2010 NFL Week 10 Powre Rankings
Order is restored…
1. New York Football Giants (6-2).
Last I checked, POWRE RANKINGS took into consideration teams being on a roll (5 straight wins, and there are no gimmes in the NFL, ask the Patriots), leading the conference in offense AND defense and leading the ENTIRE NFL in defense? *Dr. Dre “Dre Day” voice, “now call it whutcha wont to…” but the Jints are #1.
2. Baltimore Ravens (6-2).
Their two losses were bad just as ours were, but they’ve been getting it done — considering they haven’t begun to gel offensively yet (makes you wonder if they ever will this season?)
3. Atlanta Falcons (6-2).
They still can’t win on the road. Mentioning them in the same breath with the Giants is borderline abominable.
4. New York Jets (6-2).
They haven’t looked great lately, but showed great moxie in Week 9 where average-to-bad teams would have collapsed (see: Bengals Week 9).
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2).
They ought to be 4-4 after that ref-aided “win” vs. MIA and escaping by the skin of their teeth in Week 9 solely because Carson Palmer SUCKS. Not to mention they got their asses absolutely handed to them by an enigmatic (read: NOT GREAT) Saints team.
6. New England Patriots (6-2).
That defense got exposed. Didn’t hear much from Patriots fans at ALL Sunday. As a matter of fact, I heard NOTHING. Not even excuses (as per usual).
7. Philadelphia Eagles (5-3).
Michael Vick makes them exciting and dangerous, but heading into their BYE they looked atrocious. Enough with the week to week prognostications. Saying they’re as good as the Giants is ludicrous. Week 11 will determine how closely matched those two teams truly are.
8. Indianapolis Colts (5-3).
They are missing far too many guys to penalize them for a loss by 2 points. 90% of the time the Colts win that game by virtue of a last-second FG.
9. Oakland Raiders (5-4).
10. Green Bay Packers (6-3).
I can’t wait until Week 16. They’re doing great while missing several important starters on both sides of the ball.
11. New Orleans Saints (6-3).
I need to see it ONE more time before I’m convinced.
12. Tennessee Titans (5-3).
Not sold on them. And that was PRE-Moss. I don’t think there’s going to be anything but inertia there. 9-7 team in the making.
13. Kansas City Chiefs (5-3).
A win is a win. They’re still legit. And they IMPROVED on their NFL-best 174 rush yards per game by a clean SIX yards per game after Week 9 ALONE.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-3).
What was that, Raheem Morris?
15. Chicago Bears (5-3).
Cutler cut out the INTs, the Bears win by the skin of the teeth (still should’ve lost).
16. San Diego Chargers (4-5).
Called it. The Bolts are coming… 6 out of 7 W’s to finish the season.
17. Washington Redskins (4-4).
YOU ARE ON THE CLOCK. November will be make-or-break time for them — and two division games against the teams vying for the two spots that the NFC East will provide in the playoffs. If you’re slow, that means they need to beat both PHI and NYG this month in order to have a chance.
18. Miami Dolphins (4-4).
They played exactly like I thought they would (dumb coach, dumber play-calling) and the score was damn-near what I called it.
19. Houston Texans (4-4).
I’d hoped they would prove me right — after what seems to be half a decade predicting they were about to turn the corner. They’re fading like they always do. Too bad.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4).
21. Cleveland Browns (3-5).
BREAK UP THE BROWNS! And Peyton Hillis!
22. St. Louis Rams (4-4).
They feel like they’re on borrowed time to me. Anyone else feel this way (with Jackson banged and their top 3 receivers out for season?)
23. Minnesota Vikings (3-5).
They can realistically win 5 out of their next 6 — and may catch a break Week 17; although the Giants do not “rest” starters for more than a quarter and a half in “yuseshless” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqCKUXQP3E4) games.
24. Detroit Lions (2-6).
They could easily be 6-2.
25. Seattle Seahawks (4-4).
Seabags’ 12th man?
26. Arizona Cardinals (3-5).
27. San Francisco 49ers (2-6).
You wonder if that run is in them to 1) save their season and 2) save Singletary’s job?
28. Cincinnati Bengals (2-6).
Yeah, they came back late in Week 9, but they looked AWFUL (as they have all year) otherwise.
29. Buffalo Bills (0-8).
They try so hard. It doesn’t pay off. They should have beaten the Bears in Week 9.
30. Denver Broncos (2-6).
They are what I thought they were. And I’m not crownin’ ’em, either.
31. Carolina Panthers (1-7).
Injuries, lame duck coach, cheap owner = 1-7.
32. Dallas Cowboys (1-7).
Absolutely loving every second of this. Dallas has NEVER looked this bad in my lifetime. Not the ’89 team, because they tried hard with Aikman (before he got hurt, if I recall) and Irvin. And Houston’s gonna feel like the ’89 Redskins and ’96 Cardinals for depriving us of what should have been previous 0-16 teams ha.