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Week 11 power rankings

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1. Seahawks (10-1; last week No. 2):  That three-game lead in the division could soon be a three-game lead in the conference.

2. Broncos (9-1; No. 3):  Good luck wrapping Christmas presents, Denver; Colorado’s entire supply of tape is being used on Peyton Manning’s ankle.

3. Chiefs (9-1; No. 1):  The loss to the Broncos would be considered a moral victory if Jerry Jones hadn’t ruined the term.

4. Saints (8-2; No. 4):  Watching the 49ers play the Saints close in the Superdome should give the Panthers a lot of confidence for their upcoming trip there.

5. Panthers (7-3; No. 9):  There’s nothing like an asterisk on their signature win to give the Panthers even more motivation to keep winning.

6. Patriots (7-3; No. 5):  Calm down, Pats fans.  You still have the Tuck Rule game.

7. Colts (7-3; No. 6):  Andrew Luck is starting to realize that, in order to be Peyton Manning, Luck needs to start acting like Peyton Manning.

8. Bengals (7-4; No. 10):  An unprecedented third straight trip to the playoffs is within reach.  Now, can they win a playoff game for the first time since January 1991?

9. 49ers (6-4; No. 7):  The good news, if there is any, is that the 49ers played the Saints close in the Superdome even though Colin Kaepernick was once again mediocre.

10. Cardinals (6-4; No. 13):  Could Bruce Arians win consecutive coach of the year awards, with different teams?

11. Lions (6-4; No. 8):  By faking a field goal while up by four in the fourth quarter, Jim Schwartz proved he’s not scared.  Of getting fired.

12. Eagles (6-5; No. 15):  Buddy Ryans would say of Nick Foles, “All he does is throw touchdowns.  And run for them.”

13. Bears (6-4; No. 16):  Josh McCown will soon have as many career wins as Cade McNown.

14. Packers (5-5; No. 12):  If Aaron Rodgers‘ collarbone doesn’t heal by the time for breaking wishbones, the Packers will long for the days of losing in the divisional round of the playoffs.

15. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14):  If the Cowboys want to make it to the playoffs, they need to act like the playoffs are starting on Sunday.

16. Jets (5-5; No. 11):  Rex Ryan could soon have plenty of time to spend at Dave & Buster’s.

17. Dolphins (5-5; No. 17):  This team at times seems just good enough to lose in the first round of the playoffs.

18. Giants (4-6; No. 22):  Yep, Tom Coughlin does his best coaching when on the hot seat.

19. Chargers (4-6; No. 18):  Philip Rivers isn’t broken, but the rest of the team is.

20. Titans (4-6; No. 19):  The Titans now have a Skelton in the closet.  Which won’t supplant the skeleton in the closet of losing at home to Jacksonville.

21. Steelers (4-6; No. 25):  Maybe NFL Network should consistently report on Ben Roethlisberger’s future every week for the rest of the season.

22. Browns (4-6; No. 20):  The playoffs start Sunday against the last team the Browns played in the playoffs, 11 years ago.

23. Rams (4-6; No. 23):  If they can keep playing like they did at Indy, this team could make things interesting down the stretch.

22. Bills (4-7; No. 27):  With the next three opponents at 2-8, 2-8, and 1-9, the Bills could make things interesting down the stretch.

25. Ravens (4-6; No. 21):  Maybe they’ll replace Jim Caldwell with Cam Cameron in December.

26. Raiders (4-6; No. 26):  Terrelle Pryor was the quarterback of the future, but that’s now in the past.

27. Redskins (3-7; No. 24):  Even Paul Westhead can see what RGIII is up to.

28. Buccaneers (2-8; No. 30):  It may have been too early to say Greg Schiano definitely will be fired, but it’s definitely too early to say he won’t be.

29. Falcons (2-8; No. 28):  This season is going so poorly that Bobby Petrino might quit again.

30. Texans (2-8; No. 29):  How bad has it gotten in Houston?  Bad enough that a guy who has been through plenty of low points over the last decade wants out.

31. Vikings (2-8; No. 31):  The Vikings think the Packers’ current quarterback struggles are funny.  The Vikings won’t after losing to Scott Tolzien.

32. Jaguars (1-9; No. 32):  A week after Ed Reed talked his way out of Houston, Cecil Shorts could be trying to do the same thing.

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  1. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 19, 2013 10:12 AM

    The Redskins deserve better. It’s not fair at all to be where we are. Let the NFL unfairly take 36 million dollars from your favorite team’s salary cap and see how you do. We have a Superbowl QB, RB, WR and LT. Everything else, needed to be addressed but the Goodell and Mara ruined it. #Unfair

  2. vicnocal says: Nov 19, 2013 10:12 AM

    #12. Who is Buddy Ryans? Is that DeMeco’s dad?

  3. gochargersgo says: Nov 19, 2013 10:12 AM

    You forgot the real #1: the refs. Since they determined half of the outcomes of the games this week and seem to on a weekly basis now.

  4. ctiggs says: Nov 19, 2013 10:14 AM

    You forgot to rank “The Refs” above the Niners and Patriots. #goNINERS

  5. ronaldjones says: Nov 19, 2013 10:17 AM

    Nobody can plausibly argue that the Seahawks have been better than the Broncos this year.

  6. gdublud says: Nov 19, 2013 10:17 AM

    at 6-4, the 49ers shouldn’t be in the top 10. They are my team but without Frank Gore and a few defensive plays we would be 4-6. At least we play a crappy team this week.

  7. jayniner says: Nov 19, 2013 10:17 AM

    At least Kaepernick was mediocre this week and not bad….

    Go Niners…..(sigh)

  8. ctiggs says: Nov 19, 2013 10:18 AM

    You forgot to rank “The Refs” above the Niners and Patriots. #goNINERS

  9. kuranda84 says: Nov 19, 2013 10:19 AM

    I’m sorry…is this just a list of the best record to worst record?

    However, I do like seeing my Hawks on top!

  10. FoozieGrooler says: Nov 19, 2013 10:20 AM

    How ironic that you talk of putting an (*) next to a win that came AGAINST the Patriots…

  11. vtpack says: Nov 19, 2013 10:22 AM

    Read a NFL rulebook before claiming a asterisk next to the Panthers

  12. jm91rs says: Nov 19, 2013 10:23 AM

    My team should be way higher, I can’t believe you put that team so low. Your bias against my team is so obvious….. Does that sum up all the comments that are about to come?

  13. herlies says: Nov 19, 2013 10:24 AM

    Easy, safe rankings by putting teams in order of W-L record.

  14. southpaw2k says: Nov 19, 2013 10:25 AM

    Re: Bengals

    If the Bengals had to host either the Chiefs or Broncos in a playoff game on Wild Card Weekend, I’d still expect the road team to win that game. Andy Dalton has been an interception machine the last three weeks.

  15. bjerols says: Nov 19, 2013 10:27 AM

    after last night’s travesty shouldn’t #5 be the Refs and not the Panthers?

  16. tennesseeoilers says: Nov 19, 2013 10:28 AM

    PFT said: “Jim Schwartz proved he’s not scared. Of getting fired.”

    Please let it happen! … We Titans fans will welcome our new head coach with open arms.

  17. mancave001 says: Nov 19, 2013 10:29 AM

    Oh boy. Worst rankings I’ve seen in a long time.

    Let’s start where I agree. The Sehawks at 1, and Broncos at 2.

    The Chiefs and Saints should be flipped. Denver was the first team with a winning record that the Chiefs faced, and it wasn’t as close as the score indicated.

    The Panthers at 5 is a joke. They are playing much better, but they stole one last night and played a suddenly incompetent 49ers offense the week before. Ditto on the Cardinals at 10. We’ll see where they are after Foles drops bombs on them all day with a rested Chip Kelly offense and vastly improved defense.

    Bears should outrank the Lions, especially when Cutler comes back.

    The Packers are way too high without Rodgers. They’ve lost 3 in a row and don’t look close to competing without him. How can they outrank the Giants after they just lost to them???

    I’d go with:

    1-Seahawks-Peyton will light them up in the Super Bowl

    2-Broncos-Defeated the best defense in the league solidly.

    3-Saints-Explosive, even though they should have lost last week

    4-Chiefs-Have recorded their first of two losses against Denver. Offense simply not good enough

    5-Colts-Luck, Luck, Luck

    6-Patriots-Brady, Gronk. Repeat

    7-Bengals-Inconsistent, but can’t be ignored

    8-Panthers-Another victory over a good team and I’ll start being impressed

    9-49ers-Better figure out the offense, or they’ll be watching the playoffs on their TVs

    10-Eagles-Foles looks like the real deal, and the defense is has gone from bad, to decent, to good, to possibly great

    11-Bears-Keep winning without Cutler, which is impressive

    12-Lions-Fix a few issues and they’ll win the division

    13-Cowboys-The meltdown is about to begin. Typical Jones/Romo team.

    14-Giants-4 victories after 0-6, but still no chance of running the table. They’ll finish 8-8 at best

    15-Cardinals-Too inconsistent to make a splash, but improved over last year

    16-Packers-The meltdown is in its third game. They are positively lost without the Discount Double Check Guy

    17-Jets-the Geno Smith roller coaster will have a few more hills to climb, but what goes up must come down.

    18-Dolphins-Better than their record. Tannehill gives them hope

    19-Steelers-Becoming respectable. Too bad the defense is older than my grandparents

    20-Chargers-Meh

    After that it doesn’t matter.

  18. cajunaise says: Nov 19, 2013 10:29 AM

    “Calm down, Pats fans. You still have the Tuck Rule game.”

    Bhuahahaha!

  19. wannabear says: Nov 19, 2013 10:33 AM

    pls, dont confuse Mccown with Mcclown…or is it Mcnown or Mcnever…

  20. RavenzGunnerz says: Nov 19, 2013 10:36 AM

    Don’t see anybody beating this Seattle team. Even Denver.

    Reminds me of the great Baltimore Ravens team of last year. :)

    Getting healthier at the right time…

  21. biggestsaintsfanever says: Nov 19, 2013 10:41 AM

    Seahawks (10-1; last week No. 2): That three-game lead in the division could soon be a three-game lead in the conference._______________Or they could be 1/2 game behind N.O.

  22. jr4real says: Nov 19, 2013 10:43 AM

    How can you have _____ ahead of ______ after they beat ______???

  23. tooz72 says: Nov 19, 2013 10:44 AM

    Pryor was never the future..he’s a glorified RB like Vick, you won’t SBs with those types of QB’s..you have to throw the football and Pryor has ZERO throwing skills..McGloin showed why he’s better than the clown Pryor, even with the same banged up horrible OL

  24. bigshirk says: Nov 19, 2013 10:47 AM

    How do the Raiders not move up at all after a win?

  25. cbblitz says: Nov 19, 2013 10:50 AM

    Florio, what is your beef with the Patriots? Did Belichick hurt your feelings in a press conference?

  26. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Nov 19, 2013 10:50 AM

    Broncos/Patriots is gonna be mighty interesting Sunday night. Denvers been the better team so far but they’re a lil banged up with Julius Thomas & Welker laboring. Meanwhile the Pats are starting to get healthy with Gronk, Talib & Vereen all back now.

    Two things I’ve noticed with New England during the Brady/Hoodie era. They don’t lose 2 games in a row & they generally don’t lose at home.

  27. dude2424 says: Nov 19, 2013 10:51 AM

    SF didn’t play the Saints as “close” as you think. They outgained them 400 yards vs 189 yards. Saints practically gave SF 17 points with a 2 turnovers inside the red zone. The Saints also lost a interception return for a TD when the DB lost the ball just before he crossed the goal line, which resulted in a touchback.

  28. zam0854 says: Nov 19, 2013 10:52 AM

    Things in the NFL that fans dont talk about anymore:

    The Burgundy&Gold (lol, time to move on)

    Mark “Sanchise” (lol, what were Jets fans thinking)

    Chip Kelly offense won’t work in the NFL (time to believe)

    Can’t spell Elite without Eli (time to think of another saying)

    “Damn, did you see that hit on the QB”

    “Hey, did you see that Redskin victory on Sunday?”

    “Hey, where did you get that RG3 jersey?”

    “I’ll trade you Aaron Hernandez for…for…”

    “I’ll trade you Michael Vick for…for…”

    Pittsburgh’s run offense

  29. plumbstupid says: Nov 19, 2013 10:52 AM

    15. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14): If the Cowboys want to make it to the playoffs, they need to act like the playoffs are starting on Sunday.
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    The problem is that they can’t win in the playoffs. They need to act like Sunday is still in September.

  30. cospgsmadman says: Nov 19, 2013 10:54 AM

    Go Broncos !!!

  31. rjbell4 says: Nov 19, 2013 10:57 AM

    I know this is the NFL, we have unprecedented parity, etc. But is seems like there’s a big drop off right about #9 or so.

  32. notoriousbri says: Nov 19, 2013 10:57 AM

    Mr Florio.. who is Buddy Ryans??? is he related to DeMeco?

  33. seansds3d says: Nov 19, 2013 10:58 AM

    Peyton is tough… didn’t get touched this past weekend, “tape” shouldn’t bother him (he’ll be healed soon) and by the looks of both the Pats and the kc defensive front Peyton doesn’t have much to worry about.

  34. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 19, 2013 10:59 AM

    Place the Steelers wherever you please. We are on the march. The 10-2 run continues. Nobody wants to see the Steelers in January, but here we come.

    And we march.

    Glory awaits yet again.

  35. starderup says: Nov 19, 2013 10:59 AM

    LOL @ the Petrino joke.
    It’s true. They are bad. I’d have ranked them below everyone else. I have known that this season was lost for some time, but that embarrassment last Sunday should bring everyone up to speed. Time for some major changes.

  36. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 19, 2013 11:00 AM

    6. Patriots (7-3; No. 5): Calm down, Pats fans. You still have the Tuck Rule game.

    Well, not much else to be said I guess. Sometimes you get controversial calls in your favor, sometimes you don’t.

  37. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 19, 2013 11:02 AM

    3.5 games back with 5 to go. If you’re a frisco fan, the writing is on the wall.

  38. cheapglazers says: Nov 19, 2013 11:06 AM

    Wow the Bucs leapfrogged 3 teams!

  39. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 19, 2013 11:06 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:Nov 19, 2013 10:12 AM

    The Redskins deserve better. It’s not fair at all to be where we are. Let the NFL unfairly take 36 million dollars from your favorite team’s salary cap and see how you do. We have a Superbowl QB, RB, WR and LT. Everything else, needed to be addressed but the Goodell and Mara ruined it. #Unfair
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    When you mortgage all your draft picks on one player and you can’t add talent at other key position (especially on D), this is what you get. Snyder did it to himself.

    #Youarewhatyourrecordsaysyouare

  40. kate773 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:07 AM

    6. Patriots (7-3; No. 5): Calm down, Pats fans. You still have the Tuck Rule game.
    _______________________________

    Right. Like the Patriots haven’t had 1 single other call in 12 years go against them to “make up” for the Tuck Rule. Because they’re somehow at fault for that being called.

  41. acromartieismydad says: Nov 19, 2013 11:10 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:

    The Redskins deserve better. It’s not fair at all to be where we are. Let the NFL unfairly take 36 million dollars from your favorite team’s salary cap and see how you do. We have a Superbowl QB, RB, WR and LT. Everything else, needed to be addressed but the Goodell and Mara ruined it.
    ______

    While you may think you have a SB team (FYI: you do not), you have a bonehead owner who has run your cap into the ground over and over. Blame him not Goodell, Mara, Bigfoot, the Government or whoever else you want to come up with for your teams consistent mis-management.

  42. broncosnative says: Nov 19, 2013 11:10 AM

    So Seattle beats a bad Vikings team, they’re number 1. Denver beats the previous number 1 ranked team, chiefs but yet they’re number 2???? No respect at all for the broncos, endured all this talk about how the chiefs defense were gonna give manning problems. If this wasn’t a statment win for the broncos, why was it so hyped up to where they changed it to a prime time game. I have no hate towards the Seahawks but since losing to the colts, they’ve having really been challenged yet, I thought that was the reason that kept denver from being number 1 because they wasn’t challenged until the chiefs. Oh well, it is what it is, I know who’s the real number 1 team and it the team with the QB who has two sprain ankles and still playing at an elite level.

  43. gsr1191 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:10 AM

    Giants are to high, during their 4 game win streak they have beaten teams run by the following QB’s Josh Freeman (1st game w MN), Matt Barkley, Pryor, and Tolzien. that’s two 3rd stringers, one with 3 days with the team, one that is basically a rookie

  44. infectorman says: Nov 19, 2013 11:14 AM

    After last nites’ officiating abomination, NE fans now know how Packers fans felt after the Fail Mary in Sept, 2012.

    At least Rivera wasn’t jumping up and down like a high school cheerleader after the botched call.

    AND…we can’t blame the Scab ref’s this time.

  45. stevincinci says: Nov 19, 2013 11:14 AM

    From Super Bowl champs to 25th in the power rankings one year later. Go Ravens, make it to #32.

  46. mrwalterisgod says: Nov 19, 2013 11:15 AM

    The Pats fans, ironically, forget the MASSIVE hold they got away with on Brady’s TD pass to win the game against the Saints….

    Just be quiet already. The pass was clearly intercepted, if he hadn’t been there you could make an argument for PI.

  47. 8man says: Nov 19, 2013 11:19 AM

    6. Patriots (7-3; No. 5): Calm down, Pats fans. You still have the Tuck Rule game.
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    And the Ben Dreith game. And the push in the back game. And now the non-call game. People act as the tuck game was the only controversial call in Patriots history.

    Actually, let’s go with this: Calm down, Pats fans. Your Red Sox just won the World Series.

  48. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 19, 2013 11:19 AM

    ctiggs says:Nov 19, 2013 10:18 AM

    You forgot to rank “The Refs” above the Niners and Patriots. #goNINERS
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    Soon they’ll be ranking Arizona above frisco as well.

    #ninersonthebubbleofmissingtheplayoffs

  49. narfmoo12 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:20 AM

    The Giants have beaten Josh Freeman, Matt Barkley, an injured Terrell Pryor, and Scott Tolzien. I think three injuries and one bad signing at QB has more to do with the 4 game winning streak than Coughlin’s coaching while on the hot seat.

  50. nwest20 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:21 AM

    Bears should be ahead of the Lions because of Cutler, are you serious? The Lions have beat the Bears twice this year. Good Lord. Give the Lions the credit they have earned.

  51. wrossi81 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:21 AM

    “If the Cowboys want to make it to the playoffs, they need to act like the playoffs are starting on Sunday.”

    So they should sit on their couches and watch the games from home?

  52. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:22 AM

    Something I’ve noticed the past two weeks is Roethlisberger and Haley on the sideline, huddled together between offensive possessions, talking strategy. Honestly, I hadn’t ever seen those two interact before, until just recently.
    Roethlisberger suddenly has the look of a QB who is sincerely interested in being coached while playing for a new multimillion-dollar contract.
    Somewhere.

  53. dalcow4 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:24 AM

    I don’t like them or root for them, but the Broncos are a clear #1 for me. No way Seattle could keep up with that offense of Denver.

    Their home field is great and that defense is very, very good— but Seattle will lose their next two: N.O. at home and SF on the road.

  54. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 19, 2013 11:25 AM

    mancave001 says: Nov 19, 2013 10:29 AM

    Oh boy. Worst rankings I’ve seen in a long time.

    Let’s start where I agree. The Sehawks at 1, and Broncos at 2.

    The Chiefs and Saints should be flipped. Denver was the first team with a winning record that the Chiefs faced, and it wasn’t as close as the score indicated.
    ************
    Did you know that KC was the second team with a winning record that the Broncos have faced thus far? Denver lost to Indy. Philly is 6-5 now, but they were under .500 when they played the Broncos.

    Both teams haven’t played strong opponents thus far.

  55. FlashPatterson says: Nov 19, 2013 11:25 AM

    The Broncos beat the only undefeated team and they drop a spot. The Seahawks beat one of the worst teams and they jump?

  56. rkt4mayor says: Nov 19, 2013 11:26 AM

    Nick Foles has changed the Eagles from an underachieving team with loads of talent to an efficient and effective team that all other teams should fear.
    The Eagles are on a run and should easily take the NFC East once the Cowboys go on their annual December meltdown.
    I am calling the Eagles as the surprise NFC champs!
    In the AFC, the Broncos look good but we all know Peyton usually chokes in the playoffs and defense wins championships. Which rules out the Broncos.
    The Chiefs will be the shocking AFC champs!
    Eagles vs. Chiefs Super Bowl!
    Big Red vs his old team!
    You’ll call me crazy today but get back to me in February…

  57. dvdman123 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:31 AM

    Niner fans need to just let it go. They had no business being in that game to begin with.

  58. dannyreneau says: Nov 19, 2013 11:33 AM

    “10. Cardinals (6-4; No. 13): Could Bruce Arians win consecutive coach of the year awards, with different teams?”

    Not possible, that award is going to Andy Reid hands down.

  59. raiderufan says: Nov 19, 2013 11:35 AM

    The 4-6 raiders stay behind the 4-6 Steelers and Chargers they actually beat and stay ahead of the 4-6 Redskins that they lost to….I have a headache….

  60. stoogy says: Nov 19, 2013 11:35 AM

    Funny how the steelers moved up so high after beating the lions. Yes the lions are a dangerous team but they still have the 30th ranked pass defense and they benched Bush for his fumble. The Steelers are still a horrible team and should not be ranked that high.

  61. ravenswhat says: Nov 19, 2013 11:42 AM

    stevincinci says:
    Nov 19, 2013 11:14 AM
    From Super Bowl champs to 25th in the power rankings one year later. Go Ravens, make it to #32.

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  62. beardinals says: Nov 19, 2013 11:47 AM

    Please rank the Cardinals lower, they don’t handle success well.
    -Thanks

    Oh, and the ONE TIME I root for the Patriots, they do this to me. Never again!!

  63. broncosnative says: Nov 19, 2013 11:49 AM

    andyreidisabeachedwalrus says:
    Nov 19, 2013 10:50 AM
    Broncos/Patriots is gonna be mighty interesting Sunday night. Denvers been the better team so far but they’re a lil banged up with Julius Thomas & Welker laboring. Meanwhile the Pats are starting to get healthy with Gronk, Talib & Vereen all back now.

    Two things I’ve noticed with New England during the Brady/Hoodie era. They don’t lose 2 games in a row & they generally don’t lose at home.
    ________________________________________________

    Dude you are wrong times two, not only did they lose 2 times in a row last year, they also lost 3 times at home counting the playoffs. Lets just leave at it’ll be a good game between the two teams and either or can walk out with a win.

  64. johnnyprc says: Nov 19, 2013 11:50 AM

    People seem to get wrapped up into who beat who in the ranking system, when that really has nothing to do with how teams are ranked.

    That said, Denver/Seattle is a true toss-up at No 1. If they played each other, either team could win on any given Sunday.

  65. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 19, 2013 11:51 AM

    There’s no reason not to have the Packers at #1.

  66. pilot2011 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:54 AM

    For those who still keep saying the Panthers still haven’t had that “convincing” win…

    The 49ers had 2 weeks to prepare.

    The Patriots had 2 weeks to prepare.

    No excuses. The Panthers are for real.

  67. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 19, 2013 11:57 AM

    gdublud says:Nov 19, 2013 10:17 AM

    at 6-4, the 49ers shouldn’t be in the top 10. They are my team but without Frank Gore and a few defensive plays we would be 4-6. At least we play a crappy team this week.
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    jayniner says:Nov 19, 2013 10:17 AM

    At least Kaepernick was mediocre this week and not bad….

    Go Niners…..(sigh)
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    The brighter frisco fans are waking from the delusion they’ve been living under.

    Seattle owns this division AND this conference.

    They will crucify that gimpy old man in Denver if he makes it to the SB.

  68. Hurley1980 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:58 AM

    Broncos fans….settle down! Seattle has won 1 more game since they haven’t had their bye yet, and they have beat 3 of the top 10 teams on this list (niners, cardinals, panthers). Broncos have only beat the Chiefs.

    And don’t whine about getting no respect….you have been superbowl favorites all year! You’re starting to sound like SF fans.

    I kid, I kid….

  69. Youknowimright says: Nov 19, 2013 12:02 PM

    mancave001 says:
    Nov 19, 2013 10:29 AM
    Oh boy. Worst rankings I’ve seen in a long time.

    Let’s start where I agree. The Sehawks at 1, and Broncos at 2.

    The Chiefs and Saints should be flipped. Denver was the first team with a winning record that the Chiefs faced, and it wasn’t as close as the score indicated.

    The Panthers at 5 is a joke. They are playing much better, but they stole one last night and played a suddenly incompetent 49ers offense the week before. Ditto on the Cardinals at 10. We’ll see where they are after Foles drops bombs on them all day with a rested Chip Kelly offense and vastly improved defense.

    Bears should outrank the Lions, especially when Cutler comes back.

    The Packers are way too high without Rodgers. They’ve lost 3 in a row and don’t look close to competing without him. How can they outrank the Giants after they just lost to them???

    I’d go with:

    1-Seahawks-Peyton will light them up in the Super Bowl

    2-Broncos-Defeated the best defense in the league solidly.

    3-Saints-Explosive, even though they should have lost last week

    4-Chiefs-Have recorded their first of two losses against Denver. Offense simply not good enough

    5-Colts-Luck, Luck, Luck

    6-Patriots-Brady, Gronk. Repeat

    7-Bengals-Inconsistent, but can’t be ignored

    8-Panthers-Another victory over a good team and I’ll start being impressed

    9-49ers-Better figure out the offense, or they’ll be watching the playoffs on their TVs

    10-Eagles-Foles looks like the real deal, and the defense is has gone from bad, to decent, to good, to possibly great

    11-Bears-Keep winning without Cutler, which is impressive

    12-Lions-Fix a few issues and they’ll win the division

    13-Cowboys-The meltdown is about to begin. Typical Jones/Romo team.

    14-Giants-4 victories after 0-6, but still no chance of running the table. They’ll finish 8-8 at best

    15-Cardinals-Too inconsistent to make a splash, but improved over last year

    16-Packers-The meltdown is in its third game. They are positively lost without the Discount Double Check Guy

    17-Jets-the Geno Smith roller coaster will have a few more hills to climb, but what goes up must come down.

    18-Dolphins-Better than their record. Tannehill gives them hope

    19-Steelers-Becoming respectable. Too bad the defense is older than my grandparents

    20-Chargers-Meh

    After that it doesn’t matter.

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    Wow that is a lot of free time. eagles fans relax. Wins this year are over skins twice, raiders, the tolzien pack, tampa, and the giants. They are just not that good. you’ll see. They may win the division beacause the division is brutal but that’s about it. foles will slowly slide back to earth and the def once it faces a real offense will do the same. no trophies for you. AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. fwippel says: Nov 19, 2013 12:14 PM

    Five of the bottom eight in your rankings are playoff times from 2012. What the heck has happened to the Redskins, Texans, Falcons and Vikings?

    The Ravens may not recover this year, but they haven’t bottomed out like the other four teams.

  71. rsoandb says: Nov 19, 2013 12:14 PM

    Judging from all the hate toward anything Broncos, Peyton, or Elway, I can only imagine the posts if the Chiefs would have won….jeez.

  72. bullcharger says: Nov 19, 2013 12:19 PM

    6. Patriots (7-3; No. 5):  Calm down, Pats fans.  You still have the Tuck Rule game.

    ———-

    Oakland had already ripped off the Patriots in 1976! The Tuck Rule was retribution for that game! It’s a clean slate now. Two games lost this year on marginal calls. Hope that means the calls will go the Patriots way come January.

  73. southpaw2k says: Nov 19, 2013 12:20 PM

    stevincinci says:
    Nov 19, 2013 11:14 AM
    From Super Bowl champs to 25th in the power rankings one year later. Go Ravens, make it to #32.

    ————————————————–

    Oh yeah, because that’s never happened before. I mean you’d have to go all the way back to 2012 to find a defending Super Bowl Champion who struggled the following season as well.

  74. kimbo71006 says: Nov 19, 2013 12:22 PM

    If you really want to get technical, based on stats (available at nfl.com for anyone who wants to fact check) – the SAINTS should be #1 based on stats alone.

    The Saints are the ONLY, yes I said ONLY NFL team in the league that is ranked in the Top 5 on Time of Possession, 3rd Down Percentage, Yards (offense/defense) and Points (offense/defense).

    That’s right folks, the Saints are ranked in the Top 5 in all four categories. No other NFL team, out of all 32, is ranked in the Top 5 in all four categories, including the teams ranked above the Saints here (Seahawks, Broncos & Chiefs).

    Now put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  75. wfederal says: Nov 19, 2013 12:29 PM

    pilot2011 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:54 AM

    For those who still keep saying the Panthers still haven’t had that “convincing” win…

    The 49ers had 2 weeks to prepare.

    The Patriots had 2 weeks to prepare.

    No excuses. The Panthers are for real.
    ===================================

    That’s the smartest post that has been on here thus far. It’s amazing how people talk about how the refs won the game because of one call and they totally forget that there was an entire game played before that. People just have a tough time admitting that the Panthers are a real threat. Also, I don’t care how great of an athlete Gronk is, there is no way in hell he could have caught that ball. Deal with it you obnoxious whiney Pats fans

  76. richardmswartz says: Nov 19, 2013 12:31 PM

    rkt4mayor says:
    Nov 19, 2013 11:26 AM
    Nick Foles has changed the Eagles from an underachieving team with loads of talent to an efficient and effective team that all other teams should fear.
    The Eagles are on a run and should easily take the NFC East once the Cowboys go on their annual December meltdown.
    I am calling the Eagles as the surprise NFC champs!
    In the AFC, the Broncos look good but we all know Peyton usually chokes in the playoffs and defense wins championships. Which rules out the Broncos.
    The Chiefs will be the shocking AFC champs!
    Eagles vs. Chiefs Super Bowl!
    Big Red vs his old team!
    You’ll call me crazy today but get back to me in February…

    ______________________________

    Stop it! Stop it right now! The Eagles need another weapon on offense, a shutdown cornerback, a right guard, at least one above-average safety, a middle line backer, a better place-kicker, and let’s see if Logan progresses becacause they could use a bigger nose tackle. The Eagles are playing well and ahead of schedule but make not mistake the team is still rebuilding. #12 seems just about right.

  77. cursedvikings1998 says: Nov 19, 2013 12:33 PM

    Oh how hilarious! Niners fans are trying to conflate what happened to them versus what happened to the Patriots. Man this is high comedy.

    Except that….

    1. The refs missed two delay of game calls against the 49ers.
    2. The refs made a totally bogus fabricated pass interference call against Corey White on third down which was a bailout for the Niners and they scored and seized the momentum of the game on that drive.
    3. The refs missed a shoulder pad to the helmet perpetrated by one of the linebackers.

    Oh but they *allegedly* blew that ONE CALL on roughing the passer, which actually WAS roughing the passer.

    Niners fans you have me in stitches please continue!

  78. bpeterson464 says: Nov 19, 2013 12:40 PM

    For those who say that the Broncos would kill the Seahawks: The Seahawks are second in the league in pass defense. They have the blueprint to beat the broncos i.e. press coverage, keep the ball out of manning’s hands. It would not be a blowout.

  79. rugdaniels says: Nov 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    Is there anything more predictable than Super Bowl talk from Eagles fans once their record climbs north of .500? It’s worth putting up with obnoxious overrating of their team during the year to watch the disappointment on their jowly faces when the rug gets pulled out from under them, again.

  80. Youknowimright says: Nov 19, 2013 12:54 PM

    Now put that in your pipe and smoke it!

    —————————————-

    Have not heard this expression in years. That’s good work by you.

  81. spicymudbugs says: Nov 19, 2013 12:56 PM

    15. Cowboys (5-5; No. 14): If the Cowboys want to make it to the playoffs, they need to act like the playoffs are starting on Sunday.
    ————————————————————-
    The problem is that they can’t win in the playoffs. They need to act like Sunday is still in September.
    =====================================
    They should act like it’s 1992

  82. hor2012 says: Nov 19, 2013 12:59 PM

    I’m a Saints fan but there are two teams that really scare me the Seahawks and the Panthers. They both look like a difficult out. If I had my rathers I would rather deal with the Panthers on the road rather than the Hawks. Hopefully we can steal one from the Hawks and split with the Pathers if we do that everything has to go through the dome.

  83. braceyourselffor12 says: Nov 19, 2013 1:00 PM

    @ assuredblablah

    The only one who’s delusional are you bandwagon hopping Seahack trolls. Who think the season is determined after week 11 or that anything is guaranteed week to week.

    But when you’re a pathetic franchise with no winning tradition what else can you expect from such a group of shameless dolts.

  84. broncosnative says: Nov 19, 2013 1:03 PM

    rkt4mayor says:
    Nov 19, 2013 11:26 AM
    Nick Foles has changed the Eagles from an underachieving team with loads of talent to an efficient and effective team that all other teams should fear.
    The Eagles are on a run and should easily take the NFC East once the Cowboys go on their annual December meltdown.
    I am calling the Eagles as the surprise NFC champs!
    In the AFC, the Broncos look good but we all know Peyton usually chokes in the playoffs and defense wins championships. Which rules out the Broncos.
    The Chiefs will be the shocking AFC champs!
    Eagles vs. Chiefs Super Bowl!
    Big Red vs his old team!
    You’ll call me crazy today but get back to me in February…
    _______________________________________________

    I’ll be the first to call you crazy with this dumb comment. When was the last time a top defense won the SB? The ravens won with all offense beating a better niner defense. The “defense wins championships” is no longer true since the league made rules to favor the offense now, the saints and niners game prove that notion on the bogus penalty that shouldn’t have been. The broncos just beat the number 1 defense and the eagles have no defense so you comment is invalid. Foles and eagles has beaten the raiders, rodgerless packers and the redskins, I’m sorry but until I see them beat a good team, which they haven’t and have a easy stretch the rest of the way, they’re not even close to being SB contenders. 3 of their five loses came against the elite broncos, a better chiefs team a chargers team who always start the season hot and finish cold. Neither of the two teams you have are going to the SB because they don’t have what it takes compared to the other playoff teams. The AFC will come down to the broncos and patriots, the NFC will come down to the saints and panthers. Now some probably wonder why I don’t have the Seahawks? Well they have done anything to convince me that they could go far in the playoff. With all these weak teams they’re beating now, it’s not benefiting them for when the opponents get tougher in the playoffs.

  85. artofscore says: Nov 19, 2013 1:07 PM

    Power Rankings are meaningless. They create them so fans can get worked up about a meaningless list. THESE DONT MATTER AT ALL. Who cares where your team is ranked? It’s waste of time.

  86. billytodd2013blbaad says: Nov 19, 2013 1:27 PM

    everyone keeps saying how the steelers defense is so old. they all need to look again, the only part of that defense with players over 30 as starters is the secondary, the d-line and the lb corp are all guys under 30 (woodley, timmons, jones, woirlds,williams, heyward, hood, mclendon) The only starter in the front 7 that’s over 230 is Kiesel and he still outplays half the DE’s in the NFL!

  87. mancave001 says: Nov 19, 2013 1:28 PM

    Youknowimatool writes:

    Wow that is a lot of free time. eagles fans relax. Wins this year are over skins twice, raiders, the tolzien pack, tampa, and the giants. They are just not that good. you’ll see. They may win the division beacause the division is brutal but that’s about it. foles will slowly slide back to earth and the def once it faces a real offense will do the same. no trophies for you. AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
    ————————————

    No one is predicting a Lombardi, so it’s you that needs to relax. I ranked them 10th, which I think is reasonable. Also, what’s a “real” offense?

  88. dexterismyhero says: Nov 19, 2013 1:47 PM

    @artofscore says: Nov 19, 2013 1:07 PM

    Power Rankings are meaningless. They create them so fans can get worked up about a meaningless list. THESE DONT MATTER AT ALL. Who cares where your team is ranked? It’s waste of time.
    ==================================

    Hey, enough of that. This is PFT. Just quit it. /s

  89. Hurley1980 says: Nov 19, 2013 1:50 PM

    Broncosnative – “Now some probably wonder why I don’t have the Seahawks? Well they have done anything to convince me that they could go far in the playoff. With all these weak teams they’re beating now, it’s not benefiting them for when the opponents get tougher in the playoffs.”

    Seahawks have beaten the Niners, Cardinals on the road, and your above mentioned Pathers on the road. All have winning records. They did this with many starters out, that are now getting healthy. Not sure what more you want in order to be “convinced”….

  90. dukeearl says: Nov 19, 2013 2:03 PM

    broncosnative says: Now some probably wonder why I don’t have the Seahawks? Well they have done anything to convince me that they could go far in the playoff. With all these weak teams they’re beating now, it’s not benefiting them for when the opponents get tougher in the playoffs.
    ************
    And what exactly has Denver done to convince anybody they could win in the playoffs?

    Seattle has faced down and beaten 4 teams in the top ten.

    Denver has beaten KC, KC has their own issue as both Denver and KC have had easy schedules.

    Realistically if Seahawks played a game in Denver they may well lose. I don’t see anybody beating Seattle at Clink.

  91. wholelottaawesome says: Nov 19, 2013 2:05 PM

    Logicalvoice – salary cap penalties have nothing to do with having competent defensive coaches and logical defensive schemes. Your defense has cost you every loss.

    And, as previously mentioned, mortgaging future picks that could be filling these needs you speak of for a player that has given you only 4 more wins was poor vision from an owner famous for making hall of fame mistakes.

    #realitysucksssometimes

  92. johninthewest says: Nov 19, 2013 2:09 PM

    Week after week I mention this: Chiefs should be 5+ ranking. Their offense is pathetic!

  93. Youknowimright says: Nov 19, 2013 2:17 PM

    No one is predicting a Lombardi, so it’s you that needs to relax. I ranked them 10th, which I think is reasonable. Also, what’s a “real” offense?

    ——————————————
    I knew you were an Eagle fan Mancave. Exposed. I always get one of you guys to bite. A real offense is a good offense. One not lead by a one legged gimp, a rookie, a third stringer, a fraud , or a guy replaceable by matt mcgloin. It’s OK. You can admit I’m right. you know I’m always right.

  94. bobman2 says: Nov 19, 2013 2:26 PM

    Two things stand out at the top of the rankings: The top two teams each have one loss… and one team gave them both those losses. Colts. Only team to beat two of the top 5.

    Also, surprisingly, if you look at ESPN’s playoff standings page, you will see KC’s laughably easy SOS and SOV ratings, but one top team actually has WEAKER SOS and SOV: Seattle. I am a Seattle believer, but that’s interesting that their slate has been so weak (per ESPN at least). DEN has had a weak slate as well.

    So the consistently good teams have had weak SOS while the less consistent ones (cough, Colts, cough, Pats) have won verses tougher schedules? Looks to be an interesting post-season in the AFC. Not sure if the Colts can go deep in the playoffs, but they have played better against tougher competition, and coughed up hairballs against some lower ranked teams. Wouldn’t be completely shocked by an AFCCG that repeats the one from 2006, and Indy is currently ahead of NE for the #2 seed.

  95. slugbaitspace says: Nov 19, 2013 2:30 PM

    dalcow4 says:
    Nov 19, 2013 11:24 AM
    I don’t like them or root for them, but the Broncos are a clear #1 for me. No way Seattle could keep up with that offense of Denver.
    ————————————
    The game didn’t count, but Seattle already kept up with that offense of Denver. Actually, destroyed that offense (starters played the entire first half).

    My favorite part was Peyton going back to the sideline, throwing a tantrum, and angrily snatches a clipboard from an assistant.

    And I couldn’t help but think: Peyton, you NEVER won pre-season games at Indy. You’re USED to losing in the pre-season. And the game does NOT matter. Why you so mad?

    Of all the teams the Seahawks could face in the Super Bowl, I want to see Denver.

  96. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 19, 2013 2:43 PM

    Nobody wants to see Russell Wilson’s team on the opposite side of the field from them…nobody.

  97. dukeearl says: Nov 19, 2013 2:46 PM

    slugbaitspace,

    From the AFC, yeah I would like to see Denver-Seattle superbowl.

    Not sure Denver makes it through post-season with the yearly manning collapse.

  98. jgedgar70 says: Nov 19, 2013 3:18 PM

    1. Seahawks (10-1; last week No. 2): That three-game lead in the division could soon be a three-game lead in the conference.
    _____
    Well, I guess we already know 2 of PFTs predictions for this week – Atanta over New Orleans and Miami over Carolina.

    Anyone who agrees with this needs to be drug tested. NOW.

  99. kevpft says: Nov 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    I quite like this more straight-faced version of the rankings, as opposed to a lot of jokey one-liners as it has seemed to be lately.

    The NFL and power rankings are inherently entertaining, so no need for a comedy routine to be added to the mix. Case in point: the tiresome Chris Burke power rankings at SI, a big drop from the far-better prior Don Banks version.

    This one is a great, readable balance between observations, factoids, and some gentle humor. I like it.

  100. scmems07 says: Nov 19, 2013 3:39 PM

    guess it does pay to have a cupcake schedule.

  101. tehmc says: Nov 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    jgedgar70 says: Nov 19, 2013 3:18 PM

    1. Seahawks (10-1; last week No. 2): That three-game lead in the division could soon be a three-game lead in the conference.
    _____
    Well, I guess we already know 2 of PFTs predictions for this week – Atanta over New Orleans and Miami over Carolina.

    Anyone who agrees with this needs to be drug tested. NOW.
    _____

    Or instead of being short-sighted they could mean Seattle will beat New Orleans in Seattle in 2 weeks

  102. ravgt says: Nov 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    From Super Bowl champs to 25th in the power rankings one year later. Go Ravens, make it to #32.
    _____________________
    What’s funny is that 5 of the Ravens 6 losses are for a total of 18 points. They could easily be 8-2 or 7-3, just like last year we could have been 4-6 but we were 8-2 after 10 games. The other funny thing is, as bad as Ratbirds have been playing, they are 1 game out of a wild card berth. In the AFC, there are two 5-5 teams and five other 4-6 teams and one of those mediocre clubs will make the playoffs. Hell, anything can happen.

    And if the Ravens do miss their first playoffs in 6 seasons, the silver lining will be that we will be spared all the comments about that damned white suit when January rolls around. It will almost be worth it.

  103. coachjohnharbaugh says: Nov 19, 2013 3:51 PM

    none of these teams are even remotely close to relevant except the reigning, defending world champion baltimore ravens #FACT

    in last 5 years . . .
    no one has more playoff appearances
    no one has more playoff wins
    no one has more world championships

    #RELEVANCE

  104. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 19, 2013 4:26 PM

    Broncosnative – “Now some probably wonder why I don’t have the Seahawks? Well they have done anything to convince me that they could go far in the playoff. With all these weak teams they’re beating now, it’s not benefiting them for when the opponents get tougher in the playoffs.”
    ********
    Which teams success is more dependent on their starting qb? If manning is out, Denver’s season is toast.

    Denver has faced two teams with a winning record. They are 1-1.

    Seattle has faced four teams with a winning record. They are 3-1.

    Ironically, both teams lost to the same team, in the same venue, by the same amount of points.

  105. zam0854 says: Nov 19, 2013 4:27 PM

    Broncos and Seahawks will be a ONE AND DONE come playoffs

  106. zam0854 says: Nov 19, 2013 4:29 PM

    Peyton Manning hasnt won a playoff game in almost 4 years.

  107. stealthjunk says: Nov 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    Seahawks are clearly the best team in the NFL….unless they’re playing the Panthers, Texans, Colts, Titans, Rams, Bucs, or away from the confines of home.

  108. bearfan1985 says: Nov 19, 2013 4:41 PM

    Why is it Florio always rates the Bears as the worst team with their record? I grant they are not a great team at present but they are better than ranked and stand a better than not chance of making the playoffs this year. As for Josh McCown, he has 15 career wins to Cade McNown’s 3. Not star quality by any means but he is doing the job as back up at present this year and that is all that one can ask.

  109. dualprime says: Nov 19, 2013 5:01 PM

    bigshirk says:
    Nov 19, 2013 10:47 AM
    How do the Raiders not move up at all after a win?
    ===============================
    Because they barely won against the Texans!

  110. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 19, 2013 5:11 PM

    stealthjunk says: Nov 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    Seahawks are clearly the best team in the NFL….unless they’re playing the Panthers, Texans, Colts, Titans, Rams, Bucs, or away from the confines of home.
    *******
    Well, they beat all those teams you listed, save for the Colts.

    Seattle is 8-2 in their past 10 road games (including last years playoffs). The teams you listed above were some of those road games.
    Seattle is 5-1 on the road this year so far.

    Do you have anything further to add?

  111. dualprime says: Nov 19, 2013 5:14 PM

    bpeterson464 says:
    Nov 19, 2013 12:40 PM
    For those who say that the Broncos would kill the Seahawks: The Seahawks are second in the league in pass defense. They have the blueprint to beat the broncos i.e. press coverage, keep the ball out of manning’s hands. It would not be a blowout.
    =================================
    Yes, actually it would! Texans have one of the top ranked defenses…they’re 2-8 and the Seahawks barely beat them. That press coverage didn’t do much against the Colts. Just my opinion…

  112. seaeagle707 says: Nov 19, 2013 5:36 PM

    The truly biased, easily discount the fact of injured starters not playing, while trumpeting wins by their own healthy OL’s and DL’s. It is fact that we have won games by thin margins that should have been blowouts. You quote those stats that seem to speak well for your team, and poorly for others. Perhaps you actually believe your own propaganda? Surely you don’t truthfully expect us to as well, do you? It is what it is, now and on gameday. The teams that will win, will win, and those that won’t, won’t. In truth, you and I don’t know anything else.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  113. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 19, 2013 5:52 PM

    dualprime says: Nov 19, 2013 5:14 PM

    bpeterson464 says:
    Nov 19, 2013 12:40 PM
    For those who say that the Broncos would kill the Seahawks: The Seahawks are second in the league in pass defense. They have the blueprint to beat the broncos i.e. press coverage, keep the ball out of manning’s hands. It would not be a blowout.
    =================================
    Yes, actually it would! Texans have one of the top ranked defenses…they’re 2-8 and the Seahawks barely beat them. That press coverage didn’t do much against the Colts. Just my opinion…
    _____________
    No, actually it wouldn’t! You’re basing the outcome of a possible Den/Sea matchup in the SB from a game Seattle played on the road in week 4?

    I guess, by your deductive reasoning, the Colts are SB champs. Ya know, since the Colts beat both Den & Sea by 6 points in Indy.

  114. Hurley1980 says: Nov 19, 2013 6:04 PM

    Bobman2

    “Also, surprisingly, if you look at ESPN’s playoff standings page, you will see KC’s laughably easy SOS and SOV ratings, but one top team actually has WEAKER SOS and SOV: Seattle. ”

    Again people….pay attention.

    Seattle has beat:
    #5 Panthers (on the road)
    #9 Niners
    #10 Cardinals (on the road)

    What about this schedule makes it WEAKER than KC? Do you people even watch football?

  115. dukeearl says: Nov 19, 2013 7:35 PM

    dualprime says:
    Nov 19, 2013 5:14 PM
    bpeterson464 says:
    Nov 19, 2013 12:40 PM
    For those who say that the Broncos would kill the Seahawks: The Seahawks are second in the league in pass defense. They have the blueprint to beat the broncos i.e. press coverage, keep the ball out of manning’s hands. It would not be a blowout.
    =================================
    Yes, actually it would! Texans have one of the top ranked defenses…they’re 2-8 and the Seahawks barely beat them. That press coverage didn’t do much against the Colts. Just my opinion…
    ******************
    Dual Prime, do you watch the games at all? When Seattle played the Texans they were already missing two of their O-line starters, yet they still won…
    If a judgement call had been reversed Seattle would have won the game against the Colts.
    6 point loss is not a blowout.
    Each and every Seahawk fan knew that Seattle was in big danger of losing games without the o-line starters. Yet they still came out with a win.

  116. marima07 says: Nov 19, 2013 7:37 PM

    “Calm down, Pats fans. You still have the Tuck Rule game.”
    ——————————-
    The Tuck Rule called that in game was a correct call made by the refs – whether or not the rule was stupid in the first place. Nothing to do with Monday night at all.

  117. dukeearl says: Nov 19, 2013 7:39 PM

    seaeagle707 says:
    Nov 19, 2013 5:36 PM
    The truly biased, easily discount the fact of injured starters not playing, while trumpeting wins by their own healthy OL’s and DL’s. It is fact that we have won games by thin margins that should have been blowouts. You quote those stats that seem to speak well for your team, and poorly for others. Perhaps you actually believe your own propaganda? Surely you don’t truthfully expect us to as well, do you? It is what it is, now and on gameday. The teams that will win, will win, and those that won’t, won’t. In truth, you and I don’t know anything else.

    GO HAWKS!!!
    ********************
    Darn it Seaeagle, you are going to confuse the trolls with facts and common sense. They don’t speak the language. ;o)

  118. swchiefsfanatic says: Nov 19, 2013 9:24 PM

    Pats fans calm down. Officials got it right, no PI calls after a defensive player has touched the ball. Plus, they didn’t call the blatent holding in the backfield either so…….
    Panthers look good may hafta reconsider my SB pick out of the nfc. Had been leaning toward Seattle, but what i saw last night could hang with anybody.

  119. dragonfly99 says: Nov 19, 2013 9:37 PM

    The Vikings are steadily moving down the ranks. Congratulations Mr. Spielman and Mr. Frazier for taking a playoff team to the absolute bottom in less than a year. The good news-at least they can’t fall much further.

  120. johninthewest says: Nov 19, 2013 11:06 PM

    Comments made about starting QB’s getting hit out of the game and their perspective teams going down the tube…. (i.e. Manning/Broncos comments).

    So..What if Wilson or Brady, and other elite (excluding Flacco) starters go out? Should we start ranking teams based who their backup QB’s are?

  121. dlightner13 says: Nov 20, 2013 3:51 AM

    Saw a coupke people wondering who buddy ryan is?? I hope u guys aren’t serious with the demeco thing.. he is rex and rob ryans father.. for coach.. coach the eagles with cunningham.. the guy that canned cris carter

  122. macjacmccoy says: Nov 20, 2013 8:26 AM

    Whoever said the Eagles need a new MLB is nuts. 1st off the Eagles dont have a MLB anymore they play a 3-4. 2nd they have 2 outstanding ILB in Mychal Kendricks and Demeco Ryans. Especially the latter who I believe is 3rd in the league in tackles and has been playing like his old ROY Probowl self.

    Also Alex Henery is just fine. He just isnt given many chances to kick because Chip would rather go for it at the 33 then kick a field goal. Same goes for RG Todd Herrimans. I agree he struggled pretty bad to start the year. Which is to be expected when you play a new position for the 1st time (He originally was a LG then RT). Now though, ever since the Eagles got a qb who doesnt hold onto the ball longer than anyone in the league, he has been playing well above average.

    I will agree though that the Eagles could use more depth at CB. Bradley Fletcher was living up to the hype of Pro Football Focus, but he has had a hard time staying on the field and Rock Cartwright just cant get it done. They could use an upgrade over Cary Williams opposite Fletcher. Which would keep Boykin in the slot where he shines.

    I also agree they could use help at Safety. Rookie Earl Wolff was coming on before his injury but Nate Allen was playing like the player the Eagles thought they had during the 1st half of his rookie season. Chung really has been a wash do to his constant injuries. I really liked the chemistry Wolff and Allen had together but they just cant be counted on to be consistent. The Eagles could use a stud safety to go along side whichever one of them (Wolff or Allen) proves that that 5-7 game stretch of strong safety play wasnt just a fluke.

  123. thundastormz says: Nov 20, 2013 10:06 AM

    Panthers #1 IRL. Forget the rankings.

  124. mancave001 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:43 AM

    Youknowimright:

    I knew you were an Eagle fan Mancave. Exposed. I always get one of you guys to bite. A real offense is a good offense. One not lead by a one legged gimp, a rookie, a third stringer, a fraud , or a guy replaceable by matt mcgloin. It’s OK. You can admit I’m right. you know I’m always right.
    —————

    I say I’m an Eagles fan in nearly every post, genius.

  125. salutethis says: Nov 20, 2013 12:16 PM

    Denver ought to be number 1 this week. Seahawks fans would go nuts if they beat the last undefeated team in the NFL and didn’t move up a spot. That said Denver changed its game plan to shut down KC and will do this plan this week, I think they lose this game at NE. The game plan is conservative and focusing on running the ball. I’m think project heal Peyton will be in full effect. Peyton will be rarely touched, but won’t be scoring like normal and will take a L. Then the signature win for Denver will be again be against KC after Peyton heals some more and can go back to normal. Denver will still be the number one seed for the playoffs this year.
    And I think Denver will beat the colts, and pats for a revenge tour on the way to the super bowl.
    At least that is my prediction.

  126. mrbigdog2u says: Nov 21, 2013 2:01 PM

    All you Patriots fans who are still feeling butt hurt by the call at the end of the Panthers game need to ask yourselves – would the outcome have been any different if Kuechly had not been in the way of Gronk trying to come back to the pass?

    If you think that the outcome would have been any different, you are seriously deluding yourselves. Gronk had no chance of catching that underthrown pass whether Kuechly was there or not. The outcome of the game was not in doubt once the pass left Brady’s hand. Lester STILL would’ve intercepted the ball (or at the very least, it would have been incomplete) and the Patriots STILL would’ve lost.

    Seriously, you need to get over it.

  127. dukeearl says: Nov 21, 2013 7:26 PM

    salutethis says:
    Nov 20, 2013 12:16 PM
    Denver ought to be number 1 this week. Seahawks fans would go nuts if they beat the last undefeated team in the NFL and didn’t move up a spot.
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    Actually no, Seahawk fans would not go nuts if a similar thing happened.
    That type of thing happens a lot and we fans are used to it.
    After this week Seattle will likely lose a spot even they didn’t play.

  128. dukeearl says: Nov 25, 2013 7:26 AM

    jgedgar70 says:
    Nov 19, 2013 3:18 PM
    1. Seahawks (10-1; last week No. 2): That three-game lead in the division could soon be a three-game lead in the conference.
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    Well, I guess we already know 2 of PFTs predictions for this week – Atanta over New Orleans and Miami over Carolina.

    Anyone who agrees with this needs to be drug tested. NOW.
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    Oddly enough, Atlanta and Miami came close to making this true.
    Couple that with Denver and Kansas City losing and New Orleans is now the only 2 loss team.
    Seattle’s stretch run looking a little tougher. Thankfully the toughest games are home games.

  129. dukeearl says: Nov 25, 2013 7:31 AM

    My bad, KC, Denver and NO all with 2 losses.

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