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Week Four Power Rankings

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1. Broncos (4-0; last week No. 1):  This may be the best Peyton Manning has ever played, but it’s far from being the best team he’s ever played on.

2. Seahawks (4-0; No. 2):  The more the Seahawks can steal wins on the road in the regular season, the less likely they’ll have to steal wins on the road in the postseason.

3. Saints (4-0; No. 4):  Ditto for the Saints, even though they didn’t play on the road this week.

4. Patriots (4-0; No. 5):  With Vince Wilfork gone for the year, the offense needs to fatten up.

5. Chiefs (4-0; No. 9):  Dramatic turnarounds like this is one of the main reasons why so many owners fire so many coaches.

6. Colts (3-1; No. 11):  If former Jags coach Jack Del Rio had used actual mouse traps to illustrate his team’s participation in a “trap” game, someone inevitably would have ended up with a body part caught in one of the traps.

7. Lions (3-1; No. 16):  USC fans disgusted with the team’s current performance can relive 2005 by watching Reggie Bush in 2013.

8. Bears (3-1; No. 6):  Maybe we’ll finally quit hearing about how the offensive line is the best since the Cowboys of the early 1990s.

9. Dolphins (3-1; No. 8):  It’s rare that the ’72 Dolphins have to wait so long to pop the champagne as it relates to Dolphins.

10. Ravens (2-2; No. 3):  Who’s paying Joe Flacco $20.1 million this year, the Ravens or the Bills?

11. 49ers (2-2; No. 12):  The 49ers will thrive only if Colin Kaepernick tries to be Alex Smith, not Joe Montana.

12. Titans (3-1; No. 17):  With his team playing well, Bud Adams can now go back to giving the finger to the opponents.

13. Packers (1-2; No. 13):  With Detroit on the docket, Aaron Rodgers likely is having nightmares about a large man with two legs attached to the spot where his arms should be.

14. Browns (2-2; No. 26):  It’ll be hard to get a franchise quarterback in the draft if the franchise keeps winning games.

15. Bengals (2-2; No. 7):  That thrilling come-from-behind win over Green Bay didn’t have quite the impact on the Bengals most envisioned.

16. Texans (2-2; No. 10):  There are now three types of teams in the NFL — teams that have a franchise quarterback, teams that are looking for a franchise quarterback, and teams that thought they had a franchise quarterback but that are realizing they didn’t.

17. Chargers (2-2; No. 18):  At a time when many thought Philip Rivers needed to be fixed, people are realizing he ain’t broke.

18. Bills (2-2; No. 25):  After that win over the Ravens, Stevie Johnson said Ed Reed wasn’t able to cover him.

19. Cardinals (2-2; No. 21):  “We’re not in last place in the NFC West!”

20. Panthers (1-2; No. 20):  “We’re not in last place in the NFC South!”

21. Cowboys (2-2; No. 14):  “How in the hell are we in first place in the NFC East?”

22. Falcons (1-3; No. 15):  Tony Gonzalez may not have to worry about another heartbreaking loss in the playoffs.

23. Eagles (1-3; No. 19):  If Chip Kelly doesn’t have the right personnel to run “his offense,” maybe he shouldn’t be running “his offense.”

24. Rams (1-3; No. 22):  At least folks in St. Louis won’t be all that upset if the team moves.

25. Jets (2-2; No. 24):  From Mark Sanchez’s butt fumble to Geno Smith’s fumble off his butt, the Jets keep finding new ways to create turnovers with an assist from an ass.

26. Vikings (1-3; No. 27):  Either of the teams that played in Super Bowl IX could have beaten either of the teams that showed up in London on Sunday.

27. Redskins (1-3; No. 29):  The AFC West is 7-1 against the NFC East.  The Redskins are the only team from their division to win.  Hooray?

28. Raiders (1-3; No. 23):  Annnnnnd now we know how Terrelle Pryor beat out Matt Flynn.

29. Giants (0-4; No. 27):  Next year, Bill Cowher and Victor Cruz could have something more in common than a deal with Time Warner.

30. Steelers (0-4; No. 30):  Sure, they’ve had three coaches since 1969 — but they’re off to their worst start since 1968.

31. Buccaneers (0-4; No. 31):  Even Lane Kiffin wouldn’t be interested in trying to clean up this mess.

32. Jaguars (0-4; No. 32):  If the NFL had relegation like the Premier League (only on NBC), the Jaguars would be playing on a 50-yard field with really big nets in each end zone.  And scoring only three points per game.

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  1. wearethesteelers says: Oct 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    The Steelers are going to shut everyone up. We always start slow and finish strong. No one has our mental toughness.

    Do you know what it means to be a Steeler?

  2. dequan81 says: Oct 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    LOL – my weekly laugh is complete. Now I can do some work.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    Horray indeed. Mighty Washington decided to stop letting other teams win. It was all part of the plan! Take it easy and relax for 3 weeks and take the league by storm starting the last week of September! The season is a marathon, not a sprint. Ask the Eagles what it means to win early. Nothing. Period. Look at the Washington Redskins and how they dominate on an even playing field! This is what Greatness looks like! I told you all that God’s Team was going to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes. Where are the critics huh!? This is what happens when we TRY to win! This was the plan Shanahan and RGIII talked about in preseason all along. Try things out for three weeks and then BAM…take the league by storm. September 29, 2013…the day Superbowl XLVIII Champion Washington Redskins lead by Robert Griffin the 3rd stopped letting up and began dominating the league. Move over Cowboys…here comes Papa Washington to take over the NFC East for Good in 2 weeks! #BurgundyandGoldStandard

  4. christophershearin says: Oct 1, 2013 9:57 AM

    I love the browns, but were ranked to high, WAY to high

  5. chicagogiantsfan says: Oct 1, 2013 9:57 AM

    Nonsense. Giants are definitely worse than the Steelers and possibly worse than the Bucs. Steelers at least had a chance to win a couple of their games, and they LOOK like they’re trying. Giants are giving up at halftime.
    As a Giants fan, I’ll still watch, but I’m not expecting them to win anymore. I just wish they would stop embarrassing themselves and their fans.

  6. runmarshawnrun says: Oct 1, 2013 9:58 AM

    What?! You are clearly biased against . There’s no way should be ranked than !

    Clearly you need to pull your out of your .

  7. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Oct 1, 2013 9:58 AM

    How is this year’s Broncos far from the best team Peyton has played on? I would argue that it most likely is the best team he’s played on, especially considering the defense will add two big play makers soon.

  8. tonyugoh says: Oct 1, 2013 10:02 AM

    DERP BUT MANNING SUCKS IN TEH PLAYOFFS, CHOKER CHOKER CHOKER DERP

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 1, 2013 10:03 AM

    Florio is such a Schaub hater he put the Browns above the Texans….

    Florio, you and I both KNOW the Texans would crush the Browns….

  10. kcrobert10 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:05 AM

    Go chiefs… Playoff bound..

  11. snakeskinsoul says: Oct 1, 2013 10:07 AM

    I’m used to scrolling down toward the bottom to see what weekly insults are heaped upon my Browns…not this week.

  12. tcmiller30 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:08 AM

    “1. Broncos (4-0; last week No. 1): This may be the best Peyton Manning has ever played, but it’s far from being the best team he’s ever played on.”

    The only team he’s played on that was better than this one, was the 2013 version that didn’t have Ryan Clady on IR.

  13. ctiggs says: Oct 1, 2013 10:12 AM

    Chiefs are way to high and Niners will be number in the top 3 when all is said and done.

  14. igotgamenj says: Oct 1, 2013 10:14 AM

    If I’m not mistaken Miami did beat Indy in their house

  15. classyjacklambert says: Oct 1, 2013 10:18 AM

    I can’t name any of Manning’s teams that looked better than this one.

  16. jae121704 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:19 AM

    tcmiller30 says:
    Oct 1, 2013 10:08 AM
    “1. Broncos (4-0; last week No. 1): This may be the best Peyton Manning has ever played, but it’s far from being the best team he’s ever played on.”

    The only team he’s played on that was better than this one, was the 2013 version that didn’t have Ryan Clady on IR.

    ____________________________________

    If thats the case, it should be one and done again for Peyton in the playoffs

  17. jdubkc says: Oct 1, 2013 10:20 AM

    ctiggs says: Oct 1, 2013 10:12 AM

    Chiefs are way to high and Niners will be number in the top 3 when all is said and done.

    Sincerely,
    Colin Kaepernick

  18. howiehandles says: Oct 1, 2013 10:22 AM

    “Maybe we’ll finally quit hearing about how the offensive line is the best since the Cowboys of the early 1990s.”

    Wow, really? I’m a Bear’s fan, and no one I know has every said anything remotely close to that. But their line is certainly better than the most of the offensive lines they’ve had in the past ten years.

    Detroit put pressure on Cutler, big surprise. Aren’t they the best defensive line in the game? Their 0-line looked pretty damn solid against against the Bengals and Vikings, two other really good lines.

    Enough with the hyperbole.

  19. azwildcats96 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:23 AM

    Cue Seahawk fan telling us all how much better Seattle is than Denver…

  20. vikingsftw says: Oct 1, 2013 10:23 AM

    What’s with the insane love affair with that crappy Ravens team? Should be at least 10 positions lower. And Miami as way too high. In 2-3 more weeks they will drop back to reality and in bottom half of rankings.

  21. 8man says: Oct 1, 2013 10:25 AM

    Patriots seem to be getting better and better on offense and then they lose a key cog to their defense. Agh!

    We’ll see where they are after week 8. If they are somehow 8-0 or 7-1 with the Bengals, Saints, Jets and Dolphins in their wake, there may be something to believe in.

    Until then, I’m holding my breath and keeping my mouth closed while I do it.

  22. justanothersportsjunkie says: Oct 1, 2013 10:29 AM

    No way can you move a team from #11 to #6 after playing the Jags!

  23. bennyb82 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:30 AM

    I would say this is the best team Peyton has played on. It is only 4 games in, but the winning margin kind of speaks for itself. On the other hand, this is probably the worst team Brady has played on. That is why both QB’s get paid like they do. Note to Ravens…the money does not make the QB great. The great QB makes the money.

  24. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 1, 2013 10:30 AM

    Manning does this EVERY YEAR.

    Regular season: “Holy cow, he’s the best best best player of any sport anywhere in the world in the history of ever anything!!!”

    Post-season: Tanks. The divisional was lost by Manning long before it was lost by Moore. And if I recall correctly, he went on to lose even AFTER Moore’s gaffe. If he’s such a fearless amazing QB, the game never should have come down to Moore. Ignoring this fact is tantamount to the Favre apologists who insist every bad play or loss he was a part of was never his fault.

    Prediction: Manning will do well in the regualar season before he throws three picks against Cincinnatti at home in the divisional round.

  25. shannysux says: Oct 1, 2013 10:30 AM

    Steelers are too high, WAY too high

  26. kaeprulestheworld says: Oct 1, 2013 10:30 AM

    It’s all good

  27. dhragonn says: Oct 1, 2013 10:30 AM

    Typically these blurbs are corny. The Jets description is the best I’ve seen yet.

  28. dtownpayne says: Oct 1, 2013 10:31 AM

    I’m at a loss with all the media and their talk of this isn’t Manning’s best team. It obviously still has to be proven by how this season ends but on the surface I don’t see how this team isn’t clearly on pace to be his best team, couldn’t this TEAM and their desire to match his dedication be a huge reason we’re seeing him pile these huge numbers?

    Demaryius Thomas/Wes Welker are definitely proving to be just as big a threat if not bigger than Marvin/Reggie, then you have Decker who has been inconsistent but little does anyone know he’s played through a separated shoulder that was especially problems-em in weeks 1 and 2, so receivers? Um, check.

    Did Peyton EVER have a TE with the potential beast mode of Julius Thomas? Don’t forget the additional depth we have at that position.

    This rock, papers scissors run game may not be fun from a fantasy standpoint but averaging over 4 yards as a committee? I’ll take that with this attack any day.

    Oh yeah and how about that D? Missing two key pieces this D is smashing the run game and containing the pass until the game gets to blowout status and even at that point the game is well managed by this defense. What do you think is going to happen when this team beefs up over the next few weeks? And to have a fresh Von/Champ for the latter part of the season can’t hurt. Something people don’t realize, minus one bad play against Baltimore in an amazing game last year this D has been solid dating back to Tebow’s crazy run in which NOBODY credits the D or seems to understand how much that unit impacted ‘Tebow’s’ run. This D has obviously changed but has only improved and held themselves accountable along the way.

    Not the best team Peyton has been on? Maybe not in week 4, but we’ll see come seasons end…

  29. mikemcdorman says: Oct 1, 2013 10:32 AM

    Barring an injury to Gordon/Haden/Cameron/, Browns will be top ten within the next 4 weeks.

    You heard it here first.

    Our D is flat-out nasty and they’re playing angry. We’ll sweep the Steelers this year.

    Heard that here first too.

  30. whodat318 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:32 AM

    4 & 0… 3rd ranked offense and 6th ranked defense. All we asked for was a top 20 defense this is Christmas in October! And once again Jerry Jones looks like an imcompetent dicatator… Right Rob Ryan?… LOL Defense looked way better than 09′… 7-9 with the worse defense in NFL history… So I’m guessing 14-2… Cue the bounty and Katrina posts but at this point its like laughing at an obese person drinking a Diet Coke.. They dont care!!! See you in January to the other five teams. WhoDAT!!!!

  31. jr4real says: Oct 1, 2013 10:37 AM

    Please FIRE HALEY NOW.

    Ridiculous. And anyone thinking it’s #7′s fault knows very little about football.

  32. slick50ks says: Oct 1, 2013 10:37 AM

    raiders still too high.

    Bottom 2 in the league.

    The only possible Jags win would be a rematch with the fade.

  33. buddysguys says: Oct 1, 2013 10:44 AM

    i dont think any colts team would beat this broncos team.

  34. weepingjebus says: Oct 1, 2013 10:44 AM

    Good thing the Jaguars didn’t bring in Tebow or they might be in trouble.

  35. jbaxt says: Oct 1, 2013 10:46 AM

    My Chiefs are awesome, but not #5 awesome. I’d say more like 10-15. With opponents combined record of 3-13, it’s been an easy road thus far. But you can only play your schedule so rock on!

    If the offense can get going earlier KC will be tough to beat, their D looks real.

  36. cincy85 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:47 AM

    I’m a bengals fan but they should be ranked lower after this last pathetic showing

  37. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 1, 2013 10:48 AM

    Jets … From Mark Sanchez’s butt fumble to Geno Smith’s fumble off his butt, the Jets keep finding new ways to create turnovers with an assist from an ass.

    Raidas… Annnnnnd now we know how Terrelle Pryor beat out Matt Flynn.

    Stealers… Sure, they’ve had three coaches since 1969 — but they’re off to their worst start since 1968.

    You’re on a roll Mike!! Good shots man, good shots!!
    Love reading these power rankings, even if, you know, they mean nothing to the power rankings

  38. educator7 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:49 AM

    The Jaguars are ranked way too high…

  39. indywilson40 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:49 AM

    Joe Flacco getting paid like he did will set the Ravens back a decade.

  40. broncobeta says: Oct 1, 2013 10:49 AM

    “This may be the best Peyton Manning has ever played, but it’s far from being the best team he’s ever played on.”

    Are you high?

  41. frankenklein9009 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:51 AM

    One game and Redskin fans are talking like they are gonna take over thee world now haha oh my will they be upset at the end of this year.

  42. urfinished says: Oct 1, 2013 10:53 AM

    Not sure why there is a jab at this Broncos team. They look sick.
    And I’m a lowly “team from Washington” fan.

  43. howiehandles says: Oct 1, 2013 10:54 AM

    Not a whole lot of difference between the teams from 8-17. I’d expect a whole lot of flip flopping there.

  44. eightandeightlions says: Oct 1, 2013 11:00 AM

    Lions at sixth? Based on…….?

    They can’t play the next twelve games at home.

  45. rivercitydog says: Oct 1, 2013 11:05 AM

    wearethesteelers says: Oct 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    The Steelers are going to shut everyone up. We always start slow and finish strong. No one has our mental toughness.

    Do you know what it means to be a Steeler?

    Uh, no, but let me take a wild guess …. old, slow and inept?

    GO BROWNS!

  46. thegrey7 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    I like the weekly comments about Bud Adams flipping the bird.

  47. bluenose1965 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:09 AM

    The usual lazy rankings. Sort the teams by their record, shuffle a couple of 2-2′s and 1-3′s. Call them “power rankings”.

    Does anyone really believe the Chiefs are better than the 49ers, Ravens and Texans, never mind by that many spots?

  48. slbasegame257 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:10 AM

    I don’t get it. The Seahawks beat a playoff team on the road while the Broncos beat one of the worst teams in the nfl at home. The Broncos haven’t faced anyone good all year long while Seattle beat two playoff teams already.

  49. grruffgrruff says: Oct 1, 2013 11:14 AM

    25. Jets (2-2; No. 24): From Mark Sanchez’s butt fumble to Geno Smith’s fumble off his butt, the Jets keep finding new ways to create turnovers with an assist from an ass.

    Laughed my ass off at that one!

  50. grruffgrruff says: Oct 1, 2013 11:18 AM

    It’s finally a good feeling to be a Browns fan.
    Waited a long time for this.

    Sorry Deb.

  51. fanme57 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:18 AM

    Baltimore’s defense is terrible, their offense is dependent on Flacco, a virtual guarantee it will be inconsistent…yet you have them in the top 10.

    How far will they drop when they lose at Miami next week?

    At least the Chargers and Packers, with their bad defenses, can consistently score points.

  52. flexx91 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:20 AM

    atleastimnotaraidersfan says:
    Oct 1, 2013 9:58 AM
    How is this year’s Broncos far from the best team Peyton has played on? I would argue that it most likely is the best team he’s played on, especially considering the defense will add two big play makers soon
    ___________________________________

    That’s a good argument as his current team has yet to accomplish anything near what his former team has accomplished – and had every opportunity last season to at least start the trend……

  53. gb4mn0 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:25 AM

    MN is ranked way to high!

  54. joetoronto says: Oct 1, 2013 11:27 AM

    Wait till the Chiefs are behind late in the game and need to throw the ball down the field. That’s when everyone will remember who Alex Smith really is.

    You’ll see, it’s coming.

  55. tinbender2000 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:29 AM

    “Do you know what it means to be a Steeler?”
    I’ve never thought of myself as a loser so, um no.

  56. miamatt says: Oct 1, 2013 11:30 AM

    The only egregious ranking I can see is Colts ahead of Dolphins. Miami beat them in their building and has the same record. None of us know for sure how impressive that win in SF is just yet, and the Phins haven’t had the luxury of playing Jacksonville.

    The Chiefs will come back to earth a bit once they hit the meat of their schedule. They have played three games against the NFC Least plus Jax. Still, they can only win the games they are scheduled for each week, so kudos to them on a great start.

  57. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 1, 2013 11:33 AM

    “Who’s paying Joe Flacco $20.1 million this year, the Ravens or the Bills?”
    ————————————–
    Actually, Boldin, Reed, Ellerbe, Williams, etc. paid for it. The rest of the team will be paying the price for years and years.

  58. sweetnlow44 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:36 AM

    azwildcats96 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:23 AM

    Cue Seahawk fan telling us all how much better Seattle is than Denver…

    Nice try. As a Seahawk fan, I’m not alone in thinking the Seahawks look better than Denver. And after this weekend, I’d put the Saints, Patriots, and Lions ahead of Seattle too.

  59. harrypairotestes says: Oct 1, 2013 11:43 AM

    skins ranked way too high. If by judging from the first four weeks and by performance alone, they should be ranked 32nd, 33rd at best!

  60. mikemccarthyhof says: Oct 1, 2013 11:43 AM

    omg. How are Packers not in top 10? If only Brees and Manning played Dom Capers’ defence they’d be awful. easy to win when you play swiss cheese defenses like the raiders, dolphins, and eagles. ohhhhh so scary. Rodgers will get MVP

  61. thep1553doff1 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:52 AM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Oct 1, 2013 11:25 AM
    MN is ranked way to high!

    —————————————————-

    Upset because your team has been cheated to a 1-2 record? Wait! That leaves da packers only 1/2 game ahead of the Vikings….

  62. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Oct 1, 2013 11:53 AM

    Said it last week but the Ravens are still too high.

    Steelers & Giants are getting closer on your list to where they belong, hard to put anyone below TB & Jacksonville tho… How the mighty have fallen.

  63. mysaviorjc says: Oct 1, 2013 11:58 AM

    I’m a Cowboys fan. Comment is funny AND accurate! LOL!!!!!

  64. jjackwagon says: Oct 1, 2013 11:59 AM

    There’s the Trollonto we all know and love. where ya been Joey. Strangely absent from trolling the Chiefs articles.
    BTW it has only taken one game to remember who Matt Flynn really is. And everyone saw it coming except you.

  65. jumbomesquite says: Oct 1, 2013 12:00 PM

    eightandeightlions says: Oct 1, 2013 11:00 AM

    Lions at sixth? Based on…….?

    They can’t play the next twelve games at home.

    ——

    …based on playing one bad quarter all season, which cost them a 4-0 start. Besides, when is it an insult to play well at home and split on the road? Isn’t that what most teams shoot for?

  66. ringheadcrusher says: Oct 1, 2013 12:03 PM

    There’s only one reason JAX hasn’t signed Tebow. They don’t WANT to win. They’re tanking for the #1 pick in a draft where there are some flat-out franchise-makers available up front. Tebow would win a couple games just with his x-factor alone. Handing OAK the #1 overall pick would mess up the plan.

  67. saintsfan1111 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:07 PM

    Saints are best in the NFC…

  68. wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 1, 2013 12:08 PM

    @azwildcats96

    58-0 is the only power ranking you need to concern yourself with.

  69. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:11 PM

    vikngs are not ranked too high

  70. r8rsfan says: Oct 1, 2013 12:17 PM

    Giving Flynn starter money ($6M) after he failed in Seattle is an Al Davis move right?
    New management, same problems.

  71. onetonsoup says: Oct 1, 2013 12:23 PM

    My Dolphins became sushi on Monday night. :/

  72. kepdogg23 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:26 PM

    This may not be the best offense that Peyton has played with(I would go with 2004), but I don’t see how it isn’t the best team. Unless you are saying that it will be when Von Miller and Champ Bailey come back.

  73. wikidpissah says: Oct 1, 2013 12:27 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Oct 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    The Steelers are going to shut everyone up. We always start slow and finish strong. No one has our mental toughness.
    ————————————————–

    Any slower and they’d be going backwards.

  74. osiris33 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:28 PM

    What a joke. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 40-10 in the preseason, and their 1st unit dominated on both sides of the ball. The same thing will happen if they meet again.

    Beating 4 crappy teams like the Raiders, Giants, Eagles and Ravens won’t mean anything in February, if the Broncos even make given what a playoff choke Manning is.

  75. dalcow4 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:28 PM

    Have to agree with most of the current rankings. A few minor quibbles– the Ravens have no business being at #10– and a couple teams shouldn’t be below another couple. But overall spot on.

    The Colts will drop. The Seahawks will drop. The Packers, Bears, and Chargers will rise. But it’s early, so no arguments.

  76. scmems07 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:28 PM

    nice to see the dolphins did not go down further, playing a monday night game against the red hot saints in thier house is hard for any team to win, colts should be higher, even though the dolphins beat them, they had two really good games since then and im sure the colts success leads into the dolphins rank as well.

    dolphins need to forget that game and they should be ok for the ravens at home. they will get back on track. still say they make the playoffs.

    joe thomas maybe?

  77. scmems07 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:32 PM

    “I don’t get it. The Seahawks beat a playoff team on the road while the Broncos beat one of the worst teams in the nfl at home. The Broncos haven’t faced anyone good all year long while Seattle beat two playoff teams already.”

    a seattle fan that does not get it……shocking……

  78. simplesimon1 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:38 PM

    My lions may be a bit high…Now, if they can finally get off the bench and beat the Packers, in Green Bay, then that ranking is definitely warranted. Until then, I still say my team is middle of the pack with bad coaching. I guess we’ll see. They definitely have the talent.

  79. seattlesports247 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:49 PM

    You people get way to worked up over power rankings. I don’t care where they put Seattle as long as we keep winning I’m happy. This isn’t college so rankings don’t mean jack. But I do think these ones look pretty good overall.

  80. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 1, 2013 12:52 PM

    scmems07 says:
    Oct 1, 2013 12:32 PM
    “I don’t get it. The Seahawks beat a playoff team on the road while the Broncos beat one of the worst teams in the nfl at home. The Broncos haven’t faced anyone good all year long while Seattle beat two playoff teams already.”

    a seattle fan that does not get it……shocking……

    _________________________

    Seahawks looked terrible in that game too. Their #1 D got just owned. Texans had a terrible play in which they capitalized on but Seahawks did not look like the better team for 99% of that game.

  81. deweyaxewound says: Oct 1, 2013 12:52 PM

    8. Bears (3-1; No. 6): Maybe we’ll finally quit hearing about how the offensive line is the best since the Cowboys of the early 1990s.

    Funny, this is the first and only time I’ve heard the comparison, and I’m a Bears fan. The only thing we’ve been saying is there’s been a big improvement — and it’s nice to not have the WORST o-line in the league anymore, as we had (or close to it) in the last few years.

  82. cbchoice says: Oct 1, 2013 1:00 PM

    Broncos are a top 2 team, however I am really tired of people talking about the chiefs opp. record being low the broncos opp record is 4-12 so lets keep everything in perspective.

  83. Nickstixx says: Oct 1, 2013 1:00 PM

    osiris33 says:Oct 1, 2013 12:28 PM

    What a joke. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 40-10 in the preseason, and their 1st unit dominated on both sides of the ball. The same thing will happen if they meet again.

    Beating 4 crappy teams like the Raiders, Giants, Eagles and Ravens won’t mean anything in February, if the Broncos even make given what a playoff choke Manning is.
    ____________________________

    Really? You want to start acting like a pre-season matchup actually means something? Denver was not going to start showing their actual plays. They played a vanilla offense and vanilla defense.
    In the meantime, we have the highest scoring offense and biggest point spread +88 since like 1966. And there are the Seahawks who BARELY beat the Houston Texans. I’ll hand it to Seattle, they have a good defense, but you have to score points to win too… and that is something that they can’t do better than Denver. Denver is averaging more than 40 points a game, so what… Maybe Seattle holds them to 28-30 something, MAYBE. That’s still going to be good enough to beat them seeing as they can’t score.
    Become an educated football fan and realize that preseason means NOTHING.

  84. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 1, 2013 1:04 PM

    Titans No. 12? Without Jake Locker? Seriously?

  85. denverwally says: Oct 1, 2013 1:07 PM

    wearethesteelers says:Oct 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    The Steelers are going to shut everyone up. We always start slow and finish strong. No one has our mental toughness.

    Do you know what it means to be a Steeler?
    ================================

    This is hilarious – we all know what it means to be a Steeler fan now – it means self delusion of the first order. Your team sucks. Your coach sucks. Your QB is a broken down joke.

    And the fians live in the past like none other in all of sports.

  86. deweyaxewound says: Oct 1, 2013 1:08 PM

    The Lions jump 9 spots because they beat the Bears at home? (actually, Cutler beat the Bears – with help from turncoat Idonije, but okay…)

    I say Lions will lose 3 of their next 4 games:

    @GB
    @Cleveland
    Bengals
    Cowboys

    Because a poorly coached, undisciplined team which is not accustomed to winning won’t handle it any better than it’s handled a lifetime of losing.

    Also, Reggie Bush (‘s knee) won’t make it to week 12.

  87. mjzaky says: Oct 1, 2013 1:12 PM

    As a Giants fan.. no words, just disappointment. I know how bad this team is, yet I still have some unrealistic optimism. What the hell is wrong with me?

  88. pongonfl says: Oct 1, 2013 1:14 PM

    Imagine how many rings Peyton would have if they called pass interference in the play offs the same way they call it in the regular season, and imagine how few Bradey would have. lol

  89. htowntexan says: Oct 1, 2013 1:23 PM

    Texans are too high. As a season ticket holder, I hate to say this at this point in the season, but we’re exploding down here. Player only meetings already? The coach and QB need to go.

  90. gacoltfan says: Oct 1, 2013 1:43 PM

    The ’05 and ’09 Colts teams were pretty good. Unfortunately the coaches and management decided it would be best to sit everyone for 2-3 weeks (plus the bye week for the playoffs) and the Colts lost all momentum.

    As far as this Bronco’s team being better than those 2 teams. I would say it’s pretty even. Receivers and TEs’ are about the same, maybe a slight edge to the Bronco receivers because they are more physical. 2005 Colts were better at RB with Edge, but Broncos better than ’09 Colts RBs. Colts DL could rush the QB better with Freeney and Mathis, but the DB’s for Broncos are better, and Broncos are better against the run.

    Overall, I would just say this Broncos team is as good as any of his Colts teams.

  91. douglasmark85 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:02 PM

    8to80texansblog says: Oct 1, 2013 12:52 PM

    scmems07 says:
    Oct 1, 2013 12:32 PM
    “I don’t get it. The Seahawks beat a playoff team on the road while the Broncos beat one of the worst teams in the nfl at home. The Broncos haven’t faced anyone good all year long while Seattle beat two playoff teams already.”

    a seattle fan that does not get it……shocking……

    _________________________

    Seahawks looked terrible in that game too. Their #1 D got just owned. Texans had a terrible play in which they capitalized on but Seahawks did not look like the better team for 99% of that game.
    _________________________________
    Don’t really care about rankings, but would agree that Denver looks pretty strong right now and Seattle should be up there in the top 5. Seahawks did struggle first half, but they were down 20-3 at the half so it took more than 1 play capitalized on to reverse that score. I don’t know how you figure percentages, but 99% of 4 quarters and 1 OT period is probably off mark. Indy here we come; Go HAWKS!

  92. johninthewest says: Oct 1, 2013 2:07 PM

    Chiefs are ranked way too high. Indy, 9ers, Bears would roll all over them.

  93. themilehighchamp says: Oct 1, 2013 2:08 PM

    ringheadcrusher says:
    Oct 1, 2013 12:03 PM
    There’s only one reason JAX hasn’t signed Tebow. They don’t WANT to win. They’re tanking for the #1 pick in a draft where there are some flat-out franchise-makers available up front. Tebow would win a couple games just with his x-factor alone. Handing OAK the #1 overall pick would mess up the plan.

    Not that I am a Tebow or a Jags fan for that matter but the real reason they won’t sign Tebow is because the owner doesn’t want to fill that stadium with fans. He knows it would only be a temporary boost in revenue until Tebow eventually fizzles out so I’m sure he is hoping after a year or two of unsatisfactory attendance that the NFL will finally allow him to move the team to London which is what I’m guessing was his plan when he first bought the team.

  94. holdmadik24 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:11 PM

    I think this ranking is actually fairly accurate although I would have the whiners ranked a little higher. At this point Denver is clearly a step or two ahead of everyone. By week 8 though, the Hawks will be hitting stride and will be the scariest team of all!!

  95. scmems07 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:11 PM

    give it up seattle fans, denver may have played 4 average or below average teams, but they demolished them in the proccess, seattle played below average teams with carolina and won on a hail mary prayer. it would be different if denver eeked out a win against oak or phi. i would put NO ahead of seattle right now.

  96. scmems07 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:14 PM

    wearethesteelers says:
    The Steelers are going to shut everyone up. We always start slow and finish strong. No one has our mental toughness.

    Do you know what it means to be a Steeler?

    1440 dislikes, is that a record? if it is you should be proud, your just like a seattle fan, taking pride in useless records and stats.

  97. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 1, 2013 2:17 PM

    “How can the Cowboys be in first place in the East?”

    The answer is right there in your rankings which has all the other teams (SKins, Eagles, and Giants) ranked below them. Not saying the Cowboys are real good at all but if all the other teams in the East keep losing, Dallas may just be going to the playoffs. Haters do what you do.

  98. drstrangehawk says: Oct 1, 2013 2:43 PM

    Oh how much fun is this!
    Seattle demolished two sub par teams, Jacksonville and the Whiners. Beat two good teams in Carolina and the Texans, no style points in the NFL. The Texan win was a testament to grit, determination, and the will to win no matter what the situation. When Denver and the Whiners can pull off a win on the road like the Seahawks did then you can crow about who’s better. Until then your spouting’s hold no water.
    Go Seahawks!!!!!!

  99. colofan8 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:48 PM

    Guys, I’m really jealous that my team is not as good as the Broncos, so to make myself feel better I am going to say that Peyton Manning chokes in the playoffs and is one hit away from ending his career

  100. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:56 PM

    Seahawks record is 4-0 and they have two hard fought road wins. Percy Harvin will be back in 2 or 3 weeks. We get Bruce Irvin back this weekend.

    For us to be considered the top team in NFL we have to get better pass protection for Wilson. Missing 3 starting lineman was nearly a disaster if it wasn’t for Russell’s mobility and defense that took the ball away in key moments. Unger should be back this weekend vs Colts.

    To scmems07, stop being a Bronco’s homer. Seattle won in Carolina with Russell Wilson taking a knee in red zone after driving the ball down the field after the defense caused a fumble. Denver in the playoffs can be beat by a team like KC. Rush with 4, and run the ball. Don’t believe me? Check Peyton Manning’s playoff losses.

  101. drstrangehawk says: Oct 1, 2013 2:59 PM

    And while I’m at it…
    NFC East weak
    NFC North weak
    NFC South weak, except for Saints… and they have to come to Seattle in the winter. Good luck with that. We all know how that worked the last time New Orleans came here. BEAST MODE BABY!
    The AFC East looks strong along with the AFC West.
    AFC South is up in the air along with the AFC North.
    NFC West is also up in the air until Rams, Cards, and Whiners start winning more games.
    Who’s not going to win their divisions…..
    Steelers, Giants, Cowboys, Whiners, Ravens, Whiners.

  102. scmems07 says: Oct 1, 2013 3:00 PM

    drstrangehawk

    carolina is a good team? 1-2 is a good team? have they had a winning season this decade? and if your going off that logic, indy came in and beat san fran in thier own house and were more impressive doing it too.

    seattle fans=sensitive

    this is so much fun!!!!!

  103. brownoholic says: Oct 1, 2013 3:01 PM

    Way too much love for my Brownies.

    But I’ll enjoy every single second of it!!!

    And roll, Tribe, roll!!!!!!

  104. drstrangehawk says: Oct 1, 2013 3:04 PM

    Seahawks- Broncos Super Bowl
    Outcome- Seahawks win. Why? Peyton Manning doesn’t play well outdoors especially in the winter. look at his record, and the forecast is SNOW!

  105. umrguy42 says: Oct 1, 2013 3:07 PM

    “At least folks in St. Louis won’t be all that upset if the team moves.”

    Yes we will. Shut up.

  106. Nickstixx says: Oct 1, 2013 3:08 PM

    Remember when everyone was saying the Broncos have the easiest schedule at the beginning of the year? Well look at the AFC West now. AFC West is one of the best divisions in football now.

  107. cfeeley52 says: Oct 1, 2013 3:23 PM

    grruffgrruff says:
    Oct 1, 2013 11:18 AM
    It’s finally a good feeling to be a Browns fan.
    Waited a long time for this.

    Sorry Deb.
    ———————————-
    and you guys earned it, you truly did… way to stay loyal and weather the storm

  108. whoknowsnothing says: Oct 1, 2013 3:39 PM

    LMAO!!!! @ “19. Cardinals (2-2; No. 21): “We’re not in last place in the NFC West!”

  109. Nickstixx says: Oct 1, 2013 3:41 PM

    drstrangehawk says:Oct 1, 2013 2:43 PM

    Oh how much fun is this!
    Seattle demolished two sub par teams, Jacksonville and the Whiners. Beat two good teams in Carolina and the Texans, no style points in the NFL. The Texan win was a testament to grit, determination, and the will to win no matter what the situation. When Denver and the Whiners can pull off a win on the road like the Seahawks did then you can crow about who’s better. Until then your spouting’s hold no water.
    Go Seahawks!!!!!!
    ————————————————

    That’s the thing Drhawk… Denver doesn’t need to have a comeback win on the road. Games will not be that close. As I stated in a previous post. Seattle has a good D, but it’s still not good enough to stop what Denver’s offense is doing right now. The way this offense is rolling is on historic proportions. One of your fellow Seabird fans was clammoring on about how you guys beat us in pre-season, so I had to put him in his place. I hope you understand that pre-season means nothing.
    Moving on, I’m intriuged as to how you have the weather forecast for NY in February. The whole cold weather thing with Peyton isn’t even true.
    The weather affects everyone.
    My final point is this; Denver Offense > Seattle Defense. and Denver Defense > Seattle Offense. Denver Defense is solid, and will just be getting better when Von Miller and Champ Bailey return. I HOPE we get to see you in February! Please!
    GO BRONCOS!

  110. zwilson56 says: Oct 1, 2013 4:32 PM

    Fun watching the Broncos this year.
    Losing is not an option.
    Only the strong can compete with us.
    Rolling with Manning.
    It’s on like that.
    Outstanding in all 3 phases.
    I can’t belive how good they are.
    Special teams touchdowns all over the place.
    Always entertaining.
    Fantastic receivers.
    A special year is in store.
    Going to win every game!

    How can you argue with that?

  111. broncogang says: Oct 1, 2013 5:22 PM

    How is this year’s Broncos far from the best team Peyton has played on? I would argue that it most likely is the best team he’s played on, especially considering the defense will add two big play makers soon.
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    Exactly… Even if our opponents are a combined 4-12 we have been slaughtering NFL teams and still haven’t peaked. We still need Von and Champ back. This team is fun to watch man.. And I don’t wana hear Choke Artist Manning anymore.. The dude has never had a team like this. call him that if he doesn’t at least make it to the SB

  112. basedrum777 says: Oct 1, 2013 5:36 PM

    Dolphins beat the Colts in Indianapolis two weeks ago. Trade or no trade that warrants a higher ranking with the same record.

    For Seahawks fans: you beat two bad, bad teams (Jax and Car) and almost lost to the Texans who don’t look that good. Congrats for beating a division rival at home to open your homefield but you haven’t proven squat yet. For those arguing about Peyton’s playoff stats, how are Russell Wilson’s? And Pete Carroll’s record coaching?

  113. basedrum777 says: Oct 1, 2013 5:47 PM

    mikemccarthyhof: like the last time the packers played the dolphins and that defense?

  114. dougchvrs says: Oct 1, 2013 7:02 PM

    It should read b:Far from the best teams hes played against!….Never seen such an EASY schedule!!! GO HAWKS!!!!

  115. azwildcats96 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:15 PM

    wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 1, 2013 12:08 PM

    @azwildcats96

    58-0 is the only power ranking you need to concern yourself with.
    —————————————————————
    I’m from Denver and yes I live in AZ now. Beating a sorry Cardinals team has nothing to do with the fact that my Broncos are twice as good as your Seahags. BTW… Wildcat basketball > UW Hushpuppies.

  116. dougchvrs says: Oct 1, 2013 7:18 PM

    Im pretty sure everyone really knows whos going to the SB…So all this rankings talk in week 5 is pretty funny!……Im not even going to mention the 2 teams.. But heres the final score……………….HAWKS:….30……..Broncos:…….28…..OOOPS! GO HAWKS….WINNERS OF LAST 7 ROAD GAMES!!!!!

  117. Nickstixx says: Oct 1, 2013 7:48 PM

    I didn’t know Seahwawks fans were so ignorant…

  118. thetruthcampaign says: Oct 1, 2013 8:18 PM

    The Lions are definitely right to be ranked higher than the Bears. They DOMINATED the Bears. Right now, they’re right where they should be. Right now. Let’s keep watching.

  119. jredshoes says: Oct 1, 2013 8:53 PM

    Actually the Chiefs are first in the NFC East with a record of 3-0

  120. titanmanic says: Oct 1, 2013 9:29 PM

    So the bills beat ravens and jets beat bills and titans killed jets but ravens are 2-2, titans are 3-1??? Reading your Ranking annoys me every week. Please tell me why they are rated higher.

  121. raiderseliminatedfromplayoffsalready says: Oct 1, 2013 9:44 PM

    Too bad the Raiders don’t play the Jaguars every week. We’d be undefeated. #ouronlywinthisyear

  122. mikebailey4052 says: Oct 1, 2013 9:52 PM

    If this is indeed a team ranking, then why if Peyton Manning is playing great but on a substandard team, are the Broncos ranked higher than the Seahawks?

  123. eightandeightlions says: Oct 1, 2013 11:55 PM

    thetruthcampaign:

    The Lions did not dominate the Bears, they had one killer quarter that put the game out of reach early.
    That being said, the game came down to the last play. I understand prevent defense and all, but if you can’t prevent, it’s not defense. Any one factor goes wrong in that home game and we lose the friggin game and “same ol Lions”. Why does this city have such a problem handling non-diversity? Is there any place between”we suck” and”LIONS SUPERBOWL 2014 WOOHOO!”?

  124. wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 2, 2013 3:12 AM

    @azwildcats96
    lol…i live in PHX bro and am the biggest cats fan since Sean Elliot took us to the final four in the 80′s. Born in WA tho and have loved the Seahawks since Jim Zorn threw the ball there. If you’re a DEN fan, why do you even care? You better start worrying more about the Chiefs and less about the Seahawks. IMHO

  125. leninthebuff says: Oct 2, 2013 8:21 AM

    How much thought goes into these ratings????

    #1 Denver…it all looks good on paper but who have they beaten? Please don’t say SB champion Baltimore because they just lost to the Bills and I am a Bills fan but give me a break the Bills. They are still suffering from SB hangover besides losing players. They have beaten 3 bottom half denfenses and a mid-pack defense so they look like world beaters. Don’t take this wrong because they are probably the top AFC team.

    I would put Seattle at #1…they have beaten 3 top 10 defenses

    Seattle
    New Orleans
    Denver
    Miami
    New England

  126. BleedGreen987 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:52 AM

    “logicalvoicesays says: Oct 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    Horray indeed. Mighty Washington decided to stop letting other teams win. It was all part of the plan! Take it easy and relax for 3 weeks and take the league by storm starting the last week of September! The season is a marathon, not a sprint. Ask the Eagles what it means to win early. Nothing. Period. Look at the Washington Redskins and how they dominate on an even playing field! This is what Greatness looks like! I told you all that God’s Team was going to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes. Where are the critics huh!? This is what happens when we TRY to win! This was the plan Shanahan and RGIII talked about in preseason all along. Try things out for three weeks and then BAM…take the league by storm. September 29, 2013…the day Superbowl XLVIII Champion Washington Redskins lead by Robert Griffin the 3rd stopped letting up and began dominating the league. Move over Cowboys…here comes Papa Washington to take over the NFC East for Good in 2 weeks! #BurgundyandGoldStandard

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    I have never before laughed at a comment on here as hard as I am laughing now. Feels good to be the 700th downvote.

  127. lawrencemercado says: Oct 2, 2013 4:03 PM

    wearethesteelers says:
    Oct 1, 2013 9:52 AM
    The Steelers are going to shut everyone up. We always start slow and finish strong. No one has our mental toughness.

    Do you know what it means to be a Steeler?

    ——-

    Remember when Mike Tomlin said they’d unleash hell on the rest of the league, and they didn’t even make the playoffs that year?

    LOL!!!!!

  128. legionofboom25 says: Oct 2, 2013 11:53 PM

    Broncos have a fluff schedule. Broncos haven’t played a defense yet. I wouldn’t put them at first until they can beat a great team with a D.

  129. jnewt0714 says: Oct 4, 2013 11:45 PM

    The Bronco’s opponents are a combined 4-12. Let’s wait a few more games before crowning them the best team ever.

  130. legionofboom25 says: Oct 5, 2013 1:34 PM

    Of the 4 teams the Broncos have played, 3 of them have the worst ranked Defenses while the other one had a middle of the pack ranking at D.

  131. azwildcats96 says: Oct 6, 2013 1:13 PM

    wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 2, 2013 3:12 AM

    @azwildcats96
    lol…i live in PHX bro and am the biggest cats fan since Sean Elliot took us to the final four in the 80′s. Born in WA tho and have loved the Seahawks since Jim Zorn threw the ball there. If you’re a DEN fan, why do you even care? You better start worrying more about the Chiefs and less about the Seahawks. IMHO
    ————————————————————–
    Yeah because the Seahawks were never in the AFC West and never had a rivalry with Denver… If you’re a Seahawk fan, you would know this already. : )

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