Week Three power rankings

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1.  Packers (No. 1; 3-0):  The Packers needed to play in the 2011 regular season like they played in the 2010 postseason.  So far, they have.

2.  Saints (No. 2; 2-1):  The only thing that Week One game against the Packers helped determine was the location of the January rematch.

3.  Lions (No. 7; 3-0):  By winning in Minnesota for the first time since 1997, the Lions have exorcised yet another of their lingering demons.

4.  Ravens (No. 9; 2-1):  In their two wins, the Ravens have rolled up a total score of 72-14.  If that version of the team shows up more often, the Ravens could be the team to beat in the AFC.

5.  Bills (No. 11; 3-0):  The 2008 Bills started 4-0 and finished 3-9.  The 2011 Bills who played for the 2008 Bills are very aware of that.

6.  Patriots (No. 3; 2-1):  This team is doing pretty well for having neither a defense nor a running game.

7. Chargers (No. 5; 2-1):  A winning record for the month of September should get these guys some sort of a commemorative paperweight.

8.  Steelers (No. 10; 2-1):  If offensive linemen keep getting injured, the Steelers may have to move Ben Roethlisberger to tackle.

9.  Buccaneers (No. 15; 2-1):  Eight years after one of the most memorable Monday night games ever, the Colts return to Tampa for something that likely will be far less compelling.

10.  Raiders (No. 20; 2-1):  Mark Sanchez wasn’t eating any hot dogs this time around.

11.  Jets (No. 6; 2-1):  With games at Baltimore and at New England, that 2-0 start could soon be 2-3.

12.  Giants (No. 17; 2-1):  New York’s original team could soon be nudging Rex and company out of the spotlight.

13.  Cowboys (No. 14; 2-1):  A team that should be 0-3 can defy placement at the unluckiest of numbers.

14.  Texans (No. 8; 2-1):  What could have been the most significant win in franchise history became just another missed opportunity.

15.  Bears (No. 12; 1-2):  Losing by 10 points to the Packers still wasn’t as ugly as those orange alternative jerseys the Bears wear.

16.  Falcons (No. 6; 1-2):  The Falcons are one of two NFC teams who were too desperate to try to close the gap with the Packers.

17.  49ers (No. 21; 2-1):  The team that everyone expected to win the NFC West in 2010 and everyone expected to finish last in 2011 is, of course, currently in first place.

18.  Redskins (No. 16; 2-1):  John Beck?  Keep your helmet handy.

19.  Panthers (No. 19; 1-2):  The man who arrived in the NFL with a tidal wave of hype literally rode a tidal wave to get his first win.

20.  Titans (No. 22; 2-1):  Without Kenny Britt, the Titans may not add to those two wins for a while.

21.  Eagles (No. 13; 1-2):  Somewhere, the 2000 Redskins are laughing their asses off.

22.  Cardinals (No. 18; 1-2):  The team that had no quarterback in 2010 has lost to a team that has no quarterback.

23.  Jaguars (No. 23; 1-2):  Somewhere, David Garrard is laughing his ass off.

24.  Broncos (No. 24; 1-2):  Maybe the Britt-less Titans will make an offer for the Broncos’ hot young receiving prospect, Tim Tebow.

25.  Bengals (No. 25; 1-2):  By the end of the season, there could be more people on the field than in the stands at Bengals home games.

26.  Browns (No. 27; 2-1):  Beating two of the worst teams in the league doesn’t make the Browns a good team.

27.  Seahawks (No. 29; 1-2):  The worst team to ever make the playoffs — the 2010 Seahawks — could have some competition this year.

28. Vikings (No. 28; 0-3):  The Vikings never blew a 20-point halftime lead under Brad Childress, in large part because under Brad Childress the Vikings rarely led by 20 at halftime.  Or at any other time.

29.  Colts (No. 30; 0-3):  Jim Irsay has a better chance of playing quarterback for the Colts this year than Peyton Manning.

30.  Rams (No. 26; 0-3):  If they can’t beat the Redskins with Washington is coming off a short week, the Rams may not win a game until November.

31. Dolphins (No. 31; 0-3):  At least the Dolphins are playing as well on the road as they play at home.

32.  Chiefs (No. 32; 0-3):  When losing by only three points is cause for celebration, the season is a lost cause.

167 responses to “Week Three power rankings

  1. Allow me to correct those.

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers
    2. Green Bay Packers
    3. New England Patriots
    4. New Orleans Saints
    5. Detroit Lions
    6. Buffalo Bills
    7. San Diego Chargers
    8. Houston Texans
    9. Philadelphia Eagles
    10. Oakland Raiders
    11. New York Jets
    12. Dallas Cowboys
    13. Washington Redskins
    14. Tennessee Titans
    15. New York Giants
    16. Chicago Bears
    17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    18. Atlanta Falcons
    19. San Francisco 49ers
    20. Carolina Panthers
    21. Minnesota Vikings
    22. Arizona Cardinals
    23. Cincinnati Bengals
    24. Jacksonville Jaguars
    25. Cleveland Browns
    26. Indianapolis Colts
    27. Miami Dolphins
    28. Denver Broncos
    29. Seattle Seahawks
    30. Kansas City Chiefs
    31. St. Louis Rams
    32. Baltimore Ravens

  2. for once, i think i actually agree with these rankings. I’d probably rank the Texans a bit higher, they stayed with the Saints at the superdome, a tough task for anybody.

  3. “6. Patriots (No. 3; 2-1): This team is doing pretty well for having neither a defense nor a running game.”

    That is both funny and accurate. Well done.

  4. my giants are getting there. im guessing they’ll be in the top 7 within the next 3 weeks.

    btw….nice job in crushing the eagles all the way down to 21…love it.

  5. Don’t know why I read this week after week…it means nothing!

    However, it’s amusing week after week to see people take issue with where teams are ranked. People really get worked up about this stuff. Sad and funny at the same time.

  6. Why was the Saints game potentially such an important win for the Texans? They got beat in a close game by a Super Bowl contender on the road. Also, it was a non-conference game.

    A win over the Steelers this week is far more important than a sin over the Saints last week. I don’t care where you rank anyone (your rankings are about as meaningful as my one-year-old son’s rankings), but those sort of comments suggest carelessness on the part of the writer.

    In fact, if the Texans can go 2-1 against the Steelers, Raiders, and Ravens, that’s better than a win against New Orleans and 1-2 against those three teams.

    Whatever. Why do I read these posts?

  7. Ravens #1 AFC team. Their 2 wins were dominate and they do have a favorable schedule this year. But the Ravens of the past are never forgotten.

  8. Gabbert had a better game in week three this year than Garrard had in week 3 last year. Kind of a pointless observation, but yeah, I’d rather have Gabbert. Besides, this week was lost because our idiot coach didn’t know clock rules, and our stupid OC only passed 5 times in the second half. Not QB play.

    Also, both team are 1-2 after week 3, and no amount of David Garrard would have changed this year’s record.

    He’s not on the team anymore, stop with the stupid “DG is laughing so much right now” stuff.

  9. Wow, the 2008 Bills were bad. Must have played really, really bad to start 4-0 then finish with 3 wins. And I thought the Texans found creative ways to lose.

  10. 7thlombardiontheway says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:24 AM
    Allow me to correct those.

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers
    2. Green Bay Packers

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    Lol I literally just spit up my coffee.

  11. So why ‘should’ Dallas be 0-3?

    They also ‘should’ be 3-0 and 1-2.

    Like any team, they are 3-4 plays from 3-0 and 3-4 plays from 0-3

  12. my giants are getting there. im guessing they’ll be in the top 7 within the next 3 weeks.

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    The Cowboys will be getting healthier in the coming weeks but they could win every game from here on out and I wouldn’t expect them to crack PFT’s top 10.

  13. How does beating the Vikings move the Lions up to number 3? The Vikings stink, and the Lions were down by 20 at halftime. Seems to me a #3 team wouldnt have been in that situation.

  14. Just for the record, the Bills gave the Pats (#6) and Raiders (#10) there only losses of the season. Not bad Buffalo. Not bad.
    Q: How in the world is Marvin Lewis guaranteeing a win against Buffalo this week w/o C. Benson?

  15. 7thlombardiontheway, you define the word delusional. But you’re no different from all the other Steelers fans, so please carry on.

    Btw, good luck with Pig Pen, he’s having a peach of a season!

  16. The Bills Should be 3, Lions 4, the Ravens 2, and the Saints 5. Texans should be where the Chargers are at 7. The Browns should be above the Eagles, but that doesn’t mean they need to be out of the top 22…

  17. Only the Steelers could get stomped by the Ravens in epic fashion, beat the sorry Seahawks, and BARELY squeak past the sorry Colts, and still be ranked in the top 10.

  18. The 2008 Bills started 4-0 and finished 3-9.
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    apparently you can finish so poorly that they can actually take wins away from you…LOL Way to go pft

  19. I can’t wait to see my lions play a great team like the packers or the saints. They should be able to trash Dallas next week, they have so much talent on both sides of the ball.

  20. The fades are about 10 places too high. They got lucky on Sunday, aided by Antonio Cromartie playing dressing in a Jets uniform but playing for Oakland.

  21. 7….you are the mostest stupidester poster I ever be seeing in any forums things.

    Do you know ANYTHING about football?

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt..

  22. 7thlombardiontheway, do your parents know you are skipping school and playing on their computer when you should be getting an education?……I really thought you got one on 2/6/11.

  23. 23.  Jaguars (No. 23; 1-2):  Somewhere, David Garrard is laughing his ass off.
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    The truth is, if he were lined up under center he’d be flat on his ass

    Typical ignorance.

    He played, he got payed, he went flat and that is that.

    We all know he should have taken the reins in’03, but that ship sailed and sunk

  24. 7thlombardiontheway says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:24 AM

    Allow me to correct those.

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers….
    32. Baltimore Ravens

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    You know, I was just thinking that it’s been several days since I last read an obnoxious and childish post from 7thlombardi.

    Note to 7th: When your team barely scratches away with a win against the Colts and your main running back musters only 37 yards on 18 carries, your team is in serious trouble. Never mind the fact that you only turned the ball over against the Ravens 7 times (Did I really need to bring that up again? Guess I did) and got blown out of the stadium.

    By the way, kinda odd to see the Lions at #3, but I also find it difficult to argue with their placement.

  25. Patriots (No. 3; 2-1): This team is doing pretty well for having neither a defense nor a running game.

    Perception vs. reality, they are actually averaging 102 rypg. Good for 13th.

  26. Power Rankings should be based on what has actually been done, not speculation of what should/could be done by the team. Thus, I set up my rankings using W/L, Opponents W/L and Pt. Differential. Result:
    Rank Team
    1 Buffalo
    2 Green Bay
    3 Detroit
    4 New Orleans
    5 Oakland
    6 Dallas
    7 NY Jets
    8 New England
    9 Balt
    10 Washington
    11 Tenn
    12 San Fran
    13 Tampa
    14 NY Giants
    15 Houston
    16 Pitt
    17 Cincy
    18 San Diego
    19 Cleveland
    20 Chicago
    21 Denver
    22 Carolina
    23 Arizona
    24 Jacksonville
    25 Atlanta
    26 Seattle
    27 philly
    28 Minn
    29 Miami
    30 Indy
    31 Kansas City
    32 St. Lous

  27. @howley1

    I think asking them to beat Detroit in their current condition is asking a lot. Detroit is playing VERY good football. Don’t expect Detroit to let Dallas get away with all the bonehead plays the Redskins did.

  28. bangthedrum22 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:42 AM
    The 2008 Bills started 4-0 and finished 3-9.
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    apparently you can finish so poorly that they can actually take wins away from you…LOL Way to go pft

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    they started 4-0 then went 3-9 for the remaining games. 4+3+9=16 games. get it?

  29. Whoever does not have the undefeated defending super bowl champs number 1 should no longer be allowed to post.

  30. The Steelers have shown that they can beat two of the worst teams in the league. That deserves a #8 ranking??? Haha riddle….

  31. While I agree w/ the Packers at #1, I think most who are actually paying attention to this team right now will admit that they’re playing well below the level they were at in the post-season last year. The game they played in Atlanta set the bar pretty high. This year, they have yet to play a “complete game,” dominant in all three phases.

    I love this team, but they’re going to need to improve. They need to eliminate mental errors and figure some things out in the secondary. The fact that they’re winning close games in the meantime bodes extremely well for them — remember, they lost their 6 games last year by a combined total of 20 points. Their first 4 losses all came on late or OT field goals, when their defense couldn’t seem to put away inferior opponents like Miami and Washington. The other 2 losses were to Detroit and New England by 4 points each, with Rodgers sidelined with a concussion.

  32. @bangthedrum

    Hahahahah, dude that is soooo funny, I can’t belive we all missed that… Oh wait, It’s beacause they finished 7-9 you toolbox. This is what our country is coming to.

  33. Why would Garrard be laughing? He wasn’t good enough to be kept on a bottom-third team and nobody else wants him. Kinda confirms the decision.

  34. Yawn… wake me when the Packers get some competition.

    Watching that Dallas-Washington game, I realized how lucky I am to be a Packers fan. Talk about mediocre football at its best. Sexy Rexy to nobody in particular. The Cowboys not even knowing how to line up.

    LOL! Hooray good football (at least for Packers fans)

  35. Power Rankings should be based on what has actually been done, not speculation of what should/could be done by the team. Thus, I set up my rankings using W/L, Opponents W/L and Pt. Differential. Result:

    If this were Week 15 I would agree with you. But after onlt 3 games there is room for speculation and what could happen.

    Besides. We can look at the standings and get this stuff. I click on this for speculation and delusional fans’ reaction.

  36. you guys are idiots if you make the list.redskins are a lot better than the jets or the giants! time will prove me right!

  37. Your man-crush for the Saints is all too obvious, don’t even bother trying to pretend anymore. How the 3-0 Lions and Bills are ranked below a 2-1 Saints team is proof of that.

    @7thlombardiontheway; Your act is tired and stale, a one-trick pony which might be amusing if the Steelers weren’t doing so badly.

    Got the snot kicked out of them by the Ravens, beat up on the mighty Seattle Seahawks, and barely squeaked out a win against a Manning-less Colts.

    A very weak 2-1

    Doesn’t inspire much confidence in that seventh Lombardi.

  38. bangthedrum22 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:42 AM
    The 2008 Bills started 4-0 and finished 3-9.
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    apparently you can finish so poorly that they can actually take wins away from you…LOL Way to go pft

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    You are obviously a moron. 4-0 start + 3-9 finish = a 7-9 season. I’m just sorry that I couldn’t write that in crayon for you. Good grief.

  39. “Who knew there was so many Buffalo fans? Where have you all been hiding the last 20 years?”
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    Ahh, yes. As a Brewers fan, I get the same kind of questions. Its very simple. When your favorite team sucks, you don’t talk them up very much. It doesn’t mean you’re not a fan. Or haven’t suffered through a lifetime rooting for a loser. It just means you’re not going to go to a national forum and brag on them. How stupid would that look?

  40. @packhawk04
    I agree, my rankings have Buffalo ahead of Green Bay because I set up a calculation based on results. My personal rankings would keep Green Bay #1 til somebody beats them. But the rankings I set up factor in the opponents and a small portion to point difference. They both have played similar opponents, but a close win to the panthers vs a blow out over KC was the difference. It evens itself out over the season, week 3 is the earliest where it makes some sense.

  41. rabidbillsfan says:Sep 27, 2011 11:06 AM

    @bangthedrum

    Hahahahah, dude that is soooo funny, I can’t belive we all missed that… Oh wait, It’s beacause they finished 7-9 you toolbox. This is what our country is coming to.
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    Harsh brotha.. its elary here on the WC .Pretty critical for a guy who cant spell.

  42. I would LOVE to believe the Lions are a legit #3. I think this team is on the right track, but #3 is a bit premature. I think we will know more after they face your #13 ranked Cowboys.

  43. The reason the Lions are higher than the Bills is because the Lions are winning on the road.

    More importantly, it’s only week 3. Bills fans, just enjoy the fact that you have a 3-0 team and don’t get hung up on someone’s arbitrary list. You like numbers and lists so much, go follow baseball.

  44. @santorin4 The patriots are a pathetic team, with a outstanding qb. I hope I’m not the only person that sees this. They will struggle to make the playoffs with that pathetic defense. They made Chad Henne look like a stud.

  45. 6. Patriots (No. 3; 2-1): This team is doing pretty well for having neither a defense nor a running game.

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    Agreed on the defense. But the Patriots are 13th in the league with 102 yards per game rushing. They have a running game, they are choosing to have a hurryup passing offense right now. Green-Ellis struggled against the Bills a bit, but they’ve run the ball well the other two games.

    Saying they don’t have a running game after one loss doesn’t make sense.

  46. WTF??? 20 years ago Buffalo was one of the best teams in the whole league…now the last 10 yrs you have a point, they sucked. But the posters were still here.
    A very proud franchise and as Jim Rome put it…”the best fans in the NFL”!

  47. Actually the 2000 Redskins were a team of over the hill, twilight of their career type players, whereas the Eagles problems areas are such b/c of inexperience….i.e. linebackers and safeties, albiet they also have a weak o-line. Horrible comparison. Do you follow football?

  48. jamezz23 says:Sep 27, 2011 11:29 AM

    @santorin4 The patriots are a pathetic team, with a outstanding qb. I hope I’m not the only person that sees this. They will struggle to make the playoffs with that pathetic defense. They made Chad Henne look like a stud.

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    Predicting the Patriots demise is easy and people do it every year. Last year people said 8-8 and they went 14-2. Now people say they won’t win a playoff game… blah blah blah. I still rather be a Patriots fan than every other team. They have a chance to win every week. Their defense is struggling the same way New Orleans and Green Bay are. They both have given up nearly as many passing yards. Look at the numbers. Teams come out and take chances against these teams because they know they will get scored on. The season is young. The AFC east still comes down to the Jets and the Patriots. The season will really start for both teams in two weeks. The Bills have won their superbowl. They won’t be there at the end.

  49. “Somewhere, the 2000 Redskins are laughing their asses off.”

    Awesome line, got a real laugh out of this skins fan.

    Even though I don’t like them, I think the Eagles are way too low. I agree that the Steelers are too high considering their games *this year*. I’m skeptical about the Chargers too, just squeaking by the Vikes and Chiefs. I think you are giving them extra credit for doing that in September and you’d penalize them if they did the same in November.

  50. “Pack fan here. The Bills should be at #3 Lions at #5. Lions haven’t beat anybody yet, Bills beat the Pats.”

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    Another thing I can’t stand… when after 3 games people say “so-and-so hasn’t beat anybody.” Who can predict how any team will finish at the end of the year? You say the Lions haven’t beat anyone. Ok, well, they beat two playoff teams from last year and won at Minnesota for the first time in 13 years. Its the NFL. Every win is a good win. Especially on the road. You can literally pick apart every team’s schedule by saying “who have they really beat?” You’d end up with like 3 “good” teams left in the NFL if you do that.

  51. r00tabaga says:
    Sep 27, 2011 11:39 AM
    A very proud franchise and as Jim Rome put it…”the best fans in the NFL”!
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    I wouldn’t be too proud of a Jim Rome endorsement.

  52. jamezz23 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 11:29 AM
    @santorin4 The patriots are a pathetic team, with a outstanding qb. I hope I’m not the only person that sees this. They will struggle to make the playoffs with that pathetic defense. They made Chad Henne look like a stud.
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    And Green Bay made Cam Newton look like Dan Marino, they have the 29 the ranked D.

    It’s ONLY week 3, it’s a little soon to call a team “pathetic” or great this early.

  53. My Miami Dolphins are going to shock everyone and be in the top 5. Now its up to this site to give the year. Bill

  54. 19. Panthers (No. 19; 1-2): The man who arrived in the NFL with a tidal wave of hype literally rode a tidal wave to get his first win.

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    Literally? Literally? I’m sorry, I don’t remember Newton throwing the winning TD while riding heroically on a surfboard as giant waves destroyed the stadium and swept away the crowd.

  55. For everyone saying the Lions have not beat anyone I would like to help you. Winning at Tampa is not easy and the Lions made it look that way. Atlanta couldn’t win there and they are supposed to be an elite team. Winning in Minnesota is not easy, just ask Packers and Bears fans. And for the Lions to come back down 20 is the way a good team rebounds from a slow start. Beating KC was easy for the Lions but the Chargers seemed to have problems. Once again good team beat bad teams especially at Home. Either way I love seeing the Lions near the top because Suh, Stafford and Calvin are fun players to watch and it’s nice seeing the organization turn it around.

  56. I’m enjoying the Lions’ and Bills’ success as much as anyone, but I think they’re a little high here. Would you rather play one of those two, or New England, Pittsburgh, San Diego, or Tampa Bay. Those two have played hard and I believe the Lions are for real, but top 5 for both seems too high to me. I wish both teams the best; the fans certainly deserve it.

    Also, it’s kind of sad looking at those bottom 7. There are bottom-feeders every year, but this year there seem to be several more *really* bad teams than usual.

  57. Chargers number 7? Yeah, cause hanging on to beat the vikings (#21) and chiefs (#30) shows so much. They were beat twice last year by a Raiders team that has improved, actually beating teams outside their division. Maybe you should flip flop those rankings… just a thought

  58. these rankings are all wrong, Lesean says the eagles are better than the Giants, and didn’t desean or Maclin say they were better than the falcons.

    This list has no credibility.

  59. 7thlombardiontheway says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:24 AM

    Allow me to correct those.

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers….
    32. Baltimore Ravens

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    Take your meds.

  60. “Besides. We can look at the standings and get this stuff. I click on this for speculation and delusional fans’ reaction.”
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    Agreed

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    “A very proud franchise and as Jim Rome put it…”the best fans in the NFL”!”

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    I agree with the comment but please don’t lend credence to Jim Rome. About 90% of the time he’s a turd that likes to just hear himself say stupid things…much like Skip Bayless.

  61. Things are pretty rough when the number 2 team (Saints) doesn’t play much defense. The Panthers are rated ahead of the dream team Iggles, the #3 Lions haven’t been to championship game since 1957 and Bills are ranked ahead of the Pats. Crazy stuff should be a fun season!

  62. mypackersownyourteam says:
    Sep 27, 2011 11:08 AM
    Yawn… wake me when the Packers get some competition.

    Watching that Dallas-Washington game, I realized how lucky I am to be a Packers fan. Talk about mediocre football at its best. Sexy Rexy to nobody in particular. The Cowboys not even knowing how to line up.

    LOL! Hooray good football (at least for Packers fans)

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    Do please stop making us Packer Fans look like arrogant tools. Our team is good, and some teams that were good have definitely fallen to mediocrity. But the Pack hasn’t been tested against that hungry Lions team this year (and won’t until what I think will be an epic Thanksgiving game) and anyone who is underestimating the current Bills hasn’t been paying attention.

    @Minnesconsin has the better analysis for the Pack. The team is playing some sloppy football at various points, and hasn’t yet put together the kind of full game it can (read interviews with Woodson, Rodgers and Jennings and you’ll find out they agree with that statement.) The step forward for our team has been that unlike early last year, they are now winning the close games where they haven’t put together a complete 4 quarters.

    I agree, our team will be scary-good if they can start playing their best football most of the time, but with the mental mistakes we just aren’t there yet. We are still number 1, I say that because I think the defending Superbowl champs should also be given that benefit until they start losing the following season. But let’s not pretend that there are no other good teams out there.

  63. kleppnasty says:
    Sep 27, 2011 11:25 AM

    @packhawk04

    I agree, my rankings have Buffalo ahead of Green Bay because I set up a calculation based on results. My personal rankings would keep Green Bay #1 til somebody beats them. But the rankings I set up factor in the opponents and a small portion to point difference. They both have played similar opponents, but a close win to the panthers vs a blow out over KC was the difference. It evens itself out over the season, week 3 is the earliest where it makes some sense.

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    “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

    Mark Twain

  64. svcfilmguy says:
    Sep 27, 2011 11:54 AM
    I’m enjoying the Lions’ and Bills’ success as much as anyone, but I think they’re a little high here. Would you rather play one of those two, or New England, Pittsburgh, San Diego, or Tampa Bay.

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    Honestly? I’d definitely rather play Pittsburgh, San Diego or Tampa Bay.

    I need a couple more weeks to answer your question on New England, but right now I’m leaning towards thinking that the Lions and Bills are playing tougher, smarter, never-say-die football.

  65. Steelers (No. 10; 2-1): If offensive linemen keep getting injured, the Steelers may have to move Ben Roethlisberger to tackle…..With his track record I bet he would like center better! Just Sayin’ Go Brownies!

  66. We should have a contest (and I encourage rational Steeler fans to join in) to see who can come up with the best rebuttle for anything 7thlombardiontheway says. When you guys just criticize what he says he obviously gets off on it. So let’s be creative with our responses.

    By the way. I’ve heard somethings about the UFL but still haven’t seen anything about the Steelers only league. How goes that?

  67. Your rnaking swning far too much from week to week. It’s almost like you don’t have a sound understanindg of the teams and just react to whatever is happening at the moment. Almost exactly like that….

  68. Things are pretty rough when the number 2 team (Saints) doesn’t play much defense.

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    The only teams that “play much defense” are the teams who have faced bad offenses.

    The days of suffocating defenses are over, the key to defense now is weather the onslaught and make big plays in crucial situations. That’s just the NFL now.

  69. 26. Browns (No. 27; 2-1): Beating two of the worst teams in the league doesn’t make the Browns a good team.

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    But it makes the Lions worthy of number 3? Don’t get me wrong, the Lions are good, but two of the teams they beat you have ranked 28 and 32.

  70. You have flawed logic, you have teams moving up into the top spots for beating teams you have dropped to the low spots. Detroit moving to Three? for beating Minny?, Maybe when they beat a real team, and they might, but not yet. The NY Football Giants beat the Eagles, not the Ravens or Green Bay, although I agree that Eagles should be dropped low. Yes, some of the teams are gaining momentum, but like every year, 3/4 of them will peter out by week 7 and a new set of momentum teams will be there. It is just flawed, it is ranked like a normal fan would rank it or fill out a NCAA bracket ticket at the office.

  71. So the Browns are 26th because they beat 2 of the worst teams in the league, but the Bills are 5th because they beat the Pats, Chiefs and depleated Raiders at home and the Steelers are 8th because they beat Indy at the last second and the Seahawks???

    That makes alot of sense.

  72. I want to know why the Browns are ranked behind the Panthers, The Jaguars, The Broncos, and the Cardinals…. A little ridiculous if you ask me.

    Browns may have not won games by a large margin, but they are better than that.

  73. The Vikings lost to the #3, #7, and #9 teams after dominating each of them in the first half. Once they figure out how to carry over the first half into the second half, they should rise quickly in these rankings.

  74. “Do please stop making us Packer Fans look like arrogant tools.”

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    Arrogant about the Packers? Most definitely. They have the best QB in the world, young playmakers at seemingly every position, and are the reigning Super Bowl Champs. I honestly think they have a shot at 19-0. Even without Nick Collins and Mike Neal.

    And as far as making Packers fans look like tools. Too late for that. Once a great fan base, our true colors were exposed in 2008. Maybe thats another reason I’m arrogant about my fandom. Half of Packers Nation sold out their team for one guy. Rodgers was booed at Training Camp in his first year as a starter and he was overly criticized for his play. Ted Thompson was made out to be the devil (by blind Favre-slurpers who ignored all the young talent he methodically acquired. Meanwhile me and other TRUE Packers fans stood by Rodgers and the organization. Even as late as middle of last season, “fans” were STILL talking about firing Thompson.

    Too late… Packers fans are already viewed as tools. Mostly by the TRUE Packers’ fans who refused to sell out their allegiance for a prima donna. Oh well…

  75. @humbolt,

    dude, worry about your chargers, barely beating the Vikings at 0-3 and barely beating the chiefs at home…wait till you play the Raiders and we’ll repeat what happened last year….Chargers would barely make #15 on my list…

  76. packerfan1000 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 12:27 PM
    26. Browns (No. 27; 2-1): Beating two of the worst teams in the league doesn’t make the Browns a good team.

    ———-

    But it makes the Lions worthy of number 3? Don’t get me wrong, the Lions are good, but two of the teams they beat you have ranked 28 and 32.

    —————————————–

    I’m fine with people calling the Browns a bad team; whatever but don’t use that as the excuse. Pittsburgh has the same record and beat 2 terrible teams, Buffalo beat a terrible team and a not very good team too. Lions the same thing. Call the Browns bad all you want but they’re 2-1 and have like 8 more winnable games this season.

  77. 26. Browns (No. 27; 2-1): Beating two of the worst teams in the league doesn’t make the Browns a good team.
    ——————————————-
    But beating three of the worst teams in the league puts the Lions at #3?

    LOL, awesome logic.

  78. runrickyrun34 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 12:22 PM
    We should have a contest (and I encourage rational Steeler fans to join in) to see who can come up with the best rebuttle for anything 7thlombardiontheway says. When you guys just criticize what he says he obviously gets off on it. So let’s be creative with our responses.

    By the way. I’ve heard somethings about the UFL but still haven’t seen anything about the Steelers only league. How goes that?

    ———————————————–

    WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE. I’ve tried going that route with some of my recent responses/rebuttles to his posts, particularly with his Steelers Football League nonsense. I keep comparing that concept to the idea of a 6 year old kid in school who won’t allow any of his classmates to play with his ball, and he screams, “IT’S MY BALL, SO GET YOUR OWN!”

  79. Give the Bills the respect they’ve earned.

    The 2008 Bills that started 4-0 didn’t have the come from behind wins against Oakland and NE. Win over NE means they are for real and Buffalo could beat any other team in the league right now, even GB. Of course it’s a long season, so we’ll see how that plays out.

    Not sure how you can put Detroit or Baltimore ahead of Buffalo based on the 3 games each have played. Was Detroit’s blow out of KC any more impressive than Buffalo’s blow out of KC? Was Detroit’s come from behind win over winless Minnesota or win against TB any more impressive than either of the Bill’s comebacks against Oakland or NE? Give me a break.

    And does Balitmore loosing to Tennesse warrant them a spot in your top 5?

    Based on how teams have played this season and grandfathering GB in at #1 until they loose a game, my top 10:
    #1 GB
    #2 Buffalo
    #3 NO
    #4 NE
    #5 Detroit
    #6 Oakland
    #7 San Diego
    #8 Baltimore
    #9 Pittsburgh
    #10 Houston

  80. jskill3 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:33 AM
    Wow, the 2008 Bills were bad. Must have played really, really bad to start 4-0 then finish with 3 wins. And I thought the Texans found creative ways to lose.

    __________

    Can you do math or read? They started 4-0, but finished 3-9 means that for the season their record was 7-9. You’re dumb, and your comment proved that.

  81. “7thlombardiontheway says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:24 AM
    Allow me to correct those.

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers”

    Lol, if you are going to be such a blatent homer with no logic or reasoning, you shouldn’t bother listing the rest of the teams. There is no way a team who has lost (remember week 1 when they got destroyed?) is going to be #1.

  82. C’mon the Stealers at #8??? They shouldnt even be in the top 20… If the old gray mare Kerry Collins wasnt cheapshotted, their record would be 1-2…. Stop with the arse smooching already!

  83. snowpea84 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 12:23 PM

    Your rankings are swinging far too much from week to week. It’s almost like you don’t have a sound understanding of the teams and just react to whatever is happening at the moment. Almost exactly like that….
    ————————————————

    Perfect description. It seems like whoever is “sexy” in a given week moves up, regardless of their accomplishments or lack thereof. Super scientific stuff, eh?

  84. RE: The dumb “a**” asking where the Buffalo fans have been for the last 20 years….

    Any concept of time? It hasn’t even been 20 years since their last SB. If you want to say 10 years, that’s reasonable, but please get a brain.

    I’m a lifetime Bills fans and still skeptical after the 2-0 start, but like I said the win of NE was no fluke.

    Again, back to 2008 – which guess what, different coach, different starting QB, RB, and more than half the starters. Their 4-0 was all non-divisional and they’ve been killed in division play the past several years (NE, NYJ, Mia).

    This past Sunday’s win against NE ranks up there with thier 1980 home opening win against Miami after 20 straight losses. They started that year 5-0 and won their first division title since 1966 and ended their then longest absence from the playoffs which is nothing compared to current dry spell.

    Of course after the 4 straight SB losses in the middle of making the playoffs 8 times in 9 years under Levy/Kelly/Thomas/Smith/Reed/Talley/Hull/Tasker/etc and 2 more wild card appearances a few years later (which would have gone further with Flutie than Rob Johnson), I’ll have to be optimistacally skeptical about how far they’ll go this year. Not likely to intercept Brady 4 times on New Years Day in Boston.

  85. How did Pittsburgh move up? They got thrown around in the trenches on both sides of the ball by Colts lines who are mediocre(Freeney and Mathis are beasts, but the interior D-line in Indy is terrible.), if Indy had a QB even semi-competent they would have won, and if Peyton is on the field this is a thorough ass kicking. Until the O-line shows some signs of improvement, this team should be around 10-15.

  86. “Beating two of the worst teams in the league doesn’t make the Browns a good team.”

    correction

    Beating two of the worst teams in the league must make the Stealers a good team.

    Are you effin kidding me?

  87. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Sep 27, 2011 12:44 PM
    The Vikings lost to the #3, #7, and #9 teams after dominating each of them in the first half. Once they figure out how to carry over the first half into the second half, they should rise quickly in these rankings.
    __________

    Lion’s fan here and I’ve got to agree 100%. The Vikings are a pretty good team despite their record. If their coaching staff learns how to coach they’ll start winning. I thought before the season they were the worst team in the NFC North, and at this point I’d say they are better than the Bears even though their record doesn’t show it.

  88. “And as far as making Packers fans look like tools. Too late for that. Once a great fan base, our true colors were exposed in 2008. Maybe thats another reason I’m arrogant about my fandom. Half of Packers Nation sold out their team for one guy.”

    ________________________

    I wasn’t one of them, sorry. I was behind Rodgers and Thompson from the beginning (and recall taking a lot of flack for it from some quarters.) Now days, I admit I get some joy from being able to tell the people that gave me a hard time “told you so”. But that doesn’t mean the rest of Packer Nation is full of bad fans, it just means they disagreed with front office call and were totally wrong about it.

    But as a fan, I’ll take my cues from Rodgers, Woodson and Coach McCarthy on this one. I’m happy we’re 3-0. Its premature to talk about final records, but I like our chances this year for getting a high seed in the playoffs and making it back to the big show.

    In the meantime, on a week to week basis the thing that a fanbase with character would do is give respect where respect is due when teams are doing well (Bills, Lions), honestly analyze teams that are fading or even collapsing without being a jerk about it (Steelers, Colts) and show awareness of its own teams flaws while also talking about how we can overcome them.

    There’s a difference between being a proud fan that believes in your team and a swaggering loudmouth.

  89. The Steelers’ two wins come against teams with a combined 1-5 record, which makes them the worst 2-1 team in the league based on strength of schedule.

  90. Oops–I was wrong. The Chargers’ two wins came vs. KC (0-3) and Minnesota (0-3). How this translates to 7th overall escapes me.

  91. 7thlombardiontheway says: Sep 27, 2011 10:24 AM

    This dude is worse than a creeper on Facebook. Waiting to swoop in and give his ridiculous takes on Steeler Nation. We are so baited 7th time. Oh we just think you are so logical. Really?
    Blind homerism. Not especially entertaining.
    Could you actually give us something new besides all the homerism?

  92. Thank goodness that 7th Lombardi doesn’t represent Steeler Nation.

    As much as I abhor the Ravens (and still think that, despite what they’ve shown after 3 games, they will have trouble with teams like San Diego and New England in the playoffs, not to mention all the ghosts and past history against the Steelers in the postseason), if you don’t put them in the top 5-7 teams in the NFL right now you’re insane. I expected them to let down after building for 8 months for that Week 1 Steelers game. I didn’t expect them to lose by 15 points to the Titans, but that’s why they play the games and anything can happen.

    All this being said…The Steelers should be considered a middle of the pack team right now. Their OL is being held together with Band Aids and bailing wire, we can’t run the ball, and we aren’t getting pressure on the opposing QB (that sack/fumble not withstanding). If the Ravens played us again right now we might lose 35-14 and get one more TD out of it, but not much better.

    Baltimore’s got to get it done in the postseason soon, however, because when R.Lewis is gone, there goes the identity of the franchise, and don’t bring that weak “Flacco is our leader” nonsense when he has led you nowhere in his first 3 seasons.

    No one remembers you unless you are a)in a Super Bowl, b) WIN a Super Bowl or c) post some relevant record consummate with your position over the course of your career (i.e. “Marino”).

    Then again, if Baltimore loses their fans will just blame the refs again like they do EVERY year they don’t make the Super Bowl.

  93. Raiders should be in the top 3, they should als be 3-0, the refs screwed the raiders in that bills game, the raiders D stped buffalo on 4th and 1 the game should of been over but of course NFL did nt want that,,
    When WHEN the Raiders bat the Pats sunday ESPN and NFL network are going to be forced to speak postive about the raiders..
    Notice that ESPN hardly showed highlights of the JETS game???
    They didnt have a probelm 2 years ago showing a 10 min highlight when the JETS beat the raiders 38-0
    Were Coming ESPN, Looks like your going to shut down ur network soon

  94. kleppnasty says: Sep 27, 2011 11:25 AM

    @packhawk04
    I agree, my rankings have Buffalo ahead of Green Bay because I set up a calculation based on results. My personal rankings would keep Green Bay #1 til somebody beats them. But the rankings I set up factor in the opponents and a small portion to point difference. They both have played similar opponents, but a close win to the panthers vs a blow out over KC was the difference. It evens itself out over the season, week 3 is the earliest where it makes some sense.
    ___________________________
    I don’t want to nit-pick here but beating the Chiefs by 50 is like beating the Seahawks by 3. The Panthers are a little better than anyone thought.

  95. 26. Browns (No. 27; 2-1): Beating two of the worst teams in the league doesn’t make the Browns a good team.

    Yet the Steelers did the same thing and they are 8. Browns are not as good as the Steelers and probably no better that 20 but over valuing the Steelers wins much?

  96. jbny14 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:39 AM
    How can you put the Pats before the Bills? C’mon man!?!

    _________________________________________

    How in the hell did you get the beans above the franks?

  97. The Lions at 3? Really?? I think it’s great that they are turning it around in Detroit but come on. Wins against an atrocious Kansas City team and a mediocre Tampa Bay team along with barely squeaking by a bad Minnesota team hardly warrant a top 5 rating. Let’s get real. I feel like if Detroit goes 4-0 they might just get a Disney movie deal.

  98. Seeing as how this is a blog, I suspect these rankings (as opposed to those of, say, Don Banks) are as designed to generate comments (and comments replying to comments) as to accurately depict the NFL.

    Lions, Ravens, Pats, Cowboys, Giants, Jets all in less-than-obvious positions. This site knows what sells.

  99. Bills 2008 were a classic example of an easy early schedule… they beat up some very bad teams: Rams (pre-Bradford), Raiders (JaWalrus). They came to the real competition within their division and failed miserably.

    Conversely, as a Bears fan, I hasten to point out that the Bears have had the most difficult 3 games to start out the year in the league! Falcons, Saints & Pack. But, sadly, #15 is about right based on performance. Very disappointing display against the Pack on Sunday by my Bears.

    Time to turn it around against the Panthers, Bears. Bear down!

  100. Just wondering…………. How many posters 8 weeks ago were trashing the NFL, NFLPA, Owners, Players, etc……. And Saying “Screw them I am done with the NFL”.. Are now pounding their chests and defending their teams power rankings? Aint it GREAT!!!!!!!!! From #1 to #32… You just gotta love em!!!!

  101. bsizemore68 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 11:52 AM
    My Miami Dolphins are going to shock everyone and be in the top 5. Now its up to this site to give the year. Bill

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    as in: Top 5 pick of the 2012 draft?

  102. Who was the moron at the top of the page who picked the Steelers as #1 in the power rankings. Had I known we were supposed to write jokes in the comments, I wouldn’t have been serious all these years.

    It is sad day when my Ravens fall between the Bills and the Lions, No, wait, thats at the top of the list (hee hee).

    See why I laughed at the Steeler guy. What fan in New England, New York (jets), or Pittsburgh would have figured that after week 3 they would be 3, 5 and 8 places behind the Lions in the power rankings. I know it is a long season and this week will tell whether the Ravens are that good or the Jets are that bad. I certainly hope it is both.

  103. 7thlombardiontheway

    Come on mannnnnnn!!!!!!
    I’ve been a Steeler fan since 1970 and even I can open my eyes and see they’re NOT a top 10 team right now!! We need alot of help on that line(Calling Flozell Adams & an overweight Max Starks..I hope)..Ben thinking he’s John Elway buying time isn’t helping matters,sometimes throw it away and don’t take the sack/pounding…and (PLEASE DON’T GIVE ME THAT MESS ABOUT THE LINE NOT BLOCKING),plenty of times he could’ve dumped it off or thrown the rock in one of the 3 rivers!!..
    I don’t care that we’ve won in the past..it is the PAST!! Last year proved that Tomlin needs to stop letting Arians/Ben called B.S run plays so they can pass all day..(I know Mendy fumbled but it truly was a really good hit that caused it). Power running plays will get it done..none of that draw play crap/delays..Everytime the run game starts to click, here comes 4 or 5 wideouts…it’s frustrating as a Steeler fan to see this. So in closing fire Arians after the season and get some one else or show Ben who’s boss.
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STEELERS!!!

  104. Waaaay too much attention being paid to “7thlombardiontheway.” Do you guys know what a troll is? People are giving these long-winded, serious responses to someone who doesn’t even actually believe what he’s writing. His one and only goal is to annoy and elicit angry responses…. and so many people here are falling right into the trap. Duh.

    Wanna annoy Mr. 7th right back? Don’t comment/answer any of his posts. Simple.

  105. 6. Patriots (No. 3; 2-1): This team is doing pretty well for having neither a defense nor a running game.
    ——————
    Except when they get to playoffs where the fantasy football will be over and someone will crunch them. Same as last year ….

  106. td40 says:Sep 27, 2011 3:13 PM

    Waaaay too much attention being paid to “7thlombardiontheway.” Do you guys know what a troll is? People are giving these long-winded, serious responses to someone who doesn’t even actually believe what he’s writing. His one and only goal is to annoy and elicit angry responses…. and so many people here are falling right into the trap. Duh.

    Wanna annoy Mr. 7th right back? Don’t comment/answer any of his posts. Simple.

    Too bad you feel like it was long-winded..don’t read it then.DUH. I responded and I said how I feel about my team..This is a forum.Duh.

  107. Childress has a winning record as an NFL coach and led the Vikings to back-to-back division titles for the first time in 33 years funny guy. Your snide comments are idiotic.

  108. Let me say this to Bills, Lions and Raiders fans:

    First, these lists really mean nothing. Second, (to defend my arch enemy) a team like the Steelers are given the benefit of the a doubt because there is such a small sample of this season on display at this point. Teams that have won consistently, made the playoffs, or won championships are getting some loftier ratings. Those who have not had this type of consistent success for a few years are being ranked more harshly. Very understandable to me!

    I am enjoying these perenial doormats rising up. I hope they continue do well.

  109. I can’t decide whether I’d rather have both the Lions and the Pack sustain their unbeaten status until they play each other for the first time at Thanksgiving ….. or ….. whether I’d rather have the Lions drop a game or two along the way to open up a little breathing room in the standings. Obviously, that’s not the universe of potential outcomes. A match of the unbeatens would sure be fun at Thanksgiving. Wow, what a game that would be !!!

    I can’t quibble with the Lions #3 ranking because team ebullience counts and they probably have plenty of that. Good for them!

    At least they don’t have anyone like Barry Sanders on their squad. I recall lots of painful games with the Pack trying to get a glove on Mr. Sanders before he was 8- 12 yards downfield.

  110. I will try for the fourth time today to post the corrected rankings. I guess Mike doesn’t like that my rankings have enjoyed a better approval rating than his! 🙂

    This considers Record, Quality of opponent in the week they are played, and point differential by week. Enjoy!

    PFII’s Week three Power Rankings

    1. Buffalo (3-0)
    2. Detroit (3-0)
    3. Green Bay (3-0)
    4. New England (2-1)
    5. New Orleans (2-1)
    6. New York Jets (2-1)
    7. Baltimore (2-1)
    8. Oakland (2-1)
    9. Tennessee (2-1)
    10. Dallas (2-1)
    11. Houston (2-1)
    12. Washington (2-1)
    13. New York Giants (2-1)
    14. Tampa Bay (2-1)
    15. San Francisco (2-1)
    16. San Diego (2-1)
    17. Cleveland (2-1)
    18. Pittsburgh (2-1)
    19. Chicago (1-2)
    20. Carolina (1-2)
    21. Denver (1-2)
    22. Atlanta (1-2)
    23. Philadelphia (1-2)
    24. Arizona (1-2)
    25. Cincinnati (1-2)
    26. Jacksonville (1-2)
    27. Seattle (1-2)
    28. Minnesota (0-3)
    29. Miami (0-3)
    30. Indianapolis (0-3)
    31. St. Louis (0-3)
    32. Kansas City (0-3)

  111. miketomlinssteelers10 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 3:37 PM

    td40 says:Sep 27, 2011 3:13 PM

    Waaaay too much attention being paid to “7thlombardiontheway.” Do you guys know what a troll is? People are giving these long-winded, serious responses to someone who doesn’t even actually believe what he’s writing. His one and only goal is to annoy and elicit angry responses…. and so many people here are falling right into the trap. Duh.

    Wanna annoy Mr. 7th right back? Don’t comment/answer any of his posts. Simple.
    —————————————
    Too bad you feel like it was long-winded..don’t read it then.DUH. I responded and I said how I feel about my team..This is a forum.Duh.
    ———————————————

    Trust me- I *don’t* read them. I read the first couple lines, see that there’s 3 more paragraphs after that and think, “Poor sap. Another sucker who doesn’t understand how trollery works.”

    PS- The space bar is your friend.

    PPS- You probably are “7th,” answering your own posts.

  112. 7thlombardi on the way is a troll steelers fan, ranking his steelers #1 and the ravens 31st? what an idiot. Even I know my bengals arent better than the ravens. Honestly, im just celebrating my 32nd ranked preseason bengals are creeping up and will eventually be about 18th
    lol
    I will say though, there is no other team in which the fans are so ignorant, rude, and outright troll masters as the steelers. Guess what steelers fans, the packers have as many rings as u do now, and they beat you in the SB, because you suck. Mike tomlin is ruining that team by drafting horribly and its finally going to show.

  113. @
    td40 says:Sep 27, 2011 5:33 PM

    miketomlinssteelers10 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 3:37 PM

    td40 says:Sep 27, 2011 3:13 PM

    Waaaay too much attention being paid to “7thlombardiontheway.” Do you guys know what a troll is? People are giving these long-winded, serious responses to someone who doesn’t even actually believe what he’s writing. His one and only goal is to annoy and elicit angry responses…. and so many people here are falling right into the trap. Duh.

    Wanna annoy Mr. 7th right back? Don’t comment/answer any of his posts. Simple.
    —————————————
    Too bad you feel like it was long-winded..don’t read it then.DUH. I responded and I said how I feel about my team..This is a forum.Duh.
    ———————————————

    Trust me- I *don’t* read them. I read the first couple lines, see that there’s 3 more paragraphs after that and think, “Poor sap. Another sucker who doesn’t understand how trollery works.”

    PS- The space bar is your friend.

    PPS- You probably are “7th,” answering your own posts.

    Again Genius,”Don’t read it”, because obviously you really are.. Don’t insult me with your silly comments, you’re the obvious”TROLL”. get a life and realize “the space bar may be my friend but the “X button ” (close windows sign) is yours..calling someone names makes you just a bigger sap also..Again..I’ll respond and if you don’t like it then *don’t read it*..get it ??

    Leave Reply

  114. itsmebobd says:Sep 27, 2011 6:45 PM

    7thlombardi on the way is a troll steelers fan, ranking his steelers #1 and the ravens 31st? what an idiot. Even I know my bengals arent better than the ravens. Honestly, im just celebrating my 32nd ranked preseason bengals are creeping up and will eventually be about 18th
    lol
    I will say though, there is no other team in which the fans are so ignorant, rude, and outright troll masters as the steelers. Guess what steelers fans, the packers have as many rings as u do now, and they beat you in the SB, because you suck. Mike tomlin is ruining that team by drafting horribly and its finally going to show.

    Funny how some fans call steeler fans “ignorant,rude & troll masters”, take a look in the mirror “fans”,cause what you’re accusing other teams fans of doing,you’re doing the same thing….”True fans” admit when our team was out played/out coached..like I was trying to say…
    Get it??

  115. I understand we’re going to quibble about these, but this is probably the most off-base list I’ve seen in a long time.

    —I don’t care if the Bills are 3-0. They are not the 5th best team in the league. Please.

    —The Eagles at #21 is a joke. They lost Sunday on a blown tackle and a rookie LB biting on a wheel route. They were dominant in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. They have problems, but they also have arguably the best weapons in the league. And they are behind the Bears, Niners, Titans and Panthers LOL.

    —No way the Lions should be 3rd. They are off to a great start, but 3rd?

    —No way the Steelers should be in the top 10. The Colts (yes, the COLTS) came close to knocking them off.

  116. @ mancave001 says:Sep 27, 2011 7:16 PM

    I understand we’re going to quibble about these, but this is probably the most off-base list I’ve seen in a long time.

    —I don’t care if the Bills are 3-0. They are not the 5th best team in the league. Please.

    —The Eagles at #21 is a joke. They lost Sunday on a blown tackle and a rookie LB biting on a wheel route. They were dominant in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. They have problems, but they also have arguably the best weapons in the league. And they are behind the Bears, Niners, Titans and Panthers LOL.

    —No way the Lions should be 3rd. They are off to a great start, but 3rd?

    —No way the Steelers should be in the top 10. The Colts (yes, the COLTS) came close to knocking them off.

    I totally agree.

  117. First off the Lions have beat the Bucs, Chiefs, and the Vikings. Not much competition in beating the dregs of the nfl. I like them but they have a ways to go before we see how they hold up against better teams.

    And the Steelers in the top ten? Really??

  118. 7thlombardiontheway says:Sep 27, 2011 10:24 AM.

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers
    2. Green Bay Packers
    3. New England Patriots
    4. New Orleans Saints
    5. Detroit Lions
    6. Buffalo Bills
    7. San Diego Chargers
    8. Houston Texans
    9. Philadelphia Eagles
    10. Oakland Raiders
    11. New York Jets
    12. Dallas Cowboys
    13. Washington Redskins
    14. Tennessee Titans
    15. New York Giants
    16. Chicago Bears
    17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    18. Atlanta Falcons
    19. San Francisco 49ers
    20. Carolina Panthers
    21. Minnesota Vikings
    22. Arizona Cardinals
    23. Cincinnati Bengals
    24. Jacksonville Jaguars
    25. Cleveland Browns
    26. Indianapolis Colts
    27. Miami Dolphins
    28. Denver Broncos
    29. Seattle Seahawks
    30. Kansas City Chiefs
    31. St. Louis Rams
    32. Baltimore Ravens

    94-1539 ?!?… Congrats, forget LGehrig, this record may never be broken.

  119. owen4bills says:
    Sep 27, 2011 1:06 PM
    RE: The dumb “a**” asking where the Buffalo fans have been for the last 20 years….

    Any concept of time? It hasn’t even been 20 years since their last SB. If you want to say 10 years, that’s reasonable, but please get a brain.

    ——–

    Dude? Really?? 1994 was much closer to 20yrs than 10. I don’t want to split hairs bro, but you need to wake up. Homey doesn’t need a brain, you need to wake up to how many years have passed you by.

  120. lets get realistic here-

    1) Green Bay- Not overly impressive yet. 3-0, defending champs.
    2) Baltimore- Loss to Titans was a bit confusing, have been strong in two wins.
    3) New England- No shame in losing to a better then everyone thought Buffalo team. Defense needs work.
    4) New Orleans- Not as good as they were a couple of seasons ago. Never out of a game with Brees.
    5) Detroit- Hard to argue with the way they have played, albeit against average competition.
    6) Buffalo- Just a hunch- they wont be this high on this again. Earned this spot for now.
    7) Oakland- Hate to admit it, being a Chargers fan, but is there a more fast and physical team in the league right now?
    8) Pittsburg- Like Green Bay, not overly impressive. Will be there in the end.
    9) San Diego- As usual they look flat in September. Both wins are against winless teams. I’ll take 2-1 though.
    10) New York Giants- Always a tough team to judge. Will get better as they get healthy.
    11) Houston- We know they can score. Defense is improved, even if it didnt look like it against the Saints.
    12) New York Jets- Raiders beat them up pretty bad, most teams wont.
    13) Washington- Defense will keep them in games. Not sold on Grossman.
    14) Dallas- Miss Miles Austin. 6 field goals wont win many games.
    15) Philadelphia- Vick will be in and out all year. Defense must be much better.
    16) Atlanta- They just don’t seem right. They will get better, but it’s the Saints division to lose.
    17) Chicago- Inconsistant. Defense isnt as good as some think. No real offensive threat outside of Forte.
    18) Tennessee- If CJ can round into form they could be a spoiler. Losing Britt costs them a chance at the playoffs.
    19) Tampa Bay- Young team going through some growing pains. Still a year away from truly contending.
    20) Cleveland- McCoy will win some games for them. Hillis needs to be around though.
    21) San Francisco- Still need a quarterback. Gore is getting old.
    22) Arizona- Kolb isnt bad, just needs more time. Wells needs to stay on the field for them to have a shot.
    23) Minnesota- Pretty rough way to start the season. Could easily have been one of those suprise 3 and 0’s.
    24) Carolina- Cam.
    25) Indianapolis- Played hard against Steelers, I would call David Garrard.
    26) St. Louis- Bit of a sophmore slump so far for Bradford. He’ll come around.
    27) Cincinnati- Dalton to Green could get interesting down the road.
    28) Jacksonville- I would have kept Garrard for a year and let Gabbert learn. Not from Garrard though.
    29) Denver- Just play Tebow. Atleast the fans would be happy…for a while.
    30) Kansas City- Bad luck with injuries isnt an excuse for terrible all around play.
    31) Seattle- Need a lot of new parts, mostly QB. I’d give Whitehurst a shot.
    32) Miami- Have talent. Every team in the NFL has talent.

  121. PFII’s Week three Power Rankings

    1. Buffalo (3-0)
    2. Detroit (3-0)
    3. Green Bay (3-0)
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    I think the Bills and Lions are both legit. They have both poured it on when they had to and gotten W’s. But that’s looking at the floor…not the ceiling.

    The Lions or Bills ‘A’ game for 4 quarters vs. the Packers ‘A’ game? They’d both be run out the gym before it started. The Packers have played sloppy in the last three games. Defense is out of sync. Special teams need work. Offense falls asleep in the second half.

    It doesn’t matter. They may be the only team I’ve ever witnessed that decisively beats playoff teams on the road by double digits and you feel like they left something on the table. No one can hang with this team right now.

  122. Good Lord what an atrocity, Rankings should be based on how well you did this week. They will change accordingly.
    1. Green Bay (Hate this team but they deserve it)
    2.Buffalo (Overrated)
    3.Baltimore (Still trying to get over Titans)
    4.Saints (Played Green Bay to the wire!)
    5.Raiders (Impressive!)
    6.Steelers (Clutch on their motorized wheelchairs)
    7.Patriots (Defense?) 7 b Chargers ( come on KC lol)
    8.Lions (In Sue we Trust)
    9.Bucs (Young and ready for a run!)
    10.Houston (Underrated but a loss is that)
    11. Jets (I am suspicious of this team.)
    12. Cowboys (Sean Lee.)
    13. Redskins (Landry!) 13b Titans (Underrated b/f injuries)
    14. 49ers (It Hurts playing them)
    15. Giants (Manning lit it up)
    16. Cleveland (McCoy very impressive/ Defense more so)
    17. Denver (This is on Fox)
    18. Phili (Line? Anybody? Learn anything from Dallas the last 4 years. No Line means lot of ouchies.)
    19.Atlanta (Grossly Overrated)
    20.Minnesota (I think they will turn it around)

    5 through 11 could be shuffled and reshuffled but i think its more fair considering…

  123. @Dallasfan

    The Bills are Overrated? They just beat NE, in comeback fashion, and you say they are overrated. The team that starts 5+ 7th round/undrafted players on Offense is overrated. The team that was 4-12 a year ago is overrated. Also, how is a team with a 1-2 record overrated? Overhyped, not overrated. I am also sick of people saying Brady had an off day, thats why the Bills had a chance. There was only 1 flukey pick, and that was the Florence pick. Also, the Bills legitametly slowed Brady down in the second half, and with or without the Picks, could have still had the same outcome. The Pack couldn’t play with NE on their very best day, therefore the Bills could run with the Packers, ecspecially when they are allowing Cam Newton to pass for 400+ yards. To bad there is no GB-Buffalo game this year, I’d love to see it.

  124. @Rabidbillsfan

    The Packers couldn’t run with the Packers? You aren’t serious are you? They have a better offense than the Bills and a much better Defense.

  125. Three games… That’s not much to go on yet. Every year there are teams that start hot and wind up mediocre, or start slow and pick it up later in the season. I like Buffalo and Detroit and wish them well (mostly), and think they’re improving, but let’s see where they are after 10 games.

    Last year after 3 games:

    Titans 2-1 (finished 6-10)
    Texans 2-1 (finished 6-10)
    Dolphins 2-1 (finished 7-9)
    Bengals 2-1 (finished 4-12)

    “Cincy should be ranked higher than Baltimore since they beat them!”

    Yeah…

  126. I think we as fans are biased to where these teams should be then where they actually are. How do you rank anyways? Houston almost beat New Orleans who almost beat Green Bay so they should be 1, 2, 3 respectively? Or maybe it should be undefeated then one less teams? Maybe, Green Bay, Buffalo, Lions, or maybe it should based on who has been there and who we perceive as just having bad days? I.e Green Bay, Pittsburgh, New England, New Orleans? Or Maybe it’s the NFL where a team like Titans can rip the Ravens and Seattle can rip New Orleans in the first round of the playoffs.

    Eff the power ranking job, ya’ll can keep it lol.

  127. oriolesvsravens says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:31 AM

    But the Ravens of the past are never forgotten.

    —-

    BROWNS, baby! The Ravens of the past were the Browns.

    Thievin’ magpies.

  128. 13. Cowboys (No. 14; 2-1): A team that should be 0-3 can defy placement at the unluckiest of numbers.

    Whatever. The Cowboys should actually be 3-0. I am not saying they are a top 10 team at this point, but their D is performing well and keeping them in every game. The offense will continue to improve, and when Austin comes back, and the team is healthier, things will come together. And the D should only continue to get better as time goes on, and they understand the Ryan defensive scheme better. Romo is playing very well, and with help from the receivers and the center, he can be that much better.

  129. I don’t see how the Bill can be in the top 5. I mean it took 4 turnovers by Brady for them to squeak out a victory. That team is much improved but not a top 5 NFL team.

  130. point #25: you really believe there will be 42000 + bengals dressed and on the field for week 17 vs the ravens?

    hope you are right, bengals would kill the ratbirds then.

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