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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 04:30:55 PM  

Le Grand Inquisitor: 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!


The Niners wins are against teams that are at .500 or worse. The losses are against Seattle and Indy, both 4-1. Win against a better than mediocre team and they'll start getting respect.

/that won't start this week since they play the Cardinals
 
2013-10-08 04:31:08 PM  

Le Grand Inquisitor: 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.


*looks at rankings again*

*notices the Niners are the highest-ranked team with two losses on the season*

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-08 04:32:27 PM  

desertgeek: 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.


he ain't getting any younger, and to what i wrote above, if we're at, say, 4-4 at the midpoint, we'll have to decide if we are buying or renting with Palmer at QB, with a young and relatively untested Drew Stanton behind him and a pretty damn deep 2014 QB draft.  now or later?
 
2013-10-08 04:33:10 PM  

Le Grand Inquisitor: 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!


They have 1 WR worth anything, their TE is beat to hell, their RB is old, they are using questionable play calling and their QB is sophomore slumping.  Furthermore beating up on the Texans and Rams doesn't count for much of anything, those aren't good teams
 
2013-10-08 04:33:57 PM  

neuroflare: I just noticed the graf says "TEN Midgets"

I find that amusing


Ooh, in December are you gonna change it to "TEN lords a leaping",  Di?
 
2013-10-08 04:36:31 PM  
I have a feeling the Saints @Seahawks Monday night game could go a long way in determining home field advantage in the playoffs.
 
2013-10-08 04:36:41 PM  
farm4.staticflickr.com

Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 15 times in his first four games, tying his 2008 Super Bowl season for his career high. Something just seems different this time, though.
 
2013-10-08 04:36:48 PM  
Jake's been done, now I've got to post it later.

Falcons too high. Julio Jones injury's gonna save Mike Smith's idiot self for another year. And that's good for opponents, lol.

IIR yesterday's NFL Live C, Chiefs remaining SOS winning percentage is something like .250, Broncos is .350, and Saints is .450.
 
2013-10-08 04:36:51 PM  

Di Atribe: 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.


There are two quarterbacks playing at a high level in the Great State of Texas right now.

//Johnny Manziel, and Bryce Petty at Baylor.
 
2013-10-08 04:37:02 PM  

Polish Hussar: 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


From your link: All coaches are on their first professional head coaching jobs, meaning that the total experience of all Philly head coaches is 374 days. This could lead to some sporting growing pains for the city. At least the city's fans are the patient sort.

Awesome. :)
 
2013-10-08 04:37:39 PM  
This thread, and this graff (WHAR??!!???) and this article are all wrong!  According to Siri (and any of you farkers who still have an iphone can verify this) the best team in the NFL is the New Orleans Saints!!!

...that being said, the Broncos are playing some pretty amazing football right now.  I think the Saints thing is based off of strength of schedule or something.


/Who Dat!
 
2013-10-08 04:38:21 PM  

rickythepenguin: desertgeek: 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.

he ain't getting any younger, and to what i wrote above, if we're at, say, 4-4 at the midpoint, we'll have to decide if we are buying or renting with Palmer at QB, with a young and relatively untested Drew Stanton behind him and a pretty damn deep 2014 QB draft.  now or later?


What's scary is that 4-4 is possible. They'll lose this week at SF (I'd take the Niners in the knockout pool if not for the Jags-Denver game) and they'll likely lose vs Seattle next Thursday, but because it's a Thursday game at home; it's not a guaranteed loss. Then they host Atlanta, who stinks and have lost one of their top WRs.
 
2013-10-08 04:38:29 PM  

mikaloyd: Bucs raise one spot by firing freeman


and the Vikings lose four spots by signing him. Or we lost to the bye this week.
 
2013-10-08 04:39:45 PM  

mikaloyd: Bucs raise one spot by firing freeman


How many spots would firing Schiano be worth?
 
2013-10-08 04:40:21 PM  

ariseatex: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 200x150]

Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 15 times in his first four games, tying his 2008 Super Bowl season for his career high. Something just seems different this time, though.


Roethlisberger would be a good fit in Arizona. He is his own offensive lineman.
 
2013-10-08 04:42:24 PM  

ariseatex: neuroflare: I just noticed the graf says "TEN Midgets"

I find that amusing

Ooh, in December are you gonna change it to "TEN lords a leaping",  Di?


NINE Chin-Pubes Dangling
ATE with JaMarcus
SEVEN Peyton touchdowns
SIX points for Brady
FIVE PICK-SIXES FOR SCHAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUB
 
2013-10-08 04:42:48 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. :(


You can vote for your boy this week in the Fed Ex air and ground thingy at NFL dot com
 
2013-10-08 04:43:01 PM  

Le Grand Inquisitor: 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!


Lose the persecution complex already.  Or just take it to the ESPN message board where this quality of comment is the norm.
 
2013-10-08 04:43:01 PM  

mikaloyd: Bucs raise one spot by firing freeman


The Vikings dropped four by Signing Freeman  on a bye week.
 
2013-10-08 04:43:06 PM  

Polish Hussar: 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


Didn't Kelly just get hired this year? That seems a little... oh my. That's ... not good.
 
2013-10-08 04:43:24 PM  

ShadowKamui: 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


Dallas lost to the NFL's best offense, Denver?  Sad, but not a problem.
Dallas lost to the NFL's best defense, KC?  Likewise.

WTF is the deal with losing to SD?!?

/cowangst-of-the-week
 
2013-10-08 04:44:06 PM  

timujin: 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.


They let him "run" for a touchdown. That's an unforgivable offense.
 
2013-10-08 04:44:22 PM  

desertgeek: What's scary is that 4-4 is possible.


and again, means the organization will have to decide if Palmer is a "buying or renting" situation.  if he's still playing shiatty but a wild card remains a possibility, and the 2014 QB class being deep, are you going to put the ball in his hands for this year and next?  this defense is too good to waste on average QB play.  or stated differently, without the defense sealing games with turnovers, where are we now?

carson palmer.  buying or renting?
 
2013-10-08 04:44:52 PM  

ariseatex: Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 15 times in his first four games, tying his 2008 Super Bowl season for his career high. Something just seems different this time, though.


Ix-nay on the ape-ray?
 
2013-10-08 04:45:19 PM  
Also, I am still waiting for my first Fark FFL win. 0-5, and I lost by 6 this past week.

// farking Julio Jones
// I sat Blackmon for him/Dez Bryant with Anquan Boldin in the flex
// Blackmon outscored Jones/Boldin by a factor of 5
 
2013-10-08 04:47:13 PM  

skrame: Polish Hussar: 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

From your link: All coaches are on their first professional head coaching jobs, meaning that the total experience of all Philly head coaches is 374 days. This could lead to some sporting growing pains for the city. At least the city's fans are the patient sort.

Awesome. :)


Verily.  I submitted that article earlier today, alas, it was redlit.
 
2013-10-08 04:47:25 PM  

Di Atribe: One 6 point jump: Eagles. Really?


data1.whicdn.com
 
2013-10-08 04:47:57 PM  

Proletariat In Charge: This thread, and this graff (WHAR??!!???) and this article are all wrong!  According to Siri (and any of you farkers who still have an iphone can verify this) the best team in the NFL is the New Orleans Saints!!!

...that being said, the Broncos are playing some pretty amazing football right now.  I think the Saints thing is based off of strength of schedule or something.


/Who Dat!


I got a Yahoo logo at the bottom of the rankings when I asked Siri just now, but even the Yahoo Sports rankings have the Broncos in first place.  Appears to be a programming bug.
 
2013-10-08 04:48:32 PM  

Super Chronic: Le Grand Inquisitor: 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!

Lose the persecution complex already.  Or just take it to the ESPN message board where this quality of comment is the norm.


Plus, I was at the Niners game Sunday, and rewatched it yesterday. That was the most boring blowout win in football history.

The Niners still can't pass for shiat, except for the one time a game VD's hamstring holds together. They looked good against a useless offense this weekend, but they're not the powerhouse we'd all thought they'd be.
 
2013-10-08 04:50:45 PM  
Also for the Chargers Graf name I submit Sandy Eggholes
 
2013-10-08 04:51:12 PM  

I_C_Weener: 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.


Oh, we're well aware of your tendency to knock us out in the playoffs, thanks.

/sneaking suspicion that you'll be right
 
2013-10-08 04:51:56 PM  

EightyEight: mikaloyd: Bucs raise one spot by firing freeman

The Vikings dropped four by Signing Freeman  on a bye week.


Dayum! That no respeck right there
 
2013-10-08 04:52:54 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.


Blame where blame is due: He threw into triple coverage. The pick is entirely on him.

Credit where credit is due: He had a great game. Probably the best game of his life. And if their defense had made two stops in the entire game, they would have won. The loss is not on Romo. It was a team effort led by the defense.
 
2013-10-08 04:54:59 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Super Chronic: Le Grand Inquisitor: 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!

Lose the persecution complex already.  Or just take it to the ESPN message board where this quality of comment is the norm.

Plus, I was at the Niners game Sunday, and rewatched it yesterday. That was the most boring blowout win in football history.

The Niners still can't pass for shiat, except for the one time a game VD's hamstring holds together. They looked good against a useless offense this weekend, but they're not the powerhouse we'd all thought they'd be.


If they could just play the Packers every week, they'd be awesome.

/I really hope the Packers don't have to play them in the playoffs.
//I really hope the Packers make the playoffs in the first place.
 
2013-10-08 04:55:53 PM  

prickly pete v2: Polish Hussar: 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

Didn't Kelly just get hired this year? That seems a little... oh my. That's ... not good.


You can say that again.  Here are the tenures from the article (the author measured from hiring date to 12pm Monday):

Eagles - Chip Kelly, 264 days

76ers - Brett Brown, 54 days

Phillies - Ryne Sandberg, 52 days

Flyers - Craig Berube, 3 hours
 
2013-10-08 04:55:58 PM  
cowboysblog.dallasnews.com
 
2013-10-08 04:56:05 PM  

degenerate-afro: mikaloyd: Bucs raise one spot by firing freeman

How many spots would firing Schiano be worth?


I think they are hoping Sapp just eats him.
 
2013-10-08 04:56:25 PM  

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


Repost for Liter?
 
2013-10-08 04:58:08 PM  

pfhobia: 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.

Blame where blame is due: He threw into triple coverage. The pick is entirely on him.

Credit where credit is due: He had a great game. Probably the best game of his life. And if their defense had made two stops in the entire game, they would have won. The loss is not on Romo. It was a team effort led by the defense.


This is all true. And I think Romo is a very good NFL quarterback. But what separates him from elite status is that he seems not to rise to the occasions in situations like this. Yes, he had a monster game, but at the pivotal moment, with two minutes left in a tie game against a superior opponent on national TV, playing at home, with a chance to engineer one last game winning drive, he throws a pick deep in his own territory. If you want to focus on the game' statistics, they are rightly admirable. But in the end, this is not fantasy football, and his interception was perhaps the critical difference in the outcome of the game.
 
2013-10-08 04:58:58 PM  
And now, it's the time for the thing in the thread that absolutely no one gives two shiats about:


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FARKISTAN EXTREME ELIMINATOR CHALLENGE

After starting with 54 players, we were down to  15 coming in to week 5. After all those games shook out, we are now down to  9 players remaining. Of the  4 eliminated this week:

All of them picked the  Falcons to beat the Jets, so say goodbye to:

Sim42 - might I suggest Sim4 is a more accurate prediction of your prognostication abilities?
IAmRightSucksMyBalls - Well, back to your odd fetish with notorious Seahawks fans
DamnYankess - Like their namesake, also done by October
mischlep - I have nothing to say

That makes the official Farkistan Eliminator NFL player of the week  Geno Smith of the New York Jets

Of the nifty  9 remaining players:
6 picked the  Rams over the Jaguars:

balfourk
ToughStuff2
wjllope's WAGs
Glockenspiel Hero
Pie is double yummy
neuroflare

1 picked the  Packers over the Lions:
Daedalus27

1 picked the  Chiefs over the Titans
Senorbenedict

And  1 incredibly witty, debonair and general God-like being picked the  49ers over the Texans:
LucklessWonder

That's all from the game where even Bunny Deville we tell you the key to victory is picking against the Jagwaggers.
See you in the next NFL power rankings thread, and remember:

www.anime.comDON'T! GET! ELIMINATED!



/Really wish I hadn't already used the Broncos
 
2013-10-08 05:01:44 PM  

LucklessWonder: After starting with 54 players, we were down to  15 coming in to week 5. After all those games shook out, we are now down to  9players remaining. Of the  4 eliminated this week:


Math iz hurd.
 
2013-10-08 05:02:53 PM  

EightyEight: mikaloyd: Bucs raise one spot by firing freeman

The Vikings dropped four by Signing Freeman  on a bye week.


Yeah, WTF. Normally I take PR with a grain of salt, but come on... we improved at the same time we were not losing. How do we drop 4 spots?
 
2013-10-08 05:06:40 PM  
GO PAaa... Hey where did we all go?

Kind of scared for @ravens. Without clay we lose a lot of speed and versatility on blitzes. I don't want Bert getting comfy at home.

Yes I'm saying clay is worth his contract.
 
2013-10-08 05:07:55 PM  
Admittidly, I didnt check today, and I cant carry my phone at work so I cant check right now, but Siri has been reporting the Saints at the top in NFL for weeks, and the "BCS graph" up thread suggests the same based on strength of sched.

I've been wanting to post that for weeks, but haven't made it to the thread early enough.  I'm fine with a #2 spot on ESPN.  In fact, I'm just really happy to see the Saints rolling, and the Atl Clowns looking up from the cellar of the division.
 
2013-10-08 05:09:50 PM  

Nabb1: pfhobia: 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.

Blame where blame is due: He threw into triple coverage. The pick is entirely on him.

Credit where credit is due: He had a great game. Probably the best game of his life. And if their defense had made two stops in the entire game, they would have won. The loss is not on Romo. It was a team effort led by the defense.

This is all true. And I think Romo is a very good NFL quarterback. But what separates him from elite status is that he seems not to rise to the occasions in situations like this. Yes, he had a monster game, but at the pivotal moment, with two minutes left in a tie game against a superior opponent on national TV, playing at home, with a chance to engineer one last game winning drive, he throws a pick deep in his own territory. If you want to focus on the game' statistics, they are rightly admirable. But in the end, this is not fantasy football, and his interception was perhaps the critical difference in the outcome of the game.


Truth. 20+ teams would be improved by having Romo. But with 2 min left down by 4, I'll take Alex Smith instead. Tony Romo for 53 min + Alex Smith for the last 7 would be a great farking quarterback.

It is still ridiculous that they put up 48 points and still had to run the 2-minute drill. Absolutely unbelievable.
 
2013-10-08 05:11:09 PM  

ariseatex: LucklessWonder: After starting with 54 players, we were down to  15 coming in to week 5. After all those games shook out, we are now down to  9players remaining. Of the  4 eliminated this week:

Math iz hurd.


Yeah, That 15 should be a 13, I transposed teh survivors with the number eliminated whaen looking up last weeks numbers.

I also forgot to award a  Wisard Hat of the Week in eliminator, and screw it, I'm giving it to myself for correctly predicting a San Francisco win.
 
2013-10-08 05:11:09 PM  
Anyone seen this week's trivia? And when does the SOS graph begin?
 
2013-10-08 05:11:31 PM  

LucklessWonder: IAmRightSucksMyBalls - Well, back to your odd fetish with notorious Seahawks fans


That name is hilarious and smacks of niners fandom
 
2013-10-08 05:12:10 PM  

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

THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D


img.fark.net

"I"m SO HAPPY for you"!
 
2013-10-08 05:12:14 PM  

Proletariat In Charge: Admittidly, I didnt check today, and I cant carry my phone at work so I cant check right now, but Siri has been reporting the Saints at the top in NFL for weeks, and the "BCS graph" up thread suggests the same based on strength of sched.

I've been wanting to post that for weeks, but haven't made it to the thread early enough.  I'm fine with a #2 spot on ESPN.  In fact, I'm just really happy to see the Saints rolling, and the Atl Clowns looking up from the cellar of the division.


*Admittedly...FTFM.  However, I claim that my Louisiana education automatically absolves me of grammar mistakes.  It isn't fair to hold us to a higher standard of education found outside of a wooden shack in a swamp.
 
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