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2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 16
Week 15 Top Fantasy Performers, Defenses


Top Fantasy Quarterbacks:
  • Drew Brees: 32-of-40, 412 yards. 5 TDs.
  • Tim Tebow: 11-of-22, 194 yards. 93 rush yards. 2 rush TDs.
  • Matthew Stafford: 29-of-52, 391 yards. 4 TDs.
  • Tony Romo: 23-of-30, 249 yards. 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush).
  • Aaron Rodgers: 17-of-35, 235 yards. 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush). 32 rush yards.
  • QB Dog Killer: 15-of-22, 274 yards. 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush), 1 INT. 32 rush yards.
  • Tom Brady: 23-of-34, 320 yards. 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush).
  • Matt Ryan: 19-of-26, 224 yards. 3 TDs.
  • Cam Newton: 13-of-23, 149 yards. 2 TDs. 55 rush yards.
  • Carson Palmer: 32-of-40, 367 yards. 1 TD.
  • Seneca Wallace: 18-of-31, 226 yards. 1 TD. 21 rush yards.
  • Matt Moore: 10-of-20, 217 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Philip Rivers: 17-of-23, 270 yards. 1 TD.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: 31-of-47, 316 yards. 2 TDs, 3 INTs.
  • John Skelton: 28-of-46, 313 yards. 1 TD, 1 INT.


    Top Fantasy Running Backs:
  • C.J. Spiller: 12 carries, 91 yards. 9 catches, 76 rec. yards. 2 TDs.
  • LeSean McCoy: 18 carries, 102 yards. 3 TDs.
  • Reggie Bush: 25 carries, 203 yards. 1 TD.
  • Arian Foster: 16 carries, 109 yards. 1 TD. 5 catches, 58 rec. yards.
  • Donald Brown: 16 carries, 161 yards. 1 TD.
  • Ryan Mathews: 26 carries, 90 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Toby Gerhart: 58 total yards. 2 TDs.
  • Darren Sproles: 112 total yards. 1 TD.
  • Khalil Bell: 15 carries, 65 yards. 5 catches, 43 rec. yards. 1 TD.
  • Marshawn Lynch: 20 carries, 42 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Peyton Hillis: 26 carries, 99 yards. 1 TD.
  • Lance Ball: 105 total yards. 1 TD. 1 lost fumble.
  • Pierre Thomas: 85 total yards. 1 TD.
  • Steven Jackson: 18 carries, 71 yards. 9 catches, 72 rec. yards.
  • Ahmad Bradshaw: 10 carries, 58 yards. 1 TD. 3 catches, 21 rec. yards.
  • Michael Bush: 18 carries, 77 yards. 7 catches, 62 rec. yards.
  • Cedric Benson: 22 carries, 76 yards. 1 TD.
  • Felix Jones: 22 carries, 108 yards. 3 catches, 23 rec. yards.
  • DeAngelo Williams: 15 carries, 61 yards. 1 TD.
  • Michael Turner: 19 carries, 61 yards. 1 TD.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew: 17 carries, 112 yards.
  • Ray Rice: 10 carries, 57 yards. 9 catches, 55 rec. yards.
  • Mike Tolbert: 58 total yards. 1 TD.
  • Chris Wells: 15 carries, 51 yards. 1 TD.
  • Chris Johnson: 109 total yards.
  • Ryan Grant: 101 total yards.




    Top Fantasy Receivers:
  • Calvin Johnson: 9 catches, 214 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Roddy White: 10 catches, 135 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Lance Moore: 5 catches, 91 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Darrius Heyward-Bey: 8 catches, 155 yards. 1 TD.
  • Greg Little: 5 catches, 131 yards. 1 TD.
  • Malcom Floyd: 5 catches, 96 yards. 1 TD.
  • Julio Jones: 5 catches, 85 yards. 1 TD.
  • Brandon Marshall: 3 catches, 84 yards. 1 TD.
  • Steve Smith: 5 catches, 82 yards. 1 TD.
  • Nate Burleson: 7 catches, 81 yards. 1 TD.
  • Torrey Smith: 6 catches, 77 yards. 1 TD.
  • Nate Washington: 7 catches, 62 yards. 1 TD.
  • Andre Roberts: 6 catches, 60 yards. 1 TD.
  • Demaryius Thomas: 7 catches, 116 yards.
  • A.J. Green: 6 catches, 115 yards.
  • Miles Austin-Jones: 5 catches, 53 yards. 1 TD.
  • Danario Alexander: 3 catches, 52 yards. 1 TD.

  • Brent Celek: 5 catches, 156 yards. 1 TD.
  • Aaron Hernandez: 9 catches, 129 yards. 1 TD.
  • Vernon Davis: 6 catches, 72 yards. 1 TD.
  • Jimmy Graham: 7 catches, 70 yards. 1 TD.
  • Jared Cook: 9 catches, 103 yards.
  • Jeremy Shockey: 2 catches, 35 yards. 1 TD.
  • Jermichael Finley: 3 catches, 83 yards.


    Top Fantasy IDP:
  • John Abraham: 5 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles.
  • Antwan Barnes: 6 tackles, 4 sacks.
  • Tamba Hali: 4 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Jason Babin: 4 tackles, 3 sacks.
  • Aldon Smith: 4 tackles, 2.5 sacks.
  • O'Brien Schofield: 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Mark Anderson: 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Jordan Senn: 14 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble.
  • Pat Angerer: 12 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble.
  • Vontae Davis: 5 tackles, 2 INTs.
  • Quintin Mikell: 10 tackles, 2 forced fumbles.
  • Jason Pierre-Paul: 16 tackles, 1 sack.
  • Chris Gocong: 9 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Raheem Brock: 5 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Cliff Avril: 4 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Chris Clemons: 3 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Jabaal Sheard: 3 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Chris Kelsay: 7 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Muhammad Wilkerson: 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Geno Atkins: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Adrian Clayborn: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Tommy Kelly: 1 tackle, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
  • Shaun Phillips: 6 tackles, 0.5 sack, 1 INT.
  • London Fletcher: 12 tackles, 1 forced fumble.
  • Ray McDonald: 2 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Ernie Sims: 15 tackles.
  • D'Qwell Jackson: 13 tackles.
  • Brian Cushing: 12 tackles.
  • Michael Boley: 12 tackles.


    Fantasy Scrubs of the Week:
  • Jordy Nelson: 2 catches, 29 yards.

  • T.J. Yates: 19-of-30, 212 yards. 2 INTs.
  • Matt Hasselbeck: 27-of-40, 223 yards. 2 INTs.
  • Blaine Gabbert: 12-of-22, 141 yards. 1 TD, 1 INT. 2 lost fumbles.
  • Andy Dalton: 15-of-26, 179 yards. 1 INT.

  • LeGarrette Blount: 9 carries, 21 yards.
  • Brandon Jacobs: 8 carries, 33 yards.
  • Marion Barber: 11 carries, 33 yards.
  • Jonathan Stewart: 11 carries, 43 yards.
  • Kevin Smith: 46 total yards.

  • Mike Williams: 0 catches.
  • Percy Harvin: 3 catches, 8 yards.
  • Doug Baldwin: 1 catch, 13 yards.
  • Denarius Moore: 2 catches, 13 yards.
  • Tony Gonzalez: 1 catch, 14 yards.
  • Jerome Simpson: 2 catches, 14 yards.
  • Greg Olsen: 2 catches, 15 yards.
  • Jermaine Gresham: 3 catches, 16 yards.
  • James Jones: 2 catches, 17 yards.
  • Eric Decker: 1 catch, 22 yards.
  • Pierre Garcon: 2 catches, 24 yards.
  • DeSean Jackson: 2 catches, 28 yards.
  • Owen Daniels: 2 catches, 29 yards.
  • Marcedes Lewis: 3 catches, 30 yards.
  • Antonio Gates: 2 catches, 31 yards.
  • Michael Crabtree; 4 catches, 35 yards.
  • Wes Welker: 4 catches, 41 yards.
  • Brandon Lloyd: 5 catches, 42 yards.
  • Victor Cruz: 5 catches, 44 yards.
  • Dwayne Bowe: 4 catches, 49 yards.






    2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 16 - Top 10
    Follow @walterfootball for updates.
    1. Green Bay Packers (13-1) - Previously: #1 - I wrote the following last week:

      "The Packers are going 19-0, and the blond chick in the State Farm Discount Double-Check commercial is really hot. That is all."

      Oops! Well, at least half of that statement still applies. The blond chick remains hot - even with NFL.com displaying that ad a billion times an hour on their game pages. RODGERS!!! DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK!!!!!! RODGERS!!! DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK!!!!!! RODGERS!!! DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK!!!!!! RODGERS!!! DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK!!!!!! RODGERS!!! DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK!!!!!! RODGERS!!! DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK!!!!!! RODGERS!!! DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK!!!!!! Ugh.

    2. New England Patriots (11-3) - Previously: #3 - Still not buying the Patriots. Their defense blows now, especially with Andre Carter now likely out for the year. They got very lucky Sunday with three Denver fumbles in the first half.

      Anyway, here's something to prove that the Jets are a fraud (thanks to Arun M.):



      Hear that, Jets fans? You haven't won the Super Bowl since World War II, and the Patriots will win to you. How does that make you feel?

    3. New Orleans Saints (11-3) - Previously: #4 - Why do I get the feeling that in a few years, several members of Minnesota's secondary will come forward and reveal that they were raped by Drew Brees in December 2011? Oh, and I'm sure Joe Paterno will be fired for not reporting it to the police.

    4. Baltimore Ravens (10-4) - Previously: #5 - It should be no surprise that the Ravens were "blowed" out at San Diego. Look at what the Colts did to them the week before, according to GameCenter:



      That looks like a freaking roller coaster. I feel like just by looking at that, GameCenter wants to charge me $8 for a picture of me puking my brains out all over the guy seated next to me.

    5. San Francisco 49ers (11-3) - Previously: #6 - A recap of the Steelers-49ers game:

      1. Ben Roethlisberger shouldn't have played in this game. He had no mobility and was limping around most of the time. He sailed some of his throws, and was responsible for four turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble). He could have easily thrown a fourth pick, but linebacker Larry Grant had the ball fall right out of his hands.

      He Roethlisberger threw for 330 yards, and his toughness is definitely commendable, but the Steelers should have been more responsible and let him rest for a week. They're very lucky he didn't suffer further injury.

      2. Alex Smith was better, but only by default. He went 18-of-31 for 187 yards and a touchdown. He made quick decisions, but I fear that the media will make the mistake of talking him up too much.

      Almost all of Smith's throws were of the dink-and-dunk variety. There just isn't enough big-play potential in this offense to make San Francisco much of a factor in the postseason. As I wrote in the forum, this 49er team reminds me of the 2001 Bears. They have a great defense and special teams, but are handicapped with a limited offense that is efficient in the regular season but will be the catalyst for the team's downfall in the playoffs.

      3. The 49ers were able to move the chains the entire evening. I don't know what happened to this Pittsburgh defense. I know James Harrison was out, but LaMarr Woodley was back from injury. The Steelers looked as old and slow as they did at the beginning of the year.

      4. Two separate blackouts made this game really interesting. A transformer blew out 10 minutes prior to kickoff, blanketing the entire stadium in darkness. The contest started after a 20-minute delay, but there was another blackout in the second quarter. A stupid fan took this opportunity to run onto the field, prompting Roethlisberger to joke, "Where's James Harrison when you need him?"

      The blackout was fun. I thought the players should have manned up and took the field in the darkness. Forum member Pheltzbahr had a better idea:

      I'd be raping cheerleaders if I was there.

      A GameCenter person had his own take:

      ward thought he was playing baltimore when he got his ligts knocked out

      5. Official Walt Coleman needs to be fired. He's completely inept and has no idea what is going on. There were so many instances where Coleman whistled a team for a penalty, only to have the announcers say something like, "That didn't look like a 'insert penalty type' to me."

      Coleman's most egregious errors came in replay situations. Both teams challenged obvious replay situations, only to have Coleman announce, "The ruling on the field is confirmed" all three times when it was completely evident that the calls should have been overturned on all three occasions.

      I took this opportunity to tweet (@walterfootball), "Why are the 49ers and Steelers challenging? It's not like Walt Coleman knows how to use the replay equipment."

    6. Detroit Lions (9-5) - Previously: #10 - A big win for the Lions - even if the Raiders did screw themselves over with stupid mistakes.

      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. "Im better than tyler palko if you ask me lol and taller to"

      Hey, if you make it into the NFL, you can join Vince Young in the Illiterate Quarterback Club.

      2. "i'm not a idot because the bengals can trade up and do what they want"

      No, you're an "idot" because you can't spell the word "idiot."

      3. "their no rams fans because they know their going to get killed again"

      "Their" is no hope for our country's education system either.

    7. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-4) - Previously: #2 - The theme this week is exposing last year's final four teams as frauds. I already showed you why the Jets are a sham. Steeler fans, you may want to choose another team to root for:



      That's right - your six rings are a sham. Time to jump ship and root for the Browns.

    8. Denver Broncos (8-6) - Previously: #7 - Denver's loss to New England made many people happy. John Kreese Elway for one. Johnny Lawrence Fox was another. And then there were all the dumb, former players on ESPN who have been wrong about Tim Tebow all along.

      I am fair though, so I sat down with Merril Hoge for an interview to let him state his thoughts on Tebow:

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

      Merril Hoge: My pleasure.

      Me: Tim Tebow finally lost. Was this what you expected?

      Merril Hoge: It's just what I've been saying all along, Walt. Tim Tebow cannot throw in the National Football League.

      Me: I thought he actually threw pretty well Sunday, but his pass protection was abysmal. Agree or disagree?

      Merril Hoge: Disagree. The Broncos threw it too many times. They needed to hand the ball off to the factor back! The factor back!

      Me: But they were trailing after those three fumbles, plus Willis McGahee got hurt. They couldn't exactly run the ball.

      Merril Hoge: You can always run the ball with the factor back. That's why he's the factor back! Factor back!

      Me: But you need to throw when you're way behind...

      Merril Hoge: Factor back! Factor back! Factor back!

      Me: Are we going to have a conversation here, or are you going to continue to yell incoherently?

      Merril Hoge: Factor back... Factor back! FACTOR BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Me: Ugh, OK, I'm going to end this conver... whoa, what the f*** is that!?

      *** Suddenly, a 50-foot, 10-ton monstrous demon breaks through the ground ***

      Monstrous Demon: RAWWWRRRR I AM FACTOR BACK!!!!!

      Me: What the hell? I thought a factor back was a position on the football field; not some monster!

      Merril Hoge: Factor Back! Factor Back!!! FACTOR BACK!!!

      Factor Back: RAWWWRRRR I'M FACTOR BACK!!!!! FACTOR BACK!!!! FACTOR BACK!!!!!! RAWWWRRRRRR!!!!!

      Me: Good God. Only Tim Tebow can save humanity now.

    9. New York Giants (7-7) - Previously: #8 - I have some bad news for you Giant fans. You have no shot to win the division - because you're four games behind the 49ers with two weeks remaining. This is from NFL.com (thanks Landon E.):



    10. Houston Texans (10-4) - Previously: #9 - I'm not going to count the Carolina loss against the Texans. It was meaningless for them because they clinched the division the week before. Plus, Wade Phillips was out.

      A note on the two teams at Nos. 11 and 12 in these rankings: I don't trust the Cowboys or the Falcons. The latter hasn't really beaten anyone this year and can't win outdoors. Dallas, meanwhile, could implode at any moment. If the Eagles still have something to play for Sunday afternoon, Tony Romo, Jason Garrett and company are going down in flames.





    2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 16 - Bottom 10


    32. Indianapolis Colts (1-13) - Previously: #32 - Famous GameCenter user Taton is still banned. I would have loved to read what Taton would have written during Indianapolis' first victory of the season. Here are the posts Taton would have made on GameCenter if he were still a member:

    When the Colts established a 3-0 lead:

    - Adam Vinatei kick feld goal!!!!! Colt have led for first time in seaon!!!!!!!

    When the Titans tied it up:

    - tian kick field gol!!!!! colt must score moee point!!!!!!! Coach Casewell is fat pig!!!!!!!!!!

    When the Colts took the lead again:

    - orkovsky touchdwon!!!!!! he better than p.manning!!!!!!! coach cadwell still need to be fire or no hope for playoff next yar!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When the Titans scored late to draw within seven:

    - uh oh here we go again caoch cadwell going to blow game!!!!!!!!!!!! coach casewell going to have gay sex in lockar room with jim isray if colt looose game!!!!!!!!!!

    When the Colts finally prevailed:

    - colt win finally!!!!!!! now no more win needed!!!! gay cach cawell need suck for lack!!!!!!!!

    31. St. Louis Rams (2-12) - Previously: #31 - Thank you, Kellen Clemens, for costing me $300. May you be kidnapped, taken to a seedy hotel room and penetrated anally via kielbasa by Matt Millen.

    30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10) - Previously: #30 - Charlie Campbell (@draftcampbell) was at the Buccaneers-Cowboys game Saturday night. Since I wrote up the game recap, I thought I'd have him discuss the future of this Tampa squad:

    Tampa Bay is at a crossroads. After Dallas cruised to a 31-15 win Saturday night, the Buccaneers are poised to finish 4-12 on the season. The Bucs aren't going to go on the road and beat the Panthers on Christmas Eve or win against the Falcons a week later. Right now, it would be a surprise if head coach Raheem Morris was given another season. Although many believe ownership doesn't want to fire Morris, the collapse with eight straight losses and counting will probably force a coaching change.

    Tampa Bay will have to pay Morris $2 million in 2012. There is a strong sentiment around the team that general manager Mark Dominik is trying to save his own job by separating himself from Morris in order to make the Morris the fall guy for the disaster of a season. Most around the team believe that Dominik is likely to survive. The possibility exists that the Bucs owners, the Glazers, could clean house and look to hire a new general manager and head coach. However, Dominik received a multi-year extension earlier this season.

    While Morris may be the fall guy, the entire organization deserves their share of the blame. Dominik and the Bucs' front office said no to free agent veterans whom the coaching staff wanted the team to sign. Players like running back Darren Sproles, running back Cadillac Williams, tight end John Gilmore and linebacker Barrett Ruud are some of those veterans. A lot of the draft picks made from 2009 haven't panned out, and the young players that played well in 2010 have struggled across the board in 2011. Sources have said that the front office overestimated the talent of their draft picks. From top down, there is plenty of blame to go around in Tampa Bay.

    The rumors around the team are that Dominik would want the team to hire another young, lesser-known coach so he could maintain a high level of influence on the personnel moves. A big-name coach like Jeff Fisher or Bill Cowher would be the shot-caller from a football standpoint, and could have their own general manager they would want to run the team.

    A decade ago, the Glazers wanted the elite of the NFL on the field and running the team. They chased Bill Parcells to replace Tony Dungy, and made the massive trade to land Jon Gruden. After the Super Bowl team went to pasture, the Glazers signed up for a young staff, a young roster and low payroll. With attendance and fan interest at a serious low, the Glazers are at a critical breaking point. They are going to have to decide whether to turn back the clock and make some bold moves to acquire some big-name difference-makers like Fisher or Cowher, or opt for a young coordinator in hopes of landing the next Dungy or Gruden. It will be an interesting January in Tampa.

    29. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) - Previously: #29 - I received a hilarious text from Matvei, who runs the Sharps Picks section, during the Atlanta-Jacksonville game:

    Jacksonville looked so bad that I wanted to call the ASPCA. I can't believe what a p***y Gabbert is: he looks as petrified as he did two months ago against the Bengals.

    28. Minnesota Vikings (2-12) - Previously: #27 - Thanks for playing, Vikings. You gave a good effort and stayed in the game for a while, but the Saints were just too much. You won't go home empty-handed though. Mike, tell them what they've won!

    "You've won a brand-new left tackle! Matt Kalil, fresh from USC, is this year's model of a prototypical left tackle. Christian Ponder can enjoy his Sunday afternoons not getting destroyed by right ends coming in from the blind side. And best of all, Kalil will not cost you much - thanks to the new CBA, you'll get him at a very reasonable contract!"

    27. Buffalo Bills (5-9) - Previously: #24 - Facebook friend Danny S. sent over this incredibly detailed Buffalo-Miami prediction from one of the ESPN message boards. Try to see if you can find the hilarious error.

    ot
    Miami: 3 7 3 10 3
    Bills: 13 0 0 7 0

    First Quarter: C.J Spiller 2 yard touchdown run (Dave Rayner kick is blocked), Bills 6-0, Dan Carpenter 31 yard field goal is good, Bills 6-3, Nick Barnett 9 yard interception return for a touchdown (Dave Rayner Kick is good), Bills 13-3
    Second Quarter: Reggie Bush 16 yard touchdown catch from Matt Moore, (Dan Carpenter kick is good), Bills 13-10 half
    Third Quarter : Dan Carpenter 34 yard field goal is good, 13-13
    Fourth Quarter: Brandon Marshall 27 yard touchdown catch from Matt Moore, Dolphins 20-13, C.J Spiller 3 yard touchdown run (Dave Rayner Kick is good), 20-20
    Overtime: Dan Carpenter 44 yard field goal is good, Dolphins 23-20 Final/OT

    Stats:
    Fitzpatrick: 112 passing yards, 2Int, Lost Fumble, 21 rush yards
    Spiller: 98 rush yards, 2TD
    Spiller: 24 receiving yards
    Moore: 234 passing yards, 2TD, 1Int
    Bush: 79 rush yards, 16 receiving yards, TD
    Marshall: 108 receiving yards, TD

    Turnovers:
    M.Moore picked off by Nick Barnett for a touchdown
    R.Fitzpatrick fumbled on a QB sneak up the middle pick up by S.Smith
    R.Fitzpatrick picked off by Koa Misa -1 yard return
    R. Fitzpatrick picked off by Cameron Wake 2 yard return
    D.Shayner's kick Blocked by Will Allen 36 yard return

    If you haven't found it, well, the Dolphins would be the first team in NFL history to go into overtime with a lead.

    26. Cleveland Browns (5-9) - Previously: #28 - Last week, I showed you that Jon S. epitomized the state of the Browns best in this brief e-mail he sent to me following the Thursday night loss to Pittsburgh:

    Thank God for McCoy and his interception. This could have been ugly. Five wins... that would be terrible. With only four wins we can get a real QB.

    Jon S. sent over three more hilarious e-mails Sunday:

    Oh my God, Washington and Miami both win! Come on browns... lose big to Arizona! And after Cleveland's defeat:

    Cleveland PROVES Colt McCoy is not the answer and we still lose. Merry Xmas, Cleveland Browns!!!!

    And during Baltimore's loss at San Diego:

    Now the Ravens are losing. If this happens and Steelers win tomorrow night, both Baltimore (Browns get them next week) and Steelers for final game will both need to beat Browns. So the Steelers won't take the last game off at Cleveland. Oh boy, I am already getting ready to order a QB jersey!!!!

    25. Chicago Bears (7-7) - Previously: #21 - Cannon Ball Caleb Hanie was great against the Packers in the NFC Championship. Now, he's the worst quarterback of all time. What happened?

    The Adventures of Derek Anderson's Magic Flask!

    Caleb Hanie: Oh boy, oh boy, I'm going to make so much money next offseason!

    Derek Anderson: Heyyyyzzz iffff yewww wannnaerr maaakkke morrrrr monnnneyyy havvve a sssipp offff thissssss hic!

    Caleb Hanie: Oh boy, oh boy, I would love to make even more money!

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

    Caleb Hanie: I'mmm gunnnn buuuyy soooo muuuccchh onnnn Amzzzzonn.commm noowwww cuzzzz I'mmm gunnn havvvv sooo miuuuchh monnney hic!!!

    Poor Cal. Now he's in debt up to his ears.

    24. Kansas City Chiefs (6-8) - Previously: #26 - It's time for my weekly bashing of NFL.com's bogus edge meter:



    A slight edge? What a joke. The Chiefs are clearly better than the Packers. They should have the slight edge!

    If NFL.com is smart enough to figure this one out, perhaps the following graphic is also true:



    If the Chiefs can upset the Packers, perhaps Emmitt Smith can defeat William Shakespeare in a grammar competition.

    23. Washington Redskins (5-9) - Previously: #25 - The Redskins are winning themselves out of the Robert Griffin and Matt Barkley sweepstakes. What the hell are they doing?

    Here are more Notes from NFL.com GameCenter:

    1. "Go eagles eagles fans try not get to tipsie"

    Perhaps you should have taken your own advice prior to logging on to GameCenter.

    2. "the fact jack. u steeler fanz r da only dilusional ones out there. like i said i dislike the seehawks"

    Ah, the Seehawks - the birds that hail from the optometrist's office.

    3. "hey stellerz316 whats up wit ur name and ur picture friend? r u supposed to be a monk profit or something with the verse 316 and the hood?"

    A monk who makes money? Isn't that against their beliefs?


    2011 NFL Power Rankings: The Rest:
    11. Dallas Cowboys (8-6). Previously: #13
    12. Atlanta Falcons (9-5). Previously: #12
    13. San Diego Chargers (7-7). Previously: #16
    14. New York Jets (8-6). Previously: #11
    15. Cincinnati Bengals (8-6). Previously: #14
    16. Oakland Raiders (7-7). Previously: #15
    17. Seattle Seahawks (7-7). Previously: #18
    18. Arizona Cardinals (7-7). Previously: #19
    19. Philadelphia Eagles (6-8). Previously: #23
    20. Miami Dolphins (5-9). Previously: #20
    21. Tennessee Titans (7-7). Previously: #17
    22. Carolina Panthers (5-9). Previously: #22


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    Andrew 04-06-2014 08:16 am xxx.xxx.xxx16.2 (total posts: 1)
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    Your Bills writeup is limited to trashing them based on a hypothetical trade they never made. And Jairus Byrd assuredly did NOT take less money to play elsewhere, Buffalo absolutely did not offer him equal or greater amounts than NO did.
    Please, just try!
    derek 04-06-2014 07:13 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.27 (total posts: 1)
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    Thinking the Jets are the worst team in the league - when they added YOUR top WR are about to sign CJ2k to pair with a good back in Ivory, have the best DL in football, The 2nd best QB in the division, not to mention rising stars at Cb, iL, OLB and slot receiver shows how little you know about the actual NFL teams. Please just stick to what you do sort of well-the draft.
    Craig 04-06-2014 06:22 am xxx.xxx.xxx.201 (total posts: 1)
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    Ripping on the Lions for conecentrating on re-signing Joique Bell shows you must not watch the Lions. Bell may not be a big name, but he is a really good RB that can block as well as catch the ball out of the backfield. Also, no mention of the Golden Tate signing? How is signing the best hands in football not helping Stafford and Johnson?
    Joe 04-06-2014 06:15 am xxx.xxx.xxx.121 (total posts: 1)
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    Quote directly from 2015 mock draft: "Many Jet fans may complain about their team being No. 2 overall, but that would completely ignore the "this draft order is random" sentence above"

    Quote from this article: "That's why the Jets will have a top-two choice next April/May, as you can see in my 2015 mock."

    I'm not sure there is a bigger definition of hypocrite?
    Travis 04-06-2014 05:11 am xxx.xxx.xxx8.51 (total posts: 1)
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    I think I am just about done visiting this website. Walt is the biggest Buffalo Bills hater on the web.

    The Bills traded a 6th round pick to acquire a legit WR, and Walt gives the trade a C- for the Bills and an A for the Bucs. What?! There is no way the Bucs turn that 6th round pic into someone better than the player they just lost.

    The Bills have had a good free agency. The lost 1 player (Byrd) whom the Saints overpaid to get. But the Bills added 2 good LBs, OL depth, and now a starting WR.

    Last year, EJ Manuel was 4-5 in games he started. As a rookie. Now, as a 2nd year player, he is bound to improve. The rest of their team is better and more experience, and deeper. There is NO WAY they get worse this year.
    Walty walty walty.... 04-06-2014 03:36 am xxx.xxx.xxx.188 (total posts: 1)
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    Luke joeckel played five games last year, while playing out of position. Oh, he was a rookie as well. So, why bring that up? He hasn't played nearly enough to be evaluated properly...you should of just mentioned like you have been for the last year or so that David Caldwell supposedly was on the internet that one time and read Blaine Gabbert played better with better protection and he still sucks so therefore joeckel sucks. You seem like to copy and paste that gem everytime you write something about JAX.

    Your ignorance of certain teams is laughable, stick to Fantasy buddy your good at that.
    Link 04-06-2014 03:09 am xxx.xxx.xxx7.24 (total posts: 1)
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    The Epona race isn't too hard as long as long as you stay slightly behind Ingo and spam carrots at the end
    Cards Fan 04-04-2014 12:21 am xxx.xxx.xxx7.35 (total posts: 1)
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    How can you state in the rankings that the sixth ranked team would beat the 4th ranked team in the SB, then rank that team ahead of them?
    phsiqkobsa 04-02-2014 01:54 pm xxx.xxx.xxx9.26 (total posts: 1)
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    vhwfuxbmufsgppucbmm, http://www.xeoodrychz.com/ umanmnwkpn
    Johnny Smith 03-27-2014 12:29 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.60 (total posts: 1)
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    "Update: Ozzie Newsome has been a great general manager, but he whiffed on this Eugene Monroe trade. No playoff appearance, plus Monroe is hitting the market. Once again, the Ravens are going to lose multiple valuable veterans."

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    Ozzie whiffed huh? Is that Monroe ended up signed long term with the Ravens for less then Branden Albert, and Ravens signed all top UFAs ?? (besides Arthur Jones). Hah. That's not to mention the 4 comp picks Ravens get this draft from lost free agents last season.

    Thanks for keeping these predictions up, lets us readers see how little you really know. You're shooting in the dark just like the rest of us.
    Erin 03-18-2014 11:51 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.86 (total posts: 1)
    1     1

    OK I realize you website is not fully up to date and I am a Giants fan but.... Dallas better then the Giants? Come on man. With all they lost and how little they had added they should be below the Redskins in my opinion.
    dawoymwvdp 03-16-2014 02:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.205 (total posts: 1)
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    qtlhwxbmufsgppucbmm, http://www.arohazlwfw.com/ swbjubchub
    kyle 03-16-2014 10:45 am xxx.xxx.xxx.175 (total posts: 1)
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    Yeah the Rams are totally that good. I also love how you critize Wilson and Griffin for doing something other than training 24/7 7 days a week, something nobody does. "Baseball players are fat slobs" lmfao.
    Boss 03-15-2014 12:31 am xxx.xxx.xxx.225 (total posts: 1)
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    Walter has some good insight and decent picks, but how much nonsense do you have to work through to find it? I especially like the advice for professional athletes and how they spend their time. "RG3 was showing off Baylor basketball uniforms, he's not working hard!" and "Russell Wilson is playing baseball. He's going to get fat! I don't like how he is becoming a star!" THATS WHAT SUPER BOWL WINNING QBS DO. They become stars. He's played baseball his entire life. Mind you, ITS MARCH. He's an athlete. By all accounts, he's one of the most competitive players and great leaders in sports. I'd be far more worried about Kaepernick than I would be RW. The Brady Haircuts bit might be the dumbest thing I have ever read. The made up conversations between TV personalities, players, etc. is completely idiotic.
    Brent again 03-13-2014 07:28 pm xxx.xxx.xxx9.90 (total posts: 2)
    1     1

    Chiefs at 17
    Falcons 9
    No Way!




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