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Week 11 power rankings

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1. Packers (No. 1; 10-0):  The Cheese continues to stand alone.

2. 49ers (No. 2; 9-1):  The Harbaugh brothers have come a long way from pulling the wishbone on Thanksgiving night.

3. Steelers (No. 3; 7-3):  Ben Roethlisberger’s claim of a broken thumb sounds a lot like a broken record.

4. Patriots (No. 4; 7-3):  When the Pats play the Eagles on Sunday, it’ll be a glaring reminder of the fact that New England hasn’t won a Super Bowl since beating Philly in 2004.

5. Saints (No. 5; 7-3):  The Saints will be hoping to give Eli Manning a rude welcome home on Monday night.

6. Ravens (No. 7; 7-3):  Turkeys may not be the only birds stuffed on Thursday.

7. Bears (No. 8; 7-3):  The Caleb Hanie era begins.  Don’t blink.

8. Lions (No. 11; 7-3):  The Lions finally have a good team on Thanksgiving, just in time to take on one of the best teams in league history.

9. Texans (No. 9; 7-3):  Before too long, folks in Houston will be wishing the Texans had signed hometown hero Vince Young to back up Matt Schaub.

10. Giants (No. 6; 6-4):  “She’s a good girl.  Loves her mama.  Loves Jesus, and America too. . . .”

11. Cowboys (No. 12; 6-4):  The Cowboy won’t be under the radar for much longer.

12. Raiders (No. 13; 6-4):  The Carson Palmer trade is suddenly looking slightly better than the Herschel Walker trade.

13. Falcons (No. 16; 6-4):  The playoffs are looking more and more possible, even if the reward for getting there is another date with the Packers.

14. Bengals (No. 10; 6-4):  Despite back-to-back losses to the Steelers and Ravens, there are plenty of things to like about this team.

15. Broncos (No. 17; 5-5):  The Tebowmaniacs will soon be arguing that, if No. 15 had been the starter since Week One, the Broncos would be close to undefeated.

16. Jets (No. 14; 5-5):  Rex Ryan doesn’t want to give the NFL a black eye.  But he has no qualms about turning its face red.

17. Titans (No. 15; 5-5):  Even with the Texans leading the division by two games, two words keep the Titans in contention:  (1) Matt; and (2) Leinart.

18. Eagles (No. 24; 4-6):  The Dream Team isn’t dead yet, but the Pats could be pulling the plug on Sunday.

19. Seahawks (No. 22; 4-6):  If the Niners hadn’t blown the curve, the Seahawks would be on pace to repeats as NFC West champs.

20. Buccaneers (No. 19; 4-6):  Curiously, the Bucs weren’t pointing out last year that they had an easy schedule.

21. Bills (No. 18; 5-5):  It was fun while it lasted.

22. Chiefs (No. 20; 4-6):  It was fun while it lasted.

23. Chargers (No. 21; 4-6):  It was fun while it lasted.

24. Dolphins (No. 28; 3-7):  It’s fun.  Will it last?

25. Browns (No. 31; 4-6):  When was the last time they had fun?

26. Cardinals (No. 23; 3-7):  Maybe they should have signed Vince Young.

27. Jaguars (No. 25; 3-7):  Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter could be a mechanic, now that he’s familiar with the underside of a bus.

28. Vikings (No. 26; 2-8):  Victories have become a programmatic non-fit.

29. Panthers (No. 27; 2-8):  It’s a good thing they spent all that money keeping the veteran nucleus of a two-win team intact.

30. Redskins (No. 29; 3-7):  Reputations are overrated.

31. Rams (No. 30; 2-8):  The current coach of the St. Louis Rams could be the next defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles.

32. Colts (No. 32; 0-10):  Jim Irsay could be donning a sweater vest by Christmas.

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  1. fitzmagic1212 says: Nov 22, 2011 7:50 AM

    bills fan here…dolphins should be way ahead of us..i don’t care if our record is better. we suck when it matters as usual. the city of buffalo deserves so much more than this

  2. unclerayray52 says: Nov 22, 2011 7:51 AM

    Stopped reading when I saw the Steelers at # 3…

  3. psychoward says: Nov 22, 2011 7:55 AM

    The Panthers do suck. However, injuries have crushed their already faulty defense. The money wasn’t recklessly spent, and Greg Olsen is one of the better free agent pick ups of the offseason. Sky is the limit with Cam (never thought I’d say that.) With a healthy Beason, Thomas Davis and even Ron Edwards, this may have been a much more compelling year.

  4. suhnami says: Nov 22, 2011 7:56 AM

    how are the bears ahead of the lions?? each has beaten the other up pretty bad at home this year but the bears have to make a playoff run with caleb hanie???

  5. jc1958cool says: Nov 22, 2011 7:56 AM

    green & gold repeat!

  6. justwinbaby29 says: Nov 22, 2011 7:56 AM

    My top 12

    1) Packers – 19-0 is realistic but not likely
    2) 49ers – shows what good coaching will do
    3) Patriots – Brady and Belichick tough duo
    4) Steelers – Always finds a way
    5) Ravens – What Joe Flacco shows up?
    6) Bears – Can they survive without Cutler?
    7) Raiders – Hey refs, really? Need DMC back.
    8) Lions – Big Thanksgiving for Lions?
    9) Texans – See Bears – Leinart time
    10) Bengals – Dalton showing a lot of moxy
    11) Giants – tough schedule continues
    12) Cowboys – Will Romo stay hot?

  7. indywilson40 says: Nov 22, 2011 7:57 AM

    Jeff Fisher will be the next Colts coach, not that clown Tressel.

  8. cleverbob says: Nov 22, 2011 7:59 AM

    Way to go Eagles! Best team with a losing record…

  9. str82dvd says: Nov 22, 2011 8:02 AM

    Oh my poor Bills.

  10. packattack1967 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:04 AM

    Mike Holmgren, a pretty good coach, an awful front office man. As he once told Jim McMahon, Time to get on with your lifes work.

  11. rexelmania74 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:04 AM

    And I’m FREEEE ,FREEEE FALLLIINNGG!!!

  12. stoogy says: Nov 22, 2011 8:08 AM

    The Raiders are going to overwhelm Caleb this week in the black hole. Look for a close game but a raiders win will have them at 7-4…The will impose thier will in the trenches and be victorious

  13. Chairman Al says: Nov 22, 2011 8:09 AM

    Numbers 21-25 actually had me laughing pretty hard.

  14. imopen7 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:10 AM

    I kept reading when I saw the Steelers at #3.
    GO STEELERS!!!

  15. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Nov 22, 2011 8:11 AM

    @suhnami …

    Regardless of Cutler’s injury the Bears have clearly been playing better and more consistent than Detroit over the last five weeks.

    We’ll find out this weekend if Hanie can keep them in the playoff hunt. If not, they’ll drop down on this pointless poll. No worries. :D

  16. flavordave says: Nov 22, 2011 8:11 AM

    giants are free! free falling!

  17. str82dvd says: Nov 22, 2011 8:12 AM

    Can we re-evaluate the whole concept of “bust” now? QBs never get enough time to find their way.

  18. imopen7 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:14 AM

    @Aunt RAY RAY
    most fans stop reading the list when they come to their team. Its ok.

  19. southpaw2k says: Nov 22, 2011 8:17 AM

    Pretty ridiculous that the Steelers are ranked ahead of the Ravens after the Ravens beat them twice. I don’t normally gripe about who’s ranked ahead of whom, but that’s a mega glaring error.

  20. snarkzilla says: Nov 22, 2011 8:18 AM

    >The Cowboys won’t be under the radar for much longer.

    Graham Gano got the game ball and is Dallas’ player of the week.

    Seriously, they’re never under the radar. Most analyst’s radar screens feature a glowing Go Cowboys! logo.

  21. Battle Red Raider says: Nov 22, 2011 8:18 AM

    Pretty sure Matt Leinart can hand the ball off pretty well. That’s pretty much all he has to. It’s not like he has to pass 30 times a game

  22. blackqbwhiterb says: Nov 22, 2011 8:19 AM

    Being a Redskin fan was great for about a week back around Labor Day. Helloooooooo, Matt Barkley!

  23. steelersownyou says: Nov 22, 2011 8:20 AM

    Wait til thursday after 49ers defense hands it to the mediocre ravens offense! Ravens will be out of top 10….Book It!

  24. rcam813 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:20 AM

    Packers one of the greatest teams in league history???? Are you out of your mind?? They barely made the playoffs last year, won one superbowl and have an atrocious defense this year, they cant stop anyone. The greatest teams in league history always start and end with great defenses. It must be the ongoing over the top love affair with rodgers by the media. Sad and pathetic.

  25. gcsuk says: Nov 22, 2011 8:27 AM

    Sorry, but as a Giants fan, I would HAVE to rank the ‘Boys ahead of the Giants. Same record, but these teams, for the moment, seem to be moving in different directions. Hopefully this trend won’t keep up, but the Cowboys are just playing better right now.

  26. jc1958cool says: Nov 22, 2011 8:31 AM

    rcam813> 10-0 = 10-0 read em and weep!
    bill parcells, you are what your record is UNDEFEATED!

  27. iamthefootballjerk says: Nov 22, 2011 8:36 AM

    steelersownyou says:
    Nov 22, 2011 8:20 AM
    Wait til thursday after 49ers defense hands it to the mediocre ravens offense! Ravens will be out of top 10….Book It!

    ————————————————-

    Actually, it will be the Ravens D exposing the Niners to what they are. Too reliant on Frank Gore and a very conservative passing game.

  28. johnjay1178 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:40 AM

    Vince Young?..No thank you.

  29. denverdave3 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:44 AM

    “The Tebowmaniacs will soon be arguing that, if No. 15 had been the starter since Week One, the Broncos would be close to undefeated.”

    Don’t be ridiculous. We think much more highly of Tim than that. I, for one, think the Broncs should just get byes every week, at least until the playoffs.

  30. purplereign52 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:46 AM

    how can you have the steelers at #3? The ravens have beaten them twice this season. They outplayed them both times and they beat cincinatti…….Did I mention they beat pittsburgh twice?? You know what I hope they do keep us below them because when we beat them in the playoffs for a 3rd time…….Dont jump on our badwagon then. We have the best running team in football. We ran the ball against the steelers and bengals. When we run it this week against san fran we will show the world we are the best team in the afc…….until then lets keep crowning the steelers?

  31. kleppnasty says: Nov 22, 2011 8:47 AM

    I hate the Pats as much as the next guy, but they beat Philly in 2005, not 2004.

  32. shootahcowboy says: Nov 22, 2011 8:53 AM

    Shouldn’t there be 33 rankings?

    I figured Tim Tebow would be considered bigger than one team by now…

  33. philliesblow says: Nov 22, 2011 8:54 AM

    Forget about the “Discount Double-check”, after Thursday’s meeting with Mr. Suh, Rodgers will be doing the “Decapitation Double-check”.

  34. snarkzilla says: Nov 22, 2011 8:56 AM

    >Packers one of the greatest teams in league history???? Are you out of your mind??

    If the Pack manages to win at Detroit on Thursday in their 3rd game in 10 days, they’ll own the NFL’s fourth longest winning streak since the league began.

  35. metcalfer says: Nov 22, 2011 8:56 AM

    Miami Dolphins at 24th behing the Kansas City Chiefs at 22nd who they beat 2 weeks ago at Kansas City, 31-3 and behind the Buffalo Bills at 21st who they just beat this past weekend, 35-8. Just wondering.

  36. roadtrip3500 says: Nov 22, 2011 8:57 AM

    kleppnasty, it was the Super Bowl for the 2004 season in February 2005.

  37. bucthat says: Nov 22, 2011 8:59 AM

    I’m not saying my bucs should be moved up……but rlly a negative comment after they played greenbay the way they did? They played better than anyone expected them to. Give em a little pride but than again u knock em down every week

  38. packerfanfordecades says: Nov 22, 2011 9:03 AM

    I think the humility on the Packer’s squad is authentic. I believe that has helped us. That is a key ingredient in keeping so many talented players up-beat and focused even though it’s mathematically impossible for them to play every snap.

    Hats off to all the players and coaches for that. Humility is a heart-warming/wonderful thing to cheer for.

    Every fan in Wisconsin is holding their collective breath for Thursday. What a terrific game that is going to be. I’m so happy that the Lions are competitive again.

    .

  39. smoothjimmyapollo says: Nov 22, 2011 9:09 AM

    “Packers one of the greatest teams in league history???? Are you out of your mind?? They barely made the playoffs last year, won one superbowl and have an atrocious defense this year, they cant stop anyone.”

    Aside from being a fan, I hope the Packers win multiple Super Bowls during the Rodgers/McCarthy era just so when people talk about the great Packer teams of the 2010s, we’ll hear stuff like: “Packers’ dynasty? Sure, they won 3 Super Bowls in the decade, but they barely even made the playoffs in 2010. It’s really like they only won 2 which is hardly a dynasty.

  40. darkchilde00 says: Nov 22, 2011 9:10 AM

    I love people think the Texans will rollover and die because we lost Schaub, we are not the Colts. We got to 7-3 by a good running game and great D. Watch the the games, Schaub has not had to carry the team, when he tried we lost.

  41. bealeman says: Nov 22, 2011 9:12 AM

    Packers are “…best teams in league history.”? Hey, I’m a Packer fan and I won’t go so far as to say that. What have we done yet? It’s only umpteen in a row. Hell, New England did that and what do they have to show for it. There’s an old saying about counting chickens. Just sayin’.

  42. damko12 says: Nov 22, 2011 9:12 AM

    damn thought id see no pats hating comments as i was reading them all then i saw the comment before me.. SUCK IT

  43. purpleattack says: Nov 22, 2011 9:14 AM

    @purplereign52 at the end of the day there is no formula for getting these rankings right, it is simply an opinion of the fine gentleman that put these rankings together. You know what they say about opinions right? If the man responsible for these actually had crystal ball, he wouldn’t be working for PFT.

  44. myspaceyourface says: Nov 22, 2011 9:15 AM

    Que whiny Ravens fans in 3. . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

    We beat the Steelers twice this year. Well you’ve played your Super Bowl.

    Psssss. Joe Flacco is your “franchise QB” he is a step below Mark Sanchez.

    Bring on the thumbs down.

  45. 49fromwi says: Nov 22, 2011 9:20 AM

    Being a Packer fan(Note the user name), I have to comment on the “one of the best teams” comment. NO! No, the 2011 Packers are not among the best teams ever. Defense has potential but at this point SUCKS!! Deal with it.

  46. bigblaw says: Nov 22, 2011 9:22 AM

    Ravens beat steelers 1 time and won a close game 2nd time …then barely win every game after and lose to horrible teams….that’s your guys problem……there are more than just steelers in the nfl You have not won anything yet. Period! Oops. You did win the week 1 trophy forgot that hardware ! Buh by. Baltimore

  47. grogansheroes says: Nov 22, 2011 9:23 AM

    southpaw2k says:
    Nov 22, 2011 8:17 AM
    Pretty ridiculous that the Steelers are ranked ahead of the Ravens after the Ravens beat them twice. I don’t normally gripe about who’s ranked ahead of whom, but that’s a mega glaring error.
    ______________________________
    When you lose to the Seahawks, and Jaguars, you should not be in the top ten.

  48. dcfan4life says: Nov 22, 2011 9:25 AM

    Not that i disagree with this list but i wonder how much higher the Redskins would be and how much lower the Cowboys would be if Gano hits that 52 yard field goal in overtime. Just a thought.

  49. sterilizecromartie says: Nov 22, 2011 9:25 AM

    rcam813 says:
    Nov 22, 2011 8:20 AM
    Packers one of the greatest teams in league history???? Are you out of your mind??
    ———–
    Wait… what? Who said they are one of the greatest teams in league history? I don’t see that comment anywhere. But, you have to be a crazy man not to think they have at least a potential chance at 19-0. If they accomplish that, they won’t be one of the greatest teams in league history. They will be THE greatest team in league history.

  50. chatham10 says: Nov 22, 2011 9:27 AM

    Who writes all your cute comments? I did not know that lawyers had or in this case thought they had a sense of humor.

  51. njdolphin says: Nov 22, 2011 9:29 AM

    Umm, we (Dolphins) stomped the Bills and the Chiefs, yet they’re ranked higher? lol…

  52. purpleattack says: Nov 22, 2011 9:30 AM

    @myspaceyourface, as a Steelers fan it must really feel terrible to lose to a QB that’s worse that Mark Sanchez twice eh?

    @bigblaw, you realize this is a two way street right? The Steelers realize that they need to be able to get past teams like the Ravens to win it all too right?

    No one says that the Ravens are much better than the Steelers, but losing to bad teams IMHO is easier to fix than losing to good teams. One seems like a mental/coaching adjustment where the other could be simple skill. Those two teams should be ranked much closer to each other.

    It’s cool though, because we can all talk the talk, but at least one of us will be in tears soon enough ;)

  53. havok82 says: Nov 22, 2011 9:37 AM

    As much as you hate the Ravens, you’ve lost to them twice. It’s the same deal with the Pats/Jets. The fan bases may dislike one another, but the results speak for themselves. In head to head competition, the Steelers and Jets have gone 0-4 against their rivals. You lost the ability to smack talk by putting up the donut in the win column.

    You may not like it, but until you get a chance to prove otherwise in the playoffs, you have to suck it up that you weren’t good enough twice.

  54. mud5h0vel says: Nov 22, 2011 9:37 AM

    First Flrio says the Texans should seek out Farve, now he says folks down here in Houston will be wishing we had signed VY to backup Schaub??? WRONG, you’re 0-2 Mike!!!

  55. mancave001 says: Nov 22, 2011 9:41 AM

    “10. Giants (No. 6; 6-4): “She’s a good girl. Loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too. . . .””

    HAHAHA. Took me a second. How they are number 10 after 2 losses is beyond me.

  56. revxapparel says: Nov 22, 2011 9:51 AM

    Regardless of either team’s overall position on this list, you mus be a neanderthal to have the Steelers above the Ravens.

  57. bealeman says: Nov 22, 2011 10:02 AM

    Now, if you wanna talk about Rodgers playing one of the greatest season by a QB EVER, then I’m down with that.

  58. jimmyu says: Nov 22, 2011 10:07 AM

    The Colts are still too high.

  59. rcam813 says: Nov 22, 2011 10:13 AM

    Under the lions section read what glorious wrote. He called the packers one of the greatest teams in league history. Also just because you win regular season games doesnt make you a great team. Look at the colts when manning was healthy and the undefeated patriots. It means nothing unless you win multiple superbowls so no theyre not even close to any dynasty that has multiple superbowls.

  60. gb4mn0 says: Nov 22, 2011 10:15 AM

    And again this week the vikequeens are way overrated at 28. Can’t wait to see the queens get Tebowed in a couple of weeks. Embarrassing!

  61. goldstardk says: Nov 22, 2011 10:15 AM

    @purplereign52 Your making the same mistake your team is – you season isn’t defined only by games against the Steelers. I’m a Titans fan and I’m not claiming they should be ahead of the Ravens after the butt whoopin you got here

  62. wikidpissah says: Nov 22, 2011 10:16 AM

    “When the Pats play the Eagles on Sunday, it’ll be a glaring reminder of the fact that New England hasn’t won a Super Bowl since beating Philly in 2004.

    26 other teams haven’t won one since 2004 either.

  63. jarrman46 says: Nov 22, 2011 10:21 AM

    Packers by 20 points on Thanksgiving day!!
    Detroits been beating their chests about a 7-3 victory last year with Rodgers on the sideline. Time to pay the piper. And as Chicago proved 2 weeks ago nobody is intimiadated by the little kitty cats!!

  64. ravensfan4life52 says: Nov 22, 2011 10:22 AM

    Im sorry, but I dont care what bad teams we’ve lost to. How do you rank us below a team we beat twice?

  65. eaglesw00t says: Nov 22, 2011 10:31 AM

    31. Rams (No. 30; 2-8): The current coach of the St. Louis Rams could be the next defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles.

    If Steve Spagnuolo were Defensive Coordinator in Philadelphia this season, we would be 9-1. We wouldnt have blown any of those 5 games. I like Castillo as a coach and all, but as a guy calling a 4th quarter defensive gameplan, he is embarassing.

    Make it happen Jeff Lurie! Please bring Spags home!

  66. giselleisasucubus says: Nov 22, 2011 10:38 AM

    btw- the Ravens lost to Seattle, Jacksonville & Tennessee. Matt Schaub or not, the Ravens should NOT be higher than the Texans. These rankings are mindless.

  67. rmc1995 says: Nov 22, 2011 10:40 AM

    The bye weeks are over and we have a good look at all the teams so not penalizing the steelers for having a bye week is silly. Thank goodness the top seeds in the playoffs are determined by records and not emotionally charged power rankings.

  68. tjigger says: Nov 22, 2011 10:48 AM

    justwinbaby29 says:
    Nov 22, 2011 7:56 AM
    My top 12

    1) Packers – 19-0 is realistic but not likely
    2) 49ers – shows what good coaching will do
    3) Patriots – Brady and Belichick tough duo
    4) Steelers – Always finds a way
    5) Ravens – What Joe Flacco shows up?
    6) Bears – Can they survive without Cutler?
    7) Raiders – Hey refs, really? Need DMC back. Lions – Big Thanksgiving for Lions?
    9) Texans – See Bears – Leinart time
    10) Bengals – Dalton showing a lot of moxy
    11) Giants – tough schedule continues
    12) Cowboys – Will Romo stay hot?

    ( what about the Saints? )

  69. ravensfan4life52 says: Nov 22, 2011 10:58 AM

    @giselleisasucubus

    we may have lost to those three teams, but we sure did beat you guys. So no, we should not be ranked lower than you.

  70. steelersownyou says: Nov 22, 2011 11:00 AM

    Steelers are higher than ravens because it is week 11 and your team has no identity! We still don’t even know what your team is! Do you throw the ball? Are you a running team? Flacco throws 52 times then rice runs it 5 times. You get a lockout win in week 1. Then an offensive pass interference wins you the game at the end that the ref doesnt call! Not to mention you dont beat the teams youre supposed too! Consider yourself very fortunate RAVENS FANS TO BE #6. I’D HAVE YOU AROUND 8TH!

  71. philvil41 says: Nov 22, 2011 11:01 AM

    Don’t sleep on the Raiders,you’ll see.

  72. ravensfreak00 says: Nov 22, 2011 11:22 AM

    I know the Ravens have been inconsistent, but they should not be behind the Steelers.

  73. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Nov 22, 2011 11:24 AM

    @steelersownyou,

    This is hilarious listening to your mindless ranting try to justify how you’re better than us. You have 2 quality wins in Cincy and NE, we have 4 in you donkeys twice, Cincy, and NYJ (before the collapse). Congrats on beating all 3 teams we lost to at home nonetheless when we had to go on the road for all 3 of those games. It should go without saying that we have the same record but LEAD THE DIVISON because we dominated you. Get over it. Western PA is poo poo, Primanti’s takes like the back end of a mule. Pathetic.

  74. snarkzilla says: Nov 22, 2011 11:25 AM

    Vince Young as a Texans backup? Get real. He’s throwing an INT for every 9 attempts.

  75. emoney826 says: Nov 22, 2011 11:28 AM

    Rcam,

    How many championships does your team have? When was the last time your team won anything? Who won the super bowl last year? Who has beaten the packers in the LAST 16 games? Keep running your mouth, junior. You have nothing to stand on with your ignorant comments. The defense isn’t playing the greatest right now, but last I checked, nobody has beaten them.

    If they finish 19-0, which is looking more realistic every week, then yes, they will go down as one of the greatest ever because IT’S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE!

    You haters can be spotted a mile away. Your jealousy is quite obvious and makes you look foolish. Don’t hate just because a team is really good.

    When the patriots were beating everyone a few years ago, I never spewed out so much hate as some of you are. It’s primarily lions and 49er fans. You guys have one good HALF season and now you all climbed out from under your rocks and garbage bags over your heads. I love bandwagon fans.

  76. sfwillis52 says: Nov 22, 2011 11:32 AM

    iamthefootballjerk says:
    Nov 22, 2011 8:36 AM

    Actually, it will be the Ravens D exposing the Niners to what they are. Too reliant on Frank Gore and a very conservative passing game.
    __________________________________
    Wait…the same Ravens team that lost to the seahawks and jags? And check you facts. Gore has had 4 awful games this year, and we still went 3-1 in them.

  77. rmc1995 says: Nov 22, 2011 11:36 AM

    Fortunately the Ravens won’t be playing the Jags,Titans, or Seahawks in the playoffs. They will be playing the steelers, Texans, and Bengals.

  78. mj5150 says: Nov 22, 2011 11:52 AM

    southpaw2k says:
    Nov 22, 2011 8:17 AM
    Pretty ridiculous that the Steelers are ranked ahead of the Ravens after the Ravens beat them twice. I don’t normally gripe about who’s ranked ahead of whom, but that’s a mega glaring error.
    ————————————————–

    I think it’s because the Ravens lost to Seattle & Jacksonville

  79. donz0 says: Nov 22, 2011 11:54 AM

    Here comes Hanie Mania!

  80. PurpleRaid18 says: Nov 22, 2011 12:02 PM

    “28. Vikings (No. 26; 2-8): Victories have become a programmatic non-fit.”

    ____________________________________

    I hope I wasn’t the only Viking fan to have laughed at this! Pretty decent list I’d say.

  81. galvestontexans says: Nov 22, 2011 12:05 PM

    Your crazy if you think the Texans would be better off with Bench Young over Matt Light

  82. craigjosh says: Nov 22, 2011 12:12 PM

    Oh man, poor Buffalo. Weather sucks, economy sucks, and the Bills are horrific, I’m not sure which is more depressing. Its strange here too, we all know the bills will eventually leave, so even when they are horrible, you realize it’s wayyy better than not having a team in this city. I wonder when it gets to the point where we just don’t care anymore??? 10 years no playoffs, horrible drafts year in and year out, less than mediocre coaches, never a useful free agent signing….Ughhh!!!!!

  83. jesweeney11 says: Nov 22, 2011 12:25 PM

    “When the Pats play the Eagles on Sunday, it’ll be a glaring reminder of the fact that New England hasn’t won a Super Bowl since beating Philly in 2004.”

    Really Mike? Glaring reminder of not winning? Maybe you should of tweaked it a bit and put it under the Eagles, but I think you are stretching your writing on historical insight a bit far. They played in 2007 and what did that remind Pats fans of then?

  84. philiprivers619 says: Nov 22, 2011 1:12 PM

    Wow chargers #23 lol

  85. skinsdiehard says: Nov 22, 2011 1:26 PM

    This is bull….. The Skins ranked as the worst 3-7 team and behind a 2-8 Panthers team? The Skins have the 14th ranked defense in the NFL and are #1 in sacks. How can this team be 30th? The defense is more solid than a lot of other 3-win teams. They should be ranked about 21st.

  86. P_Willy says: Nov 22, 2011 1:58 PM

    iamthefootballjerk says:
    Nov 22, 2011 8:36 AM
    steelersownyou says:
    Nov 22, 2011 8:20 AM
    Wait til thursday after 49ers defense hands it to the mediocre ravens offense! Ravens will be out of top 10….Book It!

    ————————————————-

    Actually, it will be the Ravens D exposing the Niners to what they are. Too reliant on Frank Gore and a very conservative passing game.

    _________________________

    Not too reliant on Gore – we’ve done well even without him in the lineip.

    All this aside – this will be a matchup between to evenly matched teams. Should be a gritty, classic one. Let’s hope for an injury-free thursday.

  87. jsalis13 says: Nov 22, 2011 2:12 PM

    They haven’t left so far this season I don’t believe so a loss to the #2 team is probably not going to do much, if they lose at all. That game is in Baltimore where the Ravens are 5-0 this season. Its also ona short week which cuts the 49ers practice time severely since they have a cross country trip to make.

    And if anyone wants to talk about a mediocre offense they need look no further than San Fran

  88. angerypurplebirds says: Nov 22, 2011 2:13 PM

    The only thing other than turkeys that will “be getting stuffed” on Thanksgiving will be Frank Gore. That means it will be on Alex Smith to win the game. Say what you want about Flacco but I will take those odds everytime. So when the Ravens are 8-3 in the wee hours of thursday, please by all means keep harping about their 3 losses.

  89. hgrubsttipkcuf says: Nov 22, 2011 2:14 PM

    @steelersownyou

    Did you ever think that maybe the Ravens “identity” is that they don’t have one?They switch it up from week to week since they have ballers all over the field. You fuggin monkey. You and your absurd comments. Take one pill instead of two from now on.

  90. jsalis13 says: Nov 22, 2011 2:15 PM

    skinsdiehard says:
    Nov 22, 2011 1:26 PM
    This is bull….. The Skins ranked as the worst 3-7 team and behind a 2-8 Panthers team? The Skins have the 14th ranked defense in the NFL and are #1 in sacks. How can this team be 30th? The defense is more solid than a lot of other 3-win teams. They should be ranked about 21st.

    —————————————————-

    Have the Skins fallen of this much? Reduced to arguing about who sucks more?

  91. steelersownyou says: Nov 22, 2011 3:17 PM

    Bottom line is Ravens won’t ever be in the super bowl as long as flacco is your QB! Woodley was correct! Baltimore is a craphole and your crabcakes suck! Like your 52% completion QB! Just think after the turdvens lose to the 49ers.. Youll be ranked like 11th! Ohhh how sweet it is!

  92. dontrunfromme says: Nov 22, 2011 4:00 PM

    why even comment about the deadskins. they are so far away.

  93. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Nov 22, 2011 5:33 PM

    funniest rankings in a while..

    number 10 is great and so are 21-25

  94. louiegrandie says: Nov 22, 2011 7:40 PM

    “Before too long, folks in Houston will be wishing the Texans had signed hometown hero Vince Young to back up Matt Schaub.”

    Really? You can mark that down for being wrong about the Texans again. You are not doing to well on your guesses about Houston are you.

  95. greenbayraven says: Nov 23, 2011 9:47 AM

    come on guys, if the ravens were 0-2 vs the steelers we would have to eat it! Ravens won twice this year vs Pitt, Give a little credit where credit is due. BTW Rothlisburger played both games, what else do you want?

  96. mrhney03 says: Nov 23, 2011 11:17 AM

    i stake my reputation on Mike Shanahan

  97. sullijo1 says: Nov 23, 2011 3:27 PM

    I just want to remind everyone that the lowly Broncos beat the awesome, crown’em Bengals earlier this year.

    Just sayin’

  98. marilynpost says: Nov 23, 2011 10:01 PM

    Found your local football pool? Its Ravens and Lions the Big Wins.
    Ravens hold tie-breaker over their division only possible threat to Ravens as AFC North is …BENGALS- Andy Dalto the best rookie QB to date could become a record setter by February
    for Rookie QB. Great team those Bengals.
    Flacco the clutch QB shows up on your Thanksgiving TV game.

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