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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Power rankings

Now that we're two weeks into the season and I've seen most everybody play, here are my NFL power rankings.

1. New England (2-0) Cheaters or not, they're playing well.

2. Indianapolis (2-0) Still the champs, but they have some holes.

3. Pittsburgh (2-0) The Steelers have outscored their first two opponents by a combined score of 60-10.

4. San Diego (1-1) This team is not as bad as it looked Sunday night in New England.

5. Dallas (2-0) Cowboys are looking like the best team in the NFC, which is kind of like having the coolest fanny pack.

6. Baltimore (1-1) The Ravens got robbed in Week 1, but the injuries are mounting.

7. Chicago (1-1) The defense is still dominating, especially at home.

8. Denver (2-0) The Broncos are a very shaky 2-0, but better than the other unbeatens below them.

9. Green Bay (2-0) The defense is pretty good and Brett Favre can still get things done.

10. Washington (2-0) This team is better than I thought it would be.

11. San Francisco (2-0) Barely 2-0, but 2-0 nonetheless.

12. Detroit (2-0) Not being capable of running the ball will affect the Lions at some point.

13. Houston (2-0) I'd have them higher, but the Texans will be without Andre Johnson for a while.

14. Carolina (1-1) Decent all-around team.

15. Cincinnati (1-1) Where's the defense?

16. Tennessee (1-1) Just seem to be a good matchup for Indianapolis, especially at home.

17. Jacksonville (1-1) The defense found its swagger again last week.

18. Arizona (1-1) Should be 2-0, but gacked against the 49ers opening weekend.

19. Seattle (1-1) Still struggles to win on the road.

20. Tampa Bay (1-1) Demolished New Orleans, but still has many problems.

21. Philadelphia (0-2) McNabb showed some signs of life in the second half against Washington.

22. New Orleans (0-2) This team can't be this bad, can it?

23. Minnesota (1-1) The Vikings aren't going to get good QB play all year.

24. St. Louis (0-2) Paging Steven Jackson, Steven Jackson?

25. New York Jets (0-2) The Jets are proving they were a fraud last season.

26. New York Giants (0-2) The Giants can't play a lick of defense, which would be OK if they could score.

27. Cleveland (1-1) One win over Cincinnati does not a season make.

28. Buffalo (0-2) The defense bends but doesn't break. The offense needs J.P. Losman to get going.

29. Oakland (0-2) Still not a very good team.

30. Miami (0-2) Have you seen Ronnie Brown's numbers? Ouch.

31. Atlanta (0-2) How long before Byron Leftwich is ready?

32. Kansas City (0-2) Anybody who saw the show on HBO knew this team was going to be awful. Art imitates life.


adamg said...

Jeff Fisher is probably the most underrated, least noticed head coach in the NFL. His teams compete and are generally competitive year in and year out.

Dale Lolley said...

I like Jeff Fisher, always have. He deserves the new contract he just got.

Dale Lolley said...

I like Jeff Fisher, always have. He deserves the new contract he just got.

Dale Lolley said...

I like Jeff Fisher so much, I said it twice.