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Week Seven power rankings

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1.  Packers (No. 1; 7-0):  The Lions may be the only thing standing between this team and a perfect season.  And the Lions suddenly look like a team that won’t be standing anywhere for long.

2.  Patriots (No. 3; 5-1):  If Stephen Ross bought the Steelers instead of the Dolphins, Heinz Field would be hosting this Sunday a celebration of the 2001 and 2004 New England Super Bowl champions.

3.  49ers (No. 4; 5-1):  If NFL divisions were college football conferences, the Niners would be ready to move from the MAC to the Big 10.

4.  Saints (No. 9; 5-2):  Maybe Sean Payton should spend every game in the booth.

5.  Steelers (No. 11; 5-2):  We’d hate to see how much better this team would be if the defense weren’t old and washed up.

6.  Giants (No. 10; 4-2):  The Giants are getting healthier just in time to seize control of the division no one seems to want to win.

7.  Ravens (No. 2; 4-2):  Apparently, the players didn’t realize it was “game time,” and there were precisely zero “dogs in the house.”

8.  Bengals (No. 12; 4-2):  For fleecing the Raiders in the Palmer trade during the bye week, the Bengals crack the top 10 without playing.

9.  Lions (No. 5; 5-2):  The Detroit bandwagon soon may have fewer riders than the cart that would have taken Matt Ryan off the field.

10. Chargers (No. 7; 4-2):  Maybe the Chargers thought the two-minute drill was actually a drill.

11.  Raiders (No. 6; 4-3):  Carson Palmer will get better.  It’s impossible that he could get worse.

12.  Texans (No. 15; 4-3):  On Sunday, the Texans didn’t simply look like a team that can make it to the playoffs; they looked like a team that could actually win a playoff game.

13.  Bills (No. 13; 4-2):  Chris Berman’s favorite team returns to Canada to face a banged-up opponent that currently needs a truckload of Deux-Deux-Deuxs.

14.  Bears (No. 14; 4-3):  Even some Brits were overheard saying, “Pay the bloke.”

15.  Buccaneers (No. 8; 4-3):  If the goal is to build a fan base in London, the league should be sending back the teams that have actually, you know, won games there.

16.  Falcons (No. 18; 4-3):  Matt Ryan finally is becoming the guy the Falcons need him to be.

17.  Jets (No. 19; 4-3):  Rex Ryan says the Jets are going to be tough to beat.  The three teams who have beaten them may disagree.

18.  Cowboys (No. 20; 3-3):  The only thing that would make DeMarco Murray’s breakout better for the Cowboys would be if he played quarterback.

19.  Panthers (No. 23; 2-5):  After Cam Newton attracts a class or two of high-end free agents to Charlotte, the Panthers could be serious contenders.

20.  Chiefs (No. 25; 3-3):  A day that saw the AFC West become wide open could see it turned upside down if the Chiefs can beat the Chargers on Monday night.

21.  Eagles (No. 21; 2-4):  The dream may not be over just yet.

22.  Redskins (No. 17; 3-3):  At this rate, the Redskins won’t have to trade up very far to get Andrew Luck.

23.  Titans (No. 16; 3-3):  If the Titans didn’t quit on Sunday, they nevertheless should have been fired.

24.  Browns (No. 24; 3-3):  Though the Browns outscored the Seahawks, both teams should get a loss in the standings.

25.  Broncos (No. 26; 2-4):  Maybe Jesus rode into Jerusalem not on a donkey, but on a Bronco.

26.  Jaguars (No. 29; 2-5):  The Jaguars made the Baltimore bandwagon instantly look like those temporary seats at EverBank Field for the upcoming Georgia-Florida game.

27.  Seahawks (No. 22; 2-4):  If the Seahawks finish with the first pick in the draft, maybe Pete Carroll will give Jim Harbaugh a rousing handshake and a shove in the back.

28. Vikings (No. 27; 1-6):  Donovan McNabb wasn’t late for any meetings.  The meetings simply started much earlier than expected.

29.  Cardinals (No. 28; 1-5):  The Cardinals are sliding back toward “weekly blackout watch” territory.

30.  Colts (No. 30; 0-7):  Don’t be shocked if Jim Irsay gets rid of everyone except Peyton Manning.

31.  Rams (No. 31; 0-6):  If the Rams didn’t play in the NFC West, they possibly wouldn’t win a single game all year.

32. Dolphins (No. 32; 0-6):  When it’s time to consider Bill Parcells for Canton, does the mess he made in Miami get mentioned?

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154 Responses to “Week Seven power rankings”
  1. homelanddefense says: Oct 25, 2011 10:08 AM

    you guys missed a superbowl for the Patriots. 2001, 2003, 2004.

  2. theyseemesprolintheyseemesprolin says: Oct 25, 2011 10:11 AM

    Do you REALLY think the 49ers are better than the Saints?

  3. 8man says: Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM

    Packers are the class of the league. Everyone else follows. It doesn’t matter who’s in the slots following them.

  4. smarterthantheaveragebearfan says: Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM

    Week Seven power rankings

    1. Packers (No. 1; 7-0)

    ——————————–

    And they are doing it with class. No embarrassing behavior from the coach, no taunting from the defensive players, and no egomaniac owner.

    No wonder everyone wishes they could be Packer fans.

  5. jhart615 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:14 AM

    Okay I’m not just some homer Jaguars fan….

    but the Broncos barely just beat the winless Dolphins and we beat the Ravens…at least flip flop us.

    It’s night’s like last night that show the Jaguars really aren’t so far from competing

  6. melissachambers says: Oct 25, 2011 10:17 AM

    Growing up in Wisconsin, I have been conditioned to not fear Lions.

    More afraid of Bears and Viking flukes (not this year though).

  7. Rex Grossman says: Oct 25, 2011 10:17 AM

    Once again, great job ranking the NFL teams in order of the current record. Very impressive! Now, how about some Power Rankings?

    Because I’m pretty sure the Bengals are not the the best team in the NFL. Pretty sure.

  8. ihatethejets23 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:18 AM

    Ha ha the Detroit bandwagon fans should back to putting paper bags on their heads.

  9. Single Filament says: Oct 25, 2011 10:19 AM

    Dolphins ranked too high

  10. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 25, 2011 10:19 AM

    The only change I’d make is drop the Colts to number 32 on account of the complete lack of competitiveness they showed Sunday. At Least the Dolphins sort of almost won a game.

  11. Single Filament says: Oct 25, 2011 10:21 AM

    LOVED how you called out Parcells. Time that man takes some accountability for that mess.

  12. tigeralum2010 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:21 AM

    13. Bills (No. 13; 4-2): Chris Berman’s favorite team returns to Canada to face a banged-up opponent that currently needs a truckload of Deux-Deux-Deuxs.

    Best link ever. I needed that little “pop” today

  13. pskotte says: Oct 25, 2011 10:21 AM

    All those pre-season Bengal bashers are very quiet now.

  14. fostern says: Oct 25, 2011 10:23 AM

    Not a Jets fan, but aren’t they just a little low? They put on a pretty strong performance against San Diego and say what you want about Rex, but the D looks scary.

  15. stephenjr311 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:23 AM

    Even some Brits were overheard saying, “Pay the bloke.”

    Nice

  16. themonster700 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:23 AM

    Baltimore is still the third best team

  17. themonster700 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:24 AM

    week ago we were talking about Ravens as the best in the AFC and 1 game later, htey are worse than the 49ers . Cmon’ Man .. this is asinine

  18. stephenjr311 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:25 AM

    @ theyseemesprolintheyseemesprolin

    So after being below the 49ers last week (and nobody really complaining) you think they should leap frog them because they beat the manningless colts?

  19. Southpaw says: Oct 25, 2011 10:27 AM

    Man… you guys were REALLY waiting for the Ravens to lose so you could immediately put the Steelers ahead of them.

  20. spungy says: Oct 25, 2011 10:27 AM

    I’m shocked where you put the Bengals. Do you owe Mike Brown money or something?

    But we’ll take it!

  21. stoogy says: Oct 25, 2011 10:28 AM

    Palmer will get better.

  22. mezter says: Oct 25, 2011 10:30 AM

    The 49ers are better then the Saints. But keep hating and keep doubting. The Niners will just keep winning.

  23. reflections69 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:31 AM

    The Bengals are way too low.

  24. kernelreefer says: Oct 25, 2011 10:31 AM

    I’m willing to admit that the Packers are winning with class, but their fans sure aren’t. I’m also not entirely sure I’d put the Bucs above the Falcons.

  25. pskotte says: Oct 25, 2011 10:32 AM

    stoogy says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:28 AM
    Palmer will get better.

    ——————————
    He can’t help it.

  26. mezter says: Oct 25, 2011 10:32 AM

    I love how all these people still doubt the 49ers. We’ll see what they are saying at the end of the season. The 49ers are the real deal and can beat any team in the league.

  27. ossipeepats says: Oct 25, 2011 10:32 AM

    He didn’t miss a Pats team moron… it was a joke referencing the two AFC Championship games the Patriots won in Pittsburgh.

  28. tampajoey says: Oct 25, 2011 10:33 AM

    smarterthantheaveragebearfan says: Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM

    Week Seven power rankings

    1. Packers (No. 1; 7-0)

    ——————————–

    And they are doing it with class…

    ————————-

    Too bad most Packers fans have no class

  29. howley1 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:35 AM

    “The only thing that would make DeMarco Murray’s breakout better for the Cowboys would be if he played quarterback”

    What a dumb thing to say.

  30. howley1 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:35 AM

    I love how all these people still doubt the 49ers. We’ll see what they are saying at the end of the season. The 49ers are the real deal and can beat any team in the league.

    ———————————–

    Except the Cowboys, apparently.

  31. castleofcheese says: Oct 25, 2011 10:36 AM

    I have a bad feeling that my Packers are going to take one on the chin a couple of weeks from now in SD. That defence has to improve before we can even mention the possibility of a perfect season.

  32. scoops1 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:36 AM

    After last night’s horrendous offensive performance by the Ravens, this might be the only day I agree with 7thlombardiontheway with his placement of the Ravens in the last

    hahahahahahahahaa

  33. howley1 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:38 AM

    Steelers beat the 1-4 Cardinals and make a huge jump to #5, seriously? Gotta love PFT fanboys.

  34. vikesfan320 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:39 AM

    Not bad, but if you want to do a more accurate rating of the best football teams in America, the bottom would look more like…

    30. LSU
    31. Alabama
    32. Oklahoma State
    33. Boise State
    34. Stanford
    35. Colts
    36. Rams
    37. Dolphins

    I would have put some of those teams ahead of the Vikings if not for AP

  35. gomer1 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:40 AM

    I’m not a Tebow fan in the least, and I love reading this site… But guys, please stop with the Tebow – Jesus – God thing… I get it’s a cheap joke or whatever, but it is just so old…

  36. bozosforall says: Oct 25, 2011 10:43 AM

    theyseemesprolintheyseemesprolin says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:11 AM
    Do you REALLY think the 49ers are better than the Saints?

    __
    The Saints are also better than the Patriots and every other team not named the Packers (and they now may actually be better than Green Bay at this point in the season).

  37. billsmafiapeezy says: Oct 25, 2011 10:45 AM

    “Not a Jets fan, but aren’t they just a little low? They put on a pretty strong performance against San Diego and say what you want about Rex, but the D looks scary.”

    ___________-________-_______-______

    The D Looks scary? They beat a horrible Dolphins team last week by fortunate ball bounces and come back this week to a should have been loss to SD if not for the refs bailing them out repeatedly. The J-E-T-S suck, suck, suck.

  38. freewayjim says: Oct 25, 2011 10:46 AM

    smarterthantheaveragebearfan says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM
    Week Seven power rankings

    1. Packers (No. 1; 7-0)

    And they are doing it with class. No embarrassing behavior from the coach, no taunting from the defensive players, and no egomaniac owner.

    No wonder everyone wishes they could be Packer fans.
    —————————————————-

    I am quite proud of being a REAL Patriots fan (since 1973) and have no envy towards people who wear silly chunks of cheese on their heads.

    See you in February!

  39. jrmbadger says: Oct 25, 2011 10:46 AM

    “tampajoey says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:33 AM
    smarterthantheaveragebearfan says: Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM

    Week Seven power rankings

    1. Packers (No. 1; 7-0)

    ——————————–

    And they are doing it with class…

    ————————-

    Too bad most Packers fans have no class”

    In what way? So we gloat a bit…. big deal…. what’s the fun of following your favorite team when you cant gloat a bit when they are winning?

  40. chuggers says: Oct 25, 2011 10:49 AM

    Ravens? At number 7?? Did you watch that
    debacle last night? And their other loss, to
    the Titans, with both teams possible in the second
    weakest division in football….The ravens may be
    a good home football team, but how does that make
    them (besides on paper) a top ten team? What’s
    going on here?

  41. patriotsjim says: Oct 25, 2011 10:49 AM

    homelanddefense says:Oct 25, 2011 10:08 AM

    you guys missed a superbowl for the Patriots. 2001, 2003, 2004.

    ———-
    Dude…. that was a joke about the Pats beating the Steelers in the AFC Championship games (@ Pitt) those two seasons… The joke was really about Stephen Ross being an idiot actually… Boy I hate having to explain really funny jokes

  42. rtookey says: Oct 25, 2011 10:50 AM

    “Week Seven power rankings

    1. Packers (No. 1; 7-0)

    ——————————–

    And they are doing it with class. No embarrassing behavior from the coach, no taunting from the defensive players, and no egomaniac owner.

    No wonder everyone wishes they could be Packer fans.”

    Wait till the HGH testing starts… we’ll see your class act team be fully exposed.

  43. Mike Tomlin says: Oct 25, 2011 10:54 AM

    When will you realize that 4 of the oldest players on the Steelers defense have been out for weeks with injuries and Keenan Lewis has taken over for Mcfadden? Theyre not old anymore, but they are the #1 unit in football…

  44. pbolyard says: Oct 25, 2011 10:55 AM

    49ers are not better then the saints or the ravens. These rankings are garbage

  45. steelerchicken says: Oct 25, 2011 10:57 AM

    I do not know what is more foolish… The Steve Ross joke or the person who said a college team could beat an NFL team or my post?

  46. bengals3285 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:59 AM

    If the bengals win their next two games (which they should) then week 10 will be the determeaning factor for the rest of the bengals season. Playing the Pittsburgh steelers at home will be a huge game. If the bengals win that game, then they will get some well deserved talk about them making it to the playoffs and actually being a team to beat. Very exciting next few weeks for bengals fans

  47. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 25, 2011 11:01 AM

    Ok, first things first. The Packers may not be living up to their potential on both sides of the ball, but who says they ever will? Has this team played a complete game yet? To me, the Vikings D greatly outplayed the Packers Offense in the first half before they exploded in the second. In the second half of the Rams game, they were pretty much average at best. I mean, we are 7 games in, and we still haven’t seen the “best” of the Packers, when will they show up? And it’s not like they have exactly blown out every opponent. I see this team struggling down the stretch once they face a team who not only catches on to their scheme, but has the personell to stop it.

  48. jams56 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:01 AM

    My bet the niners go 13-3 get a bye and lose to the saints in the second round

  49. waxthat says: Oct 25, 2011 11:04 AM

    @vikesfan420

    NO and I repeat NO college team is better than an NFL team.

    Seriously guys, take your blinders off.

  50. Patriot42 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:05 AM

    Put this power rankings in its grave. You obviously have your favorites so it is a mute point to list them.

  51. robertjamis says: Oct 25, 2011 11:09 AM

    Some funny stuff in here.

    “Once Cam Newton attracts a class or two of high end free agents.”- Because that’s working out so well in Philadelphia, after all.

    “Matt Ryan is finally becoming the guy the Falcons need him to be.”- Who, Mark Sanchez?

    Giants at number 6- with wins over teams you rank 13, 21, 29, and 31, and losses to 27 and 22, and the Dolphins looming. If these were Rex Ryan’s Jets you’d be saying they haven’t played anyone.

    San Diego at 10- Wins over Miami, Denver, Kansas City, and Minnesota. Losses to the Jets and Pats. The teams that beat them would say they’re top half at best, not top third.

  52. irishstout says: Oct 25, 2011 11:09 AM

    smarterthantheaveragebearfan says: Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM

    Week Seven power rankings

    1. Packers (No. 1; 7-0)

    ——————————–

    And they are doing it with class…

    ————————-

    Too bad most Packers fans have no class

    __________________________

    You know, not just for Packer fans, but for any fans I’ve always thought one of the silliest things a person can say is “Most fans of ________ are all just so ___________.” Whether the thing you are saying about them is good or bad.

    Being a fan of a particular team doesn’t mean you share any other traits at all regarding personality or attitudes. Its a fiction we like to indulge in because it lets us be angry at winners (“their fans are all classless jerks!”) and feel superior to losers (“their fans are all fair weather quitters who don’t love their team enough!”) while holding ourselves up to be part of the the “best” fanbase. In reality, human nature, not any trait of any fanbase, is what leads to these perceptions.

  53. savocabol1 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:12 AM

    Bengals too high, squeeking out wins against cake opponents hardly qualifys a team to be in the top 10.

  54. thesaint257 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:13 AM

    theyseemesprolintheyseemesprolin says:

    Didn’t the Saint’s lose to the Packers?
    And you say they may be better? Especially because of that win over a winless, Manningless Colts?

    C’mon man!

  55. mypackersownyourteam says: Oct 25, 2011 11:15 AM

    “Ok, first things first. The Packers may not be living up to their potential on both sides of the ball, but who says they ever will? Has this team played a complete game yet?…… I mean, we are 7 games in, and we still haven’t seen the “best” of the Packers, when will they show up?”

    ________________________________

    Thats the scary thing. This team HASN’T played a “complete game” yet. And they’re 7-0. Why? Two words. Aaron Rodgers. WR’s have dropped a ton of passes, Special Teams has botched a number of punts, Defense has given up a ton of big plays, and the Packers remain at 7-0. They led the entire game vs the Saints(2nd best team in the NFL) and beat the Falcons and Bears (playoff teams) on the road.

    You shouldnt be asking yourself “When will the Packers’ best show up?” You should be asking yourself, “Does it even matter?” The best QB on the planet makes up for so many shortcomings. Once they get it all figured out, this team will be unbeatable. (Wait, whats their record again? 7-0? And they aven’t played their best football?…….it can’t be this easy…. can it? hahahahahhahahahaha)

  56. ottomanismydog says: Oct 25, 2011 11:16 AM

    3 of 4 AFC North teams in the Top 10 Power Rankings. Best Conference in the NFL

  57. homelanddefense says: Oct 25, 2011 11:16 AM

    patriotsjim says: Oct 25, 2011 10:49 AM

    homelanddefense says:Oct 25, 2011 10:08 AM

    you guys missed a superbowl for the Patriots. 2001, 2003, 2004.

    ———-
    Dude…. that was a joke about the Pats beating the Steelers in the AFC Championship games (@ Pitt) those two seasons… The joke was really about Stephen Ross being an idiot actually… Boy I hate having to explain really funny jokes

    _____________________________

    I knew it was a shot at Ross. . Ross celebrated the Gators national championship win, which involved a player on a visiting team. Its not like he was celebrating a team that beat the Dolphins. Kinda makes the Pats/Steelers analogy pointless. So might as well celebrate all 3 of the championships.

  58. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 25, 2011 11:18 AM

    themonster700 says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:24 AM
    week ago we were talking about Ravens as the best in the AFC and 1 game later, htey are worse than the 49ers . Cmon’ Man .. this is asinine

    ————————————

    Did you watch last nights game? You’re only as good as your last performance.

  59. keepitsimplestoopid says: Oct 25, 2011 11:20 AM

    That Berman link was priceless.

  60. kankles12 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:20 AM

    Why do we have the Bills below the Quarterback-less Raiders? Not only have the Bills beat the raiders, but they have a better record, and have been competitive in their two losses to higher ranked teams.

  61. xxbomberxx says: Oct 25, 2011 11:21 AM

    “And it’s not like they have exactly blown out every opponent. I see this team struggling down the stretch once they face a team who not only catches on to their scheme, but has the personell to stop it.”

    —————————————————-

    The team that can “catch on ” to the Packers scheme AND possess the personnel to stop it was killed when Superman’s home planet of Krypton was destroyed. Sorry.

  62. rugdog100 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:21 AM

    Packers… lol

  63. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:22 AM

    Every week, people constantly mistake POWER RANKINGS to mean “X team is BETTER than Y team” and getting in a huff — which is in and of itself hilarious to watch.

    But as the Giants are ranked 6th this week, I’ll agree there; just as long as they don’t slip even if they don’t cover vs. MIA (which, knowing my guys, is most likely GOING TO HAPPEN).

    And of course we’ll cover the 8 we’re getting vs. NE and win outright.

  64. burrito12 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:25 AM

    Ok, first things first. The Packers may not be living up to their potential on both sides of the ball, but who says they ever will? Has this team played a complete game yet? To me, the Vikings D greatly outplayed the Packers Offense in the first half before they exploded in the second. In the second half of the Rams game, they were pretty much average at best. I mean, we are 7 games in, and we still haven’t seen the “best” of the Packers, when will they show up? And it’s not like they have exactly blown out every opponent. I see this team struggling down the stretch once they face a team who not only catches on to their scheme, but has the personell to stop it.”

    Rodgers has 20 TD’s and 3 int’s and a QB rating of over 110 in each of his first 7 games, only one other QB has done that. I think they’ve shown up. How much better can you get? And don’t expect the Packers to struggle down the stretch, they have been unstoppable down the stretch the last few years. They started 09′ 4-4, finished 11-5. Last year, they were at one point 8-6, we all know where that ended. Sorry, Packers don’t fade away.
    And anyone who is think Packer fans have no class and are not a crybaby Viking fans, come to GB on game day, I’m sure you’ll think otherwise. Best place to be on game day in the NFL, period. I have plenty of Bear fan friends who would agree.

  65. jvibottomline says: Oct 25, 2011 11:26 AM

    The 49ers are the best team MOST COMPLETE team in Football

  66. redrifle14 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:27 AM

    themonster700 says:

    “Baltimore is still the third best team”

    Yeah, in the AFC North.

  67. vanmorrissey says: Oct 25, 2011 11:27 AM

    Chargers still WAY too high, should be about 20 or so.

  68. nowillrepeat says: Oct 25, 2011 11:28 AM

    Niners couldn’t hang 62 on a calculator

  69. bobleblah says: Oct 25, 2011 11:28 AM

    The bye-week is over.
    Now its time
    to watch the Eagles climb.

  70. RexCanCoach says: Oct 25, 2011 11:36 AM

    Typo alert. You mistakenly put SD at #10 and NY Jets at #17, please reverse immediately and if you disagree please watch ESPN highlights from last Sunday, thank you.

  71. mypackersownyourteam says: Oct 25, 2011 11:36 AM

    irishstout,

    I’m a Packers fan. And I fully admit the Packers do NOT have the “best” fan base in the NFL. HALF of the Packers’ fans I know (friends and family) essentially sold out their allegiance to the team for Brett Favre. And by the looks of blogs, sports radio, and other forums, HALF seems pretty close to accurate. These people bought PURPLE #4 jerseys, blindly cursed and hated Aaron Rodgers before he took his first snap, and claimed “once Ted Thompson is fired, I’ll go back to being a Packers fan.” Sell outs. All of them. I’ve never seen a fan base as full of sellouts as Packers Nation. And I’m part of it. Last year’s Super Bowl was especially sweet for those of us who recognized Favre’s diva ways, recognized all the young talent Ted Thompson was responsible for, and refused to sell out our team for one guy.

    So there goes your theory…

    That all being said, its almost funny how much better the Packers are than every other team in football. I don’t even remember the last time they lost a meaningful game! And if you’ve watched every minute of every game played by the GB Packers over the last 10 months, you’d probably agree.

  72. ruvelligwebuike says: Oct 25, 2011 11:42 AM

    “I mean, we are 7 games in, and we still haven’t seen the “best” of the Packers, when will they show up? And it’s not like they have exactly blown out every opponent. I see this team struggling down the stretch once they face a team who not only catches on to their scheme, but has the personell to stop it’
    ——————–

    When they line up 5 wide with an empty backfield, how much tape do you have to watch to figure out that their scheme? They’re going to throw it…to James Jones, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Donald Driver, Jermichael Finley or Randall Cobb. Who can match up?

    When they line up 2 tight in an “I” formation with 3 minutes left, what do you think they’re going to do? Well, run it. For gains of 8, 4, 11, 5 and 16 yards against the 4th ranked rushing defense in the league to close out the game.

    Sorry man. Football is about exerting your will on an opponent. Their offense does it every game.

  73. dthomas58 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:43 AM

    kc isn’t a top 15 team but were atleast ahead of oakland who we just beat 28 to 0 smh!! Comon man. Who cares about palmer he sucks and I don’t get all the national media bjs for palmer. He’s garbage and will continue to show it.

  74. Brandon Bain says: Oct 25, 2011 11:43 AM

    Bengals way too high! Their schedule: Cle, Den, SF, Buf, Jac, Ind. Their resume includes a loss to Denver, who subsequently just started an H-Back at QB this weekend.

  75. tampajoey says: Oct 25, 2011 11:44 AM

    jrmbadger says: Oct 25, 2011 10:46 AM

    “tampajoey says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:33 AM
    smarterthantheaveragebearfan says: Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM

    Week Seven power rankings

    1. Packers (No. 1; 7-0)

    ——————————–

    And they are doing it with class…

    ————————-

    Too bad most Packers fans have no class”

    In what way? So we gloat a bit…. big deal…. what’s the fun of following your favorite team when you cant gloat a bit when they are winning?

    ——————————

    Actually, MOST Packers fans don’t gloat so much about the Packers as they instead choose to disrespect and rag on other teams in a childish and immature attempt to elevate themselves.

    Every other Packer’s fan screen name has “bearssuck”, “vikingssuck”, etc incorporated in them.

    And how about all those stupid songs/chants Packers fans have about the Bears and other teams?

    Too bad Green Bay isn’t closer to Oakland. Raiders fans could give Packers fans a much needed parking lot intervention.

  76. edukator4 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:54 AM

    you missed a team: the refs. they decide games every week. terrible pass interference calls and roughing the passer calls seem to prolong drives that always lead to crucial points.

  77. irishstout says: Oct 25, 2011 11:57 AM

    “Actually, MOST Packers fans don’t gloat so much about the Packers as they instead choose to disrespect and rag on other teams in a childish and immature attempt to elevate themselves.

    Every other Packer’s fan screen name has “bearssuck”, “vikingssuck”, etc incorporated in them.

    And how about all those stupid songs/chants Packers fans have about the Bears and other teams?

    Too bad Green Bay isn’t closer to Oakland. Raiders fans could give Packers fans a much needed parking lot intervention.”

    __________________________

    Yes, because clearly an internet comment board or youtube channel is a representative sample from which we can draw sweeping conclusions. And a large group of people being swept up in a chant started by a few is a phenomenon totally unique to Packer fans.

    Ever take a stats class? Or a class in basic psychology?

  78. contra74 says: Oct 25, 2011 11:57 AM

    8man says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM
    Packers are the class of the league. Everyone else follows. It doesn’t matter who’s in the slots following them.
    ———-
    See Mark Chmura, Brandon Underwood, Johnny Jolly, Ahman Green, etc etc etc.

  79. qcbearsfan says: Oct 25, 2011 11:59 AM

    “smarterthantheaveragebearfan says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM
    Week Seven power rankings

    1. Packers (No. 1; 7-0)

    ——————————–

    And they are doing it with class. No embarrassing behavior from the coach, no taunting from the defensive players, and no egomaniac owner.

    No wonder everyone wishes they could be Packer fans.”

    You mean like AJ Hawk flipping off his teammates and calling it an inside joke that none of his teammates were in on? The least they could have done was have his back whether they were in on it or not.

    No doubt, class act.

  80. rodgerthat says: Oct 25, 2011 11:59 AM

    I read all these points about the Packers and Im torn a little on where i think they are and will be. I agree that the defense seems porous because they do give up a ton of yards, but if you really take a look at it its mostly between the 20’s. AP ran over them like a freight train last Sunday, but he didnt really do any serious damage to the scoreboard. Sometimes when I watch them i get the feeling that the defense plays a little lazy/safe between the 20’s. I also think ARodge is “on a mission from God”. Just watch the guy. His attitude toward the game is a lot different this year. I think everyone on that Packer team know that they can hop on this dudes back. And lastly I do take offense to the accusation of classless Packer fans. Flat out disagree, but that statement tells me that you have never been to a game at Lambeau so it’s just teenage chatter at best.

  81. scudbot says: Oct 25, 2011 12:02 PM

    “Raiders fans could give Packers fans a much needed parking lot intervention.”

    Yeah, that’s really what pro football is all about, isn’t it? Maybe the Raiders should be playing soccer.

  82. irishstout says: Oct 25, 2011 12:02 PM

    mypackersownyourteam says:
    Oct 25, 2011 11:36 AM
    ….

    So there goes your theory…

    ___________________

    Not really sure why “there goes my theory” since we seem to agree that fans don’t share traits across the board, given your Favre example. You and I seem to have had similar experiences as Packer fans during the whole Favre thing a few years ago, I was also not terribly impressed with the “fans” who backed Favre so hard.

    But I think the Favre example of a major divide in a fanbase illustrates my point perfectly. Fanbases are not monolithic groups, and its silly to treat them that way. Our desire to beat up on them is usually a result of how we feel about a rival, or how we feel about teams that are more or less successful than our own.

    So I don’t exactly see where we disagree.

  83. first2bomb says: Oct 25, 2011 12:06 PM

    Some of you people are absolutely clueless to what a power ranking is… These comments are cracking me up!!!

    The rankings don’t change because a said team beat another or are better than one said team…

    The rankings are based on one said teams matchup for that upcoming week…. Period

    Some of these comments by fans of whatever team have no clue… How can you be a fan of any team and not know what a power ranking is… C’mon people its for the bookies and gamblers… Get a clue before you comment what you obviously don’t know…

  84. rodgerthat says: Oct 25, 2011 12:06 PM

    tampajoey says:
    Oct 25, 2011 11:44 AM

    Too bad Green Bay isn’t closer to Oakland. Raiders fans could give Packers fans a much needed parking lot intervention.
    ————————————–
    I stand corrected that statement has way more class than anything you would ever find in Green Bay. “Hey come on over to Oakland for a good ole fashion taste of physical violence!”

  85. dukemarc says: Oct 25, 2011 12:07 PM

    tampajoey says: Oct 25, 2011 11:44 AM

    Too bad Green Bay isn’t closer to Oakland. Raiders fans could give Packers fans a much needed parking lot intervention.
    —————————————-

    Speaking of class…..

  86. wimm83 says: Oct 25, 2011 12:08 PM

    Jesus H. Tebow, you posters against the Packers. A Packer fan jaywalking would get you guys riled up.

  87. scudbot says: Oct 25, 2011 12:09 PM

    “The Lions may be the only thing standing between this team and a perfect season.” And the Bears. Maybe even the Vikings. Any NFC divisional game can be an upset waiting to happen. Or how about a post-bye West Coast away game?

    Anyway, a perfect season is 19-0.

  88. mypackersownyourteam says: Oct 25, 2011 12:10 PM

    “Too bad Green Bay isn’t closer to Oakland. Raiders fans could give Packers fans a much needed parking lot intervention.”

    _____________________________

    Jealousy and envy are ugly character traits, Internet tough guy. Are you so concerned about the Packers’ superiority that you want to hurt the fans? Its just football. Hahahahahahahahahahahah!!!

  89. southpaw2k says: Oct 25, 2011 12:11 PM

    The snap judgment after last night’s horrific “performance” (and I use that term in the loosest sense possible) by the Ravens’ offense would be to say they can’t beat anyone in the league, much less still be considered a top ten team. I’m not sure I’d rank them as high as 7th, but I like to think they will still pull things together in time for their playoff run. Flacco certainly isn’t as bad as he had looked last night, but he also isn’t as great as he had looked against the Steelers in Week 1 or the Rams in Week 3. Still, he needs to put on a strong performance against the Steelers in two weeks in order for the Ravens to have a decent shot at a home playoff game and/or bye in the playoffs.

  90. mypackersownyourteam says: Oct 25, 2011 12:15 PM

    “I also think ARodge is “on a mission from God”.”

    __________________________________

    I’d say its more about his preparation, arm strength, decision making, pin point accuracy, IQ, elusiveness and overall awareness.

    Could also be in “god’s plan” to make Aaron Rodgers the best QB on the planet. But thats only if you believe in fairy tales. Which I don’t.

  91. mechajaguar says: Oct 25, 2011 12:15 PM

    How are the Jags not in front of the Broncos?

  92. bozosforall says: Oct 25, 2011 12:16 PM

    xxbomberxx says:
    Oct 25, 2011 11:21 AM
    “And it’s not like they have exactly blown out every opponent. I see this team struggling down the stretch once they face a team who not only catches on to their scheme, but has the personell to stop it.”

    —————————————————-

    The team that can “catch on ” to the Packers scheme AND possess the personnel to stop it was killed when Superman’s home planet of Krypton was destroyed. Sorry.

    __
    Typical of a Packer fan to be living in a fantasy world. Can’t wait until the Packers get “Giant-ed” in the playoffs like the Patriots did in 2007. LMAO

  93. scudbot says: Oct 25, 2011 12:17 PM

    “Mark Chmura, Brandon Underwood, Johnny Jolly, Ahman Green”

    Chmura cleared/apologized/released, Underwood not charged/released, Jolly in jail with a monkey on his back. “Prosecutors would later file charges against Green’s wife but would not file charges against Ahman Green, citing a lack of evidence.” And you had to go back over 10 years to scoop that out.

    By comparison, there’s an NFL team that’s chosen a felon to be the face of of its franchise.

    You want to go back that far? Rae Carruth.

    Have a nice day and get well soon.

  94. bozosforall says: Oct 25, 2011 12:17 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 25, 2011 11:57 AM
    8man says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:13 AM
    Packers are the class of the league. Everyone else follows. It doesn’t matter who’s in the slots following them.
    ———-
    See Mark Chmura, Brandon Underwood, Johnny Jolly, Ahman Green, etc etc etc.

    __
    You forgot the funniest one of all…Najeh “Poopmeister” Davenport. LMAO

  95. burrito12 says: Oct 25, 2011 12:20 PM

    “I’m a Packers fan. And I fully admit the Packers do NOT have the “best” fan base in the NFL. HALF of the Packers’ fans I know (friends and family) essentially sold out their allegiance to the team for Brett Favre. And by the looks of blogs, sports radio, and other forums, HALF seems pretty close to accurate. These people bought PURPLE #4 jerseys, blindly cursed and hated Aaron Rodgers before he took his first snap, and claimed “once Ted Thompson is fired, I’ll go back to being a Packers fan.” Sell outs”
    ————————————————————

    I will agree with you on everything except that half of the fans felt that way. I believe, most including myself, were PACKER fans first and saw Favre for who he is was. If this were not true, you would have seen half purple jersey’s at Lambeau when he came as a member of the enemy. I think what happened, was, similar to politics, the whiney liberal D-bags made the most noise on the radio shows and message boards and people began to think that they were the voice of the majority. So to all you Packer fans who bought purple Favre jerseys, choke yourself and send TT his apology letter, then fade away and shut up. Thank you. GO PACK!

  96. marcsasharc says: Oct 25, 2011 12:31 PM

    nowillrepeat says:
    Oct 25, 2011 11:28 AM
    Niners couldn’t hang 62 on a calculator

    ——————-

    they hung 48 on Tampa, how did the Saints do?

  97. bigpara says: Oct 25, 2011 12:39 PM

    In about 3 weeks the New York Giants will be in the top 3.

  98. P_Willy says: Oct 25, 2011 12:43 PM

    theyseemesprolintheyseemesprolin says:

    Oct 25, 2011 10:11 AM
    Do you REALLY think the 49ers are better than the Saints?
    ______________________

    Yes they are… Do you REALLY think beating the Colts this year means anything? Good to see them get slapped up by the Bucs. Oh, and hell of a way to get smoked by Seattle last season.

  99. Broncofanatic7 says: Oct 25, 2011 12:43 PM

    I wonder when the religious jokes will stop…. It’s like we are in the 6th grade again or something.

    Hey everyone! Tebow believes in God! Whoa let’s all start the jokes now.

    What a twisted, double standard, blasphemous country we live in…

  100. nowillrepeat says: Oct 25, 2011 12:47 PM

    Name one position where you would take a Niner player over a Saints player.

    Maybe Patrick Willis, but Vilma is no slouch either.

    Top to bottom, Saints by far the better team.

  101. scudbot says: Oct 25, 2011 12:53 PM

    “HALF of the Packers’ fans I know (friends and family) essentially sold out their allegiance to the team for Brett Favre.”

    You must know an atypical subset. Never did see many Jets #4 jerseys and never once saw a purple one.

    Yeah, there was a lot of turmoil when the Ol’ Gunslinger hung it up, decided he might want back in, decided he didn’t want back in, then decided he wanted back in after the draft but wouldn’t compete. He was our QB from 1992-2007 so some turmoil could have been expected, don’t you think?

  102. freewayjim says: Oct 25, 2011 12:58 PM

    Dear Packers fans, you’ve only beaten ONE team with a winning record so far and had the Saints called a better play at the goal line at the end of the game you could have very well lost in OT.

    Beat some good teams on consecutive weeks before you start claiming you can’t see yourself losing.

  103. pskotte says: Oct 25, 2011 1:03 PM

    Steelers, Ravens, and Bengals are ranked way too high. PFW would still rank Pittsburgh in the top ten even if they stopped fielding a team.

  104. jvibottomline says: Oct 25, 2011 1:03 PM

    49ers will beat Green Bay and thier sorry defense in the Stick in January and go to Indianapolis to extend to 6-0 when it counts

  105. pskotte says: Oct 25, 2011 1:04 PM

    Sorry, make that PFT

  106. richm2256 says: Oct 25, 2011 1:12 PM

    RexCanCoach says:
    Typo alert. You mistakenly put SD at #10 and NY Jets at #17, please reverse immediately and if you disagree please watch ESPN highlights from last Sunday, thank you.
    ———————————————————
    Ummmm……. how bout the Yets having one more loss than SD?

    Think that might count for something?

  107. mypackersownyourteam says: Oct 25, 2011 1:23 PM

    “Dear Packers fans, you’ve only beaten ONE team with a winning record so far”

    Saints 5-2, Falcons 4-3, Bears 4-3. Cute effort…

  108. mypackersownyourteam says: Oct 25, 2011 1:25 PM

    “He was our QB from 1992-2007 so some turmoil could have been expected, don’t you think?”

    What I expected was for people to understand how diva-ish #4 was becoming. What I expected was for people to watch Aaron Rodgers OBJECTIVELY. What I expected was for Packers fans to acknowledge all the young playmakers TT had acquired. A little turmoil? Yes. Complete blinders on? No.

  109. blu4l1fe says: Oct 25, 2011 1:35 PM

    The Packers seem to be the most complete football team after 7 weeks. Yes, they are not dominating teams and blowing them out but from what I’ve seen, they are the only team to seem to win their games with relative ease. In their game against the Vikes last Sunday, yes, there was a point that looked like the Vikes may stage a comeback and take that game away but just when the Pack offense seem to have stalled, the defense just did enough to stop the Vikes offense from scoring. That, I believe, is a mark of a good team. Somewhat of a balance in both sides of the ball, ability to make adjustments and ability to pull out wins when necessary. While an unbeaten season is a possibility, the hardest thing for the Pack maybe is to stay healthy and consistent. Well, that and a looming agame against a Giants team trying to make it back to the playoffs. This should make for a good game.

  110. scudbot says: Oct 25, 2011 1:42 PM

    “thier sorry defense” isn’t as good as it will be in December and January and is #10 in points allowed per game (20.1). Unfortunately for opponents GB is #2 in points scored/game (32.9).

  111. iamthefootballjerk says: Oct 25, 2011 1:46 PM

    7. Ravens (No. 2; 4-2): Apparently, the players didn’t realize it was “game time,” and there were precisely zero “dogs in the house.”

    Actually, there were 11 “dogs in the house”. Unfortunately, they all happened to be on the defensive side of the ball.

  112. theherogothamdeserved86 says: Oct 25, 2011 1:51 PM

    Stephen Ross is the personification of Dolphin fan self-loathing. Can’t wait for more minor league, gimmicky promotions at future Dolphins home games.

  113. yankeemofo says: Oct 25, 2011 1:54 PM

    @irishstout

    You know, not just for Packer fans, but for any fans I’ve always thought one of the silliest things a person can say is “Most fans of ________ are all just so ___________.” Whether the thing you are saying about them is good or bad.
    —————————————-/———-

    Unless you’re talking about Jets fans…

  114. shaggytoodle says: Oct 25, 2011 1:57 PM

    mezter says:
    Oct 25, 2011 10:30 AM
    The 49ers are better then the Saints. But keep hating and keep doubting. The Niners will just keep winning.
    _______________________________

    Yeah, because there is no competetion in the NFC West, not the 9ers fault, but don’t be surprised if at the end of the season, the 9ers have more wins than the rest of the division combined, I know its not likely, but it might be close.

  115. marcsasharc says: Oct 25, 2011 1:57 PM

    “name 1 position you’d take a 9er player over a saints player”

    Is that a joke? The 9ers defense is a lot better. I’d easily take at least 9 players on SF defense than New Orleans. Not to mention running backs and tight ends. The saints only clear advantage is at QB and Alex Smith is quietly becoming very efficient so he hasn’t been a weak spot.

    Should we add in special teams? Because every 9er specialist is superior.

    And the 9ers have 2 inside backers better than Vilma. Maybe you should at least read since you don’t watch the games.

  116. steelcurtainn says: Oct 25, 2011 1:59 PM

    The Ravens Offense Suks! And some people had them in the SB this year. Not when they cant beat the Jags and a rookie qb. What an embarrassment! And they talk about the steelers not being able to beat a team with a winning record.LMFAO. Welcome back into 3rd place Balty-more………..Now maybe SOME of these Raven fans will quit shooting of their mouth.

  117. mdd913 says: Oct 25, 2011 2:20 PM

    Head-to-head, the 49ers wouldn’t beat the Saints.

    Having said that, they still have a better record. I got no beef with that part of the ranking.

    What I don’t understand is how the Raiders are 11, and the Bills 13. You’re telling me the Bills aren’t any better than the Raiders right now, with a better record and a head-to-head win?

    Also, the Chargers at 10 is a joke. This team looks like junk and is insanely lucky to be 4-2 right now.

  118. rodgerthat says: Oct 25, 2011 2:21 PM

    bigpara says:
    Oct 25, 2011 12:39 PM
    In about 3 weeks the New York Giants will be in the top 3.
    —————-
    they are getting healthy, and probably will be one of the stronger contenders to knock the pack off….

  119. jimmysee says: Oct 25, 2011 2:23 PM

    I’m a lifelong Packers fan (since the early Lombardi days) and a stockholder.

    The team will not go undefeated so let’s stop the silliness.

    The goal is home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

    No more no less.

    And to stay healthy.

    Go Pack Go!

  120. mdd913 says: Oct 25, 2011 2:24 PM

    “name 1 position you’d take a 9er player over a saints player”

    Is that a joke? The 9ers defense is a lot better. I’d easily take at least 9 players on SF defense than New Orleans. Not to mention running backs and tight ends. The saints only clear advantage is at QB and Alex Smith is quietly becoming very efficient so he hasn’t been a weak spot.

    Should we add in special teams? Because every 9er specialist is superior.

    And the 9ers have 2 inside backers better than Vilma. Maybe you should at least read since you don’t watch the games.

    —————————————————————-

    Incorrect.

    The 49ers defense may have better numbers, but that doesn’t mean they have better players across the board. You have nobody in your secondary half as good as Jabari Greer or Malcolm Jenkins. I don’t see a player as good as Sedrick Ellis on your front line either. I’ll give you the linebackers although its a bit disingenuous to compare two very different front-7s.

    On offense the Saints have the edge in every single position. They don’t have a single back as productive as Gore but they have a three-headed monster than grossly outmatches what the Niners put out there. Don’t get me started on receivers and tight ends, or offensive line for that matter.

  121. rmm1984 says: Oct 25, 2011 2:49 PM

    My team should be higher than your team!!!!!!!!

  122. drshakedown74 says: Oct 25, 2011 2:51 PM

    Philly at 21? Really?

  123. bozosforall says: Oct 25, 2011 3:06 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Oct 25, 2011 2:23 PM
    I’m a lifelong Packers fan (since the early Lombardi days) and a stockholder.

    The team will not go undefeated so let’s stop the silliness.

    The goal is home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

    No more no less.

    And to stay healthy.

    Go Pack Go!

    __
    A STOCKHOLDER???? Pfffft…….

    Congratulations…you “own” stock in the WELFARE CHILD OF THE NFL.

  124. 46defense says: Oct 25, 2011 3:25 PM

    Dear Packers fans, you’ve only beaten ONE team with a winning record so far and had the Saints called a better play at the goal line at the end of the game you could have very well lost in OT.

    Beat some good teams on consecutive weeks before you start claiming you can’t see yourself losing.
    ————————————————————–

    While I agree that they’ve barely been challenged, they still clearly are the best team in the NFL. The offense is unstoppable, but the defense is suspect. They’ll lose on the road somewhere this year to a team that can score a lot of points.

    Also, they beat Chicago (4-3) and N.O. (5-2)

  125. tbmvp03 says: Oct 25, 2011 3:26 PM

    Buffalo loses to 2 teams in the top 8 by 3 points each on the road and are behind a pair of 3 loss teams, including one they beat. Makes sense.

  126. iamthefootballjerk says: Oct 25, 2011 3:56 PM

    @steelcurtainn says:
    Oct 25, 2011 1:59 PM
    Now maybe SOME of these Raven fans will quit shooting of their mouth.

    ——————————————

    Yeah, because folks pretending to be from Shi.., I mean Pittsburgh, never run their yaps.

  127. ottograham says: Oct 25, 2011 4:14 PM

    @southpaw2k

    how are you gonn make a statement that Flacco needs to get ready for “their playoff run.” you will be lucky to get in on a wildcard invite. You can absolutely value your week 1 win against us. Unfortunately for you there is no trophy, ring, or accolades involved in that game. I will give you the mild and short term credit your defense deserved, but know that, come January, the Baltimore Ravens will be packing it in for a long off season. Enjoy mediocrity for the rest of your Superbowl Era days you scumbags.

  128. delius1967 says: Oct 25, 2011 4:15 PM

    So, the Cowboys beat your #3 team, lose in the last second to your #2 team (and hold them under 30 at home for the first time since the Hoover adminstration), just had their third-string running back register the ninth best day ever… and they are 18th?

  129. davekva72 says: Oct 25, 2011 4:30 PM

    Man, my Cowboys need to win some more games. Nobody bashes us at#18, I kinda miss it.

  130. pastabelly says: Oct 25, 2011 5:03 PM

    I think the most compelling thing going right now is the Suck for Luck sweepstakes. The Rams are at a disadvantage because they have multiple games against the Seahawks and Cardinals. The Colts first place schedule helps them (lose).

  131. packerfanfordecades says: Oct 25, 2011 5:11 PM

    My three year old son doesn’t watch the Packer games end-to-end. He’s off playing in another room for big segments of the game.

    But ….. whenever he hears his dad yell “YES!!!!!!!” he comes running back to the TV room at full speed with an ear-to-ear smile. I then hoist him up a half dozen times (until my shoulders wear out) yelling “GREEN BAY PACKERS!, GREEN BAY PACKERS!, GREEN BAY PACKERS!, ……. ”

    That routine started last year during the play-off run and he enjoys it more each week. Thanks to the Pack for providing plenty of fun at our home. It’s a precious, heart-warming time to have a three-year old son in Wisconsin. Go Pack Go!!

  132. marcsasharc says: Oct 25, 2011 5:15 PM

    mdd913 says:
    Oct 25, 2011 2:24 PM
    “name 1 position you’d take a 9er player over a saints player”

    Is that a joke? The 9ers defense is a lot better. I’d easily take at least 9 players on SF defense than New Orleans. Not to mention running backs and tight ends. The saints only clear advantage is at QB and Alex Smith is quietly becoming very efficient so he hasn’t been a weak spot.

    Should we add in special teams? Because every 9er specialist is superior.

    And the 9ers have 2 inside backers better than Vilma. Maybe you should at least read since you don’t watch the games.

    —————————————————————-

    Incorrect.

    The 49ers defense may have better numbers, but that doesn’t mean they have better players across the board. You have nobody in your secondary half as good as Jabari Greer or Malcolm Jenkins. I don’t see a player as good as Sedrick Ellis on your front line either. I’ll give you the linebackers although its a bit disingenuous to compare two very different front-7s.

    On offense the Saints have the edge in every single position. They don’t have a single back as productive as Gore but they have a three-headed monster than grossly outmatches what the Niners put out there. Don’t get me started on receivers and tight ends, or offensive line for that matter.

    ——————-

    is anyone else hearing this guy? LOL

    Justin Smith is better than ANY d lineman you have. thats not even close. all 4 of our Linebackers are better than your group. we have a better pass rush and a better secondary. jabari greer and malcom Jenkins? is this dude for real? um Carlos Rogers?? Dashon Goldson? do you watch football?

    SF gived up 6 points less a game(2nd in NFL)
    SF is 4th best on 3rd down (Saints are 17th)
    SF 11th in yards per play (Saints 22)
    SF has a much better pass rush(justin Smith leads NFL in total sacks and QB pressures) not to mention Aldon Smith (might be DROY at this point)
    SF has more passes defensed and twice as many INTs
    SF has more fumbles forced.

    the 9ers are better than New Orleans in every defensive category yet you want to say that New Orleans has a better defense. you are delusional and i just gutted your entire post.

    and you act like theres a better TE tandem in the NFL than SFs.

    youd take your 3 headed “monster” over Gore and Hunter? haha delusional might be too nice a word for you. go through the rosters, SF has more quality starters than NO.

  133. mdd913 says: Oct 25, 2011 5:54 PM

    the 9ers are better than New Orleans in every defensive category yet you want to say that New Orleans has a better defense. you are delusional and i just gutted your entire post.

    —————————————————————–

    Learn to read, fool.

    I didn’t say the Saints had a better defense than the 49ers, I simply refuted the other poster’s claim that every player on the Niners’ defense was better. Because they’re not.

    Eventually these two teams will probably meet, the Saints will win by multiple touchdowns, and you’ll be left to cry in your beer. Until then, via con dios.

  134. nowillrepeat says: Oct 25, 2011 6:08 PM

    “name 1 position you’d take a 9er player over a saints player”

    Is that a joke? The 9ers defense is a lot better. I’d easily take at least 9 players on SF defense than New Orleans. Not to mention running backs and tight ends. The saints only clear advantage is at QB and Alex Smith is quietly becoming very efficient so he hasn’t been a weak spot.

    Should we add in special teams? Because every 9er specialist is superior.

    And the 9ers have 2 inside backers better than Vilma. Maybe you should at least read since you don’t watch the games.
    ———————————————–
    No tool, it’s not a joke.

    9 players? LMFAO

    This ought to be good. Please name them.

    From what I see and as previously stated. You might have better numbers as a whole, but do not have a cover corner like Jabari Greer, a playmaker like Malcomb Jenkins, or a pass rusher like Will Smith. All three of those guys would start over who you have now. Even Patrick Robinson (budding star) and Tracy Porter (Super Bowl hero) would probably start for you guys.

    LB’s I’ll give you. Shanle brings the whole unit down by himself.

    Offensively, we have superior WR’s, RB’s (depth wise), OLine, QB, and TE’s (Jimmy Graham is 3rd in the league in yrds). This is not debatable and insulting that you even try.

    Special Teams wise, Sproles is the best return man in the game not named Hester. Morestead should be in the pro bowl and Kasay has simply been one of the best for years.

    Your coach is still a rookie and Alex Smith is a stellar 0-4 vs Payton’s Saints, with NO having won 5 straight. The niners are 1-7 vs NO since 2001.

    Hope you didn’t crap yourself.

  135. axespray says: Oct 25, 2011 6:19 PM

    rmm1984 says:Oct 25, 2011 2:49 PM
    “My team should be higher than your team!!!!!!!!”

    Nah-ah! Your team only beat so and so and those teams were rebuilding and your team only beat them by 6 points…beat a good team or something… Stats and stuff!

    and lol at “classless” … for what? Gloating?
    In case you didn’t know, this is sports and we’re sports fans… Ka-Durrh!?!?!

  136. nowillrepeat says: Oct 25, 2011 6:20 PM

    nowillrepeat says:
    Oct 25, 2011 11:28 AM
    Niners couldn’t hang 62 on a calculator

    ——————-

    they hung 48 on Tampa, how did the Saints do?
    ——————————————-
    Doubt you hang 48 with your head coach and play caller in the locker room with a broken leg and torn knee legament.

  137. marcsasharc says: Oct 25, 2011 6:35 PM

    Haha keep me being delusional, saints fans. Your team is good but most your defensive players wouldn’t start on SF. Maybe 2. We are talking about a below average defense vs. top 5 defense in the nfl. Gore would start on new Orleans easily as well.

    And your team lost to Tampa. We put a 48 spot on them and allowed 3 points. They crossed midfield 1 time in that game. What’s your excuse?

  138. mdd913 says: Oct 25, 2011 7:11 PM

    This is football not geometry. The transitive property doesn’t work, guy.

    Like I said before, eventually these two teams will meet and we’ll just see how it goes, hmmm.

  139. mdd913 says: Oct 25, 2011 7:17 PM

    And your team lost to Tampa. We put a 48 spot on them and allowed 3 points. They crossed midfield 1 time in that game. What’s your excuse?

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    You lost to the Cowboys.

  140. marcsasharc says: Oct 25, 2011 8:02 PM

    you said we have nobody better than 2 of your DBs when we have a better secondary.

    Aldon Smith, Ray Mcdonald, Justin Smith, Navaro Bowman, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks, Dashon Goldson, Carlos Rogers would all start on your team.

    if your defense had so many good players why are they not very good? and why is SF a top defense in the NFL.’

    also, SF hasnt allowed a 100 yard rusher in almost 30 consecutive games. best in the NFL.

    you have opinions which cant be backed up. i have proof. prove your point because you look like an ignorant fool.

  141. nowillrepeat says: Oct 25, 2011 8:35 PM

    We are talking about a below average defense vs. top 5 defense in the nfl.
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    We are talking about a Super Bowl Champion team vs. a bunch of scrubs that haven’t made the playoffs in a decade.

  142. sfwillis52 says: Oct 25, 2011 8:46 PM

    I know I may be a Niners fan, but what is with all these Saints better than Niners posts??? How can anyone really say that. Not only do the Saints have 2 loses, but they lost to Tampa the week after the Niners beat them by 45 points. Don’t get me wrong, 62 points against any NFL team is impressive, but that isn’t a reason to automatically think a team with 2 loses this early is such an amazing team. It’s obvious they have their flaws. The Saints strength is their offense. The Niners strength is their defense. So for people to look at 62 points and simply say, “well they are better” is simply absurd. Look at everything. The division the Niners r in means nothing. They have only played 1 divisional game. 3 of their wins came against winning teams, they are undefeated on the road (all on the east coast), and they came back from a 20 point deficit against the “dream team”.

  143. nowillrepeat says: Oct 25, 2011 9:24 PM

    and they came back from a 20 point deficit against the “dream team”.
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    Ronnie Brown says “Your welcome”.

    Just count your blessings your in the Pac-12, I mean NFC West

  144. marcsasharc says: Oct 25, 2011 9:41 PM

    We are talking about a loser franchise compared to 1 with 5 rings. Lol at you bringing up the past.

  145. mdd913 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:26 PM

    Aldon Smith, Ray Mcdonald, Justin Smith, Navaro Bowman, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks, Dashon Goldson, Carlos Rogers would all start on your team.

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    Nope. Smith, Willis and Bowman maybe. The Saints nickel corner is better than Rogers and Goldson can’t hold a candle to Jenkins. Brooks isn’t any better than Casillas and matter of fact is probably worse. McDonald is not better than any one of Ellis, Rodgers or Franklin.

    You’re barking up the wrong tree pal.

  146. mdd913 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:28 PM

    We are talking about a loser franchise compared to 1 with 5 rings. Lol at you bringing up the past.

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    The difference is, our successes in the very recent past. Your team hasn’t been relevant since Jeff Garthia was around and even then you were barely a playoff team.

    For a team with such a storied history, Niners fans sure have a massive inferiority complex. But hey, keep arguing about these power rankings. Gotta have something in your life to brag about.

  147. mdd913 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:49 PM

    I know I may be a Niners fan, but what is with all these Saints better than Niners posts??? How can anyone really say that

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    I don’t know. Why don’t you check out the thread on the 49ers message board? There are some quite sane 49ers fans who acknowledge the Saints are a better team.

    Believe me, I know how you feel though. For many years I always wondered why the Saints never got the benefit of the doubt from the national media when it came to teams that they were just as good as. It took one of the greatest seasons by any team in the Super Bowl era to remedy that.

    That’s just life man, that’s the way it works. Niners still have a whole lot to prove.

  148. travisblink619 says: Oct 25, 2011 10:58 PM

    You can say what you want about the 49ers. Last week it was Lions fans talking ish, this week it is Saints fans. I’m willing to bet my bottom dollar that the 49ers play the Green Bay Packers…and make it a contest.

  149. marcsasharc says: Oct 25, 2011 11:25 PM

    how can one say the saints nickel DB is better than the 9ers best corner when the 9ers have a better pass defense? i guarantee the 9ers have at least 3 pro bowlers on defense. want to bet? want to bet which team has more defensive pro bowlers overall? heck, id even bet you the 9ers have more pro bowlers as an entire team than NO, but i know for sure SF defense will have at least 3. there might be 1-2 on NO.

    you want to respect only the recent past but forget about the rest of it? lol alright bud. last time i checked your team got beat by the worst playoff team in the history of the NFL as the defending SB champs. how embarrassing. your team is fighting for a championship like SF, you arent GB, the defending champs.

    if 10 years ago means nothing to you, 2 years ago means the same thing.

    not to mention the fact that you support 1 of the worst franchises in the history of the NFL. i remember beating up on the saints twice a year. lol you were the worst team in the old NFC west. thats hard to do.

  150. marcsasharc says: Oct 25, 2011 11:29 PM

    btw i could care less about power rankings because thats all very subjective. your opinion on your defense is terrible and cant be supported though, mine can. :)

  151. jfibertkc says: Oct 26, 2011 5:57 AM

    People people….quit arguing about the 9ers…we all know in the end they aren’t walking away with a Damn thing, not even a playoff win. They’re not THAT good yet.

  152. mdd913 says: Oct 26, 2011 9:40 AM

    how can one say the saints nickel DB is better than the 9ers best corner when the 9ers have a better pass defense? i guarantee the 9ers have at least 3 pro bowlers on defense. want to bet? want to bet which team has more defensive pro bowlers overall? heck, id even bet you the 9ers have more pro bowlers as an entire team than NO, but i know for sure SF defense will have at least 3. there might be 1-2 on NO.

    you want to respect only the recent past but forget about the rest of it? lol alright bud. last time i checked your team got beat by the worst playoff team in the history of the NFL as the defending SB champs. how embarrassing. your team is fighting for a championship like SF, you arent GB, the defending champs.

    if 10 years ago means nothing to you, 2 years ago means the same thing.

    not to mention the fact that you support 1 of the worst franchises in the history of the NFL. i remember beating up on the saints twice a year. lol you were the worst team in the old NFC west. thats hard to do.

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    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

    ….and stupid.

    Have a nice day.

  153. yankees218 says: Oct 28, 2011 12:44 PM

    “Rex Ryan says the Jets are going to be tough to beat. The three teams who have beaten them may disagree.”

    This is insinuating that the 3 teams who beat the Jets would tell you they aren’t tough to beat.

    But the Chargers DIDN’T beat the Jets, yet somehow they are ranked 10…7 spots above the Jets.

    Either your logic is messed up, or you need better one-liners to go along with you power rankings…

  154. 49erlifer says: Oct 30, 2011 5:18 PM

    My bet the niners go 13-3 get a bye and lose to the saints in the second round

    My bet the Aints dont make the playoffs great game against st louis by the way New Orleans the toilet of the USA

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