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Week Six Power Rankings

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 9:  Marcus Sherels #35 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Getty Images

1. Vikings (5-0; last week No. 2): They’re averaging one win per injured offensive starter.

2. Patriots (4-1; No. 4): If #Tommy throws for 406 yards when he’s rusty, what will he do when he’s not?

3. Packers (3-1; No. 3): Defensive improvements are making up for an inconsistent offense.

4. Seahawks (3-1; No. 6): Soon, they’ll be vying for the top spot.

5. Steelers (4-1; No. 7): Soon, they’ll be vying for the top spot.

6. Falcons (4-1; No. 8): Soon, they’ll be vying for the top spot.

7. Broncos (4-1; No. 1): Soon, they could be in third place in their own division.

8. Raiders (4-1; No. 11): Soon, they could be holding another Super Bowl trophy.

9. Eagles (3-1; No. 5): The next hurdle for the new-look Eagles will be to learn how to win close games.

10. Cowboys (4-1; No. 12): Dak or Romo? With Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys arguably can’t go wrong.

11. Washington (3-2; No. 17): Those two losses to start the season got everyone to write them off, which is when they tend to play their best.

12. Texans (3-2; No. 10): Another year, another postseason berth with an early exit.

13. Ravens (3-2; No. 13): If you’re a failed former NFC North coach, you may be on the short list to be the next offensive coordinator.

14. Bills (3-2; No. 21): With wins over Arizona and L.A., the Bills may be the best team in the NFC West.

15. Chiefs (2-2; No. 16): Andy Reid takes his excellent post-bye record to Oakland for a revival of one of the great rivalries in the NFL.

16. Bengals (2-3; No. 14): Being the best team in Ohio will take the Bengals only so far.

17. Rams (3-2; No. 15): “Maybe we should have announced the double-secret Jeff Fisher extension before the Bills game.”

18. Cardinals (2-3; No. 19): It’s not over, but it still feels like it hasn’t gotten started.

19. Buccaneers (2-3; No. 23): 4-for-8 is acceptable for Roberto — but only if his last name was Clemente.

20. Panthers (1-4; No. 9): It’s officially time to panic.

21. Titans (2-3; No. 24): Don’t go to sleep on the Titans, even though watching their games may put you there.

22. Giants (2-3; No. 18): Yep, it was all Tom Coughlin’s fault.

23. Lions (2-3; No. 30): A much-needed win for Jim Caldwell could be the spark of confidence this team needs. To get to 7-9.

24. Colts (2-3; No. 28): Sunday’s win delays the inevitable implosion, and when it happens it will be everyone’s fault except the front office’s.

25. Saints (1-3; No. 25): Not long ago, they fought the Panthers for division supremacy. Now, they’ll be battling with them for the basement.

26. Jaguars (1-3; No. 26): Another post-London surge won’t be easy, with five of the next seven games on the road.

27. Jets (1-4; No. 20): How long until Woody Johnson hits the reset button, again?

28. Dolphins (1-4; No. 22): At least those new chairs in the refurbished stadium won’t be absorbing much wear and tear.

29. 49ers (1-4; No. 27): “Traffic problems” will plague the first quarter of every home game. And the second. And the third. And the fourth.

30. Bears (1-4; No. 29): The Bears have no plan at quarterback. Or at any other level or aspect of the organization.

31. Chargers (1-4; No. 31): With a stadium election looming, the Chargers are doing their best to attract the pity demographic.

32. Browns (0-5; No. 32): They’re gradually proving Brian Billick right.

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  1. aypeeswhippingstick says: Oct 11, 2016 11:49 AM

    Congratulations Viking fans! You should see if profootballtalk.com can give you a trophy for this ranking to put in your empty trophy case.

  2. ariani1985 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:50 AM

    big time Packer stock holder chiming in! my Packers are about 10 spots too high! our defense is garbage!

  3. vikingsftw says: Oct 11, 2016 11:50 AM

    Falcons are WAYYYY better than the Packers and they should flip spots. Most of the rest is pretty good. Poor Cleveland. They would not even be in College top 25😦

  4. footballfan825 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:51 AM

    A month ago nobody could have seen the Vikings at #1. Couldn’t have asked for a better time for a bye week.

  5. goattoday says: Oct 11, 2016 11:51 AM

    “Bengals (2-3; No. 14): Being the best team in Ohio will take the Bengals only so far.”

    Don’t forget THE Ohio State!

  6. greg2geez says: Oct 11, 2016 11:52 AM

    Almost reasonable especially compared to the bat guano ESPN put out.

  7. dreamoutloud74 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:52 AM

    31 team nicknames and 1 “Washington.” Aren’t you tired of this? Didn’t you lose this fight when that massive poll came out last year? Are you so thin skinned?

    HTTR.

  8. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 11:52 AM

    Breaking News! Tom Brady is best QB ever because he threw for 400 yards against the winless Browns. Their combined opponents record is sub-.500, maybe hold judgement until they play a team with a winning record. Meanwhile, the Bills still get knocked for beating a “depleted” pats team, even though they blanked the previously unbeaten Texans the week before. Boston Tear Party.

  9. justtherealfacts says: Oct 11, 2016 11:53 AM

    Tommy throws for 406 against the worst team in pro sport, what will he do when he is not rusty? maybe 205 and a few picks against a quality team.

  10. vikingsftw says: Oct 11, 2016 11:53 AM

    There are 10 good teams in the NFL and Florio has the right 10 listed here (not all in the correct order). 11-32 teams are really almost unwatchable they are so bad. How have we gotten so many really bad NFL teams??

  11. luvpeytonmanning says: Oct 11, 2016 11:54 AM

    Patroits beat Cleveland and you put them at 2 give me a break.

  12. Raider Jon says: Oct 11, 2016 11:55 AM

    Raiders at 8? Thank you, but I’m not ready to agree until our defense is no longer last in the league. None the less, cheers to PFT!

  13. coltluger says: Oct 11, 2016 11:55 AM

    aypeeswhippingstick says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:49 AM

    Congratulations Viking fans! You should see if profootballtalk.com can give you a trophy for this ranking to put in your empty trophy case.
    ————————————–
    You mad, bro?

  14. twcham67 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:55 AM

    to list the packers at #3 on this list is laughable at best…..you must really have a biggie for the packers, meaning it must kill you to list the VIKINGS AT #1…….

  15. weepingjebus says: Oct 11, 2016 11:55 AM

    I had been wondering how the Dolphins’ 72 club “loge” seats were doing. Hopefully somebody remembered to scotchguard them for tears.

  16. paullearnedblckjcksn says: Oct 11, 2016 11:55 AM

    I said it before (last season, in fact) and I’ll say it again; This Vikings defense is historically good. Sit back and watch the records fall, folks.

  17. Jim says: Oct 11, 2016 11:57 AM

    Rusty or Rested?

  18. paullearnedblckjcksn says: Oct 11, 2016 11:57 AM

    Packer fans…get all your empty trophy case jokes in while you can!

  19. scw1993 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:58 AM

    Fire and brimstone…the G.O.A.T. is back.

  20. 12coltsfan12 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:59 AM

    I get it, keeping the Pats out of the #1 slot increases the drama as we all know that’s where they’ll end up😥

    #indytears😥

  21. jbdvks says: Oct 11, 2016 11:59 AM

    Flying high – Vikings!

  22. richiethegreek says: Oct 11, 2016 12:00 PM

    The WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM will slide down after this Sunday’s loss to the Eagles.

  23. coltluger says: Oct 11, 2016 12:00 PM

    Packers and Seahawks too high, IMO. No way pack beats Dallas or Atlanta. We’ll see this weekend when Dallas goes to GB.

    Seahawks have proven themselves average outside the state of Washington – witness ugly loss to LA.

  24. jbdvks says: Oct 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    aypeeswhippingstick says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:49 AM

    Congratulations Viking fans! You should see if profootballtalk.com can give you a trophy for this ranking to put in your empty trophy case.
    ————————————-

    Awwwww! Are you bitter?

  25. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    It’s too bad Aaron Rodgers can’t wine and pout his way to first place. Can somebody give him a trophy for that?

  26. norseyapper says: Oct 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    At least we found out how many losses it would take to knock the Panthers out of your top ten.
    Magic number is 4.

  27. dcpatfan says: Oct 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    Tom “Terrific” Brady IS The Greatest QB Of All Time.

  28. nhpats says: Oct 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    How are the Ravens still at #13 after losing two straight games?

  29. citizenstrange says: Oct 11, 2016 12:02 PM

    The Steeler offense is unstoppable!*

    * until the next time they hang a sweet, sweet, 3 points in a road game

  30. mannyiac says: Oct 11, 2016 12:02 PM

    Soon the Patriots will take the top spot and remain there for the rest of the season.

  31. skol4life says: Oct 11, 2016 12:03 PM

    Florio gets it now finally

  32. illumination666 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:04 PM

    What?!? You put __ (insert fans team here) that low?! How dare you! You don’t know anything!!

  33. revelationary says: Oct 11, 2016 12:05 PM

    Lifelong Packers fan agreeing that the Packers are ranked too high.

    The defense is legit (well, the from 7 is, anyway) but I don’t think the offense is ever going to come close to resembling what it was a few years ago.

    What you’ve seen from the offense through four games is what they are now: Inconsistent, occasionally electric, but usually mediocre. McCarthy is nothing if not stubborn, so it’s not like he’s going to come up with a new scheme to turn things around.

  34. arrowtoyourknee says: Oct 11, 2016 12:07 PM

    Discount the Vikings all you want. They are the team to beat. But of course, I’m just yip-yapping😉
    The scoreboard looks pretty good to me!

  35. majormeatcurtains says: Oct 11, 2016 12:07 PM

    Drop 7 spots for one loss? Raves for beating the Browns? OK.

  36. flash1287 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:09 PM

    abidbillsfan says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:52 AM
    Breaking News! Tom Brady is best QB ever because he threw for 400 yards against the winless Browns. Their combined opponents record is sub-.500, maybe hold judgement until they play a team with a winning record. Meanwhile, the Bills still get knocked for beating a “depleted” pats team, even though they blanked the previously unbeaten Texans the week before. Boston Tear Party.

    Easy crybaby , you will get to see why he is the “best ever” first hand when he comes to Buffalo in a couple of weeks and kills the Bills.

  37. allight59 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:11 PM

    Packers would lose to #4-#16 on this list….

  38. metalup666 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:11 PM

    “Fire and brimstone…the G.O.A.T. is back.”

    Montana came out of retirement?

  39. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:11 PM

    “abidbillsfan says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:52 AM
    Breaking News!”

    Bills fans whining and crying about the Pats, nothing “breaking” about that “news”. All is normal.

  40. firecracker87 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM

    The only good teams on the Vikings schedule is the Packers, Eagles, and Cowboys and they’ve only played the Packers once.

    Next they meet the Eagles.
    Vikings offense: #30
    Vikings defense: #4
    Vikings passing: #23
    Vikings rushing: #32

    Eagles offense: #12
    Eagles defense: #2
    Eagles passing: #20
    Eagles rushing: #10

    I think the Eagles is going to win that one. And if the Vikings make the play-offs they’ll have to play winning teams. I wouldn’t bet on them making it very far.

  41. jag1959 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM

    Said right along the the champs should be #1 until somebody beats them and undefeated is undefeated. Vikings are where they belong. Patriots with Brady back are solid choice at 2. GB not Atlanta at 3? Looking at quality of victory how can GB and Seattle be ahead of Steelers, Falcons, Broncos? The Panthers are still getting too much PFT love, they don’t belong higher than 25

  42. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 11, 2016 12:15 PM

    “Don’t go to sleep on the Titans, even though watching their games may put you there.”

    Hah, so true! … Clearest sign of improvement? All 5 Titans games have been close and they only lost when Mariota struggled. Finally, it’s not about our QB having to overcome his teammates!

  43. bubbahotepp says: Oct 11, 2016 12:15 PM

    Oh, get over Tommy’s “rusty” 406 yard game. Yes, no doubt he is back with a vengeance, but my grandmother could be rusty and lay a couple hundred yards on the Browns.

  44. slickspielman says: Oct 11, 2016 12:16 PM

    Over/under 16 how many Jr bacon cheeseburgers can mike mccarthy eat in one sitting? Next week over/under 19 how many McChickens lacy can eat. Stay tuned folks..

  45. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 11, 2016 12:16 PM

    We will win again next week. Only one game out of first. If you don’t think they’re scared to the west, you’re wrong. Still #HeadedToHouston

  46. trailerparkking says: Oct 11, 2016 12:16 PM

    Its a good thing Tommy defied all odds to heroically defeat the mighty Cleveland Browns. Especially since the Indians out-classed and swept the Red Sox. Thank goodness for Tommy! Without him Boston would be hurting.

  47. connfyoozed says: Oct 11, 2016 12:17 PM

    Ravens are way too high. Sure, they’ve had a chance to win at the end of most of their losses, but that team scares no one right now and is a shadow of their former selves.

  48. ctiggs says: Oct 11, 2016 12:18 PM

    Ravens and both Texas teams are way too high

  49. sikoix says: Oct 11, 2016 12:18 PM

    What are the packers doing in the top 3? they lost to the only decent team they played. Who have they beat? jaguars, lions, giants. whitt doo

  50. sonhoodoo says: Oct 11, 2016 12:19 PM

    I can’t believe you have the Bears ahead of the Chargers! It’s like you just flipped a coin!

  51. sonhoodoo says: Oct 11, 2016 12:20 PM

    bubbahotepp says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:15 PM
    Oh, get over Tommy’s “rusty” 406 yard game. Yes, no doubt he is back with a vengeance, but my grandmother could be rusty and lay a couple hundred yards on the Browns.
    ——————-

    I hope they paid her.

  52. pastabelly says: Oct 11, 2016 12:23 PM

    The Bills beat Brissett and Keenum and now go up against Gabbert followed by Tannehill. They have found the winning formula.

  53. stellarperformance says: Oct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    It’s not a very strong contingent in the NFL this year. That’s why a team with one of the worst offenses in the league Power Ranked #1?

    The Vikings are good, don’t get me wrong. But are they great, unstoppable, legendary? Nope.

    They were fortunate to catch Green Bay early, and they know it. Green Bay is ranked too high at #3 but getting better each week. The #3 rank may be another indicator of the state-of-the-union throughout the NFL…….not that great.

    The Packers know what is coming at the end of the season. They aren’t worried, even though they have a much tougher remaining schedule than the Vikings. The Vikings beat an unexpectedly poor Carolina team and have an imploding Arizona on the schedule. The Packers have Seattle and the red-hot Falcons…..big difference.

    It will certainly separate the contenders from the pretenders.

  54. firecracker87 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    bubbahotepp says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:15 PM
    Oh, get over Tommy’s “rusty” 406 yard game. Yes, no doubt he is back with a vengeance, but my grandmother could be rusty and lay a couple hundred yards on the Browns.

    ———————————————————————

    The excitement is not the fact that he beat the Browns so bad. It’s the fact that he did what was expected. If he had came out against the Browns and only threw of 197 yards and 1 TD then the Pats would have some serious problems. So, it’s just confirmation that the Pats are in good shape and will be contenders for sure.

  55. smartestmanonthecinder says: Oct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    The only problem with the Vikings is the same problem they had before they lost anyone to injuries; the offensive line isn’t very good. If anything, thrusting new players in to it because of injury may actually make things better (i.e. young guys like Kerin and Easton, vets like Jake Long).

    Jags, Jets, Chargers and Bengals are better than their records and their placements here indicate. Packers, Texans, and Rams are worse.

  56. bridgeh2o says: Oct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:16 PM

    We will win again next week. Only one game out of first. If you don’t think they’re scared to the west, you’re wrong. Still #HeadedToHouston

    bridgeh2o says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

    Huh……the only way you are going to Houston is if you change the game on 12/4 to be AT HOUSTON!!!!

    DOH!!!!!!

    Carly, our defense abused Erin last time……Bradford’s 1st game-2 weeks with the team,and he outplayed Erin.

    You are gunning for 2nd, Vikes in a total other hemisphere compared to our little brother to the east.

  57. PegulaBucks says: Oct 11, 2016 12:27 PM

    so not only are the weekly picks terrible but so are your power rankings.

  58. dvdman123 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:27 PM

    Just remember the Falcons were 5-0 last season and we know how that turned out for them.

  59. nwsuccess says: Oct 11, 2016 12:28 PM

    Packers and Seahawks too high, IMO. No way pack beats Dallas or Atlanta. We’ll see this weekend when Dallas goes to GB.

    Seahawks have proven themselves average outside the state of Washington – witness ugly loss to LA.
    ___________________________________

    Congrats on forming an opinion. May be a little pre-mature considering the Hawks have only had two away games and dominated 1 of them. Losing to the Rams hasn’t been a shock to the Seahawk’s fan base for many years.

  60. vikingsgohard says: Oct 11, 2016 12:30 PM

    when I look at these rankings my unbiased opinion if I imagine the Packers playing the Falcon/Steeler/broncos/Raiders/Seagulls I cant say they’d win … just keeping it 100 …Seagulls either though there to high … I mean Rams handled them … if the Pack loses to Dallas Rodgers may come back out with his R E L A X statement

  61. EJ says: Oct 11, 2016 12:30 PM

    flash1287 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:09 PM
    abidbillsfan says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:52 AM
    Breaking News! Tom Brady is best QB ever because he threw for 400 yards against the winless Browns. Their combined opponents record is sub-.500, maybe hold judgement until they play a team with a winning record. Meanwhile, the Bills still get knocked for beating a “depleted” pats team, even though they blanked the previously unbeaten Texans the week before. Boston Tear Party.

    Easy crybaby , you will get to see why he is the “best ever” first hand when he comes to Buffalo in a couple of weeks and kills the Bills.
    _____________________________________
    I can’t wait until the Patriots come to Buffalo too! Remember, If the Patriots were “depleted” then so were the Bills… Buffalo was without Marcell Dareus, Seantrel Henderson, Sammy Watkins, Greg Salas, Reggie Ragland, Kolby Listenbee and Shaq Lawson… All starters may I add… By the time the Patriots game rolls around, 5 of those 7 guys should be back… I can’t wait!

  62. elevandoo says: Oct 11, 2016 12:31 PM

    Pats are garbage. Shut out at home by average rex ryan.

  63. barelylegal18 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:31 PM

    Its amazing on how many Packer trolls stay up to date on the Vikings success. The Pack have been mediocre at best but still keep moving up in the Power Rankings. The Falcons just beat the Broncos and they hardly moved, these rankings are just as good as all the Mock Drafts that come out.

  64. brewdogg says: Oct 11, 2016 12:33 PM

    Actually, Carl, the Packers are two ggames out of first. First you have to make up the one game behind to match Vikings record, then you have to get another one to overcome the head-to-head tiebreaker. You know, because the Packers lost to the Vikings…. Nope, not scared at all, but nice to know you’ll be in Houston to cry into your beer over being the only one there wearing green

  65. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 11, 2016 12:35 PM

    I was listening to the radio with my son when they announced the Broncos had lost and the Vikings were the last undefeated team. He asked me if that means the Vikings are the best team in the league. I told him all that means is that the Vikings are the last undefeated team. The rankings mean nothing right now. We’ll find out over the rest of the season who the best team is. Zimmer and the Vikings don’t think they’ve accomplished anything yet, and that’s why I think they have a great chance to finish atop the league in February.

  66. mark4steelers says: Oct 11, 2016 12:38 PM

    2. Patriots (4-1; No. 4): If #Tommy throws for 406 yards when he’s rusty, what will he do when he’s not?

    LOlollhahhahaaa!!!!

    They played Cleveland…’nuff said.

  67. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 12:39 PM

    Pats fan calls Bills fan crybaby, oh the irony! Can you point me in the direction where I can get fitted for my tin-foil hat?

  68. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 11, 2016 12:41 PM

    Italian HGH Brady is the most EXPERIENCED QB in the league but he is certainly not the best in the league. I’m not even convinced he is the best on the Patriots roster. With either Jimmy G or Brissette, their mobility and arm strength open up the playbook more.

  69. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 11, 2016 12:41 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    They were fortunate to catch Green Bay early, and they know it.
    ________

    Oh, sorry, I didn’t realize we had to give you a chance to warm up. Would it help if we started a new quarterback who was with the team for two weeks?

    Exactly how long does it take your coach to get his team ready to play? Our team was ready Week 1. Do you think you could be ready by Christmas Eve? Or should we postpone the game until March?

  70. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 11, 2016 12:43 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    The Packers know what is coming at the end of the season. They aren’t worried, even though they have a much tougher remaining schedule than the Vikings. The Vikings beat an unexpectedly poor Carolina team and have an imploding Arizona on the schedule. The Packers have Seattle and the red-hot Falcons…..big difference.
    ______

    Well, if you wanted the Packers to play that easy first-place schedule, they should have won the division last year.

  71. coltluger says: Oct 11, 2016 12:43 PM

    nwsuccess says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:28 PM

    Packers and Seahawks too high, IMO. No way pack beats Dallas or Atlanta. We’ll see this weekend when Dallas goes to GB.

    Seahawks have proven themselves average outside the state of Washington – witness ugly loss to LA.
    ___________________________________

    Congrats on forming an opinion. May be a little pre-mature considering the Hawks have only had two away games and dominated 1 of them. Losing to the Rams hasn’t been a shock to the Seahawk’s fan base for many years.
    ————-
    That it was premature is exactly the point. Way too high considering their level of “success.” Thanks for playing. Try again, but try to inject a little logic next time.

  72. grumpyoleman says: Oct 11, 2016 12:43 PM

    The Redskins should be higher that the Philadelphia team. Losing to the Detroit team is hard to do.

  73. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 11, 2016 12:43 PM

    Congrats to my Vikings on their first place ranking here and on the other sites except for one. I admit I don’t like the Packers but no way are they the 3rd ranked team with that sketchy offense, okay defense (but they ain’t no Minnesota or Broncos- not even close), and wins so far that aren’t exactly impressive based on who they played and how little they won by. Falcons should definitely be #3 after that win at Denver. Way too much love for the Pack, Florio

  74. skol4life says: Oct 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM
    The only good teams on the Vikings schedule is the Packers, Eagles, and Cowboys and they’ve only played the Packers once.

    Next they meet the Eagles.
    Vikings offense: #30
    Vikings defense: #4
    Vikings passing: #23
    Vikings rushing: #32

    Eagles offense: #12
    Eagles defense: #2
    Eagles passing: #20
    Eagles rushing: #10

    I think the Eagles is going to win that one. And if the Vikings make the play-offs they’ll have to play winning teams. I wouldn’t bet on them making it very far.
    ————————-
    You sound like a Packer troll throwing numbers around trying to say the Eagles will win. The Vikings only worry about the numbers on the scoreboard when the clock hits zero. Hold on to those numbers for dear life because that’s all the Eagles will have after the game. The Vikes will have the W and the Eagles pride in tow.

  75. patriot420blog says: Oct 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    I love how the Bills fans have so much confidence now because they beat the Patriots with a third string quarterback starting. You idiots really think Tom Brady equals a third string quarterback with an injured throwing hand? ROFL copter

  76. dstroi says: Oct 11, 2016 12:46 PM

    bubbahotepp says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:15 PM
    Oh, get over Tommy’s “rusty” 406 yard game. Yes, no doubt he is back with a vengeance, but my grandmother could be rusty and lay a couple hundred yards on the Browns.
    ******************************************************
    It would behoove you to do some research and come back to us when you figure out the last time a team hung 400+ yards on the Cleveland Browns. Furthermore, what are the Patriots supposed to do or say? “The Cleveland Browns stink. We shouldn’t play this team”? You play whomever is on your respected schedule. It’s not their fault that the Browns don’t put together a formidable type of team nor is it their fault that the NFL puts together a formidable type of schedule. No matter what the Patriots do or don’t do, you guys still rebuttal the same non-nonsensical mindless rhetoric that holds absolutely not validity to it. I would at least entertain the thought if you were honest and said that you hate the Patriots because they’re a successful ran organization

  77. footballfanatic says: Oct 11, 2016 12:46 PM

    QB Stats against the Browns: Wentz: 22/37, 278 yds 2 tds. Flacco: 22/45, 302 yds and 2 tds, Tannehill: 25/39, 320 yds and 3 tds., Kirk Cousins: 21/27, 283 yds and 3 td’s. So lets get off Tommy for having a good game against a team that obviously every qb does well against. Yes Pats are 4-1, the combined record against teams they’ve beat is 6-13. Cousins had a much higher completion percentage with as many td’s as Tom against this defense. Jimmy had as good as a completion percentage as tom did against the browns when he played Arizona, in his first career start ever. Of the two, id say jimmy’s performance was more impressive. Tom missed first 4 weeks, but his arm wasn’t in a sling, he was still practicing that whole time.

  78. patriot420blog says: Oct 11, 2016 12:46 PM

    Can’t wait to read all the bills fans excuses when the lose to the pats. Bills will be exposed Rex Ryan will go back to being a blowhard

  79. egroj3002 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:47 PM

    Week 7 will provide the TRUE PR order…

    Steelers vs Pats
    ‘Hawks vs Cards
    Falcons vs Chargers
    Vikings vs Eagles

    what a week of football…

  80. footballfan825 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:48 PM

    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM
    The only good teams on the Vikings schedule is the Packers, Eagles, and Cowboys and they’ve only played the Packers once.

    ——————-

    Who have the Eagles played?? You are out of your mind if you think Wentz will perform better than Rodgers, Newton, or Manning against the Vikings defense… The Eagles will be 3-3 after the Vikings game.

  81. nhpats says: Oct 11, 2016 12:50 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:41 PM
    Italian HGH Brady is the most EXPERIENCED QB in the league but he is certainly not the best in the league. I’m not even convinced he is the best on the Patriots roster. With either Jimmy G or Brissette, their mobility and arm strength open up the playbook more.

    —————

    How is your Jets QB doing? Will he throw 5 or 6 interceptions again this week? Should Todd start Geno instead? Will they ever be relevant again?

    As a Jets fan, these are the questions about which you should be worrying…. Quit obsessing over the Patriots and follow your own team….

  82. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 11, 2016 12:52 PM

    Falcons beat the #1 team and they only move from #8 to #6. Broncos lose to the #8 team while starting a rookie backup quarterback and they drop to #7. The Packers haven’t looked impressive in any of their wins, are 9-8 in their last 17 games, moved up two spots after their bye week, and they’re ranked #3. I’d love to get the rationale for some of these rankings.

  83. nhpats says: Oct 11, 2016 12:52 PM

    EJ says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:30 PM
    flash1287 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:09 PM
    abidbillsfan says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:52 AM
    Breaking News! Tom Brady is best QB ever because he threw for 400 yards against the winless Browns. Their combined opponents record is sub-.500, maybe hold judgement until they play a team with a winning record. Meanwhile, the Bills still get knocked for beating a “depleted” pats team, even though they blanked the previously unbeaten Texans the week before. Boston Tear Party.

    Easy crybaby , you will get to see why he is the “best ever” first hand when he comes to Buffalo in a couple of weeks and kills the Bills.
    _____________________________________
    I can’t wait until the Patriots come to Buffalo too! Remember, If the Patriots were “depleted” then so were the Bills… Buffalo was without Marcell Dareus, Seantrel Henderson, Sammy Watkins, Greg Salas, Reggie Ragland, Kolby Listenbee and Shaq Lawson… All starters may I add… By the time the Patriots game rolls around, 5 of those 7 guys should be back… I can’t wait!

    ———–

    Buffalo scored 16 points against the Patriots and they celebrated like they had just won the SB. Do you think that Buffalo will hold Brady to 16 points? If you do, you are dreaming…. Brady is 27-3 against Buffalo…..I like our chances.

  84. drunkraider says: Oct 11, 2016 12:52 PM

    as much as i love my Raiders, i dont think they can be top 10 with the worst Defense in the NFL. maybe around half way through the season, if they improve, we can talk about top 10.

  85. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 11, 2016 12:54 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:26 PM
    It’s not a very strong contingent in the NFL this year. That’s why a team with one of the worst offenses in the league Power Ranked #1?

    The Vikings are good, don’t get me wrong. But are they great, unstoppable, legendary? Nope.

    They were fortunate to catch Green Bay early, and they know it. Green Bay is ranked too high at #3 but getting better each week. The #3 rank may be another indicator of the state-of-the-union throughout the NFL…….not that
    —————–
    No Cheesehead, your team was fortunate to play the Vikings early, before our defense gelled and Sam Bradford got comfortable. Next time your team won’t be as fortunate, because Zimmer has Rodgers’ number and your defense is a joke compared to ours. Keep telling yourself this pure crap if it makes you feel better.

  86. jackedupboonie says: Oct 11, 2016 12:55 PM

    Pack better than Seattle…..in no universe are they better at any spot on comparison….and it includes QB.

  87. iseek11 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:55 PM

    As a Broncos fan, I prefer my boys with a chip. All offseason the narrative was that the Super Bowl was a fluke. That we would never be competitive with the players we lost and probably finish 7-9 or 6-10 or worse. With each win, respect was begrudgingly given and finally on all the rankings across the board Denver was ranked number 1. Now everyone can breathe easy. The Broncos lost, they can be dropped out of contention, predicted to fall to third in their division and be an afterthought. Perfect. A little disrespect is hust what the doctor ordered. Everybody look at Minnesota. Brady’s back. Is Dak the best rookie ever? Or is it Zeke? The Raiduhs are for real. Uh oh, the door is open for those Hawks to make another run. Yep, just keep looking that way. Don’t mind us.

  88. abninf says: Oct 11, 2016 12:57 PM

    dreamoutloud74 says:

    31 team nicknames and 1 “Washington.” Aren’t you tired of this? Didn’t you lose this fight when that massive poll came out last year? Are you so thin skinned?
    =================================

    He wants to use the Redskins name now, his only thread of hope was the trademark issue and after the court ruling that ensures they never lose theirs (that he didn’t want to report) he knows it will never change. But for him to use it again would make him lose face so he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place.

  89. flaccojumpball says: Oct 11, 2016 12:58 PM

    Remember the last time we changed coordinators the Ravens were unstoppable the rest of the way. The only team in the AFC that might have a shot vs Baltimore is Denver. The Patsies, Chargers, Chiefs and Jets of the world have No Shot. Baltimore has this year on lock. The best coach in the NFL is on our sideline. We have the best GM and best owner as well. We got this.

  90. jackedupboonie says: Oct 11, 2016 12:58 PM

    Pete Carroll…..Mike Whoever….that is enough to flip flop the ranking right there.

  91. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    Oh, but wait, Jacoby Brisset blanked the Texans! So, now it’s because of him you were blanked by the Bills? I’m confused. Buffalo was missing more players than NE, but they were depleted? NE was at home, so how does that go again? The Bengals beat NE in NE this week, Buffalo will be leading the division Monday morning.

  92. jackedupboonie says: Oct 11, 2016 1:03 PM

    To all Bronco fans…..you are done. It takes stars to stay on top. You can’t keep putting Donkey face on the greatest GM block forever. He won a super bowl against a guy who had no business being there. It’s over

  93. holeinone09 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:05 PM

    Big Ben and the high powered Steelers offense are making citizenstrange awfully crabby today. Sweet! 9 TD passes in last 2 games.

  94. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 1:05 PM

    Or how about this, the only reason the Patriots beat the Browns this week is because they were on their 4th string QB, who was then hurt, so it was a WR the rest of the way. Only reason they won, ’cause, that’s Bahston logic.

  95. stevenr1227 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:07 PM

    Titans moving on up…Hopefully we can turn the corner and string together some wins been way to long. We outplayed Minnesota (except for the 2 Mariota turnovers 14pts). Beat Detroit. Lost to the Raiders close game took back the Andre Johnson TD). Lost to the Texans (special teams debacle). Beat the Dolphins. Now Cleveland comes to town…Titan Up !!!

  96. sindiegosage says: Oct 11, 2016 1:09 PM

    Look…I get that the Chargers have lost 4 of 5. I don’t need to be reminded. But they SHOULD be 5-0 right now, even with an IR-depleted roster.

    When you step back from their pathetic performance after the 58-minute mark, there is NO WAY that SD is the 31st ranked team. I would slot them around 22 – 25. In the end, they’ve lost 4 games by 14 points. They just need to sign a dominant Closer.

  97. nhpats says: Oct 11, 2016 1:09 PM

    rabidbillsfan says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:00 PM
    Oh, but wait, Jacoby Brisset blanked the Texans! So, now it’s because of him you were blanked by the Bills? I’m confused. Buffalo was missing more players than NE, but they were depleted? NE was at home, so how does that go again? The Bengals beat NE in NE this week, Buffalo will be leading the division Monday morning.

    ———–

    Brisset was injured…..and had only started one game in his career. I will take Brady’s 27-3 record against the Bills as all the confidence I need that the Pats will handle business against the Bills. Congrats on your win.

  98. blessedunliketherest says: Oct 11, 2016 1:09 PM

    Bills fans last week: We shut out the Patriots. Doesn’t matter that it was an injured 3rd string QB. We owned the Pats

    Bills fans this week: Easy on crowing Brady. He beat the Cleveland Browns.

    Hypocrisy at its finest. Its ok for the cesspool Buffalo Bills to brag about beating the Pats with a depleted roster, but Brady goes out after a 4-game absence due to mother nature and picks up right where he left off and the Bills are beside themselves. Its ok, I get it. Usually by mid-October your season is already over.

  99. bkostela says: Oct 11, 2016 1:11 PM

    The last 3.5 seasons under Coughlin, the Giants were 22-34. Granted the team looks no better this season, the rookie coach certainly doesn’t have them playing any worse then they played under Coughlin.

  100. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 1:16 PM

    Pats fans this week “Brady’s back, picked up where he left off, Bills suck!”

    Last week- “Buffalo only shut us out at home ’cause we had a third string QB”.

    Again, Browns, Cody Kessler started, 3rd string, gets injured, Whitehurst/Pryor finish.

  101. h0metownzero says: Oct 11, 2016 1:17 PM

    Zero.

    That’s the number of championships the Vikings have won in their entire embarrassing 50 + year history. That ain’t changing anytime soon.

  102. purplepackerhater says: Oct 11, 2016 1:18 PM

    The Pack will lose this week and stay at #3, some how. The Vikes are on a bye and will drop to #4, some how. Whoever beats Cleveland gets bumped up 5 spots, some how.

  103. 13worldchampioinships says: Oct 11, 2016 1:18 PM

    Why aren’t the Packers # 1? They’ve won superbowls before.

  104. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 11, 2016 1:23 PM

    This is perfect. The Vikings have finally reached number one in PFT Power Rankings, their greatest achievement ever, but the little purple doggies are still yip-yapping at that big bad dog they fear so greatly.

    Yip-yap, little doggies! Yip-yap!

  105. jjackwagon says: Oct 11, 2016 1:24 PM

    flaccojumpball says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:58 PM
    Remember the last time we changed coordinators the Ravens were unstoppable the rest of the way. The only team in the AFC that might have a shot vs Baltimore is Denver. The Patsies, Chargers, Chiefs and Jets of the world have No Shot. Baltimore has this year on lock. The best coach in the NFL is on our sideline. We have the best GM and best owner as well. We got this.
    —————————————————————-
    You’ve already lost to the Raiders, which indicates that there are at least 10 more teams in the AFC that have an above average chance of beating the Ravens. The only thing you’ve “got” is 3 wins over the Bills, Browns & Jags. Which means you might finish 5-11 this year.

  106. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 11, 2016 1:24 PM

    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM
    The only good teams on the Vikings schedule is the Packers, Eagles, and Cowboys and they’ve only played the Packers once.

    Next they meet the Eagles.
    Vikings offense: #30
    Vikings defense: #4
    Vikings passing: #23
    Vikings rushing: #32

    Eagles offense: #12
    Eagles defense: #2
    Eagles passing: #20
    Eagles rushing: #10

    I think the Eagles is going to win that one. And if the Vikings make the play-offs they’ll have to play winning teams. I wouldn’t bet on them making it very far.
    ————————-

    I like Wentz, I really do. But those numbers you are using are mostly meaningless.

    I could spout off and say:

    Vikes D best in NFL

    Points/Game 12.6 best in NFL
    Yards/play 4.4 best in NFL
    Sacks 19 tied for best in NFL
    Interceptions 7 tied for second in NFL

    But yeah they are 4th in yards per game. So I guess the eagles will destroy the vikes or something…

  107. slickspielman says: Oct 11, 2016 1:25 PM

    Per Adam Shefter, according to his sources 90% of Panther fans are bandwagon and talking to new teams as soon as today.

  108. snakeplizkn says: Oct 11, 2016 1:26 PM

    Skins jump to 11 from 17….because…. the Ravens fumble an interception return.

    Yeah, makes sense.

    Actually everyone “wrote them off” because they are not a good football team.

  109. nhpats says: Oct 11, 2016 1:26 PM

    rabidbillsfan says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:16 PM
    Pats fans this week “Brady’s back, picked up where he left off, Bills suck!”

    Last week- “Buffalo only shut us out at home ’cause we had a third string QB”.

    Again, Browns, Cody Kessler started, 3rd string, gets injured, Whitehurst/Pryor finish.

    ———————

    True….when the Pats play the Bills again next time we will see them as a 3rd string team….

    Brady: 27-3 against the Bills. Soon to be 28-3.

  110. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 11, 2016 1:27 PM

    stevenr1227 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:07 PM

    Titans moving on up…Hopefully we can turn the corner and string together some wins been way to long. We outplayed Minnesota (except for the 2 Mariota turnovers 14pts).
    ______

    I’m glad you’re happy about your team and good luck the rest of the way, but you outplayed Minnesota in the first half only, while they were starting Shaun Hill. Your team was outscored 25-0 in the second half until they got a late garbage-time TD.

  111. blessedunliketherest says: Oct 11, 2016 1:27 PM

    Pats fans this week “Brady’s back, picked up where he left off, Bills suck!”

    Last week- “Buffalo only shut us out at home ’cause we had a third string QB”.

    Again, Brown
    __________________________________________

    And that combo put up 13 points, as opposed to your prolific offense and its starting QB who were only able to put up 16 points.

    I get it. The Bills fans are on cloud 9. They have won 3 in a row and finally, after all these years, beat the Patriots (with a 3rd string, injured QB). Enjoy it now. We have all seen this movie before and know how it ends.

  112. toddc612 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:27 PM

    Hey, stevenr1277:

    > We outplayed Minnesota (except for the 2 Mariota turnovers 14pts).

    Umm, huh? Let’s see.. it doesn’t look like you outplayed them when you get beat. See how that works?

    And I’m sure the Vikings defense had nothing to do with those turnovers. As long as you outplayed them, right?

    *facepalm*

  113. djvh2 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:30 PM

    Packers fan here and will say it again this week. The Packers are ranked too high. Based on talent you could say they deserve to be in the top 3, but if you include the head coach they are lucky to be in the top half. He’s had more than a year to correct his mistakes on offense but hasn’t even recognized there is an issue.

    Like I’ve said before, the Packers have better players than the Vikings at EVERY offensive position except TE, yet the Vikings flood zones, do pick plays, double moves, etc, to get there lackluster talent open, whereas McCarthy does nothing and likes it.

  114. wiscobball says: Oct 11, 2016 1:30 PM

    Panthers last year were way better than the Vikings this year and see what happened there? Just saying that there is a bunch of games left to play … Nothing is a given at this point.

  115. rabidbillsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 1:31 PM

    “Bills 1st team scored 16 points, you suck!”

    Your right, we should have stopped after the first point, that’s all it would have taken.

  116. thermalito says: Oct 11, 2016 1:31 PM

    How are the awful Santa Clara Social Justice Warriors ranked ahead of the Chargers or really any team for that matter?

  117. TitanUp 1999 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:34 PM

    Titans will win the AFC South, book it!

  118. ickky says: Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM

    “Zero.

    That’s the number of championships the Vikings have won in their entire embarrassing 50 + year history. That ain’t changing anytime soon.”

    Except for that time in 1969 when the Vikings beat the Browns 27-7 to win the NFL Championship.
    Obviously they are over-due for another.

  119. sikoix says: Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM

    That “terrible” Vikings offense has turned the ball over 0 times this season. How many top ten offenses can say that.

  120. footballfanatic says: Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM

    blessedunliketherest says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:27 PM

    To be fair, the bills are missing their BEST and arguable 3rd best defensive player. Not to mention no sammy watkins. Thats more detrimental than no brady, considering the back up and 3rd string rookie’s numbers combined rank around 10th best in the NFL. If brady goes down that team is still on pace for 12 wins this yr, they won 11 with Cassell. Call brady whatever u want, but if the man can only get you maybe 2 more wins than a back up- he aint the ‘goat’. When Manning went down that team wins 3 games. THATS the difference between the best ever and a guy in a good system that EVERYONE succeeds in.

  121. chippys lost binky says: Oct 11, 2016 1:39 PM

    iseek11 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:55 PM
    With each win, respect was begrudgingly given and finally on all the rankings across the board Denver was ranked number 1.
    +++++++++++++++

    The Broncos were deservedly at #1 in each of PFT’s previous 5 power rankings. They dropped because they lost, that’s usually how it goes with power rankings.

  122. tqaztec says: Oct 11, 2016 1:41 PM

    Vikings?

    Number 1?

    Maybe Trump is gonna win

  123. tyelee says: Oct 11, 2016 1:43 PM

    Did any of these people see or hear about the game last night, the bucs and panthers should be in the same running as Browns, chargers and Bears….

  124. footballfanatic says: Oct 11, 2016 1:43 PM

    Tom Brady against the browns: 28/40 (70% completion rate), 3 tds, 0 int’s, rating of 127. Jimmy Garappolo against a better Dolphins defense: 18/26 (70% completions rate), 3 tds, 0 ints and a rating of 135 IN 26 MINUTES OF PLAY! Thats less than one half of football and he accomplished as much as tom brady did in a whole game against a worse team. Tell me more about how tom is the ‘goat’ and does nothing no one else can do lol.

  125. mikebel11 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:44 PM

    New England beats the winless 32nd ranked team to go 4-1 and moves up 2 spots.

    Atlanta beats the unbeaten 1st ranked team to go 4-1 (and looks thoroughly dominant doing it) and also moves up just 2 spots.

    Not saying New England doesn’t deserve to be there. They do, especially with Brady back, but the Seahawks have wins against Miami, San Fran, New York. So does almost every other team who have played those three. And the packers have wins against three losing record teams, all of which had back up running backs playing. Little too much credit for years past on those two I think. They’re both good teams, but so far Atlanta has looked to be better this year. We’ll see this week in Seattle I guess and I’m betting that great Green Bay run D gets a reality check playing a team that can actually run the ball. Stop Elliot and I’ll believe it.

  126. joetoronto says: Oct 11, 2016 1:44 PM

    I’m jealous of Buffalo that they have a team to root for, and a team with a winning record to boot. The Bills are awesome. I just wish I had a team to root for in Toronto.

  127. joetoronto says: Oct 11, 2016 1:47 PM

    Buffalo scored 16 points against the Patriots and they celebrated like they had just won the SB. Do you think that Buffalo will hold Brady to 16 points? If you do, you are dreaming…. Brady is 27-3 against Buffalo…..I like our chances.

    —-

    “We’re only gonna score 17 points? Haha, ok!”

    Final score: NYG 17, NE 14

  128. flash1287 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:51 PM

    THATS the difference between the best ever and a guy in a good system that EVERYONE succeeds in.

    Then why was Drew Bledsoe 5-13 in that “system”

    Why is Bill B. Record as 21-19 since he has been in NE without Brady as the starter?

  129. stellarperformance says: Oct 11, 2016 2:02 PM

    ickky says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM
    Except for that time in 1969 when the Vikings beat the Browns 27-7 to win the NFL Championship.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    That’s only true if the Packers then have (15) Championships, not (13.)

    You figure it out.

  130. lambeaudungbarn says: Oct 11, 2016 2:14 PM

    When are you guys going to learn there are two sets of rules
    in the power rankings, One for the Packers and media lust,
    believing by boosting for the Packers will be make them tuff.
    That is a myth that they started themselves..
    And one for the other 31 teams!
    Packers belong below the Falcons, Broncos, Steelers and Eagles. The Seahawks one below the Packers.

  131. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 11, 2016 2:21 PM

    What amazes me is that anybody, anywhere, can take any of these power rankings seriously. They’re nothing more than the subjective opinions of whoever compiles them.

    None of them are ever in agreement and oftentimes it’s by a lot. One guy’s fourth is another guy’s sixth, and another guy’s ninth or tenth.

  132. purplepride11 says: Oct 11, 2016 2:37 PM

    thisistheonlygame says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:24 PM
    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM
    The only good teams on the Vikings schedule is the Packers, Eagles, and Cowboys and they’ve only played the Packers once.

    Next they meet the Eagles.
    Vikings offense: #30
    Vikings defense: #4
    Vikings passing: #23
    Vikings rushing: #32

    Eagles offense: #12
    Eagles defense: #2
    Eagles passing: #20
    Eagles rushing: #10

    I think the Eagles is going to win that one. And if the Vikings make the play-offs they’ll have to play winning teams. I wouldn’t bet on them making it very far.
    ————————-

    I like Wentz, I really do. But those numbers you are using are mostly meaningless.

    I could spout off and say:

    Vikes D best in NFL

    Points/Game 12.6 best in NFL
    Yards/play 4.4 best in NFL
    Sacks 19 tied for best in NFL
    Interceptions 7 tied for second in NFL

    But yeah they are 4th in yards per game. So I guess the eagles will destroy the vikes or something…

    This is true, the Vikings defense is # 1 in points given up per game. That right there is the only defensive stat that matters.

  133. lambeaudungbarn says: Oct 11, 2016 2:37 PM

    Packers at #3 HA HA!
    The people doing the ranking ALWAYS bring the strength of schedule into the formula…EXCEPT when it is ol’ Green Bay with THE EASIEST SCHEDULE IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE THIS YEAR!
    Your obvious Packer lovefest is getting pretty sickening.
    Nobody mentions Minnesotas 7 game regular season winning streak going back to last year. You say Minnie hasn’t played anybody? EXCEPT BEATING THE BAY 2X during that stretch of games.

  134. ftomasic1961 says: Oct 11, 2016 2:39 PM

    G.O.A.T.????

    really? hows that 18 and DONE sitting with you folks?

    Eli OWNS BRADY IN THE BIG GAMES….TWICE!!

    THE g.o.a.t. doesnt lose twice in the superbowl to the same qb…..

  135. tomwill21 says: Oct 11, 2016 2:39 PM

    Raiders going 4-7 the rest of the way. This is an 8-8 team. Defense is stinky outside of Mack. But Joseph looks like a player.

  136. willycents says: Oct 11, 2016 2:48 PM

    With Seiman, Denver ranks 1 – 2. With numbnuts they rank about 15

  137. coltluger says: Oct 11, 2016 2:54 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    It’s not a very strong contingent in the NFL this year. That’s why a team with one of the worst offenses in the league Power Ranked #1?

    The Vikings are good, don’t get me wrong. But are they great, unstoppable, legendary? Nope.

    They were fortunate to catch Green Bay early, and they know it. Green Bay is ranked too high at #3 but getting better each week. The #3 rank may be another indicator of the state-of-the-union throughout the NFL…….not that great.
    ____________________
    So McMuffin and Rodgers weren’t ready? We had a QB with about 10 days in a new system, and he didn’t throw a pick or fumble three times. I thought the head coach’s job was to get the team ready every week, not just late in the season.

    One more thing – Rio Rodgers seems to be throwing more and more picks each week, so maybe it was a good thing GB played MN early, since Rio was much less likely to throw picks in week 2. It was a good try though.

  138. skol4life says: Oct 11, 2016 2:55 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:21 PM
    What amazes me is that anybody, anywhere, can take any of these power rankings seriously. They’re nothing more than the subjective opinions of whoever compiles them.

    None of them are ever in agreement and oftentimes it’s by a lot. One guy’s fourth is another guy’s sixth, and another guy’s ninth or tenth.
    ————————-
    For once I might agree with you brussel sprout. After seeing the Packers ahead of 9 teams that would beat them, how much water does this thing really hold?

  139. scw1993 says: Oct 11, 2016 3:05 PM

    metalup666 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:11 PM

    “Fire and brimstone…the G.O.A.T. is back.”

    Montana came out of retirement?

    ——————————————————
    It’s sure not anyone on the Cowgirls…but you can keep hoping that Romo plays more than 2 consecutive games without taking an extended vacay. Brady is the G.O.A.T. and always will be.

  140. iseek11 says: Oct 11, 2016 3:06 PM

    chippys lost binky says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:39 PM
    iseek11 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:55 PM
    With each win, respect was begrudgingly given and finally on all the rankings across the board Denver was ranked number 1.
    +++++++++++++++

    The Broncos were deservedly at #1 in each of PFT’s previous 5 power rankings. They dropped because they lost, that’s usually how it goes with power rankings.
    _____________

    Look again chippy. Carolina ranked #1 to start season with comment on how quick Denver would fall. After losing to us, did we take #1? Nope. Patriots for weeks until they lost. Then they dropped only a couple spots after losing at home to a middling Buffalo team. We lost to the top offensive team and dropped to 7 with typical comment accompanying it. But don’t confuse me with the typical Patriot persecution complex. I get it. Denver is unconventional. Hard to understand. Easy to write off as lucky. So keep looking elsewhere at the shiny objects. We’ll keep grinding.

  141. steelcurtainn says: Oct 11, 2016 3:15 PM

    The Steelers dont care about power rankings. They care about superbowl wins.

  142. iseek11 says: Oct 11, 2016 3:15 PM

    I read to many ranking sites. PFT is the site that keeps champs on top until they lose. While I remember the predictions of falling, I was lumping them with NFL network and espn etc. Gotta eat crow on this one.

  143. johngaltwho says: Oct 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    It really is nice to see Vikings fans enjoying October football again. In fact its charming when they boast about the guaranteed superbowl they are planning on winning and how bad the Packers are… Its even better when they pretend to be Packer fans and then say self deprecating things about their team. They deserve this after decades of football futility and wasting the career of the best running back in the game. Its perfectly understandable that they lack perspective on the ups and downs of a sixteen game season – and then some.

  144. sirmetaphor says: Oct 11, 2016 3:21 PM

    Patriots haven’t played a real team yet. Just wait til #Tommy feels a pass rush.

  145. araidersfan says: Oct 11, 2016 3:26 PM

    Power rankings are fun but they don’t mean much to me. As a Raider fan the only ranking that’ll matter to me is for my team to be good enough to qualify for a playoff spot and to perhaps make a bit of noise in the postseason. The 2016 season is still to young to predict that with certainty despite the encouraging record so far.

  146. sirmetaphor says: Oct 11, 2016 3:26 PM

    The Eagles and Redskins won’t make the playoffs.

  147. nhpats says: Oct 11, 2016 3:27 PM

    ftomasic1961 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:39 PM
    G.O.A.T.????

    really? hows that 18 and DONE sitting with you folks?

    Eli OWNS BRADY IN THE BIG GAMES….TWICE!!

    THE g.o.a.t. doesnt lose twice in the superbowl to the same qb…..

    ————

    that’s good news for Brady as Eli has played in his last “big game”….. The Giants will not make the playoffs again this season…..and probably not for a while the way they are playing….

  148. gisellichek says: Oct 11, 2016 3:28 PM

    Love it… Love it All!

    Vikings Rule 2016!

  149. alltee says: Oct 11, 2016 3:30 PM

    G.O.A.T.????

    really? hows that 18 and DONE sitting with you folks?

    Eli OWNS BRADY IN THE BIG GAMES….TWICE!!

    THE g.o.a.t. doesnt lose twice in the superbowl to the same qb…..

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    too bad eli doesnt play brady, as brady took the lead in the final minutes of both of those games only to watch his defence give it up. im sure eli will be remembered for being a better QB than brady

    man i wish we had eli running our team, what an honour to go the playoffs less then half the seasons you have been in the league, and dont forget to add this season to your long list of missing the playoffs under the great eli manning

  150. FlashPatterson says: Oct 11, 2016 3:30 PM

    footballfan825 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:51 AM
    A month ago nobody could have seen the Vikings at #1. Couldn’t have asked for a better time for a bye week.
    ——————–
    Too early IMO.. they are on a roll. Its like taking lunch break at 1030 instead of noon. That last half of the day gets long

  151. nhpats says: Oct 11, 2016 3:31 PM

    Dang…..from reading these posts I really do believe Bills fans think they just won the SB!!!

  152. wildinminny says: Oct 11, 2016 3:37 PM

    3 keys to winning games. Defense, turnovers, running the ball. Vikes have 2 of the 3. Dominant defense, leading the league in takeaways and offense has not turned the ball over. I think those 2 can make up for the lack of running game. Going to be very tough team to beat with that defense aslong as the offense doenst give the ball away. If Vikings get homefield in playoffs I like their chances of going to Houston to see either Pittsburgh or New England.

  153. mmack66 says: Oct 11, 2016 3:39 PM

    vikingsftw says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:53 AM

    There are 10 good teams in the NFL and Florio has the right 10 listed here (not all in the correct order). 11-32 teams are really almost unwatchable they are so bad. How have we gotten so many really bad NFL teams??
    ————————

    From the Owners and the League Office futilely attempting to engineer parity.

  154. mmack66 says: Oct 11, 2016 3:46 PM

    sirmetaphor says:
    Oct 11, 2016 3:21 PM

    Patriots haven’t played a real team yet. Just wait til #Tommy feels a pass rush.
    ———————–

    They can’t help it that there simply aren’t very many “real” teams.

    As for Brady, why do people keep talking like he is a rookie? He has nothing left to prove to anyone.

    Besides, he played against a pretty good pass rush last year in the AFC Championship game, and the game went down to the wire.

  155. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 11, 2016 3:47 PM

    skol4life says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:55 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:21 PM
    What amazes me is that anybody, anywhere, can take any of these power rankings seriously. They’re nothing more than the subjective opinions of whoever compiles them.

    None of them are ever in agreement and oftentimes it’s by a lot. One guy’s fourth is another guy’s sixth, and another guy’s ninth or tenth.
    ————————-
    For once I might agree with you brussel sprout. After seeing the Packers ahead of 9 teams that would beat them, how much water does this thing really hold?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It always gives me a smile when you purples reaffirm just how deeply the Packers and Packer fans reside in your heads. Thanks!

  156. housemusic1200 says: Oct 11, 2016 4:25 PM

    johngaltwho says:
    Oct 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    It really is nice to see Vikings fans enjoying October football again. In fact its charming when they boast about the guaranteed superbowl they are planning on winning and how bad the Packers are…

    ////////////////////////////////////

    So where are all if these Viking fans that you speak of? You know, the ones that are picking out their spot on the Super Bowl parade route? Hmmmmm, funny, I have yet to find somebody on here that’s making those statements. I do however see plenty of people that are genuinely excited about a team doing very well despite dealing with an unprecedented amount of adversity. Yes, there are purple trolls on here that like to take cheap shots are the green gold, but the majority of us “Queens” are realistic enough to know that the next epic meltdown/choke could be right around the corner. Personally, I could care less about winning a division championship, against a banged up Packer squad. That’s really not bragging rights if you ask me. Do it consistently, and maybe we can brag a little.

  157. imodan says: Oct 11, 2016 4:28 PM

    rabidbillsfan says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:39 PM

    Pats fan calls Bills fan crybaby, oh the irony! Can you point me in the direction where I can get fitted for my tin-foil hat?
    ———————————————————
    When I read statements like this from long suffering fan bases I feel a sense of pity for them. They look forward to winning off seasons and beating one handed third string QB’s. Three game winning streaks are reason to dance in the street. I don’t blame them for crowing when the opportunity arises as rarely as it does for these rabid fans. 5 games into a 16 game season and they actually don’t suck yet, a moral victory if ever there was one. Whatever, enjoy it Bills fan. Winter’s just around the corner and soon enough you’ll be sitting in the cold and snow remembering the glory days when you lost 4 Super Bowls in a row. A feat that will never be repeated. And on the field there will be Rex, mouth wide open, clueless about how it all went wrong…….again.

  158. metalup666 says: Oct 11, 2016 4:41 PM

    “Fire and brimstone…the G.O.A.T. is back.”

    “Montana came out of retirement?”

    “It’s sure not anyone on the Cowgirls…but you can keep hoping that Romo plays more than 2 consecutive games without taking an extended vacay. Brady is the G.O.A.T. and always will be.”

    Pretty sure Montana didn’t play for Dallas…

  159. joetoronto says: Oct 11, 2016 4:58 PM

    too bad eli doesnt play brady, as brady took the lead in the final minutes of both of those games only to watch his defence give it up. im sure eli will be remembered for being a better QB than brady

    man i wish we had eli running our team, what an honour to go the playoffs less then half the seasons you have been in the league, and dont forget to add this season to your long list of missing the playoffs under the great eli manning

    —–

    This is the funniest argument. Patriots fans have for years declared Brady to be the best, and derided Peyton Manning, who played with garbage defenses. But then when the Mannings go 5-1 against him on the biggest stage (the AFC Championship for Peyton, the Super Bowl for Eli), the argument becomes “well Brady isn’t on the field against him”.

    You guys are hilarious.

  160. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 11, 2016 4:59 PM

    djvh2 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:30 PM

    Like I’ve said before, the Packers have better players than the Vikings at EVERY offensive position except TE, yet the Vikings flood zones, do pick plays, double moves, etc, to get there lackluster talent open, whereas McCarthy does nothing and likes it.
    _________

    I don’t know, dude, you might be living in 2014. How many people out there would take Jordy Nelson over Stefon Diggs right now? And Li’l Aaron’s best days appear to be behind him, whereas Bradford is looking like he’s about to realize his potential. I wouldn’t mind swapping offensive lines, though.

  161. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 11, 2016 5:18 PM

    stellarperf0rmance says:
    0ct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    It’s not a very strong contingent in the NFL this year. That’s why a team with one of the worst offenses in the league Power Ranked #1?

    The Vikings are good, don’t get me wrong. But are they great, unstoppable, legendary? Nope.

    They were fortunate to catch Green Bay early, and they know it. Green Bay is ranked too high at #3 but getting better each week. The #3 rank may be another indicator of the state-of-the-union throughout the NFL…….not that great.

    The Packers know what is coming at the end of the season. They aren’t worried, even though they have a much tougher remaining schedule than the Vikings. The Vikings beat an unexpectedly poor Carolina team and have an imploding Arizona on the schedule. The Packers have Seattle and the red-hot Falcons…..big difference.

    It will certainly separate the contenders from the pretenders.

    ____________

    This is what happens when someone is wearing GB Cheese-goggles and have the Selecti-Vision dial turned up to 11.

  162. avengers2014 says: Oct 11, 2016 5:28 PM

    Im not sure if the Redskins are where they should be?

    Do you guys think the Redskins are where they should be?

    Tell me where the Redskins should be on that list?

    I wonder where the Redskins think the Redskins should be

  163. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 11, 2016 5:59 PM

    stellarperf0rmance says:
    0ct 11, 2016 12:26 PM

    It’s not a very strong contingent in the NFL this year. That’s why a team with one of the worst offenses in the league Power Ranked #1?
    _________

    Lil’ Aaron Rodgers
    QBR; 87.7
    Completion percenatge; 56.1%,
    Average Per Attempt; 6.3 Yds.
    3 Ints., 3 Fumbles.

    Sam Bradford
    QBR; 109.8
    Completion Percentage; 70.4%
    Average Per Attempt; 7.9 Yds.
    0 Ints. 0 Fumbles

    Welcome to 2016.

  164. icebowler says: Oct 11, 2016 6:04 PM

    footballfan825 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:51 AM
    A month ago nobody could have seen the Vikings at #1. Couldn’t have asked for a better time for a bye week.
    __________________________________
    You’re on a roll. Why would you want a bye week now?.

    You may want it later if your defense gets decimated by injuries like the other 3 teams in the NFC North are currently experiencing.

  165. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 11, 2016 6:08 PM

    Mostly accurate, except I would’ve put the Packers at #1.

  166. contra74 says: Oct 11, 2016 6:20 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:02 PM
    ickky says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM
    Except for that time in 1969 when the Vikings beat the Browns 27-7 to win the NFL Championship.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    That’s only true if the Packers then have (15) Championships, not (13.)

    You figure it out.
    —–
    We already have, the Vikings have 1 championship.

    For some reason it’s only the packer fans that have a hard time accepting the Vikings championship.

    Go ahead and give yourself 2, heck give yourself 6 or 7, extra championships to make you feel better about us having 1.

    What an entitled bunch of second place whiners.

  167. skol4life says: Oct 11, 2016 6:40 PM

    icebowler says:
    Oct 11, 2016 6:04 PM
    footballfan825 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:51 AM
    A month ago nobody could have seen the Vikings at #1. Couldn’t have asked for a better time for a bye week.
    __________________________________
    You’re on a roll. Why would you want a bye week now?.

    You may want it later if your defense gets decimated by injuries like the other 3 teams in the NFC North are currently experiencing.
    —————————————
    So you cheese turds are making excuses already? You won’t get any excuses from us. You want sympathy? You won’t get that either. The Vikings Franchise QB, HOF RB, Sarting LT, RT, RG, DT, 2 TEs and a partridge in a pear tree. What more do you want?! Take your excuses and shove em!!

  168. 440Barracuda says: Oct 11, 2016 7:19 PM

    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM
    The only good teams on the Vikings schedule is the Packers, Eagles, and Cowboys and they’ve only played the Packers once.

    Next they meet the Eagles.
    Vikings offense: #30
    Vikings defense: #4
    Vikings passing: #23
    Vikings rushing: #32

    Eagles offense: #12
    Eagles defense: #2
    Eagles passing: #20
    Eagles rushing: #10

    I think the Eagles is going to win that one. And if the Vikings make the play-offs they’ll have to play winning teams. I wouldn’t bet on them making it very far.

    ———————————

    HA HA HA HA! Like the Eagles rankings aren’t skewed because they played the Browns, Bears and Lions?!?! Sure, they laid out the Steelers in an impressive way, but playing the 2 worst teams and one of the 5 worst teams in the league, make their rankings look much better than other teams.

  169. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 11, 2016 7:54 PM

    Comparing the Vikings/Eagles by yards? Who cares?

    Here’s by points (the stat that shows on the scoreboard);

    Vikings O: 13th

    Vikings D: 1st

    Should be a good game.

  170. lambeaudungbarn says: Oct 11, 2016 8:24 PM

    purplepride11 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 2:37 PM
    thisistheonlygame says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:24 PM
    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM
    The only good teams on the Vikings schedule is the Packers, Eagles, and Cowboys and they’ve only played the Packers once.

    Next they meet the Eagles.
    Vikings offense: #30
    Vikings defense: #4
    Vikings passing: #23
    Vikings rushing: #32

    Eagles offense: #12
    Eagles defense: #2
    Eagles passing: #20
    Eagles rushing: #10

    I think the Eagles is going to win that one. And if the Vikings make the play-offs they’ll have to play winning teams. I wouldn’t bet on them making it very far.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    In the next 7 games Philly will only win 1 more game!
    They just caught the Steelers on a bad day.

  171. icebowler says: Oct 11, 2016 8:31 PM

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Oct 11, 2016 12:43 PM
    Congrats to my Vikings on their first place ranking here and on the other sites except for one. I admit I don’t like the Packers but no way are they the 3rd ranked team with that sketchy offense, okay defense (but they ain’t no Minnesota or Broncos- not even close), and wins so far that aren’t exactly impressive based on who they played and how little they won by. Falcons should definitely be #3 after that win at Denver. Way too much love for the Pack, Florio
    ___________________________________
    I realize this is your first year on pft, so I’ll clue you in. Ranking the Packers at least five spots too high has been SOP at pft for a few years now. You can’t blame them, it usually doubles their traffic on this site, especially this early in the year.
    PS: Please note that the Vikings now have nowhere to go but down:)

  172. icebowler says: Oct 11, 2016 8:52 PM

    footballfan825 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:51 AM
    A month ago nobody could have seen the Vikings at #1. Couldn’t have asked for a better time for a bye week.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Even though they’re on a roll, their happy about having a bye week this early. I guess it’s the only way that they can stay undefeated one more week, before crashing back to reality in Philly in two weeks.

  173. gerbschmidtsucks says: Oct 11, 2016 10:17 PM

    Packers at 3 is a big reach.

  174. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 11, 2016 10:37 PM

    Rodgers shouldn’t be blamed for having terrible receivers this year.

  175. aj66shanghai says: Oct 11, 2016 10:43 PM

    Vikings fans are adorable!

  176. bartpkelly says: Oct 12, 2016 1:15 AM

    Chargers are ranked way too low.

  177. chippys lost binky says: Oct 12, 2016 9:28 AM

    iseek11 says:
    Oct 11, 2016 3:06 PM
    Look again chippy. Carolina ranked #1 to start season with comment on how quick Denver would fall. After losing to us, did we take #1?
    +++++++++++++

    Type power rankings in the search box above. Denver was at #1 in every ranking PFT has posted until this one. I stated in my previous post they deserved to be. NE has not been no higher than 2 and as low as 4. Your outrage is misplaced, I haven’t posted anything negative about Denver, they are a great team.

  178. bkrog says: Oct 12, 2016 10:47 AM

    Please tell me how Miami is not #32? They should have lost to the Browns third string quarterback.

    They are by far, the worst team in football.

  179. greenmtnboy31 says: Oct 12, 2016 12:40 PM

    Garbage rankings that would put Seattle or GB ahead of Atlanta or Pittsburgh.

    I have no idea why your sniffing GB’s jock when they haven’t beaten any decent teams; Jax, Det & NYG, and Seattle isn’t much different with SF, Miami & the JETS with their combined three wins?????

    Utter and complete stinky garbage.

  180. nwsuccess says: Oct 12, 2016 2:13 PM

    greenmtnboy31 says:
    Oct 12, 2016 12:40 PM

    Garbage rankings that would put Seattle or GB ahead of Atlanta or Pittsburgh.

    I have no idea why your sniffing GB’s jock when they haven’t beaten any decent teams; Jax, Det & NYG, and Seattle isn’t much different with SF, Miami & the JETS with their combined three wins?????

    Utter and complete stinky garbage.
    __________________________________
    We will find out if they deserve to be above the Falcons this weekend, and then you can go complain about something that actually matters.

  181. azwildcats96 says: Oct 12, 2016 4:37 PM

    Remember that time when the Broncos had just won the Super Bowl and the next year the Vikings were the team to beat but they lost to the Falcons in overtime because of a missed field goal in regulation and the Broncos went on to whoop the Falcons in the Super Bowl??? Is history repeating itself???? WEIRD

  182. purplepackerhater says: Oct 12, 2016 4:54 PM

    Vikings bye is perfect timing since we’ve got the half of the team not already on IR dealing with injuries. Couple weeks of rehab will at least get us closer to 80% healthy, which is the most we can hope for this season.

    Which will just make our second NFCN Division Title all the more impressive.

  183. 46namredyps11 says: Oct 12, 2016 10:21 PM

    Shame the Bills wasted half their wins this early in the season.

  184. j huber says: Oct 13, 2016 1:28 AM

    The ‘girls need to dump Romo. It won’t be three weeks before he’s back on IR. That’s three more weeks for Dak, who is is currently kicking butt. Time to say Adios Tony. (amigo)

    And JJ makes such good decisions, he deserves a huge raise, and a contract forever extension. Yup. keep them ‘girls 8-8 forever.

  185. countyk66ers says: Oct 13, 2016 2:20 PM

    LOL the Vikings would have lost to the Packers if MM doesn’t defer and later kicks a the field goal instead of going for it on fourth down.

  186. footballfan825 says: Oct 17, 2016 11:30 AM

    Just in case anyone revisits this page… I want to remind you that the #3 packers are terrible and continuously over rated. That’s is all

  187. purplepackerhater says: Oct 17, 2016 2:39 PM

    I’m sure the Packers will be moved all the way down to #5 tomorrow. After they lose to the Bears they may even be outside the top 10….HA! right!? Like PFT would ever move greenbay outside the top 10. Even if they lost every game the rest of the year they’d somehow stay in the top 10.

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