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Week Four power rankings

Week Four is in the books, so our Week Four power rankings are fresh off the presses.

Come to think of it, does anyone uses presses anymore?

Either way, here they are.  Press your nose against the monitor to see if you can smell the ink.


1. 
New York Jets (No. 2 last week; 3-1):  I have come to two conclusions
since Sunday:  (1) Rex Ryan was right; and (2) crow doesn’t taste like chicken, but like crow.

2. 
Baltimore Ravens  (No. 4; 3-1):  Yeah, the Jets and Ravens have the same
record. Yeah, the Ravens beat the Jets by a point.  But if there were a
rematch today, it wouldn’t be that close — and the Ravens wouldn’t
win.

3.  Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 1; 3-1):  They’ll be in the top two again soon enough.

4.  Atlanta Falcons (No. 6; 3-1):The Dirty Birds are winning ugly, and winning ugly is still winning.

5. 
New Orleans Saints (No. 7; 3-1):  At a base salary of $8 million, Reggie Bush is proving his worth by not playing.

6. 
Green Bay Packers (No. 9; 3-1):  That all-pass attack will work really well once the weather turns.

7. 
Houston Texans (No. 14; 3-1):  Maybe Arian Foster should be benched more often.

8. 
New England Patriots
(No. 10; 3-1):  Things get very interesting after the bye, with five of
the next six against the Ravens, Chargers, Vikings, Steelers, and Colts.
   

9.  Indianapolis Colts (No. 3; 2-2):  It’s hard to win the division if you can’t win games in the division.

10. 
Kansas City Chiefs (No. 11; 3-0):  If you picked the Chiefs to be the
last undefeated team in the NFL, we’d like to take you to Las Vegas and
buy you a suit with a white shirt buttoned all the way to the collar and
no tie.      

11. 
Tennessee Titans (No. 5; 2-2):  The Titans are becoming today’s version
of the 1970s Raiders without, you know, winning a bunch of games.       

12. 
Chicago Bears (No. 8; 3-1): Just as the Packers learned that they
couldn’t beat the Bears by having more penalties than points, the Bears
have learned that scoring fewer points than sacks allowed isn’t the best
path to victory.    

13.  Minnesota Vikings
(No. 16; 1-2): A year after Brett Favre stuck it to his old team, his more recent old team is getting ready to stick it to him.

14.  Dallas Cowboys (No. 19; 1-2):  Gloom-and-doom has given way to a one-half game deficit for the lead in the NFC East.

15.
 
Miami Dolphins (No. 13; 2-2):  After losing back-to-back homes games
against the Jets and the Patriots, it’s nearly time to declare the
Dolphins dead in the water.

16. 
New
York Giants (No. 20; 2-2):  Even better than the win was the ability of
Tiki Barber to upstage Donovan McNabb in the booing department.      
  

17.  St. Louis Rams (No. 21; 2-2):  After winning three games in two years, the Rams have somehow won two in eight days.

18. 
San Diego Chargers (No. 18; 2-2):  Get back to us when you beat an actual NFL team.

19.
Washington Redskins (No. 22; 2-2):  Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett
finally found a way to beat Mike Vick — by breaking him.   

20.
  Philadelphia Eagles (No. 15; 2-2):  So if Kevin Kolb plays really
well when Mike Vick is out, will coach Andy Reid say that Vick is still
the starter and then two days later give the job back to Kolb?

21. 
Cincinnati Bengals (No. 12; 2-2):  We have a feeling that T.O. would prefer a 200-yard day to winning the game. 

22. 
Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 23; 2-2): If the Jags can keep playing like
this, the tarps can be used to keep rain off the people standing in
line to buy tickets. 

23.  Denver Broncos (No. 24; 2-2):  This team still hasn’t won six total games since starting 2009 at 6-0.

24. 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 26; 2-1):  If they can steal a win at Cincy,
the Bucs would still be alive in a top-heavy NFC South.
 
25. 
Seattle Seahawks (No. 17; 2-2):  The team that can’t win on the road
and can’t lose at home is a team that could go 8-8 and win the division.

26. 
Cleveland Browns (No. 31; 1-3):  That win over Cincy could have saved Eric Mangini’s job, at least until January.   

27. 
Arizona Cardinals (No. 25; 2-2):  Maybe the Cardinals should use Larry
Fitzgerald at quarterback; if nothing else, it would make Fitzgerald slightly less
inclined to complain about the quarterback.  
      
28. 
Oakland Raiders (No. 27; 1-3):  Tom Cable is starting to get that look
of a guy who knows he’s soon going to be suing for his buyout.     

29. 
San Francisco 49ers (No. 28; 0-4):  The 49ers could be the best 0-4 team in NFL history.      
30.  Detroit Lions (No. 29; 0-4):  The Lions could be the second best 0-4 team in NFL history. 
     
31. 
Carolina Panthers (No. 30; 0-4):  The Panthers definitely aren’t the third-best 0-4 team in NFL history.          

32. 
Buffalo Bills (No. 32; 0-4):  If getting benched means getting cut, there are 22 guys right now who’d love to get benched. 

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  1. Stevie The Wiz says: Oct 5, 2010 8:47 AM

    The Dolphins at 15? Did you watch the game last night? They are Tuna Fish but hey at least we got rid of Somefans and KoaMisi Fan from this site for the year so that’s a plus.

  2. GreenAsGrass says: Oct 5, 2010 8:49 AM

    If Mark Sanchez keeps this up people are going to start to say he is a real NFL QB.
    Vikings at 13???

  3. jdmcmil says: Oct 5, 2010 8:51 AM

    “Yeah, the Ravens beat the Jets by a point. But if there were a rematch today, it wouldn’t be that close — and the Ravens wouldn’t win.”
    Really? Idiot! Becasue the teams are soooo much different now?

  4. skinsman1111 says: Oct 5, 2010 8:53 AM

    Please tell me how you are gonna put the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the Redskins, when they have a worse record than the skins, plus the skins beat them???

  5. false floor says: Oct 5, 2010 8:54 AM

    Looks good. Cowboys are a bit higher than they should be though…

  6. chc36 says: Oct 5, 2010 8:55 AM

    Really don’t get the Jet’s ranking, they’ve won against Miami, Buffalo, and New England, all teams with crappy defense, and New England is the only one with a decent offense. Sanchez has been relying on a rejuvenated LT to keep the ball out of his hands. They’ll be 3-2 after the vikings force Sanchez to have to throw the ball. Thats why the Raven’s won, they stopped the run well enough and took advantage of a crap secondary even with a healthy Revis.

  7. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Oct 5, 2010 8:55 AM

    Let me go ahead and post for everyone who isn’t a Jets fan:
    “You idiot! You ranked my favorite team, the ______, too low! How could you rank the _______ ahead of them?”

  8. BigBear123 says: Oct 5, 2010 8:56 AM

    19. Washington Redskins (No. 22; 2-2):  Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett finally found a way to beat Mike Vick — by breaking him.   
    Hope other teams are taking notes.
    Starting to root for the Lions, they just have to win sometime don’t they?

  9. broncoMaineiac says: Oct 5, 2010 8:57 AM

    This bit about my Broncos (“This team still hasn’t won six total games since starting 2009 at 6-0.”) is LAUGHABLE. I mean, the Chiefs won four games last year. How is THAT not factored into their standing?
    Just goes to show ya how ARBITRARY and meaningless these are.
    Thanks for the laff!

  10. ThePlainTruth says: Oct 5, 2010 8:59 AM

    Tacky comment about Reggie Bush there Florio. Maybe you could resign as a writer and sign on as a GM of football operations and personnel with the Raiders.

  11. tb2010 says: Oct 5, 2010 8:59 AM

    What the crap is wrong with you people?? Falcons are 3rd and the Pats are 8th?!? SERIOUSLY? Are you dumb? Did you miss the 41 – 14 blowout the Pats put on the Fins last night? The Saints also very, very luckily didn’t get beat by the woeful Panthers. Could you guys maybe start watching football before you make “power” rankings?

  12. dlmcc0909 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:04 AM

    The Patriots defense is supsect. The Falcons would absolutely beat them if they played today

  13. Kaz says: Oct 5, 2010 9:04 AM

    Let’s take an honest look at the Ravens. They lost to the 21 ranked Bengals, BARELY beat the Browns, BARELY beat a Steeler team on its 4th string qb, BARELY beat the JETS thanks to pass interference after pass interference. They could EASILY be 0-4. Doesn’t sound like a number 2 team to me. Sorry to hurt your feelings, but we must keep things in perspective.

  14. Rock48nj says: Oct 5, 2010 9:08 AM

    ThePlainTruth…. that was actually a compliment to Reggie.

  15. grendel says: Oct 5, 2010 9:11 AM

    @tb2010 So the Pats beating the Fins (or, rather, the Fins beating themselves and the Pats helping) means they’re better than the Falcons? Yeah, that logic follows.

  16. Jets' Jonny says: Oct 5, 2010 9:13 AM

    Nice that The Jets are finally getting some respect!
    I got a few replies to comments made…
    chc36 ….Sanchez has been relying on a rejuvenated LT to keep the ball out of his hands.
    Ummm..hello! Sanchez had 8 TDs and 0 INTs and a passer rating of 105.3…Seems to me he’s doing his share of helping the team win…dumbass!!!
    jdmcmil …”Yeah, the Ravens beat the Jets by a point. But if there were a rematch today, it wouldn’t be that close — and the Ravens wouldn’t win.”
    Really? Idiot! Becasue the teams are soooo much different now?
    The rosters are the same but The Jets are NOT the same team that played that opener. Can u say SWAGGERLICIOUS?
    Jonny out!

  17. wtf_seriously says: Oct 5, 2010 9:19 AM

    chc36, Sanchez HAS been throwing the ball, and has 0 INTs for the season so far. His numbers are better than Favre’s at this point in the season, if I’m not mistaken.

  18. Kelso says: Oct 5, 2010 9:20 AM

    Please tell me how the Cowboys moved up 5 spots when they didn’t even play! Their only win came over a seemingly overrated Bears team, and they lost a division game to open the season.

  19. Richm2257 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:22 AM

    The Jets are ranked first in the Power Rankings???
    The JETS??????
    FIRST?????
    It’s time to give up watching football. When does competitive rodeo season begin?

  20. VikingsPrincess says: Oct 5, 2010 9:23 AM

    Packers barely managed a win against the Lions (who are ranked 30) and you have them at 6? Ridiculous.

  21. TerpsOsRavens says: Oct 5, 2010 9:23 AM

    Ravens beat the Jets on the opening night of their brand new stadium. Doesn’t get much tougher than that.

  22. wtf_seriously says: Oct 5, 2010 9:24 AM

    Steve the Wiz, SomeFans has been lurking around, and posting random single-or-two sentence crap about the Jets sucking. After his team’s showing last night, however, that should fade away. He’s probably going to Sports Authority this morning to buy a Bart Scott jersey.

  23. Darth Vader says: Oct 5, 2010 9:24 AM

    Your moronic ranking of the Ravens and contemptuous insinuation about their competitiveness in comparison to the jets, illustrates what a fool you are.

  24. kdish87 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:26 AM

    For everyone who complains about how unfair it is to rank a 1-2 team higher than a 2-2 team, these are power rankings. If you want to think that a 2-2 team is automatically better than a 1-2 team, check out the NFL standings. Power rankings take into consideration plenty of other factors besides wins and losses. And these are simply one man’s opinion on how the teams compare in the NFL.
    Although that one man is still Florio…

  25. sammm says: Oct 5, 2010 9:27 AM

    Good trick by the Boys and the Vikes….rise up the ranks on a bye week.

  26. JetsKvetch says: Oct 5, 2010 9:29 AM

    @chc36
    Mark Sanchez in past three games: 50 for 82 (61%), 637 yards, 8 touchdowns, 0 interceptions.
    This isn’t 2009. The whole “Sanchez can’t throw it” thing is done, for now anyway.

  27. kioteh says: Oct 5, 2010 9:30 AM

    Wow, the only undefeated team in the league is 1/3 of the way down the list.

  28. C-Student says: Oct 5, 2010 9:32 AM

    skinsman1111 says:
    October 5, 2010 8:53 AM
    Please tell me how you are gonna put the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the Redskins, when they have a worse record than the skins, plus the skins beat them???
    ____________________
    its simple really. well, its simple to anyone who isnt an ignorant, inbred foreskins fan, anyway.
    everyone who isnt a ‘tard foreskins fan can see that even with their subpar record, the cowboys are the class of this weakened nfc east division. dallas has the most talent and is a last second holding call from being 2-1.
    any other questions, sir?

  29. Schatt Maub says: Oct 5, 2010 9:32 AM

    Looks good. I especially agree with #30. Poor Lions.

  30. Scoop says: Oct 5, 2010 9:33 AM

    Really? The Titans at #11? The team that gave up 26 points at home when the opponents leading rusher was Kyle Orton? The ones who managed 3 second half first downs and all of 35 yards against the mighty Broncos defense? The team that needed three red zone turnovers to avoid getting blown out by the Giants?
    Who is Cortland Finnegan blowing?

  31. ppdoc13 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:35 AM

    Sorry boys, the jest and ravens ranking are straight wrong. We have the top ranked D in the league, a better QB and better WR. We have also won 2/3 on the road against playoff teams. Meanwhile the Jests have beaten NE at home. Doesn’t make sense

  32. Redtrek03 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:38 AM

    tb2010 says:
    October 5, 2010 8:59 AM
    What the crap is wrong with you people?? Falcons are 3rd and the Pats are 8th?!? SERIOUSLY? Are you dumb? Did you miss the 41 – 14 blowout the Pats put on the Fins last night? The Saints also very, very luckily didn’t get beat by the woeful Panthers. Could you guys maybe start watching football before you make “power” rankings?
    Special Team victories don’t make your team any better than when it was dismantled by the Jets.

  33. cacaw410 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:41 AM

    the ravens beat the #3 and #1 teams ON THE ROAD….that’s impressive. (not condemning their #2 ranking, just making an observation).

  34. SCLKT! says: Oct 5, 2010 9:41 AM

    #33 Profootballtalk power Rating. this rating is totally wrong. disagree.

  35. Florio Splorio says: Oct 5, 2010 9:42 AM

    The Jets could beat the 2008 Patriots….if they had a time machine.
    The Ravens are putting it together as the season goes. I would expect….stike that…hope that both teams get the chance to play again and we will see if you are Nostradomas, or Nostra-dumb-ass.

  36. clintcooper says: Oct 5, 2010 9:43 AM

    Your wording on Reggie Bush is extremely awkward and poorly phrased. To an outsider who wasn’t familiar with the situation, it would sound as though Bush was voluntarily refusing to play or something. Also, there is no way in hell you can place the Falcons that high after basically lucking out the past two weeks. At the very least, the Patriots should be placed above them after their monday night performance.

  37. arodisgod says: Oct 5, 2010 9:44 AM

    Hah…packers at 6, pass attack wont hold up? you do know the packers went 7-1 last year in the last 8 games on primarily all-pass? your ineptitude knows no bounds.

  38. SF Saints Fan says: Oct 5, 2010 9:44 AM

    ThePlainTruth says:
    “Tacky comment about Reggie Bush there Florio. Maybe you could resign as a writer and sign on as a GM of football operations and personnel with the Raiders.”
    I did not take it that way. I believe Florio was actually giving Bush a compliment. He, like many other people, are finally coming around to the fact that the Saints are a much better team with Bush than without him.
    I still don’t believe in the Jets, but I do agree that the Niners may be the best 0-4 team in history. They may still win the West before it is all over, they are only two games back with 12 to play…….

  39. Champ Daily says: Oct 5, 2010 9:45 AM

    jdmcmil says:
    October 5, 2010 8:51 AM
    “Yeah, the Ravens beat the Jets by a point. But if there were a rematch today, it wouldn’t be that close — and the Ravens wouldn’t win.”
    Really? Idiot! Becasue the teams are soooo much different now?
    *******************************************
    They are!! Revis wasn’t playing at full strength, due the fact they hardly put him on Boldin. They didn’t have Pace, and they didn’t Santonio. They also were not in synch as they are now…I’m not saying Jets would kill the Ravens, but lets be fair, the Jets are definitely a more complete team going into week 5, than they were at week 1.

  40. clintcooper says: Oct 5, 2010 9:47 AM

    Btw, you guys completely forgot to mention that Mark Sanchez is the only full-time starting quarterback in the NFL who hasn’t thrown an interception yet!

  41. C-Student says: Oct 5, 2010 9:48 AM

    Kelso says:
    October 5, 2010 9:20 AM
    Please tell me how the Cowboys moved up 5 spots when they didn’t even play! Their only win came over a seemingly overrated Bears team, and they lost a division game to open the season.
    _______________________
    i wouldnt say dallas moved up so much as eveyone else took a step back. if you actually watched football, and didnt just go around looking for reasons to hate on the cowboys, you’d know that dallas beat the texans who right now are the best team in the afc south.

  42. somesome says: Oct 5, 2010 9:49 AM

    Jets should not be above Ravens nor Steelers.
    Ravens faced three of the top 5 defenses from last year on the road during the first 4 weeks. They beat the Jets in their opener on Monday night in their new stadium. You don’t get much more home advantage than that. Jets have just beaten up on their own division.

  43. Gweez says: Oct 5, 2010 9:50 AM

    Dallas has one less win than the skins and lost to them. Yet they are ahead of the skins. You’re smart.

  44. CanadianVikingFan says: Oct 5, 2010 9:52 AM

    Look at everyone crying about this, what does someone elses thoughts on where a team stand matter a quarter way through the season. Besides it’s called opinion, something each one of you have.

  45. SBS0311 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:55 AM

    You guys do realize that this is just one person’s opinion and the NFL doesn’t seed based on these rankings? So angry!

  46. Lord Harry Latts says: Oct 5, 2010 10:05 AM

    You’re right…the Jets do look like the best team in the league right now…let’s keep that going.

  47. Jville808 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:05 AM

    “22. Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 23; 2-2): If the Jags can keep playing like this, the tarps can be used to keep rain off the people standing in line to buy tickets.”
    Is that the best you got? That’s awful. Now you’re just trying too hard….

  48. Tom "Horse Toofs" Jackson SUX!!!!! says: Oct 5, 2010 10:07 AM

    # Florio Splorio says: October 5, 2010 9:42 AM
    The Jets could beat the 2008 Patriots….if they had a time machine.
    The Ravens are putting it together as the season goes. I would expect….stike that…hope that both teams get the chance to play again and we will see if you are Nostradomas, or Nostra-dumb-ass.
    ____________________________________
    Not sure I follow, since the 2008 Patriots didnt have Tom Brady…..is this supposed to be an insult or compliment to the Jets?

  49. finsbooyah says: Oct 5, 2010 10:13 AM

    Miami is too high

  50. danfitzger says: Oct 5, 2010 10:16 AM

    C-Student says:
    October 5, 2010 9:32 AM
    everyone who isnt a ‘tard foreskins fan can see that even with their subpar record, the cowboys are the class of this weakened nfc east division. dallas has the most talent and is a last second holding call from being 2-1.
    ————————————–
    They were actually a last second hold away from Orakpo crushing Romo for a sack and being 1-2 anyway. And they currently ARE in last place in the nfc east and 0-1 against the division while the redskins are 2-0, which makes ranking them the highest in the division a complete joke.

  51. ejtowne says: Oct 5, 2010 10:21 AM

    The Jets need to play some good teams before you place them at the top.

  52. chargerrich says: Oct 5, 2010 10:26 AM

    Might as well add my homer comment.
    The Chargers ranked #18 despite being the ONLY team (at least heading into the weekend) to sport both a TOP 5 offense AND Top 5 defense.
    Take away the atrocious special teams (aka fire Crosby) and the Bolts are 4-0. Add to this that despite the horrible ST play, they still were one play away, in the redzone, from beating both the Chefs and SeaChickens.
    Not saying that the ST play does not count, it does and they should not be in the top 5 of your rankings yet, but come on…
    The Chargers spank the Rams, Dolphins, Cowboys, Redskins, Bears, Titans and your #2 ranked Ravens and #4 ranked Falcons.
    I know I am a homer… now why dont you come clean!

  53. Jayroc24 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:26 AM

    C-Student
    That’s about it…. you have no argument other than the Cowboys won one game not in the division. Just keep hoping that Troy Aikman and Emmit Smith are going to walk through the door.
    By the way it is not going to happen.

  54. PARavensJeff says: Oct 5, 2010 10:26 AM

    When is the Jets Championship parade, because its all over now, right? Jets would beat the Ravens if they played again? Why, because they have Trevor Pryce now? Really? How many INTs does Sanchez have if Ed Reed is playing? More than 0, thats for sure! Whatever, the Ravens get 3 of the 1st 4 on the road against the Jets, Bengals & Steelers. & go 2 out of 3, winning the opening game @ Jets new stadium & in Pittsburgh & should have won in Cincy if Flacco doesnt have the bad game. Flacco is heating up, meshing w/ his new toys, Stallworth back in the next 2-3 weeks & Ed too. Whatever Dude, keep on disrespecting & we’ll just keep winning.

  55. boltschick says: Oct 5, 2010 10:36 AM

    Hmmm. Chargers have #1-ranked offense AND #1 defense yet Florio puts them in bottom half. Interesting. Special teams and turnovers cost them two games but those issues have already been corrected.

  56. cacaw410 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:39 AM

    Florio your rankings are getting some pub on the Herd.

  57. cacaw410 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:42 AM

    PARavensJeff –
    Ravens are #2 man! Calm Down!

  58. tonyro says: Oct 5, 2010 10:54 AM

    So the Broncos beat the Titans in Tennessee but the Titans are 12 positions better in your poll? Yup, that makes sense…

  59. wtf_seriously says: Oct 5, 2010 10:59 AM

    PARavensJeff….these power rankings are purely opinion. Lighten up, buttercup!

  60. toytaybar says: Oct 5, 2010 11:00 AM

    please correct me if i’m wrong…when did the cowboys beat the bears? get your fact right mr kelso. the bears beat the cowboys.

  61. grendel says: Oct 5, 2010 11:04 AM

    Love the whining by the Chargers fans… Here’s an idea: WIN THE GAMES YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO WIN AND PEOPLE WILL RESPECT YOU. If you shoot yourself in the foot repeatedly people aren’t going to believe you can win when it counts.
    The bolts have the save season every year… Suck for 5 or 6 weeks, make a mad dash to make the postseason, then fall apart in the playoffs.

  62. NE#12 says: Oct 5, 2010 11:14 AM

    Anyone complaining about ravens’ ranking needs to google “YouTube Hillis ravens”. Your team was almost beat by Seneca Wallace and Peyton Hillis…. Uhhhhhhh nuff said. (yes I know ALMOST beaten by… Just like you are ALMOST number one)

  63. Kelso says: Oct 5, 2010 11:18 AM

    Hey C-student, my bad with the Cowboys losing to the Bears thing. Thanks for the correction.
    .
    That said. You think the Cowboys are the “Class of the NFC East” because why? Because they have the most talent. Oh yes, I forgot. The Cowboys have had the “most talent” in the NFC East for 10 years and have done exactly NOTHING with that talent. Sure they beat a Texans team who almost lost to the terrible Redskins right?

  64. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 5, 2010 11:52 AM

    Dolphins at 15? I think you’re being charitable Florio!

  65. TheRavensNest says: Oct 5, 2010 12:00 PM

    like anyone really believes what florio has to say…jets arent better than us

  66. Stihler fan says: Oct 5, 2010 12:10 PM

    No one took the time to correct Kelso but letting him/her know that the Cowboys beat The Texans, not the Bears

  67. Kelso says: Oct 5, 2010 12:28 PM

    Stihler Fan, yes they did. Please see C-Student’s comments. My bad.

  68. You're An Idiot says: Oct 5, 2010 12:42 PM

    Ranking the Jets after losing at home to the team ranked number two makes no sense. That is not rational, nor intelligent.
    For those stating the Jets were a different team and had players missing, Baltimore was missing a HOF Safety. A player that is much more accomplished the Revis through several years.
    I don’t like the Steelers, but they are a better team than the Jets. And they will prove it later in the year just as the Ravens already did.

  69. sdfinley says: Oct 5, 2010 1:36 PM

    Putting the Rams ahead of the Chargers is truly the stupidest thing I have heard from the normally intelligent Florio.
    He must have an agenda.
    I like the comment too….Call me when you beat an actual NFL team. Well they beat the crap out of the Faguars and the Faguars beat the Colts.
    Like I said, he must have an agenda. @#$% must still be sore from hyping the Chargers in prior years only to be let down.

  70. edgarpoe says: Oct 5, 2010 1:57 PM

    Wins and losses are what count. I’m not sure why everyone is so peeved. Let the teams do their own power ratings on the field. Opinions are just that.

  71. allinSTACKme says: Oct 5, 2010 2:18 PM

    @ boltschick & chargerrich:
    Defense has faced: Derek Anderson/Max Hall, Matt Hasselbeck, David Garrard, & Matt Cassell. Of course they’re going to be ranked #1. Can’t argue with your offense (even though you got to beat up on AZ), they’re good year in & year out.
    @ Florio:
    Last week you had the TN Titans ranked 4th & the Broncos 24th. The Broncos then beat the Titans IN TENNESSEE, and you raise the Broncos one spot??? I’m not arguing the spot in which you have the Broncos, but only gaining 1 spot by beating a #4 (your rank) team is completely ridiculous. You & your crew really should try WATCHING the games before wasting all of our time with this crap.

  72. wtf_seriously says: Oct 5, 2010 2:25 PM

    Ravens have surpassed the Vikings as the whiniest fan base in the NFL. Judging by the tears and squeals from this bunch, you would think the Football Gods are going to fill M&T Bank Stadium with water during the next home game.
    Unbunch your panties, already!

  73. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Oct 5, 2010 3:18 PM

    The Patriots have the 6th “toughest” schedule based on the 2010 “strength of schedule”—i.e., opponents’ 2009 record. If the Pats make the playoffs, then exposure to teams like the Ravens, Chargers, Vikings, Steelers, and Colts can only benefit our young defense.
    It’s premature to pronounce Rex Ryan “right.” My expectation is that the Colts, among other teams, could realistically beat the Jets in the playoffs. Despite the loss of Bullitt and Sanders, any rumors of the Colts’ “demise” are greatly exaggerated.

  74. ignoringthehaters says: Oct 5, 2010 3:22 PM

    I love how you guys all get bent out of shape where your team is at. It’s one guys opinion! If you want to know “power rankings” just look at win-loss. The rest is irrelevant

  75. Scrodge2010 says: Oct 5, 2010 3:41 PM

    I think the Broncos got RIPPED OFF on this…but then again…I’m a Broncos fan…

  76. funi says: Oct 5, 2010 3:46 PM

    Colts at #9 and are 2-2??? Hopefully these playoff chokers do not make it to the playoffs!

  77. farvegnugen says: Oct 5, 2010 4:20 PM

    Wow, Ravens fans sure do love to complain about an opinion-based poll.
    The Ravens only managed to score 10 points in their loss to the mighty Bengals. Yes, that same Bengals team that proceeded to give up 23 points in losing to the BROWNS.

  78. Ccoolliinn says: Oct 5, 2010 6:46 PM

    the cowboys move up 7 spots by not playing?
    week after week these rankings are ridiculous.

  79. sullijo says: Oct 5, 2010 7:07 PM

    Chiefs have won 13 games the past four years including their 3 this year. Makes the Broncos 26 over that period look pretty good.
    There are about 5 good teams, 5 terrible teams, and everyone else is VERY AVERAGE. There are at least two divisions (AFC West, NFC West) where 9 wins gets it done.
    Should be three grades, A, C, F.

  80. smithopher says: Oct 5, 2010 10:38 PM

    as a Jets fan, I wish the Jets would play the Ravens again like right now. The Ravens won because of a ridiculous amount of penalties for 125 yards, many of which penalties were given up in huge situations on defense. if not for rookie kyle wilson getting flagged in the endzone in his first regular season game as a pro, the ravens would’ve had to kick a field goal instead of being set up with 1st and goal on the 1. the field goal even would’ve been long, so at best, the ravens would be tied 6-6, could’ve been 6-3. either way, the jets have been opening up the playbook for sanchez more and more and he’s proving that he can lead this offense. this is the best team in the league, and if you don’t believe it, you’ll see if you’re unlucky enough to have them play your team.

  81. Ravens2926 says: Oct 5, 2010 11:28 PM

    Ravens = #20 , im a Ravens fan and i want nothing to do with top 15 right now, too much of a target.
    Lets get to week 13-14 and start talking.
    Anyways the #1 team now is clearly the Chiefs 3-0 is that not what sports is about winning? untill they lose they are number 1

  82. dannylaruso says: Oct 6, 2010 2:09 AM

    Raven’s fan here. everyone calm down, it’s week 4. Who cares? Keep up the momentum, if they can beat the Steelers and the Jets in their house the Ravens are capable of beating anyone.

  83. cmorris says: Oct 6, 2010 8:42 AM

    The Jets don’t want see the Ravens again. Our secondary is money right now…..just wait until our HALL OF FAME SAFETY comes back. Everyone is forgetting about Ed Reed. Our offense will do nothing but get better. We have too many weapons. Its cool though….we will just fly under the radar. Sleep on us if you want. That’s how we like it in B-more

  84. AlphaQ2 says: Oct 6, 2010 11:53 AM

    C-Student says:
    October 5, 2010 9:32 AM
    skinsman1111 says:
    October 5, 2010 8:53 AM
    Please tell me how you are gonna put the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the Redskins, when they have a worse record than the skins, plus the skins beat them???
    ____________________
    its simple really. well, its simple to anyone who isnt an ignorant, inbred foreskins fan, anyway.
    everyone who isnt a ‘tard foreskins fan can see that even with their subpar record, the cowboys are the class of this weakened nfc east division. dallas has the most talent and is a last second holding call from being 2-1.
    any other questions, sir?
    ===================================
    Scoreboard dumbass!

  85. BUC_EM says: Oct 6, 2010 3:24 PM

    I know my BUCS are not going to light the league on fire this year but they have have Won two out of three games and I don’t understand how the 2-2 Rams are ranked 7 spots ahead of tampa? we are in a tougher division and have a better record! The Vikings and Cowgirls are 13th and 14th with 1-2 records. There are 12 teams at 2-2 who should be higher rated(well maybe not all but definitely some)! The last two teams I mentioned seem to be evaluated by peoples expectations not they’re play!!!

  86. Mikey says: Oct 6, 2010 4:37 PM

    Not the the rankings at the beginning of September mean anything, but:
    1. Beating the Jets and Steelers both on the road has to mean something. Ravens have proved enough on the field to be #1 thusfar. “If the game is replayed” doesn’t matter, the scoreboard at the end of the actual game does.
    2. I’m a Saints fan, and I believe you have the Saints ranked 2 spots too high. I’d rank the Packers and Patriots ahead of them right now. Too many injuries at SS and RB are keeping this team close to the pack in the NFC elite. 2009 is over, this is a new year, and an honest assessment of my team at the 1/4 mark of the
    season.
    3. I totally agree with the Falcons being the highest ranked team in the NFC thru 4 weeks. Those guys are playing good football. The are smelling what Mike Smith is stepping in.

  87. skinsfaninpa says: Oct 6, 2010 10:02 PM

    I think its taught in “media school” that you have to like the Cowboys. (1-2) and they are the highest ranked team in the NFC east. Stop ranking teams off their hype and start ranking off of legitimate wins.
    Washington beat the cowpokes and the beagles. I would, in your logic, understand if you put NY over WAS, but to have Dallas above WAS in your rankings is INSANE!!
    Stop with the cowboy love!!! I am Sick of the over hype!!!!!!! Let them be 4-0 then talk about them.

  88. John Harbaugh's Dad says: Oct 7, 2010 3:05 PM

    Did you even watch what the Ravens D did to Sanchez? How do you think the game would be any different? You can’t win if you can’t SCORE.
    The Ravens beat the other two teams in the top 3 ON THE ROAD. This ranking system is a bigger sham than the commentating censorship imposed by NBC.

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