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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

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Well that didn’t take long… Shawne Merriman was on the field for the Bills longer than my mid-season NFL power rankings were relevant. To be fair, I mentioned that any of the teams in the top 11 are interchangeable this season. This makes for great football but also makes for bad betting and even worse power ranking. I fully expect this list to change more times than Shanahan’s stories, but here goes nothing.

(Last Weeks Rating in parenthesis)

1. (4) Atlanta Falcons (7-2) – Someone has to give the Falcons their due, and it might as well be someone that has been underestimating them so far this season.

2. (3) Indianapolis Colts (6-3) – Let the Bengals hang around, but won a game without Peyton Manning throwing a touchdown pass, scary for the rest of the league.

3. (8) New England Patriots (7-2) – Sorry New England, I’m not going to just forget about that Browns performance. Prove it this week against Indy and we’ll talk.

4. (2) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) – Ran into the wrong team at the wrong time, and have the bruises to prove it.

5. (10) Philadelphia Eagles (6-3) – Welcome to the top 5, I apologize for having you at 10. Please don’t send The Pigeon Boys Birds of War  or The Trash Man to rough me up.

6. (5) New York Jets (7-2) – Needed OT and some good fortune to beat the Browns. Had better turn it on or this shaky 7-2 will quickly turn into a real 7-7.

7. (1) New York Giants (6-3) – A victim of the new coach surge. Giants were outplayed by the Cowboys in all facets of the game… except penalties, so at least they have that.

8. (7) New Orleans Saints (6-3) – Reggie Bush is back and ready to take on the Seahawks. Pete Carroll has already called league offices to

9. (6) Baltimore Ravens (6-3) – Ravens gave the game away against the Falcons, but now get the Panthers to take it out on.

10. (11) Green Bay Packers (6-3) – Ironic that the Packers are the ones that have the chance to put the final nail in Brett Favre’s football coffin.

11. (14) Miami Dolphins (5-4) – The Dolphins, seemingly upset that I excluded them from the power 11 went out forced their way and made it now the power 12.

12. (9) Tennessee Titans (5-4) – Unfortunately for Tennessee they knocked out two bad quarterbacks to get to the one that has talent left.

13. (19) Chicago Bears (6-3) – Defense is leading the charge and Cutler is (mostly) staying out of his own way. Martz’s offense is undefeated when Faulk Forte gets 20+ touches. Sound familiar Rams fans?

14. (12) Oakland Raiders (5-4) – Uh oh, Raiders traveling to Pittsburgh to take on an angry Steelers team. This one could get bloody.

15. (15) San Diego Chargers (4-5) – If the race for the AFC West tightens up and no one cares, does it still tighten up?

16. (16) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) – Beat the Panthers by two touchdowns. Still can’t figure out if that’s good or bad.

17. (13) Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) – Took 10 weeks, but allow me to present the real 2010 Kansas City Chiefs.

18. (18) Houston Texans (4-5) – Lost on a fluke play. Who would’ve thought that a guy NOT trying to pad his stats would cost his team a possible victory.

19. (25) Jacksonville Jaguars (5-4) – Beat the Texans on the play of the year. Sorry Jacksonville, I still think the Texans are better. Keep winning and prove me wrong.

20. (17) Minnesota Vikings (3-6) – As long as Childress is coach, talent levels will have no bearing on their performance.

21. (20) St. Louis Rams (4-5) – Youth, inexperience, and a shaky secondary caught up with them in their loss to the 49ers.

22. Cleveland Browns (3-6) – Had the Jets game won, then lost, then won, then lost again. But at least they won the fight after the game… http://bit.ly/9WQP6k

23. (26) Seattle Seahawks (5-4) – Had to blowout the Cardinals to avoid dropping, luckily they did just that.

24. (27) Denver Broncos (3-6) – Could’ve named the score against the Chiefs, but didn’t and for some reason Todd Haley was still angry about it.

25. (24) San Francisco 49ers (3-6) – Needed an iffy pass interference call to beat the Rams, but a win’s a win and Troy Smith is 2-0.

26. (22) Washington Redskins (4-5) – With the way the defense played on Monday night, they would struggle to hang with Boise State.

27. (23) Cincinnati Bengals (2-7) – #23 may have been high last week for a team that has now lost 6 straight games. Played Indy tough, but 2-7 record is indefensible.

28. (29) Dallas Cowboys (2-7) – Only a one spot bump after they dismantled the Giants can be attributed to a new coach surge. Let’s see if it lasts or they revert back.

29. (31) Buffalo Bills (1-8) – They did everything they could to blow it on Sunday, but leave it to the Lions to throw a game-tying 2 point conversion wayyy out of bounds.

30. (30) Arizona Cardinals (3-6) – Blown out at home by the Seahawks. Just when I thought things were as bad as they could be…

31. (28) Detroit Lions (2-7) – Outgained the Bills by a hundred yards and still found a way to lose the game. Yep, that sounds like the Lions I know.

32. (32) Carolina Panthers (1-8) – At least some things stay the same. Not a stretch to say that the Panthers won’t win another game. I hope Andrew Luck likes Charlotte.

Discussion

4 Responses to “Week 11 NFL Power Rankings”

  1. I liked Charlotte….at least the brief parts I saw…plus U-TURN LANES!!!

    Posted by Bobby Digital | November 18, 2010, 1:15 pm
  2. The Browns aren’t 3-7 yet so there could be some foreshadowing in these power rankings. I also think Arizona has their eyes on that coveted #31 spot.

    Posted by Dubba | November 18, 2010, 3:06 pm
  3. The birds of war have feathers, but the muscles of men!

    Posted by Kevin Hocevar | November 18, 2010, 5:19 pm

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