Mr. N’s #NFL Week 13 Power Poll #PowerRankings


NFL Power Rankings

 

Last Week Week 13
2 1 Minnesota The Vikings brought their A game D and shut down what had been a recently effective Falcon O.  Keenum did his just enough as one of the most efficient QBs in the NFL and the Vikings won their 8th straight.  They are as of now the BEST team in the NFL and I wait to see somone beat them again.
3 2 New England The Pats played Buffalo and it was never close.  It got very ugly when Gronk tried to kill a Bill for the sin of picking off Tom Brady.  One game is way too lenient. He should be banned rest of year.  The Patriots have risen to the #2 slot because many of the other top teams are either losing or playing like crap when winning *waves to Pittsburgh*
1 3 Philadelphia The Eagles had a chance to rewrite history. Go to Seattle, the site of a terrible game for Wentz and beat the badly weakened by injury Hawks.  What happens?  A repeat of the year before as Philadelphia had no answer to Seattle and were beaten handily.  Philly may be better now that they lost this game but they have a lot to learn from here.
7 4 New Orleans The NFC South ‘first’ round of playoffs met and what a battle it was.  The Saints were battered by a fierce Panther D and Brees was harried at almost every turn.  The thing that couldn’t be stopped?  The Saints Rushing O.  Kamara and Ingram just ripped Carolina a new one and propelled the Saints to a great victory. This is one heck of a tough team.
6 5 LA Rams Great game for LA over a bad opponent.  The game was close a few times but in the end they just blew out Arizona.  Goff and company are having too much fun for being so good this late in the season.  I don’t see Super Bowl this year but they will have fun til they are eliminated.
5 6 Pittsburgh I can’t help but think this version of the Steelers must be causing long dead Steeler players and managers and owners to turn in their graves.  The huge LACK of effort is beyond any comprehension.  Yep they won a game late but COME ON.  They look like utter crap and if they look like this against New England they will be soundly thrashed.
9 7 Seattle Seattle showed a ton of heart and some pretty effective defense by a group of no names to beat what was the best team in the NFL. This is without a doubt their best win of the year and now it remains to be seen if they can keep this torrid pace up.
8 8 Baltimore What a great win for Baltimore.  They did whatever they wanted and the O was resplendant for the first time this year.  They put up 44 points and punished the Lions.  A great win and a team that controls it’s own destiny.
10 9 Jacksonville The Jags took down the Colts in a laugher and looked smooth in the process.  The Jaguars now control the AFC South and the only team that can beat them for the division this year is themselves.
4 10 Carolina The Panthers gave all they had but they cojuldn’t stop the run.  They had good pass rush and were able to score plenty but the holes against the run was the downfall and down they went in a tough game.
12 11 LA Chargers The Chargers now are mathematically tied for the Division in the AFC West.  They are hot.  They had to give their all to beat a troublesome Browns team but they did it.  When the sticks were down the Chargers did enough to win and sealed the deal.  A gutsy little team with explosive O, a SUPERB pass rush and more heart than Pittsburgh has shown in it’s last 8 games.
13 12 Tennessee Tennessee was never really challenged and they just handled the Texans nicely.  The Titans are in control of their own destiny but I still have strong doubts about Mariota and his ability to lead this team.
17 13 Oakland The Raiders used a good run game and managed to get past the hapless Giants.  That it was a one score result tends to give me more thoughts that LA is the team to beat in the AFC West and not Oakland or KC.
20 14 NY Jets Well done Jets.  The D had trouble stopping KC but that wild west O was able to score and score and they snuck a win.  This is the team of NEW YORK.  I am one that thought they were tanking and I was wrong.  Now the Jets are playing for their slim playoff lives and they are exciting to watch.
15 15 Atlanta The vaunted Falcons O met the Vikes D and that rest is 9 points only.  They were hamstrung and had no shot to move the ball against a tough D.  The Falcons can beat woe begotten teams but not big boys and they are NOT going back to the Super Bowl unless they buy tickets.
16 16 Cincinnati The Bengals need to ba ashamed of themselves too for their conduct on MNF.  They were part and parcel of the disgraceful way the game was portrayed.  Add to that they were well in control for most of the game and blew it and lost.  A team that would plunge if so many others weren’t bad too.
14 17 Washington Well the Skins got pasted by the Cowboys and they should be well embarrassed.  That ends their playoff chances and now Cousins can see if there is another place for him *San Fran now has a QB*.  An ugly way for the hopes for 2017 to die let me tell you.
11 18 Houston The Texans are nearing the end of the rope.  They couldn’t get anything going against Tennessee and the D couldn’t make the stops.  They are out of it this year and must just play out the string after what was such a promising year with DeShaun.
19 19 Detroit Stop me if you have heard this before but this was the Same old Sorry Assed Lions and they were smoked by Baltimore.  A full on 40 burger and they looked bad being beaten and stomped on *literally*.  The Lions can put for sale signs up now as their hopes for the playoffs have gone bye bye.
30 20 Miami What a great game for Miami.  They took apart a Broncos team and did it without breaking much of a sweat.  Great O, solid D, good special teams.  It was one of the best Dolphin efforts in years. They deserve full credit for the thumping they gave Denver.
18 21 Buffalo The Bills were manhandled by the Pats.  They couldn’t score, they couldn’t stop them and when they tried they were assaulted.  It was an ugly loss and probably puts a rather large fork in the Bills.  They may not be mathematically out of it but trust me they are out of it now.
21 22 Tampa Bay The Bucs brought the thug Winston back and he played well.  He should be kept on the field in a glass bubble and let out only on Sundays.  That would keep women safer.  The D did the rotten thing and let GB not only come back and tie but lost to them in OT too.  Ugly loss.  They will regret not whipping on GB for the next few years when Rodgers the robot is back.
25 23 Green Bay The Packers managed to pull out an OT win and keep their extremely thin playoff hopes alive.  They should beat Cleveland which means it will have to be Week 15 when they are officially eliminated but that time is coming.  You will not make it with 7 losses and there is significant doubt a 10-6 team will make the wild card in the NFC.
26 24 Dallas The Cowboys managed to pull out a win and keep their extremely thin playoff hopes alive.  They should beat The Giants which means it will have to be Week 15 when they are officially eliminated but that time is coming.  You will not make it with 7 losses and there is significant doubt a 10-6 team will make the wild card in the NFC.
24 25 Indianapolis Indy got beaten badly by Jacksonville.  The worm has turned in the AFC South.  They couldn’t score and they were run over too.  The Colts need to see about player development so the last 4 games aren’t a waste of time.
27 26 San Francisco The Niners have found a QB and his name is Garoppolo.  He is the difference maker and he makes everyone better on the O and that makes the D more rested and better.  Look out now for the Niners are not a push over any more.
23 27 Arizona The Cards were knocked over pretty easily by the Rams.  They had no answer to the Ram O and could only manage to make it seem close for a while.  They were simply overmatched and outplayed.  They are toast for the playoffs and it’s on to 2018 now.
22 28 Kansas City The stink rising out of KC is reaching dead skunk proportions now.  They managed to get the O working but the D was crap and they were defeated by the Jets.  They have lost so many now they are barely in a tie for first and I still openly question if this team can win another this year.
28 29 NY Giants The mess that is New York Giant football reached a crescendo with the benching of Eli to play Geno.  Geno was a more mobile piece of garbage and led the G-men to ANOTHER LOSS.  Now the positive is that this got rid of McAdoo and Reese and now poor Eili is back but the lowest point in franchise history is not something easily overcome with a couple of firings.
29 30 Chicago The BEARS D BLEW the game.  TruBEARSky did just enough to put the BEARS in position to win and they just needed a stop but no.  The BEARS D let the Niners march the field and let their old kicker beat them.  Shameful.
32 31 Cleveland The Browns gave a good effort against the Chargers.  They led early and kept it close.  It was another good 35 or so minutes from Cleveland.  They can’t finish but they at least try for most of the game.  They deserve the 31st slot.
31 32 Denver Finally Denver has done it and played so badly, so consistently they have overcome a winless team to be the WORST team in the NFL.  They were manhandled by the Dolphins.  It was ugly and that is an apt definition of the Broncos.  What a fall for a team a lot of people (NEVER ME) thought was good.
Thoughts, Comments, Questions, Arguments, Agreements?  All welcome! As always I will be happy to take money, preferably tens and twenties!
Mr. N The BEARS Fan
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Mr. N’s #NFL Week 12 Power Poll #PowerRankings


NFL Power Rankings

 

Last Week Week 12
1 1 Philadelphia The Eagles did a great job of taking on an opponent of much less ability and they didn’t mail it in.  They methodically took the BEARS apart and showed great O and D and special teams and put it away fast.  A nice win and now they will be able to battle the character heavy and talent light Seahawks.
2 2 Minnesota The Vikings came out on the road on a short week and made pretty short work of the same old sorry assed Lions.  They had some issue getting things kicked but ran well and played super D and got a good division win.  A fierce team that is a beast in the NFC.
5 3 New England The Pats took on a bedraggled Miami team and for a while it was close. Then the Pats poured it on and blew them away.  With other ‘top’ teams either losing or playing like total crap it has now become apparent – even to a Pat disliker like me – that the Pats are the best team in the AFC.
7 4 Carolina In a tight battle all game with a pesky Jet franchise the Panthers were finally able to use some excellent D play to win the game.  Caaaaaaam did his thing tho the team struggled on O for most of the game.  They are fundamentally sound and are but for the Saints the top team in the NFC South.
4 5 Pittsburgh Stop me if you have heard this one before.  The Steelers crawled on their stomachs out of the Packer game with a win.  They evidently, from the coach down, are looking past every team in anticipation of playing NE in week 15.  If the Steelers can’t do more on D or O than they have shown in the last few weeks it will be Butt Ugly when they face New England.  They do not have enough talent to try so weakly, week in and week out.  They are looking all the world like a one and done in the playoffs.
11 6 LA Rams Well how about those Rams?  I was under the opinion that they couldn’t play with the big boys but they have proven me wrong.  They took on a tough Saints team and beat them.  The D made some superb plays and Goff looked dynamic.  The Rams have righted the ship with this effort and now I just need to see them play this week again against another powerhouse team.
3 7 New Orleans Ah the Saints.  It was thought that the Saints D would be more than a match for LA BUT…evidently their prowess relies heavily on 2 guys from secondary.  Down a starting CB and S and the Saints secondary was vulnerable and got scorched.  Brees tried but just couldn’t get enough points.  They either need to figure out how to have backups play well or they need to get healthy fast.
9 8 Baltimore The Ravens are playing a steady beat on their seasonal play list.  They play great D and get barely enough O and win a bit.  They beat a troubled Houston team with great D and ok O. I think they are trying to repeat the ways of 2000 with a great D carrying them BUT…this isn’t 2000 and just a D isn’t going to get it done.
12 9 Seattle The Seahawks are marvelous in the way they keep going with less and less healthy players.  They gutted out another win with some inspired play by backups on D and some more solid O.  I am not sure how far this team can go with the decimation of their roster but they will get as far as heart takes them. They could use a new place kicker.
6 10 Jacksonville To go against Gabbert and lose?  The entire franchise should hang their head in shame.  That D allowed a bum of a QB leading a bum of a team to beat them.  Bortles made critical errors and that pretty much cost them the game.  They need a QB they can rely on…Eli perhaps?
10 11 Houston What is left of Houston lost a close one on MNF.  They gave about as much as they had on O and D but they are just a shadow of what they could have been and are more than likely just going to play out the string now.
13 12 LA Chargers Well the Chargers went on the road on Thanksgiving and ripped the Cowboys a new one.  Superb D that dominated, Rivers was spectacular and they were unstoppable with the pass offense. They won a laugher and are still alive for a wild card if not the division since every team in the AFC West sucks.
14 13 Tennessee Tennessee continues to be an enigma.  They had a great difficulty dealing with the Colts.  I know there is some kind of negative mojo about playing Indy but Manning isn’t there any more.  They managed to gut out a win but this is the most unimpressive team with a winning record not named KC.
15 14 Washington The Skins took 30 minutes to get it going but they gutted it out and beat a Giants team that tested them.  The Washington D was solid and their pass rush made a difference.  A good win that extremely marginally keeps their post season hopes alive.
17 15 Atlanta The Falcons tore apart the Bucs with great passing and put up huge numbers.  Everyone says they are on the way back to the Super Bowl but I think that is an overreaction to a team that has yet to really beat anyone who is good.  I still think they will be on the outside looking at Carolina and New Orleans while those two make the playoffs.
20 16 Cincinnati I will give Cincy credit for going against a bad Cleveland team and they didn’t mail it in.  They used a balanced O and played some decent D.  This team is still not able to beat anyone who plays legit football, but this was a good win.
21 17 Oakland Oakland managed to keep their playoff hopes alive with a win over Denver.  They only have hope because KC is terrible.  They could lose the division to the Chargers who are playing well.  The Silver and Black still has a ton of issues but winning this game was better for them than losing.
22 18 Buffalo The Bills rallied from what had to be one of the worst time periods in franchise history that didn’t involve losing multiple Super Bowls and rallied and beat what used to be a good Chiefs team.  It was a heck of an effort by a team that has every reason to quit.  This win put some life back in their fading playoff hopes.  We will see if they can do it again.
8 19 Detroit The Lions had a shot to get close to the Division lead with a short week home game but they instead pulled out the Lions playbook – penalties, mistakes, overthrows, turnovers.  The Lions did as much to defeat themselves as they did simply lose by being beat.  A loss that almost ends their shot at the playoffs barring their unlikely chance of winning out.
18 20 NY Jets The Jets have the wild and crazy offense down pat don’t they?  They battled a better Panther team for 60 and it was touch and go right to the end.  Can’t fault the Jets O as they did all they could and it was the D that let them down.  A good effort in a tough loss.
19 21 Tampa Bay Tampa Bay did what is almost impossible and made people all get excited over Atlanta.  They let Julio Jones get a zillion yards and made Matty Melt look good again.  Terrible D and lack of O and they now are turning back to the yet to be convicted thug.  Good luck in the Bay of Pigs.
16 22 Kansas City Just how bad are the Chiefs?  They lost at home to a Bills team that was sinking so fast they make lead balloons seem highly floatable.  They were able to get no offense and their D let in just enough to lose again.  There has to be some serious consideration to whether or not they win another game this year.
27 23 Arizona Well the Cardinals surprised everyone including me with this win.  They got one of the oldest guys in the NFL to kick a 57 yard GW field goal and beat a team that should have massacred them.  Gabbert had a great game *for him* and the O was able to scorch a great D and they won.  Hunh.
23 24 Indianapolis Another Colt game where they showed heart.  They give all they have and each player tries hard for 60.  They sneak a win here and there but I think the Colts have to be pleased with the effort week in and week out.  There could be some real keepers on this roster going forward.
25 25 Green Bay Talk about the benefits of using the post office.  Green Bay was able to have their young QB look like he had talent against a Steeler D that mailed it in for about 59 minutes.  They couldn’t stop the big units from Ptitsburgh but this is the crappy Packer D who can’t stop a rain drop from hitting the ground.  They lost a close one but at least they still lost.
24 26 Dallas How ‘Bout D’em Cowboys??? That was hilarious!  The Cowboys have no offense, the rush is flat without the woman beating scumbag and Dak seems overwhelmed. The Wide Receivers are simply not who anyone thought they were.  Dez is old fast and the rest of them are has beens or never weres.  Slaughtered at home on Thanksgiving, feast on that JJ!
26 27 San Francisco The Niners were beaten pretty handily by an undermanned Seattle team.  Their O had nothing going for 58 minutes and then Beathard got hurt and in came Jimmy G.  Talk about instant love with the fans…in one minute tosses a TD and looked like Montana.  He is starting now and may be there for a decade.  Things now looking up for San Francisco.
28 28 NY Giants The G-men gave what they had to make Washington work to beat them.  Their D let in the points that killed them and the O couldn’t score enough.  The nightmare continues as the Giants lost another.  And now they have benched Eli for Geno FREAKNG Smith! What kind of a maroon makes that call? McAdoo.  I think they just flushed the rest of the season.
29 29 Chicago The Bears got schooled and there is no fault here for them. They were taken apart from start to finish by the best team in the NFL.  On to next week, maybe they can beat SF but with Jimmy G it will be harder.
30 30 Miami In some ways this game was a moral victory for Miami.  They kept it close against NE for awhile and late in the game they still had a slight hope until a golden turnover ended it.  They were put away but they were never embarrassed.
31 31 Denver The Broncos had a plan to get Lynch under center and make it happen and all that happened is he got hurt again and they returned to the mistakes at QB who already have shown what they can’t do.  The D was the pedestrian joke of a ‘good’ D and they were dispatched with clarity by the Raiders.  A team going nowhere with no QB.
32 32 Cleveland Ah the Browns. They might have had a shot against Cincy but it faded fast.  They fell behind, they didn’t answer and the D was shredded by the run game.  The lack of direction at QB and just the feeling the team is lost and out of control must float over the stadium.  Sadly for Cleveland, this is the WORST team in the NFL.
Thoughts, Comments, Questions, Arguments, Agreements?  All welcome! As always I will be happy to take money, preferably tens and twenties!
Mr. N The BEARS Fan

Mr. N’s #NFL Week 10 Power Poll #PowerRankings


NFL Power Rankings

 

Last Week Week 10
1 1 Philadelphia On The Bye and they simply sat and stared as the rest of their division kindly lost.  Now they get to kick sand in the face of the sad sack owner who whines more than Napa Cowboys.
2 2 Minnesota Played a superb little game and used some explosive passing to combine with the great D to seal an easy win (that was tricky when the D let the Skins back in now and again).  Toughest call for this team is who plays QB.  They are ready for a serious challenge and that starts with the Rams.
3 3 New Orleans Arguably the best team in the NFL right now.  The Saints have it going with superb running, good passing and a surprisingly strong D and good special teams.  This team could go very far.
4 4 Pittsburgh Crawled on their bellies out of Indy with a win.  They mailed it in so completely that Pennsylvania had to borrow stamps from Maryland.  They need a much better effort and better coaching to continue on the path to AFC Championshipland.
5 5 New England Won the game with some solid O and decent D albeit against a horrid O.  The Pats keep winning, I keep not respecting them.  We seem to have a thing going in that way.
6 6 LA Rams The Rams are a hot young team who keeps doing what it takes to win.  They have a dynamic offense and seem able to face all comers.  This week they face the Viking D.  If the Rams win, they are making a statement.  If they lose they may not be able to to beat the big boys and that is another statement.
7 7 Jacksonville The Jags found themselves in a heck of a battle with the Bolts with character.  They battled all game and it was a see saw affair.  Only after one of their own players blew a sure win did they manage to hang around and win it with a FG.  A gutsy win and the Jags are not going away just yet.
8 8 Seattle The Seahawks played hard and won on the road on Thursday night Shit show I mean TNF.  They suffered severe injuries that in the end may do more harm than the W does good.  What’s left of them must play this week in a tough match and it will be interesting to see what they have left.
15 9 Carolina A strong Monday Night performance with Caaaaaaaam having fun and the team nearly rushing for 300 against what was a great NFL rush D.  The Panthers are keeping it interesting for the Saints and I hope the talking heads now realize one NFC Wild Card at least is going to the NFC South.
13 10 Tennessee The Titans were challenged by a bad Bengal team and tried to prove turnovers were Gold early.  They then got it in gear and won the game.  It was ugly and it was much too hard fought but it is a win.  They are not much of a challenge to the Jags but they can probably beat everyone else in the division.
16 11 Detroit The Lions had a lot of trouble for a good part of the game against Cleveland.  One can legitimately question the Lion D.  They put the Browns away and won it easy but they are still not very good and beating a hapless Browns team doesn’t make them Super Bowl contenders.
12 12 Kansas City On the Bye and need to have used this time to get healthy and try to shore up the gaping holes in the once vaunted D.
10 13 Washington The Skins gave their all and then some and nearly beat the Vikings but it was in the end another hard fought loss.  They may be the Miss Congeniality of 2017.
9 14 Dallas What a superb pleasure it was to watch the Cowboys be beaten like a woman who dates Zeke (or Dez’s Mother).  The D had no chance, the O line was shredded and if anyone else says this is the best O line in football they need their head examined.  The Cowboys are sinking and it seems nice to me.
11 15 Houston This would have been exciting with DeShaun vs Goff but alas this was a track meet and all Houston could do was hold the stopwatch.  The D was ripped apart and they had no chance  to score with Savage proving beyond doubt he just isn’t very good.
14 16 LA Chargers The most unwatched team in LA showed a ton of heart again.  Rivers and the Bolts did everything *including getting Rivers dinged up* but win against a superior Jags team.  They led most of the game and just lost it by THAT much.  A super effort.
17 17 Oakland On the Bye and the Raiders are still trying to make everyone including me believe their post season hopes aren’t over but I am leaning heavily that they are.
24 18 Green Bay The Pack took their moribund O and went to Chicago and beat on my BEARS.  It was a solid win for a team going no where fast.  Just let them play a team that will try on D and watch the fun.
18 19 Buffalo The Bills have now lost 2 in a row and yet still control their own destiny.  Today they benched Tyrod Taylor for a rookie who tossed a TD against a prevent D.  This has a 99% chance of blowing up in their face and they better be married to Peterman as Taylor is walking/running from this team in 2018.
20 20 Arizona The injury marred Cards lost a hard fought game to the injury marred Seahawks.  They never led but they kept it close and that is a moral victory in what was a loss.
19 21 NY Jets In a head scratcher the Jets simply didn’t seem to try and made the hapless Bucs look like the Pats.  A bad effort that actually let them be defeated by Ryan Fitzpatrick.  They better suck it up because it could get ugly now.
21 22 Indianapolis The Colts were the beneficiaries of the Steelers mail fraud.  They were able to use a good team effort to overwhelm a poor effort by Pitt for most of the game.  They played good D and got some O and were very close but lost it in the end.  One of their best games this year.
23 23 Baltimore On the bye and a team that could use the rest of the year off, they are going no where fast.
25 24 Atlanta The Falcons went and destroyed a bad Cowboy team.  NO, this doesn’t mean the hangover is gone and they are ready to challenge in the NFC South. They beat a poor Cowboy team.  Lets see them win 2 in a row.
29 25 Tampa Bay The Bucs went and beat a theoretically better team with a good effort by a bunch of no accounts.  The play of Fitzpatrick was the good Fitz and they D played better than it has in weeks.  Solid win.
30 26 San Francisco The Niners got their first win! Congrats to SF!  They were able to totally out play NYG in every facet and in the end they put the game away.  A great win.  Can they grow from this?  We will see.
22 27 Chicago What an embarrassment that game was.  TruBEARSky played super and the O was solid.  The D, that had been playing so well simply laid a huge egg.  They let a young, untested and lightly talented QB to walk all over them.  They should have beat Green Bay and now this golden opportunity is gone.
26 28 Cincinnati The Bengals battled the Titans and for a while looked like they would win.  Burfict the scumbag got ejected *Why is this PIECE of garbage allowed in the NFL???* but the Bengals eventually faded and lost.  They just aren’t any good.
27 29 Miami The Dolphins, going in one of the best run defences, got destroyed by the Panther Rush attack.  They allowed nearly 300 yards on the ground and were destroyed.  I can’t explain it.  The Fins D is the strong suit, perhaps the week 1 bye is wiping them out.  Fatigue can kill in the NFL.
28 30 Denver How do you come back from a 50 burger?  Get pasted by a hated rival.  The Broncos looked so bad against NE that they are really working hard to be the worst in the NFL.  Brock time isn’t all it’s supposed to be cracked up to be but frankly neither is the D.
31 31 Cleveland Winless and still a team playing about 30 good minutes.  They need some consistency at QB and the Coach/Management has to follow a plan.  They are going no where with the mess that is leading this team.
32 32 NY Giants Just when you thought the Giants had hit rock bottom they played the winless Niners and stunk out the joint.  Just terrible on O and D and they lost and are beyond any doubt the worst team.  It is simply a miracle that they did win one game.
Thoughts, Comments, Questions, Arguments, Agreements?  All welcome! As always I will be happy to take money, preferably tens and twenties!
Mr. N The BEARS Fan

Mr. N’s #NFL Week 9 Power Poll #PowerRankings


NFL Power Rankings

 

Last Week Week 9
1 1 Philadelphia One would hope the doubters about this super team will all be quieted now.  They utterly destroyed Denver (albeit a terrible Denver with an old and pretty useless D) and Wentz seems to love his new weapon Ajayi.  They are about as flawless as any team and are heading to their bye with the trip to Minnesota in February in their sights.
2 2 Minnesota On the bye and looking ahead wouldn’t this D against Phlly be an entertaining NFC Championship game?
6 3 New Orleans The Saints are on a roll, a good Saints roll – probably full of fried catfish with some amazing creole spices and tasty cheese.  They are hotter than they have been since their Super Bowl year and they have a test this week.  If they keep winning they may be a challenger for Philly.
3 4 Pittsburgh On the bye and are pretty much in the best shape this team has been, can they remain focused going forward?
4 5 New England On the bye and since I don’t have any respect for them they fall a spot.
7 6 LA Rams The Rams are adding success to their exciting style of play.  They easily put a 50 burger up on the Giants and just rolled along.  The interesting thing is the D is starting to take shape and if that comes into focus and you add that to the explosive O and LA has something to be excited about.
12 7 Jacksonville The Jags came off a bye and evidently Bortles didn’t forget that he had a good game pre bye.  Now for two weeks  in a row Jacksonville has looked like they have a NFL QB.  They even benched all world Rookie RB Fournette for the game and never missed a beat.  A team that now has a legit shot at taking the AFC South title.
5 8 Seattle The Legion of oops played a lot on Sunday and boy were there oops.  The Seahawks are a mistake filled team with a potentially explosive O but only if they can hit the deep passes.  This is a good but not great team.
10 9 Dallas The Cowboys were given a disgusting reprieve and were allowed to have their woman beating scumbag play and they rolled to a win.  I refuse to give them any credit as long as that miscreant escapes his punishment.
13 10 Washington The Skins played another solid game but this time they used D and timely O to come up with a soild road win.  The Skins D showed no quit and was a force for the whole 60.  They haven’t had this much effort very often this year.  It may be too late but if they played like this the entire second half they could resurrect their playoff hopes.
9 11 Houston The Texans lost their QB but showed tremendous heart in the effort they put out.  They did just about everything but win and that kind of effort will win them a lot of pride if not actual wins.
11 12 Kansas City The Chiefs seem to be the shadow of who they were when they started the year.  The flaws in D are getting exposed and they look beatable by any good running back.  Alex Smith can’t make every throw and they all need to be made the way the D is playing.
16 13 Tennessee The Titans took on a bad Ravens team and beat em.  These Titans are still a bit of an enigma.  They are not as good as many thought but they can manage to win a game.  I just think they are not quite playoff caliber yet but give them another year.
14 14 LA Chargers On the bye and the Bolts need to see if they can regain the mojo they had before New England stole a game from them.
18 15 Carolina Caaaaaam used his renewed running skills to dominate the game and give the Panthers a nice division win.  The whole world seemed to give them no shot but Caaaam and Luke turned the tide.  The D was ferocious and the O did just enough to win one.  They will have to be better than New Orleans but they are much better than Atlanta.
23 16 Detroit The Lions went into Lambeau Field and pounded the Pack.  It was a glorious win and one they haven’t enjoyed in that building since the days when Fontes coached and Barry ran.  What a superb division win over a now very BEATABLE Packer team.
22 17 Oakland Oakland looked flat for 30 and then found a running game and managed to eke out a win against the Dolphins.  It didn’t actually save the season but it was better than a loss.
8 18 Buffalo The TNF monster bit the Bills.  They were flat, unable to perform and looked lost.  They looked like a team that played hard on Sunday and couldn’t get ready for a TNF game on the road.  It will happen to everyone practically for the rest of the year.  They need to bounce back against the Saints.
27 19 NY Jets The Jets took advantage of being at home on TNF and torched a flat Bills team.  This was a great win but home teams on Thursday have every chance to do this every week going forward.
28 20 Arizona The Cardinals have transformed into a strong run team with a touch of passing and some decent D and are starting to get momentum.  AP is still a child beating scumbag but he has crawled out of his NFL grave and is running like a man who beat his child and got away with it.
29 21 Indianapolis The Colts took down a Texan team spinning out of control.  Brisset looked great and perhaps having Luck not staring over his shoulder helped there.  A solid win and they even played some D.  Lets see them do this again.
24 22 Chicago On the bye and having a decent year all things considered.  Will be interesting to watch them play GB this week.
19 23 Baltimore The Ravens were in the game all game but were unable to make the key plays necessary to win.  They lost a close one to a relatively unsure team.  They needed this win on the Steeler bye week to try to keep pace.  They are in bad shape now.
15 24 Green Bay The Pack are back!  Back to how they played in 1990!  Ah the wonderful days of the ‘Bay of Pigs’ games from way back in Pete Axthelm’s days on ESPN Countown.  They were massacred by Detroit and now I am ever hopeful the BEARS can pile on this week.
17 25 Atlanta Atlanta got beat over and over by the Panther run game and Matty Melt couldn’t make the throws when the game was on the line.  The Super Bowl hangover is a looooooooong hangover.
21 26 Cincinnati The Bungles were destroyed by the Jags.  The once, when Zimmer was their Co-ord, vaunted D was destroyed.  Their red haired nightmare QB can’t score any points.  A team in total disarray.
26 27 Miami The Dolphins did all they could against the Raiders but win.  They led often, they battled back when down to make it very close.  A good effort in a tough loss.
25 28 Denver The no fly zone is the come fly with me zone.  The Broncos suck at D and are worthless at O and suffered a monster 50 burger being served to them.  It did me good to laugh at the vaunted Denver D getting pasted.
20 29 Tampa Bay The Bucs are terrible.  The root of this is the lack of leadership shown by Winston.  He was a scumbag lying, assaulting piece of garbage in College and now that has come to the NFL.  The antic of being too hurt to play but not to cause a fight in a game…no QB of any salt does that.  This team is going nowhere with that unconvicted felon at it’s helm
31 30 San Francisco The Niners continue to push Beathard out at QB but for the added pleasure he now has to look over his shoulder too.  They were beaten by an understrengthed Cardinal team but they gave a fair account of themselves.
32 31 Cleveland Congrats Cleveland you moved up one slot because you are a hot mess but not as smelly as the Giants.
30 32 NY Giants The G men stunk out the NFL in a fashion I don’t believe I have witnessed for decades.  The sheer magnitude of their suckage…they had to be awarded 32 slot.  It can’t be worse than it is right now for New York.
Thoughts, Comments, Questions, Arguments, Agreements?  All welcome! As always I will be happy to take money, preferably tens and twenties!
Mr. N The BEARS Fan

Mr. N’s #NFL Week 8 Power Poll #PowerRankings


NFL Power Rankings

 

Last Week Week 8
1 1 Philadelphia It seems Philly thought they could mail it in and didn’t put much effort into the game for a while.  Upon giving their heads a collective shake they rallied and blew out the Niners.  Still the best in the NFL, until they lose again.  This just in, the rich got richer with adding Ajayi for nothing.  What a steal and boy does this set this team up for the Super Bowl.
3 2 Minnesota The Vikings went across the pond and slept through the first half and made England think Cleveland had a shot.  Thankfully the 2nd half was a bit more effective for Minnesota as they put away the Browns in cake walk fashion.  That was an ugly start to a solid finish but a win is a win.
4 3 Pittsburgh Bend don’t break defence started and ended with the Steel curtain.  They played a sloppy brand of football and let Detroit move between the 20s but Pittsburgh showed some character and gutted out a win.  The long catch by Ju Ju was ironic considering the crap Bryant said about him.  Not a pretty win but it counts.
5 4 New England The Pats got another win by any means necessary.  They nearly blew the game to LA and had great difficulty stopping Rivers.  There were several times when calls went NE’s way (I still think they league is paying them back for Bounty gate) and they crawled out with a win.  They are 6-2 but in my world they are a bad 4-4 so they are a not impressive 6-2.  This just in they traded Jimmy G and now unless Belicheck thinks he can toss the rock I don’t know who is backing up a rapidly aging and badly hit Brady.
6 5 Seattle You can’t say enough for the Seahawk O but at the same time you cannot say enough how bad the Legion of oops is.  Wilson and the O won this game for the Seahawks after their D gave up the game.  They won but as the weather gets colder and the field conditions get worse they will need someone on the D to make the odd tackle to get them any where.
8 6 New Orleans The Saints managed to get a win against the fiesty Bears.  They played some good D and scored just enough points to win altho it would have been a heck of a lot closer if the BEARS TD had been allowed to stand.
7 7 LA Rams On the bye and the most exciting team in the NFL gets to see if they can keep it going in the second half.
9 8 Buffalo The Bills won a nice game with some dominant D and some solid O and special teams.  They jostled with the Raiders for 30 and then blew them away.  Adding WR Benjamin makes this team one that is serious about hunting down the vulnerable Pats.
2 9 Houston Man, I feel for Deshaun.  He does all he can do and he basically sets wins up on a platter and then must sit and watch the D blow it.  This flashed me back to RGIII’s rookie year when he would win games for the Skins and watch the D lose them.  Who ever would have thought that a Texans team that can put up 30+ every game can’t win because their D allows nearly 40.  A bad loss.
11 10 Dallas The Cowboys won a big game on the back of a woman beating scumbag who is now FINALLY suspended.  It will be fun to watch the Cowboys struggle and to have all the talking heads trip over themselves explaining away the struggles by saying …if Zeke (the woman beating scumbag) was here…Good luck (not) Dallas. The sked gets hard and your team is gonna suffer lol.
14 11 Kansas City The Chiefs seemed to have found their offensive mojo against the once vaunted Broncos.  Great O and some inspired D and they simply outplayed Denver.  Lets see KC do it again.
12 12 Jacksonville On the bye and the Jags will now be another team who needs to see if they can keep it going in the second half.
10 13 Washington The Skins had another tough game and the D had trouble dealing with a woman beater.  (kind of like the perversion of justice handed out by the local cops in Dallas and the courts in Dallas too.).  This has been a really tough stretch for Washington and for the most part they battled.  The schedule gets easier now and they could still be heard from for a wild card.
13 14 LA Chargers The Chargers went to New England and if two of their TDs had counted they would have won.  They made it close and played a hell of a game.  Hard to beat Darth Vader on the Death Star when the universe doesn’t allow any calls against  him.  Good game in a loss.
15 15 Green Bay On the bye and tried probably to dig up a QB somewhere.  They didn’t and they are going to suffer badly going forward.  Not the worst news for me, The BEARS Fan
16 16 Tennessee On the bye and the Titans have been on and off and hot and cold.  Will the real Titans play the second half?
17 17 Atlanta The Falcons managed to crawl on their bloated stomachs out of the game with the Jets with a win.  This team is in no way good or able to beat anyone of any talent.  They are a bad team playing with a mediocre QB and a Super Bowl Loss Hangover.
18 18 Carolina The Panthers parlayed the return of Keuchly into a passionate D that dominated.  The O did very little but it was little enough to let them get a win.  They are still having huge issues on O and D.
20 19 Baltimore The Ravens looked superb but they did against at home against a tired team.  They did play solid D and good O but you can’t take much from this as this is an outlier and not truly representative of the abilities of the Ravens.  That Flacco got hurt actually is a flat line event as he is no longer any good any way.
19 20 Tampa Bay The Bucs look bad and have little or no O.  They were shut down again and Winston now looks like he may not be NFL worthy.  A team in GREAT Trouble.
27 21 Cincinnati The Bengals managed to just beat the Colts.  This was a pretty ugly effort by every facet of their team.  They won but my goodness this vaunted D had trouble with the Colt O.  That seat must be hot under Lewis.
21 22 Oakland The Raiders can be given credit for playing a soild 30 minutes but they ran out of gas, luck and D and got rolled up by Buffalo.  The season is now very much in doubt and I don’t think the Silver and Black can pull this one out.
22 23 Detroit The Sad sack sorry ass Lions actually played about 30 good minutes but with their O being only able to operate between the 20’s it was inevitable that they would lose.  The coaching decisions continue to make little sense and how long that coach lasts as this team sinks is a good question.
23 24 Chicago The BEARS gave a good shot in New Orleans.  This game really turned on the TD catch by Miller that was changed to no catch.  It is hard for a guy who ruptured an artery in his leg to hold on the ball while grabbing his injured knee.  That BAD call cost them 7 and likely gave the game to New Orleans.  A good effort and Trubisky looks like the Second Coming for Chicago QB.
24 25 Denver The Broncos got whupped by KC and their D had no answer for the speed of KC.  That is surprising as this D is purported to be the BEST EVER.  This just in, they are not, they have no QB, their O is weak and their D can be beat.  A team in big trouble.
25 26 Miami For the first time this year the ugliness of playing on TNF appeared.  A Dolphin team that has looked solid on D and was getting it’s legs on O with a legit QB simply looked tired, out of sorts and unable to focus.  This was probably aided by the fact they have been going hard since week 2 and have no byes this year.  A total mess but can’t put much on this as this was TNF.  This just in they traded their RB for a bag of chips.  The year is over for Miami.
26 27 NY Jets The Jets played a decent game and did everything but win against Atlanta.  It is funny that watching the Jets is entertaining as they just sling the ball all over and sometimes they score.  They aren’t great but they can be fun to watch.
29 28 Arizona On the bye and they still intend to go with Stanton at QB.  Too bad they couldn’t just stay on the bye.
28 29 Indianapolis The Colts managed to nearly beat the Bengals.  They are a team with huge holes every where and I am not certain they will win many more this year but they did give this a good try.
30 30 NY Giants A bad team on a bye.  Sometime during the bye their top CB got suspended indefinitely.  That is the second member of the secondary suspended.  Maybe this head coach doesn’t really reach the players?
31 31 San Francisco Got utterly pulverized a second week in a row.  Their young rookie QB had another tough learning experience but it wasn’t going to be pretty while he got his feet under him.  They had a good plan, let Beathard learn and see if he is the guy or then go for Cousins in 2018.  Ok so, why did they trade for Jimmy G????? Are they trying to find their inner Brown?
32 32 Cleveland The Browns led at the half this week for the first time this year.  Unfortunately they had to play the second half and got smoked.  To add insult to their winless season they were in negotiations with Cincy for McCarron and failed to finalize the deal by the deadline.  Only Cleveland can do that.
Thoughts, Comments, Questions, Arguments, Agreements?  All welcome! As always I will be happy to take money, preferably tens and twenties!
Mr. N The BEARS Fan

Mr. N’s #NFL Week 7 Power Poll #PowerRankings #NFLThoughts


NFL Power Rankings

 

Last Week Week 7
1 1 Philadelphia Well I guess Monday night showed the football world that the NFC East title goes through Philly.  Let the talk about Dallas fade away now.  What a team.  The D is astounding and Wentz is dramatic and dynamic.  Until someone beats them they are the BEST.
2 2 Houston Took a bye and now they get quite the little challenge in week 8.  On the road to Seattle, this will show us how far Deshaun has come.
3 3 Minnesota The D is the beast that powers this squad.  With ok kicking and some offense here and there this is the team to beat in the NFC North and if they get steady O they can challenge Philly.
5 4 Pittsburgh The Steelers took down a division rival who’s only talent is having a scum bag who tries to injure and a red haired nightmare at QB. They had good O and played decent D and won it.  They need to continue to show this level of ability for me to believe they can challenge Houston.
7 5 New England The Pats beat the Falcons using all their patented ways including fogging up the stadium.  The D shut down a Falcons team that is but a shadow of itself.  Brady still looks 40 and a few more hits and he may be taking a 40 winks dirt nap.  They won. Whoopie. They are still 3-4 in my mind.
10 6 Seattle The Seahawks played a great game.  I cannot make as much out of it as others since they only stomped all over a Giants team who can barely get 43 people to stand for the anthem let alone 53 to play.  Just because NYG beat Den doesn’t make them good and the win by Seattle was well done but they didn’t beat an NFL team.
14 7 LA Rams The most exciting team in America took the show on the road wowed the Brits.  I can’t guarantee the Rams will win every game going out but I can guarantee it will be fun to watch them try!  What a great team effort they bring and with a great young coach things look good in LA!
16 8 New Orleans The Saints went to Geek Bay and slayed the Dragonless Dragons.  A simple mopping of the floor of Green Bay by the Saints ended all the Pack talk.  Without any doubt this is the BEST team in the NFC South.  Now they have to face the BEARS.
11 9 Buffalo The Bills did what they had to and they won a hard fought game.  Solid and intelligent QB play combined with good Running and that great D and here come the Bills.  Solid special teams too.  The Bills make ya wanna shout!
8 10 Washington The Skins gave their all on the MNF.  They played the Eagles very tough for 30 and then just got steamrolled by a better team.  It is kind of unfair that they are measured up by how they play the Eagles.  Measure them by how they kick the crap out of the hapless Cowboys.
12 11 Dallas The Cowboys blew out the Niners who are winless and started a rookie QB.  They have a woman beating scumbag at RB and a mother beater at WR who is crying for the ball.  This is a bad 3-3 team and could be pasted this week.
20 12 Jacksonville The Jags had another great week and Bortles set team records with his effort.  If, IF, they can get that play from the QB and add to it Fournette and that D then Jacksonville will be playing in January.
21 13 LA Chargers Well now what do we have hear but the Chargers have found their mojo!  They must have decided that winning was better than losing because now all they do is win.  They shut out the hapless and incapable Broncos and looked great doing it.  Go Bolts.  Someone go to one of their games ok?
4 14 Kansas City The wheels have come off in KC.  What was what a superb O sputter and sputs.  The D that was to be shut down doesn’t shut the door on any team at any time any more.  If they don’t win against Denver they may be heading south super fast.
6 15 Green Bay The Pack fell to earth with a thud.  ALL the talk of how they would coast without Rodgers ended with the first bad play by GB.  They were beaten badly and looked bad doing it and now one has to wonder if they can win any game without Rodgers.
17 16 Tennessee Well they crawled past the worst team in the NFL with an overtime win.  I guess you could laud the D but you must have grave concerns about the severe lack of O.  The Titans have had bad O issues even with Mariota so they have problems.
15 17 Atlanta Oh the Super Bowl loss curse is alive.  The Falcons looked like garbage, played like garbage and lost handily to a not very good Pat team.  The offense has gone south and the D isn’t what is was in the early part of the season.  They may be hard pressed to make the playoffs.
9 18 Carolina The Panthers swaggered into Chicago and lurched out losers.  Caaaaaam turned it over and learned again turnovers are gold.  Unable to get any O going they played good D but never were in the game.  The Panthers have a TON of issues.
19 19 Tampa Bay The Bucs lost a close one to a stong Bills team.  They had about as good of an effort as I have seen them put on this year.  Let’s see them do it again and they might win one.
18 20 Baltimore Flacco found out the Viking D is what QB nightmares are made of.  The Ravens never had a shot in this game and were quite lucky to get the points they did.  They are more than a step below the Steelers and maybe John’s bro can find him a college coaching job after he is canned.
30 21 Oakland The Raiders from Week 2 appeared and wow.  Carr looked amazing, the D played ok and Cooper finally woke up.  I would love to see them do this again as this win puts them back in the race in the AFC.
22 22 Detroit On the bye and didn’t move an inch because heck I don’t move them much if they fluke out a win.
28 23 Chicago As a long and hard suffering BEARS Fan this team is giving my Sunday afternoon weary Football soul a lift.  Mitchell TruBEARSky is not Joe Montana but he gets it done.  They have won 2 in a row for the first time in way over a year.  Can they keep it going?  They have D, some O, solid special teams and seem like a team who is just having fun.  Go BEARS!
13 24 Denver Shut out by the Bolts! What a great thing to happen to the no longer swaggering Broncos.  The no fly zone has become the come fly with me but the offense is the no score zone and now the question is not can Semien do it but how long until Lynch comes back.
26 25 Miami That was so unfair to everyone who picked against Miami and Cutler.  Cutler got creamed, they brought in a real QB and now the Dolphins are a dangerous team.  The longer Cutler is out, the better shot Miami has of challenging the Overpoweringly WEAK Pats.
23 26 NY Jets Nothing surprised NY more than a real QB coming onto the field.  McCown did what McCown can do and turned the ball over a lot and they lost.  The Jets are very loose on offense and they can score but they can look ugly in the attempt none the less.
24 27 Cincinnati Went and got whupped by Pitt.  Dalton was the Red haired nightmare of a QB I knew he was.  Burfict showed again that he should be banned FOREVER for his kicking a Steeler in the head.  There is no logic for the NFL to not suspend the 1,000,000 time offender.  The Bengals are a mess.
25 28 Indianapolis Shut out and looked bad doing it and then looked worse with the tossing of each other under the bus.  I am not sure Andrew Luck will want to come back and play for this team.  That O line couldn’t block snails from crawling past them.  Terrible team.
27 29 Arizona So much for AP being the new David Johnson.  Turns out he is just AP and he signed up for 11 carries for negigible yards.  Palmer went down and since they won’t put Mahomes in they are going to sink with Stanton.  Whatever impossible hope they had is gone.  Sharpen the fork and stick it in them deep.
29 30 NY Giants The Giants took a couple of weeks to show everyone that with NO WR they suck.  They were shut down and looked pedestrian.  The O line is terrible, the run game is terrible, the receivers *excepting the rookie TE* are terrible and the D ain’t what it was.  Boy they stink.
31 31 San Francisco So much for the Niners being close in every game.  They were blown out and it probably had a lot to do with the bitter pill of turning to a rookie QB for the long term benefit but short term pain.  Hoyer can keep it to within 3 while they lose but they get no where doing that.  Beathard may be the real deal. It will be ugly while we watch to see if he is.
32 32 Cleveland The Browns lost again.  This time they lost their LT and they continue to play musical QB.  With no concept of a plan they can not make any progress.  I am at this point not sure if Cleveland can ever resurrect the franchise and maybe they need to blow it up and move it to England.
Thoughts, Comments, Questions, Arguments, Agreements?  All welcome! As always I will be happy to take money, preferably tens and twenties!
Mr. N The BEARS Fan

Mr. N’s #NFL Week 6 Power Poll #PowerRankings #NFLThoughts


NFL Power Rankings

 

Last Week Week 6
3 1 Philadelphia The Eagles played on the road on a Thursday and looked dominant.  They have structure and talent on O and D.  The QB is a force, the play calling is excellent.  They have a great pass rush and run stopping and play solid special teams.  For now, without a doubt, this is the best team in the NFL.
5 2 Houston My oh my, me thinks we can bury the QB question in Texas forever now.  DeShaun is the man and he is the reason this team is the best in the AFC.  They now can score with anyone and outscore most.  Combine that with the Texan D and  you have a great young team with attitude.
9 3 Minnesota The Vikings did what I have been asking my BEARS to do for a decade.  They took out Aaron Rodgers and the fans of the other NFC North teams all popped corks on champagne bottles.  The division is the Vikes for the taking.  They are finding some O and Teddy is coming back now. The D is the best in the NFL and despite the Packer apologists plain hopes, the Vikes are going to cruise to the division this year.
1 4 Kansas City The Chiefs just mailed it in and looked ugly doing it.  There was no excuse for what happened.  They have a choice with my poll…take down the Raiders on TNF and get back to it or lose and drop out of the top 15.
12 5 Pittsburgh Well done Steelers.  Found a balanced O and played stellar D and knocked off the undefeated Chiefs.  If the Steelers can play like that for the rest of the year then this team will challenge Houston for the AFC spot in Minny in February.
2 6 Green Bay Oh how the Packers have fallen.  Without golden boy Aaron they cannot get up.  They had issues on O and D with Rodgers and he just used his magic to get wins.  Take that away and a pedestrian offense with no run game and a D that can’t stop a fart in the wind and you have a team destined to battle to stay out of the basement in the NFC North.
8 7 New England The Pats are remarkable.  Evidently the NFL feels they owe them something for Deflategate as they awarded another win to them.  They lost to the Jets but a TD was ruled not a TD and the Pats got a W.  They should be 2-4 and are a WEAK 4-2 and cannot keep getting these breaks.  The D is bad, the O is bad and Brady looks like he should have retired after the Super Bowl win last year.
10 8 Washington The 2nd best team in the NFC East is a gutsy little squad who can bring it in all facets of the game.  Cousins is leading a solid O and that D is a beast at times.  If it wasn’t for Philly they might be the big cheese in the NFC.  Can’t wait to see them play their next game and show the Eagles what they have.
7 9 Carolina The Panthers can’t really be faulted for losing to Philly but I do fault them a little.  They had the home field advantage and should have been more prolific but they just couldn’t get it done and now have to take on a game BEARS team who may surprise this badly, BADLY flawed team.
14 10 Seattle Ah Seattle.  What a great time for a bye.  The teams ahead of them stunk so they moved up!
15 11 Buffalo Ah Buffalo.  What a great time for a bye.  The teams ahead of them stunk so they moved up!
16 12 Dallas Ah Dallas.  What a great time for a bye.  The teams ahead of them stunk so they moved up!
4 13 Denver Wow did Denver ever buy a lot of postage for this game.  I mean they express posted their O, they Fed-Exed their D and their Gameplan was UPSed.  What a useless effort.  I cannot in any way shape or form excuse this team getting whipped by a TERRIBLE Giant team – AT HOME.  Shameful.  They better try against the Chargers or this is a losing streak.
19 14 LA Rams Gotta love the Rams O.  They are vibrant exciting and young.  They are currently reminding me a lot of the early ought Raiders who just outscored everyone.  The Rams D makes the odd play but they need more consistency from that side to take the next step.  They are THIS close to good.
6 15 Atlanta This team is THIS close to bad.  How the Falcons lost to the sad sack Dolphins is beyond comprehension.  There should have been no way they couldn’t put up 30 against the Fins.  That their D let a Cutler led O beat them? Ugh, that was butt fugly.
20 16 New Orleans The Saints are getting it done and every now and then they play a little D.  Brees had a solid game putting a 50 burger on the Lions and the Saints proved that turnovers are still gold!
21 17 Tennessee The Titans get credit for 15 good minutes of football as it came at the right time to overwrite the 45 minutes of bad they played to start MNF.  A great come from behind win in a game that never should have been in doubt.
11 18 Baltimore The Ravens took the BEAARS a bit lightly and then found out that Flacco is a one Super Bowl Win overrated has been and look what happened?  Beaten by the BEARS at home.  The QB looked terrible and the D got beat by the BEARS.  Pittsburgh must have grinned watching this result.
13 19 Tampa Bay The Bucs.  Took me back to the old days of a Bay of Pigs game.  To let an ancient has been child beater run wild and then let a geriatric offense score 38?  Winston got hurt but the prob here is D and the sad lack thereof.  So much for their post season hopes, I am sticking a fork in them.
17 20 Jacksonville The Jags gave their all and nearly beat a tough Rams team.  They made a couple of key misplays on special teams and that was the difference.  A great effort none the less.
25 21 LA Chargers Break up the Bolts or at least attend one of their games!  They are on a 2 game winning streak and if they can pounce on a down Bronco team it could be three.  I am getting impressed at the heart shown by a team with no home to play in.
18 22 Detroit Life is good when the things expected occur.  The sun rises, the sun sets, the Lions are the same old sorry assed Lions.  They were blown out by the Saints.  They scored against prevent to make it closer then it really was and then they turned it over a lot to seal it.  What a sad team with a vastly overpaid bum at QB.
22 23 NY Jets The Jets were Jobbed.  They scored a TD to tie it and that would have given them every shot to win over a deflated Pats team. (only fitting for NE to look DEFLATED) but the NFL took it from them and gave the Pats a win.  We will see how they bounce back off that heart breaker.
24 24 Cincinnati On a bye and they just sat and maybe got healthy or maybe Dalton got older.
23 25 Indianapolis The Colts played a good 45 and got blown out for 15.  Goes to show that although it’s no guarantee – it is better to play good late and not only early.  This team has huge turnover issues and problems with D too.
27 26 Miami The poor excuse for a Cutler led nightmare won a game.  I am not sure how and what I am sure is they still suck and getting a cheap win over a Falcon team that didn’t try doesn’t change that.
28 27 Arizona The Cardinals struck gold with AP much in the way AP strikes his kid.  They managed to out score a D challenged Buc team and for the moment look like a team on the rise.  Give em a week.
29 28 Chicago The BEARS have a QB and now they have 2 wins!  Trubisky is doing enough to lead the team to victory and that is the key.  I don’t care how he does it and he doesn’t need to be Elway…I will take Tebow-like if it gets Chicago 10 wins.  A great win on the road.
32 29 NY Giants The Gmen came out and found an offense and D.  They went to Denver with nothing to lose and won the game handily.  I can’t figure out how and hurt my face when my jaw dropped watching it.  Lets see them win another.
26 30 Oakland The falling of the Raiders is getting bad.  They lose to KC on TNF and I am not sure they stay out of 32.  A Raider team going nowhere on O or D.  They need to get fixed quick or there is something seriously wrong here.
30 31 San Francisco The Niners gave their all and maybe just maybe found a QB in Beathard.  They almost stole one from Washington and look pretty good on O and D.  Maybe this young group of Niners is going to bring some life back to the Bay (kinda Bay now) area.
31 32 Cleveland Well the Browns reclaim 32 with a terrible outing against Houston.  They didn’t even try for 30.  They were blown out and never had a hope.  They are now playing musical QB and that is a sign of a franchise that has NO FRICKING clue.
Thoughts, Comments, Questions, Arguments, Agreements?  All welcome! As always I will be happy to take money, preferably tens and twenties!
Mr. N The BEARS Fan