ever on the offensive end. Steelers didn’t even feel his absence since James Conner, who stepped in after Bell decided not to hold out, is producing at an even higher rate.

Aaron Rodgers is wasting his Best Years in Green Bay

Although we were high on the Green Bay Packers before the season started, the team is far away from being a contender. Instead of surrounding Aaron Rodgers with the talent he deserves, Packers are trading away talented players and digging themselves even a bigger hole. Rodgers is wasting his best years in Green Bay, and hopefully, he will recognize that before it’s too late.

Drew Brees is the MVP

Can you believe that despite all of his accomplishments and broken record in NFL, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees never won a regular season MVP award? Well, this mistake should be fixed in 2018. Brees is not only putting ridiculous numbers once again, but he is also establishing the Saints as the top team in the league. And he is doing it in his 18th season in the league. So, let’s lock it in already and give the award to the man who deserves it.

Jon Gruden is Getting Paid $10 Million a Year to Tank

Lastly, Week 9 of 2018 NFL season showed us that the Oakland Raiders are in the tanking business because they have lost to a team led by an undrafted quarterback who played his first game in NFL. And we learned that Jon Gruden wasn’t given $10 million yearly salary to win but to tank.