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Posted on: October 15, 2009 10:27 am
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 6

It is Thursday, October 15th and it is time again for the Mole & Meares NFL power rankings.  Our top 5 teams from last week didn't lose so there you won't see any new additions but you will see teams in different spots than last week.  Here we go.

1. New Orleans Saints (4-0) - The Saints had a bye last so they will remain atop of our rankings.  This week is when we find out how good they really are.  They will host the New York Giants on Sunday with the opportunity to solidify their spot as the best team in the NFC and maybe the entire NFL.  We might also get to see how they play when they aren't leading since we haven't seen that yet this year.

2. New York Giants (5-0) - The Giants took care of business last week against the Oakland Raiders in a blow out.  Eli Manning looked good and didn't seem to be bothered by his heel injury and got to sit out most of the second half so he will be fresh come Sunday.  They do look to be the most complete team in the NFC but will their defense be able to stop the high powered Saints offense on Sunday?  I think the key to them beating the Saints lays on the shoulders and legs of Brandon Jacobs.  If they can pound the ball and win the time of possession battle they will come out victorious and perhaps take over our coveted #1 position next week.

3. Denver Broncos (5-0) - The Broncos just know how to win.  They move up two spots this week with their defeat of the Patriots.  The Patriots were coming off their biggest win of the season against the Ravens and just got flat out outplayed by the Denver Broncos.  Now the Broncos head west for a Monday night showdown against the San Diego Chargers.  If they win they take a commanding 3 1/2 game lead in the division and will have surpassed everyone's expectations for the season. 

4.  Indianapolis Colts (5-0) - The Colts thrashed the Titans on Sunday night in their last match up before their bye week.  Peyton Manning continues to put up ridiculous numbers so far this season with his fifth consecutive game of at least 300 passing yards.  This guy is on his way to win consecutive MVP awards for the second time in his career.  If their defense keeps playing the way it has been this team is scary good. 

5. Minnesota Vikings (5-0) - The Vikings destroyed the St. Louis Rams last week 38-10.  What I find most interesting is they keep winning games without Adrian Peterson rushing for over 100 yards.  If Brett Favre can continue to protect the ball and not get his 40 year old body into trouble this team will compete for the NFC championship.  They have a huge test this week against the Ravens who have lost 2 in a row and will be looking for a much needed win.  Something tells me this is the week the Vikings will fall from the ranks of the undefeated.

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Meares
Posted on: October 8, 2009 1:36 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 5

Its Thursday, October 8th and here are the power rankings for the NFL through the eyes of Mole & Meares.

1. New Orleans Saints (4-0) - The Saints took care of business at home this past week against what was our 4th ranked team in the NFL, the New York Jets. What was surprising wasn't that they won but how they won, with defense. Everyone knows that the Saints have a high-powered offense but their defense is what has won them the past two games. If you would have told me that Drew Brees wouldn't have thrown a touchdown pass in the past two weeks, I wouldn't have though they would win. They are much improved from a year ago on the defensive side of the ball and that only makes them more scary. Oh, and by the way, they have yet to trail in any game yet this year...yeah, they are our number 1 team.

2. New York Giants (4-0) - The Giants remain as our number 2 team this week after a victory against the pathetic Kansas City Chiefs. Their schedule doesn't get any tougher this week as they play host to the equally pathetic Oakland Raiders. Steve Smith has definitely emerged this year as a dominant wide receiver, he leads the league in receptions through week 4. Their first true test of the year will come in week 6 against the New Orleans Saints. That is when we will find out if they are the real deal or not.

3. Minnesota Vikings (4-0) - They won last week's biggest hyped game in years. Brett Favre against his old team. But the biggest story of this game was the inability of the Packers offensive line to stop the Minnesota rush. Aaron Rodgers had absolutely no time to throw the football and Minnesota dominated them from start to finish. If Adrian Peterson stays healthy for the whole year this team could find itself playing for the Superbowl come February.

4. Indianapolis Colts (4-0) - The Colts quietly enter our power rankings this week at 4-0. They aren't spectacular but they find ways to win football games. Peyton Manning is off to his best statistical start of his career, that is incredible considering the stats he has put up throughout his career. Their running game is questionable and their defense can be susceptible at times to big plays but in my eyes they are still the favorite to come out of the AFC so far this year. It is very early to say this and it makes me sick to think about, but could we be in for a Manning vs Manning Superbowl?

5. Denver Broncos (4-0) - I can't believe that I am putting the Denver Broncos in the top five teams in the NFL but they are one of the 5 remaining undefeated teams and I will give them some respect coming off of a nice victory at home against Dallas. They have the best defense in the league based on points per game. They have a quarterback who doesn't turn the ball over and they have play makers on offense. They might only appear in these rankings for one week but I had to give them their due. They face a much improved New England team coming off their biggest win of the season last week. It should be an interesting game and we will definitely find out if Denver is as good as THEY think they are.

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Check back next week for our week 6 power rankings!

Mole & Meares
 
 
 
 
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