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Week Six power rankings

Week Six is in the books.  Which means that it’s time to rank the 32 teams regardless of division and conference lines.

Though it’s all meaningless, you’ll read them.  And you’ll react to them.

Perhaps loudly.

Have at it.


1.  New York Jets (No. 1 last week; 5-1):  Winning at Denver isn’t easy,
especially when the Broncos are wearing those nausea-inducing orange
jerseys.

2.  Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 3; 4-1):  Some think the
Steelers are the best team in the league.  If they were, the Steelers
would have commemorated Big Ben’s return with something better than an
18-point win over an overmatched Cleveland team with a rookie
quarterback.

3.  New England Patriots (No. 5; 4-1):  We prefer that Tom Brady confine his trash talk to comments on grooming.

4.  New Orleans Saints (No. 7; 4-2):  The Saints are starting to look a little bit like the team they were last year.

5.  Indianapolis Colts (No. 6; 4-2):  Every team should be so lucky to have a quarterback with whom Father Time is catching up

6.  Baltimore Ravens (No. 3; 4-2):  This team will be a force to be reckoned with come January.  Again.

7.   Philadelphia Eagles (No. 15; 4-2):  Maybe Andy Reid should use Mike Vick for one series and Kevin Kolb for the next.

8.  Tennessee Titans (No. 9; 4-2):  At a time when few teams have two
competent quarterbacks, the Titans are lucky to be in the minority.

9. 
New York Giants (No. 11; 4-2):  Cue the “how will the NFL manage to
play two conference title games in the same stadium?” crowd.    

10. 
Atlanta Falcons (No. 4; 4-2):  The Falcons haven’t won in Pennsylvania since 1988, including 0-2 so far this year.

11. 
Houston Texans (No. 13; 4-2):  Andre Johnson’s ability to get away with pass interference may have saved this team’s season.

12. 
Chicago Bears (No. 8; 4-2):  And here are the Bears we expected to see this year.

13.
  Miami Dolphins (No. 16; 3-2):  Maybe the Dolphins should offer to play all their games on the road.         

14.  Green Bay Packers (No. 10; 3-3):  It’s fitting, we suppose, that on the same weekend the Packers welcome back to Lambeau Field a receiver who pretended to show them his ass, they’ll also be seeing a quarterback who allegedly showed someone something else.

15.  Minnesota Vikings (No. 19; 2-3):  The Vikings will need much more than 188 yards of offense if they hope to keep winning.         
    

16.  Kansas City Chiefs (No. 12; 3-2):  The Chiefs may have learned much more in two losses than they did in three wins.

17. 
St. Louis Rams (No. 23; 3-3):  If Sam Bradford stays healthy, the Rams could rule this division for the next five years or longer.

18.  Seattle Seahawks (No. 24; 3-2):  With two games in four weeks
against the Cardinals, a changing of the guard could be coming in the
NFC West.

19. Washington Redskins (No. 14; 3-3):  On the Redskins’ final scoring drive, Donovan McNabb played with a Super Bowl sense of urgency.  For most other quarterbacks, that’s a good thing.

20. 
Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 17; 3-3):  The hot seat warmly welcomes back Jack Del Rio.                      
21. 
Arizona Cardinals (No. 21; 3-2):  The ultimate test of a team’s relevance?  When on a bye, does anyone notice?
 
22.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 18; 3-2):  It’s good for this team to periodically be reminded just how far it still has to go.

23.  Denver
Broncos (No. 22; 2-4):  The Broncos blew a prime opportunity to beat an
elite team on a day the rest of the division stumbled.            

24. 
Dallas Cowboys (No. 20; 1-4):  With all the great teams at the top of
the AFC, maybe Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t really want to play in
the Super Bowl he’ll host.

25.  Cincinnati Bengals (No. 26; 2-3):  See Arizona.                                                 

26. 
San Francisco 49ers (No. 30; 1-5):  The presence of nine men during a field goal try wasn’t a mistake.The goal was to make the Raiders laugh so hard
that they wouldn’t be able to block it.

27.  San Diego
Chargers (No. 25; 2-4):  With the Patriots coming to town and Antonio
Gates in a walking boot, Norv Turner could be inching toward getting the
shoe.
      
28.  Detroit Lions (No. 28; 1-5): And yet another one-game winning streak snaps for the Lions.

29. 
Oakland Raiders (No. 27; 2-4):  Adam Schefter’s report regarding the
Raiders’ willingness to trade anyone on the team technically was
incorrect.  He left out the fact that they’re also willing to trade
their coach.

30.  Cleveland Browns (No. 29; 1-5):  With a trip to New Orleans next on the agenda, the Browns could crawl into their bye week at 1-6.  Which could persuade Mike Holmgren to run Eric Mangini out of the building.
     
31.  Carolina Panthers (No. 31; 0-5):  The crappy quarterback carousel continues, with perhaps the best chance of avoiding 0-16 coming this weekend against the 49ers.            

32.  Buffalo Bills (No. 32; 0-5):  With a late break or two, “bye” actually could have beaten the Bills.   

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  1. paintman34 says: Oct 19, 2010 9:04 AM

    redskins are bettter than that

  2. polakojones says: Oct 19, 2010 9:06 AM

    Jags at 20? Dumbass….

  3. Hooby says: Oct 19, 2010 9:09 AM

    eagles in the top 10. congrats florio, now you know what it feels like to have correct power rankings

  4. Allison says: Oct 19, 2010 9:09 AM

    I appreciate your continued generosity with the ranking of my Packers so far this season. I also would appreciate it if we could win in overtime, just once… you know, just to see how it feels. OH… and some reliable starters back on the field would ALSO be pretty cool. *sigh*… why breathe?

  5. Belichick Is God says: Oct 19, 2010 9:17 AM

    Carolina is becoming a real threat to displace Buffalo at the bottom. If they lose to the 49ers then we will have to seriously consider the previously almost unthinkable- that there could be a worse NFL team than the Buffalo Bills.
    I’m hoping that the Raiders make a late run at the bottom. Their first round pick owned by the Patriots, and the second round pick of Carolina also owned by the Patriots could both be some pretty sweet draft slots.

  6. stevemcguigan says: Oct 19, 2010 9:17 AM

    I try not to be a hater, but the “I’m taking the bye” joke? really? First time I heard that one I fell of my dinosaur and cracked my igneous thong.

  7. SDW2001 says: Oct 19, 2010 9:17 AM

    Titans and Falcons are both too high. As a Philly fan, I think the Eagles might be a notch too high as well. Glad to see them move up, though.

  8. rea725 says: Oct 19, 2010 9:18 AM

    I’m sure there will be many gripes, but this seems pretty reasonable. The Saints are the only NFC team that would have a chance against the elite 8 of the AFC.

  9. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Oct 19, 2010 9:19 AM

    #1 and #2 are interchangeable. Some people see the Jets as the best, and some see the Steelers.

  10. isonic1 says: Oct 19, 2010 9:20 AM

    These rankings are bs…

  11. DopeBoys says: Oct 19, 2010 9:21 AM

    Love the McNabb superbowl pun

  12. righthereisay says: Oct 19, 2010 9:22 AM

    Regarding playing Kolb and Vick, this would work. The Steelers did this with Tomzack and Stewart and they went far in the playoffs (with 2 lousy QBs)
    I’ve always thought more teams would do this. However, this could hurt the feelings of the starting qb, which nobody would want to do.
    A Kolb/Vick Philly team could win it all. Fortunately for the other teams, Reid won’t do it.

  13. CJ SPILLER says: Oct 19, 2010 9:24 AM

    You are truly on drugs having Jacksonville ranked at number 20, ahead of Dallas, Denver, Cincinnati, San Diego. Even Detriot, Oakland and Cleveland are better than Jacksonville. Jacksonville should be ranked down there with the Bills and Panthers. What planet are you from Florio? Better yet, what games are you watching?

  14. jram says: Oct 19, 2010 9:24 AM

    If Sam Bradford stays healthy the Rams WILL rule this division (and League) for 5 or more years. They are one more good off season/draft away from being a dominating team in this league.

  15. kickinitoleschool says: Oct 19, 2010 9:26 AM

    cant really argue with the top 10…although if some think Steelers are the best in the league, why are they at the 2 spot? I really do not think that the Bears should be ahead of the Pack nor the Fins….neither of those teams let their qb become so well acquainted with their face in the turf.

  16. rickah88888 says: Oct 19, 2010 9:29 AM

    Wow Florio, mad props placing Philly over your NY Giants! Well deserved!

  17. Joe says: Oct 19, 2010 9:33 AM

    The Viqueens above the Rams? Please. Lets stick both teams in a phone booth and see who comes out on top!

  18. jbruder02 says: Oct 19, 2010 9:42 AM

    18 point wins in the NFL are pretty big. This isn’t the WAC we are talking about here.

  19. PFTiswhatitis says: Oct 19, 2010 9:44 AM

    The Pats OT win over the Ravens was huge but #3? I’d prefer it if you overlook them.

  20. msteelers says: Oct 19, 2010 9:44 AM

    Pittsburgh only won by 18 because the Browns punter had one of the best days I’ve ever seen. Every time he had a chance to pin the Steelers deep in their own zone he did it. Look at the starting field position for the Steelers in the 2nd and 3rd quarters:
    PIT 2
    PIT 6
    PIT 0
    PIT 27
    PIT 4
    PIT 8
    That’s insane.

  21. tamer says: Oct 19, 2010 9:46 AM

    Florio, I liked your comments in the packers section :)
    FYI, NFL has a plan if both NY teams were to host conf champ. games. One game would be played on sunday night and the other would be on monday night.

  22. DanSnyder says: Oct 19, 2010 9:47 AM

    Skins at #19…? Cowboys, Texans, Rams, Eagles, Packers, and Colts were their first six games, name me a harder schedule. Its pretty sad that their worst opponent so far this season has been dallas.
    Skins Beat your #7 eagles, beat your #14 Packers, Lost by 3 points to both your #4 colts and #11 Texans. According to your chart the worst team they lost to was the #17 rams
    It’s cool though.

  23. TheCD says: Oct 19, 2010 9:48 AM

    11. Houston Texans (No. 13; 4-2): Andre Johnson’s ability to get away with pass interference may have saved this team’s season.
    I think very few people watched the actual game (or at least the play in question). The CB was molesting Andre the entire play, and should have been called for an Illegal Contact penalty 10 yards before the pass was made.
    Flowers was pushing Andre while the ball was in the air, so Andre pushed back. The guy then threw a fit because his Dirk Nowitzki flop didn’t draw a penalty.

  24. DonRSD says: Oct 19, 2010 9:53 AM

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  25. XLI says: Oct 19, 2010 9:57 AM

    Oh no… “Jaws” thinks Father Time is catching up with Peyton.
    Manning through 6 Games:
    Yards: 1,916
    TDs: 13
    INTs: 2
    Rating: 103.4
    Comp %: 67.3
    Sacks: 1/game
    Record: 4-2
    Offense Rank: 2nd (yards & pts/game)
    Umm, if that’s the “impact” of Father Time then SWEET! Thanks Father Time!

  26. Reginald says: Oct 19, 2010 10:02 AM

    lol, the saints played an extremely overrated bucs… come on. They’re still the same team that lost to the Cardinals, and barely beat how many terrible teams?

  27. Red32 says: Oct 19, 2010 10:03 AM

    Keep denigrating the Cardinals Florio…I love to see you scrambling for reasons to explain why they keep winning or, in your vernacular, why other teams keep losing to them…

  28. GreenAsGrass says: Oct 19, 2010 10:05 AM

    Wait until the Jets play a real schedule. Sanchez sucks and he is the reason the Jets won’t win. The inmates are running the asylum in NY. Rex is an overweight whale who can’t coach. LT is too old.
    Funny where did all these posters go now that the Jets started 5-1 ??

  29. Wartooth says: Oct 19, 2010 10:07 AM

    So 7 teams with better records, some how end up behind the Vikings…
    And somehow the Cowboys are ahead of 3 teams that have better records…
    Do you media idiots feel actual pain when the teams YOU picked to be good, suck?
    Will Minnesota and Dallas continue to be in the middle of the pack when they both end up eliminated from the playoffs?
    Face it, Dallas hasn’t been good in a long time, and the Vikings no matter how many stories you get out of them, are not the same team they were last year.

  30. habibfromnewdehli says: Oct 19, 2010 10:12 AM

    I’m pretty much fine with the top 10… EXCEPT for New Orelans at #4. No way that team is better than Baltimore or Indianapolis.
    And I have a feeling Minnesota will continue to rise as the season goes on. Packers are done, Bears were fake, and Lions… still can’t stop anyone on defense.

  31. stiller43 says: Oct 19, 2010 10:19 AM

    The same “terrible Browns team” made your 6th best team (currently) beat them in the 4th quarter at Baltimore and only won by 6 points or something. And they also beat the AFC North Champs from last year who swept the division.
    They’ve been more competitive than the last few years, but hey, I guess it’s still only an 18 point win.
    Not saying number 2 is the wrong spot, but you saying that it wasn’t a solid win is dumb logic.

  32. Otis Taylor 89 says: Oct 19, 2010 10:19 AM

    I agree. If “Bye” didn’t use that timeout in the 3rd Qtr, they would have beat the Bills.

  33. G_Parr says: Oct 19, 2010 10:28 AM

    Im a huge Panthers fan but even i know we are the worst team in the league. At least Buffalo can score points.

  34. 8man says: Oct 19, 2010 10:31 AM

    Patriots pretty high up. I guess it’s because they have one loss.
    They have upcoming games against SD, Minny, Pittsburgh and Indy. Very challenging! We’ll see where they are then and how well that young defense is progressing.

  35. Steel Curtain1 says: Oct 19, 2010 10:36 AM

    So the Jets are # 1 because they beat the #23 Denver Broncos?? So the # 3 Patriots are really # 1 since they beat your # 6 Ravens right?

  36. Madeira says: Oct 19, 2010 10:37 AM

    “30. Cleveland Browns (No. 29; 1-5): With a trip to New Orleans next on the agenda, the Browns could crawl into their bye week at 1-6. Which could persuade Mike Holmgren to run Eric Mangini out of the building.”
    This gig is the easiest job in the world. Like Colin Cowherd, you just regurgitate obvious takes without any depth. Must be nice.
    As if there is a President of a team in the NFL that would fire a head coach of a rebuilding non-playoff team midseason after a loss to the defending SB champs on the road with a team that is starting their 3rd string rookie QB, and has nearly half of the team on the injury report. Not to mention the possible lockout next season.
    You could sleepwalk through a career at these sports entertainment jobs.

  37. grendel says: Oct 19, 2010 10:42 AM

    Come on… One win for the Saints and they jump back up to #4? Slide 5-8 up, put the Falcons ahead of the Saints (remember how they beat them, IN NEW ORLEANS?) and things are looking much better. The Saints need to be able to put together more than one good day to move into the top 5.

  38. wydok says: Oct 19, 2010 10:43 AM

    I love the Eagles, but I think it’s a stretch to bump them all the way from 15 to 7.

  39. SDW2001 says: Oct 19, 2010 10:45 AM

    CJ SPILLER says:
    October 19, 2010 9:24 AM
    You are truly on drugs having Jacksonville ranked at number 20, ahead of Dallas, Denver, Cincinnati, San Diego. Even Detriot, Oakland and Cleveland are better than Jacksonville. Jacksonville should be ranked down there with the Bills and Panthers. What planet are you from Florio? Better yet, what games are you watching?
    –They’re not as bad as the Bills. They are about on par with Cleveland and Oakland I think. No way they should be ahead of Dallas, Denver, Cinnci, San Diego. Agreed.

  40. Spungy says: Oct 19, 2010 10:47 AM

    How did my Bengals move up a spot on a bye week when they had a “losing” bye week. Odom was suspended for diuretics! If anything they should have moved down.

  41. somesome says: Oct 19, 2010 10:50 AM

    New Orleans has to actually beat somebody to be ranked in the top 5 and the Cowboys have to start to beat somebody other than themselves.

  42. Nebster21 says: Oct 19, 2010 10:51 AM

    7 teams with a better record are below the Vikings. WOW just WOW.

  43. ColumboFan says: Oct 19, 2010 10:59 AM

    Steelers at #2! Steeler hater.
    I suppose I’ll have to accept the Jets at #1, but if they get past a weakened Packers team this week, they may hold that spot for a while. The next four are Detroit, Cleaveland, an overrated Houston, then the mess that is Cincinnati. The thought of seeing the Jets atop your poll until December is just too depressing to contemplate.
    Steeler hater!

  44. 7370355q$ says: Oct 19, 2010 11:00 AM

    @stiller43
    Peyton hillis was fresh against the ravens and colt mccoy wasn’t starting hence the slimmer margin of victory

  45. kellyb91985 says: Oct 19, 2010 11:01 AM

    “8man says:
    October 19, 2010 10:31 AM
    Patriots pretty high up. I guess it’s because they have one loss.

    They have upcoming games against SD, Minny, Pittsburgh and Indy. Very challenging! We’ll see where they are then and how well that young defense is progressing.”

    I agree they had a very challanging schedule, but that schedule doesn’t look half as daunting as it did when they first started the season. San Diego looks pathetic (along with Minny). Pittsburgh is arguably the best team in the league, but they play a very similar game as Baltimore. Indy is always a tough one, but they commited a lot of mistakes against Washington. I take any game against an NFC team with a grain of salt right now because they are the minor league in my opinion. That being said, the Pats have to improve on 3rd down.

  46. Fantasia says: Oct 19, 2010 11:07 AM

    Florio? The crap you said about the Steelers is something Rosenthal might say. Steelers handled the Clowns.
    Defense is taking out players. Love it!

  47. Vee says: Oct 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    Hate to say it, but pretty much gotta agree with Florio.
    The real wild card seems to be the defending Superbowl champs. It’s difficult to get a good read on the Saints b/c they were unimpressive in 3 wins, but barely lost 2 games, then they CRUSHED Tampa Bay 31-6. Plus, they’re playing with a whole bunch of subs, not their key starters – many of whom will be out until the second half of the season.
    The real test for this patchwork group of players may come against a healthy and complete Steelers team in week 8. Even then, will we really know what kind of team they’ll be late in the season? Will they be better b/c the subs got so much valuable game time experience, or worse b/c the starters will be rusty? Who knows.

  48. thecurtain says: Oct 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    “Some think the Steelers are the best team in the league. If they were, the Steelers would have commemorated Big Ben’s return with something better than an 18-point win over an overmatched Cleveland team with a rookie quarterback.”
    Since when is beating a rival by 18 points a non-accomplishment? The Browns beat us the last time we played. And the spread was 14 – so STeelers tbested oddmakers by 4 points as well. This isn’t the BCS…

  49. Ingloriousbasterd says: Oct 19, 2010 11:29 AM

    Since the Pats beat the Ravens, who in turn, beat the Steelers, shouldn’t the Pats be ranked #2?

  50. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Oct 19, 2010 11:37 AM

    Skins drop 5 spots for losing by 3 to a super bowl team last year…Florio, you are truly an ass clown.

  51. steeltiger34 says: Oct 19, 2010 11:44 AM

    @msteeler:
    good point. The starting field position was terrible.
    I think that winning by 18 is pretty good, Florio. I thought that the browns played an OK game considering the opponent.
    My top 5:
    1. Pitt
    2.Jets
    3. Baltimore
    4. NE
    5. Saints

  52. Saints-America'sTeam says: Oct 19, 2010 11:46 AM

    For those of you who resent the Saints at No. 4…well I might agree it seems a little high. HOWEVER, these rankings AREN’T _STANDINGS_. They’re the NFL’s equivalent to the BCS standings. It’s an OPINION of how well these teams are doing from week to week. The Saints are getting better.
    So. Yes one blow-out game for the Saints does not a 2009 Saints team make. BUT it does bode well for the getting-better 2010 Saints. Let’s see how they play the Browns. ANOTHER blow-out? Then I would stick my neck out and say they are beginning to peak AT THE RIGHT TIME. If they steal a win from the Steelers in game 8, well…LOOK OUT NFL!!!!!

  53. SteelersSB44 says: Oct 19, 2010 11:59 AM

    Look, I have no problem with people believing the Jets are the best team right now, and putting the Steelers #2, that’s fine, but I disagree with your logic Florio and the rest of you who agree with him. An 18-point victory is hardly unimpressive. Considering the field position alone (good point from above poster) makes this an impressive victory. Take into acount that the Browns played the Falcons, Ravens, Bucs, and Bengals and lost by no more than 10 points in any of those games, and it seems to me you have an impressive victory on your hands. Also, llast I checked the spread was 13.5. When you beat the spread by 50%, that’s an impressive victory to me. Ok, the horse has been beaten to death now…I’ll move on…
    As for the Jets, they were basically beat in Denver, but threw up a pass HOPING for a flag, and luckily they got it. They were beat for 59 minutes. Now a win is a win, but if we’re talking about statement wins or impressive victories, this was hardly either of those.
    So put the Jets #1, I’m fine with it really. Just don’t tell me it’s because the Steelers weren’t impressive and the Jets were.

  54. turbodog says: Oct 19, 2010 12:03 PM

    Saints lose to Falcons only because kicker misses a 27 yd field goal in overtime. Arizona runs a INT in for a TD with 10 seconds to go to win by 10.
    Saints have dominated everybody this year. Once we get our injured players back, red zone efficiency will get back to where it was last year and so will our record.
    The Saints are still the best team in the NFC.

  55. clintcooper says: Oct 19, 2010 12:03 PM

    I would put the Titans in the top 5 for sure. But I’m happy my Saints did so well. The Vikings still have something to prove and this weekend will be their biggest test.

  56. youboettcha says: Oct 19, 2010 12:04 PM

    Any chance the Bills and Panthers both go 0-16? They don’t play each other this year.

  57. pfii63 says: Oct 19, 2010 12:04 PM

    # Madeira says: October 19, 2010 10:37 AM
    You could sleepwalk through a career at these sports entertainment jobs.
    ——————————————————
    I just assumed he was already doing that.

  58. thecurtain says: Oct 19, 2010 12:11 PM

    @ 7370355q$
    ===
    The way Colt McCoy played against the steelers – definitely better than Delhomme or Wallace has played all year. I think the Ravens are lucky McCoy didn’t play. He would have run the table on that overrated, washed-up defense.

  59. SteelersRule says: Oct 19, 2010 12:25 PM

    So the Jokes win by 4 over the 23 team is a better win than 18 over the 30?
    Idiot

  60. 46d says: Oct 19, 2010 12:28 PM

    I love how some people put their top 5 on here like anyone cares what they have to say…
    As a Bears fan I was shocked to see them still at 12. They were pitiful against a bad Seattle team. They should be at about 20, however Hester and the D may win enough games this year to make the playoffs in a sad, sad, NFC.

  61. Paul says: Oct 19, 2010 12:28 PM

    All I’ll say about this is that I’m hoping somebody goes for Rothlisberger’s head or Harrison’s knees to give the Steelers (former “Yes, but…champions” – phantom penalties against ‘Hawks; no flags for illegal blocks on Harrison’s INT TD) a taste of their medicine. If these guys want to end careers, then I’m hoping somebody says “game on” and tries to do the same to those guys.

  62. stiller43 says: Oct 19, 2010 1:00 PM

    # 7370355q$ says: October 19, 2010 11:00 AM
    @stiller43
    Peyton hillis was fresh against the ravens and colt mccoy wasn’t starting hence the slimmer margin of victory
    ____________________________________
    Peyton Hillis (41 yards) was two yards away from gaining the most yards a starting RB has gotten on us all year (Michael Turner with 42), so I don’t buy his injury as an excuse.
    And the way McCoy performed, I don’t think him being in there is much worse than Seneca Wallace or Jake “Captain Turnover” Delhomme.
    The Browns haven’t lost by more than 10 points all season, and led against 4-2 Baltimore (IN Baltimore) in the 4th quarter, and I think led against the 4-2 Falcons in the 4th quarter as well. Don’t forget about them beating the division rival Bengals as well who swept and won the division last year.
    THEIR AVERAGE MARGIN OF DEFEAT WAS 5.5 POINTS THIS SEASON. Those defeats are to the 4-2 Ravens, division leading 4-2 Falcons, division leading 3-2 Chiefs, and 3-2 Bucs.
    Beating them by 18 points with a QB who last saw meaningful snaps against Miami last season is not a reason to degrade their win, especially considering their field position most of the game. That punter turned out to be their best weapon for keeping the game close all day.

  63. Hamburgler says: Oct 19, 2010 1:05 PM

    Since these picks are one man’s opinion, then that’s how he sees it. Having said that, the only glaring issue I see is where San Diego is. Hard to say that they are worse than the 49ers…and I am a niner fan and not a san diego fan.

  64. troymania says: Oct 19, 2010 1:26 PM

    the niners win ONE game and they are ahead of san diego .. not a san diego fan but SF is awful also detroit should be ahead of san francisco as well, detroit is always putting up a fight and has played better opponents close. did singletary shake your hand so you would give him this more than generous ranking?

  65. dunkingonuts says: Oct 19, 2010 1:28 PM

    Hey Florio when are the rankings going to reflect actual game results and/or team records? Aside from that I don’t value your stupid opinion…!

  66. troymania says: Oct 19, 2010 1:34 PM

    steelers win by 18 but thats not good enough? the spread was 14 … 18 is three scores … so what im gathering is that beating teams by three scores is not acceptable in the nfl? baltimore beat cleveland by 7 … and beat us by 3 with our field goal kicked missing 2 field goals and with charlie batch at qb.. their over rated… and also stop crying that harrison hits too hard its part of the game .. if you can find me a football player that tells you he is just trying to nudge a player to the ground tell me .. and let me know how their career went
    Ben is back, stop hating!
    GO steelers!

  67. smithopher says: Oct 19, 2010 1:42 PM

    Ravens are #4 at worst, Jets and Steelers are interchangeable, Colts still haven’t proven that they have a true contending team around Peyton Manning. Best 4 teams in the NFL are (in no particular order) Jets, Steelers, Pats, Ravens.
    That is a great point though, about the Giants… Jets are 5-1 and the Giants are 4-2. Both teams are in it to host conference championships this year.
    You know what’d be REAL sick, is if the Jets and Giants host the conference championships the year NY hosts the Super Bowl and they both get into the Super Bowl in NY. That’d be the biggest Super Bowl ever… At least for me, as I live a half hour from that stadium.

  68. SteelersFirstto7 says: Oct 19, 2010 2:04 PM

    I think the Vikings eventually will be a top five team.

  69. Suggs kicks bradys @$$ says: Oct 19, 2010 2:44 PM

    Patriots suck, so overrated, good job u beat a beat up ravens secondary, beat real team.Plus Brady should stop crying everytime he gets hit.

  70. bradys boy says: Oct 19, 2010 3:24 PM

    why is everybody hating on the patriots, the only team theve lost to is the number 1…with good young players improving each week i see a playoffs again this year for the pats….and with 6 picks in the first 3 rounds next year we can get some serious talent aka mark ingram baby!!!

  71. 81megatron81 says: Oct 19, 2010 3:26 PM

    ok so the niners beat the raiders and they jumped ahead that far? c’mon man! niners are garbage…

  72. jdonnel3 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:32 PM

    THE PATRIOTS belong at #3 and anybody who thinks they don’t, you’ll see come January…

  73. jdonnel3 says: Oct 19, 2010 5:44 PM

    The patriots sick and are overated and beat up a bad Ravens team? One question do you even watch football?

  74. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Oct 19, 2010 6:08 PM

    13. Miami Dolphins (No. 16; 3-2): Maybe the Dolphins should offer to play all their games on the road.
    ==================================
    Or our D-BAG owner could not make crazy stupid decisions like asking the NFL to schedule NO 1 O’CLOCK GAMES.
    Dumbass rich moron.

  75. Route36West says: Oct 19, 2010 6:14 PM

    rickah88888 says:
    October 19, 2010 9:29 AM
    Wow Florio, mad props placing Philly over your NY Giants! Well deserved!
    come on Rick if your going call a guy out for be bias atleast get the team right. Hes from West Virginia which makes him a steelers fan. He has said hes a Pirates and Penguins fan put 2 n 2 together.
    by the way that equals 4.

  76. Gern Blansten says: Oct 19, 2010 9:08 PM

    yep the next super bowl champs keep moving up. they will beat green bay by 17 on sunday!

  77. Suggs kicks bradys @$$ says: Oct 19, 2010 10:13 PM

    Yes the ravens have beat up secondary, didn’t say they suck, just said it’s not a real win. Just wait till there healthy, ravens womp the crying pats

  78. youboettcha says: Oct 20, 2010 12:36 AM

    Actually, I thought Florio was a Redskins fan.

  79. BUCSFANFOREVER says: Oct 20, 2010 9:39 AM

    I know the Bucs got their ass handed to them on Sunday and deserved to drop in the rankings but to have the Vikings ahead of them in the rankings? C’mon! When will the “favoritism” stop and teams are ranked without bias?!?!

  80. jdonnel3 says: Oct 20, 2010 2:33 PM

    Hey Suggs kicks Bradys nothing, Just like Tom terrific said the Ravens have beaten the Patriots once in 9 times.. So I wonder what makes you believe the Ravens are better than the Patriots? Once again do you even watch football? The Ravens are a good team but they are not the patriots, which will prove it to you again come January…

  81. CryptKeeper says: Oct 20, 2010 5:24 PM

    @The CD
    11. Houston Texans (No. 13; 4-2): Andre Johnson’s ability to get away with pass interference may have saved this team’s season.
    I think very few people watched the actual game (or at least the play in question). Andre was molesting the CB the entire play, and should have been called for an Illegal Contact penalty 10 yards before the pass was made.
    Andre was pushing Flowers while the ball was in the air, so Flowers pushed back. The guy then threw a fit because his Dirk Nowitzki flop drew a penalty.
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    Just wanted to help you out…apparently you got the two confused.

  82. Suggs kicks bradys @$$ says: Oct 21, 2010 9:29 AM

    Pats suck, Brady should grow a pair

  83. scra22 says: Oct 21, 2010 10:48 AM

    A story that appeared in several California newspapers in September identified Florio as a Vikings fan.
    “The 45-year-old went from an engineering degree from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University through law school to working by himself as a labor lawyer in the backwoods of West Virginia. A misplaced Minnesota Vikings fan, he found his release by writing “on a lark” for NFLTalk.com, which was bought up by ESPN.”
    So everyone accusing him of being a Redskins fan, a Giants fan, etc…. there you go.

  84. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Oct 21, 2010 6:29 PM

    The Ravens would be the best team in the league if they let Flacco loose – kinda like Rexy did with Sanchez.

  85. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Oct 21, 2010 8:45 PM

    @Wartooth and Nebster…
    A team’s record ain’t the be all, end all…
    You really think St. Louis, Kansas City, Tampa, Jacksonville, Seattle, and Washington are better than the Vikings????? Just because those teams are 3-2 or 3-3 and the Vikings are 2-3???? The Vikings were beaten by the #1 team (Jets) and last year’s #1 team….you obviously hate the Vikings and know nothing about football…the Vikings are about to roll and will be in the top 5 by year’s end…rightfully so.
    Vikings are about where they should be right now…and next week they’ll be above the Packers…..

  86. jdonnel3 says: Oct 21, 2010 10:11 PM

    Suggs kicks Bradys nothing you make me laugh because you sound like you dont even watch football, Explain to me how the team (the pats) that have won the most games in the last ten years suck? Please explain?

  87. steelcitychamps82 says: Oct 22, 2010 5:06 PM

    @suggskicksbrady…. soooo was the raven victory over the Steelers a real win with Ben Roethlisberger not in that game?

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