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Week Nine power rankings

It’s that time again.

The PFT power rankings.

Feel free to complain.  We’re used to it.

1.  Baltimore Ravens (Last week No. 2; 6-2):  Every team should celebrate the 10-year anniversary of winning their first Super Bowl by trying to do it again.

2.  New York Giants (No. 4; 6-2):  Every team should celebrate the 10-year anniversary of losing their first Super Bowl by trying to do it again.

3.  New York Jets (No.5; 6-2):  Jets kicker Nick Folk didn’t know his field goal try in overtime would decide the game, proving that he’s even dumber than Jets punter Steve “Fourth and 18″ Weatherford.

4.  Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 6; 6-2):  If the Steelers had blown that game, James Harrison would have applied a helmet-to-helmet hit to himself.

5. Green Bay Packers (No. 9; 6-3):  In their 30th game against the Cowboys, the Packers scored their biggest margin of victory ever.

6.  Atlanta Falcons (No. 7; 6-2):  Note to Falcons fans who think your team is too low.  You get the chance to make a case for top-five status in two days.

7.  New England Patriots (No. 1; 6-2):  The Steelers may hold the deed to Heinz Field, but the Patriots own the place, thanks to a 75-percent winning rate there.

8.  Philadelphia Eagles (No. 13; 5-3):  When this up-and-down team is up, they’re really, really up.   

9. Oakland Raiders (No. 11; 5-4):  Only Tom Cable could be a coach of the year candidate while still on the hot seat.

10.  New Orleans Saints (No. 10; 6-3):  After four easily winnable games, the Saints slam into a Ravens-Falcons-Bucs brick wall.

11.  Indianapolis Colts (No. 3; 5-3):  With several rough games coming up, Indy’s eight-year playoff streak could be in jeopardy.    

12.  Tennessee Titans (No. 12; 5-3):  For the first time in NFL history, a “pick your poison” offense consists of a guy who really is poison.

13.  Kansas City Chiefs (No. 8; 5-3):  With a soft schedule in the second half, the sooner the Chiefs shrug off their loss in Oakland the better off they’ll be.

14: Cleveland Browns (No. 21; 3-5):  When the Ryan twins get together for a November game in Cleveland, it’s time to get out the earmuffs.  Even if it’s 75 degrees out.  

15.  Miami Dolphins (No. 14; 4-4):  Dolphins fans may be starting to envy Helen Keller.

16.  San Diego Chargers (No. 24; 4-5):  Perhaps Jerry Jones should have hired Norv Turner instead of Wade Phillips, after all.       

17.  Chicago Bears (No. 19; 5-3):  If the Bears lose to the Vikings, Lovie Smith may ask Brad Childress for a hug.     

18. St. Louis Rams (No. 18; 4-4):  The decision not to make a waiver claim on Randy Moss may have been this franchise’s smartest move since signing Kurt Warner. 

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 17; 5-3):  Write it down — the Bucs will be the sexy pick to make it to to Super Bowl XLVI.  And then they’ll go 5-11.

20. Houston Texans (No. 16; 4-4):  It’s a good thing the Texans gave Gary Kubiak a new contract.     

21. Washington Redskins (No. 20; 4-4):  The bye week gave the Redskins extra time to come up with a bunch of inconsistent excuses for the next benching of Donovan McNabb.   

22.  Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 22; 4-4):  The loser of Sunday’s Texans-Jags game in Jacksonville probably has no chance of making the playoffs.  The winner probably doesn’t, either.

23. Minnesota Vikings (No. 32; 3-5):  This could get very interesting.

24.  Seattle Seahawks (No. 15; 4-4):  Pete Carroll keeps checking the schedule for “at Oregon State.” 
 
25. Arizona Cardinals (No. 23; 3-5):  Don’t look now, but the Cardinals remain very much alive for the NFC West title. 

26.  Detroit Lions (No. 25; 2-6):  A possible signature win became just another run-of-the-mill Lions loss.     

27.  San Francisco 49ers (No. 26; 2-6):  Don’t look now, but the 49ers remain very much alive for the NFC West title. 

28.  Cincinnati Bengals (No. 27; 2-6):  They put up a valiant effort late, but it was a flat and lifeless first half that resulted in the 20-point hole from which they nearly emerged. 

29.  Carolina Panthers (No. 28; 1-7):  There’s a good chance the Panthers won’t win another game this year.  Which will make it impossible for John Fox to coach next year a team in any league that doesn’t begin with a “U” or a “C”.  

30.  Buffalo Bills (No. 29; 0-8):  Shawne Merriman finally will get to see what it’s like to play for a team that long ago turned the “lights out.” 

31.  Denver Broncos (No. 30; 2-6):  The chapter in Tim Tebow’s Through My Eyes memoir regarding his rookie season with the Broncos will be called Through (Up in) My Mouth.   

32. Dallas Cowboys (No. 31; 1-7):  Jerry Jones’ decision to fire a head coach during the season proves once again that, whenever someone in the media points to the fact that something has never happened as conclusive proof that it never will, ignore them.

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  1. SuckitFlorio says: Nov 9, 2010 9:12 AM

    Didn’t the eagles annihilate the falcons or did I miss something?

  2. brock29609 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:13 AM

    Bucs below Rams & Bears?! Just craziness. Bucs beat Rams.

  3. brusta2002 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:13 AM

    Bills over Cowboys.. hahahah

  4. brock29609 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:13 AM

    Bucs beat Browns too.

  5. Ralph says: Nov 9, 2010 9:16 AM

    Ok, so would someone in the media please point out that Zygi Wilf has never fired his head coach in mid season, so he never will? Please? Help me out here, I need a new coach before I rip my eyes out watching this crap.

  6. Magnus the 1st says: Nov 9, 2010 9:19 AM

    The ‘effin Raiders at 9??!! What a joke.

  7. suffrnclefan says: Nov 9, 2010 9:19 AM

    Browns 14? I’d consider that position if they can beat the Jets. Lots to feel good about after 8 weeks but the WR are barely servicable, the secondary is still suspect, and they lack of a difference maker in the front 7.

  8. tonka says: Nov 9, 2010 9:20 AM

    The Raiders at 9 is obviously ridiculous and clearly you know it, Florio. It’s a clear attempt at pissing people off and generating comments. Since I’m commenting, I guess it worked.

  9. east96st says: Nov 9, 2010 9:20 AM

    I’m a Giants fan and even I’ll say they are ranked too high. Seattle 1) isn’t that good of a team to start with 2) has tons of injuries 3) started a QB that had never thrown a pass in a regular season game. It looked better than it was simply because Seattle was so bad.

  10. ChicagoJo says: Nov 9, 2010 9:22 AM

    “kicker Nick Folk didn’t know his field goal try in overtime would decide the game, proving that he’s even dumber than Jets punter Steve “Fourth and 18″ Weatherford.”
    Never thought I’d say it, but also dumber than McNabb’s “I didn’t know the game could end in a tie” Then again, maybe Folk was confused by the leagues rule change that only applies to the postseason. Cause, you know, that makes perfect sense.

  11. 69ers says: Nov 9, 2010 9:22 AM

    jets and giants ahead of the steelers? really florio?

  12. andyprough says: Nov 9, 2010 9:23 AM

    @Florio – “4. Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 6; 6-2): If the Steelers had blown that game, James Harrison would have applied a helmet-to-helmet hit to himself.”
    =====================
    That’s hilarious, considering that Harrison hasn’t applied that same “helmet-to-helmet” to anyone else.
    You just like tagging guys as “dirty” or “evil” based on no real evidence? Why don’t you start calling Ray Lewis a “double murderer” Florio? As a Steelers fan, I can tell you that’s loads more fun than mischaracterizing the play of Harrison.

  13. chargerrich says: Nov 9, 2010 9:23 AM

    “Shawne Merriman finally will get to see what it’s like to play for a team that long ago turned the “lights out.”
    LAWL
    /bow

  14. tb2010 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:23 AM

    And the dumbest power rankings of the season continue to go to…PFT!!! Seriously, do you guys actually watch football? If you did, Pats wouldn’t be at 7 while the Jets are at 3. Rex “get a god damn snack” Ryan and company were one 15 yard penalty from defeat. But thankfully everyone knows that Florio and friends are dumb. So they won’t take your ridiculousness too seriously.
    Try and make intelligent rankings next week, k? Thanks.

  15. Nate_O says: Nov 9, 2010 9:24 AM

    So the Packers shutout the Jets (who barely beat the Lions) and they are still 2 spots behind them? Makes sense.

  16. tooz56 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:24 AM

    Cable should without a DOUBT be on the short list for coach of the year !

  17. MightyMightyLAFootball says: Nov 9, 2010 9:25 AM

    “9. Oakland Raiders (No. 11; 5-4)”
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Really, Florio?!?!!? Really!!?!?!?!
    Right – because the Raiders are SOOOO much better than the Colts, Chargers and Saints.

  18. Killer says: Nov 9, 2010 9:26 AM

    The Jets seriously move from 5 to 3, and the Lions drop from 25 to 25, after the Lions dominated the Jets for 3+ quarters! Had Stafford not reinjured his shoulder, the Jets more than likely would have walked out with a loss in the game.

  19. ihaveanoutkast says: Nov 9, 2010 9:27 AM

    Packers should be one.

  20. MarFrickintinez says: Nov 9, 2010 9:27 AM

    “at Oregon State” hahahah….that’s AWESOME!

  21. backdapack10 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:28 AM

    here comes the NFC! Giants, Packers, Saints coming on….Jets, Steelers in squeekers and the Pats are borderline Fraudulent!
    GO PACK!!!!!!

  22. 8dollarbeer says: Nov 9, 2010 9:31 AM

    Wow.. Diehard Browns fan here, but at 14 that is a major reach. If they played the Dolphins, Texans, or Chargers (all teams ranked behind them) who would be favored??

  23. USCG-BUC says: Nov 9, 2010 9:31 AM

    Saying the bucs would 5-11 makes me think you took a couple nasty “hits” from Rodney Harrison in your hotel room last night and woke up with a “post game” cigarette and several “Head” injuries.

  24. CanadianVikingFanII says: Nov 9, 2010 9:32 AM

    Bills over Cowboys!

  25. tip1984 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:33 AM

    Eagles are behind the Falcons why/how? I swear everyone needs to get off their nuts. Eagles destroyed them…without Vick I might add

  26. buckeye044 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:34 AM

    Why does everyone love the Falcons? They got beat by a Steeler team with no QB, manhandled by the Eagles, lucked out against SF, and struggled with TB.

  27. arodisgod says: Nov 9, 2010 9:38 AM

    Jets >Packers
    say what?
    9-0 my friend
    9-0

  28. shallowfan says: Nov 9, 2010 9:38 AM

    This is the first time I’ve commented on power rankings…
    Cleveland, Miami, SD, Chicago, Rams all better than the Buccaneers…who came within a yard or two of perhaps beating the falcons (#6 in your rankings)?
    Come on. Which of those teams goes to Tampa and beats the Bucs? You can’t tell me anyone believes any of the teams you have ranked from 14-18 are clearly better teams than the Bucs…and the Bucs have beat 2 of them…

  29. XLI says: Nov 9, 2010 9:40 AM

    The Colts fall 9 spots after losing by 2 in Philly with a chance to kick a game winning FG despite missing half their offense and 1/3rd of their Defense. Those “tough games coming up” include a 2-6 Cincy Team and a 1-7 Cowboys team both at home.
    Meanwhile, the Patriots fall 6 spots after getting demolished by the Browns by 20 points.
    Hmm, I guess I should stop expecting Florio to make sense.

  30. NE#12 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:41 AM

    lol queue the steeler whiners. anytime ravens or steelers are not #1, expect mayhem.

  31. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Nov 9, 2010 9:42 AM

    Raiders at 9. Don’t let their players see that. They might get cocky and start losing again.

  32. swirvenoff says: Nov 9, 2010 9:43 AM

    FLORIO!!!!! These are you worst assumption of team power rankings i have ever seen…….Also you have the bucs at 19 and falcons at 6 after they blew a 14-0 lead. I think you are just a hater of tampa i would love to here how your gonna explain it to duemig when you talk to him. Who is you favorite team?
    Dall-ass?

  33. XBOD says: Nov 9, 2010 9:43 AM

    WHAT? the Redskins BEAT(and knocked out some players) Eagles, Packers and Bears and you have all them higher – your a Idiot..
    HAIL SKINS!!

  34. TomsLocks says: Nov 9, 2010 9:44 AM

    LOL at all you moron haters who trash PFT yet can’t effing help yourself from reading every article and commenting on everything. What a bunch of petty hating peasants. Now get me my Prell, bitches.

  35. grendel says: Nov 9, 2010 9:46 AM

    I’m so tired of hearing “But X beat Y!”… First of all, these are SUBJECTIVE power rankings, not some calculation… Secondly, I think you’d find that you quickly get loops in the graph if you try to keep every team above the teams they’ve beaten… For instance, Cleveland beat the Pats, but the Pats beat Baltimore, who also beat Cleveland. That just doesn’t really work.
    If you want to see someone try that way of doing it, check out beatpaths.com

  36. bleedsgreen says: Nov 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    i’m a jet fan that can even see they shouldn’t be ranked ahead of the steelers and packers.
    the helen keller joke is hilarious
    GO GANG GREEN

  37. Steelerschick43 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    brock29609 says:
    November 9, 2010 9:13 AM
    Bucs beat Browns too.
    ————————————
    I would bet the Bucs couldn’t beat the Browns NOW…they beat them when they were bad!

  38. willmose says: Nov 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    You got ‘em ‘boys raking wrong again this week. The Cowboys are 33rd in the NFL, one spot behind the possible, maybe, LA team.

  39. Audient says: Nov 9, 2010 9:48 AM

    brock29609 says:
    November 9, 2010 9:13 AM
    Bucs below Rams & Bears?! Just craziness. Bucs beat Rams.
    Bucs beat Browns too.
    ————————–
    Well, Brock, the Browns beat the Pats, but the Pats are still ranked ahead of the Browns — which is as it should be.
    If the rankings were done purely on win/loss, there’d be no reason to do the list.

  40. mission says: Nov 9, 2010 9:49 AM

    How are the Jets better than the Packers?? Uhhh..

  41. NE#12 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:49 AM

    silly bucs fans. yes bucs “beat” the delhomme browns (in quotes b/c cleveland dominated the game, and dominated the stats). The bucs did not, however, beat the wallace or mccoy browns.

  42. buffobeel says: Nov 9, 2010 9:50 AM

    24. Seattle Seahawks (No. 15; 4-4): Pete Carroll keeps checking the schedule for “at Oregon State.”
    Now that’s funny, right there1…just sayin’!

  43. Junior says: Nov 9, 2010 9:50 AM

    Don’t get yourselved too worked up. It’s very obvious that PFT’s rankings are based on the previous week only. There is no thought given to how they’ve performed all season. That would take too much effort.

  44. Steelerschick43 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:51 AM

    19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 17; 5-3): Write it down — the Bucs will be the sexy pick to make it to to Super Bowl XLVI. And then they’ll go 5-11.
    ————————————-
    Sexy pick?????? You’re showing just what a chick you really are Florio!!
    Also the Packers should be before the Jets…the Jets sqeaked by last sunday and shut out the sunday before….I’m taking a long shot here but I think you’re a J-E-T-S…Jets Jets Jets fan who has a man crush on Rexy Ryan!!!!!

  45. nanner12wojo says: Nov 9, 2010 9:52 AM

    The fact that you have Indy behind Oakland shows that you are out of your mind.
    Also, NYG at #2? Have you seen the teams they’ve beat in those 6 wins? The only 2 decent teams they faced they were destroyed.
    In general, you are way too focused on records and what teams have “done for me lately.” You don’t factor quality wins and bad losses into your analysis at all.

  46. minnesconsin_ad says: Nov 9, 2010 9:53 AM

    I don’t think the pack should be any higher than 6, but to have the Jets at 3 is absurd after the packers shut them out on their own field. If not for a fluke injury to Janson Hanson leading to an ugly donkey-kong missed PAT, the Jets would be coming off an embarrassing 21-20 loss to the L-I-O-N-S . c’mon florio, get real.

  47. Mike says: Nov 9, 2010 9:55 AM

    Used to come here every week on Tuesdays waiting for the power rankings. This will be my last. Awful choices on many levels (except for the bills above the cowboys of course)

  48. JackDiesel says: Nov 9, 2010 9:55 AM

    “After four easily winnable games, the Saints slam into a Ravens-Falcons-Bucs brick wall.”
    That’s your definition of a brick wall? The only legit team on that list is the Ravens.
    The Falcons are alright, but by Thursday their record will be no better than the Saints. Yeah, they have the tie breaker but the season isn’t over.
    And the Bucs? They are a joke, they haven’t won a game against a team with a winning record. The Saints blew them out last time they played.

  49. Pudge Heffelfinger says: Nov 9, 2010 9:56 AM

    You guys don’t even try do you?
    The Bucs beat both the Rams and Browns, yet are lower than both.
    Also, the Bucs three losses came all to top 10 teams (4, 6, and 10). I don’t understand the logic of keeping the Bucs so low.

  50. USCG-BUC says: Nov 9, 2010 9:57 AM

    All of you that think the AFC is the NFL’s SEC, just a quick note the AFC holds a 1 game lead in head to head competition and 4 fo the losses are from the Cowboys.
    17-18

  51. tip1984 says: Nov 9, 2010 10:03 AM

    XLI says:
    November 9, 2010 9:40 AM
    The Colts fall 9 spots after losing by 2 in Philly with a chance to kick a game winning FG despite missing half their offense and 1/3rd of their Defense. Those “tough games coming up” include a 2-6 Cincy Team and a 1-7 Cowboys team both at home.
    I guess you forgot that 2 of those tds the colts had were direct results of blown officiating calls that reversed turnovers…

  52. philbirds says: Nov 9, 2010 10:07 AM

    I actually think the biggest mistake is the @Oregon State joke, they beat USC a few times and always played them tough.

  53. birdmancometh says: Nov 9, 2010 10:11 AM

    OK people, the fact that one team beats another team does NOT mean they are better! By your logic the Browns should be ahead of the Patriots. Also, the Ravens lost twice so they can’t be any higher than number 3. Which is also the case for everyone else in the league.
    So we need to start with 3 I guess. But then the two teams that beat the Ravens would have to be 3 and 4, so really the Ravens can’t be any higher than five. Also, the two teams that beat the Ravens surly have losses and all of those teams will have to be higher than them. Wow, this hard.

  54. Beckzhere says: Nov 9, 2010 10:14 AM

    If the Falcons can beat the Ravens at home Thursday, they can beat anyone at home (maybe not the Iggles for some F’ed up reason). Come Friday morning, every Super Bowl conversation will include the Falcons. Matty Ice is virtually flawless at home, 1 loss in 3 years, not too shaby.

  55. ClaysWife says: Nov 9, 2010 10:18 AM

    the vikings are NOT going to get very interesting. this weekend was the high point of their year.

  56. protectthishouse54 says: Nov 9, 2010 10:23 AM

    “Every team should celebrate the 10-year anniversary of losing their first Super Bowl by trying to do it again.”
    Trying to lose the Super Bowl? Am I missing something?

  57. DrakeDB says: Nov 9, 2010 10:28 AM

    Any Week 9 list with the Cowboys at the bottom is okay in my book. Bwaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

  58. joe240 says: Nov 9, 2010 10:30 AM

    3-5 teams:
    25. Arizona
    23. Minnesota
    and
    14! Cleveland
    Whoa, PFT, it’s just one week.

  59. brian_alford says: Nov 9, 2010 10:33 AM

    The New York teams are way too high…these power rankings need to be powered off.

  60. Hauschild says: Nov 9, 2010 10:33 AM

    Looking forward to watching the Vikings bandwagon become overloaded in the coming weeks.
    I think better than a Power Rankings, is a chart the “projects” these teams thru the rest of the season, based on past performance and remaining strength of schedule. I realize it takes more thought, which appears to be a no-no nowadays – but the dolts that frequent this blog can use real, useful information.
    All this silly ranking system does is base the state of affairs of past performance, and we all know past performance is certainly no guarantee of future success.

  61. afogg0855 says: Nov 9, 2010 10:34 AM

    Hey backdapack10…. you guys lost at home to the dolphins, don’t talk about being fraudulent

  62. acs3 says: Nov 9, 2010 10:34 AM

    tb2010 says:
    November 9, 2010 9:23 AM
    And the dumbest power rankings of the season continue to go to…PFT!!! Seriously, do you guys actually watch football? If you did, Pats wouldn’t be at 7 while the Jets are at 3. Rex “get a god damn snack” Ryan and company were one 15 yard penalty from defeat. But thankfully everyone knows that Florio and friends are dumb. So they won’t take your ridiculousness too seriously.
    Try and make intelligent rankings next week, k? Thanks.
    ———–
    So you’re saying the Jets should’ve been ranked below the Pats because the Jets ALMOST lost? Meanwhile, the Pats lost in humiliating fashion to a bad team. Oh, and they lost to the Jets by two scores in their own building.
    But they should be ahead of the Jets, right? That would be intelligent?
    Yeah, that’d be wicked smaht.

  63. MclusterFTW says: Nov 9, 2010 10:34 AM

    Honestly Tampa is that low on ur list??? WTF we beat 2 of those teams. And no one can say the bucs haven’t beat a real team….. We beat the browns who the “all mighty” pats got stomped on by. These rankings hate the bucs everyweek

  64. Steelerschick43 says: Nov 9, 2010 10:35 AM

    NE#12 says:
    November 9, 2010 9:41 AM
    lol queue the steeler whiners. anytime ravens or steelers are not #1, expect mayhem.
    —————————————-
    I’m a Steeler fan and i’m not whining we aren’t #1…I’d rather be #4 and be out of the spotlight..These power rankings don’t mean squat anyway, look who’s power ranking this is anyway???????? Just sayin…

  65. jkorn1818 says: Nov 9, 2010 10:40 AM

    nanner12wojo says:
    November 9, 2010 9:52 AM
    The fact that you have Indy behind Oakland shows that you are out of your mind.
    Also, NYG at #2? Have you seen the teams they’ve beat in those 6 wins? The only 2 decent teams they faced they were destroyed
    ____________________________________
    Week 2 was a bad loss vs the colts, but week 2 is ancient history, this was a team w a new coordinator finding their identity. And destroyed by Tenn? Really? The giants destroyed themselves. See the stats in that game, they had about 500 yards of offense and gave up about 220 on defense. They had about 11 personal foul penalties, made a stupid penalty in their end zone giving up a safety, ST were terrible, manning had his wr’s do their usual top drill into the defenders hands and that ridiculous lefty throw at the 3 yard line. They lost, but be honest w yourself. Giants beat them up on the field that game, and beat themselves.

  66. umrguy42 says: Nov 9, 2010 10:42 AM

    “2. New York Giants (No. 4; 6-2): Every team should celebrate the 10-year anniversary of losing their first Super Bowl by trying to do it again. ”
    Uhh… what? Pretty sure the Giants won a few Super Bowls under Bill Parcells in what, the 80s, early 90s?

  67. dannyk says: Nov 9, 2010 10:44 AM

    OK, I can understand the hoopla for the Steelers, but they’ve looked too vulnerable the last two weeks. The Bengals beat themselves, the Steelers didn’t. The Packers already proved they beat the Jets, so I’d probably bump the Packers up over both the Steelers and the Jets.
    But there is no doubt the Ravens and Giants are at the top of their games right now.

  68. Bigbluefan says: Nov 9, 2010 10:45 AM

    Yeah like the Giants tried to lose the Super Bowl
    Note they have many more wins then losses
    And I hope they do get a shot at the Raven this year would be a good game and the more rounded team would take it all
    All I want for christmas is an NFC East team in the Super Bowl so that JJ can give up his owners box to the Maras or one of the others

  69. roadwash says: Nov 9, 2010 10:49 AM

    Jets WAY to high, get off the Rex man-crush…..above the Pack I think not! 2 other comments, as much as it hurts seeing Denver second to last, looking down and seeing the Cowgirls below them…priceless! We still have Joshy though!

  70. Buffalo#1Pick says: Nov 9, 2010 10:50 AM

    Power rankings are a ranking of how good the teams are NOW. So for all those making a fuss about Dallas being lower than Buffalo; in the last three weeks, Dallas has been outscored by 62 and Buffalo has only been outscored by 9 (including the overtime game against the #1 ranked Ravens).

  71. Ilovemidgetstrippers says: Nov 9, 2010 10:52 AM

    That’s hilarious, considering that Harrison hasn’t applied that same “helmet-to-helmet” to anyone else.
    You just like tagging guys as “dirty” or “evil” based on no real evidence? Why don’t you start calling Ray Lewis a “double murderer” Florio? As a Steelers fan, I can tell you that’s loads more fun than mischaracterizing the play of Harrison.
    CAN WE GO ONE WEEK WITHOUT A RAY LEWIS MURDER JOKE? At least our QB isn’t a rapist.

  72. BroncosFan says: Nov 9, 2010 10:55 AM

    WEEK NINE POWER GRIPING:
    Too low: Pit, Ind, NO, Mia, TB, Min
    Too high: NYG, NYJ, NE, Oak, Cle, Chi, Car
    Pretty close: Bal, Atl, GB, StL, Hou, Was, Sea, Jax, Den, Dal
    Perfect: Phi, Ten, KC, SD, Ari, Det, SF, Cin, Buf

  73. nyJag says: Nov 9, 2010 10:56 AM

    1. Baltimore Ravens (Last week No. 2; 6-2): Every team should celebrate the 10-year anniversary of winning their first Super Bowl by trying to do it again.
    2. New York Giants (No. 4; 6-2): Every team should celebrate the 10-year anniversary of losing their first Super Bowl by trying to do it again.
    I guess the Giants two Super Bowl wins prior don’t count if they don’t make you little joke work.
    Keep workshopping boys

  74. somesome says: Nov 9, 2010 10:57 AM

    Don’t really care for the order of the top 5, you can make a case either way. However I don’t feel the Jets nor the Packers should be in it.

  75. lbcoach34 says: Nov 9, 2010 11:03 AM

    It’s a good list of rankings – about as good as any non-player media type. But, who cares at this point in the season…the rankings are and should be about “what have you done for me lately?”
    Similar to NCAA div. 2 and High School football – it will all be settled in the end

  76. SSgtLMJ says: Nov 9, 2010 11:07 AM

    The Saints should be ahead of GB, Oakland and philly but, as usual, the Saints are ignored and underrated…keep it up, we’ll see where it gets you.

  77. Capt_Rino says: Nov 9, 2010 11:07 AM

    Do we need any more proof that Mike Florio is an idiot? They Jet’s at No. 3? Why because Ryan says so? They needed a come from behind FG to beat the Lions and got shutout at home by the Packers!
    The Buc’s at 19 and the Falcons at 6? Did he miss Sundays game? The Falcons needed some bad calls by the officials and a goalline stand at home to beat the Buc’s. The last I checked the Buc’s beat the Brown’s and the Ram’s but they’re both ahead of the Buc’s? WOW!
    Maybe the BCS needs Florio huh? LMAO!! :)

  78. dasboat says: Nov 9, 2010 11:22 AM

    The Bucs are only 19th? They came within one yard of beating your new #6 team (ATL) and you’ve got them ranked lower than two teams they’ve beaten! (STL & CLE)
    Moron.

  79. stevemcguigan says: Nov 9, 2010 11:27 AM

    XBOD: That’s because they Redskins are inferior to all three of those teams. You could maybe argue that the Bears are worse. Your starting quarterback was benched for Rex Grossman for God’s sake.
    Do you honestly think the Redskins are better than the Packers?

  80. Doral4720 says: Nov 9, 2010 11:27 AM

    One good thing about these rankings is that this is not college football and the BCS. So if you are not happy where your team is ranked they can actually do something about it by winning on the field. The only ranking that really matters is at the end of the year.

  81. recent says: Nov 9, 2010 11:33 AM

    Who really cares if Folk didn’t know the OT rules? Unlike McNabb, it makes no difference if he knows them or doesn’t, as he’s going to try and kick the FG the same either way. In fact, it may have helped him make it, thinking there was a bit less pressure.

  82. DemocratsAreStupid says: Nov 9, 2010 11:36 AM

    Bears beat Battlestar Galactica

  83. aschwartz says: Nov 9, 2010 11:42 AM

    If the Bucs get one more yard they are probably around 10 but instead they fall below the Bears and the Rams? Power rankings should be a reflection of power and ability not just outcomes.

  84. perm says: Nov 9, 2010 11:43 AM

    You just put the Oakland Raiders 3 spots over the Colts after the Raiders barely beat the Chiefs (who the Colts beat) and the Colts lost a squeaker to a team that had a bye week, when they were on the road and playing a short week?
    Odd choice.

  85. J-E-T-S 52 says: Nov 9, 2010 11:54 AM

    You guys r such JETS HATERS!!!!!! stop worrying bout rankings and worry bout your football teams winning games….last time i checked when the games on the line JETS WON so i agree witht he top five

  86. USCG-BUC says: Nov 9, 2010 12:16 PM

    Wow the Browns fans are trying to make the case that they are better than the Bucs? Trying to say that Colt MCoy would have been a difference maker?!?! Look, I want to see the lower echelon teams succeed as much as the next guy, but you lost to the Bucs get over it.
    I personally hope the Browns win out and steal the thunder right out from under Ruthlessraper, but geeze to say we “beat you win you were bad” come on man a team doesnt go from bad to great in 8 weeks.
    These “Power Rankings” are only created to stir up controversy and give us something to do in our cubicles, anyone who takes them too seriously shouild be kicked in the face.

  87. SSgtLMJ says: Nov 9, 2010 12:17 PM

    Why does Bob Costas showcase this goon after every SNF game…I mean really, Floratio is the best we can do following a nationally televised game…out of your league dude.

  88. scra22 says: Nov 9, 2010 12:17 PM

    10. New Orleans Saints (No. 10; 6-3): After four easily winnable games, the Saints slam into a Ravens-Falcons-Bucs brick wall.
    ====
    We will beat the Falcons and Bucs.

  89. scra22 says: Nov 9, 2010 12:19 PM

    Peter King also has the 5-4 Raiders above the 6-3 Saints. Seriously? The Raiders???

  90. grendel says: Nov 9, 2010 12:25 PM

    Okay Bucs fans, lets go over the reality here…. You were one yard from getting a 1st and goal inside the 2 and you couldn’t get it. You wouldn’t have had a TD yet, and even if you did it would have only put you up 1 point with around 2 minutes left and Atlanta with all of their timeouts. That’s not the same as a win.
    You DID NOT win. You LOST the game. Kudos to you for making it close, but you were dominated all day and if not for some fluky special teams plays it wouldn’t have been close.

  91. jecates says: Nov 9, 2010 12:29 PM

    Titans rank: 12
    Record: 5-3
    Wins against teams with better ranking: 3
    Losses to teams with a worse ranking: 2
    Average position of teams they’ve played: 15.5
    Average position of teams they’ve beaten: 14.6
    Average position of teams they’ve lost to: 17
    Colts rank: 11
    Record: 5-3
    Wins against teams with better ranking: 1
    Losses to teams with a worse ranking: 2
    Average position of teams they’ve played: 17.25
    Average position of teams they’ve beaten: 17.4
    Average position of teams they’ve lost to: 17
    Same record.
    Titans have had a tougher schedule.
    Titans have performed better against tougher teams.
    Both have performed equally poorly against inferior teams
    When two teams are next to each other in the rankings, stuff like this should make you consider flipping them.

  92. TD Bavaro says: Nov 9, 2010 12:40 PM

    I’m a die hard Gmen. Pitt, Jets and New England should be ahead of us. They have a stronger division. We have’nt been challenge yet. Our first 3 games we were not in sink with the new personnel. Know that we are playing as a team, It would be nice to see how we fair against better teams. Florio put us lower. I like it better as silent killers. Leave the hype for the JETS! Dirty Sanchez desrves all the notaraty in NY because he has numerous game winning drives, Made superstars out of average WR, a boat load of come from behind wins, and a SB MVP award. OHHHH WAIT!!!!!! thats the other guys…….

  93. bucsagain says: Nov 9, 2010 12:48 PM

    This is coming from someone that had Dallas going to the super bowl earlier this year.

  94. wtf__seriously says: Nov 9, 2010 12:50 PM

    I see everyone has come out to play: the haters of the usual teams: Steelers, Giants, Jets, Raiders….the fan base of the “you don’t love us, Boo Hoo” teams ….the Pack, The Bucs, Falcons….
    Yup. It’s business as usual.
    Pull your thongs out of your cracks and smile, people!
    Oh, but I will say that hating on the Cowboys at this point is like punching a guy in a wheelchair and walking away. How can you not feel bad afterwards???

  95. shaggytoodle says: Nov 9, 2010 1:28 PM

    XBOD says:
    November 9, 2010 9:43 AM
    WHAT? the Redskins BEAT(and knocked out some players) Eagles, Packers and Bears and you have all them higher – your a Idiot..
    HAIL SKINS!!
    ________________________________
    the Redskins are .500 and coming off a loss to the Lions, how high did you expect them to be top 10?

  96. dvdman says: Nov 9, 2010 1:29 PM

    Somehow I think when all is said and done the Saints will be in Super Bowl again. I just don’t see NFC championship caliber type team in the Packers,Falcons or Giants.

  97. Mr. Cowpatty says: Nov 9, 2010 1:54 PM

    The Donkeys at #31, give me a break, they should be at # 30. And the Cowboys should be at #34 because there are at least one or two college teams better then them.

  98. cacaw410 says: Nov 9, 2010 1:58 PM

    so the Ravens are the #1 team in the power rankings, but their week 9 game doesn’t get a one-liner post? what’s up with that PFT?

  99. Sideburns says: Nov 9, 2010 2:42 PM

    Im a Die Hard Raiders fan but I don’t think they should be #9. I think they should be 12 in front of KC. However ppl tend to forget their record could easilly be 6-3 right now and I’m sure that plays into the power rankings but I don’t think the raiders are in the same level as the colts as of now. They’ll deserve this #9 spot if they beat Pitt after their bye week.

  100. bucsagain says: Nov 9, 2010 2:47 PM

    I wonder if Vegas would agree with your rating.

  101. HolyMoly says: Nov 9, 2010 3:08 PM

    Just so people understand the depth of this site’s stupidity consider the following:
    The Saints lead the league in third down conversions.
    The Saints have the third ranked defense.
    The Saints have the top-rated pass defense in a predominantly passing league.
    And this is all without their starters on both sides of the ball for weeks and weeks on end.
    The unbelievable stupidity of the people who write here never ends. Stupid stupid stupid.
    Oh and by the way the Saints OWN the Steelers!

  102. Route36West says: Nov 9, 2010 3:14 PM

    XLI says:
    November 9, 2010 9:40 AM
    The Colts fall 9 spots after losing by 2 in Philly with a chance to kick a game winning FG despite missing half their offense and 1/3rd of their Defense. Those “tough games coming up” include a 2-6 Cincy Team and a 1-7 Cowboys team both at home.
    Yes they lost by 2 to the Eagles but come on it wouldnt have even been close if not for 4 horrible penalties called against the Eagles and about another 4 blantant penalties that didnt get called against the Colts.
    Everytime the Eagles lose they have dropped about 10 places in Florios power rankings and I didnt complain once but it happens 1 time to the Colts and u start crying come on get over yourself.
    Eagles would have the best record in the NFC if not for a fluke 2nd half to the Titans but u didnt here me complain about it.

  103. somesome says: Nov 9, 2010 3:38 PM

    cacaw410 says:
    November 9, 2010 1:58 PM
    so the Ravens are the #1 team in the power rankings, but their week 9 game doesn’t get a one-liner post? what’s up with that PFT?
    ——————————————
    Ravens won … there is your one-liner ….

  104. Vikadontis Rex says: Nov 9, 2010 4:33 PM

    SKOL VIKINGS!
    The comment was very true: This could get very interesting.
    A win next week and the Vikings are right back in the hunt. A win the next 2 weeks and the Vikings are RIGHT BACK IN THE HUNT!

  105. acs3 says: Nov 9, 2010 5:37 PM

    Vikadontis Rex says:
    November 9, 2010 4:33 PM
    SKOL VIKINGS!
    The comment was very true: This could get very interesting.
    A win next week and the Vikings are right back in the hunt. A win the next 2 weeks and the Vikings are RIGHT BACK IN THE HUNT!
    ———-
    …and a loss in either week and they’re basically eliminated.
    Good luck with that.

  106. Capt_Rino says: Nov 9, 2010 5:41 PM

    grendel says:
    Okay Bucs fans, lets go over the reality here…. You were one yard from getting a 1st and goal inside the 2 and you couldn’t get it
    ________________________________
    LMFAO!! Are you this clueless? They would have been inside the 1! The play happened from just inside the 1!
    Look at the video on the PI call as they should have been starting from 1st and goal from the 5, but the officials blew it and marked it at just outside the 10. The Buc’s challenged, but that play is not able to be reviewed.
    Fluky special teams plays? really? Well you just established they you’renever ever stepped on football field and must be 16 and new to football huh? The last time I checked there were 3 facets to football, look it up on Wiki? It’s called Offense, Defense and Special Teams, it takes all 3 to win.
    That’s what they taught us when I played at least. It’s not the Buc’s fault that the Falcon’s sucked on ST’s. Dominated the Buc’s the entire game really? The total yards were 360 for he Falcons and 290 for the Buc’s. That’s not counting the special teams return yardage, which the Buc’s had a 225 – 53 advantage in return yardage, so all in all they hd 515 total yds. to just 413 for the Falcons.

  107. rlsmit says: Nov 9, 2010 5:44 PM

    Just so people understand the depth of Holy Moly’s stupidity consider the following:
    1: Saints lost to the Cardinals (3-5) don’t care why
    2: Saints lost both Cleveland and Atlanta at home
    again don’t care shy
    3: Saints 24th in the league in rushing.
    bottom line Saints are aka the Aint’s
    who dat who dat? we dat
    GO FALCONS!!!!

  108. CharmCityRavens says: Nov 9, 2010 6:36 PM

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    Call your bookies. The Ravens are doomed this Thursday night.
    Anytime they’ve been put in the #1 slot in a power ranking, they’ve promptly lost their next game.
    The Falcons, 17-3 at home since ’08, will be a formidable foe for Poe’s crows. Battle of the Black Birds in Georgia will be a heck of a way to start off Thursday NFL.

  109. nicalooch76 says: Nov 9, 2010 6:44 PM

    grendel says:
    November 9, 2010 12:25 PM
    Okay Bucs fans, lets go over the reality here…. You were one yard from getting a 1st and goal inside the 2 and you couldn’t get it. You wouldn’t have had a TD yet, and even if you did it would have only put you up 1 point with around 2 minutes left and Atlanta with all of their timeouts. That’s not the same as a win.
    You DID NOT win. You LOST the game. Kudos to you for making it close, but you were dominated all day and if not for some fluky special teams plays it wouldn’t have been close.
    ————————————————————–
    Are you referring to the special teams play that your guys had an opportunity to recover a fumble, and tackle not one but two ball carriers for no gain? Way to seize the day and give up a big touchdown, don’t hate on our talent, special teams are a part of the game for a reason.
    See you at the end of the season.

  110. Wardo says: Nov 9, 2010 6:48 PM

    The Raiders may be a little high but they are at the top of offense and defense stats except for passing yards and rushing defense. The rushing defense is getting cleaned up. They rank right up top in everything, sacks passing yards allowed and they are playing like a beast.
    They dismantled two teams in back to back weeks and handled the Chiefs, seriously the refs all but handed the chiefs 14 points on two bad calls.
    The defense is really good, like it has been for a few years, just better this year. When you start winning TOP and rank 7th or so in the league all that hard work shows up. In the past they’ve played great only to be gassed in the 4th quarter.

  111. Enkinan says: Nov 9, 2010 6:56 PM

    As a Falcons fan I will agree that the Bucs should be higher. I hope the Birds are ready for Thursday, this is a big one.

  112. Capt_Rino says: Nov 9, 2010 7:30 PM

    No doubt, that should be a hell of a game on Thursday night!

  113. comment_submission_error says: Nov 9, 2010 8:54 PM

    You put Oakland at 9? Not saying it’s wrong, just saying if YOU put them there you must off the wagon again.

  114. RaiderDave1 says: Nov 9, 2010 9:58 PM

    Raiders are the highest scoring team in the nfl. They get screwed by the refs in that kc game and still won. They have won 3 in a row.Not many teams are playing that consistant. You cant hate all you want but sooner or later you have to face reality!

  115. Arctic Edge says: Nov 9, 2010 9:59 PM

    Vikings are way too low. What a joke! There are plenty of games left for them to easily win the division. The Giants are prolly the only team in the NFC that could put up a fight against them right now for the NFC Championship.

  116. Thomkat says: Nov 10, 2010 2:37 AM

    As for #7, up yours Florio. Apparently Cleveland owned the Patriots heart and soul last week.

  117. Thomkat says: Nov 10, 2010 2:40 AM

    Let’s all say it together. “RAY LEWIS IS A MURDERER.” Karma got OJ. Karma will get RL.

  118. Thomkat says: Nov 10, 2010 3:13 AM

    @HolyMoly
    By the way, the Steelers OWN the Saints… 6 rings to 1. Sad statistics. I’m sure you were one of the fans with a bag over their heads routing for the ‘Aints.
    When you have 6 rings? Then speak yourself, otherwise the rings speak for themselves.

  119. 10TwoSaint says: Nov 10, 2010 8:54 AM

    “10. New Orleans Saints (No. 10; 6-3): After four easily winnable games, the Saints slam into a Ravens-Falcons-Bucs brick wall.”
    ——————————————-
    Ok, the Ravens are legit. But “slamming” into the Falcons and Bucs? Oh noez!! I’m shaking!!!
    The Bucs should hope to stay within 20, and the Falcons celebration of 1 of their 2 wins in the last 4 years will end on MNF, two days after Christmas. #7 Offense, #3 Defense. No flukes next time chumps.

  120. majikbullet says: Nov 14, 2010 5:00 PM

    Vikes way too high!

  121. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Nov 15, 2010 4:22 PM

    7. New England Patriots (No. 1; 6-2): The Steelers may hold the deed to Heinz Field, but the Patriots own the place, thanks to a 75-percent winning rate there.

    _______________________

    Make that 80%!

  122. broncsfan says: Nov 16, 2010 3:33 PM

    Hey, no fair! Panthers beat the 49ers, who beat the Broncos, who beat the Titans, who beat the Giants, who beat the Bears, who beat the Packers, who beat the Eagles, who beat the Falcons. How can you rank the Panthers below the Falcons?!!

  123. rabidbillsfan says: Nov 16, 2010 4:34 PM

    @ThomKat

    The Bills went to 4 straight Superbowls! The Bills should be #1!!!!!! We OWN everybody…
    P.S. Your an idiot!

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