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(ESPN)   Will the Jaguars score in the double digits once this year? Will the AFC North or NFC East take the lead for the worst division? Can anyone stop Manning from making QB history and breaking George Blanda's record? Here are your Week 3 Power Rankings   (espn.go.com) divider line 262
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2013-09-17 12:38:50 PM
Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two
 
2013-09-17 12:44:17 PM
Will people stop posting lame sports-related rhetorical questions as headlines...?
 
2013-09-17 12:46:59 PM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Will people stop posting lame sports-related rhetorical questions as headlines...?


no
 
2013-09-17 12:48:09 PM
Woot Texans!
 
2013-09-17 12:51:16 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two


ESPN The Mag, IIRC, Has the SEA_JAX game predicted at a 58-0 scoreline. That's ridiculous. Jacksonville may suck, but they won't roll over like AZ did last year.
 
2013-09-17 12:52:58 PM

HaywoodJablonski: And the Colts get TEN at San Fran


Long way to travel for a fairly local game, no?
 
2013-09-17 12:53:55 PM

Nadie_AZ: HaywoodJablonski: And the Colts get TEN at San Fran

Long way to travel for a fairly local game, no?


Hahaha. Nice
 
2013-09-17 12:55:50 PM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Will people stop posting lame sports-related rhetorical questions as headlines...?


No. they won't ever get greened that way.

WHAR GRAPH WHAR
 
2013-09-17 12:55:59 PM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Will people stop posting lame sports-related rhetorical questions as headlines...?


Do you think this is the way to get different headlines?
 
2013-09-17 12:56:01 PM
week - 30th
2nd week- 29th
This week - 26th

I'm smelling DYNASTY

Hold the phone... must be Lake Erie
 
2013-09-17 12:56:51 PM

DanZero: WHAR GRAPH WHAR


ME MAKE PRETTY FIRST

And perhaps have a sandwich. Hmmm nnnyesss it is lunch time indeed.
 
2013-09-17 12:58:55 PM
How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.
 
2013-09-17 01:02:44 PM

Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

ESPN The Mag, IIRC, Has the SEA_JAX game predicted at a 58-0 scoreline. That's ridiculous. Jacksonville may suck, but they won't roll over like AZ did last year.


Jacksonville can leave everything they have on the field and still lose by 40. It's a question of talent not heart
 
2013-09-17 01:02:51 PM

Di Atribe: DanZero: WHAR GRAPH WHAR

ME MAKE PRETTY FIRST

And perhaps have a sandwich. Hmmm nnnyesss it is lunch time indeed.


It's all good, I'm in no hurry to see the Steelers in 32nd quite yet.
 
2013-09-17 01:05:47 PM
Atlanta, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh are all ranked too high.
 
2013-09-17 01:06:05 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

ESPN The Mag, IIRC, Has the SEA_JAX game predicted at a 58-0 scoreline. That's ridiculous. Jacksonville may suck, but they won't roll over like AZ did last year.

Jacksonville can leave everything they have on the field and still lose by 40. It's a question of talent not heart


58-0 is the scoreline of a team that has completely capitulated, like AZ did last season. While Jacksonville is terrible and outclassed by the Seahawks at maybe every position, a near 60-burger is not in the cards again. I'm not saying it's impossible, nor that the 19.5 spread is wrong at all, just that the prediction of a relegation-level beasting may be overblown.
 
2013-09-17 01:09:03 PM
I'd probably have GB over HOU at 4th based on style points, but 2-0 > 1-1.
 
2013-09-17 01:10:22 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two


I'm not sure I'd take the Jags and 19.5 if they were playing the Jets, let alone the Trollhawks.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if the score ends up in the 40-0 range.
 
2013-09-17 01:13:36 PM

Shame Us: I'd probably have GB over HOU at 4th based on style points, but 2-0 > 1-1.


You'd think so, but Patriots are 2-0 and actually dropped 2.
 
2013-09-17 01:14:19 PM
So far, Philly has been what i expected. Track meet offense and a porous defense. Can't complain with their ranking.
 
2013-09-17 01:16:04 PM

Di Atribe: DanZero: WHAR GRAPH WHAR

ME MAKE PRETTY FIRST

And perhaps have a sandwich. Hmmm nnnyesss it is lunch time indeed.


Apropos of nothing in particular other than football, I will beat you in FF this week.

FOOTBALL!
www.a2review.net
 
2013-09-17 01:18:08 PM

SilentStrider: So far, Philly has been what i expected. Track meet offense and a porous defense. Can't complain with their ranking.


Their offense shreds their defense as much as their opponents.
 
2013-09-17 01:18:46 PM
As a Niner fan I hate to mention this, but doesn't Kaepernick get the Jake this week?  He put up 3 INTs and lost one fumble--did any other QB top that this week?
 
2013-09-17 01:22:00 PM

Cyberluddite: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

I'm not sure I'd take the Jags and 19.5 if they were playing the Jets, let alone the Trollhawks.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if the score ends up in the 40-0 range.


I'm with you
 
2013-09-17 01:23:30 PM

Dr Dreidel: Apropos of nothing in particular other than football, I will beat you in FF this week.

FOOTBALL!


Well I haven't set my lineup yet, so don't count your Kaepernicks before they hatch.
 
2013-09-17 01:24:07 PM

Cyberluddite: As a Niner fan I hate to mention this, but doesn't Kaepernick get the Jake this week?  He put up 3 INTs and lost one fumble--did any other QB top that this week?


Manning, the Younger?
 
2013-09-17 01:25:10 PM

Fark It: SilentStrider: So far, Philly has been what i expected. Track meet offense and a porous defense. Can't complain with their ranking.

Their offense shreds their defense as much as their opponents.



Maybe, but its hard to argue that their defense just isn't that good. Decent enough front seven (and Trent Cole has been surprisingly good at linebacker), but the secondary is awful, except for Cary Williams... Providing he's not commiting pass interference.
 
2013-09-17 01:28:58 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Cyberluddite: As a Niner fan I hate to mention this, but doesn't Kaepernick get the Jake this week?  He put up 3 INTs and lost one fumble--did any other QB top that this week?

Manning, the Younger?


4 INT vs. 3INT + Sack-Fumble

Is that a tie, or does one trump the other?
 
2013-09-17 01:31:24 PM
Seahawks deserve to be top, I guess the 9ers are 3, but you could make a case for them to be lower.  Would prefer them to be underrated so that there isn't as much pressure heaped on them.  I just hope they beat the Seahawks at home, really all I care about at this point other than winning the division.
 
2013-09-17 01:32:22 PM
How the hell are the Pats above the Saints?

How the hell are the Pats at number 7?

Have they even been watching these games?
 
2013-09-17 01:32:48 PM
Espn actually noticed the Chargers? That's...new.
 
2013-09-17 01:33:54 PM

Shame Us: Gecko Gingrich: Cyberluddite: As a Niner fan I hate to mention this, but doesn't Kaepernick get the Jake this week?  He put up 3 INTs and lost one fumble--did any other QB top that this week?

Manning, the Younger?

4 INT vs. 3INT + Sack-Fumble

Is that a tie, or does one trump the other?


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-09-17 01:34:00 PM
for those that missed it in the Sunday thread:

FAIL part one
FAIL part deux

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/who speaks limited french
 
2013-09-17 01:34:17 PM

Shame Us: Is that a tie, or does one trump the other?


The first tie-breaker is whether they won or lost (winners get an automatic get-out-of-jail-free card), but since they both lost, that's moot. I think the second tie-breaker is whoever the selection committee decides is the winner...loser...the worst.
 
2013-09-17 01:34:38 PM
Loving the Seahawks and Broncos 1 and 2. Early in the season, but this is gonna be fun.
 
2013-09-17 01:34:52 PM

AnotherBluesStringer: Shame Us: Gecko Gingrich: Cyberluddite: As a Niner fan I hate to mention this, but doesn't Kaepernick get the Jake this week?  He put up 3 INTs and lost one fumble--did any other QB top that this week?

Manning, the Younger?

4 INT vs. 3INT + Sack-Fumble

Is that a tie, or does one trump the other?

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 354x500]


Nice.
 
2013-09-17 01:35:17 PM
Giants at #20?  Yep, sounds right; not Jags level of stink, but pretty bad nonetheless.

They'll still win at Carolina this week.
 
2013-09-17 01:35:40 PM

scottydoesntknow: Shame Us: I'd probably have GB over HOU at 4th based on style points, but 2-0 > 1-1.

You'd think so, but Patriots are 2-0 and actually dropped 2.


I think the sense that were the Pats playing against 28 of the 30 other teams in the league, they'd have been sent home crying plays into it. But that is using "style points" to make the case. Meh. I don't really want to spend any more time thinking about the Patriots. They sit at #7, but they don't even look like a Top 10 team depsite the 2-0 record.
 
2013-09-17 01:35:43 PM
Titans at 22nd? They've beaten Pittsburgh and took the Texans into overtime, both games on the road, btw.  I would put them higher
 
2013-09-17 01:35:58 PM
21 seems low, but whatever.  it is just an opinion.  Couple things i like:  the commitment to the running game.  although we haven't lit it up, we're moving the ball at least, whereas the last fe years we had no running game.  palmer looks pretty good in protection, and multiple receivers are getting targeted.

defensively, Peterson and Mathieu are a good combo.  Johnson had a good game last week vs. P2, but there's no shame in letting him have a good day.  he is probably the best WR in the game (the old, "you can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him" dan patrick line goes here).

Saints will be a test.  Breakfast football for the Redbirds.  10AM arizona time.  line was I think 9, last i checked, which seems pretty damn high.

Saints have the chance to go to 3-0 with a win, whereas a cards win puts us at 2-1. like my chances!
 
2013-09-17 01:38:34 PM

AnotherBluesStringer: How the hell are the Pats at number 7?



uhh.....you do know Foxboro is only about a 90 minute drive from ESPN headquarters, right?
 
2013-09-17 01:39:50 PM

rickythepenguin: 21 seems low, but whatever.  it is just an opinion.  Couple things i like:  the commitment to the running game.  although we haven't lit it up, we're moving the ball at least, whereas the last fe years we had no running game.  palmer looks pretty good in protection, and multiple receivers are getting targeted.

defensively, Peterson and Mathieu are a good combo.  Johnson had a good game last week vs. P2, but there's no shame in letting him have a good day.  he is probably the best WR in the game (the old, "you can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him" dan patrick line goes here).

Saints will be a test.  Breakfast football for the Redbirds.  10AM arizona time.  line was I think 9, last i checked, which seems pretty damn high.

Saints have the chance to go to 3-0 with a win, whereas a cards win puts us at 2-1. like my chances!


The Cardinals need an offensive line. They also need to believe they can win. Oh and they need to convince everyone else of this, too.
 
2013-09-17 01:40:57 PM

Shame Us: Gecko Gingrich: Cyberluddite: As a Niner fan I hate to mention this, but doesn't Kaepernick get the Jake this week?  He put up 3 INTs and lost one fumble--did any other QB top that this week?

Manning, the Younger?

4 INT vs. 3INT + Sack-Fumble

Is that a tie, or does one trump the other?


Oh, I had thought Manning also had 3--I hadn't realized that he threw a 4th pick.  Well, it's a close race, then--I don't know who wins that one.
 
2013-09-17 01:41:15 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Manning, the Younger?



i posted the numbers yesterday where in 2013, he has 7INTS.  last year he had i think 16 total, the year before i think 18.  so through two games, he's already almost halfway reached his last two year's totals.

that's just Eli being Eli.
 
2013-09-17 01:41:40 PM

rickythepenguin: Saints have the chance to go to 3-0 with a win,


And we'll still be underneath the Falcons!  lol
 
2013-09-17 01:42:13 PM
The Steelers are ranked WAY too high.

/Steelers fan
 
2013-09-17 01:42:24 PM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Will people stop posting lame sports-related rhetorical questions as headlines...?


Farkers have a way of conducting certain sports threads. Powerranking and game threads especially. I don't like it, and that's why I usually stay away from them, but it's best to let them be

/yet here I am.
 
2013-09-17 01:42:39 PM
That ranking seems awfully generous to all the teams in the NFC Least, who went 0-4 at the weekend. Even the winners of week 1's in-division games didn't look very good.

My Redskins looked completely inept in every stage of the game (even down to a punter who couldn't keep the ball in-bounds), so you can't put all of the blame on RGIII who is in full pre-season form.
 
2013-09-17 01:44:00 PM
7. Patriots
8. Saints.


What the fark is this shiat?
 
2013-09-17 01:45:41 PM

czetie: That ranking seems awfully generous to all the teams in the NFC Least, who went 0-4 at the weekend. Even the winners of week 1's in-division games didn't look very good.

My Redskins looked completely inept in every stage of the game (even down to a punter who couldn't keep the ball in-bounds), so you can't put all of the blame on RGIII who is in full pre-season form.


The Racists biggest problem is their defense. They played two very good offenses to start the season, but you can't expect to win games when you give up 30+ every week. Especially when your QB has had his 2 ACLs repaired 3 times.
 
2013-09-17 01:46:20 PM

czetie: That ranking seems awfully generous to all the teams in the NFC Least, who went 0-4 at the weekend. Even the winners of week 1's in-division games didn't look very good.

My Redskins looked completely inept in every stage of the game (even down to a punter who couldn't keep the ball in-bounds), so you can't put all of the blame on RGIII who is in full pre-season form.


All the NFC East teams play out of division this week... if they go 0-4, there shouldn't be an NFC East team ranked above 22nd until they actually can beat someone outside their division.
 
2013-09-17 01:46:33 PM

rickythepenguin: Gecko Gingrich: Manning, the Younger?


i posted the numbers yesterday where in 2013, he has 7INTS.  last year he had i think 16 total, the year before i think 18.  so through two games, he's already almost halfway reached his last two year's totals.

that's just Eli being Eli.


Are you implying he's just like a kid out there, having fun, taking risks?
 
2013-09-17 01:46:45 PM

Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

ESPN The Mag, IIRC, Has the SEA_JAX game predicted at a 58-0 scoreline. That's ridiculous. Jacksonville may suck, but they won't roll over like AZ did last year.

Jacksonville can leave everything they have on the field and still lose by 40. It's a question of talent not heart

58-0 is the scoreline of a team that has completely capitulated, like AZ did last season. While Jacksonville is terrible and outclassed by the Seahawks at maybe every position, a near 60-burger is not in the cards again. I'm not saying it's impossible, nor that the 19.5 spread is wrong at all, just that the prediction of a relegation-level beasting may be overblown.


If Gabbert starts, I could see it as realistic. If Henne starts, the Jags might actually put up some points. If they let Denard play QB, it means Gabbert and Henne are dead and Khan has been kidnapped by a Tebow-inspired right wing militia group.
 
2013-09-17 01:46:50 PM
As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.
 
2013-09-17 01:47:01 PM
I'm fine with the Bears standing pat this week. I'd like to see how Trestman responds to the league after they adjust to his style of game calling. And the defense needs to look less old. I mean, sure they've gotten their turnovers, but opposing offenses haven't exactly been stopped, and the front 4 can't generate a pass rush consistently. Hopefully J-Pep has been sick and isn't starting to lose a step, but he's getting old.
 
2013-09-17 01:47:44 PM
Also, the pack might deserve to be lower considering a) this is a passing league and b) they really haven't stopped it.

But DEFINITELY not below the texans.  are you kidding me?
 
2013-09-17 01:47:51 PM

rickythepenguin: Gecko Gingrich: Manning, the Younger?


i posted the numbers yesterday where in 2013, he has 7INTS.  last year he had i think 16 total, the year before i think 18.  so through two games, he's already almost halfway reached his last two year's totals.

that's just Eli being Eli.


Eli threw 25 picks a couple of years ago, so he has a goal to work toward.
 
2013-09-17 01:48:21 PM

Nadie_AZ: How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.


Because they are very good and most expect the passing game to improve.  Clownstomping the previous #1 helps too.

I would be fine with Denver on top.  They look great so far.
 
2013-09-17 01:49:29 PM

ShadowLAnCeR: As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.


As a Seahawks fan, I was expecting a very close contest and was very nervous about this game. I'll probably feel about the same when the two teams meet again later in the season.
 
2013-09-17 01:49:30 PM
Dolphins crack the top half of the league for the first time in about 4 years. Not sure if it'll hold, but feels pretty good right now.
 
2013-09-17 01:49:46 PM

germ78: I'm fine with the Bears standing pat this week. I'd like to see how Trestman responds to the league after they adjust to his style of game calling. And the defense needs to look less old. I mean, sure they've gotten their turnovers, but opposing offenses haven't exactly been stopped, and the front 4 can't generate a pass rush consistently. Hopefully J-Pep has been sick and isn't starting to lose a step, but he's getting old.


The Bears defense is pretty young too. They only have a few guys on the wrong side of thirty (Briggs, Peppers, Tillman).
 
2013-09-17 01:50:16 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two


I'll take all the underdogs there in my pick'em pool.

This isn't college.  As bad as JAX and OAK are, 15- to 20-point lines are absurd in the NFL.

May regret it, but I'll take my chances.
 
2013-09-17 01:50:57 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: ShadowLAnCeR: As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.

As a Seahawks fan, I was expecting a very close contest and was very nervous about this game. I'll probably feel about the same when the two teams meet again later in the season.


It was 5-0 at halftime.
 
2013-09-17 01:51:40 PM

Nadie_AZ: The Cardinals need an offensive line. They also need to believe they can win. Oh and they need to convince everyone else of this, too.


ehhh.....having the TEs will help, to chip the edge rushers.  but they're doing OK.  not great, not enough to slow down the fearsome SFO/SEA fronts, but.....it isn't like people were writing us in to win the West.  We'll do ok. this is a foudnational year.  8 wins would be a solid acheivement.  problem is, SEA will probably win 13.


 

HaywoodJablonski: Are you implying he's just like a kid out there, having fun, taking risks?


hell, he'd play for free if they'd let him.  he's just huckin' the ball all over the yard, all the livelong day.  no one has as much fun out there as he does.


redmid17: Eli threw 25 picks a couple of years ago, so he has a goal to work toward.


yeah, his last three years were something like:  17, 18, 25.  dude was  a pick MO-SHEEEN that season.
 
2013-09-17 01:52:51 PM

Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

ESPN The Mag, IIRC, Has the SEA_JAX game predicted at a 58-0 scoreline. That's ridiculous. Jacksonville may suck, but they won't roll over like AZ did last year.

Jacksonville can leave everything they have on the field and still lose by 40. It's a question of talent not heart

58-0 is the scoreline of a team that has completely capitulated, like AZ did last season. While Jacksonville is terrible and outclassed by the Seahawks at maybe every position, a near 60-burger is not in the cards again. I'm not saying it's impossible, nor that the 19.5 spread is wrong at all, just that the prediction of a relegation-level beasting may be overblown.


is it really about talent? the same Titans roster that went 10-0 to start the 2008 season went 0-6 to start the 2009 season and got blown out 59-0 in the snow in Foxborough, and that was when Brady was still rusty

we all know Gabbert can complete a pass, he's not Tebow

the organization is just capitulating and doubt anybody in that team will find a way to care until they've hit rock bottom
 
2013-09-17 01:53:44 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: ShadowLAnCeR: As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.

As a Seahawks fan, I was expecting a very close contest and was very nervous about this game. I'll probably feel about the same when the two teams meet again later in the season.


Me too.  But then the d-line went gang busters.  If they can do that all year it's going to be really tough for teams to score points.  And that was with 3 starters missing.
 
2013-09-17 01:53:47 PM

ShadowLAnCeR: As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.


As a Niners fan, I wasn't all that surprised at the outcome, but I did think that some of the Niners receivers would at least make some sort of feeble attempt every now and then to, y'know, catch passes thrown in their direction.
 
2013-09-17 01:54:46 PM

redmid17: Wasilla Hillbilly: ShadowLAnCeR: As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.

As a Seahawks fan, I was expecting a very close contest and was very nervous about this game. I'll probably feel about the same when the two teams meet again later in the season.

It was 5-0 at halftime.


Yeah, Seattle has some nice D. Not sure of your point here though.
 
2013-09-17 01:57:21 PM

AdamK: Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

ESPN The Mag, IIRC, Has the SEA_JAX game predicted at a 58-0 scoreline. That's ridiculous. Jacksonville may suck, but they won't roll over like AZ did last year.

Jacksonville can leave everything they have on the field and still lose by 40. It's a question of talent not heart

58-0 is the scoreline of a team that has completely capitulated, like AZ did last season. While Jacksonville is terrible and outclassed by the Seahawks at maybe every position, a near 60-burger is not in the cards again. I'm not saying it's impossible, nor that the 19.5 spread is wrong at all, just that the prediction of a relegation-level beasting may be overblown.

is it really about talent? the same Titans roster that went 10-0 to start the 2008 season went 0-6 to start the 2009 season and got blown out 59-0 in the snow in Foxborough, and that was when Brady was still rusty

we all know Gabbert can complete a pass, he's not Tebow

the organization is just capitulating and doubt anybody in that team will find a way to care until they've hit rock bottom


Hiring Gus Bradley is not capitulating. He knows his stuff and isn't a stuffed shirt. Last season, the 58- drubbing the Cards took was the result of many things including talent and inertia disparities, but one major factor was that Wizzy had openly and publicly lost the team.
 
2013-09-17 01:59:21 PM

vento: The Steelers are ranked WAY too high.

/Steelers fan


they don't even deserve to be on the list
 
2013-09-17 01:59:32 PM
Seem like the Chef's moved up at least 6 spots on every power rankings list. The fan in me wants to jump all in on this, but the older, more experienced fan in me sees a nice ~40 point letdown coming from the D this week.
 
2013-09-17 02:00:11 PM

stappawho: Nadie_AZ: How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.

Because they are very good and most expect the passing game to improve.  Clownstomping the previous #1 helps too.

I would be fine with Denver on top.  They look great so far.


yeah, no doubt about Denver, but something tells me a steady decline in offensive ppg will start in October, i just don't know how long Peyton sustains this kind of offensive production - last year he was very sluggish at the beginning of the season but a slew of weak opponents gave him room to improve his play for all 60min week in and week out and basically allowed Denver to be propelled into the postseason... that was of course coming off a year away from the league and neck surgery, i'm just going to guess he had no reservations this past offseason and kept improving at a steady pace this time around... only, the guy's now a year older, and with reduced practice defenses all over the league have been sluggish themselves to adjust, which begs the question when does better defense and slowing offensive production from Peyton intersect? my guess is October, and after that the defense won't be able to sit on massive point leads anymore
 
2013-09-17 02:01:29 PM

rickythepenguin: Nadie_AZ: The Cardinals need an offensive line. They also need to believe they can win. Oh and they need to convince everyone else of this, too.

ehhh.....having the TEs will help, to chip the edge rushers.  but they're doing OK.  not great, not enough to slow down the fearsome SFO/SEA fronts, but.....it isn't like people were writing us in to win the West.  We'll do ok. this is a foudnational year.  8 wins would be a solid acheivement.  problem is, SEA will probably win 13.


 HaywoodJablonski: Are you implying he's just like a kid out there, having fun, taking risks?

hell, he'd play for free if they'd let him.  he's just huckin' the ball all over the yard, all the livelong day.  no one has as much fun out there as he does.


redmid17: Eli threw 25 picks a couple of years ago, so he has a goal to work toward.

yeah, his last three years were something like:  17, 18, 25.  dude was  a pick MO-SHEEEN that season.


Honest question - if this is a foundational year, what's the future of the quarterback position? They need to slowly groom someone and not slam him the starting roll just yet.
 
2013-09-17 02:01:36 PM
I had this conversation with IAR the other day in a different thread and I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I just don't get the love for SF. Are they good? Yeah, probably. But a top 3 team should be able to put up more than a field goal against anybody. They should have dropped more. They're ranked between 10th and 18th in the offense/defense yards categories, and 24th in total points. They've had a tough schedule so I'm not looking to drop them 20 spots or anything, but they're barely looking top 10 to me.

(Oh, you have to look at the drives and not just total score? Punt, interception, punt, punt, safety, fumble, punt, field goal (YAY!), interception, downs, interception. That's freaking horrible.)

/just a little bitter I had Kaepernick and Boldin in various leagues
 
2013-09-17 02:01:56 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: redmid17: Wasilla Hillbilly: ShadowLAnCeR: As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.

As a Seahawks fan, I was expecting a very close contest and was very nervous about this game. I'll probably feel about the same when the two teams meet again later in the season.

It was 5-0 at halftime.

Yeah, Seattle has some nice D. Not sure of your point here though.


It was a very close contest for most of the game. The niners D didn't do a bad job considering the field position from TOs and the number of turnovers the 49ers had. Seahawks got 10 points of TOs in the 4th quarter alone.
 
2013-09-17 02:02:07 PM

fruitloop: 7. Patriots
8. Saints.

What the fark is this shiat?


If I were you I'd be more upset that the Falcons are still higher. The Pats haven't looked great, but they've still won.
 
2013-09-17 02:03:43 PM

jayhawk88: Seem like the Chef's moved up at least 6 spots on every power rankings list. The fan in me wants to jump all in on this, but the older, more experienced fan in me sees a nice ~40 point letdown coming from the D this week.


Theres no doubt that your defense looks good. Unfortunately you top espn's new metric for defense, making you the tebow of D.

On the plus side that guarantees a playoff win.
 
2013-09-17 02:04:35 PM

Di Atribe: Dr Dreidel: Apropos of nothing in particular other than football, I will beat you in FF this week.

FOOTBALL!

Well I haven't set my lineup yet, so don't count your Kaepernicks before they hatch.


Don't make me unleash the Flacco.
i756.photobucket.com

// and Ray ran...
// he ran so far, he injured a hip flexor...
 
2013-09-17 02:04:45 PM
Steven Jackson out 2-4 weeks, Witherspoon to IR (can return Week 11).

Oh boy, if they beat the Dolphins they'll be top 3, lol.
 
2013-09-17 02:04:52 PM
Is there anyone on the Falcons roster that isn't injured right now?
 
2013-09-17 02:05:23 PM

jayhawk88: Seem like the Chef's moved up at least 6 spots on every power rankings list. The fan in me wants to jump all in on this, but the older, more experienced fan in me sees a nice ~40 point letdown coming from the D this week.


As tired as they got rushing the passer this week, I'm nervous how they will handle Philly's offense.
 
2013-09-17 02:06:48 PM

skrame: I had this conversation with IAR the other day in a different thread and I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I just don't get the love for SF. Are they good? Yeah, probably. But a top 3 team should be able to put up more than a field goal against anybody. They should have dropped more. They're ranked between 10th and 18th in the offense/defense yards categories, and 24th in total points. They've had a tough schedule so I'm not looking to drop them 20 spots or anything, but they're barely looking top 10 to me.

(Oh, you have to look at the drives and not just total score? Punt, interception, punt, punt, safety, fumble, punt, field goal (YAY!), interception, downs, interception. That's freaking horrible.)

/just a little bitter I had Kaepernick and Boldin in various leagues


had they lost that badly to anybody but the seahawks they would've dropped a lot more

this is the same team that got destroyed by the seahawks last year and then went to the super bowl, hence why nobody's panicking
 
2013-09-17 02:07:28 PM

skrame: I had this conversation with IAR the other day in a different thread and I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I just don't get the love for SF. Are they good? Yeah, probably. But a top 3 team should be able to put up more than a field goal against anybody. They should have dropped more. They're ranked between 10th and 18th in the offense/defense yards categories, and 24th in total points. They've had a tough schedule so I'm not looking to drop them 20 spots or anything, but they're barely looking top 10 to me.

(Oh, you have to look at the drives and not just total score? Punt, interception, punt, punt, safety, fumble, punt, field goal (YAY!), interception, downs, interception. That's freaking horrible.)

/just a little bitter I had Kaepernick and Boldin in various leagues


I'd say it's an abberation. Seattle is arguably the toughest place to play in the league, and the Seahawks D might be the best in the league this year too. The weather delay didn't do them any favors either, especially on the road.

Plus, let's keep in mind that was Kaep's 9th start as an NFL QB. He's still figuring it out, and I don't think him struggling in maybe the toughest road situation anyone will face this year is necessarily warning sign or anything.
 
2013-09-17 02:08:05 PM

mitchcumstein1: fruitloop: 7. Patriots
8. Saints.

What the fark is this shiat?

If I were you I'd be more upset that the Falcons are still higher. The Pats haven't looked great, but they've still won.


The Patriots are 2-0 after beating the Bills (barely) and the Jets (barely).  But you're right, what the fark is THAT shiat?

/I can't read.
 
2013-09-17 02:10:15 PM
HAY GUIZE who wants to check out some data represented visually?

i27.photobucket.com

Took some suggestions from last week, ignored others, forgot others. Tried to get everyone on one line, but ONCE AGAIN, Baltimore has to ruin everything! Figures.


Useless info for your ignoring pleasure:

Change from Week 1 to this week:
One 14 point drop:Redskins
Two 8 point jumps: Dolphins & Chargers

Three teams are right back where they started: Seahawks, 49ers, & Packers

Change from last week to this week:
Two 5 point drops:Redskins, Eagles
One 10 point jump: Chargers

Number of times rankings have changed:
9 teams have changed once
Everybody else has changed twice

Difference between high rank & low rank:
Lowest fluctuation:Bengals & Seahawks with 1
Highest fluctuation:Redskins with 14
Average fluctuation is 4.75

Most spots traveled: Eagles & Redskins, both with 14

Teams hitting their highest rank this week:9 teams
Teams hitting their lowest rank this week:11 teams

Seven teams did not change rank

Two teams have held the #1 spot: Seahawks & 49ers
 
2013-09-17 02:10:31 PM

redmid17: Wasilla Hillbilly: redmid17: Wasilla Hillbilly: ShadowLAnCeR: As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.

As a Seahawks fan, I was expecting a very close contest and was very nervous about this game. I'll probably feel about the same when the two teams meet again later in the season.

It was 5-0 at halftime.

Yeah, Seattle has some nice D. Not sure of your point here though.

It was a very close contest for most of the game. The niners D didn't do a bad job considering the field position from TOs and the number of turnovers the 49ers had. Seahawks got 10 points of TOs in the 4th quarter alone.


Yes it was good D by the niners.  But the Seahawks offense is all about the long con.  It can come back to bite them of course(see Atlanta).  But for the most part they throw body blow after body blow and then boom headshot.  It's no coincidence that Seattle started to roll late in the game.  After enough time teams just don't like to tackle Marshawn anymore.

Then on the other side of the ball teams get tired of taking shots from 6' 4" 230 pound DB's.  It's unnatural.

They are bullies and I love it.   Such a contrast to the finesse years under Holmgren.

/bullies, not dirty
 
2013-09-17 02:10:31 PM
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Welcome back, one and all, to the game where the points don't matter, the questions are absurdly difficult, and the host's keyboasrd issdg maslfggdfucvnertignd. Thanks to my wonky keyboard, today's questions have more photo clues than usual, but I still have plenty of statistical delicious anomalies for you. We have 16 questions this week, 3 categories - Heroes, Zeroes, and biatches Be Shoppin'. Remember to stick around for the end of the quiz where I give you a nifty answer sheet so you can play along without having to format a sheet yourself. Herrewwerwweweee gogror!

Heroes:

1. Which starting QB has shockingly not been sacked so far this season?
2. Whose stat line is this? 1-1, 17 yards, 17 yards receiving, 4 TKL
3. Known gym rat and scrappy player Julian Edelman led the NFL this week with 13 receptions, but in a close 2nd was a RB. But who?
4. Who turned back the clock and led the league in sacks for week 2?
5. Delighting fantasy owners everywhere, which kicker kicked two FGs of 50+?


Zeroes:

1. Which NFL team has allowed the most yards from scrimmage this year?
2.  Which NFL team has the fewest rushing yards and YPC?
3.  Tony Romo is currently the league's most accurate passer at 72.5%, but who is the least accurate starting QB in the NFL?
4.  Which kicker holds the title of Shankapotamus with 4 missed kicks?
5. Which team has run the fewest plays from scrimmage?


biatches Be Shoppin'

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1, 2, and 3: Who are these three QBs that wear #12 poorly photoshopped jerseys?
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4, 5, and 6: What number do these fictional football players wear?


That's all the questions for today! Here's your answer sregeheeyttett.

Heroes:
1. Never sacked -
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass-
3. RB with most catches week 2-
4. Most sacks week 2-
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2-

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed-
2. Fewest rushing yards-
3. Least accurate passer-
4. Missed 4 kicks so far-
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage-

biatches Be Shoppin:
1.
2.
3.
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4.
5.
6.
 
2013-09-17 02:10:32 PM

AdamK: stappawho: Nadie_AZ: How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.

Because they are very good and most expect the passing game to improve.  Clownstomping the previous #1 helps too.

I would be fine with Denver on top.  They look great so far.

yeah, no doubt about Denver, but something tells me a steady decline in offensive ppg will start in October, i just don't know how long Peyton sustains this kind of offensive production - last year he was very sluggish at the beginning of the season but a slew of weak opponents gave him room to improve his play for all 60min week in and week out and basically allowed Denver to be propelled into the postseason... that was of course coming off a year away from the league and neck surgery, i'm just going to guess he had no reservations this past offseason and kept improving at a steady pace this time around... only, the guy's now a year older, and with reduced practice defenses all over the league have been sluggish themselves to adjust, which begs the question when does better defense and slowing offensive production from Peyton intersect? my guess is October, and after that the defense won't be able to sit on massive point leads anymore


The last time Peyton started out like this he tailed off in December, and 'tailed off' means his passer rating was in the mid 90s instead of the 130s.
 
2013-09-17 02:11:42 PM

mitchcumstein1: jayhawk88: Seem like the Chef's moved up at least 6 spots on every power rankings list. The fan in me wants to jump all in on this, but the older, more experienced fan in me sees a nice ~40 point letdown coming from the D this week.

As tired as they got rushing the passer this week, I'm nervous how they will handle Philly's offense.


Weirdly, it could work out better for them, if Philly is scoring quickly, and the Chiefs can do a better job putting together sustained drives against (what looks like, anyway) a softer Philly defense. What's most exciting here is: Who will screw up game management more? Reid or Kelly?
 
2013-09-17 02:12:17 PM

jayhawk88: skrame: I had this conversation with IAR the other day in a different thread and I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I just don't get the love for SF. Are they good? Yeah, probably. But a top 3 team should be able to put up more than a field goal against anybody. They should have dropped more. They're ranked between 10th and 18th in the offense/defense yards categories, and 24th in total points. They've had a tough schedule so I'm not looking to drop them 20 spots or anything, but they're barely looking top 10 to me.

(Oh, you have to look at the drives and not just total score? Punt, interception, punt, punt, safety, fumble, punt, field goal (YAY!), interception, downs, interception. That's freaking horrible.)

/just a little bitter I had Kaepernick and Boldin in various leagues

I'd say it's an abberation. Seattle is arguably the toughest place to play in the league, and the Seahawks D might be the best in the league this year too. The weather delay didn't do them any favors either, especially on the road.

Plus, let's keep in mind that was Kaep's 9th start as an NFL QB. He's still figuring it out, and I don't think him struggling in maybe the toughest road situation anyone will face this year is necessarily warning sign or anything.


i do think Kaep threw the ball way too hard in that game especially with the wet conditions and the tight coverage - reminded me of Elway in his early super bowl attempts - guy would sling the ball so hard it'd bounce out of guy's hands over and over, Russel might be too short to know where he's throwing but you know it's always going to be a catchable ball
 
2013-09-17 02:12:25 PM

AdamK: yeah, no doubt about Denver, but something tells me a steady decline in offensive ppg will start in October, i just don't know how long Peyton sustains this kind of offensive production - last year he was very sluggish at the beginning of the season but a slew of weak opponents gave him room to improve his play for all 60min week in and week out and basically allowed Denver to be propelled into the postseason... that was of course coming off a year away from the league and neck surgery, i'm just going to guess he had no reservations this past offseason and kept improving at a steady pace this time around... only, the guy's now a year older, and with reduced practice defenses all over the league have been sluggish themselves to adjust, which begs the question when does better defense and slowing offensive production from Peyton intersect? my guess is October, and after that the defense won't be able to sit on massive point leads anymore


Broncos have now won 13 straight regular season games, scoring an average of 33.5 points in each one.  Granted a lot of that competition was weak, but it doesn't look any stronger this year - scariest matchups left for Denver this year are Pats and Texans, and both of those teams look suspect to start the year.

Although their current average (45 ppg) is not sustainable, I don't really see the Broncos slowing down any time soon - especially since they added Welker during the offseason, and Julius Thomas has finally emerged as a top TE.  Maybe they'll even get a running game going at some point...
 
2013-09-17 02:12:37 PM

redmid17: Wasilla Hillbilly: redmid17: Wasilla Hillbilly: ShadowLAnCeR: As a niners fan I can tell you that game at Seattle went pretty much how I thought it would.

/We'll bounce back.

As a Seahawks fan, I was expecting a very close contest and was very nervous about this game. I'll probably feel about the same when the two teams meet again later in the season.

It was 5-0 at halftime.

Yeah, Seattle has some nice D. Not sure of your point here though.

It was a very close contest for most of the game. The niners D didn't do a bad job considering the field position from TOs and the number of turnovers the 49ers had. Seahawks got 10 points of TOs in the 4th quarter alone.


Close in points for awhile, yes. But it didn't feel like the Niners were ever really in it, imo.
 
2013-09-17 02:13:05 PM
s7d2.scene7.com

Are too damned high.
 
2013-09-17 02:13:08 PM

Treygreen13: i.imgur.com
4, 5, and 6: What number do these fictional football players wear?


2/3 are Adam Sandler? Ouch. You couldn't even go with the original Longest Yard?!

/Burt wore 22
 
2013-09-17 02:14:02 PM

jayhawk88: mitchcumstein1: jayhawk88: Seem like the Chef's moved up at least 6 spots on every power rankings list. The fan in me wants to jump all in on this, but the older, more experienced fan in me sees a nice ~40 point letdown coming from the D this week.

As tired as they got rushing the passer this week, I'm nervous how they will handle Philly's offense.

Weirdly, it could work out better for them, if Philly is scoring quickly, and the Chiefs can do a better job putting together sustained drives against (what looks like, anyway) a softer Philly defense. What's most exciting here is: Who will screw up game management more? Reid or Kelly?


I'm going Reid still. He's the gold standard.
 
2013-09-17 02:14:31 PM

Nadie_AZ: rickythepenguin: 21 seems low, but whatever.  it is just an opinion.  Couple things i like:  the commitment to the running game.  although we haven't lit it up, we're moving the ball at least, whereas the last fe years we had no running game.  palmer looks pretty good in protection, and multiple receivers are getting targeted.

defensively, Peterson and Mathieu are a good combo.  Johnson had a good game last week vs. P2, but there's no shame in letting him have a good day.  he is probably the best WR in the game (the old, "you can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him" dan patrick line goes here).

Saints will be a test.  Breakfast football for the Redbirds.  10AM arizona time.  line was I think 9, last i checked, which seems pretty damn high.

Saints have the chance to go to 3-0 with a win, whereas a cards win puts us at 2-1. like my chances!

The Cardinals need an offensive line. They also need to believe they can win. Oh and they need to convince everyone else of this, too.


Grew up in Mesa and Sarasota.  Got tickets to the Bucs v Cards game in two weeks.  I figured going into the season that I would be more or less guaranteed to see one of them get their first win of the season.  So far, I've been pleasantly surprised with the cards.

The bucs offense looks truly miserable though.  Josh Freeman is throwing so badly the balls aren't even interceptable.  All I can think about is that we held NO to 16 points and LOST.
 
2013-09-17 02:15:29 PM

Treygreen13: Heroes:
1. Never sacked -
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass-
3. RB with most catches week 2-
4. Most sacks week 2-
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2-


1. Um ... Vick?
2. Patrick Peterson
3. No idea
4. Mario Williams
5. That Texans guy? Bullock
 
2013-09-17 02:16:46 PM

scottydoesntknow: Treygreen13: i.imgur.com
4, 5, and 6: What number do these fictional football players wear?

2/3 are Adam Sandler? Ouch. You couldn't even go with the original Longest Yard?!

/Burt wore 22


I wanted to go with Burt but I assume most people here weren't going to remember a player's number from a movie from 1974. Not that anyone is going to remember the rest of these. Good on you for remembering the original, though.
 
2013-09-17 02:17:10 PM

Frank N Stein: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Will people stop posting lame sports-related rhetorical questions as headlines...?

Farkers have a way of conducting certain sports threads. Powerranking and game threads especially. I don't like it, and that's why I usually stay away from them, but it's best to let them be

/yet here I am.


Rock you like a hurricane!

/It's Pavlovian..
 
2013-09-17 02:17:48 PM

skrame: I had this conversation with IAR the other day in a different thread and I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I just don't get the love for SF. Are they good? Yeah, probably. But a top 3 team should be able to put up more than a field goal against anybody. They should have dropped more. They're ranked between 10th and 18th in the offense/defense yards categories, and 24th in total points. They've had a tough schedule so I'm not looking to drop them 20 spots or anything, but they're barely looking top 10 to me.

(Oh, you have to look at the drives and not just total score? Punt, interception, punt, punt, safety, fumble, punt, field goal (YAY!), interception, downs, interception. That's freaking horrible.)

/just a little bitter I had Kaepernick and Boldin in various leagues


I think I'd agree with you based on the way both games have gone. They let the Packers back in in Week 1 and then completely crapped the bed in Week 2. And the real problem is not that they lost to Seattle, but rather HOW they lost. Stupid, drive continuing, personal foul penalties resulted in 2 TDs instead of 2 FG attempts. Kaepernick's accuracy was atrocious all night, especially and obviously on the last INT where he overthrew a well-covered Boldin by about 6 feet on a slant, and to a lesser extent on the 1st 2 when he missed his target wide & short, respectively. The defense played well against the pass for the most part, and the shot itself in the foot repeatedly and very stupidly. It was about as ugly as a talented team will ever lose.
 
2013-09-17 02:18:07 PM

czetie: NFC Least


We are really trying hard to earn that nickname & keep it.


jayhawk88: Seem like the Chef's moved up at least 6 spots on every power rankings list. The fan in me wants to jump all in on this, but the older, more experienced fan in me sees a nice ~40 point letdown coming from the D this week.


1 point & 7 points, respectively. So you were close, but not really.


Dr Dreidel: Don't make me unleash the Flacco.


omg hahahaha it's so bad, yet so wonderful. I can't.
 
2013-09-17 02:19:33 PM

redmid17: germ78: I'm fine with the Bears standing pat this week. I'd like to see how Trestman responds to the league after they adjust to his style of game calling. And the defense needs to look less old. I mean, sure they've gotten their turnovers, but opposing offenses haven't exactly been stopped, and the front 4 can't generate a pass rush consistently. Hopefully J-Pep has been sick and isn't starting to lose a step, but he's getting old.

The Bears defense is pretty young too. They only have a few guys on the wrong side of thirty (Briggs, Peppers, Tillman).


I kind of agree with this. but also tend disagree.  It is good to have these guys on the field, along with younger guys to help mentor them.   I just hope the coaches see that they have the talent on field to help coach these guys into True Black & Blue Players they can become.  I'll admit Pepps, Briggs and Tillman are up their years but if they take the reigns, and help the coaches we will have a fine new defence in the works.

I didn't get to watch the game last week, so I'll reserve the Offence (or offensive) comments.  But I feel "Da Bears" are headed in the right direction.

Oh, one more thought, the Pats are are rated
blogs.e-rockford.com

/ too F'n high
//love that movie
/// 3 slashies better than 2
 
2013-09-17 02:20:00 PM

Treygreen13: 1, 2, and 3: Who are these three QBs that wear #12 poorly photoshopped jerseys?


1. Discount DAAAAAAAAAAAAAble-check Rodgers
2. Tommy Terrific
3. Upside-Down Horseshoe Drew...something. Not Brees. Storen? Henson?
 
2013-09-17 02:20:43 PM

dletter: czetie: That ranking seems awfully generous to all the teams in the NFC Least, who went 0-4 at the weekend. Even the winners of week 1's in-division games didn't look very good.

My Redskins looked completely inept in every stage of the game (even down to a punter who couldn't keep the ball in-bounds), so you can't put all of the blame on RGIII who is in full pre-season form.

All the NFC East teams play out of division this week... if they go 0-4 again, there shouldn't be an NFC Least team ranked above 22nd until they actually can beat someone outside their division.


FTFY.
 
2013-09-17 02:21:04 PM
Friends,

We are gathered here today to celebrate a remarkable achievement.  An achievement, mind you, made solid and recorded by a decision that one would not imagine is without a fair bit of controversy.  Donovan McNabb still may not know that weeks like these are possible, but sadly they are.

Ladies and gentlemen of the tab, we've had our first tie of the year.

Hell, we all know that such sturm und drang is the natural course of things in the rare event that weeks of the NFL season end this way.  Arguments ensue, blouses are torn, cans of Mountain Dew spilled.  Fanbase turns against fanbase, each side loud and defiant in their firm belief that a certain pile of dogshiat was worse than a different pile of dogshiat.  These sad stories just always seem to happen when two or even three quarterbacks managed to deadlock in their utter futility, having failed to succeed even in the modest task that was their charge, in delivering a concrete winner.

In short, the sparkling suck that is Philip Rivers can't
always ride to the rescue.

So what was I to do, how was I to proceed?  Two worthy performances sat on the scales, both awful in their own aspects, both horrific to any viewers unfortunate enough to watch.  One a celebrated young phenom, ready to take on all comers and prove his stellar inaugural campaign wasn't a fluke, who managed to play football in a fashion even uglier than his tattoo sleeves.  The other the bane of the existence of Tom Brady and Tony Romo, the bizarre postseason success story of a younger brother to a regular season terminator.  One spanked by the sibling who made him go stand in a metaphoric port-a-potty of shame, the other humiliated by hype and neutralized by the team that seems to be his personal Kryptonite.

Well, I'll tell you.

First, I put on my suit jacket.

Then, I emphatically crossed my arms.

Finally, I looked down meaningfully at the ground, brow furrowed in deep thought.


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Cuban Missile "Crisis."  Pussy.

A few hundred solemn crossings of the room later, my mind was firmly set.  One of the two got stomped early, had an hour's worth of a lightning storm to rest and reflect on his mistakes, and then proceeded to go out to commit even worse ones.  One of the two was sub-.500 in completion percentage.  One of the two had a quarterback rating of 20.1, and while he scrambled for 87 yards, his team scored but 3 piddly points, so fark that shiat indubitably.

Both may have been playing in megahyped games, but only one had the weight of proving which of the alleged top two teams in the league was the superior on his shoulders and only one was playing in the alleged biggest and bestest rivalry in the league.

The crumbling said weight inflicted on his disgustingly inked shoulders?  Well, that was anything but alleged.

2-0, 5-0, the odd scores flew by as the game wore on, and never did his team seem much into the game.  The once dynamic offense was strangled, the formerly fearsome defense was dissected.  For a heated rivalry game, whatever the score might have said, one side seemed to hold all the cards.

Four turnovers were recorded by this week's winner, one for each quarter, his output of suck as even and steady as his hilarious monotone in the Yahoo! Fantasy Football commercial.  Each lost possession was like another long squeak of air being let out of the overfilled balloon that may just be his team, the resulting fart sound ever so appropriate.

The previous game last season was a loud blowout, this game a slow funeral procession.

Which is worse?  Who's to know?

All we
can know is that after this gunslinger staggered off the field of battle Sunday night, one hand's thumb nervously smoothing over the soon-to-be shaved eyebrow that he owed the contest's winner, soon to vanish as surely as his acting skills so clearly did long, long ago...a sudden wave of relief crashed over him.

"Eli Manning practically got an atomic wedgie from his big brother at the 50 yard line in the latest Manning Bowl," he reassured his troubled mind.  "There's no way I could've possibly gotten the win over that goof, could I?"

A cold chill tickled down his spine then.

He flashed back on all his many incompletions.

Recalled his assorted turnovers too.

But when all that faded, and the world got quiet?

Only one image filled his head.

One face that gave him the answer he dreaded, and the response he feared most.


abigpicturewindow.files.wordpress.com

For outsucking Eli Manning in a week that yet another Peyton schooling was set, for making sure that Jim Harbaugh in his tiny eyeglasses was only the second-silliest looking man on the field that night, for scoring a 66.7 against the Seattle Seahawks, I am proud to present The Jake for Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season to Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers.


i63.photobucket.com

Any thoughts, Colin?

vlsportysexycool.com

"This won't make girls afraid to accept open bottles of beer from me, will it?"

Oh no, not in the slightest.
 
2013-09-17 02:21:11 PM
Raiders will beat Denver this week, still manage to drop a slot.
 
2013-09-17 02:21:32 PM

AdamK: this is the same team that got destroyed by the seahawks last year and then went to the super bowl, hence why nobody's panicking


True; point taken.

jayhawk88: I'd say it's an abberation. Seattle is arguably the toughest place to play in the league, and the Seahawks D might be the best in the league this year too. The weather delay didn't do them any favors either, especially on the road.

Plus, let's keep in mind that was Kaep's 9th start as an NFL QB. He's still figuring it out, and I don't think him struggling in maybe the toughest road situation anyone will face this year is necessarily warning sign or anything.


Other point taken.(I don't believe the bit about the weather delay though; pros shouldn't be affected by delays more or less depending on where they are.)

Who knows; maybe I'm wrong. I think that last season was an aberration, and this year they'll be back to how they've been the previous few years.
 
2013-09-17 02:22:51 PM

Di Atribe: HAY GUIZE who wants to check out some data represented visually?

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Took some suggestions from last week, ignored others, forgot others. Tried to get everyone on one line, but ONCE AGAIN, Baltimore has to ruin everything! Figures.


Useless info for your ignoring pleasure:

Change from Week 1 to this week:
One 14 point drop:Redskins
Two 8 point jumps: Dolphins & Chargers

Three teams are right back where they started: Seahawks, 49ers, & Packers

Change from last week to this week:
Two 5 point drops:Redskins, Eagles
One 10 point jump: Chargers

Number of times rankings have changed:
9 teams have changed once
Everybody else has changed twice

Difference between high rank & low rank:
Lowest fluctuation:Bengals & Seahawks with 1
Highest fluctuation:Redskins with 14
Average fluctuation is 4.75

Most spots traveled: Eagles & Redskins, both with 14

Teams hitting their highest rank this week:9 teams
Teams hitting their lowest rank this week:11 teams

Seven teams did not change rank

Two teams have held the #1 spot: Seahawks & 49ers


Thanks for changing the the name to Chicago Cutlers.  I wanted to post something last week, but had to work.
 
2013-09-17 02:23:01 PM

LucklessWonder: Rock you like a hurricane!


Thank you for evicting the previous earworm I had. You are a good friend.
 
2013-09-17 02:23:13 PM

Dr Dreidel: Treygreen13: 1, 2, and 3: Who are these three QBs that wear #12 poorly photoshopped jerseys?

1. Discount DAAAAAAAAAAAAAble-check Rodgers
2. Tommy Terrific
3. Upside-Down Horseshoe Drew...something. Not Brees. Storen? Henson?


I think #3 is Andrew Luck.
 
2013-09-17 02:23:46 PM
Boo. Eli should have gotten the Jake just for his pathetic performance in the much-hyped Manning Bowl 2013.
 
2013-09-17 02:24:45 PM

Super Chronic: Dr Dreidel: Treygreen13: 1, 2, and 3: Who are these three QBs that wear #12 poorly photoshopped jerseys?

1. Discount DAAAAAAAAAAAAAble-check Rodgers
2. Tommy Terrific
3. Upside-Down Horseshoe Drew...something. Not Brees. Storen? Henson?

I think #3 is Andrew Luck.


Indeed it is. He also offers free Wifi.
 
2013-09-17 02:25:58 PM

Di Atribe: Took some suggestions from last week, ignored others, forgot others. Tried to get everyone on one line, but ONCE AGAIN, Baltimore has to ruin everything! Figures.


Why not change it to BAL? You abbreviate other teams...
 
2013-09-17 02:27:19 PM
Treygreen13: Heroes:
1. Never sacked - Rapey Ben
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass- Patrick Patterson
3. RB with most catches week 2- MJD
4. Most sacks week 2- Julius Peppers
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2- Seabass

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed- Washington
2. Fewest rushing yards- Jacksonville
3. Least accurate passer- Rivers
4. Missed 4 kicks so far- Kid from the Texans
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage- Pittsburgh

biatches Be Shoppin:
1. Discount DoubleCheck
2. Mr. Giesele
3. Andrew "Andrew Luck" Luck
*
4. 22
5. 8
6. 9
 
2013-09-17 02:28:02 PM

Super Chronic: Dr Dreidel: Treygreen13: 1, 2, and 3: Who are these three QBs that wear #12 poorly photoshopped jerseys?

1. Discount DAAAAAAAAAAAAAble-check Rodgers
2. Tommy Terrific
3. Upside-Down Horseshoe Drew...something. Not Brees. Storen? Henson?

I think #3 is Andrew Luck.


Or did I miss the joke when you said "upside-down horseshoe"?
 
2013-09-17 02:29:17 PM

MayoSlather: Dolphins crack the top half of the league for the first time in about 4 years. Not sure if it'll hold, but feels pretty good right now.


They'll stay there. Faith.

/afceastchamps
 
2013-09-17 02:30:04 PM

Gonz: Treygreen13: Heroes:
1. Never sacked - Rapey Ben
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass- Patrick Patterson
3. RB with most catches week 2- MJD
4. Most sacks week 2- Julius Peppers
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2- Seabass

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed- Washington
2. Fewest rushing yards- Jacksonville
3. Least accurate passer- Rivers
4. Missed 4 kicks so far- Kid from the Texans
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage- Pittsburgh


biatches Be Shoppin:
1. Discount DoubleCheck
2. Mr. Giesele
3. Andrew "Andrew Luck" Luck

*
4. 22
5. 8
6. 9


Pretty good so far. I have highlighted the ones you have right.
 
2013-09-17 02:30:25 PM
Di Atribe:Tried to get everyone on one line, but ONCE AGAIN, Baltimore has to ruin everything!

Round these parts, a lot of us just call it Bmore, which usually sets up a "Bmore careful" or "Bmore stupid" pun. So, there's that if you want it.
 
2013-09-17 02:31:36 PM

Super Chronic: Or did I miss the joke when you said "upside-down horseshoe"?


static.bf2s.com
 
2013-09-17 02:31:37 PM

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Rock you like a hurricane!

Thank you for evicting the previous earworm I had. You are a good friend.


You're welcome. And I literally cannot read or hear the phrase "here I am," without mentally inserting that line, so in my Bible, 1 Samuel 12v3 reads as:

"Here I am. Rock you like a hurricane!Witness against me before the Lord and before His anointed: Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I received any bribe with which to blind my eyes? I will restore it to you."

Makes church awkward.
 
2013-09-17 02:31:56 PM

Treygreen13: 4, 5, and 6: What number do these fictional football players wear?


That's crazy, the one on the left and the one on the right look like they could be related or something.

On that note, has anyone ever noticed that Shane Falco eerily resembles Johnny Utah?  Blows your mind, right?  Someone should post a picture of a young guy going "whoa."
 
2013-09-17 02:37:02 PM
Treygreen13:

No peaking no peaking
Heroes:
1. Never sacked - cutler?  usually i can sense this and it makes me happy.
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass- pat pete
3. RB with most catches week 2- mccoy?
4. Most sacks week 2- mario williams record day, still not worth that stoopid contract
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2- ....blair walsh project?

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed- detroit?
2. Fewest rushing yards- SEA
3. Least accurate passer- yo gabba
4. Missed 4 kicks so far- the washington kicker?
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage- gotta stick with Jax

bi ...

Raaadgaaas, tomie brady, luck c'mon that's like way too easy

oh shiat, crank that difficulty back. umm, 69?

Bonus question: your keyboard is sticking because you watched all of romo's passes to dez on a loop in privacy.
 
2013-09-17 02:37:15 PM

Super Chronic: has anyone ever noticed that Shane Falco eerily resembles Johnny Utah?


Maybe it's just a slow work day, but I laughed out loud when I read this.
 
2013-09-17 02:39:22 PM

Treygreen13: Pretty good so far. I have highlighted the ones you have right.


There's basically a 1:1 correlation between the ones I got right and the ones I knew. They mentioned that the Eagles ran as many plays in their first game as the Eagles did in the first half of Week 1, so that was somewhere between "really educated guess" and "knew it".

How in the hell hasn't Bradford been sacked yet?
 
2013-09-17 02:39:25 PM

thecpt: Treygreen13:

No peaking no peaking
Heroes:
1. Never sacked - cutler?  usually i can sense this and it makes me happy.
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass- pat pete
3. RB with most catches week 2- mccoy?
4. Most sacks week 2- mario williams record day, still not worth that stoopid contract
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2- ....blair walsh project?

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed- detroit?
2. Fewest rushing yards- SEA
3. Least accurate passer- yo gabba
4. Missed 4 kicks so far- the washington kicker?
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage- gotta stick with Jax

bi ...

Raaadgaaas, tomie brady, luck c'mon that's like way too easy

oh shiat, crank that difficulty back. umm, 69?

Bonus question: your keyboard is sticking because you watched all of romo's passes to dez on a loop in privacy.


Not as good as Gonz, but I did highlight the ones you got right.
 
2013-09-17 02:40:39 PM

Nadie_AZ: if this is a foundational year, what's the future of the quarterback position? They need to slowly groom someone and not slam him the starting roll just yet.


yeah, that's in part why i wasn't a huge fan of the Palmer signing.  Arians made it clear when he cleaned house at QB he wasn't interestd in Whiz' sloppy seconds, but i htought that Drew kid he brought over from IND was gonna be the guy (and you may recall Arians anointing him as the starter, and then X weeks later signing Palmer.  so much for that!)

the theory of course is somehow the franchise will see a Warnerian resurgence.  that may happen.  but yeah, i think there's no doubt this team, like about 15 others, is already eyeballing the college ranks.  i mean, look at all the slapdicks on NFL rosters now.  whole lotta teams will be looking for QBs next year, and aside from Stanton, Arizona will need one.  on paper, the defense is set, we've got a good WR and TE corps, the line is suffereing because the first round pick (Cooper) broke his leg in preseason.....the only position we really neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed is QB.  whether or not Palmer stays healthy.
 
2013-09-17 02:40:54 PM

Gonz: How in the hell hasn't Bradford been sacked yet?


Ha, I don't know. I love little weird statistical nuggets like that. I don't watch any Rams games normally, but I will next week.
 
2013-09-17 02:43:14 PM
Treygreen13:
Heroes:
1. Never sacked - Rivers?
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass- No idea
3. RB with most catches week 2- Joique Bell?
4. Most sacks week 2- Matthews?
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2- Walsh?

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed- Jax
2. Fewest rushing yards- Jax
3. Least accurate passer- Geno Smith
4. Missed 4 kicks so far- Forbath
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage- Bills?

biatches Be Shoppin:
1. Rodgers
2.
3.
*
4.
5.
6.
 
2013-09-17 02:43:24 PM
Let me just reiterate that nothing that happens in Magic Stadium reflects reality.

Hell.  The Packers won there last year and that didn't even happen.  How much sillier can a place get?
 
2013-09-17 02:45:05 PM

LucklessWonder: Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Rock you like a hurricane!

Thank you for evicting the previous earworm I had. You are a good friend.

You're welcome. And I literally cannot read or hear the phrase "here I am," without mentally inserting that line, so in my Bible, 1 Samuel 12v3 reads as:

"Here I am. Rock you like a hurricane!Witness against me before the Lord and before His anointed: Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I received any bribe with which to blind my eyes? I will restore it to you."

Makes church awkward.


At least you can hear the word "donkey" normal...

"Here I am. Rock you like a hurricane!Witness against me before the Lord and before His anointed: Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey punch have I taken, or whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I received any bribe with which to blind my eyes? I will restore it to you."
 
2013-09-17 02:45:27 PM

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Rock you like a hurricane!

Thank you for evicting the previous earworm I had. You are a good friend.


Di here is a good version with the Berlin Orchestra.

Scorps have been one of my faves since HS.

/I'm old
//Get off my lawn
/// and all that
 
2013-09-17 02:45:49 PM

rickythepenguin: Nadie_AZ: if this is a foundational year, what's the future of the quarterback position? They need to slowly groom someone and not slam him the starting roll just yet.

yeah, that's in part why i wasn't a huge fan of the Palmer signing.  Arians made it clear when he cleaned house at QB he wasn't interestd in Whiz' sloppy seconds, but i htought that Drew kid he brought over from IND was gonna be the guy (and you may recall Arians anointing him as the starter, and then X weeks later signing Palmer.  so much for that!)

the theory of course is somehow the franchise will see a Warnerian resurgence.  that may happen.  but yeah, i think there's no doubt this team, like about 15 others, is already eyeballing the college ranks.  i mean, look at all the slapdicks on NFL rosters now.  whole lotta teams will be looking for QBs next year, and aside from Stanton, Arizona will need one.  on paper, the defense is set, we've got a good WR and TE corps, the line is suffereing because the first round pick (Cooper) broke his leg in preseason.....the only position we really neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed is QB.  whether or not Palmer stays healthy.


Not that many people know about Drew Stanton, but for everyone's edification: Drew Stanton will *never* be "the guy."
 
2013-09-17 02:46:27 PM
never thought I would say this but:

The STEELERS are too damn high!!!
 
2013-09-17 02:46:29 PM

nmrsnr: Treygreen13:
Heroes:
1. Never sacked - Rivers?
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass- No idea
3. RB with most catches week 2- Joique Bell?
4. Most sacks week 2- Matthews?
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2- Walsh?

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed- Jax
2. Fewest rushing yards- Jax
3. Least accurate passer- Geno Smith
4. Missed 4 kicks so far- Forbath
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage- Bills?

biatches Be Shoppin:
1. Rodgers
2.
3.
*
4.
5.
6.


You have 1. I bet if Forbath weren't hurt he might be the guy who missed 4 kicks. I forgot to replace him on my fantasy roster so I got a big zero for the week out of him. Still won, but barely.
 
2013-09-17 02:46:56 PM

Nadie_AZ: How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.


That's just the adderral they were smoking before the game.....

Power rankings are like CFB rankings, useless until around week 4-5 to see how everything shakes out.
 
2013-09-17 02:47:27 PM

robsul82: Friends,

{jake}

Cuban Missile "Crisis ...


I'm not a jake-a-holic like so man other farkers, but it's almost always a good read, and it's a great addition to the weekly thread. That said, I wasn't expecting JFK to be called a pussy. Bravo.
 
2013-09-17 02:47:37 PM

Treygreen13: I don't watch any Rams games normally, but I will next week.


Magnanimous of you. Strictly for research purposes, I assume?
 
2013-09-17 02:48:50 PM

fruitloop: 7. Patriots
8. Saints.

What the fark is this shiat?


Both teams still have shiatty defenses, I don't know why people ignore that fact, you don't get better by hiring the dumber, fatter, more bearded Ryan brother.
 
2013-09-17 02:49:36 PM

PaulieattheTap: Thanks for changing the the name to Chicago Cutlers. I wanted to post something last week, but had to work.


I know it's only week 3, but it's becoming less & less of an insult.
 
2013-09-17 02:52:05 PM

Treygreen13: You have 1.


This is why I don't usually play. Damn I suck at this.
 
2013-09-17 02:52:24 PM

Treygreen13: Heroes:
1. Never sacked - bradford
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass- pat pete
3. RB with most catches week 2- forte?
4. Most sacks week 2- morrison
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2- bailey

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed- redskins
2. Fewest rushing yards- giants
3. Least accurate passer- gabby? or freeman?
4. Missed 4 kicks so far- bullock
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage- pitt?

biatches Be Shoppin:
1. double check down
2. bieber lover brady
3. luck
*
4. 24
5.69
6. 9

 
2013-09-17 02:53:21 PM

robsul82: Friends,


The Jake (as usual)...delivers. XD
 
2013-09-17 02:53:38 PM

skrame: Why not change it to BAL? You abbreviate other teams...


Because I missed it the first time around & by the time I saw my mistake, I was too far in to go back and fix it DON'T YOU JUDGE ME


This Looks Fun: Round these parts, a lot of us just call it Bmore, which usually sets up a "Bmore careful" or "Bmore stupid" pun. So, there's that if you want it.


I SHALL thank you


PaulieattheTap: Di here is a good version with the Berlin Orchestra.


Oooooh delightful. Thank you!
 
2013-09-17 02:53:52 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-17 02:56:04 PM

Treygreen13: scottydoesntknow: Treygreen13: i.imgur.com
4, 5, and 6: What number do these fictional football players wear?

2/3 are Adam Sandler? Ouch. You couldn't even go with the original Longest Yard?!

/Burt wore 22

I wanted to go with Burt but I assume most people here weren't going to remember a player's number from a movie from 1974. Not that anyone is going to remember the rest of these. Good on you for remembering the original, though.


The original was actually decent, the remake sucked ass
 
2013-09-17 02:56:16 PM

steamingpile: Nadie_AZ: How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.

That's just the adderral they were smoking before the game.....

Power rankings are like CFB rankings, useless until around week 4-5 to see how everything shakes out.


It's still a little better than college.  At least NFL teams are playing other NFL teams.  Some of the colleges are playing what might as well be a pee wee league team.
 
2013-09-17 02:57:56 PM

steamingpile: Nadie_AZ: How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.

That's just the adderral they were smoking before the game.....

Power rankings are like CFB rankings, useless until around week 4-5 Bowls to see how everything shakes out.


fixed for accuracy
 
2013-09-17 02:58:33 PM

steamingpile: fruitloop: 7. Patriots
8. Saints.

What the fark is this shiat?

Both teams still have shiatty defenses, I don't know why people ignore that fact, you don't get better by hiring the dumber, fatter, more bearded Ryan brother.


i63.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-17 03:00:17 PM

Treygreen13: Boo. Eli should have gotten the Jake just for his pathetic performance in the much-hyped Manning Bowl 2013.


that's something i never understand... why are the Manning Bowls hyped? it's always been a one-sided affair

it couldn't possibly be hyped just because there are two Mannings in one game, could it?
 
2013-09-17 03:02:38 PM

stappawho: steamingpile: Nadie_AZ: How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.

That's just the adderral they were smoking before the game.....

Power rankings are like CFB rankings, useless until around week 4-5 to see how everything shakes out.

It's still a little better than college.  At least NFL teams are playing other NFL teams.  Some of the colleges are playing what might as well be a pee wee league team.


Well sure but still have the jags so its kinda like a pee wee of at least rec league team.
 
2013-09-17 03:04:39 PM
Wow, we got all of our special features in before the 200 post mark. Good job, team. HIGH FIVE
 
2013-09-17 03:06:45 PM
It's really weird seeing the Seahawks at #1 and then coming in here and seeing everyone saying, "Well yeah. Seems about right."

I feel like I need to lay down or something.
 
2013-09-17 03:07:13 PM

iggyskuz: Treygreen13: Heroes:
1. Never sacked - bradford
2. Reception, 4 tackles, 1 pass- pat pete
3. RB with most catches week 2- forte?

4. Most sacks week 2- morrison
5. 2 50+ FGs week 2- bailey

Zeroes:
1. Most yards allowed- redskins
2. Fewest rushing yards- giants
3. Least accurate passer
- gabby? or freeman?
4. Missed 4 kicks so far- bullock
5. Fewest plays from scrimmage- pitt?


biatches Be Shoppin:
1. double check down
2. bieber lover brady
3. luck

*
4. 24
5.69
6. 9


Best score so far!
 
2013-09-17 03:07:39 PM

Di Atribe: Wow, we got all of our special features in before the 200 post mark. Good job, team. HIGH FIVE


Strength Of Victory?
 
2013-09-17 03:09:44 PM

LucklessWonder: Di Atribe: Wow, we got all of our special features in before the 200 post mark. Good job, team. HIGH FIVE

Strength Of Victory?


I thought you couldn't do that until like week four because math. Or was that something else?
 
2013-09-17 03:10:51 PM

LucklessWonder: Di Atribe: Wow, we got all of our special features in before the 200 post mark. Good job, team. HIGH FIVE

Strength Of Victory?


That usually doesn't start until around week 4 or 5. RminusQ is the gent who holds the keys to that one.
 
2013-09-17 03:11:10 PM

Di Atribe: Wow, we got all of our special features in before the 200 post mark. Good job, team. HIGH FIVE


I know; I didn't even get to post a GRAF.

// sadface
 
2013-09-17 03:11:20 PM
Titans at 22? we beat up on the Steelers and barely lost to the Texans in Houston. We've struggled moving the ball at times but our defense is legit

/no respect
 
2013-09-17 03:11:38 PM
Top 30 team!

content.sportslogos.net
 
2013-09-17 03:11:40 PM

redmid17: Not that many people know about Drew Stanton, but for everyone's edification: Drew Stanton will *never* be "the guy."


i couldn't say, as I don't think i saw any Colts games last year and beyond that, i don't think i've ever seen him do anything on the field.  he came here fairly hyped up as an "Arians guy", whatever that may mean, with the usual caveats about "accuracy", and "adjusting at this level", and "in the right scheme", all the garbage people say about any unknown quantity.  dunno.  but arians did say he was the guy, and then in a thin FA market, we grabbed Palmer.   it is what it is.

or, in the immortal words of that former Cardinal who went to Tampa Bay and then had the gall to criticize Pat Tillman *after* he died:

it is what it is
but sometimes
it is what it isn't
but we are who are
and we know what

we want to be.


(he really said that.  it is a clip on NFL Films.  bob dylan couldn't write that shiat.  that is some poetry right there.)
 
2013-09-17 03:16:40 PM

Di Atribe: skrame: Why not change it to BAL? You abbreviate other teams...

Because I missed it the first time around & by the time I saw my mistake, I was too far in to go back and fix it DON'T YOU JUDGE ME


This Looks Fun: Round these parts, a lot of us just call it Bmore, which usually sets up a "Bmore careful" or "Bmore stupid" pun. So, there's that if you want it.

I SHALL thank you


PaulieattheTap: Di here is a good version with the Berlin Orchestra.

Oooooh delightful. Thank you!


Are youi into ELO, or Moody Blues?  They did some great thigs with orchestras also.  Since you seem to be a Scorps fan check this out.
 
2013-09-17 03:17:40 PM

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Di Atribe: Wow, we got all of our special features in before the 200 post mark. Good job, team. HIGH FIVE

Strength Of Victory?

That usually doesn't start until around week 4 or 5. RminusQ is the gent who holds the keys to that one.


FAIL fail?
 
2013-09-17 03:18:07 PM

AdamK: Treygreen13: Boo. Eli should have gotten the Jake just for his pathetic performance in the much-hyped Manning Bowl 2013.

that's something i never understand... why are the Manning Bowls hyped? it's always been a one-sided affair

it couldn't possibly be hyped just because there are two Mannings in one game, could it?


Because HAVE YOU SEEN THEIR PARENTS IN THE STANDS? ARCHIE IS SO PROUD AND THEIR MOM IS JUST TORN UP THIS IS SO TOUGH. RAW EMOTION.

/sorry for all caps

Di Atribe: skrame: Why not change it to BAL? You abbreviate other teams...

Because I missed it the first time around & by the time I saw my mistake, I was too far in to go back and fix it DON'T YOU JUDGE ME


I wasn't judging; I was suggesting. But I can't top "Bmore Ratbird".
 
2013-09-17 03:18:33 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two


late to the party, but i think they can.  the raiders are better than advertised...i think they'll denver tough.
 
2013-09-17 03:18:50 PM

scottydoesntknow: Shame Us: I'd probably have GB over HOU at 4th based on style points, but 2-0 > 1-1.

You'd think so, but Patriots are 2-0 and actually dropped 2.


Pats beat two bottom dwellers. Not sure why they are ranked so high when they have have such a depleted offense. Maybe when Gronk comes back but I don't see them beating the Falcons.
 
2013-09-17 03:20:27 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Di Atribe: Wow, we got all of our special features in before the 200 post mark. Good job, team. HIGH FIVE

Strength Of Victory?

That usually doesn't start until around week 4 or 5. RminusQ is the gent who holds the keys to that one.

FAIL fail?


Eliminator update?
 
2013-09-17 03:22:00 PM

skrame: I wasn't judging; I was suggesting. But I can't top "Bmore Ratbird".


4.bp.blogspot.com
Could they BMore Ratbird!?
 
2013-09-17 03:30:00 PM
SF at #3

Thats just too Farking high!
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Yes, sir we blew the living shiat out of those over ranked mother effers!

www.raceforasoldier.org
 
2013-09-17 03:30:17 PM

skrame: AdamK: Treygreen13: Boo. Eli should have gotten the Jake just for his pathetic performance in the much-hyped Manning Bowl 2013.

that's something i never understand... why are the Manning Bowls hyped? it's always been a one-sided affair

it couldn't possibly be hyped just because there are two Mannings in one game, could it?

Because HAVE YOU SEEN THEIR PARENTS IN THE STANDS? ARCHIE IS SO PROUD AND THEIR MOM IS JUST TORN UP THIS IS SO TOUGH. RAW EMOTION.

/sorry for all caps


i think i'd have more fun watching the Manning bros. do american gladiators
 
2013-09-17 03:32:09 PM

ATRDCI: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Di Atribe: Wow, we got all of our special features in before the 200 post mark. Good job, team. HIGH FIVE

Strength Of Victory?

That usually doesn't start until around week 4 or 5. RminusQ is the gent who holds the keys to that one.

FAIL fail?

Eliminator update?


It's Coming.
 
2013-09-17 03:32:39 PM
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Your answers for week 2:

Heroes:
1. Sam Bradford has yet to be sacked. Hopefully that will change this weekend.
2. Cards CB Patrick Peterson put in a reception, a pass, and 4 tackles this week.
3. Matt Forte hauled in 11 passes this week, for 71 yards.
4. Mario Williams had 4.5 sacks this week in what was arguably the least talked-about 4.5 sack game ver.
5. Dan Bailey tried to overcome the Cowboys offensive woes with 2 50+ FGs, but they fell to the Chiefs.

Zeroes:
1. The Redskins have allowed 511.5 YPG so far this season. Ouch.
2. The New York Giants have totaled a paltry 73 yards this season, meaning that Adrian Peterson has so far outrun them on one play.
3. JAWSH FREEMAN has derped his way to a pathetic 45.3% completion rating and still almost beat the Saints.
4. Bullock out of Houston missed 4 FGs so far, making that Titans game far more interesting than it needed to be.
5. The Steelers have run the fewest plays from scrimmage (108) but that will happen when you're terribad.

Shoppin:
1. A-aron RodGeers.
2. Tom 52% completion rating Brady
3. Andrew "Gritty Comeback Loss" Luck
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4: Sandler wears 18 in The Longest Yard, not 22 like Burt Reynolds wore.
5. Shane "footsteps" Falco wore #16 before going back to cleaning barnacles off boats.
6. Bobby Boucher wears #9, presumably because the mud dugs don't have enough jerseys for defensive player numbers.
 
2013-09-17 03:36:35 PM

Treygreen13: skrame: I wasn't judging; I was suggesting. But I can't top "Bmore Ratbird".

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Could they BMore Ratbird!?


I have never been happier to contribute to a meeting of the minds.

/ Could I Bmore Happy? No.
// Baltimorons is another...
 
2013-09-17 03:41:08 PM

Treygreen13: Boo. Eli should have gotten the Jake just for his pathetic performance in the much-hyped Manning Bowl 2013.


Nope.  sorry.  Kaeppy was supposed to do much, much better than Eli was, because they're the defending NFC champs.  And SNF>"national" game on CBS.
 
2013-09-17 03:44:28 PM

skrame: But a top 3 team should be able to put up more than a field goal against anybody


Given the safety, their offense basically earned one point.

skrame: (Oh, you have to look at the drives and not just total score? Punt, interception, punt, punt, safety, fumble, punt, field goal (YAY!), interception, downs, interception. That's freaking horrible.)


Yeah, when you're playing the best defense in the league on the road, it's hard to score. Same reason it was hard for Seattle to score in Carolina (except obviously Carolina isn't quite as good as Seattle on D).

It's not like it's something where you can say "the Seahawks have shown the league the blueprint" or some other stupid cliche like that. The Seahawks have the exact kind of team that works perfectly against the 49ers - no one else has that personnel. The thing that sucks is when we get those shifty fast li'l WRs - we're not nearly as good at covering them.

Anyway, that game was nice, but it'll be much more fun when we get our starting CB, our top two pass rushers from last year, and probably our most talented offensive player back.
 
2013-09-17 03:45:17 PM
I'm going on record... calling I don't like calling pass attempts "targets".  It sound stupid.
 
2013-09-17 03:46:05 PM

FriarReb98: Treygreen13: Boo. Eli should have gotten the Jake just for his pathetic performance in the much-hyped Manning Bowl 2013.

Nope.  sorry.  Kaeppy was supposed to do much, much better than Eli was, because they're the defending NFC champs.  And SNF>"national" game on CBS.


Did people forget that the fumble was a tiebreaker, since that was the rarer feat (and Jake had 5 INT/1 FUM)? Or did I make up that that was a tiebreaker?
 
2013-09-17 03:48:45 PM

steamingpile: Both teams still have shiatty defenses, I don't know why people ignore that fact, you don't get better by hiring the dumber, fatter, more bearded Ryan brother.


Indeed, the Saints gave up 17 points to the sh*tfest known as the Falcons.

/it's so fun when you clown on your own team in the name of tearing others down
 
2013-09-17 03:49:05 PM

Mercutio74: I'm going on record... calling I don't like calling pass attempts "targets".  It sound stupid.


It's mostly for fantasy players to see how often receivers are getting looks to judge potential fantasy value.
 
2013-09-17 03:49:28 PM
I'm willing to bet the Steelers will go to the Super Bowl this season after starting 0-2.

Stranger things have happened before, just ask the 2007 New York Giants.
 
2013-09-17 03:49:39 PM

IAmRight: FriarReb98: Treygreen13: Boo. Eli should have gotten the Jake just for his pathetic performance in the much-hyped Manning Bowl 2013.

Nope.  sorry.  Kaeppy was supposed to do much, much better than Eli was, because they're the defending NFC champs.  And SNF>"national" game on CBS.

Did people forget that the fumble was a tiebreaker, since that was the rarer feat (and Jake had 5 INT/1 FUM)? Or did I make up that that was a tiebreaker?


Some think that way, but I've always thought a pure interception day can be worse, depending on the circumstances.
 
2013-09-17 03:50:44 PM
I'm out of the eliminator after two weeks (thanks Eagles), so I'm just gonna pretend like I'm still relevant and make picks anyway.
 
2013-09-17 03:51:44 PM

Funk Brothers: I'm willing to bet the Steelers will go to the Super Bowl this season after starting 0-2.

Stranger things have happened before, just ask the 2007 New York Giants.


How much?
 
2013-09-17 03:52:11 PM

Funk Brothers: I'm willing to bet the Steelers will go to the Super Bowl this season after starting 0-2.

Stranger things have happened before, just ask the 2007 New York Giants.


I will take that bet everyday of the week and twice on Sunday
 
2013-09-17 03:52:51 PM

IAmRight: steamingpile: Both teams still have shiatty defenses, I don't know why people ignore that fact, you don't get better by hiring the dumber, fatter, more bearded Ryan brother.

Indeed, the Saints gave up 17 points to the sh*tfest known as the Falcons.

/it's so fun when you clown on your own team in the name of tearing others down


Saints  - YPG: 11th, PPG: 6th
Pats - YPG: 8th, PPG: 6th
Falcons - YPG: 27th, PPG: 15th

And yes of course, our shiatty defense somehow managed to hold the Ferrari megaweaponed OMGWTFBBQ offense to 17 points, lol.

/I realize it's two games, but that's just funny
 
2013-09-17 03:56:36 PM
I'd laugh at SD jumping 10 spots this week, but it makes up for the ridiculous 2 spot drop from last week.
 
2013-09-17 03:58:15 PM
They really think there are 8 teams worse than the Redskins? No way.

When you see the atrocious defensive numbers, just remember that they could have been way worse had the Iggles and Pack kept trying in the second half. Same goes for the offense, all of the scoring happened when their opponents went into the prevent for the last 30 minutes. So far we've been outscored 50-7 in the first half, and that 7 came on a fluke deflection/fumble for a TD.

Ryan Kerrigan is the only guy who shouldn't be ashamed of his performance thus far.
 
2013-09-17 04:00:31 PM

robsul82: IAmRight: FriarReb98: Treygreen13: Boo. Eli should have gotten the Jake just for his pathetic performance in the much-hyped Manning Bowl 2013.

Nope.  sorry.  Kaeppy was supposed to do much, much better than Eli was, because they're the defending NFC champs.  And SNF>"national" game on CBS.

Did people forget that the fumble was a tiebreaker, since that was the rarer feat (and Jake had 5 INT/1 FUM)? Or did I make up that that was a tiebreaker?

Some think that way, but I've always thought a pure interception day can be worse, depending on the circumstances.


I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone
 
2013-09-17 04:01:13 PM

PaulieattheTap: Are youi into ELO, or Moody Blues? They did some great thigs with orchestras also. Since you seem to be a Scorps fan check this out.


I'm not sure I'd tag myself a Scorps fan. It's like I wouldn't call myself a Packers fan. I think they're cool, but I don't own their gear, ya know? But anyway, that Rock you Like a Hurricane was AWESOME!  I've always liked smooshing up two genres of music or hearing covers that are in a different genre than the original.


skrame: I wasn't judging; I was suggesting. But I can't top "Bmore Ratbird".


Already fixed for next week. Woot!
 
2013-09-17 04:04:49 PM

Treygreen13: I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone


Oh c'mon, Kaepernick's first interception came from closer to the end zone than Eli's. Just got tipped at like the 1.
 
2013-09-17 04:05:21 PM

robsul82: Ferrari megaweaponed OMGWTFBBQ offense


Stealing for future use & possible permanent lexicon placement. Thank you.
 
2013-09-17 04:06:04 PM

Di Atribe: I'm not sure I'd tag myself a Scorps fan



are you a Cult fan?  i taped them in Phoenix recently, it came out pretty good.

also, locally, the slam on the Cardinals is not "Bishops" but "same old cardinals", so maybe that.  and my mom has an irrational hatred of them for reasons unknown to me so she calls them the "Crudinals".
 
2013-09-17 04:06:39 PM

IAmRight: Treygreen13: I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone

Oh c'mon, Kaepernick's first interception came from closer to the end zone than Eli's. Just got tipped at like the 1.


Are you actually asking for mercy for Kaep?
 
2013-09-17 04:07:16 PM

IAmRight: Treygreen13: I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone

Oh c'mon, Kaepernick's first interception came from closer to the end zone than Eli's. Just got tipped at like the 1.


JUST LET ME HAVE THIS ONE THING

The Seahawks stomped the crap out of all the 49ers, and frankly Kaep was the only thing working at all in that game. Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.
 
2013-09-17 04:10:59 PM

Treygreen13: IAmRight: Treygreen13: I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone

Oh c'mon, Kaepernick's first interception came from closer to the end zone than Eli's. Just got tipped at like the 1.

JUST LET ME HAVE THIS ONE THING

The Seahawks stomped the crap out of all the 49ers, and frankly Kaep's legs was were the only things working at all in that game. Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.


FTFY. His arm was certainly not working.
 
2013-09-17 04:11:16 PM

Treygreen13: Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.



Palmer's pick six was miscommunication;  the TE was running to the right, but he thought the play was to sit in space so he stopped, but palmer tracked him still going right.......right into the arms of the defense, as if palmer meant to throw it to him. ugly, cost us 6 points, but the kind of thing that can be fixed.

palmer also threw probably two sure TDs juuuuuuuuuuuuuust out of reach.  i know every game and every player has acouple of plays here that would change games, but we left two TDs on the field.  ehhh.  it happens.

but hey, in fairness to DET, they missed a relatively easy FG twice.  we ran into the kicker on about a 38 yarder, they missed wide left, but on the penalty (5yd penalty) dude doinked it right.  DOINK! so both teams left points on the field.
 
2013-09-17 04:14:56 PM

rickythepenguin: are you a Cult fan? i taped them in Phoenix recently, it came out pretty good.


YES! Funny story about that. I had never even heard of the Cult until I went to college. My hometown is so whitebread religious that any song by the Cult never made it to the airwaves because Satan. If you wanna send me stuff, I'll take it. Hells yes. Gonna go listen to them right now because I need to feed the best earworm ever. SMOKE ON THE HORIZON


rickythepenguin: also, locally, the slam on the Cardinals is not "Bishops" but "same old cardinals", so maybe that. and my mom has an irrational hatred of them for reasons unknown to me so she calls them the "Crudinals".


Oooooh I like that! Mama Penguin's got jokes, eh? Totally using that.
 
2013-09-17 04:15:24 PM

rickythepenguin: Treygreen13: Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.


Palmer's pick six was miscommunication;  the TE was running to the right, but he thought the play was to sit in space so he stopped, but palmer tracked him still going right.......right into the arms of the defense, as if palmer meant to throw it to him. ugly, cost us 6 points, but the kind of thing that can be fixed.

palmer also threw probably two sure TDs juuuuuuuuuuuuuust out of reach.  i know every game and every player has acouple of plays here that would change games, but we left two TDs on the field.  ehhh.  it happens.

but hey, in fairness to DET, they missed a relatively easy FG twice.  we ran into the kicker on about a 38 yarder, they missed wide left, but on the penalty (5yd penalty) dude doinked it right.  DOINK! so both teams left points on the field.


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2013-09-17 04:16:45 PM

Di Atribe: YES! Funny story about that. I had never even heard of the Cult until I went to college. My hometown is so whitebread religious that any song by the Cult never made it to the airwaves because Satan. If you wanna send me stuff, I'll take it. Hells yes. Gonna go listen to them right now because I need to feed the best earworm ever. SMOKE ON THE HORIZON


ok, let's chat off page.  recording came out pretty good.  i got to the second row for the second set, and durign the encore Ian came around to shake hands.  I SHOOK HIS HAND HIS SOUL NOW BELONGS TO ME
 
2013-09-17 04:18:26 PM

Treygreen13: The Seahawks stomped the crap out of all the 49ers, and frankly Kaep was the only thing working at all in that game. Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.


He didn't do anything to help his team except get some runs out there after it didn't really matter if he ran.

/Eli has lots of crappy games per year to get on the list, Kaepernick will rarely have a performance like that

Di Atribe: Are you actually asking for mercy for Kaep?


Nope, just saying he deserves his Jake fair and square.
 
2013-09-17 04:18:31 PM

Di Atribe: Oooooh I like that! Mama Penguin's got jokes, eh? Totally using that.



Actualy, we haven't heard the "same old cardinals" this year, but we sure as shiat did last year, after the 58-0 loss.  whenever we suck that's what the haters say.  so yeah.  you could use that but I think "Crudinals" is more in line with your little nickname thingie.
 
2013-09-17 04:29:44 PM

Treygreen13: rickythepenguin: Treygreen13: Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.


Palmer's pick six was miscommunication;  the TE was running to the right, but he thought the play was to sit in space so he stopped, but palmer tracked him still going right.......right into the arms of the defense, as if palmer meant to throw it to him. ugly, cost us 6 points, but the kind of thing that can be fixed.

palmer also threw probably two sure TDs juuuuuuuuuuuuuust out of reach.  i know every game and every player has acouple of plays here that would change games, but we left two TDs on the field.  ehhh.  it happens.

but hey, in fairness to DET, they missed a relatively easy FG twice.  we ran into the kicker on about a 38 yarder, they missed wide left, but on the penalty (5yd penalty) dude doinked it right.  DOINK! so both teams left points on the field.

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2013-09-17 04:34:52 PM

Funk Brothers: I'm willing to bet the Steelers will go to the Super Bowl this season after starting 0-2.

Stranger things have happened before, just ask the 2007 New York Giants.


i'm in. willing to go with a year of totalfark? or something cheaper? i don't care, i just know i have the odds with me now, so imma push all-in.
 
2013-09-17 04:35:55 PM

steamingpile: Nadie_AZ: How are the  Seahawks on top? That smashing was against a division opponent that had emotions high. I mean, you could almost feel the electricity in the air. It was as if I were going to see lightning through out the stadium as the game went on.

That's just the adderral they were smoking before the game.....

Power rankings are like CFB rankings, useless until around week 4-5 to see how everything shakes out.


Even then the sample size is really too small to be very useful. There are reasons stat lovers are found more often in baseball. A big one is that by this point in the season, each MLB team would have already played more games than an NFL team does in a season (including playoffs).
 
2013-09-17 04:36:58 PM

Shame Us: Treygreen13: IAmRight: Treygreen13: I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone

Oh c'mon, Kaepernick's first interception came from closer to the end zone than Eli's. Just got tipped at like the 1.

JUST LET ME HAVE THIS ONE THING

The Seahawks stomped the crap out of all the 49ers, and frankly Kaep's legs was were the only things working at all in that game. Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.

FTFY. His arm was certainly not working.


still don't know why they didn't run the ball more often/run screen passes, i mean it's like the NFL forgot how to play in a hostile environment while simultaneously forgetting what good cornerbacks looked like

everybody was all "oooooh play action" and their brains oozed out of their ears
 
2013-09-17 04:38:46 PM

dywed88: Even then the sample size is really too small to be very useful. There are reasons stat lovers are found more often in baseball. A big one is that by this point in the season, each MLB team would have already played more games than an NFL team does in a season (including playoffs).


By this time in the season? MLB accomplishes that about 3 weeks into their season.
 
2013-09-17 04:42:26 PM
On the graf it appears the the Saints and Da Bears have hit ESPN's glass ceiling in the rankings
 
2013-09-17 04:45:27 PM

mikaloyd: On the graf it appears the the Saints and Da Bears have hit ESPN's glass ceiling in the rankings


I knew the bears were a bunch of girls
 
2013-09-17 04:46:01 PM

mikaloyd: On the graf it appears the the Saints and Da Bears have hit ESPN's glass ceiling in the rankings


Heh, totally. Nice call.
 
2013-09-17 04:54:24 PM
Good ol' Baguars, sucking for Bridgewater. Or maybe Boyd. Even our sportswriter gave up.
 
2013-09-17 04:57:17 PM

thecpt: mikaloyd: On the graf it appears the the Saints and Da Bears have hit ESPN's glass ceiling in the rankings

I knew the bears were a bunch of girls

 cdn.lastangryfan.com
 
2013-09-17 04:58:29 PM

Di Atribe: One 14 point drop:Redskins


 late to the party re the WARR GRAFFF, WARRR, but........i know they had the playoff app last year but....come on.  as precipitous as their immediate decline has been, did anyone really think they'd be that good this year,  really?  WAS is a proud football town and a "storied franchise".  and they've sucked for so long that when they show a flash of competence, the narrative is "THE 'SKINS ARE BACK, BABY!"  they're like the Notre Dame of the NFL.  point being, their line sucks but don't act surprised, football fan.
 
2013-09-17 05:00:00 PM

skrame: thecpt: mikaloyd: On the graf it appears the the Saints and Da Bears have hit ESPN's glass ceiling in the rankings

I knew the bears were a bunch of girls
 


His hair always looks greasy. Like he last washed it in a year beginning with a 1.
 
2013-09-17 05:09:39 PM
The AFC North looks about right so far.  Maybe the Bengals and Ravens could be swapped, and I'd say the Steelers are too damn low by maybe one or two spots, but that's more because of who's above them than anything else.  And, as always, the Browns are the Browns.

robsul82: For outsucking Eli Manning in a week that yet another Peyton schooling was set, for making sure that Jim Harbaugh in his tiny eyeglasses was only the second-silliest looking man on the field that night, for scoring a 66.7 against the Seattle Seahawks, I am proud to present The Jake for Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season to Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers.


I'll spare you the usual ass-kissing and just say that this was probably the right choice, all things considered.
 
2013-09-17 05:10:08 PM
Raiders are underrated, Black Tebow will lead us to redemption.

Peyton's going down this week. Down like the alcohol I have to consume to maintain my faith in Oakland.
 
2013-09-17 05:16:11 PM

AdamK: Shame Us: Treygreen13: IAmRight: Treygreen13: I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone

Oh c'mon, Kaepernick's first interception came from closer to the end zone than Eli's. Just got tipped at like the 1.

JUST LET ME HAVE THIS ONE THING

The Seahawks stomped the crap out of all the 49ers, and frankly Kaep's legs was were the only things working at all in that game. Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.

FTFY. His arm was certainly not working.

still don't know why they didn't run the ball more often/run screen passes, i mean it's like the NFL forgot how to play in a hostile environment while simultaneously forgetting what good cornerbacks looked like

everybody was all "oooooh play action" and their brains oozed out of their ears


If I was a SF fan, my gripe would be with the playcalling in the run game. Diving Frank Gore up the middle was obviously not working and the read-option was getting minimal returns. I would have gone with a few more designe Kaep runs and tried getting the ball outside off tackle a little more. I'm not sure how much good it would have done on that night against a Seahawk D that was obviously feeling it, but 11 carries for 13 yards in the conventional ground game is not going to get you where you want to be,
 
2013-09-17 05:18:09 PM

netweavr: Peyton's going down this week. Down like the alcohol I have to consume to maintain my faith in Oakland.



Huh.  the Sunday I'm in town, WAS will be at the Oracle dot net Synergy Kaiser Permanente Field at Al Davis Stadium Joint Use Facility Black Hole.  Rather a shame I can't make it.  Might explain why finding a room in OAK was such a hassle, though.
 
2013-09-17 05:22:25 PM
FARKISTAN ELIMINATOR UPDATE
After 1 week, the Fark eliminator league goes from  54 players down to  39.That means we've lost only 5 this week.Of those 5,2 Chose the Eagles:Agent Nick Fury (Don't believe in the SHIELD)Superb Owl Champions (Not so much)1 Chose the Lions:jmsvrsn..and 2 didn't even make a pick:Gonz_PVP_Pipe_Lockslost_thought_00The Wizard hat of the week award goes to joe_digrizfor being the only Farker to pick the Packers to beat the snot out of the Redskins.I'll break down the other picks when I'm not packing for Wisconsin.
 
2013-09-17 05:26:30 PM

rickythepenguin: netweavr: Peyton's going down this week. Down like the alcohol I have to consume to maintain my faith in Oakland.


Huh.  the Sunday I'm in town, WAS will be at the Oracle dot net Synergy Kaiser Permanente Field at Al Davis Stadium Joint Use Facility Black Hole.  Rather a shame I can't make it.  Might explain why finding a room in OAK was such a hassle, though.


A's end the season away so it's probably DC fans going to the game, yeah.

I managed to get tix for the Monday Night, Dec 23 game Atl @ SF (last reg-season game @Candlestick?). That should be fun provided both teams are still in the hunt at that point.
 
2013-09-17 05:32:46 PM

Di Atribe: dywed88: Even then the sample size is really too small to be very useful. There are reasons stat lovers are found more often in baseball. A big one is that by this point in the season, each MLB team would have already played more games than an NFL team does in a season (including playoffs).

By this time in the season? MLB accomplishes that about 3 weeks into their season.


My point exactly, an eigth of the way through the season (2 games in the NFL), a MLB team has played over 20 games, the maximum an NFL team can play.

It doesn't mean anything, just shows why NFL statistics and extrapolation is often awful, due to the very low sample size.
 
2013-09-17 05:40:10 PM

netweavr: I managed to get tix for the Monday Night, Dec 23 game Atl @ SF (last reg-season game @Candlestick?). That should be fun provided both teams are still in the hunt at that point.


I'm gonna try to score tix for that game too.  Along with my wife, kid, and parents, I attended the final baseball game at Candlestick (Giants v. Dodgers in 1999--my then-one-year-old-now-15-years-old daughter's very first baseball game, and my dad's very last baseball game in that he was diagnosed with a non-operable brain tumor about a month later).  It would be cool to see the final football game (final regular season game, anyway) scheduled to be played in the old dump too.
 
2013-09-17 05:46:26 PM

LucklessWonder: I'll break down the other picks when I'm not packing for Wisconsin.


Everyone who picked the Bengals to win also picked the Colts to win in week 1 (myself included).
 
2013-09-17 05:52:30 PM

LucklessWonder: After 1 week, the Fark eliminator league goes from 54 players down to 39.That means we've lost only 5 this week.


I'm not in your league, but doesn't 54 - 39 =15?
 
2013-09-17 05:53:31 PM
I'm happy with the Bears being at 9. They do good when they're ranked below 5. Five and up, players start to get hurt and then it's all downhill from there.
 
2013-09-17 05:55:06 PM

skrame: LucklessWonder: After 1 week, the Fark eliminator league goes from 54 players down to 39.That means we've lost only 5 this week.

I'm not in your league, but doesn't 54 - 39 =15?


I think he means they lost 10 after week 1 and 5 in week 2.
 
2013-09-17 05:56:10 PM

LucklessWonder: didn't even make a pick:Gonz


Ah, Bob Sagat! Knew I forgot something.
 
2013-09-17 05:56:32 PM

mikaloyd: On the graf it appears the the Saints and Da Bears have hit ESPN's glass ceiling in the rankings


Well, this is ESPN we are talking about. To move either of them up would most likely mean moving New England down....
 
2013-09-17 05:57:04 PM

Treygreen13: IAmRight: Treygreen13: I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone

Oh c'mon, Kaepernick's first interception came from closer to the end zone than Eli's. Just got tipped at like the 1.

JUST LET ME HAVE THIS ONE THING

The Seahawks stomped the crap out of all the 49ers, and frankly Kaep was the only thing working at all in that game. Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.


Yeah, but Eli has plenty of chances to get a Jake this year. Kaepernick...not so much.
 
2013-09-17 05:58:02 PM
I always get here too late. :(
 
2013-09-17 05:58:25 PM

netweavr: (last reg-season game @Candlestick?)



wow, that's cool.  possibly last event ever, right?  50 years of history there.  hell the beatles played there!

I'm going to the Week 10ish Rams game.  hey man who knows, that could mean something.  UNLIKELY i admit, but you never know.
 
2013-09-17 05:59:34 PM

snowshovel: mikaloyd: On the graf it appears the the Saints and Da Bears have hit ESPN's glass ceiling in the rankings

Well, this is ESPN we are talking about. To move either of them up would most likely mean moving New England down....


I don't think that struggling to beat a team worse than the Jets is better than struggling to beat the Jets. And, well, the Vikings are the Vikings. Bears almost lost to the damn Ponders. Can't really speak proudly of any of those teams' accomplishments as of yet.

/and I hate the Pats and like the Saints
 
2013-09-17 06:09:25 PM

muck4doo: I always get here too late. :(


You are just on time for party!
 
2013-09-17 06:10:31 PM

Treygreen13: skrame: LucklessWonder: After 1 week, the Fark eliminator league goes from 54 players down to 39.That means we've lost only 5 this week.

I'm not in your league, but doesn't 54 - 39 =15?

I think he means they lost 10 after week 1 and 5 in week 2.


I did indeed, but was typing in a hurry. Heading to Reagan National Airport in a few...
 
2013-09-17 06:20:05 PM

robsul82: For outsucking Eli Manning in a week that yet another Peyton schooling was set, for making sure that Jim Harbaugh in his tiny eyeglasses was only the second-silliest looking man on the field that night, for scoring a 66.7 against the Seattle Seahawks, I am proud to present The Jake for Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season to Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers.


i1182.photobucket.com

Thanks, Rob! Speaking of Best Manning, rising to the #2 spot this week... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

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2013-09-17 06:34:56 PM

Di Atribe: 'm not sure I'd tag myself a Scorps fan. It's like I wouldn't call myself a Packers fan. I think they're cool, but I don't own their gear, ya know? But anyway, that Rock you Like a Hurricane was AWESOME!


Glad you liked it.  I just watched some other cool tunes with them and the orchestra.  Their early stuff was the best.

/ Damn dog can be demanding and not let you finish a thought ...

I've always been a Scorps fan.  Only was able to see them once,  w/out Michael.  I still think Michael is one of the great guitar players, just never got well known like the others.  Many people don't know about UFO, let alond\e the Schenker Group.  All have some very awesome music.

Oh well, Bella (the dog) must be hungry, I'm getting the evil eye, and we were just outside.

/ Time to feed Bella
// Then feed me
/// Probably should get some sleep since I worked till 7am and didn't get my 5 hrs of shut-eye today.
 
2013-09-17 06:37:05 PM

LucklessWonder: I did indeed, but was typing in a hurry. Heading to Reagan National Airport in a few...


Are you coming to see me


PaulieattheTap: Oh well, Bella (the dog) must be hungry, I'm getting the evil eye, and we were just outside.


Hmmmm your profile is devoid of any pictures of this so-called "Bella."
 
2013-09-17 06:44:33 PM

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: I did indeed, but was typing in a hurry. Heading to Reagan National Airport in a few...

Are you coming to see me


PaulieattheTap: Oh well, Bella (the dog) must be hungry, I'm getting the evil eye, and we were just outside.

Hmmmm your profile is devoid of any pictures of this so-called "Bella."


Only if you happen to be in Sheboygan, WI. So, not this time.
 
2013-09-17 07:08:09 PM

redmid17: Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Shame Us: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

ESPN The Mag, IIRC, Has the SEA_JAX game predicted at a 58-0 scoreline. That's ridiculous. Jacksonville may suck, but they won't roll over like AZ did last year.

Jacksonville can leave everything they have on the field and still lose by 40. It's a question of talent not heart

58-0 is the scoreline of a team that has completely capitulated, like AZ did last season. While Jacksonville is terrible and outclassed by the Seahawks at maybe every position, a near 60-burger is not in the cards again. I'm not saying it's impossible, nor that the 19.5 spread is wrong at all, just that the prediction of a relegation-level beasting may be overblown.

If Gabbert starts, I could see it as realistic. If Henne starts, the Jags might actually put up some points. If they let Denard play QB, it means Gabbert and Henne are dead and Khan has been kidnapped by a Tebow-inspired right wing militia group.


At this point it doesn't really matter.  What *does* matter is in the last 9 home games, Seattle is 9-0 ATS...lay the points and bet big.  Jacksonville has scored 10 points in 2 games...the Seahawks have GIVEN UP 10 points in 2 games.
 
2013-09-17 07:11:20 PM

RickyWilliams'sBong: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

I'll take all the underdogs there in my pick'em pool.

This isn't college.  As bad as JAX and OAK are, 15- to 20-point lines are absurd in the NFL.

May regret it, but I'll take my chances.


31 and 32 vs. 1 and 2, according to the power rankings?  You really think Jacksonville can maintain +20 in Seattle?  Not only is Seattle 9-0 ATS and SU in their last 9 home games, but the last time Jacksonville came up to Seattle...it ended with them flying home 40-0 losers.

And Peyton is just gonna turn on the afterburners.
 
2013-09-17 07:16:24 PM

Fade2black: RickyWilliams'sBong: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

I'll take all the underdogs there in my pick'em pool.

This isn't college.  As bad as JAX and OAK are, 15- to 20-point lines are absurd in the NFL.

May regret it, but I'll take my chances.

31 and 32 vs. 1 and 2, according to the power rankings?  You really think Jacksonville can maintain +20 in Seattle?  Not only is Seattle 9-0 ATS and SU in their last 9 home games, but the last time Jacksonville came up to Seattle...it ended with them flying home 40-0 losers.

And Peyton is just gonna turn on the afterburners.


He's right. 20 point NFL lines are absurd. I appreciate the sentiment and you might cash in. But that is a lot of points.
 
2013-09-17 07:17:56 PM

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: I did indeed, but was typing in a hurry. Heading to Reagan National Airport in a few...

Are you coming to see me


PaulieattheTap: Oh well, Bella (the dog) must be hungry, I'm getting the evil eye, and we were just outside.

Hmmmm your profile is devoid of any pictures of this so-called "Bella."


Ok, try this link.  But don't look into the eyes!!!!
 
2013-09-17 07:30:38 PM

LucklessWonder: Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: I did indeed, but was typing in a hurry. Heading to Reagan National Airport in a few...

Are you coming to see me


PaulieattheTap: Oh well, Bella (the dog) must be hungry, I'm getting the evil eye, and we were just outside.

Hmmmm your profile is devoid of any pictures of this so-called "Bella."

Only if you happen to be in Sheboygan, WI. So, not this time.


Never been there, but visited White Fish Bay a couple of times when I was a tyke.  Had relatives there.  Well, { Mom and Dad called then relatives (they all grew up in an orphanage)} they were more like adopted relatives, but they were part of the family.

/ Sheboygen, isn't that where Jake but his a$$ kicked?
 
2013-09-17 07:45:04 PM

Treygreen13: Fade2black: RickyWilliams'sBong: HaywoodJablonski: Jags are 19.5 point underdogs at Seattle this weekend. Raiders get 15 at Denver. And the Colts get TEN at San Fran. Colts can cover, but I don't know about the other two

I'll take all the underdogs there in my pick'em pool.

This isn't college.  As bad as JAX and OAK are, 15- to 20-point lines are absurd in the NFL.

May regret it, but I'll take my chances.

31 and 32 vs. 1 and 2, according to the power rankings?  You really think Jacksonville can maintain +20 in Seattle?  Not only is Seattle 9-0 ATS and SU in their last 9 home games, but the last time Jacksonville came up to Seattle...it ended with them flying home 40-0 losers.

And Peyton is just gonna turn on the afterburners.

He's right. 20 point NFL lines are absurd. I appreciate the sentiment and you might cash in. But that is a lot of points.


Teaser the bet.  A teaser means you can move the line, but the caveat is you're putting up more money to win almost the same, and you have to teaser the spread AND the over/under.  So lets assume as of today:

Seattle -19.5
O/U is 40.5

If you bet $25 on the -19.5, you'd win $22.73.  Same with the O/U.  If you Parlay'd the bet, you be betting that you hit on both...odds go up.  A $10 Parlay on 2 picks nets you $26 extra.  So $25+25+10(parlay) is $60 to win $66.

On a Teaser, you can take the -19.5 and add/subtract anywhere from 3 to 10...a typical 6.5 teaser means you now lay -13 points, and the under is now 46.5.  But you have to wager $40 to win that same $22, and you MUST hit on both in order to win.

I know, alot of math...but sometimes (rarely) the teaser is the way to go.
 
2013-09-17 07:51:31 PM

Treygreen13: He's right. 20 point NFL lines are absurd. I appreciate the sentiment and you might cash in. But that is a lot of points.


It's a lot of points but no one in their right mind is going to bet on Jacksonville. Hell, the line started at 17 and it's already moved to 19.5.

Seattle probably won't run it up, though, Jacksonville's coach was a Seahawks assistant last year and I think it was a pretty amicable situation. But uh, yeah...Seattle hasn't even played well on offense yet and they just beat the second-best team in the league by 26. And it's possible we'll have Clemons back (though there's really no need to rush him - just save him for Houston, Pete!).

Fun fact for you Dallas fans - I went through all the NFC games (will try to get through AFC games tomorrow), did drive stats and expected points based on starting field position. Who's No. 1 in the NFC? Well, Seattle of course. But who's No. 2? Your Dallas Cowboys, who are outperforming their/their opponents starting field position by 15 points (of course, most of that is due to TD returns off of Giants' turnovers; without those the Cowboys are decidedly mediocre. But hey, it's something!

/the Redskins have the worst average starting position in the league - their own 20
//maybe they should try stopping someone on defense at some point
///best fourth-quarter team in the league, though! They DOMINATE when they're down 30 and the other team stops trying.
 
2013-09-17 09:07:33 PM

Treygreen13: skrame: LucklessWonder: After 1 week, the Fark eliminator league goes from 54 players down to 39.That means we've lost only 5 this week.

I'm not in your league, but doesn't 54 - 39 =15?

I think he means they lost 10 after week 1 and 5 in week 2.


OK... But he said "after one week". I read it wrong, I guess.

muck4doo: I always get here too late. :(


A muck4doo arrives precisely when he means to. This thread will still be kicking until a better NFL thread takes its place.

IAmRight: Bears almost lost to the damn Ponders. Can't really speak proudly of any of those teams' accomplishments as of yet.


I agree with IAR about a Chicago team... :goes to look for pigs in the sky.
 
2013-09-17 09:57:11 PM

thecpt: for those that missed it in the Sunday thread:

FAIL part one
FAIL part deux

brought to you by Bunny_deville and moi.

/who speaks limited french


Whar new Fail? Whar?
 
2013-09-17 10:03:04 PM

mikaloyd: thecpt: for those that missed it in the Sunday thread:

FAIL part one
FAIL part deux

brought to you by Bunny_deville and moi.

/who speaks limited french

Whar new Fail? Whar?


There wasn't enough fail IMO, and I don't speak for my PiC but she hasn't brought up anything.

Our intention for the fail is for monumental memorable failures which can encapsulate a brief second or entire season. Just didn't happen this week.

So let me boldly say, This week the NFL FAILED AT FAILING.

/hopefully next week!
 
2013-09-17 10:23:10 PM

thecpt: mikaloyd: thecpt: for those that missed it in the Sunday thread:

FAIL part one
FAIL part deux

brought to you by Bunny_deville and moi.

/who speaks limited french

Whar new Fail? Whar?

There wasn't enough fail IMO, and I don't speak for my PiC but she hasn't brought up anything.

Our intention for the fail is for monumental memorable failures which can encapsulate a brief second or entire season. Just didn't happen this week.

So let me boldly say, This week the NFL FAILED AT FAILING.

/hopefully next week!


Im OK with this
 
2013-09-17 10:38:01 PM

LucklessWonder: Only if you happen to be in Sheboygan, WI. So, not this time.


My dad is from Sheboygan. Tell everyone I said HEY DER!


PaulieattheTap: Ok, try this link. But don't look into the eyes!!!!


zomg HI BELLA whozza good girl? You are. Oh yes you are!
 
2013-09-17 11:18:02 PM

Treygreen13: IAmRight: Treygreen13: I think you have got to give bonus points for 3 picks in the end zone

Oh c'mon, Kaepernick's first interception came from closer to the end zone than Eli's. Just got tipped at like the 1.

JUST LET ME HAVE THIS ONE THING

The Seahawks stomped the crap out of all the 49ers, and frankly Kaep was the only thing working at all in that game. Eli threw 3 embarassingly bad INTs and 1 that was a fluke bounce.


Shhh.  No tears, only the knowledge that the RGIII Shenanigans are on pace to out horror show the NFL's All-Time Worst Defense by more than 1000 yards.  Their 2013 NFL Yearbook is going to be titled "Will Fight No More Forever."  And you can't be happy?  I thought you were a Cowboys fan.  I guess not.
 
2013-09-18 12:17:30 AM
I'd also like to point out that in terms of points allowed per drive vs. expected points allowed (based on starting field position), the Redskins are the worst in the NFC. The Giants are the second-worst. And the Eagles are the third-worst.

/the Cowboys are third-best
//New York's offense is the worst-rated of the four, but that's mostly due to the offense giving up a couple of TDs, and the fact that it's not weighted to reduce the value of Washington's worthless scoring
 
2013-09-18 01:47:12 AM
Talk to me about penalties. I'm a casual Seattle fan, and it seemed like that game had a lot of penalties, and several of them were of the "game-changing" variety.

I know last week we saw a couple (Tampa/Jets and Greenbay/SF games). Are "game-changer" type penalties kept track of?

Also LOL at 5-0 halftime score.
 
2013-09-18 08:13:17 AM

robsul82: rickythepenguin: Saints have the chance to go to 3-0 with a win,

And we'll still be underneath the Falcons!  lol


Eh, look at our red zone efficiency last game and the fact that though TB racked up something like 118 yards in mostly dumbass penalties and the game still came down to the wire. I understand why we didn't rise this week with a panel of bloviating jaggoffs.

You know I always think the Falcons are too damn high, but I'm not seeing a big case for us leaping them this early in the season. Ryan's D is still unproven long-term, the Saints have yet to scream a fortyburger with the ease we grew accustomed to, and we have injury issues. I think these guys who get paid to say stupid sh*t (I do it for free) are keeping the Falcons riding on the coattails of last year's record, which even then was overrated IMO.

Even though we're not only 2-0 and have commanding tie-breakers, it's too early to move the Saints too far up the list.
 
2013-09-18 10:03:34 AM

danfrank: When you see the atrocious defensive numbers, just remember that they could have been way worse had the Iggles and Pack kept trying in the second half. Same goes for the offense, all of the scoring happened when their opponents went into the prevent for the last 30 minutes. So far we've been outscored 50-7 in the first half, and that 7 came on a fluke deflection/fumble for a TD.


This. Without that fluke, which came as the Eagles were about to score, it would easily be 57-0 for the first half. Which, by the way, is a good reason for the pundits to stop with their "the defense is getting tired" narrative. They are just as bad when they are fresh.

In fact, about the best strategy the defense has right now is to wear down the opposing offensive line by forcing them to have so much possession and march up and down the field. By the fourth quarter, they have them right where they want them!

And don't forget the special teams. You'd think that a team that punts and receives kick-offs so often would be better at it by now. It was just sad seeing Slowmover McOldguy back to receive towards the end of the GB game.
 
2013-09-18 11:00:26 AM
Bears with two 4th quarter comebacks against teams that were in the playoffs last year and they languish at 9. Packers go 1-1 and pound a questionable Washington team and move up two spots? Who the fark does these rankings?
 
2013-09-18 12:25:37 PM

jimmythefly: Talk to me about penalties. I'm a casual Seattle fan, and it seemed like that game had a lot of penalties, and several of them were of the "game-changing" variety.

I know last week we saw a couple (Tampa/Jets and Greenbay/SF games). Are "game-changer" type penalties kept track of?

Also LOL at 5-0 halftime score.


The refs blew a lot of calls in both directions.  A bunch benefited the Niners, and a bunch benefited the Seahawks.  Certainly, bad refs didn't cause 29-3, but I'm looking forward to a rematch that hopefully will be better called.

A rematch that isn't at Magic Stadium, I might add.
 
2013-09-18 12:31:59 PM

Di Atribe: HAY GUIZE who wants to check out some data represented visually?

[i27.photobucket.com image 650x800]

Took some suggestions from last week, ignored others, forgot others. Tried to get everyone on one line, but ONCE AGAIN, Baltimore has to ruin everything! Figures.


Useless info for your ignoring pleasure:

Change from Week 1 to this week:
One 14 point drop:Redskins
Two 8 point jumps: Dolphins & Chargers

Three teams are right back where they started: Seahawks, 49ers, & Packers

Change from last week to this week:
Two 5 point drops:Redskins, Eagles
One 10 point jump: Chargers

Number of times rankings have changed:
9 teams have changed once
Everybody else has changed twice

Difference between high rank & low rank:
Lowest fluctuation:Bengals & Seahawks with 1
Highest fluctuation:Redskins with 14
Average fluctuation is 4.75

Most spots traveled: Eagles & Redskins, both with 14

Teams hitting their highest rank this week:9 teams
Teams hitting their lowest rank this week:11 teams

Seven teams did not change rank

Two teams have held the #1 spot: Seahawks & 49ers


You put me between the kitties and Gnats? HOW DARE YOU!
 
2013-09-18 12:33:13 PM

robsul82: Friends,


BRAVO and fark you Colin.
 
2013-09-18 01:48:52 PM

eddievercetti: You put me between the kitties and Gnats? HOW DARE YOU!


What'd I do?
 
2013-09-18 02:15:32 PM
Since this is my first Power Rankings thread appearance of the season, I figured it should be late as hell, rambling, and not very entertaining or provocative.  Suck it Bobby Three-sticks, how's that Ponder thing working for you Jennings, damn I wish we had Seattle's D, and cry moar Quitler, I love it!
 
2013-09-18 04:01:16 PM

dickfreckle: robsul82: rickythepenguin: Saints have the chance to go to 3-0 with a win,

And we'll still be underneath the Falcons!  lol

Eh, look at our red zone efficiency last game and the fact that though TB racked up something like 118 yards in mostly dumbass penalties and the game still came down to the wire. I understand why we didn't rise this week with a panel of bloviating jaggoffs.

You know I always think the Falcons are too damn high, but I'm not seeing a big case for us leaping them this early in the season. Ryan's D is still unproven long-term, the Saints have yet to scream a fortyburger with the ease we grew accustomed to, and we have injury issues. I think these guys who get paid to say stupid sh*t (I do it for free) are keeping the Falcons riding on the coattails of last year's record, which even then was overrated IMO.

Even though we're not only 2-0 and have commanding tie-breakers, it's too early to move the Saints too far up the list.


23-17.  Said bloviating jagoffs can choke on it.
 
2013-09-18 05:25:37 PM

Di Atribe: eddievercetti: You put me between the kitties and Gnats? HOW DARE YOU!

What'd I do?


Our lines aren't together anymore, you just me next to...

bythatyoumean.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-18 06:06:45 PM

eddievercetti: Our lines aren't together anymore, you just me next to...


Awwww man!

i27.photobucket.com
 
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