PFT’s Week 10 power rankings

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1. Patriots (8-0; last week No. 1): Without Dion Lewis, they might start winning more games by fewer than 10 points.

2. Bengals (8-0; No. 2): A mere 200 games into his tenure with the franchise, Marvin Lewis has his best Bengals team yet.

3. Panthers (8-0; No. 4): The road to Santa Clara is destined to go through Charlotte.

4. Cardinals (6-2; No. 6): The Cardinals will either cement or forfeit their stop in the top five on Sunday night in Seattle.

5. Packers (6-2; No. 5): “Microsoft Surface . . . You may not like what you see, but you’ll see it in crisp, vivid color!”

6. Broncos (7-1; No. 3): Contrary to popular belief in the Denver locker room, they did not win a Lombardi Trophy by beating the Packers by 20 points.

7. Vikings (6-2; No. 7): Beating the Rams allowed them to stay put; to climb, they need to beat the Raiders and the Packers.

8. Steelers (5-4; No. 13): If Landry Jones can find a way to beat the Browns, the Steelers should still be in good shape for the playoff run.

9. Rams (4-4; No. 8): The combination of Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin is as dangerous as any in the league; the problem is the rest of the offense.

10. Seahawks (4-4; No. 10): The road to the Super Bowl won’t be going through Seattle, which probably means Seattle won’t be going back to the Super Bowl.

11. Raiders (4-4; No. 9): No great quarterback can ever truly become a great quarterback if his defense allows 531 yards. To two guys.

12. Jets (5-3; No. 12): Maybe the Jets, not the Bills, should make IK Enemkpali a captain on Thursday night.

13. Falcons (6-3; No. 11): When did Mike Smith start coaching this team again?

14. Eagles (4-4; No. 16): Congratulations, the offense is finally average.

15. Giants (5-4; No. 17): To ensure a win over the Patriots, they should paint Super Bowl logos on the field.

16. Bills (4-4; No. 20): Their new “Color Rush” uniforms prove that the Bills have decided that if they can’t be the Patriots, they’ll at least look like them.

17. Saints (4-5; No. 14): Three years after losing at home to then-rookie Robert Griffin III, the Saints have lost at home to rookies Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston.

18. Colts (4-5; No. 23): The firing of Pep Hamilton woke this team up enough to prevent the firing of Chuck Pagano.

19. Dolphins (3-5; No. 15): They can cancel the order of the bronze for Dan Campbell’s Hall of Fame bust.

20. Cowboys (2-6; No. 18): They may have to eventually follow seven straight losses with seven straight wins to have a chance at the playoffs.

21. Washington (3-5; No. 19): I hope Kirk Cousins genuinely liked that win over the Bucs, because he may not be getting many more this year.

22. Chiefs (3-5; No. 22): A win at Denver could make things a little interesting in the AFC West.

23. Buccaneers (3-5; No. 21): If you listen closely, you can hear Mike Evans dropping another pass.

24. Ravens (2-6; No. 24): John Harbaugh eventually may have to pull a reverse Belichick, with Baltimore’s defensive backs playing receiver.

25. Texans (3-5; No. 25): The goal of getting blown out at New England in the playoffs is still very much alive.

26. Bears (3-5; No. 27): John Fox’s first year in Chicago was a very good year for the Bears to play the teams of the AFC West.

27. 49ers (3-6; No. 31): Good news, Blaine Gabbert! You played well enough against the Falcons to earn a start against the Seahawks. Bad news, Blaine Gabbert! You played well enough against the Falcons to earn a start against the Seahawks.

28. Jaguars (2-6; No. 26): They’re making progress, but will they make enough before Shad Khan runs out of patience?

29. Browns (2-7; No. 28): Johnny Manziel has improved significantly in a year; he lost to Cincinnati by 21 instead of by 30.

30. Titans (2-6; No. 30): If the goal is to lay the foundation for hiring Chip Kelly, they may not want to win too many more games.

31. Chargers (2-6; No. 29): There’s a new ballot measure in L.A. on the question of whether the Chargers should be banned from moving there.

32. Lions (1-7; No. 32): Ford’s next kick-ass muscle car should be named the Martha.

128 responses to “PFT’s Week 10 power rankings

  1. Makes no sense. A 2 loss Packers team ahead of a 1 loss broncos team. A broncos team that just dismantled that same Packers team a week ago.

  2. LOL the W-L records for the teams the Vikings have beaten is 16-36 and the win loss record for the teams the Cardinals have bested is 15-36 but the Vikings must beat the 4-4 Raiders and 6-2 Packers to climb the rankings while the Cardinals have to beat the 4-4 Seahawks to cement their spot in the top 5?

  3. Pretty good Florio. With such a top heavy league, it’s hard to parse your way through all the teams that are somewhere between 3-5 and 5-3.

    The one I’d have to push back on is ranking Green Bay ahead of Denver. Denver has a better record and destroyed Green Bay a week and a half ago. And it’s not like Green Bay went to Carolina and set the world on fire. Quite the opposite, Aaron Rodgers laid yet another egg on the road (he’s a completely different guy when not playing at Lambeau) and that defense is a problem. Is the logic that Green Bay’s losses are to an 8-0 team and a 7-1 team while Denver’s loss is to a 4-5 team? Not sure I buy that given we know the Colts have been underplaying their talent level.

    And for the record, I’m a Pats fan so don’t really have a dog in that fight.

  4. The NFL is always trying to find ways to fill up the time during the two week super bowl layoff. What would be entertaining would be if someone put together some footage of all the NFL studio analysts discussing the top teams, coaches, and GMs, after about week five, and compare that to the same analysts discussions after week 16. Not to pick on the analysts, but it would be entertaining. Remember when Toto pulled back the curtain in The Wizard of Oz? That was one of the best parts of the movie.

  5. 10. Seahawks (4-4; No. 10): The road to the Super Bowl won’t be going through Seattle, which probably means Seattle won’t be going back to the Super Bowl.

    Like the 49ers the Seahawks are just another team that was just a flash in for a couple of seasons. Like Rex Ryan, Pete Carrolls act gets old after a few seasons.

    Remember the Seahawks fans telling us they are the next “dynasty”

    Now just another average team.

  6. There is no way the Packers should be ahead of the Broncos. The Broncos destroyed them and the Packers have twice as many losses (I know it’s only one more, but it makes for a stronger argument for my case)

  7. I disagree with the assessment of the Raiders. Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers both have had defenses that routinely give up huge yards through their careers. The biggest difference between them and Carr is their offenses have always been talented enough to overcome the deficiency on the defensive side. The Raiders aren’t there yet but they are close

  8. First off Manziel did not lose to the Bengals by 21. The Browns have tier 3 and 4 WR who cannot make plays, a defense that cannot stop anyone and a HC coach who freaks out when his backup QB starts playing well and forces him to stay in the pocket. Only in Cleveland. Manziel will never be Tom Brady or Peyton Manning but if Cleveland coach who allows him to do his thing he might be able to affect as Russel Wilson. Take a playbook from the Seahawks and work with your QBs strengths and not force a Square peg into a Round hole.

    Nick Saban to Indy with full control its going to happen if Alabama wins out. Franchise QB in place and full control is what he wanted.

    Why the love affair with Seahawks?? They have only between bottom dweller teams. They should be around the 15-18 spot.

    Top 4 Teams- Pats, Bengals, Broncos and then Carolina.

    John Fox deserves coach of the year. Anyone who can get 3 wins or more out of the talentless Bears is a miracle worker.

    Cowboys should be in the 24-28 range. They are horrible team.

  9. Vikings and Packers are both 6-2. Except Minnesota took Denver to the wire and didn’t need a goal line stand to beat San Diego at home. Excellent work!

  10. #2-6 Cowboys
    #HardyHarHar
    #NFC’sLeast
    #Jerry’sWorld
    #Who’sYourDaddy
    #LastInNFL’sWorstDivision
    #America’sNightmare
    #HowBoutDemBoyzzzzz
    #WellThatWasEasy
    #MoveToLA
    #DallasLostToSAMBRADFORD@Dallas!!!
    #WithThe1stPickTheDallasCowboysSelect….
    #Fly Eagles Fly

  11. The fact the Panthers are doing this WITHOUT their top WR and top pass rusher speaks to how much depth they have. Cam Newton is truly balling out and that defense is ferocious. Just stop letting teams come back in the 4th lol Meanwhile the Failcons are being exposed like I knew they would be.

  12. The Cowboys are 20th with a 2-6 record? You honestly think they can beat the all 12 teams ranked below them? On a neutral field, at least 6 of those teams would be favored to win.
    You must love you some Cowboys.

  13. Always a shot at the Bengals or someone associated with them. Why are you always such a jerk when it come to the Bengals. Oh, yeah you love the Steelers. Sure I’ll be deleted.

  14. Vikings and Rams are not very god. Look at who they played.. Terrible teams below .500
    Remember YES, The Raiders had a terrible defense against Steelers but you also need to take into consideration their secondary had no TJ Carrie and when you have to start a guy like Taylor Mays that’s not good..
    This week against Vikings Carrie will be back as well as Nate Allen. This will be a different defense. Raiders are going to slam the vikings and give them a reality check

  15. Hopefully for the Broncos this loss brought them back to reality–and did anyone not see this coming after the way they reacted after the Green Bay win? Even Wade was preening. Geez.

  16. You are right on point with regard to the Bears. The AFC West has accounted for all 3 of their wins this year with the Broncos yet to come. Where Fox needs to get them next is in re-learning how to win in their own division, in which they are currently 0-3.

  17. tjacks7
    Nov 10, 2015, 4:52 AM PST
    LOL the W-L records for the teams the Vikings have beaten is 16-36 and the win loss record for the teams the Cardinals have bested is 15-36 but the Vikings must beat the 4-4 Raiders and 6-2 Packers to climb the rankings while the Cardinals have to beat the 4-4 Seahawks to cement their spot in the top 5?
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    Seattle has played
    @Green Bay
    @Cincy
    vs Carolina
    @STL
    Had 4th quarter leads in all of those games. Who has Arizona played and where? I mean I know, but let us know. Yes, they blew those games, but I guarantee you want none of that D as the season goes on. Look at Seattle’s record in Nov/Dec the last 3 years, seriously, go look.

  18. I don’t get the rankings at lot of times.

    –Eagles beat Jets head to head when the Jets were better than they are now, and the Eagles were much worse. So the Jets are ranked ahead?

    –Cowboys are 2-6 with six straight losses, and they outrank at least 3 teams with another win. Come on. You are what your record says you are.

    –The Titans had an impressive comeback win against New Orleans. Why aren’t they ahead of the Browns, Jags and Niners?

    One more thing: Mark my words, the Panthers are frauds. I know I’ll get flamed for it. But, I don’t hate them. I just don’t buy them.

  19. I personally think the Lions should have jumped 5 spots due to their performance last week. Firing Martin Mayhew was more significant a move than any of the cellar dweller teams and they managed not to lose a game!

    It’s laughable you think the Cowboys and playoffs belong in the same sentence. Sure, they’re banged up but at some point you have to call a spade a spade and the Cowboys look like garbage right now.

  20. 18. Colts (4-5; No. 23): The firing of Pep Hamilton woke this team up enough to prevent the firing of Chuck Pagano…it’s not Pagano, Grigson should be the one getting fired…

  21. vietnambob2473 says:
    Nov 10, 2015 7:28 AM

    Makes no sense. A 2 loss Packers team ahead of a 1 loss broncos team. A broncos team that just dismantled that same Packers team a week ago.

    slvrnblk72 says:
    Nov 10, 2015 7:37 AM

    Cowboys and Ravens should be 30 and 31

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    Agree with the two comments above 100%. I mean, what Power are we talking about? Guess the old adage “you are what your record says you are,” doesn’t apply here.

  22. jjackwagon says:
    Nov 10, 2015 8:41 AM

    The Cowboys are 20th with a 2-6 record? You honestly think they can beat the all 12 teams ranked below them? On a neutral field, at least 6 of those teams would be favored to win.

    You must love you some Cowboys.

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    Absolutely! I said it before, Dallas could lose all their games and they would still rank in the mid teens to the early twenties in this list.

    He does love himself some Cowboys.

  23. I’ve read some idiotic haters saying the Pats have only played one team above .500 – which is wrong, it’s 2 (Jets, Steelers, plus Bills & Colts at the time the games were played). But looking at current >.500 records, Pats play 5 such games, Bengals 4, & Panthers 4 (inc. one >.500 team played or to played twice in each of these cases). Some will claim these are “weak” schedules, but with 21 teams currently at or below .500, most teams will have a “weak” schedule!

  24. 15. Giants (5-4; No. 17): To ensure a win over the Patriots, they should paint Super Bowl logos on the field.
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    Love this but…the Pats appear to be playing with blinders on. They just steamroll whichever team is in front of them!

  25. I only see 10 teams with winning records… Could we have 2 playoff teams at .500 or worse this year? Yuck.

    Roger, your league of parity is getting away from you. But please don’t try to fix it, you’ll overreact and screw it up more!

  26. Hey nice job turning what you say about the Bills into something about how they’re not better than the Patriots. Nobody would know that the Patriots are better than the Bills unless you mentioned them and took pot shots at the Bills in 90% of Bills articles/mentions since Rex was hired right?

  27. Silly donkey fans….Yes, your team did beat GB by 19 but you’re wondering why your team is ranked below GB?
    1) GB have lost their 2 to unbeaten teams on the road
    2) Your precious donkeys just lost to a 3-5 team.
    3) Power Rankings are strictly opinions

  28. Silly donkey fans….Yes, your team did beat GB by 19 but you’re wondering why your team is ranked below GB?
    1) GB have lost their 2 to unbeaten teams on the road
    2) Your precious donkeys just lost to a 3-5 team.
    3) Power Rankings are strictly opinions
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    Not about just wins and losses. GB’s defense is horrible. They gave up over 500 yards passing to the Chargers.

  29. didn’t anyone notice the Ravens have gone 2 weeks in a row without losing for the first time this season?

    I know, they only played in one of those weeks, but still, even though they weren’t playing this past weekend, they didn’t lose.

  30. As I’ve said pretty much every week this season, you still can’t let go of your preseason predictions for the Ravens and Cowboys and see their actual records.

    Maybe I’m missing a game, but I believe that all twelve of the teams ranked below the Cowboys have won a game more recently than the Cowboys have.

    Are these rankings about “should have”, “would have”, and “could have”, or are they about reality?

  31. If it wasnt for the Browns dumb head coach telling Johnny to stay in the pocket and the dumb head coach’s horrible defense he said hes been working on 4 2 yrs to fix, browns would have lost by a TD, maybe 10 pts max.

    Only the Browns head coach can cost his team lesser losses and good wins.

  32. Spot on assessment for the Raiders. Defense need to firm up big time. Yes, Carrie was out and secondary that is already thin is thinner, but that’s no excuse. Te run defense crapped the bed, plus too many turnovers. The muffed kickoff sealed our fate. On to Minnesota.

  33. mancave001 says:
    Nov 10, 2015 9:17 AM
    One more thing: Mark my words, the Panthers are frauds. I know I’ll get flamed for it. But, I don’t hate them. I just don’t buy them.
    _____
    What is fraudulent about them? Is it because New England and Cincinnati win and look pretty while the Panthers only win? Is it because you decided 7 years ago to hate Cam Newton no matter what he does the rest of his life? Is it losing all or most of 4th quarter leads in 3 of the 8 wins? Please tell us what makes them frauds. We’d love to hear…

  34. rollotomasi14 says:
    Nov 10, 2015 10:08 AM
    Silly donkey fans….Yes, your team did beat GB by 19 but you’re wondering why your team is ranked below GB?
    1) GB have lost their 2 to unbeaten teams on the road
    2) Your precious donkeys just lost to a 3-5 team.
    3) Power Rankings are strictly opinions
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    Not about just wins and losses. GB’s defense is horrible. They gave up over 500 yards passing to the Chargers.

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    And Denver’s offense is pathetic. If it were not for Defensive and Special teams scores Denver would likely have the least points scored in the league.

  35. nhpats says: Nov 10, 2015 10:40 AM

    And Denver’s offense is pathetic. If it were not for Defensive and Special teams scores Denver would likely have the least points scored in the league.
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    That’s part of the “whole team” concept that power rankings are based on. Not just offense. All around team, the Broncos are better than the Packers.

  36. rollotomasi14 says:
    Nov 10, 2015 10:43 AM
    nhpats says: Nov 10, 2015 10:40 AM

    And Denver’s offense is pathetic. If it were not for Defensive and Special teams scores Denver would likely have the least points scored in the league.
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    That’s part of the “whole team” concept that power rankings are based on. Not just offense. All around team, the Broncos are better than the Packers.

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    You cannot continue to count on Denver’s defense to score points. As the weather gets colder, Peyton is done. Moreover, Florio probably factors Manning’s propensity to choke in postseason into the equation. He likely expects Manning to extend his already dubious record for 1-and-dones from 10 to 11 to conclude his career this season.

  37. billswillnevermove says:

    The Rams are NOT better than the Bills, that is a joke.
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    No dog in the fight but the quality of opposition in their respective wins validates placing the Rams over the Bills. .451 opponents winning pct for Rams, .361 for Bills that and the Bills lost to the Jags at a neutral site.

  38. Like the 49ers the Seahawks are just another team that was just a flash in for a couple of seasons. Like Rex Ryan, Pete Carrolls act gets old after a few seasons.

    Remember the Seahawks fans telling us they are the next “dynasty”

    Now just another average team.

    ___________________________________

    Never heard even one Seahawk fan say the word Dynasty. Seattle is still very much in the hunt and has all the potential to silence you haters once again.

    Go HAWKS

  39. Holy crap! Those Bills color rush uni’s do bear a striking resemblance to the Patriots legacy gear.

    Kinda takes me back to the old days of Steve Grogan, John Hannah, Horace Ivory, Stanley Morgan, Sam Cunningham, John Smith, Mike Haynes, Ray Clayborn, etc.

    Wait a minute, Bufallo! Take those damn things off!

  40. buhbay1c says:
    Nov 10, 2015 8:31 AM

    Vikings and Packers are both 6-2. Except Minnesota took Denver to the wire and didn’t need a goal line stand to beat San Diego at home. Excellent work!

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

    And the Vikings got absolutely destroyed against the 49er’s….

  41. Steeler fan here, they are a little too high at this point in time.

    I won’t disagree that the Packers are ahead of the Broncos. The pack lost 2 straight on the road against a 7-1 team and a 8-0 team. The Broncos lost on the road to one of the worst teams in the league.

    I would also place the Panthers second, with a good argument for #1.

  42. 7. Vikings (6-2; No. 7): Beating the Rams allowed them to stay put; to climb, they need to beat the Raiders and the Packers.
    _______

    The Vikings have to win two tough games in a row to move up but the Cardinals move up two spots by having a bye?

  43. coltcountrysteelerfan says:
    Nov 10, 2015 11:01 AM

    I won’t disagree that the Packers are ahead of the Broncos. The pack lost 2 straight on the road against a 7-1 team and a 8-0 team. The Broncos lost on the road to one of the worst teams in the league.
    _______

    Okay, but that 7-1 team was the Broncos, you know.

    And any team that beats the Broncos is by definition not one of the worst teams in the league.

  44. Ravens begin their march up the list this week. Nothing like a little home cooked jaguar to get us back on track. Then look out league. We’re not done!!!

  45. 6. Broncos (7-1; No. 3): Contrary to popular belief in the Denver locker room, they did not win a Lombardi Trophy by beating the Packers by 20 points.
    _______

    But you’d think they at least won the right to be ranked ahead of them in the power rankings.

  46. What a crazy season so far.

    3 teams undefeated at 8 – 0
    Only 5 other teams with winning records.
    24 teams (3/4ths of the entire league) have 500 or worse records.

    Sounds like good “parity” to me. Most of the league is terrible.

  47. Denver is overrated and has been struggling to beat bad teams all season long. While they did beat GB last week, it does bare the question how the Pack can be ranked above them… but if you ask me Denver shouldn’t even be as high as they are. Manning can’t throw anymore and that defense is incredibly overrated. Need I remind you JOSH MCCOWN had a career day against them just a few weeks ago? Never mind what the 3-5 Colts just did to them. Carry on.

  48. buhbay1c says:
    Nov 10, 2015 8:31 AM
    Vikings and Packers are both 6-2. Except Minnesota took Denver to the wire and didn’t need a goal line stand to beat San Diego at home.
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    And the Packers didn’t need overtime to beat the Rams at home, and also destroyed the 49ers in San Francisco.

  49. Oh, Florio, I have to say number 15 hurts!….it might be true; but, it hurts! I don’t despise the Giants like I do the Colts….but they are the LAST team I want the Patriots to meet in the SB!

  50. Jets already have more wins through Week 9 than they had all of last season!

    If you’re looking for the reason why, it’s spelled R-E-X.

  51. When Roma returns (being honest) the Cowboys will be better then the 6-20 team’s easily (not by record) but a better team. The Giants and Eagle got lucky, If Roma was healthy we’d at least be 6-2 and you know it…suc it

  52. NYG v NE player match ups

    Offense – NE check
    Defense – NE check
    ST – NE check
    Coaching – NE check
    Football gods – NYG check

    Overall advantage – NYG check

  53. “7. Vikings (6-2; No. 7): Beating the Rams allowed them to stay put; to climb, they need to beat the Raiders and the Packers.”

    In other words, we had them ranked too high last week.

  54. What Florio is saying by ranking Green Bay ahead of Denver, is that he doesn’t think Denver’s defense is for real. That Demver’s domination of Green Bay was a fluke. That the loss to Indy is closer to a true representation of who the Broncos are as a team.

    They had a bad game against an elite quarterback who played his best game of the year, by far! Time will tell, and granted I’m a Broncos fan (looking at things as objectively as possible), but I think Florio’s analysis is biased against Denver and it will be exposed as such, as the season progresses.

  55. justintuckrule says:
    Nov 10, 2015 11:52 AM
    NYG v NE player match ups

    Offense – NE check
    Defense – NE check
    ST – NE check
    Coaching – NE check
    Football gods – NYG check

    Overall advantage – NYG check
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    As a Patriots fan….We shall overcome the football gods!!! (please, please, please!!)

  56. Still gotta take the shot against 8-0 Bengals, eh Mike? As predictable as Pierogies in the your Pittsburgh springtime.

  57. Like the 49ers the Seahawks are just another team that was just a flash in for a couple of seasons. Like Rex Ryan, Pete Carrolls act gets old after a few seasons.

    Remember the Seahawks fans telling us they are the next “dynasty”

    Now just another average team.

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    You can hope. I am sure you were thinking the same thing last year when they were 3-3. The Seahawks had fourth quarter leads in every game they lost including @cincy, @green bay and the panthers. Kam missed the first few games and they are trying to get Jimmy graham going in the offense on the fly.

    Lots of football left. Keep on hating…and hoping.

    Lol at you trying to lump Pete in with Rex like that. He isn’t Jim harbaugh, pete’s “act” doesn’t get old.

    Nice to know there are still haters out there ty.

  58. So The Packers stay ranked at 5th when their defense has been proven in the last three weeks to have more holes than swiss cheese……Hey, an idea for new head gear for them….

    Over 400 yards given up in the last three games by their defense and over 500 yards given up in two of those three should have them at best around 12-15. Normally when a team stinks it up that bad, they are ranked in the bottom half of the list, not in the top 5!

    Obviously the only reason for ranking them so high was when they went 6-0 against teams that didn’t even have a .500 record. Teams that win like that are typically called pretenders…….

    When the Vikings beat them on the 22, what will be the excuse that week for ranking them in the top 20?

  59. Pretty good overall except the Dallas ranking is absurd. This is one one of the worst teams in the league, has a horrible pansy coach and is run by the biggest buffoon owner in the NFL. Should be 29 or 30.

  60. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:

    This week against Vikings Carrie will be back as well as Nate Allen.

    LMAO!! Nate Allen? Nate Allen? OMG thank you for that. I so needed to laugh. My goodness. LOL. Nate Allen. Woo. OMG that’s soooo funny. Wow. Made my day:)

    Eagles are about right. Middle of the pack. That’s all we are. Dallas may be a tad high but unlike the other teams they don’t get spanked. They were in every game. Except the Pats. But nobody really competes with them it seems.

  61. …opens up the door one last time…pokes his head in…Nate Allen? Really? Nate Allen? LMAO!! …closes the door..is heard laughing all the way down the hall.

  62. 2. Bengals (8-0; No. 2): A mere 200 games into his tenure with the franchise, Marvin Lewis has his best Bengals team yet.
    ________________

    Considering that this will be Marv’s 7th playoff team and 4th division title, that’s high praise. Thanks, Mike.

  63. Best line of the whole darn article: “32. Lions (1-7; No. 32): Ford’s next kick-ass muscle car should be named the Martha.”

  64. crewchief15 says:
    Nov 10, 2015 11:48 AM

    When Roma returns (being honest) the Cowboys will be better then the 6-20 team’s easily (not by record) but a better team. The Giants and Eagle got lucky, If Roma was healthy we’d at least be 6-2 and you know it…suc it

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    Typical Cowboy fan. But let’s entertain it. I’ll add to your “ifs”, a word Dallas fans use a whole lot. Let’s say Romo never got hurt and the Cowboys have a winning record (I’ll give you 6-2, since we’re fantasizing here). Then what? You actually believe they’ll make the playoffs and make a serious run to the SB?

    Oh come on man, even you got to admit that ain’t happening. Funny, the Giants and the Eagles win games and its luck, the Cowboys win and its because they’re a better team. Wow what Star Trek Deep Space Nine universe do you live in……

  65. Really???? the broncos too high at #6 Colts too low after after Luck and Colts beating up the broncos outrageous D but the Colts done a great job in that game

  66. sueb45 says:
    Nov 10, 2015 12:13 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Nov 10, 2015 11:52 AM
    NYG v NE player match ups

    Offense – NE check
    Defense – NE check
    ST – NE check
    Coaching – NE check
    Football gods – NYG check

    Overall advantage – NYG check
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    As a Patriots fan….We shall overcome the football gods!!! (please, please, please!!)
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    This is Justins Super Bowl week so let him have his fun. As a Giants fan he gets to bust we Pats fans chops all he wants. After this week it’s back to being mediocre at best for Justin’s beloved G men. P.S. Dear football gods: They used up their quota of answered prayers. How bout this time the best team wins, okay?

  67. Giants should be ahead of the eagles. I don’t care if they lost to them they lead the division right now and are a better team than the Eagles now that JPP is back Giants improved at their weakest trait: Pass rush.

  68. Giants should be ahead of the eagles. I don’t care if they lost to them they lead the division right now and are a better team than the Eagles now that JPP is back Giants improved at their weakest trait: Pass rush.

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    I would have to agree to disagree with said statement on the basis of factual evidence rather than your argument of heresay.

    Okay, so you’re leading what is probably the best division in all of football with an astounding 5-4 record & by just 1 game mind you, though the Eagles do still have that 1 game at hand.. And the part where you say “I don’t care if they lost to them” seems to be a bit depreciated, but in any regards I shall indulge you and we’ll look more-so at the other games both teams have played.

    Weeks 1 & 2, we both lost to the Falcons & Cowboys, so by the laws of basic algebra they cancel one another out. The Birds then beat the Jets at the peak of their super bowl hype with a still barely functioning offense, but you beat a divisional foe in the Redskins so touche. Shortly thereafter we lose to that same divisional foe which I’d much prefer not to discuss, but if I must, the Eagles deserved to lose that game & so they did.. But here’s where things get interesting. Each week it seems both statistically & to the naked eye, the Eagles offense continually improves in almost every single category, whereas the Giants defense continually seems to “deprove” [sp?] (i.e.: The Saints shootout loss you endured). In turn, we did actually play defense & a little bit of offense when we beat the Saints pretty soundly just before that. You rebound nicely however & beat the phenomenal Tampa Bay Bucs. Which now brings us to the Eagles 4th loss in one of the sloppiest games I have ever witnessed, but sloppy or not at least it was at the hands of a still undefeated Carolina Panthers team in Carolina. And although I said we’d gloss over it, it does seem that beating the Giants & having some resemblance of what is known as a defense are probably the 2 most important factors in the logical understanding of why the Eagles are ranked 1 tiny little spot ahead of the Giants in a mid-season made-up power ranking system that really doesn’t bear any significant meaning whatsoever in the whole, you know, grand scheme of things.

    I’d also have to agreed to disagree and say that you really only got JPP partially back, but you know good luck with all of that & Godspeed.

  69. In Teddy We Trust, head to head matters, but at least the Packers lost to quality teams. The Colts are terrible, 4-5. 3 of those wins are against the Jags, Texans, and Titans. Broncos are good, but not great. They dominate on defense but the offense is very suspect. Packers have a solid D but having some issues with receivers.

  70. 31. Chargers (2-6; No. 29): There’s a new ballot measure in L.A. on the question of whether the Chargers should be banned from moving there.

    LOL!!!!!

  71. “After this week it’s back to being mediocre at best for Justin’s beloved G men. P.S. Dear football gods: They used up their quota of answered prayers. How bout this time the best team wins, okay?”

    The ‘best team’ is of course the one that wins that day. The 2nd best team is the one whose star QB was constantly on his backside and/or missing his receivers.

  72. coltcountrysteelerfan says:
    Nov 10, 2015 9:23 PM

    In Teddy We Trust, head to head matters, but at least the Packers lost to quality teams. The Colts are terrible, 4-5. 3 of those wins are against the Jags, Texans, and Titans. Broncos are good, but not great. They dominate on defense but the offense is very suspect. Packers have a solid D but having some issues with receivers.
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    Packers have a solid D?! They’re ranked 23rd in the league and gave up 1500 yards in the last three games!

  73. It’s a good thing the Lions beat the Bears. I don’t think they’ll win another game the rest of the way. Amazing for a team that went 11-5 last year.

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