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2009 NFL Power Rankings

Posted on: February 5, 2009 3:44 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2009 7:28 pm
 

The NFL season may have just ended, but for my first official blog I would like to give a preview of next years NFL. I will give you my pre-season NFL rankings. Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers for winning the Superbowl, by the way.

         Pats1211 2009 NFL Power Rankings

1. Pittsburgh Steelers - The Steelers just won their 6th Super Bowl, and they are the fvorites to win a 7th next year. They have the best defense in the country, and Big Ben has evolved into probably the 3rd best QB of this era.

2. Carolina Panthers - Last year the Panthers dominated with the run, and that is exactly what they are going to do this year. Jonathan Stewart is now a more experienced back, which will make him even more deadly, especially in a 1-2 with DeAngelo Williams. Look for the Panthers atop the NFC next year.

3. Philadelphia Eagles - If you saw how the Eagles were able to end the year, then you know why I put them up here. I think that the Eagles will pick up some key free agents, and have a great draft. Expect them to knock the Giants off their perch in the NFC East.

4. New England Patriots - The Patriots didn't make the playoffs, but they showed they could come a tiebreaker away without a starting QB, not to mention losing Rodney Harrison, Adalius Thomas, and other members of the defense. Look for another good draft, and for the Patriots to make the playoffs with Tom Brady or with Matt Cassell.

5. Arizona Cardinals - After making it this far this year, we all know Arizona is a threat. I predict both Boldin and Warner will end up staying, so they will another dominant passing attack. They will use the off-season to patch up some serious holes on the defense, and will make a run deep into the playoffs, especially with the less-then-stellar NFC West.

6. New York Giants - Th Giants are a great all around team, and with the return of Osi Umenyiora, they will be great. I do not expect them to let Plaxico Burress to return though, and I don't think Eli Manning can do as well without him in the starting lineup.

7. Tennessee Titans - After a great season last year, I don't think the Titans will be quite so great again. Their "smash" (LenDale White) could not seem to be productive at the end of the year, and I don't think a young Chris Johnson could handle the entire runnung game by himself. The defense will be good, but not good enough to take them to the Super Bowl.

8. Baltimore Ravens - The Ravens will give the Steelers some serious competition in the north. Joe Flacco looked great last year, so imagine how good he will be this year. The defense will be steallar again, and I predict Ray Rice will be a great help in the running game.

9. Atlanta Falcons - Mike Vick who? Atlanta can bearly remember their fomer #1 draft pick. Nowadays it is all about Matt Ryan. Ryan can throw the ball much more acurately, and is the type of QB the Falcons need. Michael Turner will be back carrying the load and leading them to victory.

10. Indianapolis Colts - Many of you would expect them much higher, but I think the loss of Tony Dungy will hurt them. They will still make the playoffs though, with Peyton Manning throwing to Reggie Wayne all over the field. The defense is doing great as of late, and they could make a serious run in the playoffs.

11. Minnesota Vikings - Adrian Peterson seems to be the only bright spot for the Vikings. Their QB, whether Tavaris Jackson or Gus Frewrotte, is not a franchise QB, and their star defensive players get fined and into trouble. Look for a great personel change though, that will let them take over the north.

12. Chicago Bears - At one point last year, it looked like Chicago had a great QB in Kyle Orton, but then he got hurt and wasn't the same when he came back. Matt Forte is great, but will not be able to support this team, especially when thir defense is not how it once was.

13. Miami Dolphins - After a great season, 11-5, to come back from their horrendous 1-15 season, I do not think they will be able to have repeat results in 2009. People will be ready for them and the Wildcard now, so look out Ronnie Brown. They will make a run for the playoffs, but ultimately I see them on the outside looking in.

14. Denver Broncos - Finally someone from the AFC West., although it isn't who you might expect. I think that with new coach, Josh McDaniels, the Broncos will do great. Jay Cutler will work well with the new coach, and they will have an easy time winning the not-so-tough AFC West.

15. Green Bay Packers - Even though they wre 6-10 last year, I think the Packers will be much improved. Aaron Rodgers will be even better, and Ryan Grant can carry the load.

16. Washington Redskins - The Redskins are a good team, they just have to find a way to put all of the pieces together. Look for Clinton Portis to be back at the top of his game in 2009.

17. Houston Texans - The Texand did great last year, going 8-8 out of the blue. They had one of the most dominating offenses in the NFL, and Mario Williams is going to get better year after year. Steve Slaton was the best rookie running back last year, even better then C. Johnson and M.Forte. Kevin Wlater and Andre Johnson are great receivers, and they will definitely improve their holes on defense.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Buccaneers fans are still crying after their 4 game collapse last year. This years record will be close to the same, but around the same all year.Nobody, not Jeff Garcia or anyone will get this team into the playoffs.

19. Dallas Cowboys - Ya, I know the Cowboys are probably the most talented team, but they don't have the teamwork. Their whole team is all about ME, and Philips is a bad excuse for a coach. Their is too much talk on camera and not enough on the field.

20. Kansas City Chiefs - With new GM Scott Pioli, the Chiefs will be much improved, and overtake the Chargers in the West. I think Tony Gonzalez will stay, and it doesn't matter whether or not they keep Larry Johnson.

21. New Orleans Saints - The Saints are good, but they don't have the defense. They are in a now tough NFC Southy, and they will have to play the AFC East. They will have Drew Brees moments of greatness, but no playoffs.

22. San Diego Chargers - After just squeaking into the playoffs, I dont think the Chargers can accom[plish anything this year. Philip Rivers is all mouth, and Ladanian Tomlinson is not as good as he once was. You might say Darren Sproles can fill that gap, but I dont agree. Only the Raiders finish lower in the West.

23. Jacksonville Jaguars - I can't explain why, but they will continue last years slumps. Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Jones make a great 1-2, and David Garrard is a good QB, but they cant get it done.

24. San Francisco 49ers - Frank Gore is the bright spot of this team, and for success they will have to build there team around him. Unless they have a good off-season, they will end up near the bottom.

25. Buffalo Bills - The slump from last year continues. The Bills will only be able to beat the Jets in the east, and wont be able to compete with the NFC South. Sorry Biils, but I got no love for you.

26. Seattle Seahawks - This team has question marks all over the field and will not amount to much. They ight win a few games but not much.

27. Detroit Lions - Yup they aren't last, and they are going to win a game, actually about 4! The off-season will improve their team greatly, and they will be after almost every hot free agent. They dont have too tough of a schedule, and they are going to have a party after every win. Conbgratulations Detroit fans, you are going to win a game!

28. Cleveland Browns - In a tough NFC North, what can you expect from this team. They have to get ready for the future, instead of trying to bring in guys to get to the Super Bowl right away.

29. New York Jets - I know they went 9-7 last year, and I have them pretty low, but they are not going to be a great team. They will lose Brett Favre, or if he stays he will play like crap. The AFC East is good, and they have to play the NFC South.

30. Oakland Raiders - Unfortunately, Tom Cable will not get the time he needs to rebuild this team. It is going to take time, but Al Davis is going to fire anyone who wins less then 8 games.

31. Cincinatti Bengals - Not much too say. They need serious help, and not even /chad Johnson will be able to help them

32. St. Louis Rams - Marc ?Bulger is not a great QB, and Steven Jackson is the only good player. 1 or 2 wins is all to expect from this team.

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Comments

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 12:03 pm
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

Steeler bums enjoying our superbowl, yeah Giants really smacked us good, Ben tried to give you the game with 4 interceptions but it took an injury to our long snapper to give you a chance late in the 4th quarter and that vaunted run game had how many yards?  Steelers let Burress go for a reason he is immature, but he helped ya to a super bowl so be happy, Eli not the same without him.



chris8401
Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2009 11:35 am
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Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2009 7:46 am
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

I'm already going thru withdrawals and lists are fun, but this is silly and way too early.  You have the draft, free agency, and training camp.  However, one thing that should be considered for 09 is the schedule.  The NFC East and South play each other which could be brutal.  Possibly look for a team to emerge from one of the other two divisions to possibly get a bye in the playoffs.  




Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 12:48 am
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

Some one is hating a bit on Phillip Rivers. Maybe its because he lit up his Patriots for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns this year? Do you really think the Lions are going to be better than the Jets. They didn't win a game last year, did you not pay attention to football? Plus the Chiefs on top of the Chargers. This guy is completely out of his mind. There is no logic behind anything outside of the top 10.




Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2009 7:42 pm
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

Where are they now?!!! Oh I remember THEY were sitting around playing MADDEN09 To seee if their bets on the Cardinals were going to get them paid!! You are a moron. Maby you should TERRORIZE the A.O.L. chat rooms!! IDIOT. The STEELERS have the best chance of repeating the S.B. win of any team that won this decade!! Get used to seeing them as CHAMPS!!!!




Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2009 7:28 pm
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

Where are they now?!!! Oh I remember THEY were sitting around playing MADDEN09 To seee if their bets on the Cardinals were going to get them paid!! You are a moron. Maby you should TERRORIZE the A.O.L. chat rooms!! IDIOT. The STEELERS have the best chance of repeating the S.B. win of any team that won this decade!! Get used to seeing them as CHAMPS!!!!




Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2009 6:40 pm
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

Nice rankings. I would have to say that the chargers and cowboys don't belong in the top 10 at all. Every year is the Cowboy's year and look where they get to. And c'mon the Chargers didn't even belong in the playoffs this year.




Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2009 2:11 pm
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

Well i see there's been some problems with my comment. You can be serious with the Steeler's having a good chance at makin it back to the bowl next year. With all the teams lookin to get piece of that champs next season with Ben's current drop back and sack stat. You got to be crazy. I said it before and i'll say it again. The Steeler's allow more sack's then a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich packed lunched for preschooler's on a field trip. Playoff's are not in your future. You only got in due to Tom Brady's absence. How you figure the Eagles are gettin in there, they lost to the Cardinals cause they played the Giants the week before. The Steeler's aren't number #1 and with the very first loss of first game next season will prove my case.

San Diego, will be ready to get back on top, they got a quarterback, running back, tight end, and too solid wideouts. Even though the colts are losing some coaches, all the pieces are there.

Steeler bums. You remeber when the Giants came in your house took a big fat constitutional, smacked your wife on the butt and left. Yeah, I do




Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2009 11:20 am
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

Being a RAM fan yes I'm pissed off that you would rank them at 32,  They were bad last year, and I don't expect them to make the playoffs next year, but I do expect more than 2 wins.

Like everyone else has posted your a Patriot fan, so of course you're gonna rank the pats high.

Just remember your pats didn't make the playoffs this past year.  Was it becasue no Brady, or was it because NO FILM of teams signals and walkthroughs wasn't available to the team as in past years.

Talk about a non bias write up.




Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2009 3:14 pm
 

2009 NFL Power Rankings

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bet me money that only the Raiders will finish lower than the Chargers in the AFC West.  PLEASE!!!  That might be the single dumbest statement in this post. 

"Phillip Rivers is all mouth" is the statement of a lazy fan that gets his information from newspaper headlines, and ESPN highlights.  All you have to do is watch the guy play, look at his numbers, and check out his overall demeanor in every clip other than the one or two that everyone shows all the time.  Dude, is a leader, is humble, and doesn't even swear.



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