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NFL Power Rankings - Week 8

Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:50 am
 
For the first time all season there are no changes in our power rankings after this past week's games.  The only differences come in our honorable mentions with a couple of additions and subtractions but they couldn't find a way to crack into our top 5.  Here we go...

1.  Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1) - The Steelers went on the road to Miami on Sunday and squeaked out a victory against the Dolphins.  Some how the Steelers ended up on the correct end of a weird call by the referees, it seems this is a regular occurence for the Steelers.  Big Ben fumbled at the goal line and because the play was blown dead for what was determined at the time as a touchdown, there was no clear evidence of a recovery.  The Steelers got the ball back and kicked the winning field goal.  Tough loss for the Dolphins.  The Steelers will travel to New Orleans on Sunday night to face the struggling Saints.  The Steelers need to gear up to play the '09 Saints, not the current Saints if they want to win.

2.  New York Jets (5-1) - The Jets were the hottest team in the NFL going into their bye week, winners of 5 straight.  They should be well rested and healthy for their matchup this week against the struggling and hurting Green Bay Packers at the new Meadowlands stadium on Sunday.  Can they continue to play well and extend their winning streak to 6 games?  It should be an interesting match up for them on Sunday and I would expect the Jets to come out with a win.

3.  New England Patriots (5-1) - The Patriots traveled to San Diego this past Sunday to face the under performing Chargers.  They jumped out to an early and comfortable lead before having to hang on as the Chargers made a late comeback.  The Patriots avoided an overtime game when the game tying field goal doinked off the right upright.  I am still not 100% on board with the Patriots this year, their defense has been suspect at times and I am not sure if they can hold up for the entire season.  This week they face the Vikings in Foxboro.  Will Brett Favre play?  Does it matter?  I like the Patriots to win easily at home.

4.  Baltimore Ravens (5-2) - The Ravens played one of the toughest games of the week against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, yes, you read that correct, the Buffalo Bills.  The Bills took the Ravens to overtime but a great defensive play by who else, Ray Lewis, got the Ravens the ball deep in Bills territory for the game winning field goal.  The Ravens get a bye this week which will be needed after their difficult opening 7 games. 

5.  Indianapolis Colts (4-2) - The Colts have been battling injuries all season so the bye week came at just the right time for them.  They have a huge divisional game this week against the Texans in a rematch of week 1 where they lost in Houston.  This time it will be in Indianapolis, on Monday night, off of a bye week, against a Texans defense who has forgotten how to stop opposing teams.  I would put my money on Peyton Manning.

Honorable Mentions:  Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs

There is the top 5 teams in the NFL after week 7. Thoughts or opinions?  Feel free to leave a comment!  Also don't forget to visit my site, www.moleandmeares.com , to watch our weekly picks video and submit your week 7 NFL picks for a chance to win a weekly prize.

Meares
Comments

Since: Oct 28, 2010
Posted on: October 28, 2010 1:57 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 8

Don't under estimate Houston, or over estimate the Colts. I do believe you will see our defense tightening up. And also, the Colts have alot of injuries.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 28, 2010 1:01 am
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 8

I agree with jerzey on the G-men, this years format looks alot like the super bowl run a few years ago.  The angry colts guy is not really all there.  I would take the pats over the colts in a heartbeat.  I hate to tell you, but the colts just ain't what they used to be.  The old gray mare pun uside, there run is winding down.  No sin in that, it was a good one.  The Jets and Ravens just kinda sit there, like a couple of big fat cats on a fence, wondering which side they will fall on.  I like them both, but neither QB has given me that super bowl feel yet.  It is shaping up to be one heck of a year, and watch out for the teams you didn't give any chance before the season started.  I'm not saying the Chiefs,  rams, or seahawks will be hoisting the trophy, but may have something to say about who will.



Since: Oct 3, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2010 5:38 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 8

as much as i hate the giants, i think they deserve a spot in the top five. they have the best pass rush in the nfl



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2010 1:50 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 8

Gee - another Colts fan hating on the Patriots. That's a shocker. 



Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:26 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 8

What are you talking about with the bye week coming at the right time for Indy? Do you even pay attention to NFL news? They just lost 4 guys after the Skins game which the bye week does nothing to help them with.
The Pats being ranked #3 is a joke as well. They've had 3 games handed to them by the opposition making boneheaded mistakes and the other two they beat mediocre teams in Buffalo and Cincinnati....nothing New England has done thus far has been all that impressive.I know it is a league of average teams so far and they are 5-1 but I'd think a team like the Giants deserves to be ranked higher than them.


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