Week Three power rankings

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1. Jaguars (2-0; last week No. 4): They’ve finally made it to the top. How long will they stick around?

2. Rams (2-0; No. 5): The best team in the NFC gets a chance to prove it’s the best team in L.A. this weekend.

3. Chiefs (2-0; No. 7): There’s no need for 65 Toss Power Trap with Patrick Mahomes around.

4. Buccaneers (2-0; No. 14): It’s shocking that DeSean Jackson would prefer the quarterback who actually throws Jackson the ball.

5. Eagles (1-1; No. 1): With Carson Wentz back at quarterback and with plenty of receivers injured, maybe Nick Foles should change positions.

6. Falcons (1-1; No. 6): Who needs Devonta Freeman when Matt Ryan can get two rushing touchdowns on his own?

7. Vikings (1-0-1; No. 8): A tie is like cutting your kicker.

8. Packers (1-0-1; No. 3): With DeShone Kizer, the Packers would have lost by 20 or more.

9. Patriots (1-1; No. 2): Josh Gordon was acquired for one reason — the inevitable Jacksonville rematch.

10. Chargers (1-1; No. 15): The Fight for L.A. becomes literal on Sunday, and it could be the closest the Chargers come to a Super Bowl for a while.

11. Bengals (2-0; No. 20): The Bengals are making it hard to forget about the league’s most forgettable team.

12. Saints (1-1; No. 9): Complain all you want, Who Dats, but barely beating the woebegone Browns more than justifies a three-spot drop.

13. Dolphins (2-0; No. 16): Jay Cutler isn’t impressed.

14. Ravens (1-1; No. 11): Few win road games when they spot the opponent 21. When that doesn’t happen, the Ravens will win far more than they lose.

15. Panthers (1-1; No. 12): Every stride the NFL claims to make in concussion awareness is undermined by every concussion evaluation Cam Newton avoids.

16. Steelers (0-1-1; No. 10): The Steel Curtain has become a soggy piece of construction paper.

17. 49ers (1-1; No. 18): For Kyle Shanahan, 30-13 almost went the way of 28-3.

18. Broncos (2-0; No. 19): Things may change once the team has to play on the road.

19. Bears (1-1; No. 21): Eight days after blowing a 17-point fourth-quarter lead, they tried hard to blow a 14-point fourth-quarter lead.

20. Seahawks (0-2; No. 13): It’s not too early to say the season hinges on beating the Cowboys this weekend.

21. Titans (1-1; No. 23): What’s more amazing, the fact that Blaine Gabbert is still in the NFL or the fact that he won an NFL game?

22. Colts (1-1; No. 28): 2018 Andrew Luck is starting to look like pre-2016 Andrew Luck.

23. Texans (0-2; No. 17): 2018 Deshaun Watson is not looking like 2017 Deshaun Watson.

24. Cowboys (1-1; No. 24): For at least one night, 2018 Dak Prescott looked like 2016 Dak Prescott.

25. Jets (1-1; No. 25): The Jets once again look like the Jets.

26. Washington (1-1; No. 22): It’s good they’re hoping to build a new stadium that fans won’t come to.

27. Raiders (0-2; No. 26): Outscored 23-0 in the final 15 minutes of the first two games, the fourth quarter is triggering extra four-letter words from Chucky.

28. Giants (0-2; No. 27): Maybe Pat Shurmur should wear a big suit and slick back his hair, because he’s quickly becoming Ben McAdoo.

29. Lions (0-2; No. 30): A close loss on the road gives the Lions hope. Until the Patriots blow them out.

30. Browns (0-1-1; No. 31): They only moved up a spot because the two teams below them should be relegated.

31. Cardinals (0-2; No. 29): Sam Bradford is averaging 4.0 yards per pass this season, which means that maybe they should just run the ball on every play.

32. Bills (0-2; No. 32): Vontae Davis quit at halftime. The rest of the team hasn’t been showing up at all.

128 responses to “Week Three power rankings

  1. They only moved up a spot because the two teams below them should be relegated.
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    There’s that Cleveland love we’ve all been missing.

  2. Always an entertaining read. Trolling cutler is the best. If Vikings and packers both win this week I expect their rankings will flip. Even tho the Vikings are clearly the better team (other than the kicker).

  3. Well Kids, it’s time once again for everybody’s favorite event, PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post.

    Today we have the Barneys favorite team, the Vikings, leapfroggging over their arch nemesis, the evil Green Bay Packers, and on a tie too.
    Hopefully this will placate and shut this delusional and somewhat psychotic fan base up for at least week.

    Will it? Who knows, though it’s doubtful. 😉
    Stay tuned and check back often to find out!
    Good day, all.

  4. Putting all the roughing stories aside, I’d like to point out that the Packers are exactly the same team today that they were two days ago.

    However the Vikings are now a better team than they were two days ago.

  5. 32. Bills (0-2; No. 32): Vontae Davis quit at halftime. The rest of the team hasn’t been showing up at all.

    I think the Bills are rated too high.

  6. So most of the country saw the Packers team/roster clearly dominate the Vikings for 3 1/2 quarters, with a QB playing with a real bad wheel and Florio like the Vikings fan that he is sees this tie as a win for the Vikings and moves them ahead of the Packers.

    Did you make the Vikings parade yesterday Mike? The whole state of Minnesota celebrated in the streets over playing to a tie against the Pack.

  7. lol. The Packers tie literally because of bad refs and they lose 5 spots.

    Everyone, meet Florio the homer.

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    And they beat the bears because literally, Aaron Rodgers through a horrible interception that was dropped.

  8. 29. Lions (0-2; No. 30): A close loss on the road gives the Lions hope. Until the Patriots blow them out.

    Actually, it would be just like the Lions to beat the Patriots. Not saying they will, just that for those that know their history it’s not outside of the realm..

    In other news, I’m betting the house and both cars on the Patriots. lol

  9. Hey Florio. Power rankings are meaningless in the NFL except for your precious click baits. Wake us in December when the playoffs start to solidify. This ain’t college ball!

  10. schmokes says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    I’m curious, are the Rams scheduled to play against any NFL teams this season?

    Besides 5 teams currently in the top 10 of this list I guess not. Nice try though!

  11. I was hoping the Pats would drop 14 spots as they did after the KC game in 2014, but I can live with #9. Next up: finding someone who can tackle.

  12. Florio’s “power” rankings are merely opinion, just like his weekly picks. Remember, he said if Rodgers played against the Vikes this past Sunday, GB would win. GB not only didn’t win, they would have been blown out had the Vikes kicker did his job, they didn’t get a once in 5 years blocked punt on the goal line for a score (because refs didn’t call a clear holding penalty on GB for grabbing and pushing our LS to the ground)

  13. That philthy secondary is getting torched on a weekly basis. Julio put up 165 week 1 and they allowed 3 buc receivers to eclipse 100 this past sunday, no one is coming back to help that unit and wentz will not be any better than foles has been behind that oline and lack of run support. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Luck and TY light them up this week.

  14. Had to be difficult for Mr Floria penciling in the Bengals ahead of the other AFC North teams. I apologize for my past comments that ripped this site. Can you please take never off the banned list? I will accept double secret probation and play nice. Who Dey!!!!!!

  15. 1-1 teams should be BELOW 2-0 teams. Also, pat brats heads are going to explode not being considered the best always. SMH, but funny to watch the train wreak.

  16. I marvel at the sheer ignorance most of you people on here continue to display. You all know the NFL isn’t real, don’t you? This fictional entertainment you spend time and money concerning yourself with, is manipulated on a weekly basis. It’s a fraud, a sham, nothing more than a money grab by owners who are figuring out new ways to assist the grab every day. It’s fake….you sheep….fake.

  17. minneanderthals says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    lol. The Packers tie literally because of bad refs and they lose 5 spots.
    Everyone, meet Florio the homer.

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    They fell because they literally gave up a lead and allowed Cousins to throw rainbows over that sorry defensive unit.

  18. .
    ” 9. Patriots (1-1; No. 2): Josh Gordon was acquired for one reason — the inevitable Jacksonville rematch.”

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    Not so fast…. There’s a lot of chaos going on in the AFC. It’s going to be Thanksgiving before we can sort out the contenders from pretenders. And let’s not forget that injury season is upon us. The Jags just lost their starting LT and are going with relative unknown, Josh Wells. There’s an awful lot of football to be played yet.
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  19. minneanderthals says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    lol. The Packers tie literally because of bad refs and they lose 5 spots.

    Everyone, meet Florio the homer.

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    The Reason’s the Packers tied:

    1. They got gifted a free touchdown by punt block
    2. MN missed three field goals
    3. Rodgers failed to throw more than one touchdown (Good defense by MN in the red zone).
    4. Mcarthy’s play calling at the end of regulation was aweful. Instead of running the ball he throws it and lets MN keep it’s time outs.

    To say the only reason a tie happened is due to the Mathews bogus penalty is absurd and such a poor loser’s mentality.

    Cousins way over performed Rodgers in the game, period. Yes Rodgers was hurt, but Cousin’s balled out in that game and you can’t deny that. There were bogus penalties against both teams that resulted in points. Several on the Vikings that kept drives going and resulting in points. You take those away plus, the blocked punt, MN is possibly way ahead, and Cousin’s doesn’t take as many chances and those interceptions never happen.

    It’s easy to whine about the Mathews penalty because of the timing involved, but if the bogus penalties earlier in the game don’t happen, the game script might not even get to that point.

    You sir are being a poor loser. Officiating was terrible and affected both teams. Why can’t you be a good sport and admit our teams will be scratching and clawing for the NFC north this year?

  20. wafflestomp says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Well Kids, it’s time once again for everybody’s favorite event, PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post.

    Today we have the Barneys favorite team, the Vikings, leapfroggging over their arch nemesis, the evil Green Bay Packers, and on a tie too.
    Hopefully this will placate and shut this delusional and somewhat psychotic fan base up for at least week.

    Will it? Who knows, though it’s doubtful. 😉
    Stay tuned and check back often to find out!
    Good day, all.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    If Stellar weren’t on your side he would classify you as a fight picker.

  21. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    September 16, 2018 at 8:27 am
    There’s a 100% chance that if the Packers win today, Viking fans will blame the refs.

    minneanderthals says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    lol. The Packers tie literally because of bad refs and they lose 5 spots.

    Everyone, meet Florio the homer.
    ——————————

    I’ll just leave these right here……….

  22. weepingjebus says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I was hoping the Pats would drop 14 spots as they did after the KC game in 2014, but I can live with #9. Next up: finding someone who can tackle.
    ____________________

    You can honestly remember how many spots the Patriots dropped in the PFT Power Rankings after a loss in the 2014 season?
    I don’t know whether to laugh right in your face or pray for your very soul.

  23. can always count on Joe T trolling the Bills….yes trolling the Bills because when you’re team is a bottom 4 team for roughly 2 decades, you have to aspire to be somebody. Even if it is the historically mediocre Bills. Joe, when the Bills finish higher than the Raiders this year can you retire your 30 ID’s please or make new ones

  24. somefans says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    1-1 teams should be BELOW 2-0 teams.
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    They already have Power Rankings for that, they’re called standings, and you can access those on just about any sports website you can Google.

  25. This is appropriate for the Packers. They’re pretty good, but not elite. Same with Vikings. We’ll see.

  26. It must just absolutely CHOKE you to put my Jags #1, and you couldn’t even give any praise, just a shot. It’s bad enough you talk such smack about thins fine city. See you at week #2

  27. I hope the Packers lose every game remaining this year on a bad Rodgers Rule call, a rule they and Aaron Rodgers were complicit for putting upon the rest of the NFL. Heck last summer when the rule was introduced Packer fans were in here cheering about it.

  28. How do the browns still get no credit? They should be 2-0 right now if they had a kicker who could kick and they played two teams who were popular picks to win their respective divisions if not conferences.

  29. wafflestomp says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    weepingjebus says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I was hoping the Pats would drop 14 spots as they did after the KC game in 2014, but I can live with #9. Next up: finding someone who can tackle.
    ____________________

    You can honestly remember how many spots the Patriots dropped in the PFT Power Rankings after a loss in the 2014 season?
    I don’t know whether to laugh right in your face or pray for your very soul.
    *********************************************************************************

    When you have a team that is in the Championship every year and playing in every other Super Bowl, you have a lot to pay attention to. If not, you are likely finding other things to do. I’m guessing your team rarely rises above mediocrity. As for laughing “right in your face,” how long do you think you’d actually be laughing?

  30. Cousins finishes that game with 285 yards and 2 int’s if the refs did their job. The narrative coming out of that game is completely different if the refs did their job.

  31. 1-1 teams should be BELOW 2-0 teams. Also, pat brats heads are going to explode not being considered the best always. SMH, but funny to watch the train wreak.
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    Where? I haven’t seen one Pats fan complain about their ranking. However, we’ve all seen this movie before and know where they will be come December. Sit back and enjoy show.

  32. Way to just look at the records and do a ranking. The Brown’s would have beat both the Steelers and NO Saints if they had a kicker and are 3rd from the bottom, while those two are the middle of the pack??? Really?

  33. diveleft says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Well Kids, it’s time once again for everybody’s favorite event, PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post.

    Today we have the Barneys favorite team, the Vikings, leapfroggging over their arch nemesis, the evil Green Bay Packers, and on a tie too.
    Hopefully this will placate and shut this delusional and somewhat psychotic fan base up for at least week.

    Will it? Who knows, though it’s doubtful. 😉
    Stay tuned and check back often to find out!
    Good day, all.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    If Stellar weren’t on your side he would classify you as a fight picker.
    ___________

    That, in itself, may be true, but I honestly try and ridicule everyone that takes Power Rankings too serious.

  34. Seahawks are better than the Colts, Titans, Jets, Redskins, Cowpies, and Dawg Pound even though all of these teams have either a win or a tie instead of being winless like Seattle? The people who rank these teams are not basing it on performance, but on FAITH. THey have faith that the SeaDorks are actually better than the way they have played so far this season. It just confirms my suspicion that people who make up power rankings are not football experts, but simply ranking their favorite teams high and teams they no like low. It is more a reflection of feelings rather than performance. Granted, if I were to rank these teams, I would rank the SeaDorks near the bottom, and definitely below Cleveland, even though I do not like Cleveland any better than Seattle.

  35. When, even for just 1 week, the Jags, Rams, Chiefs and Bucs are the top 4, you know times are a changing… teams that struggled for years not long ago on top…

    let’s see how long it will last… LoL

  36. ajzinnecker says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Cousins way over performed Rodgers in the game, period. Yes Rodgers was hurt, but Cousin’s balled out in that game and you can’t deny that. There were bogus penalties against both teams that resulted in points. Several on the Vikings that kept drives going and resulting in points. You take those away plus, the blocked punt, MN is possibly way ahead, and Cousin’s doesn’t take as many chances and those interceptions never happen.

    ——

    Cousins couldn’t stay on the field for 3 quarters, then the rainbows started. Granted the defense should have picked off the Thielen TD, the called back pick and another tipped ball that was almost picked.

    So yeah,

    Cousins was balling because he was down, and almost thew 4 picks?

    We can play this game all day. You tied the team you Viking fans said should have been a blown out. Now your only solace in a poorly played and coached game by both teams is your QB threw up a bunch of bombs to tie the game?

    Please. I can at least admit I thought my team played like garbage in the 2nd half. Go ahead and sugar coat it if you need to.

    The call on Kendricks was already off sides, explain to me how that gave the packers points when it was a first down regardless of the roughing penalty. Now I’m trying to remember what agregious other calls took points from the Vikings?

  37. wafflestomp says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Well Kids, it’s time once again for everybody’s favorite event, PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post.
    ###

    Hilarious that you post this early on, only for everyone to see the slime and pee fans doing the majority of the whining, as usual….🤣

  38. I know the Cowboys still have a lot to prove, but a completely solid game on both sides of the ball, defense that shut the Giants down, division win in a prime-time game, and they don’t move up from where they were ranked after a shutout – and have two 0-2 teams above them?

    Also, there are at least 10 teams ranked below the Falcons I’d pick over the Falcons if they played today.

  39. gtodriver says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:10 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Well Kids, it’s time once again for everybody’s favorite event, PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post.
    ###

    Hilarious that you post this early on, only for everyone to see the slime and pee fans doing the majority of the whining, as usual….🤣

    —–

    Maybe it worked???

  40. gtodriver says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:10 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Well Kids, it’s time once again for everybody’s favorite event, PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post.
    ###

    Hilarious that you post this early on, only for everyone to see the slime and pee fans doing the majority of the whining, as usual….🤣
    ________

    Who?

  41. Be the dolphins

    Beat a playoff team from a year ago in a bizarre 7 hour marathon.

    Go on the road as a underdog and come out with a W.

    Be ranked behind several 1-1 and 1-0-1 teams on PFT

  42. andrwken says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm
    ajzinnecker says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Cousins way over performed Rodgers in the game, period. Yes Rodgers was hurt, but Cousin’s balled out in that game and you can’t deny that. There were bogus penalties against both teams that resulted in points. Several on the Vikings that kept drives going and resulting in points. You take those away plus, the blocked punt, MN is possibly way ahead, and Cousin’s doesn’t take as many chances and those interceptions never happen.

    ——

    Cousins couldn’t stay on the field for 3 quarters, then the rainbows started. Granted the defense should have picked off the Thielen TD, the called back pick and another tipped ball that was almost picked.

    So yeah,

    Cousins was balling because he was down, and almost thew 4 picks?

    We can play this game all day. You tied the team you Viking fans said should have been a blown out. Now your only solace in a poorly played and coached game by both teams is your QB threw up a bunch of bombs to tie the game?

    Please. I can at least admit I thought my team played like garbage in the 2nd half. Go ahead and sugar coat it if you need to.

    The call on Kendricks was already off sides, explain to me how that gave the packers points when it was a first down regardless of the roughing penalty. Now I’m trying to remember what agregious other calls took points from the Vikings?

    Yes Cousins started throwing deep later in the game. Still goes back to the fact that the Packers got ahead due to a fluke punt block, Vikings missed a field goal near the end of the half which gave Rodgers great field position and gave Green Bay another field goal, Rodgers settled for field goals, there were other bad calls besides the Kendricks one that gave Green Bay drives that ended in points. The takeaway is there are several factors that dictated the game script and blaming the entire game on one bad call is ludicrous when both teams had bad calls. No bad calls took points from the Vikings but several contributed in Green Bay keeping drives alive. Why can’t we all be good sports and just admit we both have good teams and both could have won that game?

  43. tyelee says:

    When, even for just 1 week, the Jags, Rams, Chiefs and Bucs are the top 4, you know times are a changing… teams that struggled for years not long ago on top…

    let’s see how long it will last… LoL
    _____________________________________

    Yes the Chiefs have struggled for years…

    2017: 10-6
    2016: 12-4
    2015: 11-5
    2014: 9-5
    2013: 11-5

  44. October 14 , 2018 Sunday Night Football, a 5-0 Kansas City team comes to Foxboro to play a 4-1 New England team, and loose , quite badly, to a very sorted out Patriots team. The PFT Power ranking will have Kansas City 2nd and and the Patriots Ranked 8th.

  45. andrwken says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm
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    Considering how poorly the Vikings played this week… I am happy that they came away with the tie while negating the Packers home field game for 2018.

    What I saw was a Vikings squad that had an uphill battle due to a fluke ST play and then outplayed the Packers for basically the rest of the game.

    What I already knew was that the Vikings are better playing with a lead… What I learned was that Cousins can lead a 4th quarter comeback and run a 2 minute offense. I also know that Packer nation wished Cousins looked terrible and probably had a hard gulp knowing that the QB talent gap was closed considerably this off-season by the Vikings.

    Rodgers is a great QB and he makes the Packers a good team. My prediction is that the Vikings will get better as the year goes on with a new QB getting even more comfortabe with the teammates and playbook while I think GB is what it already is… a mediocre roster with a HOF QB.

  46. tritz32 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Cousins finishes that game with 285 yards and 2 int’s if the refs did their job. The narrative coming out of that game is completely different if the refs did their job

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    And if Fuller does his job on one play in Week 1, the Packers lose that game.

    Also, if the refs did their job that blocked punt for a TD would have been called back for blocking the long snapper. Green Bay is lucky to not have a loss yet. Calls/non-calls went both ways. Get over it.

  47. jrquiz says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    How are the Broncos (2-0) behind the Steelers who have yet to win a game this season? Joke.

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    They are behind the Ravens as well!!

    And why are the Seahawks raked so high? That team will be lucky to win 4 games

  48. #3 – KC has the worst defense in the league and is giving up 32.5 points and 508 yards on offense… unsustainable success.

    #4 – Buccaneers has the second worst defense in the league giving up 30.5 ppg and 443 yards on offense… unsustainable success.

  49. I’d flip flop the Vikings and the Eagles (and I’m an Eagles fan). Maybe flip flop the Packers and Falcons also. Otherwise, it looks pretty good to me. Like I said, I’m an Eagles fan, but the way the team is currently constructed, they’re not the 5th best right now. Maybe in a few weeks when Alshon comes back and Wentz knocks off some rust, but right now they’re not playing great football. Can’t argue with the Rams and Jags at the top.

  50. gtodriver says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:10 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Well Kids, it’s time once again for everybody’s favorite event, PFT’s Weekly Barney Whine Post.
    ###

    Hilarious that you post this early on, only for everyone to see the slime and pee fans doing the majority of the whining, as usual….🤣
    **********************

    Have you actually read what your fellow Viking fans have posted?
    It’s funny, all I’m seeing is a whole lot of revisionist history from them.
    We all saw what happened Sunday, so I’m not sure why you’re all trying to change the narrative.
    Suddenly, a great Special Team’s play is now a fluke and a team’s superiority should be determined by a QB’s stats.
    It’s weird because these things never mattered to them when you had Teddy Bridgewater winging it and your team actually used Special Teams as a crutch.
    I’ve recalled Packer fans calling you hypocrites before, and now, I’m beginning to see why.

  51. Whyanyone gives a crap about power rankings is beyond me. Like the guy said above, click bait. But Packers and Vikes fans have to argue about something right? And to the Dolphins fan above complaining Miami should be ahead of the Pats, sorry. The Dolphins started out in the lower 20s, right, like around 28 ro so…what are you complaining about? They’ve climbed more than anyone else except maybe the Bucs (and do you Bucs fans really believe in a QB who has crashed EVERY DAMNED YEAR HE HAS STARTED OUT WELL? Just ask the Jets and Bills!). the fins should be at 13…heck, ESPN probably still has them ranked 32! Signed, Fins fan.

  52. So Minnesota ties with Green Bay and they Both drop in the rankings?

    Minnesota and Green Bay are both still Undefeated, and as most people know a tie counts as a 1/2 of a win in the NFL. And Minnesota and Green Bay would be favorites over ANY team ahead of them in the rankings. These rankings are just like the Rams,a house of cards going to crumble.

  53. andrwken says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm
    ajzinnecker says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Cousins was balling because he was down, and almost threw 4 picks?
    *****
    Speaking of almost picks, I’ve got two words for you: Kyle Fuller. The Packers are one dropped easy interception and one missed FG away from being 0-2. Packers next four weeks are against Redskins, Bills, Lions and 49ers, all winnable games for most decent teams. Mark my words, the Packers will lose at least 2 of those.

  54. love it!!! week two and we fall from number 1 to number 9??? disrespect card for sure… fuel the fire to be the best….Go Patriots

  55. No issue with the Eagles being bumped to 5th, but Tampa that high is nuts. How are they better than the Vikings, Packers and Patriots? Don’t get me wrong, Fitzmagic is playing great and they have weapons (they shredded our secondary). But I’d calm down there, Florio.

  56. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:54 pm
    I hope the Packers lose every game remaining this year on a bad Rodgers Rule call, a rule they and Aaron Rodgers were complicit for putting upon the rest of the NFL. Heck last summer when the rule was introduced Packer fans were in here cheering about it.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Maybe if Barr hadn’t been so obvious in his intent to purposefully cause harm it wouldn’t have been necessary to make a rule change. I can tell you this……if that rule hadn’t been made, Matthews would’ve stuck Cousins so far into the turf they’d still be digging him out. Just be glad your “guarantee” is still walking upright. He is, because of the rule. Clay pushed the envelope and got tagged for it. Take the back of your hand and draw it across your forehead and say; “Whew.”

    By the way, I support the call against Matthews. He was playing too close to the fire at a very critical time and got burnt. Too bad. It cost the Packers a hard-earned and deserved W.

  57. I hope Mark has an early termination clause in that 10 year chucky contract. Gruden stunk in Tampa when Dungy’s defense got old. He didn’t develop a QB there or in Oakland (Gannon was 35, that’s not developing). The league will finally learn after this mistake to stop the nostalgia signings…

  58. nathanp2013 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    #3 – KC has the worst defense in the league and is giving up 32.5 points and 508 yards on offense… unsustainable success.

    #4 – Buccaneers has the second worst defense in the league giving up 30.5 ppg and 443 yards on offense… unsustainable success.
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    Just so you know…when teams score alot and do it quickly. It means their defense is on the field alot. This allows the other team to run up a bunch of meaningless offensive stats. Learning is fun.

  59. I almost hope the Packers win this next week so their fans will stop whining. Almost. But seriously, 3 straight days of whining over 1 call? Wait, they whined all last year about 1 non call, so…..

  60. conormacleod says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:25 pm
    I almost hope the Packers win this next week so their fans will stop whining. Almost. But seriously, 3 straight days of whining over 1 call? Wait, they whined all last year about 1 non call, so…..
    *****
    Best post of the day!
    Here’s a summary of what the Gumbys are saying: We should be allowed to hit your QB, but you are not allowed to even touch ours.

  61. Jeez….. how about the Vikings O and the Packers D both look better than expected, and both teams look like strong contenders right now. Barring injuries, I see Pack, Vikings, Rams, and Eagles in the playoffs, with Atlanta, Tampa, and New Orleans fighting for the last two spots. Deadskins, Seachickens, and pretty little kitties are wannabes hoping a team or two falls so they have an outside chance of losing in the wild card round. The rest of the NFC might as well start boning up on the top 10 draft prospects

  62. Steelers at 16? Mikey your perogie bias continues to show. I’ll credit yinz for putting them behind the other AFCN teams, but 16 is a gift

  63. jjackwagon says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:23 pm
    —————————————
    It’s called a running game and defense. Your defense should be able to pin their ears back and get to QB and make a 15 play 60 yard drive to kill 10 minutes of the game.

    The reason why they give up so many points is because both teams are 1 dimensional passing teams and neither can effectively get after the QB, cover WR’s and then run the ball.

  64. tritz32 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    Cousins finishes that game with 285 yards and 2 int’s if the refs did their job. The narrative coming out of that game is completely different

    —————————
    I’m surprised you weirdo Cheeseheads weren’t rioting in front of the league office in New York, demanding a penalty reversal. I mean can’t you just give it up? Are we going to be hearing about this til February (and probably for years afterwards)? Sheesh! Maybe the league will make a new “Matthews Rule” (to go along with the Rodgers Rule) permitting body slamming if Claitin does it. Would that satisfy the GB population?

  65. wiltmellow says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm
    Putting all the roughing stories aside, I’d like to point out that the Packers are exactly the same team today that they were two days ago.

    However the Vikings are now a better team than they were two days ago.
    ///////////////////////////

    Rodgers will be healthier and the Packers get their RB back and CB King. The Vikings are starting over in the kick game (again,) have to retrain their Special Teams, and don’t know when or if Cook will be back.

    I guess you’re assessment is correct………in Bizarro World.

  66. stellarperformance says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Rodgers will be healthier and the Packers get their RB back and CB King. The Vikings are starting over in the kick game (again,) have to retrain their Special Teams, and don’t know when or if Cook will be back.
    ———————————————–
    The Vikings could also argue that they will get their 2nd year C back which will help the pass game and the running game. The new QB and OC chemistry is growing with the team as they get more familiar with teammates… offense will probably grow as the season wears on. The secondary will get more healthy than it was this past week with both Waynes and Alexander coming off of injuries and they have a very competent backup in Murray who is probably better than anything GB has.

    Also, if you want to talk about possible injuries… how many weeks does Bulaga’s knee have left in him for 2018?

  67. Viking fans delusion is worse than we thought. They honestly think their team dominated a game that they were tied or (usually) behind in the entire game. They never led. Their kicker had missed the just one FG going into OT, just as GB’s kicker had missed just one.

  68. “Vikings fans delusion is worse than we thought”

    ==========

    I have to say “we” have felt it was off the charts delusion for over 3 decades now.

  69. Viking fans delusion is worse than we thought. They honestly think their team dominated a game that they were tied or (usually) behind in the entire game. They never led. Their kicker had missed the just one FG going into OT, just as GB’s kicker had missed just one.

    —‘

    And Green Bay fans are delusional if they think they dominated the game.

    Green Bay only got ahead due to a gifted Touchdown by a Special Teams error, and only scored one touchdown the rest of the game. Score only got out of hand due to that blocked punt and a missed field goal near half time which would would have have cut the lead only by one score and the result of the missed field goal gave Rodgers great field position to get a field goal before half.

    The fact is Green Bay settled for field goals day, and only really threatened to break away due to special teams errors by the Vikings. That is very correctable. What’s harder to correct is the fact the Vikings came back and shredded the Packers secondary.

    The Vikings team besides special teams played very well. The defense allowed one touchdown, and the offense made big plays when they had to. Good teams can respond in bad situations.

    Why cant you Packer fans stop being poor sports and admit it was a great game that unfortunately ended in a tie?

  70. 26predator, you are SO right, it would be the most Lions of things to beat NE on Sunday night.

    And on behalf of Lions and Bears fans, I would like to apologize to PFT for how irritating our fellow NFC North fans of Green Bay and Minnesota are on here. It’s downright embarrassing. And this from the guy who ends his comments with the following:

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  71. “ajzinnecker says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm
    And Green Bay fans are delusional if they think they dominated the game.”
    Where did I say anything close to that?

    “Green Bay only got ahead due to a gifted Touchdown by a Special Teams error, and only scored one touchdown the rest of the game. Score only got out of hand due to that blocked punt and a missed field goal near half time which would would have have cut the lead only by one score and the result of the missed field goal gave Rodgers great field position to get a field goal before half.”
    So if the Vikings missed FGs were a fluke, will they retain their kicker?
    Packers did do poorly in the red zone. Maybe it was Vikings defense, maybe it was McCarthy, maybe some of both. For sure one of those was due to a phantom holding call on Lane Taylor when Jimmy Graham caught a TD pass.

    “The fact is Green Bay settled for field goals day, and only really threatened to break away due to special teams errors by the Vikings. That is very correctable. What’s harder to correct is the fact the Vikings came back and shredded the Packers secondary.”
    The Vikings offense did nothing until CB Kevin King was injured in the 2nd quarter. Then they showed signs of moving the ball, but still only had 7 pts going into the 4th quarter. Yes, after that GB pass defense fell apart. I say it’s because King was injured and because they still have no pass rush, same as every other season. Cousins is accurate, but with a pass rush he would perform much worse. He’s not a guy who makes plays on his own.

    “The Vikings team besides special teams played very well. The defense allowed one touchdown, and the offense made big plays when they had to. Good teams can respond in bad situations.”
    The Vikings passing game played very well in the 4th quarter, mostly because Cousins had no hint of a pass rush against him. Their passing game also played well in OT. The Packers had multiple opportunities to pad the lead during regulation and failed, missed a game winning FG at the end of regulation, and messed up when it looked like they’d win in OT. Those are also correctable, maybe even with McCarthy as coach. Good teams like the Packers also overcome adversity and play even with a contender even with the best player in the NFL injured and limited.

    Why cant you Packer fans stop being poor sports and admit it was a great game that unfortunately ended in a tie?
    It was a great game. Why can’t Viking fans admit the teams were pretty even considering everything, instead of making up false premises of things we say and then attacking those?

    Delusional on many levels.

  72. minneanderthals says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    lol. The Packers tie literally because of bad refs and they lose 5 spots.
    Everyone, meet Florio the homer.
    _________

    Packer fans love to blame the refs for everything, except when they benefit from a bad call.

    Both teams had bad calls go against them and both teams made mistakes that prevented them from winning. You’re just bitter because this was such a huge game for your team and you missed the opportunity to get a win.

    The Packers dropped five spots because it wouldn’t make sense to have them ahead of the Vikings and the Vikings are appropriately placed at #7. Packers had home field advantage so that’s why the Vikings should be ahead of them after a tie. Also, the Packers were ranked way too high before.

  73. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    “Vikings fans delusion is worse than we thought”

    ==========

    I have to say “we” have felt it was off the charts delusion for over 3 decades now.
    _________

    Three decades? Aren’t you 13 years old?

  74. “The fact is Green Bay settled for field goals day, and only really threatened to break away due to special teams errors by the Vikings. That is very correctable. What’s harder to correct is the fact the Vikings came back and shredded the Packers secondary.”
    ————
    You’re right. There’s no way to correct the play of two rookie and one second-year players. They peaked the minute they first stepped on the field and it’s all downhill from there. And while we’re at it, there’s no way the offense could ever get better because Aaron Rodgers’ knee will never get better, and of course, he will never develop any more chemistry with his young and/or new-this-season receivers. Meanwhile, every viking player will learn from his mistakes and will only get better with experience because they are all such awesome players with such an awesome coach.

    God, you viking fans are delusional.

  75. ajzinnecker says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm
    Why cant you Packer fans stop being poor sports and admit it was a great game that unfortunately ended in a tie?
    ///////////////////////

    That’s not hard. It was a great great game. You can split hairs about this play or that play all week long. You can’t isolate why the Packers were “lucky” without admitting the Theilen touchdown was every bit as lucky as the Diggs postseason TD last year. It was just plain lucky that ball snuck through four outstretched arms, but it did. I don’t care. It’s part of the game. Those things happen.

    As somoeone else eloquently put it…….”The Packers got robbed, and the Vikings drove the getaway car into a tree.”

  76. bordner says:
    September 18, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    “The fact is Green Bay settled for field goals day, and only really threatened to break away due to special teams errors by the Vikings. That is very correctable. What’s harder to correct is the fact the Vikings came back and shredded the Packers secondary.”
    ————
    You’re right. There’s no way to correct the play of two rookie and one second-year players. They peaked the minute they first stepped on the field and it’s all downhill from there. And while we’re at it, there’s no way the offense could ever get better because Aaron Rodgers’ knee will never get better, and of course, he will never develop any more chemistry with his young and/or new-this-season receivers. Meanwhile, every viking player will learn from his mistakes and will only get better with experience because they are all such awesome players with such an awesome coach.

    God, you viking fans are delusional.

    ——-

    We are getting off topic. I’m talking about this game. THIS Game! Maybe Vikings fans are delusional but your comprehension skills are not good.

    Of course Rodgers and the offense could improve, or Rodgers could get more hurt as the season goes on. Of course your rookies could get better.

    My only point is yes that Green bay did not dominate THIS GAME, and the Vikings didn’t either.

    Green Bay had a decent amount of control for THIS GAME (Not future rematch), but a lot of it got generated by a special teams play that in high probability might not ever happen again to the Packers. That is not domination. They didn’t control the game due to dominating factors, but more so a special teams play and death by thousand paper cuts, otherwise known as field goals.

    My point had nothing to do if either team will, or will not improve. The fact is really neither team dominated this game. Green bay slightly controlled it due to infrequent circumstances due to poor Vikings special teams.

    Does it really matter really? The Vikings screwed up early, Vikings controlled it for the most part, and the vikings responded and came back.

    I personally think both these teams will get better and the second rematch will be really good.

  77. bordner says:
    September 18, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    “The fact is Green Bay settled for field goals day, and only really threatened to break away due to special teams errors by the Vikings. That is very correctable. What’s harder to correct is the fact the Vikings came back and shredded the Packers secondary.”
    ————
    You’re right. There’s no way to correct the play of two rookie and one second-year players. They peaked the minute they first stepped on the field and it’s all downhill from there. And while we’re at it, there’s no way the offense could ever get better because Aaron Rodgers’ knee will never get better, and of course, he will never develop any more chemistry with his young and/or new-this-season receivers. Meanwhile, every viking player will learn from his mistakes and will only get better with experience because they are all such awesome players with such an awesome coach.

    God, you viking fans are delusional.

    ——-

    Minor correction from my last post.

    We are getting off topic. I’m talking about this game. THIS Game! Maybe Vikings fans are delusional but your comprehension skills are not good.

    Of course Rodgers and the offense could improve, or Rodgers could get more hurt as the season goes on. Of course your rookies could get better.

    My only point is yes that Green bay did not dominate THIS GAME, and the Vikings didn’t either.

    Green Bay had a decent amount of control for THIS GAME (Not future rematch), but a lot of it got generated by a special teams play that in high probability might not ever happen again to the Packers. That is not domination. They didn’t control the game due to dominating factors, but more so a special teams play and death by thousand paper cuts, otherwise known as field goals.

    My point had nothing to do if either team will, or will not improve. The fact is really neither team dominated this game. Green bay slightly controlled it due to infrequent circumstances due to poor Vikings special teams.

    Does it really matter really? The Vikings screwed up early, Packers controlled it for the most part, and the vikings responded and came back.

    I personally think both these teams will get better and the second rematch will be really good.

  78. bordner says:
    September 18, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    “The fact is Green Bay settled for field goals day, and only really threatened to break away due to special teams errors by the Vikings. That is very correctable. What’s harder to correct is the fact the Vikings came back and shredded the Packers secondary.”
    ————
    You’re right. There’s no way to correct the play of two rookie and one second-year players. They peaked the minute they first stepped on the field and it’s all downhill from there. And while we’re at it, there’s no way the offense could ever get better because Aaron Rodgers’ knee will never get better, and of course, he will never develop any more chemistry with his young and/or new-this-season receivers. Meanwhile, every viking player will learn from his mistakes and will only get better with experience because they are all such awesome players with such an awesome coach.

    God, you viking fans are delusional.

    ———–

    Packers fans are delusional if they think they have a better team overall without Aaron Rodgers. How about that one?

  79. “Packers fans are delusional if they think they have a better team overall without Aaron Rodgers. How about that one?”

    Viking fans are delusional if they think they have a better team overall without their defense. How about that one?

    Just to reiterate, Viking fans – not Packer fans – are the ones saying they have the better team. Packer fans are saying that the Packers would’ve won the game if there was no call against Matthews, which by itself is true.

  80. I’m not a Giants fan, but I say they played 2 really good defenses to open up the season and will be the biggest mover from now until week 6 or 7. They have some pieces and this slow start has to be due to teams played. Unreal that these so called experts cant see this team is better than plenty above them.

  81. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm
    minneanderthals says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    lol. The Packers tie literally because of bad refs and they lose 5 spots.
    Everyone, meet Florio the homer.
    _________

    Packer fans love to blame the refs for everything, except when they benefit from a bad call.

    Both teams had bad calls go against them and both teams made mistakes that prevented them from winning. You’re just bitter because this was such a huge game for your team and you missed the opportunity to get a win.

    The Packers dropped five spots because it wouldn’t make sense to have them ahead of the Vikings and the Vikings are appropriately placed at #7. Packers had home field advantage so that’s why the Vikings should be ahead of them after a tie. Also, the Packers were ranked way too high before.

    ——-

    Watching Rob justify the power ranking after all the crying last week is precious.

    Your posts were better under your Teddy alias.

    We need more of your wit, it’s just not coming through….

  82. nathanp2013 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:29 pm
    andrwken says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm
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    Considering how poorly the Vikings played this week… I am happy that they came away with the tie while negating the Packers home field game for 2018.

    What I saw was a Vikings squad that had an uphill battle due to a fluke ST play and then outplayed the Packers for basically the rest of the game.

    What I already knew was that the Vikings are better playing with a lead… What I learned was that Cousins can lead a 4th quarter comeback and run a 2 minute offense. I also know that Packer nation wished Cousins looked terrible and probably had a hard gulp knowing that the QB talent gap was closed considerably this off-season by the Vikings.

    Rodgers is a great QB and he makes the Packers a good team. My prediction is that the Vikings will get better as the year goes on with a new QB getting even more comfortabe with the teammates and playbook while I think GB is what it already is… a mediocre roster with a HOF QB.

    ——-

    Whatever you feel like your team is just consider for one minute how many points your defense has given up in the last 4 games it played.

    Cousins sat on an anemic offense until he needed to throw bombs. The ball bounced Minnesota’s way offensively and all they got was a tie due to another facet of the team failing. I would not be praising Cousins. A good veteran secondary would have picked him 4x and you guys would be wondering where Keenum went this week.

    Glad you have high hopes for your team, but your defense appears to be solved in the NFL.
    Cousins will need more prayers (you know, the late game crap that you chastise Rodgers for).

    The only reason Minnesota has a tie is the continued inability of Mccarthy to out coach the guy on the other side of the field.

    Whoever that is that week….

    These two teams both need much improvement if either will compete in January.

  83. ajzinnecker says:

    Yes Cousins started throwing deep later in the game. Still goes back to the fact that the Packers got ahead due to a fluke punt block, Vikings missed a field goal near the end of the half which gave Rodgers great field position and gave Green Bay another field goal, Rodgers settled for field goals, there were other bad calls besides the Kendricks one that gave Green Bay drives that ended in points. The takeaway is there are several factors that dictated the game script and blaming the entire game on one bad call is ludicrous when both teams had bad calls. No bad calls took points from the Vikings but several contributed in Green Bay keeping drives alive. Why can’t we all be good sports and just admit we both have good teams and both could have won that game?

    You want everyone to be good sports but yet you throw shade on every post.

    A well executed punt block is not a fluke. The blame falls on the ability of the line to block it. That’s not in any way a negative to GB like you just tried to minimize.

    You still haven’t given me any definitive penalties that took points off the board for Minn. or the penalties that gave GB points. the Kendricks play is a double penalty on the defense. Bad call or not it was first down.

    I may be a Packer fan, but I’m a bigger fan of good football. Too many people are so fanatical that can’t accept the fact that both these teams at some point executed like crap and that is why you ended up with the awful game we just watched. Rodgers didn’t play great, and Kurt threw the game plan to the wind when he needed to score. As I said above, a good secondary makes him a multi pick loser Sunday, instead of a tie.

    A team firing on all cylinders and well coached blows this one out against either team.

    So yeah, I think they both played bad and neither looks like a SB team at this point.

    Can you admit that?

  84. nathanp2013 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    #3 – KC has the worst defense in the league and is giving up 32.5 points and 508 yards on offense… unsustainable success.

    #4 – Buccaneers has the second worst defense in the league giving up 30.5 ppg and 443 yards on offense… unsustainable success.

    —–

    Tampa’s defense was night and day from week 1 to week 2. They are starting 3 rookie DBs and still have yet to see their first round Vea play and they are ready to get Grimes back. cmon now.

  85. Footballfan825 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    Always an entertaining read. Trolling cutler is the best. If Vikings and packers both win this week I expect their rankings will flip. Even tho the Vikings are clearly the better team (other than the kicker).
    ____________________________________________
    And the QB.

  86. nathanp2013 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    jjackwagon says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:23 pm
    —————————————
    It’s called a running game and defense. Your defense should be able to pin their ears back and get to QB and make a 15 play 60 yard drive to kill 10 minutes of the game.

    The reason why they give up so many points is because both teams are 1 dimensional passing teams and neither can effectively get after the QB, cover WR’s and then run the ball.
    —————————–
    Just because the Chiefs haven’t run the ball, doesn’t mean they can’t. As I recall they still have last years NFL top rusher on the team. BTW the Chiefs tried that 15 play 60 yd 10 minute drive with Alex Smith. But you don’t need it when you can just keep scoring.

  87. Main take away: Vikings spotted GB 10 points (punt block td, interception deep in viking territory) and vikes still managed to tie them, at lambeau…against Rodgers…with Delvin cook out with injury…and with three missed field goals. Think about all the advantages GB was given last sunday, and they still couldn’t beat the Vikings. Christmas will come twice this year for the pack, but not three times.

  88. Bucs jumped 27 spots in two weeks to be #4 .wow! !! Bucs are for real . Fitzpatrick is a great qb ,always has been. Not his fault he’s played for the worst teams in the nfl his whole career.

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