Basement and Ceiling NFL Power Rankings, Week 6
Week Six has came and gone, and we will be spared a repeat of the 2008 winless Detroit Lions as Cleveland finally got their first win! On the top side only the Atlanta Falcons can stop the 1972 Miami Dolphins from cracking open that annual bottle of champaigne each time a team loses a game. So here are LWOS Basement and Ceiling NFL Power Rankings:
28 - Carolina Panthers - They are comming off the bye week with a three-game losing streak. If this bye didn’t help them, then their goose is cooked! Newton was their saviour last season, but this time everyone is prepared for him. Is there anyone else on this team?
29 – Tennessee Titans - Big win against the Steelers, but don’t get too excited, P-burgh was missing EIGHT starters by the end of the game!
30 – Cleveland Browns – Playing well, and finally got the win, but can they get a win streak going? Nope! Probably only going to win one game per month.
31 – Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jags had the bye week, so that saved some more embarrassment, but at least their fans arent cheering for them to lose their jobs or even worse, to get injured!
32 – Kansas City Chiefs – They got their new QB they asked for, and it resulted in a world-class beat-down by Tampa Bay… that’s not good! Tampa has no right beating anything (get your head out of the clouds!) The entire organization, from players to fans, is a complete mess, with absolutely no confidence in anything but knowing they’re going to lose! The team could be good, but it doesnt look like that will be soon enough.
To the top we go!!! Having the Giants dismantle SF has made me do some thinking. I have six teams in mind, but what team shouldn’t make the list, and how do I order the remaining five properly?
5 – New York Giants – They have gained their form, and are always better down the stretch. They are dangerous, and only going to get better! They don’t mind the underdog role, but pretty soon that might not be an option.
4 – Houston Texans – I said I wasn’t sold on them in last week’s rankings, and some questioned why I didn’t have them higher. Well, this week showed why. They played against a good team and didn’t look so good! I’m still not sold on them as they coasted through too many easy games early in the season.
3 – Baltimore Ravens – They’re finding ways to win, but the fall-out from Ray Lewis getting injured is a major concern, and it is with great hesitation that I keep this ranking. I will monitor closely and see how they can play without him. They could be in trouble! And Steeler fans go wild…
2 – San Francisco 49ers – The Giants say they have figured them out. I think Harbough has plenty of tricks, and they will get back to winning quickly. The team is too good, and much too deep.
1 – Atlanta Falcons – Rolling, rolling, rolling. The defense and offense are awesome. They look like the best team out there, and I think most agree with that. They find ways to win, and have a dynamic QB-WR combo that is amongst the best in the NFL. Not to mention a placekicker that is as automatic as they come. Things are going well when your Defense is scoring almost every week!
NOTE: I kicked the Chicago Bears out of my top 5 at the expense of the New York Giants because the NFC is stacked and Cutler will have to be really good every week to keep up!
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