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(ESPN)   Which team ponied up to #1 this week, and which cat is sucking worse than Duke? Let's find out in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings   (espn.go.com) divider line 215
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2013-10-08 01:34:56 PM  
For the SECOND week in a row, the #1 team in the NFL is...

THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

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2013-10-08 01:49:21 PM  
Giants at #31?  Seems legit.
 
2013-10-08 02:34:01 PM  
I wish my Romo headline wasn't redlit so fast. It's almost quality trolling.
 
2013-10-08 02:41:56 PM  

neuroflare: I wish my Romo headline wasn't redlit so fast. It's almost quality trolling.


Why do you hate me? I thought we were pals. :(
 
2013-10-08 02:51:22 PM  
TOP THREE for the next week until they inexplicably lose to Oakland

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2013-10-08 02:53:49 PM  

Di Atribe: neuroflare: I wish my Romo headline wasn't redlit so fast. It's almost quality trolling.

Why do you hate me? I thought we were pals. :(


No hate, Romo's better than what my team has, that's a fact. I was fishing for a greenlight and thought I could get one from that angle.

/heart
//whar graf?!
 
2013-10-08 02:55:55 PM  
i182.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-08 02:56:30 PM  
Well, that was a high profile moment of stupidity on my part.
 
2013-10-08 02:59:27 PM  
FTFA: Matt Schaub has thrown more touchdown passes to opposing defenses (three) than teammates (two) in his past three games. Schaub's four straight games with a pick-six is an NFL record.

And y'all give Romo shiat? Fools, please.
 
2013-10-08 03:00:44 PM  

Cagey B: Well, that was a high profile moment of stupidity on my part.


Expected from any A's fan, really.


/says the Rangers fan
//between sobs
 
2013-10-08 03:01:04 PM  

Di Atribe: And y'all give Romo shiat? Fools, please.


Yeah, but Romo is part of America's TeamTM, and Matt Schaub is, well, Matt Schaub.
 
2013-10-08 03:03:25 PM  

Di Atribe: neuroflare: I wish my Romo headline wasn't redlit so fast. It's almost quality trolling.

Why do you hate me? I thought we were pals. :(


To be fair, Romo played the game of his life.  Anybody even biatches about that pick needs to have their balls cut off; that was a helluva play by the linebacker.
 
2013-10-08 03:07:29 PM  

Captain Steroid: For the SECOND week in a row, the #1 team in the NFL is...

THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

[i1182.photobucket.com image 100x100]


You could say that he is magic.
 
2013-10-08 03:11:35 PM  

Rwa2play: Di Atribe: neuroflare: I wish my Romo headline wasn't redlit so fast. It's almost quality trolling.

Why do you hate me? I thought we were pals. :(

To be fair, Romo played the game of his life.  Anybody even biatches about that pick needs to have their balls cut off; that was a helluva play by the linebacker.


I don't particularly care for Romo but when a QB is putting up those ridiculous stats and still loses the game, it is all on their defense.
 
2013-10-08 03:12:51 PM  
And now, the moment none of you have been waiting for: Week 6 FARK/FAIL system results

1 New Orleans (2)
2 Denver (1)
3 Kansas City (3)
4 Seattle (5)
5 Indianapolis (4)
6 New England (6)
7 Baltimore (9)
8 Cleveland (16)
9 Tennessee (14)
10 Arizona (19)
11 Cincinnati (8)
12 Miami (13)
13 San Francisco (7)
14 Green Bay (11)
15 Chicago (12)
16 New York Jets (18)
17 Detroit (12)
18 San Diego (20)
19 Dallas (15)
20 Buffalo (23)
21 Oakland (24)
22 Philadelphia 21)
23 Houston (17)
24 Minnesota (28)
25 Carolina (26)
26 Atlanta (22)
27 Washington (27)
28 St. Louis (25)
29 Tampa Bay (30)
30 Pittsburgh (29)
31 Jacksonville (32)
32 New York Giants (31)

Parentheses are ESPN's ranks

The 49ers and Texans Are Too Damn High: -6 compared to ESPN
The Cardinals Are Too Damn Low: +9 compared to ESPN
 
2013-10-08 03:16:38 PM  
I'm loving seeing the Saints bounce back this year.  It's even better that it only took five games to get a four game lead in the division.

I'm just wondering how many armored trucks filled with gold bars it's going to take to resign Graham.  On Sunday, Brees to Graham was 10-for-10 for 135 yards.  What is even more impressive is that it's not just short routes, he is burning defenses deep.  If he has a linebacker on him he just runs right past them.  If he has a corner or safety on him, he just posts up and overpowers them on jump balls.

He's not just the #1 TE.  He's leading all receivers in catches and yards.
 
2013-10-08 03:18:31 PM  

Quasar: I don't particularly care for Romo but when a QB is putting up those ridiculous stats and still loses the game, it is all on their defense.


Yep. Heard one of our sports radio talking heads this morning say that the Cowboys' defense should all be begging Romo's forgiveness this week. It's absolutely silly how much they failed their team this week. The Broncos punted zero times during that game. ZERO

And is it just me, or have you been MIA lately?
 
2013-10-08 03:21:21 PM  
On a note related to football itself, this Cards defense is being pissed away by the worst offensive squad the NFL can muster for the second time in two years. Fitz is playing at a pedestrian level and the only time good things happen is when Andre Ellington gets the ball. At least not-Levi Brown didn't held his own this game.
 
2013-10-08 03:22:25 PM  

neuroflare: On a note related to football itself, this Cards defense is being pissed away by the worst offensive squad the NFL can muster for the second time in two years. Fitz is playing at a pedestrian level and the only time good things happen is when Andre Ellington gets the ball. At least not-Levi Brown didn't held his own this game.


delete that didn't, doh!
 
2013-10-08 03:26:53 PM  

Di Atribe: Quasar: I don't particularly care for Romo but when a QB is putting up those ridiculous stats and still loses the game, it is all on their defense.

Yep. Heard one of our sports radio talking heads this morning say that the Cowboys' defense should all be begging Romo's forgiveness this week. It's absolutely silly how much they failed their team this week. The Broncos punted zero times during that game. ZERO

And is it just me, or have you been MIA lately?


I don't have a tv near my home computer so I can't spam the game day threads as much, and Tfd threads haven't been that interesting of late.

But dem Cowboys... close game against the top of the league. They definitely surprised me.
 
2013-10-08 03:28:32 PM  
Eagles having the biggest jump surprises me. Yes they won, but it was against the Giants.
 
2013-10-08 03:36:15 PM  

Rwa2play: Giants at #31?  Seems legit.


too high.
 
2013-10-08 03:44:23 PM  
HERE'S YER GRAF now quit yer whinnying

i27.photobucket.com


Hm, nyess, if you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the whistle of the Giants falling rapidly through the atmosphere. Oh how the mighty have fallen. And check out those Chieftains, eh? They're gonna get altitude sickness from ascending so quickly. Good jorb, you lovable rascals.

Stupid metastats no one cares about except for me and exactly one other person:

Change from Week 1 to this week:
One 20 point drop:Falcons
One16 point jump: Chiefs

One team is right back where they started: Patriots

Change from last week to this week:
Two 6 point drops:Falcons & Dolphins
One 6 point jump: Eagles. Really?

Five teams did not change rank

Number of times rankings have changed:
1 team has changed once: Jaguars
13 teams have changed 5 times (max). Down from 16 teams last week who had moved the maximum number of times

Difference between high rank & low rank:
Lowest fluctuation:Jaguars, Broncos, & Patriots with 3
Highest fluctuation:Falcons with 20
Average fluctuation is 10.03

Most spots traveled:
Eagles with 28

Teams hitting their highest rank this week:Colts, Saints, Chiefs, Browns, & Raiders
Teams hitting their lowest rank this week:Seahawks, Falcons, Texans, Giants, & Vikings


Three teams have held the #1 spot: Seahawks, 49ers, & Broncos
 
2013-10-08 03:49:11 PM  

Quasar: Rwa2play: Di Atribe: neuroflare: I wish my Romo headline wasn't redlit so fast. It's almost quality trolling.

Why do you hate me? I thought we were pals. :(

To be fair, Romo played the game of his life.  Anybody even biatches about that pick needs to have their balls cut off; that was a helluva play by the linebacker.

I don't particularly care for Romo but when a QB is putting up those ridiculous stats and still loses the game, it is all on their defense.


This; that D makes two stops and the Cowboys win.
 
2013-10-08 03:53:47 PM  
The FALCONS are too danmed HIGH!
 
2013-10-08 03:54:06 PM  
Ryan Fitzpatrick was 0-for-8 with an interception on passes traveling 15 or more yards downfield Sunday. Fitzpatrick's eight attempts are the most without a completion in a game this season.

God damn th.... oh. He's with the Titans ..

*scroll*

Yeah the Bills are about right.
 
2013-10-08 03:55:51 PM  

Di Atribe: Hm, nyess, if you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the whistle of the Giants falling rapidly through the atmosphere.


What about the Falcons? I know falcons divebomb when they go in for the kill, but they generally pull up at the end.
 
2013-10-08 03:59:30 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: TOP THREE for the next week until they inexplicably lose to Oakland

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I love that the Chiefs are doing so well.  It means its a magical year like 2006 again.  The Chiefs can come into Indy and lose as the Colts go on to win the Superb Owl.
 
2013-10-08 03:59:50 PM  
Julio Jones is out for the year. The Falcons are done.
 
2013-10-08 04:01:57 PM  

Nabb1: Julio Jones is out for the year. The Falcons are done.


Weren't they done last night?
 
2013-10-08 04:04:06 PM  

Di Atribe: Hm, nyess, if you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the whistle of the Giants falling rapidly through the atmosphere. Oh how the mighty have fallen.


Untimely injuries + No running game = Shiat happens.  Coughlin shouldn't quit/get fired, the staff does need a shake-up, and Reese needs to start scouting for O/D Linemen today.
 
2013-10-08 04:06:39 PM  
Bucs raise one spot by firing freeman
 
2013-10-08 04:06:53 PM  

mikaloyd: The FALCONS are too danmed HIGH!


Agreed.  Jones is out for the season.  White has a bad ankle and hamstring.  Without either of those two, Gonzales can expect quadruple vice coverage on every play.  He's just going to get mugged the second the ball gets snapped.
 
2013-10-08 04:09:50 PM  

mikaloyd: Bucs raise one spot by firing freeman


I like to think that it was the Giants raising being awful to an artform, rather than the Bucs improving their team.
 
2013-10-08 04:14:04 PM  

Rwa2play: Quasar: Rwa2play: Di Atribe: neuroflare: I wish my Romo headline wasn't redlit so fast. It's almost quality trolling.

Why do you hate me? I thought we were pals. :(

To be fair, Romo played the game of his life.  Anybody even biatches about that pick needs to have their balls cut off; that was a helluva play by the linebacker.

I don't particularly care for Romo but when a QB is putting up those ridiculous stats and still loses the game, it is all on their defense.

This; that D makes two stops and the Cowboys win.


It's still the defense that stopped Manning's 20TD streak, at least there's that.
 
2013-10-08 04:16:17 PM  
The Cardinals sent heavy pressure after Cam Newton on Sunday. In the last three quarters, Newton was 5-of-14 with three interceptions and six sacks against added pressure.


Daryl Washington's return after a 4 gamer was HUGE.  problem is, he's facing a Octoberish (?) hearing on an off-season Domestic Violence / Assault allegation that some believe still exposes him to NFL discipline.

Palmer looked pretty bad and during the game, I wrote, "gota wonder if Arians pulls him" which did not happen.  but with 11 games left and the team a rather surprising 3-2, if Palmer keeps slapdicking around such that it puts games in jeopardy and a deep 2014 NFL draft class, I woner if Palmer sticks around.  the 'chise will have to make a decision by week 8:  are we playing for a WC berth or should we consider the draft?

I mean, yeah, we're going into Week 6, but the Cards at 3-2 are one of a host of 3-2 teams that on paper have a wild card at minimum hope, noting is is rather LUDICROUS to discuss anything playoff related this early.  My point is, if Palmer keeps playing Palmerball but with a pretty awesome defense, who is the joke really on, here?
 
2013-10-08 04:19:16 PM  

rickythepenguin: My point is, if Palmer keeps playing Palmerball but with a pretty awesome defense, who is the joke really on, here?


Us, for the second year in a row.
 
2013-10-08 04:19:59 PM  

Quasar: Rwa2play: Di Atribe: neuroflare: I wish my Romo headline wasn't redlit so fast. It's almost quality trolling.

Why do you hate me? I thought we were pals. :(

To be fair, Romo played the game of his life.  Anybody even biatches about that pick needs to have their balls cut off; that was a helluva play by the linebacker.

I don't particularly care for Romo but when a QB is putting up those ridiculous stats and still loses the game, it is all on their defense.


For Romo to win that game he would have had to set the NFL record for passing yards in a game
 
2013-10-08 04:20:16 PM  
So, do the Falcons do Tony Gonzalez a solid and trade him in midseason?
 
2013-10-08 04:21:41 PM  

rickythepenguin: The Cardinals sent heavy pressure after Cam Newton on Sunday. In the last three quarters, Newton was 5-of-14 with three interceptions and six sacks against added pressure.


Daryl Washington's return after a 4 gamer was HUGE.  problem is, he's facing a Octoberish (?) hearing on an off-season Domestic Violence / Assault allegation that some believe still exposes him to NFL discipline.

Palmer looked pretty bad and during the game, I wrote, "gota wonder if Arians pulls him" which did not happen.  but with 11 games left and the team a rather surprising 3-2, if Palmer keeps slapdicking around such that it puts games in jeopardy and a deep 2014 NFL draft class, I woner if Palmer sticks around.  the 'chise will have to make a decision by week 8:  are we playing for a WC berth or should we consider the draft?

I mean, yeah, we're going into Week 6, but the Cards at 3-2 are one of a host of 3-2 teams that on paper have a wild card at minimum hope, noting is is rather LUDICROUS to discuss anything playoff related this early.  My point is, if Palmer keeps playing Palmerball but with a pretty awesome defense, who is the joke really on, here?


Palmer does not have a quick release. The Oline cannot protect him long enough for him to be effective. Unless they go to a shorter passing game, or heavily rely on the running game to set him up, he won't last past week 10.
 
2013-10-08 04:22:01 PM  

Super Chronic: So, do the Falcons do Tony Gonzalez a solid and trade him in midseason?


And I looked around to see if I'm the only one who's thought of that.  Apparently not: http://m.tmi.me/1akkej

But I don't believe him.
 
2013-10-08 04:23:30 PM  
I only have 2 thoughts to share:

1)  Get well soon, Megatron!  For the love of all that is holy, get well soon!

2)  With the Flyers firing their head coach, Chip Kelly is now the longest tenured head coach amongst Philadelphia's four major professional sports teams
 
2013-10-08 04:24:40 PM  
The Chiefs haven't exactly had a tough schedule.  Going by power rankings:

@32
vs15
@21
vs31
@14 (with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB)

And going forward, they have...

vs24
vs17
vs16
@23
bye
@1
vs20
vs1
@27
@24
vs4
@20.

Of their remaining eleven games, three are against teams in the top half of the power rankings.

Sounds like they go 12-4 or 11-5 and get beat up in the playoffs.
 
2013-10-08 04:24:43 PM  
All right, we're green.  I finally have a place to post this week's BCS-style computer rankings.  Now WHAR JAKE WHAR?

Top Tier
1. New Orleans Saints (4.93-0.07)
2. Denver Broncos (4.59-0.41)
Very High Tier
3. Kansas City Chiefs (4.29-0.71)
4. Indianapolis Colts (4.11-0.89)
5. Seattle Seahawks (3.86-1.14)
High Tier
6. New England Patriots (3.73-1.27)
7. Miami Dolphins (3.69-1.31)
8. Baltimore Ravens (3.52-1.48)
9. San Francisco 49ers (3.30-1.70)
10. Cleveland Browns (3.17-1.83)
Upper Mid Tier
11. Cincinnati Bengals (3.00-2.00)
12. Chicago Bears (2.93-2.07)
13. Tennessee Titans (2.86-2.14)
14. Arizona Cardinals (2.85-2.15)
15. New York Jets (2.84-2.16)
16. Detroit Lions (2.74-2.26)
17. Green Bay Packers (2.03-1.97)
Lower Mid Tier
18. Houston Texans (2.41-2.59)
19. Buffalo Bills (2.28-2.72)
20. Dallas Cowboys (2.01-2.99)
21. Oakland Raiders (1.96-3.04)
22. Philadelphia Eagles (1.94-3.06)
Low Tier
23. San Diego Chargers (1.81-3.19)
24. St. Louis Rams (1.68-3.32)
25. Atlanta Falcons (1.63-3.37)
Very Low Tier
26. Carolina Panthers (0.89-3.11)
27. Washington Redskins (0.88-3.12)
28. Minnesota Vikings (0.86-3.14)
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0.62-3.38)
Bottom Tier
30. Jacksonville Jaguars (0.49-4.51)
31. New York Giants (0.22-4.78)
32. Pittsburgh Steelers (-0.01-4.01)
 
2013-10-08 04:26:47 PM  
ESPN is full of haters. No respect for the Niners after they have now smacked around 2 teams, 2 weeks in a row! These power rankings are garbage anyway and anyone who tried to use them to create some kind of narrative is delusional.

/Red and Gold, Baby!
 
2013-10-08 04:27:06 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Palmer does not have a quick release. The Oline cannot protect him long enough for him to be effective. Unless they go to a shorter passing game, or heavily rely on the running game to set him up, he won't last past week 10.


This. We all knew Palmer was a temporary answer at QB and he's still better than the pathetic excuses for QBs we've had since Warner retired. But he can't operate with that O-Line being a sieve. But at least Not Levi Brown was good on Sunday.
 
2013-10-08 04:27:09 PM  

Di Atribe: HERE'S YER GRAF now quit yer whinnying[i27.photobucket.com image 630x800]


So if the trend continues the Crudinalz Cardinals will end the season around #4.

/yes I know it's not likely
//SHUT UP AND LET ME DREAM DAMMIT
///slashies come in threes
 
2013-10-08 04:27:11 PM  
Ravens are too damn high!

They seriously have one of the worst O-lines in the league. So bad, in fact, that having Rice, Pierce and Leach in the backfield is STILL only good for less than 3 YPC. Only the jags are worse.

At least fat ass McKinnie is benched. Still no help for a hopeless center and poor left guard.
 
2013-10-08 04:28:42 PM  

mikaloyd: The FALCONS are too danmed HIGH!


That * 3, for the points Mike Smith left on the field at the end of the first half.

/Quite possibly be the worse HC in NFL history;  Petrino and Spurrier approve, Holtz, Kiffin unavailable for comment
//Who Dat
 
2013-10-08 04:30:28 PM  
I just noticed the graf says "TEN Midgets"

I find that amusing
 
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