PFT’s Week Six power rankings

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1. Patriots (4-0; last week No. 1): That AFC Finalist banner is gonna get stuck in a place where banners aren’t supposed to go.

2. Packers (5-0; No. 2): This team won’t lose at home. As long as the Giants don’t show up there in January. Again.

3. Bengals (5-0; No. 4): If these are the “same old Bengals,” every team should aspire to be the “same old Bengals.”

4. Broncos (5-0; No. 3): The fact that coach Gary Kubiak had to say he’s not benching Peyton Manning shows how tenuous this team’s 5-0 record is.

5. Falcons (5-0; No. 5): The Falcons avoided a pothole. Now, they’ll drive all over the Saints.

6. Cardinals (4-1; No. 6): With a trip to Pittsburgh up next, Bruce Arians gets a shot at the team that “retired” him.

7. Panthers (4-0; No. 7): With the Seahawks and Packers coming up, the Panthers will soon be paying the price for winning the division last year.

8. Jets (3-1; No. 9): Sheldon Richardson is back, which means the Jets should be even better.

9. Giants (3-2; No. 13): They should be 5-0. 3-2 is still good enough to lead one of the worst divisions in football.

10. Steelers (3-2; No. 12): Before anyone crowns the team from Cincinnati, the Steelers will have something to say about the AFC North.

11. Seahawks (2-3; No. 8): To anyone who thinks Russell Wilson isn’t worth his contract, consider where this team would be right now without him.

12. Rams (2-3; No. 10): With the intersection of an underground landfill fire and a radioactive dump not far from their practice facility, the Rams should spend their bye week in any place but St. Louis.

13. Bills (3-2; No. 14): Sixteen years later, it was a different kind of Music City Miracle in Nashville.

14. Cowboys (2-3; No. 11): The bye week is a perfect time to bid farewell to Brandon Weeden.

15. Vikings (2-2; No. 16): With the Chiefs coming to town, Vikings fans of a certain age will be hearing “65 toss power trap” in their nightmares.

16. Colts (3-2; No. 20): Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck, Bert Jones, John Unitas. Does it really matter against the Patriots?

17. Browns (2-3; No. 21): With Peyton Manning coming to town, Josh McCown will be happy to see he’s not the oldest quarterback on the field.

18. Raiders (2-3; No. 18): When it comes to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, Vikings fans know what Raiders fans are currently experiencing.

19. Chargers (2-3; No. 19): At least they won’t have to worry about hosting any playoff games in San Diego after applying for permission to relocate to L.A.

20. Ravens (1-4; No. 15): Jim Harbaugh should join John on the sidelines for the trip to San Francisco.

21. Washington (2-3; No. 22): Despite the loss in Atlanta, they need to be taken seriously. Especially in a division that shouldn’t be taken seriously.

22. Dolphins (1-3; No. 23): From Oklahoma drills to trying to drill Tennessee. Fail, and it’s over.

23. Bears (2-3; No. 30): What a difference a competent head coach makes.

24. Eagles (2-3; No. 27): A win over the Saints will do little to quiet the chatter of Chip Kelly to USC. Either one of them.

25. Buccaneers (2-3; No. 28): If they could get more really bad teams on the schedule, they could contend.

26. Chiefs (1-4; No. 17): Has any season turned more dramatically from the first half of Week Two through the end of Week Five?

27. 49ers (1-4; No. 31): Yes, the 49ers could win 12 this year. If the NFL expands the regular season to 82 games.

28. Titans (1-3; No. 24): If they knew how to finish, they’d be at least 3-1.

29. Texans (1-4; No. 25): They benched Brian Hoyer too quickly. They stayed with Ryan Mallett too long. With Hoyer back, they have one last chance to turn it around.

30. Jaguars (1-4; No. 26): For owner Shad Khan, there’s a point where patience becomes apathy.

31. Saints (1-4; No. 29): For the latest installment of the Saints-Falcons rivalry, Saints fans may be egging the Saints buses.

32. Lions (0-5; No. 32): If the 2015 Lions lose at home Sunday against the Bears, the 2008 Lions may be able to put the 0-16 champagne on ice.

157 responses to “PFT’s Week Six power rankings

  1. Please fix the Ravens to 25th or lower. Should’ve been 0-5 and could’ve been 5-0, but they are what their record is.

    Lots of injuries, no discipline and no on-field leadership equal bad finishes.

  2. Still can’t let go of the Ravens, can you? They are certainly worse than the Redskins and Bears at this point. Maybe the Eagles too.

  3. Please explain to me how the NFC East is one of the worst divisions in football when two of the teams are ranked in the top fifteen and all the teams have at least two wins.

  4. I am legit interested to know what it would take for you to move the Ravens into your bottom 8. Their only win is over the Steelers starting Vick for the first time when he had something like 10 days with the team, isn’t it?

    I also think the Cowboys are hopeless without Romo and should be down in the 20s. Getting Romo back would bump them back up immediately, but these rankings are about who would win today, and I’d probably go so far as to pick the Bucs over the Cowboys right now.

  5. “11. Seahawks (2-3; No. 8): To anyone who thinks Russell Wilson isn’t worth his contract, consider where this team would be right now without him.”

    I wonder if they would be able to afford an offensive line if they didnt have to pay him….

  6. 2. Packers (5-0; No. 2): This team won’t lose at home. As long as the Giants don’t show up there in January. Again.
    —-
    Every packer AND patriots fans worst nightmare.

  7. freddypatsfan says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:35 AM
    Brady is the best QB in the league and MVP front runner.
    ——-

    We just have to figure out how he is cheating now. Without cheating, Brady is poor man’s Brian Hoyer.

  8. 21. Washington (2-3; No. 22): Despite the loss in Atlanta, they need to be taken seriously. Especially in a division that shouldn’t be taken seriously.

    It’s hard to take this ranking seriously when the Ravens are one above them. Get over Baltimore… seriously.

  9. it’s funny to see these rankings and then look back at some of the things said before week 1. for example, everyone was killing the jets and praising lion’s after that first preseason game because of how easily detroit’s offense scored. now, the lions are 0-5 and that offense stinks while the jets d has looked elite. pre season is as meaningless as power rankings.

  10. Congrats to Brady for beating the steelers, bills, jaguars, and cowboys. Real tough schedule there. Can’t believe he’s able to put up such gaudy numbers against them.

  11. Brady is the highest rated QB in the NFL through 5 weeks.

    Do you know what a kick in the stomach that is for CRYBABY NATION?

    They couldn’t wait to pounce when the season started after spending all off season saying how he would suck now.

    Who’s been WRONG more than CRYBABY NATION?

  12. Yes, becoming frustrated with Musgraves play calls, but Ill give him time. He called some good games also. Browns ranked 17 and us at 18 same record……
    we beat them.

    RAIDER NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 30. Jaguars (1-4; No. 26): For owner Shad Khan, there’s a point where patience becomes apathy.

    Maybe Shad should stop giving away home games to London. This is a good young team. Bortles is starting to come into his own behing a solid young O-line and they’ve got a bona-fide gem in 2014 5th Rd tackling machine Telvin Smith.

    The coaching may be somewhat suspect, but besides the NE game they’ve been competitive (and so far everyone gets a pass on NE games). They should at least be ahead of that hot mess in Mia. Be patient and ride it out this year, lure in a great coach, have another solid draft and they’re in great shape with the cap to attract FA’s.

    To me this looks like a team headed in the right direction.

    -A Pats fan

  14. > A win over the Saints will do little to quiet the chatter of Chip Kelly to USC. Either one of them.

    What’s that? I can’t hear you over the chatter.

    In this case, Chatter = baseless speculation.

  15. emoney826 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:48 AM
    Congrats to Brady for beating the steelers, bills, jaguars, and cowboys. Real tough schedule there.

    ************************************************************************************

    You’re right — wins against 3 likely playoff teams (discounting the Jaguars) is pretty much a total cakewalk for most teams.

  16. stintuckrule says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:46 AM

    2. Packers (5-0; No. 2): This team won’t lose at home. As long as the Giants don’t show up there in January. Again.

    —-

    Every packer AND patriots fans worst nightmare.

    ——————————————————

    Sounds about right!

  17. Attention Colts Fans!!!

    1. Patriots (4-0; last week No. 1): That AFC Finalist banner is gonna get stuck in a place where banners aren’t supposed to go.

    16. Colts (3-2; No. 20): Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck, Bert Jones, John Unitas. Does it really matter against the Patriots?

  18. The Bucs plays the Redskins next – wouldn’t that be another bad team on the schedule? The Bucs whole schedule is comprised of team’s with losing records except for undefeated Carolina and Atanta which is only four games for them.

  19. Week 5, and the Patriots are STILL at #1!!!!!

    The defesne is better than people are giving it credit for, and Brady is on an absolute TEAR!!!!

    And every single ball he throws is LEGAL!!!!

  20. flash1287 says: Oct 13, 2015 9:49 AM

    Brady is the highest rated QB in the NFL through 5 weeks.

    Do you know what a kick in the stomach that is for CRYBABY NATION?

    They couldn’t wait to pounce when the season started after spending all off season saying how he would suck now.

    Who’s been WRONG more than CRYBABY NATION?
    ——————————–
    18-1 and still no humility…

  21. Not sure why the Seahawks and Cowboys aren’t dropping faster. You had no trouble dropping the Colts from very high to very low after they lost some games, and now they aren’t moving up very fast when they’re winning with a backup quarterback.

  22. minnescrotums says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:46 AM

    freddypatsfan says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:35 AM
    Brady is the best QB in the league and MVP front runner.
    ——-

    We just have to figure out how he is cheating now. Without cheating, Brady is poor man’s Brian Hoyer.

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

    Once again we’re forced to ask “Who is ever more wrong than crybaby nation?”

  23. It’s going be a tough week on the march to 0-16, the Bears are on the road and have been formidable losers lately. Have to hope that Cutler remains sharp after his hot finish last week. In the end, the Lions are far more experienced losers, the Bears will show some pride and get to .500 by weeks end, no matter how briefly they will stay at or above that mark.

    Side note: I like how you have the 1-4 Ravens at the top of the 1 win teams. Still holding out hope eh? Couldn’t justify putting them ahead of the Browns since your rankings are almost entirely based off the standings anyway.

  24. Of all the offseason hires for the Raiders, I hated the Musgrave addition. The guy is so inconsistent and really is a detriment to Carr’s development. Hoping he isn’t there long term.

  25. Packers offense is good, defense not so much. Ranked too high. Have played 3 out of 5 bad teams in Lambeau, where the refs all wear cheeseheads.

  26. dualprime says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:59 AM
    Attention Colts Fans!!!

    1. Patriots (4-0; last week No. 1): That AFC Finalist banner is gonna get stuck in a place where banners aren’t supposed to go.

    16. Colts (3-2; No. 20): Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck, Bert Jones, John Unitas. Does it really matter against the Patriots?

    ————–

    Grigson is going to soil himself before the game is over.

  27. Falcons>Broncos in terms of being an all around team. Yes the Broncos defense is the best in the league, but that’s about all they have going for them unless Peyton starts to turn it on.

  28. I think the bloggers here at PFT mixed up #11 and #12, as it was the Seahawks who took a radioactive dump on Sunday.

  29. rollotomasi14 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:39 AM
    Denver’s D is tearing it up. How a team that has no offensive TDs in two games and are still 5-0 is beyond me.

    ——————–

    If you’ve been watching the games, you would realize just how lucky they’ve been. They are all smoke and mirrors. If they make the playoffs, they will be 1st round fodder.

  30. 1. Patriots (4-0; last week No. 1): That AFC Finalist banner is gonna get stuck in a place where banners aren’t supposed to go.

    Like the backseat of a Volkswagen?

  31. emoney826 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:48 AM
    Congrats to Brady for beating the steelers, bills, jaguars, and cowboys. Real tough schedule there. Can’t believe he’s able to put up such gaudy numbers against them.

    Again with this STUPID comment….

    Patriots 4-0 w/l of teams played 9-10
    Denver 5-0 w/ of teams played 4-18
    Atlanta 5-0 w/l of teams played 10-15
    Cincinnati 5-0!w/l of teams played 8-17
    GB 5-0 w/l of teams played 9-16
    Panthers 4-0 w/l of teams played 5-14

    So of the remaining undefeated teams the Patriots have played the toughest schedule based on teams w/l record

  32. Rams at 12 Redskins at 21 both teams are 2-3 and the Redskins beat the Rams, yet you claim Redskins need to be taken more seriously. Smh

  33. These standings are based on a lot of quality in-depth analysis. There are also some very creative zingers worked in there.

    Now that we’re on the same page, let me tell you all about a miracle known as NeuroSafe.

  34. minnescrotums says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:46 AM
    freddypatsfan says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:35 AM
    Brady is the best QB in the league and MVP front runner.
    ——-

    We just have to figure out how he is cheating now. Without cheating, Brady is poor man’s Brian Hoyer.
    __________
    Break out the torches and pitchforks again!!! The witch hunt must continue!!!!!

  35. “Please explain to me how the NFC East is one of the worst divisions in football when two of the teams are ranked in the top fifteen and all the teams have at least two wins.”

    All the teams have at least two wins == a fancier way of saying that 3 of the 4 teams are below .500.

  36. It will be interesting to see if the Vikings can get their prolific offense back on track this week.

    Haha…I just can’t.

    Their offense and their defense are both terrible.

    Chiefs 42, Vikings 9.

  37. minnescrotums says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:46 AM
    freddypatsfan says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:35 AM
    Brady is the best QB in the league and MVP front runner.
    ——-

    We just have to figure out how he is cheating now. Without cheating, Brady is poor man’s Brian Hoyer.

    ______________________

    Good Lord. What cheating has Brady ever done? Framegate was and is a farce.

    Belichick knows so much about the NFL…I’d hate for him to one day start a witchhunt.

  38. whynotjustadmitit says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:57 AM
    Brady is the best game manager to ever play the game.

    ______________________

    Like how he managed that 10 point 4th quarter comeback against the League’s best D on the world’s biggest stage? Like that?

  39. acurat says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:59 AM
    The Bucs plays the Redskins next – wouldn’t that be another bad team on the schedule? The Bucs whole schedule is comprised of team’s with losing records except for undefeated Carolina and Atanta which is only four games for them.

    They play the Giants in 4 weeks, who currently have a winning record and a good chance that they still will by then.

  40. “Packers offense is good, defense not so much.”
    ——————–

    Green Bay has the #3 defense in the league…

  41. I watched the Raider’s game, and I missed the part where Musgrave threw the interception. Great analysis.

  42. How come the Patriots continue to get favoritism with an easy schedule? Didn’t they win the Super Bowl last year?
    The NFL is completely out of wack. The Champs should have the worst schedule in the league, not top 5 easy.

    What a joke. Roger Goddell still helping his friend.

  43. It’s about time the skins got some respect. They’re playing much better this year. They’re young in many spots also so they should be playing their best football the second half of the season.

    I don’t expect them to win the NFCE – I think the Giants take the Division – but I think they’ll be around .500 for the first time since 2012.

  44. I’m just glad we figured out that having the refs give Brady illegal 16 psi footballs was harming his play. Thanks Mr. Wells!

  45. About scheduling. Your schedule is set years ahead of time; only two games are ever based on where you finish in the standings. You always play your division twice – home and home. There’s 6 games. You play one other division from each conference – predetermined years ahead of time. There’s 8 more games. The final two games on your schedule are based on where you finished in the standings. If you finished first, you play against two other first-place teams from the prior year.

    It’s been like this a long time. There’s no favoritism. And it isn’t at all complicated.

  46. The Green Bay Packers are probably the best all-around team in the league. Their D is #3 in the NFL, their special teams play has been stellar, and Aaron Rodgers is, well, Aaron Rodgers.

  47. revelation123 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 11:10 AM
    The Green Bay Packers are probably the best all-around team in the league. Their D is #3 in the NFL, their special teams play has been stellar, and Aaron Rodgers is, well, Aaron Rodgers.

    —————-
    And the last time they played a really good team they choked in epic fashion…..quite possibly the greatest choke in postseason history.

  48. rogerbueno11 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 10:55 AM
    How come the Patriots continue to get favoritism with an easy schedule? Didn’t they win the Super Bowl last year?
    The NFL is completely out of wack. The Champs should have the worst schedule in the league, not top 5 easy.

    What a joke. Roger Goddell still helping his friend.
    ________________________
    10 of NE’s 16 games are against teams that finished .500 or better. The schedule is based on a formula that’s been the same for years and it’s not some arbitrarily concocted equation that Roger Goodell picks.

    He has NOTHING to do with schedule, but if you choose to live in a conspiracy driven fantasy world I guess that’s up to you.

    I’d suggest therapy.

  49. A couple weeks ago I made the comment that the Bears (who you had ranked at #32) – with Cutler – were better than at LEAST 10 of the teams you had ranked above them.

    I also said (contrary to PFT’s picks) they would beat both the Raiders and Chiefs.

    #23 is a decent spot for the Bears – I can live with that, for now.

    Competent coaching has made an incredible difference – but a healthy Jay Cutler is equally a difference-maker.

    Now just wait til the Bears actually have their top 3 receivers back on the field – I see another rankings jump in their future.

    As Coach Fox says about the Bears “rebuilding”: there’s no “re” involved – the Bears are merely BUILDING. More to come.

  50. Packer fans talking about their defense being #3.
    Let’ just back up and enjoy this. Remember how they were calling for Dom Capers Head for years?

    So they’ve played Jay Culter and the Bears

    Russel Wilson without an Offensive Line

    Mathew Stafford… HAHAHAHA!!!

    Alex Smith, who threw his first TD to a WR in over a year on the Packers.

    Nick Foles….. Really?

    I think we all know. As Czabin said on his sports show. “THE PACKERS ARE THE “WORST” 5-0 team!”

    It’s not even close.

  51. Apparently the new Denver Offensive Coordinator is a combination of Talib, Harris Jr., and Miller.

    It’s sort of funny when you think about it. Defense scores all of our points and the offense tries to not give too many pick 6s.

  52. rollotomasi14 says:

    Oct 13, 2015 9:39 AM
    Denver’s D is tearing it up. How a team that has no offensive TDs in two games and are still 5-0 is beyond me.

    =========

    who have they beaten?

  53. dmshunt says:

    Oct 13, 2015 9:43 AM
    Please explain to me how the NFC East is one of the worst divisions in football when two of the teams are ranked in the top fifteen and all the teams have at least two wins.

    =========

    you really need an explanation? you watch any actual games? 2 wins, five weeks in to the season, yeah, the NFC East sucks.

  54. emoney826 says:

    Oct 13, 2015 9:48 AM
    Congrats to Brady for beating the steelers, bills, jaguars, and cowboys. Real tough schedule there. Can’t believe he’s able to put up such gaudy numbers against them.

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

    Cowgirls play in the NFC Cupcake Division every year.

    Steelers are likely a playoff team and we’re highly rated going in to the season. Bills had #1 D when Pats rang them up. Dallas? Brady does not play against the other team’s O, so what happened to the Dallas D??

    Last year the Patriots were 14-2 and beat five eventual playoff teams before running the table in the playoffs eventually beating the #1 defense.

    you’re not suggesting that just because they are consistently a top team they should play a different schedule than everyone else.

    Face it, outside GB and the Patriots, the NFL has achieved parity and it’s not pretty.

  55. minnescrotums says:
    Oct 13, 2015 10:32 AM

    It will be interesting to see if the Vikings can get their prolific offense back on track this week.

    Haha…I just can’t.

    Their offense and their defense are both terrible.

    Chiefs 42, Vikings 9.
    ——————————-

    Have you seen the Chiefs this year? And I’m a Chiefs fan.

  56. “Cincinnati DESTROYED baltimore”

    Lolz that’s so sad. Cincy beat Baltimore by 4 points. Its a sign of how pathetic the Bengals have been for so long that their fans think a 4 point win is “destroying” another team.

    Try winning by a margin of +30 points or so and them come back with a claim like that.

    Roflcopter

  57. “Packers (5-0; No. 2): This team won’t lose at home.”

    You must not have watched their last game. If the Rams had Blaine Gabbert at QB on Sunday, they would have won by double digits.

  58. If the refs are packer fans and the game is rigged, then why do some of you haters watch football? What’s the point?

    Bunch of sour puss jealous haters.

  59. 23. Bears (2-3; No. 30): What a difference a competent head coach makes.
    —————-
    Indeed. If Coach of the Year was given today I think John Fox would have to be in the conversation even at a 2-3 record. He has been handed one crap sandwich after another with all the injuries to that roster (which wasn’t world-class to begin with), yet somehow has a team that is not just competing but winning games. Quinn and the 5-0 Falcons are deservedly getting a lot of love but when you compare their health situation and strength of schedule to what the Bears have dealt with so far this season, it’s not even close.

  60. How is Sheldon Richardson not being suspended for half the season for his arrest following going over 130 MPH weaving in and out of traffic running from the cops (with a small kid in the car mind you)??

    Can he get at least a game? No? Ok, that’s cool, NFL. Good thing he wasn’t found to be “generally aware” of a high speed chase, or he would be banned for life…

  61. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 13, 2015 9:56 AM

    Cincinnati DESTROYED baltimore.

    baltimore DESTROYED pittsburgh.
    …………………..
    Cinci Baltimore coming from behind on 3 missed field goals, terrible QB play and play calling that was questionable only to win in OT counts as destroyed? Really?

    And not to mention Cinci blew a 14 point lead and got behind in the game and had to march down in the final minute to score the go ahead TD- hardly call that destroyed.

    What world do you live in?

  62. To all the Pats fans on the thread,
    As a fan of one of the other teams that contends for AFC dominance annually, I just want you to know that I think Tom Brady is a great quarterback and great person. I absolutely *hate* it when my favorite team plays against him because 9 times out of 10 it means a loss, but besides that – nothing but respect. Talent and dedication like his is why this league is worth watching in the first place.

    In fact, there’s a lot to admire about the entire NE org, including the head coach – who’s clearly going to be a Vince Lombardi level legend for many decades to come. My only advice (which you don’t need) is to enjoy it as much as you can while it lasts because unfortunately when you’re at the top, an eventual drop-off (some years down the road) is inevitable.

    Anyway, good luck. I just wanted to put some positivity out there for you so you know we’re not ALL haters.

  63. doctorrustbelt says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:56 AM
    Cincinnati DESTROYED baltimore.

    baltimore DESTROYED pittsburgh.

    20 55

    So what?? Who cares???

  64. 21. Redskins (2-3; No. 22): Despite the loss in Atlanta, they need to be taken seriously. Especially in a division that shouldn’t be taken seriously.

    Fixed

  65. How are the Raiders at #18 and the Bears at #23, when they have the same record and Chicago beat them last week? Plus the Bears losses were all against top ten teams.

  66. Hilarious how badly some people on this site hate the Ravens. Kinda weird too. Considering they’ve won more SBs in the last 15 years than 90% of the league… Strange in deed.

    As injured as they are, they could just as easily be 5-0 as they could be 0-5. 20 seems about right.

  67. Even if Dallas changes to another back-up…. Are they expected to be better? The O-Line has struggled the last two weeks. The defense is brutal. They are not good in any phase of the game right now.

  68. “11. Seahawks (2-3; No. 8): To anyone who thinks Russell Wilson isn’t worth his contract, consider where this team would be right now without him.”

    I wonder if they would be able to afford an offensive line if they didnt have to pay him….
    ————————————————-
    I wonder if the last two years (when Seahawks weren’t paying RW much) had a line worth anything….Oh wait they didn’t. They had the choice to spend money on them and not pay RW but didn’t. Their draft picks for OLine haven’t panned out the way they planned. That’s why they have two converted D lineman on the O line and 1 converted TE playing T.

  69. ketchupaholic says:
    Oct 13, 2015 11:48 AM

    Packer fans talking about their defense being #3.
    Let’ just back up and enjoy this. Remember how they were calling for Dom Capers Head for years?

    So they’ve played Jay Culter and the Bears

    Russel Wilson without an Offensive Line

    Mathew Stafford… HAHAHAHA!!!

    Alex Smith, who threw his first TD to a WR in over a year on the Packers.

    Nick Foles….. Really?

    I think we all know. As Czabin said on his sports show. “THE PACKERS ARE THE “WORST” 5-0 team!”

    It’s not even close.
    **************************************************

    Green Bay can only beat the teams on their schedule and they’ve done a great job of it so far.

    Despite losing one of their most potent offensive weapons in Jordy Nelson, (See, I can make excuses too.) they’ve taken down every single team they’ve faced by double digit scores.

    If you, and other teams, want to shortchange them for what they’ve achieved, do so at your own peril.

  70. minson15 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 1:02 PM
    “11. Seahawks (2-3; No. 8): To anyone who thinks Russell Wilson isn’t worth his contract, consider where this team would be right now without him.”

    I wonder if they would be able to afford an offensive line if they didnt have to pay him….
    ————————————————-
    I wonder if the last two years (when Seahawks weren’t paying RW much) had a line worth anything….Oh wait they didn’t. They had the choice to spend money on them and not pay RW but didn’t. Their draft picks for OLine haven’t panned out the way they planned. That’s why they have two converted D lineman on the O line and 1 converted TE playing T.

    ——————–

    Ummmm…..they traded away a great o-lineman to get Jimmy Graham…..a guy who can’t block. And they chewed up more cap-space in the balance.

    Seems like the Saints got the better of that deal.

  71. @ bstnboy

    Do you really need an explaination?

    Yes. Yes I do, because every other division has at least one 1 win team, the AFCS has three and at least one division has a team on the goose egg. So when 5 weeks into the season the NFCE is the ONLY division where every team has mutiple wins how can it be considered the worst. Please explain this to me oh great and powerful Oz

  72. It’s time to unleash the beast, Whisenhunt:
    Let Marcus (Mariota) Run!
    (Even Tom Brady already has a rushing TD for 2015)

  73. fartweasel says:
    Oct 13, 2015 10:10 AM
    Packers offense is good, defense not so much. Ranked too high. Have played 3 out of 5 bad teams in Lambeau, where the refs all wear cheeseheads.
    —————————————-

    Keep telling yourself that, mudduck.

    3rd ranked scoring defense.
    7th yds
    2nd in INT
    2nd in sacks

    Sleep on the GB defense and they will beat you like poor Nick Foles, Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick. I thought Foles was going to have internal bleeding.

  74. 30. Jaguars (1-4; No. 26): For owner Shad Khan, there’s a point where patience becomes apathy.

    ——

    He doesn’t care as long as he gets the prestige of owning the team. He also owns Fulham in the BPL, and it’s disgraceful how far that team has fallen under his short time as owner. Fulham was a middling to lower-middle but established club, and crashed right out of the Premiership once Khan took over. The Jaguars may not have been as good, but it wasn’t that long ago they were in the playoffs. They’ve definitely been a dumpster fire since he took over, though. He’s a terrible owner.

  75. rogerbueno11 says:Oct 13, 2015 10:55 AM

    How come the Patriots continue to get favoritism with an easy schedule? Didn’t they win the Super Bowl last year?
    The NFL is completely out of wack. The Champs should have the worst schedule in the league, not top 5 easy.

    What a joke. Roger Goddell still helping his friend.

    ——

    You do realize how a schedule is sorted out, right? That it’s a simple setup that is the same for every single team?

    No. That’s probably too much work for you. Using google for 5 seconds? Too. Freaking. Hard.

    I guess you just prefer to remain ignorant in what you are attempting to talk about.

  76. ketchupaholic says:
    Oct 13, 2015 11:48 AM
    Packer fans talking about their defense being #3.
    Let’ just back up and enjoy this. Remember how they were calling for Dom Capers Head for years?

    So they’ve played Jay Culter and the Bears

    Russel Wilson without an Offensive Line

    Mathew Stafford… HAHAHAHA!!!

    Alex Smith, who threw his first TD to a WR in over a year on the Packers.

    Nick Foles….. Really?

    I think we all know. As Czabin said on his sports show. “THE PACKERS ARE THE “WORST” 5-0 team!”

    It’s not even close.

    when did the packers play the lions? if you are going to rip on the packers at least be accurate

  77. rollotomasi14 says:Oct 13, 2015 9:39 AM

    Denver’s D is tearing it up. How a team that has no offensive TDs in two games and are still 5-0 is beyond me.

    Just look at the combined records of their opponents thru five weeks. 6-18. Basically they have been squeaking by the ash & trash. They’ll fold when they face a good team.

  78. For a few years now, the Jags have looked like a competitive 8-8 team on paper, only to blow it in numerous different ways. Ignore the Patriots score, and all four games were close. Their defense has improved to Gus Bradley standards, but their offense is still lagging. I think they need to try to keep improving the line in the offseason, and strongly consider switching to a different offensive scheme.

  79. “Its a sign of how pathetic the Bengals have been for so long that their fans think a 4 point win is “destroying” another team.”

    Umm, that’s one guy who gets a weird thrill doing that every week. He also said the Ravens “destroyed” the Steelers. He clearly does not speak for all of us.

    ————————————————————–
    “Also, the Bengals should be number 1 or 2”

    As a Bengals fan, the top three are right. I have no issue with the Bengals third. 29 other teams would love to be where they are right now.

  80. Those bashing the NFC East. Please post the scores of the teams in our division vs. yours. Outside of Dallas vs. Atlanta and New England I believe all are 1 possession games.

    Funny how a Dallas team with no QB or #1 WR or RB has still played very competitively against the Falcons and Patriots.

    A rookie CB gave Gronkowski his toughest matchup in the past 3 years, outside of Revis/Kam Chancellor.

    The NFC East will come down to the Giants Oline vs the Dallas Dline. My bet is on Dallas.

  81. Gutsy call last night and great win for Steel town. Looks like the road to the AFC title will go through the Steelers. Ravens looking to lock up a top 10 draft pick – how far the mighty have fallen. I agree with most posters here – 20 is way too high for a team with no receivers and no corners.

  82. 1. Patriots (4-0; last week No. 1): That AFC Finalist banner is gonna get stuck in a place where banners aren’t supposed to go.

    Like an NFL stadium for instance?

  83. Musgrave is the worst.

    The screen to the fullback on 4th and 19 with the game on the line was one of the worst calls I have seen yet.

  84. “Giants (3-2; No. 13): They should be 5-0. ”
    Author clearly doesn’t know the difference between “could” and “should”. Also, does anyone really think they should have won Sunday’s game? Eli threw the ball straight up in the air and the safety slipped on the way to an interception that was overturned. Perhaps the power ranker wasn’t watching?

  85. rogerbueno11 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 10:55 AM
    How come the Patriots continue to get favoritism with an easy schedule? Didn’t they win the Super Bowl last year?
    The NFL is completely out of wack. The Champs should have the worst schedule in the league, not top 5 easy.

    What a joke. Roger Goddell still helping his friend.

    ________________________________________

    I’m not quite sure you know how scheduling works. Here, I’ll break it down

    They play their divisional opponents twice each.
    They finished first in AFC East, so they play the other teams in the rest of the AFC who finished first in their respective division(s). (Just so you know, some teams that were good last year may not be as good this year, i.e. Indy, Denver, etc etc.)
    They play one full AFC division that is not their own also (This year, it’s the AFC South)
    Also they play one NFC division (Happens to be the NFC East this year)…

    If you do the math, it will add up. I promise. Really, I do. And so does logic.

    So please, keep telling people that Goodell is in the pockets of the Pats when this scheduling has been in place for god knows how long. Learn some football, then get back to me.

    Please and thank you…

  86. Everyone prepare for the next PATRIOTS SUPERBOWL WIN . The only team to ever win back to back SUPERBOWLS TWICE . Move over Joe , the new king has arrived . TAKE THAT YOU HATERS !!!!!!!

  87. In anticipation of Sunday night the Colts are hanging an “Andrew Luck Full Practice Participant” banner.

    When asked about it, Colts owner Jim Irsay, said, “That’s just the way we roll around here.”

  88. 2. Packers (5-0; No. 2): This team won’t lose at home. As long as the Giants don’t show up there in January. Again.
    ——————————–
    You mean the same Giants that went 7-9 in ’13 and 6-10 in ’14 and who are barely 3-2? Please get it correct guys; it makes you guys lose credibility. That was 2012 and even the most die-hard Giant fans will admit that that 2012 team is not even remotely close to this years team!

  89. Funny how a Dallas team with no QB or #1 WR or RB has still played very competitively against the Falcons and Patriots.

    Losing 30-6 is “playing competitively”

  90. qbarrel says:
    Oct 13, 2015 10:18 AM
    rollotomasi14 says:
    Oct 13, 2015 9:39 AM
    Denver’s D is tearing it up. How a team that has no offensive TDs in two games and are still 5-0 is beyond me.

    ——————–

    If you’ve been watching the games, you would realize just how lucky they’ve been. They are all smoke and mirrors. If they make the playoffs, they will be 1st round fodder.

    I know right? They’re SO lucky to get Ints. They’re SO lucky to lead the league in sacks. They’re SO lucky to lead the league in third down percentage. Those are some lucky bastards right? Has nothing to do with hard work, a roster full of probowlers, game planning…. no, they’re lucky.

  91. O’Brien doesn’t want to “turn it around” this year. He’s positioning the Texans to get Hackenburg and will have a stud (like Roethlisberger) for the next 15 years.

  92. You are all WRONG, The rankings should go like this:

    1:Lions
    2: Buccs
    3: Jaguars
    4: 49ers
    5: Texans

    NFC Champs: Lions
    AFC Champs: Jags

    Super Bowl 50:

    Texans Over Eagles

    I’m Cereal

  93. “Cincinnati DESTROYED baltimore.

    baltimore DESTROYED pittsburgh.”
    ^
    Drrustbelt logic there. Reality is, Cincy barely beat Baltimore while having all their stars. Baltimore barely beat Pittsburgh while Pittsburgh was missing Ben and Bryant plus pieces on defense…don’t forget the fact the kicker shanked 2 kicks.

    First battle for the North is week 8, can’t wait.

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