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Week Five Power Rankings

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1.  Broncos (5-0; last week No. 1):  The bad news is that Von Miller is still one week away from coming back.  The good news is that the last game he’ll miss comes against Jacksonville.

2. Saints (5-0; No. 3):  If they keep playing away from home like they played in Chicago, maybe they won’t need home-field advantage in the playoffs.

3. Colts (4-1; No. 6):  Maybe “percipacious” means “best quarterback in league history with a neckbeard.”

4. Seahawks (4-1; No. 2):  Maybe “percipacious” means “quarterback who can sense when I’m going to be lollygagging.”

5. Chiefs (5-0; No. 5):  Can their defense hold Peyton Manning to fewer points than their offense can score?

6. Patriots (4-1; No. 4):  Their record is still better than it could be, or perhaps should be.

7. Ravens (3-2; No. 10):  From pretender to contender, in one three-hour stretch.

8. 49ers (3-2; No. 11):  With only 15 passes thrown, it’s arguably an insult to game managers to call Colin Kaepernick a game manager.

9. Packers (2-2; No. 13):  The team without a defense and an offensive line suddenly found both.

10. Lions (3-2; No. 7):  Without Calvin Johnson, the Lions aren’t much better than the Jaguars.

11. Bears (3-2; No. 8):  They may not have to worry about winning 10 games and not making the playoffs.

12. Dolphins (3-2; No. 9):  Maybe some of that money should have been spent on the offensive line.

13. Browns (3-2; No. 14):  With Lions, Packers, and Chiefs coming up, 3-2 could quickly become 3-5.

14. Bengals (3-2; No. 15):  They’re learning how to win; they now need to figure out how to learn not to lose.

15. Titans (3-2; No. 12):  The Titans are still doing better than anyone expected, but they could be/should be 5-0.

16. Jets (3-2; No. 25):  Maybe busting up Mark Sanchez’s shoulder in the preseason was the smartest move Rex Ryan ever made.

17. Cardinals (3-2; No. 19):  Bruce Arians will be “seeing the dominance” of the 49ers and Seahawks soon.

18. Raiders (2-3; No. 28):  The Raiders have found their quarterback; hopefully, they’ll find the rest of the team.

19. Chargers (2-3; No. 17):  “We’re 2-0 against the NFC East” doesn’t have quite the caché it used to.

20. Eagles (2-3; No. 23):  “We’re 2-0 against the NFC East” doesn’t have quite the caché it used to.

21. Cowboys (2-3; No. 21):  Until there’s a “moral victory” tiebreaker, we don’t want to hear it.

22. Rams (2-3; No. 24):  Does beating Jacksonville at home by only 14 count as a “moral defeat”?

23. Texans (2-3; No. 16):  The Texans should petition the league to play all remaining home games on the road.

24. Bills (2-3; No. 18):  They say if you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have any.  The Bills say please shut the hell up about that.

25. Panthers (1-3; No. 20):  Dave Gettleman denies that he has begun to compile a list of coaching candidates.  Based on Sunday’s game, he should be.

26. Vikings (1-3; No. 26):  Maybe they’ll move Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel to receiver, too.

27. Falcons (1-4; No. 22):  So when does Tony Gonzalez ask to be traded back to the Chiefs?

28. Redskins (1-3; No. 27):  If RG3 can continue his mastery of the Cowboys, the Redskins can climb back into the NFC East race.

29. Steelers (0-4; No. 30):  When Levi Brown is the answer, you don’t really want to know the question.

30. Buccaneers (0-4; No. 31):  Not losing to the bye week should be regarded as a sign of progress.

31. Giants (0-5; No. 29):  It’s still too early to completely write off the Giants.  But it’s getting closer.

32. Jaguars (0-5; No. 32):  With Blaine Gabbert out, maybe the Jaguars will be only 24-point underdogs at Denver.

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103 Responses to “Week Five Power Rankings”
  1. Patriot42 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:40 AM

    If Manning stays healthy the Broncos will play in the SB. I don’t like it but that is a fact.

  2. geniusry says: Oct 8, 2013 11:41 AM

    Cowboys went toe to toe with your number 1 and they’re ranked that low? Move Baltimore down a few notches and the Cowboys up, and you’re right on.

  3. wetdentist says: Oct 8, 2013 11:42 AM

    weird how the #1 team gave up 48 points against the #21 team

  4. wearethesteelers says: Oct 8, 2013 11:42 AM

    Steelers will shut everyone up.

  5. cmsaint9 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:42 AM

    Saints are about to pound pats. 6-0 heading into bye.

  6. micknangold says: Oct 8, 2013 11:43 AM

    Finally, some respect for the Jets. We’ve got a chance to play a home game in two weeks for first place in the East…but wait, wasn’t Rex Ryan supposed to be fired already?

  7. southpaw2k says: Oct 8, 2013 11:43 AM

    The Ravens have a super tough opponent coming into Baltimore this weekend in Green Bay. If they somehow pull off that win – which I don’t expect – they’ll have to be taken seriously as a contender.

  8. srrphoenix says: Oct 8, 2013 11:43 AM

    The whole Jacksonville fan base finds this article insulting- all 5 of them.

  9. ravensterps says: Oct 8, 2013 11:44 AM

    Ravens 7 spots above the Bengals? If you say so.

  10. blackngold4life says: Oct 8, 2013 11:46 AM

    As bad as the Steelers are their better then the Panthers and Vikings..

  11. whodey1218 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:47 AM

    Bengals at 14 what a joke. Patriots should be worse then 5 if they lost to the 14 rank team in the nfl.

  12. freebrah says: Oct 8, 2013 11:50 AM

    Even as an Eagles fan, I don’t see how you could put the eagles ahead of dallas in the rankings

  13. ozzie8 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:50 AM

    Bengals at 14. Get serious Florio. You have two teams they have beaten far ahead of them. Your prejudice against them contains to show.

  14. Smarterthanyou says: Oct 8, 2013 11:50 AM

    This site continues to disrespect KC .
    Ranked behind a 1 loss Colts team? Seriously?

    The writers here(Goodell’s Patsies) will still rank Golden Child Manning ahead of KC even after the Chiefs roll the Donkeys 11-17..

    Keep on dissing the Chiefs, but hear me now and believe me later………..

    Remember In December!!!!!!!!!

  15. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Oct 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    Rooting for an Eagles loss & a Washington win Sunday… The Redskins would be leading the division with a gaudy record of 2-3 lol. Until Seattle won the West a few years back at 7-9 I didnt think winning a division would be possible at under .500. NFC East winner this year might well be 6-10!

  16. cardiovascularendurance says: Oct 8, 2013 11:57 AM

    This actually might be your best attempt, ever.

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 8, 2013 11:57 AM

    So the Packers beat a team that isn’t much better than the Jaguars and they move up four spots, while the Bears lose to the #2 team and move down three spots?

  18. tuxbirds says: Oct 8, 2013 11:58 AM

    The Steelers go for ” One for the Thumb” this week……..0-5 !!!!!

  19. h3min1230 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:59 AM

    Jags take the game in overtime.

  20. nyfootballgiants says: Oct 8, 2013 11:59 AM

    If it wasn’t for the Jaguars – the Giants would clearly be the worst team so far this season…

    And wow – are the Jags a bad team…

  21. kpatrick51 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:00 PM

    A ranking of 16 when they should be a bit higher, and another Mark Sanchez reference instead of acknowledging their gutsy MNF victory. You sure do love the Jets Florio.

  22. cutlertomarshall says: Oct 8, 2013 12:00 PM

    Huge Giants at Bears game this week, pretty much kills the Giants playoff hopes and the Bears NEED to get back on track.

    Bears 27 – Giants 17

    BEAR DOWN!

  23. justintuckrule says: Oct 8, 2013 12:04 PM

    I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone looking at these rankings.

  24. ryann252013 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:04 PM

    The jets are fun to watch this year.

    Rex Ryan has proven he is a good coach, last year he led us to 6 wins with a reckless Mark Sanchez who would go off on 4 interception games, no Dustin Keller, limited Stephen Hill action, no Holmes or revis. This year hes steering the ship with a rookie QB with no skill position players on the offensive side of the ball. I have been tough on Rex in the past but he has my full support this year because by the looks of our draft this year and some of the steals we found in free agency (Darrin Walls) the Rex/Idzik regime may be something the jet fans have been looking for all along.

  25. wfederal says: Oct 8, 2013 12:05 PM

    The Jaguars and Giants are ranked wayyyyy too high

  26. kuya206 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:06 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, SEA should be 1 spot lower and KC 2 spots higher.

    1) DEN
    2) NO
    3) KC
    4) IND
    5) SEA

    KC deserves more credit than they are getting. Both DEN & NO are playing well on offense.

  27. redfield11 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:08 PM

    Who bases their power rankings on record? “Until there’s a moral victory tiebreaker we don’t want to hear it”? Cowboys offense just put up nearly twice as many points on broncos as any other team but nope, a lost is a lost, doesn’t matter how good the team looked.

    Dumb, that’s dumb. Not saying cowboys should be top 10, just that refusing to pay attention to 48 points because the team lost is a pretty big oversight.

  28. goodluckking says: Oct 8, 2013 12:10 PM

    10. Lions (3-2; No. 7): Without Calvin Johnson, the Lions aren’t much better than the Jaguars.

    GB coming off a bye at Lambeau Field, Detroit missing top two recievers and the third played on a bad ankle.

    Defense held them to 9 points through 3 quarters and in the end 22 points.

    I think this comment is very unwarranted.

  29. robf2010 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:11 PM

    Since 2009, the Saints have the best road record in the NFL. They definitely play better at home but they’re not so bad on the road.

  30. stanmarshmorelikestandarsh says: Oct 8, 2013 12:14 PM

    Doesn’t mean a thing unless you can back it up in January *coughDenvercough*

  31. s0merand0mguy says: Oct 8, 2013 12:14 PM

    The Eagles being above the cowboys is a bit of a joke right now. I am a die hard Eagles fan and after Dallas came close in a high scoring game against the #1 team I would think they would get more love. I never ever thought I would ever stick up for Dallas……. Now I must go shower.

  32. silvercrush33 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:14 PM

    “Without Calvin Johnson, the Lions aren’t much better than the Jaguars.”

    ….really?? A little unnecessary, if you ask me. Lions D held Green Bay to their lowest point total of the season. Granted Calvin is a huge part of that offense, but they aren’t the worst team in the league without him.

  33. EJ says: Oct 8, 2013 12:14 PM

    Most of the teams at the top have had fairly easy schedules.
    The two teams at the top that have had a bit harder of a schedule- New Orleans and Baltimore.

    My top 5 in order:
    1)New Orleans
    2)Denver
    3)Indianapolis
    4)Baltimore
    5)Seattle

  34. kscogg says: Oct 8, 2013 12:19 PM

    There is A LOT of wishful thinking here. The dreaded, “it is what it is”

    You should probably check those darts you were throwing though, think you got a bad one in there somewhere.

  35. morgusthemagnificent says: Oct 8, 2013 12:21 PM

    JAX is too high

  36. dalcow4 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:25 PM

    Looks pretty good. But why the Ravens at 7? Above Niners?? And Bengals? Ah well, let them play GB this week and we’ll get a good read on them.

  37. db1141 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:31 PM

    “As bad as the Steelers are their better then the Panthers and Vikings”

    Kinda hard to say that when you just got beat by them.

  38. vikingworldorder says: Oct 8, 2013 12:33 PM

    blackngold4life says: Oct 8, 2013 11:46 AM

    As bad as the Steelers are their better then the Panthers and Vikings..

    ____________________________________

    Umm..this is awkward but the Vikings just beat your Steelers.. Don’t you remember? Hint: It was in London.

  39. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:35 PM

    A Colt fan said this isn’t the Manning Colts and I had had an idea of what he was talking about. But their defense plays aggressive, physical and they run the ball to set up the pass. With a guy like Andrew Luck its hard to get turnovers.

    I really believe the defense the Chiefs play can beat Manning. They rush 4 and can get pressure and cover up the play makers.

  40. jams56 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:37 PM

    blackngold4life says:
    Oct 8, 2013 11:46 AM
    As bad as the Steelers are their better then the Panthers and Vikings..
    Really? The Vikings may only have one win but it came against the Steelers . Also it’s they’re and than. You’re welcome!

  41. ihaterogergoodell says: Oct 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    The Packers found a defense?!?! Hahahaha. That’s rich. They played a team missing their top two wideouts (one of which is the best in the league), at home. Hmm… not much to game plan there! Focus on the run maybe?

    Packers’ awful defense (especially with Goldilocks out) + Rodgers never leading a 4th quarter comeback = trouble this season if they get behind.

  42. banvard316 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:42 PM

    I don’t really care about Power Rankings for this particular reason. Lions are 3-2, Cardinals are 3-2, Cardinals beat the Lions, yet the Lions are ranked 10th and Cards are 17th…stay classy San Diego.

  43. wearethesteelers says: Oct 8, 2013 12:44 PM

    We always overcome and have 6 rings to prove it.

  44. salsendardo says: Oct 8, 2013 12:48 PM

    No way. Too much credit to KC. They’ve had the easiest schedule in the NFL.

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    kuya206 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:06 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, SEA should be 1 spot lower and KC 2 spots higher.

    1) DEN
    2) NO
    3) KC
    4) IND
    5) SEA

    KC deserves more credit than they are getting. Both DEN & NO are playing well on offense.

  45. ufanforreal says: Oct 8, 2013 12:50 PM

    Smarterthanyou says: Oct 8, 2013 11:50 AM

    This site continues to disrespect KC .
    Ranked behind a 1 loss Colts team? Seriously?

    The writers here(Goodell’s Patsies) will still rank Golden Child Manning ahead of KC even after the Chiefs roll the Donkeys 11-17..

    Keep on dissing the Chiefs, but hear me now and believe me later………..

    Remember In December!!!!!!!!!
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    lol, what have you done? What team has yours beat that stands out to justify your team to be ranked any higher?

  46. hor2012 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:50 PM

    This isn’t the BCS, who cares. And, I’m a Saints fan. When you get down to it you’re going to have to prove it on the field anyway. That aside it kills me how all these reporters have this love affair with Denver. The Cowboys just torched them for 48. I didn’t see a team that was unbeatble.

  47. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:52 PM

    blackandgold the vikings beat you guys in UK so how can they be a better team?

  48. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Oct 8, 2013 12:52 PM

    Bengals at 14? Seriously? You’re probably also one of the idiots blaming the Pats losing on the weather when it rained for all of TWO minutes.

    No respect..

  49. wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 8, 2013 12:53 PM

    Titans (3-2; No. 12): The Titans are still doing better than anyone expected, but they could be/should be 5-0.
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    They can be/will be 3-3 this Sunday.

  50. nebster21 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:55 PM

    The number 21 team put up 48 points against the number 1 team and Guess What.

    THEY STILL LOST.

  51. mikemcdorman says: Oct 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    With 3 extra days to prepare, the Browns will beat the Lions this Sunday.

  52. audient says: Oct 8, 2013 1:07 PM

    Browns at 13. I’m just letting that sink in a bit.

    Browns at 13, despite where they were ranked preseason, and despite all reasonable projections, QB issues, the T Rich trade, everything.

    This Browns team is alright. Go Browns!

  53. hyzers says: Oct 8, 2013 1:08 PM

    The Lions without Calvin are the Jags? Really? If you ask most Packer fans they will tell you that Calvin not playing didn’t matter at all and the score would have been exactly the same!?

  54. mdd913 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:09 PM

    Don’t understand this whole spiel about how the Saints need home-field advantage to win.

    You people do realize the Saints have the highest road win percentage in the NFL over the last five years, right?

  55. godofwine330 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:10 PM

    @16. Jets (3-2; No. 25): Maybe busting up Mark Sanchez’s shoulder in the preseason was the smartest move Rex Ryan ever made.

    Classic. I’m a Browns fan and was going to comment on that, but this was funny. Since there was no way they were going to keep Sanchez anyway outside of a near championship season, starting Gino made sense. Now, with him playing decently, it is looking pretty good.

  56. coachkilla6 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:12 PM

    5 weeks in and the NFC playoff teams are already a lock.

    Seattle
    San Francisco
    Green Bay
    Chicago
    New Orleans
    Dallas

    Book it!

  57. glac1 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:17 PM

    I’m more concerned about staying in the hunt, making a push in December to gain momentum, hopefully stay healthy, and getting a break or two in the post season… Remember…it’s only October.

  58. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:18 PM

    If I’m Jacksonville, I blitz blitz blitz and send nine guys every play. It’s much better for the broncos to score quickly than have them drain eight minutes off the clock and then score.

    There is no point to for the jaguars to play a traditional defense because they will be slaughtered.

    Or…rush two or three, and sit everybody else back in coverage. Manning isn’t going to run, so just hope your eight or nine guys can cover six guys. Hope for an interception.

    Probably won’t work. Heck, just send all eleven guys and hope and pray. Then move to LA after the game because I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as a jaguars fan.

  59. gmenmunny says: Oct 8, 2013 1:20 PM

    Giants #31?! Too High

    –Giants Fan

  60. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says: Oct 8, 2013 1:22 PM

    Who the hell put together this list!
    So wrong on so many levels.
    How can you put The Browns over The Raiders or even The Jets over a team like The Chargers?The Raiders Daily which breaks more NFL news than any site out there right now has this list
    which is more accurate
    1.Broncos
    2. Seahawks
    3 Saints
    4 Chiefs
    5 49ers.
    6 Packers
    7 Colts
    8 Ravens
    9 Patriots
    10 Raiders
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    This is the list that is correct. Remember Raiders should have really only 1 loss. Redskins took advantage of MATT FLYNN is who is awful. Raiders lost to Colts week 1 which Luck ran for a game winning TD while his whole team was holding but because it was against The Raiders NO FLAGS
    9

  61. mrlaloosh says: Oct 8, 2013 1:23 PM

    I like the Tony Gonzales. One! Very clever. Poor Tony. Can’t pick the right team. SUPER CHIEFS!

  62. iamapatsfan says: Oct 8, 2013 1:24 PM

    I don’t know that the Pats deserve 6th spot, but I’m not sure that teams below them really deserve it either.

    I think this is a case of 1-5 are simply a couple steps better than 6 and down, and 6-10 are all pretty close.

    As for Saints at Pats, if Gronk is back, maybe the Pats are able to pull out a close one at Gillette somehow. That Offense really isn’t working very well, that’s for sure. The Defense, on the other hand, is playing amazing so far. The Saints will be a real benchmark on where the Pats D really is. If they are able to hold the Saints to around 21-24, I’ll be happy.

  63. sicklnick121 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:30 PM

    taintedsaints2009 says:
    Oct 8, 2013 1:18 PM
    If I’m Jacksonville, I blitz blitz blitz and send nine guys every play. It’s much better for the broncos to score quickly than have them drain eight minutes off the clock and then score.

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    I think your on to something, I would forget about a dline, Id run out 4 Linebackers and all DBs. Let them get 3 yards a run, big deal. It would drive Manning crazy. Double cover everyone. And mix in a 0 blitz every now and then, and hit Manning hard. Id even say listen dont hurt the guy or kill him but even if we get a personal foul or two if you have to hit him late get him off his game, get in his head.

  64. jnks10 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:30 PM

    5 weeks in and the NFC playoff teams are already a lock.

    Seattle
    San Francisco
    Green Bay
    Chicago
    New Orleans
    Dallas

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    Explain to me how a team that currently sits out of a playoff spot in Dallas is a Lock? Should they win the division yes but lets not forget Mr. Unclutch is their Qb so how again are they a lock when they aren’t even leading the worst division in football?

  65. johnnycamparm says: Oct 8, 2013 1:30 PM

    redfield11 says:
    Oct 8, 2013 12:08 PM
    Who bases their power rankings on record? “Until there’s a moral victory tiebreaker we don’t want to hear it”? Cowboys offense just put up nearly twice as many points on broncos as any other team but nope, a lost is a lost, doesn’t matter how good the team looked.

    Dumb, that’s dumb. Not saying cowboys should be top 10, just that refusing to pay attention to 48 points because the team lost is a pretty big oversight.
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    I’m pretty sure that the ranking was based on the fact that your QB chokes worse than David Carradine in a hotel closet…

  66. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 8, 2013 1:31 PM

    sooooo,- I’m to gather Bengals beating Green Bay AND Pats was a fluke but Browns beating the Bengals was legit?

  67. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 8, 2013 1:42 PM

    southpaw2k says:

    The Ravens have a super tough opponent coming into Baltimore this weekend in Green Bay. If they somehow pull off that win – which I don’t expect – they’ll have to be taken seriously as a contender.
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    Not unless they also have a bet to swap Flacco and Rodgers.

  68. whodeybacker says: Oct 8, 2013 1:43 PM

    Wow again the Bengals at 14?? I guess every team holds the Brady bunch to < 200yds of offense. And theyve played 4 of the NFLs top 10 QBs so far in the first 5 games. Glad to hear the disrepect since this team feeds off of it.

  69. olllojeepsftw says: Oct 8, 2013 1:48 PM

    The dallas cowboys put 48 up against Denver, the number one team, and lost by 3. They also lost by 1 to the chiefs, the number 5 team. They showed that they can compete with anyone. They need to be moved up. Also the patriots need moved down they have not beaten anyone that is good.

  70. thesportgenius says: Oct 8, 2013 1:51 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Oct 8, 2013 11:42 AM

    Steelers will shut everyone up.

    …only because they are irrelevant and nobody cares about winless teams.

  71. greenlantern75 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:56 PM

    Wow…opened up with personal expectation of Jets at 19 with some teams with losing records ahead of them…So I guess I should be happy…We’re only the 2nd worst team with a winning record through 5…

    I get that record only plays a part, and would agree mostly…but the Browns at 13…13! I would pick the Jets and a half dozen teams below them on the rankings chart to be them by a touchdown on a neutral field…Smoke and mirrors.

    Luckily, the Jets get to play the #13 Browns at home towards end of season. I still think the Jets are 8-8 team at best this year and still chalking a W next to that Browns game…easily…

  72. stealthjunk says: Oct 8, 2013 2:00 PM

    It’s nice to read the power rankings this week without that screeching noise from Seahawks fans about how they should be #1.

  73. mn1288 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:02 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Oct 8, 2013 11:57 AM
    So the Packers beat a team that isn’t much better than the Jaguars and they move up four spots, while the Bears lose to the #2 team and move down three spots?

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    The Bears looked awful. Green Bay’s O-Line held up well against one of the best D-Lines in the league, and they ran all over them. Green Bay looked the part, Bears didn’t.

  74. mn1288 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:03 PM

    Also, the team that isn’t much better than the Jags beat the Vikings…So, the Vikes should be lower?

  75. edgemyster says: Oct 8, 2013 2:11 PM

    >> The dallas cowboys put 48 up against Denver, the number one team, and lost by 3.

    Let’s not forget that by the end of the game (and closer to halftime), the Broncos were down 5 defensive starters. The defensive game-plan is pretty much out the window at that point.

  76. mn1288 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:14 PM

    edgemyster says:
    Oct 8, 2013 2:11 PM
    >> The dallas cowboys put 48 up against Denver, the number one team, and lost by 3.

    Let’s not forget that by the end of the game (and closer to halftime), the Broncos were down 5 defensive starters. The defensive game-plan is pretty much out the window at that point.

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

    Every team deals with injuries. We’re not doing Power Rankings based on your preseason roster. Chances are the Defense of the Broncos and most other teams will continue to thin throughout the season.

  77. hehateme2 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:20 PM

    Raider fans= shoulda, coulda, woulda.

    That’s just not the way ranking work. Keep your heads up…Halloween is right around the corner.

  78. genericuser8888 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:24 PM

    All the attention is on the offensive power of the Broncos and Manning. Meanwhile, the Saints have found a defense.

    Defense wins championships.

    Remember the last time we had a Manning vs Brees Superbowl? It came down to defense (interception) and coaching (onside kick at half time.

    I’d love to see both these teams go undefeated all season and have two undefeated teams meet in the Superbowl. The ratings would be inside.

  79. jcbadger34 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:29 PM

    Vikings ahead of the Falcons? Does anyone really think that the Vikings would win a game between the two? ……Didn’t think so.

  80. mrwalterisgod says: Oct 8, 2013 2:32 PM

    Indi and KC are not better than Seattle, as a whole.

    You can’t tell me for a minute you’d play Seattle at home vs KC or Indi. Indi is average on defense and showed it against a banged up Seattle offensive line, allowing over 200 yards rushing. KC has played who exactly? They won’t beat the elite teams of this league. Alex Smith can’t win a shootout which is what’s going to happen when they play Denver twice.

    On a week to week basis, ok, I can see having 5-0 KC over 4-1 Seattle, but in no way shape or form is KC a better overall team.

  81. edgemyster says: Oct 8, 2013 2:35 PM

    >> The dallas cowboys put 48 up against Denver, the number one team, and lost by 3.

    Let’s not forget that by the end of the game (and closer to halftime), the Broncos were down 5 defensive starters. The defensive game-plan is pretty much out the window at that point.

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    Every team deals with injuries. We’re not doing Power Rankings based on your preseason roster. Chances are the Defense of the Broncos and most other teams will continue to thin throughout the season.

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    You missed my point – let’s play again. I’m explaining why Dallas was able to score 48 points. Their defensive roster is going to get stronger in the near future. All 5 of those players are very likely back within the next 2 weeks (4 of which are arguably part of their top 5 defenders: Von Miller, Champ Bailey, Wesley Woodyard, and Chris Harris).

  82. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Oct 8, 2013 2:58 PM

    sicklnick121 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:30 PM

    taintedsaints2009 says:
    Oct 8, 2013 1:18 PM
    If I’m Jacksonville, I blitz blitz blitz and send nine guys every play. It’s much better for the broncos to score quickly than have them drain eight minutes off the clock and then score.

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    I think your on to something, I would forget about a dline, Id run out 4 Linebackers and all DBs. Let them get 3 yards a run, big deal. It would drive Manning crazy. Double cover everyone. And mix in a 0 blitz every now and then, and hit Manning hard. Id even say listen dont hurt the guy or kill him but even if we get a personal foul or two if you have to hit him late get him off his game, get in his head.
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    Funny thing is, there’s been at least one idiot fan of each team the Broncos have played this year saying the same thing before the game. On another note, go ahead & try to test that WR/TE corps, it won’t end up as sweet as you think it might.

    One last note to the uninformed fans out there that keep talking about how the Cowboys hung 48 on the Denver D. The Broncos were without their best CB & LB (not talking about Miller & Bailey) for the better part of that game. Don’t be thinking this D is a pushover.

  83. Go-Hawks! says: Oct 8, 2013 3:25 PM

    Your best bet at beating Manning and the Broncos is to roll over and let them score 50 points in the first quarter and a half. Then, hopefully, Manning will be pulled out of the game. Then you have to score 70 points.

    That’s the only way to beat a team that can score 50 points against every defense they face. And Osweiler won’t be able to maintain a lead against anyone.

  84. austinoxford says: Oct 8, 2013 3:39 PM

    You forgot to put Alabama and Oregon ahead of Jacksonville and the Giants.

  85. jr4real says: Oct 8, 2013 3:45 PM

    Fantastic. The only way the Steelers move up on the list is when they don’t play!! – and Im a steeler fan

  86. dawgdaysofsummer says: Oct 8, 2013 3:46 PM

    13. Browns (3-2; No. 14): With Lions, Packers, and Chiefs coming up, 3-2 could quickly become 3-5.

    We Know We Know..And the Browns know! I have no doubt that Chud is gonna have our Boys ready and fired up! I cant wait to see Joe Haden on Calvin Johnson. I just hope that Weeden plays hot potato with that damn ball and gets it out of his hands so our damn O line isnt blocking for 5 to 10 seconds everytime he drops back.
    The next 3 games are all on Weedens shoulders. If we come out of these 3 games winning even 2 out of 3..this town will errupt like you wouldnt believe baby! Go Browns!!

  87. jjackwagon says: Oct 8, 2013 3:51 PM

    “KC has played who exactly?”

    And Denver has played who exactly?

    But the Chiefs held the Cowboys to 16 points and won. Denver HAD to score 51 just to win.

    For a team that was 2-14 last year I think they are doing pretty darn good.

  88. gustafvasa says: Oct 8, 2013 3:55 PM

    Amazing. The Bengals are ranked BELOW two teams they beat? How on earth do you come up with this stuff? The rankings should be about reality, not what you WISH they would be. Get real or get used to people pooping all over your rankings and calling you out for the joke/hack that you are. Amazing.

  89. 2013htoutlaws says: Oct 8, 2013 4:18 PM

    LOL the best team Denver vs the Worst team Jacksonville, yea there’s another 50 points for the broncos

  90. sb44champs says: Oct 8, 2013 5:27 PM

    Saints would beat Denver head to head… Offenses are about the same but Saints have a WAY BETTER DEFENSE than the Broncos which is the difference… All Saints would have to do is stop Manning one more time than the Broncos can stop Brees which isn’t that hard to imagine considering Romo put up career highs against the Broncos defense…

  91. hatesycophants says: Oct 8, 2013 5:36 PM

    You sound crazy.

  92. whodeybacker says: Oct 8, 2013 5:49 PM

    GUSTAFVsa _ sorry Bro your are incorrect. The Bengals have beaten THREE teams ranked ahead of them, not two.

  93. whodeybacker says: Oct 8, 2013 5:51 PM

    Oops my bad. Still cant believe we lost to the Browns. I retract my post in shame

  94. brazzz01 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:09 PM

    In the power rankings there are good teams, then average teams, and then there are bad teams. Then there’s 50 feet of crap. And then there’s the Jaguars.

    –Billy Beane

  95. wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 8, 2013 7:39 PM

    stealthjunk says: Oct 8, 2013 2:00 PM

    It’s nice to read the power rankings this week without that screeching noise from Seahawks fans about how they should be #1.
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    That “screeching” you heard was your alarm clock…you’ve been having that dream again. You know, the one where Russell Wilson is bending you over.

  96. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:07 PM

    blackandgold you are just as bad as the packers about the rings

  97. waynesborokennyg says: Oct 8, 2013 10:51 PM

    What were The Browns ranked before beating Cincinnati? Not very high – and they got respect here after winning that game. Understandable. But what makes no sense at all is Cincinnati going from 15 to 14 after shutting down New England? Where’s the logic? If you still don’t think Cincy’s all that good you’re entitled to your opinion. But then why rank Cleveland so high – understand?

  98. tigerboye says: Oct 8, 2013 11:12 PM

    28th???? that’s bs

  99. azwildcats96 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:48 PM

    Russell Wilson could only dream to have a game like Romo did and even if he was able to… he’d still lose by 3. Elway and Bowlen are already designing SB rings.

  100. djflav303 says: Oct 9, 2013 6:56 AM

    The only reason the cowboys scored that high is because the bronco def lost 4 starters in that game and they did not have bailey or miller. With a full healthy def they would’ve looked exactly like every other team that have face what will be on of the greatest teams of all time. There are only 2 things that can slow them down: injury and weather. So keep hoping and wishing for that to happen because it doesn’t matter who your favorite team is, they are not good enough to beat the Denver Broncos head to head.

  101. zeedoubleyou says: Oct 9, 2013 11:44 AM

    “We always overcome and have 6 rings to prove it.”

    6 rings and a buck will get you a McDouble in 2013. The past is irrelevant.

  102. wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 9, 2013 12:20 PM

    azwildcats96 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:48 PM

    Russell Wilson could only dream to have a game like Romo did and even if he was able to… he’d still lose by 3. Elway and Bowlen are already designing SB rings.
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    Are your panties in a bunch because Denver got spanked 40-10 in the preseason? Dude, get over it already. The game didn’t count. Someone whose team is undefeated shouldn’t be so bitter.

  103. azwildcats96 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:24 PM

    wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 9, 2013 12:20 PM

    azwildcats96 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:48 PM

    Russell Wilson could only dream to have a game like Romo did and even if he was able to… he’d still lose by 3. Elway and Bowlen are already designing SB rings.
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    Are your panties in a bunch because Denver got spanked 40-10 in the preseason? Dude, get over it already. The game didn’t count. Someone whose team is undefeated shouldn’t be so bitter.
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    Preseason??? Seriously??? ROFL. Dude, I really hope you’re a comedian so that when people laugh at you all the time, you’re at least getting paid. You sound like the bitter one if the only comeback you can think of is a PRESEASON score… LOL. Try again buddy.

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