PFT’s Week One power rankings

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1. Chiefs (previously No. 1): The Kings of the Hill got their rings last week. They start their quest for the next one this week, and they’re in better shape than most defending champions to pull it off.

2. 49ers (No. 2): There are plenty of reasons why most teams who lose the Super Bowl one year have a very hard time winning it the next year. The 49ers have the players and the coaching to become the fourth team to ever pull it off.

3. Ravens (No. 3): Another great season is expected; the challenge will come in January, when the Ravens will be under increased pressure to win in the postseason after going one-and-out in Lamar Jackson’s first two years.

4. Patriots (No. 4): The chaos and uncertainty and unpredictability of 2020 plays right into New England’s hands. Getting a highly motivated and by all appearances extremely healthy Cam Newton helps, too.

5. Saints (No. 5): Three special seasons, three heartbreaking playoff exits. A fourth special season seems inevitable. Is a fourth heartbreaking playoff exit inevitable, too?

6. Buccaneers (No. 6): The offense has gotten a huge boost, the defense is underrated, and the sky is the limit.

7. Titans (No. 8): Getting Jadeveon Clowney is worth a bump of at least one spot. Even at No. 7, they may be grossly underrated.

8. Seahawks (No. 8): If they turn Russell Wilson loose earlier in games, they could end up a lot higher on this list.

9. Bills (No. 9): Josh Allen could soon land in the franchise quarterback category.

10. Steelers (No. 11): If Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy, they’ll be playing deep into January.

11. Cowboys (No. 12): The talent continues to be there. Can they get the most out of it this year?

12. Vikings (No. 13): Yannick Ngakoue gives the pass rush a boost. The question ultimately becomes whether the Vikings will be able to throw when they can’t run.

13. Packers (No. 14): They overachieved last year. Can they avoid underachieving this year?

14. Eagles (No. 10): Way too many injuries have happened, and they haven’t even faced an opponent yet.

15. Broncos (No. 15): The offense is about to explode, and the defense is closing in on returning to form.

16. Colts (No. 16): All hope and hype aside, it’s impossible to forget seeing Philip Rivers throw seven interceptions in consecutive prime-time 2019 games.

17. Texans (No. 17): The offense could be effective, if everyone stays healthy; the defense may struggle, even if they have no injury issues on that side of the ball.

18. Browns (No. 18): The bar is much lower this year, and they should easily clear it this time.

19. Falcons (No. 19): A sneaky-good sleeper pick this year, after finishing 6-2 and having a solid nucleus of returning veteran talent.

20. Cardinals (No. 20): Kyler Murray is ready to be the NFL’s next big thing. That could prompt the Cardinals to make a big jump.

21. Raiders (No. 22): Derek Carr is finally stepping up. If he can avoid stepping in it, he could secure his future in Las Vegas.

22. Chargers (No. 21): The Derwin James injury hampers one of the best defenses in the NFL.

23. Rams (No. 23): Too many changes, too many questions, and too much money paid to the starting quarterback.

24. Jets (No. 24): They’re building from the inside-out not the outside-in, but they still have a long way to go to get to where they want to be on the inside and the outside.

25. Bears (No. 25): It’s hard to say whether Mitchell Trubisky winning the starting job says something really good about him or something really bad about Nick Foles. We’re about to begin finding out.

26. Dolphins (No. 26): The sooner the get Tua on the field, the sooner they’ll work toward getting the most out of him.

27. Lions (No. 27): Adrian Peterson didn’t sign with the Lions to stand on the sidelines.

28. Bengals (No. 28): It’s a work in progress, but progress could be made quickly if Joe Burrow quickly finds his footing.

29. Washington (No. 32): They’ve gotten through many summer challenges in a way that feels like they’re finally beginning to move past 21 years of dysfunction. It can’t get much worse than it has been.

30. Giants (No. 29): The potential is there. But it will take some time. And they need better offensive and defensive lines.

31. Panthers (No. 30): They’re stuck in one of the best divisions in football. It will make the rebuild even more of a challenge.

32. Jaguars (No. 31): 16 rookies on the 53-man roster, and a revolving door that has more guys going than coming. Even if they’re not tanking, they ship could sink again.

95 responses to “PFT’s Week One power rankings

  1. Yeah, sooner Miami can get Tua on the field, with a horrendous O-Line, no running game, no preseason and coming off an injury is a GREAT idea…

  2. Interesting to see what these rankings will look like by week 8. My predictions:

    Lower: Packers, Patriots, Bucs, Steelers, Raiders, Eagles

    Higher: Panthers, Rams, Cardinals, Colts, Vikings, Bills

    32nd: Lions

  3. Curious as to why the past three seasons for the Saints were “special.” Because they didn’t go .500 and have an absolutely abysmal defense? Because Brees decided to stop chasing interception records?

  4. He puts his precious Vikings one slot above the Packers. Purposely does it and thinks no one notices.

    Too funny🤣

  5. Pats set to absolutely shock people, apparently.

    Brady was the worst player on NE last year considering his ceiling. Truth. His despicable and selfish attitude sabotaged the season. Brady’s former teammates just elected Newton a captain after 6 weeks of being in NE.

    Newton earned the job and will automatically do a better job than Brady in 2019 (and most of 2018).

    All the haters are reading the Pats future, totally the wrong way as per usual. Lol

  6. I’ll wish Russ and the Seahawks luck now as I won’t be tuning into any games this season for a number of reasons, but mainly because we need a break from the news and it appears the NFL wants to be making the news with activism this coming season. I need a break. Have fun!

  7. realisticlionsfan says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:06 pm
    Interesting to see what these rankings will look like by week 8. My predictions:

    Lower: Packers, Patriots, Bucs, Steelers, Raiders, Eagles

    Higher: Panthers, Rams, Cardinals, Colts, Vikings, Bills

    32nd: Lions

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    I’m with you on most of this except Steelers, Pats and not sure about Rams, Cards I could see either team going either way.

    I’m curious why so low on Lions, I feel if Stafford stays healthy they could be on the cusp of a playoff birth especially with the new format. What am I missing?

  8. 32nd: Lions
    _______________

    You know things are bad when the team comes in at #27 and even that is viewed as being wildly optimistic. Now recall that Jim Caldwell went 9-7 two consecutive years and got fired for it while under Patricia 9 wins is now sounding more like a 3-season total.

  9. Seahawks are way too low on the list. They are probably a top 3 team. Colts are top 10 as well. Their o-line is probably the best in the NFL and when Philip rivers has protection, he is a totally different quarterback.

  10. dangerruss1919 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:15 pm
    I’ll wish Russ and the Seahawks luck now as I won’t be tuning into any games this season for a number of reasons, but mainly because we need a break from the news and it appears the NFL wants to be making the news with activism this coming season. I need a break. Have fun!
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    I promise you NOBODY CARES. Have a great day!

  11. dangerruss1919 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:15 pm
    I’ll wish Russ and the Seahawks luck now as I won’t be tuning into any games this season for a number of reasons, but mainly because we need a break from the news and it appears the NFL wants to be making the news with activism this coming season. I need a break. Have fun!

    You are on your own 😆

  12. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    He puts his precious Vikings one slot above the Packers. Purposely does it and thinks no one notices.

    Too funny🤣
    _________

    How many spots did you think the Vikings should have been above the Packers?

  13. 80% chance the Packers will be elite. #13 is way too low for a good record team that only improved in the offseason.

  14. there is no way a team that has lost nearly 50% of it’s starters on D should rate in the top 10 let alone at 4, just ridiculous- oh and they also moved on from a HOF QB

  15. dangerruss1919 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:15 pm
    I’ll wish Russ and the Seahawks luck now as I won’t be tuning into any games this season for a number of reasons, but mainly because we need a break from the news and it appears the NFL wants to be making the news with activism this coming season. I need a break. Have fun!

    You are on your own 😆

  16. If the Patriots go 9-7, Belichick should be coach of the year. That #4 ranking is not based on an honest assessment of the team’s talent.

  17. touchback6 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:13 pm
    Pats set to absolutely shock people, apparently.

    Brady was the worst player on NE last year considering his ceiling. Truth. His despicable and selfish attitude sabotaged the season. Brady’s former teammates just elected Newton a captain after 6 weeks of being in NE.

    Newton earned the job and will automatically do a better job than Brady in 2019 (and most of 2018).

    All the haters are reading the Pats future, totally the wrong way as per usual. Lol
    ——————————————————————-

    Right on! Brady was a whining baby for the last two years. Good riddance!
    Cam is different, he’s not what we are used to, but I think he is going to make other teams cry. He is big, strong and hungry.

    Go Pats!

  18. So the patriots top 4 linebackers opt out. They did not address the worst receiving group in the nfl (by far), they have a quarterback not anywhere near as good as Tom Brady, but dude let’s put them at 4! Your white knighting for Cam Newton will look like even more of a joke by mid point this yr.

  19. No credibility with Pats ranking @#4.

    Not worth even reading after that.

    Only good news is tired old cheating ways of Pats might be over now.

  20. Saints didn’t earn that ranking, Brees is still hurting after his center was abused all game. Rudolph also says hey.

  21. I;ve seen several power rankings today. They all seem to be drastically different. Maybe it’s the effects of no preseason games.

    My only opinion-which probably will be incorrect- NE will not be that high-although i think they will win the division. One and done in the playoffs.

    Tampa Bay is now super-overhyped. they will be lower and won’t make the playoffs

  22. Super Cam got his ego and confidence shattered by Denver in SB 50 and then again by Denver in the season opener a few months later. He will never be the same even though BB is obviously coddling him.

  23. getadealdonealready says:

    I’m curious why so low on Lions, I feel if Stafford stays healthy they could be on the cusp of a playoff birth especially with the new format. What am I missing?

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    Having been a Lions fan for almost 30 years I will tell you that they will always find a way to disappoint. Yes Stafford is a true baller and he has some really good receivers to throw to. I think OC Bevell has a good scheme and if TE Hockensen (8th overall pick) takes a step forward then you’re probably looking at a top-8 offense in the league.

    The problem is that their head coach is a hairy amorphous blob who is in way over his head and half the locker room hates him. The only way a guy like that earns respect is by winning a lot of games, which he has demonstrated he cannot do. His claim to fame is being a “defensive scientist” but he trots out subpar talent and schemes every year. Game management is bad and they will once again rely on their offense to simply outscore the opponent in order to win. I think their ceiling is 8 wins but its more likely they’re picking first overall next year

  24. Pats at 4? How many of their starters are back from last year? Don’t they lead the league in players opting out? Oh and they don’t have Tom Terrific for the first time in 20 years. They are #15 at best.

    Buc’s at 6? Ya they got Tom Terrific but he doesn’t have BB behind him, plus they have signed every player over 35 they can find. About week 12, 13 the old guys will start dropping like Flys with injuries. Leonard Fourtnett isn’t going to make a difference hes was done in Jacksonville. They should be right below the Pat’s at 16.

    Broncos at 15? Come on man enough with the Drew Lock hypw already. Yes they added a speedy rookie reciever who’s never caught a ball in the NFL (remeber Kevin White? Isn’t he playing on someone’s practice squad now?) Lock hasn’t even played a full season yet, when was the last time Elway was right about a rookie QB?. Vonn Miller is what like 50 now? Broncos will finish 8-8 or 8-9 if they play the full 17 game schedule. Broncos should be right below the Chargers.

  25. Am as big a Pats homer as anyone but 4 is more than a bit high I think.

    If they hadn’t had all the opt outs maybe in the top 6 or 8 teams, but with those players out and the receiver group the team has, I can’t put them in the top 10.

    Somewhere 14-16 would likely be more accurate. If Belichick gets them to the AFC Championship and a true top 4 team this season, it will an incredible coaching job.

  26. I’ve never paid much attention to power rankings because they change from week-to-week. But here’s a couple observations for this ranking.
    1. The Patriots are way too high, in my opinion. They are clearly not nearly the same team that we’re used to seeing. I have them as a middle of the pack team.
    2. The Titans offense was Derrick Henry left, Derrick Henry right, and Derrick Henry up the middle. Teams will be far more ready for that this season.
    3. I can’t imagine Tom Brady playing in that Florida heat all year. I think that and age and not having Bill Belechick as his coach makes the Bucs very vulnerable.
    4. The Vikings lost twice to the Packers last year and they lost their best WR in Stefon Diggs. Plus they’ve lost some guys on defense. The Packers went 13 and 3 last season and made it to the NFC championship game with a first year head coach and a whole bunch of ohter new coaches. Everyone says their WR’s are a negative, but Adams is as good as it gets, Lazard is a solid #2, and they do have St. Brown coming back and he showed some promise before he got hurt, so that’s like having a draft pick. If Valdes-Scantling takes a step up, I don’t see why they can’t be a very productive group. I liked the TE/H Back they drafted (DeGuara), and the big RB Dillon, too. I also think LeFleur will have some packages with Jordan Love in the mix. Should be an interesting division and come down to these two teams as usual.
    5.I see the Eagles on the decline and the Falcons on the rise.
    6. I think the Cards are going to make a push up, too.
    7. I would have chosen Foles to start over Trubisky for the Bears and I think after a few weeks, that’s the way it will go.
    8. The Rams are going to decline even more. They need a total rebuild.

  27. The Titans beat several teams in front of them on this list last season, in the playoffs. But I don’t mind our ranking. Plenty to prove.

  28. 49ers too high. They have yet to recover from the 4th quarter gutting the Chiefs administered in the SB and, Kyle Shanahan always chokes when coaching in the SB. They won’t make it back.

  29. I smile at all the experts here who complain about the Patriots being too high in the rankings. Without a single snap of football to base their expert opinion on.

    My gut feeling is the Patriots are going to surprise a lot of people, and by the looks of the comments it will be a really unpleasant surprise to many.

    Go Pats!

  30. i have to laugh at you saying the rams paid their qb too much, yet you’ve been advocating all summer for the cowboys to do just that with a lesser talented qb

  31. All last season Florio overrated the Cowboys and under rated the Eagles. He continues that trend here, not that I think the Eagles should be rated higher, they have two substantial injuries to their offensive line. Truth be told only one of these (Brooks) is a net reduction from last year, as Dillard is being replaced by Peters who is still capable of playing at a high (not elite but high) level at LT. So they are now down their starting RG. But Florio doesn’t mention the Cowboys lost of their all pro center (Frederick) retiring, leaving a gaping hole in the center of the O-line or the injury their starting OT Collins, who won’t be available any earlier than week 4.

    The fact is that Prescott continues to be a weak link in the Cowboys offensive chain, and until Jones addresses that issue they Cowboys are stuck at a mediocre level. The fact is that the Cowboys and Eagles should be ranked right next to each other, so I would be alright at this stage with the Cowboys being ranked a spot above the Eagles, but not as 11high as 11th overall, I think both the Vikings and Packers need to be bumped above them and the Cowboys and Eagles should be ranked 13th and 14th, where they both probably belong until one unit or the other proves otherwise.

  32. …..
    u4iadman says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:49 pm
    No credibility with Pats ranking @#4.

    Not worth even reading after that.

    Only good news is tired old cheating ways of Pats might be over now
    …….
    I doubt that their cheating ways are over. Their balls will continue to lose air in cold weather when they are brought inside. Ever wonder why the NFL tested balls all year and never released the results. I don’t believe the ideal gas law has been repealed.

  33. The one thing ol Petey knows and it’s really all he has left in his bad mismanagement of in game decisions…..Russell can’t be unleashed all game. He is best when compacted down. The Seahawks would win more games by 2 TDs but they would also get blown out more. And, they never get blown out. There’s a reason for that-

  34. covidiots says:
    September 8, 2020 at 1:09 pm
    Am as big a Pats homer as anyone but 4 is more than a bit high I think.

    If they hadn’t had all the opt outs maybe in the top 6 or 8 teams, but with those players out and the receiver group the team has, I can’t put them in the top 10.

    Somewhere 14-16 would likely be more accurate. If Belichick gets them to the AFC Championship and a true top 4 team this season, it will an incredible coaching job.

    9 1 Rate This

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    The D was #1 last year and BB has in house replacements for the players who left.

    They were already in-house. Simon, Bentley, Winowich. Vet, Adrian Phillips was really the lone import for the Chung role.

    Add in lot of a speed to the second level and the best seconday in football and it is posssibke they could be as good as last year and actually get supported much better by their own offense.

    Word is starting to break that Brady brought people
    down last year on the heels of him being jealous that same D won SB 53, not Brady.

    In other words, NE’s offense will be better than last year’s.

    No more Circl of Trust garbage that plagued the offense through the years where no other HOF qb had issues.

    No more snobby Brady. Some fans saw this and know the score, being beyond thankful BB ridded the team the most unlikely cancer….Tom Brady.

    Addiition by subtraction.

    No worse than 10-6, probably 11-5. KC will have issues in Week 4 as long as Jerome Boger or some other cheating ref crew
    isn’t there.

  35. tedmurph says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:39 pm
    As a hopeful, diehard Pats fan, IMO they are 8 slots too high. Minimum.

    28 2 Rate This

    —//————

    Says the Brady Fanboy Millennial who can’t admit, based on ceiling, Brady was the worst player on the team last year.

    You (and other dopes) who doesn’t know the sport very well, were warned.

    12-4 with bad, pouty qb play, almost 13-3 with it.

    NE will win the division again the best D and STs in the conference
    and both of those units will be helped out this year, not dragged down every week by Mr. Giselle.

    I had it all along, for years. Numerous vets and current captains are thrilled Brady won’t bring them down in 2020.

    Real, adult Pats fans couldn’t believe Brady’s
    antics the last 2 years.

  36. Lol. Ranking Patriots on previous seasons. Ranking Bucs, because of Brady? I think both those teams going to find out Brady and Belichick ain’t nearly as good apart as they were together.

  37. With no preseason games it’s next to impossible to safely judge these power rankings. Really have to wait until week 4 to see how these teams will respond. Going to be a fun season. Especially with the new playoff format.

  38. LOL. Dallas had to struggle to beat a Philly team that was playing 4th stringers and Philly won the division. I don’t see Dallas doing squat this year.

  39. touchback6 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:13 pm
    Pats set to absolutely shock people, apparently.

    Brady was the worst player on NE last year considering his ceiling. Truth. His despicable and selfish attitude sabotaged the season. Brady’s former teammates just elected Newton a captain after 6 weeks of being in NE.

    Newton earned the job and will automatically do a better job than Brady in 2019 (and most of 2018).

    All the haters are reading the Pats future, totally the wrong way as per usual. Lol

    ——–

    You blew what little credibility you had here when you claimed that Stidham would be the starter over Cam Newton. As for you obsession with Tom Brady….it’s unhealthy.

  40. The Packers have mostly the same personnel as the 13-3 team in 2019 with a year more of experience. They should be in the top 5.

  41. Patriots #4? What would have ranked them with Tom Brady and all the defensive players they’ve lost this year?

    Or haven’t you been following the NFL news lately?

  42. Calvin Hobbes says:
    September 8, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    The Packers have mostly the same personnel as the 13-3 team in 2019 with a year more of experience. They should be in the top 5.

    ———-

    1. They lost to the 14th ranked Eagles team that most on here think should be ranked even lower.

    2. Most people are well aware of what a fluke that 13-3 season actually was, as their one-and-done playoff exit indicated.

  43. Pats are way too high right now. This is going to be a very interesting season. So many things can happen. Very exciting!

  44. I’m fine with the Packers ranking; they look like a 9-7 team right now, +/-1 game either way, until they fix their run defense. Don’t understand the Rivers comment. He had a crap line last year, that only a mobile QB like Wilson could survive. I’d put the Colts in the 8-10 range, and I’m not even a fan.

  45. The Patriots’defense is in shambles. They have no linebackers. On the offence they have no recivers. They get a 4 based on what? Belichick? Yeah, he is a great coach but when you have nobody to coach…

  46. 11thEarlofProg says:
    September 8, 2020 at 2:27 pm
    LOL. Dallas had to struggle to beat a Philly team that was playing 4th stringers and Philly won the division. I don’t see Dallas doing squat this year.

    It’s a new year, the Eagles Oline has already been decimated to the point they needed to bring an almost 40 year old Jason Peters back to start at LT. Their secondary is a huge question outside of Slay and they have no LBs. Not to mention Jeffrey and Reagor missing games to start the year and having to depend on DJax to stay healthy.

    Cowboys have a entirely new coaching staff, added Lamb to the leagues top rated offense last year and completely revamped the DLine. Their secondary is also a huge question mark and Collins starting on IR will definitely hurt but completely dismissing Dallas based off last year is foolish.

  47. therealtrenches says:
    September 8, 2020 at 2:59 pm
    Calvin Hobbes says:
    September 8, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    The Packers have mostly the same personnel as the 13-3 team in 2019 with a year more of experience. They should be in the top 5.

    ———-

    1. They lost to the 14th ranked Eagles team that most on here think should be ranked even lower.

    2. Most people are well aware of what a fluke that 13-3 season actually was, as their one-and-done playoff exit indicated.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Except, genius, it was not one and done — after their bye week, the Packers took care of Seattle before they lost the NFC title game.

  48. The 2 teams with the best records the last decade get the most negative comments. GB and NE. Envy is a hateful emotion.

  49. SWFLPC.INC says:
    September 8, 2020 at 2:31 pm
    touchback6 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:13 pm
    Pats set to absolutely shock people, apparently.

    Brady was the worst player on NE last year considering his ceiling. Truth. His despicable and selfish attitude sabotaged the season. Brady’s former teammates just elected Newton a captain after 6 weeks of being in NE.

    Newton earned the job and will automatically do a better job than Brady in 2019 (and most of 2018).

    All the haters are reading the Pats future, totally the wrong way as per usual. Lol

    ——–

    You blew what little credibility you had here when you claimed that Stidham would be the starter over Cam Newton. As for you obsession with Tom Brady….it’s unhealthy.

    10 4

    —————

    100% false.

    Stidham will be the franchise qb. Newton, IMO, will
    not,assuming a vaccine can come
    and Trump gets bounced and we have otas, mini camp, etc. For
    a 2nd year qb to miss that was big which is why Hoyer was resigned
    as a known system guy. So many unknowns, including
    how Newton himself performs.

    As has been stated, yes, Stidham is clearly ahead of Newton in terms of knowing the system, as is Hoyer.

    Newton has worked hard and won the job as a veteran with talent and experience, even though his flaws have always been obvious to
    many. Maybe BB catches lightning in a bottle in 2020.

    Yes, Stidham will be the future of the franchise at qb. Yes. Never said anything different.

    If I am wrong and BB signs Newton to some outlandish deal, I will disagree with BB, and admit I was wrong about Stidham’s future in NE.

    Newton could also get hurt at anyime so both back up
    qbs need to be ready without any preseason action.

    No credibility” lost, not that I care what a Miami moron fan thinks, who wouldn’t know a good postseason team because he’s never seen one in the cap era.

    lol

  50. Texans are coming off winning the division 4 of the last 5 years. They have a top 3 QB with a bright future. Yeah, they swapped one of the best receivers for 2 very good ones in Cooks & Cobb. Somehow PFT pushes them down to 3rd in the division and 9th in the AFC. This team beat 4 AFC playoff teams last season and took the Saints to a last second field goal.

  51. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    September 8, 2020 at 3:47 pm
    The Patriots’defense is in shambles. They have no linebackers. On the offence they have no recivers. They get a 4 based on what? Belichick? Yeah, he is a great coach but when you have nobody to coach…

    3 2 Rate This

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    They are in a what now? A shambles?

    Umm, where do you people get this stuff?

    Funny how when a Trey Flowers, a Hightower, Van Noy, etc, are on the team they aren’t that good and don’t make “Pro Bowls”, yet when they leave, all of a sudden its devastating even though BB already has his in house replacements developed and on the team the previous season as a spot player.

    Increasing those good players reps doesn’t mean the D is in a “shambles” especiallt when you have the best secondary of the modern era. They’re loaded. Gilmore/Jackson is best corner duo in football.

  52. P6 is a joke that can’t admit the many times hes been wrong. Where do I start? Stidham was lucky to make the team. He’s more Mettenberger than any franchise guy. If Newton performs, they have the cap room to franchise or sign him. Brady will light it up in Tampa, with the best weapons he’s had since 2007. Tampa showed Brady the respect he deserved. The Pats refused to. Pouted to 12-4 with the worst skill position players in the NFL. What a joke. Pats have the best D in the league? They lost all 4 starting LBs and 2/3 of their safety rotation. Best special teams? They don’t even have a kicker. Mr FB strikes again. SMH.

  53. tedmurph says:
    September 8, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    P6 is a joke that can’t admit the many times hes been wrong. Where do I start? Stidham was lucky to make the team. He’s more Mettenberger than any franchise guy. If Newton performs, they have the cap room to franchise or sign him. Brady will light it up in Tampa, with the best weapons he’s had since 2007. Tampa showed Brady the respect he deserved. The Pats refused to. Pouted to 12-4 with the worst skill position players in the NFL. What a joke. Pats have the best D in the league? They lost all 4 starting LBs and 2/3 of their safety rotation. Best special teams? They don’t even have a kicker. Mr FB strikes again. SMH.

    ——

    Yup…..and if you read his post closely he is now tying Stidham’s future to a guy with dementia winning the White House

  54. Yup…..and if you read his post closely he is now tying Stidham’s future to a guy with dementia winning the White House

    The malignant narcissist or the other old guy?

  55. therealtrenches says:
    September 8, 2020 at 2:59 pm
    Calvin Hobbes says:
    September 8, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    The Packers have mostly the same personnel as the 13-3 team in 2019 with a year more of experience. They should be in the top 5.

    ———-

    1. They lost to the 14th ranked Eagles team that most on here think should be ranked even lower.

    2. Most people are well aware of what a fluke that 13-3 season actually was, as their one-and-done playoff exit indicated.
    __________

    First off, I couldn’t care less where my team, or any team for that matters, rank on some subjective and opinionated Power list.
    It’s a joke, the only ranking I really care about are win/loss standings, but since you’ve got an opinion on last year’s teams, I’ll play.

    1. As stated before, I don’t care where some team ranks on one of these stupid polls, so your argument is moot.
    What does it matter that the Packers lost to a 9-7, playoff bound Eagles team?

    2. Though you may find a season long 13-3 team a fluke 🙄, the numbers don’t support it.
    The Packers were 6-2 against teams with a .500 record or better, a pretty good winning percentage against the better teams in the league.
    Also, GB beat the Seahawks in the post season following a first round bye.
    Hardly one-and-done.

    Where does that leave the Packers this season? Who knows.
    They’re currently 1 of 32, but I’d be willing to bet that they’ll be battling for another division title and playoff spot in December.

  56. tedmurph says:
    September 8, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    P6 is a joke that can’t admit the many times hes been wrong. Where do I start? Stidham was lucky to make the team. He’s more Mettenberger than any franchise guy. If Newton performs, they have the cap room to franchise or sign him. Brady will light it up in Tampa, with the best weapons he’s had since 2007. Tampa showed Brady the respect he deserved. The Pats refused to. Pouted to 12-4 with the worst skill position players in the NFL. What a joke. Pats have the best D in the league? They lost all 4 starting LBs and 2/3 of their safety rotation. Best special teams? They don’t even have a kicker. Mr FB strikes again. SMH.

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    Light it up? I am not even sure TB makes the playoffs after an early loss to NOs on Sunday. Starting 0-2 is a real possibilty for Tampa Tom
    and Teddy.

    Respect? Like the TB12 facility they built for him for free on Kraft’s property?

    Supported from the beginning by drafting and developing him and keeping Bledsoe on the bench? You mean, that kind of support and respect in the Cap Era as Aaron Rodgers and Breees wonder where their careers went with wasted years? lol

    Mr. Giselle got a big head and personally choked away two SBs to the Giants over it.

    BB drafted Jimmy to scare him, it worked and the ego stroke in TB won’t last long with a 43 year old qb, no OL and weak RBs.

    Yes, D and STs, you know because it’s kind a team sport. It’s
    not a video game for stats. How is Brees doing or Rodgers after catering to their whims with no defense for 10 years? lmao

    And, it’s highlarious Tampa Teddy doesn’t know why BB has folk on the PS.

    lol!!!

    Priceless.

  57. As good a list as any given zero pre-season reps and a whole lot of unknowns. Looking forward to seeing what this list looks like compared to Weeks 6-12.

  58. 35 yr old Nick Folk?? He didn’t even play in 2018, and the Pats got him off the couch in 2019 because they were desperate. Then they overdraft Rohrwasser, and he can’t kick the ball in the ocean from the pier. Brady’s company pays rent at Patriot place, just like everyone else. Anything else would be a cap violation, and the NFL is watching. Brady pouted at press conferences, but led the offense to the 7th most points in the NFL last yr. With a hurt Edelman, no WRs or TEs, an ave RB(Michel), a beat up OLine without DAndrews and a bad yr from SMason. Brady wants to win. Always. That’s why he’s the GOAT. TBay will have more wins than the Pats this year, in a tougher division. I look forward to condescending know it alls to continue to expose themselves as know nothing frauds.

  59. beedubyatoo says:
    September 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm
    The 2 teams with the best records the last decade get the most negative comments. GB and NE. Envy is a hateful emotion.
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    This is the best post I read in here all day. It’s rare to find a fan with common sense.

  60. fearsome4 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:47 pm
    Boy, Mike sure has something against the Rams. Did McVay step on his toe or something?
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    I thought I was the only one who noticed this. I’m not putting the Rams in the Superbowl or anything, but they had a good draft, unloaded Gurley and the distraction he had become, and have a coach who is averaging double digit wins over his first three years. Not sure how you put them at 23 in good conscience. Middle of the road at worst I say. Just ask Russ if he feels like the Rams are the 23rd best team… He never wants any part of AD and friends.

    I guess we’ll see.

  61. Funkhouser says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:29 pm
    Patriots that high is laughable
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    Somebody hasn’t been paying attention the last 20 years.

  62. The Jets are too high and the Pats are REALLY too high. They weren’t even the #4 team at the end of last season, and they got worse.

    But it’s super entertaining to watch the Pats fans contort themselves into swearing that Tom Brady was the problem all along. lol.

  63. tedmurph says:
    September 8, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    1 Super Bowl for Green Bay the last 10 yrs. Who’s jealous of that?
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    The 24 other teams that did not win one during that time.

  64. The Buccaneers took the Brown’s crown and won the off season. Almost undefeated. Had they signed AB it would have been the perfect off season.

    Play ball

  65. mogogo1 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Now recall that Jim Caldwell went 9-7 two consecutive years and got fired for it while under Patricia 9 wins is now sounding more like a 3-season total.

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    Firing Caldwell was probably a bad decision. He was never exceptional but he was a pro and a good manager. Most teams are verging on being wrecks, and he was really good at stabilizing.

    At the time, the team saw an opportunity within the division that wasn’t being seized. In 2017, the Packers and Bears both had a down year and the Vikings rose to the occasion instead of the Lions. In firing Caldwell they devalued stability in the pursuit of a home run.

    If there wasn’t such a sense of urgency and always wanting to hit a home run, and a general sense that winning at all costs is more important than just having a decent football team and enjoying the sport, then a guy like Caldwell could (and should) be consistently employed at a high level.

    He’s had a good career. Around 15 years at the head-coach level (pro and college), many more at the assistant coach level. As a fan I’d be very happy for him to be one of my team’s coaches.

  66. I’m cool w/ Pats at 4 to start the season. They’ve been champs for so long, someone should have to knock them off the perch – they deserve the benefit of the doubt until then. Belichick could probably coach any roster in the league to a respectable record.

    Still, definitely stoked for this season, and to see what happens in the AFC East. It’s just been a lame division for so long, but I think all of the teams have made good moves. Hoping to get some rivalries going again & see the division really come down to the wire.

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