Week 10 power rankings

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1. Eagles (8-1; last week No. 1): Chaz Green gives Eagles fans good feelings for Sunday night, albeit bad memories of Winston Justice.

2. Patriots (7-2; No. 2): The only question left for the balance of the regular season is whether they’ll win the AFC Championship at home or on the road.

3. Steelers (7-2; No. 3): Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t like Thursday football. Some Steelers often act like they’re allergic to Sunday football.

4. Rams (7-2; No. 4): If they keep winning games, maybe the stadium will get to 75-percent capacity.

5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.

6. Saints (7-2; No. 6): They dumped beer on Mark Ingram‘s face in Buffalo. What happens when he jumps in to the stands in a weed-legal state?

7. Chiefs (6-3; No. 7): Unbeatable coming out of the bye, they’re wasting that bump this year on the one-win Giants.

8. Seahawks (6-3; No. 8): Russell Wilson‘s one-man band can only play so many tunes.

9. Panthers (7-3; No. 9): After the first five minutes of any Panthers game, it’s obvious whether they’ll win or lose.

10. Jaguars (6-3; No. 12): This Jekyll-and-Hyde team has been more Jekyll in recent weeks. Or is it Hyde?

11. Lions (5-4; No. 15): The NFC North crown is still largely riding on a Thanksgiving visit from the Vikings.

12. Falcons (5-4; No. 16): The perfect cure for a Super Bowl hangover is Adrian Clayborn playing like Derrick Thomas, for more than one game.

13. Titans (6-3; No. 14): Dick LeBeau may know a thing or two about what it takes to get under Ben Roethlisberger’s thin skin.

14. Cowboys (5-4; No. 10): The season is close to falling apart for the Cowboys, and that may be the least of Jerry Jones’ problems.

15 Washington (4-5; No. 11): If they can somehow win enough games to get to the playoffs, they could win a couple of games when they get there.

16. Bills (5-4; No. 13): Against the Saints, three yards and a cloud of dust became 10 yards and a crowd of Bills defensive players laying on the ground.

17. Raiders (4-5; No. 17):  With a return Mexico City, it may eventually be easier to list the cities in which the Raiders haven’t played home games.

18. Ravens (4-5; No. 18): The best evidence of this team’s current lack of relevance? They had a bye week, and no one noticed.

19. Chargers (3-6; No. 19): They should replace the lightning bolts on the helmets with a horseshoe on one side and a hand grenade on the other.

20. Packers (5-4; No. 27): Brett Hundley‘s hamstring may keep the Joe Houlian-Hallahan-O’Callaghan-Callahan era close to commencing.

21. Jets (4-6; No. 20): The fact that they’re still alive with Thanksgiving approaching is one of the most amazing stories of the season.

22. Dolphins (4-5; No. 21): The glass is half full, of nothing.

23. Cardinals (4-5; No. 22): Yes, Blaine Gabbert remains employed by the NFL — and he apparently will be playing on Sunday.

24. Buccaneers (3-6; No. 29): They’re not booing, they’re chanting Gruden. Which is actually worse for Dirk Koetter.

25. Bengals (3-6; No. 23): I’m not saying Marvin Lewis threw Jeremy Hill under the bus. But Hill caught in the axle of a large vehicle designed to transport small children to school, and Marvin’s arms are curiously extended.

26. Texans (3-6; No. 24): How about direct snaps to Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue, and D'Onta Foreman?

27. Bears (3-6; No. 25): “Crazy like a Fox” suddenly has taken on a different meaning.

28. Broncos (3-6; No. 26): John Fox got fired for a lot less than this.

29. Colts (3-7; No. 28): Is there any quarterback injury that the Colts haven’t screwed up this decade?

30. 49ers (1-9; No. 30): The friends and family confines of Levi’s Stadium finally gave the paying customers something to justify their decision to not stay home and watch bowling.

31. Giants (1-8; No. 31): By not firing Ben McAdoo, ownership blew a great chance to make fans think that they know what they’re doing, if only for a day.

32. Browns (0-9; No. 32): Rich Kotite is starting to feel sorry for Hue Jackson.

98 responses to “Week 10 power rankings

  1. “15 Washington (4-5; No. 11): If they can somehow win enough games to get to the playoffs, they could win a couple of games when they get there.”

    I don’t know – that seems to be spoken with a highly illogical voice.

  2. No way in hell should the Steelers be ranked ahead of the triple juggernaut known as Rams/Vikings/Saints. Rank those three teams as you wish, but I’m already starting to think that the Patriots shouldn’t be ranked above them either.

  3. Rams @ Vikings… Game of the Week.

    Both 7-2
    Old School Defensive Genius vs Up and Coming Offensive Genius
    Keenum vs Old Team that replaced him with draft pick
    Best Fan Base in NFL vs The worst fan base

  4. Yeah every week I sit await for the rug to be pulled our from under me and have the usual Vikings collapse. It is almost destined to happen and yeah you are right…we know the ending all too well…lol

  5. Saints are the #2 team in the NFC according to the NFL itself, but don’t let the NFL sway you from where they should ACTUALLY be. #4. #5 (like they were last week) at the very least.

  6. I don’t really have an issue with the top 10 but I wouldn’t have the Steelers at 3 after a very uninspiring comeback win over Indy. I think you could make a case for the Pats,Rams,Vikings, or Saints being at #2. All have been playing lights out.

  7. Please keep ripping the Vikings, Florio, so they’ll keep winning.

    If you want to throw some shade at a team, you should be picking on the Steelers, who know that there is absolutely no way they’re getting by the Patriots in the playoffs because Tomlin can’t figure out how to keep the Patriot offense under 35 points. Talk about a story we’ve seen before….

  8. 13worldchampioinships says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    texans 3-6
    giants 1-8
    cardinals 4-5
    49esr 1-9
    colts 3-7

    5 of the 7 Rams wins. They haven’t earned the #4 spot yet.
    __________

    Bucs 3-6
    Bears 3-6
    Packers (pffft)
    Ravens 4-5
    Browns 0-9
    Redskins 4-5

    6 of the 7 Vikings wins. You can play that game with any team. You can only play who’s on your schedule. But the Vikings beat the Saints and the Rams beat the Cowboys and Jaguars, so there are good wins too. Note that the Rams have won their last three by an average of 28.7 points. I don’t care who you’re playing, that’s pretty good.

  9. I don’t believe that you can even suggest the road to the AFC goes through New England. It is a weak conference, and a perennially weak Division, I get that. But the Patriots aren’t playing anyone (Denver? Really?) whereas the Steelers at least have some competitive wins out there. They beat the 7-2 Vikings and the Lions and the Chiefs. While NE lost to the Chiefs (badly), and has a handful of close and not so close games against under 500 teams. No comparison. Meanwhile the NFC is rolling – Rams, Eagles, NOLA, Panthers. Any one of those teams should be above the AFC in 2017. I’d put Pittsburgh over the Pats for SOS and I would easily put four NFC teams higher.

  10. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.
    _________

    I wish I could argue with that.
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    Some things never change. The Vikings win a few games and Teddy dabbles with sanity.

  11. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm
    13worldchampioinships says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    texans 3-6
    giants 1-8
    cardinals 4-5
    49esr 1-9
    colts 3-7

    5 of the 7 Rams wins. They haven’t earned the #4 spot yet.
    __________

    Bucs 3-6
    Bears 3-6
    Packers (pffft)
    Ravens 4-5
    Browns 0-9
    Redskins 4-5

    6 of the 7 Vikings wins. You can play that game with any team. You can only play who’s on your schedule. But the Vikings beat the Saints and the Rams beat the Cowboys and Jaguars, so there are good wins too. Note that the Rams have won their last three by an average of 28.7 points. I don’t care who you’re playing, that’s pretty good.

    ***

    I’m not necessarily stating the Vikes deserve the 5 spot either, But people are a little too high on the Rams. They won 41-39 -vs- the 49ers. Yes they put up three solid games, but it was against the Cardinals, Giants and Texans. Drew Stanton, Tom Savage and..the Giants.

    That’s like being impressed with the Giants beating the Vikings when Josh Freeman was the QB.

  12. I how hoping for another off-base comment about how the Saints and/or Vikings schedule was going to get hard even though they’ve had the 10th and 18th toughest schedules, respectively. While simultaneously ignoring the fact that the Eagles and Rams have had the 27th and 28th hardest schedules, respectively.

  13. reddzen says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    I don’t believe that you can even suggest the road to the AFC goes through New England. It is a weak conference, and a perennially weak Division, I get that. But the Patriots aren’t playing anyone (Denver? Really?) whereas the Steelers at least have some competitive wins out there. They beat the 7-2 Vikings and the Lions and the Chiefs. While NE lost to the Chiefs (badly), and has a handful of close and not so close games against under 500 teams. No comparison. Meanwhile the NFC is rolling – Rams, Eagles, NOLA, Panthers. Any one of those teams should be above the AFC in 2017. I’d put Pittsburgh over the Pats for SOS and I would easily put four NFC teams higher.

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    perennially weak Division? You mean the AFC North division that the Pats cut through like butter last season? And are you claiming the Steelers, who barely survived the woeful Colts are a better team?

    We have seen this movie before. Even if the Steelers end up with home field advantage, and they should given their remaining schedule, Mike Tomlin is no match for BB. Swap rosters and BB still wins 99% of the games. And Tomlin as well as the Steelers and their fans know it.

  14. There seem to be a few posters, maybe more than a few, concerned that the Pats are #2 in this power poll.

    I am here to relieve your anxiety and tell you not to worry. In the only power poll that matters, the one that will occur on 2/4/2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, the Patriots will finish #1 in the power poll yet again. 🙂

  15. Hey, we may know how it ends, but at least Vikings fans have a current movie to watch rather than Bart Starr re-runs.

  16. reddzen says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    I don’t believe that you can even suggest the road to the AFC goes through New England. It is a weak conference, and a perennially weak Division, I get that. But the Patriots aren’t playing anyone (Denver? Really?) whereas the Steelers at least have some competitive wins out there. They beat the 7-2 Vikings and the Lions and the Chiefs. While NE lost to the Chiefs (badly), and has a handful of close and not so close games against under 500 teams. No comparison. Meanwhile the NFC is rolling – Rams, Eagles, NOLA, Panthers. Any one of those teams should be above the AFC in 2017. I’d put Pittsburgh over the Pats for SOS and I would easily put four NFC teams higher.

    The Patriots beat the 7-2 saints in New Orleans, does that count?

    And give me a break with Pittsburgh. After the Bills no team gets slapped around more by Tom Brady than the Steelers.

    You will see it AGAIN in a few weeks in Pittsburgh

  17. 3. Steelers (7-2; No. 3): Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t like Thursday football. Some Steelers often act like they’re allergic to Sunday football.
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    So there are 29 teams in the league that the Steeler defense can hold to less than 20 points?

  18. The Rams and Vikings argument on who is better is a moot point until this Sunday when they play each other. I can say with 100% certainty that the Rams have not played against this strong of a defense this season and the Vikes have not played against this strong of an offense this season (Saints in week 1 before they started rolling). This game is a toss up that either team can win IMO. I just know Paul Allen might have a coronary in the Vikes broadcast booth.

  19. Rams (7-2; No. 4): If they keep winning games, maybe the stadium will get to 75-percent capacity.
    —–
    Except 75% capacity is actually a sell out because the League and the Rams put a cap on the seats they can sell in the coliseum.

    Wow, research much?

  20. 13worldchampioinships says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I’m not necessarily stating the Vikes deserve the 5 spot either, But people are a little too high on the Rams. They won 41-39 -vs- the 49ers. Yes they put up three solid games, but it was against the Cardinals, Giants and Texans. Drew Stanton, Tom Savage and..the Giants.

    That’s like being impressed with the Giants beating the Vikings when Josh Freeman was the QB.
    _________

    Sure, but the Vikings beat Mitch Trubisky, Brett Hundley, Joe Flacco, and Deshone Kizer. The Eagles, Patriots, Steelers, and Saints beat bad teams and bad quarterbacks, too. If the Rams don’t deserve the #4 spot, you have to put somebody else there and I don’t see any other teams that deserve it any more than they do.

  21. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.

    But, but, but the 57th time will be the charm don’tcha know. You Betcha!
    —–
    A show of hands to those that looked at #32 to see if the Packers were there?

    Whoah…wow that many!?

  22. 250dollarnflowner says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:08 pm
    Teddy Bridgewater FTW!

    250dollarnflowner says:
    November 7, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    packers are 5 spots too high. if they win another game this season, i’ll eat my shorts!
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    Remember last week’s rankings? How were those shorts? What did you use for condiments?

  23. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Some things never change. The Vikings win a few games and Teddy dabbles with sanity.
    ________

    You should try it sometime.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The best you’ve got is “I know you are but what am I?” You go, Pee Wee Herman.

  24. Why be a Viking fan if you always think things will end bad? Yes, Viking fans have had their hearts ripped out in the past, but if you don’t think that it can end good for once, then why would you even bother being a fan of the team? All of the bad things that happened in the past are mutually exclusive events. They have ne bearing on what will happen this year.

  25. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.

    But, but, but the 57th time will be the charm don’tcha know. You Betcha!
    —————————————————————————–

    I don’t know how many times it has to be said but I will say it again.

    We are sorry we broke your quarterback(whole team).

  26. yeah, I actually don’t know this ends because I don’t own a Delorean.

    Eventually you break on through to the other side and become world champions

  27. The Lions are too high. I can’t put them ahead of Atlanta, who beat them. Stafford is playing well but the OL isn’t protecting him. There’s only a faint outline of a run game. Not getting pressure from the DL. Had Kizer not been put out of commission with a rib injury, they might have lost a home game to the effing Browns. An easy schedule makes 10 wins doable but they’re in the middle of the pack right now. Slide them down two or three until after Thanksgiving.

  28. Remember after week 1 when all kinds of people were saying the AFC West was the best division in football? Wow, that seems like a long time ago! Collectively, they now have an average PFT power ranking of 17.75.

  29. I remember when that comment would have applied to Saints, Colts and Seahawk fans.

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    5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.

    __________________________________________________________________________________

  30. Really feels like the level of play of the league is down overall this year compared to years past. No true known top teams. Whole lot of mediocre. I miss good football.

  31. diveleft says:
    November 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Why be a Viking fan if you always think things will end bad? Yes, Viking fans have had their hearts ripped out in the past, but if you don’t think that it can end good for once, then why would you even bother being a fan of the team? All of the bad things that happened in the past are mutually exclusive events. They have ne bearing on what will happen this year.
    ______

    I don’t always think things will end badly but I would never expect things will end well. After all of the you-can’t-make-it-up things that have happened to this franchise, you can’t blame a guy for being cautious. That makes more sense than the ridiculous expectation the Packer fans have of winning the Super Bowl every year.

  32. I decided to crunch the numbers to get an answer as to the “best division in football” right now, based off the teams’ average PFT power rankings and by their collective record for games played outside the division. Turns out the NFC South is the best division in football according to those metrics! Who’d a thunk it? (and the Steelers play in the worst division in the league either way)…

    By avg. PFT rank:
    NFCS – 12.75 (18-11, 0.621)
    AFCE – 15.25 (15-12, 0.556)
    NFCE – 15.25 (13-13, 0.500)
    NFCN – 15.75 (14-10, 0.583)
    NFCW – 16.25 (11-12, 0.478)
    AFCW – 17.75 (9-13, 0.409)
    AFCS – 19.5 (12-13, 0.480)
    AFCN – 19.5 (8-16, 0.333)

    By non-division record:
    NFCS – 12.75 (18-11, 0.621)
    NFCN – 15.75 (14-10, 0.583)
    AFCE – 15.25 (15-12, 0.556)
    NFCE – 15.25 (13-13, 0.500)
    AFCS – 19.5 (12-13, 0.480)
    NFCW – 16.25 (11-12, 0.478)
    AFCW – 17.75 (9-13, 0.409)
    AFCN – 19.5 (8-16, 0.333)

  33. Patriots might go from worst defense in the first quarter of the season to the best defensive backfield in the league. They’re loaded back there.

  34. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 14, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    13worldchampioinships says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I’m not necessarily stating the Vikes deserve the 5 spot either, But people are a little too high on the Rams. They won 41-39 -vs- the 49ers. Yes they put up three solid games, but it was against the Cardinals, Giants and Texans. Drew Stanton, Tom Savage and..the Giants.

    That’s like being impressed with the Giants beating the Vikings when Josh Freeman was the QB.
    _________

    Sure, but the Vikings beat Mitch Trubisky, Brett Hundley, Joe Flacco, and Deshone Kizer. The Eagles, Patriots, Steelers, and Saints beat bad teams and bad quarterbacks, too. If the Rams don’t deserve the #4 spot, you have to put somebody else there and I don’t see any other teams that deserve it any more than they do.

    ***

    again I’m not comparing Rams to Vikigns in schedules or rankings. Vikes are high with my argument as well. I’d at least consider putting Saints or Panthers above the Rams.

  35. I’m the one who says Vikings win big in Washington. Ain’t I right? now, I’m going to say Vikings beat Rams, Lions, Falcon , and Panthers as well. Mark it right here. Vikings will be hosting nfc championship here in MN as well as Super Bowl Trophy. It’s their destiny this year. Dont like it, too bad.

  36. diveleft says:
    November 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    Why be a Viking fan if you always think things will end bad? Yes, Viking fans have had their hearts ripped out in the past, but if you don’t think that it can end good for once, then why would you even bother being a fan of the team? All of the bad things that happened in the past are mutually exclusive events. They have ne bearing on what will happen this year.
    _______________________________
    We can’t help it, it’s in our DNA. After all, who would “choose” to be a Vikings fan? It’s a gut-wrenching existence. And, yes, we know how it will end again this year. After all, 2nd/3rd string QBs don’t even get teams to .500 in the modern era, much less make the play-offs and do some damage. But that’s why you have to enjoy the now.

  37. Anyone who has watched the Steelers try to play football this season knows they’re not the 3rd best team in the NFL. They might be the 3rd best team in the AFC but the NFC is clearly a much stronger conference this year. I have them #8.

  38. This is something i don’t understand. The Giants – even with a comeback of olympian proportions – arent making the playoffs this year. There are pieces of this organization (HC and GM) that are not up to the task, and will need to be replaced.

    Why make a change now – firing the HC – when there is no one currently in the organization capable of coaching that team? Will getting an extra win or two before the season’s over make a difference? Let Ray Handley Jr finish what he started this year – and benefit the next HC and GM with the ability to upgrade the roster with top talent.

  39. 4. Rams (7-2; No. 4): If they keep winning games, maybe the stadium will get to 75-percent capacity.
    ______
    You’re setting your sights too high. Let’s shoot for 25%, first.

  40. Packers should be in the top half. They have a winning record and they played solid as a team this week.

  41. #4 is plenty high for a less than proven Rams team right now. The Vikings got beat by Pitt, and the Patriots beat the Saints in NO. One might argue that the Panthers could be higher but they lost to the Saints. So IMHO, the list is fine, until someone proves otherwise.

  42. 5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.

    Even Florio believes in the curse of the missing Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy. It’s a real thing. Look it up.

  43. The Steelers are 7-2 & have the best record in the AFC #facts. BB has had Tomlins #, that is also a fact. BB is a hof coach & top 2 all time, 5 SB rings before MT was even a coordinator so Its no shame in Tomlin falling short to BB a few times. Specially when BB has arguably the best QB all time also. Tomlin has bested the conference twice before, is top 15 all time in wins & still is one of the youngest HC in the NFL. Tomlin will figure it out, maybe this year & when he does BB probably won’t be able to dominate the series any longer. Tomlin will be in the NFL long after BB is gone & Tomlin is the greatest HC during the next generation..

  44. All of the bad things that happened in the past are mutually exclusive events. They have ne bearing on what will happen this year….
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    You’ll say the same thing again next year, then the year after that…..

  45. Cody Laws says:

    November 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I’m the one who says Vikings win big in Washington. Ain’t I right? now, I’m going to say Vikings beat Rams, Lions, Falcon , and Panthers as well. Mark it right here. Vikings will be hosting nfc championship here in MN as well as Super Bowl Trophy. It’s their destiny this year. Dont like it, too bad.

    ____________

    Since when has winning by 8 considered winning big?

  46. stellarperformance says:
    November 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.

    Even Florio believes in the curse of the missing Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy. It’s a real thing. Look it up.

    ÷÷÷÷÷

    Looked it up and as usual, you are wrong. According to Wikipedia, they stopped awarding that trophy in 1939 long before the Vikings became a team. Nice try though. #fakenews

  47. As usual, I am right. Why question it?

    “The Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy was the trophy awarded to the champions of the National Football League (NFL) from 1934 through 1969. The trophy was named after Ed Thorp, a noted referee, rules expert, sporting goods dealer, and friend to many of the early NFL owners. Thorp died in June 1934, and a large, traveling trophy was made later that year. It was to be passed along from champion to champion each season with each championship team’s name inscribed on it.”

    Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy
    Given for NFL Championship
    Presented by National Football League
    First award 1934
    Final award 1969

    “Unlike the modern day Lombardi trophies, the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy did not become the possession of the winning team, but instead spent a year with the winning team before being passed on to the next year’s champion, much like the Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League or the Stanley Cup in the National Hockey League. In addition to their year with the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, though, teams were also awarded a smaller replica of the trophy, which they were allowed to keep.”

    “A prevailing theory of what happened was that the Minnesota Vikings, who were thought to be the last to win the Trophy in 1969, somehow lost it when the league switched over to the Lombardi Trophy the following year. The Vikings after winning the Thorp Trophy went on to face the American Football League champion the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFL-NFL World Championship Game (which is more commonly referred to as Super Bowl IV). The spirit of Ed Thorp was also rumoured to have cursed the Vikings, since they lost the trophy that was named in his honor. To date, the team has lost four Super Bowls.”

  48. I question it, because you are wrong!

    You need to read through until the end of the story:

    “In 2015, the Thorp Trophy was found to have been in the possession of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. [8] instead of with the Vikings. After some research, it was discovered by various teams that, contrary to original belief, there had only been six of the individual trophies awarded to teams for their victories, with five of them coming during Joe Carr’s life, and a sixth not long after his death: Those of the 1934 and 1938 New York Giants, the 1935 Detroit Lions, the 1937 Washington Redskins, and the 1936 and 1939 Green Bay Packers, along with one trophy given out to the 1961 Green Bay Packers that was not part of the original pattern, being differently shaped than the ones originally presented.[9]

    What is thought to have happened is that, due to the fact that few owners and teams were interested in the traveling trophy idea, the Packers kept the trophy after the 1939 NFL season. However, it is unknown how it ended up in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. as that is a separate organization from the Green Bay Packers that was formed in the 1970s. It is interesting it note, however, that the original Ed Thorp trophy has all the winners engraved on it from the 1934 New York Giants to the 1951 Los Angeles Rams, until it runs out of room. This implies that someone was monitoring the victors of the league every season.”

    The Vikings never had possession of it. I don’t know why that is so hard for you to understand. They debunked that myth two years ago.

  49. diveleft says:
    November 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Looked it up and as usual, you are wrong. According to Wikipedia, they stopped awarding that trophy in 1939 long before the Vikings became a team. Nice try though. #fakenews
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    Not sure what you were reading, but according to the real Wikipedia, the Vikings were the last team to get that trophy, in 1969.

  50. stellarperformance says:
    November 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    5. Vikings (7-2; No. 5): The movie is getting good, but longstanding Vikings fans know how it will end.

    Even Florio believes in the curse of the missing Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy. It’s a real thing. Look it up.
    ___________

    You are correct. Rumor has it that Joe Kapp lost it in a poker game.

  51. This Ed Thorpe thing and the string above is almost worse than Stellar’s original citation. Looks like those snidely cheeseheads had the damn trophy hiding in their Hall of Fame, thus not only denying the Vikings right to their spoils of victory, but misdirecting the curse of Ed Thorpe to the wrong damn team. We need an exorcism here, or at least an extended call to the fortune telling hotline. . . .

  52. mmack66 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    diveleft says:
    November 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Looked it up and as usual, you are wrong. According to Wikipedia, they stopped awarding that trophy in 1939 long before the Vikings became a team. Nice try though. #fakenews
    ————————

    Not sure what you were reading, but according to the real Wikipedia, the Vikings were the last team to get that trophy, in 1969.

    ÷÷÷÷

    This is directly from the real Wikipedia:

    “In 2015, the Thorp Trophy was found to have been in the possession of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. [8] instead of with the Vikings. After some research, it was discovered by various teams that, contrary to original belief, there had only been six of the individual trophies awarded to teams for their victories, with five of them coming during Joe Carr’s life, and a sixth not long after his death: Those of the 1934 and 1938 New York Giants, the 1935 Detroit Lions, the 1937 Washington Redskins, and the 1936 and 1939 Green Bay Packers, along with one trophy given out to the 1961 Green Bay Packers that was not part of the original pattern, being differently shaped than the ones originally presented.[9]”

    They only awarded six of these trophies. The Vikings never got one even though they won the NFL championship in ’69.

  53. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm
    I don’t always think things will end badly but I would never expect things will end well. After all of the you-can’t-make-it-up things that have happened to this franchise, you can’t blame a guy for being cautious. That makes more sense than the ridiculous expectation the Packer fans have of winning the Super Bowl every year.
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    Packer fans carried those same expectations throughout the seventies and eighties. They expect the best. Every year. Viking fans expect to fail. It’s the difference between brainwashed to win and embracing the suck. You can call it ridiculous all you want, but I prefer keeping the faith and the winning attitude.

  54. diveleft says:
    November 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm
    This is directly from the real Wikipedia:
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    Your contention is not from Wikipedia. It’s from something called Wiki II. Never heard of it.

  55. stellarperformance says:
    November 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm
    diveleft says:
    November 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    This is directly from the real Wikipedia:
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    Your contention is not from Wikipedia. It’s from something called Wiki II. Never heard of it.

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    Then how come it had all the same stuff you quoted? Like I said, you conveniently left off the end of the article where they discovered the truth in 2015 where the Vikings never had that trophy in their possession. Typical Packer fan rejects the truth when it doesn’t match their beliefs.

  56. For the Tampa Bay fans chanting for Gruden, be careful what you wish for. The Championship really belonged to Dungy, not Gruden, just saying.

  57. As a Panther’s fan, this is a very accurate statement:
    ‘9. Panthers (7-3; No. 9): After the first five minutes of any Panthers game, it’s obvious whether they’ll win or lose.’

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