- 11/08/2012, 01:55AM ET
Marlins Fan said 11/08, 01:55 AM
This topic is crazy played out but the TD board is practically dead and there isn't an actual rule per se against retread topics so here we go. For the 800 millionth time. NFL power rankings. Yippee and whatnot.
1. Falcons (8-0)
They're still undefeated. Give them some props. All good so far.
2. Bears (7-1)
Only loss was to GB by 13.
3. Texans (7-1)
Only loss was to GB by 18, and it wasn't that close.
4. 49ers (6-2)
One horrible loss to the Giants and a puzzling loss to the Vikings but Alex Smith is quietly playing some really good football.
5. Ravens (6-2)
One really ugly loss to Houston and a one-point, last minute loss to Philly early on.
6. Packers (6-3)
Getting hot right now.
7. Giants (6-3)
Getting cold right now.
8, 9, 10. Patriots, Broncos, Steelers (each team is 5-3)
All three of these teams are playing well right now and could end the season much higher in the power rankings. Same with the 5-3 Colts to a much lesser extent.
And those ten spots are the only ones I find worthy of debate. I don't care to argue Seattle vs. Indy for 11 place.
Bloggers Needed said 11/09, 01:22 AM
Let it never be said that such a fine TD should be wasted, while lesser TDs (such as mine) garner almost a half dozen votes over a period of days.
2. Texans- Why? They beat the Ravens, the following team does not have that quality win.
5. Packers- Not even close to where they should be, but considering I have Jay Cutler at 3 and Alex Smith at 4. I have to put any team with Aaron Rodgers in the top 5.
7. Pats - Easy Division, and getting healthy.
8. Giants - Name me a scarier team when you look at your ticket and under Visitor is Tommy Boys Red Face.
- Cause I'm a MAN who don't do ties.
Marlins Fan said 11/09, 02:29 AM
This debate boils down to:
Bears over Texans for #2
Ravens over Packers for #5
Giants over Patriots for #7
Steelers over Colts for #10
I picked all the teams on the left, you went with the teams on the right. I shall now reveal to you the erroneous nature of your changes. (or at least try to)
Bears over Texans
These are two outstanding defensive teams with mostly efficient offenses. I believe that Houston's offense is more explosive than Chicago's overall and features a few more playmakers but Chicago has a clear advantage in their turnover-causing, scoring defense. Chicago's D forces turnovers like mad and scores as much as some team's offense on any given weekend. The Bears are ALWAYS on the offensive, even on defense, and for that reason they are IMO the better team, right now.
Peanut Tillman forced four fumbles on his own last week, and that doesn't even account for Urlacher's INT return for a TD or Wootton's blocked punt/return TD. The Bears' D is so lethal right now I was tempted to rank them ahead of Atlanta, even right now with the Falcons being undefeated. Scariest team in the NFL right now, with all due respect to Atlanta's record.
Bloggers Needed said 11/09, 10:34 AM
Houston holds a win over the Giants (your number 7)
And Baltimore (Your Number 5)
And Denver (Your T8 team)
Thats 3 "top ten" Ranked Teams
The Bears have NO wins over ANY team you have ranked in your top 10.
That is the difference to me, Big Difference between winning the Big East and the SEC
Houston also has a win over the Fins, whom would be in my next 5 as well.
That does tend to explain just how great the Bears defense has been.
The Slate also goes over my Giants over Pats selection.
Super Bowl aside, the Pats have ONLY beaten the Broncos on your list, while the G-Men have beaten San Fran (CROSS COUNTRY) and The Colts.
The G-Men have lost to the Steelers (Your T8) and 2 conference foes (including the Eagles when they mattered).
The Pats have lost to a ranked Ravens team, "unranked" Seattle and Arizona- The Cardinals went cross-country to win the game.
Finally, the Colts beat the Packers, the Steelers beat the G-Men.
Big Ben's passing numbers have gone down 4 straight games, for you fantasy owners.
Marlins Fan said 11/09, 11:04 PM
Ravens over Packers
Well for one thing GB has more losses than Baltimore. Records mean a lot. It can mean the difference between a playoff season and a non-playoff season.
But even deeper than that, GB has ZERO running game. They've been trying out guys to find a steady RB but so far no one has grabbed ahold of the job. This will present a problem at some point. There will be a time when GB needs to run out the clock or pick up a critical first down and I'm telling you right now that they have NOBODY who they can confidently use in that situation. Baltimore happens to have Ray Rice, one of the best RB's in the world.
Giants over Patriots
This one's easy. Not only do the Giants have that extra win but they're a much more complete team. Stats aside, NY has a roster built for rushing the passer and pounding the ball. NE throws a lot. NE is a one-trick pony and the Giants are a complete team, albeit a team which is playing some bad football right now.
Steelers over Colts
Come on, twitterdave. Even YOU can't think the Colts are the better team. Indy lost to the Jags at home and got blown out 35-9 by the JETS, for crying out loud.
Bloggers Needed said 11/10, 08:34 PM
Oh, so its just win numbers?
Who you beat has no bearing?
I guess that means LaTech is better than LSU or Alabama, right?
Explains a 3-way tie I guess.
I look at who you beat, and where, and when.
I do enjoy your complaints of the G-men over the Pats considering what normally happens when they play each other.
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