Week Two power rankings

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1. Eagles (1-0; last week No. 1): The “let’s just use a gadget play to wake up the quarterback” routine is not going to be sustainable.

2. Patriots (1-0; No. 2): Forget the post-#Tommy plan. The Patriots need a good post-#Gronk plan.

3. Packers (1-0; No. 4): One-legged Aaron Rodgers is actually a better thrower of the football than two-legged Aaron Rodgers.

4. Jaguars (1-0; No. 5): No-legged Aaron Rodgers would be a better thrower of the football than two-legged Blake Bortles.

5. Rams (1-0; No. 8): So much for the “starters need to play in the preseason” argument.

6. Falcons (0-1; No. 6): It was deja vu all over again for the Falcons.

7. Chiefs (1-0; No. 10): Mahomes to Hill could eventually become the new Montana to Rice.

8. Vikings (1-0; No. 9): The Vikings still need to figure out how to deliver a knockout blow.

9. Saints (0-1; No. 3): Throw out Week One’s outcome, except when losing at home to a division rival. And when giving up 48 points in the process.

10. Steelers (0-0-1; No. 7): Elite teams don’t blow 14-point fourth-quarter leads to teams that have won one game in two-plus seasons.

11. Ravens (1-0; No. 17): Lost in the “Bills blow!” narrative? The Ravens may be pretty damn good this year.

12. Panthers (1-0; No. 12): They get a chance this weekend against the Falcons to prove that they are still a major factor in the NFC South.

13. Seahawks (0-1; No. 11): Trying to run away from Von Miller will at least make Russell Wilson more prepared to try to run away from Khalil Mack.

14. Buccaneers (1-0; No. 31): Everyone expected them to start 0-3 without Jameis Winston. Is it now crazy to think they’ll start 3-0?

15. Chargers (0-1; No. 13): The annual “this is their year” team proves yet again that it’s not.

16. Dolphins (1-0; No. 18): A year after their Week One game was scrapped due to a hurricane, they essentially played a weather-induced doubleheader.

17. Texans (0-1; No. 15): It’s hard for an MVP candidate to play like one if he has no blocking.

18. 49ers (0-1; No. 16): When it’s time to sort out the final standings, the 49ers will regret letting this one get away.

19. Broncos (1-0; No. 26): It doesn’t quite avenge Super Bowl XLVIII, but for a Broncos team that often couldn’t get out of its own way a year ago, knocking of Seattle was a great way to start the season.

20. Bengals (1-0; No. 22): Sure, it’s only Week Two. But how often in the last two years have the Bengals been playing for sole possession of first place in the AFC North?

21. Bears (0-1; No. 23): It will take a while to get Bears fans to find the pearl in the pile of poo that the Packers plopped onto them.

22. Washington (1-0; No. 30): This team will go as far as Adrian Peterson can take them. Based on his recent injury history, that may not be very far. (Disclaimer: I’d still never bet against the guy.)

23. Titans (0-1; No. 14): The Titans added injury to interminable.

24. Cowboys (0-1; No. 19): A sports book needs to set the week when Jerry Jones does a 180 on Jason Garrett.

25. Jets (1-0; No. 28): Perhaps all that talk about the quarterback position was aimed at getting us not to notice that the defense is pretty damn good.

26. Raiders (0-1; No. 24): Wade Phillips figured out Jon Gruden faster than Paul Guenther figured out Sean McVay.

27. Giants (0-1; No. 25): How many Giants fans are already thinking, “We should have taken Sam Darnold“?

28. Colts (0-1; No. 27): Snowboarding or not, it’s when not if Andrew Luck gets injured again.

29. Cardinals (0-1; No. 29): Good news . . . Sam Bradford was able to play the whole game. Bad news . . . Sam Bradford was able to play the whole game.

30. Lions (0-1; No. 20): At this point, not even Adam and Eve would be tempted by the fruit of the Belichick coaching tree.

31. Browns (0-0-1; No. 32): “BEST START SINCE 2004!”

32. Bills (0-1; No. 21): This Sunday, Bills fans should just stay home and watch the video of last year’s Bengals-Ravens game.

179 responses to “Week Two power rankings

  1. Alex Smith is so much better than Kurt Cousins it’s amazing. He’s way more accurate, quicker, humble, his O-Line respects him. Made everyone around him instantly better. The Redskins will be 4-0 heading into the NFC Championship Preview match vs. the Packers. Thank God I’m a Redskin fan!!!

  2. Bikes at 8 is kind of a joke but that’s why I don’t read into power rankings. Most of the time the writer has no idea what they are talking about. I could write a better artical then florio.

  3. Don’t know if you can, but would love to see a Thumb up/down arrow for readers to rank where we think they rank vs. PFT.
    Same thing for the weeks picks…

  4. Really? Mahomes is now equal to Joe Montana and Tyreek Hill is equal to Jerry Rice?
    Mahomes is highly overrated by the media so much so that I hope he fails.
    Oh and STOP piling on Blake Bortles. The media has decided that he is their whipping boy no matter what….they are doing the same to Nathan Peterman all because the media is trying to create an opening for the GOAT (in the eyes of the media) QB Colin “I hate America and the police” Krapernick so that the media can profit off of the controversy. Plus, in the eyes of the PC media, replacing a white QB with a black QB is preferred.

  5. Saints gave up 48 points to Ryan Fitzpatrick….’nuff said, Redskins should be a few clicks higher up this list

  6. Wow, this makes sense. Teams that lose to or tie other teams are better than the teams they lost to or tied. Witness Seattle, clearly outplayed by Denver, is rated 6 places higher. Obviously you didn’t watch this game. And don’t get me started on the Steelers or the Saints. What a joke.

  7. Not buying it, and it is only one week. Browns at 31 after tying the #10 Steelers? Packers at 3 playing against a superior opponent to the Patriots? No.

    However I do think the comment at #30 is priceless!

  8. It’s easy to see the Steelers losing the next 5 in a row going into their bye week. Tomlin still will not be on the hot seat ….. ever. Big Ben got his wish and the Steelers moved on from Haley and he rewards them with 4 picks and a fumble to start his 15th NFL season. He’s really learned a lot through the years. LOLZ …. Sigh. It is a long, dark road ahead for Steeler fans.

  9. 30. Lions (0-1; No. 20):

    There should be a 100 in front of that 30. That crap show they put on was felonious assault of a fan base with intent to maim.

    Awful. Just absolutely atrocious!

  10. I protest..in my humble opinion the Detroit Lions should be #32, not the Bills. The Detriot Lions are THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL. They got blown out BY THE JETS!

  11. Obviously these PFT “Power Rankings” don’t mean much coming from the packer fan Mike Florio.

  12. There should be two rankings for the Packers.

    3. Packers (1-0; No. 4): One-legged Aaron Rodgers is actually a better thrower of the football than two-legged Aaron Rodgers.

    and

    27. Packers (1-0; No. 4): Without Aaron Rodgers they’re here. Better get that offensive line situated stat.

  13. I heard the iggles are trotting out the underdog thing again ,heard they made up that the media said they where gonna go 0-16 this season !

  14. The Saints get a pass for losing to an abysmal team in a dome, while the Steelers don’t for not losing to an abysmal team in a downpour.
    Makes sense.

  15. I’m guessing Florio didn’t actually watch the Redskins game. Unless I missed something, Adrian Peterson simply had a good game…since the Redskins dominated in every facet, it is not clear how he can contend Peterson was and is the make or break cog within the team.

  16. Mike does not know football. Chiefs will never beat the Vikings. Any one who knows football can tell Chiefs are no match for Vikings defense. Remember Vikes were one game away from super bowl, they should always be on top until they start losing games.

  17. “Everyone expected them to start 0-3 without Jameis Winston. Is it now crazy to think they’ll start 3-0?’

    Is it now crazy to think the Winston will never see the field in a Bucs uni again?

  18. And still people hate on Mahomes. Hey people, all the kid has ever done is come in and work his tail off day-in and day-out. Sorry that his arm is twice that of your QBs and he has abilities you only dream of your guy having.

  19. Vikings are better than the Falcons and Saints and should be top 3
    Redskins are better than the Texans, 49ers
    Bengals outplayed my Colts in a trap game on the road
    Panthers should be higher, they are a very good team that beat a good Cowboys team, they should be higher than the Falcons and Saints
    Seahawks should be lower, no offensive line and mediocre defense

  20. codylaws says:
    September 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm
    Mike does not know football. Chiefs will never beat the Vikings. Any one who knows football can tell Chiefs are no match for Vikings defense. Remember Vikes were one game away from super bowl, they should always be on top until they start losing games.

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    They should always be on the bottom until they win the Super Bowl.

  21. Jets should be in too 10. We are going too Super Bowl lol. No I’m not overacting too week 1 nah Sammie the savior let’s go boys

  22. Monday night in Chicago is a huge game for Matt Nagy. The bloom is off the rose after the Bears epic collapse in Green Bay… but if they can notch a solid win against the Seahawks in primetime, with the D and Trubisky playing 4 quality quarters, it will go a long way towards restoring faith among the faithful.

  23. You picked the Eagles to lose. Again. You only put them at #1 because of a ‘rule’ that the Super Bowl champs are #1 until they lose, which last week you said was happening week 1. How many times do they need to win until you just admit they’re a great team? You people wonder why they take on this underdog persona. You keep picking them to lose! At home, nonetheless. You picked them to lose 9 times last season and again in week 1. If you people are tired of hearing about the top team being underdogs, maybe you admit they’re good and maybe pick them to win a game. A pick-em line at home in game 1. You want our annoyance to go away yet you perpetuate it.

  24. I’m pretty sure the Vikings are better than #8. They will have delivered plenty of knockout blows by the end of the NFL season, including a big one in Atlanta.

  25. “it doesn’t quite avenge Super Bowl XLVIII, but for a Broncos team that often couldn’t get out of its own way a year ago, knocking of Seattle was a great way to start the season.”
    ______________________________________________________________________________________

    Denver already beat Seattle the following year after the Superbowl loss and have since won a Superbowl of their own. I do believe they’re past all that brah…

  26. reapshavocblog says:
    September 11, 2018 at 11:52 am

    I could write a better artical then florio

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

    Unintentional irony is the best kind!

  27. What a joke. Falcons at #6 with a loss ahead of Vikes? Falcons never should have been ranked higher than Vikes originally, but still are better now they have a loss?

  28. stupidusername says:
    September 11, 2018 at 12:28 pm
    You picked the Eagles to lose. Again.
    How many times do they need to win until you just admit they’re a great team?

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

    If this list was based on Week 1 performance, the Eagles would be lucky to be in the low 20s. I think they’ll do well this season but they have been awful at the start of it.

  29. 27. Packers (1-0; No. 4): Without Aaron Rodgers they’re here. Better get that offensive line situated stat.
    =====

    Will they win another game if Rodgers is out for the season????…………

  30. Another episode of PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post…….eh…um….I mean, Weekly Power Rankings and it’s still business as usual.
    This weekly treat never fails to bring a smile to my face.

    I can see it now, the Barneys, tears streaming down their pudgy faces, holed up in their mother’s basements, using their Cheeto covered fat little fingers to bang out their angry posts on their Commodore Vic 20s.
    Priceless!

  31. 3. Packers (1-0; No. 4): One-legged Aaron Rodgers is actually a better thrower of the football than two-legged Aaron Rodgers.
    ———————-

    3. Packers (1-0; No. 4): One-legged Aaron Rodgers is actually a better thrower of the football than two-legged Aaron Rodgers against a prevent defense which has gone to sleep.

    Fixed it for you.

  32. 3. Packers (1-0; No. 4): One-legged Aaron Rodgers is actually a better thrower of the football than two-legged Aaron Rodgers.
    ************************************************
    This is what they had.

    This is what they want:
    1. Aaron Rodgers (1-0; No. 1): Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers.

    GB beat a team, the Bears, that probably would have lost to Cleveland and/or the Bills this week if they played.

  33. coolzog says:
    September 11, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    I mean, did you even watch the Packers-Bears game? The Packers are a dumpster fire without Rodgers.

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    Please get this right.

    The Packers were a dumpster fire with or without Rodgers in the 1st half.

    Everyone from the Caoching staff, QB, Offense and defense got it together in the 2nd half. The defense looked like it was starting to coalesce in the 2nd half. Offense definitely found itself.

    Leave em at 3 if you want. Not sure what team this is yet. Not even sure what team were playing this weekend.

    The playoff viking defense or the regular season viking defense?
    The projected 84 million dollar Kurt Cousins offense or the 20-36 Kurt Cousins offense?

  34. dryzzt23 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Really? Mahomes is now equal to Joe Montana and Tyreek Hill is equal to Jerry Rice?
    Mahomes is highly overrated by the media so much so that I hope he fails.
    Oh and STOP piling on Blake Bortles. The media has decided that he is their whipping boy no matter what….they are doing the same to Nathan Peterman all because the media is trying to create an opening for the GOAT (in the eyes of the media) QB Colin “I hate America and the police” Krapernick so that the media can profit off of the controversy. Plus, in the eyes of the PC media, replacing a white QB with a black QB is preferred.

    ___________________

    I blame George Soros.

  35. LOL the Vikings at #8. And the 49ers didn’t let a win “get away”…….. they never had the lead. You can keep up your defense of your anti-Vikings bias, but you will only look like more of a fool as the season progresses.

  36. So when the Bengals bust the Ravens behinds on TNF will we finally get some respect? I was going to go on a long explanation but I guess you will see Thursday. #whodey #seizethedey #thejungle #daltonformvp #genoatkinsfordpoy

  37. So the Packers fall behind at home 20-0 to an inferior opponent, and need a miracle comeback aided by Kyle “butterfingers” Fuller, and they’re the third best team in the league? Uh, no.

  38. Lost in all the one-legged Rodgers hype: the Packers needed a miracle finish to beat your #23 ranked team going into the game. By one point. At home. And were 6.5 point favorites. And got the poo pounded out of them when Rodgers had two legs.

    And that performance was good enough to move them from 4 to 3?

    I’m thinking Florio needs to hand off the power rankings gig to someone who’s willing to spend more time on it – and with a little more insight. Proofreading it would be a plus as well.

  39. Ranking teams and ranking players are two different systems.

    Rodgers may be the 3rd best player in the league. The Packers are not the 3rd best team in the league.

    The Packers were fortunate to beat the Bears. Without the 3rd best player in the league, the Packers would have difficulty beating the hapless Lions.

    The Packers should also lose team points for having Clay Matthews. What a boneheaded penalty!

  40. One legged Aaron Rogers! Give me a break. He had so much pain medicine in him to kill Brett Favre. Did you see the look on his face going in to the locker room? He thought his season was over. Post game interview he was mellow as Cheech and Chong. Besides, It takes a decent receiver and a flat out terrible secondary tackling for it to all come together. Its not all Aaron Rodgers like Chris Collinsworth and Mike Florio make it out to be.

  41. stellarperformance says:
    September 11, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    There’s a lot of teeth-grinding and under-breath cursing in Vikingland today.

    Oh well.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Guess again. Viking fans know that they will above the Packers in the ratings and, more importantly, in the standings soon enough.

  42. “using their Cheeto covered fat little fingers to bang out their angry posts on their Commodore Vic 20s.”

    Wait I thought it was against Barney rules to eat anything with cheese on it? Don’t they have to turn in their dinosaur suit if they do so?

  43. Totally agree with LogicalVoices: Alex Smith is definitely better than Kirk Cousins. He is way calmer and more confident than Cousins. I was watching the game thinking man I’m glad we got this guy. He’s a pro. AP looks better than I thought he would. O-Line is healthy again and the D looked better. Barring injures the Redskins will be a very good team. #HTTR

  44. egomaniac247 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Soooo many knee jerk reactions to 1 weeks worth of games….by both Florio and the a lot of the commenters.
    —————————-
    no kidding … these rankings mean absolutely nothing!

  45. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 1:17 pm
    “using their Cheeto covered fat little fingers to bang out their angry posts on their Commodore Vic 20s.”

    Wait I thought it was against Barney rules to eat anything with cheese on it? Don’t they have to turn in their dinosaur suit if they do so?

    —-

    hahaha

    They are our biggest customer of finely crafted cheeses made in Wisconsin.

    And our beer….

  46. So by your logic, the Browns were one blocked FG away from being 9th? It’s a real slap in the face to put the Lions over the Browns in the 2018 power rankings. This is a completely different team than last year or the year before last.

  47. wafflestomp says:
    Another episode of PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post…….eh…um….I mean, Weekly Power Rankings and it’s still business as usual.This weekly treat never fails to bring a smile to my face.
    I can see it now, the Barneys, tears streaming down their pudgy faces, holed up in their mother’s basements, using their Cheeto covered fat little fingers to bang out their angry posts on their Commodore Vic 20s.
    Priceless!
    ______________________________________________________________________
    Meanwhile, up in the land of cheese and …… well, not much else, the Packer fans are celebrating that mess of a game against the mighty Bears by grabbing a taco pizza and a 30 pack of Hamm’s at the Kwik Trip and driving back to their pre-fab homes in their rusty 1990s pickup trucks. Life is Good!

  48. Norseman says:
    September 11, 2018 at 12:59 pm
    Lost in all the one-legged Rodgers hype: the Packers needed a miracle finish to beat your #23 ranked team going into the game. By one point. At home. And were 6.5 point favorites. And got the poo pounded out of them when Rodgers had two legs.

    And that performance was good enough to move them from 4 to 3?

    I’m thinking Florio needs to hand off the power rankings gig to someone who’s willing to spend more time on it – and with a little more insight. Proofreading it would be a plus as well.

    ——

    I believe Mr. Florio is a Vikings fan.

    Perhaps he’s just doing what most Vikings fans do, minus most of the commenters here.

    Keeping the expectation low, hoping for the best, and avoiding the 57 year end of year jump off the bridge.

  49. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 1:17 pm
    “using their Cheeto covered fat little fingers to bang out their angry posts on their Commodore Vic 20s.”

    Wait I thought it was against Barney rules to eat anything with cheese on it? Don’t they have to turn in their dinosaur suit if they do so
    _________________

    Touché!

  50. I’m a Viking fan that agrees with a hater. Rate us 32 until we win the SB, pick off everyone related to the team, make them all mad as they can be, especially the coach so that he will get an effing killer instinct and put teams away and stop being nice. The Eagles weren’t nice to you earlier this year! Get a clue. By the way if a team beats another team, then they should be ranked higher, that’s just practical and rational thinking. Try to to take the subjectivity out of it and the rankings will be more respected.

  51. Not gonna take offense at the Bills being placed at 32 this week.

    Here’s hoping that they turn it around.

  52. Funny – Florio always takes advantage of how easy it is to rile Vikings fans. If the Vikings beat GB, he might just rank them a spot lower than the Packers for sheer entertainment.

  53. “Chiefs will never beat the Vikings. Any one who knows football can tell Chiefs are no match for Vikings defense.”

    Viking fans have been saying stuff like this since at least 1969. Does “65 toss power trap” ring a bell?

  54. Steelers continue to be way overrated. That ranking will steadily drop throughout the season as they continue to languish in the AFCN basement with their gutter rat fans.

  55. dryzzt23 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Really? Mahomes is now equal to Joe Montana and Tyreek Hill is equal to Jerry Rice?
    Mahomes is highly overrated by the media so much so that I hope he fails.
    Oh and STOP piling on Blake Bortles….
    ——————————
    He said “COULD” and “EVENTUALLY” not “now equal”. Reading comprehension is your friend. SMDH.

  56. 2. Patriots (1-0; No. 2): Forget the post-#Tommy plan. The Patriots need a good post-#Gronk plan.
    _________________________________________

    Remember when the Pats won the Super Bowl without Gronk??? Elite teams don’t rely on any single player and can adapt.

  57. Regarding all the various back and forth over the criteria used to make this list – I can’t speak for Florio, but it looks to me like a list of who they would expect to do best if any random team played them today on a neutral field.

    So for example, most people would still expect the Steelers to beat more teams on a given day than they would expect the Browns to. No one really thinks they’re equally good as the Browns, and few are ready to say the Bucs are really better than the Saints. Etc.

    Doesn’t mean anyone has to agree with the list, but when I look at it that way it makes more sense.

  58. Wahhhhhhh my team isn’t ranked high enough so I’m going to call this list meaningless and pointless but turn around and be mad about it, even though it’s worthless lol so many of you are such a joke, it’s hilarious. If you don’t like it, stop clicking and commenting, if you do that and the site sees that the post doesn’t get any traffic, something will probably change but as long as you cry cry cry on their site, guess what? Seems to them that it’s a pretty good idea to keep putting it out there

  59. Florio knows how and where to push all the right buttons.

    Makes this endlessly amusing.

    Vikings fans. Want respect? Win something.

  60. viking fans got stop saying they have the number 1 defense this is 2018 and as today packers ranked 6th and viking is ranked 12th .

  61. I’ve never seen a more sensitive Whinny fan base than the Vikings. I agree that the Packers should not be 3, way too many questions at this point.

    But girls get a grip on yourselves, grow a set. You know the Vikings will only blow it if they get to the playoffs.

  62. So you were WRONG in picking against the Eagles like you ALWAYS are and instead of owning up to it, you gotta poke a little more fun… When will you idiots learn?

  63. Too high, Fins Ravens and Chiefs, only AFC team that should be in top 10 in Jax, too low Skins Giants and Bengals…Skins will challenge Philly for the division….

  64. Cowboys won’t be winning anything until they get some real leaders on that team instead of the collection of yes men and paycheck collectors they have now.

  65. superpatriotsfan says:
    September 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    Patriots barely beat a weak Texans team and are ranked #2…..yeah okay.

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    You’re right notasuperpatriotsfan—they will take their rightful spot at #1 soon, just like they do every year when other teams start to reveal who they really are. The Eagles will have their predictable post Super Bowl hangover like everyone else not named the Patriots. It’s tough to be at the top, and even tougher to stay there while everyone takes their best shots at you. The Pats are used to it.

    Until Brady and Belichick ride off into the sunset, this will remain true.

    BTW, that game against the Texans wasn’t close at all—you must not have seen any of it.

  66. Yeah, I get that the Giants arent likely making the playoffs, but they arent 27 either. Ive seen at least 5 other PR’s and the Giants were between 19 and 24. How do they drop 2 spots by losing to a consensus top 5 team by 5 points?

  67. savethebs says:
    September 11, 2018 at 12:29 pm
    31. Browns (0-0-1; No. 32): “BEST START SINCE 2004!”

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    They’re better than 31.

    -Not a Browns fan.
    ————————
    The site owner, you know his name, hates the Browns.

  68. To put packers at #3 is embarrassing, considering they’re a one man’s team
    and will never go any where with pathetic defense.
    ——
    I realize I’m talking to someone that can’t even get the hang of the “post comment” button, but do you not realize that we gave up the same amount of points as the vikings this week?

  69. 8to80texansblog says:
    September 11, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Jets score 48 in a rout….. they are OBVIOUSLY better than 27th….

    191 21 Rate This
    eroschmidt says:
    September 11, 2018 at 11:56 am
    The Steelers only dropped THREE spots?!!! Ok…

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    I agree with both of these. Jets looked much improved. Even considering their opponent I still found the Jets surprising. That D is for real and lets face it Darnold looked promising and the offense in general.

    At the least the Ravens should go above the Steelers.

  70. Niners should be in top 5. We should’ve beaten the vikings if jimmyG doesn’t throw a pick6, another pick in the red zone 5 yd line and a fumble at the goalline by the rb. We should’ve blowout the vikings. That could be an extra 21 points for us, or at least 9 more points. And we were on the road. With all those crucial turnovers. Vikings got lucky. Well see them again in January if they make the playoffs.

  71. Assuming Denver continues to get the Keenum of last year, they are a legit team. He let a couple bad throws off, and it allowed Seattle to keep it close. And despite three INTs, he didn’t shy away from zipping the ball into a tight window for the game-winning TD.

    I think Seattle will get it together, and be a much better team in a few weeks, but play that game Sunday 100 times and Seattle would lose 60-70 times. Denver is the better team today, I thought that was obvious from the game. I think they will make the playoffs and likely be the biggest hurdle the Patriots will encounter on the way to the Super Bowl.

    Packers at 3 is ludicrous. And people keep trying to tell me that Florio is a Vikings fan.

  72. Yeah, on KFAN today, Florio said he didn’t think the Vikings played well on Sunday, so this explains his power rankings. But I don’t really care. All I want is a healthy Rodgers playing on Sunday, full strength. I wanna good, competitive game, a good test for my Vikes, not Zimmer continually attacking a wounded animal for four quarters or having to watch Kizer struggle under center.

  73. After the Vikings win this week, the Packers will be #4 and the Vikings will be #7. And Florio will still make the rankings in whatever order he thinks will get the most clicks.

  74. Vikings won 14 games last year and by all account got better this offseason and start out at 9 and after doing what they were supposed to do and covered the spread they jump to 8 behind a Falcons team that looked mediocre and post and 1 above a team that gave up 48 to TB.

    We all know Florio didn’t put this together, his intern did, I just would have thought he would have proof read it before posting. Come on man.

  75. I don’t know a single Viking fan that thinks or behaves like most of the Viking fans on this site. It’s an embarrassing representation of the fan base. If you want some respect, quit being a douche.

  76. 250dollarnflowner says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    Packers were a Fuller dropped INT and an easy 3rd and 1 from losing at home to the Bears!
    _________________

    And the Vikings almost won four Super Bowls, only, they didn’t.
    So, what’s your point?

  77. codylaws, you are high. The Packers defense was pretty darned good. The defense didn’t give up 23 points. Seven of it was from a pick six. That defense is good and getting better.

  78. You guys realize Florio is a Vikings fan right? Unlike the millennial Vikings fans who spout off stats and call the Vikings D # 1, he’s a realist fan. Sure they have good stats but it helps when plays are called back for holding and TD passes dropped and fumbles on the 1 yd line happen. When the breaks don’t go their way you get the 38-7 beatdown. #8 might be too high in fact. The Vikings schedule is brutal. They still don’t know how to close out an opponent & try to run the clock out as early as mid point 3rd Q instead of keeping the pedal to the floor. The defense still has severe mental lapses resulting in huge pass plays against them. The punter still shanks kicks when a big one is needed. They still fall short of a first down when it’s needed to close out the game. Plus in a big game they always blow it in spectacular fashion. Heart wrenching gut stomping defeat.

  79. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Niners should be in top 5. We should’ve beaten the vikings if jimmyG doesn’t throw a pick6, another pick in the red zone 5 yd line and a fumble at the goalline by the rb. We should’ve blowout the vikings. That could be an extra 21 points for us, or at least 9 more points. And we were on the road. With all those crucial turnovers. Vikings got lucky. Well see them again in January if they make the playoffs.
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    As a Viking fan we don’t listen to shoulda coulda wouldas. Those happen in every game ever played. Their defense sucked it up and made those things happen. Jimmy G is a good QB but you lost. Quit whining.

  80. superpatriotsfan says:
    September 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    Patriots barely beat a weak Texans team and are ranked #2…..yeah okay.

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    Just how big a loser does one have to be to create a user name pretending to be a fan of another team?

  81. Florio is the biggest Eagles hater ever. Ill admit it frustrated me at times last year but ive pretty much accepted the fact that we will be underdogs if you ask so called “experts” i mean just look at his explanations of the last two Eagles Rankings and tell me it isnt HATE . Lol Florio must be a Vikings Fan lol SKOL

  82. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    As a Viking fan we don’t listen to shoulda coulda wouldas
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    You’re right, you all just usually blame the officiating, dumb luck, or grand NFL conspiracies for your team’s losses.
    skoLOL!!!

  83. pkrlvr says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    “do you not realize that we gave up the same amount of points as the vikings this week?”

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    Your third grade math education has failed you yet again. 23 is greater than 16. 23 is not equal to 16.

  84. logicalvoicesays says:
    September 11, 2018 at 11:51 am
    Alex Smith is so much better than Kurt Cousins it’s amazing. He’s way more accurate, quicker, humble, his O-Line respects him. Made everyone around him instantly better. The Redskins will be 4-0 heading into the NFC Championship Preview match vs. the Packers. Thank God I’m a Redskin fan!!!

    87 340 Rate This

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    Just out of curiosity how old are you? Because some of the stuff you say blows my mind.

  85. 24. Cowboys (0-1; No. 19): A sports book needs to set the week when Jerry Jones does a 180 on Jason Garrett.

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    While that sounds reasonable, until Stephen gets Edgar Bergen committed, Charlie McCarthy will stay…

    And I’d love to be wrong about that but what decent coach is available and wants to come to Dallas to coach my Cowgirls?

  86. “dryzzt23 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Really? Mahomes is now equal to Joe Montana and Tyreek Hill is equal to Jerry Rice?
    Mahomes is highly overrated by the media so much so that I hope he fails.
    Oh and STOP piling on Blake Bortles. The media has decided that he is their whipping boy no matter what….they are doing the same to Nathan Peterman all because the media is trying to create an opening for the GOAT (in the eyes of the media) QB Colin “I hate America and the police” Krapernick so that the media can profit off of the controversy. Plus, in the eyes of the PC media, replacing a white QB with a black QB is preferred.”

    Hey guys, I think we’ve found President Trumps PFT comments username.

  87. diveleft says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:46 pm
    pkrlvr says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    “do you not realize that we gave up the same amount of points as the vikings this week?”

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    Your third grade math education has failed you yet again. 23 is greater than 16. 23 is not equal to 16.
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    I realize, as a Barney, Logic has a tendency to escape you guys sometimes.
    7 of those points resulted from a pick six by Khalil Mack.
    Hence, the Packers defense only gave up 16 points total.
    Another reason why almost everyone, except the Barney faithful, uses yards allowed as a measuring stick to rank defenses overall.

    And if you want to get right down to it, Green Bay’s defense only gave up 297 total yards in their win over the Bears.
    Which was less than the Vikings gave up.

  88. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    As a Viking fan we don’t listen to shoulda coulda wouldas

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    Really? Looking at the team’s history it’s pretty much all Vikings’ fans have….

  89. I understand these rankings are for page views and not to be taken seriously, but you have to laugh when two teams tie, and then following the game one is ranked #10 and the other is ranked #31.

    I mean, how much more definitively could teams show how even they are, than when they actually tie?

  90. “I realize, as a Barney, Logic has a tendency to escape you guys sometimes.
    7 of those points resulted from a pick six by Khalil Mack.
    Hence, the Packers defense only gave up 16 points total.
    Another reason why almost everyone, except the Barney faithful, uses yards allowed as a measuring stick to rank defenses overall. ”

    I guess according to your logic, having your O-line beat like a drum, and your scrub back-up make a bone head throw doesn’t count then? It’s all a wash?

  91. 250dollarnflowner says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    Packers were a Fuller dropped INT and an easy 3rd and 1 from losing at home to the Bears!
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    Vikings were a Marcus Williams missed tackle away from adding to their all-time NFL record for one-and-done postseason appearances. Do you know why I don’t care? Because it’s part of the game. Relying on shoulda, coulda, wouldas is no way to go through life.

  92. How do you move the Packers up in the rankings when they beat the #21 Bears at home by 1 point. They ONLY have Rodgers. That is it. They Bears had them and choked. I don’t think they should be ranked in the top 10.

  93. coolzog says:
    September 11, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    “I realize, as a Barney, Logic has a tendency to escape you guys sometimes.
    7 of those points resulted from a pick six by Khalil Mack.
    Hence, the Packers defense only gave up 16 points total.
    Another reason why almost everyone, except the Barney faithful, uses yards allowed as a measuring stick to rank defenses overall. ”

    I guess according to your logic, having your O-line beat like a drum, and your scrub back-up make a bone head throw doesn’t count then? It’s all a wash?
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    Where in my response did you read that?
    Where did I ever say that it doesn’t count against this football team?

    But, as you say, since the pick six was due to horrible mistakes by a handful of offensive players, logic should dictate that you wouldn’t hold the defense responsible for it.
    Which was the entire concept of my post.
    Thanks for your help in illustrating my point for the masses, but I thought I had already done that.
    SMH.

  94. I don’t the knocking of the Bears like they’re still the same team as years past. This is a different team and they have a very dangerous feel to them. Once that defense gels and can play a complete 4 quarters, they will be the top 5 defense to watch out for – not the Vikings.

    In the meantime I’m predicting a Wild Card berth for this year.

  95. Glad to see the Viking fans are predictably triggered about the Packers being ranked higher because we’re better than your own team. Hope it keeps bothering you crybabies.

  96. nhpats says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm
    superpatriotsfan says:
    September 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    Patriots barely beat a weak Texans team and are ranked #2…..yeah okay.

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    Just how big a loser does one have to be to create a user name pretending to be a fan of another team?

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    Look around….

  97. wafflestomp says:
    September 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    diveleft says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:46 pm
    pkrlvr says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    “do you not realize that we gave up the same amount of points as the vikings this week?”

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Your third grade math education has failed you yet again. 23 is greater than 16. 23 is not equal to 16.
    ______________

    I realize, as a Barney, Logic has a tendency to escape you guys sometimes.
    7 of those points resulted from a pick six by Khalil Mack.
    Hence, the Packers defense only gave up 16 points total

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    Pay attention. Pkrlvr didn’t state the Packer DEFENSE gave up the same number of points as the Viking DEFENSE. He stated that the Packers gave up the same amount of points as the Vikings which is different. Not my problem if Packer fans can’t express themselves intelligently.

  98. Rams are only going to get better. Expect a 14-2 season, wherein the outcomes of two (2) back-to-back games, at home against Green Bay, and then on the road against New Orleans in late October/early November, will factor into whether the Rams run the course towards an undefeated 16-0 season.

    The Eagles offense is schoolyard compared to how dynamic the Rams offense is: Greatest Show On Turf 2.0 — minus Mike Martz?

  99. I think Seattle will get it together, and be a much better team in a few weeks, but play that game Sunday 100 times and Seattle would lose 60-70 times. Denver is the better team today, I thought that was obvious from the game. I think they will make the playoffs and likely be the biggest hurdle the Patriots will encounter on the way to the Super Bowl.
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    Food for thought: Denver Broncos are ONLY team to have career winning record against TOMMY boy!
    And they beat the crap out of him EVERY TIME!

  100. My favorite Denver memory as a Pats fan is the year they were blown out by Seattle in the Super Bowl, because next year The Pats beat that same Seattle team in the Super Bowl!!
    As a Pats fan I guess I’ll take winning five Super Bowl’s ,compared to Denver having a winning record against us , but that’s just me!!

  101. The cheeseheads listed above the vikes?! DID YOU SEE THE FIRST HALF? I’ve never seen one team get so dominated by one guy before in my life, and that’s the truth! YOU ARE HIGH, and nuttier than a klondike bar!

  102. diveleft says:
    September 11, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Pay attention. Pkrlvr didn’t state the Packer DEFENSE gave up the same number of points as the Viking DEFENSE. He stated that the Packers gave up the same amount of points as the Vikings which is different. Not my problem if Packer fans can’t express themselves intelligently.
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    If you really are this ignorant, no amount of expression, intelligent or otherwise, is going to help you.

  103. Niners should be lower due to the JG mistake…second round pick, playing like one.
    Brady made BB and his “coaching tree” Proof is, none of said tree has been over .500 after leaving and Patricia will be lucky not going 0-16

  104. So the Packers play 1 good quarter of football and are ranked #3, but the #9 ranked Vikings who held a lead the entire game and handled business has the comment “The Vikings still need to figure out how to deliver a knockout blow.” Interesting…..

  105. Yep. It’s week 2 again. This list is going to sorta change a lot again. The Cowboys looked so bad the first half I thought that they were going to get shut out.

  106. stellarperformance says:
    September 11, 2018 at 12:57 pm
    There’s a lot of teeth-grinding and under-breath cursing in Vikingland today.

    Oh well.

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    Pretty much like the start of last years power rankings. How’d that work for ya? The way this season is starting for the Pack- I think you have a sequel coming.

  107. As a Falcons fan, they are absolutely ranked too high. Red-zone problems continued from last season to this season and no team that comes up empty in the majority of their red-zone pushes should be ranked that high. Two of their best defensive players, Neal and Jones, are also out which is detrimental for them. This will be a down year for ATL.

  108. This is nonsense. Rodgers is not better when he is injured. He’s better with mobility. He couldn’t even plant his left leg Sunday night. That’s usually fatal for a QB. The only reason he was able to do so well Sunday Night is because he’s the most talented thrower of the football we’ve ever seen.

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