Week 11 power rankings

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1. Ravens (7-2; last week No. 3): Yes, it was only the Bengals. But it also was a potential trap game, and this team is too good to have a letdown.

2. Seahawks (8-2; No. 5): Russell Wilson makes $35 million per year, and he’s arguably underpaid.

3. Patriots (8-1; No. 4): The next four games will tell us plenty about the 2019 Patriots.

4. 49ers (8-1; No. 1): Jimmy G is the new Captain Kurt.

5. Saints (7-2; No. 2): Was it is fluke, or a harbinger of doom?

6. Packers (8-2; No. 7): It wasn’t pretty, but it also wasn’t nearly as ugly as the Chargers game.

7. Vikings (7-3; No. 12): In 20 days, we’ll find out whether Primetime Kurt has more staying power than the Great Pumpkin.

8. Texans (6-3; No. 9): Another week, another potential Brady-Manning rivalry gets rolling, with Deshaun Watson facing Lamar Jackson.

9. Chiefs (6-4; No. 8): They’ve gone from having to worry about missing a bye to having to worry about losing the division title.

10. Bills (6-3; No. 6): That “one year away” feeling has been hanging around for a few years.

11. Steelers (5-4; No. 15): The Steelers are ready to give the Browns their latest reminder that the Steelers are the Steelers, and the Browns are the Browns.

12. Eagles (5-4; No. 13): The table is set to topple the Cowboys in the NFC East.

13. Raiders (5-4; No. 17): They’re playing just well enough to be stuck with Derek Carr for another year.

14. Cowboys (5-4; No. 11): They’re playing just well enough to be stuck with Jason Garrett for another year.

15. Rams (5-4; No. 10): They’re stuck with Jared Goff.

16. Titans (5-5; No. 21): They’re no longer stuck with Marcus Mariota.

17. Panthers (5-4; No. 14): Another late-season collapse could prompt a clean sweep of the front office and coaching staff.

18. Colts (5-4; No. 16): It’s time.

19. Jaguars (4-5; No. 19): The Jaguars can still do everything they had hoped to do when the season began.

20. Bears (4-5; No. 23): In a battle of Mitch Trubisky and Jared Goff, everyone loses.

21. Chargers (4-6; No. 18): Philip Rivers had almost as many consecutive incompletions to end the game as he has kids.

22. Broncos (3-6; No. 22): Drew Lock will soon get his chance to prove whether John Elway can pick a quarterback.

23. Browns (3-6; No. 26): Freddie Kitchens is still new at this. Mike Tomlin definitely isn’t.

24. Lions (3-5-1; No. 20): Jeff Driskel played better than expected. As expected, however, the Lions lost in Chicago.

25. Buccaneers (3-6; No. 25): “What Could Have Been” will be the name of their official 2019 highlight video.

26. Cardinals (3-6-1; No. 24): “What Could Soon Be” will be the name of their official 2019 highlight video.

27. Falcons (2-7; No. 29): “What the Hell Happened in New Orleans?” will be the name of their official 2019 highlight video.

28. Dolphins (2-7; No. 28): “Tanks For Nothing” will be the name of their official 2019 highlight video.

29. Jets (2-7; No. 30): What good are bragging rights when there’s nothing to brag about?

30. Giants (2-8; No. 27): Pat Shurmur is a big suit jacket and a bottle of Brylcreem away from being Ben McAdoo without as many wins.

31. Washington (1-8; No. 31): The Dwayne Haskins era in D.C. begins. (Poor Dwayne.)

32. Bengals (0-9; No. 32): Maybe they can get Marvin Lewis to come back next year.

142 responses to “Week 11 power rankings

  1. “Stuck with Derek Carr another year“…I’ll gladly take another year the way he’s playing, he’s having a career year, it’s His second season in Gruden’s offense, he’s playing very well, his fourth offensive system in 6 years..

  2. Ravens peaked too soon. I have no doubt BB already has a plan to contain them should there be a rematch.

  3. “Blow for Joe” should be the rally cry for teams wanting to draft a stud QB next year.

    Beg Burrow or Steal.

  4. The #1 Ravens beat the #2 and #3 teams. They’re right where they should be. Not that it matters… on to Houston.

  5. “Stuck” with Derek Carr? Guy is playing lights out, and this is a position filled for next two or three years. Get a stud WR and D next draft and they roll. Florio is clueless

  6. Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Frankly, deep down, I truly believe the Pack don’t even belong be in the top 20 (thanks refs).

  7. I normally do not give a rodent’s behind about weekly power rankings, but I’m having a hard time staying calm in my seat at the sight of my team at #1 this week.

  8. 8. Texans (6-3; No. 9): Another week, another potential Brady-Manning rivalry gets rolling, with Deshaun Watson facing Lamar Jackson.

    ——
    Not a chance.

  9. I don’t think Florio or most of you understand how actual ‘Power Rankings’ in the NFL are calculated.

    Florio clearly just makes a list of who he personally feels are the top 32 teams.

    No SOS taken into account, nor injury/roster moves, nor anything else other than his personal bias.

  10. Boys w/the same record as the birds with a blowout W over them. Let’s rank Phi 2 higher. Makes total sense. Rankings make us LOL every week.

  11. Having NFL Sunday ticket I watch parts of many games to see what teams have to offer. At this point in time, I think the Vikes down the road will be the team to beat. They have something lot of also-ran’s lack, depth. They have second stringers who can play first at more then half the teams in the NFL.
    They were smart to understand speed and intelligence kills. They have smart players by design and are the least penalized team in football again this year. They have speed all over the place, running back, d line, linebackers, receivers.
    The teams that win the SB for the most part had no achiles heel.

  12. Ravens offense is scary good, they have a lock down secondary and great special teams. The only thing keeping this team from being truly elite is a pass rush.

  13. 7. Vikings (7-3; No. 12): In 20 days, we’ll find out whether Primetime Kurt has more staying power than the Great Pumpkin.
    _________

    That Seattle game is the only game on the schedule the Vikings won’t be favored in. There’s no shame in losing to Seattle on the road so I won’t think it’s over if they lose. The real test will be against the Packers on a Monday night in Week 16. That’s a primetime game they absolutely should win and need to win.

  14. Diehard eagles fan here. I just don’t get how philly is ranked higher than Dallas. I know eagles just had a bye week, but now they get to turn around and face both the patriots and seahawks also coming off their own by week. Luckily the schedule eases up after that. Its gonna go down to the wire.

  15. mentallywoozy says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:18 pm
    “It’s Time” is so ambiguous for a 5-5 team who has exceeded expectations and has great coaching.

    ***

    …especially considering that team is actually 5-4, not 5-5.

  16. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm
    8. Texans (6-3; No. 9): Another week, another potential Brady-Manning rivalry gets rolling, with Deshaun Watson facing Lamar Jackson

    That’s ridiculous.. the gimmick offense the the Ravens run NEVER last in the NFL
    It’s good for one season, IF that.
    It’s been proven over and over

    Michael Vick “we’ve never even anything like this before”
    2001 Rams “we’ve never seen anything like this before”
    Collin Kap “we’ve never seen anything like this before”

    This is no different than what Denver did with Tebow
    Gregg Roman did the same thing with Kap and we all saw how it turned out.
    Unless Jackson learns how to be a QB first and a runner second he be done soon.

  17. 3. Patriots (8-1; No. 4): The next four games will tell us plenty about the 2019 Patriots.
    —————————–
    They certainly will. I look for NE to lose to the Eagles and Texans and beat Cowboys and Chiefs. NE just doesn’t have that “it” anymore.

  18. Good game last night . That said the niners are going to continue to fall 8-1 record is a result of soft schedule. They have to play a tougher schedule easily see them losing 4 possibly 5 more games. Better teams will force Jimmy to beat them. He’s not capable of doing that .

  19. How are we stuck with Derek Carr lol Florio says the stupidest things if Carr was a Steeler he would be gushing how Carr has played great mistake free football….

  20. Yeah I don’t know that one loss knocks the Patriots down to 3rd. I can see 2nd since Baltimore just beat them. But they are still 8-1. One thing that is true is well find out who they are. If we can beat them this week, there will be lots of unrest in New England.

  21. Ummmmm….. Carr is averaging a 70% completion ratio, has a 14/4 TD/Int ratio, and a 104.4 rating. How is that being “stuck”?

  22. Ravenswire headline today; “Ravens extend lead for No. 2 seed in AFC playoff race”

    Yup, that’s about right.

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  24. Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Funny, must have miss that game you killed the Packers in… oh wait, the Packers won that. Take a seat.

  25. They certainly will. I look for NE to lose to the Eagles and Texans and beat Cowboys and Chiefs. NE just doesn’t have that “it” anymore

    I remember when NE lost to the Lions and Titans last season
    People said they don’t have that “it” anymore
    They always figure it out

  26. Florio- please just rank the Vikings at the bottom- we do better when you are against us- ad quit being a fake Vikings fan…. sincerely all real Vikings fans

  27. Cowboys overrated and over covered by the press all the time. The Cowboys are 5-4 and the 5 wins are 2 Giants,1 Redskins,1 Eagles and 1 against the tanking Dolphins. Stop acting like they are up there with the elite of the NFC.

  28. tokyosandblasturd says:

    November 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Frankly, deep down, I truly believe the Pack don’t even belong be in the top 20 (thanks refs).
    ____________________________

    Newsflash … the Vikings scare absolutely no one. They just waste everyone else’s time, by winning some regular season games. Furthermore, there is one simple reason the Packers will always be ranked higher. They have Rodgers, the Vikings have Cousins. Case closed.

  29. tokyosandblasturd says:

    November 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Frankly, deep down, I truly believe the Pack don’t even belong be in the top 20 (thanks refs).

    ____________________

    What about the Bears lose, you can’t even beat the teams in your division.

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    tokyosandblasturd says:

    November 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Frankly, deep down, I truly believe the Pack don’t even belong be in the top 20 (thanks refs).

    ____________________

    What about the Bears loss? You can’t even beat the teams in your division.

  31. freedomofspeechyesway says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:45 pm
    “Unless Jackson learns how to be a QB first and a runner second he be done soon”

    Didn’t he just throw three TD passes two days ago? How many would he have needed to throw to meet your standard?

    He has passed for 8 tds vs the dolphins and and bengals
    Vs every one else 7 tds 5 ints
    Gimmick offense

  32. Did he forget the Rams made the playoffs 5 of 6 years?

    That the Niners made the playoffs three years in a row?

    Or that Lamar’s pocket passing should never be compared to Tebow’s?

    ————————–

    Michael Vick “we’ve never even anything like this before”
    2001 Rams “we’ve never seen anything like this before”
    Collin Kap “we’ve never seen anything like this before”

    This is no different than what Denver did with Tebow

  33. tokyosandblasturd says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm
    Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Frankly, deep down, I truly believe the Pack don’t even belong be in the top 20 (thanks refs).
    ————–

    Um….no.

  34. Funny to hear the crying about refs favoring anybody other than the greenbay cry babies.

    Oh…. and Dalvin is better than anyone in wasteconsin

  35. Yes, Ravens lost to Cleveland… in SEPTEMBER! If that’s all you can say about them in November, I’ll take it.

  36. Florio is a life long Vikes fan, not a Steeler or Packers fan. Anyone who pays attention to his PFT show would know that.

  37. Doug L says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Funny, must have miss that game you killed the Packers in… oh wait, the Packers won that. Take a seat.
    __________

    Not to mention when they got steamrolled by a terrible Bears team.
    I would give them a slight edge over the Lions though.
    A slight edge.

  38. New England will be favored in every game for the rest of the season. I’ll be shocked if they don’t win AT LEAST 3 out of the next 4 games. I’ll also be surprised if they lose more than 1 more game in the regular season. Huge overreaction to the Ravens loss. Pats on the road, in a tough place to win, going into the bye. Ravens coming off the bye with a very unique offense. After getting down 17-0 early, Pats adjusted and played them relatively even the rest of the game. Ravens deserve to be #1, but I like the Pats chances in a rematch.

  39. “The Ravens are “too good to have a letdown?” Is losing to the Browns 40-25 not a letdown?”

    That was when people still thought the Browns were good, so that wasn’t considered a let down at all. It was also at the beginning of the season. So to answer your question, No.

  40. 013. Raiders (5-4; No. 17): They’re playing just well enough to be stuck with Derek Carr for another year.“

    Man, You guys really hate the Raiders. Do you know how many coaches would give their left nut to be stuck with this quarterback?

  41. Yes the Patriots schedule has been weak but the extent to which analysts downplay the sheer domination they have exhibited through the first half of the year is laughable. They have an average margin of victory of nearly 25 points. They lost one game on the road in prime time to a good team coming off a bye where they were playing against a style they won’t play the rest of the year. They were driving with ease to take the lead when Edelman’s fumble was returned for a TD. It’s not like they were completely outclassed.

    I think we know a few things about the Patriots this year:
    1. They have a dominant pass defense and tremendous defensive depth.
    2. They have vulnerabilities against speed-based rushing attacks.
    3. They need to improve their offensive line.
    4. They struggle to score in the red zone without Gronk and need to find someone other than Edelman for Brady to throw to in those situations.

    These problems are not unfixable. The strengths of this team are likely to be persistent. Barring more major injuries, I expect this team to remind everyone that this isn’t the same thing as an unproven team playing a last-place schedule eking our narrow victories (e.g Packers) to a great mid season record. The Pats are for real. They have been for the last 20 years.

  42. myspaceyourface says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm
    Ravens peaked too soon. I have no doubt BB already has a plan to contain them should there be a rematch.
    ______________________________________________________________
    He figured it out in the second quarter when they played last time then went back to vanilla defence for second half.

  43. That’s ridiculous.. the gimmick offense the the Ravens run NEVER last in the NFL
    It’s good for one season, IF that.
    It’s been proven over and over

    Michael Vick “we’ve never even anything like this before”
    2001 Rams “we’ve never seen anything like this before”
    Collin Kap “we’ve never seen anything like this before”
    ——–
    Huh? What about the 2000 (not 2001) Rams would make you throw them into an argument about unconventional QB’s? I understand that you are emotionally irate. I can clearly see that. But how does Kurt Warner fall into your emotional rant? Can you clear that up for me?

  44. Voteforwiggsmofo says:

    I remember when NE lost to the Lions and Titans last season
    People said they don’t have that “it” anymore
    They always figure it out

    ————

    Titans, Lions, Dolphins, Jaguars and Steelers. Steelers were the only team they lost to with a winning record.

    I am not sure how the Patriots will solve their issues with the Offense (including the Offensive line) But odds are extremely good they make the playoffs, quite good they get a first round bye and maybe still make the AFC Championship game.

    And if they don’t? So what, they’ve gone to 4 of the last 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them. They’ve gone to 9 of the last 18 super bowls and won 6 of them. Please read that line again. They’ve gone to 9 of the last 18 Super Bowls. That will most likely never happen again.

    I can die happy.

  45. Pats still have a top 2 D and the GOAT QB and GOAT HC. They are the best team. End of story.

    After that, you can put Balt, NO, GB, Sea, and San Fran in a bowl and pull out whichever one you want.

    This is the best comment of this thread (and the day):

    factschecker says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    “Blow for Joe” should be the rally cry for teams wanting to draft a stud QB next year.

    Beg Burrow or Steal.

  46. rogcar2 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:27 pm
    Again… how did the Ravens lose to the Browns?

    Signed, Saints losing to Atlanta

    71 0 Rate This
    _____________________

    So true, I look and think, how are the Saints behind the Seahawks after beating them up pretty good in Seattle and having the same record? Then I think back to Sunday…
    Every year, there are Browns over Ravens, Falcons or Bucs over Saints, Dolphins over Pats (ok, maybe not that one this year).

  47. 15. Rams (5-4; No. 10): They’re stuck with Jared Goff.
    ==============================

    Their offensive line is a disaster. And you blame it on Goff?

  48. “After getting down 17-0 early, Pats adjusted and played them relatively even the rest of the game.”

    This is gold, Jerry!!!

  49. This guy is funny…Florio, when you start making idiotic comments about the Raiders being “stuck” with a QB who has the highest completion % in the NFL, a QB Rating of 104, and the most comeback wins of any QB since 2014, you lose all credibility…
    I think I speak for all Raider fans when I say we are glad we are stuck with that “loser” for another year…SMH

  50. These rankings are like judging the draft immediately after it happened — too soon! I suppose if the 49ers backup kicker made the OT kick, they would be ranked higher than the Seahawks?

    Let’s see where they shake out when season ends, not after 9 weeks. Silly.

  51. Florio what you said about Garropolo. Carr has been doing with random receivers every week. Carr has been outstanding this season. Get used to it. Carr will be winning in the playoffs as a Raider for years to come. He finally has a Coach that knows how to call plays and build an offense..

  52. 13. Raiders (5-4; No. 17): They’re playing just well enough to be stuck with Derek Carr for another year.

    There’s a lot of teams who would love to be “stuck” with Derek Carr at $25 million per year, including your Steelers.

  53. Raiders beat nobody, Carr is AVERAGE on his best day. One good season when he played LAST PLACE schedule. Beat somebody, win something before you complain about the rankings and comments that accompany them.

  54. boiler72 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    tokyosandblasturd says:

    November 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Frankly, deep down, I truly believe the Pack don’t even belong be in the top 20 (thanks refs).
    ____________________________

    Newsflash … the Vikings scare absolutely no one. They just waste everyone else’s time, by winning some regular season games. Furthermore, there is one simple reason the Packers will always be ranked higher. They have Rodgers, the Vikings have Cousins. Case closed.

    ——————————– Hmmmmmmmmmm

    You do know Cousins save for INTs and Yards is ahead of your beloved A Aron right?

    More TDs
    Better Completion Percentage
    Higher QB rating

    Vikings are better than the Packers for one simple reason

    DALVIN COOK!

  55. Derek Carr is average at best he had one good season against a last place schedule quit complaining and win something before you comment

  56. atthemurph says:

    What about the Bears loss? You can’t even beat the teams in your division.

    I love Vikings fans with the power of a thousand suns, and I deeply and secretly admire that organization, but I’m not one of them.

    I’m simply a realist: Vikings actually belong in the top 10, maybe even top 5. The Pack are likely a 2-8 team without all the flagrant and biased refs assistance. I’m not happy about it but facts are facts. You’ll see when the Pack won’t even qualify for the Wild Card.

    –tokyo

  57. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:14 pm
    I don’t think Florio or most of you understand how actual ‘Power Rankings’ in the NFL are calculated.

    Florio clearly just makes a list of who he personally feels are the top 32 teams.

    No SOS taken into account, nor injury/roster moves, nor anything else other than his personal bias

    @@@@@&@&&&@222

    Why don’t you do that for us? Your good at lists right?

  58. GoodellMustGo says:

    8. Texans (6-3; No. 9): Another week, another potential Brady-Manning rivalry gets rolling, with Deshaun Watson facing Lamar Jackson.
    __________

    Not a chance.
    _________

    Come on! Lamar Jackson’s not bad!

  59. Looks good. I agree. Lets see how the Patriots do over the next four weeks against the likes of the Eagles, Cowboys, Texans and Chiefs. Yikes! So much for the easy schedule, huh, haters?

  60. I agree 100% with any power rankings. The reason being is that they are as valuable as a preseason win.

  61. 1. Ravens (7-2; last week No. 3): Yes, it was only the Bengals. But it also was a potential trap game, and this team is too good to have a letdown.

    ———-

    The Bungles are now 0-9. The Ravens are excellent. That was never going to be a trap game.

  62. tokyosandblasturd says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm
    Vikes are the cream of the crop in the North. They should be ranked far ahead of the Pack.

    Frankly, deep down, I truly believe the Pack don’t even belong be in the top 20 (thanks refs).

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

    The Packers have 5 wins against teams with .500+ records. Two more than anyone else in the league. The scary part – they haven’t even put together a full game on both sides of the ball yet. If they do – no one is beating them. #GoPack

  63. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:14 pm
    I don’t think Florio or most of you understand how actual ‘Power Rankings’ in the NFL are calculated.

    Florio clearly just makes a list of who he personally feels are the top 32 teams.

    No SOS taken into account, nor injury/roster moves, nor anything else other than his personal bias.
    *********************************
    SOS is a myth. Teams change too much from year to year for it to be valid measurement.

  64. That’s ridiculous.. the gimmick offense the the Ravens run NEVER last in the NFL
    It’s good for one season, IF that.
    It’s been proven over and over

    Michael Vick “we’ve never even anything like this before”
    2001 Rams “we’ve never seen anything like this before”
    Collin Kap “we’ve never seen anything like this before”
    ——

    This is some really stupid stuff. Those teams were fantastic and featured some of the NFL’s best players. Congrats on reaching a new level of stupid.

  65. texansdude says:
    November 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm
    GoodellMustGo says:

    8. Texans (6-3; No. 9): Another week, another potential Brady-Manning rivalry gets rolling, with Deshaun Watson facing Lamar Jackson.
    __________

    Not a chance.
    _________

    Come on! Lamar Jackson’s not bad!

    —-
    I meant not a chance that Watson-Jackson becomes anything near the once in a generation rivalry that was Brady-Manning.

  66. Vikings are better than the Packers for one simple reason

    DALVIN COOK!
    —–
    If memory serves, he played week 2 right? What happened?

    And I forget, what rb is tied for the league lead in td’s? Cook? No that’s not right.

  67. whodatalien says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm
    Leonard Fournette is gonna power the Jaguars to the playoffs in the next couple weeks and win comeback player of the year, just watch.

    —————-

    The Jags have to go 6-1 the rest of the way to have a shot. 20 out of 108 teams. that were 4-5 made the playoffs since they realigned the divisions in 2002. Not impossible, but unlikely.

  68. thevoice0freason says:
    November 12, 2019 at 1:27 pm
    Yes the Patriots schedule has been weak but the extent to which analysts downplay the sheer domination they have exhibited through the first half of the year is laughable.

    ********************************************************************************

    Also laughable has been their schedule. 9 weeks in — 3 games against .500+ teams.

    No one’s downplaying their “sheer domination?” All you hear is how dominant the Pats defense is. Problem is, you can’t tell because most of the teams they’ve played are trash. Then they play a good team (Ravens) and all of sudden look beatable. How could it be?

    Similar thing applies to the Bills who’ve lost two of three. I realize teams can’t control their schedules, but if you’re playing tons of Jets/Dolphins/Redskins/Giants and then lose to decent-to-good teams, people are right to be skeptical.

  69. This is some really stupid stuff. Those teams were fantastic and featured some of the NFL’s best players. Congrats on reaching a new level of stupid.

    OMG , ithe point is how long did those types of offenses last
    How many championships did they win

    The answer is not long and ZERO

    KAP 3 season
    Rg3 1 season
    Vick nothing

    Again , how many times have we seen these college style offense try to work in the NFL and they don’t last long.

    Sure it’s fun to watch and LJ is having a great season
    But it doesn’t last long because eventually the defense catches up.

  70. Vikings are better than the Packers for one simple reason

    DALVIN COOK!

    ______________

    You mean the same Dalvin Cook that got completely shut down to the Bears backup LB Nick Kwiatkoski?

  71. You do know Cousins save for INTs and Yards is ahead of your beloved A Aron right?

    More TDs
    Better Completion Percentage
    Higher QB rating

    Vikings are better than the Packers for one simple reason

    DALVIN COOK!
    __________________________________________

    LOL. In terms of football intelligence and just being really smart … Aaron Rodgers is PhD in Quantum Physics smart. Kirk Cousins is more like Bachelor of Arts in Creative Basket Weaving smart. He’s not terrible, but he’s not even remotely in the same conversation as Rodgers. Very few are. As for Dalvin Cook – yes, a beast and a really good RB, but you apparently haven’t heard of Aaron Jones, who is making quite a name for himself, in his own right.

  72. miabuttreeks says:
    November 12, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    Could the Seahawks beat the 49ers with Kittle in the lineup? Doubt it.
    ******************
    Doesn’t matter much. They did get the win against the niners. Jimmy G was the problem, the problem wasn’t that Kittle was out.

  73. Packers are too high, and I’m a huge fan. They may be able to compete with the best, but it’s still very much two steps forward, one step back with them. I’m not afraid to admit it……..they still have a ways to go.

  74. freedomofspeechyesway says:
    November 12, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    “Unless Jackson learns how to be a QB first and a runner second he be done soon”

    Didn’t he just throw three TD passes two days ago? How many would he have needed to throw to meet your standard?
    ______________________________

    That’s an obvious misunderstanding of the original comment.

    Look at Cam Newton… Lamar Jackson is on that same path but he’ll get their faster if they don’t stop treating him like an RB1.

  75. Again,Again, with the qualifier that power ranking are stupid, I will concede that Baltimore probably has won November.
    It has been a rarity in recent years for the winner of November to win February. Little Lamar was quite impressive against the Chargers last December, but was pretty figured out by playoff time. I wonder how a re-match against the Pats might be different in January 2020…

  76. Another day, another borderline hot-take ranking, and yet again everyone loses perspective. It’s November 12. How many Super Bowls are won this month?
    The Niners and Pats lost their first games recently… big deal. They are good teams with lots of injuries but are certainly contenders. Anyone trying to write off the Pats is an imbecile. Until TB12 and BB are gone, they will always be a leading threat to win. Period.
    This Packers team is hard to figure out. Inconsistent offensively. Let’s see if they gel in next few weeks. Not sure Rodgers is a great leader either.
    As for the Ravens, why can’t Ravens fans acknowledge the simple fact that the RPO / dual-threat QB offense has never been sustained successfully over a long period of time? Why is that so hard to admit? Don’t give me this “it’s NOT a RPO scheme” garbage. QBs must be accurate over the long haul to deliver sustained success especially in the playoffs. To me, that is the question mark with LJ. He is improving, but history tells us the odds are against him. Randall Cunningham, Kordell Stewart, Michael Vick, Colin Kapernick and Cam Newton couldn’t make it work. Health, defensive scheming, and throwing accuracy all conspired against these running/ athletic QBs in one way or another. Lamar will face the same obstacles.

  77. The Ravens are beyond overrated. They beat the Patriots and Seahawks. Whoopie doo. Let’s see them beat a playoff team when it matters, especially if it’s on the road. Mark Ingram is carrying that offense, it’s not the quarterback. Jackson threw three picks against the Steelers, and he had three games with no touchdown passes. They lost to the Browns and Chiefs. They also needed overtime to beat a Ben Roethsliberger-less Steelers team. Good luck against the Texans, Rams, Bills, and 49ers. At least two of their divisional rivals don’t fall for a gimmick college offense with an awful quarterback.

  78. The top 8 will change every week for the next 6 weeks, that’s just a fact. However, the 4 teams that will be consistently at the top will be the Patriots, Saints, Vikings and Ravens. 49ers are starting to play quality teams, Packers are through their 10 game home stretch. Look for the Eagles and Chiefs to start climbing back into it as they get healthy.

  79. “Also laughable has been their schedule. 9 weeks in — 3 games against .500+ teams.

    No one’s downplaying their “sheer domination?” All you hear is how dominant the Pats defense is. Problem is, you can’t tell because most of the teams they’ve played are trash. Then they play a good team (Ravens) and all of sudden look beatable. How could it be?

    Similar thing applies to the Bills who’ve lost two of three. I realize teams can’t control their schedules, but if you’re playing tons of Jets/Dolphins/Redskins/Giants and then lose to decent-to-good teams, people are right to be skeptical.“

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    This isn’t college football where teams schedule FCS teams to pump up their records, this is the NFL. The 3-6 Browns beat the Ravens. The 1-7 Falcons whipped the Saints. The 2-7 Jets beat the Cowboys. The 4-6 Chargers dominated the Packers. Arizona almost took down the 49ers. The Seahawks beat the Bengals by 1 point. If you’re blowing teams out like the Pats have been, chances are you’re actually really good. They obviously aren’t unbeatable, but to suggest we don’t know if they’re any good yet, as the post does, is a joke.

  80. Eh, Carr is having a really good year with the revamped oline. Problem isn’t Carr, it’s that Incognito is 36 and they will have to replace him soon.

  81. Where are all the talking heads that should be devising ways to beat the Ravens?

    Every team from this point out has to treat Lamar Jackson as a runner and dish out the same physical punishment they give running backs. Pile on. Extra hits. You don’t have to tackle him yourself. Just hold him up and let a teammate finish him off. Make sure the defenders pursue angles that will lead to hard hits. This is what the Ravens defense would do to your running backs so what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Let’s see how long he lasts and how accurate and speedy he is in the 4th Qtr in late season games as the bumps and bruises mount, just like they do for everyone else. You can’t play both sides of the fence and ask to be protected if you are going to take advantage of it the moment the defense backs off.

  82. 13. Raiders (5-4; No. 17): They’re playing just well enough to be stuck with Derek Carr for another year.

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    There are more teams that would love to be ” stuck with Derek Carr ” than teams that wouldnt want him.

    Give in to your anger…i can feel your hate of Derek Carr.

  83. The boomers on this site will be pearl clutching about what makes a real QB until they’re dead. So, like 3 more weeks.

  84. s1dew1nder1 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 1:17 pm
    Florio is a life long Vikes fan, not a Steeler or Packers fan. Anyone who pays attention to his PFT show would know that.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    So, YOU are the one that watches those things.

  85. Its terrible being ” stuck with Carr ”

    I was so looking forward to the revolving door of Case Keenum, Ryan Fitz, Flacco, and what ever else backup scrubs we can find year in and year out.

    Sorry but we already did that before Carr after Gannon.

  86. lanman11 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    Where are all the talking heads that should be devising ways to beat the Ravens?

    Every team from this point out has to treat Lamar Jackson as a runner and dish out the same physical punishment they give running backs. Pile on. Extra hits. You don’t have to tackle him yourself. Just hold him up and let a teammate finish him off. Make sure the defenders pursue angles that will lead to hard hits. This is what the Ravens defense would do to your running backs so what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Let’s see how long he lasts and how accurate and speedy he is in the 4th Qtr in late season games as the bumps and bruises mount, just like they do for everyone else. You can’t play both sides of the fence and ask to be protected if you are going to take advantage of it the moment the defense backs off.

    4 6 Rate This

    Oh my Lord, look how upset people are to see Lamar Jackson having so much success! Actively wishing harm on another person really only tells us all you are a terrible person.

  87. Last year for the week 11 power rankings Florio had the 1) Saints, 2) Rams, 3) Chiefs, 4) Chargers, 5) Patriots. But as we all know it doesn’t matter where a team is ranked in the middle of the season so as it was last year the Pats will be number one when it matters, after the Super Bowl.

  88. Let’s smash the brakes on the “Jimmy G can’t beat you” -talk right now.

    The only reason he was flustered on MNF was because Jadaveon Clowney decided to show up and have one of the beat games of his career. And Jimmy still had heaps of yards and put his team in position to win several times.

    I am not a fan of Jimmy G (I especially hate abbreviating his name so I don’t misspell it), but I was impressed with him. He got clobbered but kept getting up and kept his team right there for 69 minutes and 56 seconds. If you think the 9ers were “exposed” or figured out, you are in for a rude awakening. That team is possibly the best roster in the NFL, and built to win when it counts.

    Seahawks fans have no room to talk smack either. There was no beatdown, no exposure, no domination. A good game that could have gone either way many times. Just be happy with the win, be gracious, and be quiet

  89. The Packers are the most phony top 10 ranked team. Aaron Rodgers will go down as the most over rated QB of all time. Guy doesn’t make contested throws. Goes off script every other play. Single handedly sabotaged McCarthy’s offense and ran him out of town. His stats have been inflated throughout his whole career by goal line passing TD’s. Now that they have a competent running game and defense, we’re seeing that he is just a slight upgrade over Alex Smith.

  90. I’m curious about why people are intent on figuring out ways to imagine that Lamar Jackson is not one of the most important players in the league today. “He can’t throw” (he most certainly can — you’ve been watching last year’s videos). “He’ll get hurt” (maybe, but what does that have to do with how he is doing today?). He plays in a college style offense. (maybe, but PRO-style defenses are struggling to stop him). Take a step back. He’s easily the most exciting player in the league today and the league should be doing everything in its power to make sure MORE players like him can succeed.

    I say all this as a Patriots fan who was incredibly frustrated by his ability to keep their boogeymen defense on its heels the entire game.

  91. Every team has a few letdown games. But we pay way too much attention to what happened in the latest week as a measure for how good the team is. I still think the rankings should go:
    1. Saints
    2. 49ers
    3. Patriots
    4. Seahawks/Packers
    6. Texans
    7. Ravens
    8. Vikings
    9. Chiefs
    10. Eagles

  92. daphne49er says:
    November 12, 2019 at 2:09 pm
    I suppose if the 49ers backup kicker made the OT kick, they would be ranked higher than the Seahawks?

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    uh…yes.
    How hard is it to understand that winning can affect your ranking?

  93. The top teams all have 7 wins or more. Probably will take at least 10 wins for the 2nd NFC WC. There could be a 14-2 WC team either SF or SEA.

  94. vikesfansteve says:
    November 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm
    The top teams all have 7 wins or more. Probably will take at least 10 wins for the 2nd NFC WC. There could be a 14-2 WC team either SF or SEA.
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    Sea would win the division at 14-2.

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