Results matching “power rankings”

PFT’s Week Eight 2021 power rankings

1. Cardinals (7-0, last week No. 1): Green Bay’s sudden COVID issues make 8-0 a very real possibility.2. Buccaneers (6-1, No. 2): Beat the Saints, and the Bucs may enter the Bills game at 12-1.3. Rams (6-1, No. 4): The Lions threw the kitchen sink at the Rams, and the Rams somehow held on.4. Packers [more]

PFT’s Week Seven 2021 power rankings

1. Cardinals (6-0, last week No. 2): I keep saying “it won’t last.” And it keeps lasting.2. Buccaneers (5-1, No. 3): They’ll be No. 1 again, in time.3. Ravens (5-1, No. 4): To those who complained about the Ravens being No. 4, well, they’re no longer No. 4.4. Rams (5-1, No. 5): Jared Goff returning [more]

PFT’s 2021 Week Five power rankings

1. Bills (3-1, last week No. 3): In a season of heightened parity, the Bills are currently the only dominant team.2. Cardinals (4-0, No. 6): A convincing win over the Rams trumps those close calls against the Vikings and Jaguars.3. Buccaneers (3-1, No. 2): Too many injuries on the defensive side of the ball could [more]

PFT’s Week Four 2021 power rankings

1. Rams (3-0, Last week No. 2): Based on Sean McVay’s reaction to taking the lead at halftime on Sunday, a Super Bowl win might cause him to spontaneously combust.2. Buccaneers (2-1, No. 1): As they proved last year, there’s nothing like a regular-season loss (or two) to set the stage for a postseason reversal.3. [more]

PFT’s Week Two 2021 power rankings

1. Buccaneers (1-0, Last week No. 1): The Bucs should abandon the blitzes and revert to the true Tampa Two scheme.2. Chiefs (1-0, No. 2): For the Chiefs, it’s never over until it’s over.3. Rams (1-0, No. 5): It will get harder and harder for Sean McVay to praise Matthew Stafford without necessarily throwing shade [more]

PFT’s Week One 2021 power rankings

1. Buccaneers: As always, the defending champs start on the top of the mountain. This year, it may take a while for someone to knock them off.2. Chiefs: They’ve addressed their biggest weaknesses, and they still have their biggest strength — the best player currently in the game.3. Bills: For all the vaccination dysfunction, Josh [more]

NFL sees attempted offseason workout boycott as a potential win

The NFL Players Association wants the rank and file to choose to not show up for offseason workouts. The NFL apparently wants to see them try.The league, we’re told, sees this as a potential win, a reminder that collective action for this specific unionized work force doesn’t work. The last time the NFLPA attempted to [more]

Jaguars announce hirings of Michael Davis, Drew Hughes for personnel staff

News dropped earlier on Tuesday morning that the Jaguars had brought in Trip MacCracken as director of roster management. Jacksonville has now confirmed that hiring, along with two others for General Manager Trent Baalke’s front office.Michael Davis has joined the organization as senior personnel executive and Drew Hughes is the club’s player personnel coordinator.“Mike, Trip, [more]

Ranking the available coaching jobs

Plenty of people in media rank open G.M. and/or coaching jobs. Even some of the candidates for those jobs (and sometimes their opinions are subject to change based on whether they get a given job). The topic of my own ranking of the open jobs has come up this week, on PFT Live and elsewhere.So [more]

Micah Hyde believes the Hail Murray helped the Buffalo Bills

The Bills entered their bye week after having a victory snatched from their grasp, via a last-second miracle throw from Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray to receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Neither team has been the same since then.The Cardinals, who were soaring at 6-3 after the Hail Murray, have lost four of six games. They could now [more]

PFT’s Week 17 2020 NFL power rankings

1. Bills (last week No. 2; 12-3): Four resounding wins in four straight nationally-televised games shows that the Bills are ready to win multiple games in January.2. Chiefs (No. 1; 14-1): That narrow win over Atlanta underscores that every playoff game will be a fight. They could still win every one of them.3. Packers (No. [more]