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2012 NFL Power Rankings: Week 6
Week 5 Top Fantasy Performers, Defenses


Top Fantasy Quarterbacks:
  • Andrew Luck: 31-of-55, 362 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT. 6 carries, 24 rush yards. 1 rush TD.
  • Drew Brees: 29-of-45, 370 yards. 4 TDs, 1 INT. 2 carries, -2 rush yards.
  • Alex Smith: 18-of-24, 303 yards. 3 TDs, 3 carries, 49 rush yards.
  • Aaron Rodgers: 21-of-33, 243 yards. 3 TDs, 1 INT. 5 carries, 57 rush yards.
  • Peyton Manning: 31-of-44, 345 yards. 3 TDs, 2 carries, 9 rush yards. 1 fumble.
  • Eli Manning: 25-of-37, 259 yards. 3 TDs, 1 INT. 2 carries, -1 rush yards.
  • Jay Cutler: 23-of-39, 292 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT. 2 carries, 22 rush yards.
  • Matt Ryan: 34-of-52, 345 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT. 4 carries, 4 rush yards. 1 fumble.
  • Philip Rivers: 27-of-42, 354 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT. 1 fumble.
  • Christian Ponder: 25-of-35, 258 yards. 2 TDs, 2 INTs. 3 carries, 31 rush yards.


  • Top Fantasy Running Backs:
  • Ahmad Bradshaw: 30 carries, 200 yards. 1 TD. 4 catches, 29 rec. yards. 1 fumble.
  • Arian Foster: 29 carries, 152 yards. 1 TD. 1 catch, 16 rec. yards.
  • Stevan Ridley: 28 carries, 151 yards. 1 TD. 1 fumble.
  • Ryan Mathews: 12 carries, 80 yards. 1 TD. 6 catches, 59 rec. yards.
  • Trent Richardson: 17 carries, 81 yards. 1 TD. 5 catches, 47 rec. yards.
  • Frank Gore: 14 carries, 106 yards. 1 TD.
  • Jamaal Charles: 30 carries, 140 yards. 3 catches, 21 rec. yards.
  • Rashard Mendenhall: 14 carries, 81 yards. 1 TD. 2 catches, 20 rec. yards.
  • LeSean McCoy: 16 carries, 53 yards. 4 catches, 27 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.
  • Alfred Morris: 18 carries, 115 yards. 1 catch, 20 rec. yards.
  • Reggie Bush: 19 carries, 48 yards. 1 TD. 2 catches, 24 rec. yards.
  • Michael Turner: 18 carries, 67 yards. 1 TD. 2 catches, 2 rec. yards.
  • Matt Forte: 22 carries, 107 yards. 2 catches, 20 rec. yards.
  • Armando Allen: 5 carries, 59 yards. 1 TD.
  • Ray Rice: 17 carries, 102 yards. 1 catch, 16 rec. yards.


  • Top Fantasy Receivers:
  • Marques Colston: 9 catches, 131 yards. 3 TDs.
  • Reggie Wayne: 13 catches, 212 yards. 1 TD.
  • Percy Harvin: 2 carries, 8 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 8 catches, 108 yards. 1 TD.
  • Victor Cruz: 5 catches, 50 yards. 3 TDs.
  • Brandon Marshall: 12 catches, 144 yards. 1 TD.
  • Josh Gordon: 2 catches, 82 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Robert Meachem: 3 catches, 67 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Devery Henderson: 8 catches, 123 yards. 1 TD.
  • Demaryius Thomas: 9 catches, 188 yards. 1 fumble.
  • Michael Crabtree: 6 catches, 113 yards. 1 TD.
  • James Jones: 4 catches, 46 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Wes Welker: 13 catches, 104 yards. 1 TD.
  • Julio Jones: 1 carry, 1 rush yard. 10 catches, 94 yards. 1 TD.
  • Randall Cobb: 4 catches, 82 yards. 1 TD.
  • Santana Moss: 2 catches, 80 yards. 1 TD.
  • A.J. Green: 9 catches, 65 yards. 1 TD.
  • Kyle Williams: 1 carry, 6 rush yards. 2 catches, 50 yards. 1 TD.
  • Chris Givens: 1 catch, 51 yards. 1 TD.
  • Malcom Floyd: 5 catches, 108 yards.
  • Jeremy Kerley: 5 catches, 94 yards.


  • Tony Gonzalez: 13 catches, 123 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.
  • Owen Daniels: 4 catches, 79 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.
  • Jeff Cumberland: 2 catches, 51 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.
  • Vernon Davis: 5 catches, 106 rec. yards.
  • Dwayne Allen: 4 catches, 38 rec. yards. 1 rec. TD.


  • Top Fantasy IDP:
  • Robert Quinn: 6 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Lance Briggs: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 TD.
  • Von Miller: 8 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Ryan Kerrigan: 5 tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD.
  • Charles Tillman: 4 tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD.
  • Captain Munnerlyn: 3 tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD.
  • Bruce Irvin: 2 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Corey Wootton: 2 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Rob Ninkovich: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles.
  • Tamba Hali: 6 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Cory Redding: 5 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Justin Houston: 4 tackles, 2 sacks.
  • Luke Kuechly: 11 tackles, 1 INT.
  • Jerrod Mayo: 13 tackles, 1 sack.
  • London Fletcher: 20 tackles.
  • Mike Adams: 12 tackles.
  • Rahim Moore: 12 tackles.
  • DeMeco Ryans: 12 tackles.


  • Fantasy Scrubs of the Week:
  • Andre Johnson: 1 catch, 15 yards.

  • Matt Cassel: 9-of-15, 92 yards. 2 INTs. 4 carries, 14 rush yards. 1 fumble.
  • Blaine Gabbert: 17-of-33, 142 yards. 2 INTs. 2 carries, 1 rush yard. 1 fumble.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: 16-of-26, 126 yards. 1 INT. 2 carries, 1 rush yard.
  • Robert Griffin: 10-of-15, 91 yards. 1 carry, 7 rush yards.

  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 9 carries, 14 yards. 1 catch, 2 rec. yards.
  • C.J. Spiller: 7 carries, 24 yards.
  • Fred Jackson: 9 carries, 29 yards. 1 catch, 5 rec. yards.
  • Darren Sproles: 5 carries, 9 yards. 5 catches, 28 rec. yards.
  • Ryan Williams: 14 carries, 33 yards. 1 catch, 5 rec. yards.
  • Cedric Benson: 7 carries, 20 yards. 2 catches, 21 rec. yards.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew: 12 carries, 56 yards. 1 catch, 3 rec. yards.

  • Mike Wallace: 2 catches, 17 yards.
  • Pierre Garcon: 3 catches, 24 yards.
  • Jordy Nelson: 2 catches, 29 yards.
  • Brandon Lloyd: 3 catches, 34 yards.
  • Torrey Smith: 3 catches, 38 yards.
  • Jeremy Maclin: 5 catches, 39 yards.






  • 2012 NFL Power Rankings: Week 6 - Top 10
    Follow @walterfootball for updates.
    1. Houston Texans (5-0) - Previously: #1 - Here's a recap of Texans 23, Jets 17. The theme of this is "The Jets can't:"

      - The Jets can't pass the ball. Mark Sanchez went just 14-of-31 for 230 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He wasn't as bad as those stats indicate though. Both picks were off tipped passes, while many incompletions were the result of tips, poor routes and dropped balls. Sanchez's scrub receivers betrayed him, which brings us to...

      - The Jets can't catch the ball. New York had several key drops. At least two occurred way downfield. One came from Tim Tebow, who placed a beautifully thrown ball into Jason Hill's hands, but the pedestrian wideout couldn't hold on. The other was committed by cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who actually beat Johnathan Joseph. Cromartie couldn't get both feet inbounds, however. The only wideout who played well was Jeremy Kerley, who finished with five grabs for 94 yards. Kerley is a nice slot receiver who should remain in that spot for a while.

      - The Jets can't run the ball. At least not when Sanchez is in the game. Shonn Greene gained 26 yards on eight carries. Tebow, who had 19 yards on five attempts, didn't see nearly enough action, especially when the Jets made a trip into the red zone.

      - The Jets can't stop the run. Arian Foster rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown on 29 tries, including a 46-yard burst from inside his own 10-yard line. New York constantly had to sell out to stop Houston's ground attack. One instance led to Matt Schaub hitting Owen Daniels for 34-yard touchdown on the opening drive. It was 2nd-and-9, yet New York still went all out to stop the rush even though Justin Forsett was in the backfield. Daniels was wide open as a result.

      - The Jets can't stop the pass. Well, actually they can - but that was the perception heading into this matchup. New York limited Matt Schaub to 14-of-28 for 209 yards, the touchdown to Daniels and an interception. Cromartie, who grabbed Schaub's lone pick, did a fantastic job on Andre Johnson, restricting the Pro Bowl wideout to one catch for 15 yards. The Texans really need a deep threat to open up the offense. They lack a player with downfield play-making ability.

      - The Jets can't rush the passer. They had zero sacks. Schaub had a clean pocket most of the night even though New York tried many blitzes, almost all of which were ineffective.

      - The Jets can't coach. Forget the lack of Tebow and the aforementioned run call on Forsett; New York had extreme difficulty with substitutions for some strange reason. Rex Ryan had to waste two timeouts in the second half. When asked why this occurred, all Ryan could say was, "I don't know."

      Ryan's coaching staff also made some very curious decisions. There was a failed onside kick following Joe McKnight's 100-yard kickoff return. Chaz Schilens actually recovered it initially for the Jets, but the ball dropped out of his hands. I also have to question why Sanchez was used on a quarterback sneak on a 4th-and-1. The Jets converted (barely), but Tebow would have been more effective in that situation.

      - The Jets can't do anything about J.J. Watt. Wow. This guy was a monster. The stat sheet doesn't look impressive - six tackles, one sack - but he dominated this game. He had tons of pressures and numerous tipped passes, one of which fell into the arms of Brice McCain, who returned the pick deep into Jets' territory. Watt's sack, meanwhile, was a game-changer because it took the Jets out of field-goal range.

      Watt now has 8.5 sacks, meaning he's on pace for 27 on the year, which would break Michael Strahan's single-season record. Jon Gruden was so excited about Watt that he called him a "Hall of Fame candidate." Ryan certainly thinks so; he looked like he wanted to cry when talking about Watt in his post-game press conference.

    2. New England Patriots (3-2) - Previously: #4 - Is anyone else annoyed with Phil Simms? Why is he CBS' top color analyst? I think he sucks. He's boring and he happens to be the king of contradicting himself. For instance, when Brandon Lloyd was tackled right at the goal line and appeared to be in the end zone, Simms shrieked, "They should challenge this! They need to challenge it!" Bill Belichick opted not to, but the Patriots scored on the next play. Simms' response to this? "Yeah, why challenge when you're so close?"

      Way to contradict your own analysis 30 seconds later. You know how South Park has Captain Hindsight? Well, I'd like to dub Simms Captain Foresight-Hindsight, or perhaps just Captain Contradiction. I'm not sure which one I like better, but I'm leaning toward the latter.

    3. Atlanta Falcons (5-0) - Previously: #2 - I can already see the Falcon fan hate mail coming: "YOUR AN IDIOT FOR RANKEING TEH FALCKONS 3RD BEHIND PATRIETS!!! FALCKONS ARE UNDEFEETED AND PATRIETTES HAVE TWO LOSTEDS!!! YOUR NOT FUNNY ETHER SO STOPP IT WITH TEH JOAKS!!!"

      Look, if Cam Newton didn't fumble two weeks ago and if Robert Griffin didn't suffer a concussion Sunday, the Falcons could easily be 3-2 right now - the same record as the Patriots, who look completely unstoppable.

    4. New York Giants (3-2) - Previously: #3 - The Giants had no business covering against the Browns, but give them credit for winning despite missing half their roster.

      If you're a Giant fan, I'm sure you were extremely frustrated watching Sunday NFL Countdown. During Cris Carter's "Where you at?" segment, Carter chided Jason Pierre-Paul for having only 1.5 sack, shouting, "JPP, only 1.5 sack! Where you at homes!? Hee hee hee honk honk!!!"

      Newsflash, Carter: Pierre-Paul is having an amazing season. It may not seem that way if you just look at the nfl.com/stats section, but if you actually watched the games, you'd see that JPP is dominating.

    5. San Francisco 49ers (4-1) - Previously: #6 - I don't understand how the 49ers managed to accumulate more yardage in a game Sunday than they ever did with Joe Montana or Steve Young. I mean, Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick are doing a nice job, but still, very weird.

      Oh, and can you believe that the 49ers did this all while targeting Randy Moss only twice? I laughed a couple of weeks ago when Matthew Berry gave out a sleeper receiver on Sunday NFL Countdown: "I've been asked, Matthew Berry, who's the next Kevin Ogletree? Who's the next receiver who will come out of nowhere? Rod Streater? Maybe Randall Cobb. Nope. Randy Moss."

      This was doubly bad. Moss is washed-up junk and shouldn't have been owned in any fantasy league this year. But "come out of nowhere?" Even if Moss had a great game, he wouldn't exactly be an Ogletree and come out of nowhere.

    6. Baltimore Ravens (4-1) - Previously: #5 - The Ravens have been pretty shaky lately. They had issues with the Browns and should have lost to the Chiefs. In fact, if Kansas City didn't turn the ball over a billion times, Baltimore would have lost by double digits.

      Oh, and no ESPN analyst is going to say this, but I will: Ray Lewis SUCKED against the Chiefs. He was completely washed away in run support. He's the primary reason the Chiefs ran the ball so easily. Now, will I change my opinion if Lewis comes to my house and threatens to stuff me in the trunk of his car? Sure. But for now, he's terrible.

    7. Chicago Bears (4-1) - Previously: #11 - Ranking the Bears in relation to the Packers was difficult. Chicago can't seem to beat Green Bay, but it's clearly playing better football right now. So, if you're a Packer fan, please spare me the "OMG WE BEAT THE BEAR, IDIOT!!!" e-mails.

      By the way, I'm not sure if you saw this, but Jay Cutler made fun of the players wearing pink gloves and shoes last Monday night. Maybe that's what Mike Tice wanted to talk to him about on the sidelines.

    8. Green Bay Packers (2-3) - Previously: #7 - I'd say the Packers' owner must have urinated on an Indian burial ground after digging up all of the bodies and having sex with them, but they don't have an owner.

      Seriously, this team has gotten so screwed over in the past three weeks. First, they would've beaten Seattle if it wasn't for Touchception. And second, they ran into the Chuckstrong Colts' buzzsaw Sunday, all while losing B.J. Raji, Jermichael Finley and Cedric Benson to injury early on. The Packers could easily be 4-1 right now.

    9. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) - Previously: #8 - The Steelers needed to beat the Eagles, but they didn't play like it. Maurkice Pouncey had two errant snaps, while Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown dropped multiple passes. It didn't help that Troy Polamalu and LaMarr Woodley suffered injuries, allowing the Eagles to score easily in the second half.

      Speaking of the Eagles, forum member Clov posted something amusing in the live in-games thread. I would always give him and others a "bad pick" whenever they'd choose QB Dog Killer in our summer fantasy football mock drafts. Here's what he wrote once QBDK continued fumbling non-stop:

      Dear Walter,

      Thank you for making fun of me every time I drafted QBFA (Quarterback Fumbles Alot) in mock drafts. The middle school locker room has less dropped balls.

      Sincerely, Clov

    10. Arizona Cardinals (4-1) - Previously: #9 - I'm not going to penalize a team for tripping up in a Thursday night road game, especially with an elite defensive talent like Darnell Docket playing on one leg. The Cardinals weren't the first ones to do so, and they certainly won't be the last. Oh, and that victory against the Dolphins looks much better now.

      Having said that, the Cardinals desperately need to do something about their offensive line. And by something, I mean cut all of them except the center. Since they allow defenders into the backfield so easily, why not just run a swinging-gate offense featuring a quarterback, a running back, a center and eight receivers? Arizona could declare four different wideouts eligible on each play to confuse the defense. Sure, Kevin Kolb would be pressured right away, but isn't that what happens now anyway?

      Oh, and if you're a Viking fan wondering why I ranked Arizona over Minnesota, well, let's look at strength of victory. The Cardinals have beaten the solid Seahawks (3-2), Patriots on the road (3-2), Eagles (3-2) and underrated Dolphins (2-3). That's a combined record of 11-9. The Vikings, meanwhile, have taken down the terrible Jaguars in overtime (1-4), awesome 49ers (4-1), underachieving Lions with the help of two special-teams returns (1-3) and pathetic Titans (1-4). That combined record is 7-12. So forgive me for not being a complete believer quite yet.





    2012 NFL Power Rankings: Week 6 - Bottom 10


    32. Cleveland Browns (0-5) - Previously: #32 - If Phil Simms is Captain Contradiction, then Dan Dierdorf is his evil sidekick, Commander Flip-Flop. Owen, an e-mailer, pointed out a sequence in which Dierdorf went back on a statement nearly as quickly as Simms.

    Following Brandon Weeden's mind-boggling double forward pass, Dierdorf said, "There's a rookie mistake." Nearly 30 seconds later after watching a replay, Dierdorf added, "You would think anyone who has played as much quarterback would know you only get one forward pass."

    Contradiction, much? Or perhaps Dierdorf recalled that Weeden is nearly as old as he is.

    31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) - Previously: #30 - If you haven't seen the latest edition of Jerks of the Week, click the link to see an update on Blaine Gabbert's buttocks.

    30. Tennessee Titans (1-4) - Previously: #27 - Matt Hasselbeck is the worst quarterback in the NFL, starter or reserve. I wonder what his employer thought - so it's the Adventures of Stupid Vince and Senile Bud! In this week's episode...

    Bud Adams: Man servant, what is this box score I'm looking at? Matt Hasselbeck was quarterback? I thought we were playing the Vikings; not the Seahawks.

    Vince Young: Derrr, I tink you make trading for Hass... Hass... I forget rest of da name ha.

    Bud Adams: A trade? Someone's offering me a trade? Tell them everyone's on the block except Eddie George!

    Vince Young: Derrr, I dunno if somebody offer trading right now cuz phone no make sound ha.

    Bud Adams: The phone's ringing? Quick, man servant, pick it up!

    Vince Young: Ha I no hear ring-a-ling but maybe I forget ha. Hello? Hello who dis? Hello? Why you no make voice?

    Bud Adams: Who's on the phone? Quick, tell them that I want to trade Vince Young!

    Vince Young: Hello person on da phone. Old guy want trading me ha. What you want? Hello? Hello? Make voice if want trading. Hello?

    Bud Adams: Who's on the line? Tell me! It better be Al Davis. I want Tim Brown.

    Vince Young: Derrr, first sound in phone make buzz-buzz sound. Now lady saying if I like to make call please hanged up try again ha.

    Bud Adams: I hate that slut. She and I dated a few years back. Hang up the phone, man servant. We'll have to wait for another deal to come in.

    29. New York Jets (2-3) - Previously: #29 - I already discussed the Jets, so a bit more on the Titans, who are featured in this week's episode of the Adventures of Derek Anderson's Magic Flask!

    Derek Anderson: Heyyyyzzz yeeewww ooolldd guuuyyy. Cooommme heerree hic! Trryyy ddiiiiissss fllaassk hic!

    Matt Hasselbeck: No thank you, sir!

    Derek Anderson: Whyy yewwww nooo wannnana drrriiinkk? YEYEWWWW WANNANNAA FIIIIGHTT OORRR SOOMMMEETHUNNN!!!?!?!?

    Matt Hasselbeck: Oh no, young lad. I want to be sober for an exciting adventure today. Titans' management told me that we're taking a trip to the glue factory. They told me I'm going to turn into glue that kids will use in their school projects. I'm pretty sure they meant that I'd see the glue that kids will use in their school projects.

    Derek Anderson: Ohhh mmmaannn, yeeerrr gunnnn turnnn inttaaa glluuee? I'mmm sorrryry brrraaaa.

    Matt Hasselbeck: You mean I'll see what happens when they make glue. No need to be sorry. I'm very excited to see this!

    28. Oakland Raiders (1-3) - Previously: #28 - Forum member BobLoblaw made a good point: "The Oakland Raiders were the only AFC West team not to lose yesterday. They just need 12 more bye weeks, and they'll catch up to the rest of the division in no time."

    27. Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) - Previously: #26 - I'm sure you've all heard Eric Winston's post-game rant regarding the fans cheering Matt Cassel's concussion. I just had to sit down with Winston for an interview:

    Me: Hey Eric, thanks for agreeing to do this interview.

    Eric Winston: Of course, Walt. I have to say that you're my favorite NFL analyst.

    Me: Thanks. I guess it helps that I don't snort coke like some of them. Michael Irvin, of course. Now, I need to ask you...

    Eric Winston: Wait, what did you just say?

    Me: What, Michael Irvin snorting booger sugar?

    Eric Winston: That's sickening. That's 100-percent sickening.

    Me: What? Why? He was arrested for coke possession.

    Eric Winston: Oh, OK, I thought you were making a joke about his intelligence.

    Me: Sorry for the confusion. Now, about the fans. I don't think they were cheering the fact that Cassel had a concussion; I feel like they just wanted to see Brady Quinn.

    Eric Winston: You make a good point. You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Now, I have to say, I like your site, especially Jerks of the W... wait, what's this entry? Fat Ladies in the Pool? That's sickening.

    Me: What? They tried to eat me.

    Eric Winston: That's 100-percent sickening. I've never, ever - and I've been in some stupid interviews over the years - I've never been more embarrassed in my life to talk to a so-called journalist at that moment right here. I get emotional about it because these women, they work their butts off to lose weight. These women haven't done anything to you.

    Me: But... but... they tried to eat me...

    Eric Winston: Hey, if they're not the most attractive women, they're not the most attractive women, and that's OK, but they're people. And they get ridiculed in the pool, and you've got 70,000 people laughing about their weight issue.

    Me: I... I don't even know what to say.

    Eric Winston: These women are not gladiators, and this gym pool of yours is not the Roman Colosseum.

    Me: Wait, what?

    Eric Winston: This is a joke that's going to cost you a lot down the road. We've got a lot of problems as a society if people think that's OK.

    Me: Meh. If I'm paying my hard-earned money to go to the gym, I should be able to make fun of all the fat ladies I want.

    Eric Winston: Then you are no longer a gentleman or a scholar. Good day, sir. I shall go elsewhere for my NFL analysis. Perhaps Michael Irvin has something interesting to say.

    Me: That's fine. Have fun with the cocaine-laden analysis.

    Eric Winston: That's sickening. That's 100-percent sickening.

    26. Carolina Panthers (1-4) - Previously: #23 - Panthers' head coach Commander Adama told the media that Cam Newton is struggling because he's pressing. Pressing? More like regressing. He's been getting progressively worse throughout his career. It looks like it'll be a while until he can be considered one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL.

    Speaking of which, many of you sent me e-mails about a hilarious Facebook conversation among the elite NFL quarterbacks. If you haven't seen it, click the link.

    25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) - Previously: #21 - The Buccaneers sucked so much during their bye that they dropped four spots in my power rankings. Well, it's actually more that A) some teams moved ahead of them, and B) their sole victory over Carolina looks worse and worse each week.

    24. Indianapolis Colts (2-2) - Previously: #31 - If I weren't a degenerate gambler who lost money on the Packers, I would've been happy that the Colts won for Chuck Pagano. I'm also thrilled that the Saints were victorious, albeit they were pretty fortunate that the officials were on their side.

    Even Saint fans will admit this, by the way. My girlfriend's dad, who has cheered for New Orleans his whole life, sent her a text during the game: "Lucky I paid off the refs."

    23. Buffalo Bills (2-3) - Previously: #20 - The Bills have surrendered more than 1,200 total yards the past two weeks. It's a good thing they spent all that money on Mario Williams and Mark Anderson; otherwise, they would have allowed 1,500 - maybe even 1,600 total yards.


    2012 NFL Power Rankings: The Rest:
    11. Seattle Seahawks (3-2). Previously: #12
    12. Minnesota Vikings (4-1). Previously: #15
    13. San Diego Chargers (3-2). Previously: #13
    14. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2). Previously: #10
    15. Denver Broncos (2-3). Previously: #14
    16. Dallas Cowboys (2-2). Previously: #18
    17. Miami Dolphins (2-3). Previously: #25
    18. Cincinnati Bengals (3-2). Previously: #16
    19. Washington Redskins (2-3). Previously: #17
    20. Detroit Lions (1-3). Previously: #19
    21. New Orleans Saints (1-4). Previously: #24
    22. St. Louis Rams (3-2). 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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    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)
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    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)
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    Chiefs at 17
    Falcons 9
    No Way!




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