Team Rankings

Post Week Seven NFL Team Rankings

Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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After another exciting in the NFL, Zack releases his updated NFL team rankings as we head into week eight.

1. LA Rams—The Rams used strong defense to setup great field position and keep their offense from any tight spots in week seven. They’ll return home for the first time in a month.

2. Kansas City—I was one that expected the Chiefs to finally have a wrinkle of inefficiency against the Bengals. It did not happen and now is the time one has to tip their cap to Andy Reid’s phenomenal team development.

3. New England—The Patriots looked like they were on the ropes against the Bears only to win via special teams and timely defensive turnovers.

4. New Orleans- The Saints came out of their bye week with a tough test in a road environment against the Ravens. After a slow start they warmed up offensively and did just enough defensively. Trading for Eli Apple will reap rewards for their secondary.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers- Coming out of their bye week minus Le’Veon Bell may be a boost for their team mid-season. Comfort of having Bell back in the lineup may have caused chemistry issues.

6. Carolina Panthers—Watching Newton’s come back live was one of the more improbable comebacks I’ve seen. Not once did it appear they would pull off the comeback until the Eagles.

7. Green Bay Packers- The Packers are one of the top ten teams that people would say don’t look like one. Well they’ve got offensive balance with Aaron Jones and their defense is improving.

8. Minnesota Vikings—The Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielin show keeps on trucking to unseen levels in NFL history.

9. LA Chargers—The Chargers won in London in a game that likely would have slipped through the cracks a season ago. With Philip Rivers playing at the level he is expect the Chargers to keep ascending.

10. Cincinnati Bengals—It’s tough to lose consecutive games in the fashion the Bengals did. There’s time to recover but the Bengals need to hold it together.

11. Baltimore Ravens

12. Chicago Bears

13. Philadelphia Eagles

14. Jacksonville Jaguars

15. Washington Redskins

16. Houston Texans

17. Seattle Seahawks

18. Detroit Lions

19. Tampa Bay Bucs

20. Atlanta Falcons

21. Miami Dolphins

22. Tennessee Titans

23. Cleveland Browns

24. Dallas Cowboys

25. New York Jets

26. Denver Broncos

27. Indianapolis Colts

28. Arizona Cardinals

29. Buffalo Bills

30. San Francisco 49ers

31. Oakland Raiders

32. New York Giants

Post Week Six NFL Team Rankings

Thursday, 18 October, 2018

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1. LA Rams

The Rams regained the top spot with the Chiefs loss. Their ground attack over the Broncos amassed over 225 yards led by the best back in football in Todd Gurley.

2. Kansas City Chiefs
One loss by the Chiefs didn’t hurt them too bad in our power rankings. Kansas City’s potent offense does not look like it will be slowed down by anybody.

3. New England Patriots

Three straight wins have bypassed the Patriots original sloppy start and put them right back from and center of the league discussions.

4. New Orleans Saints
Sometimes you hate to see a team hit their bye week when they are rolling. That was the case for the Saints. Can they keep their form going into this week’s matchup against the Ravens?

5. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are becoming the accustomed potent offensive team right up there with the Chiefs. When and if LeVeon Bell makes his return the Steelers our going to hit another dimension.

6. Cincinnati Bengals
Even with a tight loss to the Steelers there is still reason to believe in the Bengals. Ensuring Andy Dalton does not hit his yearly wall has to be a goal of the team.

7. Carolina Panthers
A tough road loss didn’t look good in the results column but the Panthers were playing a Redskins team that had not left home in over three weeks.

8. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles destroyed their divisional rivals on the road in the New York Giants. Now they must keep growing on both sides of the football.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars
Some teams just aren’t ready for road games early in the season. Jaguars fans can’t over react to losses against the Chiefs and Cowboys on the road.

10. Green Bay
Results aren’t pretty for the Packers but they’re putting themselves in position to make the playoffs versus a need for a push late. If Aaron Rodgers can get any healthier they’ll be as dangerous as any team in the NFC.

Best of the Rest

11. Chicago Bears
12. Minnesota Vikings
13. LA Chargers
14. Baltimore Ravens
15. Miami Dolphins
16. Washington Redskins
17. Houston Texans
18. Tennessee Titans
19. Seattle Seahawks
20. Detroit Lions
21. Dallas Cowboys
22. Cleveland Browns
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
24. Atlanta Falcons
25. New York Jets
26. Denver Broncos
27. Arizona Cardinals
28. Buffalo Bills
29. San Francisco 49ers
30. Indianapolis Colts
31. Oakland Raiders
32. New York Giants

Updated NFL Team Rankings

Thursday, 11 October, 2018

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As we get ready for week six Zack gives out his updated team rankings in the NFL.

1. Kansas City
The Chiefs are 5-0 and just covered with ease against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

2. LA Rams
The Rams showed the can win even when the defense is not playing to top level. Still the yardage and touchdown issues discovered recently against the Vikings-Seahawks need to tone down.

3. New Orleans Saints
Payton and the Saints are at it again. After an opening week loss to the Buccaneers they have showcased they are the best offense in football.

4. New England Patriots
Tommy and the Pats have done what they do with big wins over the Colts and Dolphins. A true test awaits this Sunday night against the Chiefs.

5. Cincinnati Bengals
When it comes to tough scheduling the Bengals are right at the top of the league and have passed with flying colors. Can they keep winning and avoid a late October/November fall?

6. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers have showcased that they have the offensive and defensive balance few teams in football have. Getting to another level offensively will be the difference in their playoff success.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Injuries at the running back position and at wide receiver have unmasked what we all have known about Blake Bortles.

8. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are another team facing injuries that have affected their early season performance. Yet they’re in a division where they’re not in a hole. Getting healthy by December could mean a return to last year’s success.

9. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh has quickly showcased that they’re not going anywhere. Offensively Big Ben has been a monster at creating and hitting all the weapons the Steelers feature. With Le’Veon Bell returning week seven the Steelers can quickly ascend to the top five.

10. Chicago Bears
Early bye weeks can affect a team the wrong way. One has to wonder if the second stage of the Bears season will mean a change in the wrong direction. Thus far they’ve done a great job at adjusting to quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s strengths.

Best of The Rest

11. Green Bay
12. Minnesota Vikings
13. Baltimore Ravens
14. LA Chargers
15. Miami Dolphins
16. Tennessee Titans
17. Houston Texans.
18. Cleveland Browns
19. Washington Redskins
20. Seattle Seahawks
21. Detroit Lions
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
23. Dallas Cowboys
24. Buffalo Bills
25. Denver Broncos
26. Oakland Raiders
27. Indianapolis Colts
28. New York Jets
29. Atlanta Falcons
30. Arizona Cardinals
31. New York Giants
32. San Francisco 49ers

Post Week Twelve Team Rankings

Thursday, 28 November, 2013

Post Week Twelve Team Rankings

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1. Seattle Seahawks- Their record indicates they should be ranked number one in football. I’m still hesitant that they’ll be a dominant playoff team.
2. Denver Broncos- A loss on the road in New England is acceptable. The way it happened isn’t. The Broncos should rally from this loss to put away teams at a higher rate.
3. New Orleans- Monday Night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks just became the best prime time game of the season.
4. San Francisco 49ers- They seem to be getting healthy at the right time. Weapons for Kap to throw to is going to be huge for his confidence.
5. New England Patriots- When will their limitations on defense rear its head? It may be in the playoffs.
6. Carolina Panthers- I’m waiting to see the downfall game from Cam Newton. It’s lurking, but he did a fantastic job on leading his team to a comeback win against Miami.
7. Kansas City- A couple of losses in their division have raised some legitimate questions to how prepared this team will be in the playoffs.
8. Cincinnati Bengals- The Bengals are still a team that no one truly knows what they’re capable of. This weekend’s game against the Chargers will be a true test for this team.
9. Dallas Cowboys- I wrote an article a few weeks ago in regards to poor divisions translating to success for the division winner in the playoffs. Dallas may be that team to surprise this season in the postseason. First they have to battle the month of December, which has been their nemesis.
10. Detroit Lions- Detroit is the one team in football that has played beneath their capabilities but is still in position to control their own destiny. There is too much talent on this Lions team to keep them from a division title.
11. Arizona Cardinals
12. Baltimore Ravens
13. Pittsburgh Steelers
14. Philadelphia Eagles
15. Miami Dolphins
16. San Diego Chargers
17. St. Louis Rams
18. Indianapolis Colts
19. Green Bay Packers
20. Tennessee Titans
21. Chicago Bears
22. NY Jets
23. NY Giants
24. Cleveland Browns
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
26. Oakland Raiders
27. Washington Redskins
28. Buffalo Bills
29. Minnesota Vikings
30. Jacksonville Jaguars
31. Atlanta Falcons
32. Houston Texans

NFL Team Rankings Post Week Ten

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013

NFL Team Rankings Post Week Ten

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1. Kansas City Chiefs- The Chiefs get the test everyone has been waiting for against the Denver Broncos
2. Denver Broncos- Peyton seems to be shaken off the injury bug that occurred with his ankle last week. The Broncos know this game against KC is crucial for controlling home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
3. Seattle Seahawks- Seattle’s offense is starting to finally turn the corner. Word on when Percy Harvin will enter the lineup is still up in the air.
4. New England- Tom Brady typically has standout games on Monday night football. Carolina and Cam Newton want to sway that history this Monday forthcoming.
5. New Orleans- A running game in New Orleans??!! Say it ain’t so.
6. Indianapolis- It was an awakening loss for the Colts Sunday to the Rams. They remain a top ten team based on their premium wins.
7. San Francisco- Something needs to change in a hurry for the 49ers offense. The read option is all but gone, and teams have forced the 49ers to throw the football.
8. Carolina Panthers- Suddenly a team on the verge of another down season turned it around and are 6-3.
9. Detroit Lions- No one is in better divisional control than the Lions right now. All of their other divisional mates are struggling mightily with injuries.
10. Cincinnati- The Bengals are not playing like a top ten team as of late. Their record though is 6-4 and they are still in the driver’s seat to win the AFC North division.
11. Dallas Cowboys
12. Arizona Cardinals
13. Green Bay Packers
14. Chicago Bears
15. Baltimore Ravens
16. NY Jets
17. San Diego Chargers
18. Philadelphia Eagles
19. Washington Redskins
20. Cleveland Browns
21. Miami
22. NY Giants
23. St. Louis
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
25. Houston Texans
26. Tennessee Titans
27. Buffalo Bills
28. Oakland Raiders
29. Minnesota Vikings
30. Atlanta Falcons
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
32. Jacksonville Jaguars

Post Week Nine NFL Team Rankings

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013

Post Week Nine NFL Team Rankings

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1. Kansas City- I hate to put the Chiefs atop the rankings but they’ve earned it. A 9-0 stand alone record.
2. San Francisco 49ers- I like the way the 49ers have rebalanced their team before their bye week. Seattle doesn’t look the same and the NFC seems to be setup for an easier run than the AFC is.
3. Denver Broncos- It’s November and the hot topic is the weather change. Can Manning avoid his paternalistic cold weather melt downs?
4. New England Patriots- If the Patriots key contributors on offense can stay healthy, they’ll be able to outscore most opponents even with a hindered defense.
5. Seattle Seahawks- There are some serious problems for the Seahawks. They need to diagnose what’s going on with their defense rather quickly. If not they’re going to end up being defeated by a wildcard team in the playoffs.
6. Cincinnati- They suffered a hiccup on Thursday night, but are in full control of their division. With the pressure off they should be able to gain forward as the season moves on.
7. New Orleans- The Saints have to lessen the burden on Drew Brees and get a running game in place.
8. Indianapolis- Second year quarterback Andrew Luck might have to much weight on his shoulders to handle at this stage. We will see if he can keep his heroics going.
9. Carolina Panthers- Quietly the Panthers are emerging as a serious threat. The next two games against the 49ers and Patriots will truly show how far they’ve come.
10. Detroit Lions- The type of win the Lions had before their bye week against the Cowboys is a rally type of win. The whole team has to be motivated now especially with divisional counterparts having issues at quarterback.
11. Green Bay Packers
12. Dallas Cowboys
13. San Diego Chargers
14. Philadelphia Eagles
15. NY Jets
16. Baltimore Ravens
17. Chicago Bears
18. Miami Dolphins
19. Arizona Cardinals
20. Tennessee Titans
21. Cleveland Browns
22. Washington Redskins
23. St. Louis Rams
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
25. Atlanta Falcons
26. Buffalo Bills
27. Oakland Raiders
28. NY Giants
29. Houston Texans
30. Minnesota Vikings
31. Jacksonville Jaguars
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers