2010 NFL Week 17 Powre Rankings
Final rankings of the regular season. And at this point, where the teams lie are EXACTLY where they rank. Powre Rankings mean something after all.
1. New England Patriots (13-2).
Best team in football with a bunch of has-beens, castoffs and youngins doing it with Nancy Brady.
2. New Orleans Saints (11-4).
They’re the team to beat in the NFC.
3. Baltimore Ravens (11-4).
The only way to beat them is to coax them into becoming pass-happy again.
4. Chicago Bears (11-4).
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4).
They’re going to be one and done in the playoffs. Mark my words. Especially if the Ravens win the division and the Steelers have to go to Indianapolis.
6. Atlanta Falcons (12-3).
Now that the whole talk about Matt Ryan’s home record is done for, the holes in this team were exposed by the Saints, and everyone who is in the NFC playoff picture can exploit it.
7. New York Jets (10-5).
They’ve got to shore up their defense ASAP.
8. Green Bay Packers (9-6).
They’re peaking at the right time, but they still must play a hungry Bears team that supposedly has “nothing to play for” in order to make the playoffs themselves.
9. Indianapolis Colts (9-6).
With Garrard and Jones-Drew out for the Jagwires, the Colts just need to play steady football and they’ll clinch a playoff spot and their division title for the umpteenth year. Interesting to note, the Colts own a tiebreaker head-to-head over the Chiefs, so the Chiefs still DO have something to play for on Sunday: SEEDING. The Chiefs do not want to host Baltimore or Pittsburgh nor (potentially, depending upon what BAL and PIT do — the Jets). However, it is unavoidable that they’ll get one of those three anyway, so they just want to finish strongly.
10. Kansas City Chiefs (10-5).
They need to win Sunday to solidify their turnaround season.
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-6).
Sadly, they’ll be on the outside looking in on the playoffs. A host of teams must lose and one must lose by a wide margin just for the Bucs to get into the playoffs. They certainly deserve it more than the Giants.
12. Philadelphia Eagles (10-5).
Backing in, eh? Vick won’t play in Week 17 and the Eagles may end up facing the Giants in a rubber match (which favors the Giants if they actually get into the playoffs), especially with so many Eagles battered and bruised.
13. New York Football Giants (9-6).
The entire team forgot how to play football: offense, defense and special teams — which was already league-worst before the 83 point deluge in six quarters.
Tom Coughlin will not be coaching as a lame duck next year, and fan outrage regarding Kevin “Killdrive” Gilbride will only force John Mara and Steve Tisch’s hand even more to make a move.
John Fox + Gary Kubiak + Perry Fewell + WHOEVER OTHER THAN TOM QUINN = Division Winners.
14. Minnesota Vikings (6-9).
If Favre had just sat sooner…
15. St. Louis Rams (7-8).
They can win their division Sunday and have the right to get mauled by the Saints (again).
16. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-7).
Finally playing like the JAGWIRES.
17. San Diego Chargers (8-7).
They were arrogant all season, thinking they could flip the switch like they’re the 2000-2002 Lakers with 82 games to do it with. They spotted the Chiefs two games all season and they’re going to lose the division by that margin. Norv Turner SHOULD be fired, and so should AJ Smith, the megalomaniac, but Alex Spanos loves them both.
18. Oakland Raiders (7-8).
Raiders should have 10 wins right now. They’re kicking themselves as a result.
19. Miami Dolphins (7-8).
Never in my life have I seen this team play this badly at home. Not even when they had abysmal records.
20. Tennessee Titans (6-9).
Time for Jeff Fisher to go. His team actually QUIT on him, unlike Tom Coughlin’s, whose team just forgot how to play fundamental football.
21. Detroit Lions (5-10).
Calling it right now, just as I did with Kansas City this year — the Lions will contend for the NFC North with 10 wins next year.
22. Cleveland Browns (5-10).
Mangini has got to go. A decent coach would have netted them 4-5 more wins.
23. Arizona Cardinals (5-10).
BIG JOHN SKELTON! FROMMMMMMMMMMMM??? FORDHAM!
24. Seattle Seahawks (6-9).
DEAR GOD please do not let this ragged bunch of Seabags make the playoffs. At least the Rams are GUTSY.
25. San Francisco 49ers (5-10).
Mike Singletary isn’t head coach material at the moment.
26. Houston Texans (5-10).
Gary Kubiak has got to go. The team was supposed to be 10-5 at this point, not 5-10. They regressed and he’s largely responsible when his teams have lost all but two of their 10 games after having leads — and blown 4th quarter leads in most of them. The Giants would welcome him has offensive coordinator. Hell, they’d welcome Paul Hackett over Kevin Gilbride.
No, wait… nevermind.
27. Dallas Cowboys (5-10).
They will be looking to assail Michael Vick if he’s brave enough to suit up Sunday. Andy Reid says “No”, though.
28. Washington Redskins (6-9).
They finished strongly, but Mike Shanahan and Jim Haslett prevented them from contending for the division title when they were worthy of it as previously constructed.
29. Buffalo Bills (4-11).
30. Cincinnati Bengals (4-11).
Oh, NOW they want to play? The Bolts are going to send them an envelope with hot diarrhea mud in it for that one.
31. Denver Broncos (4-11).
This team is going nowhere fast. They’ve been laughingstocks since Terrell Davis retired and Clinton Portis was traded — despite a couple of (quick exit) playoff appearances mixed in.
32. Carolina Panthers (2-13).
John Fox can come head coach for us, Tom Coughlin likely won’t be back under any circumstances anyway. He’s too good for Carolina and the team and its fans don’t deserve him.