This has certainly been a surprising season so far – whether its the emergence of rookies, the late-career blossoming of certain defenders, and the outright collapse of some stalwarts. And today is as good a time as any to assess what exactly has gone on during the first half of the 2012 season.
Bad refs or not, this was an insane weekend of football – one of those early season weeks where good teams are still getting settled, bad teams still have some fight left in them, and a whole host of results are going to look really weird come January. But what is going to stick? Which games from this week actually meant something?