PFT’s Week Seven power rankings

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1. Patriots (5-0; last week No. 1): Revenge is a dish best served when the adversary runs one of the dumbest plays in the history of organized sports.

2. Bengals (6-0; No. 3): At some point, the Bengals will be on to New England. And that could be bad news for the Patriots.

3. Packers (6-0; No. 2): It’s hard to hold the No. 2 spot when giving up more than 500 yards passing.

4. Panthers (5-0; No. 7): Cam Newton is old enough to make a clutch throw in a hostile environment.

5. Broncos (6-0; No. 4): Even if they lose no games in the regular season, one and done is looming in January.

6. Jets (4-1; No. 8): When does the Jets coach start spouting off about how much he hates Bill Belichick and Tom Brady? Oh wait, that guy’s gone.

7. Steelers (4-2; No. 10): The Steelers haven’t won with this many quarterbacks since the days of Bradshaw, Gilliam, and Hanratty.

8. Falcons (5-1; No. 5): The only good news from Thursday night is there likely won’t be another Falcons punter immortalized by a statue outside the Superdome.

9. Cardinals (4-2; No. 6): Maybe the Cardinals really haven’t beaten anyone.

10. Vikings (3-2; No. 15): With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.

11. Rams (2-3; No. 12): The good news? The Rams finally have climbed past Seattle and San Francisco in the standings. The bad news? Both of those teams stink right now.

12. Eagles (3-3; No. 24): If they can win by 20 when Sam Bradford throws three interceptions, how would they do if he threw, you know, none?

13. Cowboys (2-3; No. 14): At some point, they’ll be healthy. And they should then be able to run away with the division.

14. Giants (3-3; No. 9): How does a team go from looking so bad to so good to so bad?

15. Dolphins (2-3; No. 22): If he puked on his shoes before the game, the Gatorade shower washed it off.

16. Seahawks (2-4; No. 11): The Legion of Boom is about to become the Legion of Booed.

17. Bills (3-3; No. 13): First, Sammy Watkins. Next, Mario Williams. Who’s the next Bills player to publicly complain?

18. Raiders (2-3; No. 18): A playoff run remains possible, but the wins need to start coming this Sunday in San Diego.

19. Colts (3-3; No. 16): For his next trick, Chuck Pagano will make his job disappear.

20. Browns (2-4; No. 17): Too many close games, too many failures to win close games.

21. Chargers (2-4; No. 19): Philip Rivers’ new contract should have included a clause that voids it immediately if he ever throws for 500 yards and no interceptions and the rest of the team isn’t good enough to manage the win.

22. Washington (2-4; No. 21): Why is Kirk Cousins still playing? Because the longer he plays the greater the chances that RGIII won’t.

23. Saints (2-4; No. 31): Another week, another Super Bowl rematch involving teams that don’t have much of a chance to get back in 2015.

24. Bears (2-4; No. 23): Hey, at least they filled their quota for pre-Thanksgiving wins.

25. Buccaneers (2-3; No. 25): Jameis Winston quietly is putting together a good rookie year.

26. 49ers (2-4; No. 27): If you’d told 49ers fans before the season that the team would have the same record as the Seahawks heading into their Week Seven showdown, 49ers fans would have been very excited.

27. Texans (2-4; No. 29): Yes, 26 teams passed on DeAndre Hopkins.

28. Ravens (1-5; No. 20): That was the worst Harbaugh Brothers weekend since the 49ers and Ravens lost conference championship games on the same day in January 2012.

29. Lions (1-5; No. 32): The Lions finally figured out how to win a game — play in a way that suggests they really don’t want to.

30. Chiefs (1-5; No. 26): The Sea of Red may soon be demanding some slips of pink.

31. Titans (1-4; No. 28): Since starting 4-0 with the Cardinals in 2012, Ken Whisenhunt is 4-29 as a head coach.

32. Jaguars (1-5; No. 30): Do they take the pools to London?

176 responses to “PFT’s Week Seven power rankings

  1. Packers at #3, surprises me but what’s not surprising me is when they choke in Jan. That defense is so bad, my grandma can run and throw all over them Lol

  2. Packers at #3, surprises me but what’s not surprising me is when they choke in Jan. That defense is so bad, my grandma can run and throw all over them. Makes me wanna puke.

  3. Mike Wallace has the 61st receiving yards, Stefon Diggs has the 75th receiving yards…hahahaha!!
    yeah they are the best alright

  4. Vikings at 10 too high….decent team, but hasn’t accomplished anything yet. Need to win on the road, and be more consistent on offense.

  5. 10. Vikings (3-2; No. 15): With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.
    _______

    What? Where did that come from? Diggs has played two games and looks great, but it’s two games. Johnson has been hurt most of the year and didn’t do much when he played. Wallace hasn’t stood out and will be on a different team next year. That’s a weird statement.

  6. “Cam Newton is old enough to make a clutch throw in a hostile environment.”

    He’s also old enough to engineer four 80-yard drives in the same game. That was something to see.

    – Titans Fan

  7. I thought the Colts would get rid of Chuck at the end of the season, but they might want to cut bait now.
    Dumbest play in the history of sports!
    I can’t wait till Friday when ESPN has the dumbest play of the week award.
    Do they dare put that play as number 1?!?!
    That would not make Roger and the Colts owner/druggie very happy.

  8. I am a Viking fan, and there’s no way on God’s green earth that they are the 10th best team in the league right now. Their defense is young, very good, and continuing to improve, but until that offensive line learns how to run block regardless of whether they’re facing a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense, this team is not a playoff team.

    The best three wideouts in the NFL? Are you joking? Wallace has been uninspiring to say the least, and let at least two pass slip through his hands on Sunday. Charles Johnson hasn’t shown much yet this year either. Stefon Diggs is already this team’s best receiver by far.

    The Vikings barely beat a Chiefs team that quality football teams would have dominated and not let back into the game. If they play like that against Detroit on Sunday, they’ll get beat.

  9. I’m really not trying to be funny … beyond the Pats and the Packers are there any legitimate potential SB teams here? The Bengals have to prove they can win a playoff game. The Jets are mighty on defence but that offence doesn’t scare too many. The Steeler offence is hefty (when Big Ben returns) but that secondary scares every Steeler fan. The Broncos? Please. With old noodle arm back there they are the 2015 version of the early 1990s Steelers – plenty of D but no QB. The Panthers? I don’t see it. Falcons? See the Bengals. Too much playoff misery to be taken seriously. The Cards? They can feast on the crappy teams but I don’t think they can stay with the big boys.

    What a clunker of a year for most teams. There’s an awful lot of misery in those standings.

  10. Bahahahahahah — “With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.” — I”ll be sure to submit that to Common Man on Kfan for Preposterous Statement Tournament 2016, Florio! A washed up deep threat, a rookie that’s had 1 good game and Johnson who had an okay 2015 and has been injured all of 2016. Yup, that’s recipe for best WR Corps in the NFL!

  11. I know the Bills lost, but they shouldn’t fall four spots, behind teams like the Rams, Cowboys, Dolphins, and Seahawks because they lost to probably the second best team in the NFL while playing without their starting qb and top 2 receivers.

    I mean did you forget what happened when the Bills played the Dolphins? 41-14

  12. As a fan of the Vikings I find it ridiculous that you say that you state “With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL”. Are you nuts?! Mike Wallace has never shown to be elite, Charles Johnson was a 7th-round pick in 2013 and has 37 catches in his career (6 this year), and Stefon Diggs, who shows great promise, has played in just 2 games so far. Let’s wait before making such statements.

  13. Show me another team that can give up 500 yards passing and still get a Win?

    That shows how good a team really is.

    I still agree they should be ranked #3 or a little lower.

  14. As a Bills fan I have no problems with the players comments. Sammy is a huge talent but his injuries are becoming annoying. Mario is as hard working as they come and he is clearly being underutilized along with the rest of this front 4. You would think this defensive “genius” would know how to use all of this talent properly. Instead they are on pace for around 25 sacks after being tops in the league to last 3 years…

  15. ” Vikings (3-2; No. 15): With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.”

    That is an absurd statement and the Vikings still suck.look for them to fall further behind in the NFC North real soon.

  16. Since Brady and the Pats gave the rest of the league the blueprint on how to torch the legion of boom, does anybody fear the Seahawks defense anymore?

    No….I didn’t think so….

  17. -The Bills have the talent to be way, way better, but the way they’ve played lately, you might have even been too generous by putting them in the top 20. They’re playing like a 6-10 team right now

    -The Dolphins go from nearly dead last to 15 because of a win against the 1 win titans? Huh? What is the rationale?

    -While I know based on record the Jets had to be that high, they have played no one. And they will only keep falling from here on out.

  18. raidernation210 says:
    Oct 20, 2015 8:52 AM

    Mike Wallace has the 61st receiving yards, Stefon Diggs has the 75th receiving yards…hahahaha!!
    yeah they are the best alright

    diggs has played in 2 games moron

  19. 10. Vikings (3-2; No. 15): With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.
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    I better comment now before the Packer fans break the Internet.

  20. Bengals have now finally beaten a team with a winning record (v Bills, who now drop to 3-3). But the 6-0 has come against teams with a combined record of 11-24 (11-18 without their Bengal losses), and doesn’t justify placing above the Panthers (opponents records 12-23/17) but instead on par with the Pack (opposition 11-24/18), just above the Broncos (opps 10-24/18). The Pats opps are 13-16/11 – i.e. 13-11 without their losses to the Pats. The Pats are thus the only lossless team against opponents with an otherwise combined record above .500.

  21. bigbenh8tr
    Oct 20, 2015, 8:02 AM CDT
    Completely baffled by the rankings of the Steelers and Vikings

    No way either of them are higher than 15
    ——
    Don’t the Vikings have like the 5th best record in the NFC???

    And, not saying I agree with the “best 3 wideouts” theory, but on most teams, when you get to #3, it’s usually crap.

  22. Glad to see you’ve finally given up on your preseason predictions for the Ravens and have put them in the spot they deserve. Now if only you would do the same for the Seahawks.

    The Cowboys will be much better once they’re healthy, but they’re not healthy and they’re not good right now, so why rank them so high?

  23. 14. Giants (3-3; No. 9): How does a team go from looking so bad to so good to so bad?

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    They really didn’t look that good. They beat up on Washington at home on a Thursday night. Buffalo was a good win but they were really banged up and they were very fortunate to beat a 49ers team who is a bottom 5 or 10 team in the league. They had them had home off a West coast to East coast trip on a Sunday night, too. Don’t forget, Eli Manning threw the game losing interception on that last drive but the 49ers DB had a terrible drop on a ball that loomed like a punt.

  24. 10. Vikings (3-2; No. 15): With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.

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

    I almost choked on my breakfast! Now I get why there are 10,000 Viking posts on this site everyday. That could be the most absurd statement I’ve ever seen.

    I’d take the top 3 WR over those two turds (Diggs looks legit) from any of the following teams: Cowboys (when Dez gets back,) Packers, Steelers, Broncos, Giants, Lions, Colts, Jets, Cardinals, Bucs, Falcons and the Bengals.

    I’ll take the Vikings seriously when they beat someone not named the Lions, Chiefs or Chargers and don’t get blown out by the 49er’s. They still haven’t beat anyone with a winning record since 2013…

  25. streetyson says:
    Oct 20, 2015 9:30 AM
    Bengals have now finally beaten a team with a winning record (v Bills, who now drop to 3-3). But the 6-0 has come against teams with a combined record of 11-24 (11-18 without their Bengal losses), and doesn’t justify placing above the Panthers (opponents records 12-23/17) but instead on par with the Pack (opposition 11-24/18), just above the Broncos (opps 10-24/18). The Pats opps are 13-16/11 – i.e. 13-11 without their losses to the Pats. The Pats are thus the only lossless team against opponents with an otherwise combined record above .500.
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    Correction: Panthers opps are 12-23/18 (i.e. opponents 12-23, or 12-18 without their losses to the Panthers) – doesn’t change my argument any, but just wanted to be accurate.

  26. In a game the Patriots were supposed win by 50, it took a horrible call on the onside kick and a stupid play to even win the game. Those 2 plays are at least a 14 point swing, maybe 21.

    As bad as the Colts have been playing and Luck still not 100% and that game was that close, I wouldn’t be feeling too great if I’m the Patriots.

  27. Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics…all suck. Patriots will be there soon. Patriot fans were crying like little girls when they thought Carapolo was going to have to play qb.

  28. I agree that if the Cowboys don’t run away with this NFC east then there must be a fix in. The Eagles, Giants and especially that Washington team stink.

  29. Have you seen Mike Wallace play? Vikings fans are starting to see why the Steelers didn’t resign him and the Dolphins dumped him. Could be the most over rated WR since the forward pass was instituted.

  30. Vikes with the best trio of receivers? I don’t see it, Brown, Bryant, and Wheaton are a better combo, playing with second and third string QB isn’t their fault.

  31. Really put a lot of thought into that Vikings take….LOL…They are 3-2 because they have a good defense. Their receivers are below average. Diggs looks promising but, c’mon man!

  32. gacoltfan says:
    Oct 20, 2015 9:43 AM
    ………
    As bad as the Colts have been playing and Luck still not 100% and that game was that close, I wouldn’t be feeling too great if I’m the Patriots.

    LOL. You still don’t get it, really? One of the biggest reasons that the partnership of Belichick and Brady has been so successful is that they are never satisfied, they never feel great, except for those 48-72 hours after they have won ANOTHER Super Bowl.

    You seem concerned that the Pats might be feeling complacent. I can alleviate that concern. They are unlikely to go undefeated this season, but they will never be complacent. Hopefully they will be undefeated in the postseason, so they can feel complacent again for 48-72 hours before they start to get ready for the 2016 season.

  33. “With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.”

    Said nobody ever….

    You forgot Patterson……

  34. purplelegend84, please tell me how the Steelers are ranked too high? They are playing their second and third string QB, tons of injuries, and are still winning. Baring a bad kicker they would be 5-1 right now. They Beat the Chargers on the road, the beat the Rams on the road, beat the 49ers(who stomped your team), should’ve beat the Ravens, and beat the Cardinals with not 1 but 2 back up qbs.

    Chargers too low? They barely beat a 1-5 Lions team at home, lost to Cincy and the Vikes on the road, then barely beat a 2-4 Browns team at home. The only game there looked good was the loss to GB on the road.

    Those teams are right where they belong. You want to talk about a team that’s ranked too high, look at your own team. Stomped by a bad 49ers team, wins over 4 bad teams in the Chiefs, Lions, and Chargers. Played a close one against Denver but still lost.

  35. Yup that’s right Mike…. The Pats are scared of the Bengals lmao!! We all know what happened last year. And TB12 is playing at an all world level. Plus lafell is coming back, stork, Hightower etc.

  36. I see what you did there with the Vikings, Florio! Well done! I love veiled shots at the worst fanbase in franchise history.

  37. beachsidejames says:
    Oct 20, 2015 9:50 AM
    Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics…all suck. Patriots will be there soon. Patriot fans were crying like little girls when they thought Carapolo was going to have to play qb.

    -/
    Sorry but no one was Crying, pretty much every patriots fan knew he would play.

    And you can’t find one comment that says otherwise.

    The only fans that are crying are you and your other Dolphins fans.
    Because you know they are at best an 8-8 team, AGAIN.

    #CRYBABYNATION

  38. “With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.”

    LOL. Mike Wallace….. Thanks for the laugh.

  39. paulnoga says:
    Oct 20, 2015 8:55 AM

    Mike Florio, please dump Rodney Harrison. He is doing absolutely nothing to enhance the show. His argumentative attitude is boring.
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    Rodney Harrison? Same hater that said the Steelers wouldn’t win a game w/out Ben Roethlisberger??? #nocreditbility

  40. Funny – most complaining about the Vikings being rated so high; and that ridiculous statement about the wideouts ARE Vikings fans…..I guess we aren’t as delusional as Packer fans would like people to believe.

  41. @iloveagoodnap

    before the season started: jets stink. they’ll be lucky to win 5 games.

    today: who cares they have the #1 defense and the #8 offense in the league? the jets have played no one so far.

    jets are a good football team. only a blind hater who hasn’t watched a game would dispute that.

  42. Nice to see the Panthers getting some recognition. Looking forward to the SNF game with Filthy-delphia.

    Oh, BTW, the Jags are ranked too high. 🙂

  43. newsletterczar says:
    Oct 20, 2015 10:33 AM

    Redskins, 22, too high. Hail
    ————————————

    I didn’t see the Redskins ranked anywhere here. Did you?

  44. 3. Packers (6-0; No. 2): It’s hard to hold the No. 2 spot when giving up more than 500 yards passing.

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    Technically, the Packers gave up 488 net yards passing.

    And per a stat site that graphs win/loss likelihood, the Chargers never had any of the curve swing to their side of their side of the chart, so toss the ball all you want, it has to add up to something. The Packers were never in much danger of losing that game.

    And in their six games the Packers only had the likelihood of winning fall on the opponent’s side for about half a quarter – the 3rd quarter against Seattle. Otherwise, the likelihood of winning/losing has been on the Packers’ side the other 23.5 quarters.

    But right now, I’ve got my Pack about the 5th best team, so can’t complain about 3rd.

  45. That group of Vikings WRs doesn’t even come close to the best in the league. I mean come on, the Packers have 3 injured WRs that still make a better 3 man WR corp than that group in MN.

  46. Vikings at ten? Best three wideouts?! Haha wow. Not a single one of their receivers is good enough to start on a real offense.
    You drop the Packers to three because they gave up 500 yards and STILL WON? You must have forgot that they only gave up 20 points to the hottest QB in the league right now. Bengals are good but let’s be honest, the Bills are a mess and the victory is not that meaningful.

  47. Fun fact:

    Teddy Bridgewater: 1,023 passing yards this season, 446 of those yards came after the catch… Averaging 115 “air yards” per game, and 89.2 yards after the catch per game.

    Aaron Rodgers: 1491 passing yards this season, 861 of those yards came after the catch… Averaging 105 “air yards” per game and 143.5 yards after the catch per game.

    Once again proving the king of the check down and the padded stats is Aaron himself.

  48. beachsidejames says:
    Oct 20, 2015 9:50 AM

    Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics…all suck. Patriots will be there soon. Patriot fans were crying like little girls when they thought Carapolo was going to have to play qb.
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    Ole James been out in the sun too much. Pats fans weren’t all that worried if Jimmy G would have had to play. You see Jimmy boy unlike your loser Dolphins NE has great coaches and a team first, next man up philosophy that has served them well over this brilliant 15 year run. A deep roster with versatile players would pull together and the end results would have been the same. 5-0 and we certainly won’t fear the organization that hasn’t sniffed a SB win since 1973. 1973 James………..kind of explains a lot of your blatant jealousy. Hang in there kid, at least you got nice beaches down there.

  49. The Bengals haven’t beaten a good team yet. The combined records of their opponents is 11 wins / 24 losses. That’s an average of 1.83 wins per team across 6 games. HARDLY an endorsement to greatness. Their only hope to beat the Steelers is that Ben is still battling with his injury. Otherwise, they will be exposed as nothing more than paper champions. And, the Steelers might even beat them without Roethlisberger. The 2 games the Steelers lost were results of terrible field goal kicking, which now appears to be fully resolved with the signing of Chris Boswell, who has since gone 5-5 on FGA/FGM. Also, Landry Jones tore up a much better defense than the Bengals present. And, for those talking smack about the Steelers Defense…only 4 teams have given up fewer points per game than the Steelers! Rank em’ how ever you want, but that’s the facts jack!!!

  50. Bungals still haven’t beaten a team with a winning record yet.. I wouldn’t get too excited Cinci fans. Doesn’t this seem familiar?

  51. Ravens a tad high at 28 in my book. And I’m a Ravens fan.

    If this team wins another game all year I’ll be shocked.

    Oh wait, we’ll get one more win. We still have a home game against the Steelers left.

  52. AFC North teams ranked about right:

    Bengals playing lights out though big tests are on the horizon

    Steelers doing it with mirrors without Ben. Would not have believed that they could beat Az with third string qb

    Browns could easily have 2 more wins with the two OT losses to Chargers and Broncos.

    And then we have the Ravens, who seem intent on positioning themselves for a top 10 draft pick.

    Things suck here in B’more!!

  53. “Since starting 4-0 with the Cardinals in 2012, Ken Whisenhunt is 4-29 as a head coach.” And, when the Titans hired him, I was wondering what they were thinking.

  54. fwippel says:
    Oct 20, 2015 9:09 AM
    I am a Viking fan, and there’s no way on God’s green earth that they are the 10th best team in the league right now.
    ———————-
    You are what your record is. And the Vikings currently have the 5th best record in the NFC. Are you saying there’s at least 5 AFC teams better than the Vikings?

    So many of you get caught up in what you used to remember, and what you think the future will hold. These rankings are based upon this week only. And if the season ended today, the Vikings are in the playoffs.

  55. nativeraider says:
    Oct 20, 2015 11:18 AM

    Id take my RAIDERS WR corp before Vikings and the RAIDERS DONT have a top WR corp. in the NFL Yet…
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    Your team will be lucky to finish 6-10, and you pretty much don’t even have a home in the future. I’d probably focus on those issues first.

    And if you actually live in Oakland, then you have a whole other set of problems…

  56. kepdogg23 says:
    Oct 20, 2015 11:18 AM
    The Dolphins above the Colts? You are nuts….what was the deciding factor, the third loss being to the Jags or the Patriots?
    ———
    Well, considering how both teams looked on Sunday, and the fact that Tannehill has been playing better than Luck, though that’s not saying much. Go ahead check the stats, I’ll wait.

  57. Vikings (3-2; No. 15): With Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Charles Johnson, the Vikings could have the best three wideouts in the NFL.
    —————————————–

    Congrats on a statement that would add at least 50 more comments…

  58. The fudge packers should be after the giants and eagles, at least the giants and eagles have beaten a team with a winning record at the time they played. Go ahead thumb me down fudge packer homer, it won’t change the fact that the packers struggle against below 500 opponents like the chargers.

  59. Phillips Rivers had 7.7 yds/attempt against Green Bay defense, which is average at best.

    How about maybe giving some credit to that defense for making the Chargers so 1 dimensional that they were forced to called 68 pass plays, or perhaps for not allowing more than 20 points.

    But, no, lets focus strictly on the number of passing yards gained; even if they were much more a product of the gross number of passes thrown that any level of dominance displayed by Rivers or the Chargers.

  60. Patriot fans crack me up. It had been 10 yrs since they won a SB (and under questionable circumstances – again). Yet they think they are the greatest sports dynasty ever. In those 10 years that the Patriots have gone 1-2 in SB’s, the Steelers have gone 2-1, Giants 2-0, Seattle 1-2 and Colts 1-1.

    Try to get over yourselves a bit. You have a great coach and QB in a weak division, that pretty much guarantees playoffs every year.

    If other fan bases should be “jealous” of any team it’s the Steelers. Two SB’s , playoffs every year, and no one thinks they cheated to get any of them.

    Let the negative comments fly, truth hurts.

  61. calpatriot says:
    Oct 20, 2015 12:00 PM

    The fudge packers should be after the giants and eagles, at least the giants and eagles have beaten a team with a winning record at the time they played. Go ahead thumb me down fudge packer homer, it won’t change the fact that the packers struggle against below 500 opponents like the chargers.

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

    The Packers are 6-0 against teams with a below .500 record. They have won every game by a 7 point margin or more.

    #THESTRUGGLE

  62. audio2sell says: Patriots need to worry about the Bengals ???…
    ========
    Saying over and over again doesn’t make you sound any less worried.

  63. 25. Buccaneers (2-3; No. 25): Jameis Winston quietly is putting together a good rookie year.

    Finally some recognition. That O-line along with the backs are a big reason for this.

  64. tjacks7 says:
    Oct 20, 2015 11:12 AM

    Fun fact:

    Teddy Bridgewater: 1,023 passing yards this season, 446 of those yards came after the catch… Averaging 115 “air yards” per game, and 89.2 yards after the catch per game.

    Aaron Rodgers: 1491 passing yards this season, 861 of those yards came after the catch… Averaging 105 “air yards” per game and 143.5 yards after the catch per game.

    Once again proving the king of the check down and the padded stats is Aaron himself.

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

    Fun facts:

    Aaron Rodgers 124-182, 68.1%, 15 TD’s, 2 INT’s, 1,491 passing yards, 160 rushing yards and 11 sacks.

    Teddy Turnover 94-146 64.4% 3 TD’s 4 INT’s 1,023 passing yards 54 rushing yards and 15 sacks.

    Green Bay 6-0

    Minnesota 3-2

  65. The steelers are about right in the rankings at this point in the season. I expect them to move up when Big Ben gets back. The bungles are definitely talented on offense but will only be paper champions with Dalton at qb come January.

  66. Don’t really concern myself with useless power polls that are subjective to complete bias from first to worst.

    Florio’s curious comment on the Vikes “3 best wideouts” proves my point.
    Not quite sure why he has such a man crush on that team, but it’s been evident for some time.

    I will say that I’m somewhat encouraged by some of their fans reasonable and sane comments.
    Not used to the Heidis talking in such fashion, but it’s welcomed.

    I for one, am really looking forward to the future Packer/Viking match ups.
    Should be able to finally settle some pressing arguments once and for all.

  67. whatnojets says:
    Oct 20, 2015 8:41 AM
    Jets 6th??? Must have killed you posting that!!

    Wake me up when the Jets beat a team with a winning record. The Patriots should put them back below #15 where they belong.

  68. Can’t support Packers falling to #3 below Bengals at #2. I’d take the Packers in any matchup against the Bengals; I believe more in Aaron Rodgers than in Andy Dalton.

  69. @gacoltfan says:
    Oct 20, 2015 12:05 PM

    You went there… so lets go there… shall we?
    In the last 15 seasons name one other team (in any sport but lets stick to the NFL) that has:

    1) Gone to 6 Super Bowls
    2) Won 4 Super Bowls
    3) In those 15 Season have won their Division 12 times
    4) Have the highest regular season & Playoff winning percentage of any other team over that time frame
    5) Went to and Won 6 Conference Championships
    6) Had an undefeated regular season (16-0)

    I’m waiting…

    Since I know the answer already … Greatest Dynasty since Lombardy’s Packers!!!

  70. For those who say that the Bengals hasn’t won against a winning opponent yet, you need to look deeper that win-lost records. The combined record stand at 11-10 if you eliminate every lost against an undefeated opponent. Heck, Seattle & San Diego lost to 3 undefeated teams. No wonder they have a losing record THROUGH 6 WEEKS.

  71. toolkien says:
    Oct 20, 2015 10:50 AM

    3. Packers (6-0; No. 2): It’s hard to hold the No. 2 spot when giving up more than 500 yards passing.

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    Technically, the Packers gave up 488 net yards passing.

    And per a stat site that graphs win/loss likelihood, the Chargers never had any of the curve swing to their side of their side of the chart, so toss the ball all you want, it has to add up to something. The Packers were never in much danger of losing that game.
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    Never in danger of losing the game? San Diego had the ball on the 2-yard line at the end of the game with a chance to tie. The team that’s behind is never going to have a better chance of winning than the team that’s ahead. That doesn’t mean they have no chance.

  72. Painful to watch the Ravens this year. However:

    -We have a team. Better than the 13 year void, USFL Stars and CFL Colts/CFLers/Stallions.
    -First really bad year under Harbaugh. 1 bad of 8 is pretty good.
    -We have a recent Super Bowl victory and playoff wins in 6 of the last 8 seasons.
    -We have a good owner and stadium, team isn’t going anywhere or threatening to go anywhere.
    -Top 5 pick for the first time in a long time.
    -Ravens are good at finding undervalued or undrafted talent. Those types of players will get a LOT of playing time, especially in the secondary.

    When is Spring Training?

  73. gacoltfan says:
    Oct 20, 2015 12:05 PM
    Patriot fans crack me up….You have a great coach and QB in a weak division, that pretty much guarantees playoffs every year.

    If other fan bases should be “jealous” of any team it’s the Steelers. Two SB’s , playoffs every year, and no one thinks they cheated to get any of them.

    Maybe you should get over yourself, as a fan of that tough AFC South division (sarcasm intended).

    Steelers in the playoffs every year? Good for them, especially those years like 2003, 2006,2009,2012, and 2013 when they did not lose any playoff games because…they were not in the playoffs. In fact, the Steelers have not won a playoff game since 2010, and they famously had a long-time team doctor (20 years) indicted for illegally prescribing anabolic steroids and other drugs a few years ago. He was not longer with the team at the time, and he claimed he never gave any Steelers steroids (yeah, right).

    In spite of the Steelers lengthy history of PEDs abuse, dating back 40+ years, I actually have nothing against the Steelers other than Tomlin’s whining after the first game of the season, just setting your incorrect record straight.

  74. “Once healthy, Dallas running away with the division” bahahahaha you must be a Dallas fan. Let’s not forget they should have lost a game to NY if it wasn’t for stupid coaching and dumb Eli. You must really hate the Eagles. It’s ok though, let their D keep flying under the radar and they’re doing it w/o MK and Kiko. Top 3 front 7 in the league, easily.

  75. That “AFC East is weak division” crap has been refuted here so many times by so many different people with facts that it must require purposeful ignorance to keep bleating about it.

    Or that thing that you can’t fix.

  76. Bengals fan and they need to worry about the Steelers who are only 2 games back. Lots of time left in the season

    I would say ditto for the Pats and Jets, but the fact that they have the bearded journeyman starting at QB gives me comfort.

  77. conormacleod says:
    Oct 20, 2015 11:51 AM
    fwippel says:
    Oct 20, 2015 9:09 AM
    I am a Viking fan, and there’s no way on God’s green earth that they are the 10th best team in the league right now.
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    You are what your record is. And the Vikings currently have the 5th best record in the NFC. Are you saying there’s at least 5 AFC teams better than the Vikings?

    So many of you get caught up in what you used to remember, and what you think the future will hold. These rankings are based upon this week only. And if the season ended today, the Vikings are in the playoffs.

    ————–

    As painful as this is, I can’t disagree. I don’t really see anybody to put in front of you. Eagles maybe if Bradford didn’t throw a teddy-like number of INTs. Chargers probably are better, but can’t really put them ahead of you since you beat them. NFL really sucks this year. We’re probably going to have to put an asterisk next to our championship.

    Of course, I highly doubt you retain this ranking throughout the rest of the year.

  78. Was really hoping that Bears/Lions game would have ended in a tie because neither team deserved the win. It’s not often a game that close and high-scoring is also that ugly on so many levels.

  79. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 20, 2015 12:37 PM

    Never in danger of losing the game? San Diego had the ball on the 2-yard line at the end of the game with a chance to tie. The team that’s behind is never going to have a better chance of winning than the team that’s ahead. That doesn’t mean they have no chance.
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    “The team that’s behind is never going to have a better chance of winning than the team that’s ahead.”

    And the fact that the Packers have only been behind for about half a quarter (in the Seattle game) this year means they’ve never been in too much danger of losing.

    The Bengals have been much closer to losing games than the Packers, including a game where they gave up the lead twice in the fourth quarter against a terrible Ravens team, and their home win against the Chargers was by a smaller margin than the Packers win. Yet the author conveniently forgets about such things and only focuses on the “struggles” of the Packers in a game where they never were losing.

    It’s almost as if he were a confirmed Viking homer and Packer hater….oh wait, he is.

  80. gisellichek says:
    Oct 20, 2015 12:30 PM

    @gacoltfan says:
    Oct 20, 2015 12:05 PM

    You went there… so lets go there… shall we?
    In the last 15 seasons name one other team (in any sport but lets stick to the NFL) that has:

    1) Gone to 6 Super Bowls
    2) Won 4 Super Bowls
    3) In those 15 Season have won their Division 12 times
    4) Have the highest regular season & Playoff winning percentage of any other team over that time frame
    5) Went to and Won 6 Conference Championships
    6) Had an undefeated regular season (16-0)

    I’m waiting…

    Since I know the answer already … Greatest Dynasty since Lombardy’s Packers!!!

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    15 seasons of going outside the boarders of the rule book. Something to be proud of.

    Will Belicheat get his drones registered with the FAA? Or will that rule not apply to the Patriots as well?

  81. stipez says:
    Oct 20, 2015 8:49 AM

    Belichick wanted to embarrass the Colts. Instead, hoodie Jedi mind-tricked them into doing it themselves. GOAT

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    You’re so right that was by far the worst play call I have have ever seen in the NFL. I thought the Colts were just trying to draw the Patriots offside. I was shocked when they actually snapped the ball.

  82. If they can win by 20 when Sam Bradford throws three interceptions, how would they do if he threw, you know, none?
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    Exactly my thought. I’m not sure we should have moved all the way to 12, but I’ll take it.

  83. Since 2002 realignment, AFC East has the best combined record. Remove the division winners in that same time frame and AFC East is ranked third in combined wins. So those saying the AFC East is a weak division are totally wrong.

  84. gacoltfan says:
    Oct 20, 2015 12:05 PM
    Patriot fans crack me up….You have a great coach and QB in a weak division, that pretty much guarantees playoffs every year.

    If other fan bases should be “jealous” of any team it’s the Steelers. Two SB’s , playoffs every year, and no one thinks they cheated to get any of them.
    ———————————————
    AFC North since 2002 are ranked 3rd, AFC East ranked 1st in combined wins. Take out the division winners each year and AFC East ranks 3rd and AFC North ranks 2.

  85. Please please please move the Cowboys back down to 20 or below since they have proven nothing yet. I mean they are 2-0 in this sorry division and will be underdogs against Giants this weekend (I love this)

  86. Gisellcheck – I was refering to the last 10 years 1-2 in SB’s. 10 years between championships hardly constitute a dynasty. I will give you a “mini-dynasty” from 2001-04, but 4 years isn’t enough of a time period for a dynasty. By the way they did lose a few conference championship games as well (Colts, Ravens).

    Whywerule – the difference between you and I is I can admit the AFC South is weak. I didn’t compare the Colts going to the playoffs to the Patriots. Both are in weak divisions, both have had great QB’s. Those two things get you in the playoffs every year. I am not a fan of the Steelers either, but I still think they have the enviable record over the past 10 years. They may have not gone to the playoffs as much, but they play in the toughest division in the AFC year after year. And they have 2 SB wins. Whether it’s valid or not (and I’m not interested in debating), everyone views the Steelers as much more honest and the Patriots as cheaters.

    Thewizard – if you don’t think the AFC East has been weak over the past 10 years, I can’t help you. But I’ll try. Here are the records over the last 10 years:

    Miami – 59-101. One 10 win seasons
    Jets – 69 – 91. Two 10 win season
    Bills – 58-102. No 10 win seasons

    If you have some other facts that say these teams haven’t been weak over the past 10 years, please let me know (and don’t compare it to the AFC South, I know that division is also weak).

  87. gacoltfan says:
    Oct 20, 2015 9:43 AM

    In a game the Patriots were supposed win by 50, it took a horrible call on the onside kick and a stupid play to even win the game. Those 2 plays are at least a 14 point swing, maybe 21.

    As bad as the Colts have been playing and Luck still not 100% and that game was that close, I wouldn’t be feeling too great if I’m the Patriots.
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    You must have missed the second half.

    After a close first half, the Colts weren’t even in the second half until a garbage-time TD.

    New England put Indy away in the second half. You Colts fans are considering it “close” because you didn’t lose by 40 points. Lol

    By the way, six straight weeks at #1,and not a cheating scandal in sight!!!!!!!

    God, it’s great to be a Pat’s fan!!!!!

  88. The two Deflategate whiner teams are at 19 and 28. That’s how you know you tangled with the Champs.

  89. lemmetalk – Patriots scored 2 touchdowns in the 2nd half, one on a short field. Hardly dominant. Frankly, I don’t care about close. I just want to know what happened to the 50 point beat down I have been hearing about for months.

    Now, you did say something the Patriots should be proud of, six weeks without a cheating scandal. For the Patriots, that is an accomplishment.

  90. CHEAT CARROLL, RUSTY Wilson, PEE WEE SHERMAN, and the Legion of POOP will be battling the Forty-WHINERS on Thursday in the BATTLE OF DA BASEMENT !!! LOL !!!!!!
    Imagine that !!! Enjoy! 😉

  91. Since when did yards mean more than points?

    Green Bay made the Chargers 1 dimensional. The Packers forced them to pass all game to catch up.

    The Chargers still couldn’t do it, even with the most passes thrown in Chargers history. It goes to demonstrate the strength of the Packers team.

    A team that’s always ahead is naturally going to give up more passing yardage; as they force the other team to make more passes. This is just how winning teams work.

    They will gladly give up yardage instead of points. Which is precisely how Green Bay keeps winning with the #3 scoring D in the league.

  92. Whether it’s valid or not (and I’m not interested in debating), everyone views the Steelers as much more honest and the Patriots as cheaters.
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    Lawl. Tomlin is a confirmed cheater, Big Ben is a confirmed 2-time rapist, and Vick was incarcerated in Leavenworth for killing dogs.

    I guess that’s much more honest than a team that got caught legally filming signals, but from the wrong location, with a quarterback that might have been generally aware that two other guys might have been participating in a scheme to deflate footballs, even though the physical and empirical evidence proves that no footballs were artificially deflated.

  93. mmack66, I’m sorry but when was Ben confirmed a rapist? He was never charged because there was no real story. Do I like what Vick did to those dogs? No, but he did his time and that has nothing to do with cheating during a football game. Do I feel that Tomlin knowingly went on the field, I would lean more towards yes then no, but unless your in his head you don’t know for sure.

    Spygate was illegal, no other way around it. They knew where the could and could not do their research. Brady is playing, but the judge never cleared his name of cheating…only that the suspension was wrong. Want to bring Vick into the discussion, how bout your boy Hernandez? It was clear there were red flags on the guy during the draft, but hey, that doesn’t matter as long as he helps the team win.

    You can link cheating or a scandal to each of the Patriots titles, you can not do that with the Steelers.

  94. Keep on hating, but Stefon Diggs is the real deal. Both him, Wallace, and Johnson (when he returns) will give the opponents secondaries some headaches this year.

  95. coltcountrysteelerfan says:
    Oct 20, 2015 4:15 PM

    You can link cheating or a scandal to each of the Patriots titles, you can not do that with the Steelers.
    ——————————

    There is no link to cheating in any of the Patriots titles, and no one knows what went on in the 70’s when the Steelers won 4 titles.

  96. Rams at #11.
    Other people also ranking them in tip 15.
    This scares the he’ll outta me. As a Ram fan, I just can’t see them winning more than 8 games this year. I hope they do but I’m used to thier let down games. You know, the games they’re supposed to win, they find a way to lose.

  97. Every one is making such a big deal about Florio’s comment on the Vikings WRs corps. If you guy would learn to read he said “COULD”. Does any one know the definition of that? LOL at all of you who get all worked up about a internet post.

  98. domezo says:
    Oct 20, 2015 5:39 PM

    Every one is making such a big deal about Florio’s comment on the Vikings WRs corps. If you guy would learn to read he said “COULD”. Does any one know the definition of that? LOL at all of you who get all worked up about a internet post.
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    Yes, we know the definition of could….do you? Because “could” requires some level of possibility. And there is no possible way a trio of Mike Wallace, Charles Johnson, and Stefon Diggs would ever qualify as the best trio of WRs in the league.

    Unless every other WR in the league got onto the same plane which then crashed. Then maybe the Vikings would have the best trio of WRs in the league. Maybe.

  99. mmack66, considering spygate dated back to 2000, that covers 3 titles. Deflategate covered the 4th, the judge never cleared the wrong doing just that the suspension was unjust.

  100. The Packers gave up over 500 yards passing to Philip Rivers and still only gave up 20 points. And they won the game which is still the goal, right?
    As a Packers fan, I’d sign up for all of those things every week.
    Passing yards is the most over-blown stat there is in the NFL today. Losing QB’s throw for over 300 yards all the time now.
    All the rules are in place to allow QB’s to sit back there in the pocket without so much as being breathed on and throw for big yardage. It’s why even mediocre QB’s have stats far superior to great QB’s from the past.
    If Johnny Unitas and Raymond Berry were playing today, I have no doubt that they would hook up for 500 yards in a game by themselves. They were simply that good.
    In case you didn’t notice, Jay Cutler threw for 351 yards against the Lions. He lost, too.
    And Carson Palmer did even better than that against the Steelers. He threw for 421 yards. And you guessed it. He lost, too.
    I’m not slighting what Rivers did in any way. He was deadly accurate and got the ball out so quickly that he was on fire. But still, when it came down to one play, the Packers defense stopped him. Game over. Packers 6 and 0, Chargers 2 and 4.
    The point is, throwing for over 500 yards is very good, but it isn’t the great feat that some might think it is because of the rules today. Any QB who throws 65 passes in a game as Rivers did ought to have a huge number of yards — for his team or the other team.

  101. A defense that gives up 500 yards passing to a 2-4 team. Packers are ranked correctly because they have that one dude who throws the ball for them, without him they would be about 30.

  102. lol, i know it’s the common theme right now is to sh*t on the Colts after that play, but there’s not a snowballs chance in hell they should be ranked that poorly. Not saying they’re top 10, but 19 is a joke. They just lost to the best team in the league by 7 when Luck was playing injured

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