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Week 15 Power Rankings

32 (32). Detroit Lions (0-14)…Well they tied the record for futility and now go for infamy.

31 (31). St. Louis Rams (2-12)…Marc Bulger probably won’t return as the starter and it may be a while before we see the “greatest show on turf” again.

30 (29). Oakland Raiders (3-11)…Tom Cable is upset that Lane Kiffin is raiding the staff. He should worry more about finding his own job next year.

29 (27). Kansas City Chiefs (2-12)…The Chiefs somehow found a way to lose this game and in the process sealed the fate of the staff.

28 (26). Cleveland Browns (4-10)…This is a team in distress and most likely will have an overhauling in the off season. Lets hope they are still bad because it is more fun that way.

27 (30). Cincinnati Bengals (2-11-1)…Not sure if they were more impressive in the win or the Redskins more disappointing in the loss.

26 (28). Seattle Seahawks (3-11)…Mike Holmgren is retiring after the season and we feel for the coach who has to come into this mess.

25 (25). Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)…The are probably better than the teams behind them but not by much.

24 (24). Green Bay Packers (5-9)…Its hard to believe they started out 3-0.

23 (23). Buffalo Bills (6-8)…Can this team find more creative ways to lose, Jauron is a snake for signing his extension after the game and hopefully Wilson will fire him anyways.

22 (20). Washington Redskins (7-7)…Like the Bills and Packers, they started hot and have faultered, but we believe Snyder will stick with Zorn.

21 (21). San Francisco 49ers (5-9)…The team believes in Singletary…does the ownership?

20 (16). Washington Redskins (7-6)…Dissension once again for Snyder’s club. McGahee, Portis, what is it about UM RBs that always have to complain?

19 (17). Denver Broncos (8-6)…Not sure about this team, but everyone wants to play them in the first round.

18 (9). New Orleans Saints (8-6)…We admit they were too high in our rankings. Many believe that Thomas is better than Bush.

17 (18). Chicago Bears (8-6)…The Bears have the outside shot at the playoffs and will most likely be emliminated this week even though they play the Packers.

16 (19). Houston Texans (7-7)…They could be the trendy pick next year and we think they are on the right track, Schaub to Johnson could be a dynamic combo for years to come.

15 (8). Arizona Cardinals (8-6)…Been faultering a bit lately and if they can’t figure out how to win on the road it will be a short post season.

14 (16). Philadelphia Eagles (8-5-1)…After all the talk about the tie, it may be the thing that gets them into the playoffs.

13 (12). NY Jets (9-5)…Keeping pace, the Jets lucked out this week and didn’t look as good as we thought.

12 (14). New England Patriots (9-5)…They may have the easiest road to the playoffs, but Miami and the Jets won’t quit.

11 (13). Miami Dolphins (9-5)…Their wins are not impressive but they are wins and that is all that matters.

10 (15). Dallas Cowboys (9-5)…The Cowboys are playing well again and that is nt good news for the Giants.

9 (7). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-5)…What an amazing division and too bad someone will miss out on the playoffs…our bet is the Bucs.

8 (11). Minnesota Vikings (9-5)…They are the hot team right now, but recieved bad news that Pat Williams is out at least until the playoffs.

7 (6). Baltimore Ravens (9-5)…What a fight the Ravens put up against the best defense in football. Although they came out on the short end of a controversial play they remain in the hunt.

6 (10). Atlanta Falcons (9-5)…By land or by air this team can do it all…and with a rookie QB and first year starting RB.

5 (3). NY Giants (11-3)…It is naive to think they wouldn’t miss Plax and with Jacobs hurt, this team isn’t the same.

4 (1). Tennessee Titans (12-2)…The Texans are good, but they should have won this game.

3 (5). Carolina Panthers (11-3)…This team is for real and has enough to win it all.

2 (4). Indianapolis Colts (10-4)…the Colts are the hot AFC team and Manning is most likely the MVP after bringing them back…look out!

1 (2). Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3)…The formula is there: stifling defense, accurate smart QB, power running game and smart coaching.

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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 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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Week 9: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good

We believe that the Giants, Steelers and Titans have separated themselves from the rest of the teams at the half way point in the season. Each of these teams have garnered impressive wins over good teams and are currently atop of their respective divisions. Big Ben’s injury may have some short term repercussions but generally the Steelers will be a force and, as of right now, I believe will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. You may ask “huh, but the Titans are undefeated…why no love?” The answer is the QB position. Ben Roethlisberger has the experience and the youth and will most likely overcome a solid, but risky option in Kerry Collins. The Giants really do not have much competition to match them on all sides of the ball. Even without the services of Osi, they have dominated opponents and made a case to remain champs.

Head Coach Jeff Fisher recently revealed his past as a 80s porn actor is what he attributes his success (and mustache) as a coach too.

Head Coach Jeff Fisher recently revealed his past as a 80s porn actor is what he attributes his success (and mustache) as a coach too.

The Bad

The Broncos and the Bills have seemingly taken a turn for the worse since the beginning of the season. After starting 4-1 the Broncos have decided to give up about 7,000 yards a game enroute to a .500 record. The Bills started 5-1 and have since dropped two straight commencing with the start of their division schedule. Both teams had playoff expectations after metoeric starts and have now returned to the pack. It remains to be seen whether the ship will be righted and these teams can make the push to the post season.

A rare photo of Mike Shanahan before extensive plastic surgery.

A rare photo of Mike Shanahan before extensive plastic surgery.

The Ugly

Once again the Detroit Lions found a way to lose a game where they were seemingly in control. With few excuses and a willing owner, they need to turn it around soon or risk losing what little support they have left. In next years draft, many people are calling Drew Stafford the next #1 overall pick and most likely the Lions next disaster. If Stafford brings in his big arm it may make a difference and who knows what a true franchise QB can do for even the Lions. Lets hope it doesn’t take an 0-16 year to get, but if you look at their remaining schedule we might see another record first this year.

Rod Marinelli has been seen practicing for his post-Lions gig.

Rod Marinelli has been seen practicing for his post-Lions gig.

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