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(ESPN)   The Cowboys drop four after their defense can't stop anything but their win streak and the Cardinals climb into top ten. Meanwhile three 2012 Division champs battle for the coveted 32 spot in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings   (espn.go.com) divider line 356
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2013-12-10 10:44:32 AM
Color me shocked. The patriots are over rated.
 
2013-12-10 10:48:42 AM
Is anyone else getting a link to last week's ratings?
 
2013-12-10 10:55:19 AM

Gecko Gingrich: Is anyone else getting a link to last week's ratings?


Ah, there it is.
 
2013-12-10 10:55:28 AM
Eagles position is about right.
 
2013-12-10 11:19:16 AM
Blizzard aside... DAMMITSOMUCH LIONS.  ROSS WAS GIVING YOU THE GAME AND YOU DROPPED IT... 6 or 7 times.

At least we still got the tie breaker.
 
2013-12-10 11:19:58 AM
The Texans are too damn high!
 
2013-12-10 11:20:45 AM
Patriots are the luckiest team. They now have three wins on last series drives with little to no time left. On two of them, Saints and Browns they got helpful calls/non-calls from the refs. Whichever AFC team gets them in the playoffs should be excited. They also have little to no defense since 5 or more starters got put on IR.
 
2013-12-10 11:22:37 AM

m1ke: The Texans are too damn high!


Just once, I want to see the top ranked college team show up on this list - just for the lulz.

Yes, I know that even the best college teams would almost certainly lose to the worst pro team. But it would be amusing.
 
2013-12-10 11:24:13 AM

balfourk: Patriots are the luckiest team. They now have three wins on last series drives with little to no time left. On two of them, Saints and Browns they got helpful calls/non-calls from the refs. Whichever AFC team gets them in the playoffs should be excited. They also have little to no defense since 5 or more starters got put on IR.


The problem is that the whole AFC is such a shiatshow that their opponent might not be in a better place to beat them.  If they get a bye, their first opponent will be Cincinnati or the winner of KC/Indy.  If they don't get a bye, they face whatever team can scrounge up nine wins to get the second wildcard.  Would any of those teams be favored in Foxboro?
 
2013-12-10 11:30:18 AM
Weeks since Mike Tomlin wandered onto the field during a play: 1
 
2013-12-10 11:31:50 AM
good to see the Titans can be consistent at something even if it's staying in the low 20's of the power rankings. We need a new coach, and a new running back, and a new quarterback, and probably some other stuff too
 
2013-12-10 11:33:35 AM
C'mon top draft pick! C'mon top draft pick!
 
2013-12-10 11:33:48 AM
They should skip spot 32 and put the Redskins in at 33.
 
2013-12-10 11:34:22 AM

llortcM_yllort: balfourk: Patriots are the luckiest team. They now have three wins on last series drives with little to no time left. On two of them, Saints and Browns they got helpful calls/non-calls from the refs. Whichever AFC team gets them in the playoffs should be excited. They also have little to no defense since 5 or more starters got put on IR.

The problem is that the whole AFC is such a shiatshow that their opponent might not be in a better place to beat them.  If they get a bye, their first opponent will be Cincinnati or the winner of KC/Indy.  If they don't get a bye, they face whatever team can scrounge up nine wins to get the second wildcard.  Would any of those teams be favored in Foxboro?

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// search your feelings; you know it to be true
 
2013-12-10 11:37:15 AM
Must be December, the Cowboys are falling apart.
 
2013-12-10 11:37:35 AM

llortcM_yllort: balfourk: Patriots are the luckiest team. They now have three wins on last series drives with little to no time left. On two of them, Saints and Browns they got helpful calls/non-calls from the refs. Whichever AFC team gets them in the playoffs should be excited. They also have little to no defense since 5 or more starters got put on IR.

The problem is that the whole AFC is such a shiatshow that their opponent might not be in a better place to beat them.  If they get a bye, their first opponent will be Cincinnati or the winner of KC/Indy.  If they don't get a bye, they face whatever team can scrounge up nine wins to get the second wildcard.  Would any of those teams be favored in Foxboro?


I don't see the Pats losing another game this year, they have a legit shot at the #1, which is a horrible thought for people who are tired of the Pats in the Superb Owl.

/Still amped up by the Eagles pulling off an amazing 4th quarter
//Need to beat the Vikings and Bears, don't want it to be all on the line in Dallas.
 
2013-12-10 11:37:56 AM

Dr Dreidel: llortcM_yllort: balfourk: Patriots are the luckiest team. They now have three wins on last series drives with little to no time left. On two of them, Saints and Browns they got helpful calls/non-calls from the refs. Whichever AFC team gets them in the playoffs should be excited. They also have little to no defense since 5 or more starters got put on IR.

The problem is that the whole AFC is such a shiatshow that their opponent might not be in a better place to beat them.  If they get a bye, their first opponent will be Cincinnati or the winner of KC/Indy.  If they don't get a bye, they face whatever team can scrounge up nine wins to get the second wildcard.  Would any of those teams be favored in Foxboro?
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// search your feelings; you know it to be true


You never know with Baltimore, but I don't think they can beat the Patriots in Foxboro in the playoffs.  Then again, we're going to have a preview of that potential matchup in two weeks, so who knows.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:16 AM
The Cards played a 5-7 team last week. Come on.

I almost soiled my pants last Sunday when Howie et al on Fox predicted the Cardinals would be an upset.

How low has the NFL sunk that the Cards could ever be the victims of an upset?

/they have had a couple of nice victories against good teams, though. I just think they got their tough game losses out of the way early and have a couple late games against tough teams that might be resting for the playoffs. so who knows, they may end up with an astounding record. For a Cards team.
 
2013-12-10 11:38:42 AM
Matt Ryan made some great throws in the 4th - even Tony G dropped one right in his hands.  That was a Falcons loss not a Matt Ryan loss.

/or so I think
 
2013-12-10 11:39:26 AM

llortcM_yllort: balfourk: Patriots are the luckiest team. They now have three wins on last series drives with little to no time left. On two of them, Saints and Browns they got helpful calls/non-calls from the refs. Whichever AFC team gets them in the playoffs should be excited. They also have little to no defense since 5 or more starters got put on IR.

The problem is that the whole AFC is such a shiatshow that their opponent might not be in a better place to beat them.  If they get a bye, their first opponent will be Cincinnati or the winner of KC/Indy.  If they don't get a bye, they face whatever team can scrounge up nine wins to get the second wildcard.  Would any of those teams be favored in Foxboro?


The Ravens would love the chance. I'm not sure they could actually win, but they would be so excited.
 
2013-12-10 11:39:48 AM
And the Panthers are ranked below 2 teams that they beat.
 
2013-12-10 11:40:05 AM

Klivian: I don't see the Pats losing another game this year, they have a legit shot at the #1, which is a horrible thought for people who are tired of the Pats in the Superb Owl.

/Still amped up by the Eagles pulling off an amazing 4th quarter
//Need to beat the Vikings and Bears, don't want it to be all on the line in Dallas.


The Broncos still have a better record and finish out the year against Houston, San Diego, and Oakland.  They're still the favorites for home field advantage I think.  Can they beat New England in the playoffs?  Who knows.
 
2013-12-10 11:41:30 AM
Had given up on the Bears, and so did not make arrangements to see MNF this week - HUGE MISTAKE
 
2013-12-10 11:41:55 AM
Re: Panthers "..making 11-5 very realistic"

Fark you, ESPN. 12-4 is realistic. Get the Saints away from that stupid dome and its a different game.
 
2013-12-10 11:44:26 AM
Week 15 FARK/FAIL ratings are in, and there are two ties this week:

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

parentheses are ESPN's ranks

The Bears Are Too Damn High: -4 compared to ESPN
The Titans and Chiefs Are Too Damn Low: +3 compared to ESPN
 
2013-12-10 11:45:52 AM
My god the 'boys are bad.  The announcers were blabbering on and on last night about the D-line (which wasn't good) but the secondary couldn't stop ANYTHING.

And the offense started off well but didn't make adjustments while the Bears D did.

/ of course everyone runs to blame Romo ...
 
2013-12-10 11:46:35 AM

hp6sa: Yes, I know that even the best college teams would almost certainly lose to the worst pro team. But it would be amusing


This always amuses me. People truly have no idea how good professional athletes are. Houston would crush any college team if it was played for even marginal stakes. I am pretty good at basketball. I have been playing my entire life. A couple weeks ago this 65 year old white guy comes into the gym and completely crushes every game he is in. He could only play 2 or 3 games but when he tried he was unstoppable. He could have beaten any 3 people on that floor easily and there were some college level players there. He said he was a pro a long ago but I cant remember his name. He said he was a career bench player but practicing every day against the best players in the world makes you pretty good. I know csb but professional athletes are VERY good at what they do.
 
2013-12-10 11:47:47 AM
Like em or hate em, you wont see another finish like the Pats pulled off for another ten years.
 
2013-12-10 11:48:25 AM
I think the Redskins are too damned high. I'm certain if they played the Texans on any field anywhere, Houston would win.

/Fire the Shanaclan
//Fire everything to do with special teams
///Fire Dan Snyder into the sun
 
2013-12-10 11:49:41 AM
The Trollhawks looked foolish against the Niners. How do they deserve to stay at #1/ And this only gave the Niners a one point rise in the rankings!? Utter garbage.
 
2013-12-10 11:50:05 AM
Like em or hate em, you wont see another finish like the Pats pulled off for another ten years.

No, the Patriots get gift calls to help them win games all the damn time.
 
2013-12-10 11:51:00 AM

cfreak: My god the 'boys are bad.  The announcers were blabbering on and on last night about the D-line (which wasn't good) but the secondary couldn't stop ANYTHING.

And the offense started off well but didn't make adjustments while the Bears D did.

/ of course everyone runs to blame Romo ...


I feel bad for Romo. Stats-wise he's a good QB. Much better than average. I feel like if he was on a team with a competent GM he might already have a ring. I say this as a cowboys fan. One of many who is part of the grand conspiracy to fire Jones and his progeny into the sun.
 
2013-12-10 11:53:01 AM

llortcM_yllort: You never know with Baltimore, but I don't think they can beat the Patriots in Foxboro in the playoffs. Then again, we're going to have a preview of that potential matchup in two weeks, so who knows.


Didn't everyone say the same thing last year?
 
2013-12-10 11:53:44 AM

Clash City Farker: Like em or hate em, you wont see another finish like the Pats pulled off for another ten years.


They're not gonna play in Foxboro for another ten years?
 
2013-12-10 11:54:19 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: The Cards played a 5-7 team last week. Come on.

I almost soiled my pants last Sunday when Howie et al on Fox predicted the Cardinals would be an upset.

How low has the NFL sunk that the Cards could ever be the victims of an upset?

/they have had a couple of nice victories against good teams, though. I just think they got their tough game losses out of the way early and have a couple late games against tough teams that might be resting for the playoffs. so who knows, they may end up with an astounding record. For a Cards team.


They'll win in Tennessee, lose in Seattle and beat the 49ers at home to finish 10-6, but miss the playoffs by 1 game. The close loss in SF and blowing it in St. Louis in Week 1 will be the losses they rue the most.

If anything, the Cards need to hope that Carolina somehow loses 2 games. I can see them losing at home to the Saints, but their other two games are vs the Jests and at Atlanta. SF has @Tampa and vs Atlanta before visiting AZ. I think all 3 teams go 2-1 to finish and Carolina gets the #5 seed since they beat the Niners and SF gets the other wild card.
 
2013-12-10 11:54:20 AM

Why Would I Read the Article: Like em or hate em, you wont see another finish like the Pats pulled off for another ten years.

No, the Patriots get gift calls to help them win games all the damn time.


I think it's just a given at this point that any team playing in Foxboro has two opponents to beat instead of just one. That place is as bad as Yankee Stadium.
 
2013-12-10 11:54:36 AM
No, the Patriots  HOME TEAMS get gift calls to help them win games all the damn time.
 
2013-12-10 11:54:50 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: cfreak: My god the 'boys are bad.  The announcers were blabbering on and on last night about the D-line (which wasn't good) but the secondary couldn't stop ANYTHING.

And the offense started off well but didn't make adjustments while the Bears D did.

/ of course everyone runs to blame Romo ...

I feel bad for Romo. Stats-wise he's a good QB. Much better than average. I feel like if he was on a team with a competent GM he might already have a ring. I say this as a cowboys fan. One of many who is part of the grand conspiracy to fire Jones and his progeny into the sun.


Yeah same here. I almost wish Jerrah would go completely crazy and trade him to a team where he could get the ring.
 
2013-12-10 11:55:03 AM

ModernPrimitive01: good to see the Titans can be consistent at something even if it's staying in the low 20's of the power rankings. We need a new coach, and a new running back, and a new quarterback, and probably some other stuff too


Locker's servicible. CJ2K did what every running back in the history of ever who's gotten paid does.

Titans need defense. They haven't been the same since Schwartz poached Vanden Bosch and Tulloch to Detroit.
 
2013-12-10 11:55:16 AM

LucklessWonder: I think the Redskins are too damned high. I'm certain if they played the Texans on any field anywhere, Houston would win.

/Fire the Shanaclan
//Fire everything to do with special teams
///Fire Dan Snyder into the sun


No, it would end in a scoreless tie and the QBs would each pitch at least 1.33 Delhommes.
 
2013-12-10 11:56:45 AM

Clash City Farker: Like em or hate em, you wont see another finish like the Pats Ravens pulled off for another ten years ever.

 
2013-12-10 11:57:58 AM
Last night's game was an early Christmas present. The Bears probably won't even make the playoffs, and the Lions or Packers will probably stink up the joint when they do make it into the playoffs, but at least Bears fans will be able to look fondly upon Mike Ditka Day.
 
2013-12-10 11:59:43 AM

Lando Lincoln: Last night's game was an early Christmas present. The Bears probably won't even make the playoffs, and the Lions or Packers will probably stink up the joint when they do make it into the playoffs, but at least Bears fans will be able to look fondly upon Mike Ditka Day.


Uh... bears have a better chance than the Pack right now.  For Rodger's sake I hope he stays out.  One good clean solid hit and that collarbone will shatter all over again.
 
2013-12-10 12:00:03 PM
Let's check in our dynamic duo as the

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FARKISTAN EXTREME ELIMINATION CHALLENGE


Rumbles on into week 15. Of the  54 players we started with, there were only  2 team remaining going into the Week 14 games. After those games were done, there were still  2players remaining.

Who were these players, and what were their Miss Cleo like prognostications?

Let me tell you.

First, we have  wjllope's WAGs who picked the  Denver Broncos to obliterate the  Tennessee Titans and is apparently unconcerned about Peyton Manning shriveling up and dying in cold weather (at least at home against 5-8 teams with Delhomme-winning QBs)

And then we have  Senorbenedict who picked the  Baltimore Ravens to beat the  Minnesota Vikings and must have spent the last three game time minutes simultaneously orgasming and shiatting bricks. However, when the dust cleared,he was right, and so he gets the Week 14  Wizard Hat Of The Week Award!

With less surviving entrants, these summaries are getting easier to write. Only three games left, and I may have to come up with a tie breaker (I'm leaning towards "best bribe"). So, that's the ELIMINATION CHALLENGE covered.

And remember

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DON'T! GET! ELIMINATED!

 
2013-12-10 12:02:12 PM

walkingtall: hp6sa: Yes, I know that even the best college teams would almost certainly lose to the worst pro team. But it would be amusing

This always amuses me. People truly have no idea how good professional athletes are. Houston would crush any college team if it was played for even marginal stakes. I am pretty good at basketball. I have been playing my entire life. A couple weeks ago this 65 year old white guy comes into the gym and completely crushes every game he is in. He could only play 2 or 3 games but when he tried he was unstoppable. He could have beaten any 3 people on that floor easily and there were some college level players there. He said he was a pro a long ago but I cant remember his name. He said he was a career bench player but practicing every day against the best players in the world makes you pretty good. I know csb but professional athletes are VERY good at what they do.


Totally agree with you on this and roll my eyes any time dumbasses say a college team would even hang close to the worst pro team. The level of skill is exponential at the pro level.  I would wager a pro football team would put up 100 on the best college team in 3 quarters.

/csb time -- played HS basketball and a teammate a year older than me went on to warm the bench at a Div II college for 4 years.  He was pretty good his senior HS year but when he came back for some pick up games after 4 years of college he was utterly unstoppable. 3 on 1 , 5 on 1, didn't  matter.  Had put on 30 pounds of pure muscle and could score at will from anywhere on the floor (was a skinny 6'2 guard when he left HS).  Was amazing to see.  Now multiply that by eleventy billion for the step up to professional.
 
2013-12-10 12:03:37 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: The Trollhawks looked foolish against the Niners. How do they deserve to stay at #1/ And this only gave the Niners a one point rise in the rankings!? Utter garbage.


Both teams looked good. Niners are probably the best wildcard team this year, with apologies to K.C.
 
2013-12-10 12:05:15 PM
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WHAR JAKE? WHAR?
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/Early enough to do that
 
2013-12-10 12:05:28 PM

The Bestest: Re: Panthers "..making 11-5 very realistic"

Fark you, ESPN. 12-4 is realistic. Get the Saints away from that stupid dome and its a different game.


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2013-12-10 12:06:55 PM
arson Palmer was 27-of-32 (84 percent), the most accurate game by an NFC quarterback this season (minimum 25 attempts). Palmer was 12-of-12 targeting Larry Fitzgerald for 96 yards and a touchdown.


Yeah, for all teh shiat I talked about NOTTTTTTT wanting Palmer, he's producing. I thought I saw Fitzy miss a ball or two so those must have been penalties where the play was erased.

I said a few weeks ago that the Colts was a win and I think Rams was a coin flip...i forget how i rated the other three games (Titans, SFO, SEA) but I ruminated if the Cards would somehow end up as "that" team that wins 10 or perhaps 11 games and misses the  playoffs.  I think that may happen, but I haven't looked at either hte Panthers or North in general to see what our chances are.  Dunno.

Either way, I predicted 6 wins, 7 would be an eyeraiser, and yet were sitting on 8.

sad to see Matthieu gone.  Problem was, all damn season he would do what he did on that play;  lose 4, 8, or 12 yards trying to make the big play instead of just going down. He lost about 12-14 yards on that play where he injured his ACL and LCL.  the replays were not pretty, not was the shot of him running off the field.  His leg just completely gives way short of the sideline.  ugh.
 
2013-12-10 12:07:56 PM

robsul82: The Bestest: Re: Panthers "..making 11-5 very realistic"

Fark you, ESPN. 12-4 is realistic. Get the Saints away from that stupid dome and its a different game.

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I think Cam just got sacked again.

/Superman, my ass.
 
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