MR N’s #NFL Super Bowl 48 Power Poll‏


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1. Seattle Seahawks (1) – Well that was a dominant win in every sense of the word. Faster, stronger, more efficient. Destroyed on D, Special Teams and Offense. Looked for the world like a group of young guys beating up a team of retirement home residents. I don’t know if they can do this again, very few teams ever do it twice in a row but they can certainly relish this win. This team, with their coach, is the BEST in the NFL. They have a lot of free agent issues and contract things coming so it will be interesting to see if they can win their own tough division next year.

 

2. Denver Broncos (2) – Well they got schooled nationally. Peyton Manning doesn’t like the word embarrassed to be used to define their loss but if the cleat fits…The Broncos got a lot of press about their improved D in the playoffs. The simple fact is they had a D that couldn’t cover all through the season and they were lucky enough to have Manning out score whatever their D allowed. They met a D that strangled Manning and their D couldn’t cover Seattle’s not very superb WR. The Broncos can keep scoring lots and make the playoffs again but they are not capable of playing with the big boys of the NFC. If I was Manning I would walk away…he is not winning one with Denver and if they face Seattle or SF in the Super Bowl next year it will be 49-6.

 

There you have it! As always I love to see every thought, comment, argument or agreement! I will also accept cash, preferably tens and twenties!

 

MR N

 

 

3. San Francisco 49ers (2) – Came out with a great game plan and used it to effectively dominate the first half. The great play by their QB was stunted by multiple picks that he threw that cost them the game. There was a horrible incident where a member of the SF team, on the sideline, clotheslined Sea Special Teamer Jeremy Lane during a play. I am hopeful but not certain that the NFL Will hit SF with a massive fine. That sort of classless behavior cannot be allowed in the NFL.

 

4. New England Patriots (4) – The Pats got spanked and that is a super surprise. The biggest surprise was that you can lay the blame fully at the feet of Tom Brady. He over-through his open receivers so many times that it literally cost the NE Pat offense a chance to be competitive in this game. Never saw that coming and getting one year older isn’t going to make New England better next year.

 

 

5. Carolina Panthers (2) – Played their heart out in the first half, outnumbered by facing the 49ers and the Referees too. It is virtually a capital crime to have an incredible battle between two amazing teams ruined by horrible refs. Whatever chance this team had in this game was ended early by horribly biased bad ref calls and it is no surprise that a young team couldn’t come back from it. They will dominate next year and I can’t wait to see Carolina play SF next year and pound them pillar to post.

 

6. Indianapolis Colts (6) – I told Indy that they couldn’t do this again and let a team take a lead on them in a game like this. Now they have a hole to dig out of and Andrew, turnovers are GOLD. This year the Colts went one game further. They got schooled by failing to play a full 60 again. I think with some D improvements and another year of experience for Andy Luck I think they could be AFC Championship game bound next year.

 

7. San Diego Chargers (7) – The D did a fair job of holding Denver to only 14 in the first half. The Offensive line was horrendous letting a not great Denver pass rush Sack Rivers 3 times and totally destroy any SD passing game. They must keep holding Denver down and mount some sort of pass game or this is over now. The D played well enough to give them a shot but it was the inability of the O line to block in the first quarter that sealed it. A good effort and we will see if they can build on it next year.

 

8. New Orleans Saints (8) – Troubled by the rain more than wind, chippy cheapshot D makes them look bad and being shutout in the first half really defined the Road Worriers. Brees was able to use terrible referee calls and cheap shot utilizing D to get within one score but in the end the Aint D was the walking crap hole it always is and their alleged big shot Dback Keenan Lewis couldn’t even push #BeastMode out of bounds. Go slink into the offseason and figure out how to pay bigger bounties next year.

 

9. Green Bay Packers (9) – Terrible start on O and the D was bad between the 10’s but stout in the goal line area for the most part. They are staying in the game and if within 7 in the 4th Q they will have a shot. Green Bay gave their all and battled and battle til the very end but just couldn’t make the stops. A team who’s D was an issue all year lost because their D couldn’t make a stop. Ding Dong the Pack is dead which is happiness for a BEARS Fan.

 

 

10. Philadelphia Eagles (10) – The Eagles are shooting themselves in the foot and are keeping a dangerous Saints team in the game and that may come back to haunt them yet. Let the haunting begin. They didn’t play good enough on offense to allow for their D to play as bad as it did and win the game. Close doesn’t count and they need to get a lot better on D or they will be lucky just to be one and done in the playoffs next year (everyone else in their division is awful so they can win it).

 

 

11. Kansas City Chiefs (11) – Blew Indy away in the first half without any real dominance. They lost their best offensive weapon almost from the start and then they simply ran their offense. Not being tackled has been their secret weapon. The Chiefs gave all they had and their offense couldn’t do anymore. The D was actually shredded but to be fair it was shredded by injury first. A good effort but fell one point short.

 

 

12. Cincinnati Bengals (12) – Solid rush attack, some but not many good throws by Dalton and on and off D got them a slim lead at the half. They need to toughen up their tackling and take the opening kick of the 2nd half for 7 and that would put them on the road to the Division round. They had a shot and blew it. The Bengal D couldn’t deal with the run and Andy Dalton proved once more that turnovers are GOLD. The fumble, the multiple picks…there was nothing that they could do to overcome the turnovers. If I was Cincy I might fire both the HC and the QB and start over fresh twice. This isn’t working and their window will close sooner than they think.

 

 

13. Arizona Cardinals (8) – D was flat early but the Off came together late to make it a game but in the end they are just a team that is THAT close to playoffs. They could win their division next year. They are that good.

 

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (14) – Gave their all, veterans know how to perform late in the year when it is on the line. They did all they could to give themselves a shot at the playoffs. Good try. They need to get younger on D in a big way and they need to draft a new QB, Big Ben is Big Old and Battered. Need more help on O too. Rebuild time.

 

15. Baltimore Ravens (13) – When it came down to it, Flacco proved that turnovers are gold and he can throw picks with the worst of them. An ugly end to a pretty ugly year. They need WR help, and to try to build on what they have on hand…close but not elite by a long shot.

 

16. Tennessee Titans (22) – A solid performance that will hopefully put and end to the spurious talk that Munchak should be fired…he didn’t hurt Locker and that was what killed this team’s year. All they need to do now is get their QB healthy, draft solidly, add one or two players and they will be wild card at least next season.

 

17. Dallas Cowboys (17) – How ’bout ‘Dem Cowboys? Couldn’t have happened to a nicer team in the NFC. So much fun to continue to watch Jerry Jones celebrate wildly during games he eventually loses. Smart owners celebrate after a win not after a first down. This team needs a QB, needs a RB who isn’t fragile or a fumbler, needs a WR who is a talent but not a mother beater. Their secondary is horrible. They are lucky Washington and NYG are in their division so they may yet finish 2nd again next year but out of the playoffs. Fire Garrett.

 

18. St. Louis Rams (15) – Shockingly undisciplined and mistake filled game. A good year of promise ends on a very sour note. They need to decide pretty quick if Bradford is their future or was he a flop. Do they give him zillions or draft a new one and kind of start fresh? They need help at WR too and another left tackle might help Bradford too.

 

19. Chicago BEARS (16) – Off did all it reasonably could to win the game but the D just isn’t good enough to be playoff capable. They face a ton of contract issues that could and likely will gut this team. They were good enough to be a serious playoff contender but the mass injuries destroyed their D. This may not even be a top 25 team with all the players they can’t re-sign.

 

20. New York Giants (24) – A sad sack Giant team that pulled out a win for the gipper and for their old coach. They must rebuild. They need a new QB to get ready behind a massively aged Eli and they need to inject talent to a horrible O line and need to add talent to the missing link of a secondary. Years away from playoffs.

 

21. Buffalo Bills (23) – In a veritable monsoon Buffalo tried but failed. They still need to build on their foundations and are likely 2 years away from contending but they are coming along.

 

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (18) – They were a team that seemed to have started their offseason before they played their last game. Never in the game. They did play .500 in the last 8 and have some talent but desperately need a franchise QB, need talent who doesn’t use drugs at WR and need lots of help on D. Years away. If they draft Manziel they will be in a media circus of crappy QB play until 2020.

23. Minnesota Vikings (28) – A gutsy last game won in their old dome. This team needs a ton of help. There are a ton of franchise-like QBs coming available and the Vikes need to draft one. They need to get WR help, they need D help, they need O line help. Oh and can your head coach would be what I would do first thing Monday am. (written Sunday night Dec 29)

 

24. Detroit Lions (20) – Stafford played poorly and the D quit. The self defeaters self defeated themselves again. This team needs to can their head Thug, cut some problem players, draft character, get younger on O and try again. A team that can’t win with who they have because talent with lack of discipline/maturity is no talent at all.

 

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19) – Were never able to make a stop in the first half and were so far behind they could never come back. The D was destroyed and the team needs to start fresh next year. They are talented enough to even surprise some people next year. ((that they fired their coach now may set back any hope this team has for rapid improvement especially if the new guy wants his own QB))

 

26. New York Jets (26) – A great game by Geno Smith for a change that saved Sexy Rexy’s job and let the season end on a positive. A team that needs to cut #Buttfumble ASAP and start to move forward.

 

27. Miami Dolphins (25) – FINALLY! This team of dysfunctional bully supporting, gang color wearing scumbags is put to rest. They have to cut management and players and work to bring some respect back to what used to be a classy organization. They should run Ireland out of town on a rail.

28. Atlanta Falcons (29) – I will give them credit for this, they have played great the last 2 weeks. It is a nice way to end a horribly disappointing season. They did everything but win. This is exemplary in how a team with a poor D that wins a lot will fare when facing a tougher schedule the next year. Atlanta needs to spend an offseason continuing to build a porous D and they need to get younger at WR and they need a new TE now and perhaps draft/sign a good backup QB…if Ryan gets hurt this team will go plop.

 

29. Cleveland Browns (27) – Never were in it, seemed like they were already starting their off season. The total team meltdown and anonymous bitch sessions post game are sad and that the organization is going to fire Chud who simply is guilty of being the face of botched organization decisions? An awful team can’t draft good players…that doesn’t happen and Cleveland is still YEARS away from contending.

 

30. Washington Redskins (30) – A monsoon ended any slim chance this bad team had of winning their last game. They need to gut the team and start again…not sure if anyone will be able to play on this team with Snyder treating RGIII better than the rest. Shanahan will be fired but who wants to coach there??? A team in super long term turmoil. Oh and this D is just horrid so draft D, draft D and then later DRAFT D.

 

31. Oakland Raiders (31) – Were blown away from the moment the game started. The D never tried and the O didn’t offer much either until it didn’t matter. This team has some talent. It needs to add more and become more disciplined. It would be a huge mistake to tear this team down. They are on the way up.

 

32. Houston Texans (32) – JJ Watt and pray for rain…that is the menu for the Texans. This team is loaded…with Crap. Schaub should get a small parade on the way out of town. They need help at QB, WR, RB, TE, LB and DBs…I don’t see playoffs for this team again for at least 2 seasons.

 

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MR N’s #NFL Conference Championship Weekend Power Poll‏


NFL Power Rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks (1) – The D came out relatively flat and had trouble stopping the QB run. Missed tackles and an early Golden turnover put them in a hole and quieted their crowd. They battled back, the O got it going, the D started to make itself felt and in the end they pulled out a tight victory. Now the best D in the land will have to stop the best O in the land for the SuperBowl.

 

2. Denver Broncos (3) – The Broncos were held down for 1 series, about 12 minutes then rolled on offense to a surprisingly easy victory. Their D was fairly stout at times and even got key sacks. They seem as ready as they can be to take on the NFC in the SuperBowl. Well done.

 

3. San Francisco 49ers (2) – Came out with a great game plan and used it to effectively dominate the first half. The great play by their QB was stunted by multiple picks that he threw that cost them the game. There was a horrible incident where a member of the SF team, on the sideline, clotheslined Sea Special Teamer Jeremy Lane during a play. I am hopeful but not certain that the NFL Will hit SF with a massive fine. That sort of classless behavior cannot be allowed in the NFL.

 

4. New England Patriots (4) – The Pats got spanked and that is a super surprise. The biggest surprise was that you can lay the blame fully at the feet of Tom Brady. He over-through his open receivers so many times that it literally cost the NE Pat offense a chance to be competitive in this game. Never saw that coming and getting one year older isn’t going to make New England better next year.

 

There you have it! As always I love to see every thought, comment, argument or agreement! I will also accept cash, preferably tens and twenties!

 

MR N

 

5. Carolina Panthers (2) – Played their heart out in the first half, outnumbered by facing the 49ers and the Referees too. It is virtually a capital crime to have an incredible battle between two amazing teams ruined by horrible refs. Whatever chance this team had in this game was ended early by horribly biased bad ref calls and it is no surprise that a young team couldn’t come back from it. They will dominate next year and I can’t wait to see Carolina play SF next year and pound them pillar to post.

 

6. Indianapolis Colts (6) – I told Indy that they couldn’t do this again and let a team take a lead on them in a game like this. Now they have a hole to dig out of and Andrew, turnovers are GOLD. This year the Colts went one game further. They got schooled by failing to play a full 60 again. I think with some D improvements and another year of experience for Andy Luck I think they could be AFC Championship game bound next year.

 

7. San Diego Chargers (7) – The D did a fair job of holding Denver to only 14 in the first half. The Offensive line was horrendous letting a not great Denver pass rush Sack Rivers 3 times and totally destroy any SD passing game. They must keep holding Denver down and mount some sort of pass game or this is over now. The D played well enough to give them a shot but it was the inability of the O line to block in the first quarter that sealed it. A good effort and we will see if they can build on it next year.

 

8. New Orleans Saints (8) – Troubled by the rain more than wind, chippy cheapshot D makes them look bad and being shutout in the first half really defined the Road Worriers. Brees was able to use terrible referee calls and cheap shot utilizing D to get within one score but in the end the Aint D was the walking crap hole it always is and their alleged big shot Dback Keenan Lewis couldn’t even push #BeastMode out of bounds. Go slink into the offseason and figure out how to pay bigger bounties next year.

 

9. Green Bay Packers (9) – Terrible start on O and the D was bad between the 10’s but stout in the goal line area for the most part. They are staying in the game and if within 7 in the 4th Q they will have a shot. Green Bay gave their all and battled and battle til the very end but just couldn’t make the stops. A team who’s D was an issue all year lost because their D couldn’t make a stop. Ding Dong the Pack is dead which is happiness for a BEARS Fan.

 

 

10. Philadelphia Eagles (10) – The Eagles are shooting themselves in the foot and are keeping a dangerous Saints team in the game and that may come back to haunt them yet. Let the haunting begin. They didn’t play good enough on offense to allow for their D to play as bad as it did and win the game. Close doesn’t count and they need to get a lot better on D or they will be lucky just to be one and done in the playoffs next year (everyone else in their division is awful so they can win it).

 

 

11. Kansas City Chiefs (11) – Blew Indy away in the first half without any real dominance. They lost their best offensive weapon almost from the start and then they simply ran their offense. Not being tackled has been their secret weapon. The Chiefs gave all they had and their offense couldn’t do anymore. The D was actually shredded but to be fair it was shredded by injury first. A good effort but fell one point short.

 

 

12. Cincinnati Bengals (12) – Solid rush attack, some but not many good throws by Dalton and on and off D got them a slim lead at the half. They need to toughen up their tackling and take the opening kick of the 2nd half for 7 and that would put them on the road to the Division round. They had a shot and blew it. The Bengal D couldn’t deal with the run and Andy Dalton proved once more that turnovers are GOLD. The fumble, the multiple picks…there was nothing that they could do to overcome the turnovers. If I was Cincy I might fire both the HC and the QB and start over fresh twice. This isn’t working and their window will close sooner than they think.

 

 

13. Arizona Cardinals (8) – D was flat early but the Off came together late to make it a game but in the end they are just a team that is THAT close to playoffs. They could win their division next year. They are that good.

 

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (14) – Gave their all, veterans know how to perform late in the year when it is on the line. They did all they could to give themselves a shot at the playoffs. Good try. They need to get younger on D in a big way and they need to draft a new QB, Big Ben is Big Old and Battered. Need more help on O too. Rebuild time.

 

15. Baltimore Ravens (13) – When it came down to it, Flacco proved that turnovers are gold and he can throw picks with the worst of them. An ugly end to a pretty ugly year. They need WR help, and to try to build on what they have on hand…close but not elite by a long shot.

 

16. Tennessee Titans (22) – A solid performance that will hopefully put and end to the spurious talk that Munchak should be fired…he didn’t hurt Locker and that was what killed this team’s year. All they need to do now is get their QB healthy, draft solidly, add one or two players and they will be wild card at least next season.

 

17. Dallas Cowboys (17) – How ’bout ‘Dem Cowboys? Couldn’t have happened to a nicer team in the NFC. So much fun to continue to watch Jerry Jones celebrate wildly during games he eventually loses. Smart owners celebrate after a win not after a first down. This team needs a QB, needs a RB who isn’t fragile or a fumbler, needs a WR who is a talent but not a mother beater. Their secondary is horrible. They are lucky Washington and NYG are in their division so they may yet finish 2nd again next year but out of the playoffs. Fire Garrett.

 

18. St. Louis Rams (15) – Shockingly undisciplined and mistake filled game. A good year of promise ends on a very sour note. They need to decide pretty quick if Bradford is their future or was he a flop. Do they give him zillions or draft a new one and kind of start fresh? They need help at WR too and another left tackle might help Bradford too.

 

19. Chicago BEARS (16) – Off did all it reasonably could to win the game but the D just isn’t good enough to be playoff capable. They face a ton of contract issues that could and likely will gut this team. They were good enough to be a serious playoff contender but the mass injuries destroyed their D. This may not even be a top 25 team with all the players they can’t re-sign.

 

20. New York Giants (24) – A sad sack Giant team that pulled out a win for the gipper and for their old coach. They must rebuild. They need a new QB to get ready behind a massively aged Eli and they need to inject talent to a horrible O line and need to add talent to the missing link of a secondary. Years away from playoffs.

 

21. Buffalo Bills (23) – In a veritable monsoon Buffalo tried but failed. They still need to build on their foundations and are likely 2 years away from contending but they are coming along.

 

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (18) – They were a team that seemed to have started their offseason before they played their last game. Never in the game. They did play .500 in the last 8 and have some talent but desperately need a franchise QB, need talent who doesn’t use drugs at WR and need lots of help on D. Years away. If they draft Manziel they will be in a media circus of crappy QB play until 2020.

23. Minnesota Vikings (28) – A gutsy last game won in their old dome. This team needs a ton of help. There are a ton of franchise-like QBs coming available and the Vikes need to draft one. They need to get WR help, they need D help, they need O line help. Oh and can your head coach would be what I would do first thing Monday am. (written Sunday night Dec 29)

 

24. Detroit Lions (20) – Stafford played poorly and the D quit. The self defeaters self defeated themselves again. This team needs to can their head Thug, cut some problem players, draft character, get younger on O and try again. A team that can’t win with who they have because talent with lack of discipline/maturity is no talent at all.

 

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19) – Were never able to make a stop in the first half and were so far behind they could never come back. The D was destroyed and the team needs to start fresh next year. They are talented enough to even surprise some people next year. ((that they fired their coach now may set back any hope this team has for rapid improvement especially if the new guy wants his own QB))

 

26. New York Jets (26) – A great game by Geno Smith for a change that saved Sexy Rexy’s job and let the season end on a positive. A team that needs to cut #Buttfumble ASAP and start to move forward.

 

27. Miami Dolphins (25) – FINALLY! This team of dysfunctional bully supporting, gang color wearing scumbags is put to rest. They have to cut management and players and work to bring some respect back to what used to be a classy organization. They should run Ireland out of town on a rail.

28. Atlanta Falcons (29) – I will give them credit for this, they have played great the last 2 weeks. It is a nice way to end a horribly disappointing season. They did everything but win. This is exemplary in how a team with a poor D that wins a lot will fare when facing a tougher schedule the next year. Atlanta needs to spend an offseason continuing to build a porous D and they need to get younger at WR and they need a new TE now and perhaps draft/sign a good backup QB…if Ryan gets hurt this team will go plop.

 

29. Cleveland Browns (27) – Never were in it, seemed like they were already starting their off season. The total team meltdown and anonymous bitch sessions post game are sad and that the organization is going to fire Chud who simply is guilty of being the face of botched organization decisions? An awful team can’t draft good players…that doesn’t happen and Cleveland is still YEARS away from contending.

 

30. Washington Redskins (30) – A monsoon ended any slim chance this bad team had of winning their last game. They need to gut the team and start again…not sure if anyone will be able to play on this team with Snyder treating RGIII better than the rest. Shanahan will be fired but who wants to coach there??? A team in super long term turmoil. Oh and this D is just horrid so draft D, draft D and then later DRAFT D.

 

31. Oakland Raiders (31) – Were blown away from the moment the game started. The D never tried and the O didn’t offer much either until it didn’t matter. This team has some talent. It needs to add more and become more disciplined. It would be a huge mistake to tear this team down. They are on the way up.

 

32. Houston Texans (32) – JJ Watt and pray for rain…that is the menu for the Texans. This team is loaded…with Crap. Schaub should get a small parade on the way out of town. They need help at QB, WR, RB, TE, LB and DBs…I don’t see playoffs for this team again for at least 2 seasons.

 

 

MR N’s #NFL Division Weekend Power Poll‏


NFL Power Rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks (1) – Managed to overcome slight rust to start, cheap shots against their stars and used great D and solid Run to take a nice first half lead. Superb D throughout combined with awesome Rush offense to win the game going away. A note, Fox put Lynch and Burkhardt in to broadcast as they were ‘rising stars’…Can you say crap broadcasting? Give us Gus Johnson and Charles Davis if not Moose and Goose and Kevin. What a horrible game call. Way to go HAWKS, one win from the Super Bowl

 

2. San Francisco 49ers (3) – Have been battered and bruised by a tough Panther D but have battled to have a slight, ref aided lead at the half. It is almost impossible to watch this game with the refs calling it so badly. The Niners won but they did it in a very classless way. It wouldn’t be a bad thing to see them head back to Seattle and get paddled 40-10 again.

 

3. Denver Broncos (4) – Didn’t have a great first half but somehow they have a 2 td lead. The D is looking great but mostly because the Chargers don’t block them. Denver can take a 3 TD lead to start 2nd half and will be hard pressed to be defeated. Denver couldn’t get their offense rolling but managed to use good run and good D and solid O line play to win the game and now they face Peyton/Brady 15 for the rights to the SuperBowl…that should be a game!

 

4. New England Patriots (5) – The Pats have uncharacteristically used a great run attack to gash Indy for 21 first half points. They even seem to have some pass rush. Can NE D hold the lead for a win…we will see. OK the Pats are eager and ready to go for another run at the SuperBowl. They seem to have a playoff capable running game and Brady seems to have that chip on his shoulder. Heck, I saw some D by NE. Well we will see what next week brings.

 

5. Carolina Panthers (2) – Played their heart out in the first half, outnumbered by facing the 49ers and the Referees too. It is virtually a capital crime to have an incredible battle between two amazing teams ruined by horrible refs. Whatever chance this team had in this game was ended early by horribly biased bad ref calls and it is no surprise that a young team couldn’t come back from it. They will dominate next year and I can’t wait to see Carolina play SF next year and pound them pillar to post.

 

6. Indianapolis Colts (6) – I told Indy that they couldn’t do this again and let a team take a lead on them in a game like this. Now they have a hole to dig out of and Andrew, turnovers are GOLD. This year the Colts went one game further. They got schooled by failing to play a full 60 again. I think with some D improvements and another year of experience for Andy Luck I think they could be AFC Championship game bound next year.

 

7. San Diego Chargers (7) – The D did a fair job of holding Denver to only 14 in the first half. The Offensive line was horrendous letting a not great Denver pass rush Sack Rivers 3 times and totally destroy any SD passing game. They must keep holding Denver down and mount some sort of pass game or this is over now. The D played well enough to give them a shot but it was the inability of the O line to block in the first quarter that sealed it. A good effort and we will see if they can build on it next year.

 

8. New Orleans Saints (8) – Troubled by the rain more than wind, chippy cheapshot D makes them look bad and being shutout in the first half really defined the Road Worriers. Brees was able to use terrible referee calls and cheap shot utilizing D to get within one score but in the end the Aint D was the walking crap hole it always is and their alleged big shot Dback Keenan Lewis couldn’t even push #BeastMode out of bounds. Go slink into the offseason and figure out how to pay bigger bounties next year.

 

There you have it! As always I love to see every thought, comment, argument or agreement! I will also accept cash, preferably tens and twenties!

 

MR N

 

 

 

 

9. Green Bay Packers (9) – Terrible start on O and the D was bad between the 10’s but stout in the goal line area for the most part. They are staying in the game and if within 7 in the 4th Q they will have a shot. Green Bay gave their all and battled and battle til the very end but just couldn’t make the stops. A team who’s D was an issue all year lost because their D couldn’t make a stop. Ding Dong the Pack is dead which is happiness for a BEARS Fan.

 

 

10. Philadelphia Eagles (10) – The Eagles are shooting themselves in the foot and are keeping a dangerous Saints team in the game and that may come back to haunt them yet. Let the haunting begin. They didn’t play good enough on offense to allow for their D to play as bad as it did and win the game. Close doesn’t count and they need to get a lot better on D or they will be lucky just to be one and done in the playoffs next year (everyone else in their division is awful so they can win it).

 

 

11. Kansas City Chiefs (11) – Blew Indy away in the first half without any real dominance. They lost their best offensive weapon almost from the start and then they simply ran their offense. Not being tackled has been their secret weapon. The Chiefs gave all they had and their offense couldn’t do anymore. The D was actually shredded but to be fair it was shredded by injury first. A good effort but fell one point short.

 

 

12. Cincinnati Bengals (12) – Solid rush attack, some but not many good throws by Dalton and on and off D got them a slim lead at the half. They need to toughen up their tackling and take the opening kick of the 2nd half for 7 and that would put them on the road to the Division round. They had a shot and blew it. The Bengal D couldn’t deal with the run and Andy Dalton proved once more that turnovers are GOLD. The fumble, the multiple picks…there was nothing that they could do to overcome the turnovers. If I was Cincy I might fire both the HC and the QB and start over fresh twice. This isn’t working and their window will close sooner than they think.

 

 

13. Arizona Cardinals (8) – D was flat early but the Off came together late to make it a game but in the end they are just a team that is THAT close to playoffs. They could win their division next year. They are that good.

 

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (14) – Gave their all, veterans know how to perform late in the year when it is on the line. They did all they could to give themselves a shot at the playoffs. Good try. They need to get younger on D in a big way and they need to draft a new QB, Big Ben is Big Old and Battered. Need more help on O too. Rebuild time.

 

15. Baltimore Ravens (13) – When it came down to it, Flacco proved that turnovers are gold and he can throw picks with the worst of them. An ugly end to a pretty ugly year. They need WR help, and to try to build on what they have on hand…close but not elite by a long shot.

 

16. Tennessee Titans (22) – A solid performance that will hopefully put and end to the spurious talk that Munchak should be fired…he didn’t hurt Locker and that was what killed this team’s year. All they need to do now is get their QB healthy, draft solidly, add one or two players and they will be wild card at least next season.

 

17. Dallas Cowboys (17) – How ’bout ‘Dem Cowboys? Couldn’t have happened to a nicer team in the NFC. So much fun to continue to watch Jerry Jones celebrate wildly during games he eventually loses. Smart owners celebrate after a win not after a first down. This team needs a QB, needs a RB who isn’t fragile or a fumbler, needs a WR who is a talent but not a mother beater. Their secondary is horrible. They are lucky Washington and NYG are in their division so they may yet finish 2nd again next year but out of the playoffs. Fire Garrett.

 

18. St. Louis Rams (15) – Shockingly undisciplined and mistake filled game. A good year of promise ends on a very sour note. They need to decide pretty quick if Bradford is their future or was he a flop. Do they give him zillions or draft a new one and kind of start fresh? They need help at WR too and another left tackle might help Bradford too.

 

19. Chicago BEARS (16) – Off did all it reasonably could to win the game but the D just isn’t good enough to be playoff capable. They face a ton of contract issues that could and likely will gut this team. They were good enough to be a serious playoff contender but the mass injuries destroyed their D. This may not even be a top 25 team with all the players they can’t re-sign.

 

20. New York Giants (24) – A sad sack Giant team that pulled out a win for the gipper and for their old coach. They must rebuild. They need a new QB to get ready behind a massively aged Eli and they need to inject talent to a horrible O line and need to add talent to the missing link of a secondary. Years away from playoffs.

 

21. Buffalo Bills (23) – In a veritable monsoon Buffalo tried but failed. They still need to build on their foundations and are likely 2 years away from contending but they are coming along.

 

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (18) – They were a team that seemed to have started their offseason before they played their last game. Never in the game. They did play .500 in the last 8 and have some talent but desperately need a franchise QB, need talent who doesn’t use drugs at WR and need lots of help on D. Years away. If they draft Manziel they will be in a media circus of crappy QB play until 2020.

 

23. Minnesota Vikings (28) – A gutsy last game won in their old dome. This team needs a ton of help. There are a ton of franchise-like QBs coming available and the Vikes need to draft one. They need to get WR help, they need D help, they need O line help. Oh and can your head coach would be what I would do first thing Monday am. (written Sunday night Dec 29)

 

24. Detroit Lions (20) – Stafford played poorly and the D quit. The self defeaters self defeated themselves again. This team needs to can their head Thug, cut some problem players, draft character, get younger on O and try again. A team that can’t win with who they have because talent with lack of discipline/maturity is no talent at all.

 

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19) – Were never able to make a stop in the first half and were so far behind they could never come back. The D was destroyed and the team needs to start fresh next year. They are talented enough to even surprise some people next year. ((that they fired their coach now may set back any hope this team has for rapid improvement especially if the new guy wants his own QB))

 

26. New York Jets (26) – A great game by Geno Smith for a change that saved Sexy Rexy’s job and let the season end on a positive. A team that needs to cut #Buttfumble ASAP and start to move forward.

 

27. Miami Dolphins (25) – FINALLY! This team of dysfunctional bully supporting, gang color wearing scumbags is put to rest. They have to cut management and players and work to bring some respect back to what used to be a classy organization. They should run Ireland out of town on a rail.

28. Atlanta Falcons (29) – I will give them credit for this, they have played great the last 2 weeks. It is a nice way to end a horribly disappointing season. They did everything but win. This is exemplary in how a team with a poor D that wins a lot will fare when facing a tougher schedule the next year. Atlanta needs to spend an offseason continuing to build a porous D and they need to get younger at WR and they need a new TE now and perhaps draft/sign a good backup QB…if Ryan gets hurt this team will go plop.

 

29. Cleveland Browns (27) – Never were in it, seemed like they were already starting their off season. The total team meltdown and anonymous bitch sessions post game are sad and that the organization is going to fire Chud who simply is guilty of being the face of botched organization decisions? An awful team can’t draft good players…that doesn’t happen and Cleveland is still YEARS away from contending.

 

30. Washington Redskins (30) – A monsoon ended any slim chance this bad team had of winning their last game. They need to gut the team and start again…not sure if anyone will be able to play on this team with Snyder treating RGIII better than the rest. Shanahan will be fired but who wants to coach there??? A team in super long term turmoil. Oh and this D is just horrid so draft D, draft D and then later DRAFT D.

 

31. Oakland Raiders (31) – Were blown away from the moment the game started. The D never tried and the O didn’t offer much either until it didn’t matter. This team has some talent. It needs to add more and become more disciplined. It would be a huge mistake to tear this team down. They are on the way up.

 

32. Houston Texans (32) – JJ Watt and pray for rain…that is the menu for the Texans. This team is loaded…with Crap. Schaub should get a small parade on the way out of town. They need help at QB, WR, RB, TE, LB and DBs…I don’t see playoffs for this team again for at least 2 seasons.

 

 

MR N’s #NFL Wild Card Weekend Power Poll‏


NFL Power Rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks (1) – On a bye, seeing Harvin getting healthier and awaiting a challenge. Unless they mail it in, they can’t be challenged in a week.

 

2. Carolina Panthers (2) – On a bye, in heady non-Panther territory. Can they be successful at this level with the pressure? They seem built for playoff success but there are other factors at play for an inexperienced team. Will be fun to watch.

 

3. San Francisco 49ers (3) – D came out strong and held GB to basically nothing for nearly all the first half then for no reason that I can understand they went flat and let GB surge all over them. They need consistency and need to put this Pack team away because if they let them hang around they might lose. San Fran tried hard to let GB beat them and if not for the last 5 minute drive they would have. If they play this badly against Carolina they will lose by 3 touchdowns.

 

4. Denver Broncos (4) – Need this bye to get healthier, getting Welker back would be huge for them.

 

5. New England Patriots (5) – Will be the most interesting team to watch in Division round. Is this team any good? Are they are as good as their record? Who knows?

 

6. Indianapolis Colts (6) – Where to begin…the Colts have showed once more that turnovers, especially redzone playoff turnovers, are gold. However what is gold also is tackling. The utter lack of competence at tackling had put them in a hole they would be hard pressed to dig out of. Let me give Luck credit for leading this team to another amazing comeback. Well done. OK, now…if that D thinks it can play that bad next week and win they are wrong. The Colts can’t sleep through the first half in the Division round or it all ends for them next week. An ugly if exciting win.

 

 

7. San Diego Chargers (8) – Came out with some decent running attacks but Rivers can’t seem to get his passing game working. At the same time there is a huge lack of an efficient pass rush to pressure Dalton. If they let in a TD to start the 3rd they may be in severe trouble. They got the stop they needed and then they used pesky D to take advantage of Bengal mistakes and some excellent use of the run to give them a surprise road win. Can they do this again? They are dangerous but more often dangerous to themselves when they mail it in. Good win.

 

 

8. New Orleans Saints (9) – Showing every bit of a dome team out of it’s element in the first half. The D has played tough but the O has played poor and Brees has to stop throwing picks or they are in trouble. I give the Saints full credit for this win. They were the better team on Offense and their D, though decimated late with injuries, was able to do enough to give them their chance to just win. I would like to see this group of road worriers go get their backside spanked again by Seattle and here’s hoping it happens.

 

 

9. Green Bay Packers (12) – Terrible start on O and the D was bad between the 10’s but stout in the goal line area for the most part. They are staying in the game and if within 7 in the 4th Q they will have a shot. Green Bay gave their all and battled and battle til the very end but just couldn’t make the stops. A team who’s D was an issue all year lost because their D couldn’t make a stop. Ding Dong the Pack is dead which is happiness for a BEARS Fan.

 

 

10. Philadelphia Eagles (10) – The Eagles are shooting themselves in the foot and are keeping a dangerous Saints team in the game and that may come back to haunt them yet. Let the haunting begin. They didn’t play good enough on offense to allow for their D to play as bad as it did and win the game. Close doesn’t count and they need to get a lot better on D or they will be lucky just to be one and done in the playoffs next year (everyone else in their division is awful so they can win it).

 

 

11. Kansas City Chiefs (11) – Blew Indy away in the first half without any real dominance. They lost their best offensive weapon almost from the start and then they simply ran their offense. Not being tackled has been their secret weapon. The Chiefs gave all they had and their offense couldn’t do anymore. The D was actually shredded but to be fair it was shredded by injury first. A good effort but fell one point short.

 

 

12. Cincinnati Bengals (7) – Solid rush attack, some but not many good throws by Dalton and on and off D got them a slim lead at the half. They need to toughen up their tackling and take the opening kick of the 2nd half for 7 and that would put them on the road to the Division round. They had a shot and blew it. The Bengal D couldn’t deal with the run and Andy Dalton proved once more that turnovers are GOLD. The fumble, the multiple picks…there was nothing that they could do to overcome the turnovers. If I was Cincy I might fire both the HC and the QB and start over fresh twice. This isn’t working and their window will close sooner than they think.

 

 

There you have it! As always I love to see every thought, comment, argument or agreement! I will also accept cash, preferably tens and twenties!

 

MR N

 

13. Arizona Cardinals (8) – D was flat early but the Off came together late to make it a game but in the end they are just a team that is THAT close to playoffs. They could win their division next year. They are that good.

 

 

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (14) – Gave their all, veterans know how to perform late in the year when it is on the line. They did all they could to give themselves a shot at the playoffs. Good try. They need to get younger on D in a big way and they need to draft a new QB, Big Ben is Big Old and Battered. Need more help on O too. Rebuild time.

 

 

15. Baltimore Ravens (13) – When it came down to it, Flacco proved that turnovers are gold and he can throw picks with the worst of them. An ugly end to a pretty ugly year. They need WR help, and to try to build on what they have on hand…close but not elite by a long shot.

 

 

16. Tennessee Titans (22) – A solid performance that will hopefully put and end to the spurious talk that Munchak should be fired…he didn’t hurt Locker and that was what killed this team’s year. All they need to do now is get their QB healthy, draft solidly, add one or two players and they will be wild card at least next season.

 

 

 

17. Dallas Cowboys (17) – How ’bout ‘Dem Cowboys? Couldn’t have happened to a nicer team in the NFC. So much fun to continue to watch Jerry Jones celebrate wildly during games he eventually loses. Smart owners celebrate after a win not after a first down. This team needs a QB, needs a RB who isn’t fragile or a fumbler, needs a WR who is a talent but not a mother beater. Their secondary is horrible. They are lucky Washington and NYG are in their division so they may yet finish 2nd again next year but out of the playoffs. Fire Garrett.

 

 

18. St. Louis Rams (15) – Shockingly undisciplined and mistake filled game. A good year of promise ends on a very sour note. They need to decide pretty quick if Bradford is their future or was he a flop. Do they give him zillions or draft a new one and kind of start fresh? They need help at WR too and another left tackle might help Bradford too.

 

 

19. Chicago BEARS (16) – Off did all it reasonably could to win the game but the D just isn’t good enough to be playoff capable. They face a ton of contract issues that could and likely will gut this team. They were good enough to be a serious playoff contender but the mass injuries destroyed their D. This may not even be a top 25 team with all the players they can’t re-sign.

 

 

20. New York Giants (24) – A sad sack Giant team that pulled out a win for the gipper and for their old coach. They must rebuild. They need a new QB to get ready behind a massively aged Eli and they need to inject talent to a horrible O line and need to add talent to the missing link of a secondary. Years away from playoffs.

 

21. Buffalo Bills (23) – In a veritable monsoon Buffalo tried but failed. They still need to build on their foundations and are likely 2 years away from contending but they are coming along.

 

 

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (18) – They were a team that seemed to have started their offseason before they played their last game. Never in the game. They did play .500 in the last 8 and have some talent but desperately need a franchise QB, need talent who doesn’t use drugs at WR and need lots of help on D. Years away. If they draft Manziel they will be in a media circus of crappy QB play until 2020.

 

 

23. Minnesota Vikings (28) – A gutsy last game won in their old dome. This team needs a ton of help. There are a ton of franchise-like QBs coming available and the Vikes need to draft one. They need to get WR help, they need D help, they need O line help. Oh and can your head coach would be what I would do first thing Monday am. (written Sunday night Dec 29)

 

 

24. Detroit Lions (20) – Stafford played poorly and the D quit. The self defeaters self defeated themselves again. This team needs to can their head Thug, cut some problem players, draft character, get younger on O and try again. A team that can’t win with who they have because talent with lack of discipline/maturity is no talent at all.

 

 

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19) – Were never able to make a stop in the first half and were so far behind they could never come back. The D was destroyed and the team needs to start fresh next year. They are talented enough to even surprise some people next year. ((that they fired their coach now may set back any hope this team has for rapid improvement especially if the new guy wants his own QB))

 

 

 

26. New York Jets (26) – A great game by Geno Smith for a change that saved Sexy Rexy’s job and let the season end on a positive. A team that needs to cut #Buttfumble ASAP and start to move forward.

 

 

27. Miami Dolphins (25) – FINALLY! This team of dysfunctional bully supporting, gang color wearing scumbags is put to rest. They have to cut management and players and work to bring some respect back to what used to be a classy organization. They should run Ireland out of town on a rail.

 

28. Atlanta Falcons (29) – I will give them credit for this, they have played great the last 2 weeks. It is a nice way to end a horribly disappointing season. They did everything but win. This is exemplary in how a team with a poor D that wins a lot will fare when facing a tougher schedule the next year. Atlanta needs to spend an offseason continuing to build a porous D and they need to get younger at WR and they need a new TE now and perhaps draft/sign a good backup QB…if Ryan gets hurt this team will go plop.

 

 

29. Cleveland Browns (27) – Never were in it, seemed like they were already starting their off season. The total team meltdown and anonymous bitch sessions post game are sad and that the organization is going to fire Chud who simply is guilty of being the face of botched organization decisions? An awful team can’t draft good players…that doesn’t happen and Cleveland is still YEARS away from contending.

 

 

30. Washington Redskins (30) – A monsoon ended any slim chance this bad team had of winning their last game. They need to gut the team and start again…not sure if anyone will be able to play on this team with Snyder treating RGIII better than the rest. Shanahan will be fired but who wants to coach there??? A team in super long term turmoil. Oh and this D is just horrid so draft D, draft D and then later DRAFT D.

 

 

 

31. Oakland Raiders (31) – Were blown away from the moment the game started. The D never tried and the O didn’t offer much either until it didn’t matter. This team has some talent. It needs to add more and become more disciplined. It would be a huge mistake to tear this team down. They are on the way up.

 

 

32. Houston Texans (32) – JJ Watt and pray for rain…that is the menu for the Texans. This team is loaded…with Crap. Schaub should get a small parade on the way out of town. They need help at QB, WR, RB, TE, LB and DBs…I don’t see playoffs for this team again for at least 2 seasons.

MR N’s #NFL Week 17 Power Poll‏


NFL Power Rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks (3) – Solid, classy, a good home win to end their year. Now it is two home wins and Super Bowl. If they can simply be the consistent team that played at home most of the year I doubt they can be beaten by anyone in the NFC now.

 

 

2. Carolina Panthers (2) – Seemed to come out flat, D then stiffened and Caaaaaaam was amazing with his control and play selection. They got it done and it was a good win and now they get a bye and are a tough match up to face in the Division round.

 

3.San Francisco 49ers (1) – Played an ok game, had great D and won it when it counted. Will be interesting to see if they can perform well in the playoffs on the road.

 

4. Denver Broncos (4) – Manning torched the opposition at will and then they coasted to an easy win. Now they get a week to gear up to see if they can make it to NYC.

 

5. New England Patriots (5) – Never in doubt. Now they have a bye and this team is sneaky good so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them in the AFC Championship game.

 

6. Indianapolis Colts (6) – A third solid game in a row. They may be ready to be a force in the playoffs. Their D seems to be on point and their O is hitting a stride again. Will be interesting to see how they fare against KC.

 

7. Cincinnati Bengals (7) – A solid D performance that masked a turnover filled O performance. They won their division going away but doubts remain about the performance ability of Dalton in the playoffs and we will see how he fares next week.

 

8. San Diego Chargers (11) – A gusty OT win in a game in which they were nearly embarrassed by special teamers. They better try harder for 60 to be able to compete in the playoffs.

 

9. New Orleans Saints (12) – Superb offense gave them their playoff ticket. Now they have to try and win on the road in the playoffs. It will be a tough thing for this bi-polar team.

 

10. Philadelphia Eagles (9) – They got a win in a game which they played some of the worst O line and D I have ever witnessed. How this team rips some and gets ripped may be their undoing against New Orleans. They can be good or terrible but they are better than Dallas.

 

11. Kansas City Chiefs (10) – A team of backups nearly won a meaningless game for the team. It would be good if their starters played this hard next week when the playoffs start. This game could prove beneficial as now their backups feel ready to play in case someone goes down. Backup QB Chase Daniels may be the most valuable member of the team aside from Charles at RB.

 

12. Green Bay Packers (21) -Rodgers and Cobb were the difference in a close game. Their O scored just enough and their poor D was able to make one key stop. Can they channel their inner whatever to make them a danger in the playoffs? They might win one but I don’t see them surviving a game in Seattle or Carolina.

 

13. Arizona Cardinals (8) – D was flat early but the Off came together late to make it a game but in the end they are just a team that is THAT close to playoffs. They could win their division next year. They are that good.

 

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (14) – Gave their all, veterans know how to perform late in the year when it is on the line. They did all they could to give themselves a shot at the playoffs. Good try. They need to get younger on D in a big way and they need to draft a new QB, Big Ben is Big Old and Battered. Need more help on O too. Rebuild time.

 

15. Baltimore Ravens (13) – When it came down to it, Flacco proved that turnovers are gold and he can throw picks with the worst of them. An ugly end to a pretty ugly year. They need WR help, and to try to build on what they have on hand…close but not elite by a long shot.

 

16. Tennessee Titans (22) – A solid performance that will hopefully put and end to the spurious talk that Munchak should be fired…he didn’t hurt Locker and that was what killed this team’s year. All they need to do now is get their QB healthy, draft solidly, add one or two players and they will be wild card at least next season.

 

17. Dallas Cowboys (17) – How ’bout ‘Dem Cowboys? Couldn’t have happened to a nicer team in the NFC. So much fun to continue to watch Jerry Jones celebrate wildly during games he eventually loses. Smart owners celebrate after a win not after a first down. This team needs a QB, needs a RB who isn’t fragile or a fumbler, needs a WR who is a talent but not a mother beater. Their secondary is horrible. They are lucky Washington and NYG are in their division so they may yet finish 2nd again next year but out of the playoffs. Fire Garrett.

 

18. St. Louis Rams (15) – Shockingly undisciplined and mistake filled game. A good year of promise ends on a very sour note. They need to decide pretty quick if Bradford is their future or was he a flop. Do they give him zillions or draft a new one and kind of start fresh? They need help at WR too and another left tackle might help Bradford too.

 

19. Chicago BEARS (16) – Off did all it reasonably could to win the game but the D just isn’t good enough to be playoff capable. They face a ton of contract issues that could and likely will gut this team. They were good enough to be a serious playoff contender but the mass injuries destroyed their D. This may not even be a top 25 team with all the players they can’t re-sign.

 

20. New York Giants (24) – A sad sack Giant team that pulled out a win for the gipper and for their old coach. They must rebuild. They need a new QB to get ready behind a massively aged Eli and they need to inject talent to a horrible O line and need to add talent to the missing link of a secondary. Years away from playoffs.

 

21. Buffalo Bills (23) – In a veritable monsoon Buffalo tried but failed. They still need to build on their foundations and are likely 2 years away from contending but they are coming along.

 

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (18) – They were a team that seemed to have started their offseason before they played their last game. Never in the game. They did play .500 in the last 8 and have some talent but desperately need a franchise QB, need talent who doesn’t use drugs at WR and need lots of help on D. Years away. If they draft Manziel they will be in a media circus of crappy QB play until 2020.

 

23. Minnesota Vikings (28) – A gutsy last game won in their old dome. This team needs a ton of help. There are a ton of franchise-like QBs coming available and the Vikes need to draft one. They need to get WR help, they need D help, they need O line help. Oh and can your head coach would be what I would do first thing Monday am. (written Sunday night Dec 29)

 

24. Detroit Lions (20) – Stafford played poorly and the D quit. The self defeaters self defeated themselves again. This team needs to can their head Thug, cut some problem players, draft character, get younger on O and try again. A team that can’t win with who they have because talent with lack of discipline/maturity is no talent at all.

 

25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19) – Were never able to make a stop in the first half and were so far behind they could never come back. The D was destroyed and the team needs to start fresh next year. They are talented enough to even surprise some people next year. ((that they fired their coach now may set back any hope this team has for rapid improvement especially if the new guy wants his own QB))

 

26. New York Jets (26) – A great game by Geno Smith for a change that saved Sexy Rexy’s job and let the season end on a positive. A team that needs to cut #Buttfumble ASAP and start to move forward.

 

27. Miami Dolphins (25) – FINALLY! This team of dysfunctional bully supporting, gang color wearing scumbags is put to rest. They have to cut management and players and work to bring some respect back to what used to be a classy organization. They should run Ireland out of town on a rail.

 

28. Atlanta Falcons (29) – I will give them credit for this, they have played great the last 2 weeks. It is a nice way to end a horribly disappointing season. They did everything but win. This is exemplary in how a team with a poor D that wins a lot will fare when facing a tougher schedule the next year. Atlanta needs to spend an offseason continuing to build a porous D and they need to get younger at WR and they need a new TE now and perhaps draft/sign a good backup QB…if Ryan gets hurt this team will go plop.

 

29. Cleveland Browns (27) – Never were in it, seemed like they were already starting their off season. The total team meltdown and anonymous bitch sessions post game are sad and that the organization is going to fire Chud who simply is guilty of being the face of botched organization decisions? An awful team can’t draft good players…that doesn’t happen and Cleveland is still YEARS away from contending.

 

30. Washington Redskins (30) – A monsoon ended any slim chance this bad team had of winning their last game. They need to gut the team and start again…not sure if anyone will be able to play on this team with Snyder treating RGIII better than the rest. Shanahan will be fired but who wants to coach there??? A team in super long term turmoil. Oh and this D is just horrid so draft D, draft D and then later DRAFT D.

 

31. Oakland Raiders (31) – Were blown away from the moment the game started. The D never tried and the O didn’t offer much either until it didn’t matter. This team has some talent. It needs to add more and become more disciplined. It would be a huge mistake to tear this team down. They are on the way up.

 

32. Houston Texans (32) – JJ Watt and pray for rain…that is the menu for the Texans. This team is loaded…with Crap. Schaub should get a small parade on the way out of town. They need help at QB, WR, RB, TE, LB and DBs…I don’t see playoffs for this team again for at least 2 seasons.

 

 

There you have it! As always I enjoy people skimming over my analysis of the week that was and the teams that are! I love every thought, comment, argument or agreement! I would happily accept money…preferably tens and twenties!

 

Happy New Year to all my loyal blog followers and all my friends and family who get this weekly!

MR N’s #NFL Week 16 Power Poll‏


NFL Power Rankings

1. Carolina Panthers (3) – Showed heart and guts to pull out a miserable weather affected home win against an intense rival and may have just set themselves up to be home field advantage through the playoffs.

 

2. San Francisco 49ers (2) – Won a game with outstanding O for a change. A team on a roll as the playoffs approach.

 

3.Seattle Seahawks (1) – They can’t keep losing and expect to remain the top team. What the heck was that? They play like that in the playoffs and they will be one and done.

 

4. Denver Broncos (5) – Won a game in a walk. Blew away a bad team and set a record to boot that may stand for at least a season in the pinball league that passes for the NFL these days.

 

5. New England Patriots (8) – Completely destroyed a team they never destroy. With limited play makers. I can’t figure this team out. They could be the least talented Pat team since the one that won it’s first Superbowl over the Rams. Won’t be super surprised if this group of raggamuffins wins the big game in February of 2014 and they won’t be close to being the best team in the NFL if they do.

 

6. Indianapolis Colts (9) – Destroyed the Chiefs and I never expected that. That is 2 great games in a row and by definition they are peaking at the right time.

 

7.Cincinnati Bengals (10) – Won a spectacular win in blowout fashion and dominated when they had to. Can they do this in the playoffs?

 

8. Arizona Cardinals (7) – Won an incredible win on the road and are destined to likely be the BEST team in the NFL to not make the playoffs. It would be more fair if the Cards were given a spot over either the winner of the NFC North or East. At least Arizona would have a shot in the wild card round.

 

9. Philadelphia Eagles (12) – Won in incredibly dominating fashion and one wonders if they should have saved some of that for week 17’s battle?

 

10. Kansas City Chiefs (6) – Got totally schooled by the Colts and now you have to again seriously question if they are not just one and done come wild card weekend.

 

11. San Diego Chargers (14) – They need a lot of things to break right for them to make the playoffs. If they make it, they could be trouble for other teams though. They can be sneaky good.

 

12. New Orleans Saints (11) – Battled in a monsoon on the road and gave a good account of their D but in the end came up one stop short and lost a close one.

 

13. Baltimore Ravens (4) – That ugly loss makes it now unlikely they can make the playoffs but with D playing like that they don’t look like they deserve to.

 

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (15) – They beat the Pack and for that I am grateful (being a BEARS Fan and all). A touch controversial ending but I am not surprised that it appears bungled officiating has reared it’s too often ugly head again this season.

 

15. St. Louis Rams (16) – Another great D performance and solid running game to win a game in convincing fashion.

 

16. Chicago BEARS (13) – Before the game starts two of their rivals lose and all they have to do is gut out a win at home and win the division. What do they do? Mail it in, play with no effort and get slaughtered to set up a must win in Green Bay for the division. Enjoy not playing football in January as they never win that game.

 

17. Dallas Cowboys (20) – They are lucky they were playing an almost historically bad defense to let them crawl away with a win. Now the ‘Boys are back in familiar win and in territory but Romo may not be there to lead them. With that D against Philly’s O, it may not matter who plays QB.

 

18. Jacksonville Jaguars (17) – Led most of the way and in the 4th quarter, couldn’t make the plays on D to win the game. They are a team searching for identity and need at least a QB amongst many other things.

 

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19) – Dominated by a strong D, never got going offensively and lost the game.

 

20. Detroit Lions (18) – Finally did it, they self defeated themselves out of the playoffs. Fire #HeadTHUG and try again…maybe give Stafford another $100 Million…the first $100 million didn’t take.

 

21.Green Bay Packers (21) – They lost the game but may yet win the division. I don’t know how the Pack fans will feel about this team making the playoffs and losing by 40 to a wild card team but that’s what awaits them if and when they beat Chicago next week.

 

22. Tennessee Titans (25) – Won a game with a late come from behind score. A team that I still think would have won their division easily if Jake Locker hadn’t gone down to injury. There is something good growing here in Tennessee.

 

23. Buffalo Bills (26) – A great D effort, Superb special teams, a great shutout win. Nicely done.

 

24. New York Giants (27) – Won a nice game in OT and did the league a favor by eliminated the king of Self Defeat. Good win.

 

25. Miami Dolphins (24) – Got shutout. No offense, no defense. Dominated and bullied but sadly through the silly tie breakers they still are favored to make the wild card. Can’t they just go away?

 

26. New York Jets (30) – Their best effort since the halcyon days of week 5 when they were in the wild card race.

 

27. Cleveland Browns (22) – Got whupped by the Jets???? OK so there are some serious problems still in Cleveland.

 

28. Minnesota Vikings (23) – If anyone has seen the Minnesota Vikings effort they showed in week 15 please call the Viking front office as it was sadly missing in week 16. What a crappy effort.

 

29. Atlanta Falcons (28) – Gave their all but lost a tough one. Been a bad year and they need to fix a lot of issues on D.

 

30. Washington Redskins (29) – Played a tough game and nearly won but in the end their bad D couldn’t make the stop. Who’da thunk that?

 

31. Oakland Raiders (31) – Poor old Silver and Black. They are falling apart and although the rumors are starting to buzz, canning their Head Coach would be a mistake. As would drafting another QB. They have 2 potential franchise QBs on their roster already.

 

32. Houston Texans (32) – They sucked, they got blown away, they have one more game left then they can draft a franchise QB.

 

There you have it, as always I am thrilled to have such a loyal following of amazing football fans on my blog and I love having people just look over my analysis. I love every comment, thought, argument or agreement! I will also take cash, preferably tens and twenties!

 

Merry Christmas!

 

MR N

MR N’s #NFL Week 15 Power Poll‏


NFL Power Rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks (1) – An amazing performance on the road by their D. This was a spectacular statement making win. Next time in New Jersey they will be battling for the Superbowl in awful weather.

 

 

2. San Francisco 49ers (5) – Toyed with Bucs and in end blew them away. Good game.

 

3. Carolina Panthers (6) – The Great Panther D appeared and the Offense was on point. A Super win.

 

4. Baltimore Ravens (9) – Simple living proof for every NFL coach…kick 3’s EVERY opportunity and you win. Gutsy win.

 

5. Denver Broncos (3) – Like other high speed O’s before them they were simply too tired to be effective on a short week and that meant their bad D had to cover for them…nuff said.

 

6. Kansas City Chiefs (11) – Total offensive explosion led by an incendiary RB Charles. D ok and got lots of good turnovers but still has holes as they allowed a lot of points by Oakland.

 

7. Arizona Cardinals (8) – Had game in control late, played prevent D until it prevented them from winning the game in regulation. They snuck out a win in OT.

 

8. New England Patriots (2) – Had the lead, blew it, came back and took the lead, blew it. Got interfered with but there was no call…kismet. Oh and their D sucks.

 

9. Indianapolis Colts (14) – A pretty good win for a team that hadn’t won one in a decent fashion in weeks. Can they build on this as they ready for the postseason? They better hope so.

 

10. Cincinnati Bengals (7) – Came out flat, made key errors early, dug a huge hole and couldn’t recover. Had the chance to make a statement and show they are one of the top teams in the AFC and instead they laid an ugly nationally televised egg.

 

11. New Orleans Saints (4) – It keeps being said that this team is great. Not by me. Great? Fact is they suck on the road and their D is just poor.

 

12. Philadelphia Eagles (10) – The D was shredded and the vaunted offense couldn’t keep it up. Lucky for them Dallas sucks more and that Romo throws for the Cowboys while Foles toils for Philly.

 

13. Chicago BEARS (15) – Cutler started rough but the led the BEARS to a great offensive led road win. Nicely done. Tressman now looks like a genius.

 

14. San Diego Chargers (17) – With a great Division win they are back in the playoff hunt. Again if they were any where close to being consistent they would be in the Wild Card lead. Can they win next week?

 

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (19) – Amazing start, solid effort. They took a huge lead and coasted to a nice win. Too little too late for their season but nice for their fans to watch.

 

16. St. Louis Rams (20) – A feisty D performance that keep little Brees under pressure and they added some nice rush Offense. It was a gutsy conference win.

 

17. Jacksonville Jaguars (12) – The D couldn’t stop…The Bills? Yeesh. A poor effort all around.

 

18. Detroit Lions (13) – Self defeat finally comes home and may have just put them out of the playoffs. I said only Detroit could knock them out of the division and now they have basically done it. This time it was Stafford’s turnovers which were GOLD. Ugly loss.

 

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (18) – Kept it close for 30 but couldn’t keep it up and got rolled over.

 

20. Dallas Cowboys (16) – Super offense, Horrible Defense and when it counted…the game was on the line…a chance to solidify a playoff chance…Tony Romo took the snap and…threw a game ending pick. Oh yeah, this guy is a HOFer lol. How ’bout D’em COWBOYS??? lol. Very typical Dez ‘The Mother Beater’ walked off the field early…the new class of the Cowboys on Nat’l TV.

 

21. Green Bay Packers (24) – Terrible D but one late pick by them sealed their improbable win. Solid offense albeit against a terrible D.

 

22. Cleveland Browns (21) – Tried hard but their D let them down and they lost another close one.

 

23. Minnesota Vikings (27) – An amazing performance by a team riddled with injuries. A great game but I still have no clue how they did it except I believe their opponents mailed it in.

 

24. Miami Dolphins (25) – Team of bullies won by the Refs letting them bully Pat receivers in the last 2 minutes. I hope they just lose out and go away.

 

25. Tennessee Titans (23) – Gave it their all, impressive offense but holes in their D. It was a good effort.

 

26. Buffalo Bills (28) – Managed to get a road win by reducing their usual self defeating mistakes. A good game.

 

27. New York Giants (22) – A team that paves their road to NFL losses with Golden Turnover bricks. Eli should consider walking off in to the sunset, he had a nice career. This is just very ugly.

 

28. Atlanta Falcons (30) – Got a win by the skin of their teeth and their D totally sucks.

 

29. Washington Redskins (31) – Cousins was solid as always, gutsy play and gutsy try for a win. Hey they had nothing to lose. It was a valiant effort.

 

 

30. New York Jets (26) – Geno likes Golden Turnovers, must be a New Jersey QB thing. Ugly game by them just like the Giants. Rough day for New Jersey football.

 

31. Oakland Raiders (29) – 7 Golden turnovers were actually the difference as they were able to put up over 30 points themselves. The turnovers allowed this to be a blowout 50 burger allowing loss.

 

32. Houston Texans (32) – Turnovers are gold, poor D is poison and this was another in a long string of ugly losses by the worst team in the NFL. And once again…this lineup IS NOT LOADED!

 

There you have it! As always I love it when someone just spends a minute skimming over my analysis! I love every thought, comment, argument or agreement! I will also gladly accept cash, preferably tens and twenties!