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Week 9 NFL rankings

Posted on: November 4, 2008 6:37 am
Edited on: November 5, 2008 11:34 am

These rankings combine statistical rankings, win/loss record, and h2h match-ups.  It's interesting to see how much these differ from Prisco's.  When I refer to scoring differential, I mean average points per game - average points allowed per game.

1. NYG: Have been as dominant as the Titans while playing a tougher schedule.

2. Ten: Second in the NFL in scoring differential (+12.1).

3. Pitt: Have been impressively consistent despite injuries.  Big Ben questionable for Indy game.

4. Car: 1st place team in a deep division.  Jake Delhomme deserves MVP consideration.

5. Was: Brutal loss last night may have exposed them.  Bye week came at opportune time.

6. Bal: Can plug in anyone at running back and get production.  Posses a world class defense and Joe Flacco is progressing nicely.  Definitely a team on the rise.

7. TB: Ugly win up in KC.  Inexcusable to surrender that many points to the Chiefs.

8. Chi: Hate to see Kyle Orton go down.  The Bears have played tough even in defeat, losing by a total of 6 pts. in three losses.  Look for some blowout defeats with Grossman.

9. Phi: The Eagles dominate the bad teams which is a marker of a high end team.  Only a h2h loss against the Bears (without Brian Westbrook) puts them at nine.

10. NYJ: Stifling run defense totally shut down the Bills and Marshawn Lynch.  Brett Farve's struggles are alarming though.

11. Ari: Best team in a horrendous division.  More production out of the running game and improved pass defense required to advance in playoffs.

12. Buf: Seem to do everything adequately and nothing well.  Says a lot of about today's NFL a mediocre team like Buffalo is ranked this highly.

13. Atl: Tough, physical team that dominates the line of scrimmage.  Matt Ryan is insanely good for a rookie QB.

14. NE: Blew that game against the Colts Sunday night.  Stupid challenges, dropped balls, and boneheaded timeouts cost them a win.

15. Min: Better play from the QB position has kept them in the division hunt.  A division title is their only path to the playoffs.

16. Mia: Tony Sparano coach of the year.

17. Dal: Have zero chemistry and play uninspired; a healthy Romo won't solve all their problems.

18. NO: Need more from the running game to control the ball and close teams in 4th quarter.

19. GB: Can't stop the run or run the ball effectively, which is unfortunate because Aaron Rodgers is playing like a pro bowler.

20. Ind: Like the Packers, the Colts can't run or stop the run.

21. Den: No surprise the Broncos have a pathetic run defense.  Big surprise they have an anemic running offense.

22. SD: Ted Cottrell out as defensive coordinator.  Let's see if Ron Rivera can capture his 06 form when he coached the Bears D to the Super Bowl.

23. Jac: Pitiful loss against the Bengals, need a miracle to make playoffs.

24. Hou: Matt Schaub out, Sage Rosenfels in.

25. Cle: Derek Anderson is horrendous.  That said, the timing of his demotion with only 2 days to prepare for a Thursday night game is plain idiotic.  Why not wait until after Thursday and use the long week to get Brady Quinn ready?

26. Sea: Unlike some backup QB's in this league Seneca Wallace can play.  Too bad Seattle has no offensive line nor wide receivers.

27. SF: Mike Singletary needs to keep his pants on.

28. Stl: No excuse to have a 29% 3rd down conversion rate with the talent they possess on offense.

29. Oak: Firing Lane Kiffin was a huge mistake.  JaMarcus Russell needs to get the heck out of there to develop into a top level pro quarterback.

30. Cin: Have played better than their record suggests.  Marvin Lewis may have saved his job for the remainder of the season with that win against the Jaguars.

31. KC: Tend to play tough at home and lay down on the road.

32. Det: Dan Orlovsky showed he can play.  His injury came at the worst possible time for the Lions.


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