Power Ratings, Entering Week 8

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    Not real big on power ratings... reminds me too much of the BCS.

    I think you pointed out your own flaw.  Unless and until the Broncos fall behind the Patriots, they win the tiebreaker.

    And picking which bad team is the worst is just painful.  I choose the Titans because I think the Bucs team the Pats faced Sunday would beat them.  The Lions have won a game and shouldn't be last under the Bucs and Titans.  Cleveland is just plain awful - I'm pretty certain they've set the league back 10 years.
    -Titans
    -Bucs
    -Lions
    -Cleveland
    -Washington (2-4, but organizationally defunct)

    Anyhow, the only power rankings that matter are the ones decided in the playoffs.
     
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    I'd question Bitchburgh at # 3.

    The Viklings had them squashed twice until The Human Turnover (the actual Human Turnover, not that poser in Charlotte) started doing his thing deep in the Red Zone. I'm also a little curious about Denver. Yes, I know everybody and their brother keeps insisting that Denver is a mirage -- and it may be -- but that team beat the Pats, you may recall, and if it somehow manages to keep winning and gets playoff games at home, who is going into Denver to beat them, I wonder?
     
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    I agree with the saints at #1. I don't think colts or steelers deserve to be where you have them, simply based on their soft schedules.

    colts most recent victories against the titans, seahawks and rams and barely beat the two mediocre teams in the jags and fins.

    steelers have the fourth softest schedule in the league, loosing to the bears and bengals, winning close games over the pitiful titans, browns and lions and needed two gift TDs to beat the vikings at home!

    I think I'd put them at about 10. the colts at 8 or so, just based on manning alone.


    I'd have the pats ahead of both of them, again based on strength of schedule played thus far. The pats have beat quality teams in the falcons and ravens played denver very close in their house.

    Broncos, vikings and giants should be ahead of the pats, pats ahead of the steelers and colts.

     
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    The Giants should be right next to Pats in standings.  And Falcons placed too low. 

    4) Denver
    5) Vikings
    6) Pats
    7) Giants
    8) Falcons
    9) Card
    10) Bengals

     
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    How can you have New England ahead of Denver if Denver beat NE? Also, you say the Pats have only beaten the worst teams in the NFL to get to 5-2, but look at Steel City's schedule so far. 


    Titans - W                                       Bills - W
    Bears - L                                         Jets - L
    Bengals - L                                      Falcons - W
    Chargers - W                                   Ravens - W
    Lions - W                                        Broncos - L
    Browns - W                                      Titans - W
    Vikings - W                                     Bucs - W

    18-26                                              20-26 

    .409 Opponent win %                        .434 opponent win %


    The way I see it we've had the same level of competition, but we've faced better teams.
     
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    Re: Power Ratings, Entering Week 8

    1. Saints
    2. Colts
    3. Broncos
    4. Vikings
    5. Pats
    6. NYG
    7. Cincy
    8.Pittsburgh
    9. Philly


     
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    I agree with the saints at #1. I don't think colts or steelers deserve to be where you have them, simply based on their soft schedules. colts most recent victories against the titans, seahawks and rams and barely beat the two mediocre teams in the jags and fins. steelers have the fourth softest schedule in the league, loosing to the bears and bengals, winning close games over the pitiful titans, browns and lions and needed two gift TDs to beat the vikings at home! I think I'd put them at about 10. the colts at 8 or so, just based on manning alone. I'd have the pats ahead of both of them, again based on strength of schedule played thus far. The pats have beat quality teams in the falcons and ravens played denver very close in their house. Broncos, vikings and giants should be ahead of the pats, pats ahead of the steelers and colts.
    Posted by unclealfie


    I don't disagree with the Steelers being at 10, but I find it ironic that when the Patriots beat the Bills, with the Bills fumble on the kickoff being a huge play, that alot, but not all the Patriot fans were saying that the Patriots 'caused' the fumble and it wasn't a 'gift' or luck. But when the Steelers make two big defensive plays, all of a sudden it's two gift touchdowns from the Vikings. I also agree that the Patriots should be rated higher because of the way they've been playing, regardless who the opponet is. The Steelers have not been a dominating team, even in the two years they won the Superbowl. Alot of their games always seem to be close, but they seem to win more than they lose. I know Power Rankings are sometimes fun to put together, and there's nothing wrong with that, but the bottom line is, to make the Playoffs and be peaking at the right time. I was really impressed with the Vikings defense, and Farve seems to be a  better fit at Minnesota than he was at Ny Jets. Keeping Peterson in check most of the game, I thought was a big key to this game.  You never know what's going to happen in the NFL anymore. And a few key injuries can really have alot of effect on a team as well. Not trying to 'diss' the Colts, but how do you think their team would fare if all of a sudden, Peyton Manning goes down? Looking forward to the Colts & the Patriots game, it should be a good one!
     
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    Re: Power Ratings, Entering Week 8

    PrairieMike. I believe that Lebeau's defense is tailor made (blitzing LBs and strong physical play on the line and secondary) to beat a team like New Orleans. The problem is they won't face eachother unless it's inthe SB...I think..and like it or not Bitchburgh is still capable of scoring defensive TDs. Their weakness could be the O Line.

    Will anyone remember that the Saints were #1 in the week 8 power rankings if they don't make it to the Super Bowl ?
     
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    1.  The New England Patriots.
    2-32.  Who cares?
     
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    Re: Power Ratings, Entering Week 8

    1-NO most balanced team to date

    2-INDY would be #1 except for the schedule

    3-PIT SB champs

    4-DEN until they lose

    5-MIN only loss to SB champs

    6-NE improved but defense still questionable against good teams

    7-AZ getting better

    8-CIN offense is potent

    9-BAL 3 losses were winnable

    10-SD too many weapons to cast off just yet, playoff bound

    11-ATL playin’ tough

    12-NYG DBs & QB tells me this team is overrated by most

    13-DAL could gradually move up until Tony Oh-no returns

    14-GB D is coming around

    15-NYJ this is as high as they go

    16-PHI might win the NFC east

    17-HOU no D

    18-9ERS no O

    19-JAX outside looking in for JAN

    20-CHI Cutler will kill all hope

     

    NO HOPE OF THE PLAYOFFS

    BUF

    MIA

    SEA

    OAK

    CAR

    DET

    KC

    WAS

    CLE

    TEN

    TB

    STL

     
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    Re: Power Ratings, Entering Week 8

    1.) New Orleans Saints- Very strong run/pass game. Defense improved from last year.
    2.) Indianapolis Colts- As long as Peyton Manning is on this team, they will be a serious SB contender.

    3.) Denver- By far the biggest surprise this season, still undefeated.

    4.) New England Patriots- Defense improving, but tough schedule ahead.

    5.) Pitsburgh Steelers- Good win against previously undefeated Vikings.

    6.) Minnesota Vikings

    7.) New York Giants
    8.) Cincinnati Bengals
    9.) Dallas Cowboys
    10.) Arizona Cardinals

     
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    If the season started tomorrow, a specific team would probably win this many victories in a 16 game season:

    buf    8.0
    mia    13.0
    ne    14.9
    nyj    12.3
    bal    9.4
    cin    9.9
    cle    5.0
    pit    11.2
    hou    9.0
    ind    14.0
    jac    3.7
    ten    1.8
    den    9.6
    kc    2.7
    oak    1.3
    sd    7.9
    dal    9.3
    nyg    9.3
    phi    8.7
    was    3.0
    chi    5.9
    det    3.8
    gb    10.2
    min    11.7
    atl    11.6
    car    4.0
    no    13.5
    tb    2.0
    az    12.8
    sf    7.1
    sea    7.0
    stl    2.4

    The numbers don't adjust for the fact that the strong have to play the strong, especially in the AFC East.

    After thinking about the New Orleans game, they really lolligagged for awhile.  Why?  Is goofing off in their contract?  Nevertheless, they might get a higher number and Miami might get a lower number in a do-over.
     
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    It seems that the slobbering love affair the media has with manning and the colts has been contagious. I keep seeing people rank them at #2. I think that's preposterous.

    As I said earlier in this thread, look at their record;

    colts most recent victories are against the titans, seahawks and rams, maybe the three worst teams in the NFL.

    They barely beat two mediocre teams in the jags and fins and beat arizona when they were slumping.

    Sure they have manning but there's a half dozen other pretty good QBs in the league, too. when tommy's rehabbed, I'd take him over manning in a big game anytime.
     
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    I'm as much of a homer as anyone, but I'm having trouble with this notion that the Colts hammering bad teams means absolutely nothing, but the Pats hammering bad teams means they are "improving."

     
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    If the season started tomorrow, a specific team would probably win this many victories in a 16 game season: buf    8.0 mia    13.0 ne    14.9 nyj    12.3 bal    9.4 cin    9.9 cle    5.0 pit    11.2 hou    9.0 ind    14.0 jac    3.7 ten    1.8 den    9.6 kc    2.7 oak    1.3 sd    7.9 dal    9.3 nyg    9.3 phi    8.7 was    3.0 chi    5.9 det    3.8 gb    10.2 min    11.7 atl    11.6 car    4.0 no    13.5 tb    2.0 az    12.8 sf    7.1 sea    7.0 stl    2.4 The numbers don't adjust for the fact that the strong have to play the strong, especially in the AFC East. After thinking about the New Orleans game, they really lolligagged for awhile.  Why?  Is goofing off in their contract?  Nevertheless, they might get a higher number and Miami might get a lower number in a do-over.
    Posted by Paul_K

    NE at the top.  based on what criteria?
     
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    It seems that the slobbering love affair the media has with manning and the colts has been contagious. I keep seeing people rank them at #2. I think that's preposterous. As I said earlier in this thread, look at their record; colts most recent victories are against the titans, seahawks and rams, maybe the three worst teams in the NFL. They barely beat two mediocre teams in the jags and fins and beat arizona when they were slumping. Sure they have manning but there's a half dozen other pretty good QBs in the league, too. when tommy's rehabbed, I'd take him over manning in a big game anytime.
    Posted by unclealfie

    had to work a little to find reason in that one, huh?
     
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    In Response to Re: Power Ratings, Entering Week 8 : NE at the top.  based on what criteria?
    Posted by underdogg


    Based on the unassailable postulate that the Pats rule and all other teams drool.


    Try to keep up.
     
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    I agree with the saints at #1. I don't think colts or steelers deserve to be where you have them, simply based on their soft schedules. colts most recent victories against the titans, seahawks and rams and barely beat the two mediocre teams in the jags and fins. steelers have the fourth softest schedule in the league, loosing to the bears and bengals, winning close games over the pitiful titans, browns and lions and needed two gift TDs to beat the vikings at home! I think I'd put them at about 10. the colts at 8 or so, just based on manning alone. I'd have the pats ahead of both of them, again based on strength of schedule played thus far. The pats have beat quality teams in the falcons and ravens played denver very close in their house. Broncos, vikings and giants should be ahead of the pats, pats ahead of the steelers and colts.
    Posted by unclealfie

     
    Hahahahaha - do you right for Leno?
     
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    In Response to Re: Power Ratings, Entering Week 8 : Based on the unassailable postulate that the Pats rule and all other teams drool. Try to keep up.
    Posted by prairiemike

    Chuckle. 

     
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    In Response to Re: Power Ratings, Entering Week 8 : Based on the unassailable postulate that the Pats rule and all other teams drool. Try to keep up.
    Posted by prairiemike


    LOL
     
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    In Response to Re: Power Ratings, Entering Week 8 :   Hahahahaha - do you right for Leno?
    Posted by coltiniraq


    No, I "right" for myself, you ignoramus.

    I presented arguments to support my position. Do you have arguments to support yours, or is "hahahaha" the best you can do?
     
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