Re: Power Rankin's, top 10
posted at 10/6/2009 3:06 PM EDT
In Response to Power Rankin's, top 10
[QUOTE]1. Indianapolis Colts 4-0- have quietly held the 5th best scoring defensive slot while manning and co. on offense just simply roll. will only improve when gonzalez returns. 2. New York Giants 4-0- the questions at wide reciver have been resoundingly answered by this young cadre of budding stars. defense continues to be stellar. however, this plantar injury to manning's heel could be potentially serious. my girlfriend had the same thing, and it botherred her bad for a few months. 3. New Orleans Saints 4-0- with 5 ints, 2 returned for 90+ yard td's, in 4 games, darren sharper's early MVP performance leads a newly tenacious defense which has proven it can win games even when the offense, which can now run for 200 plus yards OR pass for 400 as need be, isn't lighting up the board. they are perhaps playing the best ball league wide, but being classic underachievers, must prove more meddle. giants come to big easy in 2 weeks.... 4. New England Patriots 3-1- with major transitions at wide receiver, and many new young starters and/or vets on defense, it's yet another tatamount coaching performance by BB and staff that this team stands at 3-1 after the first quarter season. surprising defense will only improve with time, as the offense forges its new identity. always in the hunt. 5. Baltimore Ravens 3-1- classic samashmouth showdown in Foxboro proved they can really hang with the big boys, as they were in it till the end. Flacco is the real deal and the defense plays so good, can only improve with less whining. 6t. San Fransisco 49ers 3-1- the biggest surprise thus far. are one fluke play away from being undefeated. a young team coached by a young fiery smart mike singletary, playing great defense and coming around with a run based smashmouth style on offense, can only grow. 6t. Minnesota Vikings 4-0- with wins against the lions, browns, plus a last second steal against the niners and a victory over a packers team with a third string left tackle, this undefeated team stays out of the top 5. 7. Denver Broncos 4-0- again, strength of schedule a major factor on this albeit undefeated teams' ranking. cincinatti (a game they should have lost) cleveland oakland and dallas. what's surprising is that the bengals are the best competition on that list. must compete with or flat out beat the Pats this sunday in denver to break top 5. 8. New York Jets 3-1- if not for sanchez's mistakes, the saints game stood at 10-10. the rookie is bound to get schooled sooner or later. the question becomes how will he respond after such a disasterous outing. that defense will keep him in every game if he can improve upon his mistakes. 9. Pittsburgh Steelers 2-2- reeling a few games after palomalou's injury is understandable. with a season saving win, and performance by mr. mendenhal against the chargers, the steelers remain in the hunt and with troy nearing return, should be expected to climb back up the rankings soon enough. 10. Chicago Bears 3-1- what can you say? in the midst of an injury blizzard, jay cutler has actually played like a true leader. this bye week couldn't come at a better time for the bears. play atlanta in two weeks.
Posted by beastplant[/QUOTE]
I'm not so sure about indy. They barely beat jville and miami then beat up on one of the league's weakest teams in seattle and an arizona team that looks horrible so far this year. I predict a loss to titans this week. I certainly wouldn't have them at #1, maybe 6 or 7.
Gainnts, saints, pats could be 1-3.
ravens have to beat a contending team before they can be considered for the top 10.
Likewise denver, who will loose this week, for sure. they don't belong in the top 10, IMHO.
jests and niners seem legit. Sanchez will be a probowl candidate QB next year along with flacco.
Absolutely love watching the stealers loose! with the 4th easiest schedule in the league, it'd be hard for them not to get a playoff berth, but there's always hope!