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Wk 10 NFL Rankings

Posted on: November 11, 2008 8:33 am


These rankings take into consideration win loss record, statistical rankings, and head to head results.

1)     NYG: Most NFL analysts say the Giants are the best team in football.  I agree.<o:p></o:p>

2)     Ten: Until they go on the road and defeat a team as good as the Eagles or Steelers, they won’t take the top spot in these rankings.  Beating the Bears with Rex Grossman doesn’t count.<o:p></o:p>

3)     Bal: Are starting to score points in bunches; and when you combine that with their dominating brand of defense this team can be scary good.<o:p></o:p>

4)     Pitt: The injuries and first place schedule are starting to take a toll.  It doesn’t get any easier with games against the Chargers, Patriots, Cowboys, Ravens, and Titans remaining.<o:p></o:p>

5)     Was: The injury to Clinton Portis is a concern.<o:p></o:p>

6)     NYJ: Are probably the team that moved up the most in everyone’s rankings this week.  Handing the ball to Thomas Jones probably gives them their best chance to win.<o:p></o:p>

7)     TB: Get the nod over the Panthers and Falcons because they won head to head.<o:p></o:p>

8)     Car: Their offense looked awful at the Raiders.  Jake Delhomme’s MVP credentials took a blow.<o:p></o:p>

9)     Atl: Matt Ryan, along with Joe Flacco, are rewriting the rules on how teams handle rookie QB’s.<o:p></o:p>

10) Ariz: Will probably lock up the division in a couple weeks.  I still wouldn’t expect them to defeat a second place NFC East or NFC South opponent in a 1<sup>st</sup> round matchup though.<o:p></o:p>

11) Min: Brad Childress got off the snide and is now 1-7 against the Packers.<o:p></o:p>

12) Chi: Need Kyle Orton back in a hurry.  I don’t care if Rex Grossman knows how to handle the media, he makes some of the worst decisions with the ball I’ve seen from a professional quarterback.<o:p></o:p>

13) Phi: Andy Reid’s play calling has cost the Eagles at least two games this season.  Should be higher on this list.<o:p></o:p>

14) NE: Keep finding ways to win games.  There is not a lot that separates the Patriots from the Jets even though they’re 8 spots below.<o:p></o:p>

15) Mia: Almost everyone has pegged the Falcons Mike Smith as coach of the year, I disagree.  Tony Sparano has a team that was 1-15 last year in contention for the division title.  <o:p></o:p>

16) Dal: We’ll know more about the Cowboys after the game in Washington Sunday night.<o:p></o:p>

17) GB: Are wasting a historically good pass defense with their inability to stop the run.<o:p></o:p>

18) SD: Probably the best team in an awful division.<o:p></o:p>

19) Jac: Haven’t really played badly in their losses, have yet to lose a contest by more than 7 points.<o:p></o:p>

20) Ind: Need to run the ball better to regain status as an AFC contender.  Believe it or not, the 62 rushing yards they gained against the Steelers was a sign of improvement.<o:p></o:p>

21) Buf: Need to get more production from the running game. If that means benching Marshawn Lynch than so be it.<o:p></o:p>

22) NO: Outgained the Falcons by 160 yards and still lost.  Sean Payton’s decision to forgo a field goal attempt and pass on 4<sup>th</sup> down with 1:04 in the 2<sup>nd</sup> quarter was absolutely boneheaded.<o:p></o:p>

23) Den: Broncos defense made Brady Quinn look like Tom Brady.<o:p></o:p>

24) Cle: Curious play calling on final drive contributed to defeat Thursday night.<o:p></o:p>

25) Hou: Sage Rosenfels has a careless streak that costs his team wins.<o:p></o:p>

26) SF: Played much more inspired against the Cardinals.  However, and it seems like the theme of the week, questionable play calling and clock management on final drive denied them the win.<o:p></o:p>

27) Sea: Matt Hasselbeck will likely start this week against Arizona.<o:p></o:p>

28) Oak: Anemic offense wasted a solid performance by the defense, who picked off the Panthers 4 times.<o:p></o:p>

29) KC: Horrible decision to go for two at the end of the game when an XP would have sent the game to OT.  No surprise Herm Edwards has won 1 of his last 18 games with the Chiefs.<o:p></o:p>

30) Cin: Carson Palmer is doubtful for this week’s home game against the Eagles.<o:p></o:p>

31) Stl: Look horrendous in losses which is why they rank below the Chiefs and Bengals, their two wins notwithstanding.<o:p></o:p>

32) Det: Rod Marinelli sounded ridiculous when he said he’s not embarrassed by his team’s play.  If he’s not, he should be.<o:p></o:p>


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