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Week Nine power rankings

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1. Chiefs (9-0; last week No. 1): Ten years after going 9-0, the Chiefs are 9-0 again. Hopefully this year’s edition will fare better in the playoffs.

2. Seahawks (8-1; No. 2): Ugly wins are still wins. Until they become ugly losses. Which is possible if they can’t protect Russell Wilson.  (See Green Bay.)

3. Colts (6-2; No. 3): Andrew Luck is so unfazed by the prospect of engineering a late win that the rest of us are now unfazed when he does it.

4. Broncos (7-1; No. 4): When will Jack Del Rio bench Peyton Manning for David Garrard?

5. 49ers (6-2; No. 6): The Seahawks should be less worried about the Saints and more worried about the 49ers.

6. Patriots (7-2; No. 9): One good game doesn’t mean Tom Brady has suddenly become as good as he used to be.

7. Saints (6-2; No. 5): If they can’t beat the Jets in New York, they’ll never beat the Seahawks in Seattle.

8. Bengals (6-3; No. 8): Before the NFL named Andy Dalton the AFC offensive player of the month for October, the league should have waited for the game played on October 31.

9. Packers (5-3; No. 7):  If Aaron Rodgers is out for a while, this could be the last week they’re in the top 10.  For a while.

10. Lions (5-3; No. 10): An uneventful bye week is perhaps the best news this team has had all year.

11. Panthers (5-3; No. 13): Yes, they’re winning games they should win. And they’ll likely soon be losing games they should lose.

12. Cowboys (5-4; No. 12): If they only run the ball nine times against the Saints on Sunday night, the up-and-down Cowboys will fall back down to .500.

13. Bears (5-3; No. 15): Josh McCown/Luke McCown/Cade McNown > Seneca Wallace.

14. Jets (5-4; No. 18): John Idzik has found a quarterback and, whether Idzik wants him or not, a coach.

15. Dolphins (4-4; No. 16): All this talk of forcing rookies to pay for things has given Stephen Ross an idea for how to pay for all the unsold tickets.

16. Chargers (4-4; No. 11): They’re too inconsistent to be a true contender in the AFC.

17. Cardinals (4-4; No. 19): That win over Carolina could come in handy when it’s time to apply tiebreakers.

18. Titans (4-4; No. 20): It would have been fitting for the win over the Rams to end with St. Louis coming up one yard short of a game-tying touchdown.

19. Eagles (4-5; No. 21): Owner Jeffrey Lurie says he’s looking for a franchise quarterback. Based on Sunday, he may have found one.

20. Browns (4-5; No. 22): How did it take the Browns so long to realize Jason Campbell should be playing quarterback?

21. Ravens (3-5; No. 14): The old Browns finally are playing like the new Browns used to play.

22. Redskins (3-5; No. 28): With last year’s team winning the division after a 3-6 start, this year’s team technically is in better shape.

23. Raiders (3-5; No. 17): If the Raiders make Nick Foles looks like Peyton Manning, how will they make Peyton Manning look when they play Denver again?

24. Giants (2-6; No. 24): The Giants thought they’d gain some ground in the bye week — until everyone else in the division won.

25. Bills (3-6; No. 23): At least Matt Flynn didn’t blow the starting job before he was cut.

26. Rams (3-6; No. 25): For as bad as they’ve been drafting in the early rounds, the Rams have found some good players in the latter rounds.

27. Falcons (2-6; No. 26): Maybe the Falcons should have taken the Joe Flacco approach with Matt Ryan.

28. Steelers (2-6; No. 27): They look like the Steelers. They play their home games in Pittsburgh. But these aren’t the Steelers.

29. Texans (2-6; No. 29): With Case Keenum and a still-potent defense, the Texans could get back to the AFC’s elite in 2014.

30. Buccaneers (0-8; No. 31): A three-point loss at Seattle pushed the Bucs up a spot this week. Hooray?

31. Vikings (1-7; No. 30): The Vikings wish Jerry Jones was right when he said there are no 1-7 teams.

32. Jaguars (0-8; No. 32): They’ve yet to lose a game this year . . . by fewer than 10 points.

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  1. popdawg99 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:56 AM

    Although the Falcons, Steelers and Texans are all surprisingly bad teams, I think the Steelers are still capable of beating any team ranked above them.

  2. imgonnathrowup says: Nov 5, 2013 8:59 AM

    honestly florio you’re pissing me off with these “brady not as good as he used to be” comments. You’re doing this to get a reaction and here it is. His passes have been being dropped, if they’re caught they equate to yards. Brady wins, always has always will, so it is the same old Brady this year. Just because you took him on your fantasy team and you whine about his yards every Sunday doesn’t mean Brady has deteriorated.

  3. mizzousooner says: Nov 5, 2013 9:00 AM

    You play to win the game.

    Hello.

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    T-Minus 87 days until John Mara and Roger Goodell witness the Washington Redskins hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in the middle of Metlife Stadium. #TheHolyTrinitycannotbestopped

  5. therealmafio says: Nov 5, 2013 9:05 AM

    The Raiders already went to Denver to play Peyton Manning. (Week 3)

  6. raiderluv says: Nov 5, 2013 9:05 AM

    Well, it’s a little too early to predict about next year yet, as the Raiders have ALREADY BEEN to Denver.

  7. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Nov 5, 2013 9:06 AM

    Seattle’s a fraud. One and done in the playoffs.

  8. phillysports1 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:08 AM

    Jaguars are better then Tampa !

  9. joemammy says: Nov 5, 2013 9:10 AM

    I’m betting that there will be thousands of yellow rags used to wash cars in Pittsburgh this weekend.

  10. mattsffrd says: Nov 5, 2013 9:12 AM

    Seattle barely beat a winless team and they’re still #2?

  11. jimmywhispas says: Nov 5, 2013 9:12 AM

    How in the H*LL are the chiefs #1? The Bills held their offense to 3 field goals, had 470 yards total offense to the chiefs 270, and held them to 95 total rushing yards. If it wasn’t for the 2 turnover TD’s, the media would finally be admitting that the chiefs are way less than stellar. And yes, I realize the chiefs won, but once again, no respect for my Bills.

  12. nj22 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:12 AM

    I am a Dallas fan and my first reflex says 12 is way too high. But then I look at the list and realize there are a lot of bad teams this year. I would put the Bears and Jets ahead of them at least.

  13. connorchew says: Nov 5, 2013 9:15 AM

    not a denver fan.. but 4th?

  14. javierjiminy says: Nov 5, 2013 9:16 AM

    Yeah. You’re right about Tom Brady. He’s even better than before. The long ball is there. Short passing game is there. Watch out. We might just waltz into the super bowl this year.

  15. scmems07 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:17 AM

    It’s comical that people believe geno Smith is a competent qb, he has far more bad plays than good and his good plays would be average for most qb’s. I remember when they said these things about some other qb who played for the jets, what was his name….. oh yea, Mark Sanchez aka sanchise.

  16. dredddog says: Nov 5, 2013 9:17 AM

    Can you Steeler Fans wave your towels a little higher? We cant see you from up here!

    Thanks! Cleveland

  17. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 5, 2013 9:19 AM

    The steelers at #28?!?

    Gimme a break, West Virginia.

    The steelers have only beating a team with 4 wins and a team with 3 wins.

  18. geniusry says: Nov 5, 2013 9:19 AM

    Colts need to be number 1 after this last week or at worst #2. The Seahawks made a really awful team, look really good for a while.

  19. valhalla2013 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:20 AM

    Why have the Vikings dropped so far this year? I’ll tell you why two words Percy Harvin. Yes Percy saved are Bacon last year now we have lost our first down machine in him. That along with horrid coaching and the human turnover machine Christian Ponder combined with wet paper bag defense. Skol Vikings!

  20. slick50ks says: Nov 5, 2013 9:25 AM

    The raiders are still waaaaaay too high.

    Did you watch them this weekend? 3 fluke wins isn’t indicative of the real raiders.

  21. jiveturkeygobbler says: Nov 5, 2013 9:26 AM

    Hawks will falter. They always do. I see the Saints taking them to school. The Jets have a better d than Seattle, and the Saints have a better offense than the Bucs. Loss number 2 coming soon.

  22. bjerols says: Nov 5, 2013 9:26 AM

    how are the Panthers ranked above the Jets? Panthers have only beaten terrible pop-warner-esc teams where-as the Jets have beaten the Pats AND Saints

  23. titusyoungslegalcounsel says: Nov 5, 2013 9:31 AM

    Is it bad that I’m pretty confident that my Bills are just as good if not better than that completely over rated lucky 9-0 team? Cheifs wont win a playoff game

  24. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 5, 2013 9:35 AM

    Seattle doesn’t need to worry about Frisco unless they lose the Saints game which is in Seattle. They already “held serve” in week 2. The pressure is on the niners not to lose that Dec 8th matchup. And frisco’s schedule is starting to look a little tougher than Seattle’s.

  25. whodeybacker says: Nov 5, 2013 9:40 AM

    Its life in the NFL this time of year. Teams are dealing with injuries. Good teams will lose when they shouldnt. Road games are tough. The better teams will find out how to adjust and will be there at the end. Floria seems to be grumpy this AM with his ranking comments.

  26. jbaxt says: Nov 5, 2013 9:41 AM

    Chiefs opponents this year went 5-2 Sunday, and of course the raiders were one of those losses when they got trounced by Philly, and the Texans hung on their opponents would’ve went 6-1.

  27. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 5, 2013 9:42 AM

    Houston beat Tennessee.

    pittsburgh lost to Tennessee … and…. crappy 1 win Minnesota playing backup Matt Cassel.

  28. stealthjunk says: Nov 5, 2013 9:49 AM

    I don’t understand the reasoning behind putting the Colts below the Seahawks but above the Broncos. Seems logical that they would be above or below both of those teams, assuming of course that there is some logic behind these “power” rankings.

  29. 561bengal says: Nov 5, 2013 9:51 AM

    Top 15 is about right.

  30. jjackwagon says: Nov 5, 2013 9:53 AM

    After watching Keenum the last two weeks I think the Texans are about five spots to low. Or to put it another way, I would pick the Texans to win against any of the five teams ranked immediately above them. Other than that I think you finally got it right this week Florio.

  31. darkneptune73 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:55 AM

    How the hell did the Buccaneers (an 0-8) team move up past the Vikings (1-7)?????? The Bucs are still the Bucs.

    What’s next, the Jags move up one because they almost hang 20 on the Titans next Sunday?

  32. tformation says: Nov 5, 2013 10:02 AM

    “When will Jack Del Rio bench Peyton Manning for David Garrard?”

    LOL! Well played, guys. Well played.

  33. donttrip22 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:10 AM

    Any real fan knows what Mr Jones meant when he said there are no 1-7 teams. any team can beat any other team on any given Sunday that’s all enough said

  34. jimjets says: Nov 5, 2013 10:14 AM

    I’ll take 14. 12th actually, if the playoffs started today. Great win against a truly elite team last week, hopefully they keep it going, get 9 or 10 wins and have a playoff game or two.

    proud of the Jets….and damn, isn’t football season the best?

  35. rainponcho87 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:14 AM

    I don’t know what if any meaning “power rankings” have. Betting lines seem to tell a better story. People are putting their hard earned money on the line. And if teams like the Seahawks are favored by 18 points at home against a winless team in midseason, then barely eek out an OT field goal win, that’s going to show up in the next game’s line. That seems like a better judge of where there are then holding them at #2 in “power rankings” because you are taking an Al Davis “just win, baby” approach.

  36. dexterismyhero says: Nov 5, 2013 10:14 AM

    Hey, C’mon Man the Vikes beat the Steelers!!!!!

  37. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:18 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 5, 2013 9:02 AM
    T-Minus 87 days until John Mara and Roger Goodell witness the Washington Redskins hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in the middle of Metlife Stadium. #TheHolyTrinitycannotbestopped
    _____________________

    Number of Super Bowl wins by Shanahan coached teams without salary cap cheating = 0

    Number of Super Bowl appearances by Shanahan coached teams without salary cap cheating = 0

    Shanacheat. Salary cap cheated in Denver, went to Washington and immediately salary cap cheated again.

  38. johninthewest says: Nov 5, 2013 10:22 AM

    So you are saying that the Chiefs would be beat: Indy, SF, Denver, Seattle, and the Patriots on a neutral site, or on the road?? Power rankings should be based on team strength, not record. This is a joke.

  39. dontcensormebro says: Nov 5, 2013 10:23 AM

    logicalvoicesays says: Nov 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    T-Minus 87 days until John Mara and Roger Goodell witness the Washington Redskins hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in the middle of Metlife Stadium. #TheHolyTrinitycannotbestopped
    ——————————————

    I’ll take that bet, Logical. Ten thousand dollars says you will be proven wrong.

    What do you say?

  40. daysend564 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:23 AM

    Matt Flynn….Packers on line 1

  41. sodeliciousdf says: Nov 5, 2013 10:24 AM

    CADE McNown

  42. buttfumbles says: Nov 5, 2013 10:26 AM

    Geno Smith is a rookie QB. He’s made a lot of rookie mistakes, but also a lot of good plays with his arm and his feet. Sanchez was in year 4 as a starter and still making a ton of rookie mistakes.

  43. gb4mn0 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:27 AM

    Is MN still considered an NFL team. They’re ranked way to high!!

  44. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 5, 2013 10:28 AM

    Unfortunately, draft order isn’t determined by the power rankings. The Vikings still need Tampa and Jacksonville to win a game.

  45. ctiggs says: Nov 5, 2013 10:29 AM

    32 THE Ohio State

    33 Alabama

    34 Florida State

    35 Jaguars

  46. zam0854 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:31 AM

    The way the Ravens and Steelers “HAVE NOT” been getting any younger, is the reason why the Bengals and Browns will dominant this division for the next 5 years.

    #JoeFlukoUsesHisTerribleToiletTowel

  47. robf2010 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:34 AM

    If a rookie QB on one of the worst teams in the NFL can take the Seahawks to overtime in Seattle, I think the Saints have a chance, too.

  48. lantvit3333 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:35 AM

    Thank you Florio for shutting up the cry babies from Cincy!! I appreciate it!!

  49. rtwoj says: Nov 5, 2013 10:38 AM

    jimmywhispas says:
    Nov 5, 2013 9:12 AM
    How in the H*LL are the chiefs #1? The Bills held their offense to 3 field goals, had 470 yards total offense to the chiefs 270, and held them to 95 total rushing yards. If it wasn’t for the 2 turnover TD’s, the media would finally be admitting that the chiefs are way less than stellar. And yes, I realize the chiefs won, but once again, no respect for my Bills.

    —————————————————

    All that and yet the Chiefs STILL found a way to win. DAMN THEM FOR NOT LOSING A SINGLE GAME!! THEY’RE THE WORST!

  50. greatwhite12 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:43 AM

    @logicalvoicesays

    You are a deranged individual…….

  51. titansbro says: Nov 5, 2013 10:56 AM

    Titans curb stomped the Jets & beat the Chargers & both are ranked ahead?

    Yep, I fell for it. I’m a dummy.

  52. blogatron2000 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:57 AM

    johninthewest says: Nov 5, 2013 10:22 AM

    So you are saying that the Chiefs would be beat: Indy, SF, Denver, Seattle, and the Patriots on a neutral site, or on the road?? Power rankings should be based on team strength, not record. This is a joke.
    —————————————————–

    Hate all you want…

    What counts in the NFL is Wins and Losses. Until they lose, the Chiefs are better in those categories than any other team. Opinions on team strength are just that…opinions.

  53. titansbro says: Nov 5, 2013 10:58 AM

    I’d take the Seahawks over the Saints if they’re playing in Seattle. If in NO, then take the Saints. It’s that simple.

  54. azarkhan says: Nov 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    jimmywhispas says: How in the H*LL are the chiefs #1?

    Uhmm, because they’re 9-0 and have a better record than any other team? Just a thought…

  55. atepper001 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:00 AM

    lol, that’s how bad cade mcnown was… a professional sports writer doesn’t even remember his correct name. he did bang a few playmates and make millions though so i guess it isn’t all bad.

  56. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 5, 2013 11:01 AM

    robf2010 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:34 AM

    If a rookie QB on one of the worst teams in the NFL can take the Seahawks to overtime in Seattle, I think the Saints have a chance, too.
    *********************
    The Saints have Dallas, S.F. and the Falcons before they play Seattle. The Saints could lose one, possibly two, of those games. Don’t worry about the Seattle game until it happens.

  57. trollhammer20 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:01 AM

    jiveturkeygobbler says: Nov 5, 2013 9:26 AM

    Hawks will falter. They always do.
    _____________________________

    This team always falters? Based on what, exactly, in their history?

    More wishful thinking from a Niners fan hoping to see another team do what they’ve been unable to accomplish in the last two meetings.

    Even the Bucs put up more of a fight in Seattle than the Niners have the last two times in that stadium.

    And in spite of still missing Okung and Giacomini, the offense and defense were able to combine to shut down the Bucs to the tune of 27-3 after spotting them a huge early lead. They showed near total dominance when they had to do so, and there was little margin for error.

    Seattle simply must survive…meaning, Wilson must survive…another two games. Get to the bye, get the O-line healthy, get Harvin on the field….and then the end game for this regular begins.

    And in spite of all of their troubles thus far, the chances are they will be 10-1 or at worst 9-2 going into that stretch of New Orleans at home and SF on the road in a span of six days. Room…and time…to continue to improve and heal up.

    No wonder Niner fan is making up random stuff and hoping other teams can beat Seattle.

  58. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Nov 5, 2013 11:05 AM

    The Colts have beaten the cream of both conferences, and yet we are only 3rd.

    #disrespect

  59. WACANHFL says: Nov 5, 2013 11:05 AM

    I don’t understand the reasoning behind putting the Colts below the Seahawks but above the Broncos. Seems logical that they would be above or below both of those teams, assuming of course that there is some logic behind these “power” rankings.

    ____________________
    Well, if the ‘power’ rankings made everyone happy; no one would visit the site- and bad things would happen to Florio’s retirement plans…

  60. mrwalterisgod says: Nov 5, 2013 11:06 AM

    Yeah, we have struggled against the Rams and TB the last two weeks, but we still won. We’re not playing for the BCS. The only thing that worries me at this point is when do the injuries start catching up to us.

    Seattle coming off a bye, at home and healthy in January? Yeah, we’ll see how many people are picking against them.

  61. 8man says: Nov 5, 2013 11:07 AM

    7-2, atop the AFC East and 6th in the power rankings. That’s a good spot for the Patriots to be going into their bye week and the second half of the season.

  62. footballfan01 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:10 AM

    The Bengals will never be a legitimate threat as long as Andy Dalton is their QB and Marvin Lewis is their HC.

  63. crushfan says: Nov 5, 2013 11:18 AM

    Although I am not a fan of colts or broncos, shouldn’t broncos be listed over colts? they lost to a better team in colts than colts loss to dolphins and chargers. Seattle at 2 is also questionable.

  64. azwildcats96 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:19 AM

    Enjoy it while you can Chef fans. Nov 17th is quickly approaching.

  65. audient says: Nov 5, 2013 11:19 AM

    It will be interesting to see how the Power Rankings will be reconciled in two weeks after the Browns beat the Bengals for a second time.

  66. cannonballdookie says: Nov 5, 2013 11:23 AM

    imgonnathrowup says: Nov 5, 2013 8:59 AM

    honestly florio you’re pissing me off with these “brady not as good as he used to be” comments. You’re doing this to get a reaction and here it is. His passes have been being dropped, if they’re caught they equate to yards. Brady wins, always has always will, so it is the same old Brady this year. Just because you took him on your fantasy team and you whine about his yards every Sunday doesn’t mean Brady has deteriorated.
    ————————————————

    Your name represents what I’m going to do after reading your comment.

    Brady has looked awful all season long, it’s so convenient to blame the WR’s when he doesn’t have all his studs but not give these guys any credit when he does have them all at his disposal.

    Like Florio said one good game doesn’t make you forget about a season in which he’s been easily playing the worst of his career. He historically has a ton of success against the Steelers and always beats their blitzes, which are getting more ineffective by the week with all their old players and sloppy play.

  67. raiderufan says: Nov 5, 2013 11:27 AM

    I love that 9-0 is all Chiefs fans have to point to for being #1 like it’s the only thing these rankings are based all the while ignoring the #3 team in the rankings has a worse record than #4.

    Face it. You’re lucky to be 9-0…I’m calling 11-5 and out of the playoffs first round.

  68. legionofboom88 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:30 AM

    When Andrew Luck wins in a close game = heroic come back; when Russell Wilson wins in a close game = ugly win. SMH.

  69. justamoguy says: Nov 5, 2013 11:33 AM

    “titusyoungslegalcounsel says:Nov 5, 2013 9:31 AM
    Is it bad that I’m pretty confident that my Bills are just as good if not better than that completely over rated lucky 9-0 team? Cheifs wont win a playoff game”

    The score from Sunday says differently. The Chiefs won by 10 points. And the only way the Bill will win a play-off game this year is if they are playing Madden on one TV while watching the Chiefs play on another.

    “johninthewest says:Nov 5, 2013 10:22 AM
    So you are saying that the Chiefs would be beat: Indy, SF, Denver, Seattle, and the Patriots on a neutral site, or on the road?? Power rankings should be based on team strength, not record. This is a joke.”

    Last I checked the Chiefs did not have to go to overtime to beat a winless team, the week after coming within a yard of losing to a 3 win team. As for the Colts, I seem to remember when we beat the Texans (in regulation) is was only because they had a rookie QB. We just got lucky. But the Indy has to go to overtime to beat them with the same QB after they lose their Head Coach at Halftime (IE they spend no time working on halftime adjustments) and they Colts are great for pulling off the comeback. LOL
    To be painfully honest, the Chiefs beat Indy and Seattle hands down. As for Denver and SF, it will be more of a game but I still pick the Chiefs.
    After we beat Denver in two weeks I wonder what the newest excuse for why we are overrated will be.

  70. jiveturkeygobbler says: Nov 5, 2013 11:46 AM

    This team always falters? Based on what, exactly, in their history?…..

    Yes, based on 0-37. 37 seasons no Super Bowl w’s.
    The Hawks played a Thursday night game, then didn’t have to play until the next Monday. On that Monday, they nearly lost to the Rams and their backup qb. Then they barely beat the winless Bucs. They’re not an offensive juggernaut and their d has been exposed. They remain a bottom feeding franchise.

  71. andrewluck12 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:01 PM

    Looking at the colts schedule, I don’t see a reason that we couldn’t finish 13-3 or 14-2.

  72. Hurley1980 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:03 PM

    As a Hawks fan, I really think the Colts and the Broncos should be ahead of us. Not sure about the Saints, since they lost to the jets, and we have the better record. But Denver has the same record as us, and there is no way they would have let TB score 21 points in the first qtr. Colts have have 2 losses, but they have beat better teams that us, including us.

    The Seahawks have looked awful the two games, and if they don’t get their act together, its going to be a short postseason for us.

    - realistic Hawks fan

  73. stealthjunk says: Nov 5, 2013 12:04 PM

    blogatron2000 says:
    Nov 5, 2013 10:57 AM
    johninthewest says: Nov 5, 2013 10:22 AM

    Hate all you want…

    What counts in the NFL is Wins and Losses. Until they lose, the Chiefs are better in those categories than any other team. Opinions on team strength are just that…opinions.

    —————————————————–

    If we just wanted a list of teams ranked by their records, those are called “Standings.” You seem to have those confused with “Power Rankings,” which indeed on opinions on team strength as you aptly described them.

  74. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 5, 2013 12:09 PM

    robf2010 says:Nov 5, 2013 10:34 AM

    If a rookie QB on one of the worst teams in the NFL can take the Seahawks to overtime in Seattle, I think the Saints have a chance, too.
    ———————————————–
    At least Seattle BEAT the rookie QB they faced this week…the Saints??? Not so much.

  75. Hurley1980 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:10 PM

    “To be painfully honest, the Chiefs beat Indy and Seattle hands down. As for Denver and SF, it will be more of a game but I still pick the Chiefs.”

    I’m sorry, did I miss something? The Chiefs have not played Indy or Seattle so not sure where you got that they beat them hands down!

  76. scmems07 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:15 PM

    so basically how this site ranks it’s teams are strictly off their record and nothing else. you would think a team that has quality wins over seattle, denver and san fran would be higher than all of those teams, especially since seattle and denver have 1 win each over decent teams and all others over really bad teams and seattle can barely beat the bad ones. the seattle media crush is getting a little out of control. indy is clearly the better team and i would argue they could be #1.

  77. deweyaxewound says: Nov 5, 2013 12:19 PM

    I don’t care if you rank the Bears at #32 and the Packers at #1 – the reality is, the Bears are a better TEAM.

    Exhibit A: last night.

  78. patsfansknowitall says: Nov 5, 2013 12:20 PM

    Brady has deteriorated

  79. dynaco says: Nov 5, 2013 12:21 PM

    John Idzik has found a quarterback and, whether Idzik wants him or not, a comic sports writer.

  80. scmems07 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:21 PM

    Hurley1980 says:

    As a Hawks fan, I really think the Colts and the Broncos should be ahead of us. Not sure about the Saints, since they lost to the jets, and we have the better record. But Denver has the same record as us, and there is no way they would have let TB score 21 points in the first qtr. Colts have have 2 losses, but they have beat better teams that us, including us.

    The Seahawks have looked awful the two games, and if they don’t get their act together, its going to be a short postseason for us.

    - realistic Hawks fan

    the world would be a better place if there were more seattle fans like this.

  81. scmems07 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:25 PM

    “When Andrew Luck wins in a close game = heroic come back; when Russell Wilson wins in a close game = ugly win. SMH.”

    when andrew luck beats one of the best defenses in the game and a half decent team, its a comeback, when russell wilson throws 2 picks and the defense allows another rookie rb to run shop on their d line….its an ugly win.

  82. blogatron2000 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:30 PM

    raiderufan says: Nov 5, 2013 11:27 AM

    I love that 9-0 is all Chiefs fans have to point to for being #1 like it’s the only thing these rankings are based all the while ignoring the #3 team in the rankings has a worse record than #4.

    Face it. You’re lucky to be 9-0…I’m calling 11-5 and out of the playoffs first round.
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    How about we point to the #1 ranked defense, the #3 ranked special teams and a 10 sack pounding of the Raiders? Does that work for you?

  83. Go-Hawks! says: Nov 5, 2013 12:34 PM

    “[Seahawks] remain a bottom feeding franchise.”

    Says you. Yes, the Seahawks have never won a Superbowl. But since Pete Carroll has been coach this team has a winning average. This isn’t the same team you’ve seen for 37 years. With Russell Wilson under center this Seahawks team has gone 19-6 in the regular season. Over that same time span, the 49ers have gone 17-6-1.

    Over that same time span the Seahawks scored 77 points against 49ers while the 49ers have scored 29 points against the Hawks. The Seahawks won two of those three games.

    Historically, the Seahawks are not a great team. But with the current roster, you have no basis in fact to say they are bottom feeders.

    Go Hawks!

  84. 49ersfrontoffice says: Nov 5, 2013 12:37 PM

    Beautiful…

    … right where we wanna be.

    Look out, Mario Manninghan has been activated and Crabtree is comin’ too.

  85. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 5, 2013 12:38 PM

    jiveturkeygobbler says: Nov 5, 2013 11:46 AM

    This team always falters? Based on what, exactly, in their history?…..

    Yes, based on 0-37. 37 seasons no Super Bowl w’s.
    The Hawks played a Thursday night game, then didn’t have to play until the next Monday. On that Monday, they nearly lost to the Rams and their backup qb. Then they barely beat the winless Bucs. They’re not an offensive juggernaut and their d has been exposed. They remain a bottom feeding franchise.
    ***********************
    You should be proud of those 15 years the 9ers were a power house. As a fan I would. The other 50+ or so years the 9ers were just another team in the league.

    Out of curiosity, how many of those championships would they have won if DeBartolo didn’t circumvent the salary cap? Ya know, something the 9ers were caught doing.

  86. frankenklein9009 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:41 PM

    You guys do realize that he is not wrong I. Saying when the Raiders face Denver. They play twice a year so yes, when they play denver

  87. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 5, 2013 12:42 PM

    valhalla2013 says:
    Nov 5, 2013 9:20 AM
    Why have the Vikings dropped so far this year? I’ll tell you why two words Percy Harvin. Yes Percy saved are Bacon last year now we have lost our first down machine in him. That along with horrid coaching and the human turnover machine Christian Ponder combined with wet paper bag defense. Skol Vikings!
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    I don’t think you watched a single Viking game last year. Percy was injured the whole second half of last year. And he had far too many no show games in the first half.

  88. michael092468 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:48 PM

    I think we are all forgetting something. This is just someone’s list and it doesn’t really matter at all. The NFL doesn’t use someone’s power rankings to seat teams in the playoffs. This is just a filler article in my opinion. Means nothing.

  89. dexterismyhero says: Nov 5, 2013 12:55 PM

    @legionofpoof88 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:30 AM

    When Andrew Luck wins in a close game = heroic come back; when Russell Wilson wins in a close game = ugly win. SMH.
    ==================================
    Colts won at Houston. You almost lost at home to a winless TB team. Do you get it now poof? smh

  90. blogatron2000 says: Nov 5, 2013 12:58 PM

    stealthjunk says:
    Nov 5, 2013 12:04 PM

    If we just wanted a list of teams ranked by their records, those are called “Standings.” You seem to have those confused with “Power Rankings,” which indeed on opinions on team strength as you aptly described them.
    —————————————————–

    Okay, let’s go there.

    Power and winning are inextricably linked. The Chiefs have the #1 ranked D and the #3 ranked ST in the league. Their issues on offense are well documented but as a team they’re powerful enough to overcome the deficiencies and remain unbeaten to this point. They deserve their ranking.

    The fact that they’re winning with defense rather than offense seems to be a big problem for the naysayers. They’re just as powerful a team as the rest of the top 5, they’re just doing it differently than popular opinion (shaped mostly by sports media) says it should be done.

    Time to think outside of the box a bit…

  91. natigator says: Nov 5, 2013 1:00 PM

    This isn’t college football where as teams lose they arbitraily move down the polls and undefeated teams who beat cupcakes move up.

    In the NFL, any given week anybody can beat anybody (except for maybe Jacksonville).

    The Chiefs are having a wonderful season. Going 9-0 is a credit to their team and are a virtual certainity going into the playoffs. BUT, they haven’t played a single team in the top 10. In a head to head matchup with Chiefs v Broncos how many really think KC wins? Or against Indy. Or SF. Or Seattle? etc

    Seattle hasn’t looked great for much of the year & Indy beat them. Their spot at #2 is a bit odd, despite their superb record.

    Although this Ranking is much better than last week’s

  92. blu4l1fe says: Nov 5, 2013 1:01 PM

    dontcensormebro says:
    Nov 5, 2013 10:23 AM
    logicalvoicesays says: Nov 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    T-Minus 87 days until John Mara and Roger Goodell witness the Washington Redskins hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in the middle of Metlife Stadium. #TheHolyTrinitycannotbestopped
    ——————————————

    I’ll take that bet, Logical. Ten thousand dollars says you will be proven wrong.

    What do you say?

    ——————————————–

    Not to encourage the “(IL)logicalness”, but can I get in on this action?

  93. bigdaddyraven says: Nov 5, 2013 1:04 PM

    The New Browns Old Browns stuff is alittle old now, it’s been 17 years get over it.

  94. richiesixx says: Nov 5, 2013 1:07 PM

    Cracks me up how people are saying the Chiefs are going to get “exposed” if they lose to the Broncos in two weeks. If the Chiefs do lose it will be to a divisional opponent, on the road, against arguably one of the greatest offenses ever assembled. The Chiefs will eventually lose a game and it might be to the Broncos but it doesn’t take anything away from the amazing season they’re having. You don’t pick your schedule and there are no easy wins. Just ask the Bengals and Saints fans this week.

  95. kindbass says: Nov 5, 2013 1:10 PM

    Patriots (7-2; No. 9): One good game doesn’t mean Tom Brady has suddenly become as good as he used to be.

    Yeah, I’m sure it had nothing to do with the fact that he’s played most of the season without his top FIVE receivers from last year:

    Welker: gone
    Lloyd: gone
    Woodhead: gone
    Hernandez: gone
    Gronk: gone until two weeks ago

    I’m sure that had nothing to do with it and it was just Brady being a bad QB for some other reason.

  96. Go-Hawks! says: Nov 5, 2013 1:11 PM

    Michaelo9468 says: “..This is just a filler article in my opinion. Means nothing.”

    I agree, that this article is filler and means nothing, but I would argue that every other person commenting here knows that these rankings don’t mean anything.

    I can only speak for myself but I enjoy reading other people’s opinions here. Some are amusing, some are infuriating, and some just state the obvious.

    I would also argue that, after last season, the Chiefs fans think this power rankings is pretty cool. It is pretty cool. It’s good to see Alex Smith with games after getting hosed in favor of Keapernick. It’s good to see the Chiefs turn things around and rocking the defensive side of the ball. But, to be honest, I don’t think the Chiefs or the Seahawks should be in the top 4 on any power rankings list. But, having said that, I do think the Seahawks will be in the Superbowl this year.

  97. kindbass says: Nov 5, 2013 1:12 PM

    And not to mention the weakest O-Line we’ve had in over 10 years.

  98. jiveturkeygobbler says: Nov 5, 2013 1:13 PM

    Over that same time span the Seahawks scored 77 points against 49ers while the 49ers have scored 29 points against the Hawks.

    Pete Carroll is 2-3 vs Niners. Don’t give me point bs. Over that time period Niners won NFC west twice and NFC champs. So what is your point. Congrats on winning regular season Super Bowls. #1& done. #questfor1 # ped’s

  99. jtennant69 says: Nov 5, 2013 2:31 PM

    being a long time Bronco fan, I really have to give it up to the Chiefs. However, I think Denver should be a little bit higher, I’m not saying 1 but a bit higher. I think we should keep our eye on the Bengals.

  100. pastabelly says: Nov 5, 2013 2:42 PM

    My guess is that all of this Brady has lost it talk ends as Gronkowski is returning to form, Amendola stays on the field, and Dobson gets his chemistry down with Brady and loses his case of the rookie “yips”. His QB sneak doesn’t look as good this year though. :)

  101. rvjones11 says: Nov 5, 2013 3:17 PM

    San Francisco has plans to address weakness. If Seattle does not fix theirs,they have none chance.

  102. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 5, 2013 4:06 PM

    deweyaxewound says: Nov 5, 2013 12:19 PM

    I don’t care if you rank the Bears at #32 and the Packers at #1 – the reality is, the Bears are a better TEAM.

    Exhibit A: last night.
    ——————————————————————
    I think you know exactly how they “beat” Green Bay. But whatever helps you sleep at night…

  103. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 5, 2013 4:07 PM

    There’s no question the Packers should be #1.

  104. slick50ks says: Nov 5, 2013 4:12 PM

    Absolutely love the faider fan jealousy.

    Continue to enjoy your now two decade rebuild!

  105. lawrance4 says: Nov 5, 2013 4:43 PM

    therealmafio says:
    Nov 5, 2013 9:05 AM
    The Raiders already went to Denver to play Peyton Manning. (Week 3)

    108 19
    raiderluv says:
    Nov 5, 2013 9:05 AM
    Well, it’s a little too early to predict about next year yet, as the Raiders have ALREADY BEEN to Denver.

    98 14
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    What is wrong with you two? He said “again” – meaning they play twice. Like they do every year. December 29th. It’s called the AFC West. Look it up.

  106. dualprime says: Nov 5, 2013 5:47 PM

    therealbleedcoltsblue says:
    Nov 5, 2013 11:05 AM
    The Colts have beaten the cream of both conferences, and yet we are only 3rd.

    #disrespect
    —————————————-
    You’re kidding, right? The entire country watched a Texans team without Foster, Daniels, Manning and Cushing; an undrafted QB and a play calling coach suffer a TIA (stroke) lose to Indy by 3 after a half-ass kicker missed 3 field goals. It is a win but doesn’t elevate the Colts to elite status.

  107. sweetnlow44 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:16 PM

    dexterismyhero says: Nov 5, 2013 12:55 PM

    @legionofpoof88 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:30 AM

    When Andrew Luck wins in a close game = heroic come back; when Russell Wilson wins in a close game = ugly win. SMH.
    ==================================
    Colts won at Houston. You almost lost at home to a winless TB team. Do you get it now poof? smh

    Hey genius, the Seahawks won at Houston this year, too. They also played when Houston was playing with Foster, Daniels and not an undrafted rookie qb. Also didn’t need 3 missed Houston field goals to win it either. Get it now?

  108. dacktle49 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:18 PM

    @assuredmutualdestruction

    First off It’s the City or San Francisco bud not Frisco, and you and the rest of the Seahag fans up in Junkie Town better start to worry about your own suspect team,Coach, franchise and fan base before you look past the 9ERS and FYI the Superbowl is in February not November. See ya at Candlestick on the 8th for a good ol’fashion A$$ whoopin, because God and every other NFL fanbase knows you guys need one.Can’t wait!

  109. johninthewest says: Nov 5, 2013 6:20 PM

    Scenario:
    Who would be favored as of today?:

    Denver in KC?
    Indy in KC?
    SF in KC?
    Pats in KC?
    Seattle in KC?
    Saints in KC?

    Now switch it around where KC plays these teams on the road.

    ..So should KC be ranked #1?

    No.

  110. gallopinggilmore says: Nov 5, 2013 6:50 PM

    Dalton didn’t lose that game for the Bengals. Dropped balls, defensive injuries and bad play calling when backed up to their own inzone did. Dolphins also need credit, they played great on defense and smart on offense. Steelers take note.

    How do the Pats jump up two spots by beating a #20 ranked team?

  111. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 6, 2013 11:10 AM

    @dacktle49

    frisco will get slapped down like the punks they are…again…and again…and again…

    …you’ve been figured out. Pete Carroll and John Schnieder have masterfully put together a team with one sole agenda: molly wop frisco. Dethrone the most classless organization in all of sports. Come Dec. 8th you clowns will be jumping from that trashy looking bridge spanning that cesspool of a bay…or looting all the Walgreens for KY and condoms (or whatever it is frisco fans do in that disaster zone).

  112. the3rdpower says: Nov 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    Seahawks may not do it pretty but they do it with a big target on their back. Looking forward to seeing them running a clinic against Atlanta (REVENGE) and jumping on the Viking’s one dimension (AP). It’s then BYE and then the Saints. After that it’s going to be a fun game in SF. Seahawks can get past their next 4 weeks. It will be interesting to see if SF can get past theirs… especially healthy.

  113. deweyaxewound says: Nov 6, 2013 4:00 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 5, 2013 4:06 PM

    deweyaxewound says: Nov 5, 2013 12:19 PM

    I don’t care if you rank the Bears at #32 and the Packers at #1 – the reality is, the Bears are a better TEAM.

    Exhibit A: last night.
    ——————————————————————
    I think you know exactly how they “beat” Green Bay. But whatever helps you sleep at night…

    ____________________________

    You mean with a game winning, dominating, clock-killing, 9 minute long drive, engineered by our backup QB?

    Or were you talking about the back-t0-back sacks on the final drive, when the Bears defense emphatically snuffed out whatever weak pulse of chance may have remained for GB?

    Either way, I’m sleeping fine, thank you.

    In fact, been sleeping better than usual, since Monday night. :-)

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