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Week 13 Pigskin Prognostications

Last Week: 10-6 Overall: 71-58

This week should see some more blow outs:

Tennessee @ Detroit

Blow Out. Pick: Titans

Seattle @ Dallas

So far Thanksgiving football is not going to be much fun outside of Dallas and Nashville. Pick: Cowboys

Arizona @ Philadelphia

We think that the Eagles will finally show up this week given the primetime home game. Pick: Eagles

San Francisco @ Buffalo

The Bills are in a must win game the rest of the way if they want to sniff the postseason. They should get this one. Pick: Bills

Baltimore @ Cincinnati

I want to pick the upset here, but the Bengals are bad. Watch the spread though it might be closer than people think. Pick: Ravens

Indianapolis @ Cleveland

Quinn is out for the year and Anderson’s confidence might be shattered. Indy will make another statement. Pick: Colts

Carolina @ Green Bay

This might come down to who wants it more. Both didn’t look especially strong last week and we think the tundra will make the difference. Pick: Packers

Miami @ St. Louis

We have a weird feeling about this game, but not enough to pull the trigger. Pick: Dolphins

New Orleans @ Tampa Bay

Reggie Bush looks to play this week and while he may not be a fantasy wonder his first game back look for the Saints to play tough. Pick: Saints (upset special)

NY Giants @ Washington

As much as we think the Redskins will play strong, the Giants are just to far and away the better team. Pick: Giants

Atlanta @ San Diego

The Chargers are having a rough season and Atlanta his having the opposite. The Falcons run game will be too much for the Chargers. Pick: Falcons

Pittsburgh @ New England

The Steelers are hurting and the Pats are getting stronger. Is it a stretch to tell where this game is going? Pick: Patriots

Denver @ NY Jets

The Jets are playing the best football in the AFC right now while the Broncos are playing some of the worst. Pick: Jets

Kansas City @ Oakland

The Raiders are coming off a surprising blow out win against the Broncos and it should continue this week. Pick: Raiders

Chicago @ Minnesota

The Vikes got a huge win in Jacksonville last week and need another big one this week. They should squeak out a tight one. Pick: Vikings

Jacksonville @ Houston

The Jags are at an all time low and face an underrated and injured Texans team. Jack Del Rio will need to coach them up big time.

Pick: Texans


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Week 12 Power Rankings

32 (32). Detroit Lions (0-11)…What can you say? They had an opportunity being up by 17 to start the game and blew it again. Its starting to smell like the record books.

31 (30). Kansas City Chiefs (1-10)…Tyler Thigpen had his worst game and it spelled the worst lose ever for the Chiefs.

30 (29). St. Louis Rams (2-9)…The Rams had a two game winning streak against the NFC East. Now they are back to being bad…really bad.

29 (28). Cincinnati Bengals (1-9-1)…The 49ers were not a very good team coming into this game and the Rams made them look like contenders.

28 (27). Seattle Seahawks (2-9)…We get the feeling that this team has kinda quit. They almost beat the Redskins, but they really should have.

27 (31). Oakland Raiders (3-8)…Jamarcus only threw 11 passes and they scored 31. If only they could do that every week they would have clinched a playoff spot already.

26 (26). San Francisco 49ers (3-8)…Coach Singletary got his first win against the hapless Rams last week and now they are back to losing.

25 (22) Cleveland Browns (4-7)…After beating the Bills on Mon. night they promptly went back to the good old Browns.

24 (24). Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7)…What a disappointing season for the Jags. We like Del Rio, but have a feeling some changes are coming.

23 (25). Houston Texans (4-7)…When Schaub went down so did their season. They are moving in the right direction and will come out firing next year.

22 (13). Philadelphia Eagles (5-5-1)…The wheels are coming off the bus faster than fans could beat up Santa Claus this year. It will be the end of an Era in Philly.

21 (16). Denver Broncos (6-5)…What a painful loss for Broncos fans, but even worse you have to think that Shanahan is eating crow this week.

20 (21). San Diego Chargers (4-7)…We still think the Chargers are a better team than they are showing. especially when you consider how many games they have lost in the closing seconds.

19 (18). Green Bay Packers (5-6)…Had a chance to stay atop the division but the defense and the running game failed to show up again.

18 (23). Buffalo Bills (6-5)…They finally got back on the winning track and leave it to K.C. to build their confidence.

17 (20). Chicago Bears (6-5)…They can win their division on their own and they have to hope to get consistent offense every week.

16 (19). Minnesota Vikings (6-5)…The Vikes looked good this week and brought out the defense we all remember and love. Can they keep it up?.

15 (14). Washington Redskin (7-4)…They looked very average against a weak Seahawks team. It is always tough to cross country but do they still have that killer attitude?

14 (9). Miami Dolphins (6-5)…We still think this team with their schedule could make the playoffs, but their melt down was not a pretty sight.

13 (17). New Orleans Saints (6-5)…We just think they have a phenomenal offense and with Bush coming back they could be dangerous if they win the division.

12 (15). Baltimore Ravens (7-4)…This team dismantled the Eagles and look to keep their wild card hopes alive this week against the lowly Bengals.

11 (12). Dallas Cowboys (7-4)…They look good again and T.O. got his wish, but they fail to move up because everyone else is still running strong.

10 (5). Arizona Cardinals (7-4)…Even though they played a good game against the Giants, it is hard to imagine them traveling east in the cold and beating some of the better teams in the league.

9 (11). Atlanta Falcons (7-4)…What a turn around Matt Ryan has made. Will their youth be a problem along the way?

8 (10). New England Patriots (7-4)…The Pats have discovered another gem in Cassell, but some say he is just a product of the system…what does that make Brady?

7 (3). Carolina Panthers (8-3)…They looked over matched against the Falcons, but they are still ahead of them because I feel the same scenario would play out in their favor at home.

6 (7). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-3)…Quietly atop a tough division and their defense could be a strong plus once the playoffs role around.

5 (6). Indianapolis Colts (7-4)…The Colts are continuing to improve and look to be a dangerous team come playoff time.

4 (1). Tennessee Titans (10-1)…This is the where they fall because honestly we think the Steelers and Jets are better teams.

3 (4). Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3)…Tough tough defense, combined with an experienced offense built by leaders and you get a bonafide contender.

2 (8). NY Jets (8-3)…Right now I am not sure if anyone could beat them. Kris Jenkins has been so big that he is getting MVP consideration.

1 (2). NY Giants (10-1)…An all NY top two gives an excellent chance for a subway Super Bowl!!

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Week 12: The Good, The Lions and the Ugly

The Good We believe this was the week that the city of East Rutherford, New Jersey separated itself from the rest of the NFL. The Giants in the NFC and the Jets in the AFC have ascended to the leagues elite and coincidentally play in the same stadium. What Favre has done with the Jets was unexpected even for #4. He took a team that has been owned by some of the better teams in the league and built a healthy confidence that has them beating the elite of the league. On the defensive side, you could argue right now that DT Kris Jenkins is the defensive MVP of the league to this point. Bot these teams are going to be something to reckon with (especially the Giants who I do not see losing again the rest of the year).

The only true NY football team!

The only true NY football team!

The Lions The guys up in Detroit were severely teased this weak when the Lions went up 17-0 on the Bucs, only to blow the lead and proceed to get blown out the rest of the way. This is a very bad team and the more everyone says that they will win a game by the end of the year the more I believe they won’t.

In an effort to promote a winning program the Lions have made these Cowboys there preaseason Game 1 opponents.

In an effort to promote a winning program the Lions have made these Cowboys there preaseason Game 1 opponents.

The Ugly The situation in Philly is getting to a point where we believe it may spell the end of a decade long era in The City of Brotherly Abuse. Andy Reid and Donovn McNabb have had numerous winning seasons, three straight NFC championship births and a Super Bowl appearance, but in the “what-have-you-done-lately” NFL it is all for naught when you start losing. Losing is actually one thing, but the Eagles are self destructing and making a mockery of the organization. After the rule not heard round the world last week, they did not even bother to show up this week and McNabb was subsequently benched in the middle of the game for the even more inept Kevin Kolb. Mcnabb will most likely be leading another team next year, but we think Reid will be out of football for a few years after this disaster. Its too bad because they both have done a lot for football.

This Eagle has a better chance at starting at QB next year.

This Eagle has a better chance at starting at QB next year.

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Week 12 Pigskin Prognostications

Last Week: 9-6 Overall: 61-52

This week:

Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati

. Pick: Steelers

Tampa Bay @ Detroit

. Pick: Detroit (Upset Special)

NY Jets @ Tennessee

. Pick: Titans

Buffalo @ Kansas City

. Pick: Bills

Chicago @ St. Louis

. Pick: Bears

New England @ Miami

. Pick: Patriots

Minnesota @ Jacksonville

. Pick: Vikings

Philadelphia @ Baltimore

. Pick: Eagles

Houston @ Cleveland

. Pick: Browns

San Francisco @ Dallas

. Pick: Dallas

Oakland @ Denver

. Pick: Broncos

Washington @ Seattle

. Pick: Redskins

NY Giants @ Arizona

. Pick: Giants

Carolina @ Atlanta

. Pick: Falcons

Indianapolis @ San Diego

. Pick: Colts

Green Bay @ New Orleans

. Pick: Packers

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Week 11 Power Rankings

32 (32). Detroit Lions (0-10)…They are getting closer to a win, but the schedule really doesn’t help them.

31 (31). Oakland Raiders (2-8)…Not a lot going for this team as Russell is making some worried that he might not be the guy.

30 (30). Kansas City Chiefs (1-9)…We thought they may upset the Saints and they made a game of it for a while, but Brees and Co. were a little too much.

29 (29). St. Louis Rams (2-8)…The 49ers were not a very good team coming into this game and the Rams made them look like contenders.

28 (28). Cincinnati Bengals (1-8-1)…A tie just looks stupid in the standings, but it may have been a win for the Bengals.

27 (27). Seattle Seahawks (2-8)…Matt Hasselback’s rant may have been out of frustration, but can you blame him?

26 (26). San Francisco 49ers (3-7)…They got a much needed victory…Singletary’s first…but this team still is not very good.

25 (24) Houston Texans (3-7)…There may be a few teams that rely on their QB more…but not many.

24 (21). Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6)…The Jags had some high expectations coming into the year and may be the most disappointing team to date.

23 (17) Buffalo Bills (5-5)This team started off smoking and has since been extinguished. Four losses in a row has just about ended their hopes for postseason play.

22 (25). Cleveland Browns (4-6)…Quinn got his first win as a pro and now the Browns fans will expect it to be improved upon. don’t forget he is basically a rookie.

21 (18). San Diego Chargers (4-6)…The Chargers played tough this week at Pittsburgh and came up just short. It may be a long off season for Bolts fans, but they should bounce back next year.

20 (15). Chicago Bears (5-5)…The Bears looked bad as Ryan Grant ran all over them and exposed what many thought was their greatest strength. What can this team do to get consistent?.

19 (20). Minnesota Vikings (5-5)…The Vikes may lose their top defensive tackles to suspension and it could spell doom for a team scraping to get to the top of the division.

18 (23). Green Bay Packers (5-5)…Some feel the Pack have the inside track on the division title, but with three teams at 5-5 it will be interesting to see if they can arise to the occasion.

17 (22). New Orleans Saints (5-5)…The Saints avoided the upset and are still in it by a thread in the NFC, but they need Bush back badly.

16 (19). Denver Broncos (6-4)…The Broncos stayed ahead of the Chargers in the West and have all but wrapped up the West (though they may be the worst division winner in football).

15 (13). Baltimore Ravens (6-4)…The Ravens were exposed against a good team once again and they most likely will be on the outside of the playoff picture down the road.

14 (8). Washington Redskins (6-4)…The Redskins did not look very strong against the Cowboys this week and may have taken a back seat to the boys in the Wild Card race.

13 (10). Philadelphia Eagles (5-4-1)…I really don’t have to mention it…do I?.

12 (16). Dallas Cowboys (6-4)…The Cowboys got Romo back this week and not a moment too soon. This victory may go a long way.

11 (9). Atlanta Falcons (6-4)…Matt Ryan is not only locking up the ROY award, but has entered the MVP discussion as well.

10 (12). New England Patriots (6-4)…Matt Cassel made a ton of money last Thursday and looks to keep the Pats in the mix the rest of the year.

9 (14). Miami Dolphins (6-4)…I can’t say enough about the legacy of Parcells. His disciples include Belichik, Coughlin and Sparano…’nuff said.

8 (11). NY Jets (7-3)…The Jest proved to be the best team in the AFC East this week and look to stay atop the division the rest of the year.

7 (7). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)…The Bucs lost Ernest Graham for the season and now all hopes ride on a luxury automobile.

6 (6). Indianapolis Colts (6-4)…The Colts are continuing to improve and look to be a dangerous team come playoff time.

5 (5). Arizona Cardinals (7-3)…What will the Cardinals do when they have to go east in the snow…Lose???.

4 (4). Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3)…Did the refs do something to keep the spread under control? Not likely but a lot of people were upset this week.

3 (3). Carolina Panthers (8-2)…Are the Panthers a top tier team? We believe they are and are under the radar enough to make some noise.

2 (2). NY Giants (9-1)…I am running out of things to say about how this is a complete team with almost no weaknesses. Amazing that they are missing their best defensive player as well.

1 (1). Tennessee Titans (10-0)…We called this one and we are not sure if the Jets have enough to upend them either.

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Week 11: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good

Once again the Tennessee Titans proved all their naysayers wrong by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars and just about clinching their division. The Defense has been stingy and the offense is, believe it or not, getting better and mor efficient. The Indianapolis Colts are continuing their surge up the Wild Card ladder and Peyton Manning is returning to for. Tell us…would you want to play the Colts in January? We have to give the Lionesses a bit of due for their tough play against the Carolina Panthers. They did not get the win, but it looks like every week they will turn it up in an effort to not go winless this season.

The legendary Dolphins are getting concerned about their annual celebration being threatened again.

The legendary Dolphins are getting concerned about their annual celebration being threatened again.

The Bad

The Oakland Raiders continue their assault on futility by losing in the final seconds to the Dolphins after Miami played a miserable game. Leading the league in penalties has not been good (as it has in the past) for the Raiders and one can only guess how many more coaches and players will ruin their careers in the Bay area. Tonight’s Monday Night Football game is not exactly a barn burner, but we feel they will hopefully entertain us. It could be an ugly game and we are not sure if many will be watching.

This photo was found in Jerry Jones's "to-do" list for this week.

This photo was found in Jerry Jones's "to-do" list for this week.

The Ugly

Accusations stirred this week in Pittsburgh as to the nature of the outcome of the Steelers-Chargers game this Sun. afternoon. In the final seconds in a feeble attempt to score the Chargers started tossing the ball around like a hot potato and finally bumbled int the arms of Troy Polamalu who ran it in for a score. The problem is the refs called it an illegal forward pass…which it clearly wasn’t, and took off from the scoreboard the touchdown…which it clearly was. Some are saying that in an effort to manipulate the spread the officiating crew decided on some improprieties at the wrong moment. If this even hints of foul the NFL could be in trouble and needs to nip it in the bud lightening fast before it gets out of control. Was it blatent? You be the judge.

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Week 11 Pigskin Prognostications

Last Week: 7-6 Overall: 52-46

This week:

NY Jets @ New England

The Jets are riding high after their drubbing of the Rams last week, but they come into Foxboro to play a stingy Pats team that doesn’t give up much and scores just enough. Pick: Patriots

Denver @ Atlanta

Mike Smith has his guys on a role while Mike Shanahan has his guys rolling backwards. Pick: Falcons

Philadelphia @ Cincinnati

The Eagles will travel this week and face a Bengals team that is just looking to save some face this week. It is not likely to happen against a tough Eagles team. Pick: Eagles

Chicago @ Green Bay

Good game, good rivalry, should be interesting. This is the oldest rivalry in football and hopefully we will see another chapter in the book between these two teams. Pick: Bears

Houston @ Indianapolis

This is a Texan team that has a lot of talent and some real weapons, but injuries and inexperience have doomed their season. Indy is on a role and we believe they will be right there at the end of the season. Pick: Colts

New Orleans @ Kansas City

The Saints look like they will have to wait another week for Reggie Bush to return. K.C. has been close in recent weeks and Tyler Thigpen is coming into his own. Pick: Chiefs (Upset Special)

Oakland @ Miami

Here we have a Raiders team that is so far into rebuilding that the foundation hasn’t even set yet. The opposite may be true for a Miami team is turning heads and making Sparano a Coach of the Year candidate. Pick: Dolphins

Baltimore @ NY Giants

Heard on the radio here in Baltimore that this is being as a possible Super Bowl preview. What a joke! This is one of the most homer cities I have ever been in. Pick: Giants

Minnesota @ Tampa Bay

Minnesota got some luck last week in beating Green Bay and will need some more playing a Bucs team coming off of a bye week and is well rested. Pick: Buccaneers

Detroit @ Carolina

Could this be the week that Detroit comes of the winless track? Not likely. Pick: Panthers

St. Louis @ San Francisco

In a game for a high draft pick, Mike Singletary has his best shot at picking up his first victory as head coach. We think his team will rise up for him. Pick: 49ers

Arizona @ Seattle

The Cardinals have struggled some on the road but face a injury plagued Seahawks team this week. Matt Hasselback returns but it may not be enough. Pick: Cardinals

San Diego @ Pittsburgh

The Chargers are the most disappointing team of the season, but still have lots of weapons and a drive to win. We believe that a hurting Steelers team might be in for a tough game. Pick: Chargers

Tennessee @ Jacksonville

In one of the best opportunities to hand the Titans their first loss, Jack Del Rio will have his boys ready to play the division leaders. Many are picking the Jags to upset the Titans and that is when we feel the Titans are at their best. Pick: Titans

Dallas @ Washington

Big game up in the Nation’s Capitol this weekend. The rivalry should heat up with the return of Romo, but we feel that the problems in Big D were there before he got hurt and should be there as he returns. Pick: Redskins

Cleveland @ Buffalo

We have picked the Bills the last three weeks in a row and they have disappointed. We know they are at home and on a three game losing streak but something just doesn’t feel right about this game. Pick: Browns

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The BCS isn’t that bad

It always amazes me how short memories can be. It was not to long ago that people were clamoring for a new system away from the one where two separate poles were the only factors in determining a national champion. When I was a child it was the AP and UPI poles that selected a title and many times a different team was anointed from each pole. Later the USA Today/CNNSI Coaches Pole was adopted to be a different voice to the writers and still we had split champions. So in comes the Bowl coalition and develops our current BCS system based on poles, computers and a percentage of the two. How this is exactly figured out is unknown to me, but what is apparent is a load collective scream calling for a new system, one with a playoff, and decrying the current one. Will a “plus 1” or a playoff solve a few problems? Yes. Will it bring in its own mess of issues as well? YES.

What you will have is an outcry from small schools who don’t get a shot at a playoff spot or the 7th or 9th ranked teams spilling on about how unlucky and unfair the current system is in keeping them down.

The current excuses for not instituting a playoff coming from the alliance are insulting and a mockery at best. Class time, history, too many games, etc. are all lame excuses to hide the real source of unrelenting….MONEY.

If a playoff system could be developed where the universities and the allaince were set to make numerous gains, you can believe they would accept it in a heart beat and throw class time, tradition and athlete safety out the window. The TV contracts and schools income are thought to be at risk with the advent of a playoff and the main people in contempt of the idea are the university presidents.

In the end the system we have has done a pretty good job of sifting through the rubble and crowning a worthy champ. The only time in the last 9-10 years where I feel they went wrong was an undefeated SEC Champ Auburn team getting denied a shot to play for the title. Other than that it has turned out mostly favorable. Just last year no one really argued with a suffocating LSU team as champs and the year before (outside of Michigan who absolutely deserved NO shot ahead of a team they lost to or the SEC champs) everyone agreed that Florida was the most dominating team in the country.

What we need is to stop treating college football like a narcissistic conceded man treats his girl, and cease to attempt to better-deal the system whenever we become discontent with the current scenario. I for one feel that my team (The Gators) are in the hunt every year and just need to win their games…huh could it be that simple?

Just win your games!

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Week 10 Power Rankings

32 (32). Detroit Lions (0-9)…Not only are they winless, but other bad teams are mocking them during play.

31 (31). Oakland Raiders (2-7)…They have one more win than a few other teams, but believe us they are this bad.

30 (30). Kansas City Chiefs (1-8)…The Chiefs played hard against a desperate Chargers team and almost came up big. Herm Edwards made the right move despite Broncos fans clamouring for a PAT.

29 (26). St. Louis Rams (2-7)…The Rams are reeling after two silid victories. This team has a lot of problems and may be rebuilding for a few more years.

28 (28). Cincinnati Bengals (1-8)…This is a season to forget about. What they need to do in moving forward is stop selecting walking disasters and start using some character guys.

27 (29). Seattle Seahawks (2-7)…The Seahawks have had an injury bug plague this season, but something tells us they would not have been very competitive at full strength either.

26 (27). San Francisco 49ers (2-7)…The 49ers fought valiantly last night, but in the end the coaching staff found a way to squander it by letting their weakest rusher attempt a dive from 2 1/2 yards out. That is why they have seven losses.

25 (25) Cleveland Browns (3-6)…The team is squabbling and some are claiming others quit this week. Romeo Crennel can hear his clock ticking faster and faster.

24 (24) Houston Texans (3-6)…The Texans can not win without Schaub and it may be a few more weeks until he comes back.

23 (18). Green Bay Packers (3-6)…It is hard to believe the Packers were 3-0 at one point as injuries and inexperience have tanked their season.

22 (16). New Orleans Saints (4-5)…The Saints have a potential MVP QB, but really not much else and this season has become one of disappointment and patience until next year.

21 (23). Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5)…The Jags save some face this week by beating the hapless Lions, but Jack Del Rio has to be wondering what went wrong.

20 (22). Minnesota vikings (5-4)…The Vikes got by the Packers and kept their division hopes alive. A.P. seems to be coming on and that could mean a late season push.

19 (21). Denver Broncos (5-4)…We can’t help but feel that the Broncos are a dangerous late season team if the defense starts to play at only 25%. Cutler can’t do it all by himself yet.

18 (20). San Diego Chargers (4-5)…The Chargers saved their season by stopping a gutsy Chiefs team who went for two to win the game on the road. They pretty much need to win out with only a one game margin of error.

17 (12). Buffalo Bills (5-4)…The Bills are tanking right along with a QB that has looked not even a shade of his early form. Can they pick it up with a easy three game stretch against a combined 6-21 opponents?

16 (17). Dallas Cowboys (5-4)…They get Witten and Romo back this week which is good enough for a one spot jump in our books.

15 (9). Chicago Bears (5-4)…The Bears looked out matched against a superior opponent especially without their top QB.

14 (19). Miami Dolphins (5-4)…This is a team that could potentially be a worst to first story. If they keep playing well the possibilities are endless.

13 (15). Baltimore Ravens (6-3)…The Ravens are surprising a lot of people and Willis McGahee once again showed how much of a POS he really is. After potentially losing his starting job he played the game of the season. Where was this all along?

12 (14). New England Patriots (6-3)…The Pats look solid, but we fear that under some pressure Cassell might not have the same poise.

11 (11). NY Jets (6-3)…The Jets do not get to move up for destroying the Rams. Everyone destroys the Rams.

10 (5). Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)…The Eagles are a strong team that would be dominating most divisions, but like the SEC in college these teams in the NFC East just keep beating each other up.

9 (10). Atlanta Falcons (6-3)…The can run, they can pass, they can play defense. Can Mike Smith coach this young group to the playoffs? Yes!

8 (7). Washington Redskins (6-3)…We are just not that confident that this team has the guts to take it to the next level. They are playing well and need to sustain it for their own confidence and ours.

7 (6). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)…The Bucs had the week off and needed it after almost blowing a game to a inferior team. They need to come out strong after the bye and strike some fear into opponents.

6 (13). Indianapolis Colts (5-4)…The team no one hopes makes the playoffs and can you blame them? Would you want to face Manning and Sanders in a one game do or die?

5 (8). Arizona Cardinals (6-3)…This is a scrappy team that has a lights out offense. Problem is can they be consistent away from the desert? Not sure yet, but they all but have the division wrapped up.

4 (3). Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)…The Steelers should have won the game against the Colts had Big Ben not handed them the game. He took the blame and is a true leader for doing so. No w quit making mistakes and the conference could be yours.

3 (4). Carolina Panthers (7-2)…The Panthers are quietly winning a lot of games and sit atop the strong NFC South. They look to be in good shape as John Fox has them believing they could win it all.

2 (2). NY Giants (8-1)…A lot of people are hopping on the band wagon and making these guys #1, but I think you have to give credit to an undefeated team and the second they lose the Giants will reclaim the top spot.

1 (1). Tennessee Titans (9-0)…The Titans have a scary easy schedule the rest of the way. Problem is teams will be gunning for them. Fisher and Collins have this team playing elite football.

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Week 10: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good

It is an interesting turn of events when a preseason favorite to win the Super Bowl is in last place in their division and, after losing your all-world defense end and being the defending champs, you find yourself atop the conference standings and looking every bit the title holders you are. The NY Giants have been thoroughly beating all comers and it is going to be a tough road through the Meadowlands in the NFC. The Titans continue to be undefeated and their schedule is not getting any tougher. Finally, the Jets, Patriots and Dolphins have been riding high on good wins and it may be a long shot, but we believe both Wild Cards will come from this division (unless the Colts go on an extreme role).

The Giants, Cowboys, Readskins and Eagles, in a height chart that shows ascendency.

The Giants, Cowboys, Readskins and Eagles, in a height chart that shows ascendency.

The Bad

The San Diego Chargers came into this season a favorite to represent the AFC in the big dance, but now it seems that they are another over-hyped team to go along with a multitude of other predictions-gone-wrong, which is what makes the football a beautiful game. The Bolts almost lost at home the the lowly Chiefs and still remain under .500. The good news is that in what may be the worst division, the playoffs are still a reality and who knows what may transpire in the second season.

This picture is just too funny.

This picture is just too funny.

The Ugly

Just when the Rams came out and beat a few teams they have now regressed to a lower state than when the season started. Getting obliterated by the NY Jets, was ugly and over before the kick-off even took place. This is a team that has talent on offense and just can’t seem to get any consitency or cohesion. It was a good thing they got destroyed this week as it did keep me from commenting on the Lions again.

The new mascots for the Rams are feeling rather sheepish hehe.

The new mascots for the Rams are feeling rather sheepish hehe.

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