Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NFL Power Rankings: Week 11 edition


TOP TIER
1. Saints (9-0) [1]
2. Colts (9-0) [2]
3. Vikings (8-1) [3]
4. Bengals (7-2) [7]
5. Patriots (6-3) [4]
6. Steelers (6-3) [5]
7. Cardinals (6-3) [9]
8. Chargers (6-3) [11]
9. Cowboys (6-3) [6]
10. Broncos (6-3) [8]

I thought about sliding the Colts up to the number one spot after that great comeback win against the Patriots but I can't discount what the Saints have been doing... The Bengals leap up to number four after a nice (if boring) win against the Steelers. Cincinnati is in the driver's seat for the AFC North crown... The Chargers crack the Top Tier for the first time in a while and have a huge matchup against the Broncos next week.

SECOND TIER
11. Falcons (5-4) [10]
12. Ravens (5-4) [14]
13. Texans (5-4) [13]
14. Eagles (5-4) [12]
15. Giants (5-4) [15]
16. Jaguars (5-4) [16]
17. Dolphins (4-5) [17]
18. Packers (5-4) [19]
19. 49ers (4-5) [20]
20. Panthers (4-5) [21]
21. Bears (4-5) [18]
22. Titans (3-6) [25]

The Falcons and Giants will battle this coming week in a matchup that could be make-or-break for both teams. Each is 5-4, each has struggled lately... A big win for the Jaguars as they came from behind and beat the Jets after a smart play by Maurice Jones-Drew, who knelt at the one yard line to preserve the clock and seal the deal... Jay Cutler, a few short months ago thought of as the future of the Bears, now looks like the December '08 Brett Favre. Maybe for Chicago that could turn out to be a good thing next season... The Titans continue to roll after replacing Kerry Collins with Vince Young at starting quarterback. It helps that Chris Johnson is having an incredible season.

BOTTOM TIER
23. Jets (4-5) [22]
24. Bills (3-6) [23]
25. Seahawks (3-6) [24]
26. Redskins (3-6) [30]
27. Chiefs (2-7) [28]
28. Raiders (2-7) [26]
29. Buccaneers (1-8) [27]
30. Rams (1-8) [29]
31. Lions (1-8) [31]
32. Browns (1-8) [32]

The Jets have gone from Kings of New York with a tough guy coach full of bravado to a huge disappointment behind their crybaby coach Rex Ryan. Not that we should have expected more out of a rookie quarterback but once the New York media dubbed him Mark "Sanchise," the expectations grew way beyond what they should have been... The Bills are truly awful and Terrell Owens is in the running for Least Valuable Player, along with Michael Vick.

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