Tuesday, December 30, 2008

NFL Power Rankings: Year-end edition

The results are in and here is the final NFL Power Rankings of the year. I've eliminated the "jobbers" tier because, really, if you don't make the playoffs it doesn't matter. Not a lot of shifting in the top ten, mostly because teams that had secured their playoff fate were resting their starters.

I also realize there were a few mistakes regarding team records in last week's power rankings. Sorry for that. (Where was the tonyblogs.net ombudsman on that one??) To make up for it, I'm stealing a page from Neil Best's WatchDog blog and using the error as an excuse to post a photo of an attractive, scantily-clad Giants fan.

With that said, take a look at our last 1-32 list of the season, and feel free to leave any comments.


Main Event
1| Giants (12-4) [1]: Can't drop the Giants out of the top spot after a loss to Minnesota in which the starters only played half the game.

2| Titans (13-3) [2]: Same as the Giants.

3| Colts (12-4) [3]: Probably the scariest team heading into the playoffs.

4| Steelers (12-4) [4]: The injury to Roethlisberger could have had a huge impact on Pittsburgh's playoff chances if they didn't have a bye in the first round. Now "Big Ben" has a week to recuperate.

5| Panthers (12-4) [5]: Pulled out a victory against the hapless Saints to keep the 2nd seed and a first-round bye.

6| Falcons (11-5) [6]: What a turnaround for the birds. They head into Arizona for a first round playoff matchup in which they are currently favored.

7| Patriots (11-5) [7]: Tough break for the Pats, who finished 11-5 without Tom Brady and still missed the playoffs.

8| Ravens (11-5) [8]: The Ravens 'D' is back to championship form as Baltimore heads to Miami for a first-round showdown with the Dolphins.

9| Dolphins (11-5) [9]: Miami defense made Brett Favre look like Cleo Lemon. Who needs Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas anyway?

10| Eagles (9-6-1) [15]: The only change in the top ten, Philly moves up after surprisingly making the playoffs. The Vikings played an ugly game against the Giants' reserves, moving them down a spot to #11.

Mid-Card
11| Vikings (10-6) [10]
12| Cardinals (9-7) [16]
13| Chargers (8-8) [18]
14| Buccaneers (9-7) [11]
15| Bears (9-7) [12]
16| Cowboys (9-7) [13]
17| Jets (9-7) [14]
18| Texans (8-8) [20]
19| Broncos (8-8) [17]
20| 49ers (7-9) [22]
21| Saints (8-8) [19]
22| Redskins (8-8) [21]
23| Bills (7-9) [23]
24| Packers (6-10) [25]
25| Jaguars (5-11) [24]
26| Bengals (4-11-1) [26]
27| Raiders (5-11) [27]
28| Browns (4-12) [28]
29| Chiefs (2-14) [29]
30| Seahawks (4-12) [30]
31| Rams (2-14) [31]
32| Lions (0-16) [32]

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