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Here at MyFantasySportsTalk we present our Sports Roundtable, where we ask our writer’s hot topics relevant in the sports world today. In this edition of the Roundtable, we tackle the NFL as it stands six weeks in. Enjoy…

Cam is leading the Panthers to an undefeated record six weeks in. (Getty Images)

1. Which of the undefeated teams have the best chance to miss the playoffs?

Dan Schalk: I’m with Brandon, I do not see any current undefeated team missing the playoffs, but if I had to choose one I would go with the Bengals. They are one injury away from being completely irrelevant. Yes I’m talking about Andy Dalton.

Brandon Reid: At this point I don’t think any of the undefeated teams will miss the playoffs, but if I did have to choose one team, it would be Carolina. My reason holds true for all of the undefeated teams, but if Carolina loses their star player, they will fall apart. That guy is Cam Newton. If he goes down, they’re done.

Colby Gatz: Although at this point I don’t see any of the undefeated teams missing the playoffs, I would have to say the Panthers would be the most likely. Carolina has played great all year, but if they were to sustain a big injury to their quarterback, Cam Newton, the team would most likely struggle to win the necessary games to make the playoffs.

Kevin McQuade: The Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton is having a good year, but he can only carry the team for so long.

Tayrance Allen: Carolina. Up until their win against Seattle, the Panthers haven’t really played anybody. They’ve gotten off to good starts,only to fizzle out late. Until they fully prove they are a contender, they’re just a pretender.

Who can stop the Patriots? (USA Today Sports)
Who can stop the Patriots? (USA Today Sports)

2. Who will be the last unbeaten team standing?

Dan Schalk: New England. 2015 is looking a whole lot like the last time a Patriots team went 16-0. Angry, motivated and prepared.

Brandon Reid: I don’t like the New England Patriots chances of losing until November 29th, against Denver. They play three division games between now and then, but they are all at home. The November 29th game will be at Denver.

Colby Gatz: I believe that the New England Patriots will be the last undefeated team in football. The team has played outstanding all year and their schedule is set up nicely for them going forward.

Kevin McQuade: New England has that pedigree, when they’re committed there’s no stopping them. Tom Brady of course has a chip on his shoulder.

Tayrance Allen: New England has the best chance to go undefeated because they are angry and they have a point to prove.

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

3. Who is your MVP 6 games in?

Dan Schalk: Carson Palmer. He might not end up with award after 16 games, but if I had to choose one right now, he is the most valuable player to one of the league’s best teams.

Brandon Reid: My early season MVP is Andy Dalton. He has been leading the Bengals with his arm. No one saw the Bengals as the number one seed out of the AFC, but as of now, that’s what they are.

Colby Gatz: Tom Brady. Brady has played great all year and is towards the top in many statistical categories.  He has his team 5-0 and in position to win the division and be a top contender to win the Super Bowl.

Kevin McQuade: Andy Dalton has improved so much he’s making everyone around him better. Time will tell if they can win a playoff game but so far he looks great.

Tayrance Allen: Andy Dalton is playing lights out and may have finally turned the corner on his career. People in and around him say he’s finally playing with ‘an edge’.

Can Tony and Dez return in time? (AP Photo)

4. What team under .500 will make the playoffs?

Dan Schalk: The Dallas Cowboys. If they can stay within two games of the NFC East lead, they will have enough time to make a push once Dez and Tony return.

Brandon Reid: While the Seahawks lost again this week, I have to believe they make the playoffs. As of now, they are 2-4. They were many people’s pick to make it to another Super Bowl. I am one of those that had Seattle as my Super Bowl champion. They brought back the entire crew and added Jimmy Graham. No way they miss the playoffs.

Colby Gatz: I believe that Philadelphia is the most likely out of the three. The Eagles have not played great to start the year, but the only team above .500 in their division is the 3-2 Giants which puts  Philadelphia only one game out.

Kevin McQuade:  I may be bias but if Dallas can steal a couple wins with Cassel at QB, they still have a chance when Romo and Dez come back. Also the rest of the division shouldn’t be doing much better by then anyway.

Tayrance Allen: Seattle is tied with the Niners? Seriously? But they will get it together and find ways to win as the season progresses.

 

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