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2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 9
Week 8 Top Fantasy Performers, Defenses


Top Fantasy Quarterbacks:
  • Cam Newton: 22-of-35, 290 yards. 3 TDs. 6 carries, 53 rush yards.
  • QB Dog Killer: 21-of-28, 279 yards. 2 TDs. 7 carries, 50 rush yards.
  • Matthew Stafford: 21-of-30, 267 yards. 3 TDs.
  • Eli Manning: 31-of-45, 349 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Ben Roethlisberger: 36-of-50, 365 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Matt Schaub: 16-of-30, 225 yards. 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush).
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: 21-of-27, 262 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Tom Brady: 24-of-35, 198 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Tim Tebow: 18-of-39, 172 yards. 1 TD, 1 INT. 10 carries, 63 rush yards.


    Top Fantasy Running Backs:
  • LeSean McCoy: 30 carries, 185 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Steven Jackson: 25 carries, 159 yards. 4 catches, 32 rec. yards. 2 TDs.
  • Adrian Peterson: 21 carries, 86 yards. 5 catches, 76 rec. yards. 2 TDs.
  • Ray Rice: 99 total yards. 3 TDs.
  • Frank Gore: 31 carries, 134 yards. 1 TD.
  • Fred Jackson: 194 total yards.
  • Arian Foster: 33 carries, 112 yards. 1 TD.
  • Chris Wells: 22 carries, 83 yards. 1 TD.
  • Jackie Battle: 19 carries, 70 yards. 1 TD.
  • Curtis Brinkley: 67 total yards. 1 TD.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew: 18 carries, 63 yards. 1 TD.
  • Reggie Bush: 120 total yards.
  • Maurice Morris: 13 carries, 58 yards. 1 TD.
  • Ryan Mathews: 112 total yards.
  • Javon Ringer: 102 total yards.




    Top Fantasy Receivers:
  • Brent Celek: 7 catches, 94 yards. 1 TD.

  • Calvin Johnson: 6 catches, 125 yards. 1 TD.
  • Laurent Robinson: 5 catches, 103 yards. 1 TD.
  • Steve Smith: 7 catches, 100 yards. 1 TD.
  • Victor Cruz: 7 catches, 99 yards. 1 TD.
  • Anquan Boldin: 7 catches, 145 yards.
  • Jonathan Baldwin: 5 catches, 82 yards. 1 TD.
  • Lance Moore: 7 catches, 74 yards. 1 TD.
  • Percy Harvin: 74 total yards. 1 TD.
  • Eric Decker: 6 catches, 72 yards. 1 TD.
  • Antonio Brown: 9 catches, 67 yards. 1 TD.
  • Titus Young: 4 catches, 66 yards. 1 TD.
  • Mario Manningham: 6 catches, 63 yards. 1 TD.
  • A.J. Green: 4 catches, 63 yards. 1 TD.
  • Michael Crabtree: 5 catches, 54 yards. 1 TD.
  • Jeremy Maclin: 3 catches, 54 yards. 1 TD.
  • Brandon Lloyd: 6 catches, 53 yards. 1 TD.
  • Malcom Floyd: 5 catches, 107 yards.
  • Ben Obomanu: 4 catches, 107 yards.
  • Sidney Rice: 7 catches, 102 yards.

  • Scott Chandler: 2 catches, 35 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Greg Olsen: 4 catches, 73 yards. 1 TD.
  • Fred Davis: 8 catches, 94 yards.
  • Rob Gronkowski: 7 catches, 94 yards.
  • Heath Miller: 7 catches, 85 yards.


    Top Fantasy IDP:
  • Cliff Avril: 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles. 1 TD.
  • DeMarcus Ware: 11 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Chris Long: 3 tackles, 3 sacks.
  • London Fletcher: 20 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 INT.
  • Derrick Johnson: 13 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT.
  • Eric Weddle: 7 tackles, 2 INTs.
  • Andre Carter: 5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Tamba Hali: 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Ahmad Brooks: 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Marcell Dareus: 4 tackles, 2.5 sacks.
  • Jairus Byrd: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT.
  • Will Smith: 5 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Lawrence Jackson: 4 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Jason Babin: 3 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Paul Kruger: 2 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • LaMarr Woodley: 2 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Captain Munnerlyn: 7 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Jarret Johnson: 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Sam Acho: 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Jared Allen: 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Malcolm Jenkins: 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Clint Session: 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • O'Brien Schofield: 2 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Phil Taylor: 2 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Brett Keisel: 2 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Mathis Kiwanuka: 7 tackles, 1.5 sacks.
  • Dwan Edwards: 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks.
  • Terrell Suggs: 13 tackles, 1 sack.
  • Dawan Landry: 11 tackles, 1 forced fumble.
  • James Laurinaitis: 10 tackles, 1 sack.
  • Chad Greenway: 13 tackles.
  • Patrick Chung: 13 tackles.
  • Brandon Spikes: 12 tackles.
  • Navorro Bowman: 11 tackles.
  • Devin McCourty: 11 tackles.


    Fantasy Scrubs of the Week:
  • Chris Johnson: 14 carries, 34 yards.

  • Blaine Gabbert: 10-of-30, 97 yards. 1 TD, 2 INTs.

  • Stevan Ridley: 0 carries, 0 yards.
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 5 carries, 9 yards.
  • Brandon Jacobs: 4 carries, 10 yards.
  • Ryan Torain: 8 carries, 14 yards.
  • DeAngelo Williams: 7 carries, 26 yards.
  • Delone Carter: 9 carries, 46 yards.

  • Brandon Pettigrew: 3 catches, 8 yards.
  • Nate Burleson: 4 catches, 23 yards.
  • Mike Thomas: 3 catches, 24 yards.
  • Miles Austin-Jones: 3 catches, 27 yards.
  • Vernon Davis: 3 catches, 27 yards.
  • Dez Bryant: 3 catches, 28 yards.
  • Greg Little: 4 catches, 28 yards.
  • Dez Bryant: 4 catches, 28 yards.
  • Michael Jenkins: 2 catches, 30 yards.
  • DeSean Jackson: 3 catches, 31 yards.
  • Visanthe Shiancoe: 3 catches, 37 yards.
  • Jimmy Graham: 4 catches, 39 yards.
  • Wes Welker: 6 catches, 39 yards.





    2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 9 - Top 10
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    1. Green Bay Packers (7-0) - Previously: #1 - The Packers just had their bye, so let's use this space for the recap of the Chargers-Chiefs Monday night game:

      1. The Chargers are crap. They're so good on paper, and everyone wants to place them amongst the league's second tier of teams, but they always screw up. Whether it's committing turnovers, botching red zone opportunities or being whistled for dozens of penalties every game, they always find a way to shoot themselves in the foot.

      Norv Turner has to be fired. It's not like the Chargers don't have talent, so it has to be the coaching. How many years in a row can they underachieve without anyone falling on the sword?

      By the way, I'm tired of this Norv apologists (Trent Dilfer, Steve Young). San Diego is lackadasical week in and week out. That stems from the head coach. Yes, the players need to be tougher and more focused, but that won't happen until Norv is canned. He stinks.

      2. Of course, Philip Rivers deserves a lot of the blame. It was more of the same for him - looking great in between the 20s, struggling in the red zone, choking in the clutch. I don't think I've ever seen a quarterback fumble the snap when setting up a game-winning or tying field goal. There was the Tony Romo play in Seattle, but that was a hold on a field goal. This was just the most routine procedure in football. Ridiculous.

      3. Rivers tossed two picks and fumbled twice. He could have thrown a third interception, but Brandon Flowers dropped it. I found it amusing that a bastard of Highgarden nearly picked off a bastard of the Trident. Winter is coming indeed.

      4. Jonathan Baldwin caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. Impressive numbers. He had a couple of drops, but still - Kansas City's offense is much more dangerous now that it has him going.

      5. There was some shady officiating Monday night on both sides. An Antonio Gates touchdown (which cost me a win in my $125 fantasy league) was wiped out because of offensive pass interference even though Gates barely touched the defender. Meanwhile, a clear down-by-contact play by Dexter McCluster was ruled a fumble after a Kansas City challenged. It was so bad that I posted:

      Mexican ref doesn't know how to use the replay equipment!

      Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    2. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) - Previously: #7 - Wow, so I guess Pittsburgh's defense isn't old and slow anymore.

      Two notes on Antonio Brown. One, he's awesome. Two, he caused me to have the following mishap on Facebook:



      Screw you, Zuckerberg.

    3. New England Patriots (5-2) - Previously: #2 - Bill Belichick is a genius and everything, but sometimes I feel like he outsmarts himself. Like, why in God's name did he use Kevin Faulk against the Steelers? And why the hell is Chad Ochocinco still seeing snaps?

      Seconds prior to a crucial third-down play in the second half, I heard Jim Nantz say, "Chad Ochocinco is on the field for New England."

      When I heard this, I immediately thought, "Ah, crap. This is not going to end well."

      Hey, Belichick, you have talented, young players like Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Taylor Price. Use them, for crying out loud.

    4. San Francisco 49ers (6-1) - Previously: #4 - 49ers nose tackle Ricky-Jean Francois is a pretty tough critic, though that shouldn't come as a surprise because he's French (not that there's anything wrong with that). Jean-Francois told some bored media people willing to listen that Andrew Luck would not be the consensus No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft if he played in the SEC because of all the tough defenses. I guess Jean-Francois forgot about Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford and the great Captain Skittles.

      Oh, and by the way, I like to pronounce it "Gene France-OIZE" because I'm an ignorant American.

    5. Buffalo Bills (5-2) - Previously: #5 - The Bills just had another bye week, so let's go to Notes from NFL.com GameCenter - a list of a few stupid comments I read on NFL.com's GameCenter and my thoughts on them:

      1. "it don't matter is you hjave marshawn lynch and tarvis jackson their still bot going to do any this your qb will get beat like a drum"

      Football's getting too high-tech for me. Since when did Roger Goodell introduce bots into the game?

      2. "the Dolphins are officailly the new PAIN MEDICINE FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FAVORITE TEAM. watch them...AND ALL THE PAIN GOES AWAY!!!. ....WARNING! this medicine may cause side affects such as: over confidence, loss of reality, and uncontrolable luaghter. its recomended that you do not take this medicine if you are curently a colts fan."

      I'm guessing one other side effect causes you to hop onto GameCenter and make completely incoherent posts?

      3. "sure, yeah moss and hightower are ovrrated ummm NO hightower is 3rd in rush yards ur just jelous stupid cowboy fans stop saying bad thing bout the skins i would not say anything with the sucky D u guys have. OH BURN"

      Burn, indeed. That Cowboy fan will never recover from that insult.

    6. Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) - Previously: #15 - Hilarious tweet from Philadelphia Daily News writer Les Bowen on Saturday:

      Snow predicted for tomorrow. Eagles expected to postpone Sunday night game until May.

      By the way, Philadelphia's victory over the Cowboys was its first home win in 331 days.

    7. New Orleans Saints (5-3) - Previously: #3 - How do the Saints go from slaughtering one winless team by 55 to losing to another by 10? Makes no sense. And isn't it a bit coincidental that the week after I publish a dissertation about how the bad teams are really bad this year, they suddenly start winning and/or playing extremely well? Maybe the bad handicappers are just really bad this year. Burn!

    8. Detroit Lions (6-2) - Previously: #9 - Calvin Johnson is not a top five receiver. Or so says the attention whore who wrote this story.

      I hacked into this writer's computer and found the next three stories he plans to publish:

      1. Cigarettes do not help cause lung cancer.

      2. Lindsay Lohan is not a chain-smoking whore.

      3. There are no starving kids in Africa, South America and Camden, New Jersey.

    9. Baltimore Ravens (5-2) - Previously: #6 - The Ravens have been involved in two shady outcomes recently. Here's some good proof that the Ravens-Jaguars game was fixed.

      And by the way, I don't say that in jest. Jim Rome once interviewed a former New York mobster who revealed that several football games (mostly college) are fixed every week. When there's hundreds of millions of dollars involved, it's a bit naive to believe there isn't any corruption.

    10. New York Jets (4-3) - Previously: #10 - Random rant because the Jets just had their bye:

      I think some NFL rules are stupid. Of course, there are the dumb hits that shouldn't draw a flag or phantom holding calls like the one Steve Smith was flagged for that cost Carolina a victory, but I'd like to discuss ridiculous offsetting penalties.

      For instance, there was one play in a game this weekend where an offensive linemen held. It prevented the defender from getting a sack, so the quarterback sprinted out and fired the ball downfield. The pass fell incomplete, but the defensive back was whistled for pass interference. The two calls would offset.

      I don't get this. The pass interference was the direct result of the hold. If it wasn't for the hold, the quarterback would have been sacked and the defensive back wouldn't have had to cover for so long. Shouldn't the earlier penalty hold precedence unless there's some sort of personal foul?

      Whatever. I'm not going to think too deeply about this. After all, the NFL is a league that has teams getting blown out just seven days after winning 62-7, so nothing really makes sense.







    2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 9 - Bottom 10


    32. Indianapolis Colts (0-8) - Previously: #30 - Beloved GameCenter poster and Colts fan Taton during his team's loss:



    Anyone else think the Colts should fire Jim Caldwell and bring in Taton? He at least shows some damn emotion, and I'm willing to bet Taton never would have bothered with Kerry Collins. Plus, the press conferences would be awesome, because after a loss, he would just yell, "That is sux!" over and over.

    31. Miami Dolphins (0-7) - Previously: #32 - "We're a well-coached football team." -- Tony Sparano, following Miami's 20-17 loss to the Giants.

    I beg to differ, kind sir.

    30. Arizona Cardinals (1-6) - Previously: #29 - Patriot54 posted the following in the Live In-Games Thread:

    This Scott Hanson dude from Red Zone is going crazy this year. He'll have a heart attack by the end of Week 9.

    Scott Hanson? What about me? The Cardinals play like crap when I bet on them and nearly pull huge upsets when I go against them. I have no doubt that I'll beat Scott to the hospital.

    29. St. Louis Rams (1-6) - Previously: #31 - I can't figure this out, so here are more Notes from NFL.com GameCenter (the first from Facebook friend Jay B):

    1. "87 yard drive on a who said jags D can stop the run very long day coming jags"

    I never thought I'd see anyone confuse "so-called" and "who-said." But that's why GameCenter is so wonderful.

    2. "lmao we;re talkn bout this yr, n whats gonna happen tomorrow. heres a little briedf yalls offense gna get shut out and yalls d wont be able to hang, 27-7 texans"

    Confused. This guy is calling for a shutout, yet he thinks the other team's going to score seven points. How could a man like this who writes so brilliantly lack so much logic?

    3. "goldy locks aint gna do nuthn but throw pics if nething. mjd might have a decent game but no 150 yard gmae "

    Watch out for those pictures goldy locks is apparently going to throw!

    28. Seattle Seahawks (2-5) - Previously: #28 - Pete Carroll is such a lying douche bag that his own Twitter feed isn't accurate. If you missed it, the Seahawks' Twitter feed reported an hour prior to kickoff that Tarvaris Jackson would start, but Carroll opted to go with Charlie Whitehurst instead.

    I can only imagine how this works in his household...

    Pete Carroll's Wife: Honey, I've been slaving all day, but all the food is ready for your dinner party.

    Pete Carroll: There's not going to be a dinner party.

    Pete Carroll's Wife: What do you mean!? You told me a few hours ago that the entire team was coming over!

    Pete Carroll: Nah, I changed my mind.

    Pete Carroll's Wife: You dick!

    *** Pete Carroll's wife throws out most of the food in frustration. Thirty minutes later... ***

    Pete Carroll: Hey wife, the guests will be here in five minutes.

    Pete Carroll's Wife: What guests?

    Pete Carroll: For the dinner party I told you about. The entire team's coming. Come on, get the food ready. Chop chop!

    Pete Carroll's Wife: You mother-f***ing son of a b***h, I'm going to f***ing kill you!

    27. Washington Redskins (3-4) - Previously: #25 - No one should be shocked if the Redskins don't win another game this year. Perhaps they will though if they take this GameCenter user's advice, posted after the game:

    F**K YOU SHANAHAN YOU SHOULD HAVE WENT FOR THE FU**ING FIELD GOAL YOU MORON!

    Yeah! The Redskins could have lost 23-3 instead of 23-0!

    26. Cleveland Browns (3-4) - Previously: #27 - I have nothing interesting to say on the Browns, so more on the Redskins:

    I ranked Roy Helu over Ryan Torain in my Weekly Fantasy Football Rankings, prompting a few e-mailers to ask me why I thought Helu would get more work than Torain.

    It turns out that I was both right and wrong. Helu didn't get a single carry, but had more standard-league fantasy points (2) than Torain (1).

    As for my reasoning? I pretty much gave the same answer to everyone:

    Helu played more snaps than Torain after Tim Hightower got hurt. But I'm not completely confident. Predicting Shanahan's running back use is like trying to figure out what women are thinking.

    25. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6) - Previously: #24 - Great news, Jaguar fans - you drafted Christian Ponder!

    Don't believe me? Here's proof:



    If stinky Blaine Gabbert is on the Vikings, then Ponder surely must be a Jaguar.

    I wonder what else is happening in this alternate universe. Perhaps Emmitt Smith is a master of the English language. Maybe Rosie O'Donnell is the hottest chick on the planet. And could it be that Matt Millen actually enjoys eating kielbasa instead of sticking it into the rear ends of "100-percent USDA Men?" Nah.

    24. Denver Broncos (2-6) - Previously: #22 - John Fox told the media that he devised a special game plan for Tim Tebow against the Lions. However, Fox's play-calling absolutely blew, so I decided to call him for an interview to find out what happened.

    Me: Hey John, thanks for joining me.

    John Fox: Hehehehehe hahahahahaha hehehehehehe hahahahahaha.

    Me: What's so funny?

    John Fox: Soon my plan will come to fruition, and Tim Tebow will meet his demise! Muhahahahahahaha!

    Me: His demise?

    John Fox: Yes! My next game plan will look even more Tim Tebow-friendly on paper, but it will ultimately bring him to destruction! Buhahahahaha!

    Me: What if he overcomes it like he did against the Dolphins?

    John Fox: Impossible! But if such a thing were to happen, I will convince Lord Elway to trade away Tim Tebow's favorite receiver. He seemed to like throwing to Eric Decker. Perhaps we will ship Mister Decker off to the Jaguars for a 13th-round pick! Hehehehehehehehe hahahahahahahaha!

    Me: Dude, why do you hate Tim Tebow so much? He's a good guy.

    John Fox: Because no matter how many times I have asked for the phone number of that well-endowed woman he is photographed with on the Internets, he will not yield!

    Me: I'm pretty sure that was a random girl who took a picture with him.

    John Fox: You dare oppose me, fool!? Careful, else I shall devise a game plan to make you throw four interceptions! Muhahahahahahaha!

    Me: But I don't even play football.

    John Fox: Well then, in that case, I shall make everyone's beloved Tebow suffer even more! When I am done with him, he will no longer believe in his precious God! Aaaaaahahahahaha buuuahahahahahaha heeeeeheheheheheh haaaahahahahahahaha!

    23. Tennessee Titans (4-3) - Previously: #26 - A victory over the Colts isn't going to persuade me to think that the Titans don't stink without Kenny Britt.

    A word on the Panthers and Vikings, who are one and two spots above Tennessee, respectively. I loved what Cam Newton had to say this week regarding his team's record:

    If I didn't have any turnovers, we would be undefeated right now.

    I think that's awesome. A great leader takes all the blame on his shoulders even when he doesn't deserve it. If it weren't for Newton, Carolina would easily be the worst team in the NFL. The Panthers are going to be great once they assemble some talent around him.

    I especially loved (no homo) what Newton said because I live in Philadelphia. I've had to listen to a sandy-vagged Donovan McNabb whine and cry for years. McNabb, beloved by the biased media for whatever reason, relentlessly bashed his teammates and blamed everyone but himself, saying stuff like, "The young guys have to step up," or "The offensive line needs to do a better job," or "We were out-coached today."

    It really is a shame that Minnesota wasted six games with that overrated bum under center.


    2011 NFL Power Rankings: The Rest:
    11. New York Giants (5-2). Previously: #15
    12. Chicago Bears (4-3). Previously: #13
    13. Houston Texans (5-3). Previously: #14
    14. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2). Previously: #18
    15. Kansas City Chiefs (4-3). Previously: #19
    16. San Diego Chargers (4-3). Previously: #11
    17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-3). Previously: #16
    18. Atlanta Falcons (4-3). Previously: #17
    19. Dallas Cowboys (3-4). Previously: #12
    20. Oakland Raiders (4-3). Previously: #21
    21. Minnesota Vikings (2-6). Previously: #23
    22. Carolina Panthers (2-6). Previously: #20


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    Welcome To Atlanta 10-23-2012 12:02 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.209 (total posts: 1)
    170     429

    Yall go ahead and hate, but remember this: "All we do is WIN, WIN, WIN, NO MATTER WHAT!!!!"
    ChrisVis 10-23-2012 11:27 am xxx.xxx.xxx.150 (total posts: 2)
    53     8

    Awesome Girl Who Loves Football is also Awesome Girl Who Loves C**ks In Her Mouth.
    Jonny 2 Times 10-23-2012 11:16 am xxx.xxx.xxx8.24 (total posts: 5)
    5     10

    up- fitz
    down- antonio brown
    Run-DMG 10-23-2012 10:01 am xxx.xxx.xxx4.11 (total posts: 9)
    6     105

    Lol, the Giants get a lucky break against the worst secondary in football and they're the best team? Get real.
    mcswag da gay 10-23-2012 09:38 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.51 (total posts: 2)
    21     70

    u guys are idiots. these rankings are more like power rankings, but in one guy's personal opinion. as stated several times, they aren't simply an order of record, but of how the teams are playing. just cuz the falcons are 6-0 doesn't mean they're better than teams with a loss or two. that's the point. miami, for ex, is much better than 3-3, if u watched em play. it's an opinion of how good a team is based on how they play, not their record. so quit being homers.
    Mr. McSwag 10-23-2012 09:08 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.80 (total posts: 2)
    17     21

    "Was there any doubt the Giants were going to score when they were down 23-20 late in the fourth quarter?"

    Actually yes. They lost close games to the Eagles and Cowboys and they played like poopy all evening.
    You are poopy Walt.
    Mr. McSwag 10-23-2012 08:55 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.80 (total posts: 2)
    192     18

    I think it's funny that you don't even justify why the only undefeated team in the NFL is ranked 5th, instead you just troll the team's fanbase through some attempt at 1337 talk and a link to a forum post.

    Walt, it's a given that you have biases, but I would at least like to read some justification.
    what whacked reasoning 10-23-2012 07:42 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.22 (total posts: 10)
    13     46

    Gee Walt, the Vikings could be 7-0 right now; maybe they should be ranked #1. The Packers could also just as easily be 3-4 right now Walt. They've played two very good games and one good one. That's only 3 out of 7.

    Why don't you just rank the teams in the order of your pre-conceived notions and just leave them that way for the year? It would free up some time for you, since it already appears that is what you're doing.
    slkfjl 10-23-2012 05:24 am xxx.xxx.xxx.105 (total posts: 1)
    6     7

    Redskins defense is terrible. They are way too high on the rankings the past 2 weeks just because their QB is one of the top 5 in the NFL.

    If you're going to throw records out of the window and rank a team high just because of an elite QB on a solid offense, why is NO only at 20?


    Losing record and they have only played 1 divisional game so far. You have a team that is going to end up 5-11 at #11 in your rankings. Almost as bad as having Detroit in your top 20.
    Walturd 10-18-2012 04:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.97 (total posts: 2)
    110     146

    Stillers at 11 and Cowboys at 19... makes your "Rankings" irrelevant!!
    BEARS SH1T IN ALL YOUR MOUTHS 10-17-2012 06:22 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.18 (total posts: 5)
    613     387

    YOU EFF-AGS AT WALTER SOCCER (YOU DONT DESERVE THE FOOTBALL NAME), YOU F-CKIN EURO TRASH, W-I-L-L BOW DOWN TO THE ALMIGHTY BEARS WHEN ITS ALL SAID AND DONE.

    YOU DONT HAVE TO LIKE CHICAGO. BUT YOU WILL FEAR AND RESPECT THE BEARS, YOU GREEN BAY BABY DICK GOBBLING F@GGOTS.

    BEARDOWN ON ALL YOU H0MOS

    POINT DIFFERENTIAL DONT LIE B1TCH. BEARS ARE #1, PURE DOMINANCE. ONE LUCKY LOSS ON THE ROAD TO A DESPERATE SLACKERS TEAM WHO HAD TO RESORT TO A FAKE FG TD AND REF HELP...means SH1T

    SUPER BEARS SUPER BOWL B1TCH, DEAL WITH IT
    Titan 10-17-2012 12:40 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.48 (total posts: 2)
    5     9

    Big Pedro

    You make a very good point. However I do not think Atlanta is a bad team by any means. I think they are certainly top 5, probably a top 3 team. My point was just because they are 6-0 doesnt mean they will finish ahead of teams like the giants, pats, or packers. The Giants ARE resilient simply because they are riddled with injury and their second/third stringers are coming through. Steelers and cowboys are lucky and overrated so bunch them in with the same group as Atlanta.

    Power rankings DO have something to do with records. The bottom 20 teams will all place by record at the end of the year with appropriate tie breakers etc. The top 12 teams have very little to do with record. It is all about how they finish in the post season with records and others simply being tie breakers. Fortunately for us you cannot tie in the superbowl. That being said I think the 6-0 falcons are a large underdog against the top 5 field to win the superbowl. That being said I drive my point home by saying just because they are 6-0 doesnt mean they should be power ranked at #1.
    BigPedro 10-17-2012 08:11 am xxx.xxx.xxx.110 (total posts: 3)
    77     6

    Perception is a hell of a thing. Atlanta wins close games. They are lucky and overrated. If the Giants, Steelers or even the Cowboys(who have not won anything either in postseason in a long time)win close games, they are resilient. The combined records of the teams that Atlanta has beaten is not that impressive. But remember 6 of those losses on that record are by the hands of the Falcons. This is a QB driven league and Atlanta has beaten Peyton Manning, Phillip Rivers, Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton(who everyone picked to take over the NFC South). "Walter" still thinks that this the Jeff George Falcons of the 90's that will crumble. Matt Ryan had a tough game against the Raiders but he has stepped up his game. Atlanta gets their best run stuffing safety off of the PUP list in week 8. When the Dirty Birds are sitting at 8-0 after beating a reeling Eagles team and dismantling the Dallas Flying Romos, then we will see if they get some respect!! You can only play and BEAT the teams on your schedule. To this point Atlanta has beaten them all.
    Raider 10-17-2012 12:03 am xxx.xxx.xxx68.5 (total posts: 1)
    76     25

    The more I come on here the more I realize why it's not often that I check this site.
    Gay_Wally 10-16-2012 11:27 pm xxx.xxx.xxx6.51 (total posts: 19)
    19     32

    It just dawned on me why wally is so silly with his picks....He's a closet gayboy without a big enough sack to admit it.





    Run Defenses, Pass Defense, Pass Protection:

    Something new this year - I'm keeping track of precise run defense, pass defense and pass protection rankings in Excel. The benefit to this is that it'll be broken down by week. Here are the download links:


    2011 NFL Defensive Rankings Spreadsheet (2007 Excel)


    2011 NFL Defensive Rankings Spreadsheet - (1999-2003 Excel)






    NFL Free Agents - April 19


    2015 NFL Mock Draft - April 17


    2014 NFL Mock Draft - April 16


    Fantasy Football Rankings - March 28


    2014 NBA Mock Draft - March 26


    NFL Picks - Feb. 2





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    2008 NFL Power Rankings. Week: Preseason Power Rankings | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | Final Reg. Season | 19 | 20 | 21 | Final |

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