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Week Five power rankings

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1.  Texans (four first-place votes):  Yes, they’re unbeaten.  But the ability to compare what the 49ers did to the Jets and what the Texans did to the Jets on the same field eight days apart is making some folks think the Niners are better.

2.  Falcons:  When it was time for the Redskins to pick their poison, they opted for slow, gradual death via aging Hall of Fame tight end.

3.  49ers (one first-place vote):  How in the hell did this team lose to the Vikings?

4.  Patriots:  Despite being 3-2, this could be the best Pats team since the last Pats team that won a Super Bowl.

5.  Ravens:  Annnnnnd the Joe Flacco Contract Leverage Pendulum swings back toward the team.

6.  Bears:  Even Jay Cutler could find nothing to pout about during that 41-3 win over the Jaguars.

7.  Giants:  They won’t have to worry about playing down to the level of the competition this week.

8.  Vikings:  Adrian Peterson returns to the scene of his torn ACL, and he’s likely poised to tear up the turf at FedEx Field even more than one of those C-level college football games that often get played there.

9.  Rams:  It’s not easy to crack the top 10 when a team had only 10 wins in the three prior seasons combined.

10.  Cardinals:  With Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams out, maybe John Skelton can play tailback once he’s healthy.

11.  Packers:  With a 4-5 record over their last nine games (thanks, Kuselias), the Packers quietly have become ordinary.

12.  Steelers:  Even a one-legged Troy Polamalu could likely make a few plays against the Titans.

13.  Eagles:  “But, Jeff, we lost those eight games by 12 total points” likely won’t get the owner to change his mind.

14.  Broncos:  Before dumping them from the projected playoff tree, let’s not forget they’re in the AFC West.

15.  Seahawks:  They may have the fourth-best defense in the league — and the fourth-best defense in their division.

16.  Bengals:  Finally, the Bengals have lost a game they should have won.  (To balance it out, they need to win a game they should have lost.)

17.  Chargers:  The fact that John Unitas finished his career with the Chargers apparently was lost on the officials who decided to kill their final drive with back-to-back questionable calls.

18.  Colts:  No one dreamed they’d be at No. 18 so soon after losing No. 18.

19.  Cowboys:  How irrelevant has America’s Team become?  They had a week off, and no one noticed.

20.  Redskins:  Robert Griffin III has a “mild” concussion . . . and the Redskins have a “brief” home losing streak.

21.  Jets:  When “we only lost by six” and “we’re still tied for second-place in the division” are the only positive things that can be said, maybe it’s time to stop talking.

22.  Saints:  If Drew Brees can keep setting the all-time record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass each week, will the Saints keep getting calls down the stretch to ensure that the team also wins the game?

23.  Dolphins:  Quietly, Ryan Tannehill is proving that it was smart to make him a top-10 pick.

24.  Buccaneers:  With the Chiefs and Saints coming to town in successive weeks, the Bucs could be at .500 when they head to Minnesota later this month for a Thursday nighter.

25.  Lions:  With trips to Philly and Chicago on the immediate horizon, 1-3 is about to be 1-5.

26.  Chiefs:  Eric Winston may not be hearing cheers the next time he takes the field at Arrowhead Stadium — but he should.

27.  Panthers:  Cam Newton shouldn’t sit near Steve Smith in the film room.

28.  Titans:  With an eight-figure salary in 2013, Chris Johnson doesn’t have to try to talk his way out of town.

29.  Bills:  With owner Ralph Wilson’s birthday coming up next week, maybe the Bills decided to swap out points allowed for candles.

30.  Raiders:  They need more than one bye week to get ready to contend with the Falcons.

31.  Jaguars:  Outscored 98-20 in Jacksonville this season, the Jags probably would like to play in London earlier than next year.

32.  Browns:  The 2012 Browns are about to make Cleveland fans nostalgic for 1995.

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121 Responses to “Week Five power rankings”
  1. fitzmagic1212 says: Oct 9, 2012 11:22 AM

    i agree my bills should be this low. however we killed the chiefs they should not be ahead of us.

  2. 11wheatd says: Oct 9, 2012 11:22 AM

    Ravens at 5? Yeah that 9-6 win over the Chiefs was real impressive.

    Cardinals too high, their offense is Larry Fitzgerald, and they can barely even get him the ball.

  3. sliceanddic3 says: Oct 9, 2012 11:27 AM

    How does it make sense to put Patriots at 4 and Ravens at 5? The Ravens beat the Pats and have a better record…

  4. Pacific NW Mark says: Oct 9, 2012 11:27 AM

    NFL.com has the Seahawks defense ranked number one. Surely they should be ranked above the Eagles.

  5. bosfaninva says: Oct 9, 2012 11:27 AM

    At some point this season the Pats will be at the top of these rankings.

  6. jax9113 says: Oct 9, 2012 11:28 AM

    What do the Dolphins have to do to get more love? They handle the Bengals, take your #10 and #22 teams into overtime then lose on missed FGs, and have the best rushing defense in the league even though we played Foster, McFadden, and BJGE. They’re at least better than the Rams for sure. I guess I should be used to Florio not giving them any credit.

  7. steelernator says: Oct 9, 2012 11:29 AM

    The Ravens are ranked fifth?? Fifth? They were lucky to beat the horrible teams that are ranked 26 and 32. Ravens are without a doubt the most over-rated and over-hyped team in the NFL. Joe Whacko is as inconsistent as anyone. As the season goes on, they will approach what they really are, mediocre. They will get hammered by the Steelers twice, and at least once by the Bengals. They have no chance against Houston and Denver. In fact, looking at their schedule, they will probably lose at least 9 of their remaining games to go 6-10. But as long as their crybaby coach gets his gatorade bath one more time during the rest of the season, he will be happy. He sure won’t get one at the end since they won’t be winning a Super Bowl any time soon.

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 9, 2012 11:37 AM

    With the loss of Cushing for the year, I fear what the Texans run defense will become. To be completely honest, as a Texans fan, I might tend to agree that San Francisco is probably the best team in football. They play just as good of defense as us if not better, and they run the ball better than us. I think we have a better skill players but the rotating right side of the offensive line is going to be an issue, as is now the run defense.

    Us Texans fans will see what our team is made of here in the next two weeks.

  9. spunjmunke says: Oct 9, 2012 11:38 AM

    Being a Browns fan is like being in an abusive relationship. Every week you show up with new bruises, but we love them too much to leave. And no matter how bad it gets, we always believe that something will change.

    Please Mr. Haslam, make that change. (preferably 5 minutes after you’re approved by the owners)

  10. mattsffrd says: Oct 9, 2012 11:38 AM

    I’m a niners fan and there’s no shame in losing to the vikings, they’re legit.

  11. jdubkc says: Oct 9, 2012 11:42 AM

    26. Chiefs: Eric Winston may not be hearing cheers the next time he takes the field at Arrowhead Stadium — but he should.

    WRONG!!!! Winston needs to be fined or fired!!! He is 100% wrong, I was there and was paying attention. I cheered when I saw Brady come on the field, I did not cheer at Matt being hurt. Oprah Winston there is alot going on during these games, remember when you came on the field on the crowd starting cheering, you got all pumped up and raised your hands? We were actually cheering for the KC Wolf Mascot on the other side of the field. Winston you are an embarrassment to this team, the NFL and yourself. How you can think you are so omnipresent blows my mind. Every NFL Lineman consider themselves a warrior. You lacking that sentiment proves you are the wrong “man” A GLARING reason the team is as bad as everyone says you are. PLEASE SEND THIS A-HOLE PACKING!!!! I am so tired of this team…

  12. tennis22drew says: Oct 9, 2012 11:44 AM

    Big 49er fan- no hypothetical syllogism (look it up) in the NFL. Every week is different!

  13. charmcityalum says: Oct 9, 2012 11:45 AM

    His receivers dropping 5 perfectly thrown balls and his.O-line giving him about two secs to throw the ball swings contract leverage back to the team??

    I’d be willing to bet Flacco’s agent would argue that his scramble on 3rd and 15 won them that game and they are 4-1. Certainly can’t give the defense all the credit this year.

  14. VikesPrincess (Lisa) says: Oct 9, 2012 11:48 AM

    So, you put the Vikings at #8 and the 49ers at #3 but ask how the 49ers lost to the Vikings?

    Ponder had 2 TDs, 0 INTs. Alex Smith had one of each. The Vikings had almost 2x as many yards rushing as the 49ers and the Vikings blocked a field goal attempt.

    Answer: Vikings were disciplined and came ready to play. The 49ers assumed an easy win, displayed a lack of resiliency and frankly haven’t had that great of a time in Minneapolis the last few years.

    Next question: which other team is going to figure out how to run against the 49ers?

  15. dremmel69 says: Oct 9, 2012 11:55 AM

    Winning% of teams beaten by 49ers = .583
    Winning% of teams beaten by Vikings = .583

    The Vikings are better than the pundits and most fans expected. On one Sunday in September, they were better than the 49ers.

    The NFL season tends to even out such events. Each week reveals more about teams and players. That is why it dominates professional sports in the US.

    Some pundits do not like to admit they were incorrect in their initial analysis of a team. Those pundits need to get over themselves and enjoy the ride.

  16. chc4 says: Oct 9, 2012 11:55 AM

    When do the Texans play a good team?

  17. brownsclown says: Oct 9, 2012 11:57 AM

    This is the best time of the year for Browns fans. Looking forward to the upcoming NFL draft and next REGIME CHANGE!

  18. tucostacos says: Oct 9, 2012 12:00 PM

    Chew on this little stat: Jay Cutler is 9-1 in his last 10 starts.

  19. fanoftailgating says: Oct 9, 2012 12:02 PM

    The Seahawks ARE #1 in overall Defense this week. 4th in defense??? Please explain where you are getting your information, Mr. Florio.

    Make me wonder about some of the other “facts” you pass along.

    Oh I know, you’re still angry about the gift victory they were given weeks ago. However, I don’t recall the SEA Defense being a part of that particular last play.

  20. vikefan says: Oct 9, 2012 12:05 PM

    vikings are rated way to high, they are clearly not that good & should be kept in the lower half of the league. (wink wink) plz tell rest of league we r not as good as our record says we r, we have a pushover football team

  21. maddenisfordorks says: Oct 9, 2012 12:07 PM

    From a Jags fan …

    Why are we even on this list?

  22. wludford says: Oct 9, 2012 12:07 PM

    I don’t see the Texans, 49ers, Patriots, Ravens, Bears, Falcons or Vikings leaving the top 10 the rest of the year. One of those teams will win the Super Bowl too.

    I agree with VikesPrincess (Lisa) too- 4-1 Vikings at #8 and 4-1 49ers at #3 when the Vikings beat them? Yes, the 9ers are more established as an elite team, but until the Vikings show otherwise, they deserve to be ranked ahead of the 49ers. Too much ranking is based on last year. Which is why the Packers were in the top 10 until this week, and the Lions in the top 15.

  23. wludford says: Oct 9, 2012 12:09 PM

    I would also add that the Vikings beat the 9ers because they beat them at their own game- being physical, running the ball, and solid defense.

  24. thejabronisayz says: Oct 9, 2012 12:10 PM

    I’m a Rams fan, and even I don’t agree with a #9 ranking. Don’t get me wrong, I’m ecstatic that they are playing better this year. But i’ve watched their games…their offense is just not very good. The defense is playing at a high level, but not nearly high enough to the point where they can carry the team.

    Coming from experience – the team has played ‘well’ its past two games and is now going on the road in a game that many/most of the Rams fanbase will expect them to win. That’s a very dangerous situation to be in given the Rams’ history (losing to the then winless Dolphins back in ’05 and ’06 rings a bell). If they can win a road game against a team that we’ve now seen is not necessarily a pushover, then I’ll be more in favor of such a high ranking.

  25. ravenator says: Oct 9, 2012 12:11 PM

    Stelernator is still bitter from being swept and tebowd out of the playoffs. By the way, steelers lost to the raiders. At least Ravens win games theyre supposed to

  26. dcmaxx says: Oct 9, 2012 12:12 PM

    “22. Saints: If Drew Brees can keep setting the all-time record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass each week, will the Saints keep getting calls down the stretch to ensure that the team also wins the game?”

    Yeh, boy the league and the refs are really trying to help the Saints win.

  27. mrcogburn says: Oct 9, 2012 12:13 PM

    This Sunday will show the Rams belong aft of #20. Go Phins!

  28. geniusfan says: Oct 9, 2012 12:16 PM

    “How does it make sense to put Patriots at 4 and Ravens at 5? The Ravens beat the Pats and have a better record…”

    I feel like the outcome of that game would have been different with the real refs.

    The Ravens benefited from about six or seven phantom calls that went against the Patriots and still only won by one at home.

    Plus Flacco is still just average (look at the Chiefs game every quarterback has torched them except for him) and the defense is living merely off reputation at this point.

  29. gonickgo82 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:16 PM

    ” this could be the best Pats team since the last Pats team that won a Super Bowl.”

    Come on now, we hear this every single year.

  30. toadthechoad says: Oct 9, 2012 12:18 PM

    @ jax9113

    I guess we will find out this weekend if the dolphins are better than the rams. I for one think you are mistaken.

  31. audient says: Oct 9, 2012 12:18 PM

    Which was the easier call? Texans at #1 or Browns at #32?

    I’m thinking Browns, because a case could be made for the Niners. I can’t make a case for anybody being worse than these Browns, except maybe the ’99 Browns.

  32. kylexitron says: Oct 9, 2012 12:19 PM

    after week 5, Seattle has the top-ranked defense in yards and second-ranked defense in points allowed by .4, not really sure how that translates to 4th best defense in the NFC west, but okay. You guys are obviously “experts”

  33. rockthered1286 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:20 PM

    Awww @steelernator are you upset that your team is 2-2 while the Ravens are 4-1? Maybe we can talk about your loss to the Raiders? Or how your highly praised safety Polomalu can’t stay healthy for a single quarter of a game? Or how your defense has fallen off just as much as Baltimore’s has this year? No lets talk about how terrible the Ravens and their 4-1 record are. I mean they did lose ONE game so far by a whopping 1 point. That’s just pathetic. And Flacco was clearly to blame for the ton of drops last week, as well as the Cleveland game in the rain, you know, when the ball is heavy and wet and nobody ever plays well in the rain? I mean sure they won both games, but Flacco was just terrible. So were his 8 passing TD’s 1 rush TD and 1400 yards this year. Pathetic. We’re clearly the worst team in the league, you are so right. Wow, they really need you writing for PFT these days. Thank you so much for imparting such wisdom on us, and in no way perpetuating the stereotype that Steelers fans spend more time worrying about the Ravens and whining then they do about their team who is steadily falling apart.

  34. godzilla111111 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:21 PM

    steelernator says:
    Oct 9, 2012 11:29 AM
    The Ravens are ranked fifth?? Fifth? They were lucky to beat the horrible teams that are ranked 26 and 32. Ravens are without a doubt the most over-rated and over-hyped team in the NFL. Joe Whacko is as inconsistent as anyone. As the season goes on, they will approach what they really are, mediocre. They will get hammered by the Steelers twice, and at least once by the Bengals. They have no chance against Houston and Denver. In fact, looking at their schedule, they will probably lose at least 9 of their remaining games to go 6-10. But as long as their crybaby coach gets his gatorade bath one more time during the rest of the season, he will be happy. He sure won’t get one at the end since they won’t be winning a Super Bowl any time soon.

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  35. fwbrodie says: Oct 9, 2012 12:21 PM

    Uh, on what basis do the Seahawks have the fourth best defense in the NFCW? Are you kidding?

  36. bigdaddydooko says: Oct 9, 2012 12:25 PM

    “Patriots: Despite being 3-2, this could be the best Pats team since the last Pats team that won a Super Bowl.”

    I guess you forgot about the 2007 patriots, the team that went undefeated during the season and won each game by…what was it??….30-50 points a game. If they would have won the super bowl, people would argue that they were the best team ever. Definitely better than the 2004 pats.

  37. vidae1 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:25 PM

    As a Chiefs fan, they are way too high.

  38. dvdman123 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:31 PM

    Yeah the league is really trying hard to help the Saints out……hello geniuses they are 1-4!!!!!!!! Oh thanks again for suspending their head coach too.

  39. justintuckrule says: Oct 9, 2012 12:32 PM

    Stopped reading after you said this year’s 3-2 Pats’ team was better than their 18-1 team. This is the same Pats’ team that lost at home to the Cards right?? Just checking.

  40. bigdaddydooko says: Oct 9, 2012 12:32 PM

    ravenator says:
    Oct 9, 2012 12:11 PM
    Stelernator is still bitter from being swept and tebowd out of the playoffs. By the way, steelers lost to the raiders. At least Ravens win games theyre supposed to

    Yes, by scoring 9 measly points against the chiefs. And since you brought up last year, how did the Ravens fair against the Jags and titans last year?

  41. VikesPrincess (Lisa) says: Oct 9, 2012 12:34 PM

    @wludford

    I wasn’t quibbling with where the Vikings are ranked – I just thought the question after the 49ers ranking was idiotic. This site can’t continue to raise the Vikings in the rankings but still act surprised that the Vikings beat another team – whether that team is ranked higher or not.

  42. gisellichek says: Oct 9, 2012 12:35 PM

    I am not a fan of power rankings… or as i like to call it “the subjective ranking of teams by persons who are at best journalists that have about the same qualifications (maybe) as any college educationed person” … that claim to have information we don’t have … and they think of themselves as more qualified because they got picked to to do a job doing what any of us could do… (usually because they know someone) …

    Please … This is not hard stuff and you guys still get it wrong.

    Any Given Sunday anyone can beat anyone.

  43. kylexitron says: Oct 9, 2012 12:43 PM

    Also the seahawks have played vs. QB’s like Romo, Rogers, and Newton. To be #1 in total yards and #2 in scoring surely warrants something better than “4th best defense in NFC west”.

  44. tom35mt says: Oct 9, 2012 12:43 PM

    Your cowboy bashing is hilarious
    Makes a total joke

  45. stampede101 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:47 PM

    Vikes beat the Niners b/c they’re a legit team…so def no shame there. However they were only the better team that day…they are not the better team, period. And as far as running on the Niners…that was an aberration. The Niners have the best rushing defense in the NFL.

    Again no disrespect to the Vikes, but how does the saying go? “If they play that game 10 times in a row, the Niners would win 9.”

  46. patriots123456 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:50 PM

    Just think, next week this will all change and everyone will have something new to argue about.

    And it doesn’t mean a thing, it is just someone’s opinion.

  47. tlmoon2112 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:54 PM

    In 1994, the 49ers got a 40-8 ass whoopin from the Eagles on their way to demolishing the Chargers in the Super Bowl. The Vikings loss will largely be looked at as the same kind of wake up call game for this team when they look back at this season.

  48. justwinbaby29 says: Oct 9, 2012 1:08 PM

    Raiders have been bad (I’d put them a little higher though) but I expect some better play. Won’t beat Atlanta but I expect them to be competitive. Then Jacksonville, at KC, and TB. I think there’s a decent chance they are 4-4 at midseason going into Baltimore.

    As far as top 5 today I’d go with – 1. Atlanta 2. Houston 3. SF 4. Baltimore 5. Chicago

  49. ndizzl says: Oct 9, 2012 1:11 PM

    Giants @ 7? They have only beat the Browns, Panthers, Buccaneers, and are 0-2 in the NFC East. Doesnt make much sense.

  50. marty2020 says: Oct 9, 2012 1:16 PM

    As a Jags fan, I have to say, 31 is way too high for the Jaguars. I think we should be somewhere below Indiana. University.

  51. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 9, 2012 1:16 PM

    Last week, I said right here that the Redskins would shock the world and beat the Falcons….wrong wrong wrong, and here I am to face the music…with the defensive backs we got, we look like we’re headed for big trouble, no matter WHO plays QB….Improving for sure, but clearly not ready for prime time….damn

  52. oaktown49er says: Oct 9, 2012 1:22 PM

    Every week is different. You have to look at the overall body of work. As a disclaimer, I am a 49er fan, but just because we beat the Jets by more than the Texans doesn’t make us better. The Jets had a bad week against the Niners for sure. Also I think the Vikings should be rated higher than 8th. Everyone will say, “they beat the Niners.” Yeah and they lost to the Colts, so technically the Niners lost to a better team than the Vikings did. I would not be mad at all to see the Vikings higher than the Niners. At this point the Vikings deserve respect, they are playing great football. Ranking are all for starting discussions/arguments, luckily we have playoffs to sort them out. Enjoy the rankings for what they are , there is A LOT of football still to be played.

  53. thevelvetglove says: Oct 9, 2012 1:23 PM

    What a joke.

    Who have the Texans beat?

    Bet the Packers hand it to them this weekend.

    Always a larf how the Patriots always get overrated week in week out.

    Best teams in Football are still the Bears, Packers, Giants, everyone else is kidding themselves.

  54. lbpackfan says: Oct 9, 2012 1:28 PM

    vikefan says:
    Oct 9, 2012 12:05 PM
    vikings are rated way to high, they are clearly not that good & should be kept in the lower half of the league. (wink wink) plz tell rest of league we r not as good as our record says we r, we have a pushover football team

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    Just a matter of time and the Vikes will be back somewhere in the mid 20′s on these “power ranking” updates.

  55. ame123 says: Oct 9, 2012 1:34 PM

    Most overrated team on this list: Giants. 3 wins over Browns, Panthers and Buccaneers. 0-2 in the division to teams ranked below them. They should be in early to mid teens easily.

    And please continue to be dismissive and pick against the Eagles every week. Thanks.

  56. dexterismyhero says: Oct 9, 2012 1:43 PM

    Shouldn’t Alabama be on this list? I’d have them just ahead of the Steelers.

  57. contra74 says: Oct 9, 2012 1:47 PM

    lbpackfan says:Oct 9, 2012 1:28 PM

    vikefan says:
    Oct 9, 2012 12:05 PM
    vikings are rated way to high, they are clearly not that good & should be kept in the lower half of the league. (wink wink) plz tell rest of league we r not as good as our record says we r, we have a pushover football team

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    Just a matter of time and the Vikes will be back somewhere in the mid 20′s on these “power ranking” updates.
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    Yea and somewhere along the line the packers will pick up a win or two. Whatever helps you sleep at night, just keep believing.

  58. steelernator says: Oct 9, 2012 2:00 PM

    rockthered, let’s see what we have. Steelers are one loss behind the Ravens, and they play each other twice, so that takes care of that. In same opponents this year, did you beat the Eagles? And wow you really pounded those tough KC Chiefs.

    You fear Nov 18, don’t lie.

  59. glac1 says: Oct 9, 2012 2:01 PM

    The teams need to quit wearing pink…… It looks horrible.

  60. AlohaMrHand says: Oct 9, 2012 2:10 PM

    Fantasy tip for next weekend.I would start the Raider defense if you happen to have them.

  61. AlohaMrHand says: Oct 9, 2012 2:11 PM

    I would NOT start the Raider defense!!!

  62. 7swag7 says: Oct 9, 2012 2:23 PM

    The Bears do not belong at 6, and the Vikings and Rams do not belong in the top 10. That’s absurd. All you did here is take the league-wide standings (after a measly 5 games) and tweak it a little. Don’t even bother with this next week. We will just check the standings to see what you think.

  63. expertop says: Oct 9, 2012 2:29 PM

    “3. 49ers (one first-place vote): How in the hell did this team lose to the Vikings?”
    ________________________________
    Decisively.

  64. torontofalcon says: Oct 9, 2012 2:38 PM

    As for the ravens, sorry Raven fans but I do not believe in Joe Flacco his defense carried him for his playoffs. I’ll take my boy Matt Ryan over him any day and I know you gladly would as well. No disrespect to your team what so ever, the only teams I hate are the Jets,Cowboys,and the NFCS rivals. So ya’ll know im not being biased….

  65. expertop says: Oct 9, 2012 2:42 PM

    Honestly, I feel bad for Browns fans. I still can’t believe they actually hired Brad Childress.

    I haven’t seen the Bills or Raiders play, but it seems like 28 might be too high for the Titans. That team is in dire straits and Chris Johnson? That guy sucks.

  66. ravenator says: Oct 9, 2012 2:49 PM

    Talk to me when Matt Ryan wins a playoff game. No disrespect but c’mon, hes a choke artist until proven otherwise.

  67. rodge1 says: Oct 9, 2012 2:51 PM

    Tannehill is looking pretty damn good. I remember a particular Jags fan commenting on this site after the draft that Gabbert was better… LMAO!!!!

  68. lbpackfan says: Oct 9, 2012 3:02 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 9, 2012 1:47 PM
    lbpackfan says:Oct 9, 2012 1:28 PM

    vikefan says:
    Oct 9, 2012 12:05 PM
    vikings are rated way to high, they are clearly not that good & should be kept in the lower half of the league. (wink wink) plz tell rest of league we r not as good as our record says we r, we have a pushover football team

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    Just a matter of time and the Vikes will be back somewhere in the mid 20′s on these “power ranking” updates.
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    Yea and somewhere along the line the packers will pick up a win or two. Whatever helps you sleep at night, just keep believing.

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    “…keep believing…”

    Isn’t that for Vikes fans, who have never tasted a championship???

  69. blu4l1fe says: Oct 9, 2012 3:04 PM

    ame123 says:
    Oct 9, 2012 1:34 PM

    Most overrated team on this list: Giants. 3 wins over Browns, Panthers and Buccaneers. 0-2 in the division to teams ranked below them. They should be in early to mid teens easily.

    And please continue to be dismissive and pick against the Eagles every week. Thanks.

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    Totally agree, Giants are ranked way too high. They have not proven anything in their 3 wins. And yes, they are 0-2 in their own division. Hey, they should be way lower than mid-teens, they should be in the twenties with the quality of the teams that they have beaten.

    The Eagles should really be higher than where they are. They have beaten the Browns, outlasted a very good Ravens D, outscored the Giants and could have easily won last week against the Steelers.

  70. Nevis says: Oct 9, 2012 3:25 PM

    LMAO @ at all these Vikings fans crying about being ranked behind SF.

    Yes, the Vikings beat the 49ers that day, and deserve full credit. But the Vikings also nearly lost to the pathetic Jags AT HOME, and needed a big specials teams day to beat Detroit. They beat a rookie QB on a 1-15 from last year. Meanwhile, since the defeat, the Niners have crushed.

    Bottom line — very few people buy that the Vikings will be going deep this year and if the Niners and Vikes lined up to play 10 times, you won’t convince anyone that the Vikes would win the majority.

    Let’s see what Minnesota does this year and I personally hope for a rematch in January.

  71. grabgrabgrab says: Oct 9, 2012 3:38 PM

    Packer fan here:

    They’re way too high. They suck at this point and time.

    It’s still very early and of course I’m expecting a turnaround (as is every fan of every other losing organization).

    Go Pack!!!

  72. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Oct 9, 2012 3:39 PM

    vikefan says:
    Oct 9, 2012 12:05 PM
    vikings are rated way to high, they are clearly not that good & should be kept in the lower half of the league. (wink wink) plz tell rest of league we r not as good as our record says we r, we have a pushover football team

    ————————————–

    Just a matter of time and the Vikes will be back somewhere in the mid 20′s on these “power ranking” updates.
    —-
    Yea and somewhere along the line the packers will pick up a win or two. Whatever helps you sleep at night, just keep believing.

    —————————————-

    “…keep believing…”

    Isn’t that for Vikes fans, who have never tasted a championship???
    ———————————

    Most Viking’s fans don’t base their self worth on the championships of a team that they watch on TV three hours a week for half the year.

  73. WestCoastVet says: Oct 9, 2012 3:45 PM

    Look at who the Texans have beaten vs who the 49ers have beaten. The only good team the Texans have played are the Broncos. The 49ers beat the Packers in GB and they beat the Lions. Now, both of those teams aren’t as good as they were last year, but they’re definitely better than the Jags, the Titans, and perhaps the Dolphins who are the other teams they’ve beaten. The real test comes for the 49ers on Sunday when they get their rematch of the NFCCG against the Giants.

  74. WestCoastVet says: Oct 9, 2012 3:47 PM

    Oh and all the crying ‘Hawks fans will get a chance to see how good their defense a week from Thursday when they play a dominant rushing team.

  75. randallflagg52 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:05 PM

    torontofalcon says:Oct 9, 2012 2:38 PM

    As for the ravens, sorry Raven fans but I do not believe in Joe Flacco his defense carried him for his playoffs. I’ll take my boy Matt Ryan over him any day and I know you gladly would as well. No disrespect to your team what so ever, the only teams I hate are the Jets,Cowboys,and the NFCS rivals. So ya’ll know im not being biased….

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

    Yeah Matty Melting Ice is so good. I saw him throw a perfectly placed screen pass for a TD on Sunday. To Ryan Kerrigan. Ryan should be dropping 40 points a game with the playmakers he has on that offense, it’s unacceptable that he was shut out in the playoffs last year.

  76. onesorryfan says: Oct 9, 2012 4:08 PM

    “21. Jets: When “we only lost by six” and “we’re still tied for second-place in the division” are the only positive things that can be said, maybe it’s time to stop talking.”
    —————

    It was time for the Yets to stop talking a long long time ago..and yet they keep talking!!!!

  77. lbpackfan says: Oct 9, 2012 4:13 PM

    icecubeusedtobeangry says:
    Oct 9, 2012 3:39 PM
    vikefan says:
    Oct 9, 2012 12:05 PM
    vikings are rated way to high, they are clearly not that good & should be kept in the lower half of the league. (wink wink) plz tell rest of league we r not as good as our record says we r, we have a pushover football team

    ————————————–

    Just a matter of time and the Vikes will be back somewhere in the mid 20′s on these “power ranking” updates.
    —-
    Yea and somewhere along the line the packers will pick up a win or two. Whatever helps you sleep at night, just keep believing.

    —————————————-

    “…keep believing…”

    Isn’t that for Vikes fans, who have never tasted a championship???
    ———————————

    Most Viking’s fans don’t base their self worth on the championships of a team that they watch on TV three hours a week for half the year.

    ————————————

    For one, it’s not possible for Viking nation to “base their self worth” on championships…and why is that again?

    I suppose it IS legit though as a first place team (tied) and 4-1 record after 5 weeks…

  78. doubleogator says: Oct 9, 2012 4:43 PM

    Amazing to me how the Saints got crushed by the Commish and had their season ended even before it began, and you can point out the questionable calls by the refs in one game that they managed to win, like no other team has calls go their way right? Oh I almost forgot the refs wanted to help Brees get the record huh….

  79. akasaintsbaby says: Oct 9, 2012 4:46 PM

    Saints should be around 30th. I say this as a lifelong fan. Their “defense?” is just that bad.

  80. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Oct 9, 2012 4:48 PM

    For one, it’s not possible for Viking nation to “base their self worth” on championships…and why is that again?
    ———————————————-
    Its completly possible, if MN fans acted like GB fans than their self self esteam would be zerro. But like I stated above, since most normal people dont live and die by the outcome of a game that is 100% out of their control its a non issue.

  81. ahostiletakeover says: Oct 9, 2012 4:48 PM

    geniusfan says:Oct 9, 2012 12:16 PM

    I feel like the outcome of that game would have been different with the real refs.

    The Ravens benefited from about six or seven phantom calls that went against the Patriots and still only won by one at home.

    Real geniuses look at the numbers as they always help tell the story. Ravens had 14 accepted penalties for 130-some yards to hinder their performance. Patriots had 10 accepted penalties for 80-some yards to hinder their performance. The Patriots benefited from 8 Ravens penalties that resulted in Patriot first downs. The Ravens benefited from 5 Patriots penalties that resulted in Raven first downs. Stop crying almost 3 weeks later because there were bad calls on both teams in that one. Plus, Tom Terrific and his vaunted offense had a chance to ice the game with a 3rd down conversion right at the two minute warning and failed miserably, allowing the Ravens to get another possession and ultimately win the game.

  82. miamatt says: Oct 9, 2012 4:50 PM

    Glad to see my Phins finally move up a smidge in the rankings, even though they could be higher (tell me how the Jets are more than one spot above them, and c’mon, the Saints stink… the only reason they aren’t 0-5 are a few questionable calls at home with the game on the line)….
    I hope you guys take into account that the Rams are #9 on YOUR list and move Miami accordingly after they beat ‘em this week.

  83. bobhk says: Oct 9, 2012 5:02 PM

    Good for the Vikings to see improvement. It’s good to see turn around. However, just after 5 games Viking fans have become annoying.
    Vikings beat the niners. Take that as a good thing. But all this demand to put them ahead of the niners is getting ridiculous.
    Niners have lost only 5 games since the start of last season. They’ve shown consistency and dominance.
    Please let the Vikes win a few more and then we should have this discussion.

  84. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 9, 2012 5:16 PM

    tucostacos says:
    Oct 9, 2012 12:00 PM
    Chew on this little stat: Jay Cutler is 9-1 in his last 10 starts.

    As is Matt Schaub.

  85. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Oct 9, 2012 5:35 PM

    bobhk says:Oct 9, 2012 5:02 PM

    Good for the Vikings to see improvement. It’s good to see turn around. However, just after 5 games Viking fans have become annoying.
    Vikings beat the niners. Take that as a good thing. But all this demand to put them ahead of the niners is getting ridiculous.
    Niners have lost only 5 games since the start of last season. They’ve shown consistency and dominance.
    Please let the Vikes win a few more and then we should have this discussion.
    ————————————————-
    Agreed, people dont realize that these standings don’t just represent this year. The Vikings are coming off of two seasons that were below .500, people need to remeber this.

  86. mancave001 says: Oct 9, 2012 6:23 PM

    8,9,10 are completely insane. The Rams. The RAMS? LOLZ.

  87. bobhk says: Oct 9, 2012 6:35 PM

    lbpackfan says:
    Oct 9, 2012 4:13 PM
    icecubeusedtobeangry says:
    Oct 9, 2012 3:39 PM
    vikefan says:
    Oct 9, 2012 12:05 PM
    vikings are rated way to high, they are clearly not that good & should be kept in the lower half of the league. (wink wink) plz tell rest of league we r not as good as our record says we r, we have a pushover football team

    ————————————–

    Just a matter of time and the Vikes will be back somewhere in the mid 20′s on these “power ranking” updates.
    —-
    Yea and somewhere along the line the packers will pick up a win or two. Whatever helps you sleep at night, just keep believing.

    —————————————-

    “…keep believing…”

    Isn’t that for Vikes fans, who have never tasted a championship???
    ———————————

    Most Viking’s fans don’t base their self worth on the championships of a team that they watch on TV three hours a week for half the year.

    ————————————

    For one, it’s not possible for Viking nation to “base their self worth” on championships…and why is that again?

    I suppose it IS legit though as a first place team (tied) and 4-1 record after 5 weeks…
    —————————
    Well, the first statement is just wrong. It IS possible for the VIking fans to “base their self worth” on championships. However, why would anyone want to do that, whether a team has one or one hundred lombardi trophies.

  88. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 9, 2012 6:38 PM

    gonickgo82 says:Oct 9, 2012 12:16 PM

    ” this could be the best Pats team since the last Pats team that won a Super Bowl.”

    Come on now, we hear this every single year.
    ———————————————————
    When a team goes to five super Bowls in ten years while missing the playoffs only once, that’s bound to happen.

  89. mazblast says: Oct 9, 2012 6:38 PM

    Real geniuses look at the numbers as they always help tell the story. Ravens had 14 accepted penalties for 130-some yards to hinder their performance. Patriots had 10 accepted penalties for 80-some yards to hinder their performance. The Patriots benefited from 8 Ravens penalties that resulted in Patriot first downs. The Ravens benefited from 5 Patriots penalties that resulted in Raven first downs. Stop crying almost 3 weeks later because there were bad calls on both teams in that one. Plus, Tom Terrific and his vaunted offense had a chance to ice the game with a 3rd down conversion right at the two minute warning and failed miserably, allowing the Ravens to get another possession and ultimately win the game.
    ——————————–
    I had two reactions to this–

    1. Never confuse the issue by bringing up the facts, especially when they counter the Known Wisdom.
    2. Pats fans are being their usual whiny selves. No matter how/when they lose, there’s always an excuse and never an acknowledgement that the other team may have been better that day or night.

  90. jtylert says: Oct 9, 2012 6:56 PM

    The Panthers will be great once they put Jimmy Clausen in as the starter. He’s pro-ready, remember?

  91. blackngold4life says: Oct 9, 2012 8:39 PM

    Rams..Bears..Vikings..Cardinals all ahead of Steelers ..Now if that’s not bandwagon risen I don’t know what is! See y’all in January as always..enjoy it while you can.

  92. tonyarnold2 says: Oct 9, 2012 8:57 PM

    steelernator

    Since your blind fanboyism for the Steelers seems to block your understanding of football, let me clear a few things up for you.

    1. The Ravens have lost 1 game all season. That’s right. 5 games, 4-1, vs 4 games, 2-2 for the Steelers.

    2. If you want to go by these power rankings, the Ravens are ahead of the Steelers by seven spots.

    3. My personal favorite statistic – THE RAVENS SWEPT THE STEELERS LAST YEAR.

    4. The Ravens swept the Steelers last year. Sorry, you just seem to forget that one so I decided to make sure you remembered.

    5. “Joe Whacko” is #5 in the league in passing yards. Raplistberger is down at #21. And in yards per game, he takes the last spot in the top 10.

    6. “They were lucky to beat the horrible teams that are ranked 26 and 32.” At least the Ravens were oh-so-lucky to beat them, and they didn’t lost to them like the Steelers did to the Raiders.

    7. “They will get hammered by the Steelers twice, and at least once by the Bengals.” *sigh* see #3… or #4… or pretty much any other number. But in case you forgot, the Ravens beat the Bengals 44-13 in this year’s Monday Night Football opener, so they almost definitely won’t get “hammered” by the Bengals. Oh, and if you’re talking about last year’s season opener, the Ravens beat the Steelers 35-7. You seem to have forgotten that too.

    8. The ONLY time the Ravens have lost this season, it was an away road game coming off a short week against the #13 team (only one rank below your beloved Steelers) and STILL, the Ravens only lost by 1 point.

    9. “You fear Nov 18, don’t lie.” Pretty sure the guy you were talking to wouldn’t fear a Ravens – Steelers game he’s not playing in. Oh, and no way the Ravens would fear that day because the Ravens have completely kicked the Steeler’s asses recently. The last time the Steelers beat the Ravens was during the 2010 season. Since then, it’s been all Ravens. And in their last 4 regular season match ups, the Ravens have been 3-1.

    10. Get over yourself and your over-the-hill team. The last time the Steelers were good was over 2 years ago. Talk to me when your crappy franchise gets good again.

    PS The Steelers haven’t ranked higher than the Ravens all season. See you Nov. 18.

  93. wicky888 says: Oct 9, 2012 8:57 PM

    Knock Matt Ryan all you want for not winning a playoff game yet, as he has not. But don’t sit here and tell me that Joe Flacco “wins” playoff games. The Ravens defense and running game won each and every one of those games so just stop. (He did have a fantastic game against the Patriots last year, but they lost that game)

  94. juliusanonymous says: Oct 9, 2012 9:13 PM

    I’ve never cared about “power rankings” but was curious about PFT’s take on the Carolina game and expected to see some props for a defense that hasn’t allowed a TD in 128 minutes of play and is inarguably the top defense in the entire NFL.

    Then I see some moronic comment about being the 4th best defense in the NFC West and I just roll my eyes and wonder why I just don’t go read some Ram fan’s Bleacher Report blog.

    That had to be the stupidest thing I’ve ever read on this site, and that’s saying a lot. Terry Bradshaw’s funeral really took a toll on Florio.

  95. spfripp says: Oct 9, 2012 9:18 PM

    After watching that monday night game I came away feeling that the Texans are not as good as their record. Schuab had all day to pass the ball and not one of their WRs were able to get open and that was with out Revis. If I was a DC I would seriously consider dropping an extra defender into coverage and not blitz so much because Schuab may roll out of the pocket but it seems that he never runs past the line of scrimmage. I also seen that he won’t take a lot of risk. If his WRs are covered, he would do the safe thing and throw it out of bounds when sometimes you need to take a risk, lob it up in the air and let your WR make a play, especially when you have a WR like Andre Johnson.

  96. ripster65 says: Oct 9, 2012 9:27 PM

    Just because a team beats another team on any given Sunday doesn’t automatically entitle said winning team to a higher ranking. I mean, who really believes AZ is better than NE? Are the Colts really a better team than the Packers? For that matter is Indy even better than MINN, who they also beat? …hey wait, there’s a small trend there…

  97. hatersweargreen says: Oct 9, 2012 9:29 PM

    one year the Pats are going to be 1-15 and this list will still have them in the top 5.

    they’re pretty darn plain looking this year to me.

    i’d have the bears higher and maybe my g-men one spot higher too. and the niners second, not the falcons. the falcons still have to prove themselves in my eyes.

  98. bmorefalcon says: Oct 9, 2012 9:29 PM

    Oct 9, 2012 2:49 PM
    Talk to me when Matt Ryan wins a playoff game. No disrespect but c’mon, hes a choke artist until proven otherwise.

    ——————————-

    Funny, I don’t remember Matt choking when the Ravens came to Atlanta the last time they played.

    It must only happen when he plays good teams.

  99. cobaltdriver says: Oct 9, 2012 9:31 PM

    Most Viking’s fans don’t base their self worth on the championships of a team that they watch on TV three hours a week for half the year.

    So YOU don’t like the world champion Lynx then?

  100. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Oct 9, 2012 9:38 PM

    Gisellichek – best username in the history of PFT! Well played

  101. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 9, 2012 9:50 PM

    #1 Falcons
    #2 49er’s
    #3 Texans
    #4 Patriots
    —-
    Rams @ #9 are ranked too high
    Cardinals @ #10 are ranked too high
    —–
    #29 Titans
    #30 Bills
    #31 Jaguars
    #32 Browns
    ***I’m a Texans fan, and don’t think we deserve to be ranked #1 until we’ve beaten some higher quality teams. Better watch out for those Bulls on Parade!!!

  102. jbaxt says: Oct 9, 2012 10:13 PM

    Eric Winston needs to be boo’d!!! eff the media and eff Winston. Stick to things you’re knowledgable about; NY teams, Dallas, and your hypothetical power rankings.

  103. zygizag says: Oct 9, 2012 10:23 PM

    The Browns hired the Kick Azz Offense coach for offense and doomed whatever chance they had for anything.

    Browns offense will be not be KAO but DOA Dead on Arrival until they get rid of him.

    Sorry Brown Fans, you have my sympathy.

  104. tpa43 says: Oct 9, 2012 10:40 PM

    Bucs over Lions and Bills. Funny!

  105. 49erlifer says: Oct 9, 2012 10:49 PM

    Tlmoon2112 you are 100 percent right that woke up 94 niners and the 2012 Vikings woke up these niners that said the Vikings are a good team and ponder looks pretty damn good never saw that coming…..

  106. harryglyphics says: Oct 9, 2012 10:53 PM

    I agree with all of the above comments regarding at least one team: The Rams?! #9?!
    You ain’t been watchin’ the same Rams I been watchin’.

  107. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 9, 2012 10:54 PM

    Nevis says:Oct 9, 2012 3:25 PM

    LMAO @ at all these Vikings fans crying about being ranked behind SF.

    Yes, the Vikings beat the 49ers that day, and deserve full credit. But the Vikings also nearly lost to the pathetic Jags AT HOME, and needed a big specials teams day to beat Detroit. They beat a rookie QB on a 1-15 from last year. Meanwhile, since the defeat, the Niners have crushed.

    Bottom line — very few people buy that the Vikings will be going deep this year and if the Niners and Vikes lined up to play 10 times, you won’t convince anyone that the Vikes would win the majority.

    Let’s see what Minnesota does this year and I personally hope for a rematch in January.
    _________

    I didn’t see any comments from Vikings fans complaining that they were ranked behind the 49ers. The complaints were about the snide comment made by the comedian who makes the rankings.

  108. raqaiw says: Oct 9, 2012 11:36 PM

    wicky888 says: Oct 9, 2012 8:57 PM

    Knock Matt Ryan all you want for not winning a playoff game yet, as he has not. But don’t sit here and tell me that Joe Flacco “wins” playoff games. The Ravens defense and running game won each and every one of those games so just stop. (He did have a fantastic game against the Patriots last year, but they lost that game)

    Fine. Joe Flacco doesn’t “win” playoff games. His team does all the winning without him. How pathetic is Ryan then? He can’t even get out of the way long enough to let his team win like Flacco does! Matt Ryan is 5 years in and his last playoff outing was a supreme failure as the defense scored all of their measly 2 points. I’m pretty sure Flacco could’ve done that too.

  109. ambitoos says: Oct 10, 2012 12:51 AM

    The Chargers are ranked #17. That puts them right in line with the 8 and 8 season that I predicted. And yet they just can’t figure out why they can’t sell tickets.

  110. kcydrus13 says: Oct 10, 2012 1:00 AM

    thevelvetglove:”Always a lard how the patriots get overrated week in week out.”

    Overrated? I’m a patriot fan BUT the patriots are not overrated. I’m proud of them this year. They have an improved defense,strong in the passing game as always and the running game is phynominal compared to recent years. With improved defense and running game Brady can throw 180 yards and we win. Last year if Brady threw 180 we were in trouble. Now I feel it gives us Super Bowl hope to win because it takes pressure off of Tom to win the game for us from start to finish but rather we r a more complete team and Brady will have mental strength to play excellent in the fourth quarter and long term in the playoffs or better yet to help preserve our QB for more years of success!-Kasey

  111. eventhorizon04 says: Oct 10, 2012 3:23 AM

    “Knock Matt Ryan all you want for not winning a playoff game yet, as he has not. But don’t sit here and tell me that Joe Flacco “wins” playoff games. The Ravens defense and running game won each and every one of those games so just stop. (He did have a fantastic game against the Patriots last year, but they lost that game)”

    Matt Ryan has never thrown for more than 200 yards in a playoff game.

    Matt Ryan has never thrown more TDs than INTs in a playoff game (either the same or more INTs as TDs).

    I don’t blame Ryan for losing in the playoffs – his defense has played poorly in his 3 games – but I do blame Ryan for playing poorly in those losses.
    For whatever reason, he produces *well below* his season averages in yards, TDs, etc.

  112. piemasteruk says: Oct 10, 2012 3:46 AM

    Arguing over who should be placed where in a power ranking is so meh. But one thing this power ranking did highlight to me is how many terrible teams there are in the NFL this year. I got to the Chiefs at #26 and thought “wow that seems way too high”. But then I looked at the teams below them and thought “hmm no, actually that could be about right”.

    Has there ever been another season where so many teams look like they could be 4-12 or worse at this point?

  113. ponies92 says: Oct 10, 2012 6:16 AM

    Skol Vikings!! We will be top 5 in 2 weeks..once we take down those Redskins and those Cardinals. Unbelievable year for the purple and gold!

  114. Gravy says: Oct 10, 2012 7:44 AM

    Packers had a game stolen. Left a LOT of plays on the field against the Colts and are playing five rookies extensively on defense. The O-line has been wretched. I expect these things will be remedied as the D gets more experience, as the d-backs pick the balls that are hitting them in the numbers and as McCarthy jacks up the O-line. I also look for no drops in Houston as we burn the Texans 35-17. Interesting that the Bears move up after beating the Jagoffs….an absolutely meaningless win.

  115. johnnybbaseball says: Oct 10, 2012 7:56 AM

    The Jags are by far the worst team in the league. The Browns would beat them rather handily if they played.

    The Jags will not get better as long as Gene Smith is the GM. He continually drafts from small schools looking for a diamond and all we get here is coal.

  116. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Oct 10, 2012 9:58 AM

    cobaltdriver says:Oct 9, 2012 9:31 PM

    Most Viking’s fans don’t base their self worth on the championships of a team that they watch on TV three hours a week for half the year.

    So YOU don’t like the world champion Lynx then
    ——————————————————-

    You can like a team without basing your total outlook on life based on their given record.

  117. meytonpanning says: Oct 10, 2012 10:21 AM

    I’m a Giants fan and I think the Vikings should be above us right now. The way they’re playing, plus our current injuries, they deserve a higher spot… for now.

  118. emfsocial78 says: Oct 10, 2012 10:32 AM

    So the Giants have beat no one but the Pats have? Look this list is about opinion and results. If not Minn and Ariz would be in the top 5.

    Also, saying Sea has the 4th best defense in the NFL West is crazy. They might be better than 4th best in the NFL. They are winning with last year’s SF formula.

    Cleveland deserves their ranking but they have more hope than many other bad teams. They now have a QB and RB. Their defense will be better when Haden and Taylor return. I think they will be much like Miami last year, a bad that ends up a very competitve 5-11 or 6-10 type team.

  119. steelcityfinest13 says: Oct 10, 2012 6:01 PM

    Its 2 early to praise where all these guys stand…be real i see yall gota lot of football in yall!!!!lets start this convo page back up in 4weeks

  120. sullijo1 says: Oct 11, 2012 2:01 PM

    In your best Jim Mora voice……

    Big Bird? Don’t talk about — Big Bird?! You kidding me?! Big Bird?!

  121. tsmarriner says: Oct 13, 2012 3:38 PM

    With how good they are looking, Atlanta should and probably will win a playoff game. Maybe, just maybe…a Super Bowl?

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