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Week 12 power rankings

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1. Seahawks (10-1; last week No. 1):  Now that Percy Harvin is back, maybe he can play cornerback.

2. Saints (9-2; No. 4):  Forget the playoffs.  The NFC’s berth in the Super Bowl hinges on whether the Saints can win next Monday night in Seattle.

3. Panthers (8-3; No. 5):  Ryan Kalil may have been only one year too early with that ad he bought before last season.

4. Patriots (8-3; No. 6):  Wes Welker is so much better than Danny Amendola that, even when playing for a different team, Welker did more to help the Pats win on Sunday night.

5. Broncos (9-2; No. 2):  Maybe Jim Irsay was right.

6. Chiefs (9-2; No. 3):  The paperwork may say Clark Hunt, but the Chargers own the Chiefs.

7. Bengals (7-4; No. 8):  The team that has gone 23 years since its last playoff win may soon have a new streak that lasts only a week.

8. 49ers (7-4; No. 9):  Aldon Smith returned a few weeks ago, but he’s finally back.

9. Cardinals (7-4; No. 10):  It’s quite possible that the Steelers “retired” a two-time coach of the year.

10. Cowboys (6-5; No. 15):  Believe it or not, the Cowboys could be on track to winning the division.

11. Eagles (6-5; No. 12):  Believe it or not, the Eagles may make the playoffs without winning the division.

12. Packers (5-5-1; No. 14):  At least Ted Thompson won’t be wasting time next month coming up with a New Year’s resolution.

13. Colts (7-4; No. 7):  Jim Irsay will eventually blow his stack.

14. Lions (6-5; No. 11):  Bill Ford will eventually will blow his stack.

15. Chargers (5-6; No. 19):  Philip Rivers seems to play better after he blows his stack.

16. Rams (5-6; No. 23):  Sam Bradford should have done that new deal when the team wanted to.

17. Bears (6-5; No. 13):  Unless Jay Cutler can tackle running backs, it won’t matter when he returns.

18. Titans (5-6; No. 20):  Somewhere, Bud Adams is giving Al Davis a middle finger, or two.

19. Steelers (5-6; No. 21):  The playoffs start Thursday night in Baltimore.

20. Ravens (5-6; No. 25):  I said, “The playoffs start Thursday night in Baltimore.”

21. Jets (5-6; No. 16):  The playoffs ended Sunday in Baltimore.

22. Dolphins (5-6; No. 17):  After Sunday’s woulda-shoulda-coulda catch in the final minute, Mike Wallace probably won’t be complaining about a perceived lack of deep balls for the rest of the season.

23. Giants (4-7; No. 18):  Maybe Tom Coughlin should have talked to his players about not talking too much.

24. Bills (4-7; No. 24):  I wonder if any of the Bills players made a bye-week trip to Dave & Buster’s?

25. Browns (4-7; No. 22):  Every time Browns fans think Brandon Weeden is out, injuries pull him back in.

26. Buccaneers (3-8; No. 28):  The most stunning in-season turnaround in years continues.

27. Raiders (4-7; No. 26):  Terrelle Pryor guaranteed earlier in the season that the Raiders would eventually get a fourth win.  No one is guaranteeing a fifth.

28. Vikings (2-8-1; No. 31):  Cordarelle Patterson became the first Vikings player since Randy Moss to put his butt on the goal post at Lambeau Field, but under slightly different circumstances.

29. Redskins (3-8; No. 27):  Thanks to the RGIII trade, the Redskins are helping the Rams get a very high draft pick in 2014.

30. Jaguars (2-9; No. 32):  Yep, they’re screwing up their shot at the first pick in the draft.

31. Falcons (2-9; No. 29):  Has any quarterback ever accomplished less with more money?

32. Texans (2-9; No. 30):  Case Keenum is one of the best young quarterbacks in league history to never win a game.

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  1. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 26, 2013 7:54 AM

    I hope everyone enjoyed the Steelers’ brief moment of struggles because it is over. Every year it is the same story: Steeler start slow and finish strong. This year it is no different.

    Remember after starting 0-4 we said the Steelers will go on a 10-2 streak? Well now we stand at 5-6 with that streak still alive, and we’re in the race for the division.

    Why are you jealous? Is it the trophy case? Is it the historic moments? The confetti bathing? What? What did we do to you other than have unequaled success since the beginning of the Super Bowl era?

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are on the march. No one wants to see us along this march. And the final march will be the parade through Pittsburgh.

    Aaaand we march.

  2. jgedgar70 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:00 AM

    If you go with the assumption that the Panthers and Saints split their two games, the Panthers migt be 12-4 and stuck with a wild card spot. And either the 49ers or Cardinals is probably going to be 11-5 and stuck with a wild card spot. The blessing? Both wild card teams will have easy wins over the North and East division winners, who will assume that because they are at home, they automatically win. But they will get beaten up by superior wild card teams. Ice up, son!!!!!!!!

  3. bobleblah says: Nov 26, 2013 8:00 AM

    Welcome to New York Coach Cowher.

  4. wfederal says: Nov 26, 2013 8:04 AM

    As a Huge Panther fan, yes I am a believer that we are a force to be reckoned with. And I understand that we beat the Pats and the Pats beat Denver but realistically, it’s pretty weird to see them at the three spot. In my opinion we are a 4 or 5 but I know I’m just splitting hairs there. If we split with New Orleans and win the rest of our games, then I believe the three spot will be more realistic. I love the faith in us though Florio!

  5. zappa69 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:04 AM

    Packers @ 12? Your friggin nuts!

  6. heeeeelzfan says: Nov 26, 2013 8:08 AM

    Colts fans: Reggie Wayne’s injury a killer. Even Deion, Michael, and Marshall said it.

  7. chessic4 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:09 AM

    Panthers #3? Eh, what? You mean #7 on a good day?

  8. packeranddarien says: Nov 26, 2013 8:10 AM

    Admiral Agenda,

    Care to expound your logic how ANY team from the NFC East wins a wild card berth?

    Of course not. Page views attained. Mission accomplished.

  9. jimmyt says: Nov 26, 2013 8:10 AM

    Congrats on your most inane power rankings yet! You’ve outdone yourself.

  10. promickey says: Nov 26, 2013 8:15 AM

    Wow, the Panthers are # 3 and should have lost to the Dolphins. Had Miami played a QB like their back up Matt Moore the Dolphins would have won. Instead they continue to stay with Tannehill, a QB who the organization has mistaken for a ‘franchise’ quarterback. T-hill can not throw deep and Wallace turned several times to find the ball PFT referred to. PFT Wallace caught two other long passes that were poorly thrown by T-hill. Wallace has a right to complain as his QB can not throw deep at all. Check it out and write about it…..

  11. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 26, 2013 8:17 AM

    The Rams are gonna draft a bust anyways. If I were Bruce Allen, I’d do the trade for RGIII a million more times. There’s only ONE RGIII and his skillset and IQ is the best since Elway period. You’ll see, You’ll ALL see when RGIII and the Redskins win AT LEAST 3 Superbowls before he goes into the Hall of Fame in Canton. #ThankGODImaRedskinFan

  12. rockinchox says: Nov 26, 2013 8:17 AM

    The Saints have more to worry about than Monday night. 2 meetings with the Panthers comes to mind.

  13. wydok says: Nov 26, 2013 8:19 AM

    I’m confused why the Packers are the highest NFC North team in the Power Rankings. Unless Rodgers is back starting Thanksgiving, I don’t see them making the playoffs, let alone winning their division.

  14. ctiggs says: Nov 26, 2013 8:19 AM

    WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THAN US? NOOOOOOOOBOODYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

  15. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 26, 2013 8:20 AM

    Th Steelers really should be back in the top 5 at this point.

  16. faulkana says: Nov 26, 2013 8:23 AM

    —logicaldouche…is “29” in the power rankings where God wanted his team to be?

  17. dualprime says: Nov 26, 2013 8:26 AM

    “Case Keenum is one of the best young quarterbacks in league history to never win a game.”
    ==================================
    Aikman went 1-15 his rookie year. :o)

  18. jrebar88 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:27 AM

    5. Broncos (9-2; No. 2): Maybe Jim Irsay was right.
    13. Colts (7-4; No. 7): Jim Irsay will eventually blow his stack.
    ——–

    Maybe Irsay shouldve been paying more attention to his own team. Getting blown out two weeks in a row.

  19. jk86nfl says: Nov 26, 2013 8:28 AM

    #6… As a Chiefs fan I laughed to keep from crying, because its absolutely true. Our Defense has imploded (they played like the 2003 Chiefs D Sunday), Peytons gonna give KC a rough time.

    But as their offensive output wanes as the weather gets colder (and Chiefs impressive offensive display against SD in a surprisingly watchable game Sunday), I think there’s more than a fighting chance for both teams on the Sunday National late game.

  20. hodag54501 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:33 AM

    Even as a Packers fan, I had to admit the league isn’t the same without Randy Moss.

  21. mrsmell says: Nov 26, 2013 8:34 AM

    Damn I hate the Lions. Probably the best underdog story of the decade, yet fail when given the chance. As bad as the NFC East is, NFC North is just as sad. No defense anywhere and sputtering offense.

  22. unclebluck says: Nov 26, 2013 8:34 AM

    5. Broncos (9-2; No. 2): Maybe Jim Irsay was right.
    13. Colts (7-4; No. 7): Jim Irsay will eventually blow his stack.
    Way to stay consistent PFT…….

  23. nolahxc says: Nov 26, 2013 8:37 AM

    Finally… a MNF game that actually matters!

  24. southpaw2k says: Nov 26, 2013 8:39 AM

    Here we go again, with fans getting their panties in a bunch over unimportant rankings that don’t mean a thing anyway.

  25. flmike says: Nov 26, 2013 8:40 AM

    I say the Bucs can beat the teams listed 12-25 right now…

  26. elcapitanfiscal says: Nov 26, 2013 8:40 AM

    The cowboys should be higher..we have the best qb in the league. The cowboys will get on a roll all the way to the Super bowl.

  27. kayakattack says: Nov 26, 2013 8:44 AM

    This is why I love pro football… 3 of the top 5 teams could be beaten out in the playoffs by a number of the teams that are on the border or even some of the bottom 5

  28. pats1977 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:52 AM

    “5. Broncos (9-2; No. 2): Maybe Jim Irsay was right.”

    Ouch! As a Pats fan, that was uncalled for.

  29. trollhammer20 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:53 AM

    After a shaky start by some teams, every NFC West team is now in the top half of the rankings.

    Remember the division that sent a 7-9 team to the playoffs three years ago? They are now the best overall division in football.

  30. northshorejag says: Nov 26, 2013 9:00 AM

    Jags!!

  31. whodeybacker says: Nov 26, 2013 9:01 AM

    The list seems pretty accurate for once.

  32. ravgt says: Nov 26, 2013 9:01 AM

    Even though Ravens and Steelers are only 5-6, the winner on Thursday at M&T will be well-positioned going into December. Given the current AFC standings, this game is as important as it would be if they were both 11-0. This will be rockem sockem smashmouth, just like usual with these two rivals. Oughta be great football if you like old school.

  33. capn0bvious says: Nov 26, 2013 9:11 AM

    Seattle, when you head to MetLife stadium in February 2014, remember: old man Peyton doesn’t like playing in the snow. Pressure the he** out of him and you’ve got the game. And the trophy.

  34. dukeearl says: Nov 26, 2013 9:14 AM

    elcapitanfiscal says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:40 AM
    The cowboys should be higher..we have the best qb in the league. The cowboys will get on a roll all the way to the Super bowl.
    ********
    Actually you have the best QB in the league for the fourth quarter.
    If he ever shows up for the first three you may have a point.

  35. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Nov 26, 2013 9:16 AM

    Packers should not be ranked above Indy or Detroit for that matter. It pains me to say it but they are a nothing team without Rodgers. And with the word out that Rodgers is almost certainly not playing Thursday Green Bays gonna be under 500.

    Also Washington is far too high…

  36. weepingjebus says: Nov 26, 2013 9:19 AM

    Where would the Seahawks be if all their players weren’t juicing? 15? I’m waiting for Pete Carroll to give out hugs and get his head popped off by a return squeeze from one of his roid kings.

  37. macjacmccoy says: Nov 26, 2013 9:27 AM

    I think if the 49ers struggle down the stretch that the Eagles or Cowboys will get that 2nd NFC wild card spot.

  38. trollhammer20 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:28 AM

    Logicalvoice:

    Your team could have drafted Russell Wilson in the second round last year, and kept three #1 picks.

    Have a nice day. :)

  39. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 26, 2013 9:29 AM

    Don’t worry ratbird fans! It will all be over soon! Signed steeler nation

  40. shackdelrio says: Nov 26, 2013 9:30 AM

    “30. Jaguars (2-9; No. 32): Yep, they’re screwing up their shot at the first pick in the draft.”

    They get blasted for losing.

    They get blasted for winning.

  41. dvdman123 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:34 AM

    The Panthers better not look past the Bucs. I have that as my upset special this weekend.

  42. bucrightoff says: Nov 26, 2013 9:34 AM

    Bucs will upset the Panthers this week. Napoleon Glennon is the real deal.

  43. justintuckrule says: Nov 26, 2013 9:42 AM

    As long as the saints don’t get a bye. I hate January football indoors.

  44. fireeyes111 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:42 AM

    Can we stop pretending the Jets are a top-20 team already? I know you guys don’t like wild jumps, but they’ve looked mid-major these past two weeks. Give it up already

  45. MostlyRight says: Nov 26, 2013 9:52 AM

    NFC West…not a single team in the bottom half of the rankings, and own 1/3 of the top 9. Impressive.

  46. gallopinggilmore says: Nov 26, 2013 9:58 AM

    I’m not sure that I understand the little one liner about the Bengals but it doesn’t surprise me if it’s another tired attempt at saying something nice about them without actually saying something nice about them.

  47. flipola says: Nov 26, 2013 10:06 AM

    Okay, you’ve got San Fran and Carolina sitting there. And you have the gail to say the Eagles could take a playoff spot from them? Please. They’ll take the division by default, because the Cowboys still suck.

  48. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 26, 2013 10:12 AM

    Percy Harvin will be playing corner by jetstreaming the Seattle offense and keeping the defense off the field.

  49. southpaw2k says: Nov 26, 2013 10:15 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:17 AM
    The Rams are gonna draft a bust anyways. If I were Bruce Allen, I’d do the trade for RGIII a million more times. There’s only ONE RGIII and his skillset and IQ is the best since Elway period. You’ll see, You’ll ALL see when RGIII and the Redskins win AT LEAST 3 Superbowls before he goes into the Hall of Fame in Canton. #ThankGODImaRedskinFan

    ————————————————–

    Only 3 Super Bowls? Would proclaiming the Redskins winning the next 12 Super Bowls with RGIII at QB suddenly be crazy and/or unrealistic?

  50. 1phd says: Nov 26, 2013 10:20 AM

    Panthers peaked too early. I smell a fall from grace.

  51. dsigrey says: Nov 26, 2013 10:22 AM

    How do you have The Saints (who lots to New England) and Carolina (who minus a bogus call, could have lost to New England) a head of Denver? Carolina barely beat Miami??? New England and Denver should at the very least be above New Orleans in the rankings, but I would also put both of them above Carolina.

  52. seven57jetpm says: Nov 26, 2013 10:26 AM

    ..seattle ranked #1 on a bye week? Not only that, they have an easy schedule and still barely squeaking by these bum teams.

  53. stillers213 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:32 AM

    I love to watch the cold weather take over every season and separate contenders from pretenders. Dome/warm weather teams better hope you get home field in the playoffs!

  54. zam0854 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:34 AM

    THAT TIME OF THE SEASON WHEN giants/redskins FANS GO BACK TO TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST 30 YRS RATHER THAN WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST 30 DAYS

    #SeeYouInSeptember2014

  55. spicymudbugs says: Nov 26, 2013 10:37 AM

    Seattle should have 2 more losses.
    Carolina was very lucky to win the last 2 games
    Falcons at 31 is simply beautiful to see.
    it’s all going to hinge on who gets the home field.

  56. sb44champs says: Nov 26, 2013 10:39 AM

    That picture up top is called a football TEAM, got it 9er fans..

  57. tedmurph says: Nov 26, 2013 10:46 AM

    The Pats are the best team in the NFL.

  58. 1phd says: Nov 26, 2013 10:49 AM

    sb44champs says:
    Nov 26, 2013 10:39 AM
    That picture up top is called a football TEAM, got it 9er fans..
    ————
    They left the refs out of that team picture.

  59. thetruthcampaign says: Nov 26, 2013 10:55 AM

    The NFC North was looking like the powerhouse division weeks ago, and now, not so much.

  60. jchuber says: Nov 26, 2013 10:56 AM

    Yo,

    Some of you folks ain’t doing you homework.

    1. Denver has the easiest strength of schedule in the entire NFL.

    2. Most of the NFL LEAST are so terrible, they will be lucky to have a winning record. Somebody will limp into the playoffs and be one and done in wildcard.

    3. Most of the east coast teams suck. Somebody will limp into playoffs and be one and done.

    $. All of the power is in the NFL West divisions.
    (Seattle, SF, Denver, KC.) So get your popcorn ready!!!!

  61. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 26, 2013 11:00 AM

    seven57jetpm says:Nov 26, 2013 10:26 AM

    ..seattle ranked #1 on a bye week? Not only that, they have an easy schedule and still barely squeaking by these bum teams.
    —————————————————–
    Easy schedule? They play in the toughest division in football AND have beaten 3 teams in the top ten of this power ranking. Make that 4 teams after monday night.

  62. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 26, 2013 11:01 AM

    Steelers by 30. They’ll break into the top ten in next week’s rankings.

  63. raiderseliminatedfromplayoffsalready says: Nov 26, 2013 11:04 AM

    stillers213 says:Nov 26, 2013 10:32 AM

    I love to watch the cold weather take over every season and separate contenders from pretenders. Dome/warm weather teams better hope you get home field in the playoffs!

    ——————————————————-

    Uh, yea. Because all of the players on those “warm weather teams” were born and raised, and attended college in those cities. Because no one Boston College, Michigan, or Minnesota plays or previously played for the Colts, Rams, Chargers, or Dolphins…correct? Idiot.This is what happens when you allow your 8 year olds unsupervised access to the Internet.

  64. audient says: Nov 26, 2013 11:07 AM

    Think you might have ranked my Browns a little too high, but don’t worry, the Browns will help you correct that this weekend.

  65. dodgerlakerfan1969 says: Nov 26, 2013 11:07 AM

    “maybe Jim Irsay was right”. I love it. Exactly what I was thinking after defending Peyton and his big game failures year after year. Enough is enough.

  66. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 26, 2013 11:11 AM

    Where all the haters at that said steelers were done When they were 0-4. Learn chumps. As Long as we have Big ven we are always in it! #dontcallitacomeback!

  67. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 26, 2013 11:13 AM

    Where all the haters at that said steelers were done When they were 0-4. Learn chumps. As Long as we have Big Ben we are always in it! #dontcallitacomeback!

  68. zam0854 says: Nov 26, 2013 11:16 AM

    JSCHUBER?

    New Orleans beat the 49ers and will beat the Seahwaks come Monday…Pats are better than the Broncos and WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AGAINST Carolina, right?

    Early Playoff Exits (EPE) – for Seahawks and Panthers this season

  69. daysend564 says: Nov 26, 2013 11:17 AM

    MostlyRight says:
    Nov 26, 2013 9:52 AM
    NFC West…not a single team in the bottom half of the rankings, and own 1/3 of the top 9. Impressive.
    ===============
    That’s what usually happens when your division is the one of the worst in the league for 5 years in a row. Lots of high draft picks.

  70. jsrdc says: Nov 26, 2013 11:19 AM

    Mr. Florio,

    “10. Cowboys (6-5; No. 15): Believe it or not, the Cowboys could be on track to winning the division.”

    It actually is very believable, since they have the tie-break over the eagles, and are a better team. Please just admit you despise the Cowboys. I want to read it in print. Your posts always have the backhanded inuendos when it comes to the Cowboys, but I would like to see it in print just once. You can do it. Admit you hate the Cowboys.

  71. beardinals says: Nov 26, 2013 11:21 AM

    Please rank the Cardinals lower. Not sure how well they’ll deal with success…. or night games.
    -Thanks

  72. cfeeley52 says: Nov 26, 2013 11:26 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:17 AM
    The Rams are gonna draft a bust anyways. If I were Bruce Allen, I’d do the trade for RGIII a million more times. There’s only ONE RGIII and his skillset and IQ is the best since Elway period. You’ll see, You’ll ALL see when RGIII and the Redskins win AT LEAST 3 Superbowls before he goes into the Hall of Fame in Canton. #ThankGODImaRedskinFan
    —————————————
    You complain about an unjust withchunt on another article, then come here and spew this garbage??? It’s your fault people are having so much fun watching him fail…

  73. dualprime says: Nov 26, 2013 11:30 AM

    zam0854 says:
    New Orleans beat the 49ers and will beat the Seahwaks come Monday…Pats are better than the Broncos and WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AGAINST Carolina, right?

    Early Playoff Exits (EPE) – for Seahawks and Panthers this season
    ————————————-
    Pats are better because they won by 3 at home, in overtime after a botched punt? Gues they should be #1!

  74. zam0854 says: Nov 26, 2013 11:32 AM

    Wins and Points Allowed Per Division:

    AFC North: 21 wins allowing 942 pts
    AFC South: 16 wins allowing 1,118 pts
    AFC East: 22 wins allowing 1,035 pts
    AFC West: 27 wins allowing 997 pts

    NFC North: 19 wins allowing 1,197 pts
    NFC South: 22 wins allowing 914 pts
    NFC East: 19 wins allowing 1,157 pts
    NFC West: 29 wins allowing 841 pts

    What is clear? AFC South is the WORST

    Who’s second? Probably NFC North or NFC East

    What else is clear? The Redskins allowed 338 pts (ranks 2nd worst in the NFL) and the Vikings allowed 346(worst in the NFL)

  75. sb44champs says: Nov 26, 2013 11:34 AM

    1phd says:
    Nov 26, 2013 10:49 AM
    sb44champs says:
    Nov 26, 2013 10:39 AM
    That picture up top is called a football TEAM, got it 9er fans..
    ————
    They left the refs out of that team picture.
    =============================
    Says the person that convenientely ignores the FACT that we have 1 loss against the Pats because of a non-call headlock on Jr Galette on last play of the game…lol

  76. calicokiller49 says: Nov 26, 2013 11:38 AM

    Niners below the bengals, gimme a break, we would destroy the bengals and the chiefs….I can’t wait to beat Seattle and see mike florios head explode. You guys delete every comment I make, so I’m just gonna say it. Mike florio sucks at life.

  77. tedmurph says: Nov 26, 2013 11:38 AM

    The steelers are gonna go 8-8 and miss the playoffs. Glad you’re getting a thrill as they crawl out of the basement toward mediocrity.

  78. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 26, 2013 11:39 AM

    spicymudbugs says: Nov 26, 2013 10:37 AM

    Seattle should have 2 more losses.
    Carolina was very lucky to win the last 2 games
    Falcons at 31 is simply beautiful to see.
    it’s all going to hinge on who gets the home field.
    *************
    By your reasoning:
    Every team ‘should’ have a couple more losses.
    Every team ‘should’ have a couple more wins.

    BTW, if a team ‘should’ have a couple more losses, they would have them.

    More often than not the better teams win the game.

  79. florioisterrible says: Nov 26, 2013 11:46 AM

    bigbenownsthenfl says:
    Nov 26, 2013 9:29 AM
    Don’t worry ratbird fans! It will all be over soon! Signed steeler nation
    ………………………………………………….

    Falcons? Cardinals? Seahawks? Eagles? Who are the ratbirds?

  80. florioisterrible says: Nov 26, 2013 12:01 PM

    calicokiller49 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 11:38 AM
    Niners below the bengals, gimme a break, we would destroy the bengals and the chiefs….I can’t wait to beat Seattle and see mike florios head explode. You guys delete every comment I make, so I’m just gonna say it. Mike florio sucks at life.
    …………………………………………………….

    You really think your QB can beat the Seahawks defense? I think they have him pretty well figured out. In addition to the fact that Kaepernick has generally been a disappointment, he is easily rattled by anything resembling a good defense. Good luck with that.

  81. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:25 PM

    Seattle’s depth at CB has been there, it maybe not be as high a level as Browner/Thurmond but Lane/Maxwell aren’t slouches. Lane played 4 games opposite Sherman and the defense was still ranked # 1 last year to close the season.

    The one spot where the team is hurting is nickel CB for 4 games as Thurmond serves for substance abuse.
    The offense has started to convert on third downs, the protection (returning LT/C/RT) in there for deep balls and Percy Harvin is a coverage nightmare for defensive coordinators.

  82. pantherprowler76 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:39 PM

    Two claps and a nature boy!! CLAP CLAP Wooooooooooo!! Go. Panthers!!

  83. obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 26, 2013 12:52 PM

    Packers have failed to beat a 3 teams in a row the last 3 weeks that had losing records.

    2 years in a row the Packers couldn’t sweep a regular season series against a Vikings team all of their fans say they are 100 times better than.

    They are way too high and should be below Detroit and Chicago. In fact, they should be 1 above MN. That is how much they suck this year.

  84. bengalguy says: Nov 26, 2013 12:54 PM

    @ steelersaregodsteam……the same write up is getting old. Cincinnati & GB will end your so called March .

  85. deepthreat88 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:03 PM

    Niners have the best D in the league, they are vicious. The O is pitiful. They don’t deserve to be higher than 9th.

    It pains me as a die hard Niner fan to say that Kap is playing like a 3rd string QB. A great OL, top TE, top RB, Boldin/manningham at WR….all of that talent—-there is no one to blame for the poor performance except Kap. Niners can win the West still, as Seattle could lose next three games.

  86. justamoguy says: Nov 26, 2013 1:13 PM

    Okay, you’ve got San Fran and Carolina sitting there. And you have the gail to say the Eagles could take a playoff spot from them? Please. They’ll take the division by default, because the Cowboys still suck.

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

    You mean that a multi-national gas company says that the Eagles can take a playoff spot from S.F. or Carolina?

    I am always amused that people who can not spell, nor care to take the time to check their spelling, insult a guy who makes a living writing about football.

    Now I am going to go check my Gail stock and see if it went up due to their support of the Eagles.

  87. mancave001 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:18 PM

    The Panthers at 3 is absolutely insane. Nice to see a usually “middling” team play so much better, and Cam is getting really fun to watch, but come on.

    1. Seahawks
    2. Saints
    3. Patriots
    4. Broncos
    5. Panthers

  88. larryboodry says: Nov 26, 2013 1:32 PM

    “17. Bears (6-5; No. 13): Unless Jay Cutler can tackle running backs, it won’t matter when he returns.”

    Truer words were never spoken.

  89. pnwl4a says: Nov 26, 2013 1:33 PM

    jchuber says:
    Nov 26, 2013 10:56 AM
    Yo,

    Some of you folks ain’t doing you homework.

    1. Denver has the easiest strength of schedule in the entire NFL.

    2. Most of the NFL LEAST are so terrible, they will be lucky to have a winning record. Somebody will limp into the playoffs and be one and done in wildcard.

    3. Most of the east coast teams suck. Somebody will limp into playoffs and be one and done.

    $. All of the power is in the NFL West divisions.
    (Seattle, SF, Denver, KC.) So get your popcorn ready!!!!

    ————————————–

    Smartest post I’ve read till this point…
    Thanks jchuber.

  90. ravgt says: Nov 26, 2013 1:37 PM

    bigbenownsthenfl says:Nov 26, 2013 9:29 AM

    Don’t worry ratbird fans! It will all be over soon! Signed steeler nation
    ++++++++++++
    crownofthehelmet says:Nov 26, 2013 11:01 AM

    Steelers by 30. They’ll break into the top ten in next week’s rankings.
    ___________
    To Ben and Crown–
    Let me think…. hmmm………WRONG again!

    Ratbirds Rule & Seven Nation Army on my mind.

  91. panthers34 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:45 PM

    Panthers are probably more 5 but the head to head with the Patriots is a problem. Don’t act like that punching the ball in from the 1(if PI)or 13(holding)was a given.

  92. athwartships says: Nov 26, 2013 2:02 PM

    Steelers and Cowboys fans love to live in the past. Is anyone denying the championships those teams have earned? no. Are we discussing the 2013 season here? yup.

    Sucking right now is all that matters……right now.

  93. crush22 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:14 PM

    jrebar88 says:

    Maybe Irsay shouldve been paying more attention to his own team. Getting blown out two weeks in a row.

    _______________________________

    Maybe you should pay attention. Colts beat the Titans the week before last.

  94. dodgerlakerfan1969 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:19 PM

    As a huge Peyton fan I can’t defend his big game failures anymore. Making excuses for him now is just ridiculous. Irsay was just saying what I have been thinking all along in the back of my head for years but instead I would just go with the Herd and make excuses for him like ESPN and all his followers do. I can’t do it any longer. It is what it is and the eye test says he comes up small on the biggest stages and so does his fire. I have never been a fan of Brady because of his rivalry with Peyton but watching them and how they fight and get fired up to will their team to victory it’s obvious that Brady has an intangible that Peyton simply does not. Or maybe he just has the Balls while Peyton has the Brain and weak noodle arm.

  95. letsgonuclear says: Nov 26, 2013 2:52 PM

    dualprime says: Nov 26, 2013 8:26 AM

    “Case Keenum is one of the best young quarterbacks in league history to never win a game.”
    ==================================
    Aikman went 1-15 his rookie year.

    ———————————————————-

    …or not. The one win was a game Steve Walsh started when Aikman was hurt.

  96. pipkinite says: Nov 26, 2013 2:56 PM

    Ha San Fran beats the redskins and now the fans are coming outta the woodwork on how their D is “the best.” I know, redskins have been such a powerful offense as of late :p (ok I’ll stop being sarcastic)

    I feel bad for denver, had the game locked down until their defense went south (Julian Edelman, really? No one covering him?)

    Seahawks players were probably smoking pot, not “juicing,” based on the substance abuse violation rather than the performance enhancing drug abuse violations.

    All teams in the top 13 could randomly swap places with other teams above or below them – this is football, saying someone is a concrete number in an arbitrary ranking is horse hooey and all you die hard fanboys defending your teams based on one person’s ranking coupled with his humorous and facetious remarks are kind going over the edge of sanity a bit.

    I’m liking the good football, but I am absolutely flabbergasted by jags. They’ve won too much and must be stopped!!!! It’s the sack-o for the jags!!!

  97. swchiefsfanatic says: Nov 26, 2013 4:28 PM

    elcapitanfiscal says: Nov 26, 2013 8:40 AM The cowboys should be higher..we have the best qb in the league. The cowboys will get on a roll all the way to the Super bowl.

    ………………

    You’re joking right. Even half of thier own fans think that guy is an overpaid chump.
    Best in the league? With that roster theres about 6/7 qbs that would have already taken you there…. Brady, big Ben, Peyton, Rogers.

  98. stealthjunk says: Nov 26, 2013 4:58 PM

    On a neutral field, Denver crushes New England. In Foxboro with the absolute worst possible conditions, Denver essentially played New England to a tie. So it’s hard to imagine that on a neutral field (or, most likely) in Denver that the Broncos would lose. The reason that is important is because Denver controls its destiny in the AFC and has a fairly easy remaining schedule, which means New England will be traveling to Denver this winter if New England makes it that far.

    That’s not to say Denver should be ranked higher in the mighty “power rankings” above because, honestly, who gives a crap about power rankings? Completely meaningless, yet everyone gets so up in arms about them here.

  99. 4d9erdynasty says: Nov 26, 2013 5:14 PM

    i know power rankings are based on record and who beat who, but panthers have to be the most overrated team in the NFL.

  100. seaeagle707 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:29 PM

    We now have a solid offensive line (which we didn’t up to now). That means that Russell is going to have more time to throw, without running all over the field. That means he will up his production. That means we can now eat big chunks of time off the clock with our “slow” running game. That means that CB’s are not going to be on the field that much. That means, the Seahawks are ready for the stretch run.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  101. tedmurph says: Nov 26, 2013 5:52 PM

    Denver isn’t gonna play New England on a neutral field. It’s gonna be either here or there(prob in Denver). Either way, it’s gonna be a big game and it’s gonna be cold, two huge problems for Manning. To say Denver would crush them, after blowing a 24-0 halftime lead gained mostly off NE turnovers, is a little silly, don’tcha think? In the last 2 yrs Denver is 0-4 against the Pats and have given up 41/45/31/34 pts. They can’t stop them.

  102. olcap says: Nov 26, 2013 6:03 PM

    kayakattack says: Nov 26, 2013 8:44 AM

    This is why I love pro football… 3 of the top 5 teams could be beaten out in the playoffs by a number of the teams that are on the border or even some of the bottom 5
    —————–

    It wasn’t always so predictable. Pro football teams used to be disciplined athletes who didn’t act a fool and get in trouble at strip clubs and the like. They were not in the news everywhere they went.

    The more undisciplined the players get, the less consistent their play will be. Team parity is not what we are seeing here, it’s team mediocrity.

  103. dualprime says: Nov 26, 2013 6:22 PM

    tedmurph says:
    Nov 26, 2013 5:52 PM
    Denver isn’t gonna play New England on a neutral field. It’s gonna be either here or there(prob in Denver). Either way, it’s gonna be a big game and it’s gonna be cold, two huge problems for Manning. To say Denver would crush them, after blowing a 24-0 halftime lead gained mostly off NE turnovers, is a little silly, don’tcha think? In the last 2 yrs Denver is 0-4 against the Pats and have given up 41/45/31/34 pts. They can’t stop them.
    ==================================
    NE gave up 24 the first half and then Indy gave it back. So what? Last 2 years mean zilch! Broncos will be favored in Denver, Pats in NE. We’ve seen Brady go down like a little girl in clod weather.

  104. deepthreat88 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:22 PM

    Chiefsfanatic: the 9ers Dfense is 4th in points per game at 16.7, including games against GB, Seattle, Carolina, and NO. If you’ve been watching any of their games and don’t recognize the best defense in the league you need to follow another sport.

  105. tedmurph says: Nov 26, 2013 6:54 PM

    Last 2 yrs don’t mean zilch? Same coaches, most of the same players and Denver hasn’t been able to stop NE, period. That’s if Manning even gets that far. He might lose another home field, cold weather playoff game 1rst, just like last yr when Fox made him take a knee at the end of regulation.

  106. elimanningsjustthrewpick6face says: Nov 26, 2013 8:04 PM

    Being a Cowboys fan… beating the Giants off a 4 game win streak beating up on back up QB’s… 10 is too high. Defense still couldnt tackle a chicken!

  107. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 27, 2013 1:16 AM

    I have no idea why the Packers aren’t #1.

  108. rams1999 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:31 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:17 AM
    The Rams are gonna draft a bust anyways. If I were Bruce Allen, I’d do the trade for RGIII a million more times. There’s only ONE RGIII and his skillset and IQ is the best since Elway period. You’ll see, You’ll ALL see when RGIII and the Redskins win AT LEAST 3 Superbowls before he goes into the Hall of Fame in Canton. #ThankGODImaRedskinFan
    ====================================
    Just re-reading ur posts. Cant stop laughing. Were u drinking or something? Possibly could of been nice n high which is good cause is at least caused you to generate many laughs and thumbs down. Thanks for biggest laugh of day. Take care kiddo

  109. stealthjunk says: Nov 27, 2013 9:50 AM

    tedmurph says:
    Nov 26, 2013 6:54 PM
    Last 2 yrs don’t mean zilch? Same coaches, most of the same players and Denver hasn’t been able to stop NE, period. That’s if Manning even gets that far. He might lose another home field, cold weather playoff game 1rst, just like last yr when Fox made him take a knee at the end of regulation.

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

    Same players? Are you delusional? For two of the games you’re counting as relevant, Tim Tebow was Denver’s starting QB. I’ll just stop there.

  110. patriots420 says: Nov 27, 2013 10:08 AM

    steelersaregodsteam says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:54 AM
    I hope everyone enjoyed the Steelers’ brief moment of struggles because it is over. Every year it is the same story: Steeler start slow and finish strong. This year it is no different.

    Remember after starting 0-4 we said the Steelers will go on a 10-2 streak? Well now we stand at 5-6 with that streak still alive, and we’re in the race for the division.

    Why are you jealous? Is it the trophy case? Is it the historic moments? The confetti bathing? What? What did we do to you other than have unequaled success since the beginning of the Super Bowl era?

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are on the march. No one wants to see us along this march. And the final march will be the parade through Pittsburgh.

    Aaaand we march.

    ———————————

    I would like nothing more as a Patriots fan than to see the Stoolers again

  111. tedmurph says: Nov 27, 2013 12:04 PM

    @stealthjunk: as it said in my previous post, I was talking about the Denver D not being able to stop NE, that’s why I listed the last 4 pt totals Denver has given up. I said nothing about the QB, although it hasn’t seemed to make that much difference in the w/l column.

  112. slimcarolina says: Nov 28, 2013 9:07 AM

    Since week 4 there isn’t a better team in the league then Carolina

  113. gallopinggilmore says: Nov 29, 2013 11:15 AM

    Seattle is just not that impressive. If that is the best team in football, maybe there is such a thing as league parity.

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