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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 14 Power Rankings

32 (32). Detroit Lions (0-13)…We can hear it now “with the first selection in the 2009 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select (enter name of bust here).

31 (31). St. Louis Rams (2-11)…Marc Bulger seems to have lost his touch and the Rams may go in another direction next year.

30 (30). Cincinnati Bengals (1-11-1)…T.J. Houshmanzadeh said that he or Chad Johnson will not be with the team next year…What are the odds he prays every night for it to be him?

29 (29). Oakland Raiders (3-10)…Jamarcus Russell is slowly becoming a, you know the B-word, no not Bitch (well maybe…), bust.

28 (28). Seattle Seahawks (2-11)…What an effort Deion Branch put forth against his old team. Now if only all the Seahawks were former Patriots.

27 (27). Kansas City Chiefs (2-11)…Tyler Thigpen has had a good year considering the talent level, but we think they will still bring in someone to challenge him and Croyle next year.

26 (26). Cleveland Browns (4-9)…The Browns are giving Josh Cribbs reps at QB and reports are that Crennel will be fired next year. This was a difficult year for the dog pound.

25 (24). Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9)…And the award for the most disappointing team goes to…well the San Diego Chargers, but these guys are second.

24 (23). Green Bay Packers (5-8)…This team started hot and has since cooled (wow that was cliche).

23 (21). Buffalo Bills (6-7)…I can’t do it.

22 (22). San Diego Chargers (5-8)…Right now they would beat the Bills.

21 (24). San Francisco 49ers (5-8)…Mike Singletary is doing a commendable job and should be rewarded with an extension…now can they find their QB?

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 (20). Houston Texans (6-7)…This team is a completely different club with Matt Schaub running the show.

18 (18). Chicago Bears (7-6)…No identity + inconsistency = NO PLAYOFFS!

17 (17). Denver Broncos (8-5)…This team will win the division by default, but we have no confidence in them.

16 (19). Philadelphia Eagles (7-5-1)…Knocked off the Giants and Cardinals in consecutive weeks and all of the sudden look like a threat again. Will it be too little too late?

15 (9). Dallas Cowboys (8-5)…Barber is hurt and his toughness is being questioned, T.O. is deceptively quiet and Wade Philips is shitting himself on the sidelines every week.

14 (15). New England Patriots (8-5)…They have the easiest road left and two of their division mates will be disappointed when they miss out on the playoffs.

13 (14). Miami Dolphins (8-5)…Somehow they are scraping out victories, but even if they win out it may not be enough.

12 (7). NY Jets (8-5)…They are falling off the wagon, though they still control their own destiny. Favre better get his team under control or they risk losing a great opportunity.

11 (13). Minnesota Vikings (6-6)…The Vikes are slowly pulling away with the division. We still think they need Frerrotte to do anything in the post season.

10 (8). Atlanta Falcons (8-5)…It was a tough fought loss and they looked good despite giving up a lot of points. They need to win the rest to have a shot.

9 (12). New Orleans Saints (7-6)…The Saints are looking dangerous again and could make some noise if it wasn’t for the fact that they are in such a juggernaut division.

8 (11). Arizona Cardinals (8-5)…They clinched their division and get a home game in the playoffs. Hopefully they won’t screw this up.

7 (5). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5)…Didn’t look so good in giving up a ton of yards to the Panthers, but they are still a team no one wants to face.

6 (10). Baltimore Ravens (9-4)…They are constantly proving us wrong and look poised to make a run. Could Flacco be the next Roethlisberger?

5 (6). Carolina Panthers (10-3)…They looked dominating against the Bucs and Fox has his boys playing extremely well.

4 (4). Indianapolis Colts (9-4)…This team is impressive after starting slow. We think they will go all the way.

3 (1). NY Giants (11-2)…Looked sloppy in the loss to the Eagles. They need to get healthy and passed the distractions fast.

2 (2). Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3)…Great team that has impressed all the way. Can they keep up the momentum?

1 (3). Tennessee Titans (12-1)…They are back in the top spot (probably where they belong) and people are still overlooking this team.

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Week 9 Power Rankings

32 (32). Detroit Lions (0-8)…Given a look at the Lions remaining schedule it is scary that they could legitimately go winless.

31 (26). Oakland Raiders (2-6)…We thought the Raiders were a couple of players away from being a good team, we were wrong.

30 (31). Kansas City Chiefs (1-7)…The Chiefs played hard, but almost only counts in elections horseshoes.

29 (29). Seattle Seahawks (2-6)…Mike Holmgren pick a bad season to retire as it might be his worst ever. Hopefully the Hawks can send Mike packing with a few more wins.

28 (31). Cincinnati Bengals (1-8)…The Bengals have talent and a great coach to boot, but sometimes when it rains it pours…and its hailing hot coal in Cincinnati.

27 (27). San Francisco 49ers (2-6)…This team has gotten more attention for their off the field antics then on lately, and it does not bode well for interim coach Mike Singletary.

26 (23). St. Louis Rams (2-6)…Just when this team was making some waves they turn out to be mediocre once again. Jim Haslett had them believing, but just not enough talent here.

25 (28). Cleveland Browns (3-5)…Trent Dilfer lashed out at this team for making the QB change when they are playing bad. We agree. There is no need to do this now as there is so much more wrong with this team than just the QB position.

24 (21). Houston Texans (3-5)…With Matt Schaub going to miss a month, this team is in for a tailspin. We love the talent, but need to wait a year to see this team do something special.

23 (8). Jacksonville Jaguars (3-5)…After two abysmal weeks, a once heralded team is now left wondering what went wrong.

22 (20). Minnesota Vikings (4-4)…The Vikings like the Jags are wondering how this happened. Projected to have the best defense and a lot of firepower on offense. Brad Childress had to deal with a QB controversy and it does not seem the team has overcome it.

21 (18). Denver Broncos (4-4)…The Broncos are an amazing team as they have a great offense and a terrible defense. What happens when the offense does not come through? You get beat as they did this week pretty soundly.

20 (13). San Diego Chargers (3-5)…The Chargers had a brutal road trip traveling farther than any team in the NFL. They did not fair so well either dropping games to Buffalo and then New Orleans. Hopefully now that they are back home things will get back on track.

19 (25). Miami Dolphins (4-4)…This is a team that is on a mission to prove that last year was a fluke. They have a lot of talent, but even more than that…they have heart.

18 (16). Green Bay Packers (4-4)…The Packers just signed Aaron Rodgers to a new contract and hope that things will only get better after his first full year as QB. If they do get better it will be because of his maturing.

17 (17). Dallas Cowboys (5-4)…The Cowboys are in for a rough second half. Lots of injuries and an inept coach equals disaster. How long will Jerry Jones let Phillips run the team into the ground?

16 (19). New Orleans Saints (4-4)…The Saints need to get Reggie Bush back in a hurry. They could still make the playoffs with Brees at the helm and a strong push in the second half.

15 (24). Baltimore Ravens (5-3)…We have to give Flacco credit he has impressed and showed much poise. In reality they are riding their defense to a winning record, but in the end this is a slightly above average team that will most likely miss the playoffs.

14 (15). New England Patriots (5-3)…The Pats are coming off a big loss to the Colts in a game that had a little less luster than usual. Next week is the Bills in a game for control of the AFC east.

13 (9). Indianapolis Colts (4-4)…The Colts beat the Pats and have stayed alive in the playoff race. Can Manning bring is team to the forefront of the Wild Card race (because the division race is over)?

12 (4) Buffalo Bills (5-3)…The Bills have lost three of their last four and two division games in a row. If they can not get by the Pats this week it could spell the end of the playoff hopes.

11 (22). NY Jets (5-3)…The Jets stromed into Buffalo and capitalized on a sloppy Bills team. Can Favre keep the Jets playing top tier football?

10 (14). Atlanta Falcons (5-3)…Matt Ryan is making Roddy White and Michael Jenkins look like Rice and Taylor. We aren’t saying he is Montana, but he looks darn good back there.

9 (12). Chicago Bears (5-3)…Rex Grossman gets a chance to prove to a team that he is worth a free agent signing in the off season. Will he keep the Bears in contention this year while Orton heals?

8 (10). Arizona Cardinals (5-3)…If only they could play all their games at home. What fire power as Warner has brought the greatest show on turf to the desert.

7 (7). Washington Redskins (6-3)…The Redskins didn’t have much to offer the Steelers in the form of competition and took a step backwards. This team either looks amazing or dreadful.

6 (5). Tampa Bay Bucanneers (6-3)…The Bucs were getting their butts handed to them until last minute heroics snatched victory from the grasp of the Chiefs. They Lucked out but can’t afford another slip up.

5 (11). Philadelphia Eagles (5-3)…This is a dangerous team that seems to be flying under the raidar and could surprise a few teams if they make it into January.

4 (6). Carolina Panthers (6-2)…The Panthers are a quiet two loss team that has what it takes on both sides of the ball. John Fox is a great coach that always has his guys ready.

3 (3). Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2)…Mighty impressive win for the Steelers on Mon. night against a strong Redskins team. If Roethlisberger misses too much time it could be window for the Ravens, but Leftwich is seasoned and will carry them well.

2 (2). NY Giants (7-1)…Not much can be said about the defending champs except that they are rolling on all sides of the ball and are still the team to beat.

1 (1). Tennessee Titans (8-0)…The Titans are still undefeated at the half way point…’Nuff said.

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