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Week Six power rankings

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1.  Packers (No. 1; 6-0):  Brett Favre will be surprised at how long the cork stays in the champagne bottle of the ’72 Dolphins.

2.  Ravens (No. 6; 4-1):  They might be the only team that can beat the Pats in the playoffs, and that can stay within 20 of the Packers in the Super Bowl.

3.  Patriots (No. 5; 5-1):  It’s hard to tell whether the bigger indignity would be to cut Chad Ochocinco, or to keep him and not use him.

4.  49ers (No. 7; 5-1):  “Hacksaw” Jim Harbaugh should dispense with the post-game handshake and go with a simple thumb’s up.

5.  Lions (No. 3; 5-1):  If Jim Schwartz ever gets fired by the Lions, Pete Carroll would surely hire him.

6.  Raiders (No. 9; 4-2):  The only thing that would make this story better is an instant impact from Terelle Pryor.

7. Chargers (No. 8; 4-1):  The bye was only a slightly weaker opponent than most of San Diego’s first five foes.

8.  Buccaneers (No. 15; 4-2):  Raheem Morris should get coach of the year votes for getting that 48-3 taste out of his team’s mouth so quickly.

9.  Saints (No. 2; 4-2):  Bill Belichick would list Sean Payton as probable on the injury report.

10.  Giants (No. 13; 4-2):  It was fitting that the rematch of Super Bowl XXV was decided by a field goal.

11.  Steelers (No. 11; 4-2):  With upcoming games in back-to-back weeks against the Patriots and Ravens, we’re about to learn a lot about this team.

12.  Bengals (No. 14; 4-2):  The best team no one is paying attention to needs to beat the Ravens or Steelers before anyone will notice.

13.  Bills (No. 4; 4-2):  If the Bills want to be elite, they need to find a way to beat good teams on the road.

14.  Bears (No. 17; 3-3):  Lovie Smith should shake things up like that every week.

15.  Texans (No. 10; 3-3):  Those three losses will be largely forgotten if they can beat the Titans on Sunday.

16.  Titans (No. 16; 3-2):  Those three victories will be largely forgotten if they can’t beat the Texans on Sunday.

17.  Redskins (No. 12; 3-2):  John Beck won’t need a name tag on his shirt much longer.

18.  Falcons (No. 18; 3-3):  If the Falcons really focus and apply themselves, they can win the privilege of getting blown out at Lambeau Field in the playoffs.

19.  Jets (No. 20; 3-3):  The Jets could have beaten maybe three or four teams last night.  Fortunately, they played one of them.

20.  Cowboys (No. 19; 2-3):  If you aren’t going to trust Tony Romo in the clutch, why is Tony Romo your quarterback?

21.  Eagles (No. 23; 2-4):  A Vince Young interception has been approved by the FDA as treatment for a concussion.

22.  Seahawks (No. 22; 2-3):  The good news?  Tarvaris Jackson could play this weekend.  The bad news?  Tarvaris Jackson could play this weekend.

23.  Panthers (No. 21; 1-5):  The silver lining in this year’s 1-5 record is that the Panthers could ending getting one of the best defensive players in the 2012 draft pool.

24.  Browns (No. 24; 2-3):  At least the Madden Curse is striking in some new and creative ways.

25.  Chiefs (No. 25; 2-3):  Todd Haley likely didn’t attend any concerts during the bye week.

26.  Broncos (No. 27; 1-4):  That sixth-round pick in 2012 will go a long way toward helping Tim Tebow succeed in 2011.

27. Vikings (No. 26; 1-5):  If the Vikings don’t sit down Donovan McNabb soon, maybe the big issue next year at this time will be whether they’ll bench Christian Ponder for Andrew Luck.

28.  Cardinals (No. 28; 1-4):  A visit from the Steelers on Sunday will be a harsh reminder of how far the Cardinals have fallen since Super Bowl XLIII.

29.  Jaguars (No. 29; 1-5):  Moral victories don’t keep coaches from getting fired.

30.  Colts (No. 30; 0-6):  “Suck for Luck” should be the title of the team’s official 2011 season DVD.

31.  Rams (No. 31; 0-5):  If the Brandon Lloyd trade works out, the Rams perhaps will be 4-12 instead of 2-14.

32. Dolphins (No. 32; 0-5):  Brandon Marshall apparently decided that, instead of being ejected in the second quarter, he’d simply become a non-factor then.

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96 Responses to “Week Six power rankings”
  1. edmazeing1 says: Oct 18, 2011 9:42 AM

    Good to see oakland so high up….just keep winning baby!!!

  2. coonsqualler says: Oct 18, 2011 9:44 AM

    There must be some REALLY bad teams out there if my Browns are still ranked 24th!
    Just Sayin’

  3. 7thlombardiontheway says: Oct 18, 2011 9:44 AM

    I’ll fix those for you…

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

  4. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 18, 2011 9:45 AM

    I love my Raiders, but if Kyle Boller is our starting QB. Gotta rank them 32.

    All a team has to do is load up the box and dare Boller to beat them. I doubt that Boller could sustain a drive let alone win a game.

  5. silvernblackpa says: Oct 18, 2011 9:46 AM

    Raiders at number 6. Wow, man. Been a long time coming to see them up that far. I can’t wait for them to climb even hi….*checks starting QB for the reason of the season*

    Oh.

  6. supashug says: Oct 18, 2011 9:51 AM

    seems about right

  7. rpiotr01 says: Oct 18, 2011 9:52 AM

    “32. Dolphins (No. 32; 0-5): Brandon Marshall apparently decided that, instead of being ejected in the second quarter, he’d simply become a non-factor then.”

    Brandon Marshall dropped 4 (!!!) passes in the endzone. How can you possibly consider him a non-factor? He was the biggest factor of the game!

  8. bucsballer says: Oct 18, 2011 9:55 AM

    finaly the bucs gettin respect!!! i love it. instead of hearing bout how the bucs wree “lucky” because payton got hurt. it was the bucs did good. no more excuses for people the bucs got the saints number. And we beat em…..with out blount or mccoy….so our fullback ran for 135yards. The bucs are a real team to mess with this year. Even more now wit the return of T-JAX. watch out for tampa this year!!

  9. supashug says: Oct 18, 2011 9:59 AM

    I hope 7th Lombardi can borrow some cash from his mom and go watch his team get dismantled AGAIN by the Ravens at home

    maybe if you clean your basement room she will give you allowance

  10. kingmj4891 says: Oct 18, 2011 10:01 AM

    If you aren’t going to trust Tony Romo in the clutch, why is Tony Romo your quarterback?

    Because Jason Garrett is the HC and Jerry is dumb!

  11. str82dvd says: Oct 18, 2011 10:02 AM

    I usually don’t worry about these too much, but why in the hell would the Raiders be so much higher than the Bills? They don’t even have a quarterback!

  12. ninerallday says: Oct 18, 2011 10:02 AM

    13. Bills (No. 4; 4-2): If the Bills want to be elite, they need to find a way to beat good teams on the road.

    By using this logic, does that mean the 49ers are elite??? Sounds about right to me.

  13. rodgerthat says: Oct 18, 2011 10:06 AM

    I’ll fix those for you…

    1 Pittsburgh Steelers (Wow….amazing)
    2 Green Bay Packers
    3 New England Patriots
    4 San Francisco 49ers
    5 New Orleans Saints
    **6 Detroit Lions (Belong at 30 with Sanchez at QB but I’m merciful)**
    —————————-
    **Hint I haven’t seen Sanchez play for the Lions yet, of course I haven’t really seen him play for the Jets either, but the Jets are paying him. In the event this is a typo, then I’ll just assume that the Steelers being ranked 1st is also a typo.

  14. edukator4 says: Oct 18, 2011 10:06 AM

    bucsballer, you’re right, and if they can get williams playing like last year, watch out.

    excellent one liners today mike.

  15. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2011 10:07 AM

    raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 18, 2011 9:45 AM

    I love my Raiders, but if Kyle Boller is our starting QB. Gotta rank them 32.

    All a team has to do is load up the box and dare Boller to beat them. I doubt that Boller could sustain a drive let alone win a game.
    *************************************************
    Sorry but, I have to question your “love” for the team.

    Please tell me why you see Campbell as a much better QB than Boller.

  16. hoobsher says: Oct 18, 2011 10:10 AM

    uh…what? eagles under redskins?

    really though, did any bit of what you saw on sunday seem like washington was the better team?

  17. grilledjesus says: Oct 18, 2011 10:11 AM

    I thought for sure the Saints would rise to #1 after this weekends loss.

  18. throwmetheidol says: Oct 18, 2011 10:12 AM

    i know the Bengals have a long way to go. But this is the happiest I ever been with this team. 4-2 going into the bye week. Not bad for a team people said was the worse team in the NFL and may not win again.

  19. 7thlombardiontheway says: Oct 18, 2011 10:12 AM

    @bucsballer The Bucs don’t get respect because you beat the Vikings by 4, Colts by 7, and got beat by 45 points against the 49ers. You must need a shoulder to cry on.

  20. MCxShow says: Oct 18, 2011 10:14 AM

    “Falcons (No. 18; 3-3): If the Falcons really focus and apply themselves, they can win the privilege of getting blown out at Lambeau Field in the playoffs.”

    Lololololololololol

  21. spillertime21 says: Oct 18, 2011 10:15 AM

    The bills 2 losses came on a last second field goal and a field goal with 1:30 left in the game. If the cowboys were 4-2 and that’s how they lost their games they’d be ranked in the 5-8 range, not 13

  22. bengals3285 says: Oct 18, 2011 10:17 AM

    How do they possibely rank the steelers ahead of the bengals??? the steelers struggled against jacksonville… at home! The bengals are on a roll! Hopefully we will get to the top ten and show everyone we are for real this year! Welcome to the Andy Dalton Era! WHODEY!!!

  23. scoops1 says: Oct 18, 2011 10:20 AM

    7thlombardiontheway mite be the worst poster in the history of PFT since PercyHarvin

  24. faulkana says: Oct 18, 2011 10:21 AM

    7thlombardiontheway says:
    Oct 18, 2011 9:44 AM
    I’ll fix those for you…

    1 Pittsburgh Steelers (Wow….amazing)
    2 Green Bay Packers
    3 New England Patriots
    4 San Francisco 49ers
    5 New Orleans Saints
    6 Detroit Lions (Belong at 30 with Sanchez at QB but I’m merciful)
    ********************************************
    Did the Jets trade Sanchez for Stafford?
    I need to watch ESPN with you.

  25. rwjk says: Oct 18, 2011 10:22 AM

    The Saints could have beaten the Packers in week 1 in Green Bay. If it weren’t for it being Mark Ingram’s first ever league game, he probably gets in to the end zone for a 1 yard td, Saints get 2 pt. conversion, game goes in to overtime. The point is the writers on this site tend to get a little too excited sometimes.

  26. castleofcheese says: Oct 18, 2011 10:22 AM

    The Packers certainly look tough, but that defence is starting to scare me. We’ll see just how good/bad they are in a couple of weeks against the Chargers. Mike Neal can’t get back soon enough. Hopefully, then we can actually get some pressure on the QB.

  27. rc33 says: Oct 18, 2011 10:25 AM

    The Ravens the only team that “may” be able to stay within 20 points of the Packers?

    Just plain stupid.
    The Packers are an excellent team but gimme a break…

  28. bowsi says: Oct 18, 2011 10:26 AM

    “Hacksaw” Jim Harbaugh, of course you have to loose the Jim. It has a nice ring to it.

  29. brooklynniner19 says: Oct 18, 2011 10:26 AM

    Raiders and Lions way to high!! And bal lost to the Titans no way they are #2 ! my TOP 5 … 1) Packers 2) Patriots 3) 49ers 4) Ravens 5) Chargers

  30. pbolyard says: Oct 18, 2011 10:27 AM

    This week the rankings look pretty accurate. At least in my opinion and PFT how about we kick 7thlombardi off message boards for lack of intelligence!!!

  31. southpaw2k says: Oct 18, 2011 10:28 AM

    7thlombardiontheway says:
    Oct 18, 2011 9:44 AM
    I’ll fix those for you…

    1 Pittsburgh Steelers (Wow….amazing)
    2 Green Bay Packers….
    32 Baltimore Ravens

    ————————————————

    Hey 7thlombardi,

    Why didn’t you redo the list last week when the Steelers lost to the Texans?

  32. pecophilly says: Oct 18, 2011 10:35 AM

    Didn’t the Eagles beat the Skins and show how much of a FRAUD their QB and thus win-loss record is?

    Not saying the Eagles should be much higher, but the Skins should be much lower.

    By seasons end, you’ll see.

  33. bmorelikeme says: Oct 18, 2011 10:37 AM

    brooklynniner19 says:
    Oct 18, 2011 10:26 AM
    Raiders and Lions way to high!! And bal lost to the Titans no way they are #2 ! my TOP 5 … 1) Packers 2) Patriots 3) 49ers 4) Ravens 5) Chargers

    ——————————————

    And your Niners lost to the Cowboys, Pats to the Bills, Any one of those teams could be 2nd. Might as well be the one that decimated the Jets, Steelers and Texans (albeit a weak version of the Texans).

  34. 7thlombardiontheway says: Oct 18, 2011 10:37 AM

    “Hey 7thlombardi,

    Why didn’t you redo the list last week when the Steelers lost to the Texans?”
    __________________________

    We played the Titans last week, genius…

  35. 7thlombardiontheway says: Oct 18, 2011 10:38 AM

    Wow we are incredible. You all must be incredibly jealous. LOL

  36. ibleedgreenngold says: Oct 18, 2011 10:40 AM

    7thlombardiontheway says:
    Oct 18, 2011 9:44 AM
    I’ll fix those for you…

    1 Pittsburgh Steelers (Wow….amazing)
    2 Green Bay Packers
    3 New England Patriots

    ********************************************

    You’re an idiot

  37. homelanddefense says: Oct 18, 2011 10:44 AM

    how many times can a writer from this site type “Suck for Luck”? Its getting old…

  38. southpaw2k says: Oct 18, 2011 10:46 AM

    7thlombardiontheway says:
    Oct 18, 2011 10:37 AM
    “Hey 7thlombardi,

    Why didn’t you redo the list last week when the Steelers lost to the Texans?”
    __________________________

    We played the Titans last week, genius…

    ———————————————-

    Oh right. Clearly that win puts the Steelers over top of the undefeated (and reigning Super Bowl champion) Green Bay Packers. Being beaten with an ugly stick by the Ravens in Week 1 and seeing Arian Foster run circles around your defense two weeks ago shouldn’t mean your team barely deserves a spot in the top ten, much less #1.

  39. tommccrossin says: Oct 18, 2011 10:52 AM

    These are such a better read than the ESPN power rankings

  40. jrmbadger says: Oct 18, 2011 10:52 AM

    “rwjk says:
    Oct 18, 2011 10:22 AM
    The Saints could have beaten the Packers in week 1 in Green Bay. If it weren’t for it being Mark Ingram’s first ever league game, he probably gets in to the end zone for a 1 yard td, Saints get 2 pt. conversion, game goes in to overtime.”

    If ifs-and-buts were candy and nuts everyday would be Christmas.

    Packers > Saints…. get over it.

  41. failcopter says: Oct 18, 2011 10:53 AM

    Palmer is now a Raider. 6 seems about right.

  42. stellarperformance says: Oct 18, 2011 10:53 AM

    rwjk says:
    Oct 18, 2011 10:22 AM
    The Saints could have beaten the Packers in week 1 in Green Bay. If it weren’t for it being Mark Ingram’s first ever league game, he probably gets in to the end zone for a 1 yard td, Saints get 2 pt. conversion, game goes in to overtime. The point is the writers on this site tend to get a little too excited sometimes.
    ________________________________

    If you want to play shoulda coulda woulda, keep in mind the pass interference penalty called against AJ Hawk in the end-zone. Look at it in slow-motion…HAWK NEVER TOUCHED THE GUY! It was an incredible athletic move, but very difficult for the referree to see…so, he calls it.

    Other wise…GAME OVER.

  43. 7thlombardiontheway says: Oct 18, 2011 10:54 AM

    Let’s be honest people. Who can beat the Steelers right now? We are amazing and you are amzingly jealous because of it. Go cry in your corner.

  44. jmsincla says: Oct 18, 2011 10:55 AM

    “A Vince Young interception has been approved by the FDA as treatment for a concussion.”

    Hilarious.

  45. jmsincla says: Oct 18, 2011 10:55 AM

    “A Vince Young interception has been approved by the FDA as treatment for a concussion.”

    I just got strange looks for laughing out loud in the office.

  46. joegibbsisking says: Oct 18, 2011 10:58 AM

    pecophilly says: Oct 18, 2011 10:35 AM

    Didn’t the Eagles beat the Skins and show how much of a FRAUD their QB and thus win-loss record is?

    Not saying the Eagles should be much higher, but the Skins should be much lower.

    By seasons end, you’ll see.

    —————————————————

    I know you’re not proud of beating us by seven after Grossman threw four picks. We all know Grossman is a turd, but you’re still 2-4 and Championship-less. Between you and 7thlombardiontheway, you make me as a Marylander embarrassed to share a state line with you clowns.

  47. bucwild05 says: Oct 18, 2011 11:11 AM

    @7thlombardi…

    Saints ranked at #9, and the Bucs after beating them this week without their starting) are ranked #19? Ummmmm…. Way to do your research!

  48. rajuncajun28 says: Oct 18, 2011 11:14 AM

    @ bucsballer – you’re a clown….we played flat and still almost pulled out a victory…your team is a house of cards….can’t wait until we repay you in a couple of weeks in the dome….bucs are like the under-appreciated scholar in school that no one would listen to….you see Bills fans on here talking smack after beating the Pats? No. They showed class and realized it was one game….you should do the same, but i doubt you can…..

  49. southpaw2k says: Oct 18, 2011 11:15 AM

    7thlombardiontheway says:
    Oct 18, 2011 10:54 AM
    Let’s be honest people. Who can beat the Steelers right now? We are amazing and you are amzingly jealous because of it. Go cry in your corner.

    ————————————————

    You mean besides the Packers, Ravens, Patriots, Saints, 49ers, Chargers, and probably Lions?

  50. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 18, 2011 11:15 AM

    @7thLombardi

    I am jealous. I wish I still lived in my parent’s basement. get a life troll.

  51. 7thlombardiontheway says: Oct 18, 2011 11:21 AM

    @bucwild You lost by 45 points to the 49ers. Enough said.

  52. irishstout says: Oct 18, 2011 11:22 AM

    7thlombardiontheway says:
    Oct 18, 2011 10:54 AM
    Let’s be honest people. Who can beat the Steelers right now? We are amazing and you are amzingly jealous because of it. Go cry in your corner.

    __________________________

    Offhand, I’d say at least the Ravens and Texans. Well, the Ravens not so much “beat” as “brutalized and embarrassed.” I would have said the “rival” Ravens, but to have a rivalry one traditionally must have competitive games.

  53. n0hopeleft says: Oct 18, 2011 11:25 AM

    The Giants are below the Raiders, Niners, and Bucs?

    Pass whatever you’re smoking over this way.

    None of those QBs make it through the game if they play the Giants.

  54. clintonportisheadd says: Oct 18, 2011 11:36 AM

    That was very funny stuff-especially the Tavaris Jackson line. The best power ranking yet.

  55. kevpft says: Oct 18, 2011 11:37 AM

    hoobsher says:

    uh…what? eagles under redskins?

    really though, did any bit of what you saw on sunday seem like washington was the better team?

    Well, the Eagles have been thinking all year that they’re the better team despite turning the ball over like crazy and losing games, so why not?

  56. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 18, 2011 11:45 AM

    6. Raiders (No. 9; 4-2): The only thing that would make this story better is an instant impact from Terelle Pryor.
    __________

    I think the story just got better, but it has nothing to do with Terelle Pryor.

  57. mrnimziki says: Oct 18, 2011 11:48 AM

    @rajuncajun28

    Kind of like the pot calling the kettle black here. Playing flat and being shut down by a defense are two completely different things. Unfortunately for you, the latter was the case. So let me fix this for you…”….we (were dominated defensively) and (choked at the end)…” As for handling it with class…I’ve seen three people comment on this thread about the Bucs, none of them gloating about the win. Even so, it’s okay to be happy about a win, especially when it’s against a good team. Odds are you will have this feeling next Sunday when you beat the Colts. So stop being bitter, take your loss, and shut your mouth.

  58. b3nz0z says: Oct 18, 2011 11:50 AM

    seriously did the eagles ruin your breakfast or something?

  59. rangersleadtheway says: Oct 18, 2011 11:52 AM

    yeah 7thlombardi… its amazing that you had like 70 yards of offense in the second half against the Jags and beat one of the worst teams, ever by 7 points… even the bengals are a better team than you right now. your posts are a joke. I dont even mind the steelers, really but you may very well be the worst person besides vox veritas to even come through PFT….

    there are a laundry list of teams that would sh!t all over the steelers right now… probably even LSU.

  60. bucsballer says: Oct 18, 2011 11:52 AM

    i love yall saints fan talkin big. chest all puffed out cause u can beat cammy newton? ur mad cause we beat ya this yr and beat ya on ur turf last yr. and dont pull the we benched our starters….watch the game it took u till be down in the 4th with bout 5mins left to do it. stop cryin cause we got ur number cutie

  61. ravenschick says: Oct 18, 2011 11:55 AM

    7thlombardiontheway says:
    Oct 18, 2011 9:44 AM
    I’ll fix those for you…

    1 Pittsburgh Steelers (Wow….amazing)
    2 Green Bay Packers
    3 New England Patriots
    4 San Francisco 49ers
    5 New Orleans Saints
    6 Detroit Lions (Belong at 30 with Sanchez at QB but I’m merciful)
    ********************************************
    Did the Jets trade Sanchez for Stafford?
    I need to watch ESPN with you.

    *******************************

    I think you’ll need to teach him how to color within the lines first.

  62. epsv says: Oct 18, 2011 11:56 AM

    Love Jets, Cowboys, Eagles toward the bottom! Keep on struggling boys…Bucs finally got their heads out of their pirate butts

  63. boisestatewhodat says: Oct 18, 2011 11:59 AM

    Wow…really?! Saints lose a game and go from 2nd to 9th? Wow! Don’t really think anyone truly believes they won’t win the South…c’mon man!

  64. bucthat says: Oct 18, 2011 12:09 PM

    pretty funny that the saint fan called us bucs fan unclassy? cause saints fan r so classy after winning. we got the same class as u if not more. not my fault our D owned ur Qb all sunday;)

  65. bharvey1113 says: Oct 18, 2011 12:15 PM

    EVERYONE WHO RESPONDS TO 7thlombardiontheway IS OBVIOUSLY DUMBER THAN HE IS! Dude is obviously not a Steelers fan, it’s a guy who is purposely posing as a Steelers fan. Come on now, stop being so dumb, it’s obvious!

    “Let’s be honest people. Who can beat the Steelers right now? We are amazing and you are amzingly jealous because of it. Go cry in your corner.”

    This quote in itself should have given it away to any that had doubt. Plus, those of you who whine about trolls; why do you contribute by responding? You’re feeding the monster!

  66. ruvelligwebuike says: Oct 18, 2011 12:28 PM

    Did you hear that the Pittsburgh Public Library burned down?

    The tragedy is that 50% of the books hadn’t been colored yet.

  67. ocho says: Oct 18, 2011 12:29 PM

    Will you Eagles fans shutup. Yes you beat the Skins on Sunday but lets look at the facts. You got 4 turnovers yet beat us by a grand total of 7 pts while having JOHN BECK continue to show everyone exactly what your defense is about in the 4th quarter. Doesnt sound like a contender to me. You belong exactly where you are in the both the rankings and the standings.

  68. gb4mn0 says: Oct 18, 2011 12:35 PM

    How in the hell are the vikequeens (28) rated higher then Jacksonville (30)? The Jags one lone victory at least was against a club with a winning record. The Vikes are way over rated!!!

  69. johnmtyl says: Oct 18, 2011 12:49 PM

    Are you flipping serious? The Bengals at #12? Their wins came against Cleveland, Buffalo, Jacksonville and Indy (a combined 7-16 record) and they loss to Denver (1-4). Fact is, they should have lost to both Jacksonville and Cleveland, but those teams beat themselves.

    #12, really?

  70. richm2256 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:00 PM

    4-1 Ravens over the 5-1 Patriots ……. you guys really ought to know a little football before you try these rankings.

    Seriously, read a book or something.

  71. wfh88 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:01 PM

    The Raiders at 6? What in the world? Is the author from Oakland or something? That’s the oddest ranking of any teams I’ve seen all season – on any power ranking.

  72. richm2256 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:07 PM

    @7thlombardiontheway:

    28 thumbs-up 633 thumbs-down

    How does it feel to clearly be seen as the biggest moron on a board FULL of morons?

    Mom must be so proud ……. she always knew you’d make something of yourself.

  73. bigdaddybullwhip says: Oct 18, 2011 1:14 PM

    I like the Bengals at 32 where we belong. Everybody leave us alone. We’ll see everybody in Jan. WhoDey

  74. southpaw2k says: Oct 18, 2011 1:14 PM

    richm2256 says:
    Oct 18, 2011 1:00 PM
    4-1 Ravens over the 5-1 Patriots ……. you guys really ought to know a little football before you try these rankings.

    Seriously, read a book or something.

    ———————————————-

    So you’re holding the fact that the Ravens had their bye week against them? Ravens have the #1 overall defense in the league and given up nearly half the amount of points the Patriots have. They also have a larger point differential (+50 to +77) to the Patriots. Ravens definitely deserve to be ranked above the Pats.

  75. richm2256 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:18 PM

    7thlombardiontheway says:
    Oct 18, 2011 10:54 AM
    Let’s be honest people. Who can beat the Steelers right now?
    —————————————————————
    Apparently Houston and Baltimore, for starters.

    Then I’m guessing New England, Baltimore again, San Fran, probably Cinncy twice ……

    Pretty much any team over .500, it looks like.

    Predicting a 9-7 season for your Steelers, 10-6 at best.

    Not the stuff that wins a 7th Lombardi.

  76. Katie Graber says: Oct 18, 2011 1:27 PM

    A Vince Young interception has been approved by the FDA as treatment for a concussion.

    ********************************

    Hilarious.

  77. richm2256 says: Oct 18, 2011 1:46 PM

    southpaw2k says:
    So you’re holding the fact that the Ravens had their bye week against them? Ravens have the #1 overall defense in the league and given up nearly half the amount of points the Patriots have. They also have a larger point differential (+50 to +77) to the Patriots. Ravens definitely deserve to be ranked above the Pats.
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    Duh ….. YEAH.

    I’m not arguing that the Ravens aren’t better than the Pats, or the Pats are better than the Ravens. Frankly, the Ravens scare the crap out of Patriot fans. Those games can (and do!) go either way.

    But simple logic tells you that if two teams are 4-1, and one wins a 5th game while the other sits out a week, then the 5-1 team gets ranked higher that week, if only for winning that one more game.

  78. crybradycry says: Oct 18, 2011 2:14 PM

    I may be crazy, but who has Green Bay played besides the Saints on Opening Night, and they needed a goal line stop with no time left to make sure they didn’t tie the game up after blowing a huge lead. Carolina is 1-5 and they needed a comeback to beat them. Chicago obviously is garbage, but we’ll leave that one to the side. Denver…Atlanta is overrated vastly and they had to make a comeback versus them. St Louis is worse than Miami. The idea that Green Bay is “unbeatable” and no one could stay within 20 points of them is just insane.

    Second half, they go @ SD, have a bye vs Minnesota, vs Tampa, @ Detroit, @ Giants, vs OAK, bye vs KC, chicago and Detroit again. There’s at least 3 losses in there, maybe more. Overrating the Packers has got to stop.

  79. truthserum4u says: Oct 18, 2011 2:14 PM

    2. Ravens (No. 6; 4-1): They might be the only team that can beat the Pats in the playoffs, and that can stay within 20 of the Packers in the Super Bowl.

    Um…the 3-3 Bears & 3-3 Falcons were both within 11 of the Packers and the 1-5 Panthers were only 7 away. Heck, the lowly 0-5 Rams almost were within your 20 point threshhold. I’m just saying…

  80. crybradycry says: Oct 18, 2011 2:18 PM

    The Panthers had a lead for most of the game. The Saints lost by 8, and they had a chance to tie the game going in with no time left.

  81. bharvey1113 says: Oct 18, 2011 2:32 PM

    “Apparently Houston and Baltimore, for starters.

    Then I’m guessing New England, Baltimore again, San Fran, probably Cinncy twice ……

    Pretty much any team over .500, it looks like.

    Predicting a 9-7 season for your Steelers, 10-6 at best.

    Not the stuff that wins a 7th Lombardi.”

    Ok, no matter the record, if the Steelers make the playoffs, they have a good chance of winning it all. If you don’t remember, the Steelers were the first #6 seed to ever win the Super Bowl and that was Super Bowl 40. Granted that team was 11-5. Plus, what logic tells you that the Steelers will lose to Cincy twice? The Steelers have had a track record of beating the Bengals, even the good Bengals teams. Also, they get Baltimore at home and New England at home. I think they at least win one out of the two games. Once again, you’d probably be better off not responding to this guy and putting your biases aside.

  82. oldhamletman says: Oct 18, 2011 2:38 PM

    rpiotr01 is right on:

    Marshall and Bess are #1 and 2 in the league in dropped passes… point shaving or Luck conspiracy or both… Moore was actually shooting lasers….

    either way Marshall dropping 4 TD’s and running out of bounds for no reason on a 5th says it all…. think about that… one guy … 5 TDs gone….

  83. bozosforall says: Oct 18, 2011 2:38 PM

    richm2256 says:
    Oct 18, 2011 1:46 PM
    southpaw2k says:
    So you’re holding the fact that the Ravens had their bye week against them? Ravens have the #1 overall defense in the league and given up nearly half the amount of points the Patriots have. They also have a larger point differential (+50 to +77) to the Patriots. Ravens definitely deserve to be ranked above the Pats.
    —————————————————————
    Duh ….. YEAH.

    I’m not arguing that the Ravens aren’t better than the Pats, or the Pats are better than the Ravens. Frankly, the Ravens scare the crap out of Patriot fans. Those games can (and do!) go either way.

    But simple logic tells you that if two teams are 4-1, and one wins a 5th game while the other sits out a week, then the 5-1 team gets ranked higher that week, if only for winning that one more game.

    __
    NOT how “power rankings” work, poormoron2256.

    Particularly the one on PFT.

    Mike’s website, Mike’s rules.

    Capische, idiot Pats fan?

  84. bozosforall says: Oct 18, 2011 2:43 PM

    bharvey1113 says:
    Oct 18, 2011 2:32 PM
    “Apparently Houston and Baltimore, for starters.

    Then I’m guessing New England, Baltimore again, San Fran, probably Cinncy twice ……

    Pretty much any team over .500, it looks like.

    Predicting a 9-7 season for your Steelers, 10-6 at best.

    Not the stuff that wins a 7th Lombardi.”

    Ok, no matter the record, if the Steelers make the playoffs, they have a good chance of winning it all. If you don’t remember, the Steelers were the first #6 seed to ever win the Super Bowl and that was Super Bowl 40. Granted that team was 11-5. Plus, what logic tells you that the Steelers will lose to Cincy twice? The Steelers have had a track record of beating the Bengals, even the good Bengals teams. Also, they get Baltimore at home and New England at home. I think they at least win one out of the two games. Once again, you’d probably be better off not responding to this guy and putting your biases aside.

    __
    You have to excuse poormoron2256’s idiocy, bharvey. He’s just another in a long line of New England idiot bandwagon fans, who weren’t Pats fans pre-2001. He will try and claim otherwise, citing several factoids recently mined from Wikipedia, but in the end, he is exposed as the homer idiot that he and his fellow (supposedly diehard) Pats fans are. Your Ravens are deservedly ranked ahead of the overhyped Pats. Dallas showed how to slow down their offense for the most part, only to fail due to the ineptitude of their offense to run out the clock. Your Ravens are far superior to Dallas on defense and won’t make the same mistake on offense when both teams meet this season.

  85. mancave001 says: Oct 18, 2011 6:27 PM

    ocho says:
    Oct 18, 2011 12:29 PM
    Will you Eagles fans shutup. Yes you beat the Skins on Sunday but lets look at the facts. You got 4 turnovers yet beat us by a grand total of 7 pts while having JOHN BECK continue to show everyone exactly what your defense is about in the 4th quarter. Doesnt sound like a contender to me. You belong exactly where you are in the both the rankings and the standings.

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    You’re embarrassing yourself, friend. Our defense dominated you throughout the game. We gave up ONE touchdown. You had 48 yards rushing. McCoy alone had 126. The only legit criticism you can have is that we didn’t score in the 2nd half, where your defense played better.

  86. mancave001 says: Oct 18, 2011 6:28 PM

    The Eagles under the skins is a joke.

  87. gb4ever0811 says: Oct 18, 2011 8:52 PM

    The Packers have been taking care of business. They beat the Saints (NFC Championship preview) and had to rally to beat the best 1-5 team in the NFL (the Panthers), but other than that they’ve dominated and taken care of business. The score of the Chicago game didn’t tell the tale of how far apart the two clubs were. The best team in any pro sport will DOMINATE teams playing poorly. The Packers are taking care of that, showing what a good team does. They checked out at halftime against the Rams b/c they could. How about this: would an overrated team take a 24-3 halftime lead, completely check out, and hold another professional team to ZERO points in 15 minutes of football? Doubtful. The Packers last week were down a starting lineman on an already beat-up O-line when they lost arguably their best O-lineman in Clifton. Guys stepped up. They’re #1 because they have 0 losses, but also because of how they’ve won. Gritty win against Atlanta, taking care of business butt whooping against Denver, and a well-earned check-out against St. Louis, and overcoming a terrible call that moved their best opponent thus far to the one yard-line. Yep, they win all ways.

  88. stuartscottslefteye says: Oct 18, 2011 9:32 PM

    The Patriots are going to carve up the Steeler’s secondary like a Thanksgiving turkey – like they typically do. The Raven’s game is harder to predict – as they usually are very close. I’m looking forward to watching them both.

  89. rayriceisnice says: Oct 19, 2011 4:10 PM

    Ravens own all of you, they could beat gb like it was NGATA! and the pats would be quarter back-less for the remainder of the season if they played us. 49ers have to travel to bmore on a short week, that should be a pretty easy victory. bmore Might only lose one more game in San Diego, just becuase we have to travel to SD.

  90. michael713 says: Oct 19, 2011 4:26 PM

    Way to go Bucs for breaking into the top 10 !!!
    Hope to see us move up after we beat Da Bears this weekend !!!

  91. blu4l1fe says: Oct 19, 2011 5:15 PM

    Not saying I agree with Eagles fans but come on… let’s be realistic here. You’re going to go with your facts Skins fan? While not a lot can dispute your points, and they are solid ones, since when do these facts account for anything else other than “could’a, should’a, would’a.” Bottom line, at the end of the game, the other team won and you guys lost. REALLY!!! And not that these standings really mean anything but come on now. As someone in this blog pointed out, let us see at the end of the season. I don’t and can’t understand why people want to make assertions in the middle of the season about their teams chances of making it to the playoffs, unless your team have dominated since the start of the season or you have lost every single game, you cannot make an assumption. Ever heard of a winning or a losing streak? REALLY!!! Come on Skins fans, you guys win a few games and you think you’ll win it all. There’s 16 weeks in a season, a long season at that. Then the playoffs, where the weak teams get booted. Then let’s talk SuperBowl.

  92. antispy3 says: Oct 19, 2011 6:26 PM

    If ARod, his belt & the Pack follow suit & the cork remains in the champaign bottle of the 1972 Dolphins I wonder if Favre says something along the lines of ‘with all that talent Rodgers is a pretty good caretaker. . .’

  93. bullcharger says: Oct 20, 2011 12:16 AM

    @oldhamletman

    Totally agree. Marshall looked like he was intentionally point shaving. One dropped pass. One veer right to cause an easy interception for Revis, one knock down he should have boxed out and the worst one… intentionally running out of bounds on a sure TD. I watched the replay of that over and over. It had to be on purpose.

  94. bosfaninva says: Oct 20, 2011 9:18 AM

    This is setting up perfectly for the Pats. Focus all the attention on the Packers, and set the Ravens up as the team to beat in the AFC.

    Meanwhile, the Pats defense is clearly improving, and they are getting reinforcements. A solid running game doesn’t hurt either.

  95. rayriceisnice says: Oct 20, 2011 9:39 AM

    Boafaninva, your comment is stupid, how exactly does a better running game and the worse defense improving help you beat the ravens, I’ll tell you, it DOESN’T. Your best bet is to stay away from Baltimore, ask your DEADSOX how we do round hur! Hahahahaha

  96. thefinestzip says: Oct 21, 2011 4:49 PM

    The way things went in this game Marshall would of dropped it anyways.

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