PFT’s Week Seven power rankings

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1. Patriots (6-0; last week No. 1): The process isn’t always pretty, but the outcome always is.

2. 49ers (5-0; No. 6): It’s starting to feel like 1981 all over again.

3. Saints (5-1; No. 2): Thumb . . . flexing . . . intensifying.

4. Seahawks (5-1; No. 3): When Earl Thomas returns this weekend, maybe Pete Carroll will give him the finger.

5. Packers (5-1; No. 4): Aaron Rodgers finally has mastered the flat facial expression after a teammate fails to make a catch. Long ago, he mastered the art of throwing a football.

6. Bills (4-1; No. 8): Second best team in the AFC? Second best team in the AFC.

7. Ravens (4-2; No. 10): The most physcially reckless quarterback since RGIII is, coincidentally, backed up by RGIII.

8. Texans (4-2; No. 18): Coaching the Texans is a simple proposition — let Deshaun Watson do his thing.

9. Chiefs (4-2; No. 5): After losing to the Colts and Texans at home, the Chiefs should be very happy they’re not in the AFC South.

10. Panthers (4-2; No. 13): The next time your favorite team starts 0-2, think about the 2019 Panthers.

11. Vikings (4-2; No. 14(tie)): It’s not a prime-time game at Detroit, but it’s precisely the kind of big spot in which Kirk Cousins has continuously gacked in the past.

12. Rams (3-3; No. 7): The Rams paid Todd Gurley a year too early; did they pay Jared Goff a year too early, too?

13. Cowboys (3-3; No. 9): Jerry Jones supports his coach completely and unconditionally, until the moment he doesn’t. That moment could be coming.

14. Eagles (3-3; No. 11): Doug Pederson believes that the Eagles are going to win on Sunday, and he defintely does not guarantee it.

15. Bears (3-2; No. 14(tie)): The Bears may have set the bar too high based on the first year of Matt Nagy’s tenure.

16. Raiders (3-2; No. 14(tie)): Don’t look now, but the Raiders are closing in on the top of the AFC West.

17. Colts (3-2; No. 17): Round One of the AFC South championship happens this weekend.

18. Lions (2-2-1; No. 12): Yes, they got screwed. If they’d gotten touchdowns instead of field goals, the bad calls wouldn’t have mattered.

19. Steelers (2-4; No. 24): Devlin Duck, Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, Howard the Duck; with the defense playing like that, anyone could have played quarterback and won.

20. Broncos (2-4; No. 26): With a win on Thursday night, they could go from potential sellers to potential buyers at the trade deadline.

21. Browns (2-4; No. 19): The only trophy the Browns will get this year is the Worst Job Managing Expectations award.

22. Jets (1-4; No. 29): Once (vs. the Cowboys) is an accident, twice (against the Patriots) would be a WTF moment.

23. Chargers (2-4; No. 20): It was embarrassing to have so many Steelers fans at a home game. And it will be even worse when that same ratio shows up at a much, much larger stadium.

24. Jaguars (2-4; No. 21): It’s time to get what they can for Jalen Ramsey. (Spoiler: A lot.)

25. Titans (2-4; No. 22): It’s time to get what they can for Marcus Mariota. (Spoiler: Not much.)

26. Buccaneers (2-4; No. 23): Eventually, Jameis Winston will always do Jameis Winston things.

27. Giants (2-4; No. 25): Pat Shurmur’s decision to punt while down by 14 with seven minutes left proves yet again that the Giants are far more concerned with perception than reality.

28. Cardinals (2-3-1; No. 28): The most intriguing team in the NFL is quietly racking up the wins, albeit against really bad teams.

29. Falcons (1-5; No. 27): Arthur Blank was going to fire Dan Quinn after losing to Atlanta, but the far greater punishment will be having to actually coach the Falcons against the Rams and Seahawks.

30. Bengals (0-6; No. 30): A Cincinnati radio station has a new contest. First place is two tickets to Sunday’s home game against the Jaguars. Second place is four.

31. Washington (1-5; No. 32): The interim coach bump barely delivers what surely will be one of the only wins of the year.

32. Dolphins (0-5; No. 31): They continue to win by losing.

128 responses to “PFT’s Week Seven power rankings

  1. Pack way too high. Are you guys high? It’s been pre ordained this will be a Chiefs Packers Superbowl….just like the old days!

  2. We sincerely & wholeheartedly appreciate the recognition we’re getting. We really do. But we’d prefer to not even make the list. Place us around 50. Nothing to really see here. We’re just quietly plugging along and doing our thing and we’ll see how this turns out. One game at a time. Let’s blow the LOLphins out on Sunday and get to 5-1. LET’S GOOO!!!!

  3. Are you kidding me? You’re kidding me. You drop the Lions six spots after that game last night? They won the time of possession battle, the turnover battle. One less terrible call and they’d be first place in the best division. Unreal

  4. Fackers are a 2-4 team. I don’t care what their asterisked, ref-assisted record claims. 8-8 team AT BEST.

    This week the entire nation is rooting for Raiders to THUMP them to Bolivian (as the great Mike Tyson would say).

  5. The Bills deserve to be in the top 10, you can only play who is on your schedule. Anyone can beat anyone on any given Sunday. Look at the Jets beating the Cowboys. You have to come to play every single Sunday, no matter who you are playing. Go Bills!!

  6. The rank of the Cowboys is still a mystery. They Beat Miami (0-6) The Giants (2-4), the Redskins (1-5), and they lost to the Jets! Have they proven that they can beat ANYONE with a winning record – they did prove that they cannot beat the Jets! Do they have to lose to my former high school’s team to drop in your rankings? I mean they are not horrible (they beat Joe Flacco’s team when he was in our conference), so I guess a loss to Haddon Township Hawks would warrant the Cowboys what.. a drop to 15?

  7. The Bears will continue to fall. Last year’s results relied heavily on injuries, schedule, and takeaways, all of which have a good deal of baked-in luck and randomness. They were more like an 8 or 9 win team last year but got a boost from some unsustainable factors. They are like an 8 or 9 win team this year, too.

  8. Pack way too high. Are you guys high?
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    They won this week and still dropped a spot. You guys will complain about anything. We’re 5-1 and 3-0 in the division. What else matters?

  9. 5. Packers (5-1; No. 4): Aaron Rodgers finally has mastered the flat facial expression after a teammate fails to make a catch. Long ago, he mastered the art of throwing a football.
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    Aaron Rodgers has mastered smirking when his team is gifted a game it should have lost as if it was a good thing

  10. Are you kidding me? You’re kidding me. You drop the Lions six spots after that game last night? They won the time of possession battle, the turnover battle. One less terrible call and they’d be first place in the best division. Unreal
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    Detroit didn’t even score on their only “TD” of the game on 4th Down on the goal line. The ref with the best angle marked the play short, and then the official from the other side came running in declaring TD. Calls go both ways. Get over it.

  11. Fackers are a 2-4 team. I don’t care what their asterisked, ref-assisted record claims. 8-8 team AT BEST.

    This week the entire nation is rooting for Raiders to THUMP them to Bolivian (as the great Mike Tyson would say).
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    Go Pack Go!! First place in the division 😉

  12. Dolphin fan here; I wish to protest your ranking of my favorite team, because you have them placed too high on this list.

  13. “The most physcially reckless quarterback since RGIII is, coincidentally, backed up by RGIII.”

    Except he’s not. Lamar always runs out of bounds and hardly ever takes hits.

  14. My niners have the #2 defense in all the nfl and top 5 offense in all the nfl. This team is for real and everyone is finally noticing.
    We should be #1 but #2 is not bad.

  15. The cards are being disrespected. cardinals are better than the teams 19 -32. They’re an up and coming team with their new franchise qb. Watch out for them. They’re starting to figure things out with a rookie qb.

  16. The Eagles are definitely overrated. They’re near the bottom in all offensive and defensive team stats.

  17. hold up, so after the Viking got embarrassed by Chicago you moved them down a record 13 spots which was deserving. so you only move the cowboys down 4 spots after getting embarrassed by the then winless jets. unreal

  18. I think you have to drop the Patriots down to the #2 spot. There are 3 undefeated teams in this league: 49ers, Patriots and the Referees. Only the Park Ave Zebras are truly feared…

  19. The Raiders are also being disrespected. They’re playing great. I think they’ll beat the chiefs. Raiders have a good offense that can put up lots of points and a good defense. Everyone sleeping on the raiders. They will make the playoffs as a wildcard for sure in the pathetic afc, or they can win their division. The chiefs are pretenders with their pathetic defense and their one trick pony on offense with no run game.

  20. I’m always interested to see who the Patriots will play in the AFC championship game. This year it looks like the Ravens and the Chiefs are the frontrunners to come to foxboro in January

  21. billsfan4life says:

    October 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    We sincerely & wholeheartedly appreciate the recognition we’re getting. We really do. But we’d prefer to not even make the list. Place us around 50. Nothing to really see here. We’re just quietly plugging along and doing our thing and we’ll see how this turns out. One game at a time. Let’s blow the LOLphins out on Sunday and get to 5-1.
    LET’S GOOO!!!!

    We? we’re? We? we’d? us? We’re? our? we’ll? Let’s? LET’s?
    Buffalo fans are so delusional they actually think they play for the team. Get back to the couch Walter Mitty.

  22. The Bills schedule may have not been horrible, but they won all of their away games and Barely let the Patriots out of Buffalo with a win. They deserve the spot they are ranked at.

    Bills/Jets- Bills beat the same Darnold led Jets team that dismantled the Cowboys. (17-16) W

    Bills/Giants- Bills didn’t destroy the Giants, but they got their second W playing away in New Jersey by 14pts. (28-14) W

    Bills/Bengals- Bills beat the Bengals by a few points, but this is the same Bengals team that gave the Seahawks and Ravens a tough time. (21-17) W

    Bills/Patriots- Bills got their first L against the patriots, but were the first and only team to give them a hard time this season. (16-10) L

    Bills/Titans- Bills beat the Titans by 7 in Nashville. The Titans cremated the Browns and Falcons, but lost to teams they probably shouldn’t have… Colts/Jaguars. (14-7) W

  23. That’s tough when the falcons lose to Atlanta. Did the falcons play some semi-pro team In Atlanta and lost?

  24. “Arthur Blank was going to fire Dan Quinn after losing to Atlanta,”

    The Falcons will NEVER lose to Atlanta!!!! I guarantee it!!! They should just get a 28-3 lead and then milk the clock, it’s that easy!!!

  25. Different New Lions says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:16 pm
    Are you kidding me? You’re kidding me. You drop the Lions six spots after that game last night? They won the time of possession battle, the turnover battle. One less terrible call and they’d be first place in the best division. Unreal

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    OK, the calls were clearly wrong, but the Lions did NOT win the time of possession battle or even get close. The Packers went up and down the field at will on them, and the yardage shows it. The only thing the Lions did better in was the turnover battle, and considering two of them were gifts(the muff and the interception at the 1 yard line), how exactly do they think they’re better? They should have won this game, the calls were bad, but the Packers were clearly the better football team in every non turnover related facet of the game.

  26. fishfan77 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    “Seattle should be higher than the Saints…”

    umm you do know the Saints beat the Seahawks…..at their place at that!!!

  27. How can the Cowboys be 13th overall, they have beaten the Giants before Jones was put into the starting lineup and Manning couldn’t throw further downfield than my 9 year old. And the other two teams, the Redskins and the Dolphins, would have finished this week as still not recording a win if the Dolphins kick the extra point. So they have literally beaten the worst team, the second worst team and the sixth worst team, while losing to the 11th worst team and they have lost 3 games in a row. How are they still ranked in the top half even . .. at this point no NFC team should be in the top 50% in any ranking.

  28. Seattle is Russell Wilson (a great player) playing with a 2-14 team. They beat Cincy by 1 at home. The Steelers basically didn’t have a QB and Seattle beat them by 2. They beat the Rams by 1 but should have lost that game. They beat the Browns by 4 but the Browns outplayed them. Unfortunately, the Browns shot themselves in the foot 52 times in that game.

  29. 18. Lions (2-2-1; No. 12): Yes, they got screwed. If they’d gotten touchdowns instead of field goals, the bad calls wouldn’t have mattered.
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    Lambeau is a tough place to play. But now you’re docking them 6 spots because they didn’t score enough points to overcome historically biased officiating? I don’t think it would have mattered how many points they scored because the decision had already been made that there would be as many bad calls as necessary.

  30. Outside of New England, Bills are the 2nd scariest team in the league. Any team with a ferocious defense totally mitigates a strong offense. We’ve all heard the cliché for decades. Bills will quietly get to 12-4 or 13-3 this year. They’ll be an incredibly difficult 5 seed for the poor winner of the weakest division.

    See you in the AFC CC Bills!

  31. TheCakeIsALie says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    terripet says:

    Patriots 5. Haven’t played anyone yet

    Patriots 1. We know what they do when it matters
    Colts 32. We know what they do when it matters

    2 0 Rate This

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    LOL!

    The thing is, that’s so true.

    Even if NE plays @ Balt, Philly or home vs KC, they still should be seen as a team that matches up VERY well with those teams.

    It’s not like any one of those teams is much better than NE. NE will run amuck on the Chiefs D and keep Mahomes off the field for example.

    NE will use the Tebow gameplan vs Lamar Jackson, and so forth.

    Instead of NE’s D giving up 7 per game, they may be more liable to start giving up 14 per game.

    Oh no! The horror!

    NE stinks!

  32. tombombadill says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    The Packers are going to get destroyed in the playoffs if they can even make it there.
    __________

    Not if they bring their referees with them.

  33. frankiefiveangels says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    billsfan4life says:

    October 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    We sincerely & wholeheartedly appreciate the recognition we’re getting. We really do. But we’d prefer to not even make the list. Place us around 50. Nothing to really see here. We’re just quietly plugging along and doing our thing and we’ll see how this turns out. One game at a time. Let’s blow the LOLphins out on Sunday and get to 5-1.
    LET’S GOOO!!!!

    We? we’re? We? we’d? us? We’re? our? we’ll? Let’s? LET’s?
    Buffalo fans are so delusional they actually think they play for the team. Get back to the couch Walter Mitty.

    1 1 Rate This

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    They’ll also start to fade soon. I see losses coming at NE, vs Washington, and they’ll likely split the division games remaining with NY and Miami.

    Steelers could be a loss too since it’s on the road and don’t sleep on Denver giving them a challenge.

    We’ve seen this every year with some sort of soup du jour AFC team and this year Buffalo gets tapped as that team.

  34. How is it that a person that is barely above .500 in picking the games is qualified to rank the teams?

    Additionally, shouldn’t the Lions be #5? They beat the Packers last night on the field, the Refs fixed it so they won on the scoreboard.

  35. Seattle is ranked really high for a one and done team. And I’m not talking about last year, I’m talking about this year.

  36. Nfc east… bad. No teams from there in the top 20. Packers… worst 5-1 ever.
    Ravens and Panthers too high. Vikings should be 7 or 8

  37. Steelers have lost 4 games to teams you have ranked 1,2,4 and 7 and three of those games were close. Maybe they are better than people think they are.

  38. “The Bears will continue to fall. Last year’s results relied heavily on injuries, schedule, and takeaways, all of which have a good deal of baked-in luck and randomness. ”
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    This here exactly. And while you can excuse the fans for not seeing that it’s a different thing entirely when the head coach buys into it. Nagy spent the entire offseason worried about his kicker like that was the single weak link that needed addressing. Now, they’re 30th in total offense and 27th in points per game. Makes you think they should have brought in 8 offensive coordinators and had them fight it out for the job.

  39. duckstyle187 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    They should have won this game, the calls were bad, but the Packers were clearly the better football team in every non turnover related facet of the game.
    ————
    The packers clearly out ran the lions. The passing yards were about equal. And the penalty yards were the ONLY reason why the packers won.

    GB:
    17th in the league on offense.
    21st in the league on defense.

  40. We? we’re? We? we’d? us? We’re? our? we’ll? Let’s? LET’s?
    Buffalo fans are so delusional they actually think they play for the team. Get back to the couch Walter Mitty.

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    You seriously have to be all kinds of slow smh. Every fan base refers to themselves in the same fashion. Where’s the idiot police when you need them? Stop interrupting the cool kids. Go stand in the corner and count until I decide you’re done. Thank you.

  41. Different New Lions says:

    Are you kidding me? You’re kidding me. You drop the Lions six spots after that game last night? They won the time of possession battle, the turnover battle. One less terrible call and they’d be first place in the best division. Unreal

    ………………………………………………………………………….

    The Lions were not anywhere near the better team last night against the Packers. Y’all scored one touchdown, had a lot less first downs, and overall were outperformed by the Packers. Like Florio said in the rankings, ahd y’all managed to score touchdowns, the bad calls would have been largely irrelevant.

  42. If Cousins wins against Detroit, it’s because the Lions stink. If Cousins loses, it’s because he can’t win a big game against a good team. Right? Right?!

  43. They’ll also start to fade soon. I see losses coming at NE, vs Washington, and they’ll likely split the division games remaining with NY and Miami.

    Steelers could be a loss too since it’s on the road and don’t sleep on Denver giving them a challenge.

    We’ve seen this every year with some sort of soup du jour AFC team and this year Buffalo gets tapped as that team.

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    Yep, and the Patriots will lose rematch to Miami, and in the rematch against the Jets, and to the Bengals and Browns for sure. So that’s 4 losses. Plus they will almost definitely lose to the Cowboys, Eagles, and Ravens. Chiefs and Texans are toss ups, so they’ll probably split those 2.

    8-8 finish.

  44. Serious questions, since the Refs seem to like helping the Seahawks and Packers the most, which team will the Refs help if those teams play each other in the playoffs?

  45. Wait eagles have one more loss then the lions and the lions handled them pretty well up at the linc and there 4 spots ahead!! Whhaaat! The packers are very much over rated

  46. terripet says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm
    Patriots 5. Haven’t played anyone yet

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    They beat the Bills….this article’s #2 ranked team in the AFC

  47. …….
    terripet says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm
    Patriots 5. Haven’t played anyone yet
    ……..

    Was going to directly reply with some detail till I saw it was from you.

  48. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm
    duckstyle187 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    They should have won this game, the calls were bad, but the Packers were clearly the better football team in every non turnover related facet of the game.
    ————
    The packers clearly out ran the lions. The passing yards were about equal. And the penalty yards were the ONLY reason why the packers won.

    GB:
    17th in the league on offense.
    21st in the league on defense.
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    They out gamed them by 148 yards. Is everyone taking crazy pills today? The Lions deserved to win, the refs screwed up the outcome, however without the gift turnovers this game isn’t even close. The Lions had two big pass plays, the rest of the game their offense was putrid.

  49. The over rated Cowboys are ranked to high because of popularity.Even certain Dallas fans think they are ranked way too high! That loss to the Jets was embarrasing and should have been enough to drop them down 10 spots.When the Eagles whip Dallas next week will you move them up to no.5? Since they are everybodys favorite team?

  50. They’ll also start to fade soon. I see losses coming at NE, vs Washington, and they’ll likely split the division games remaining with NY and Miami.

    Steelers could be a loss too since it’s on the road and don’t sleep on Denver giving them a challenge.

    We’ve seen this every year with some sort of soup du jour AFC team and this year Buffalo gets tapped as that team.

    ————

    I think it’s fair to question just how good the Bills are (coming from a Bills fan,) but lose to Washington (at home) and split with Miami? Don’t think so… Personally, I think they’re good, but not elite…although their schedule is easy enough they should be all but a shoe-in to win 10 or more games. The defense IS elite and should keep them in every game, but their O thus far has them living dangerously against mediocre opponents. Still don’t think Washington or Miami stand much of a chance against them, though.

  51. terripet says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Patriots 5. Haven’t played anyone yet
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    By that logic I guess they should be #26?

  52. fishfan77 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    “Seattle should be higher than the Saints…”

    macupt says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    umm you do know the Saints beat the Seahawks…..at their place at that!!!
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    Phins fans have become conditioned to viewing a loss as winning.

  53. Interesting choice of words criticizing Rodgers for apparently not being able to continue to throw a nice ball. Must have missed the absolute dime he put on Lazard last night for one of the touchdowns and the pass dropped by AJ earlier in the game.

  54. terripet says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm
    Patriots 5. Haven’t played anyone yet
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    Lol. This is just killing you isn’t it?

  55. approachingnormalcy says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Steelers have lost 4 games to teams you have ranked 1,2,4 and 7 and three of those games were close. Maybe they are better than people think they are.
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    Agreed. With Rudolph at QB they can easily win the North.

  56. duckstyle187 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    however without the gift turnovers this game isn’t even close.
    ——————–
    Maybe. Does this theory apply to the packers?
    Cowboys out gained the packers 585 yards to 358 yards.
    The ONLY reason GB won was gifted turnovers to GB.

    Not sure why you are so obsessed with your silly point that the Packers dominated this game.They didn’t.
    The dominate part of this game were the refs handing yet another game to Rodgers at Lambert.

  57. The Ravens at number 7? Seriously? Let me update what I said last week when they were at number 10. The combined record of the four teams the Ravens have beaten is 4-18-1. They could be the seventh best team in the League but they haven’ proven it yet. Seahawks this week will be a huge test

  58. I’m really surprised at all of the NFC North rankings. The separation just seems too large between the best (hardest division in football right now) to win a play-off spot or wildcard. Lots of games are still in play so I could be proven wrong…

  59. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    October 15, 2019 at 2:20 pm
    duckstyle187 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    however without the gift turnovers this game isn’t even close.
    ——————–
    Maybe. Does this theory apply to the packers?
    Cowboys out gained the packers 585 yards to 358 yards.
    The ONLY reason GB won was gifted turnovers to GB.

    Not sure why you are so obsessed with your silly point that the Packers dominated this game.They didn’t.
    The dominate part of this game were the refs handing yet another game to Rodgers at Lambert.

    ————————————–

    Because they did. Not so sure why you’re obsessed with your silly point of trying to pretend how a team plays doesn’t factor into power rankings. This isn’t best record rankings, that what standings are for. This is about how good a team is, and the Lions looked worse. The best team doesn’t always win, however last night they did, just not in the way it usually happens. Also, this insane narrative the jealous NFC North fans have that the Packers always benefit from bad calls. Did you somehow miss the Fail Mary? Was your TV broken when Clay Matthews was getting call for roughing when he looked at QBs? Stop whining.

  60. “Lol. This is just killing you isn’t it?”

    Terripet last week – Colts be the Chiefs! We’re the best team ever in the history of every sport ever played ever anywhere in the entire universe!

    If the Pats beat the Chiefs later this year = “Pats haven’t beat anyone!”

  61. Tylaw darnold is conning for the pats. If he plays like he did Sunday and our def plays like it did Sunday ur pathetic offense isn’t going to move the ball you clown. Watch out

  62. jets2469 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm
    Tylaw darnold is conning for the pats. If he plays like he did Sunday and our def plays like it did Sunday ur pathetic offense isn’t going to move the ball you clown. Watch out

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    OK this post gave me a good laugh out loud!!!

  63. When do the Bills start playing good teams? Also, surprised to not see the Officials anywhere on this list. They’ve got a ton of game-changers on their squad!

  64. 13 is still too high for the mediocre Cowboys! If they lose to the Eagles, they are worse than mediocre!

  65. SWFLPC.INC says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm
    terripet says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm
    Patriots 5. Haven’t played anyone yet

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    They beat the Bills….this article’s #2 ranked team in the AFC

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    So now the Bills count as a good team?? Hilarious. They will be 8-8, give it time

  66. jets2469 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    darnold is conning for the pats. If he plays like he did Sunday and our def plays like it did Sunday ur pathetic offense isn’t going to move the ball you clown. Watch out
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    Many of the games vs the Jets have been very close through the years, and the Jets looked very good vs the Cowboys, so I don’t think Patriots fans are thinking this is a sure W by any means.

  67. “18. Lions (2-2-1; No. 12): Yes, they got screwed. If they’d gotten touchdowns instead of field goals, the bad calls wouldn’t have mattered.”

    Pretty sure the refs would have called them back if they did.

  68. IF….Cousins balls out again, (3 games in a row), it’ll be time to take him as getting over the hump of inconsistency.

    Someone tell Cousins Trey Flowers says Kirk Cousins is “probably the weakest part” of the Vikings offense!

  69. Glad to see Houston is finally getting some respect!

    Buffalo is getting seriously overrated here! They are not better than Houston or Kansas City. Get off the gas!

  70. After seeing the officiating the in NFL for the past two seasons, the league is only about fantasy football for me going forward. There is no point in investing myself rooting for the few teams I pull for just to watch officiating un-level the playing field.

    I can’t wait for the 30 for 30 in 10 years chronicling how legalized sports betting and part time referees turned football into the WWE. Some of these calls are so bad it’s clear and obvious that the fix is in.

    On Monday night football, with all eyes on the league, the NFL jumped the shark. Good luck putting concealer on this black eye, Goodell.

  71. My message is to 1 person and 1 person only the know it all tylaw. Who comments more on jets articles than he does his own team. I can’t wait till the day which will be Monday night when he can kiss darnolds rear end. But let me guess every jet player is a bust right darnold Jamal bell Mosley Robbie I mean give me a break.

  72. And pats fans who can’t see the jets as a legit team will be sorry when they just assume their going too roll right over us on Monday night. Darnold is the real he instantly transformed the garbage you saw for 3 weeks and lifted his whole team to beat Dallas. If that’s not the definition of a great quarterback with massive potential than you people don’t have a clue what you are watching. This isn’t the luke Faulk led jets 2 weeks ago. Get ready for a fight cuz your walking into a ambush

  73. when a team can not score when they have 1st and goal, they shouldn’t claim to be better than the team that beat them. there were a lot of penalties by the lions that were not called also. the on DB should have been called for unsportsman on several occasions after he punched at the ball after the play was whistled. (and not as the whistle, after it) watch the game and see it for yourself.

  74. I’ll never understand the talk about the Patriots not playing any good teams. Could it be that most teams are subpar? They are one improved offense away from having an undefeated season. Look at their schedule and compare it to the 1972 Dolphins’ schedule. The ’72 Dolphins played the Chiefs, Houston Oilers (Texans), Baltimore Colts (Ravens), Bills, Jets, and Giants, all of which the Patriots are playing this season. The Patriots rank first in scoring offense, averaging 31 points per game. Not to mention, the defense is allowing just 8 points per game.

  75. BS, Florio
    “18. Lions (2-2-1; No. 12): Yes, they got screwed. If they’d gotten touchdowns instead of field goals, the bad calls wouldn’t have mattered.”
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    There’s something to be said about keeping opponents off the board too. That’s something the Lions did, and officials repeatedly extended GB drives that resulted in scores.
    The Lions are obviously superior to your beloved Packers, that you have at #5. What a joke.

  76. senky3 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 4:26 pm
    when a team can not score when they have 1st and goal, they shouldn’t claim to be better than the team that beat them. there were a lot of penalties by the lions that were not called also. the on DB should have been called for unsportsman on several occasions after he punched at the ball after the play was whistled. (and not as the whistle, after it) watch the game and see it for yourself.
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    Awwww You are either a baby, never played ball. Pretty lame defense of a mediocre GB team that the Lions throttled.

  77. billsfan4life says:
    October 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm
    We sincerely & wholeheartedly appreciate the recognition we’re getting. We really do. But we’d prefer to not even make the list. Place us around 50. Nothing to really see here. We’re just quietly plugging along and doing our thing and we’ll see how this turns out. One game at a time. Let’s blow the LOLphins out on Sunday and get to 5-1. LET’S GOOO!!!!

    Only the loneliest loser Buffalo fan pretends to play for that team. No other fan actually “believes” they are part of the team like this buffoon. Get back on the short bus loser.

  78. The Vikings don’t win that game if the refs don’t help them. Pass interference called on the Eagles for no reason, and then blatant calls just ignored (by the same ref) over and over and over.

  79. tokyosandblaster says:
    October 15, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    The Vikings don’t win that game if the refs don’t help them. Pass interference called on the Eagles for no reason, and then blatant calls just ignored (by the same ref) over and over and over.
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    Funny how you’re the only one that believes this. Why aren’t the Eagles and their fans upset over these blatant bad calls?

  80. PrincePaul says:
    October 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm
    Seattle is Russell Wilson (a great player) playing with a 2-14 team. They beat Cincy by 1 at home. The Steelers basically didn’t have a QB and Seattle beat them by 2. They beat the Rams by 1 but should have lost that game. They beat the Browns by 4 but the Browns outplayed them. Unfortunately, the Browns shot themselves in the foot 52 times in that game.
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    That is a lot of but’s. Also a lot of W’s

  81. My own ranking
    1. Patriots 2. 49ers 3. Packers 4. Saints 5. Chiefs 6. Vikings 7. Lions 8. Texans 9. Sea Dorks. 10. Bills 11. Colts 12. Ravens 13. LAmbs 14. Eagles 15. Bears 16. Panthers 17. Raiders 18. Cowboys 19. Browns 20. Bucs 21. Chargers 22. Giants 23. Jaguars 24. Steelers 25. Titans 26. Cardinals 27. Broncos 28. Jets 29. Falcons 30. Redskins 31. Bengals 32. Dolphins

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