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diabsoule
10-19-2009, 11:46 PM
A new week brings several shake ups to the power rankings. There is a new team atop the power rankings as well as a new bottom feeder. The Philadelphia Eagles fell out of the top 10 following a humiliated defeat at the hands of the Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins continue their generosity by handing another team its first win of the season. Finally, one team moves up 9 spots to enter the top 10.

1. New Orleans Saints (5-0) – Perhaps the most telling statistic of Sunday's game against the Giants is that the Saints rushed for 133 yards while New York rushed for only 84.

2. Indianapolis Colts (5-0) – WR Anthony Gonzales should be ready to play next week. They'll play the winless Rams to get him back into the groove.

3. Minnesota Vikings (6-0) – Brett Favre is playing absolutely great football but Brad Childress' playcalling is going to backfire on them at least one game this season.

4. Denver Broncos (6-0) – Cutler who? The Broncos, Josh McDaniels, and Kyle Orton are a prime example of why we American football.

5. New York Giants (5-1) – No one thought the Giants/Saints game would have been a blowout. Aaron Rouse couldn't have been any worse than C.C. Brown in the secondary.

6. New England Patriots (4-2) – A porous Tennessee defense was just what Tom Brady needed to get back on the same page with his receivers.

7. Atlanta Falcons (4-1) – Matt Ryan and Co. have been red hot since coming out of the bye week.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) – Roethlisberger passed all over the Browns defense but four turnovers is unacceptable no matter who you're playing.

9. Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) – Losing DE Antwan Odom is a huge blow to the defense as the Bengals lose their only effective front four pass rusher.

10. Arizona Cardinals (3-2) – Kurt Warner and the Cardinals offense made quick work out of a feel good Seattle team. They travel to the Meadowlands to take on a Giants team that will be looking for blood.

11. Philadelphia Eagles (4-2) – A loss to the Raiders should drop them farther than four spots but they benefit from a number of top 15 teams losing.

12. Chicago Bears (3-2) – The Bears need about as much offensive line help as the Packers. Red zone turnovers cost them a winnable game.

13. Baltimore Ravens (3-3) – After starting off 3-0, the Ravens have now gone 0-3 and all three losses have come in the final minutes. They get a week off to figure out how to close games.

14. San Francisco 49ers (3-2) – Frank Gore should be back when the 49ers travel to Houston next week. Their offense hasn't looked the same without him.

15. Green Bay Packers (3-2) – The bye week wasn't enough for the offensive line to come together as a cohesive unit as they gave up 5 more sacks to Detroit.

16. Houston Texans (3-3) – Their passing game is starting to click although their running game is still stuck in neutral.

17. New York Jets (3-3) – Mark Sanchez is not doing his defense any favors by throwing 5 interceptions against the hapless Bills. Kris Jenkins injury might be a blow this defense won't recover from.

18. Miami Dolphins (2-3) – Coming off the bye week the Dolphins host the Saints which will be a huge test for their defense.

19. San Diego Chargers (2-3) – With each loss Norv Turner's seat gets warmer and warmer.

20. Dallas Cowboys (3-2) – Atlanta will be the next visitor to Jerry World. Dallas' secondary is going to have its hands full trying to cover all of the Falcons weapons.

21. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3) – An overtime win against the St. Louis Rams is nothing to be proud about but it should teach them that in order to win just feed MJD the ball.

22. Seattle Seahawks (2-4) – The Seahawks won't be winning many games with that makeshift offensive line. Matt Hasselback barely had time to breath much less complete a pass.

23. Carolina Panthers (2-4) – The Panthers seem to be going back to the formula that worked last year: give DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart the ball and limit Jake Delhomme's passing attempts.

24. Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) – Kansas City was the latest recipient of Washington's generosity, which is giving victories to previously winless teams.

25. Buffalo Bills (2-4) – The Bills might want to hand the reins over to Ryan Fitzpatrick to see if he can give the offense a slight punch.

26. Oakland Raiders (2-4) – JaMarcus Russell had a career game against the Eagles defense. Rookie WR Louis Murphy is helping provide a spark for a franchise that desperately needs one.

27. Washington Redskins (2-4) – Todd Collins didn't fare much better than Jason Campbell. Jim Zorn is more than likely finished as head coach during the bye week.

28. Detroit Lions (1-5) – It's hard to win when you have to insert your third string QB into the game but they still managed five sacks against Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay.

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-6) – The Bucs have been doing their best to hang around in games. Too bad their best just isn't good enough.

30. Cleveland Browns (1-5) - Compared to last week Derek Anderson had a great game by completing 9 passes and the Browns still couldn't manage 200 yards of total offense.

31. St. Louis Rams (0-6) – Signs of life with the Rams. They took the Jags to OT. Moral victory moves them up from the bottom of the power rankings. At least for this week.

32. Tennessee Titans (0-6) – 59-0: A classic case of a team giving up on their coach. Something drastic needs to happen in Tennessee to turn this team around.

Giantsfan1080
10-19-2009, 11:47 PM
Broncos should be ahead of the Giants at this point. Also, the reason for those rushing totals in the Saints/Giants game is because we had to pass the whole game and you guys could run the ball a ton in the 2nd half to slow the game down.

diabsoule
10-19-2009, 11:49 PM
Broncos should be ahead of the Giants at this point.

Overall, I still think the Giants are better than the Broncos, especially when you guys get Canty, Ross, and Boley back.

General Zod
10-19-2009, 11:49 PM
3. Minnesota Vikings (6-0) Brett Favre is playing absolutely great football but Brad Childress' playcalling is going to backfire on them at least one game this season.



Quoted for truth....


And I think it'll be more then one

Giantsfan1080
10-19-2009, 11:50 PM
Overall, I still think the Giants are better than the Broncos.

It's quite possible we are but the Broncos have proven more on the field up to this point.

diabsoule
10-19-2009, 11:50 PM
Quoted for truth....


And I think it'll be more then one

I do too. He bloooooooooooooooooows as a playcaller.

Shiver
10-19-2009, 11:50 PM
I'm worried about Brandon Jacobs. He just has not looked motivated and is running without the same fury he once had.

diabsoule
10-19-2009, 11:52 PM
I'm worried about Brandon Jacobs. He just has not looked motivated and is running without the same fury he once had.

That worries me as well. I think his body is starting to wear down.

RaiderNation
10-19-2009, 11:53 PM
Agree with most of the rankings, + rep

SuperMcGee
10-19-2009, 11:59 PM
Seems about right for Buffalo. We have to give Fitzy a try. Wouldn't be a shock if he got all of the time before the bye in week 9.

We're so bad, but to think that we could be leading the division if not for the McKelvin fumble.

Rosebud
10-20-2009, 12:03 AM
I'm worried about Brandon Jacobs. He just has not looked motivated and is running without the same fury he once had.

He's looked better of late and seems to be trying to protect himself for later in the season instead of just releasing the ogre. If he's running soft in December and january I'll get concerned.

the decider13
10-20-2009, 12:11 AM
I would swap Oakland and KC. Oakland beat a much better team. Having their only win against the Skins shouldn't move them up to 24.

Otherwise, good rankings. Lovin the Broncos love :D

Jughead10
10-20-2009, 12:12 AM
I would swap Oakland and KC. Oakland beat a much better team. Having their only win against the Skins shouldn't move them up to 24.

Otherwise, good rankings. Lovin the Broncos love :D

I like KC and Oakland where they are. The fact that Oakland has one more win shouldn't make a difference at this point in the season. KC has more talent in my opinion, is better coached, and has been far more competitive even in their losses.

General Zod
10-20-2009, 12:18 AM
I'm worried about Brandon Jacobs. He just has not looked motivated and is running without the same fury he once had.

Tell me about it, he is on my fantasy football team. :-(

the decider13
10-20-2009, 12:24 AM
I like KC and Oakland where they are. The fact that Oakland has one more win shouldn't make a difference at this point in the season. KC has more talent in my opinion, is better coached, and has been far more competitive even in their losses.

So Oakland beats KC and Philly and is worse than KC? Oakland's offense is terrible, but their defense has as much talent as anyone. They played well against Philly and already have a head to head win against KC.

Not that it really makes a difference. I just think that Oakland is better than KC.

Rosebud
10-20-2009, 01:37 AM
So Oakland beats KC and Philly and is worse than KC? Oakland's offense is terrible, but their defense has as much talent as anyone. They played well against Philly and already have a head to head win against KC.

Not that it really makes a difference. I just think that Oakland is better than KC.

While that's certainly true, and they played well against san diego, in their losses they've just been terrible. KC has at least been competitive against everyone except for the giants. I know wins are what count, but I agree, but I can understand the argument that KC has had less pathetic moments/games.

Timbathia
10-20-2009, 02:23 AM
It's quite possible we are but the Broncos have proven more on the field up to this point.

The Broncos that play in the second half of each game are better than the Giants right now. The first half Broncos are most definitely not.

soybean
10-20-2009, 02:28 AM
I kind of wonder why the broncos don't get more love as an undefeated team.

The D is amazing at rushing the passer with quite possibly the best defensive player in the league.

PoopSandwich
10-20-2009, 02:29 AM
It's sad when you can argue that 4 or 5 maybe even 6 teams are worse than the Browns and they absolutely suck.

fenikz
10-20-2009, 02:37 AM
Cards D needs some credit, by far the best rush D in the NFL to this point(we have played the Colts, Texans and Seahawks though) but Calais Campbell has been huge so far, he has been amazing on special teams and vs the run and is starting to develop some solid pass rushing moves

vikes_28
10-20-2009, 02:49 AM
A record doesn't show everything. The Vikings are 6-0 and should be 4-2. Chilly needs to make better decisions, his play calling is killing the vikes. Its stupid when he calls passing plays inside the 20. I'm liking how he is calling more pass plays on 1st down however. Overall I agree, but the vikings are going to go on a two game losing streak right now, and you'll hear all the vikings fans yelling "fire chilly, he's such a terrible coach, zomg, i hate him." Then they will beat the Lions after the bye week and everyone will love them again.

Timbathia
10-20-2009, 02:56 AM
I kind of wonder why the broncos don't get more love as an undefeated team.

The D is amazing at rushing the passer with quite possibly the best defensive player in the league.

Kyle Orton is the main reason.

Most people buy into the notion that this is a talent-first league. On paper, Denver has less talent than many other teams. It is hard for most to fathom that they are better than teams with more talent.

diabsoule
10-20-2009, 03:02 AM
Cards D needs some credit, by far the best rush D in the NFL to this point(we have played the Colts, Texans and Seahawks though) but Calais Campbell has been huge so far, he has been amazing on special teams and vs the run and is starting to develop some solid pass rushing moves

Undoubtedly. It's on the strength of both sides of the ball why the Cards jumped up 9 spots to enter the top 10.

diabsoule
10-20-2009, 03:05 AM
A record doesn't show everything. The Vikings are 6-0 and should be 4-2. Chilly needs to make better decisions, his play calling is killing the vikes. Its stupid when he calls passing plays inside the 20. I'm liking how he is calling more pass plays on 1st down however. Overall I agree, but the vikings are going to go on a two game losing streak right now, and you'll hear all the vikings fans yelling "fire chilly, he's such a terrible coach, zomg, i hate him." Then they will beat the Lions after the bye week and everyone will love them again.

You're right. Hell, they could even be 3-3 but as luck would have it, though, they are not. Records do have something to show for where a team ranks because if I went on talent and coaching alone then the Tennessee Titans wouldn't be dead last in the power rankings. However, because of how horrid Childress' play-calling has been is why I put the blurb about how his play-calling will back fire on them at least in one game.

Seamus2602
10-20-2009, 04:13 AM
A record doesn't show everything. The Vikings are 6-0 and should be 4-2.

I disagree. The difference between a good team and a great team isn't that the great team plays great 16 games of the year. Its that they win even when they play bad. When you play **** and still come away with the win is what seperates the undefeated teams and the others.

OzTitan
10-20-2009, 04:27 AM
Something drastic needs to happen in Nashville.....but it won't. That's just the type of coach Jeff Fisher is.

Honestly, his post game quotes are not far off Baghdad Bob level stuff.

Gay Ork Wang
10-20-2009, 05:08 AM
I disagree. The difference between a good team and a great team isn't that the great team plays great 16 games of the year. Its that they win even when they play bad. When you play **** and still come away with the win is what seperates the undefeated teams and the others.
lol, so what seperates undefeated teams from others is that they dont lose? thats so deep

Seamus2602
10-20-2009, 07:10 AM
lol, so what seperates undefeated teams from others is that they dont lose? thats so deep

Basically, the talent levels of the teams aren't that different. The teams that are currently undefeated are undefeated because even when they played badly (Broncos against the Bengals, Colts agains the Dolphins this year, the Patriots against teams like the Ravens in 07 etc) they somehow pull out a win.

nobodyinparticular
10-20-2009, 07:33 AM
So Oakland beats KC and Philly and is worse than KC? Oakland's offense is terrible, but their defense has as much talent as anyone. They played well against Philly and already have a head to head win against KC.

Not that it really makes a difference. I just think that Oakland is better than KC.

While that's certainly true, and they played well against san diego, in their losses they've just been terrible. KC has at least been competitive against everyone except for the giants. I know wins are what count, but I agree, but I can understand the argument that KC has had less pathetic moments/games.

I will strongly agree with "the decider" on this one, but I will also concede that the Raiders need wins to get more respect. I guess I'm more confused on the point how the Chiefs, without any real semblance of a defense (or talent whatsoever), can be ranked THAT high. They just got their first win for goodness sake.

If we want to compare to the Raiders, Oakland has shown their defense can completely take over a game to win it for the team as we saw against Philly this past week. On the other hand, Kansas City has absolutely no dominant part of their game--their O-line is one of the worst in passing and running situations, their defense sucks, their running sucks and their passing is only average.

trkaline
10-20-2009, 08:26 AM
The race for the number 1 draft pick is heating up....

The Unseen
10-20-2009, 09:13 AM
Why are the Texans 5 spots ahead of the Jaguars, who they lost to? Does a win against the Bengals mean that much?

I basically agree with the Jaguars ranking, and I can see them a spot or two behind the Texans, but I don't get the gulf.

Jughead10
10-20-2009, 09:19 AM
A win against the Bengals is decently impressive. Bottom line is the Texans are playing better. Sure they lost to you guys, but your other two wins were against the useless Titans and Rams. Not to mention your embarassing play in Seattle.

Splat
10-20-2009, 09:19 AM
The Chiefs have been in all but two of their games (Eagles and G-Men) that said I'm not sure they are 24th.

They gave away both the Raiders and Cowboys games I would feel alot better had they not done that.

Jughead10
10-20-2009, 09:23 AM
The Chiefs have been in all but two of their games (Eagles and G-Men) that said I'm not sure they are 24th.

They gave away both the Raiders and Cowboys games I would feel alot better had they not done that.

Even in the Giants game they somewhat made a late surge. I'm liking the direction the Chiefs are going. They are certainly in good hands for the future.

Gay Ork Wang
10-20-2009, 09:51 AM
Basically, the talent levels of the teams aren't that different. The teams that are currently undefeated are undefeated because even when they played badly (Broncos against the Bengals, Colts agains the Dolphins this year, the Patriots against teams like the Ravens in 07 etc) they somehow pull out a win.
no i just think the reasoning was kinda off. Obviously the difference is that the undefeated team didnt lose. thats why its called UNDEFEATED.

Bengalsrocket
10-20-2009, 11:14 AM
Why are the Texans 5 spots ahead of the Jaguars, who they lost to? Does a win against the Bengals mean that much?

I basically agree with the Jaguars ranking, and I can see them a spot or two behind the Texans, but I don't get the gulf.

you don't always get to be ahead of the teams you beat, even if your record is the same. Many variables usually go into power rankings (admittedly I don't know how these power rankings were evaluated though), for example, Jacksonville's net points = -27, Texans net points = 6.

vidae
10-20-2009, 11:26 AM
All these turn into is "wah my team should be higher" or "why is that team higher than mine??." This is a football fan doing something fun.

I'll say, good job on rankings as I'm sure this takes time and a lot of prep work to make this. I enjoy reading these every week. :)

Geo
10-20-2009, 11:27 AM
1. New Orleans Saints (5-0) Perhaps the most telling statistic of Sunday's game against the Giants is that the Saints rushed for 133 yards while New York rushed for only 84.
I'm not sure it's that telling, other than that the Giants fell behind on the scoreboard early.

2. Indianapolis Colts (5-0) WR Anthony Gonzales should be ready to play next week. They'll play the winless Rams to get him back into the groove.
Actually, it's probably not likely that Gonzalez will play this week. Same with Marlin Jackson. I wouldn't count on either of those guys playing against the Rams.

Kelvin Hayden is definitely back and Bob Sanders probably is too, if not for this game then definitely next week against the 49ers.

3. Minnesota Vikings (6-0) Brett Favre is playing absolutely great football but Brad Childress' playcalling is going to backfire on them at least one game this season.
Chilliball!

The Unseen
10-20-2009, 12:02 PM
you don't always get to be ahead of the teams you beat, even if your record is the same. Many variables usually go into power rankings (admittedly I don't know how these power rankings were evaluated though), for example, Jacksonville's net points = -27, Texans net points = 6.

A win against the Bengals is decently impressive. Bottom line is the Texans are playing better. Sure they lost to you guys, but your other two wins were against the useless Titans and Rams. Not to mention your embarassing play in Seattle.

Okay, point taken.

Jughead10
10-20-2009, 04:43 PM
Okay, point taken.

You guys are such a weird team. Many times you can see a team on the rise or on the fall. The Jags are just stagnant. They seem like they've been that consistently .500 team forever now and show no signs of ever becoming anything different either way.

Brothgar
10-20-2009, 05:15 PM
How are the Redskins that high? They lost to the Chiefs AND Lions who were both winless at the time. :/

diabsoule
10-20-2009, 06:09 PM
How are the Redskins that high? They lost to the Chiefs AND Lions who were both winless at the time. :/

27th is not that high, considering Detroit is now starting Drew Stanton.

Brothgar
10-20-2009, 06:15 PM
27th is not that high, considering Detroit is now starting Drew Stanton.

Oh ... right in that light the Lions are over rated.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
10-20-2009, 10:20 PM
32. Tennessee Titans (0-6) 59-0: A classic case of a team giving up on their coach. Something drastic needs to happen in Tennessee to turn this team around.

http://images.chron.com/blogs/sportsjustice/archives/vy.jpg

CC.SD
10-20-2009, 10:21 PM
Terrible pic. Get it away.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
10-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Terrible pic. Get it away.

http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/whyut/photos/images/young_vince_td.jpg

Better?

CC.SD
10-20-2009, 10:26 PM
http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/whyut/photos/images/young_vince_td.jpg

Better?

You're so sweet SABF. Sweet as...sugar.
http://www.ssbbwlover.com/ssbbw-sugar-qane.jpg

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
10-20-2009, 10:31 PM
I don't even wanna know how that got into your arsenal of pictures to post.

MaxV
10-20-2009, 10:34 PM
Even after the 59-0 shellacking, I still don't think Titans are the worst in NFL.

Sniper
10-20-2009, 10:41 PM
So Oakland beats KC and Philly and is worse than KC? Oakland's offense is terrible, but their defense has as much talent as anyone. They played well against Philly and already have a head to head win against KC.

They played Philly's second-string OL. It's not hard to look good whe it's Richard Seymour vs, King Dunlap.

LizardState
10-20-2009, 10:55 PM
The Chiefs have been in all but two of their games (Eagles and G-Men) that said I'm not sure they are 24th.

They gave away both the Raiders and Cowboys games I would feel alot better had they not done that.

Splat, your team took Dallas into OT, they were one Romo anxiety attack, just one play away from winning by making Dallas fold under pressure ..... again. I saw it, it was a cardiac Cowboys finish. I still think KC will be one of the really bad teams that can turn it around & have a young talent core on which to build.

CC.SD
10-20-2009, 11:04 PM
I don't even wanna know how that got into your arsenal of pictures to post.

I can spin nightmares sucka!