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Week Four power rankings

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1. Texans (five first-place votes):  On Monday night, Jets fans will witness “ground and pound” in a very different way than they ever envisioned.

2. Falcons:  The road to the Superdome will be going through the Georgia Dome.

3. Ravens:  A showdown with the Texans is inching closer and closer.  Contusions are likely.

4. 49ers:  Maybe they should have built that new stadium in Youngstown.

5. Cardinals:  Only one stat matters.  Points scored vs. points allowed.

6. Patriots:  The offense finally has found the accelerator.  And the pedal is pressed to the metal.

7. Packers:  The offense is getting closer to finding the accelerate.  And the pedal will be pressed to the metal.

8. Bears:  In Jay Cutler’s defense, there’s a good chance Mike Tice ripped one before sitting on the bench.

9. Eagles:  This year, Fly, Eagles Fly! will depend on their ability to Run, Eagles Run!

10. Giants:  If we’re going to worship Eli Manning every time he pulls out a late win, we need to at least mention when he fails.

11. Broncos:  If torching the Raiders means Peyton Manning is Peyton Freaking Manning, then Ryan Tannehill is Dan Freaking Marino.

12. Vikings:  Unlike last year, the Vikings know how to build a lead — and how to hold a lead.

13. Bengals:  This team can go as far as A.J. Green can take them, which is potentially very far.

14. Chargers:  Norv Turner finally realizes how ridiculous he sounded when talking about making Ryan Mathews a workhorse.

15. Rams:  From Cortnoris to Legatron, the Rams are leading the NFC West in great nicknames.

16. Seahawks:  The team that rounds out the top half of the rankings is technically in last place in its division.

17. Bills:  G.M. Buddy Nix said in August that the Patriots don’t scare him.  (Sometimes, there’s no need for a punchline.)

18. Steelers:  There’s a chance this team simply isn’t as good as they think they are.

19. Cowboys:  Tony Romo tabled contract talks so it wouldn’t become a distraction.  If he hadn’t, maybe he would have thrown eight interceptions on Monday night.

20. Redskins:  A dramatic ending doesn’t completely obscure the collapse that preceded it.

21. Panthers:  A team that has nothing to lose can’t afford to play like it has something to lose.

22. Jets:  A team that has everything to lose is playing like it’s already lost everything.

23. Buccaneers:  A team that loses 13 of 14 games shouldn’t be surprised when it loses customers.

24. Titans:  Losing Jake Locker for a few weeks could help the guy who lost his job to Locker win it back.

25. Lions:  The losing likely will continue for the Lions.

26. Colts:  Regardless of team allegiance, every NFL fan should be a Chuck Pagano fan.

27. Chiefs:  The Brady Quinn era finally could be coming.  Don’t blink.

28. Saints:  The scoreboard says World 4, Saints 0.

29. Jaguars:  So when does that train leave the station again?

30. Dolphins:  But for that collapse against the Cardinals, the Fins would be in a four-way tie for first place.

31. Raiders:  The fact that they somehow beat the Steelers is the only thing keeping the Raiders out of the basement.

32. Browns:  Maybe Jimmy Haslam now hopes he isn’t approved to become the team’s owner.

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94 Responses to “Week Four power rankings”
  1. southpaw2k says: Oct 2, 2012 12:05 PM

    The next four games for the Ravens are @ KC, vs Dallas, @ Houston, and @ Cleveland, with a bye in between Houston and Cleveland. I would happily accept going 3-1 in that stretch, which I think is pretty possible. That game at Houston is going to be a bloodbath, but I’d rather wait for Suggs to come back in time for the team’s first game against Pittsburgh on Nov 18.

  2. rockthered1286 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:09 PM

    No qualms here. Texans are an all around superior team right now.

    And the Jets…well fans better start watching a ton of USC and FSU games. Odds are your new QB is on one of these 2 teams. And I’m praying they go for the overhyped Barkley to follow in former USC QB Sanchize’s footsteps…

  3. bmorefalcon says: Oct 2, 2012 12:10 PM

    How bad are the Saints when the only way they move up the power rankings is by not losing as badly as the week before?

  4. pottymouth777 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:11 PM

    Come on! ‘Skins should be at least 18 or 19!

  5. hehateme2 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:12 PM

    What a fraud! To havc the jets anywhere but the bottom is delusional. Who is playing more pathetic ball than them?
    Answer: nobody!

  6. carnival88 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:12 PM

    Bills at 17? Give me a break. They beat two terrible teams and got man handled by the crappy Jets. How can you rank a team that high that gave up 45 points at home, in the 2nd half!

    Go Pats

  7. yelix says: Oct 2, 2012 12:13 PM

    Chiefs are way too high. They should be at least 35.

  8. fargo49er says: Oct 2, 2012 12:13 PM

    Seriously #12 for the vikings! Should’ve lost to the Jags, lost to the Colts, absolute fluke victory off of the 9ers…with lucky 4th and goal miracle catches, non-called offensive pass interference in the end zone, and lucky non turnovers! And a win to the lowly lions because of two special teams td’s! Give me a break! This team will be lucky to have 6 total wins this year!

  9. palpablyunfairact says: Oct 2, 2012 12:13 PM

    Finally got the Eagles in the right spot.

  10. dolphinatic1978 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:16 PM

    The Dolphins lost games that you predicted they lose but not in the fashion as the last two games were in OT. They are the best 1 – 3 team out there and some out the Saints are still ranked higher….. THEY LOST TO THE CHIEFS!!!

  11. rainponcho87 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:20 PM

    Seems way premature to say NFC championship game goes through Atlanta.

  12. starderup says: Oct 2, 2012 12:20 PM

    Falcons are running away with the NFC South. Looking forward to thrashing the cheating bagheads in their own house.

  13. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 2, 2012 12:21 PM

    Once the Redskins shock the world by beating the Falcons, they’ll be a few spots higher next week

  14. myvickinabox14 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:21 PM

    23 is to high for the Jets. And at least the Eagles broke the top 10. Climb Eagles Climb!

  15. coonsqualler says: Oct 2, 2012 12:23 PM

    32. Browns: Maybe Jimmy Haslam now hopes he isn’t approved to become the team’s owner.

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    Mike you are an A$$. We know our team sucks, You don’t always have to rub it in! Have you ever said anything nice about Cleveland or the Fans?

    Just Sayin’…Go Brownies!!

  16. danthman42 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:27 PM

    the fact that some people (though not myself) put stock in your opinions when you have the bills, bucs, chiefs, and jaguars ranked ahead of the dolphins is the height of hilarity.

    i can’t wait for your prediction of a CIN-MIA final score of 27-6 bengals, followed by a 24-21 game (assuming MIA keeps CIN in the game with several turnovers despite amassing 450 yards of offense) decided by whether or not carpenter makes a field goal.

  17. spavs412 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:30 PM

    Pgh d is soft but 15 I would say still top 10 putting pgh then the jets has to be a joke! We haven’t won in Oakland or Denver since the 8th grade picnic

  18. theuglitruth says: Oct 2, 2012 12:32 PM

    Speaking the truth about the “Cardinals: Only one stat matters. Points scored vs. points allowed.”. That’s why they play the games!

  19. brazzz01 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:32 PM

    I think that Ravens defense has issues until Suggs comes back. I wouldn’t put them ahead of the Cardinals or the 49ers for that reason.

  20. chrisvegas says: Oct 2, 2012 12:34 PM

    Oh no the Eagles are in the top ten… All the Eagles haters will be hanging themselves. I’ll tell you what the Eagles are 10-1 when McCoy touches the ball 20 times or more. If they keep running the ball and eliminate turnovers they will be one hard team to beat.

  21. sterilizecromartie says: Oct 2, 2012 12:34 PM

    I still have a hard time putting a team that has Drew Brees as their QB in the bottom 5 of any power rankings. I’m a Colts fan, but even I know that the Saints would rip them if they played right now on a neutral field.

  22. sorrythatusrnamealreadyexists says: Oct 2, 2012 12:35 PM

    C’mon the Dolphins are better than 30th.

  23. ihaterogergoodell says: Oct 2, 2012 12:36 PM

    This is a fair list.

  24. ravenator says: Oct 2, 2012 12:37 PM

    Steelers are a joke.

  25. geniusfan says: Oct 2, 2012 12:42 PM

    “If we’re going to worship Eli Manning every time he pulls out a late win, we need to at least mention when he fails.”

    Thank you. He failed last week the Eagles defense tricked him and got him to throw a pick to DRC that needs to be mentioned.

    Oh and don’t tell anybody but Michael Vick outplayed Eli Manning in the 4th quarter. He has three fourth quarter comebacks in four games (Manning didn’t do that last year) two of which came against top ten teams in these power rankings the Ravens and Giants.

  26. omegaprime77 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:47 PM

    The Jags, Dolphins, and Raiders all have wins, they should all be ahead of the Saints who have none. I’m not too sure the Browns wouldn’t pull of a win against them. I mean, they did lose to the Chiefs. See what happens when you can’t cheat anymore, you can win anymore.

  27. lbpackfan says: Oct 2, 2012 12:48 PM

    2. Falcons: The road to the Superdome will be going through the Georgia Dome.

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    That worked out well in 2010…

  28. macjacmccoy says: Oct 2, 2012 12:49 PM

    Romo 8 ints 2 fumbles has more turnovers then Vick just saying.

  29. brazzz01 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:49 PM

    Pats are definitely top 10…but #6 might be a little generous. The OL and secondary still have some issues. Lets see how they do against Peyton Manning this weekend.

    And I’m a Pats fan.

  30. thedreamcomparison says: Oct 2, 2012 12:50 PM

    “Only one stat matters. Points scored vs. points allowed.”

    Actually that is kind of meaningless. There are quite a few teams in the NFL with winning records right now, and they have given up more total points than they have scored.

  31. prince5000 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:52 PM

    the jags, chiefs, and saints are better than miami?

  32. contra74 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:52 PM

    You still have the Packers listed too high.

  33. autumnwind999 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:52 PM

    Hue Jackson’s stock as a head coach, or at minimum offensive coordinator should be soaring right now, considering the Raiders had a bottom-3 offense for several years before his arrival, rocketed up to top 10 immediately upon his arrival, and is immediately back down to bottom 3 upon his departure.

    Mark Davis basically fumbled away the winning touchdown on his first pro play with that decision.

  34. cali49er707 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:53 PM

    Nobody will remember come playoff time who was ranked #1 in week #4, #5, or week#6.

    I just want my team #1 by the time February comes!!!!

  35. tatatoothy says: Oct 2, 2012 12:55 PM

    Bills at #17 is optimistic at best.

    Another 6 wins season is all this team has in store. Sadly, the losing will never end so long as this franchis is in Buffalo.

    And I have been a Bills fan my entire life. I simply cannot continue down this path of misery.

  36. Kreedos says: Oct 2, 2012 12:59 PM

    Cards in the top 5…not mad at all at that #BirdGang #RedSea

  37. khennigan says: Oct 2, 2012 1:00 PM

    I would put money on the Brownies beating the Jets right now.

  38. joserodriguez1411 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:02 PM

    The dolphins lost two game because of missed FG
    if the pats were 1-3 and lost two games because of miss FG you would say they are a great team with some bad luck………
    it would be nice to have like unbiased opinions

    I while your at it go ahead and power rank QB’s
    1.Tim tebow

  39. lambeauphan says: Oct 2, 2012 1:04 PM

    In Jay Cutler’s defense, there’s a good chance Mike Tice ripped one before sitting on the bench.

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    A+

  40. scytherius says: Oct 2, 2012 1:06 PM

    This Packers fan says . . . good rankings. Looks about right to me.

  41. dukemarc says: Oct 2, 2012 1:10 PM

    2. Falcons: The road to the Superdome will be going through the Georgia Dome.
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    Which will scare exactly none of the NFC playoff teams.

  42. sudz28 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:12 PM

    I wish I could argue that the Steelers should be higher than #18, but I can’t. I do, however argue against the Rams and the Bills being higher than they are.

    How are the Ratbirds 6 places ahead of the team that beat them!?!?

  43. sterilizecromartie says: Oct 2, 2012 1:15 PM

    @ rockthered1286

    The Jets aren’t getting anywhere near Barkley unless they have the #1 overall pick.

  44. notrelated says: Oct 2, 2012 1:29 PM

    “Only one stat matters. Points scored vs. points allowed.”

    No, that’s not the only stat that matters.

  45. bmorefalcon says: Oct 2, 2012 1:30 PM

    lbpackfan says:
    Oct 2, 2012 12:48 PM
    2. Falcons: The road to the Superdome will be going through the Georgia Dome.

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    That worked out well in 2010…

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    Oh man, that is an awesome observation. Original too. 2 points for you…oh, the Giants game! We only scored two points. Man, the jokes keep on coming.

    Seriously though, we are undefeated this year.

    You just got to .500.

  46. footballfan01 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:31 PM

    The Ravens defense has been exposed as mediocre without Suggs and Pagano. Eventually, Flacco will start choking like he did against the Jaguars on MNF last year.

  47. londonfletcher59 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:38 PM

    Please explain to me how the team who is #1 rushing and #3 in total offense, who has the same record as half of the top 10, is sitting at 20?? And don’t give me the “defense” excuse, because the Pack’s D was ranked, what, 29th last year? Don’t quote me on the 29th, but it was close to it.

  48. southpaw2k says: Oct 2, 2012 1:41 PM

    sudz28 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 1:12 PM
    I wish I could argue that the Steelers should be higher than #18, but I can’t. I do, however argue against the Rams and the Bills being higher than they are.

    How are the Ratbirds 6 places ahead of the team that beat them!?!?

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    Probably because the Ravens are still the overall better team than the Eagles. Using your logic, the Raiders are clearly a better team than the Steelers. Are you ready to stick to that too?

  49. rockthered1286 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:44 PM

    brazzz01 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 12:32 PM
    I think that Ravens defense has issues until Suggs comes back. I wouldn’t put them ahead of the Cardinals or the 49ers for that reason.
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    Yes because there’s clearly only one side of the ball that matters…

    Flacco- 1,269 yds, 7 TD’s, 1 rush TD, 3 INT’s.
    Rice- 64 carries, 317 yds, 3 TDs. 22 rec, 174 yds.

    Explosive offense. Neither the Cards or the 9ers are on that level. It’s also worth noting that the Ravens only loss was by 1 point (on a terrible OPI call by replacement refs), where the 9ers got blown out by the Vikes and Arizona barely beat a lowly Miami team that took OT.

  50. orangeclipper says: Oct 2, 2012 1:45 PM

    The Cardinals are way over rated. Luck only goes so far.
    Lets see how they are after 8 or so games

  51. lowellrikert71 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:47 PM

    Texans may stay at #1 for a long time

  52. bobnelsonjr says: Oct 2, 2012 1:50 PM

    LOL the vikings at #12!!

    You sure have a sense of humor.
    They got lucky to go to overtime against the Jaguars (29th), got beat by the 26th ranked Colts, and won against the Lions (25th) because of 2 fluke plays.

    If they didn’t play the Bears and Packers every year, nobody would ever see them on national television.

  53. gochargersgo says: Oct 2, 2012 1:53 PM

    2-2 Broncos ahead of the 3-1 Chargers? Based on????

  54. bosfaninva says: Oct 2, 2012 1:59 PM

    I would agree that 6 might be a bit high for the Pats at this point, but you know, looking at the teams just below them, it’s hard to make a case for any of them as being better right now.

    There might be a silver lining in the Hernandez injury — more touches for Ridley and Bolden. Then when he gets back, the Pats will be even harder to stop.

  55. bosfaninva says: Oct 2, 2012 2:01 PM

    PS can we officially retire “Ground and pound”?

    PPS how great was it to see both Rex and Rob Ryan get utterly dumptrucked in the same weekend?

  56. thevelvetglove says: Oct 2, 2012 2:01 PM

    Best teams in football.

    Bears, Packers, Giants.

    Everyone else is a pretender who is still asleep.

  57. megadethgod says: Oct 2, 2012 2:05 PM

    Just once I would like to see the ‘Skins above the ‘Girls.

  58. westclaims says: Oct 2, 2012 2:07 PM

    Do you know how hard it must be for this site to show the Cards at #5?

    After the first loss by the Cardinals, they will drop them to # 15-18, watch.

    And of course, they have the Niners one slot above the Cards. That is a personal jab by the author.

    4-0 > 3-1. Simple math. Can’t wait for the Niners to play the Patriots. Then we will see. And, the Niners get them at home instead of on the road.

  59. broncobeta says: Oct 2, 2012 2:12 PM

    11. Broncos: If torching the Raiders means Peyton Manning is Peyton Freaking Manning, then Ryan Tannehill is Dan Freaking Marino.
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    Dan Marino would have thrown a pick in OT against the Cards?

  60. megadethgod says: Oct 2, 2012 2:15 PM

    to londonfletcher59:

    Yeah, I hear where you are coming from, BUT, we beat an 0-4 saints team, and 1-3 Bucs team. Barely!! Championship teams can have a bad defense, but not a terrible defense. The Redskins defense is terrible. I am just as big a fan as you are, but I am also realistic. Let them win a game or two against a quality opponent then bitch about where they are ranked.
    Again, I just wish for once they were above Dallas.

  61. dvdman123 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:17 PM

    The Falcon’s will finish 13-3 and get knocked out (again) in their first playoff game. It’s just in their playoff genes. They always choke in the playoffs. Same players, coaching staff equal same results……LOSS.

  62. EJ says: Oct 2, 2012 2:19 PM

    sudz28 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 1:12 PM
    I wish I could argue that the Steelers should be higher than #18, but I can’t. I do, however argue against the Rams and the Bills being higher than they are.

    The Bills are a better team than the Steelers. Thats why.

  63. somekat says: Oct 2, 2012 2:23 PM

    Best teams in football.

    Bears, Packers, Giants.

    Everyone else is a pretender who is still asleep

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    Yes, Pack who can’t stop the pee wee team around the corner, the Bears with thier just waiting to happen QB disaster, and the Giants with possibly the worst secondary (2 days after being smoked by the Eagles, if it wasnt’ for poor kickoff coverage, they’d of been lucky to score 6) are the best in the league.

    None of those teams should even be in the top 5, the Giants should be lucky to crack the top 15

  64. iminra6 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:25 PM

    Chiefs should be dead last on that list. They’ve a abomination to the NFL at this place and time,used to be a feared place to play when you came to arrowhead,now it’s a new – fangled amusement park where you can get some great BBQ before the game. They’ve ran that organization into the “freakin ground”.

  65. linemanguy74 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:38 PM

    Texans have really played some strong teams???

  66. marty2020 says: Oct 2, 2012 2:45 PM

    As a Jags fan who watches every road game and attends every home game, I would have to say, I cannot believe there are three teams worse than the Jaguars. We suck. It’s amazing that we can sell tickets to those games. We really suck.

  67. oaktown49er says: Oct 2, 2012 2:51 PM

    westclaims says:
    Oct 2, 2012 2:07 PM
    Do you know how hard it must be for this site to show the Cards at #5?

    After the first loss by the Cardinals, they will drop them to # 15-18, watch.

    And of course, they have the Niners one slot above the Cards. That is a personal jab by the author.

    4-0 > 3-1. Simple math. Can’t wait for the Niners to play the Patriots. Then we will see. And, the Niners get them at home instead of on the road.
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    I’m a Niner fan and at this point I understand putting a 4-0 team above a 3-1 team……BUT……why worry about what the Niners do to the Patriots when the 49ers and Cards play TWICE!

  68. heyooo says: Oct 2, 2012 3:20 PM

    geniusfan says:
    Oct 2, 2012 12:42 PM
    “If we’re going to worship Eli Manning every time he pulls out a late win, we need to at least mention when he fails.”

    Thank you. He failed last week the Eagles defense tricked him and got him to throw a pick to DRC that needs to be mentioned.

    Oh and don’t tell anybody but Michael Vick outplayed Eli Manning in the 4th quarter. He has three fourth quarter comebacks in four games (Manning didn’t do that last year) two of which came against top ten teams in these power rankings the Ravens and Giants.
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    3 wins by a grand total of 4 points won’t hold up over a whole season. Those near losses will eventually turn into real losses. You know what else won’t hold up over a whole season? Michael Vick. Oh but don’t tell anybody.

  69. keepitsimplestoopid says: Oct 2, 2012 3:21 PM

    As a Bills fan, you’ve got us about 5-7 spots too high.

  70. irongershwin says: Oct 2, 2012 3:22 PM

    Out of all the games I’ve seen on the redzone, live, and highlights, The Jets look like the worst team in the NFL. If Greg Little could actually catch the football, we’d all be looking at the Browns from a different perspective.

  71. trollhammer20 says: Oct 2, 2012 3:30 PM

    21 months ago, the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West with a 7-9 record.

    Today, all four teams in the NFC West are in the top half of these Power Rankings.

    Just a small reminder that the difference between being a good team and being a bad team is a lot smaller than most people think. “Worst division in football” no more.

  72. dhsbennett says: Oct 2, 2012 3:34 PM

    How do you rank the fins so low

    Two ot wins instead of losses and the team is leading the afc east by a game

    Great run defense and a very good run game

    Please continue to underestimate this team

  73. rockthered1286 says: Oct 2, 2012 3:39 PM

    sterilizecromartie says:
    Oct 2, 2012 1:15 PM
    @ rockthered1286

    The Jets aren’t getting anywhere near Barkley unless they have the #1 overall pick.
    _____________________________
    2 things wrong with this-
    1- Barkley, in my opinion, is not the best QB in college right now, nor is he the most pro-ready. I have him at #3 QB, and will probably fall a ways considering all of the young QB talent already in the NFL, and the remainder of the bottom teams with young QB’s their not willing to replace (Miami, Cleveland, etc.). He’s no Luck or RGIII, sure shot, can’t miss talent. Potential? Of course. But not #1 talent.
    2- The Jets are flat out bad. Their D is bad. Their O is non existent. Special teams are far from special. They’ve had one great game to open the season, 2 losses, and a squeaker by a bad Miami team. They will end up with a top 10 pick without a doubt.

  74. 7ransponder says: Oct 2, 2012 4:44 PM

    Love that the only Vikes chatter on this is Packer fans whining about their placement. Under the radar, just the way we like it.

  75. 7ransponder says: Oct 2, 2012 4:53 PM

    gochargersgo says:Oct 2, 2012 1:53 PM

    2-2 Broncos ahead of the 3-1 Chargers? Based on????

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    Irrational love for all things Peyton Manning.

  76. kleppnasty says: Oct 2, 2012 4:57 PM

    westclaims:

    So you’re going to bypass the 9ers Cards head to head match ups and instead look to the game against New England as your basis as to which team is better? First off, why? Second off, if you are going to make that claim, at least get your facts right. The 9ers, just like the Cards, are playing in New England. How hard is it to check a schedule before you add a dumb comment?

  77. 86chawk says: Oct 2, 2012 5:00 PM

    I’m a packers fan and we flat out ain’t that good! Our ranking is way to high in this list. We barely beat the Aint’s at home and got handled bad by the 49er’s. And i will be the first Packers fan to say…..the call in Seattle was right.

  78. djaehne says: Oct 2, 2012 5:47 PM

    linemanguy74 says:Oct 2, 2012 2:38 PM

    Texans have really played some strong teams???
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    Its still way early in the season but:
    Texans have crushed each team thats been on the schedule by almost 20 points per game on average so far . Bring on the Jets, Packers, Ravens, Patriots, Bills and Bears. This is gonna get real, quick.

  79. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 2, 2012 6:36 PM

    Texans have played no one.

  80. mancave001 says: Oct 2, 2012 7:12 PM

    londonfletcher59 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 1:38 PM
    Please explain to me how the team who is #1 rushing and #3 in total offense, who has the same record as half of the top 10, is sitting at 20?? And don’t give me the “defense” excuse, because the Pack’s D was ranked, what, 29th last year? Don’t quote me on the 29th, but it was close to it.

    ==================================

    You can’t really be making the case that the Redskins are better than any team in the top 12, can you? Your rushing game is all your QB, and you’ve lost to Cincinnati and St. Louis. You’re on the right path, but come on…it’s not there yet, bro.

  81. raiderapologist says: Oct 2, 2012 7:49 PM

    gochargersgo says: Oct 2, 2012 1:53 PM

    2-2 Broncos ahead of the 3-1 Chargers? Based on????
    ———-
    Based on the opinions of five Internet hacks. If it was based on results, the list would be different. There’s also the fact that Manning is NFL royalty.

  82. axespray says: Oct 2, 2012 9:27 PM

    fargo49er says:
    Oct 2, 2012 12:13 PM
    “Seriously #12 for the vikings! ”
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    in the 1st qt of the season, they earned some respect…. especially by punching San Fran in the mouth with Peterson…. I didn’t think anyone but (maybe) the Ravens/or Texans would be capable of being more physical than San Fran this year.

  83. passerby23 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:02 PM

    @raiderapologist

    I would base Denver being ahead of San Diego based on the fact that San Diego has beaten Oakland, Tennessee, and KC – not exactly teams screaming playoffs. Denver has also trounced Oakland, but also beat at least a respectable Pittsburgh team. Meanwhile, SD took a drubbing at home to Atlanta, while Denver lost two close games to two undefeated (and arguably the two best) teams in the league.

    It doesn’t matter, the two will face off twice before the season is over to find out who the better team is.

    People are dumping on the Bills, but let’s not forget they were in control of the game in the early part of the 3rd quarter. They fumbled the ball away on the goal line, which could’ve potentially led to a 28-7 lead. A couple bad 3 and out sequences led to handing the ball over to a potent offense like NE and their defense was exhausted and decimated and the wheels fell off. Even making a few extra plays or a few more first downs and the outcome would’ve been different.

    The issue for me with Buffalo is still the same: can Fitzpatrick get it done? Still too turnover prone to me.

  84. dolphan23 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:27 PM

    Dolphins don’t deserve to be ranked that low.

  85. kimbo71006 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:18 AM

    It’s way TOO early in the season to say anyone is a shoo-in and anyone is a loser.

    All you have to do is think back to last season – Giants 9-7 and SUPERBOWL CHAMPS.

    So anything can happen when you least expect it–so I wouldn’t count out anyone and that includes the Saints.

    After 4 games last year (of which they lost two) – they won 11 straight–they can do it again–they were looking pretty good last weekend.

    Never say never to anyone as it comes back to bite you in the butt!

  86. txndave says: Oct 3, 2012 1:07 AM

    Mr.Wright 212 says:
    Texans have played no one.

    Boy, watch some football and tell me who can play against the Texans?

    Come February, lets see what you gotta say…

  87. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 3, 2012 2:53 AM

    Random thoughts:
    * Are the Jets really dumb enough to draft another over-hyped USC quarterback? Wait, don’t answer that!!! * I think the Dolphins may have finally found themselves a franchise QB. No, I’m not saying Tannihill is the next Marino
    * When are the Browns going to use a high draft pick to try and get a true #1 wide receiver?
    * What’s wrong with Matthew Stafford???? We all knew the Lions’ defense would struggle with their swiss cheese secondary, but what the hell is wrong with the offense??
    * Andy Reid should be fired if he starts calling 500 pass plays per game again. Seriously, does he not realized that he’s got a top tier runningback on his team?
    * Has Kevin Kolb finally turned the corner and ready to earn that huge contract?
    * Will RG3′s body hold up if he keeps getting hit like this?
    *

  88. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 3, 2012 3:09 AM

    More Random Thoughts:
    * I wonder how the Cowboys debacle on MNF will affect Romo’s contract negotiations?
    * The Packers offense doesn’t look like it’s firing on all cylinders.
    * Why has Randy Moss gotten lost in the Bermuda Triangle, and how long before he has a meltdown?
    * Hey, Buffalo…how’s your 100 million dollar man doing?
    * I knew the Saints wouldn’t be the same after the bounty scandal, but never thought they’d be 0-4!!

  89. godzilla111111 says: Oct 3, 2012 10:54 AM

    I am a Ravens fan but they are ranked too high. Ravens D is very ordinary.

    Houston? May be the best thing since sliced bread but didn’t they go 10-6 last year w/o Manning around?

    Played Ravens tough in the play-offs (yes back-up QB blah blah) but the Ravens beat then by 15 earlier in the year with Schaub didn’t they?

  90. thebricam says: Oct 3, 2012 6:35 PM

    The Texans should be higher… oh wait, they can’t. #1 For the rest of the year. I don’t care that they “haven’t played anybody” they absolutely destroyed who they have played. No upsets, no close games, just sheer domination.

  91. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 4, 2012 12:01 AM

    for everyone bitching about the vikings being at 12 they earned that its not flukes they have been better than last year get over it and we will hopefully like I said hopefully be moving up the scale they are doing alot better we have been scoring most games and keeping leads or passing them and so what about the jags its still a win you guys never give the vikings credit I think you guys just dont like the state of minnesota as you are always putting the team down and saying fluke or lucky
    we will keep winning and our next game is a home game so should be another win I hope and we will be 4-1 and yes we have been in the super bowl just didnt win I looked it up 4 times
    so dont say never been to the super bowl yes its been a long time so means we should be taking another trip soon in the next couple of years or so and no they are not moving to LA so dont say that either so sick of people saying that we are getting our stadium
    thanks for reading
    and I will take 12th place

  92. tformation says: Oct 4, 2012 1:22 PM

    Clayton ranked the Vikes at #7 overall. Much as I respect Clayton, that seemed really high to me. #12 seems about right.

    I’m a Bears fan, and right now the Vikes scare me more than the Lions. Like the Bears, they need to beat the Pack before they get real respect.

  93. EJ says: Oct 4, 2012 1:34 PM

    carnival88 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 12:12 PM
    Bills at 17? Give me a break. They beat two terrible teams and got man handled by the crappy Jets. How can you rank a team that high that gave up 45 points at home, in the 2nd half!

    Go Pats

    If the Bills are as terrible as you say, then the Patriots must not be that far off because they only beat 2 crappy teams too, Bills and Titans. They lost to an average Cardinals team and a suspect Ravens team. The Bills lost to the Jets and Patriots, while beating the Browns and KC. Bills and Patriots have the same record 2-2, the Pats should be ranked 15th or 16th, but since its the Media favorite Patriots they get ranked way higher than they should be.

  94. londonfletcher59 says: Oct 5, 2012 1:49 PM

    “mancave001 says:
    Oct 2, 2012 7:12 PM

    You can’t really be making the case that the Redskins are better than any team in the top 12, can you? Your rushing game is all your QB, and you’ve lost to Cincinnati and St. Louis. You’re on the right path, but come on…it’s not there yet, bro.”

    Yeah, and the Packers lost to the Seahawks. Point being?” Wins are wins, “bro”, and if Rodgers were sitting at a 103.2 passer rating with 1 int and 8 total td’s, the Pack would be at #1. Tell me I’m wrong.

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