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49ersfan_87 07-25-2012 04:24 PM

NFL.com's preseason power rankings
 
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d..._atl_rosenthal

Not ranked from 1-32, there are instead 6 tiers: Top Shelf, Next level, Contenders, Not sold, Searching for mediocrity, and bottom feeders.

The biggest surprise? The Chiefs listed in the 2nd tier, essentially being listed as a top 8 team in the NFL.

jrdrylie 07-25-2012 04:29 PM

Yeah, there is no way the Chiefs should be that high. I could see them being listed as contenders. But a top-eight squad is kind of high. And Seattle is rated in the third tier but I think they are worse than all four of the teams in tier four.

vidae 07-25-2012 04:37 PM

I'm a giant Chiefs homer and even I think that's too high. I gotta say though, the way this team is being built is a god send compared to what we had in 2008/2009.

edit: They say that it wouldn't be surprising to see any of the second level teams in the Super Bowl but I'd be shocked if the Chiefs made it that far, honestly shocked. I think the Chiefs can make the playoffs and maybe win a playoff game, but I don't think we can hang with the Patriots or Ravens of the NFL yet, not with Matt Cassel at QB.

Ness 07-25-2012 04:39 PM

I think everyone would be shocked if the Chiefs made it that far, unless you're the person that wrote that article I guess.

vidae 07-25-2012 04:43 PM

So many people in the comments are raaaaaaaaging hard.

SuperPacker 07-25-2012 04:46 PM

#1 Chief's homer here! They have a great team, their defense is solid from top to bottom, they have some great weapons from Cassel to throw too and have arguably the best running back duo in the league. Even with Cassel at QB, i heavily fancy them for their division. That to me, would make them a top 10 team.

vidae 07-25-2012 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperPacker (Post 3068166)
#1 Chief's homer here! They have a great team, their defense is solid from top to bottom, they have some great weapons from Cassel to throw too and have arguably the best running back duo in the league. Even with Cassel at QB, i heavily fancy them for their division. That to me, would make them a top 10 team.

I knew I liked you.

But #1 Chiefs homer? That title clearly belongs to nepg!

SuperPacker 07-25-2012 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vidae (Post 3068171)
I knew I liked you.

But #1 Chiefs homer? That title clearly belongs to nepg!

Does he think they're going to the superbowl?

vidae 07-25-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperPacker (Post 3068173)
Does he think they're going to the superbowl?

Every single year.

SuperPacker 07-25-2012 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vidae (Post 3068177)
Every single year.

Dammit! Oh well, i'm #2 then.

Ness 07-25-2012 05:13 PM

Kansas City has a few difficult games in the first few weeks. At least most of them are at home.

FUNBUNCHER 07-25-2012 07:33 PM

Just confirms what I already knew, the SKins have one of the toughest schedules in the NFL this season.
Saints/Steelers/Ravens/Giantsx2/Eaglesx2/Dallasx2/Bengals/Panthers/Falcons.


RGIII+Redskins = PLAYOFFS!!!

Splat 07-25-2012 08:54 PM

It would be true if the Chiefs had a QB... They are pretty much set everywhere else.

SuperMcGee 07-25-2012 09:02 PM

"Not sold" is fair. There's a good amount of expectation on what is believed to be a pretty easy schedule. A lot of questions between Fitz, health, scheme, and rookies in prominent roles. We've also yet to prove any sort of winning atmosphere. All I know is I'm excited to see what happens.

SuperPacker 07-25-2012 09:18 PM

I had to make more groups, so that it would work.

Top Shelf - Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans.

Next level - San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears.

Definite Contenders - Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions.

Possible Contenders - Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers.

Not Sold - Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins.

Searching for mediocrity - Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams.

Bottom Feeders - Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts.

Blaine Gabbert - Jacksonville Jaguars

Bulldogs 07-25-2012 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperPacker (Post 3068380)
I had to make more groups, so that it would work.

Top Shelf - Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans.

Next level - San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears.

Definite Contenders - Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions.

Possible Contenders - Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers.

Not Sold - Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins.

Searching for mediocrity - Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams.

Bottom Feeders - Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts.

Blaine Gabbert - Jacksonville Jaguars


SuperPacker 07-25-2012 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bulldogs (Post 3068399)

Hahaha, I wasn't expecting people to like it!

Knicks and Bucs 07-26-2012 04:58 PM

Huh...

I would go something like this...

TOP SHELF: Packers, Ravens, Pats, Giants, Bears, Steelers, Saints
NEXT LEVEL: Eagles, 49ers, Broncos, Cowboys, Texans
CONTENDERS: Jets, Titans, Lions, Chargers, Falcons, Seahawks
NOT SOLD: Bucs, Bengals, Cardinals, Chiefs, Bills
SEARCHING FOR MEDIOCRITY: Raiders, Rams, Redskins, Panthers, Colts
BOTTOMFEEDERS: Jaguars, Vikings, Dolphins, Browns

NOLAFan 07-26-2012 05:54 PM

I think the Eagles should go somewhere between contenders and not sold. They showed flashes last year but were inconsistent. This year i could see them in a race with the Giants for the East.

I will say though that the Cowboys belong in not sold on both list

SuperPacker 07-26-2012 06:05 PM

I really like what Dallas have done this off-season. Morris Claiborne is still my favourite pick of the draft and with Brandon Carr next too him they have significantly improved their secondary.

On offense they'll have DeMarco Murray for a whole season (in games he had 20+ touches, they went 5-0), Danny Coale can be their 3rd/slot receiver and I think Romo will be more consistent with less pressure on him, because of the defense playing better.

Mufasa 07-26-2012 06:12 PM

First
1. Packers
2. Patriots

Second
3. Texans
4. Steelers
5. Bears
6. Saints
7. 49ers

Third
8. Ravens
9. Giants
10. Lions
11. Eagles
12. Chiefs
13. Broncos

Fourth
14. Falcons
15. Cowboys

Fifth
16. Bills
17. Seahawks
18. Bengals

Sixth
19. Panthers
20. Chargers
21. Titans
22. Jets

Seventh
23. Redskins
24. Cardinals
25. Raiders

Eighth
26. Browns
27. Buccaneers
28. Vikings
29. Colts
30. Dolphins
31. Rams

Ninth
32. Jaguars

WCH 07-26-2012 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperPacker (Post 3069092)
I really like what Dallas have done this off-season. Morris Claiborne is still my favourite pick of the draft and with Brandon Carr next too him they have significantly improved their secondary.

On offense they'll have DeMarco Murray for a whole season (in games he had 20+ touches, they went 5-0), Danny Coale can be their 3rd/slot receiver and I think Romo will be more consistent with less pressure on him, because of the defense playing better.

Murray looked damn good, but a part of me dies every time I see a statistic like this. Teams run when they win, they don't win because they run. Winning teams usually accumulate carries because they're running out the clock at the end of wins.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/sta...ishment-clause

SuperPacker 07-26-2012 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WCH (Post 3069114)
Murray looked damn good, but a part of me dies every time I see a statistic like this. Teams run when they win, they don't win because they run. Winning teams usually accumulate carries because they're running out the clock at the end of wins.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/sta...ishment-clause

Dammit WCH! Yeah, you're right. But I stand by what I said!

Job Reborn 07-26-2012 09:13 PM

Why don't the Giants ever get any love? I mean they won the super bowl twice in five years yet both times they get treated like a middle of the pack team who got lucky.

vidae 07-26-2012 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by njx9 (Post 3069126)
i think it's hilarious that anyone thinks the chargers are a playoff team in a not-garbage-west.

I do too. They dominated the West for so long because the other teams just had no talent. Now that the other teams are getting stronger it's showing just how mediocre they were the entire time.


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