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Week Two power rankings

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1. 49ers (four first-place votes):  The most complete team in the NFL looks even better than last year.

2. Texans (one first-place vote):  The first two weeks have been like a major-college schedule for the Texans, with Miami and Jacksonville playing the role of Savannah State and Arkansas State.

3. Packers:  The defense is moving in the right direction.  Which is good because the offense suddenly isn’t.

4. Eagles:  Eventually, the defense is going to order a Code Red against Mike Vick.

5. Patriots:  Gostkowski picked the worst possible time to kick like Vanderjagt.

6. Ravens:  Maybe Joe Flacco shouldn’t have shaved his unibrow.

7. Steelers:  Only the Steelers can thrive amid so much change and turmoil.

8. Giants:  Too many injuries and a short-week trip to Charlotte could drop the Giants out of the top 10.

9. Falcons:  Jon Gruden ‘s “Road Rage” nickname for Michael Turner ended up being a very good one.

10. Broncos:  The rest of the league will be thanking the Falcons for providing the blueprint for beating Peyton Manning.

11. Chargers:  Yes, they’ve beaten no one.  But the fact that the notoriously slow-starting Chargers have charged to 2-0 is big news.

12. Cardinals:  They could be 0-2 just as easily as they are 2-0.

13. Panthers:  They’re finally using all those running backs they paid all that money to.

14. Lions:  The Lions don’t seem to have gotten any better since last year, which will keep them from going any farther this year.

15. Seahawks:  With Seattle beating Dallas by 20 and no one noticing, maybe there really is an East Coast Bias.

16. Redskins:  The ticker-tape parade for February has been put on hold.  Temporarily.

17. Cowboys:  At least Tony Romo didn’t fumble the snap on a game-winning field goal try.

18. Bears:  Eventually, the entire team is going to order a Code Red against Jay Cutler.

19. Jets:  The report that Tim Tebow will ask for a trade after the season is definitely false.  He’s going to ask for a trade during the season.

20. Bills:  There’s a new CJ2K.  And he’s already nearly 15 percent of the way to 2K.

21. Bengals:  They continue to win the games they should, and lose the games they should.

22. Buccaneers:  As it turns out, crashing a victory formation creates even more buzz than doing Hard Knocks.

23. Rams:  This team will be matching its 2011 win total, soon.

24. Saints:  Drew Brees really needs an explanation.

25. Colts:  Wee wun ar gaim!  TRADES WINDZ STILL BLOWING!!!!!  HATPICKKC!

26. Dolphins:  Those empty orange seats got to see a great game from the home team.

27. Vikings:  That win over the Jaguars was quickly put in perspective.

28. Chiefs:  So will Ralph Wilson’s family sell the Chiefs after he passes?

29. Titans:  Who’s the idiot who picked this team to win the AFC South?

30. Raiders:  I’ve said the Raiders took one step back in the hopes of taking many future steps forward.  Maybe they took like five steps back.

31. Jaguars:  Shahid Khan’s train is still stuck in the station.

32. Browns:  Hope and close losses won’t keep Jimmy Haslam from cleaning house.

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  1. niners816 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:02 AM

    I don’t really care too much about power rankings, but seeing the Niners #1 for the first time in like 20 years is awesome. Go Niners!!

  2. cali49er707 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:02 AM

    I would prefer to be number #1 in February!!!!

  3. pottymouth777 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:05 AM

    Who ever thought being #16 would feel so good!

  4. hoopieguy says: Sep 18, 2012 11:06 AM

    Jimmy Haslem takes the reigns in C-Town mid-October. His first official act will be to fire Pat Shurmer and Mike Holmgren and make Dick Jaron interm coach with Joe Banner as president. I said it first!!

  5. ronbo1833 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:06 AM

    why are the Titans not last? 2 blowout losses = new coaching staff!

  6. yelix says: Sep 18, 2012 11:07 AM

    Chiefs are too high at 28.

  7. micahernst says: Sep 18, 2012 11:09 AM

    Seems about right. I can see the Cardinals sliding quite a bit in the weeks to come.

  8. hoopieguy says: Sep 18, 2012 11:09 AM

    I’m sorry, but the Eagles ain’t all that. they have to be the luckiest 2-0 team ever. I mean, come on now! You beat CLEVELAND by one point! And I am a Browns fan!

  9. autumnwind999 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:11 AM

    Coming from a Raiders fan, No. 30 is simply too generous a ranking after these jokers just got steamrolled by the Dolphins.

    The offense and o-line are so bad that Darren McFadden — who is easily one of if not the best back in football — is averaging 2 YPC through two games. Incredible. Under Hue Jackson DMC was averaging 5+ YPC and he physically looks all the way back. There is simply no room for him to run right now.

    Reggie McKenzie and Mark Davis made a major mistake in firing Hue Jackson this off-season. They broke the offense and when the defense made Reggie Bush look like Earl Campbell on Sunday it shows they haven’t fixed the defense yet either.

    BRING BACK HUE!

  10. pjcostello says: Sep 18, 2012 11:11 AM

    Just a couple of nit-picky comments (which is why we all love ranking such as these — to hash and re-hash our opinions, right?):

    Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson looked good against what was supposed to be a decent CIN defense, whereas JAC hasn’t shown up for a game yet. How is CLE ranked below JAC???

    The Saints are at 24, while the Bears are at 18? I know NO is winless, but the win/loss record doesn’t seem to be a large part of the rankings, so I put that aside.

    Tampa at 22, below the Bears, Bengals, Bills, Jets??? I’ll have what you’re having!

  11. allinblindsevenduece says: Sep 18, 2012 11:11 AM

    I am pretty sure Ralph Wilson owns the Bills not the Cheifs. Maybe I missed something

  12. allinblindsevenduece says: Sep 18, 2012 11:12 AM

    I am pretty sure Ralph Wilson owns the Bills not the Chiefs. Maybe I missed something

  13. Broncofanatic7 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:12 AM

    This list is such a joke… you have the Chargers who have beaten the Raiders and the Titans, ahead of the AZ CArds who have beaten the Seahawks and Patriots?! Wow…
    Then you have 1-1 teams ahead of 2-0 teams like the Falcons??
    I like looking at Power Rankings, but I think I’ll check out ESPN or something to get a better viewpoint.

  14. winkeroni says: Sep 18, 2012 11:16 AM

    Either the Patriots are too high or the Cardinals are too low.

  15. bmorefalcon says: Sep 18, 2012 11:17 AM

    The Falcons destroy KC on the road and then embarass Peyton on MNF and they are 9th?

    You have five teams ranked ahead of them who have one loss.

    Last week you said that the Falcons would not get any respect until they commanded it. Did you mean at gun point or on the football field?

  16. neurosports says: Sep 18, 2012 11:18 AM

    What am I missing? 9ers, Texans, Falcons… then, Ravens… then, the rest. Vikes are the worst (and I am a fan). Franchise is garbage, coach is pathetic, defense needs to start over, no threat over 10 yards, bonehead mistakes, masters of the choke. The sad thing is Ponder looks really good, especially when he has more than 2 seconds of protection. We are at least 5 years from being relevant again. Sucks

  17. jimirsayjunior says: Sep 18, 2012 11:24 AM

    Wow, so has our owner’s tweeting really given the colts that bad of an image?

  18. bucrightoff says: Sep 18, 2012 11:25 AM

    Boy you guys have a massive hard-on for the Panthers. The Bucs destroy them, stay in front of them. They beat a horrific New Orleans D and now they jump like 10 spots? What does Cam Newtons jock strap taste like just out of curiousity?

  19. sgtdiver says: Sep 18, 2012 11:26 AM

    As a lions fan we might be too high. As of right now we have regressed. Stafford has to play better or this will be a long season

  20. dvdman123 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:28 AM

    Just ask the Giants if they care where they are ranked right now? I believe last year they were in the 20’s around this time and we know how that turned out. The Cardinals will be on top when in matters most, in February 2013.

  21. dvdman123 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:32 AM

    Help me understand how beating the Broncos by only 6 points AT HOME when they gave you 4 gifts early is a major accomplishment? The Falcons are still the Falcons….enough said.

  22. tennis22drew says: Sep 18, 2012 11:33 AM

    Alex Smith moves to .500 for his career. I never could have imagined the path he has taken but I’m sure pulling for him now. Go Niners!

  23. mazblast says: Sep 18, 2012 11:36 AM

    Ralph Wilson’s heirs probably wouldn’t mind selling the Chiefs after he passes, since Ralph owns the Bills.

  24. bubba9er says: Sep 18, 2012 11:36 AM

    I feel like I did as a kid in the 1980’s. A lot of people thought the 49ers would start 0-2 against a couple of 5k yard passers from a season ago. Their performances against these two teams have solidified them as the best team in the NFL right now. For now. As unspectacular as Alex Smith is, a lot of teams could do a lot worse than the 2005 49ers “bust”.

  25. bluefan204 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    The Eagles are #4 because they squeaked past the #32 ranked Browns, and got a gift from the refs in the Ravens game because they took a TD away from Baltimore? Get off Philly’s jock already. They’re the proverbial bridesmaids, and everyone outside of Philly knows it.

  26. lightcleric says: Sep 18, 2012 11:42 AM

    “blueprint for beating Peyton Manning”

    Cross your fingers and hopes he throws like Tebow for a quarter?

  27. techstar25 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:44 AM

    What exactly do the Cardinals have to do to get ranked above the Patriots? They met on the field, played a game of football, and the Cards proved to be the better football team. It’s not like they played a game of rock/paper/scissors. They played 60 minutes of football. When a team beats another team, that means they are better.
    For as bad as the college AP poll is, at least the voters understand that if Team A beats Team B, then Team A should be ranked higher regardless of how good they were last year or the reputation of the program.

  28. thepvyharvin says: Sep 18, 2012 11:45 AM

    So when the Vikings beat the 49ers do they crack the top 20?

  29. trollhammer20 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:45 AM

    You put the Eagles, who have won two games by a total of two points (including barely beating the #32 on your list, and getting some help from the replacement officials in their other win), at #4, but the Cardinals, who you claim could “just as easily be 0-2″, at #12?

    Those teams play in Phoenix this Sunday. One of them will be 3-0. Given how well they play in Arizona, I would not be willing to bet that it won’t be the Arizona Cardinals.

  30. minnesconsin says: Sep 18, 2012 11:46 AM

    First reaction as a Packers fan was that #3 is too high — but looking at the rest of the teams, I guess I can’t really argue.

    The Niners are the only team in the league that looks “complete” at this point in the season. Houston has looked good against 2 pretty awful teams.

  31. flash1283 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:56 AM

    techstar25 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:44 AM

    What exactly do the Cardinals have to do to get ranked above the Patriots? They met on the field, played a game of football, and the Cards proved to be the better football team. It’s not like they played a game of rock/paper/scissors. They played 60 minutes of football. When a team beats another team, that means they are better.
    For as bad as the college AP poll is, at least the voters understand that if Team A beats Team B, then Team A should be ranked higher regardless of how good they were last year or the reputation of the program.

    The Browns beat NE a couple of years ago, does that mean they are better or did they just play better that day.

    Buffalo beat NE in week 3 last year and we all saw how it ended for Buffalo.

    Lets be honest, these 2 teams play 10 times NE is winning 9 of them.

  32. icanspeel says: Sep 18, 2012 11:57 AM

    Power Rankings are entertaining, but the way people argue them you’d think they actually meant something

  33. lazershow15 says: Sep 18, 2012 11:59 AM

    allinblindsevenduece says: Sep 18, 2012 11:11 AM

    I am pretty sure Ralph Wilson owns the Bills not the Cheifs. Maybe I missed something

    It’s a joke about how the Bills have owned the Chiefs as of late. If the Bills own the Chiefs and Ralph Wilson owns the Bills, then he also owns the Chiefs. Get it???

  34. mazblast says: Sep 18, 2012 12:00 PM

    “Patriots: Gostkowski picked the worst possible time to kick like Vanderjagt.”

    That depends on your point of view regarding the Patriots, Cardinals, or both.

  35. baymac408 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:01 PM

    This is a testament to all the years NINER fans put in!!!!

  36. mymanmccoy says: Sep 18, 2012 12:04 PM

    Total Browns hating here. Seriously, #32 for a team that turned it around bigger than any other team since week 1? Somebody had a sale on jager when you wrote this one.

  37. starderup says: Sep 18, 2012 12:05 PM

    How do the Ravens end up at #6? Unibrow looked totally lost at the end of their last game.
    That should have easy to hold onto a lead, and even not that hard to regain it after they blew it.

  38. yaryers says: Sep 18, 2012 12:06 PM

    Broncofanatic7 says:
    Sep 18, 2012 11:12 AM
    This list is such a joke… you have the Chargers who have beaten the Raiders and the Titans, ahead of the AZ CArds who have beaten the Seahawks and Patriots?! Wow…
    Then you have 1-1 teams ahead of 2-0 teams like the Falcons??
    I like looking at Power Rankings, but I think I’ll check out ESPN or something to get a better viewpoint.

    —–

    So are you saying your Broncos shouldn’t be ahead of my Chargers?

    Why do people get so up in arms about power rankings? WHO CARES!

  39. eventhorizon04 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:06 PM

    “The Falcons destroy KC on the road and then embarass Peyton on MNF and they are 9th? ”

    Falcons did destroy KC…but so did the Buffalo Bills (who were destroyed by the Jets).

    Peyton was embarrassed, but the Broncos were a TD away from winning in the end – not exactly a blowout win.

  40. Ryan says: Sep 18, 2012 12:07 PM

    No. 25 The Colts is one of the funniest things I have read in a while. You guys are awesome.

  41. mightyleemoon says: Sep 18, 2012 12:08 PM

    I’m convinced that they don’t put any actual thought into these and just slam their face on their keyboards and accept whatever output comes of it.

  42. dukemarc says: Sep 18, 2012 12:10 PM

    I’m a Packers fan and the Falcons should be ranked in from of Green Bay right now. Terrible list once again, Mike.

  43. sisqsage says: Sep 18, 2012 12:11 PM

    What do you mean “temporarily” for the Skins? With those devastating injuries on defense to two of their best players, they are toast for 2012.

  44. coltsluckdynasty says: Sep 18, 2012 12:13 PM

    Come on florio, you’re better than that, mocking Irsay, is old at this point. It was funny the first 150 times you did it, but now it’s obvious that you are getting a little unprofessional with it. I also wouldn’t talk about unibrows, because someone on PFT’s staff has eyebrow issues!
    Week 2 nfl coverage power rankings
    1. Mike Florio- being challenged weekly, fights off everyone.
    2. Adam Schefter- his only downfall is he works at ESPN
    3. John Clayton- obviously his geekiness, and awesome commercial keep him in the top 5
    4. Jason la Canfora- CBS is paying big time, but overpaying like for Kevin KOLB?
    5. Peter king- he is always a top 5, he fluctuates, depending on who he decides to cover. Always a top 5, but will have to improve to surpass florio.
    6. For my fantasy teams- Matthew Berry- love/hate him, he does a great job analyzing.
    Needs help cracking the top 5- chris mortensen, now that polian isn’t a GM your reporting is stale, and you have no inside info. Jim Rome- since stern put you in your place, you have become weak, and no longer have the likes of chris Everett to bail you out.

  45. eddardofthehousestark says: Sep 18, 2012 12:13 PM

    Too lazy to look it up, but I hope the 49ers and Texans play each other this year in the regular season. If not, it would make for an interesting super bowl. I think the Texans are a solid team, but I’d like to see what they can do against some better competition, I think that’s the big difference between the two teams so far. San Fran has beat 2 playoff teams from last year, while Houston has beat two teams at the bottom of the barrel. That doesn’t mean Houston is overrated, it just means they haven’t been tested yet.

  46. geniusfan says: Sep 18, 2012 12:14 PM

    The only teams in the NFL that have wins as impressive as the Eagles are the 49ers and Cardinals. The Eagles beat the Ravens they gained the most offensive yards against the Ravens defense since 2010. Michael Vick had the first 300 yard passing game against the Ravens defense in the last 20 games.

    By the way the Browns offense didn’t look inept and shut down when they were not facing the Eagles defense. Brandon Weeden’s QB rating shot up by over 100 this week. The Eagles defense is ranked in the top five, the Eagles offense is ranked number one in the NFL.

    Let’s here some real facts instead of hate on why the Eagles don’t deserve their spot.

  47. ahs2 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:15 PM

    Well I’m a Lions fan and as far as how you have them ranked…..I agree with you Mike, without reservation, especially as far as the terrible secondary. Well said, thety look the exact same except that my qb looks uncharacteristically shakey…

  48. somekat says: Sep 18, 2012 12:16 PM

    The comment for the Saints was a classic

  49. sj39 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:25 PM

    Poor 9er fans, being set up for such a let down.

  50. stujo4 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:27 PM

    Ok, I promise I won’t use the word f8twa anymore. Clark Hunt hired Pioli, who is killing the Chiefs.

  51. bigsuede says: Sep 18, 2012 12:35 PM

    NE, Philly and NYG are all WAYYYYY OVERRATED. East coast bias continues. None of these three are going to make the playoffs-

    And shockingly- the NFC West is a beast of a division. It is the return of the defense to the NFL.

  52. fmwarner says: Sep 18, 2012 12:47 PM

    I don’t think the Eagles should be #4, but anyone who says the referees gifted them the Ravens game didn’t watch it. That game was horribly reffed equally and neither team wound up with an advantage.

  53. igotgamenj says: Sep 18, 2012 12:54 PM

    Miami hasn’t allowed an opposing running back to crack 100 yards in 16 straight games, the NFL’s longest current streak

  54. mlrussy says: Sep 18, 2012 12:54 PM

    As already commented, it took Peyton a little over a quarter to find success against the ‘blueprint’….with a new team…after over a year away from playing meaningful football. I may be too much of a half glass full guy, but I think he’ll make the necessary adjustments moving forward.

  55. ambitoos says: Sep 18, 2012 1:06 PM

    The Chargers are 2-0 and lead the division. How can they be ranked below the Broncos. That makes no sense. Your power rankings are ridiculous.

  56. tdubdizzle says: Sep 18, 2012 1:16 PM

    You’re wrong about the Raiders, you’re all wrong!

  57. axespray says: Sep 18, 2012 1:28 PM

    i wouldn’t wanna peak early… better to get on a roll late.

  58. justwinbaby29 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:36 PM

    Any raider fan who wants hue Jackson back can’t see the forest through the trees. Give Reggie time to rebuild this mess.

  59. contrasuxbalz says: Sep 18, 2012 1:38 PM

    dukemarc says: Sep 18, 2012 12:10 PM

    I’m a Packers fan and the Falcons should be ranked in from of Green Bay right now. Terrible list once again, Mike.
    ___________________
    I cant even read this without laughing! Hilarious. The Falcons really?

  60. WestCoastVet says: Sep 18, 2012 1:39 PM

    Feels so good to be back on top after so many years

  61. johnschatzan says: Sep 18, 2012 1:40 PM

    He said Ralph Wilson owns the chiefs cause bills have lost one game against chiefs all time. It was a joke.

    As far as the rankings go they are horrid. Eagles nearly lost to
    The browns had a linebacker not had hands of stone they would be and a call gone the other way in the ravens game they would undoubtedly be 0-2. Number 4??? Lol and cardinals defense was one of the best in the league last year if you forgot they won like 6 in a row to end the year. And now they beat two good teams and nothing? I’m a bills fan. They’re ranking is about right. Bottom 12 of the league.

  62. phillyphannn83 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:46 PM

    For all the Eagles haters…

    Do you REALLY think they’re going to throw 96 ints in one season?? C’mon there isn’t enough drugs in the world to make anyone actually believe that. Once they stop the turnovers they’ll be blowing teams out. They didn’t BARELY win those games, they ALMOST lost games they were dominating. Look at the stats, top 5 D and #1 offense against two more-than-decent defenses.

    You have to look beyond the score to properly analyze a team. I didn’t know that was rocket science.

  63. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 18, 2012 1:49 PM

    Dolphins number 26? I’m shocked! based on PFT’s articles and comments they were the worst team ever in the history of the NFL.

  64. chrisvegas says: Sep 18, 2012 1:55 PM

    Power rankings really don’t mean much to me, especially after two weeks. For those of you who say the Eagles don’t belong as high as they are the same people who claimed the Ravens would blow the Eagles out on Sunday. Then when the Eagles beat the Ravens, you changed your tune to the Ravens are overrated. Hate the Eagles all you want but if you look at the talent level on that team and the fact that they are 2-0 despite playing poor offensively, how can you not see this team is for real? Not to mention, Andy Reid teams don’t ever play on all cylinders until December. The Eagles are a top team in the NFL right now as they have a much improved defense and tons of weapons on offense. Hate all you want, but don’t let your hatred dictate your opinion.

  65. daysend564 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:58 PM

    Redskins at #16?

    They beat the 0-2 Saints and lost to the Rams.

    They also lost Carricker and Orakpo for the season. They will fall swiftly.

  66. texanssteve says: Sep 18, 2012 2:01 PM

    phillyphannn83 says:
    Sep 18, 2012 1:46 PM
    For all the Eagles haters…

    Do you REALLY think they’re going to throw 96 ints in one season?? C’mon there isn’t enough drugs in the world to make anyone actually believe that. Once they stop the turnovers they’ll be blowing teams out. They didn’t BARELY win those games, they ALMOST lost games they were dominating. Look at the stats, top 5 D and #1 offense against two more-than-decent defenses.

    You have to look beyond the score to properly analyze a team. I didn’t know that was rocket science.
    *********************
    Actually, philly is not even close to the number one offense. Just because you have more total yards doesn’t make you number 1. Points per game and time of possesion matter way more and they’re tied for 26th in points/game. And what makes you think Vick won’t keep turning the ball over. He threw 14 picks last year and thats with him throwing less times than 20 other starters in the league. Some threw over 200 more times than he did and had less interceptions than he did and lets not talk about fumbles

  67. torontofalcon says: Sep 18, 2012 2:37 PM

    How in gods name are the steelers ravens eagles and giants better then ATL this season. Pats and packers are debatable but really who comes up with this list. Manning owns the steelers but then manning gets owned by atl great logic there

  68. goldensuneagle says: Sep 18, 2012 3:05 PM

    Eagles should be 7-8 imo as an Eagles’ fan. Not enough on offense, but their defense has looked pretty good and is much improved than last year. Tenacity is different and have an actual leader to follow. They could be really good on both sides if they stop the turnovers, but I’m not sure if Vick will ever do that. Hopefully it’s a rust thing, but it wasn’t all Vick on the turnovers this week.

    As for the Cardinals, the only reason I see them not being ranked higher is because their offense has looked porous from what I’ve seen. Can’t be giving one of, if not the best, receiver in the game one catch. Their defense is pretty much legitimate though, and they’ll go as it goes.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles lost to the Cardinals if the offense continues this way, but I don’t know if the Cardinals have enough to hold up with an improved defense.

  69. staffordsyear says: Sep 18, 2012 3:15 PM

    The way the lions have looked the first 2 weeks im more than happy being at 14.

  70. washstnative says: Sep 18, 2012 3:26 PM

    Week 18
    1. 49ers
    2. Seattle Seahawks
    3. Arizona Cardinals
    NFC West is in BEAST MODE
    Get your Skittles….

  71. chrisvegas says: Sep 18, 2012 3:35 PM

    @Texansteve-

    Actually if the Eagles don’t turn the ball over they are Easily a top three offense. Even with the turnovers they are still a top ten offense. It isn’t unreasonable to conclude that the Eagles have a chance at finishing in the top 5 in both offense and defense this year. This team can be scary if they can stop taking bad penalties and stop turning the ball over.

  72. gobills2012 says: Sep 18, 2012 4:47 PM

    at least some of us get it: Ralph Wilson owns two teams: the Bills and by virtue of that the Chiefs as well (since the Bills own them)

  73. jbaxt says: Sep 18, 2012 5:51 PM

    So, based on KC’s performance it’s Todd Haley who was righting the ship in KC. Sorry Todd, Pioli’s a goon. There are 2 “i’s” in Pioli, he’s more important than everyone times two.

  74. kev86 says: Sep 18, 2012 6:28 PM

    Eli and the Giants can beat any if these teams. Repeat!

  75. tsutton84 says: Sep 18, 2012 9:29 PM

    The Top Three: Niners, Texans and Falcons.

    Too high: Patriots*, Ravens and Eagles.

    Too low: Cardinals, Seahawks and Bengals.

  76. meytonpanning says: Sep 18, 2012 9:40 PM

    I gotta say I agree with these power rankings. Most accurate one yet, but… The Giants should be lower (and I’m a Manning/Giants/Colts fan)

  77. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 18, 2012 10:09 PM

    meytonpanning says: Sep 18, 2012 9:40 PM

    I gotta say I agree with these power rankings. Most accurate one yet, but… The Giants should be lower (and I’m a Manning/Giants/Colts fan)
    —–

    Can’t be.

  78. mazblast says: Sep 18, 2012 10:27 PM

    “Miami hasn’t allowed an opposing running back to crack 100 yards in 16 straight games, the NFL’s longest current streak”

    I’m sure that is a great comfort to Dolphin fans. Citing that useless statistic reminds me of the stuff Bengal apologists spent the 1990s and early 2000s coming up with to “prove” their team “isn’t that bad”.

    As for the Power Rankings themselves, I don’t pay much attention to them until around Week 9. Until then, IMO there is insufficient data from the current year, too much influence from previous years, and the serendipity of the schedule (one team playing the tough part of their schedule while another gets the relative creampuffs). Come November, we have a better idea of where teams really stack up.

  79. JC De La Torre says: Sep 19, 2012 12:25 AM

    Okay, let me get this straight – Tampa dominated #13 and had #8 on the ropes on the road before a late fourth quarter comeback.

    Yet they are only 22. Yet the Redskins lose to the RAMS….the RAMS and they’re 16?

  80. passerby23 says: Sep 19, 2012 12:29 AM

    Those arguing the Chargers should not be ahead of the Cardinals need only look at two facts:

    1) The Chargers’ wins were two convincing blowouts, while the Cardinals were two tight affairs (yes, I understand the quality of competition but a convincing win is a convincing win).

    2) The Cardinals are a terrible fumble, a phantom holding call negating a touchdown, and a horribly blown field goal away from losing to New England.

    When the Chargers stop blowing teams out and the Cardinals keep showing their first two wins weren’t flukes, I will put put the Cardinals in the mix.

  81. boltsmobilecutlasssupreme says: Sep 19, 2012 1:39 AM

    NE has only beat the Titans and are ranked 5, but the chargers have beat “no one”(Titans,Oakland) and are ranked 11.

  82. nickynick04 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:07 AM

    THE EAGLES !
    Come on man…They had a one point win over the worse team in the league….and were lucky to get that….The ” Dynasty ” as Vick puts it is pathetic…..seriously come one….and they were fortunite to beat the Ravens by one point
    8 and 8 at best

  83. 52willis says: Sep 19, 2012 6:28 PM

    Best Power rankings ever, very good spot on #9 Falcons,The Gruden nickname
    49ers will win 3 out of next 5 superbowls
    GO NINERS!!!

  84. cowboys1988 says: Sep 19, 2012 7:24 PM

    U guys are stupid, the giants lost to the cowboys and should of lost to the bucs but theyre number 8 and eagles should of lost to the browns and beat the ravens (which i admit was a good win) but still way too high. My honest opinion is:

    1. 49ers
    2. Packers
    3. Falcons
    4. Texans
    5. Ravens

  85. randy8123 says: Sep 20, 2012 2:52 PM

    Oooh because the Bills owned the Chiefs. That took me far too long.

  86. cow395 says: Sep 21, 2012 3:05 PM

    Eagles got number #4 because they had 9 turnovers in 2 games and managed to win. and there defense has vastly improved. But i am an eagles fan, and they allways seem to piss me off so we’ll see =)

  87. mazblast says: Sep 21, 2012 4:38 PM

    Is winning in spite of a high number of turnovers supposed to be some sort of badge of honor? Do they qualify for a higher rating because of that?

    Reminds me of pitchers who get raved about for getting out of bases-loaded, nobody-out jams that they got themselves into, while the guys who quietly get them out one-two-three are ignored.

  88. elibestqbever says: Sep 21, 2012 5:08 PM

    Anyone who says Giants are over rated don’t understand football. The fact they aren’t 1 is kinda funny. Best coach best qb best d-line. Also regular season record means nooooooothing. The giants can beat anyone anywhere when the games matter. You can’t say that about a lot of team e.i. Eagles, Falcons, Texans, 49ers, Ravens, Dallas, ect ect

  89. atacoshipinaseaofwhitesauce says: Sep 22, 2012 10:52 PM

    There is a more accurate power rankings available. In fact, it’s infallible, it has never been wrong

    It’s called the Standings.

  90. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:24 AM

    Haha 24

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