Friday, December 24, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 16

1. New England Patriots: After a close call against Matt Flynn and company they only need one more win to clinch the East and home field advantage.

2. Atlanta Falcons: They continue to dominate the NFC and are only one game away from clinching the South and home field advantage.

3. Baltimore Ravens: They needed to prove that they can beat a good team and they did against the Saints as their long lost ground game returned.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: This team is total magic on offense, all they need is one more win and they clinch the East.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers: Without Troy Polamalu their defense looks lost, but they have two very easy games left and then Polamalu should be back for the Playoffs.

6. San Diego Chargers: They have a dominate win against San Francisco but they are still helpless unless the Chiefs lose one of their next two.

7. New York Jets: They needed a statement win and they got it, Mark Sanchez played well, but the defense didn’t look overly impressive.

8. New Orleans Saints: They had a good run going, but got took apart by Baltimore.

9. Chicago Bears: They clinch the North and beat the Favre less Vikings, plus the defense played well after that awful Patriots game.

10. Green Bay Packers: Matt Flynn played great, but the Packers seems like they couldn’t get anything to go their way.

11. Kansas City Chiefs: They have a statement win against the Rams and I think Cassel is earning some MVP votes as well as Jamal Charles.

12. New York Giants: They totally took apart the Eagles until the fourth quarter, by the way the Giants can’t put the loss on the punter, they shouldn’t have let the Eagles get the onside or score 21 points in a matter of minutes.

13. Indianapolis Colts: They have the division back and are now in control of their own fate.

14. Jacksonville Jaguars: They couldn’t seem to hold Payton back the second time and they pretty much got killed.

15. Oakland Raiders: They almost blow a game against a rookie Tim Tebow but thankfully Darren McFadden came to the rescue.

16. Dallas Cowboys: It is a shame the Cowboys can’t somehow make the playoffs because this is a good team.

17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: I think they have proven they are an average team and not a playoff team.

18. San Francisco 49ers: They have a great shot at winning the division and going to the playoffs with a 7-9 record.

19. St. Louis Rams: The Rams really need to win out if they want to have a chance at the division.

20. Buffalo Bills: They are looking like a spoiler as they have become quite the competitive team.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: They finally get a win and snap the losing streak.

22. Houston Texans: Their defense looks worse then any I have seen in College or Pro.

23. Minnesota Vikings: Losing Brett Favre killed them and now they are stuck with

24. Washington Redskins: They looked like they actually had life against the Cowboys and I doubt McNabb will get the job back this season.

25. Tennessee Titans: They get a win without Young and Collins played halfway descent.

26. Seattle Seahawks: They played two quarters of good football but then the Falcons took it to them.

27. Cleveland Browns: They lose against the Bengals, but all in all I think the Browns have to be pleased with the progress this season. If you look at it they might also have a future QB in McCoy and a future shutdown corner in Haden.

28. Detroit Lions: They now have won two strait and finally win one on the road.

29. Miami Dolphins: Miami is a wreck and I think Sparano has to feel the heat from Bill Cowher.

30. Denver Broncos: The Broncos have to be impressed with Tebow but the defense looked REALLY awful.

31. Carolina Panthers: They are threatening their chances of getting Andrew Luck. I think they are glad to get Jonathan Stewart back.

32. Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals blow out the Broncos one week and then get beat by the Panthers.

NFL Predictions Week 15

Christmas Break

Well, I will be taking off this week of blogging so I wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone and see'ya next week.

BTW: I will be publishing the weekly Predictions and Power Rankings a little late.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

End Polls

Which Super Bowl Team will miss the Playoffs?
70% Neither
25% Indianapolis Colts
5% New Orleans Saints

Which Team has the best chance of going last in their division to first?
44% Kansas City Chiefs
27% Washington Redskins
11% Detroit Lions
5% Jacksonville Jagaurs
5% Cleveland Browns
5% St. Louis Rams

NFL Rankings Week 15


1. New England Patriots: The Patriots are totally dominating in games now and Tom Brady is playing like he did in 2007.

2. Atlanta Falcons: Another win for this team and they are really rolling.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers: No doubt in my mind this is the best defense by far in the entire league.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: They pick up a nice win and stay in control of the NFC East.

5. New Orleans Saints: Their offense is starting to get hot and at the right time of the season.

6. San Diego Chargers: They are playing dominate football and look like the most talented team in the league.

7. Chicago Bears: They have proved they can’t play in the cold and that isn’t a good thing for a team in Chicago.

8. Baltimore Ravens: They may be winning, but they haven’t controlled any game that they have been in all season long.

9. Green Bay Packers: The loss of Aaron Rogers was a blow, plus he might be out this week as well.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: This team is play good football and it won’t be a team to go down easy to the Colts.

11. Indianapolis Colts: They get a win and Payton doesn’t throw any picks, I guess that is a start.

12. New York Jets: This team has gone from Super Bowl favorite to Wildcard hopeful. They need to get their team in order and stop talking and tripping and start playing football.

13. Kansas City Chiefs: I think Brodie Croyle showed he won’t be worth getting in free agency, with him at center the Chiefs couldn’t score a point.

14. New York Giants: They have a nice win, but Eli needs to stop throwing so many interceptions.

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: They beat Washington, but they shouldn’t have. They need to step it up quick if they want a playoff spot.

16. Oakland Raiders: Well, for the first time I’m impressed with the Raiders and it is not because they won but because they went to the East Coast after a big win and didn’t get blown out.

17. Dallas Cowboys: This team is dangerous and Garrett should be kept as their coach, he has done a great job.

18. San Francisco 49ers: They have a real shot at the division crown, if they can beat St. Louis and win out.

19. St. Louis Rams: They had a chance to make it a 1 point game before half time but instead made it a 15 point game with a pick.

20. Houston Texans: They had a nice game, but they are missing too many pieces to try to make a major run at the playoffs.

21. Minnesota Vikings: I think what ever Favre’s faults were; at lease they kept games competitive.

22. Buffalo Bills: After getting blown out by Minnesota they had a nice win against Cleveland.

23. Washington Redskins: They had a win in place but then the team fell apart again.

24. Miami Dolphins: They won but that win goes to the defense and not the the offense or Chad Henne.

25. Tennessee Titans: Without Vince Young this team isn’t very good.

26. Cleveland Browns: They lose a close one and they need Colt McCoy back under center.

27. Seattle Seahawks: They can’t seem to stay consistent as they had the chance to go a game up over St. Louis.

28. Cincinnati Bengals: They play good football every week, but every week they lose.

29. Detroit Lions: They win one against the Aaron Rogers less Packers and their defense finally shows up a bit.

30. Denver Broncos: Was it a mistake or what to fire McDaniels, at lest their team played football.

31. Arizona Cardinals: They switch to Skelton and he has a nice game and is now 1-0 as a starter.

32. Carolina Panthers: Things can’t get worse for the Panthers.

NFL Predictions Week 14

NFL Rankings Week 14


1. New England Patriots: They hop the Falcons since they killed a team with the Falcons record. This is a team to really watch out for, they are on a roll.

2. Atlanta Falcons: They beat a good team, but the Patriots killed a good team. Another thing, Matt Ryan is showing each week that this team is very capable to come from behind which will help in the playoffs.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers: They didn’t win pretty but they defiantly won. The Steelers defense is unbelievable.

4. Chicago Bears: When Cutler plays well no one has been able to beat this team.

5. Baltimore Ravens: They played a great game of defense, but their offense can’t seem to get it clicking.

6. Green Bay Packers: They have another nice game against the 49ers and wow did the Packers wide receivers make some plays.

7. Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Vick is consistently playing good football, but he is taking a lot of hits.

8. New Orleans Saints: Their offense seems to finally be getting on track. But their defense needs to step it up a little, they were really lucky on that off-sides call.

9. New York Jets: Rex Ryan wouldn’t close his mouth, so the Patriots did it for him. I think we saw what might happen if this team gets behind in a big game and that is that Sanchez fell apart.

10. Kansas City Chiefs: It was a hard fought battle but in the end it was the Chiefs defense and not their offense that won the game, plus the Chiefs held Orton to under 150 yards and he was only 6-28 in pass attempts, they will need that same defense this week in a game that may win the division.

11. New York Giants: They blow out Washington, but I think the Redskins beat themselves, so I can’t say too much in favor of the Giants.

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: They need to be able to finish games if they want a shot at the playoffs. They had the Falcons beat twice, but then lost, which would have put them in the lead for the division right now.

13. Jacksonville Jaguars: This team is getting better an better as the season goes on and the Colts need to watch out.

14. Dallas Cowboys: This team is for real and they are one Roy Williams fumble away from being 4-0 under Garrett.

15. San Diego Chargers: After having such a great run they are totally dominated by a not so good Oakland team.

16. Indianapolis Colts: They continue to be going down the drain and Peyton Manning seems to be causing it.

17. Minnesota Vikings: They are now 2-0 under the new management and they finally got the picture that if you run Peterson down the opponents throat you will win, even if your quarterbacks throw 4 picks.

18. Oakland Raiders: They have a nice win after a bad stretch, but they need to keep it up if Cable wants to keep his job and if they want a chance at the playoffs.

19. St. Louis Rams: They are getting better and better as the season goes on. Plus, Bradford hasn’t gotten injured, while Colt McCoy and Jimmy Clausen have both had injury problems.

20. Houston Texans: I really don’t know what to say, they have so much talent yet they can’t seem to put a full season together.

21. San Francisco 49ers: I can’t believe they are going to start Alex Smith while Troy Smith has had a much better season and they have 3 wins under Troy Smith while only 1 under Alex Smith.

22. Seattle Seahawks: They comeback and win, although they never should have gotten behind.

23. Cleveland Browns: Jake Delhomme got a win for the Browns, but they are so much better with McCoy at the head.

24. Washington Redskins: They have fallen apart and now we know why Philadelphia traded McNabb within the division.

25. Miami Dolphins: Henne can’t seem to decide whether he wants to play well or not.

26. Tennessee Titans: I think Vince Young didn’t play his last game for the Titans, I think Jeff Fisher is coaching his last season for the Titans.

27. Buffalo Bills: After looking like they were really becoming a competitive team, they fell apart.

28. Denver Broncos: They fire McDaniels when they wanted him to train Tebow, now are they hoping that a runningbacks coach can train Tebow?

29. Detroit Lions: They now have to wait for next season to see if Stafford can be the franchise QB.

30. Cincinnati Bengals: All I can say is that they need to fire Marvin Lewis.

31. Arizona Cardinals: They need to hope that the Panthers don’t draft Luck, so they can get them.

32. Carolina Panthers: They had a nice lead but they can’t hold it, but if they would have won they might not get the No. 1 overall pick.

NFL Predictions Week 13

Thursday, December 2, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 13


1. Atlanta Falcons: Another comeback win against an elite team and Matt Ryan is starting to look like the comeback boy.

2. New England Patriots: Their defense didn’t play well at first but then they buckled down and the offense did the rest.

3. Baltimore Ravens: They have a quality win against a raising Buccaneers team.

4. Chicago Bears: When Jay Culter doesn’t throw picks, who has beaten them?

5. Philadelphia Eagles: It was a hard fought game and the Eagles have nothing to be ashamed of.

6. Green Bay Packers: They lose in the last second to the best team in the league, that isn’t a bad thing.

7. New York Jets: Their score against Cincinnati was deceiving, if you take away the big plays from Brad Smith the Jets probably would have lost to a bad Bengals team.

8. New Orleans Saints: They win, but they shouldn’t have won. They are SO lucky the Cowboys have Roy Williams on their roster.

9. San Diego Chargers: They beat the Colts and are now officially on their end of the season run.

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Charlie Weis offense was seen last week as the unstoppable (and former bust) Dwayne Bowe and Matt Cassel dominated the air and the No. 1 ranked rushing attack put up 230 yards compliments of Jamaal Charles who had 173 on his own. Also the Chiefs have Denver and San Diego back to back, if the Chiefs can win these they will probably clinch the division.

11. Pittsburgh Steelers: They had a close call against Buffalo when they dropped the game winning touchdown pass, are the Steelers lucky or what.

12. New York Giants: They did win against Jacksonville but they were dominated for three quarters.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: They play Baltimore tough and this year team shows a lot of promise.

14. Indianapolis Colts: They need a win next week or their season is over.

15. St. Louis Rams: Bradford is looking like a future hall of famer and he is only a rookie.

16. San Francisco 49ers: Troy Smith is doing a good job and maybe San Francisco has found themselves a QB.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars: They played great football until the fourth quarter.

18. Houston Texans: They finally stopped someone on defense but Rusty Smith did look quite Rusty.

19. Miami Dolphins: They beat Oakland and Chad Henne got his job back that he never should have lost.

20. Washington Redskins: I don’t really know what to say…one week they play good the next they play bad.

21. Dallas Cowboys: They had a great team effort but the fumble by Roy Williams lost the game, but they can still build off a well played game.

22. Buffalo Bills: They are played good football and were one drop away from beating the Steelers.

23. Minnesota Vikings: They played like they are built to play and what do you know they win.

24. Tennessee Titans: They SO need Vince Young back if they even want to think about the playoffs

25. Oakland Raiders: They are back to their losing ways and now Tom Cable has gone from coach of the year to hotseat.

26. Cleveland Browns: They really need Colt McCoy back, you can just see the leadership he brings to this team.

27. Denver Broncos: They are back to the old Broncos, will Tebow get a shot?

28. Seattle Seahawks: They stayed in the game till the fourth quarter and then they got killed.

29. Detroit Lions: The Lions played well in the first half, but with this young team it will take a while before they learn to finish.

30. Cincinnati Bengals: Fire Marvin Lewis, this team is a mess.

31. Arizona Cardinals: They lose again and now their QB is running his mouth off as well, Now the question is, will it be Andrew Luck or someone else.

32. Carolina Panthers: If they can just wait a couple more weeks the season will be over.

Friday, November 26, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 12

NFL Rankings Week 12


1. Atlanta Falcons: Falcons are continuing to play well and are above all doing it consistently.

2. New England Patriots: They win again and are on a real roll.

3. Baltimore Ravens: The defense is starting to show up again.

4. Green Bay Packers: Their Offense and Defense is playing well.

5. Philadelphia Eagles: They had another nice win but didn’t play as well as they did last week.

6. New York Giants: After really hitting a roll this team is once again in the gutter.

7. New York Jets: They pull out another last second win; will the magic last much longer?

8. Pittsburgh Steelers: They beat Oakland and get their first win in a while.

9. New Orleans Saints: They are back on a roll and the offense is playing well again.

10. Indianapolis Colts: Injuries are killing them and Peyton can’t throw 3 picks and win the game.

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: They are one 4th and goal play away from being first play in the division, in the NFC and in the league.

12. Chicago Bears: Another win and this team is clicking again.

13. Kansas City Chiefs: After two losses the Chiefs have a quality win.

14. San Diego Chargers: Chiefs need to watch out for the Chargers they are getting their late season surg.

15. Jacksonville Jaguars: They’ve played quality football since Garrard has returned.

16. Washington Redskins: They finally win and McNabb did well in his two minute drill.

17. Dallas Cowboys: Can Garrett keep it going and beat the Saints? If they do they will have a long shot at a wildcard spot.

18. Houston Texans: They have a powerful offense but the defense is awful.

19. Tennessee Titans: With Vince gone and Collins banged up the Titans can forget about this season.

20. Miami Dolphins: Tony Sparano needs to run the ball or he could be on the street come January.

21. Cleveland Browns: They did lose but they were very competitive and are showing signs of life.

22. Oakland Raiders: We got to see the good old Raiders in Pittsburgh and 5-11 is still not out of the picture.

23. St. Louis Rams: They did lose but the Falcons are leading the NFC so that isn’t a bad loss.

24. Denver Broncos: The momentum gained against the Chiefs was quickly lost, thanks to the Chargers.

25. San Francisco 49ers: They still need more work and I think most the blame has to fall to Singletary.

26. Seattle Seahawks: They did lose but Hasselbeck got on a roll towards the end.

27. Buffalo Bills: They are playing great football and Fitzpatrick is looking like a franchise QB.

28. Minnesota Vikings: So does Favre start or Jackson?

29. Detroit Lions: They have to finish this season and look to next year.

30. Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Lewis needs to be fired, this is inexcusable.

31. Arizona Cardinals: They lose to the Chiefs and can only look forward to next year.

32. Carolina Panthers: I think 1-15 isn’t a long shot.

Friday, November 19, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 11

NFL Rankings Week 11


1. Atlanta Falcons: They proved on Thursday night that they have gotten over the hump and are now among the elite.

2. New England Patriots: After an embarrassing loss to Cleveland the Patriots bounced back with a dominant win.

3. Philadelphia Eagles: A win next week and this team could jump to No. 1, plus Michal Vick looks like MVP material.

4. Baltimore Ravens: Losing to the top ranked team in the final seconds of the game isn’t a back thing.

5. New York Giants: They were dominated by a bad Dallas team, they need to improve.

6. Indianapolis Colts: Injuries are killing this team. Hopefully they can get healthy for next week.

7. Green Bay Packers: Coming off the bye they need to eliminate the mistakes and become the team everyone thought they could be.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers: 1-2 in the last 3 games isn’t great, but they need to limit the mistakes and have some better offensive line play.

9. New York Jets: They should have lost the Cleveland last week, but they made it out. They need to get the offense rolling.

10. New Orleans Saints: They need their defense to improve to be able to make a run at Atlanta.

11. Tennessee Titans: VY needs to take control of this team and get them some wins.

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: After another win this Buccaneers team looks impressive

13. Chicago Bears: A nice win against Minnesota puts Chicago in first place.

14. Miami Dolphins: They were able to beat Tennessee with 3 different Quarterbacks, now they the pressure is put on Tyler Thigpen and he has to start against Chicago on Thursday night football.

15. Kansas City Chiefs: They got killed by Denver so now the pressure is on Kansas City.

16. San Diego Chargers: They are starting their annual comeback, lets see if they can pull a big one off and beat Oakland and KC for the division crown.

17. Oakland Raiders: They are coming off their bye and are in first place in the division…will it last long?

18. Jacksonville Jaguars: They come off another good win and now are in the thick of things in the AFC South.

19. Cleveland Browns: They started sloppy and then all of a sudden they beat New Orleans, New England and barley lost to New York.

20. St. Louis Rams: They need a win this week to stay in contention for the division.

21. Washington Redskins: Another bad game for Washington and their season is starting to disappear.

22. Houston Texans: After a great start this group is headed to the bottom of the division.

23. Denver Broncos: A good win against KC might have saved McDaniels job, now lets see if they can keep it up.

24. Dallas Cowboys: Jason Garrett finally got this team to produce and what do you know, they can even win without Tony Romo.

25. Minnesota Vikings: They are officially done and Brett Favre said and now will Leslie Frazier and Tavaris Jackson get a shot at trying to make this tam produce.

26. San Francisco 49ers: They are 2-0 with Troy Smith as the starter.

27. Seattle Seahawks: They got another win and remain atop of the NFC West.

28. Cincinnati Bengals: They have so much talent but they can’t win.

29. Buffalo Bills: They finally get their first win and they are starting to look like a competitive team.

30. Detroit Lions: The game ended on a pass out of bounds during the two point conversion, do they need Mathew Stafford or what.

31. Arizona Cardinals: They lose again and this time it wasn’t the offense that last the game.

32. Carolina Panthers: They lost again and now are the lowest ranked team for the last few weeks.

NFL Predictions Week 10

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 10

1. New York Giants: For the first time this year the Giants are at the top of the standing. They are playing dominate football and the one thing that puts them above the rest is their consistency

2. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons played a good game against the Buccaneers and proved they can finish the job as well.

3. Baltimore Ravens: They held against Miami, but they need to get better on defense, now that the offense has gotten back on track.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Vick said he thought his team was a Super Bowl team and I think he was right.

5. Indianapolis Colts: Well, once again they are not able to play well on a consistent basis from week to week.

6. New England Patriots: They totally got embarrassed against a bad Browns team. They need to win these little ones as well as the big ones.

7. New Orleans Saints: They won, but it wasn’t exactly a dominating game.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers pulled another win off, but this team still looked a little flat.

9. Green Bay Packers: They won convincingly against Dallas, but who hasn’t.

10. Tennessee Titans: Coming off their bye they have a chance to take a nice lead in the AFC South.

11. New York Jets: The should have gotten beaten by Detroit but the Lions fell apart in the final seconds, what has happened to this team?

12. Miami Dolphins: They did lose, but this team is still growing.

13. Kansas City Chiefs: They dominated Oakland, but didn’t come away with a win.

14. San Diego Chargers: They had a close one in Houston, but they were able to pull it off. That special teams is continuing to not awful.

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: They were two yards away from winning that game, this team is for real.

16. Oakland Raiders: They may have won three straight but Seattle isn’t any good and neither is Denver and I’ll tell you what, that was the first time I’ve seen a team be totally dominated and still win.

17. Chicago Bears: They came back with a nice win, now lets see if that will continue to happen.

18. Houston Texans: They have a really bad defense and the game against San Diego helped prove that even more.

19. Minnesota Vikings: They won, but Arizona should have closed that game off, luckily for the Vikings they didn’t. But Minnesota did play well, they just a some untimely turnovers.

20. St. Louis Rams: They come off their bye with a nice record, good job from so far Sam Bradford.

21. Washington Redskins: Will McNabb start or not?

22. Jacksonville Jaguars: They had a bye and were at 500. Jack Del Rio has to be pleased.

23. Cincinnati Bengals: They lost another winnable game.

24. Detroit Lions: They had a win, but this is a young team still learning to win. Also they need Mathew Stafford to stay healthy.

25. Cleveland Browns: They have now beaten New England and New Orleans convincingly.

26. San Francisco 49ers: They come off their bye with something to prove.

27. Denver Broncos: They need to get their team in order as Kansas City comes to town.

28. Dallas Cowboys: I guess Jason Garret will now get a chance to try to turn around this mess.

29. Arizona Cardinals: They had a win against Minnesota, but this team totally fell apart.

30. Buffalo Bills: They are showing signs of life.

31. Seattle Seahawks: They need to start looking towards next season, they have gotten blowout by the Giants and by the Raiders.

32. Carolina Panthers: They are totally flat, and now Jonathan Stewart is hurt, what next?

NFL Predictions Week 9

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nfl Rankings Week 9


1. Indianapolis Colts: They Played totally dominate football against Houston and now they are back atop their division.

2. New England Patriots: They are finding a way to win, although I would like to see Brady getting more involved.

3. Baltimore Ravens: They have the tools; they just need to get more consistent week to week.

4. New York Jets: They had a bad loss against Green Bay back those are going to happen. The main thing is that they comeback and play well next week.

5. New York Giants: Their defense is finally showing up and they have a good running game as well.

6. Tennessee Titans: They lost to a good Chargers team last week, no reason to be down.

7. New Orleans Saints: They needed a staple win and they got one against a Steelers team that has potential of going far this season, but needs to clean up the mistakes.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers: They had a bad game against New Orleans but remember the Saints did win the Super Bowl last year.

9. Atlanta Falcons: They could use another big win over Tampa to help their position in a NFC South division who has 3 possible playoff teams in it.

10. Kansas City Chiefs: They didn’t dominate against Buffalo but they finished the game off, remember the Ravens also beat the Bills in OT last week. Also the Chiefs had a good team effort. Matt Cassel was dead most the game but caught fire the final drive.

11. Miami Dolphins: They didn’t get a back call this week and they were able to win. This is a very talented team, but they need to score TD’s and not only get 3 points on each drive.

12. Green Bay Packers: They dominated defensively against the Jets, but Aaron Rogers still looks like he isn’t in control.

13. Houston Texans: They showed how bad their defense was against the Colts, but remember the 2008 Saints didn’t have a great defense either.

14. San Diego Chargers: They are capable of winning every game left on their schedule it is just a matter of wither they will or not.

15. Philadelphia Eagles: I think the Eagles are a good team, but they have to many questions they have to answer from week to week.

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: If they can get a big win against Atlanta and take the Division, then I will believe in this team as a playoff contender.

17. Oakland Raiders: They have caught fire the last two weeks and a win at Kansas City would give the Raiders a true shot at the Playoffs.

18. St. Louis Rams: They have something going here and the NFC West might just be bad enough for Sam Bradford and his Rams to make it to the playoffs, remember the 2008 Miami Dolphins did it.

19. Chicago Bears: They have a lot of questions that need to be answered during their bye.

20. Minnesota Vikings: They have totally fallen apart, and now Childress is on the hot seat with a Super Bowl roster that only has 2 wins.

21. Washington Redskins: The benching of McNabb was pretty much sending a message that the Redskins are done for the season.

22. Jacksonville Jaguars: They played a great game against Dallas, lets see if they can carry the success over.

23. Cincinnati Bengals: All they have now is a reality show and not a Super Bowl ring.

24. San Francisco 49ers: They had a good win against the Broncos, but this team clearly isn’t going anywhere.

25. Dallas Cowboys: They have a shot at the No. 1 overall pick this year, did you see that coming at the start of the season?

26. Denver Broncos: They play good offense but their turnovers are killing them.

27. Detroit Lions: With Mathew Stafford back this team can start to try to pick up some more wins. BTW, I can only think of how mad Josh McDaniels has to be at Alphonso Smith.

28. Seattle Seahawks: They have a descent team that might win the division, but this team is clearly running off chance.

29. Arizona Cardinals: Well, Derek Anderson is back as starter and the Cardinals are still losing.

30. Cleveland Browns: They have found a good back in Peyton Hillis, but this team has pretty much stopped looking at a post season run, although they never had one to begin with.

31. Buffalo Bills: They have played great football the last two weeks, but they haven’t been able to close out their games.

32. Carolina Panthers: Neither QB has given the Panthers a spark, I think it is safe to say that John Fox is done.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 8


1. New York Jets: The Jets did have a bye week but the Steelers looked awful and that will give them the go ahead.

2. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts are also coming off a bye and look to beat the Texans on Monday night to retake the lead in the AFC South.

3. New England Patriots: It doesn’t look pretty but they are winning games.

4. Tennessee Titans: They’re defense is becoming one of the most feared in the league and the offense is making up for a sloppy season from Chris Johnson.

5. Baltimore Ravens: They’re defense could stop the Bills offense for nothing and if you want the top spot in the Rankings you need to beat the Bills without going to overtime.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers: They look really bad with Big Ben back…could Tomlin go back to one of his other QB’s?

7. New York Giants: They shouldn’t have won Monday night but with Romo out I think the Cowboys will start to appreciate him more.

8. Atlanta Falcons: They almost blow a 17 point lead but were able to recover and finish the game.

9. Houston Texans: If they can beat the Colts on MNF they can start to gain space in the AFC South.

10. Philadelphia Eagles: Will Andy Reid please decide who he wants to play QB?

11. Kansas City Chiefs: They rebounded with a nice all around effort against the Jaguars to stop their 2 game losing streak.

12. Miami Dolphins: They should have beaten the Steelers if it wasn’t for the wired call and now they are starting to get desperate in a division with two, one loss teams.

13. New Orleans Saints: They are falling apart. Did someone say something about a dynasty?

14. Green Bay Packers: They were one foot away from getting beat by Brett Favre again this team is REALLY flat.

15. Minnesota Vikings: Take away two HORRIBLE throws by Favre and they would have had another win.

16. Washington Redskins: They Beat Chicago but only by 3 points and they had to have 4 interceptions to do it. They need to get the show on the road.

17. Cincinnati Bengals: They almost came back but they shouldn’t have gotten into that big of a deficit in a game against a bad defense.

18. Chicago Bears: They need to trade anything they can to protect Cutler they are killing their franchise QB.

19. San Diego Chargers: Wow, They totally beat the Patriots but the stupid mistakes killed them.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: They are learning how to win, but they need to keep that consistent.

21. Denver Broncos: They totally got killed by a bad Raiders team and they need to rebound quick.

22. Dallas Cowboys: Well…what now? They have probably lost Romo for the season and they already only have one win.

23. St. Louis Rams: They out played Tampa but as is the case with a young team, couldn’t close out the game, but this is a team on the right track.

24. San Francisco 49ers: They need to hope that Alex Smith can heal fast and that the England air will help their football team.

25. Seattle Seahawks: They won but it wasn’t very convincingly, they need to stay consistent.

26. Oakland Raiders: After playing off and on they had a blow out win against the Broncos, they need to keep it going though.

27. Detroit Lions: They were on a bye week so hopefully it will give time for Stafford to heal.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars: They are in a mess at the QB position and their defense gave up 42 points to the Chiefs.

29. Cleveland Browns: They got a nice win and the team is starting to look sharper.

30. Carolina Panthers: They got a win, but this team will take a while to turn themselves around.

31. Arizona Cardinals: I thought Max Hall was the next great diamond in the rough? Oh, I guess they were wrong.

32. Buffalo Bills: Fitzpatrick is playing some solid football and the offense is starting to get going.

NFL Predictions Week 7

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 7


1. Pittsburgh Steelers: I think they have to stay at the top of the rankings because they played a good game.

2. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts look like they’ve recovered from their 2-2 start and now at 4-2 and they need to knock off the Texans on Monday night after their bye, although most teams haven’t done well after a bye week.

3. New England Patriots: Tom Brady showed he didn’t need Randy Moss to win and Deion Branch had a good welcome back game.

4. New Orleans Saints: After two very bad losses they are now only ½ a game behind first since Atlanta lost, but Atlanta still has the tie breaker with the overtime win they had against the Saints.

5. New York Jets: They didn’t look great against the Broncos, but they did come out with a win.

6. Baltimore Ravens: Ravens played a solid offensive game but the defense couldn’t hold Brady from coming back.

7. New York Giants: The Giants are on the up hill climb and that defense is starting to come around.

8. Tennessee Titans: They totally dominated in their MNF game against Jacksonville. Kerry Collins did well but we hope Vince gets well soon.

9. Philadelphia Eagles: So now who do you start? Kolb did great and Vick is now healthy. I guess most teams don’t have one good QB, so two is a luxury.

10. Houston Texans: They won the game against Kansas City but the Chiefs scored at will against that horrible Texans defense and with Demarco Ryans out for the season it will only get worse, they better hope their offense can out score the opponent every week or this team is in trouble.

11. Atlanta Falcons: They were on a good track but a bad loss to the Eagles hopefully won’t derail that.

12. Kansas City Chiefs: Their offense was great and the defense play good football until the final couple minutes of the game, but this is a young team and they will continue to learn and get better.

13. Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins came up with a win, but this offense needs to step it up, it’s defense can’t win the game every week.

14. Minnesota Vikings: Vikings avoided going 1-4 but only beat a 1-4 team. They need to get Adrian Peterson going to take pressure off of Favre and to help close games.

15. Washington Redskins: They are continuing to make progress; I think Shanahan has then on the right track.

16. Chicago Bears: They would be undefeated if they had a halfway descend offensive line. They need to protect Jay Cutler now that he has show he can be that franchise QB that they gave 2 first round picks for.

17. Green Bay Packers: They seem to never be able to finish a game, plus Aaron Rogers looks REALLY flat.

18. Denver Broncos: The Broncos are starting to come around and they should have beat the Jets, they certainly out played the Jets.

19. San Diego Chargers: I never thought I’d see the day when Phillip Rivers and the Chargers lost to the Rams, but I guess I just did…I don’t know what to say about them.

20. Dallas Cowboys: They are in the same boat as the Chargers…I am speechless.

21. San Francisco 49ers: Well, They finally got a win. I think this is a team capable of coming back and winning the division.

22. Cincinnati Bengals: They haven’t been consistent at all, lets see if the bye week helps, although from so far teams coming off a bye are 5-3.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: I don’t mean to knock down the Buccaneers but all along I was wondering when they would get back to the old Buccaneers

24. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford has done wonders in St. Louis with a 3-3 record.

25. Seattle Seahawks: They had a solid win against the Bears, but they need to be more consistent.

26. Detroit Lions: They played a decent game against a hot Giants team, this team is slowly but surly improving.

27. Oakland Raiders: Well, after looking sharp last week Jason Campbell got back to his normal routine of playing flat.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars: They totally got embarrassed against Tennessee and Garrard better stop getting injured so much, because Trent Edwards didn’t play very good.

29. Arizona Cardinals: They are a team that is now went from competing for a Super Bowl to competing for the 1st pick of the draft.

30. Cleveland Browns: Colt McCoy did alright, but no one is going to do good against that Steelers defense.

31. Carolina Panthers: They need to just take the season off.

32. Buffalo Bills: From so are the only thing exciting about these bottom teams is trying to guess who gets the 1st pick in the draft.

NFL Predictions Week 6

Saturday, October 16, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 6


1. Pittsburgh Steelers: That defense is totally dominate and with Big Ben returning this team will be the team to beat in the NFL.

2. New York Jets: After a slow start to the season Mark Sanchez and the Jets have caught fire. I think the one weak spot will be if Revis doesn’t get healthy quickly.

3. Baltimore Ravens: If Flacco can sharpen up and play like he did last year there is no boundaries where this team can go.

4. Chicago Bears: This team has caught fire; we can only hope Cutler will not be out much longer.

5. Indianapolis Colts: The Colts had a hard time against Kansas City but the Chiefs defense is becoming one of the best, so expect them to bounce back.

6. Atlanta Falcons: If the Falcons can continue to play well and really get into a rhythm they will have a good chance at taking the NFC South if not the NFC.

7. New England Patriots: Moss or no Moss this team has one player that will make them win and that is Tom Brady. The defense needs to step up, but I think Belichick will find a way just like he always does.

8. Green Bay Packers: This team is so talented but they look REALLY flat and without Aaron Rogers it is only going to get worse.

9. New Orleans Saints: Well, to lose to an up and coming Falcons team is one thing, but to lose to a Cardinals team that is in total rebuilding mode is really bad.

10. Kansas City Chiefs: This defense is for real, they held Peyton Manning to less then 300 yards and didn’t let him get a single touchdown, No other team has been able to do that this season. Plus, take away a dropped TD pass by Dwayne Bowe and a fumble by Jamal Charles and I think the Chiefs would have stayed unbeaten. Watch out for the Chiefs, they are back.

11. Houston Texans: The Texans have showed they have the talent on their team, to beat anybody; they continue to slipup and not be able to finish a game. This is mainly because of their 32nd ranked pass defense, if the Texans want to challenge the Colts they will have to improve in that area.

12. New York Giants: The Giants are a few games away from jumping up the Rankings, but I think they should say here till they prove this is not just a fluke.

13. San Diego Chargers: The Chargers are a couple of good special teams plays away from being undefeated. They have given up a special teams touchdown in each of their games this season, and they are 2-3, they need to improve their if they want to keep the division.

14. Tennessee Titans: The Titans got back on track in Dallas, after a bad stretch, but VY really needs to be more of an impact on a consistent basis if they want to make the playoffs.

15. Washington Redskins: They may be winning, but it is by the skin of their teeth. If this team wants a playoff appearance they need to win some games on their own and not just off of other teams’ mistakes.

16. Philadelphia Eagles: They need to find who is going to be QB and hope he won’t get hurt. I think this is a good Eagles team, but they don’t have the same depth chart from week to week and that will hurt a teams rhythm.

17. Miami Dolphins: Special teams are killing them, but their defense has improved big time.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Don’t ask me how the Buc’s are doing it, but their winning.

19. Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are still in my opinion the most talented team in the NFL, but they have the least spirit in the NFL.

20. Cincinnati Bengals: They have the same problem as the Cowboys and that is lack of spirit, they need to get this show on the road if they won’t to make the playoffs

21. Minnesota Vikings: This team is in the same category as the last two and that is they are very talented but the little mistakes are killing them. If you ask me personally, I think this team without Favre is better then this team with him.

22. Denver Broncos: If they could only have Elis Dummervil back and have a halfway descent running game, this team would be in the playoffs easily

23. Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars need to stop making the little mistakes and they would be a halfway descent team.

24. Oakland Raiders: So now who do you start? Jason Campbell or Bruce Gradkowski? With their running defense being as bad as it is and their pass defense getting worse, this team is in for another 5 win season.

25. Arizona Cardinals: Well, Max Hall is playing descent football and this defense showed up against the Saints.

26. Seattle Seahawks: They have won with fluke plays and they need to get sharper on both sides of the ball.

27. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford is looking REALLY special and the defense is starting to come around slowly but surly.

28. Detroit Lions: They had a nice win against the Rams, but the Rams are the Rams and they need to have better QB play, since the defense is doing so well.

29. Cleveland Browns: If they start Colt McCoy against the Steelers he will be totally killed and he won’t be able to recover.

30. San Francisco 49ers: This team is the best in the NFC West, but they look like they don’t know what their doing.

31. Carolina Panthers: The Panthers can only hope the season ends soon.

32. Buffalo Bills: Well, at lease they have descent QB play from the Ivy League QB.

NFL Predictions Week 5

Note: Sorry I missed doing my NFL Rankings and Weekly thoughts. We where out of town 2 week and we didn't have Internet where we were staying. I thought about doing them now, but I would be rankings teams according to this week, so I just decided to go ahead and skip it. I will be publishing the Rankings and thoughts this week since I am home.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 3

                         20-12       13-19     18-14      14-18

Thoughts after Week 2

Vick or Kolb? Well, from what I saw I think Kolb doesn’t look quite ready and Vick does looks quite ready. Kolb looked like he didn’t really feel comfortable in the pocket, while Vick looked extremely sharp. Then in the game against Detroit he made pro bowl caliber plays, with one being a strike to McCoy, while Vick was about two inches from the ground being driven in by a Packers defender. Then he through a strike to Maclin in the endzone while being under major pressure. So all in all I think Kolb needs more time to mature. While Vick looked ready to go.

For 70 Million Dollars, Matt Cassel Needs to Step it Up: Kansas City has surprised the football world by starting the season 2-0 with a 21-14 win over the Chargers and a 16-14 win over the Browns. In both games every part of the Chiefs team has done well and shows some real promise, that is all but one of them have, the only weak spot at the moment in Kansas City is the QB position. Last year Kansas City sent a second round pick to New England for Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel, Vrabel had been an excellent teacher and leader on this team, while Cassel (who is the highest paid player on the Chiefs roster) has been a disappointment. In his one and only season as the Patriots starter he was 10-5, but in Kansas City last year he was 4-12 and only had 2900 yards 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Then Kansas City brought in Charlie Weis to help Cassel out, but from so far nothing Kansas City has done has helped. I think now is the time for Cassel to step up his game or Kansas City will look other places this off-season, for help at the QB position.

Welcome back Romeo Crennel: Well, Kansas City may have their QB problems but the defense has improved majorly since last season. When they hired Crennel this off-season everyone was crazy on how Weis was going to turn this team around and they were going to have an unstoppable offense, but from so far this season the defense (who was predicted to be the thing that weighted the Chiefs down) has been outstanding. They held Phillip Rivers to 14 points and then did the same thing in Cleveland. He has also taught them how to close out games, with a goal line stand against the Chargers and then a three and out on Cleveland’s last drive. I think at this point in the season Romeo Crennel has been the assistant coach of the year.

How About that Steelers Defense: WOW, that defense has been simply dominating. Against the Falcons (who scored 41 points the week after they played the Steelers) they held them to only 9 points and then against the Titans (scored 38 points the week before playing the Steelers) they held Chris Johnson to under 40 yards and forced 7 turnovers. If the Steelers defense can play like this for the rest of the season, they will be a playoff team with or with out Roethlisberger.

Houston Continues to Impress: Well, right as we thought the Texans would start the season 1-1 they have a huge comeback after being down by 17 and win by 3. That has to be great for Texans fans who have been used to having their team lose, once they went down by 10 or more. I think this is a team to watch out for especially since 2009 Rookie of the Year Brian Cushing isn’t even playing yet.

What is wrong with the Cowboys? They couldn’t pull off a win in week one an then they get crushed in week two by none other then Jay Culter. I think this team needs to turn around fast or a lot will change in Dallas. I think it all has to start with Tony Romo and his O-line and then the defense needs to step up.

How Good are the Saints? Well, after watching their game against Minnesota and then their game against San Francisco I am not impressed at all. I think this team has been out played in each game and has capitalized off of dumb mistakes by the other team to win. You look at the 49ers game, they could drive at all in the 2nd half of the game until the last drive and then the 49ers drove at will, but every time they got to the redzone they would do something dumb. I think Sean Peyton needs to get this team rolling or they will not be in the undefeated ranks long.

How About Jay Culter: Jay Cutler continues to impress with a great game against the Cowboys, where he through 3 touchdowns and no interceptions on route to a big win. I think if the Bears can keep this up they will be in the playoffs once again and Lovie Smith can save his job.

Who Said the Colts Would Miss the Playoffs? It seems like the Colts wanted to show what they could do on Sunday night, when they just killed the Giants. They ran for over 100 yards and then Peyton Manning also went to work. The Giants looked totally lost and Peyton took advantage with accurate throws and great game management. I think it was defiantly to early to say the Texans will win the division and that the Colts were on the decline.

Players of the Week:

AFC Offensive: Peyton Manning/QB/Indianapolis Colts

AFC Defensive: Brandon Flowers/CB/Kansas City Chiefs

NFC Offensive: Michael Vick/QB/Philadelphia Eagles

NFC Defensive: Clay Mathews/OLB/Green Bay Packers

Most Exciting Games:

AFC: Houston vs. Washington.

NFC: New Orleans vs. San Francisco

Biggest Upsets:

AFC: New England vs. New York Jets

NFC: Chicago vs. Dallas

Most Surprising Blowouts:

AFC: Seattle vs. Denver

NFC: New York Giants vs. Indianapolis

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 3


1. Green Bay Packers: I think they have been the most dominate team in the Nation. Aaron Rogers and company look good.

2. Indianapolis Colts: I am starting to think that either the Colts had a bad game in week one, or the Texans are just that good. I watched their game against the Giants and they looked great.

3. Houston Texans: I think the Texans showed a lot of spirit by coming back and winning in OT. I think people need to start watching out for the Texans.

4. San Diego Chargers: The Chargers where dominate in their game, showing that the game against Kansas City on Monday night was not a pattern how the Chargers season would go.

5. New York Jets: They had an impressive win against the Patriots and the defense continues to impress. I think Mark Sanchez played like they thought he could in this game with 3 touchdown and no interceptions.

6. New Orleans Saints: I really don’t think the Saints are this good, but with a 2-0 start you can’t really put them any lower. I think in the first week the team looked flat and then on Monday night against the 49ers the Saints only won because of San Francisco’s mistakes. Their offense went three and out on all but one drive of the 2nd half and before the final drive, everyone of the Saints points came off of a mistake by the 49ers. I think this team is WAY over rated and look REALLY flat.

7. New England Patriots: I think the Patriots had the bad luck of playing a red hot Jets team, other wise they still looked ok in that loss.

8. Baltimore Ravens: I think this team will bounce back. If you look at it, Joe Flacco was the only player with a bad game on Sunday and we all know that Flacco will be able to bounce back.

9. Chicago Bears: They looked sharp against Dallas, Mike Martz could be the savior of the team after all. Also Jay Culter is looking good.

10. Pittsburgh Steelers: WOW, who thought that the Roethlisbergerless Steelers would be 2-0 to start the season! I think the Steelers have the best defense in the league right now hands down. I mean, if you look, they shut down the Falcons, who turned around and scored 41 points against the Cardinals, then killed the Titans who scored 38 points in week 1.

11. Philadelphia Eagles: I think with Vick as the starter, they are the best team in the NFC East right now. But if Kolb start, they will rapidly go down. But back to Vick, he looked like Peyton Manning throwing the ball and like Michael Vick running the ball. Do we now have a player for comeback player of the year?

12. Washington Redskins: Wow, has Mike Shanahan done a miracle with the Redskins, if you could take Gary Kabiak’s timeouts away from him the Redskins are 2-0.

13. Dallas Cowboys: I think the Cowboys are the most talented team in football, but they can’t do the most important thing, which is play as a team. I think Wade Phillip’s is one loss away from being fired, because J. Jones won’t keep a coach that takes the most talented team in football starts 0-3.

14. Minnesota Vikings: Is Brett Favre now a weak point on the team? He had 2 interceptions against the Saints that cost them the game and then he through 3 interceptions that cost them the game against Miami. Will Favre turn his game around?

15. Cincinnati Bengals: The only reason the Bengals are not 0-2 is a career bad game for Flacco. And it wasn’t like the Bengals won this game, it was more like the Ravens lost this game.

16. Miami Dolphins: I think if they have more dominating wins, then they will start to shoot up the rankings, but a close win against Buffalo and then a less then impressive win against Minnesota won’t do it. I think this team has potential, but they need to sharpen their game.

17. San Francisco 49ers: Wow, if you take away a couple of mistakes that can easily be fixed, the 49ers would and should have beaten the Saints. Alex Smith had 2 interceptions but he also had two touchdowns and over 300 yards passing. Plus they didn’t let the Saints get a first down from the beginning of the 3rd quarter to the last drive of the game.

18. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons bounced back with a good game, but I will need to see it two weeks in a row to know that week one was a fluke.

19. Tennessee Titans: I think it was the dumbest decision of Jeff Fishers career to bench Young. He has never liked Young since he was drafted and to bench your QB for losing to the best defense in football is a totally dumb decision and if this starts Young on a down spiral, then Fisher is on the street once the season is over.

20. New York Giants: You cannot let Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis have a free run at the Eli, I think Eli had a good game considering he had about 0.5 seconds to pass after he hiked the ball. And to add to the offensive line problems, they let the Colts run for over 100 yards, they are never able to run at will and the Giants defense let them run all they wanted.

21. Denver Broncos: I think they showed that the Jacksonville game was just a fluke. Here is another thing, I think that Kyle Orten is the most underrated QB in the game. I think the defense played a better game, although there is still room for improvement.

22. Kansas City Chiefs: Wow, the Chiefs start 2-0 for the first time since 2005. I think once again all the credit goes to Romeo Crennel and that Chiefs defense, I mean, how long has it been since Kansas City has closed out two close game in consecutive weeks? I think there is two negatives in this win and that is the bad play of QB Matt Cassel and the determination of the coaching staff to play Thomas Jones over Jammal Charles, I mean, Charles has a 6.6 yards per carry, while Jones has a 3.6 yards per carry. So all in all the defense looks great and they need to get the best player on their team (Jammal Charles) on the field.

23. Oakland Raiders: Wow, is the Jason Campbell era already over in Oakland? Man, are the Raiders in a mess at QB.

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Well, they start 2-0 and that is good for any club, although I would like to see them play sharper.

25. Detroit Lions: Man, even without Mathew Stafford the Lions put a good fight against a good team.

26. Seattle Seahawks: Was their win against the 49ers just a flash in the pan? The Seahawks still have a lot to prove.

27. Carolina Panthers: Jimmy Clausen better turn the team around, or they are on a down hill spiral.

28. Arizona Cardinals: They looked awful against Atlanta last week, looks like it will be a long season for the Cardinals.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Will these where the Jaguars I thought we’d see this year. Hey, at lease they are 1-1.

30. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford continues to impress in a near win against Oakland.

31. Cleveland Browns: Well, their defense played well, but the offense blow the game, with a fumble at their own 30, and an interception return for a touchdown.

32. Buffalo Bills: Well…the draft is this April and you have an exciting player to watch in CJ Spiller.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 2

                     11-5    6-10     10-6     6-10

Friday, September 17, 2010

NFL Rankings Week 2


1. New Orleans Saints (last week: 2): I personally think they won’t last at #1 for long, but they have some easy teams coming and should stay undefeated.

2. Green Bay Packers (last week 3): They could get #1 with a strong showing this week. Most would think that it wasn’t a good game since they only won by 7, but they had the Eagles shutdown till Vick came.

3. New England Patriots (last week 8): Tom Brady showed he is back and coming for more. He was unstoppable against a good Bengals defense, if they keep this up, watch out.

4. Baltimore Ravens (last week: 4): The offensive might have struggled, but that defense could not be broken.

5. Indianapolis Colts (last week 1): Peyton and company will get their show going again, just give them time. And about the run defense, remember they won the Super Bowl with one of the worst in the country.

6. Houston Texans (last week: 11): They showed they are now in the elite ranks of the NFL. I think this team is a colon of last years Saints, so watch out.

7. Minnesota Vikings (last week: 6): They could have won that game, so no need to panic. I think Brett Favre looked better then I thought he would in his first game. I think it will take a while for the Vikings to get back in stride, but when they do, they will be at the top again.

8. Dallas Cowboys (last week: 5): I said in the preseason I didn’t like their offensive line and how quickly Romo was getting flustered. I think they need to get that offensive line healthy, or this could be a bad year.

9. Tennessee Titans (last week: 16): Vince Young looked great in the first game and CJK2 looked like he is due for another K2 season, also the defense was dominate. I think the AFC South will start to gain respect and the Colts won’t have a walk in the park anymore.

10. San Diego Chargers (last week: 9): I think the big loss in KC won’t weigh this team down, remember last year the Chargers started 0-3 and then finished the season with 11 straight.

11. New York Jets (last week: 11): I think the Jets (like I said in the off-season) are putting too much stock in Sanchez being the next Tom Brady, and surprise he is still only in his second year in the NFL. The defense did a great job on Monday night, but they need to make the offense less complicated and just plat football.

12. Cincinnati Bengals (last week: 7): I hope this isn’t a picture of things to come. The Bengals looked like the Bengals of 08 and not the Bengals of 09. I think Marvin Lewis needs to pull his team together, or it won’t be his team anymore.

13. Pittsburgh Steelers (last week: 19): They made a statement with a win without Roethlisberger. I think this defense showed that with a healthy Troy P. they are still one of, if not the most dominate defense in football.

14. Washington Redskins (last week: 18): Wow, Shanahan is turning this team around fast. Their defense looked good against Dallas and their running game started to get going.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (last week: 17): With Kolb in they looked dead, but with Vick in they looked great. I think if Vick would have started that game they would have won.

16. Miami Dolphins (last week: 15): They need to play better; to barely beat Buffalo isn’t good. I think this team has a lot of talent; they just need to get their show together.

17. Atlanta Falcons (last week: 14): A loss to the Roethlisbergerless Steelers isn’t a good start at all. That defense played good but the offense let them down.

18. New York Giants (last week: 13): I think Eli needs his receivers to catch a couple of balls. Two of his three interceptions where off of balls that the receivers should and could have caught. That defense look ok, but they need to make some improvements.

19. Seattle Seahawks (last week: 27): They shocked everyone with that win and made the 49ers look very bad. If Correll and Hasselback can keep it up they will have a shot at the NFC West.

20. Chicago Bears (last week: 20): Culter played well in his first game, although the Lions should have won with either the TD catch at the end, or if Stafford wouldn’t have gotten hurt.

21. San Francisco 49ers (last week: 10): They REALLY disappointed everyone in week one, and Alex Smith looks like he did in 08 and before, not like he did in 09. That defense didn’t look as good as it should have.

22. Arizona Cardinals (last week: 24): Derek Anderson looked ok, but they need to do better against a team that isn’t that great.

23. Jacksonville Jaguars (last week: 23): They did win but they looked flat, Garrard played good, which is a good sign for the Jag’s.

24. Kansas City Chiefs (last week: 26): They showed that they had a great draft class with all the rookies making big plays. Wow, Crennel has done a GREAT job on that Kansas City defense, also Dorsey and Jackson played very well. I think the running game was good as expected and they didn’t have any turnovers, but Cassel still need to continue to improve.

25. Carolina Panthers (last week: 21): I think it is time for the Panthers to give Clausen a chance. Moore looked flat and made a lot of bad decisions in a winnable game.

26. Denver Broncos (last week: 22): Wow, this team has talent but looked very flat. I think this team has a chance to do something if they can sharpen up their game.

27. Detroit Lions (last week: 28): If Stafford would not have gotten hurt the game would have been a win. Also I think that the catch by Calvin Johnson was a touchdown. I think once they get Stafford back they will be quite a difficult team to beat. Also that defense line created some pressure.

28. Oakland Raiders (last week: 25): Well, we now know that they are still the same old Raiders. The only good thing about their trip to Nashville was good play by Darren McFadden, who the Raiders need to start playing well.

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (last week: 30): They played a decent game but should have played better against a Browns team that isn’t very good.

30. St. Louis Rams (last week: 31): I think Bradford shows a lot of promise and they played well against a team that was much better then they where.

31. Buffalo Bills (last week: 32): They kept the game close without a lot of talent on the team. I think the Bills can at lease be a little entertained by this team.

32. Cleveland Browns (last week: 29): I think it is a matter of time before Holmgren takes over. They looked very flat. I think they are on the right track to rebuilding; they are starting from ground zero.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thoughts after Week 1

I was right about Houston: At the end of preseason I said how I was so impressed with the Texans and how I thought Arian Foster could be a special player this year. I also said that the Colts would have to watch out. And the Colts lost to the Texans in week 1 and Foster ran for over 200 yards and gave the Colts their first loss of the season. In my playoff bracket I had Houston beating the Jets for a playoff spot but now the Texans have a chance to take the South.

Oakland hasn’t Changed: I didn’t agree with people when they said Campbell was an elite QB although I did think their defense would make strides this year and give the Raiders a chance in some games. Well, they where trampled against the Titans and gave up 38 points while the Oakland offense couldn’t keep up. Once again the problem was the receiving corps who couldn’t make anything happen. I thought the Raiders would at least improve, but they look like the same Raiders as last year. (can I make a prediction I made during the draft, that Ben Roethlisberger would be in Oakland very soon)

Cowboys look FLAT: At the beginning of the season I really liked the Cowboys, but at the end of preseason I was taking back my prediction that they would win the Super Bowl. After seeing Romo and his offensive line fall apart against the Texans I knew something was wrong. And what do you know; they lose the game because of a holding call against who else, but Alex Barron. The Cowboys need to get things in order or Phillips won’t be coaching them next season.

Brady’s back to lead the Troops and the Bengals have their usual Downfall: Last season Brady didn’t do as good as usual and everyone thought he was done. But I still thought he needed more time to heal and he proved it with a great game against a good Bengals defense. Also the Bengals (as some people where predicting) play totally flat and were blown out by a team which is worse then they are. So if the Bengals don’t want to continue their trend of good one year bad the next, they need to get their game together.

They weren’t kidding about Sam Bradford: Bradford did have 3 interceptions but two of them where on desperation plays where he through them up for grabs. Besides that he played pretty well.

Is it Time to give Vick a Chance? Michael Vick turned the Eagles game around and almost made a come back. Kevin Kolb meanwhile, made bad decisions and didn’t look sharp. Also another interesting thing…when Kolb was in the Eagles scored 3 points and that was off a turnover, while Vick (who wasn’t in much longer then Kolb), scored 17 and was on the edge of scoring 24. I think if the Eagles are smart they let Kolb, who doesn’t seem to be quite ready to lead the team, rest a few games from his concussion and let Vick see what he can do.

Will the Chargers Win the West? I do think they will sharpen up and do it, but Kansas City showed that they are not a team to be ignored. Also the Chiefs seem to have had an excellent draft class, with the electric McCluster scoring a Chiefs record 94 yard punt return for a TD, Arenas had a 54 yard punt return but barley got tackle by the punter, or that would have been a touchdown, plus he played well as the nickel cornerback, Tony Moeaki caught a touchdown pass, Lewis was solid at safety and Berry played great as well. I think that Arrowhead stadium could be a place to fear, like it was in the 90’s with Derrick Thomas, Joe Montana and Marcus Allen. Romeo Crennel showed that he can take any defense and make it look good. And Jammal Charles is proving to be the next Chris Johnson with a 56 yard TD run. All in all the Chiefs looked the most improved team in a division which was suppose to have a lot of teams on the rise, but Kansas City is the only one with a win.

Is Alex Smith still a Bust? Alex Smith had a descent season last year and many thought that he could finally start to develop into the QB that everyone thought he could be. But he didn’t have an impressive start and you have to start to question if last season was just a fluke. I know we can’t come to a conclusion to quickly, although he was drafted a year before Jamarcus Russell and he is already considered a bust. We will just have to wait and see, but he needs to at lease play descent, so that the 49ers can use the rest of the talent that they have collected, to win the division.

Should the catch by Calvin Johnson be ruled a TD: I think so. I know the rule is you have to keep possession the entire time, but everyone knew he caught it and in the Super Bowl the Saints had a similar catch, that was a catch, but he didn't have control on the way back up and they ruled it a catch. So if you are going to do favors for the Saints in the Super Bowl, you need to be fair and do the same thing for not only the Saints.

Players of the Week:

AFC Offensive: Arian Foster/HB/Houston Texans

AFC Defensive: Ray Lewis/MLB/Baltimore Ravens

NFC Offensive: Michael Vick/QB/Philadelphia Eagles

NFC Defensive: Clay Mathews/OLB/Green Bay Packers

Most Exciting Games:

AFC: Kansas City vs. San Diego

NFC: Washington vs. Dallas

Biggest Upsets:

AFC: Houston vs. Indianapolis

NFC: Washington vs. Dallas

Most Surprising Blowouts:

AFC: New England vs. Cincinnati

NFC: Seattle vs. San Francisco

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 1

Playoff Bracket (Week 1)

Here is may Playoff Bracket for the NFL this season. And yes the Jets didn’t make it, I think they will have a good season, but I think the Texans look better.

Wildcard Round

Texans at Patriots=Patriots

Bengals at Chargers=Chargers

Falcons at Cowboys=Cowboys

Vikings at 49ers=49ers


Divisional Round

Chargers at Colts=Colts

Patriots at Ravens=Ravens

49ers at Packers=Packers

Cowboys at Saints=Cowboys


Championship Round

Ravens at Colts=Colts

Cowboys at Packers=Packers


Super Bowl

Colts vs. Packers=Colts

NFL Rankings Week 1


1. Indianapolis Colts (last week: 1): Through preseason they proved they have gotten better since last year and last year they where the best team in the league.

2. New Orleans Saints (last week: 3): They have been better then I thought on offense but worse then I thought on defense.

3. Green Bay Packers (last week: 5): If the defense can step up and play better then they did in the playoffs this team will be at the top of the rankings quite quickly.

4. Baltimore Ravens (last week: 4): Their defensive backs might be a little bad but they still have Ray Lewis and company which will not give defense’s time to throw, plus once Ed Reed comes back they won’t be too bad off. Also they added Houshmandzadeh so that will make this offense one of, if not the best offense in the league.

5. Dallas Cowboys (last week: 2): I liked them before the season but in preseason they didn’t look good. The offensive line was awful and Romo was getting mad way to quickly. They need to step it up.

6. Minnesota Vikings (last week: 6): I think Favre didn’t play great in preseason and they have a ton of injuries.

7. Cincinnati Bengals (last week: 10): I am not saying that they will be a great team or make the playoffs, but I do think they will start the season well.

8. New England Patriots (last week: 7): They look solid in preseason but losing Leigh Bodden and Ty Warren for the season will REALLY hurt.

9. San Diego Chargers (last week: 11): I think they can improve but as of now the offensive line isn’t great and the defense doesn’t look great either.

10. San Francisco 49ers (last week: 9): I think if Alex Smith can just play descent, this team will rocket up the rankings. Their defense is good.

11. Houston Texans (last week: 16): I was REALLY impressed with the Texans in preseason and if they can keep the defense improving and if Foster can come on as a star running back then this team is a playoff team.

12. New York Jets (last week: 8): I wasn’t impressed with Sanchez during preseason and as I said during the off-season everyone thought Ryan and Flacco would win the SB in their second year but both came up short. I think until Sanchez can control the game with his arm, the Jets have to stop thinking about Superbowl rings.

13. New York Giants (last week: 15): I wasn’t crazy about the Giants preseason although I do think Antrel Rolle proved he is a very good safety. I think they need to get the running game going more and get their linebackers going.

14. Atlanta Falcons (last week: 12): I think they could get a wildcard this year but that defense has to step up and put some pressure on the QB or the defensive backs are going to give up a ton of yardage and having to play the Saints twice will be hard.

15. Miami Dolphins (last week: 13): I think Henne has to do better then he did in the preseason for Miami to get a playoff spot, although I do think if you give the Dolphins a few years they will become an elite team.

16. Tennessee Titans (last week : 16): They have a young defense and they need to make a deal with CJ so he will be full steam ahead.

17. Philadelphia Eagles (last week: 14): I think the Eagles barley get the edge on the Redskins and that is because of that defense and a good offensive line. I also think Kolb needs to do better then he did in preseason or Michael Vick will be the starting QB before long.

18. Washington Redskins (last week: 19): I like what Shanahan is doing and I think if you give him sometime he will build a Super Bowl team before long.

19. Pittsburgh Steelers (last week: 18): When I first started writing this weeks edition of Power Rankings I really thought they could surprise people once Big Ben got back, but now I am hearing that Tomlin might not even start him once he comes back since the team isn’t too crazy about him right now. Could he somehow be in Oakland next season? If he did leave that would be the perfect fit.

20. Chicago Bears (last week: 20): I think the key to the season is Jay Cutler and I don’t like him under Mike Martz. I think he is better suited for a team that runs the ball a lot and where he can use his arm to get the ball deep of play action.

21. Carolina Panthers (last week: 23): They didn’t have a single offensive touchdown in preseason and if you don’t in the regular season they will be in BAD shape.

22. Denver Broncos (last week: 21): Yeah they lost Dumervil and other key players and yes that will hold them back, but I still think they manage to pull out a descent season.

23. Jacksonville Jaguars (last week: 27): I don’t think they’ll have a very good season and I do think Del Rio won’t be their next season, they still have Jones-Drew and that will keep them in games.

24. Arizona Cardinals (last week: 22): I though they had some hope with Lienart, although they did need to cut him to help their team come together, but without him this team is doomed. I mean who else is their? Derek Anderson already proved he can’t stay consistent.

25. Oakland Raiders (last week: 25): If Al Davis could just get out of the way I think this football team could be good, but as you have seen in the past, he always does.

26. Kansas City Chiefs (last week: 24): I think they could hop up the rankings if Weis can get Cassel going but until then nothing is gong to happen. To tell you the truth I am more impressed with the Chiefs defense, then their offense.

27. Seattle Seahawks (last week: 26): If Hasselback or Whitehurst don’t play good, this team could be bad.

28. Detroit Lions (last week: 29): I really think this team can start to get better and I like Stafford. I think Schwartz will get this defense half way presentable and watch out for that new Lions defensive line.

29. Cleveland Browns (last week: 30): I think the Browns simply need more talent on their team, but I do think that their small running game and having a veteran QB will help them this season.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (last week: 28): I barely gave the Browns the nod, just because they have a veteran QB and Mike Holgren. I do think though, that this team could surprise people, if Freeman can plays well.

31. St. Louis Rams (last week: 32): I really liked Sam Bradford in the preseason, although they need to find a way to keep him off the ground.

32. Buffalo Bills (last week: 31): CJ Spiller looks REALLY good, but they have no idea who to start at QB.