PFT’s Week 12 power rankings

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1. Patriots (10-0; last week No. 1): Unlike 2007, they’re not routinely blowing people out. Like 2007, they’re winning every single game.

2. Panthers (10-0; No. 2): Never before has a 10-0 team been taken less seriously.

3. Cardinals (8-2; No. 3): The team that can’t lose in prime time barely won.

4. Bengals (8-2; No. 4): The team that struggles to win in prime time barely lost.

5. Packers (7-3; No. 6): Thanks to Aaron Rodgers, more than a few Vikings currently have personal problems at home.

6. Broncos (8-2; No. 7): Brock Osweiler got a win on his 25th birthday; he’ll get a few more before he turns 26.

7. Steelers (6-4; No. 8): This is perhaps the one team that could keep New England out of the Super Bowl.

8. Vikings (7-3; No. 5): Is a one-and-done playoff appearance better than not going to the playoffs at all?

9. Seahawks (5-5; No. 10): Meet the new Beast Mode. Same as the old Beast Mode.

10. Chiefs (5-5; No. 20): The team that embarrassed the Pats last year could get another crack at them in the playoffs.

11. Giants (5-5; No. 15): That Week One debacle could end up haunting Tom Coughlin after Week 17.

12, Bills (5-5; No. 9): With only three catches, Sammy Watkins is gonna be upset. Again.

13. Raiders (4-6; No. 11): “They can never take away that we were once 4-3.”

14. Colts (5-5; No. 18): If Adam Vinatieri and/or Matthew Hasselbeck can hang around a few more years, they could get a “Colt 45” endorsement deal.

15. Texans (5-5; No. 19): Ryan Mallett oversleeping may have been the best thing that happened to this team.

16. Jets (5-5; No. 12): Revis Island has been obliterated by a TsNukami©.

17. Falcons (6-4; No. 13): When is it fair to ask whether Matt Ryan is a top 25 quarterback?

18. Buccaneers (5-5; No. 23): It’s possible that the top two picks from the 2015 draft will both be closer to Peyton Manning than Ryan Leaf.

19. Cowboys (3-7; No. 30): For the Cowboys, the playoffs officially start on Thursday.

20. Bears (4-6; No. 14): The Bears won’t be feeling thankful about playing in Green Bay on the night they retire Brett Favre’s jersey.

21. Rams (4-6; No. 16): When a team prefers a potentially concussed Case Keenum to a lucid Nick Foles, that’s not good for the team — or for Foles.

22. Dolphins (4-6; No. 17): It’s going to be a long December at Sun Life Stadium, with four games there in the last five weeks of the season.

23. Jaguars (4-6; No. 25): Two wins in five days isn’t bad for a team that hasn’t been winning many more than two games  in entire seasons.

24. Lions (3-7; No. 26): Maybe more struggling teams will start firing their General Managers during the season.

25. Washington (4-6; No. 21): Maybe they should fire their defensive coordinator and hire Rob Ryan.

26. Eagles (4-6; No. 22): Chip Kelly’s approach to acquiring NFL quarterbacks apparently was inspired by the inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

27. Saints (4-6; No. 24): The Saints defense is so bad that the bye still scored 25 points against it.

28. Ravens (3-7; No. 31): A disastrous 2015 will now spill over into 2016.

29. 49ers (3-7; No. 27): The 49ers put their quarterback on injured reserve. They’re now trying to figure out how to do the same thing with their coach.

30. Titans (2-8; No. 29): They’re still not out of it, which tells you everything you need to know about the AFC South.

31. Chargers (2-8; No. 28): As the Chargers prepare to try to move to L.A., they could have a hard time beating either of the local college teams there.

32. Browns (2-8; No. 32): Maybe Johnny Manziel’s punishment for last month’s incident was to make him the starter.

95 responses to “PFT’s Week 12 power rankings

  1. 26. Eagles (4-6; No. 22): Chip Kelly’s approach to acquiring NFL quarterbacks apparently was inspired by the inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

    Now that’s just funny.

  2. .
    The September Patriots had blowouts. The December Patriots will have tractor pulls. Expect last night’s game vs the Bills to be the norm.
    .

  3. So what exactly have been the Vikongs quality wins? Against the 4-6 Rams and Raiders? I don’t see them winning many more games with their upcoming schedule and that “offense” if that’s what you want to call it. Minnesita hasn’t been able to beat good teams since #4 left.

    Before you Viking trolls get your panties in a bunch I know the Packers don’t have a quality win either. I don’t think the Packers win a playoff game this year as their offense in god awful as well. And I’m a Packer fan.

  4. 26. Eagles (4-6; No. 22): Chip Kelly’s approach to acquiring NFL quarterbacks apparently was inspired by the inscription on the Statue of Liberty.
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    LOL Best line in this weeks picks!

  5. Hey look. The Packers are still ahead of the Broncos even though the Broncos have a better record and slaughtered them head to head!

  6. Panthers not taken seriously? They’re only ranked 2nd because the SB defenders are also 10-0. Who disses them – Vegas? When will pundits and fans realize that Vegas odds are not really a straightforward reflection of % chance of likeliest winner/score but on what will yield the highest take for Vegas based in part on the proportions of people encouraged to bet one way rather than the other (and how much to risk) by the odds presented. Vegas is in it to make money rather than provide fools throwing money with an accurate mathematical figure of analysis.

  7. It’s worth spending millions of dollars trying to defame a future HOF QB but not worth spending that money on better officiating.

    #NFLLogic

  8. Vikings are still a better team than the yellow n cheese, that’s for sure bc they are still a bad team. They’ll be one n done, if they do make the playoff. One losing game and people are ready to put the Vikings down. Just watch them climb back on top again after the next couple games and Packers dropping like flies again.

  9. I’d say that the Saints holding the Bye Week to only 25 points has got to be considered a serious improvement. The way things had been going, I was expecting at least 40.

  10. 8. Vikings (7-3; No. 5): Is a one-and-done playoff appearance better than not going to the playoffs at all?
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    Is that even a serious question???

  11. I just don’t understand your thought process Florio. The Chiefs beat the Broncos last week and only move from 22 to 20, your reasoning being that they weren’t facing a healthy Manning. Then they beat the lowly Chargers this week and move from 20 to 10?
    Moving from 22 to 12 last week and then from 12 to 10 this week would have made much more sense.
    BTW I think it’s a coin flip for the 9-18 slots as valid arguements can be made for all the teams.

  12. You have 2 AFC non-Patriots teams ahead of the Steelers, yet you say the Steelers are the only team that could keep the Pats from the Super Bowl. Care to explain?

  13. Time for Belichick, Brady and Ernie Adams to dig deep in order to preserve the SuperBowl. That process has to start now.
    But as we Patriots fans know, if anyone can do it, the Pats can.

    A healthy Patriots and Panthers SuperBowl is shaping up to be a real interesting potential match up.

  14. The Ravens are the worst team in the NFL. No denying it anymore.

    The Panthers do not deserve respect because they don’t play with respect.

    The Packers are not that good.

  15. “romophobic says:
    Nov 24, 2015 8:54 AM
    The Ravens are the worst team in the NFL. No denying it anymore.

    The Panthers do not deserve respect because they don’t play with respect.

    The Packers are not that good.”

    Um, which team’s QB gives away footballs after scoring to little kids? Oh yeah, Carolina’s. Respect…

  16. Wow, i find your comment pretty insulting. Carolina is a beast of a team, if you haven’t figured that out yet than you aren’t paying attention. If the Panthers had been playing in Foxboro last night instead of the Bills, your “power rankings” would look a bit different this morning.

  17. 7. Steelers (6-4; No. 8): This is perhaps the one team that could keep New England out of the Super Bowl.
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    No chance a Tomlin coached run and shoot team beats NE. No chance.

  18. It doesn’t much matter what Manning is supposedly saying. It’s just not true. Manning isn’t a fool. He knows his body better than any one else and he knows it’s over. He already struggled last year and took a lot of time to decide to come back for one more year. And now he is worse than he was then and his performance is only loosely tied to Kubiak’s game plan. He already had to take a substantial pay cut. He wouldn’t take another which of course, would be forced on him.

    Whatever he may be saying is only to try and maintain a positive outlook with his team mates, trying to keep them from giving up the year. And anything he is leaking to the press (which very few are buying), is the stuff that good PR men and agents are responsible for. People I knew used to do that with politicians who didn’t want to make certain decisions/options, out of the bag. The PR managers always knew which reporters would fall for it and seeded them accordingly. Same thing happening here.

    Now if you wanted to start a plausible rumor, one that has weight would be Manning getting together with his fellow alum Haslam and taking over football operations of the Browns. Now that makes sense. Money is no object. University of Tennessee blood is just a tad thinner than family. Browns need the experience. And it would certainly allow Manning to hang up the pads with dignity. He would probably be given a major stake in the Browns, allowing him to stay intimately involved in football forever. And would give him an opportunity to do what he wasn’t able to do on the field, win a bunch of playoff games. Now that’s a rumor I can sink my teeth into.

  19. I’m not sure who isn’t taking the Panthers seriously, but they need to be checked for head trauma. Listen, I’m a HUGE Pats fan, but Carolina is scary good. The D is ridiculous. Cameron is playing out of his mind (and i kind of like his dancing, since you know, he IS winning). Stewart is in great form and with not top notch receiving threats, the dude throws 5 TD’s this week?

    Take this team seriously. They aren’t going away any time soon…

  20. jae121704 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 9:33 AM

    I’m not sure who isn’t taking the Panthers seriously, but they need to be checked for head trauma. Listen, I’m a HUGE Pats fan, but Carolina is scary good. The D is ridiculous. Cameron is playing out of his mind (and i kind of like his dancing, since you know, he IS winning). Stewart is in great form and with not top notch receiving threats, the dude throws 5 TD’s this week?

    Take this team seriously. They aren’t going away any time soon…
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    I will take them seriously if they go into Dallas, on Thanksgiving, on national TV, and win convincingly.

  21. vikings have the most one-and-done playoff appearances of any team in the history of the NFL. Their “fans” should be used to it. And really, when your Super Bowl is those two times per year in the regular season when you play the Packers, who needs the playoffs? #BeatGreenBay #how’dthatworkoutforyou?

  22. Seahawks at 9 have not beat a team with a winning record. Stop…please.

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    They’ll likely get a NFC wildcard over the Falcons, Bucs, Rams or Bears at this point. And then they will likely beat whoever comes out of the NFC North or NFC East in the divisional round so…

    They still have to be respected. Tough match up for my Steelers this weekend too.

  23. The Carolina Paper Tigers are not a good team – they’ve beaten 8 teams with losing records and only 2 with winning ones. This team is merely the 2015 version of the usual Atlanta Falcons – all gaudy in the regular season and one and done in the playoffs.

    I can’t wait to see a quality QB shred that awful secondary of the Paper Tigers – no wonder they have to blitz and try to stop the run – there is nothing in the secondary that can stop anyone.

  24. jim699 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 9:49 AM
    Seahawks at 9 have not beat a team with a winning record. Stop…please.

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    They’ll likely get a NFC wildcard over the Falcons, Bucs, Rams or Bears at this point. And then they will likely beat whoever comes out of the NFC North or NFC East in the divisional round so…

    They still have to be respected. Tough match up for my Steelers this weekend too.

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    More likely if they have to play a team with a winning record…..they will lose…..because they have done that all year.

  25. laserw says:
    Nov 24, 2015 10:07 AM
    The Carolina Paper Tigers are not a good team – they’ve beaten 8 teams with losing records and only 2 with winning ones. This team is merely the 2015 version of the usual Atlanta Falcons – all gaudy in the regular season and one and done in the playoffs.

    I can’t wait to see a quality QB shred that awful secondary of the Paper Tigers – no wonder they have to blitz and try to stop the run – there is nothing in the secondary that can stop anyone.

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    Is this a joke? Josh Norman is one of the best, if not the best, CBs in the league!

  26. rollotomasi14 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 9:49 AM

    I’m not good at math. How after 10 games the Pats have given up the least amount of points at 169 yet ESPN stats of their points/game is at 18.8

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    I’m not sure about 169. Standings say 182 so that’s 18.2 PPG. If you don’t count a pick 6 then it’s actually 17.6 PPG allowed by the defense.

    #1 scoring defense in the NFL

    #1 in point differential.

    🙂

  27. 8. Vikings (7-3; No. 5): Is a one-and-done playoff appearance better than not going to the playoffs at all?
    _____

    Man, you’re negative. For a young team that is learning how to win, a playoff game is great experience to get. Besides, if the playoffs started today, the Vikings would play the 5-5 Giants. I’d hardly count that as an automatic loss at this point.

  28. @ laserw—who is this quality qb you speak of? Luck? Beaten. Wilson? Beaten. Rodgers? Beaten. All they do is dismantle whoever is put in front of them. Maybe you are referring to Romo? That box will be checked in 2 days.

  29. For all you Pats haters, the refs tried their best to take the game away from the Patriots with the early whistle move, but they still beat Mr. temper tantrum’s Bills. Next stop 11-0…..

  30. Packers beat the Vikings. Sat we are not a rivalry, Bears are. Yet comment about Vikings constantly.

    I’d say the Packers the biggest failure of a team in modern NFL history. Blessed with HOF QB,s for 23 years straight and 2 SB wins. Pretty pathetic!!!!

  31. Enough with the ‘they haven’t beaten anybody’ or the haven’t won against a team with a winning record’ routine. There’s only 9 teams in the whole league with winning records. #7 is 6-4, #9 and #10 are 5-5.You can only play who’s on the schedule.

  32. So tired of hearing that the Panthers have onl;y beaten bad teams…New England has played just as may bad teams as Carolina. You play who’s on the schedule. Besides, I thought that beating the bad teams was a sign of a good team??

  33. ohand16 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 8:58 AM

    How can Buffalol still be 12 after that pathetic performance?

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    I would rather be a Bills fan than a Bengals fan any day. You troll the Bills yet your team is well …. you know the Bengals. We will see how you do in the playoffs. 4 times second best team in the league is better than cant get there.

  34. Is a one-and-done playoff appearance better than not going to the playoffs at all?

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    I’m not a Vikings fan but come on: of course it is. It’s not even close.

  35. tedmurph says:
    Nov 24, 2015 10:41 AM
    Enough with the ‘they haven’t beaten anybody’ or the haven’t won against a team with a winning record’ routine. There’s only 9 teams in the whole league with winning records. #7 is 6-4, #9 and #10 are 5-5.You can only play who’s on the schedule.

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    BS…..if your team loses to the only winning teams on it’s schedule…..your team is not a very good team. Case in point…..Seattle.

  36. Seattle held 4th quarter leads in all 5 losses. Go look who they have played and where. Also, take a peek how many teams they have played coming off of thier byes. This week makes 4.

  37. ohand16 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 8:58 AM

    How can Buffalol still be 12 after that pathetic performance?
    …………….
    Pathetic? How was a 7 point road loss in which they did the best anyone has done all year defensively against the Pats “pathetic”? Would absolutely love a legitimate elaboration.

    If Tyrod Taylor could have actually connected on his throws to guys who beat coverage for big gains, Bills win that game.

  38. It’s the same thing every week for the Panthers.

    “If they beat the Seahawks, I’ll take them seriously.”

    “If they beat the Packers, I’ll take them seriously.”

    If, if, if…

    Now it’s, “If they beat the Cowboys on Thanksgiving on national TV…I’ll take them seriously.”

    Let’s just be honest for once. This team will only be taken seriously if they win the Super Bowl at this point, and even if they do, I’m sure they will be considered the most overrated Super Bowl champ of all time.

    People just don’t like teams that run the football, play great D, and are physical. You would think since football is a physical game that a physical team would be more respected.

    It’s getting old.

  39. bordner says:
    Nov 24, 2015 9:40 AM
    vikings have the most one-and-done playoff appearances of any team in the history of the NFL. Their “fans” should be used to it. And really, when your Super Bowl is those two times per year in the regular season when you play the Packers, who needs the playoffs? #BeatGreenBay #how’dthatworkoutforyou?
    —-
    Hilarious! Still trying to claim that was the Vikings SB?

    Everyone knows that was the packers SB. 300+ comments from packer fans within 2 hours of the game. Unheard of.

    You all act as if you hadn’t had a win in a month. Oh wait…

    On to Atlanda for Vikes fans, on to more weeks of talking about the vikes/packers game for packer fans.

  40. beastmode5150 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 11:19 AM
    Seattle held 4th quarter leads in all 5 losses. Go look who they have played and where. Also, take a peek how many teams they have played coming off of thier byes. This week makes 4.

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    Who cares…..they lost. Moreover, they were gifted a win against the Lions by the refs blowing a call. Seattle should legitimately be tied with the Lions at 4-6. No playoffs for the Seahawks this season….window has closed.

  41. 8. Vikings (7-3; No. 5): Is a one-and-done playoff appearance better than not going to the playoffs at all?

    Most times I would say “no”……..but not this time…………….

    2nd year quarterback
    2nd year 1st time head coach
    Young team on the rise
    Moving into their own stadium next year (that’s better suited to their team speed)

    Barring injury, the experience can only be positive.

    After all, how often do teams go to the super bowl with their quarterback and head coach having zero playoff experience?

  42. purpleandgoldforever says:
    Nov 24, 2015 8:21 AM

    “Is a one-and-done playoff appearance better than not going to the playoffs at all?”

    Ask the Packers, that is something they know about rather well!
    ===================================
    That’s an interesting comment. The Packers made it to the NFC Championship Game last year. They’ve advanced three out of the last 5 times, including when they won the Super Bowl in 2010. They have 2 “one-and-done’s” over the last 5 years.

    The Vikings? One playoff made in the last 5 years. One and done. Defeated by the Packers.

  43. 2 observation:

    1) pats fans are intolerable. It’s gonna be nice (not 07 nice) but still nice when they get knocked out.

    2) the panthers aren’t taken seriously because Newton isn’t a “winner.”

    Bonus observation – Giants are lurking. Everyone from Az to Carolina to GB and especially you pats fans are hoping they don’t make it. We all know it.

  44. Who ends up in the playoffs and who wins is completely in the hands of officials I think we all know that,calls will become worse as season goes on,{National Fixed League}

  45. ohand16 says: Nov 24, 2015 11:58 AM

    iloveagoodnap – it’s always IF with Buffalo. That’s the problem.
    …………………
    I don’t disagree with that.

    That offers nothing in terms of an explanation for your choice of the word “pathetic”.

    Still waiting on that legitimate elaboration.

  46. frank booth says:
    Nov 24, 2015 11:41 AM

    purpleandgoldforever says:
    Nov 24, 2015 8:21 AM

    “Is a one-and-done playoff appearance better than not going to the playoffs at all?”

    Ask the Packers, that is something they know about rather well!
    ===================================
    That’s an interesting comment. The Packers made it to the NFC Championship Game last year. They’ve advanced three out of the last 5 times, including when they won the Super Bowl in 2010. They have 2 “one-and-done’s” over the last 5 years.
    _________

    Hey, when a team goes 15-1 and loses their first playoff game at home to a 9-7 team, they’re going to have to hear about it for a while. Kind of like if they lost a conference championship game after leading by 12 with five minutes left. But hey, congratulations on beating Joe Webb in the wildcard round.

  47. That’s an interesting comment. The Packers made it to the NFC Championship Game last year. They’ve advanced three out of the last 5 times, including when they won the Super Bowl in 2010. They have 2 “one-and-done’s” over the last 5 years.
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    Since Rodgers taken over as starter, they’ve won the SB one season. In the other 6 seasons combined they’ve won 2 postseason games. They have 3 one and dones and one non-playoff year.

  48. This nhpats guy is clearly infatuated with the Seahawks. his team is #1 but he still has to comment on the Seahawks.

    Maybe not infatuation, something else? Very strange. Typically, when on top, you shut up. But you are a Pats fan.

  49. Chiefs offense has been painful to watch but they have been averaging 30 points a game. So I’ll keep watching this painful offense, oh that’s without Charles too.

  50. justintuckrule says:
    Nov 24, 2015 11:46 AM

    Bonus observation – Giants are lurking. Everyone from Az to Carolina to GB and especially you pats fans are hoping they don’t make it. We all know it.
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    The Diamondbacks went 11-8 against the Giants this season. Green Bay and Carolina don’t even have MLB teams but the brewers have been garbage against the Giants recently so there’s that..

    Oh, you mean FOOTBALL?? LOL…no

  51. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Nov 24, 2015 12:20 PM

    frank booth says:
    Nov 24, 2015 11:41 AM

    purpleandgoldforever says:
    Nov 24, 2015 8:21 AM

    “Is a one-and-done playoff appearance better than not going to the playoffs at all?”

    Ask the Packers, that is something they know about rather well!
    ===================================
    That’s an interesting comment. The Packers made it to the NFC Championship Game last year. They’ve advanced three out of the last 5 times, including when they won the Super Bowl in 2010. They have 2 “one-and-done’s” over the last 5 years.
    _________

    Hey, when a team goes 15-1 and loses their first playoff game at home to a 9-7 team, they’re going to have to hear about it for a while. Kind of like if they lost a conference championship game after leading by 12 with five minutes left. But hey, congratulations on beating Joe Webb in the wildcard round.
    ==================================
    I understand that they should hear about it, but shouldn’t it be from the fans of a team that beat them or another perennial playoff contender, rather than the team that’s 1-1-10 against them over the last 12 games, that just got slaughtered by them a couple of days ago, and has one playoff appearance in five years?

    I’m a Bears’ fan. I’d feel stupid knocking the Packers or any other playoff team when my team can’t get there, let alone another team that completely dominates mine.

  52. rollotomasi14 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 9:49 AM

    I’m not good at math. How after 10 games the Pats have given up the least amount of points at 169 yet ESPN stats of their points/game is at 18.8

    ESPN hasn’t added last night’s game yet, that’s what’s wrong with the math. It’s 182 points for 18.2 average.

  53. rollotomasi14 says:
    Nov 24, 2015 9:49 AM

    I’m not good at math. How after 10 games the Pats have given up the least amount of points at 169 yet ESPN stats of their points/game is at 18.8

    ESPN hadn’t added last night’s game, don’t know if they have yet as I ignore them. They’ve given up 182 for an average of 18.2 per game.

  54. I’m a Bears’ fan. I’d feel stupid knocking the Packers or any other playoff team when my team can’t get there, let alone another team that completely dominates mine…

    Its very nice to cheer your team on this Thanksgiving…

  55. If the Bears want to get back to respectability, one of the biggest steps is reversing the curse against the Packers and showing they can actually beat Green Bay with Rodgers in the game. Sadly, for this fan, I don’t see that happening Thursday night. We just don’t have the horses yet.

  56. It is both sad and hilarious that Vikings fans are trying to talk trash here. Your entire team was just embarrassed on national television by the team you’ve been so desperately trashing. From the head coach (with his hilarious “BEAT GREEN BAY” shirts showing that he knows this was the biggest game his team will play all year), down to the kicker and kick returner.

    Other than Teddy showing he’s pretty tough, your entire franchise was pantsed in front of the nation. Defense bowled over by a supposedly “terrible” RB in Eddie Lacy. The great child-beatin’ Adrian Peterson completely shut down. Offensive line completely destroyed by “busts” like Datone Jones and Mike Daniels. Not even close to winning on a night when Aaron Rodgers completes under 50% of his passes. Completely demolished…..

    …..And you’re still trying to talk trash. Like I said, both sad and hilarious.

  57. pervyspankspackfans says:
    Nov 24, 2015 10:37 AM

    I’d say the Packers the biggest failure of a team in modern NFL history. Blessed with HOF QB,s for 23 years straight and 2 SB wins. Pretty pathetic!!!!
    ______________________________________

    With this comment, among others, does anybody else find it just a little ironic that Viking fans would be chastising the Green Bay Packers over the amount of Super Bowl success they’ve had?
    But hey, enjoy your 0-54 Championship record.

    Viking fans and logic rarely walk hand in hand.

  58. Giants are lurking. Everyone from Az to Carolina to GB and especially you pats fans are hoping they don’t make it. We all know it.

    That Buffalo D was the best they’ve faced all year to this point. Not sweating the Giants.

    As you imply, they probably won’t make it.

  59. I was listening to a sports squawk show in San Diego and one of the hosts suggested that the Chargers’ performance was a clever plot to keep Los Angeles from wanting them. Hmmmmm.

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