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NFL Power Rankings

Posted on: May 31, 2009 2:21 am
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1. New England Patriots - Two words. Tom Brady, and hes baaaack. He's not alone either, welcome vetrans Fred Taylor and Joey Galloway to the offense. Along with a younger defense in the draft. They had 4 2nd round picks. Also drafted 4 DTs in the draft. Bodden, Springs, and Butler will do fine at corner. The Pats are the real deal... again.

2. Philadelphia Eagles - Amazing Offseason. Jason Peters, Ellis Hobbs then Maclin and McCoy in the draft. Dont forget 5 rounders Ingram and Harris. The Eagles are going to have a deep dynamic offense and a solid defense. Tough divison.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers - You rebuilt your O-Line a little. But you lost McFadden, Washington, and Foote. Hopefully your secondary can step it up. Last year rookies Mendenhall and Sweed are looking for playing time. Big Ben is getting better every year.

4. Indianapolis Colts - You lost Dungy, thats big. But your still ok. You brought in Donald Brown he'll do good. If you can establish some running game and your defense stays healthy your set. I mean you have Peyton Manning.

5. New York Giants - Plaxico is gone. Theres about 5 WR who can play, someone must step it up. Nicks and Hixon look good. Jacobs is a beast. Your DL with Osi back is going to be amazing. Michael Boley is going to be good. Your front 7 is amazing. If Eli can put it together and get some WR involved your going to be set.

6. Arizona Cardinals - Your team last year + McFadden (cb) and Beanie Wells. You lost very little. No matter what Anquan does your going to be one of the best offenses.

7. Baltimore Ravens - Your looking good. Your lost Bart Scott. Oher was a good pick. Bringing in LJ Smith, Domonique Foxworth, Chris Carr, and Fabian Washington brings depth into your secondary. Flaccos in his 2nd year. Ray is getting older, is he the same Ray? Your looking like another strong season in Baltimore.

8. Tennessee Titans - Haynesworth < 100Mil. Theres 4 DT that are going to rotate and do better than Haynesworth. LenDale White and Chris Johnson will dominate. An improved passing game with the additons of Kenny Britt, Jared Cook, and Nate Washington will help. One of the best OL around. If the defense can dominate like it has the last few years look for a deep(er) playoff run.

9. Atlanta Falcons - Ryan will be lights out. Turner also. Improved OL. Young defensive players added but your secondary is looking a little weak now. But I still think your going to great in the NFC.

10. San Deigo Chargers - Two main guys are back from injuries Shawne Merriman and LaDainian Tomlinson if they can return wow. Your drafted Larry English who is very dynamic. What happened to Cromartie last year. If your players play how expected look for a completely different season that last year.

11. Chicago Bears - Jay Cutler is going to be great. Hes happy. He has some targets : Hester, Davis, Iglesias, Olsen, and Bennett (college bud). Recently signee Pisa Tinoisamoa adds an even stronger LB. Your defense is always solid. Forte will be great. Your looking good not to mention your have the easiest schedule.

12. New Orleans Saints - Drew Brees is great. Its up to Reggie to show what he can do if not Pierre Thomas might take over. As for defense you added Malcom Jenkins and Jabari Green and dont forget vetran safety Darren Sharper. You look like a surprise team this year but your on my radar.

13. Carolina Panthers - Everyone has the Panthers as a top 5 team, I don't see it. Yes theres DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart which everyone thinks is the best rushing game well its actually #4. Delhomme is 34/35 now. Steve Smith is great, Mushy is old. Jarrett is looking better. Lost a couple players in your secondary and Julius Peppers wants out. Your LBs are solid. I still see you as a good team but not an elite team.

14. Minnesota Vikings - Adrian Peterson is amazing, duh. Your WR are getting great Berrian, Harvin, Rice, and Wade the bad thing is you have Rosenfels who is too much of a risktake and a wannabe Vick in Jackson. Sharpers gone and can the Williams (DTs) stay out of trouble? Lucky that you have the 2nd easiest schedule.

15. Washington Redskins - Improved Defense with Haynesworth and Brian Orakpo along with a great secondary all around. Portis is always good. You have some young targets in Thomas, Kelly, Mitchell, and Davis can they step up. Hows Jason Campbell going to do or does Todd Collins get another chance... Colt Brennan? Chase Daniel?

16. Dallas Cowboys - T.O. is gone. Roy Williams and Witten its up to you. Romo can you even play without T.O? Barber / Felix are going to be great. Besides DeMarcus Ware your defense is weak.

17. Houston Texans - Your young, and doing better every year. Mario Williams, Steve Slaton, Andre Johnson, DeMarco Ryans and company are good. Your in a tough divison and your schedule is hard. Going to make a playoff push. Give it one more year and your set.

18. Green Bay Packers - Ryan Grant might be a fluke. Aaron Rodgers did pretty good. Im still not set on GB doing well. With the Vikings and Bears improving so much can you keep up?

19. Buffalo Bills - T.O. = N.O. He's going to do fine. But Lee Evans dont say a word all year. If you catch a ball your going to get yelled at. Lynch will miss some games. And your defense stepped up last year and will again. Look for a late playoff push.

20. Seattle Seahawks - Matt Hasselbeck is always hurt. Your defense has got a leader now in Aaron Curry. Your looking better but with an older OL and a QB whos always hurt its still going to be hard.

21. New York Jets - New Coach thats all defense. Sanchez I think is a bust. He started like 15 college games and had 3 good ones. Coles is gone, Thomas Jones will do alright. Bart Scott and Gholston might work well. Need some time tho.

22. Miami Dolphins - Wildcat + Pat White o my. To bad the DCs know its coming. And you have the hardest schedule. Your going to have trouble this year.

23. San Francisco 49ers - QB is wack. Gore is always hurt. Crabtree will do ok, Vernon Davis STEP UP. Your defense is looking nice tho.

24. Kansas City Chiefs - Cassell is going to make changes. Larry Johnson/Charles can run. Dwayne Bowe to throw too. You had a young offense and brought in two vetran LB, Thomas and Vrabel.

25. Cincinnati Bengals - OchoCinco is going to be mad. You added Coles. Your defense is still wack. Palmer is always hurt, and whos your RB?

26. Denver Broncos - You got help you needed on defense. But then you trade Dre Bly. You got a young D. And your starting QB is Orton, and is Marshall going to stay out of trouble. Moreno will be great.

27. Jacksonville Jaguars - MJD is now your #1 back, thats alot of wear and tear. Torry Holt is old and is not the savor. Garrard isn't so hot. Your defense is just ok. Also in a tough divison.

28. Oakland Raiders - DHB + McFadden + JaMarcus = Young Core. You have some offense, your D is slacking beside the best corner on the league. You'll sneak some wins.

29. Detriot Lions - Your going to win, finally. Lets name some new players: Stafford, Pettigrew, Delmas, Jon Jansen (OL), Bryant Johnson, Ronald Curry, Julian Peterson, Larry Foote, Phillip Buchanon,Eric King, and Anthony Henry. Along with the freak, Calvin and Ernie Sims your rebuilding starts out well. Good luck Jim Schwartz.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Your in so much trouble you can't even sell your season tickets. Your GM is already talking about blackouts. You have 3 aveage QBs and 3 average RBs. Winslow is still unproven. And you let go of Derrick Brooks. Going to be a long season.

31. St.Louis Rams - Re-Building Stage is now. Your have Marc Injury Bulger. Rebuilding your oline. You release Holt, Pisa, Pace. You've added some young keys. Steven Jackson will still have a decent year. But you wont win more than 3 games.

32. Cleveland Browns - You dont even know your QB. Braylon Edwards and Shaun Rodgers want(ed)out. No longer have a TE. Jamal Lewis is getting old. I can't even name 3 players on your D.

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Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2009 4:17 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

This guy is an idiot, he's not even paid by cbs! He sits in his mom's celler surfing the web eating a cheese sandwich. Some of the stuff that he writes doesn't even make sense. This guy know's nothing. He is so biased; no way we all should even give this article the time we have wasted on it thus far. Look at the write up for the Titans....Oh go figure; he's(or  she's) a Titan fan. Any power ranking with any merit to it has to give the number one spot to the steel curtain, I mean haven't they desearved it??  Anybody that has the time to spend on this without getting paid needs to take stock in their life...LMFAO!!!!



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2009 1:42 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

Its because that is how the NFL schedule works.  Each team in a division plays all the other teams in the division twice.  Thats 6/16 games alike.  Then each division plays each team from another division in the same conference.  Thats 10/16 games alike.  Then each division plays each team from a division in the other conference.  Thats 14/16 alike games.  That means if you pick any two teams from the same division they will share 14 of the same opponents.  Hence if a team in one division has a really easy schedule all the teams in that division will have an easy schedule.



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2009 11:56 am
 

NFL Power Rankings

just a note on your "easiest schedule" comments...funny the NFC north teams have the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd easiest schedules...only because the lions acount for two games at 0-32...it's a little deceptive



Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2009 11:13 am
 

NFL Power Rankings

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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2009 7:41 am
 

NFL Power Rankings

The Cleveland Browns as the worst team? Unbelievable.
Get ready for a major surprise this year. I guarantee they win 8 games. Absolutley guarantee 8 wins and that will put them somewhere in the middle of the pack...not the worst team.



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Posted on: June 22, 2009 10:23 pm
 

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Since: Jun 19, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2009 4:47 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

Not to beat a dead horse here but having the defending champs that lost NOTHING for a title team drop to 3 is an outrage! I understand the potential of the Eagles but cmon right now it's potential and not proven success.  I love how Eagles fans are so excited to have the rookie wideouts step in and play huge when the organizational history headed by Andy Reid has been preaching and preaching restraint in terms of counting on rookies as the basis of their success.  With this as the backdrop, how can we place Philadelphia over Pittsburgh??

Now on to the NFC North division.  How does adding Jay Cutler suddenly vault the Bears into the division frontrunner?? The fact is, I fully expect Cutler's numbers to fall dramatically from last season due to the lack of recieving talent on the Bears.  Outside of Devin Hester, who by the way has NOT proven to be a steady reciever in the NFL yet, who is Cutler throwing to? Moreover, how would you divide the 4500 yards among the Bears recievers? Tough to do.  Next, I'm so tired of hearing, "well the bears have a running game with Forte so Cutler will have a field day throwing." Cmon people. The facts are that the BRONCOS outrushed the BEARS last season they simply did this by committee.  How is Cutler going to benefit from LESS RUSHING and LESS TALENTED RECIEVERS?? I expect this to equate to Cutler throwing for 1500+ LESS yards next year and his INT rate to exponentially increase.  This division is the VIKINGS to lose as they have added a very skilled offensive weapon in Percy Harvin and it appears will have more options (Brett Favre) at QB than a year before.  Why underrate the VIKINGS and vastly overrate the BEARS??



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Posted on: June 22, 2009 4:04 pm
 

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Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2009 3:33 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings

You don't know enough about all the teams in the league to do a power ranking.  probably no normal fan does.  You don't have the time or the resources to become educated enough to do a good job ranking teams. 

Stick to commenting on the teams that you are able to follow closely and leave a topic like this alone.  You just end up pissing off a bunch of people, because you comment on their team and don't know anything about that team. 

So far, I have found 10 comments that are 100% wrong.  They are perhaps the opposite of the truth. 

When you write a post like this, you end up getting shredded by people who follow their team very closely, and being made to look dumb, because you don't have enough knowledge to compete with someone who is dedicated to one team.  Not sure which team(s) you follow closely, but like I said, stick to a narrower scope.  These kind of post just piss off a lot of people.



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