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2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 12
Week 11 Top Fantasy Performers, Defenses


Top Fantasy Quarterbacks:
  • Matthew Stafford: 28-of-36, 335 yards. 5 TDs, 2 INTs.
  • Aaron Rodgers: 23-of-34, 299 yards. 3 TDs, 1 INT. 5 carries, 28 rush yards.
  • Cam Newton: 22-of-38, 280 yards. 1 TD, 4 INTs. 7 carries, 37 rush yards. 2 rush TDs.
  • Jay Cutler: 18-of-31, 286 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT. 1 rush TD.
  • Matt Moore: 14-of-20, 160 yards. 3 TDs.
  • Tom Brady: 15-of-27, 234 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Josh Freeman: 28-of-38, 342 yards. 2 TDs, 2 INTs.
  • Christian Ponder: 19-of-33, 211 yards. 2 TDs, 3 INTs. 5 carries, 71 rush yards.
  • Joe Flacco: 17-of-27, 270 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Alex Smith: 20-of-38, 267 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Tim Tebow: 9-of-20, 104 yards. 8 carries, 68 rush. yards. 1 rush TD.
  • Matt Ryan: 22-of-32, 316 yards. 1 TD.
  • Philip Rivers: 21-of-31, 280 yards. 2 TDs, 2 INTs.
  • Andy Dalton: 24-of-45, 373 yards. 1 TD, 3 INTs. 4 carries, 32 rush yards.


    Top Fantasy Running Backs:
  • Kevin Smith: 16 carries, 140 yards. 4 catches, 61 rec. yards. 3 TDs.
  • Ray Rice: 20 carries, 104 yards. 5 catches, 43 rec. yards. 2 TDs.
  • Chris Ogbonnaya: 21 carries, 115 yards. 2 catches, 19 rec. yards. 1 TD.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew: 21 carries, 87 yards. 4 catches, 31 rec. yards. 1 TD.
  • Michael Bush: 30 carries, 109 yards. 1 TD.
  • LeGarrette Blount: 18 carries, 107 yards. 1 TD.
  • Cedric Benson: 15 carries, 41 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Michael Turner: 21 carries, 100 yards. 1 TD.
  • Marshawn Lynch: 27 carries, 88 yards. 1 TD.
  • Joe McKnight: 121 total yards.
  • LeSean McCoy: 23 carries, 113 yards.
  • Jonathan Stewart: 109 total yards.
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 106 total yards.
  • DeAngelo Williams: 105 total yards.




    Top Fantasy Receivers:
  • Rob Gronkowski: 4 catches, 96 yards. 2 TDs.

  • Jordy Nelson: 6 catches, 123 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Nate Washington: 9 catches, 115 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Vincent Jackson: 7 catches, 165 yards. 1 TD.
  • Torrey Smith: 6 catches, 165 yards. 1 TD.
  • Victor Cruz: 6 catches, 128 yards. 1 TD.
  • Jerome Simpson: 8 catches, 152 yards.
  • Johnny Knox: 3 catches, 97 yards. 1 TD.
  • Percy Harvin: 6 catches, 73 yards. 21 rush yards. 1 TD.
  • Mike Williams: 7 catches, 83 yards. 1 TD.
  • Roddy White: 7 catches, 147 yards.
  • Riley Cooper: 5 catches, 75 yards. 1 TD.
  • Brandon Lloyd: 5 catches, 67 yards. 1 TD.
  • Nate Burleson: 7 catches, 63 yards. 1 TD.
  • Andre Caldwell: 3 catches, 63 yards. 1 TD.
  • Michael Crabtree: 7 catches, 120 yards.

  • Kellen Winslow: 9 catches, 132 yards.
  • Tony Gonzalez: 5 catches, 74 yards. 1 TD.
  • Vernon Davis: 5 catches, 67 yards. 1 TD.
  • Antonio Gates: 4 catches, 63 yards. 1 TD.


    Top Fantasy IDP:
  • Chris Clemons: 5 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles.
  • Tommy Kelly: 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT.
  • Desmond Bryant: 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Tramon Williams: 9 tackles, 2 INTs.
  • Kyle Arrington: 4 tackles, 2 INTs.
  • Von Miller: 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Thomas Keiser: 5 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Patrick Willis: 7 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble.
  • Quintin Mikell: 6 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble.
  • Red Bryant: 2 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 INT.
  • Calvin Pace: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Jabaal Sheard: 2 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Chad Greenway: 15 tackles, 1 sack.
  • James Anderson: 10 tackles, 1 INT.
  • Colin McCarthy: 10 tackles, 1 forced fumble.
  • James Laurinaitis: 13 tackles.
  • Da'Norris Searcy: 11 tackles.


    Fantasy Scrubs of the Week:
  • Chris Johnson: 12 carries, 13 yards.

  • John Skelton: 6-of-19, 99 yards. 3 INTs.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: 20-of-39, 209 yards. 2 INTs.
  • Matt Hasselbeck: 13-of-25, 124 yards. 1 INT.
  • Sam Bradford: 20-of-40, 181 yards. 1 TD, 1 INT, 2 fumbles.

  • Willis McGahee: 12 carries, 18 yards.
  • Ryan Mathews: 13 carries, 37 yards. 2 fumbles.
  • Brandon Jacobs: 12 carries, 21 yards.
  • Chris Wells: 8 carries, 33 yards.
  • Jackie Battle: 8 carries, 33 yards.

  • James Jones: 0 catches.
  • Eric Decker: 0 catches.
  • Braylon Edwards: 0 catches.
  • Mario Manningham: 1 catch, 4 yards.
  • Brandon Marshall: 1 catch, 5 yards.
  • Greg Jennings: 2 catches, 6 yards.
  • Denarius Moore: 1 catch, 14 yards.
  • Steve Johnson: 2 catches, 16 yards.
  • Jonathan Baldwin: 3 catches, 16 yards.
  • Ed Dickson: 2 catches, 21 yards.
  • Wes Welker: 2 catches, 22 yards.
  • Santonio Holmes: 4 catches, 39 yards.






    2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 12 - Top 10
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    1. Green Bay Packers (10-0) - Previously: #1 - I once again have to take umbrage with NFL.com's game edge graphic:



      How the hell does that arrow signify a slight edge? It'd be no different than having the following graphic:



      Hmm... Jessica Alba or Rosie O'Donnell? Rosie O'Donnell or Jessica Alba? I think I'll give Alba a slight edge!

    2. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) - Previously: #2 - The Steelers just had the week off, so let's use this space for the Patriots-Chiefs recap:

      1. It sounds crazy now, but it seemed like the Patriots were going to lose to the Chiefs. They were down 3-0 early on, and they looked half asleep in the first quarter. They had major issues pass protecting on the first four drives. But like last week, the Patriots suddenly flipped on a switch near halftime and became this unstoppable machine. They couldn't even stop themselves from running up the score at the end of the game.

      Seriously, I don't mind running the ball, but why throw and call quarterback sneaks up 24 with less than three minutes remaining? I'm shocked Todd Haley didn't wag his finger at Bill Belichick during the post-game handshake.

      2. We had some fun on the forums making fun of BenJarvus Green-Ellis early on. It seemed like Green-Ellis would gain exactly three rushing yards on every carry. He eventually piled up the yardage (81) when Kansas City's defense wore down, but you still have to wonder why Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley aren't getting more touches. Vereen (8-39, TD) looked good on the final drive, so hopefully he'll get more work going forward.

      3. The star for the Patriots was Rob Gronkowski, who caught two touchdowns (along with four catches for 96 yards). Those scores gave him 20 for his young career, allowing him to become the fastest tight end to 20 touchdowns (26 games), breaking Mike Ditka's old mark.

      4. The Chiefs, meanwhile, moved the chains pretty well at times, but continuously stalled near the New England 35. I found it very strange that they eschewed the opportunity to go for it on a 4th-and-inches from around that spot on their second drive of the game, yet they had enough courage to try an onsides kick later in the quarter. The attempt failed.

      5. Tyler Palko played much better than many expected. And no one expected much. One well-known Web site described Palko as one of the "least-talented No. 2 quarterbacks in football." He didn't look that way early on, as he helped the Chiefs convert 6-of-14 third downs. He tossed an interception in the second quarter, but it wasn't really his fault because the ball bounced off his target's hands.

      However, Palko really looked skittish in the second half and just forced way too many poor passes into double and triple coverage. His final two interceptions were his responsibility. Palko finished 25-of-38 for 236 yards otherwise.

      You can't really blame Palko entirely for his second-half collapse. When that first fluke pick took place, it was 7-3. The Patriots scored twice on a pair of drives sandwiched by halftime, so the next time Palko took a meaningful snap, it was already 17-3. Given his physical limitations and the fact that he was making his first career start, Palko didn't stand a chance.

      6. One of the defenders trying to stop Palko was Julian Edelman, Wes Welker's backup at the slot position. As with Troy Brown back in 2004, Belichick is being forced into using a wideout on defense because of all the injuries. Edelman whiffed on a tackle on the first drive, but had some nice stops later on. He also drew a holding flag that brought back a big gain. More importantly, he returned a punt for a touchdown.

      7. Is it just me, or does Todd Haley look like a drunk sea captain with his black beard? Maybe all of those booze were the reason why he didn't wag his finger at Belichick.

    3. New England Patriots (7-3) - Previously: #3 - So, why didn't I use this capsule to recap Patriots-Chiefs? Because I want to point out something stupid ESPN wrote recently, and I'd like to thank Facebook friend Steven L. for bringing it to my attention:

      "Why would anyone write off a Patriots team led by QB Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick?" - ESPN power rankings

      I'm not sure who wrote this, but it must have been Captain Hindsight. Captain Hindsight went on to say that betting the Lions -7 would be a good move, despite all the great reasons I listed on my NFL Picks page.

      Seriously, this is ridiculous. All I heard from the clowns on Sunday NFL Countdown and SportsCenter sets was that the Jets were going to easily beat the Patriots in Week 10. Every single person on the former show picked New York to win. And now they're telling us that no one should have written them off? Weh?

    4. San Francisco 49ers (9-1) - Previously: #4 - Speaking of ESPN, Facebook friend Joe B. posted the following on my wall:

      Here's a good one for you, since this player is your nemesis. On Sports Nation they showed the clip of Ted Ginn dropping a pass and redirecting the ball right to a Giants defender. Herm jumped right in and exclaimed:

      "It's not his fault! Not his fault! He can't catch! That's what you get for throwing the ball to him! Can't catch! Don't throw him the ball!"


      It's not his fault that he can't catch? Isn't that what he's getting paid for?

    5. New Orleans Saints (7-3) - Previously: #5 - As you all know, I love posting random dumb things from NFL.com's GameCenter. Here's something that was written on a previous Saints game page:

      Is it still floooded in new Orleins

      Considering how stupid and ignorant this person is, I'm actually shocked that he knew about the hurricane.

    6. Baltimore Ravens (7-3) - Previously: #6 - It was odd not seeing Ray Lewis on the field during a Ravens game. But I guess that's a permanent reality that Baltimore fans will soon face.

      Anyway, 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. "QBs being fined for tackling I am a seahawk fan that tackle falco made on hathorn prevented my team from getting a TD and I still think a fine is BS he is a QB for corn sake he was practicly wearing a dress stupid"

      For corn sake, learn the English language. And who the hell is Falco?

      2. "san fran is a toilet of a city filled with thugs and drug addicts it is very sad when a city's best comunity is its hippies and homosexuals"

      Not that there's anything wrong with that.

      3. "hey 49er fans YOU ARE ALL SCUMB AND I AM SORRY IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY ME BRINGING UP YOU HERO JERRY SANDUSKY hope he saves you a seat in he11"

      On a scale of 1-10, how young should you be to stay away from a 49ers game? Oh darn, South Park already made that joke.



    7. New York Giants (6-4) - Previously: #7 - Let's give the Giants a mulligan. If I were a coaching a team going up against Vince Young, I wouldn't take it too seriously either.

      Speaking of the Eagles, a very strange quote from Andy Reid regarding DeSean Jackson after the victory:

      "I enjoy the kid."

      Not the smartest thing to say in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Andy. But I guess it beats "hem hem... uhh... I need to put the players in a better position... hem hem... umm... uhh... I take full responsibility... hem hem... uhh... hem hem..."

    8. Dallas Cowboys (6-4) - Previously: #9 - Some other GameCenter comments pertaining to the Cowboys:



      You know that saying, "If you listen to the fans, you'll be sitting with them?" Well, if you listen to GameCenter idiots, you'll be brain-dead within weeks.

    9. Oakland Raiders (6-4) - Previously: #10 - ESPN is really easy to make fun. NFL Network, not so much, ever since they removed Matt Millen and Joe Theismann from the Thursday night booth. Fortunately, this exchange between Rich Eisen and Sterling Sharpe had me smh-ing.

      Rich Eisen: Did the Raiders give up too much for Carson Palmer?

      Sterling Sharpe: Oooohhh I don't know, good question!

      What do you mean, you don't know? Aren't you getting paid to voice your opinion on such things?

      Maybe I should take the same approach on my picks page. Panthers at Lions -7. Whom am I going to bet on? Oooohhh I don't know, good question!

      Come to think of it, maybe I should start doing this because my picks suck.

    10. Chicago Bears (7-3) - Previously: #8 - Like the Texans, I'm dropping the Bears because of the quarterback injury, but unlike the Texans, I'm not removing them from the top 10 because I have some faith in their backup. I mean, you're not going to see Cal Hanie having kielbasa man sex in a hot tub with Nick Lachey and Matt Millen. Not that there's anything wrong with that.







    2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 12 - Bottom 10


    32. Indianapolis Colts (0-10) - Previously: #32 - The Colts had a bye week, so beloved GameCenter poster and Colts fan Taton wasn't active on the boards. Let's take this opportunity to post some of Taton's greatest quotes:

    - "Manning always got pick in the last minutes that is sux!!!!"

    - "Colts offense and defense not good too many pass drop could catch!!!!"

    - "Colts just flatted"

    - "Maning Maning Maning why u keep picking!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    - howmany drop passes can be catch"

    - "P. Manning very game he play he struggle"

    - "Manning you sux always choke!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bye bye no more hope for playoff!!!!!!!!!!1"

    Now that Taton has seen "Cristis Prainter" in action, I wonder if he still think Manning sucks.

    31. St. Louis Rams (2-8) - Previously: #27 - Speaking of GameCenter idiots, there apparently was a trolling problem on the Seahawks-Rams board, as KyleK509 pointed out:



    Die? Isn't that a bit extreme, KyleK509?

    30. Kansas City Chiefs (4-6) - Previously: #29 - Todd Haley is a weirdo. But don't take my word for it. Check out this animated picture that forum member CrazyCarl had in his signature:



    That's basically the expression Matt Millen has when he sees one of his young stallions inserting kielbasa into their you-know-whats.

    Ugh, I just grossed myself out.

    29. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) - Previously: #25 - Last week I wrote "A win over the Browns means nothing." A loss to the Browns means everything, so here are more Notes from NFL.com GameCenter (the first two from Facebook friend Jay B):

    1. "thats it a field goal come on lions i touhgt your better then that"

    Your mom "touhgt your better then that" too, until you brought home the results of your first spelling test.

    2. "come on field goals. get touchdowns."

    I've heard of people rooting for the Jaguars and stuff. Never did I think that people would ever root for the field goals.

    3. "why does chicagosynidates mom smell like garbage oh yeah that must have been from last night"

    Wait, are you saying that she smells like garbage because she had sex with you? Way to insult yourself, idiot.

    28. Washington Redskins (3-7) - Previously: #31 - I love when announcers say the most obvious things ever. For example, Rex Grossman heaved an ugly interception downfield in Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Tony Siragusa took this opportunity to chime in with some brilliant analysis:

    "This is exactly, EXACTLY, what Rex Grossman didn't want to do."

    EXACTLY, eh? And here I thought Grossman threw so many interceptions because he actually enjoyed doing so.

    27. Cleveland Browns (4-6) - Previously: #30 - Mike L. sent the following e-mail over to me:

    Keep mocking Trent Richardson or Lamar Miller to Cleveland. Local area shops are selling Peyton Hillis jerseys at 60% off!

    Isn't it amazing how much can change in seven months? Hillis was named the cover boy of Madden 12, and he was everyone's favorite running back. Now, the Browns don't want any part of him.

    The Madden Curse is nuts. Not only did it injure Hillis; it banished him from a city.

    26. Arizona Cardinals (3-7) - Previously: #28 - Remember the time when everyone thought John Skelton might be a better quarterback than Kevin Kolb? Aww, how cute.

    If Skelton kept putting together quality performances, I would have suggested for Arizona to keep Kolb on the roster as the official play stealer. Heck, if Kolb continues to struggle at quarterback, maybe he can get a job as a defensive coordinator somewhere because he knew Philadelphia's calls so well.

    Eagle fans better hope that Andy Reid isn't reading this because he might be thinking, "Uhh... umm... hem hem... Kevin Kolb at defensive coordinator is... uhh... hem hem... a good idea... hem hem..."

    25. Carolina Panthers (2-8) - Previously: #24 - Speaking of Skelton, what the hell happened to him? He was decent at Philadelphia, but completely fell apart against the 49ers.

    If you've been following this site for a while, you know exactly what happened...

    The Adventures of Derek Anderson's Magic Flask!

    John Skelton: I'm John Skelton and my arm is so massive that I just throw the ball as hard as I can downfield and hope something good happens. Har Har Har!

    Derek Anderson: Heyyyyzzz yewww tuuuuk myyy jeeeoobb, havvve a sssipp offff thissssss hic!

    *** Ten minutes later... ***

    John skelton: I'mmzzz Jeeohhnn Skellttunn annn myyy arrrm is sooo masssifff thaaa I jeeusst thrrreww the bbballlzz aszz hrddd as cannn downfieeelll nn heoop somethunnn goooo happunnsss!

    Yeah, not too much of a difference.

    24. Minnesota Vikings (2-8) - Previously: #22 - E-mailer Landon E. sent over an NFL.com fail. This picture is from last year's matchup. Let's see if you can spot the goofy error.



    Hint: A certain linebacker broke Michael Strahan's single-season sack record in just four games.

    23. Buffalo Bills (5-5) - Previously: #16 - Poor Bills fans. Too many crucial injuries have destroyed their beloved team.

    It's a tough call in terms of who's more miserable right now between Buffalo supporters and myself. That terrible beat in the Panthers-Lions game is going to haunt for a very long time.

    In an attempt to heal my own wounds, I built a time machine so I can warn myself. Unfortunately, it only goes back 48 hours, so the best I could do was prepare myself for the bad beat.

    Me: Hey Walt, thanks for taking the time to talk to me.

    Me From Sunday Morning: Whoa, what the hell?

    Me: I'm from two days in the future. I've come back in time to warn you about something.

    Me From Sunday Morning: Uh-oh... what?

    Me: The Panthers, the team you have for your November NFL Pick of the Month, are going to be up 24-7 against the Lions.

    Me From Sunday Morning: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA!!!!!!!!!!!! SEVEN UNITS ARE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Me: No, wait...

    Me From Sunday Morning: You've come back to steal my $700, haven't you? Well, I'm going to use this money to throw a party and invite hot girls to it that I will unsuccessfully game.

    Me: But...

    Me From Sunday Morning: But what?

    Me: The Panthers are going to blow the lead because of interceptions and terrible tackling, and the Lions will win 49-35.

    Me From Sunday Morning: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    Me: I just want you to be prepared for it. Wait, what are you doing? Put down the gun!

    *** BANG! ***

    Me: Why did you do shoot yourself!?

    Me From Sunday Morning: Tell the hot red-headed chick... from Wawa... that she had... a nice... rack... ehh...

    Me: Why'd you kill yourself? I mean, why'd you kill me? Wait... whoa... my legs are disappearing... and now my arms... crap... with Me From Sunday Morning dead, I never built this time machine, so I don't exist anymore... there goes my neck... and... my... goodbye hot red-headed chick from Wa...


    2011 NFL Power Rankings: The Rest:
    11. Detroit Lions (7-3). Previously: #12
    12. Cincinnati Bengals (6-4). Previously: #13
    13. Atlanta Falcons (6-4). Previously: #14
    14. New York Jets (5-5). Previously: #11
    15. Houston Texans (7-3). Previously: #15
    16. Denver Broncos (5-5). Previously: #17
    17. Philadelphia Eagles (4-6). Previously: #23
    18. Tennessee Titans (5-5). Previously: #19
    19. Seattle Seahawks (4-6). Previously: #20
    20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6). Previously: #21
    21. Miami Dolphins (3-7). Previously: #26
    22. San Diego Chargers (4-6). Previously: #18


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    Sam 02-07-2014 08:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.31 (total posts: 1)
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    Another rams fan here addressing the previous rams fan. Shut up....jerk
    Foshizzle 02-07-2014 08:01 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.49 (total posts: 1)
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    Alex Smith made you look bad. Get over it.
    SLU 02-07-2014 07:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.247 (total posts: 1)
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    Rams fan here--no way should we be in the top 10 or even top 15. I hate "potential"/"upside" ranking jobs. We have some good young guys but are still unproven at the most important position in the game. Until we have established the QB position, I don't think you can realistically put us that high,
    Bob 02-07-2014 06:57 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.43 (total posts: 1)
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    The hell is this mess?
    hawknballs 02-07-2014 06:55 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.186 (total posts: 2)
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    I think its fair to put SF ahead of Seattle, even as a Hawks fan, if you think they are going to end up that way at the end of the season.

    I think the reasons you give for Seattle's placement are misguided, though. It wasn't a chip on seattle's shoulder that pounded the broncos, it was a fast team that wants to be the best, both as a team and invidually. Something tells me they will still want to be the best next year, and will still want to prove it.

    As for Russell Wilson, him 'becoming a star' eating away at his preparation is completely backwards to everything that Russell Wilson is. And comparing him to Tom Brady isn't a very good way to somehow say he won't continue to step up his game, is it? That's just weird.

    So I mean, I can't fault you for having your opinion about SF but I'm not sure your reasonings behind seattle are very well thought out.
    WUT 02-07-2014 06:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.68 (total posts: 1)
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    You seriously need to can it with the whining about the Vikings firing Frazier, it was the right decision. You obviously know nothing about what was going on with the team, otherwise you would realize that. Frazier did absolutely no developing of talent and always made horrible personnel decisions.
    rams 02-07-2014 06:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.58 (total posts: 1)
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    Rams at 10? Yeah, these rankings are worthless. I wouldn't mind them being15-17, but one of the top ten in the league? Get out of here. They'll finish with 5-8 wins again, and thatplot of land in LA will look alot more intriguing to the owner
    John Brodie's Ghost 02-07-2014 05:35 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.127 (total posts: 1)
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    All 4 NFC West teams in the top-10...that division is insanely good.

    Your Hate Continues 02-07-2014 05:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.62 (total posts: 1)
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    Yet again, your hatred for Kansas City shines on. I am not even a Chiefs fan, but come on. Your assessment of Chiefs is asinine. I don't know what game you were watching Walt when KC played Indy in the playoffs, but shoot, I could have sworn that that 'over-rated' Alex Smith fellow threw for over 300 yards and 4 touchdowns. KC would have been nothing without Alex Smith this season. I don't understand where your hate for Alex Smith stems from. Sure, Alex Smith may never have the legacy of Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but shoot, he is a top 15 QB in the NFL. I wish he was on my Vikings team.
    Jets Fan 02-07-2014 05:15 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.110 (total posts: 1)
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    Sorry Walt, you lost me. How can you not take last year's record and previous power rankings into consideration at all when ranking your teams? It's not just with the Jets, it's all over the damn place. With absolutely no roster moves and keeping the majority of our coaching staff the Jets drop from 18-19 on every other power ranking to 27... seems like you're just trying to make waves with Jets fans because of your 2015 mock draft ranking... and don't try to hide behind a blanket statement that the draft order is random, because we all know it's not. It was your personal preference to completely ignore how the Jets performed last year working with a disastrous offensive roster and a rookie quarterback and stick them #1 in the 2015 draft. So just keep shelling the Jets. Truth is the team will have consistency for two years in a row for the first time in a long time and the team Idzik is trying to replicate just won the damn Super Bowl.
    Franki 02-07-2014 05:11 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.141 (total posts: 1)
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    Navarro will never be the same, Willis, the Cowboy, and anquan will be another year older, Rogers is gone, Hitner is just a slow LB now, Iuipati will sign with someone else because all the money will be going to Kaep. -_-

    who cares how hungry they are.
    Tim 02-07-2014 04:33 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.34 (total posts: 1)
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    The Bears QB analogy of Bledsoe/Brady and Cutler/McCown is pretty weak. Bledsoe was 29, Brady was 24. Brady flashed his brilliance early and proved what they saw to draft him in the first place. McCown is 34 and Culter is 30. McCown was brought in to be the backup, which he has been most of his career. He did play lights out, but was only 3-2. He did what a back up is supposed to do. Seperately, the real issue was the defense. Period.
    Erik 02-07-2014 04:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.11 (total posts: 1)
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    To the guy crying about the chiefs ranking- they deserve that ranking for two reasons: 1)they play in the AFC, which as demonstrated in the Super Bowl, is clearly the inferior of the two conferences. 2) they blew the largest lead ever to that mouth breathing downie named luck. Get out of here with that reality crap.
    wkakakak 02-07-2014 04:07 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.154 (total posts: 1)
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    NFCW, 4 teams in the top ten............
    womp 02-07-2014 03:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.194 (total posts: 1)
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    Lol @ the idea that Addidas running a pre recorded "all in for week one" commercial kept RG3 from training in the offeseason (which is false anyway, he spent the offseason rehabbing) instead of an injured ACL.

    Stick to the unfunny Derek Anderson impressions




    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)






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