Week Four power rankings

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1. Rams (3-0; last week No. 2): The Super Bowl favorite has delivered, so far. They’ll have to deliver on Thursday night without both starting cornerbacks.

2. Chiefs (3-0; No. 3): The folks in Mexico City will be getting the 2018 NFL version of El Classico next month, when the Chiefs and Rams play there.

3. Eagles (2-1; No. 5): Carson Wentz is still Carson Wentz.

4. Saints (2-1; No. 12): Drew Brees is still Drew Brees.

5. Dolphins (3-0; No. 13): Albert Wilson apparently is Dan Marino.

6. Buccaneers (2-1; No. 4): For his next trick, Ryan FitzMagic will potentially make Jameis Winston‘s Tampa Bay career disappear.

7. Falcons (1-2; No. 6): Want to stay in the top 10? How about signing Eric Reid?

8. Steelers (1-1-1; No. 16): The team with plenty of off-field drama eventually provided plenty of on-field drama on Monday night.

9. Jaguars (2-1; No. 1): The Jaguars will be a threat to make it to the Super Bowl, as long as they don’t have to face the Titans in the playoffs.

10. Ravens (2-1; No. 14): Eventually we all will believe Week Two was a fluke.

11. Panthers (2-1; No. 15): Finally, the Panthers use the No. 8 pick in the 2017 draft accordingly.

12. Vikings (1-1-1; No. 7): The Vikings draw a short-week short straw, facing the Rams in L.A. four days after the Rams played at home.

13. Packers (1-1-1; No. 8): Vegas knew something about the Packers that the rest of us are finally figuring out: They’re not very good.

14. Patriots (1-2; No. 9): “On to Cincinnati” apparently doesn’t apply in Michigan.

15. Bengals (2-1; No. 11): They’re still a solid team, but beating quality teams on the road will be the key to getting to the postseason.

16. Chargers (1-2; No. 10): It’s hard to Fight for L.A. when L.A. would kindly prefer that you don’t.

17. Bears (2-1; No. 19): The Bears aren’t who we thought they would be, so far.

18. Titans (2-1; No. 21): Mike Vrabel is the early favorite for coach of the year, and plenty of other teams will be wishing they’d hired him sooner.

19. Seahawks (1-2; No. 20): There’s still hope for a team that seemed out of it a week ago.

20. Washington (2-1; No. 26): Consistency will be the biggest challenge for an up-and-down team that seems destined for 9-7 or 8-8.

21. Broncos (2-1; No. 18): Case Keenum is two interceptions away from matching his full-season total in 2017.

22. Lions (1-2; No. 29): There’s nothing like a win over the Patriots to get players to fully buy in to The Patriot Way.

23. Browns (1-1-1; No. 30): That strange feeling you’re experiencing, Browns fans, is called plausible hope.

24. Bills (1-2; No. 32): The Bills need to fly to Milwaukee for all their road games, apparently.

25. 49ers (1-2; No. 17): Those Santa Clara traffic problems will be returning, quickly.

26. Colts (1-2; No. 22): If the Colts keep telling everyone Andrew Luck is perfectly fine, maybe the Colts eventually will believe it.

27. Giants (1-2; No. 28): That win in Houston means nothing if they can’t beat the Saints.

28. Cowboys (1-2; No. 24): Jerry Jones will soon insist that he won’t fire Jason Garrett during the season. And then Jones inevitably will fire Jason Garrett during the season.

29. Jets (1-2; No. 25): Last Thursday, the Jets did in their pants that thing Isaiah Crowell pretended to clean up with the ball.

30. Texans (0-3; No. 23): But for his contract extension, Bill O’Brien would be the first guy out this year.

31. Raiders (0-3; No. 27): At this rate, Jon Gruden will be riding sidecar to the Boogermobile by Thanksgiving.

32. Cardinals (0-3; No. 31): Even Sam Bradford knows it was time for Sam Bradford to be benched.

131 responses to “Week Four power rankings

  1. Can we all agree that the Jets had the Lions plays in the opener? That’s totally on Jim Bob and Stafford being lazy. Well, I don’t see another victory on their schedule. How long will Boles get before he gets the boot?

  2. “That strange feeling you’re experiencing, Browns fans, is called plausible hope.”

    Don’t worry, we know. We’ve had a good run with the Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes the past few years. The Browns only recently got the memo though.

  3. The Bears have an outstanding front 7 on defense but not much else other than a respectable running game. Too bad Mitch can throw deep passes. Jury is still out but Mitch looks more like Rex Grossman than he does a franchise quarterback.

  4. I’m fine with the rankings but PLEASE put a little more effort into the explanation of each. “Carson Wentz is still Carson Went”….”Drew Brees is still Drew Brees”. Seriously?

    Or how about this gem – “The Vikings draw a short-week short straw, facing the Rams in L.A. four days after the Rams played at home.” What does this even mean??

  5. “They’re not very good”

    Good teams don’t lose to the Bills at home. The Vikings are a overrated mess. A loss Thursday is likely.

    The Packers have a good shot to be 4-1-1 at the bye week. Having the Vikings in front of the Packers is something only a Vikings homer named Mike Florio would do.

  6. 13. Packers (1-1-1; No. 8): Vegas knew something about the Packers that the rest of us are finally figuring out: They’re not very good.
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    First, Vegas has had the Packers as one of the top 5 or 6 Super Bowl favorites since last February, so I don’t know what you’re talking about with Vegas knowing something.

    Second, plenty of us figured out the Packers aren’t very good a long time ago. You were the one predicting greatness on the basis of Aaron Rodgers being back, not the rest of us.

  7. I’m fine with the rankings but PLEASE put a little more effort into the explanation of each.
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    I agree…look forward to the power ranking each week, but Dave you have to step-up your game on ALL 32 teams.

  8. I’m not sure how the Titans are so low when they beat two popular preseason Super Bowl favorites despite tons of injuries. But hey, the media can’t even pronounce Mariota right, so what else can you expect?

  9. freefromwhatyouare says:

    September 25, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    “They’re not very good”

    Good teams don’t lose to the Bills at home. The Vikings are a overrated mess. A loss Thursday is likely.

    The Packers have a good shot to be 4-1-1 at the bye week. Having the Vikings in front of the Packers is something only a Vikings homer named Mike Florio would do.
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    Have you watched the games at all? I mean without your green and gold glasses on?

    They are a dropped interception and a competent kicker away from being 0-3 ad you are sitting here predicting 3 wins in a row.

    Rodgers looked average against the Redskins, he’s hurting worse than he is letting on. Buffalos front 7 is no joke. AR is going to take a lot of hits Sunday.

  10. I feel like you could put the Raiders, Cardinals, and Cowboys in the bottom three spots and then pick the rankings for the other 29 teams out of a hat. The Rams are the only team I’d say has separated itself from the pack so far

  11. Vegas knew something about the Packers that the rest of us are finally figuring out: They’re not very good.
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    Weren’t they your Super Bowl pick, Mike????………..

  12. Cowboys should be ranked in the 40’s.

    Love always,

    A Cowboys Fan

    P.S. Please make your prognostication come true…

  13. Redskins dominate the Packers so let’s rank the Packers #13 and the Redskins #20. Makes sense. I’m starting to think the Redskins have a -5 to -7 ranking spot penalty due to their name.

  14. I’m not saying the Rsms aren’t a good team, but the lovefest should at least wait until they have played a good team. Combined record of their three opponents: 1W and 8L. Also, Wentz will look even better when he’s throwing to guys who weren’t unemployed a week ago.

  15. I can’t believe my Steelers are ranked ahead of the Jaguars. I fear that won’t end well. I get loose stools just thinking about it.

  16. Does anyone really believe the Bucs are the 6th best team in the league? Yeah yeah its fun to watch a journey man get some shine but we know where the Bucs will be by around week 9. Out of the playoff picture. Fitzpatrick is not fooling me, I’ve seen this trick from him too many times before.

  17. You forgot the refs at the top of the power rankings. Get ready for 15 yard penalties for breathing on a QB wrong. Or coming within 5 yards of a QB and making him panic. It sounds crazy but we all know deep down this is where things are headed.

    As a Patriots fan I always thought I’d be a life long fan even after Brady and Belichick are gone but now I’m not so sure I can watch this product until #LyinRoger is gone and defenses can play defense again.

    #ClayisRight

  18. joetoronto says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    The Power Rankings are about as useless as your picks.
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    FOR ONCE we agree Joe! Raiders are a spot too high.

  19. So the Falcons could go 0-13 the rest of the way, but you’d rank them in the top-10 for signing Reid? Talk about corporate agendas. It’s one thing to stand up for something, and something entirely different to be a hypocrite, which is exactly what you are.

  20. Steelers up from 16 to 8…bias much? Remember they are in sole possession of AFCN last place, given CLE divisional record to date. Why don’t we just give them the Lombardi now and save us all time?

  21. The only reason anyone in the media was picking Green Bay to be Superbowl team this year was for hype, clickbait, ad revenue, and TV ratings. They have a large fanbase nationwide and the NFL pushes them on non-fans as well. Saying that they are going to stink this year is going make the media and the NFL less money. They have been a crappy team for years that makes the playoffs every year because they play in a historically pathetic division. They will probably still make the playoffs this year before their annual blowout loss.

  22. @BillT or RobBryz or whatever troll is on that screen name.

    Watch who has the better record in 3 weeks. Wanna make wager?

    You got blown out by the Bills at home. Sit down troll.

  23. I’m a Rams fan so of course I like seeing them at the top but you could argue the Chiefs could be number 1 as well. Their offense is just as prolific but I think the only difference is the Rams defense is better statistically. That gap could close with the loss of Peters and Talib. That match up in November in Mexico City is going to be incredible.

  24. 22. Lions (1-2; No. 29)

    I was at the game and fully expected them to get TKO’d in the first round but they showed up and showed out.

    I have been relentless in my disdain for Matt Patricia since week 1, but the post-game video shows a team who rallied around its coach (Stafford gave him the game ball and everyone cheered) so he gets a one week reprieve, and I get a week of thinking of what could be should they do the unthinkable and go on the road and beat a Dallas team whose backs will be against the wall.

    Stay tuned….

  25. I understand the Browns being in the back of the 1-1-1 club, but there are (4) teams with a worse record (1-2) currently ranked too high: ATL, NE, LAC, and SEA. That is they are ranked too high for week 3, based on performance.

    Further: I am confident this season will prove that the Browns are better than at least some of those teams, likely one of the west coast teams. I predict the Browns will win +/-7 games and will finish with a better record than at least (1) of those four teams.

  26. The Eagles better than the Redskins?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    You aren’t a real champion if you didn’t get recgonized by the President. The Redskins are superior to the Eagles this season. We have a compentent QB and real RB now. Look out!!!

  27. The love for the Chargers in this poll is rather befuddling. They were 1-1 and in the top 10 thanks to a win over the Bills. Now, they’re still 16th at 1-2 with both losses being by double digits.

  28. 6 might be high for Tampa. Their offense is freaking real deal holyfield but you can’t turn the ball over like that. 4 turnovers in one half will never win you any games, plus their pass d is absolutely terrible

  29. joetoronto says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    The Power Rankings are about as useless as your picks.

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    You just can’t believe how much worse the Raiders are than the Bills, can you?

  30. Tables are turned for NE fans.

    And, it ain’t getting any easier next Sunday.
    The Patriots are facing a tough opponent in the 3-0 Dolphins.
    This will be a real test for NE coaches and players.

    Good news: Edelman returns the following week. Gordon may emerge as a valued addition.
    But the noise in the background is going to get louder with another loss.

  31. “For his next trick, Ryan FitzMagic will potentially make Jameis Winston‘s Tampa Bay career disappear.”

    KUDOS! – best 1 on this list…

  32. If anyone ACTUALLY believes the Dolphins are one of the 5 best teams in the NFL, then you & I should have some business discussions

  33. cheek2vegas says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    joetoronto says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    The Power Rankings are about as useless as your picks.
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    FOR ONCE we agree Joe! Raiders are a spot too high.
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    Dammit you beat me to it!

  34. Jakebren says:
    September 25, 2018 at 1:02 pm
    joetoronto says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    The Power Rankings are about as useless as your picks.

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    You just can’t believe how much worse the Raiders are than the Bills, can you?

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    Nope I totally believe it. I don’t think the Raiders are good AT ALL. At least I thought the Bills would have a defense that improved all year. Offensively we need playmakers. So yes while the Bills will finish the season in the middlish? The Raiders will be picking top 5. Take away 1 year, and the Raiders are far worse than the Bills for, say…I dunno 20-25 years.

  35. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    @BillT or RobBryz or whatever troll is on that screen name.

    Watch who has the better record in 3 weeks. Wanna make wager?

    You got blown out by the Bills at home. Sit down troll.
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    Way to go out on a limb there. Vikings play LA in LA. Why not expand it to 4 games. Vikings play Philly in Philly. Geez.

  36. seahawkz4life says:
    September 25, 2018 at 1:23 pm
    Big drop for the Partriot fans, wonder how many are going back to cheering for original team
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    Same question could be asked of the 2012ths.

  37. Why aren’t the Steelers #1. Didn’t you see Big Ben hang that sweet, sweet, 23 points in the first half??? ….. before hanging a sweet, sweet, ZERO POINTS in the second half.

  38. I can’t stand the Patriots, especially their fans, but ranking them outside the top 5 is just dumb, outside top 10 is clinical insanity. I will be rooting for the Dolphins but if I were betting, I’d put five fingers and a big toe on the Patriots. I think even most Dolphins fans would too.

  39. “J V says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    “10. Ravens (2-1; No. 14): Eventually we all will believe Week Two was a fluke.”

    Uhhhh..why?”

    This silly thing called “history”. This team has been wildly inconsistent the past 5 years. They are not a good team. Flacco is not a consistent QB, so betting that a really good game out of a couple is a fluke, isn’t really a hot take.

  40. “6. Buccaneers (2-1; No. 4): For his next trick, Ryan FitzMagic will potentially make Jameis Winston‘s Tampa Bay career disappear.”

    Why are we still calling him Fitzmagic. We all know he is “Fitz-keep-me-clean-and-let-me-chuck-it-or-it-will-be-Tragic”

  41. So, when the Bears put a beat down on the Bucs next week and Khalil Mack rips out and makes a broom out of FizzingMagic’s beard to clean up the mess, do they switch places in the power rankings?

  42. Alan Light says:
    September 25, 2018 at 1:14 pm
    Packers would lose to #1 through #30 on this list….

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    I’d focus on salvaging your season over the next 2 weeks. If the purples lose both, is it lights out for the already planned Superbowl party?

  43. Florio,

    I appreciate the respect you are showing the Ravens. But until they beat a good team (and the Broncos are not a good team), the jury is still out. Let’s see how the Steelers game goes next week.

  44. buckstalion12965 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    The Packers aren’t very good, but yet you have them 7 spots ahead of the 2-1 Redskins, who just thoroughly dominated the Packers.

    No, you’re not biased at all against Washington.
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    Seriously. I couldnt have said it better. Then again, its my own fault for looking at these rankings. They are lame.

  45. garyandersonsonly1998fgmiss says:

    September 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    @BillT or RobBryz or whatever troll is on that screen name.

    Watch who has the better record in 3 weeks. Wanna make wager?

    You got blown out by the Bills at home. Sit down troll.
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    Way to go out on a limb there. Vikings play LA in LA. Why not expand it to 4 games. Vikings play Philly in Philly. Geez.
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    You can tell he is really upset, he doesn’t use his twitter hashtags anymore! poor lil fella!

    An internet wager is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. How would that even happen? I am not putting my mailing address out there, and even when I won, you wouldn’t pay, so what is the point?

    I only care about the record at the end of the season, and the way BOTH of our teams are playing at the present time, that isn’t looking too good.

    I can admit that, but not you, you keep predicting wins and you keep getting disappointed.

    I will cut you a break because you are probably like 16 years old( at least that is what you act like on here).

  46. ” can’t stand the Patriots, especially their fans, but ranking them outside the top 5 is just dumb, outside top 10 is clinical insanity.”

    Not really. I’m as big a Pats fan as anyone and this is one of the 2 worst rosters Bill has ever put together in the time he’s been the coach-gm. Combined with Brady skipping OTAs for the first time ever its going to take longer than usual to right the ship I think.

    Right now they’re a middle of the pack team. They’ll have to earn their way back to the top rankings the hard way.

  47. Weekly power rankings are just that. What your team did last week is going to have too much influence on their ranking this week. It’s a reactionary league. Nobody has any clue what’s going to happen this week. reference the Lions and Bills games from last week if you need proof. The only thing I can say for sure right now in the NFL is that the Chiefs and Rams look like they’re gonna be pretty good this year.

  48. Not that power rankings mean anything, but a littlw overboard on the Pats and the Dolphins. No worries, it’ll get straightened out this weekend

  49. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    Those amazing Miami Dolphins have us all very excited, don’t they?
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    Every fan base seems to have at least one embarrassing troll with limited knowledge. This guy is ours ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  50. Not a strong League right now.

    2 teams that belong at the top

    5-6 teams that think they know what they are.

    3/4 of the League asking themselves, what the H@ll are we??

  51. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    ” can’t stand the Patriots, especially their fans, but ranking them outside the top 5 is just dumb, outside top 10 is clinical insanity.”

    Not really. I’m as big a Pats fan as anyone and this is one of the 2 worst rosters Bill has ever put together in the time he’s been the coach-gm. Combined with Brady skipping OTAs for the first time ever its going to take longer than usual to right the ship I think.

    Right now they’re a middle of the pack team. They’ll have to earn their way back to the top rankings the hard way.

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    I’m not comparing them to past Patriots rosters. I am looking at all the garbage that’s out there this year, and taking into account that the Patriots always seem to start slower than they finish. Not to mention that the Patriots routinely over-perform based on the perceived talent of their starters. I’d pick the Chiefs, the Rams and *maybe* the Eagles and Saints above them right now. Everyone else still looks to be in preseason form

  52. Every fan base seems to correct at least one embarrassing emoji with limited graphics. This guy is ours: \_(ツ)_/

    – Titans Fan

  53. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    “They’re not very good”

    Good teams don’t lose to the Bills at home. The Vikings are a overrated mess. A loss Thursday is likely.

    The Packers have a good shot to be 4-1-1 at the bye week. Having the Vikings in front of the Packers is something only a Vikings homer named Mike Florio would do.
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    The Vikings beat the 49ers with Garopolo at QB. The Packers win was against the Bears. Both games at home, but the 9ers (at the time) were considered a good team. The Bears weren’t. We won by 8 points over a good team and you won by 1 point over a bad team.

    Both of us lost to what were considered to be bad teams. I seriously can’t remember if it was you, but more than one Packer fan claimed the Packers could be the Redskins with Kizer at QB.

    Looking forward – the Packers play the Bills, the Lions and the 49ers (without Garopolo). All three of those would normally be considered cupcakes (but I wouldn’t call them locks). Can you win all three? Maybe – but there is nothing that the Packers have shown this season that would cause me to bet that they will.

    The Vikings play the Rams, Eagles (both on the road) and the Cardinals. I’ll be the first to admit that’s a tough schedule. Cardinals could be a cupcake – but we really don’t know anything about their new starting QB (and we know how that worked out last week with Buffalo).

    It’s not always who you play – it’s when you play them (case in point – 49ers).

  54. citizenstrange says:
    September 25, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    Why aren’t the Steelers #1. Didn’t you see Big Ben hang that sweet, sweet, 23 points in the first half??? ….. before hanging a sweet, sweet, ZERO POINTS in the second half.

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    I was getting queasy just watching the 2nd half. I have seen this team fold like a cheap suit too many times before. If it were not for a little help from the refs I honestly don’t think we could have held on.

  55. normaneinstein7 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    Redskins dominate the Packers so let’s rank the Packers #13 and the Redskins #20. Makes sense. I’m starting to think the Redskins have a -5 to -7 ranking spot penalty due to their name.
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    The Bills manhandled the Vikings (who are better than any of the teams we have each referenced)…does this mean the Bills should be ahead of them?

  56. Dolphins at Number 5? If they beat the Pats Sunday, then they deserve it, but not now. I’d say no more than number 10 or 11 or 12. Or is Florio trying to set them up for failure when BB, Brady and company use this ruse to “get even” with the Dolphins for trying to “usurp” New England’s dominant position? I agree with Gase: Miami’s 3-0 record at this point is irrelevant. Now, if they send the Pats to 1-3… Besides, the whole world knows the Pats suck in September, and are awesome the rest of the year into the next one. Signed, real Fins fan. (Not the “truthful” one, the real one!)

  57. Dolphins fan here. They’ve played well but could have easily lost two of these games. I’d put them about 10. If they beat the Patriots then 5 is about right but not until then.

  58. Steelers win one game by 7 points after getting a gift of 4 turnovers…..By 7 ….and they are in your top 10. Steelers and Ravens are vastly overrated and Bengals and Bears are underrated.

  59. As a Redskins fan, I am actually OK with #20 until we prove we deserve to be higher. I disagree with the analysis though. We are no more “up & down” than lots of other teams at this point… The Redskins didn’t play great week 2 on offense but had a change to win and be 3-0 late into the 4th quarter against Colts. They are #2 defense overall and #10 overall offense right now even after playing the Packers. I also don’t get why they’d be “destined” to be average with those stats…

  60. Packers shouldn’t be ahead of the Redskins, and they DEFINITELY shouldn’t be ahead of the Bears either.
    I’m not gonna lie, I was scared to death Rogers was gonna come back and break our hearts, but the Redskins did hang on and win that game. If power rankings are weekly, they should be based on the current week, not a projection of where the writer may think they’re headed. if that’s the case, do it once in August and once on New Year’s

  61. “jman967 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    “J V says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    “10. Ravens (2-1; No. 14): Eventually we all will believe Week Two was a fluke.”

    Uhhhh..why?”

    This silly thing called “history”. This team has been wildly inconsistent the past 5 years. They are not a good team. Flacco is not a consistent QB, so betting that a really good game out of a couple is a fluke, isn’t really a hot take.”

    That is exactly my point.

    In Week 2, the Ravens lost by 11 to the Bengals.

  62. California high school powerhouses, Mater Dei high school or Concord De La Salle could easily line and up and beat the Raiders.

    That blur that the Raiders and their fans saw, is the game passing chucky by.

  63. I am so hoping that the Chargers are sold and moved back to San Diego. Yeah, I know it is a pipe dream.

    I don’t think the Chargers are ever going to be contenders until they get a new ownership and land in their permanent home.

    The Chargers are overhyped in terms of being a contender. They aren’t a contender, not even close. Bottom five team at best.

    Spanos’ basement is probably bigger the the soccer field the Chargers play on. And the Chargers don’t have enough fans to fill that itty bitty soccer stadium as it is.

    What happens when the Chargers move into the huge stadium the Rams are building when they have to play another one of the lowest fan supported teams in the league? There won’t be enough tarps to cover all of the empty seats.

  64. I’m a Saints fan, you have the Saints at #4, pass me along some of what you are smoking please because their Defense can’t stop anybody. Drew Brees is the GOAT, but he will have to throw for 5,750 yards, which is his current pace, in order for this team to make the playoffs. I would not count him out, but #4 is too high.

  65. “dagator8888 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    Steelers win one game by 7 points after getting a gift of 4 turnovers…..By 7 ….and they are in your top 10. Steelers and Ravens are vastly overrated and Bengals and Bears are underrated.”

    So are you ingoring the week 1 tie for the Steelers because the Browns got a gift of 6 turnovers? Or is it just cherry picking the stats you like?
    Steelers are ranked a bit too high, Ravens are ranked a bit too high, Bengals are about right and the Bears are too high.

  66. The Packers have a good shot to be 4-1-1 at the bye week. Having the Vikings in front of the Packers is something only a Vikings homer named Mike Florio would do.
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    Have you watched the games at all? I mean without your green and gold glasses on?

    They are a dropped interception and a competent kicker away from being 0-3 ad you are sitting here predicting 3 wins in a row.
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    I think you mean they’re a horrible roughing the passer call away from being 2-1. GB should be somewhere #7-10.

  67. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    ” can’t stand the Patriots, especially their fans, but ranking them outside the top 5 is just dumb, outside top 10 is clinical insanity.”

    Not really. I’m as big a Pats fan as anyone and this is one of the 2 worst rosters Bill has ever put together in the time he’s been the coach-gm. Combined with Brady skipping OTAs for the first time ever its going to take longer than usual to right the ship I think.
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    You mean for the 1st time since Tommy boy arrived!

    Say, where are those Patriot fans anyway?

    Hope you realize that the end is near!!! VERY NEAR!!

    Good luck even getting NEAR a super bowl! Unless of course you buy tickets to it!!

  68. Did Nofool lose a bet or just wake up and start posting knowledgeable, truthful comments? Bout time you lose the black and yella blinders fanboy.

  69. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    @BillT or RobBryz or whatever troll is on that screen name.

    Watch who has the better record in 3 weeks. Wanna make wager?

    You got blown out by the Bills at home. Sit down troll.
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    I think the comment was made by billtetley53. Not sure why you would think it was me. What would I gain by making pro-Viking comments under two different screen names?

    Aren’t you the guy who kept saying he doesn’t look beyond the current week? And yet here you are predicting what your record will be in three weeks. You know what I learned this week, and every other year for the last 40? You can’t count on things going as planned in the NFL.

    You enjoy being ahead of the Vikings in the standings in three weeks. That seems to be very important to you. I’ll continue to be more interested in who has the better record at the end of the season.

  70. Saints fan over 40 years and even I’m wondering how the Bucs are not rated higher than the Saints; Bucs beat Saints head to head in our house and nearly pulled it out against a non-top-10 Steelers team after a terrible second quarter. On second thought, just re-report the news – Thank You

  71. reefromwhatyouare says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    “They’re not very good”

    Good teams don’t lose to the Bills at home. The Vikings are a overrated mess. A loss Thursday is likely.

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    The Packers are a overrated mess. You do realize they are a missed interception and 3 missed field goals away from being 0-3? I agree the Bills game is alarming, but under Zimmer the vikings ussualy bounce back after a bad performance.

    Also not that it’s an excuse, but their teammate Griffin’s dealing with mental illness and a huge incident happened the night before the game.

    If the Vikings lose to the Rams it’s because no traveling team on Thursday night football has won on Thursday when they have to travel 2 time zones in 12 years. Chances are Packers lose that game to. The Packers are always 1 injury away from being a 7 win team.

  72. As a Ravens fan, I can tell you that you have the Bengals underrated and the Steelers WAY overrated but not quite as bad as ESPN and NFL.com. I fail to see why every pundit in sports media is impressed with a 3 point win against a defense that is only marginally better than the Steelers’ own trainwreck of a defense. Ravens and Bengals both have far better defenses and offenses that are more than capable of hanging with the Steelers’ offense. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them combine to sweep Pittsburgh this year and it starts Sunday night.

  73. Packers NEVER start out fast. Look at their early season record under McCarthy. They’ll peak about 2/3 through the season, give the fans hope, and THEN self destruct.

  74. Mike Vrabel is the early favorite for coach of the year, and plenty of other teams will be wishing they’d hired him sooner.
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    WHAT????? He took over a playoff team and so far they’ve been pretty awful; losing to the Dolphins, barely beating the Texans at home and then piling up a whopping 9 pts against JAX.

  75. thefappingbearcutler says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Vikings are overrated per usual. Rams will have the screaming down the charts!

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    How are the Vikings overrated? 12 is probably about right. They lost one game and all this overreaction. Yea it was a pretty bad game, but lets see if they can bounce back before putting them way lower.

  76. trubroncfan07 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    What a joke drop Denver 10 spots after losing to the Ravens on the road. They should be ahead of Seattle.
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    Broncos really aren’t that good. Ravens should have beat them by 23 (missed penalty on the blocked field goal and penalty on INT run back)

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