PFT’s Week 10 power rankings

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1. 49ers (8-0; last week No. 2): They finally got here. The question now becomes whether they will stay for long.

2. Saints (7-1; No. 3): They’re setting themselves up nicely for a third straight heartbreaking January exit.

3. Ravens (6-2; No. 5): How in the hell did they lose to the Browns?

4. Patriots (8-1; No. 1): The Ravens may have provided the next four opponents with a blueprint for beating New England, especially since each of them (Eagles, Cowboys, Texans, Chiefs) has a mobile quarterback.

5. Seahawks (7-2; No. 6): MVP candidate Russell Wilson gets to make his case on a prime-time platform against an unbeaten team.

6. Bills (6-2; No. 8): They’re 2-0 in Super Bowl rematches this year, with a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII/XLVIII still looming.

7. Packers (7-2; No. 4): Early in the year, the defense showed up when the offense didn’t. Then, the offense showed up when the defense didn’t. On Sunday, nobody showed up.

8. Chiefs (6-3; No. 11): Andy Reid enters the coach of the year conversation, thanks to a masterful plan that helped Matt Moore outplay Kirk Cousins and company.

9. Texans (6-3; No. 12): For Bears fans, watching Deshaun Watson highlights now has a Clockwork Orange vibe to it.

10. Rams (5-3; No. 10): If they can’t win Sunday’s rematch of Super Bowl XIV, the Rams may not get a chance to play for a potential spot in Super Bowl LIV.

11. Cowboys (5-3; No. 13): Things are falling together perfectly for an eventual loss in the divisional round.

12. Vikings (6-3; No. 7): Things are falling together perfectly for an eventual loss in Week 17 with a playoff berth riding on the outcome.

13. Eagles (5-4; No. 14): They’re improving, but how good can they be if they won’t have DeSean Jackson again this year?

14. Panthers (5-3; No. 15): A win at Lambeau Field would go a long way toward giving the Panthers a real shot at the playoffs.

15. Steelers (4-4; No. 17): Could the stench of September eventually yield to the Febreze of February?

16. Colts (5-3; No. 9): The Colts are sufficiently inconsistent to nearly lose to the Dolphins.

17. Raiders (4-4; No. 20): If the Raiders make the playoffs, they should name the coach of the year award after Jon Gruden.

18. Chargers (4-5; No. 21): Their drubbing of the Packers makes most of their losses inexcusable.

19. Jaguars (4-5; No. 16): Minshew Mania was sort of fun while it lasted.

20. Lions (3-4-1; No. 18): They keep finding new and exciting ways to lose games they could win.

21. Titans (4-5; No. 19): Write them off and they win; believe in them and they lose.

22. Broncos (3-6; No. 25): Another week, another backup quarterback with two first names defies expectations.

23. Bears (3-5; No. 23): “More like Falsebisky, am I right?”

24. Cardinals (3-5-1; No. 24): If this team was in any other division, they could be a potential playoff contender.

25. Buccaneers (2-6; No. 26): The Buccaneers finally return home; good seats will continue to be available.

26. Browns (2-6; No. 22): Good news — they finally get Kareem Hunt. Bad news — there’s still only one football.

27. Giants (2-7; No. 27): Danny Dimes now has a nickel’s worth of consecutive losses.

28. Dolphins (1-7; No. 32): Yes, they’re going to screw up a perfectly good tank job.

29. Falcons (1-7; No. 29): Plenty of people feel sorry for the Falcons. On Sunday, the Saints definitely will not.

30. Jets (1-7; No. 28): When Woody Johnson comes home, he’s going to fire everyone and bring back Rex Ryan, isn’t he?

31. Washington (1-8; No. 30): At least they have a damn good culture.

32. Bengals (0-8; No. 31): Being only two games behind the Browns through nine weeks would have sounded like a pretty good deal in August.

149 responses to “PFT’s Week 10 power rankings

  1. As a Raider fan I dislike the Niners immensely. However, you can’t say boo at this team. The thought that the same coaching staff from the past two years are responsible for this years team is something I never would’ve imagined. Kudos to Jed learning his lesson with the Harbaugh fiasco and letting Lynch and Shanahan build the behemoth.

  2. 17. Raiders (4-4; No. 20): If the Raiders make the playoffs, they should name the coach of the year award after Jon Gruden.

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    That must have stung the fingers to type, Florio. Don’t let Simms see this or he might start vomiting pea soup.

  3. Steelers are too high. When they face real competition again, Tomlin will wilt under the pressure.
    The Rooney’s are doing everything they can to keep this guys job. He should have been fired years ago.

    Heck if he wins 8 games this year, they will probably sign him to a long extension and make him part owner.

  4. Lamar Jackson is not the MVP at this time… Russell Wilson is.

    I might take Christian McCaffrey over Lamar Jackson for MVP just because of the Hokey college system Baltimore runs that gets him all that attention. When he gets hurt it will be all over but the crying.

    12 Td
    5 int

    Ain’t gonna cut it.

  5. The Ravens won by 17 because of a 14 point swing on the rare Edelman fumble returned for a TD. It was not the blowout the scoreboard shows. And what’s more likely, it provided a blueprint or it served as a wakeup call to the Pat’s. I’m not a Pat’s fan, but I think it was a wakeup call.

  6. I scrolled right to the comments because I know who was on top and we are on to SIX.#GoNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter.
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    Wasn’t that Jim Harbaugh’s saying? I guess it is safe to pull it out again…been long enough.

    To everyone else, this is what you’re going to get from all the brand new Google workers who’ve decided they’re San Francisco fans all of a sudden because winning…

    They may not know a whole lot about football but they are some of the best in the business at arguing on the internet.

  7. 49ers at #1 with that cupcake schedule? They should be #3.

    Saints -1
    Ravens – 2
    49ers – 3
    Patriots – 4

  8. Noooooooo Don’t put my Bills at 6. That’s too much recognition. Nothing to see over here. We’re just going about our business and moving right along. Please pay NO attention to us.

    Thanks.

  9. tajuara says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    Not a Patriots fan, but how did they lose three spots after losing just one game?
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    Because aside from the Bills, the Pats have played trash teams all season. They finally faced a good team, and they got rolled.

  10. One loss only makes us tougher….

    Bye week rest and then onto a meaty section of our schedule….

    We will be back on top just like we are each and every year since Profootball talk was started…..look it up baby..

    One loss and the whole world has us written off. the plan now comes together and the rest will be history once again…

  11. Dan Snyder, are you watching the 49ers? How their meddlesome owner and yes-man GM learned how to get out of the way and let football people do football stuff? With a coach who you used to have in your own building, no less.

  12. 11. Cowboys (5-3; No. 13): Things are falling together perfectly for an eventual loss in the divisional round.

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    They’ll get taken out by Seattle in the wild card round.

  13. Is it just me or does Brady look like he’s starting to show his age. He showed flashes at times but others he looked well, old…

  14. scarecrow8285 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm
    49ers at #1 with that cupcake schedule? They should be #3.

    Saints -1
    Ravens – 2
    49ers – 3
    Patriots – 4
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    Since you guys don’t need the cupcake schedule nonsense to downplay the Pats anymore can we spare the step of using it to hate on other teams too? Its just stupid math to get around the reality of the W/L records of teams that are winning more games that the one you wanted to be top. Currently SF is the only undefeated team therefore they are number one. Its that simple.

  15. Funny how the casual ignorant fan goes along with the media created narratives that change every week in NFL.

    Mostly just little kids on the internet(Most of the comments here) with too much time on their hands, but amusing to witness nonetheless.

  16. Patriots are just playing with ya. They would like to drop out of the top 10 on your power rankings. They will be just fine come January. That Lamar Jackson he is just the best thing we have ever seen. (EYE ROLL)

  17. mrbigass says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm
    Is it just me or does Brady look like he’s starting to show his age. He showed flashes at times but others he looked well, old…
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    Taking nothing away from his accomplishments or longevity, I have never found him that exciting to watch, as a spectator. Frankly, compared to other greats over the years, he’s actually, while effective and a constant winner, he’s quite boring on the eyes. I don’t get it.

  18. Heck if he wins 8 games this year, they will probably sign him to a long extension and make him part owner.

    You need to do a better job hiding your racist attitude as it makes you look so small. However the Steelers are rated too high.

  19. Niners looking good but we’ll see how they look after this little stretch they’re about to go through. What’s funny is how many niner fans are all of the sudden crowding these message boards. I think that is one of the reasons the eagles have so many haters because no matter how good or bad they are, we’re still here and that seems to bother people. They think just because a team isn’t doing so well, that their fans have to shut up. Not happening with eagles fans. Niner fans? Definitely.

  20. chickensalad43 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    The Pats would be 5-4 in the NFC West.
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    Really?

    A terrible 2-6 TB team traveled to the west coast and gave Seattle all they could handle, and ran roughshod over the Rams. Maybe let’s cool our jets a little and see how the tough NFC West teams do in the upcoming weeks.

  21. “billsfan4life says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Noooooooo Don’t put my Bills at 6. That’s too much recognition. Nothing to see over here. We’re just going about our business and moving right along. Please pay NO attention to us.

    Thanks.”

    Don’t worry, nobody is paying attention to the Bills

  22. llcamino says:

    The Ravens won by 17 because of a 14 point swing on the rare Edelman fumble returned for a TD. It was not the blowout the scoreboard shows. And what’s more likely, it provided a blueprint or it served as a wakeup call to the Pat’s. I’m not a Pat’s fan, but I think it was a wakeup call.
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    How about the two turnovers that the Ravens had well into their end of the field that led to easy Patriot scores? Using one turnover to say it wasn’t as big of a victory while not talking about the other turnovers makes no sense. The Ravens controlled the clock, pressured Brady, and played great. That’s what happened Sunday!

  23. tajuara says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    Not a Patriots fan, but how did they lose three spots after losing just one game?
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    The rankings are subjective, most likely looking at past production vs. future expectations. The Pats beat the #6, #15, #26, #27, #28, #30, and #31 teams on this list. The #3 team almost doubled their score on Sunday night. They still have to play the #6, #8, #9, #11, #13 ranked teams in the second half. If they win games against top 10 teams, they obviously move back up. Perspective.

  24. scarecrow8285 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm
    49ers at #1 with that cupcake schedule? They should be #3.
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    The Saints got their asses handed to them by the same Rams that the Niners absolutely destroyed.

  25. mrbigass says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Is it just me or does Brady look like he’s starting to show his age….
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    LOL. Pats enviers, fake Pats fans and those who have the courage to admit their allegiance, have been burying Tom Brady and the Patriots annually on this site, and elsewhere, for over five years now. To date one can argue that those who annually bury the Pats have been wrong 100% of the time. One of these years they just might be right and, should that ever happen, they will endlessly boast that they were only wrong roughly 90% of the time.

    My current thought is that the enviers will still be prematurely burying the Pats at roughly the same time next year. I could be wrong and, if I am, then I have only been correct roughly 90% of the time.

  26. chickensalad43 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    The Pats would be 5-4 in the NFC West

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    They held the high scoring Rams offense to 3 points…..

  27. amaf21 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:33 pm
    49ers at 1? lol they could barely put away a hapless Washington team two weeks ago.

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    You clearly didn’t see the game. You’re not allowed an opinion. Torrential downpour and an inch or more of standing water on a field is a great neutralizer for any team that relies heavily on the run game. It was an ugly game but they didn’t “barely” win. They allowed Washington in their territory one time throughout the entire game. They were shut out completely. Nothing “barely” about it.

  28. =
    Because aside from the Bills, the Pats have played trash teams all season. They finally faced a good team, and they got rolled

    And if the Patriots won your comment would have been
    “Well they only played one good team.

    Oh and the Ravens “got rolled” by the 2-6 Browns at home.

    Always love a people overreact to one game.

    Remember when NE “got rollled” by the lions and Titans last season?
    Remember how the season ended

  29. The Ravens that lost to the Browns are a much different team in my opinion. Offensively, they are playing to Lamar’s strengths which has changed since he was trying to throw the ball in the early weeks. Defensively, the unit is coming together and not letting up big plays. They eye test will most likely lead you to a similar conclusion. The Browns offense exploited the Ravens immensely. Good teams don’t remain static. You need to change the game plan from week to week based on the weaknesses identified in the film.

  30. I’m a Niners fan and I don’t really care where we’re ranked. I care about beating Seattle on Monday night.

  31. Is it just me or does Brady look like he’s starting to show his age. He showed flashes at times but others he looked well, old…
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    I think Lamar Jackson might look old too if Newhouse was “protecting” his blindside. Newhouse has been a human turnstile since Wynn went down in week 2. He’s not a good run blocker either. If Wynn can get and stay healthy the rest of the season, you’ll see a different Brady when he has a running game and fewer unblocked rushers coming at him.

  32. tajuara says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    Not a Patriots fan, but how did they lose three spots after losing just one game?
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    Beside Buffalo, Which gave them an extremely hard time… The Patriots have faced terrible teams all season. Losing to the Ravens proved that the Patriots are not exactly the team everyone thought they were.
    Steelers 4-4
    Dolphins 1-7
    Jets 1-7
    Bills 6-2
    Redskins 1-8
    Giants 2-7
    Jets 1-7
    Browns 2-6
    Ravens 6-2

  33. unbridledsexy says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:39 pm
    The blueprint for beating the Patriots is to be a decent team. There, fixed it for you.
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    Lame

    So then based on that they should lose there next 4 games.

    And we know that won’t happen

  34. 4. Patriots (8-1; No. 1): The Ravens may have provided the next four opponents with a blueprint for beating New England, especially since each of them (Eagles, Cowboys, Texans, Chiefs) has a mobile quarterback.

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    Umm, no. This is just what BB wants you to think.

    Why the proper gameplan, the obvious one to bottle him up, was not used, is only known to BB. Sneaking suspicion he doesn’t want to show what he prefers to do when it counts.

    It’s the only explanation.

    It would be the all time classic rope a dope by BB.

    And, for the love of god Brady, get Meyers out there and start looking at Harry NOW.

    NOW.

  35. Flash1287 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    =
    Because aside from the Bills, the Pats have played trash teams all season. They finally faced a good team, and they got rolled

    And if the Patriots won your comment would have been
    “Well they only played one good team.

    Oh and the Ravens “got rolled” by the 2-6 Browns at home.

    Always love a people overreact to one game.

    Remember when NE “got rollled” by the lions and Titans last season?
    Remember how the season ended

    5 2 Rate This

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    No, they don’t. It makes it all the more enjoyable in the end. They simply never learn.

    BB just angered and humbled his D. LOL

  36. Steelers (4-4; No. 17): Could the stench of September eventually yield to the Febreze of February?

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    Are you saying that Mason Rudolph’s Steelers are going to the super bowl?

  37. C’mon, Florio, rank the Ravens lower than that. Baltimore performs best when they’re underdogs and underappreciated. Plus, we all know your black-and-yellow, dish towel-swinging a$$ is loathe to say anything good about the Ravens. Baltimore Vs. Everyone.

  38. Lamar Jackson is not the MVP at this time… Russell Wilson is.

    I might take Christian McCaffrey over Lamar Jackson for MVP just because of the Hokey college system Baltimore runs that gets him all that attention. When he gets hurt it will be all over but the crying.

    12 Td
    5 int

    Ain’t gonna cut it.

    42 24 Rate This

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    17 TDs total (12 passing, 5 rushing).

  39. Cowboys do not have a ‘Lamar Jackson’ type QB or D. Lots of ratings, lots of Jerry hype and comments during the week, and PFT predictions, but in the end Pats dominate after a loss.

    See you in Miami.

  40. I think the Bills are the 8th best team in the NFL. Too many are reading into that Eagles game. That was a Must Win for Philly. Did the Bills still get beat? Yep, but desperate teams are bad matchups for winning teams, all the time.

    Anyways, I loved what Baltimore did on Sunday night. The Pats employed the same game plan on defense they did against Josh Allen and Baltimore was prepared for it. They have overall better talent on the outside and at TE to make the NE defense look the way they did. I hope Buffalo watches plenty of film for that rematch.

    And only delusional Pats fans will ignore how much Brady has regressed. Dudes 42, and can still make most of the throws and is king of the intangibles, but if that defense doesn’t stifle the opposing offenses, NE is going to struggle down the stretch. I loved the Punt late in the 4th, epitome of waving the white flag.

  41. The knock on the Patriots was that they “hadn’t played anybody”. Well they got a first place team, after their bye, in their house and on national TV. That’s a deadly combination. This Patriots team has problems, mostly due to injured personnel and critical positions, but we’ll find out really how good they are after their bye and against the Eagles and Cowboys.

  42. You clearly didn’t see the game. You’re not allowed an opinion.
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    This is a typical bandwagon 49er fan…they make patriot fans seem humble…and the niners haven’t even won anything yet.

    All of a sudden Jerry Rice is everywhere talking about how good he was. Watching him on NFL network this morning was pretty yuck. We KNOW you are the best ever…you don’t need to keep reminding us. It’s a bad look…but it fits the 49ers and it’s fans I guess.

  43. Seahawks 1-8 or 0-9 without DangeRuss. Seattle is literally below average in everything else other than maybe punting now that Dickson might have found his stride, but the coverage on his great punts is horrible. I’d say our running back is above average but he puts it on the ground once a game.

    It’s painful to admit but unless the Seahawks show something different Monday Night, it’s Russell Houdini Wilson and his band of cast offs against the world for a wildcard entry. I hope they prove me wrong-

  44. I’m a Niners fan and I don’t really care where we’re ranked. I care about beating Seattle on Monday night.

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    Seahawk fan here and I give you respect. You sound like a football fan who understands winning or losing is all that matters. The NFCW plays each other tough nomatter who it is. I wasn’t surprised the Cards stepped up. They always do vs the Seahawks as well.

    I agree with you. Rankings matter not mid-season. The game on monday however…oh boy. If the niners win that is pretty much it imho…will be hard to catch them after that.

    Here is to no injuries on either side.

  45. tajuara says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    Not a Patriots fan, but how did they lose three spots after losing just one game?

    84 73 Rate This

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    media obsession for pining to root for/hype up other non-Pats teams. Been going on for years.

    In the end, as a Pats fan, I love it, because it allows NE to go under the radar and it angers the Pats like the last handful of years. The media just keeps doing it.

    Trolls, too.

    It’s beautiful.

  46. “If Wynn can get and stay healthy the rest of the season, you’ll see a different Brady when he has a running game and fewer unblocked rushers coming at him.”

    This is standard 101 football for most NFL schemes: running game and blocking. When teams lose it – like the Rams – the QB either looks bad (Goff), or exceptional – like the Seahawks (Wilson). What you are saying is that Brady can only be effective if the scheme never brakes down.

  47. NO beaten by Rams in game where Brees was hurt and had a defensive TD wrongly called back.Understood . Since ten have convincingly beaten Sealte, Bears and Jags on the road, Texans and Cards ( easily) at home. I think that stacks up to anyone else.

  48. jmethane says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm
    Lamar Jackson is not the MVP at this time… Russell Wilson is.

    I might take Christian McCaffrey over Lamar Jackson for MVP just because of the Hokey college system Baltimore runs that gets him all that attention. When he gets hurt it will be all over but the crying.

    12 Td
    5 int

    Ain’t gonna cut it.
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    Actually that’s 17 TDs, 5 Ints. I know those of you that like the “Real” QBs only like to account for passing TDs, but last I checked, the object of football is to put the ball in the EndZone. Lamar has done that 17 times. 12 Throwing, 5 Rushing.

    I guess according to your logic Jimmy G, Philip Rivers, Jared Goff, Kyler Murray, Matt Ryan, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, and Sam Darnold don’t cut it either. Gotcha. It’s really sad to me the amount of people that want this kid to get hurt simply because he’s not their idea of what a QB should be and they want to be able to run to PFT and any other site that’ll listen and scream they were right. Guess what, if he gets hurt tomorrow, it doesn’t change the fact that through 8 weeks, he’s playing better than 85% of the QBs in this league and he’s without question an MVP candidate. No one, including myself, would’ve predicted this before the season started. At the end of last season everyone was saying SD gave the blueprint on how to stop him and all of the coaching geniuses would have had all offseason to study and prepare for him. I guess there’s not enough film yet smh.

  49. With Big Bum out of the way the Steelers are surging to the top! If Big Bum had retired after last season and Mason Rudolph been installed as the starter way back in May would the Steelers still have only been able to score 3 points against the Pats? That’s just now good Big Bum is.

  50. “Wasn’t that Jim Harbaugh’s saying? I guess it is safe to pull it out again…been long enough.

    To everyone else, this is what you’re going to get from all the brand new Google workers who’ve decided they’re San Francisco fans all of a sudden because winning…”

    Lol it was but ctiggs is not a new 9ers fan, he used to post quite a lot and then hid for the last few years while they were atrocious, too embarrassed to post until they came around to being good agin

  51. Ahhh…lovely to see the Bears staying back in the basement where they belong. I’m enjoying the peace and quiet lately not having to read all the Lion-hater Bears fans and their annoying comments

  52. threatlevelmidn1ght says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm
    11. Cowboys (5-3; No. 13): Things are falling together perfectly for an eventual loss in the divisional round.

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    They’ll get taken out by Seattle in the wild card round.

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    Umm, sure. You and JMethane said the same thing in last year’s playoffs. I’m pretty sure jackedupboonie chimed in on it, too. How did that work out for ya?

  53. Lamar Jackson is not the MVP at this time… Russell Wilson is.

    I might take Christian McCaffrey over Lamar Jackson for MVP just because of the Hokey college system Baltimore runs that gets him all that attention. When he gets hurt it will be all over but the crying.

    12 Td
    5 int

    Ain’t gonna cut it.

    42 24 Rate This

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    17 TDs total (12 passing, 5 rushing).

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    Russell Wilson – 3 rushing TDs so 25 total.

    Look, Lamar is amazing…he just came to Seattle and helped beat the Seahawks. I get it and if you look back in Seahawk threads before that game you will see me call it. I wasn’t surprised at all about that result. Same thing happened to the Pats on Sunday.

    I just think overall this year Russell has been the MVP of the league. He is playing on another level…he is in complete control of his offense and very rarely makes mistakes these days. His football mind and understanding of defenses and the game in general actually match his physical football skills after 8 years. Unlike Cam or others, Russell keeps studying…he LOVES this game.

    Russell is in the Prime of his career now that he has studied so hard for this many years and been through so many different situations including the playoffs and SB.

    I think Lamar Jackson has a bright future if he learns to evolve and becomes a more sound pocket passer. Otherwise I think they all know he has X amount of years to do this “thing” they are doing and get a championship, knowing it can’t really last long-term because if they try to go traditional he will not be good at it.(that seems pretty obvious when reading it but nobody is saying it.)

  54. 7. Packers (7-2; No. 4): Early in the year, the defense showed up when the offense didn’t. Then, the offense showed up when the defense didn’t. On Sunday, nobody showed up.
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    We were discussing this after the game. The fans showed up, but the team didn’t.

  55. Actually that’s 17 TDs, 5 Ints. I know those of you that like the “Real” QBs only like to account for passing TDs, but last I checked, the object of football is to put the ball in the EndZone. Lamar has done that 17 times. 12 Throwing, 5 Rushing.

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    Why don’t you guys type “russell wilson 2019 stats” in google and learn before spending so much time saying nothing.

    Russel has 3 rushing TDs…so that makes 25 total and 1 int.

    Might as well add fumbles too right? Russell has 1 fumble….Lamar has 3 fumbles.

    Anything else?

  56. Vikings took too big of a hit. Losing to a solid team should not drop a team 5 spots. The only rationale is the unconvincing win last Thursday against the Redskins. I’m not convinced they should have fallen all the way behind the Cowboys, who didn’t look mighty against a rebuilding Giants team.

    I still think the Vikings are a dangerous regular season team. Cousins showed he still can’t get it done in the spotlight, but they are better than average (and I would classify a #12 ranking as average).

  57. and btw, LOL at someone saying a true Russell Wilson fan has some idea about “real” QB’s that stay in the pocket.

    I mean really, do you know who Russell Wilson is?

  58. “This is standard 101 football for most NFL schemes: running game and blocking. When teams lose it – like the Rams – the QB either looks bad (Goff), or exceptional – like the Seahawks (Wilson). What you are saying is that Brady can only be effective if the scheme never brakes down.”

    No, I’m saying Newhouse is the worst OT in football. Replacing him with competent, professional-level protection and run blocking will make a huge difference. Brady only looks “old” because he’s under siege from his blindside on many of his drop backs.

  59. Umm, no. This is just what BB wants you to think.

    Why the proper gameplan, the obvious one to bottle him up, was not used, is only known to BB. Sneaking suspicion he doesn’t want to show what he prefers to do when it counts.

    It’s the only explanation.

    It would be the all time classic rope a dope by BB.

    And, for the love of god Brady, get Meyers out there and start looking at Harry NOW.

    NOW.
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    Wait! What? They were all set to slice and dice, remember? Ahhh, but now BB was playing rope a dope.

    How about they just got out coached, out played, and took an L against a better team? Please stop with your silliness.

  60. bird2urmother says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Niners looking good but we’ll see how they look after this little stretch they’re about to go through. What’s funny is how many niner fans are all of the sudden crowding these message boards. I think that is one of the reasons the eagles have so many haters because no matter how good or bad they are, we’re still here and that seems to bother people. They think just because a team isn’t doing so well, that their fans have to shut up. Not happening with eagles fans. Niner fans? Definitely.

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    Tell that to ctiggs. Also no one needs to be reminded how obnoxious Philly fans are.

  61. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:31 pm
    Funny how the casual ignorant fan goes along with the media created narratives that change every week in NFL.

    Mostly just little kids on the internet(Most of the comments here) with too much time on their hands, but amusing to witness nonetheless.

    I doubt casual fans post on here because, well, they are casual fans and this is not where they choose to spend there time. There is nothing wrong with being a casual fan that views football as entertainment and don’t spend much time with it other than enjoying watching the game.
    Your insulting view of them is nothing but arrogance.. typical

  62. MNF SF v SEA is going to be a big game. SF can really separate with a win. Seattle can make the West a bloodbath rest of season with a W. Wilson is my MVP thus far. SF D line is big and fast. if Seattle wins i think Wilson will need to have another great game. Seattle defense has their hands full as well.

  63. ….puhleez, Pats would’ve kept pace with baltimore, and was about to take over that game if it wasn’t for some key mistakes on offense. The GOAT Coach shuts down mobile qbs once he gets a good look.

  64. @bird2urmother

    Take a seat and know your roll bro. We’ve always been here and we’re never going away. Despite being down the past few years.

    The 49ERS are one of the most iconic teams in the NFL with a rich history of some the GOATS and also have a national fan base along with teams like Green Bay, Dallas, Pitt, Oak/LV, New England, NYG etc…. Look up top NFL fanbases and NFL franchises value and most Super bowls the 9ERS are in the top5 of all.

  65. Alan Light says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Packers would lose to #8-#28 on this list…
    ________

    Well, at least we all know that they have more than enough talent to beat #12.
    skoLOL!

  66. Different New Lions says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Ahhh…lovely to see the Bears staying back in the basement where they belong. I’m enjoying the peace and quiet lately not having to read all the Lion-hater Bears fans and their annoying comments

    _____________________________

    A half a game ahead of the Bears, both teams are trash. But here you are still running your silly little rants. I saw your crybaby post about the Lions bias on here, don’t worry we’re sending you the millennial whambulance!

  67. Different New Lions says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Ahhh…lovely to see the Bears staying back in the basement where they belong. I’m enjoying the peace and quiet lately not having to read all the Lion-hater Bears fans and their annoying comments

    ))))))))))))

    Lions 3-4-1
    Bears 3-5

    You’re a half game up on them. When the Bears beat you on Sunday, are you going to get triggered and throw your temper tantrums all over again like when Trubisky swept you last year?

    The Lions are just as bad as the Bears if not worse!

    You ran your mouth about my Packers and you got spanked, keep it up.

  68. 4. Patriots (8-1; No. 1): The Ravens may have provided the next four opponents with a blueprint for beating New England, especially since each of them (Eagles, Cowboys, Texans, Chiefs) has a mobile quarterback.

    —————–

    Here is the blueprint:

    1. Have a bye week before the game.
    2. Have Lamar Jackson.
    3. Have Mark Ingram.
    4. Get a 17 point lead.
    5. Turn the ball over twice and let the Patriots back in it.
    6. Have Julian Edelman fumble at your 30 and return it for 7.
    7. Don’t even come close to stopping the Patriots for a drive.
    8. Make a great game winning drive to go up 10.
    9. Get some points in garbage time to put the game away.

    Any team that can do that can beat the Patriots.

  69. While we all know the power rankings are a dumb thing, it is even dumber to say “blueprint for the patriots“.New England has the best coach in the NFL. Corrections and adjustments will be made. They played a sloppy game on Sunday and the Ravens our physical-Ed them. That happens once in a while. Pittsburgh did that to them last December. That was the last blue print. 13 straight wins and a Super Bowl later, there could be a new blue print. All of these mobile QBs on the schedule ahead are a combined 0-4 against the Pats.. They have two weeks to be coached up. It’s hard to design blue prints for a game plan defense and a game plan offense.

  70. miabuttreeks says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm
    Patriots are way too high. Middle of the pack defense.

    —————

    We will all know if the defense is great or not by the time the season ends. Just got to keep watching.

  71. bentedges says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm
    Umm, no. This is just what BB wants you to think.

    Why the proper gameplan, the obvious one to bottle him up, was not used, is only known to BB. Sneaking suspicion he doesn’t want to show what he prefers to do when it counts.

    It’s the only explanation.

    It would be the all time classic rope a dope by BB.

    And, for the love of god Brady, get Meyers out there and start looking at Harry NOW.

    NOW.
    _____________________________________________________
    Wait! What? They were all set to slice and dice, remember? Ahhh, but now BB was playing rope a dope.

    How about they just got out coached, out played, and took an L against a better team? Please stop with your silliness.

    ————-

    I think that’s exactly what Belichick said right? They were out coached, out played and took an L against the better team?

    As all good teams do when they inevitably suffer a loss. They will regroup and see what they are made of in their next game.

  72. 7. Packers (7-2; No. 4): Early in the year, the defense showed up when the offense didn’t. Then, the offense showed up when the defense didn’t. On Sunday, nobody showed up.

    —————————

    Truer words have never been spoken. Bingo. That was a good ‘ole fashion behind-kicking at the hands of the Bolts.

  73. The Bills are NOT the 6th best team in the NFL today. They’re not even in the top 10. But with their ridiculously easy schedule the rest of the way, it isn’t hard to see them going 10-6 or 11-5. They will be bounced from the playoffs quickly.

  74. isaidjoemontegna says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    amaf21 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:33 pm
    49ers at 1? lol they could barely put away a hapless Washington team two weeks ago.

    —-
    You clearly didn’t see the game. You’re not allowed an opinion. Torrential downpour and an inch or more of standing water on a field is a great neutralizer for any team that relies heavily on the run game. It was an ugly game but they didn’t “barely” win. They allowed Washington in their territory one time throughout the entire game. They were shut out completely. Nothing “barely” about it.

    ————-

    The 49ers are what their record says they are. Still half the season to go though and all their toughest games ahead. In the next 8 games, SEA twice, GB, NO, BAL and LAR. The Seahawks and the Rams have the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL. If they finish the season with home field advantage through that gauntlet, they are likely to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

  75. I’d like to point out the fallacy in using D Jax’ injury as an excuse for the Eagles not playing like they are expected to play: he’s played 3 games for them in the last 5 years or so. this is like saying “the cardinals won’t make the playoffs because they will be without Tom Brady for the rest of the year”

  76. Alan Light says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:09 pm
    Packers would lose to #8-#28 on this list…
    ______________________________________

    LOL. Well, they sure didn’t lose to your team in the purple underwear. So, there’s that.

  77. bay707area49er says:
    November 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm
    @bird2urmother

    Take a seat and know your roll bro. We’ve always been here and we’re never going away. Despite being down the past few years.

    The 49ERS are one of the most iconic teams in the NFL with a rich history of some the GOATS and also have a national fan base along with teams like Green Bay, Dallas, Pitt, Oak/LV, New England, NYG etc…. Look up top NFL fanbases and NFL franchises value and most Super bowls the 9ERS are in the top5 of all.
    ============================
    Uhhh, actually the 9ers were a joke before Joe Montana. They had a 15-17 year stretch of good-to greatness…..then most of the last 20 years have been a doormat again. Just because you have a cluster from early 80’s-late 90’s and besides that have been the……Tampa Bay Bucs. Doesn’t really make you iconic-

  78. Dennis Allen’s Outgoing Persona says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    As a Raider fan I dislike the Niners immensely. However, you can’t say boo at this team. The thought that the same coaching staff from the past two years are responsible for this years team is something I never would’ve imagined. Kudos to Jed learning his lesson with the Harbaugh fiasco and letting Lynch and Shanahan build the behemoth.

    ———————————————–

    ugh, thank you very much for reminding me of Dennis Allen.

  79. As a 49ers fan, it’s nice to see us at #1 for a change. I know that these power rankings are ultimately meaningless and we may slip down a bit, which is fine. I also have no illusions of going 19-0 or even 16-0 but I do know we have a strong team that’s competitive with anyone they play down the stretch. Might be good to drop a game so we can stop all this undefeated talk. Just not the Seahawks.

  80. Umm, sure. You and JMethane said the same thing in last year’s playoffs. I’m pretty sure jackedupboonie chimed in on it, too. How did that work out for ya?

    ————————————–

    Pretty great in retrospect. I was definitely upset when Shaquille Griffen lost containment and let Elliot run outside on the right and down the sidelines. I think that was a pivotal moment in the game…but that’s football. Hopefully the young guys get better with experience.

    But on the whole the Seahawks were supposed to be rebuilding last year and nobody really expected them to be a playoff team. It was a fun ride for a down year.

    Thanks for asking those are good memories.

    If you know me I am always realistic. I am not one of those crystal ball guys. I have been around long enough to know that it can come down to coaches adjusting correctly because the talent can be so even. Losing in the NFL is nothing to be ashamed about as long as you bounce back and win often.

  81. watdaphuq says:

    The Saints got their asses handed to them by the same Rams that the Niners absolutely destroyed.
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    Did you actually watch that game?

  82. jackedupboonie says:
    November 5, 2019 at 2:39 pm
    bay707area49er says:
    November 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm
    @bird2urmother

    Take a seat and know your roll bro. We’ve always been here and we’re never going away. Despite being down the past few years.

    The 49ERS are one of the most iconic teams in the NFL with a rich history of some the GOATS and also have a national fan base along with teams like Green Bay, Dallas, Pitt, Oak/LV, New England, NYG etc…. Look up top NFL fanbases and NFL franchises value and most Super bowls the 9ERS are in the top5 of all.
    ============================
    Uhhh, actually the 9ers were a joke before Joe Montana. They had a 15-17 year stretch of good-to greatness…..then most of the last 20 years have been a doormat again. Just because you have a cluster from early 80’s-late 90’s and besides that have been the……Tampa Bay Bucs. Doesn’t really make you iconic-

    —-

    What are you talking about!? The 49ers are one of the original teams in the league. And that “cluster” you speak of had FIVE Super Bowl championships in it. Nothing to scoff at as Seahawks fans like to do. I guess one 6 yr old SB is better than five 30 yr old Super Bowls. The Bucs have ONE Super Bowl btw. Very different. I’m really not trying to live in the past but fact is fact. Today is a new day. The 49ers are new team and, other than Wilson and a few others, so are the Seahawks. To put it into perspective, 5 other teams have won since you did. Live in the present. Looking forward to Monday night.

  83. Poor bears. They lose their MVP and the defense goes from world beaters to just above average. That guy should win the MVP, and I’m not talking about 52.

    Akiem Hicks was THE man that made that defense. Without him everything else is not nearly as good and the team itself goes from a 13 game winner to laughing stock. Give him a raise!

  84. atthemurph says:

    November 5, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    The Lions are just as bad as the Bears if not worse!

    You ran your mouth about my Packers and you got spanked, keep it up.

    ————————————————————————–

    Spanked? Is that the word you would use? Two phantom calls leading to a game winning field goal? I would call spanked going out to LA for a home game and not scoring ANY points until garbage time. And don’t forget that BS Packers win over the Lions was the first time in three years. Rodgers is done

  85. To the haters. I have been here for years, never hide and I ride and die for the Niners. Furthermore ,the #Nobodyhasitbetter than us was with Harbaugh I know this. So does that mean “How bout them Cowboys” (which was by Jimmy Johnson in the 90s) shouldn’t be said by their “fans” either? That’s what I thought.

  86. Wouldn’t it have been interesting to have the teams wear the original uniforms during the super bowl rematch or greatest games for the 100 year anniversary? Rams versus Steelers, Bills versus Cowboys, 49ers versus Bengals, or Patriots versus Dolphins snow plow game.

  87. Patriots lost the season when Trent Brown signed that massive contract with the Raiders ( which if you have watched the Raiders was worth every penny.) Pats Oline has been manhandled all year, no run game, one dimensional, defense can’t hold every team every game, they are good but an inside the tackles smash mouth run game + competent QB will score enough to beat em. Bills would have if Allen hadn’t run head down into a tackle like a moeran.

    Playoffs are a different story, IF they get the #1 seed, but the upcoming games probably have 2 losses minimum….who knows, maybe they can do it again, sure didn’t look like they would win it last year when they got destroyed on the road all season.

  88. jmethane says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    “I might take Christian McCaffrey over Lamar Jackson for MVP just because of the Hokey college system Baltimore runs that gets him all that attention. When he gets hurt it will be all over but the crying.
    12 Td
    5 int
    Ain’t gonna cut it.”
    ______________________________________________________

    Nice research. I wasn’t arguing for Lamar as MVP over Russell Wilson, but good points none the less.

    Again, to my point based on the comments I’ve quoted above.

    Why won’t 12 TDs and 5 Ints cut it? What won’t it cut? Being a QB in this league? I assumed you wouldn’t be talking about MVP, because stats only tell a portion of who should be considered for MVP. It’s no question that Russell Wilson is in the conversation. But so is Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Christian McCaffrey, and Lamar Jackson. If I were picking today, to your point, I’d probably pick Wilson, mainly because his Defense is the worst out of every candidate on this list. But I can argue that Lamar is more valuable. Lamar is the only QB in the league that can make this system the Ravens are running go. He gets hurt, the Ravens may not win another game, or they’d have to switch to a more traditional system. To your point, Wilson is more traditional now. He only runs when necessary. He doesn’t have Lamar’s speed, vision, or agility. Lamar is a QB that has RB abilities. Many QBs can run, but none in the league today have the speed, agility and vision to see holes and cut back lanes, and the ability to make people miss and frankly look silly. The Ravens offense is dominant because of this ability he has. And to dismiss the offense as a “Hokey college system”, or as many haters put it, “a high school offense” is just not accurate. Bart Scott, Mark Schlereth, and other former players have already broken down film to debunk this myth that they’re running a College Offense; which is silly to me. You telling me Belichick couldn’t solve a High School Offense LOL? They are running an Evolution of the Power running scheme that’s been around for years. The difference, they run it from a 3 TE set with an RRO behind it to take advantage of Lamar’s strengths. There’s no RPOs, or cutting the field in half so he only has to read half the field. He still has to read the defense which all the motioning they do help him with, and he still has to go through progressions. There’s no one read, and then run or pass based on what he sees the linebackers or safeties doing. That’s college stuff. They only run a hand full of sets with multiple concepts behind it. Makes it very difficult to gameplan for because it all looks the same. On many of the running plays Lamar has the option to hand it or keep it. Because of his ability to Run, it creates a Play Action type effect for the running game. Forces defenders to have to freeze and engage blocks so they don’t get caught over pursuing. While they’re frozen, Lamar or Ingram are hitting a hole at full speed while defenders are flat footed. Most of his passes are off Play Action to make it easier on him. I mean he’s what, 22 years old? Just played in his 16th game as a pro on Sunday. Every young QB I’ve seen play over the past few years not named Mahomes has a system in place to make it easier on them while they learn the NFL level. Well, everyone except Mayfield, but how’s that turning out? He’s got what, twice the INTs to TDs. Lamar is fortunate enough to have a rare skillset that can get him out of trouble while he’s learning the NFL game. The Ravens would be silly not to use it out of fear of injury. No QB in this past decade has been this dynamic at running. He may be the best ever at it. Ride it until the wheels fall off or he’s grown and is comfortable as a pure pocket passer.

  89. Pats fans are so delusional. They honestly think every mistake the team makes is part of a master plan. “He fumbled the ball so the defense could recover it then get sacked for a safety and then NE would get the ball back, score a TD and put 9 on the board instead of 7” …. Pats fans.

  90. chickensalad43 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:08 pm
    The Pats would be 5-4 in the NFC West.
    ————————————-
    Does this count for anything at all?

  91. A Frisco fan’s power ranknig:

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

  92. “How their meddlesome owner and yes-man GM learned how to get out of the way and let football people do football stuff? ”

    The 49ers resolved the issue by firing the yes-man GM and ensuring that the next HC and GM combo would have a good working relationship. If Snyder was serious about making positive change, he’d have fired Bruce Allen yesterday.

  93. Only dropping the Patriots 3 spots shows admirable restraint. In 2014 PFT dropped us 14 spots after getting blown out on the road in KC for the On to Cincinnati game. We won the SB that year, Pepperidge Farm ‘members.

  94. ….puhleez, Pats would’ve kept pace with baltimore, and was about to take over that game if it wasn’t for some key mistakes on offense

    I agree. During the third quarter when they started rolling on offense, I expected them to win the game. Ravens were just better that day. Tip your cap and move on.

  95. tajuara says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    Not a Patriots fan, but how did they lose three spots after losing just one game?

    Outside of Buffalo, New England played horrible teams. Steelers, Dolphins, Redskins, Jets, Browns….all terrible teams. They are the worst teams in the league except for possible the Bengals.

    Buffalo, the one team that had a winning record, got that record playing the same terrible teams as the Patriots.

    The first good team that the Patriots played was Baltimore…and they lost.

  96. Dennis Allen’s Outgoing Persona says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    As a Raider fan I dislike the Niners immensely. However, you can’t say boo at this team. The thought that the same coaching staff from the past two years are responsible for this years team is something I never would’ve imagined. Kudos to Jed learning his lesson with the Harbaugh fiasco and letting Lynch and Shanahan build the behemoth.

    I think that you nailed it. York finally hired good people and let them do their thing. The Niners have a very difficult schedule coming up, so they are going to have a much tougher time. We’ll see what happens.

    btw…your Raiders are finally looking good. Jacobs is a beast. Williams is turning into a good WR.

  97. myspaceyourface says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm
    Steelers are too high. When they face real competition again, Tomlin will wilt under the pressure.
    The Rooney’s are doing everything they can to keep this guys job. He should have been fired years ago.
    ———-

    Tomlin is a very good coach. Tomlin has the #2 win percentage of all active coaches. Only Bill Belichick has a better record. Tomlin took the Steelers to the playoffs 8 of those 13 years.

    So why do you hate Tomlin? It can’t be his w-l record.

  98. tylawspick6 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Umm, no. This is just what BB wants you to think.

    Why the proper gameplan, the obvious one to bottle him up, was not used, is only known to BB. Sneaking suspicion he doesn’t want to show what he prefers to do when it counts.

    It’s the only explanation.

    ——————–

    Ya got nuthin’. Are yo actually trying to convince us that Bill Belichick lost on purpose? That is the most pathetic excuse for a loss that I ever heard.

    The Patriots got beaten like a rented mule.

  99. This is why we love football, folks, despite the best efforts of the NFL to screw it up. The re-emergence of historic franchises, old (Niners, Packers) and new (Ravens). The perpetual power of the Darth Vader Patriots. The perennial soap opera that is the Cowboys. The fall of once proud franchises (Dolphins), who, for you young’uns, were once two time defending champions with the last undefeated season 47 years ago, and who were only dethroned by the defection of three of their stars to the WFL (look it up). The Steelers and the eternal search for the successor to Noll and Cowher. The rise of the Saints with a descendant of Parcells (Payton) who is in a long term relationship with a city and its fanbase. The wunderkind of McVey, Kyle Shanahan and Matt Nagy – who will succeed long term?? The eternal teenager in Pete Carroll and the 3-D quarterback in Russell Wilson. Roger Goodell and his license to print money. God bless our football!!

  100. jmethane says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm
    You clearly didn’t see the game. You’re not allowed an opinion.
    ——————————–

    This is a typical bandwagon 49er fan…they make patriot fans seem humble…and the niners haven’t even won anything yet.

    All of a sudden Jerry Rice is everywhere talking about how good he was. Watching him on NFL network this morning was pretty yuck. We KNOW you are the best ever…you don’t need to keep reminding us. It’s a bad look…but it fits the 49ers and it’s fans I guess.

    —-

    I’m not really sure why you took a sentence out of my post and used it out of context to make a point that had nothing to do with what I was saying. I was referring to the Niners/Redskins game. All I was saying is that stats don’t tell the story. You had to watch the game and see the conditions to understand. While there are niners fans who are as you describe, I am not that guy. Im also definitely not a bandwagon fan. I grew up in San Jose and I’ve been watching/attending 49ers games since I was 5 yrs old. I’m 38 yrs old and remember 4 of their 5 superbowls. I’ve stuck with them through the many, many lean years. Super ironic to hear a Seahawks fan accuse someone of being an arrogant, bandwagon fan though.

  101. TribeOfOne says:
    November 5, 2019 at 4:02 pm
    Pats fans are so delusional. They honestly think every mistake the team makes is part of a master plan. “He fumbled the ball so the defense could recover it then get sacked for a safety and then NE would get the ball back, score a TD and put 9 on the board instead of 7” …. Pats fans.

    ———

    Pats fans don’t believe this…..only one lone fool believes this….

  102. ctiggs says:
    November 5, 2019 at 3:56 pm
    To the haters. I have been here for years, never hide and I ride and die for the Niners. Furthermore ,the #Nobodyhasitbetter than us was with Harbaugh I know this. So does that mean “How bout them Cowboys” (which was by Jimmy Johnson in the 90s) shouldn’t be said by their “fans” either? That’s what I thought.
    …………………………………………………
    Haters? #nobodyhasitbetter is an arrogant slogan while, How bout them Cowboys….is just a cool saying from an all time great coach. Last 20 years, 9ers have 139 regular season wins, 3 division titles, 6 playoff wins, and zero Lombardis. Seahawks have 180 regular season wins, 9 division titles, 13 playoff wins, 1 Lombardi.

    I’d say the Seahawks have been by far the more successful franchise for a generation now. Chew on that-

  103. You sure you couldn’t have ranked the Bengals lower? There has to be a NCAA or CFL team that is better than the team that represents the shameful way that Mike Brown has ruined his father’s legacy.

  104. radar8 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    myspaceyourface says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm
    Steelers are too high. When they face real competition again, Tomlin will wilt under the pressure.
    The Rooney’s are doing everything they can to keep this guys job. He should have been fired years ago.
    ———-

    Tomlin is a very good coach. Tomlin has the #2 win percentage of all active coaches. Only Bill Belichick has a better record. Tomlin took the Steelers to the playoffs 8 of those 13 years.

    So why do you hate Tomlin? It can’t be his w-l record.

    I don’t care about a win loss record. I care that he has only won 3 playoff games since the 2011 season.

  105. There’s something truly special about how people talk about the Pats.

    Defending champ, three straight SB appearances, then have a historic +/- halfway through the season…But only a couple wins were against decent teams so REALLY they suck….

    Do people realize how stupid they sound and just go with it because they know other morons will agree out of sheer desperation to hope their team might someday beat NE?

    Everybody loses games every year, and the Pats play in somebody else’s SB every week. The extent people reach to deny that just maybe the team that’s dominated the sport to an unprecedented level for two decades just might be decent is….special.

  106. Relax, people: it’s week 10. We’ll know the top teams in December. The only game that matters is the last one of the season. You rarely get there if you don’t have a balanced team playing well in all 3 phases or turning the ball over. We still don’t know enough right now. The Ravens and Lamar’s hype train is absurd at this point. The AFC North is the worst division in football. Lamar’s actual stats excluding the Dolphins game are well below average for his position. Cunningham, Vick, Newton, Kapernick, heck, how about Kordell Stewart… we’ve seen these dual-action QBs and gimmicky formations (pistol, wildcat) come and go for the last 25 years and nobody has been able to sustain it successfully.
    All that being said, I’m not trying to bash the Ravens or Lamar. Let’s see how they do against the Niners, Rams, and Bills, and then re-visit this topic. Same goes for the Pats, as many have mentioned, with their upcoming tough stretch of games.
    It’s all a building process and November starts to reveal some of the pieces to the puzzle…

  107. The Ravens gathered for a team picture following the game because it was such a big deal to beat the Patriots. Reminds me of the Jaguars and the Titans last season. How did that work out?

  108. “6. Bills (6-2; No. 8): They’re 2-0 in Super Bowl rematches this year, with a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII/XLVIII still looming.”

    Wow.. rematches? are we doing this still?

  109. jmethane says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm
    Lamar Jackson is not the MVP at this time… Russell Wilson is.
    I might take Christian McCaffrey over Lamar Jackson for MVP just because of the Hokey college system Baltimore runs that gets him all that attention. When he gets hurt it will be all over but the crying.

    ————————–

    Big Patriots fan here and I don’t like it one bit that they lost to the Ravens. But Baltimore’s “hokey” system appears to be dominating. Sure Jackson could get hurt and it will all be over. But that only reinforces the point about how valuable he is. A dominant team is “over” without him? That means he’s the thing that makes them dominant — the very definition of MVP.

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