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.
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.
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.