2011 Playoff NFL Power Rankings:
Week 20 Top Fantasy Performers, Defenses

Top Fantasy Quarterbacks:
  • Eli Manning: 32-of-58, 316 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Joe Flacco: 22-of-36, 306 yards. 2 TDs, 1 INT. 27 rush yards.
  • Alex Smith: 12-of-26, 196 yards. 2 TDs. 42 rush yards.

    Top Fantasy Running Backs:
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 15 carries, 68 yards. 1 TD.
  • Ahmad Bradshaw: 20 carries, 74 yards. 6 catches, 52 rec. yards.
  • Frank Gore: 16 carries, 74 yards. 6 catches, 45 rec. yards.

    Top Fantasy Receivers:
  • Vernon Davis: 3 catches, 112 yards. 2 TDs.

  • Victor Cruz: 10 catches, 142 yards.
  • Torrey Smith: 3 catches, 82 yards. 1 TD.
  • Anquan Boldin: 6 catches, 101 yards.

  • Dennis Pitta: 5 catches, 41 yards. 1 TD.
  • Rob Gronkowski: 5 catches, 87 yards.

    Top Fantasy IDP:
  • Ray McDonald: 5 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Justin Tuck: 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks.
  • Navorro Bowman: 13 tackles, 0.5 sacks.
  • Brandon Spikes: 9 tackles, 1 INT.
  • Bernard Pollard: 12 tackles.
  • Ray Lewis: 12 tackles.

    Fantasy Scrubs of the Week:
  • Billy Cundiff: Missed 32-yard game-tying FG.

  • Kyle Williams: 0 catches. 2 fumbles.
  • Michael Crabtree: 1 catch, 3 yards.
  • Deion Branch: 2 catches, 18 yards.
  • Lee Evans: 3 catches, 39 yards.

    2011 Playoff NFL Power Rankings
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    1. New York Giants (12-7) – Previously: #1 – Forum member Migelini, the dumbest person alive, was a bit of a disappointment today. All he had to say was this:

      i theink 49s gong to supergame. what all you theinks.

      Speaking of those challenged by the English language, I thought this was absolutely hilarious – check out Ed Hochuli’s 57-second explanation of the new NFL overtime rules in verse.

    2. New England Patriots (15-3) – Previously: #2 – Three random things:

      1. Who the hell did Shannon Sharpe pick in the Patriots-Ravens game? I was watching CBS prior to kickoff, and each analyst offered their selection, as usual. When it was Sharpe’s turn, he said:

      uewghw bov 8ew akbfuobknboriskl sdkjbei ho ebei Jacksonville regherg o lnvo dsu ou HVuh iurbhn BREOOW Jaguars wroighrwiog rwoier wg elr ebhtbi nel.

      Am I nuts, or did he pick the Jaguars to win that game?

      2. Speaking of CBS’ pre-game show, I couldn’t believe they had James Brown talk to the e-Trade baby. What sellouts. It’s amazing what these networks will do for money so their CEOs can buy that eighth mansion or 15th yacht that they need so desperately.

      I have an account with e-Trade, and I’m really considering transferring my funds to another online broker because of that bit. That was disgusting.

      3. On a lighter note, I got this text from Awesome Kelly in Arizona on Thursday night:

      I am confident the Ravens will win Sunday. They saved themselves for that game. I even bet a Pats fan a night of drinking and didn’t take the points because points are for sissies. Quote me on that.

      Why do I get the feeling that Awesome Kelly in Arizona will be vandalizing Billy Cundiff’s house sometime in the near future?

    3. San Francisco 49ers (14-4) – Previously: #5 – Poor Kyle Williams. I hope Niner fans aren’t too harsh on him because he was just filling in for someone. It’d be like blaming a substitute teacher for the class failing a state-wide exam. That would be silly – even if the substitute teacher spilled coffee on the Scantrons, or something.

      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. “bardy is my cusin…. no joke…. he teachd me hwo ta trow da ball…..LOLZ JUS KIDDDDDDDDINNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! LOLZ!”

      Wow, and here I thought this guy was serious about having a cousin named Bardy.

      2. “spekin of fake fans we all know hawkballz is really a 49er fan. duanebrew 2 b exact. oh an who uses the word puddlez? is that supposed to b sly? u jus sound like a ho mer amigo. thats all”

      This is true. Anyone who has used the word “puddlez” throughout the course of history has been sly. Don’t believe me? Richard Nixon used the word “puddlez” five times during Watergate. Fact.

      3. “patriot fans are all white new englanders. their inherrited $ fuels their greed which makes them do evil things like racism. (trust me i lived in new hampshire for 2 years) which actually makes THEM and their fans DUMB AS ROCKS. I hope to see the Giants repeat against brady-bunch. btw i also lived in pittsburgh pa and it is WAY better then new england (people in new hampshire used to ask me what black people are like and stuff they ARE racist.)”

      I disagree with only one point. Racism is not evil. Racism makes rich people feel better about themselves, so therefore racism is a good thing.

    4. Baltimore Ravens (13-5) – Previously: #6 – When Billy Cunwhiffed from 32 yards, I immediately went to his Wikipedia page. I was expecting some epic changes to his page, given that people wrote the following on Nate Kaeding’s wiki a couple of years ago:

      Nate Kaeding has been labled the biggest Pedophile, choke artist, catamite, p***s licking p***y in the history of football.


      Kaeding has also been known to wear womens lingerie before important games to help him focus on missing critical chip shots. Nate Kaeding is also Norv Turner’s lifemate.

      There wasn’t anything that legendary, but the following four changes were made:

      4. Billy losses afc championship for ravens, wide left. This proves he freaking sucks. Pats to the Superbowl!

      3. On January 22, 2012, Cundiff missed a relatively easy 35-yard field goal against the New England Patriots, causing his team to lose the game and an opportunity at the Superb Owl.

      2. Ray Finkle (born March 30, 1980 in Valley Center, California) is an American football placekicker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

      1. On January 22, 2012, Cundiff missed a 35-yard field goal against the New England Patriots, which sealed a Super Bowl XLVI berth for the Patriots.What an a**hole

    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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