2015 WEEK TWO NFL POWER RANKINGS: Pats and Brady back in top spot

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The Twist: Each week the top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season therefore indicating the top 12 teams most likely to currently make the playoffs. One NFC team and one AFC team occupy the top two spots to reflect who may end up in the super bowl. At least one team from each division is represented in the top 12.

TOP 12 Teams:

Thanks to a judge’s ruling, Brady is back and the Patriots take the top spot after taking care of the Steelers. In the AFC, the Steelers drop put of the top 12 teams and the Chiefs move into the top 12 after a convincing win over the Texans. After defeating the Eagles, the Falcons move into the top 12 and knock the Eagles out of the top 12.

Biggest Mover UP:

The Rams ,who I had ranked at the bottom, beat the Seahawks in OT and move up 12 spots to 20. While I knew they looked good on defense on paper at least, I wasn’t sure their offense would make the most of it but they were able to have success against the NFC defending champs.

Biggest Mover DOWN:

The Texans look like they should have a good defense but they are awful on offense with shaky QB play and their starting RB Foster still out with injury. They fall 9 spots down to 27, after getting man handled by the Chiefs at home. It was never even close.

WEEK 2     Change

1. Patriots (1-0) +4
2. Packers (1-0) +1
3. Broncos (1-0) -1
4. Seahawks (0-1) -3
5. Bengals (1-0) +1
6. Cowboys (1-0) +1
7. Colts (0-1) -3
8. Cardinals (1-0) +1
9. Chiefs (1-0) +5
10. Panthers (1-0) +2
11. Ravens (0-1) 0
12. Falcons (1-0) +5
13. Bills (1-0) +7
14. Chargers (1-0) +1
15. Eagles (0-1) -7
16. Dolphins (1-0) 0
17. 49ers (1-0) +2
18. Steelers (0-1) -8
19. Lions (0-1) -6
20. Rams (1-0) +12
21. Jets (1-0) +6
22. Titans (1-0) +9
23. Saints (0-1) -2
24. Vikings (0-1) -2
25. Bears (0-1) -2
26. Giants (0-1) +2
27. Texans (0-1) -9
28. Jaguars (0-1) -4
29. Redskins (0-1) 0
30. Browns (0-1) -5
31. Raiders (0-1) -5
32. Bucs (0-1) -2

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NFL Power Rankings Week 16: Patriots Back on Top with Two Games Left

NFLTeamsThe Twist: Each week the top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season therefore indicating the top 12 teams most likely to currently make the playoffs. One NFC team and one AFC team occupy the top two spots to reflect who may end up in the super bowl. At least one team from each division is represented in the top 12.

TOP 12:
The Packers offense was grounded in Buffalo and it drops the Packers out of the top spot. If the Packers can play at home throughout the post season, they will be fine but if they go on the road, it may not go well.

By winning in Philadelphia, the Dallas Cowboys move into the top 12 teams and in first place in the NFC East. The game with the Colts this week is a must win for them to win the East. The Eagles lurk at #13 ready to pounce if the Cowboys should stumble.

A win by the Ravens combined with a loss by the Chargers, moves the Ravens into the top 12 teams and bumps the Chargers out.

Week 16 Change
1. Patriots (11-3) +1
2. Cardinals (11-3) +2
3. Broncos (11-3) 0
4. Seahawks (10-4) +1
5. Packers (10-4) -4
6. Lions (10-4) 0
7. Colts (10-4) +1
8. Cowboys (10-4) +5
9. Steelers (9-5) 0
10. Bengals (9-4-1) 0
11. Ravens (9-5) +3
12. Saints (6-8) +13
13. Eagles (9-5) -6
14. Chiefs (8-6) +4
15. Chargers (8-6) -4
16 Bills (8-6) +3
17. 49ers (7-7) 0
18. Texans (7-7) -3
19. Dolphins (7-7) -3
20. Browns (7-7) 0
21. Rams (6-8) 0
22. Vikings (6-8) 0
23. Bears (5-9) 0
24. Panthers (5-8-1) 0
25 Falcons (5-9) -13
26. Giants (5-9) 0
27. Jets (3-11) +4
28. Jaguars (2-12) -1
29. Bucs (2-12) -1
30. Raiders (2-12) 0
31. Redskins (3-11) -2
32. Titans (2-12) 0

2014 NFL POWER RANKINGS Week 14: The Pack are Back

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The Twist: Each week the top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season therefore indicating the top 12 teams most likely to currently make the playoffs. One NFC team and one AFC team occupy the top two spots to reflect who may end up in the super bowl. At least one team from each division is represented in the top 12.

TOP 12:
The game between the Patriots and Packers Sunday just may turn out to be a super bowl preview with the Packers winning and moving into the to spot this week. With the Cardinals slumping at the wrong time, the road to the super bowl in the NFC may indeed go through Green Bay. They look like a juggernaut at home.

At 7-5, the Dolphins move into the top 12 and the AFC wildcard picture, taking advantage of losses by the Ravens, Browns and Steelers. Three out of their final four games are at home for the Dolphins.

Week 14      Change
1. Packers (9-3) +3
2. Patriots (9-3) -1
3. Broncos (9-3) 0
4. Cardinals (9-3) -2
5. Eagles (9-3) 0
6. Colts (8-4) +1
7. Lions (8-4) +7
8. Bengals (8-3-1) 0
9. Chargers (8-4) +7
10. Cowboys (8-4) -4
11. Dolphins (7-5) +7
12. Falcons (5-7) 0
13. Seahawks (8-4) 0
14. Steelers (7-5) -4
15. 49ers (7-5) -6
16 Chiefs (7-5) -5
17. Bills (7-5) +2
18. Ravens (7-5) -1
19. Browns (7-5) -4
20. Texans (6-6) +1
21. Rams (5-7) +1
22. Saints (5-7) +2
23. Bears (5-7) -3
24. Vikings (5-7) -1
25 Panthers (3-8-1) 0
26. Jaguars (2-10) +5
27. Giants (3-9) -1
28. Bucs (2-10) -1
29. Redskins (3-9) -1
30. Jets (2-10) -1
31. Titans (2-10) -1
32. Raiders (1-11) 0

2014 NFL POWER RANKINGS Week 13: Pats Move Into Top Spot

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Power ranking of all 32 NFL teams after week twelve.

The Twist: Each week the top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season therefore indicating the top 12 teams most likely to currently make the playoffs. One NFC team and one AFC team occupy the top two spots to reflect who may end up in the super bowl. At least one team from each division is represented in the top 12.

TOP 12:
Same top two teams however the Patriots replace the Cardinals in the top spot after taking care of the Lions 34-9 while the Cardinals lost in Seattle. If the Pats, who have now won 7 straight, can secure home field throughout the playoffs, it will be tough to keep them out of the super bowl. Last year it was week 12 that I ranked the Seahawks and Broncos 1 and 2 and they went on to go to the super bowl.

The Lions drop out of the top 12 teams and are replaced by the 49ers who may have another strong finish in them like last year. Falcons stay in top 12? Hey someone has to win the NFC South even if no one deserves it. Right now the Falcons have as good of a chance to make the post season as any team in that weak division with a 4-0 division record.

Week 13 Change
1. Patriots (9-2) +1
2. Cardinals (9-2) -1
3. Broncos (8-3) 0
4. Packers (8-3) +1
5. Eagles (8-3) +1
6. Cowboys (8-3) +1
7. Colts (7-4) +2
8. Bengals (7-3-1) +2
9. 49ers (7-4) +5
10. Steelers (7-4) +1
11. Chiefs (7-4) -3
12. Falcons (4-7) 0
13. Seahawks (7-4) +3
14. Lions (7-4) -10
15. Browns (7-4) +1
16 Chargers (7-4) +1
17. Ravens (7-4) +1
18. Dolphins (6-5) -5
19. Bills (6-5) +1
20. Bears (5-6) +2
21. Texans (5-6) -2
22. Rams (4-7) -1
23. Vikings (4-7) 0
24. Saints (4-7) 0
25 Panthers (3-7-1) 0
26. Giants (3-8) 0
27. Bucs (2-9) 0
28. Redskins (3-8) 0
29. Jets (2-9) 0
30. Titans (2-9) 0
31. Jaguars (1-10) 0
32. Raiders (1-10) 0

2014 NFL POWER RANKINGS Week 6: Patriots Make a Statement

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A power ranking of all 32 NFL teams after week five play.

The Twist: Each week my top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season. I reflect the top 12 teams most likely to make the playoffs.

I have one NFC team and one AFC team in the top two to reflect who may end up in the super bowl. I also include at least one team from each division in the top 12 teams.

Patriots Make Statement:
Unlike other NFL rankings, I kept the Patriots in the top 12 teams last week after the Monday night debacle. With all the talk last week of Tom Brady and the Patriots being pretty much finished, had to see that beat down they put on the Bengals coming. They made a statement in that game and remain the team to beat in the AFC East as far as I’m concerned. Brady may have few more good passes left in him.

Chargers on the Move:
After their complete thrashing of the Jets along with a loss by the Bengals, the Chargers move up to number 3 just under the Broncos.

Week 6 And Change
1. Seahawks (3-1) 0
2. Broncos (3-1) 0
3. Chargers (4-1) +3
4. Bengals (3-1) -1
5. Cardinals (3-1) -1
6. 49ers (3-2) +2
7. Eagles (4-1) 0
8. Colts (3-2) +3
9. Ravens (3-2) -4
10. Panthers (3-2) -1
11. Patriots (3-2) +1
12. Lions (3-2) -2
13. Cowboys (4-1) +1
14. Packers (3-2) +1
15. Texans (3-2) -2
16. Giants (3-2) +3
17. Bills (3-2) +1
18. Steelers (3-2) +3
19. Falcons (2-3) -2
20. Bears (2-3) 0
21. Vikings (2-3) -5
22. Chiefs (2-3) 0
23. Dolphins (2-2) 0
24. Browns (2-2) +3
25. Saints (2-3) 0
26. Redskins (1-4) 0
27. Jets (1-4) -3
28. Rams (1-3) 0
29. Bucs (1-4) 0
30. Titans (1-4) 0
31. Jaguars (0-5) 0
32. Raiders (0-4) 0

WEEK 5: Can 5 NFL Teams Make it to 5-0?

NFLTeamsGoing into week 5 , five NFL teams (Saints, Broncos, Patriots, Chiefs, and Seahawks) are 4-0 and looking to go 5-0.

Week 5, 5 teams, 5-0. That’s a lot of number fives huh?

Reminds me of the joke where this guy dreamed of the number five for five nights in a row. Convinced it was a good sign of a lucky number, at 5 o’clock he took bus number five to the horse races and then bet five dollars on horse number five……..the horse came in 5th.

Will any of these five perfect teams be lucky enough to make it to 5-0? The last time the NFL had five teams 5-0 was 2009. Interesting that all five teams will be on the road this week which decreases their chances to win automatically. And 3 0f 5 are playing a team with a winning record. The Broncos are playing at 2-2 Dallas and the Patriots are at 2-2 Cincinnati.

Most Likely to go 5-0.
Broncos @ Cowboys– Of all 5 teams, I like the Broncos chances best to remain unbeaten. In fact it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Broncos be the only remaining undefeated team after week 5. The Cowboys have struggled in pass defense while Manning has led the Broncos to more points than any other offense in the NFL.

I look for Manning to have another big game and for the Broncos to reach 5-0.

May Go 5-0.
Patriots @ Bengals– This will not be an easy game by any means for the Patriots. The Bengals are good on the defensive line and play well at home. I’m not convinced that the Patriots will win this one but I’m convinced they are capable of winning a tough road game.

Seahawks @ Colts– A good match up of the Seahawks NFL leading defense (fewest points allowed) and the Colts offense led by QB Andrew Luck. If the Seahawks are going to lose it is most likely going to come on the road where they have a large distance to travel. I think the Colts will win this game but I think the Seahawks are certainly capable of winning a tough road game.

5-0? Don’t think so.
Chiefs @ Titans– So far this year the surprising Chiefs have enjoyed playing against the weak NFC East teams with wins over Dallas, Philly, and Giants. However the Titans are playing pretty good ball and are at home.

I think the Chiefs drop their first game.

Saints @ Bears– The Saints are pretty much unbeatable at home so if they are going to lose a game, it will come on the road. Last week the Bears lost their first game, so I look for them to be determined to not lose two in a row. And with the Bears playing at home, I think the Saints lose their first game.

Which NFL Teams Remain Undefeated After Week 4?

UPDATE Week 5
Going into week 4, there are 7 NFL teams that are undefeated. Which teams are most likely to keep that unblemished record after week 4 play?

I’m starting with the most likely teams to win and working down to the least.

1. Denver Broncos:
Denver will be at home against the 1-2 Eagles. The Eagles come in with a defense that hasn’t been very good and the Broncos led by Manning, are capable of putting up some points in a big way. In fact, Denver is the top scoring team in the NFL (42 points/gm) while the Eagles are 28th in scoring defense. Eagle’s coach Chip Kelly will need his offense to score about 60 to have a chance and that’s not happening in this game.

Broncos move to 4-0

2. KC Chiefs:
I expected the Chiefs to be much better this season but I can’t say I thought they would be undefeated after 3 games. The Chiefs are at home against the winless Giants who were completely destroyed 38-0 last week at Carolina. If anyone knows how to get ready for the Giants, it will be the former Eagle coach Andy Reid.

The Chiefs have done a good job of getting after the QB and the Giants line has not done a good job protecting Manning. The Chiefs lead the NFL in sacks (15) while the Giants are near the top of the NFL in allowing sacks (11).

After getting sacked 7 times at Carolina, Eli Manning could be jumping from the frying pan into the fire this week against the sack leading Chiefs.

Chiefs go to 4-0.

3.Seattle Seahawks:
Seattle faces a tough road game at Houston but the Texans haven’t exactly been playing great football this season. The Texans have been just average on offense while the Seahawks are the toughest team in the NFL to score on allowing just 9 points per game. Really remarkable in the modern day scoring happy NFL.

I don’t think it will be easy but Seahawks move to 4-0.

4. Patriots:
The Patriots have enjoyed a rather soft schedule so far and while they have had issues on offense, their defense has played well enough for them to win. Playing the Falcons Sunday night in the Georgia Dome, will be a tough assignment for the Patriots in trying to remain undefeated. Atlanta has many injuries and are a disappointing 1-2 this year but I think they will come in motivated, “rise up” and play inspired ball on Sunday night against Brady.

I think the Patriots will drop to 3-1.

5 and 6. Dolphins at Saints:
Both teams come into this game undefeated and obviously one team is going to lose their first game. Quite simply I think the Saints are a very good team at home in the Super Dome especially in a Monday night game, and that will be too much for the Dolphins.

The 12th man (home crowd) comes through for the Saints as they go to 4-0 and Dolphins lose their first game.

7. Bears:
The Bears will face a tough division battle by playing at Detroit. Overall I really think the Bears are a better team than the Lions but the Lions are another team that is difficult to beat on the road and I look for them to be ready for this game.

The Bears drop this one and go to 3-1.

Four teams survive:
I think the Broncos, Seahawks, Chiefs, and Saints remain undefeated after this week with the Dolphins, Bears and Patriots losing their first games.