The Magpies currently find themselves ninth in the Premier League, with four wins, four defeats and two draws from their 10 games so far.
Pardew believes that a lot of clubs would swap positions with his team, and is happy with the "positive press" his side have received following their 2-0 victory over Chelsea.
"There are a lot of clubs who would envy our position as we sit here today and we have to always think that our glass is half-full rather than half-empty, which I think sometimes we do up here," Sky Sports News quotes the 52-year-old as saying.
"I think we are in better shape than we have been given credit for. But this week, I have seen a lot more positive press about our players, who have been terrific. We have had some great performances."