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NFL Power Rankings (Week 17)

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

1)  Colts (14-1) – LW 1

2)  Chargers (12-3) – LW 3

3)  Saints (13-2) – LW 2

4)  Eagles (11-4) – LW 5

5)  Vikings (11-4) – LW 4

6)  Cardinals (10-5) – LW 6

7)  Bengals (10-5) – LW 8

8)  Packers (10-5) – LW 7

9)  Patriots (10-5) – LW 9

10)  Cowboys (10-5) – LW 10

11)  Ravens (8-7) – LW 11

12)  Broncos (8-7) – LW 13

13)  Steelers (8-7) – LW 15

14)  Falcons (8-7) – LW 18

15)  Jets (8-7) – LW 19

16)  Texans (8-7) – LW 21

17)  Giants (8-7) – LW 12

18)  Titans (7-8) – LW 14

19)  Dolphins (7-8) – LW 16

20)  Jaguars (7-8) – LW 17

21)  Panthers (7-8) – LW 21

22)  49ers (7-8) – LW 22

23)  Bears (6-9) – LW 25

24)  Raiders (5-10) – LW 23

25)  Bills (5-10) – LW 26

26)  Seahawks (5-10) – LW 24

27)  Browns (4-11) – LW 29

28)  Redskins (4-11) – LW 27

29)  Bucs (3-12) – LW 30

30)  Chiefs (3-12) – LW 28

31)  Lions (2-13) – LW 31

32)  Rams (1-14) – LW 32

NFL Power Rankings (Week 16)

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

1)  Colts (14-0) – LW 2

2)  Saints (13-1) – LW 1

3)  Chargers (11-3) – LW 4

4)  Vikings (11-3) – LW 3

5)  Eagles (10-4) – LW 5

6)  Cardinals (9-5) – LW 8

7)  Packers (9-5) – LW 6

8)  Bengals (9-5) – LW 7

9)  Patriots (9-5) – LW 10

10)  Cowboys (9-5) – LW 11

11)  Ravens (8-6) – LW 13

12)  Giants (8-6) – LW 14

13)  Broncos (8-6) – LW 9

14)  Titans (7-7) – LW 17

15)  Steelers (7-7) – LW 19

16)  Dolphins (7-7) – LW 12

17)  Jaguars (7-7) – LW 15

18)  Falcons (7-7) – LW 18

19)  Jets (7-7) – LW 16

20)  Texans (7-7) – LW 21

21)  Panthers (6-8) – LW 22

22)  49ers (6-8) – LW 20

23)  Raiders (5-9) – LW 27

24)  Seahawks (5-9) – LW 24

25)  Bears (5-9) – LW 23

26)  Bills (5-9) – LW 25

27)  Redskins (4-10) – LW 26

28)  Chiefs (3-11) – LW 28

29)  Browns (3-11) – LW 30

30)  Bucs (2-12) – LW 31

31)  Lions (2-12) – LW 29

32)  Rams (1-13) – LW 32

NFL Power Rankings (Week 15)

December 20, 2009 Leave a comment

1)  Saints (13-0) – LW 1

2)  Colts (13-0) – LW 2

3)  Vikings (11-2) – LW 3

4)  Chargers (10-3) – LW 4

5)  Eagles (9-4) – LW 8

6)  Packers (9-4) – LW 7

7)  Bengals (9-4) – LW 5

8)  Cardinals (8-5) – LW 6

9)  Broncos (8-5) – LW 9

10)  Patriots (8-5) – LW 11

11)  Cowboys (8-5) – LW 10

12)  Dolphins (7-6) – LW 14

13)  Ravens (7-6) – LW 16

14)  Giants (7-6) – LW 12

15)  Jaguars (7-6) – LW 13

16)  Jets (7-6) – LW 19

17)  Titans (6-7) – LW 17

18)  Falcons (6-7) – LW 18

19)  Steelers (6-7) – LW 15

20)  49ers (6-7) – LW 21

21)  Texans (6-7) – LW 23

22)  Panthers (5-8) – LW 20

23)  Bears (5-8) – LW 22

24)  Seahawks (5-8) – LW 24

25)  Bills (5-8) – LW 26

26)  Redskins (4-9) – LW 27

27)  Raiders (4-9) – LW 25

28)  Chiefs (3-10) – LW 28

29)  Lions (2-11) – LW 29

30)  Browns (2-11) – LW 32

31)  Bucs (1-12) – LW 30

32)  Rams (1-12) – LW 31

NFL Power Rankings (Week 14)

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment

1)  Saints (12-0) – LW 1

The Saints capitalized on a chip-shot missed field goal and came away with a 33-30 victory in overtime against the Redskins.

2)  Colts (12-0) – LW 2

The Colts kept their undefeated season alive with a win against the streaking Titans.

3)  Vikings (10-2) – LW 3

Favre finally looked human against a stifling Cardinals defense.

4)  Chargers (9-3) – LW 4

The Chargers are on an impressive 7 game win streak.

5)  Bengals (9-3) – LW 5

They clinched their first winning record since 1991 with their win against the Lions last week.

6)  Cardinals (8-4) – LW 6

The Cardinals are a surprising 3-3 at home and 5-1 on the road this season.

7)  Packers (8-4) – LW 10

The Packer’s defense, which is rated #1 overall, was flying around the field in their MNF win against the Ravens.

8)  Eagles (8-4) – LW 9

They took advantage of an injury plagued Falcons team last week.

9)  Broncos (8-4) – LW 12

An absolute rout of the Chiefs helped the Broncos keep pace in the top-heavy AFC West.

10)  Cowboys (8-4) – LW 8

Their usual December woes began with their loss against the Giants last week.

11)  Patriots (7-5) – LW 7

They just can’t get it done in Miami.

12)  Giants (7-5) – LW 14

The only time the Giants show some spirit is when they play the Cowboys.

13)  Jaguars (7-5) – LW 17

A win against the Dolphins next week will put them in great position to make the playoffs.

14)  Dolphins (6-6) – LW 19

Chad Henne is growing into a better qb everyday.

15)  Steeleres (6-6) – LW 11

They’re to good to keep blowing these leads.

16)  Ravens (6-6) – LW 13

Their offense has struggled for most of the season.

17)  Titans (5-7) – LW 15

Wasted opportunities stopped the Titans 5 game win streak.

18)  Falcons (6-6) – LW 16

Injuries to Matt Ryan and Michael Turner were too much to overcome against the Eagles.

19)  Jets (6-6) – LW 21

Rookie Mark Sanchez will not play next week due to a knee injury.

20)  Panthers (5-7) – LW 22

Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.

21)  49ers (5-7) – LW 20

Vernon Davis has emerged as a legitimate, consistent threat in the passing game.

22)  Bears (5-7) – LW 23

Not an impressive win against a bad Rams team.

23)  Texans (5-7) – LW 18

They have the talent but they don’t know how to play a complete 60 minutes.

24)  Seahawks (5-7) – LW 25

One week they’re impressive, the next week they look horrible.

25)  Raiders (4-8) – LW 28

Gradkowski to Murphy is looking like a solid combination the past 3 weeks, just ask the Steelers.

26)  Bills (4-8) – LW 24

No offense and a poor run defense aren’t a great combination for success.

27)  Redskins (3-9) – LW 27

Tough loss against the undefeated Saints. Suisham has to make that chip-shot field goal.

28)  Chiefs (3-9) – LW 26

Embarrassing outing at home against the Broncos.

29)  Lions (2-10) – LW 29

Stafford is out next week due to a shoulder injury.

30)  Bucs (1-11) – LW 30

Rookie qb Josh Freeman’s 5 interceptions were too much for the Bucs to overcome and beat the Panthers.

31)  Rams (1-11) – LW 31

Injuries have absolutely dismantled the Rams.

32)  Browns (1-11) – LW 32

Another loss at home, they’re now 0-5.

NFL Power Rankings (Week 13)

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

1)  Saints (11-0) – LW 2

The Saints showed they’re the real deal after a Monday Night thrashing of the Patriots.

2)  Colts (11-0) – LW 1

The Colts have looked human the past couple of weeks, so watch out for the streaking Titans next week.

3)  Vikings (10-1) – LW 3

The Vikings have been overshadowed by the Colts and Saints so far, but they are a solid, deep team that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

4)  Chargers (8-3) – LW 5

The Chargers are on a 6 game win streak. Have they finally learned how to play up to their potential for a whole season?

5)  Bengals (8-3) – LW 7

Solid defense and a strong running game are essential for a playoff run and the Bengals have both.

6)  Cardinals (7-4) – LW 6

Leinart held his own last week, but the Cardinals need Warner back for the passing game to get back to true form.

7)  Patriots (7-4) – LW 4

The Patriots have some serious issues on defense.

8)  Cowboys (8-3) – LW 8

Yet another Thanksgiving Day win for the Boys.

9)  Eagles (7-4) – LW 10

We all know that Maclin and Jackson are dangerous deep threats, but Jason Avant has emerged as the big third down possession receiver for the Eagles.

10)  Packers (7-4) – LW 12

The Packers have won 3 straight and look to have their offensive line problems fixed.

11)  Steelers (6-5) – LW 9

The Steelers have lost 3 straight and desperately need Roethlisberger back next week.

12)  Broncos (7-4) – LW 13

A convincing win over the Giants may get them back to original form.

13)  Ravens (6-5) – LW 15

Although they have been somewhat of a letdown so far this season, they still have a great shot at a wild-card spot.

14)  Giants (6-5) – LW 11

The Giants have no room for error as their schedule gets tougher with the Cowboys and Eagles coming into the Meadowlands the next 2 weeks.

15)  Titans (5-6) – LW 19

The Titans are riding their 5 game win streak into Indy to face the undefeated Colts.

16)  Falcons (6-5) – LW 16

Without Matt Ryan the Falcon’s chances of beating the Eagles and staying alive for a playoff spot seem slim.

17)  Jaguars ( 6-5) – LW 14

The inconsistent Jaguars floundered last week against the 49ers.

18)  Texans (5-6) – LW 18

After losing 3 straight and blowing another game to the Colts the under-achieving Texans look to be all but finished.

19)  Dolphins (5-6) – LW 17

Chad Henne finally looked like a rookie last week, throwing 3 interceptions in the fourth quarter.

20)  49ers (5-6) – LW 21

With a win against the Seahawks the 49ers can get back to .500 and continue their undefeated streak within the division.

21)  Jets (5-6) – LW 22

Good win for the Jets at home last week, but it might be too little too late.

22)  Panthers (4-7) – LW 20 

More turnovers by Jake Delhomme last week and he capped off his dreadful outing against the Jets by suffering a broken finger.

23)  Bears (4-7) – LW 23

It’s not a good sign when your quarterback has 20 interceptions and your most reliable receiver is running back Matt Forte.

24)  Bills (4-7) – LW 27

The Bills showed some life through the air for their new interim head coach.

25)  Seahawks (4-7) – LW 25

A struggling running game doesn’t help Hasselbeck feel any more comfortable as opposing defenses pin their ears back and come after him on almost every down.

26)  Chiefs (3-8) – LW 24

Just when you thought the Chiefs were making strides to get better they get blown out by 29 points to the Chargers.

27)  Redskins (3-8) – LW 26

The Redskins have too many injuries to withstand any form of consistent football.

28)  Raiders (3-8) – LW 28

I say it’s time to clean house in Oakland, and that includes Al Davis stepping down as owner.

29)  Lions (2-9) – LW 29

Another poor showing by the Lions on Thanksgiving.

30)  Bucs (1-10) – LW 30

At least it looks like they have a quarterback to build around for the future in Josh Freeman.

31)  Rams (1-10) – LW 31

Not a good first season for new coach Steve Spagnoulo.

32)  Browns (1-10) – LW 32

After their offensive explosion against the Lions the Browns came back to Earth last week against the Bengals.

NFL Power Rankings (Week 12)

November 26, 2009 Leave a comment

1)  Colts (10-0) – LW 1

They haven’t played particularly well of late, but they keep finding ways to win.

2)  Saints (10-0) – LW 2

The Saints high-octane offense might meet its match next week against the Patriots and Tom Brady.

3)  Vikings (9-1) – LW 3

The old gunslinger isn’t playing like a 40-year-old.

4)  Patriots (7-3) – LW 6

The Pats hope to crush the Saints quest for an undefeated season.

5)  Chargers (7-3) – LW 8

The Chargers lead their division and are playing solid, complete football.

6)  Cardinals (7-3) – LW 7

At 7-3 the Cardinals have a healthy 3 game lead in their division.

7)  Bengals (7-3) – LW 4

Bad loss in Oakland last week, but they can get back on track as they face the Browns.

8)  Cowboys (7-3) – LW 10

Ugly win against the Redskins last week, but they are still in first place in the NFC East.

9)  Steelers (6-4) – LW 5

Bad loss at home against KC and Roethlisberger’s status is uncertain.

10)  Eagles (6-4) – LW 11

They won a close game and kept pace in the tight NFC East.

11)  Giants (6-4) – LW 16

They snapped their 4 game losing streak at home against Atlanta last week.

12)  Packers (6-4) – LW 14

The defense has played better of late, but the Packer’s success lies in the hands of the offensive line.

13)  Broncos (6-4) – LW 9

After a 6-0 start the Broncos have lost their last 4 games.

14)  Jaguars (6-4) – LW 17

They’ll get a test next week on the road against the 49ers.

15)  Ravens (5-5) – LW 12

A tough schedule and an inability to win close games has the preseason Super Bowl contenders at a mediocre 5-5.

16)  Falcons (5-5) – LW 15

Another tough loss for the Falcons, this time to the Giants in overtime.

17)  Dolphins (5-5) – LW 18

With Ronnie Brown out for the rest of the season, Ricky Williams has to step up and play like he did in his first 4 years in the NFL.

18)  Texans (5-5) – LW 13

They have to learn how to close out games.

19)  Titans (4-6) – LW 21

The combination of the reemergence of Vince Young and the MVP candidate Chris Johnson have the Titans on a 4 game winning streak.

20)  Panthers (4-6) – LW 19

The ground game has been carrying them this season, but in order to win Delhomme has to show that he can stretch the defense.

21)  49ers (4-6) – LW 20

Alex Smith and Vernon Davis have shown great chemistry, but they have to start scoring sooner rather than later.

22)  Jets (4-6) – LW 22

Too many turnovers have put the defense in a position to fail.

23)  Bears (4-6) – LW 23

The Bears have lost 5 of their last 6 games and look to be spiraling downward.

24)  Chiefs (3-7) – LW 27

They get better and better every week and they showed their progress with a win against Pittsburgh last week.

25)  Seahawks (3-7) – LW 24

They get a great chance at win number 4 against the Rams next week.

26)  Redskins (3-7) – LW 25

With Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts injured it’s hard to picture a late Redskins run at a playoff position.

27)  Bills (3-7) – LW 26

They’re searching for a new head coach and Mike Shanahan is a very appealing option.

28)  Raiders (3-7) – LW 29

Bruce Gradkowski got the Raiders a much-needed win against a very good Bengals team. Is this the end for JaMarcus Russel?

29)  Lions (2-8) – LW 30

Matt Stafford exploited the porous Browns defense to the tune of 400+ passing yards and 5 tds including the game winner with no time left on the clock.

30)  Bucs (1-9) – LW 28

First they fire the offensive coordinator 10 days after hiring him, now they fire the defensive coordinator 10 weeks into the season.

31)  Rams (1-9) – LW 31

With Marc Bulger out at least 3 weeks, Kyle Boller will start for the Rams who will be searching for their next franchise qb.

32)  Browns (1-9) – LW 32

A pass interference call in the end zone gave the Lions a chance to win and they capitalized on the Brown’s mistakes.

NFL Power Rankings (Week 11)

November 19, 2009 Leave a comment

1)  Colts (9-0) – LW 2

Although they are still undefeated they have to work out their running problems in order to go deep into the playoffs.

2)  Saints (9-0) – LW 1

Drew Brees has come down to earth in his past four games and so have the Saints.

3)  Vikings (8-1) – LW 4

Favre and Sidney Rice look to be in sync on the deep ball.

4)  Bengals (7-2) – LW 5

The good, they swept the Steelers. The bad, they lost Cedric Benson to injury for at least a week. The ugly, they signed Larry Johnson. 

5)  Steelers (6-3) – LW 3

They can get right back on track after a loss to the Bengals with a win next week against the struggling Chiefs.

6)  Patriots (6-3) – LW 6

What was Belichick thinking?

7)  Cardinals (6-3) – LW 8

The Cardinals are quietly putting together another potential playoff season, and they play the Rams next week for a chance to go 7-3.

8)  Chargers (6-3) – LW 11

A win at Denver next week will put them in prime position to win the division.

9)  Broncos (6-3) – LW 7

If Orton can’t play next week the Broncos are in big trouble.

10)  Cowboys (6-3) – LW 9

The Cowboys looked like they were for real, but a bad performance against the Packers last week showed that they are just a middle of the pack team.

11)  Eagles (5-4) – LW 12

With Brian Westbrook expected to be out for at least a couple of weeks, rookie LeSean McCoy has to fill in for the crucial playoff run.

12)  Ravens (5-4) – LW 14

The offense isn’t playing up to their potential and the defense doesn’t look like the top 3 defense we are used to seeing.

13)  Texans (5-4) – LW 13

They get a chance to show the world that they are much improved as they play on MNF next week against the Titans.

14)  Packers (5-4) – LW 16

A much-needed win against the Cowboys after a disaster in Tampa last week.

15)  Falcons (5-4) – LW 10

The defense is young and inexperienced and Matt Ryan and Michael Turner don’t look to be the same all-stars we saw last season.

16)  Giants (5-4) – LW 15

They got lucky with the both the Eagles and Cowboys losing last week.

17)  Jaguars (5-4) – LW 21

MJD ran all over the Bills. Watch out for the dangerous Jags.

18)  Dolphins (4-5) – LW 17

They escaped with a win against the Bucs, but it came at a cost as Ronnie Brown was placed on the IR, ending his season.

19)  Panthers (4-5) – LW 22

Is this the same team we saw in the beginning of the season?

20)  49ers (4-5) – LW 20

Their trying to build on a solid defensive performance and a win last week against the Bears.

21)  Titans (3-6) – LW 23

Vince Young has played well, but Chris Johnson looks like a favorite for MVP this season.

22)  Jets (4-5) – LW 18

A rematch against the Patriots next week in the Meadowlands, but I don’t expect the same result as earlier in the season.

23)  Bears (4-5) – LW 19

They have lost four of their last five games, largely in part by turnovers by Cutler, especially in the red-zone.

24)  Seahawks (3-6) – LW 24

Under-achieving on offense and their defense can’t rush the passer.

25)  Redskins (3-6) – LW 26

They finally scored over 20 points and got an impressive win against a good Broncos team. 

26)  Bills (3-6) – LW 25

Head Coach Dick Jauron was fired and T.O. will certainly voice his opinions for the rest of the season.  

27)  Chiefs (2-7) – LW 27

Cutting Larry Johnson was the first step in their attempt to regain some respect.

28)  Bucs (1-8) – LW 29

Josh Freeman has played extremely well in his first two games as a starter. He has the Bucs somewhat interesting again.

29)  Raiders (2-7) – LW 28

They have no weapons on offense and they seemingly get worse and worse every week.

30)  Lions (1-8) – LW 30

One positive piece of news for the Lions, they play the Browns next week.

31)  Rams (1-8) – LW 31

The Rams have one of the best running backs in the league and a great defensive mind as their head coach so there is plenty of upside ahead. 

32)  Browns (1-8) – LW 32

I thought scoring zero points and not coming any where near field goal range against the Ravens was pretty bad, but Brady Quinn throwing two Hail Mary passes out of bounds is just pathetic.

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