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Week 16 NFL Power Rankings

December 30, 2011 Leave a comment

I have no good excuse for the 5-10 Dolphins to be ahead of 8-7 Denver and Oakland (one of which will win its division).

Really looking forward to the New Year’s Eve celebraish, you guys.

BIGGEST MOVERS

  • Up: Bills (16 to 21)
  • Down: Broncos (20 to 24) and Redskins (24 to 28)

 TEAM

LAST_WEEK

RECORD

RANKINGS_INDEX

1.

49ers

 1

(.6933)

 12-3

.6943

2.

Packers

 2

(.6778)

 14-1

.6814

3.

Steelers

 6

(.6161)

11-4

.6457

4.

Texans

3

 (.6636)

 10-5

.6433

5.

Saints

5

(.6224)

 12-3

 .6356

6.

Ravens

4

(.6265)

 11-4

 .6329

7.

Patriots

7

(.6047)

 12-3

 .6119

8.

Lions

9

 (.5631)

 10-5

 .5908

9.

Falcons

8

(.5682)

 9-6

 .5468

10.

Cowboys

10

(.5486)

 8-7

 .5309

11.

Bengals

12

(.5099)

 9-6

 .5284

12.

Eagles

15

 (.4752)

 7-8

 .5016

13.

Jets

13

 (.5034)

 8-7

 .4881

14.

Chargers

11

(.5116)

 7-8

 .4844

15.

Seahawks

14

 (.4903)

 7-8

 .4838

16.

Titans

17

(.4531)

 8-7

 .4710

17.

Bears

16

(.4709)

 7-8

 .4630

18.

Giants

18

 (.4312)

 8-7

 .4629

19.

Panthers

21

 (.4074)

 6-9

  .4521

20.

Dolphins

19

 (.4259)

 5-10

 .4211

21.

Bills

26

(.3715)

 6-9

 .4188

22.

Raiders

22

 (.4013)

 8-7

 .4168

23.

Cardinals

23

 (.3960)

 7-8

 .3986

24.

Broncos

20

 (.4159)

 8-7

 .3938

25.

Chiefs

27

 (.3660)

6-9

 .3792

26.

Jaguars

25

 (.3741)

4-11

 .3757

27.

Browns

28

 (.3656)

4-11

 .3739

28.

Redskins

24

(.3895)

5-10

 .3724

29.

Vikings

29

 (.2837)

 3-12

 .3160

30.

Rams

31

 (.2465)

 2-13

 .2485

31.

Buccaneers

30

 (.2595)

 4-11

 .2428

32.

Colts

32
(.1777)
 2-13  .2222
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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Very late to the party on this, but I think it was fine Ben Roethlisberger played on Monday. My understanding of his injured ankle is that there is no structural damage, it just hurts like hell, and he wasn’t likely to hurt it worse by playing. The possibility did exist for him to hurt it more — the difference being he would feel more pain but wouldn’t necessarily worsen the injury. Had he hurt it more and been forced to miss weeks 16 and 17, who cares? The Steelers should be able to beat the Rams and Browns with Charlie Batch or Dennis Dixon. There was no way they could have beaten the 49ers with Batch or Dixon. To me it was worth the risk to potentially secure a week off and two home playoff games than to basically give up and accept no week off and three road playoff games. That’s a huge difference for a team that’s beaten up and has a 6-1 home record to a 4-3 road record.

That said, it sort of goes against what Mike Tomlin always seems to preach, which is, “Just get into the tournament.” On Sunday while on a plane to San Francisco the Steelers got themselves into the tournament thanks to the Colts somehow defeating the Titans. With that being the case I figured Tomlin would bench Roethlisberger. Although the more I think about it the more I’m unconvinced that Mike Tomlin has the final word on anything Roethlisberger does.

As for the game itself, the Steelers turned the ball over four times and didn’t sack Alex Smith once (he’d been sacked something like 13 times in the previous two games). Shaun Suisham missed a field goal and 49er punter Andy Lee has a leg made out of C4 that is also somehow as accurate as a sniper rifle that managed to pin the Steelers inside their own 15 yard line all night. Aside from this the Steelers played a pretty decent game. They outgained the 49ers significantly, the defense was spectacular on third down. But every time they had a chance to put some points on the board they squandered the opportunity, and the 49ers are making a living this season on capitalizing on opponent miscues.

So we’re all freaking out, man, that the Steelers will likely be the five seed. But I’m not willing to give up on the Ravens ineptitude that quickly. And there is a really good chance the Bengals will be playing for their playoff lives week 17 when Baltimore heads to Cincinnati. I love the idea of the Ravens choking that one away and possibly having to travel cross country again to San Diego for round one while the Steelers get to rest. Of course for the Steelers to get a bye the Texans would have to lose one more game as well, and with games against the Colts tonight and the Titans in week 17 that doesn’t seem too likely. But anything is possible, T.J. Yates.

****

Because the Steelers are the best team in the world ever, any team that beats them automatically gets to be number one in the Power Rankings. Except the Ravens. Pittsburgh Sports Cuts does not recognize credit hours from Ball So Hard University.

BIGGEST MOVERS:

  • Up: Eagles (19 to 15) and Panthers (25 to 21)
  • Down: Jets (9 to 13) and Jaguars (21 to 25)

 TEAM

LAST_WEEK

RECORD

RANKINGS_INDEX

1.

49ers

 3

(.7110)

 11-3

.6933

2.

Packers

 2

(.6928)

 13-1

.6778

3.

Texans

 1

(.7177)

10-4

.6636

4.

Ravens

4

 (.6803)

 10-4

.6265

5.

Saints

6

(.6119)

 11-3

 .6224

6.

Steelers

5

(.6551)

 10-4

 .6161

7.

Patriots

 7

(.5945)

 11-3

 .6047

8.

Falcons

10

 (.5407)

 9-5

 .5682

9.

Lions

8

(.5724)

 9-5

 .5631

10.

Cowboys

 11

(.5395)

 8-6

 .5486

11.

Chargers

 14

(.4891)

 7-7

 .5116

12.

Bengals

12

  (.5139)

 8-6

 .5099

13.

Jets

9

 (.5466)

 8-6

 .5034

14.

Seahawks

16

(.4595)

 7-7

 .4903

15.

Eagles

19

 (.4479)

 6-8

 .4752

16.

Bears

13

(.5124)

 7-7

 .4709

17.

Titans

15

(.4852)

 7-7

 .4531

18.

Giants

17

 (.4516)

 7-7

 .4312

19.

Dolphins

20

 (.4205)

 5-9

  .4259

20.

Broncos

18

 (.4512)

 8-6

 .4159

21.

Panthers

25

(38247)

 5-9

 .4076

22.

Raiders

22

 (.4172)

 7-7

 .4013

23.

Cardinals

24

 (.3867)

 7-7

 .3960

24.

Redskins

27

 (.3591)

 5-9

 .3895

25.

Jaguars

21

 (.4174)

4-10

 .3741

26.

Bills

23

 (.3915)

5-9

 .3715

27.

Chiefs

28

 (.3435)

6-8

 .3660

28.

Browns

26

(.3813)

4-10

 .3656

29.

Vikings

29

 (.3145)

 2-12

 .2837

30.

Buccaneers

30

 (.2785)

 4-10

 .2595

31.

Rams

31

 (.2440)

 2-12

 .2465

32.

Colts

31
(.1459)
 1-13  .1777
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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

December 14, 2011 1 comment

The Packers should absolutely try to go 19-0 this season. I can’t even believe there is any discussion about it. They won a Super Bowl last season with just about the exact same roster. Almost every player, coach, scout, trainer and front office worker in that organization has a Super Bowl ring. The opportunity is before them to do something that has never been done in the history of the NFL. They have the chance to not only win another championship and be regarded as the best team in the league this year, they have the chance to become the most prolific team in NFL history. Ever. End of question. And if they go 19-0, there’s a chance that will never happen again.

It is often said that winning a Super Bowl is the ultimate goal of a professional football player. I believe that to be true in almost every circumstance. But when one achieves the ultimate goal, doesn’t one strive to achieve something greater? Shouldn’t one strive to achieve something greater? It would be insane to me if every person in that organization didn’t want to go 19-0.

History only remember champions. But the Packers are already champions, and they always will be. Their achievement last year can never be taken from them. If they want to be truly remembered by history, they should strive to create it.

So this week they will remain out of the top spot in these Power Rankings, because I know Aaron Rodgers reads this blog, and it will make him angry and he will want to prove my stupid formula wrong.

BIGGEST MOVERS:

  • UP: Jets (13 to 9), Jaguars (15 to 14)
  • DOWN: Bills (20 to 23)

 TEAM

LAST_WEEK

RECORD

RANKINGS_INDEX

1.

Texans

 1

(.7176)

 10-3

.7177

2.

Packers

 3

(.7029)

 13-0

.6928

3.

49ers

 2

(.7110)

10-3

.6857

4.

Ravens

4

 (.6741)

 10-3

.6803

5.

Steelers

5

(.6472)

 10-3

 .6551

6.

Saints

6

(.6095)

 10-3

 .6119

7.

Patriots

 7

(.5950)

 10-3

 .5945

8.

Lions

8

 (.5728)

 8-5

 .5724

9.

Jets

13

(.5205)

 8-5

 .5466

10.

Falcons

 10

(.5335)

 8-5

 .5407

11.

Cowboys

 9

(.5604)

 7-6

 .5395

12.

Bengals

11

  (.5296)

 7-6

 .5139

13.

Bears

12

 (.5239)

 7-6

 .5124

14.

Chargers

16

(.4409)

 6-7

 .4891

15.

Titans

14

 (.5022)

 7-6

 .4852

16.

Seahawks

17

(.4389)

 6-7

 .4595

17.

Giants

15

(.4434)

 7-6

 .4516

18.

Broncos

19

 (.4287)

 8-5

 .4512

19.

Eagles

21

 (.4120)

 5-8

  .4479

20.

Dolphins

18

 (.4357)

 4-9

 .4205

21.

Jaguars

25

(.3727)

 4-9

 .4174

22.

Raiders

22

 (.4123)

 7-6

 .4172

23.

Bills

20

 (.4262)

 5-8

 .3915

24.

Cardinals

27

 (.3668)

 6-7

 .3867

25.

Panthers

23

 (.4000)

4-9

 .3824

26.

Browns

24

 (.3886)

4-9

 .3813

27.

Redskins

26

 (.3679)

4-9

 .3591

28.

Chiefs

28

(.3602)

5-8

 .3435

29.

Vikings

29

 (.3273)

 2-11

 .3145

30.

Buccaneers

30

 (.3144)

 4-9

 .2785

31.

Rams

31

 (.2508)

 2-11

 .2440

32.

Colts

32
(.1431)
 0-13  .1459
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Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

December 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Welcome to my NFL Power Rankings blog, where it’s all Power Rankings, all the time! I blog about nothing else but Power Rankings. Do you care about other things besides Power Rankings?  ha ha! Friend! You are in the WRONG place. I make charts with team names inside of them and some other things too. Here it is below. Loogit that, the Packers improved upon their flawless record with a solid win against a good team and have dropped from number two to number three. This is mathematics! Why play the games when we can have formulas decide things for us? It works great for the BCS. Everybody loves that shit!

BIGGEST MOVERS:

  • UP: Seahawks (23 to 17)
  • DOWN: Eagles (17 to 21)

 TEAM

LAST_WEEK

RECORD

RANKINGS_INDEX

1.

Texans

 1

(.7245)

 9-3

.7176

2.

49ers

 3

(.6943)

10-2

.7110

3.

Packers

 2

(.7219)

12-0

.7029

4.

Ravens

4

 (.6608)

 9-3

.6741

5.

Steelers

5

(.6151)

 9-3

 .6472

6.

Saints

7

(.6051)

 9-3

 .6095

7.

Patriots

8

(.6048)

 9-3

 .5950

8.

Lions

6

 (.6067)

 7-5

 .5728

9.

Cowboys

9

(.5828)

 7-5

 .5604

10.

Falcons

12

(.5530)

 7-5

 .5335

11.

Bengals

10

(.5681)

 7-5

 .5296

12.

Bears

11

  (.5573)

 7-5

 .5239

13.

Jets

13

 (.5027)

 7-5

 .5205

14.

Titans

14

(.4894)

 7-5

 .5022

15.

Giants

16

 (.4540)

 6-6

 .4434

16.

Chargers

20

(.4137)

 5-7

 .4409

17.

Seahawks

23

(.4195)

 5-7

 .4389

18.

Dolphins

22

 (.4027)

 4-8

 .4357

19.

Broncos

19

 (.4293)

 7-5

  .4286

20.

Bills

18

 (.4393)

 5-7

 .4262

21.

Eagles

17

(.4533)

 4-8

 .4120

22.

Raiders

15

 (.4835)

 7-5

 .4123

23.

Panthers

26

 (.3591)

 4-8

 .4000

24.

Browns

21

 (.4114)

 4-8

 .3886

25.

Jaguars

24

 (.4017)

3-9

 .3727

26.

Redskins

25

 (.3781)

4-8

 .3679

27.

Cardinals

27

 (.3361)

5-7

 .3668

28.

Chiefs

30

(.3113)

5-7

 .3602

29.

Vikings

29

 (.3243)

 2-10

 .3273

30.

Buccaneers

28

 (.3319)

 4-8

 .3144

31.

Rams

31

(.2657)

 2-10

 .2508

32.

Colts

32
(.1203)
 0-12  .1431
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Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

HAHAHAHA. You know, you could read these rankings to mean that Matt Leinart and T.J. Yates are better than Aaron Rodgers!

BIGGEST MOVERS

  • UP: Titans (17 to 14)  Broncos (22 to 19)  Cardinals (30 to 27)
  • DOWN: Giants (13 to 16)

 TEAM

LAST_WEEK

RECORD

RANKINGS_INDEX

1.

Texans

 1

(.7277)

 8-3

.7245

2.

Packers

 3

(.7049)

 11-0

.7219

3.

49ers

 2

(.7244)

9-2

.6943

4.

Ravens

5

 (.6382)

 8-3

.6608

5.

Steelers

6

(.6014)

 8-3

 .6151

6.

Lions

4

(.6382)

 7-4

 .6067

7.

Saints

 9

(.5801)

 8-3

 .6051

8.

Patriots

7

 (.5897)

 8-3

 .6048

9.

Cowboys

8

(.5888)

 7-4

 .5828

10.

Bengals

 11

(.5553)

 7-4

 .5681

11.

Bears

 10

(.5771)

 7-4

 .5573

12.

Falcons

12

  (.5370)

 7-4

 .5530

13.

Jets

14

 (.4961)

 6-5

 .5027

14.

Titans

17

(.4616)

 6-5

 .4894

15.

Raiders

16

 (.4617)

 7-4

 .4835

16.

Giants

13

(.5039)

 6-5

 .4540

17.

Eagles

15

(.4876)

 4-7

 .4533

18.

Bills

18

 (.4370)

 5-6

 .4393

19.

Broncos

22

 (.4080)

 6-5

  .4293

20.

Chargers

20

 (.4242)

 4-7

 .4137

21.

Browns

19

(.4257)

 4-7

 .4114

22.

Dolphins

23

 (.3968)

 3-8

 .4027

23.

Seahawks

21

 (.4195)

 4-7

 .4024

24.

Jaguars

24

 (.3960)

 3-8

 .4017

25.

Redskins

25

 (.3487)

 4-7

 .3781

26.

Panthers

27

 (.3301)

3-8

 .3591

27.

Cardinals

30

 (.3083)

4-7

 .3361

28.

Buccaneers

26

(.3408)

4-7

 .3319

29.

Vikings

28

 (.3268)

 2-9

 .3243

30.

Chiefs

29

 (.3137)

 4-7

 .3113

31.

Rams

31

 (.2642)

2-9

 .2657

32.

Colts

32
(.1165)
 0-11  .1203
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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey dudes! Guess what? My Power Rankings are still mad about the Packers winning the Super Bowl last year so they drop to number three this week.

I feel like I am trolling the Power Rankings scene.

BIGGEST MOVERS

  • UP: Dolphins (28 to 23)
  • DOWN: Bengals (7 to 11) and Jaguars (20 to 24)

 TEAM

LAST_WEEK

RECORD

RANKINGS_INDEX

1.

Texans

 1

(.7439)

 7-3

.7277

2.

49ers

 3

(.7132)

 9-1

.7244

3.

Packers

 2

(.7368)

10-0

.7049

4.

Lions

4

 (.6491)

 7-3

.6382

5.

Ravens

5

(.6468)

 7-3

 .6382

6.

Steelers

6

(.6064)

 7-3

 .6014

7.

Patriots

 11

(.5708)

 7-3

 .5897

8.

Cowboys

8

 (.5933)

 6-4

 .5888

9.

Saints

9

(.5912)

 7-3

 .5801

10.

Bears

 10

(.5729)

 7-3

 .5771

11.

Bengals

 7

(.5982)

 6-4

 .5553

12.

Falcons

13

  (.5258)

 6-4

 .5370

13.

Giants

12

 (.5426)

 6-4

 .5039

14.

Jets

14

(.5177)

 5-5

 .4961

15.

Eagles

17

 (.4697)

 4-6

 .4876

16.

Raiders

19

(.4418)

 6-4

 .4617

17.

Titans

15

(.5024)

 5-5

 .4616

18.

Bills

16

 (.4918)

 5-5

 .4370

19.

Browns

21

 (.4143)

 4-6

  .4257

20.

Chargers

18

 (.4582)

 4-6

  .4242

21.

Seahawks

23

(.3834)

 4-6

 .4195

22.

Broncos

22

 (.3916)

 5-5

 .4080

23.

Dolphins

28

 (.3532)

 3-7

 .3968

24.

Jaguars

20

 (.4164)

 3-7

 .3960

25.

Redskins

24

 (.3698)

 3-7

 .3487

26.

Buccaneers

29

 (.3525)

4-6

 .3408

27.

Panthers

25

 (.3680)

2-8

 .3301

28.

Vikings

26

(.3545)

2-8

 .3268

29.

Chiefs

27

 (.3545)

 4-6

 .3137

30.

Cardinals

30

 (.3498)

 3-7

 .3083

31.

Rams

31

 (.2853)

 2-8

 .2642

32.

Colts

32
(.1232)
 0-10  .1165
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Week 10 NFL Power Rankings

November 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Yeah. This is tough to figure out. Even tougher to post this when 24 hours ago I claimed the Texans were the fourth best team in their conference. The good news is this won’t likely last. Matt Schaub is done for the year and Matt Leinart is spending his bye week preparing to derp all over the field for the next six weeks. Things won’t end well for the Texans.

All I can say is this. For better or worse, the formula I devised places an emphasis on defense over offense. Houston’s defense is #1 in yards per game and #2 in points per game. The Packers aren’t anywhere near that. Houston loses ground offensively to the Packers in terms of points scored per game (35.6 to 27.3), but in yards gained per game the two teams are fairly close (GB: 409.7, HOU: 396.2). Their SOS is fairly equal, turnover differential is the same (+11). Ultimately this comes down to the Texans having a dominant defense and an offense that still scores almost 28 points per game while the Packers have a dominant offense and a defense that has yet to prove itself.

As far as the eyeball test goes, yes, I totally agree, the Packers appear to be the superior team. It’s tough to watch them and think anything different. That said, the Texans’ victory was nearly as impressive and against an arguably better team (37-9 over now 4-5 Tampa Bay). And Football Outsiders agrees with me, so there.

BIGGEST MOVERS

  • UP: Cowboys (14 to 8 ) and Bears (16 to 10)
  • DOWN: Bills (9 to 16)

 TEAM

LAST_WEEK

RECORD

RANKINGS_INDEX

1.

Texans

 3

(.7019)

 7-3

.7439

2.

Packers

 1

(.7181)

 9-0

.7368

3.

49ers

 5

(.6520)

 8-1

.7132

4.

Lions

2

 (.7136)

 6-3

.6491

5.

Ravens

4

(.6991)

 6-3

 .6468

6.

Steelers

8

(.5960)

 7-3

 .6064

7.

Bengals

 6

(.6378)

 6-3

 .5982

8.

Cowboys

14

 (.5337)

 5-4

 .5933

9.

Saints

7

(.6082)

 7-3

 .5912

10.

Bears

 16

(.5129)

 6-3

 .5729

11.

Patriots

 13

(.5459)

 6-3

 .5708

12.

Giants

11

 (.5658)

 6-3

 .5426

13.

Falcons

12

 (.5561)

 5-4

 .5258

14.

Jets

10

(.5786)

 5-4

 .5177

15.

Titans

18

 (.4614)

 5-4

 .5024

16.

Bills

9

(.5893)

 5-4

 .4918

17.

Eagles

15

(.5133)

 3-6

 .4697

18.

Chargers

17

 (.5129)

 4-5

 .4582

19.

Raiders

19

 (.4232)

 5-4

  .4418

20.

Jaguars

25

 (.3787)

 3-6

  .4164

21.

Browns

22

(.4183)

 3-6

 .4143

22.

Broncos

27

 (.3691)

 4-5

 .3916

23.

Seahawks

28

 (.3506)

 3-6

 .3834

24.

Redskins

24

 (.3990)

 3-6

 .3698

25.

Panthers

21

 (.4202)

 2-7

 .3680

26.

Vikings

23

 (.4042)

2-7

 .3545

27.

Chiefs

26

 (.3780)

 4-5

 .3545

28.

Dolphins

30

(.3214)

2-7

 .3532

29.

Buccaneers

20

(.4220)

 4-5

 .3525

30.

Cardinals

29

 (.3267)

 3-6

 .3498

31.

Rams

31

(.2677)

 2-7

 .2853

32.

Colts

32(.1440)  0-10  .1232
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