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Week Seven power rankings

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1. Falcons (five first-place votes):  They’ll have to wait until January to exorcise their playoff demons.  For now, they’ll have to settle for another crack at further erasing the memory of Mike Vick.

2. Giants:  The schedule gets difficult now, which is good for a team that can’t get focused when it’s time to play inferior foes.

3. Bears:  A week after Cam Newton broke out the term “sweetheart,” the Bears could be calling him slightly stronger names.

4. Texans: The blowout of the Ravens was a welcome bottle of Listerine for that mouthful of Limburger.

5. 49ers:  The nagging feeling that Alex Smith can’t take this team where it wants to go won’t go away.

6. Packers:  With Jacksonville and Arizona heading to Lambeau Field, do the next two weeks qualify as preseason games?

7. Patriots:  The Pats are blowing fourth-quarter leads like it’s Super Bowl XLVI.  Or Super Bowl XLII.

8. Seahawks:  Russell Wilson can take this team a lot farther than anyone realizes.  Especially once they get guys who can catch his passes on a consistent basis.

9. Ravens:  Joe Flacco really is a top-five quarterback.  In his division.

10. Vikings:  Enjoy the ride while it lasts.  After Bears-Packers-Bears, it’ll be over.

11. Broncos:  Of all the .500 teams in the AFC, the Broncos are the best suited to rise to the top.

12. Steelers:  Dropping passes in prime time won’t get Mike Wallace paid the way he wants to be.

13. Redskins:  The last time the Redskins beat the Steelers, RG3 was in diapers.  Now, half the Steelers defense is.

14. Cardinals:  With a three-pack of games against the 49ers, Packers, and Falcons, the losing streak is about to double.

15. Rams:  The Rams have a chance to win pretty much every game.  Soon, they’ll be winning most of them.

16. Eagles:  Middle of the pack is just good enough for Reid to pack it in.

17. Saints:  With the Broncos on the docket in Denver, Joe Vitt possibly wishes he’d had a seven-game suspension.

18. Jets:  For those who think this team is a legitimate postseason contender, the glass is half fool.

19. Bengals:  They should change the name of Paul Brown Stadium to Art Rooney Stadium.

20. Colts:  The good news?  The Colts under Andrew Luck have matched their win total under Peyton Manning in his first year.  The bad news?  A postseason berth next year will be expected.

21. Dolphins:  The good news?  Some Dolphins fans feel differently about G.M. Jeff Ireland.  The bad news?  Most Dolphins fans have no idea who those fans are.

22. Chargers:  If the Chargers are cheating, they need to cheat harder.

23. Cowboys:  In response to Redskins coach Joe Gibbs telling the Cowboys about mistakes he made while coaching, former Cowboys coach Barry Switzer will explain to the Redskins how he got arrested for having a loaded gun in his luggage at the airport.

24. Lions:  The “our defensive backs are injured” excuse officially has been printed onto a card and laminated.

25. Titans:  Jake Locker’s shoulder may not heal for the rest of the year.  Or next year.

26. Buccaneers:  It’s time to permanently melt the Creamsicles.

27. Bills:  Amazingly, the Bill are only one game out of first place.

28. Raiders:  Amazingly, the Raiders are only one game out of first place.

29. Browns:  Jimmy Haslam won’t make a decision about Pat Shurmur until the season is over.  After the next two games, it will be.

30. Panthers:  The “suggestion box” is overflowing.  And none of them have anything to do with coffee breath.

31. Jaguars:  Gene Smith envies Marty Hurney.

32. Chiefs:  Brady Quinn finally gets his chance.  Hooray?

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  1. fuddpucker says: Oct 23, 2012 1:31 PM

    I think the Chiefs are rated too high at #32

  2. daysend564 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:33 PM

    When the Cowboys beat the NYG again, will they still be in the top 10 with the Cowboys out of the top 15?

    Probably, that’s the way things go here…

  3. javisrk says: Oct 23, 2012 1:33 PM

    9. Ravens: Joe Flacco really is a top-five quarterback. In his division.

    I’ll admit I laughed a little bit at this.

  4. southpaw2k says: Oct 23, 2012 1:33 PM

    Can’t really argue with the Ravens at #9. Like I said last week, the bye week couldn’t come at a better time this season. Hopefully Ngata will continue to play through his MCL sprain and Suggs will continue to get in game shape.

  5. fuddpucker says: Oct 23, 2012 1:34 PM

    I’m happy Mike has the guts to rank the Cowboys where they should be at #23.

    Other power rankings always overrank the Cowboys by at least ten spots…and the Cowboys haven’t done ANYTHING in OVER 15 YEARS!!

  6. skins23 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:35 PM

    Some respect for the Skins this week despite losing. I dig it. I guess somebody actually watched the game.

  7. gatordontplay says: Oct 23, 2012 1:36 PM

    This disrespect you give the Vikings is an outrage quiet frankly it’s a joke

  8. hyzers says: Oct 23, 2012 1:38 PM

    The Bears at #3, really? They sure had a hard time putting away the #24 team last night, even with an extra week to prepare.

  9. bosspower says: Oct 23, 2012 1:39 PM

    When The Cowboys lose to the Giants and the Eagles beat the Falcons The Gmen will be the No 1 team in week 8 power Rankings.

  10. sourdoughsam says: Oct 23, 2012 1:39 PM

    Knee-jerk reactions in the Bay Area. Alex Smith took the same team (minus Moss & Manningham) to the NFC Title game and was 2 Kyle Williams fumbles away from the Super Bowl.

    Is Smith elite? NO.

    Does he have holes in his game? Sure.

    But he’s good enough to win big games. The guy had the worst situation I know of for a QB for the first SIX years of his career. I can’t imagine anyone else being able to last that long in the league with the cards stacked that high against them.

    I’ve never understood why a certain segment of the football fan base seems to root for him to fail. That said, he’s always had those doubters, so I doubt it will really affect him in the end.

    P.S. Please rank the Niners lower on your list. They seem to lay eggs as soon as everyone “crowns” ‘em.

  11. pksoze says: Oct 23, 2012 1:39 PM

    daysend564 says:
    Oct 23, 2012 1:33 PM
    When the Cowboys beat the NYG again, will they still be in the top 10 with the Cowboys out of the top 15?

    Probably, that’s the way things go here…
    =============================================

    Don’t worry about that…that’s not really something you’ll need to worry about.

  12. jhein23 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:39 PM

    Is it true the Rams have four #1 picks the next 2 years? Not a fan of their team but they have a chance to be really good if they can find impact players with those picks. Bradford and that DLine not bad at all.

  13. mazblast says: Oct 23, 2012 1:40 PM

    Yeah, the poor Cowboys have always been so mistreated or ignored by the media. They never get any publicity, never get any hype. Their players get no face time on ESPN, Fox, etc. Their owner never gets quoted despite having such wise things to say.

  14. seattlerogueburner says: Oct 23, 2012 1:40 PM

    #13…

    HAH!

  15. flakeybiscuits says: Oct 23, 2012 1:40 PM

    i still cant believe after all those brutal losses the bills are only one game behind the patriots

  16. hehateme2 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:41 PM

    Jesters are once again too high for a 3-4 team. Should be 1 spot in front of the Bills. Their arrow is DOWN

  17. gsb333 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:41 PM

    Dolphins are too low. Outside of a bunch of missed fieldgoals by a veteran kicker… they could be 5-1. I know… shoulda, woulda, coulda… They are better than 21 on the rankings. At very least, better than the Rams, Jets, Bengals, and Cardinals.

  18. londonfletcher59 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:41 PM

    Wow, how did my Skins end up at #13? So, if they beat the Steelers this week, they’ll be 12th? Or maybe 16th…

  19. gnarlswoodson says: Oct 23, 2012 1:42 PM

    10. Vikings: Enjoy the ride while it lasts. After Bears-Packers-Bears, it’ll be over.

    Couldnt have said it better myself !

  20. NakedCowboy! says: Oct 23, 2012 1:42 PM

    Texans should be 2. Bears should be below 49ers and ravens. Packers and pats should be lower and vikes shoud be higher.
    Saints at 17 is the worst call… Rest all looks good. :)

  21. nepatriots128154 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:44 PM

    That Pats comment is causing me to quietly sob at my desk.

  22. jmsincla says: Oct 23, 2012 1:45 PM

    Redskins at 13. I don’t disagree, I’m surprised an unbiased site does though.

    They are a 36 million dollar cap penalty away from winning the NFC East.

  23. indywilson40 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:45 PM

    How is expecting a playoff berth for the Colts next season bad news for anyone?

  24. mazblast says: Oct 23, 2012 1:46 PM

    19. Bengals: They should change the name of Paul Brown Stadium to Art Rooney Stadium.
    ———————————————–
    No kidding. The Steelers pretty much own the Bengals at Heinz Field, and they “have scoreboard” at PBS even more.

    If my father was still alive, he’d be seething right now. He was a Bengal season ticket holder at Riverfront for a long time, and every time the Steelers or Browns were in town, he’d come home angry–at the team if they lost, at the fans regardless. I can hear him right now–”60,000 Bengal fans, 5,000 &%#$@! Steeler/Browns fans, and THEY were LOUDER!”

  25. footballgreed says: Oct 23, 2012 1:46 PM

    13. Redskins: The last time the Redskins beat the Steelers, RG3 was in diapers. Now, half the Steelers defense is.

    That is just F-ing funny.

  26. trefkennedy says: Oct 23, 2012 1:47 PM

    TeamCowboys even tho we ranked number 23 we gonna win Sunday

  27. slk018 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:47 PM

    Maybe the Dolphins will get some respect if the win at the Jets Sunday

  28. stoogy says: Oct 23, 2012 1:48 PM

    Steelers should be mid 20′s

  29. rushmatic says: Oct 23, 2012 1:48 PM

    Man, crazy that the AFC is so weak this year. Only two teams in the top 10!

  30. mjay81 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:51 PM

    5. 49ers: The nagging feeling that Alex Smith can’t take this team where it wants to go won’t go away.

    With that comment, 49ers should be ranked in the teens.

  31. trollhammer20 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:52 PM

    “Russell Wilson can take this team a lot farther than anyone realizes. Especially once they get guys who can catch his passes on a consistent basis.”

    But I thought you guys were ready to bench him for Flynn after last Thursday night, after anointing him the franchise savior after the win over New England….but I agree. His receivers (actually, one WR, one TE, and two RBs) let him down last week. We’ll find out if that was an event or a trend in the next few weeks, but I can still see Seattle taking a big interest in receivers in the draft and free agency this coming offseason.

  32. vikesfansteve says: Oct 23, 2012 1:55 PM

    The Vikings are going to split with the Bears. The season will depend on the Bucs, Seahawks and Rams games.

  33. funshipm174 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:56 PM

    Really? IS there something about those teams that should make the Vikings Nervours? Packers have no “D” at all and the Bears have no “O” at all.

    Vikings beat them both and you eat your words.

    *10. Vikings: Enjoy the ride while it lasts. After Bears-Packers-Bears, it’ll be over*

  34. reesesteel23 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:56 PM

    Cant Wait for Bears-Fudge Packer-Bears…..Vikings 2-1

  35. wannabear says: Oct 23, 2012 1:58 PM

    Suh is a dirty player period. It’s not the takedown of Cutler that is offensive, but the slamming. I believe his intent was to hurt and injure Cutler. Thank God he didnt get his wish.
    GO Bears!!!!

  36. Steeley McBeam says: Oct 23, 2012 1:59 PM

    As a Steelers fan even I found the Skins line hilarious.

  37. tsi431 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:00 PM

    sourdoughsam,

    Poor #1 pick Alex Smith had to play in that rough NFC West for the past 7 years, poor guy. With a top 5 RB and top 5 defense. I feel so sorry for the position he has been put in. No other QB had a tougher situation? Yea right.

  38. gcsuk says: Oct 23, 2012 2:01 PM

    NakedCowboy! says:
    Oct 23, 2012 1:42 PM
    Texans should be 2.
    ——————————————————-
    As a Giants fan, I agree. Houston should be #2. They absolutely decimated baltimore, and have only lost to a GB team that is coming together. Giants need the last two minutes to put away DC (no slouch). I love the Giants, but I think third is more realistic.

  39. blu4l1fe says: Oct 23, 2012 2:05 PM

    daysend564 says:
    Oct 23, 2012 1:33 PM

    When the Cowboys beat the NYG again, will they still be in the top 10 with the Cowboys out of the top 15?

    Probably, that’s the way things go here…

    —————————————-

    This is exactly what is wrong with the Cowboys, and as it states in the comment above, their fan base as well. They are more concerned about other things than how to “right” their ship.

    Look, Giants fans, by now, are not at all too concerned about these rankings. Yeah sure, they make you feel good, if that’s what you’re all about. But at the end of the day, or the season for that matter, this doesn’t win you playoff games or bring you the championship.

    So you know what, if that’s all too important to you. Hey, have at it. As a Giants fan, I want the Cowboys ranked higher, NO, let them be at the top five. Everyone knows, the team doesn’t have what it takes to succeed. Yeah, don’t believe that and watch throughout the season and see who’s making stuff up.

  40. daamgud says: Oct 23, 2012 2:07 PM

    “10. Vikings: Enjoy the ride while it lasts. After Bears-Packers-Bears, it’ll be over.”

    This immediately reminds me of the zero chance that all the talking heads gave the Vikings before playing the (at the time) consensus #1 NFL team, the 49ers. How’d that work out?

    Maybe for Power Rankings you should stick to observations on how the team is currently playing (seriously, you couldn’t find a Ponder joke somewhere?), rather than make sweeping proclamations about how the rest of their season will pan out based on 3 games they haven’t played.

  41. imbetterthanyou says: Oct 23, 2012 2:09 PM

    “When The Cowboys lose to the Giants and the Eagles beat the Falcons The Gmen will be the No 1 team in week 8 power Rankings.”

    This is probably how it will play out…and then every Giants fan is ready for a slide and then to turn it on after putting us through a roller coaster of emotions…Schedule is brutal the rest of the way, aside from Cinci

  42. bkostela says: Oct 23, 2012 2:09 PM

    jmsincla says:
    Oct 23, 2012 1:45 PM
    Redskins at 13. I don’t disagree, I’m surprised an unbiased site does though.

    They are a 36 million dollar cap penalty away from winning the NFC East.
    _____________

    if they didn’t “stash” cap money into the uncapped year, they wouldnt have that 36M to spend this year anyway…

    RG is a phenom. Daniel Snyder is not.

  43. hehateme2 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:11 PM

    New York’s real problem: defense. Led by the overly expressive mouths of Rex Ryan and Bart Scott, the Jets used to hit you in the mouth and then tell you just how great they were; now, they can’t even tackle. They are giving up 173 yards on the ground per game, second worst in the league. They can’t get any pressure on opposing quarterback without blitzing, and even then it is still questionable.

    Yea, #26 sounds about right.

  44. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 23, 2012 2:11 PM

    #4 Texans.

    Okay who do they have to beat?! Seriously? The Giants shouldn’t be that high. They tore Baltimore a new one. Ray Lewis or not. They gave Flacco the business. They should be higher.

  45. janvanflac says: Oct 23, 2012 2:12 PM

    Eagles are going to knock off Atlanta this Sunday.

    Book it…

  46. bigbluecrew420 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:12 PM

    Daysend564

    When the Cowboys beat the NYG again, will they still be in the top 10 with the Cowboys out of the top 15?

    Probably, that’s the way things go here…

    ————————————————-

    Cowboys suck. Get used to it. Go cry somewhere else.

    Btw when the Giants head down to metlife south and walk away with another win in their other home field the cowboys are going to be in the 20-30 range…

  47. emoney826 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:12 PM

    Viking fans are the only delusional people who think their team is good. I’m surprised there isn’t more outrage coming from them for those comments you made about them. It’s hard for them to accept the truth. Maybe in a few years they’ll have that miraculous one season where they look good again, only to throw it all away in the playoffs. They’re literally like the Chicago cubs, but the difference is is that the cubs won something 100 years ago.

  48. justintuckrule says: Oct 23, 2012 2:17 PM

    sweet comment about the Steelers’ defense! Unfortunately, I’m guessing it sailed over 75% of your readers heads.

  49. waltmink says: Oct 23, 2012 2:32 PM

    Vikings fans are in some major denial if they believe Ponder will EVER take this team to the big game. Look, I’ve been a Vikes fan for over 40 years and I’m glad to see they’ve improved from last year but they’re not gonna make the playoffs until they get a superior QB. And by that time AP, Harvin, etc will be done. Accept it now and you’ll save yourself some disappointment later.

  50. gottaplan says: Oct 23, 2012 2:35 PM

    The Dolphins beat the Rams and Bengals…the Rams beat Arizona..convincingly… Oh nevermind…

  51. seahawks4alltime says: Oct 23, 2012 2:36 PM

    Is #8 the highest the Seahawks have ever made it on the power rankings list?

  52. smackingfools says: Oct 23, 2012 2:38 PM

    Miami beat the Rams and the Bengals. 2 missed field goals away from beating the Jets and Cardinals and being 5-1. Come on, man! Get real. I guess when they beat the jets this Sunday we’ll see how accurate these ranking are.

  53. southpaw2k says: Oct 23, 2012 2:38 PM

    jhein23 says:
    Oct 23, 2012 1:39 PM
    Is it true the Rams have four #1 picks the next 2 years? Not a fan of their team but they have a chance to be really good if they can find impact players with those picks. Bradford and that DLine not bad at all.

    ———————————————–

    They definitely have 2 first round picks in the 2013 draft, and they might have 2 first rounders in the 2014 draft as well from the RGIII deal with Washington. If the Rams do deal some players before the deadline next week to stockpile some more picks, they could be sitting in a very sweet position for the forseeable future.

  54. mvp43 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:39 PM

    Has there ever been a team that has gone unnoticed as much as the Falcons?

  55. deathonwings410 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:47 PM

    I almost hope the Ravens collapse and go 7-9 this year so we can retool this defense with high draft picks who are day-one starters. We can get a stud DT like John Jenkins in round one, then an explosive, fast, physical MLB like CJ Mosley early in the second. Then BPA for the OLine early in the 3rd round. Making it to the playoffs as a one and done would do little good.

  56. paychrisjohnson28 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:47 PM

    I’m a Titan’s fan…and yes keep Locker out the rest of the season unless Hasselbeck gets injured as well… Go Titans!

    I really, really like the Tampa Bucs –Creamsicle uniforms : I wish it were their main uniform.

    In the weak AFC…other than the Houston Texans nearly any team with a few wins can make a run into the playoffs if they put it all together, and that includes the Titans and Colts..

    The Vikings will lose 2 out of 3 in Bears – Packers – Bears …Due to not enough playmakers on offense other than AP…

  57. bcknights says: Oct 23, 2012 2:48 PM

    Sure hope the Vikings beat the Bears, Packers so the Vikings can enjoy their ride to the playoffs!

  58. nflgiant says: Oct 23, 2012 2:50 PM

    Lets not forget that #1 and #2 played each other in last years post season,with pretty much the same roster,and #1 team only scored 2 points,the whole game,#2 team went on the road as under-dogs and well you know the rest of the story,2 rings in 5 years says alot.

  59. bullcharger says: Oct 23, 2012 2:55 PM

    Paraphrasing a poplular saying related to your comment on the Patriots: It is better to have played and lost then never to have played at all. I wish the Patriots had 5 Super Bowl wins, but they don’t and they did lose two 4th quater leads and they have been blowing games this year.

    That said, they were only worse than the Steelers in the AFC in that stretch since 2007 and two SB appearances means they won the AFC twice which is better then most other teams in the league can say. As for this year, despite their failings they are still undefeated in the division and a game up and 4-1 in the AFC overall. For a team that is sucking they sure are good.

  60. minnesconsin says: Oct 23, 2012 2:55 PM

    GB’s record isn’t that impressive — but the fact that they dismantled both the #3 and #4 teams in head-to-head match-ups does make their #6 ranking a little silly.

    This is a better GB team than last year, more balanced. This defense has went from a bottom-dweller to middle-of-the pack in almost every stat, and that’s good enough with the way their offense is starting to score points.

    Defensive stats
    14th in total D (yards allowed)
    13th in scoring D (pts allowed)
    17th in both rushing and passing D (yards allowed)

    Never thought I’d be so pleased to have a mediocre defense, but after last year, this is enough of an improvement. They’ve got a pass-rusher who’s .5 sack off the league lead, and a young corner who’s tied for the league lead in INT’s. They’re decimated by injuries, but young guys are stepping up.

  61. hyzers says: Oct 23, 2012 2:56 PM

    The Vikings look a tougher than the Bears, and this is coming from a Lions fan.

  62. azarkhan says: Oct 23, 2012 2:56 PM

    mvp43 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:39 PM

    “Has there ever been a team that has gone unnoticed as much as the Falcons?”

    When they begin to win play-off games, we will notice them.

  63. bunjy96 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:57 PM

    “vikesfansteve says: Oct 23, 2012 1:55 PM

    The Vikings are going to split with the Bears. The season will depend on the Bucs, Seahawks and Rams games.”

    xxxxxx

    They could easily lose all 3.

  64. steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says: Oct 23, 2012 3:13 PM

    The way we see it is:

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers
    2-32. Irrelevant

    This will make since to everyone come February..

  65. willardj says: Oct 23, 2012 3:16 PM

    Finally the Giants get a little love! Jeez, you would figure after all they’ve done over the last couple of years they could get some respect. Just cause they have yet to win a Superbowl without pure luck doesn’t mean they aren’t a legitimate team.

  66. zn0rseman says: Oct 23, 2012 3:18 PM

    @Bears
    @Packers
    vsBears

    Crappy scheduling but keep in mind that the Vikings beat the Lions in Detroit, the Bears barely got out with a win at home against them last night. The Packers lost to the 49ers at home, and at the Colts. The Vikings beat the 49ers at home and had it not been for a pair of blown calls, would have beat the Colts in Indy.

    So, looking at that horrible schedule on paper makes one think the Vikings will fly off thr cliff soon… the stats say otherwise.

  67. steelernator says: Oct 23, 2012 3:18 PM

    “Ravens: Joe Flacco really is a top-five quarterback. In his division.”

    BEST line of the day! And true! He is the worst overall QB in the division.

  68. originalsteelcurtain says: Oct 23, 2012 3:19 PM

    Vikes and Skins have played soft schedules.

    Don’t complain until you beat good teams and still don’t get the love.

    Vikes could finish the season by losing their last 6. (Bears and pack twice, at Houston and at St Louis)

  69. skins23 says: Oct 23, 2012 3:22 PM

    steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says:
    Oct 23, 2012 3:13 PM
    The way we see it is:

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers
    2-32. Irrelevant

    This will make since to everyone come February..

    ___________________

    ‘Since’ what?

  70. nflgiant says: Oct 23, 2012 3:33 PM

    Pure luck?? Maybee alittle luck comes into play,but all teams need it especially when we have zebras who should have their eyes examined every week,and be employed full time by the NFL.No team wins without some help from the men in stipes.

  71. robotrav says: Oct 23, 2012 3:37 PM

    Warren Moon thinks these rankings are racist.

  72. nflgiant says: Oct 23, 2012 3:45 PM

    It should read #1 Giants,#2 Patriots,#3 Bears,#4 Packers,#5 Texans,#6 Falcons,#7 Steelers,#8 Broncos,#9 49ers,#10 Saints.Just my op.

  73. nflgiant says: Oct 23, 2012 3:47 PM

    Is Warren still in the CFL??

  74. piemasteruk says: Oct 23, 2012 3:52 PM

    Could people please stop with the “team X should be above team Y because they beat them in week 2 yadda yadda yadda.” On any given Sunday any team can beat any other team. One win against a team does not make you better than them. Otherwise we could make the season 5 weeks long.

  75. zn0rseman says: Oct 23, 2012 3:53 PM

    originalsteelcurtain says:
    Oct 23, 2012 3:19 PM
    Vikes and Skins have played soft schedules.

    Don’t complain until you beat good teams and still don’t get the love.
    ——————

    Vikings 24 – 49ers 13 (2011 playoff team)
    Vikings 21 – Lions 14 (2011 playoff team)

    Oh, what good teams have the Steelers beat?

    Yeah, that’s right… none.

  76. footballgreed says: Oct 23, 2012 4:06 PM

    robotrav says:
    Oct 23, 2012 3:37 PM
    Warren Moon thinks these rankings are racist.

    Doesn’t he think everything is racist, thats all he say’s nowadays.

  77. jimmylions says: Oct 23, 2012 4:12 PM

    24. Lions: The “our defensive backs are injured” excuse officially has been printed onto a card and laminated.

    The card should say, “We only have one DB and he’s injured.”

    or maybe,

    “Our Special Teams are still on a bye week.”

  78. deltaoracle says: Oct 23, 2012 4:16 PM

    Love the Mini fan complaining about “crappy scheduling” after the generally cupcake first half of the season they were handed. They remind me of the Detroit team a few years ago that started 6-0.

  79. htown1035 says: Oct 23, 2012 4:17 PM

    Texans beat a top 5 team by 30 points and you drop them down to #4? Still holding the GB loss against them?

  80. ahostiletakeover says: Oct 23, 2012 4:19 PM

    As a Ravens fan, I stopped reading when I saw the Texans at #4 instead of 1 or 2. What a damn joke of a power ranking.

  81. truthisbest says: Oct 23, 2012 4:25 PM

    Packers have no “D” at all and the Bears have no “O” at all.

    Vikings beat them both and you eat your words.

    ————————————

    The Packers D is ranked 14th in the league, as opposed to last year when they still managed to go 15-1. The Vikings are in the same boat as the rest of the league when it comes to the Packers: If the Pack defense plays the way they have been and the Pack offense shows up for your game, it’s game over man. Game over.

  82. bigbluecrew420 says: Oct 23, 2012 4:32 PM

    willardj
    Oct 23, 2012, 12:16 PM PDT
    Finally the Giants get a little love! Jeez, you would figure after all they’ve done over the last couple of years they could get some respect. Just cause they have yet to win a Superbowl without pure luck doesn’t mean they aren’t a legitimate
    team.

    ————————————————

    Awwwwwwwwwww Willard is sad the giants won the superbowl….. Twice…… Against NE……Twice. And “lucked” there way there…… Twice

    Hahaha

  83. fuzzynuts55 says: Oct 23, 2012 4:48 PM

    9. Ravens: Joe Flacco really is a top-five quarterback. In his division. Ravens fan sucks to be you! Yeah Yeah it might be premature but you can feel it coming. Been lucky all season. No its not anyone except your over hyped players.

    Colin Cowheard has it right. Steelers at 7. Getting ready to make a run!

  84. kotarskj says: Oct 23, 2012 5:01 PM

    So the Falcons stay #1 despite not playing this week. Giants leap Houston with two losses. Bears leap Houston despite scoring only 13 points against a fading Lions team. What do you want to bet the Texans drop during their bye week?

  85. tformation says: Oct 23, 2012 6:15 PM

    What no snide comment about Cutler?

    Welcome to the Bears bandwagon. Nice to see them ranked so high. Higher than ESPN, in fact.

    To the naysayers, you’re part right about the schedule. We’ll see when the Texans come to town if the Bears deserve to be ranked in front of the Texans.

    BEAR DOWN!

  86. alskdh says: Oct 23, 2012 6:17 PM

    >>steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says:
    Oct 23, 2012 3:13 PM
    The way we see it is:

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers
    2-32. Irrelevant

    This will make since to everyone come February..

    Steelers – you have not and will NEVER get through Foxborough. Come February this will be the case again.

  87. rams1999 says: Oct 23, 2012 6:43 PM

    Seahawks at #8??? Arizona at 14?? My Rams do not and will not get any respect. People say, the Rams have not beat anyone yet Seattle at a ridiculous #8, Arizona, and Washington are all ranked higher. I understand Washington but the Cardinals and Seahawks??

  88. expertop says: Oct 23, 2012 7:02 PM

    truthisbest says:
    Oct 23, 2012 4:25 PM
    If the Pack defense plays the way they have been and the Pack offense shows up for your game, it’s game over man. Game over.
    ——————–
    Whoa – let me get this straight: So, if the defense plays well AND the offense plays well…

  89. djaehne says: Oct 23, 2012 7:31 PM

    The Ravens at #9, the bye week is coming at the right time. All true however whats left unsaid, is that there only hope was that the bye week continued until the playoffs.

  90. djaehne says: Oct 23, 2012 7:33 PM

    Who gives a crap about the “power ranking”. Team record in the division and a trip to the superbowl, winning it, Texans fans say, Screw you east coast media.

  91. truthisbest says: Oct 23, 2012 7:41 PM

    If the Pack defense plays the way they have been and the Pack offense shows up for your game, it’s game over man. Game over.
    ——————–
    Whoa – let me get this straight: So, if the defense plays well AND the offense plays well…
    ——————–
    Your team has no hope of beating them. Ask the Texans if you’re still confused.

  92. audient says: Oct 23, 2012 7:52 PM

    Chiefs are at 32 with Browns castoff Romeo Crennel coaching Browns castoffs Peyton Hillis and Brady Quinn.

    Browns are at 29.

    Mike Holmgren, your Cleveland legacy. Thanks.

  93. spfripp says: Oct 23, 2012 7:59 PM

    If someone who knew something about football did this ranking I would be pissed.

  94. raiderapologist says: Oct 23, 2012 8:00 PM

    The Raiders have climbed from 31st to 28th on the strength of losing to Atlanta, taking a week off, and getting lucky against the Jags. If they don’t beat the Chiefs Sunday, it’s straight to #32. The battle for draft position is going to be intense.

  95. dremmel69 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:16 PM

    I get more insight about Florio from his rankings each and every week. Gotta love the comments. Range from fawning over some teams to baiting the fans of other teams. I think it is less about the rankings and more about illiciting reader comments. Because who really cares how the average talking head ranks football teams anyway?

  96. corylaw0925 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:23 PM

    Please don’t make the Giants so high. They suck when people think they are good

  97. mrbiz8505 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:25 PM

    These are wrong…..my team isn’t #1

  98. celticsforever says: Oct 23, 2012 8:37 PM

    Washington and pittsburgh will change once the Skins trounce them in the ketchup stadium . ben rothlisberger (or however its spelled, I didn’t read the arrest report) is a rapist.

  99. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 23, 2012 8:56 PM

    emoney are you tokyo sandblaster I dont see that name anywhere in the comment section and he is always ragging on the vikings and your comment sounds like him and you must be a packer or bear fan if you are not tokyo anyways the vikings will stomp on you and send both of you packing I think the vikings are doing pretty good just wish ponder was alittle better on his throwing and you guys seem to also forget we have more than just ap on our team doesnt percy harvin or kyle rudolph on the offense ring a bell and also our defense with smith and allen and greenway and dont forget winfield they are all great players as well so we dont just have our adrian and I almost forgot blair walsh our new kicker is pretty good for his rookie year
    so I can see us getting into the playoffs I dont really care what you haters say but that is disrepectful what they said about the vikings in the rankings

  100. pissedfishfan says: Oct 23, 2012 9:21 PM

    You guys are so Bias. Just can not admit when you are wrong you have hammered Miami all preseason and season and said they are gonna stink now they are winning games beating teams that are higher in your rankings and you still refuse to rank them according to there record and teams beat. Usually a team with a 500 record that beats easy teams have a low ranking I understand that but You are ranking some teams they beat pretty high but refuse to admit you were wrong about Miami. It is pretty basic a team with identical records play its hard for me to see your logic rating the losing team higher. At some point you guys will need to admit you were wrong. probably even after beating the Jets on Sunday you wont budge but eventually you wil.

  101. joeyd524 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:49 PM

    Funny that he said the giants suck…now heres teams that suck..

    Chiefs
    Lions
    Eagles
    Panthers
    Tampa
    Raiders
    Jags

    Who gives a crap about power rankings,well I do seeing the eagles at 16..hahahaha remember this was there year..

    And no way eagles knock off Atlanta,no way..

  102. brewdogg says: Oct 23, 2012 9:55 PM

    truthisbest says: Oct 23, 2012 7:41 PM

    If the Pack defense plays the way they have been and the Pack offense shows up for your game, it’s game over man. Game over.
    ——————–
    Whoa – let me get this straight: So, if the defense plays well AND the offense plays well…
    ——————–
    Your team has no hope of beating them. Ask the Texans if you’re still confused.
    ——————–
    Did you hear that, Indy fans? Your team has NO HOPE of beating the Packers. Neither do the Seahawks or the 49ers.

    Truth is best. I’m sorry you don’t want to acknowledge what is the truth….

  103. mazblast says: Oct 23, 2012 10:13 PM

    steelernationfartsinyourfaceandwinschampionships says:

    The way we see it is:

    1. Pittsburgh Steelers
    2-32. Irrelevant

    This will make since to everyone come February..
    —————————————

    As a Steelers fan of 50 years’ experience, I have just three things to say to you–

    Stop it. Grow up. You are an embarrassment to those of us who have loved the Steelers for more years than you’ve been around.

    Our team is not the best in the league and probably won’t be. Too many close losses, not enough defense, and injuries are not an excuse. Sunday night’s win was big (a loss would have been near fatal to our team’s playoff chances), but keep in mind that it was only the Bengals.

    The Steelers aren’t dead, but they’re far from thriving. Let’s see a few more wins in a row, preferably some by good-sized margins, and then we can start thinking in terms of a post-season splash.

  104. axespray says: Oct 23, 2012 10:26 PM

    “Don’t worry guys, We can beat the Bears and Packers… I passed for 40 yards, no problem here….”
    - Ponder

  105. hieveryone12345 says: Oct 23, 2012 10:58 PM

    You can’t tell me there are 22 better teams in the NFL then the Cowboys. Yes they are 3-3, but they have played 4 elite teams, and 2 that aren’t as bad as their records look. 4 of their first 6 games have been on the road and we dominated the giants in game one when the road team rarely ever wins. We will beat the Giants again on sunday and all these people talking crap about the Cowboys now will be quiet. Go Cowboys!!

  106. bathroomben7 says: Oct 23, 2012 11:08 PM

    32. Chiefs: Who the hell put Romeo Crennel in charge of anything?

  107. txnative61 says: Oct 24, 2012 12:55 AM

    I agree Russel Wilson is a playmaker with potential. I don’t see how the Seahawks can correct the deficiencies at receiver at this point in the season. They tried bringing in veterans in the preseason, and patched together the best corp they could find, but still have had multiple drops. Does this just go away? Ranked too high until this problem is solved.

  108. truthisbest says: Oct 24, 2012 2:59 AM

    Did you hear that, Indy fans? Your team has NO HOPE of beating the Packers. Neither do the Seahawks or the 49ers.

    Truth is best. I’m sorry you don’t want to acknowledge what is the truth….
    —————————————
    Your reading comprehension appears to be limited, so I’ll repeat it for you: If the Pack defense plays the way they have been and the Pack offense shows up for your game, it’s game over man. Game over.

    GB’s offense was clearly off in their three losses and their defense played terribly in two of them, yet they lost those three games by a total of only 13 points. But in the last few weeks, the giant has awoken from its slumber. Rodgers is back to shredding defenses, and the teams that have the Pack in their remaining schedule are not looking forward to seeing them (with the possible exception of the Bears hoping for some sweet revenge).

  109. packerbadger says: Oct 24, 2012 8:15 AM

    Btw, Seahawks DIDN’T beat the Packers. Refs GAVE the game to the Seahawks. How in the hell do you think we got the real refs back so dang fast?

  110. expertop says: Oct 24, 2012 10:58 AM

    truthisbest says: Oct 23, 2012 7:41 PM

    If the Pack defense plays the way they have been and the Pack offense shows up for your game, it’s game over man. Game over.
    ——————–
    Whoa – let me get this straight: So, if the defense plays well AND the offense plays well…
    ——————–
    Your team has no hope of beating them. Ask the Texans if you’re still confused.
    ———————————————–
    No hope? Wow. See, I thought their defense had to play the way they have been and their offense has to “show up” for it to be all “game over man”. But, now you make it all seem so definite, so absolutely certain… That IS a little confusing. One could ask the Texans. Then again, one could ask the 49′ers – or one of the other teams that have already beaten your .500 club.

  111. 7ransponder says: Oct 24, 2012 11:21 AM

    “10. Vikings: Enjoy the ride while it lasts. After Bears-Packers-Bears, it’ll be over.”

    Way to completely ignore history here. Vikings, even on down years, have always been competitive against both the Pack and the Bears. That’s the definition of a rivalry and writing them off based on how they happen to be doing this week is a short-sighted analysis for anything NFL related.

    NFC North is wide open.

  112. truthisbest says: Oct 24, 2012 3:14 PM

    No hope? Wow. See, I thought their defense had to play the way they have been and their offense has to “show up” for it to be all “game over man”. But, now you make it all seem so definite, so absolutely certain… That IS a little confusing.
    ———————————————–
    Your continued confusion on this is curious. My second comment was a reference to my first comment, not your skewed interpretation of it. Perhaps if you refer to my reply to brewdogg your confusion will ease. This really isn’t complicated. Then again, you seem to think that GB has a .500 record, so perhaps it is complicated for you.

  113. hatersweargreen says: Oct 24, 2012 7:04 PM

    I might switch the positions of the falcons and the Texans on the list. Just because they havent lost a game yet doesnt mean they have to be at the very top of the list… at least not yet. when they’re 9-0 then sure. but for now i think the texans are more of a proven comodity than the Falcons.

    that’s obviously not saying the falcons are bad by any stretch. they’re very good. but if i had to pick one of the two to win a game to save my hide, the texans or the falcons, i’ll take houston.

    this is from a giants fan who doesnt really have a dog in the fight.

    btw… Jerry sent us an invitation to come to his house in dallas… something about butts, and whooping. we’ll RSVP this sunday.

  114. brewdogg says: Oct 24, 2012 10:33 PM

    @truthisbest

    So, what you are saying is…. If the defense plays as well as it possibly can, and the offense plays as well as it possibly can, then the Packers will win, no question. Hmmmm….. Well, two thoughts come to mind.

    1) Duh. I think the same can be said for…pretty much every team.

    2) So no one can beat the Packers, they can only beat themselves? Yup, that would be a Packer fan mimicking….every other Packer fan. Maybe it’s something in the cheese…..

  115. teal379 says: Oct 27, 2012 4:18 PM

    Well – we’ve seen the Vikings/Bucs game – where are the Viking fans predicting a sweep of the division?

  116. tluke25 says: Oct 28, 2012 12:26 PM

    The Seahawks at 8? That gave me a good laugh. That’s why I don’t look at these power rankings very often.

    If the Seahawks had to play a game next week on a neutral field against the Ravens, Broncos, Steelers or Saints, you mean to tell me that they would actually be the favorites? Please! That’s being extremely dumb and putting too much value in the win/loss records and not the actual “power” of the teams.

  117. latenightroach says: Oct 28, 2012 9:34 PM

    I think most would agree that the Jets should be lower now.

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