Oct 172013
 

Rats RankingsWell it took a week, but our voters finally decided to slam Atlanta for its pitiful 1-4 start and with a loss of Julio Jones and the Falcons plummeted, even during a bye week. Similarly, the Texans also took a plunge this week, after a rattling loss to the Rams. Our number one and two teams remain in place, with the Broncos still our unanimous #1 pick despite struggling with the Jaguars. Here are the rankings going into Week 7, along with our early thoughts on each team’s most valuable player. As always, last week’s rankings are in [brackets].

1. Denver Broncos (6-0, 6 first-place votes) [1] – Surprise! Peyton Manning
2. Seattle Seahawks (5-1) [2] – Russell Wilson
3. Kansas City Chiefs (6-0) [7] – Head Coach Andy Reid
4. New England Patriots (5-1) [5] – Head Coach Bill Belichick
5. New Orleans Saints (5-1) [4] – Jimmy Graham
6. San Francisco 49ers (4-2) [8] – Frank Gore
7. Chicago Bears (4-2) [3] – Brandon Marshall
8. Miami Dolphins (3-2) [6] – Ryan Tannehill
9. Indianapolis Colts (4-2) [12] – Andrew Luck
10. Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) [10] – AJ Green
11. Green Bay Packers (3-2) [13] – Aaron Rodgers
12. Detroit Lions (4-2) [14] – Reggie Bush
13. Dallas Cowboys (3-3) [15] – Tony Romo (also the least valuable player)
14. Tennessee Titans (3-3) [16] – The entire defense
15. San Diego Chargers (3-3) [22] – Philip Rivers
16. St. Louis Rams (3-3) [18] – Zac Stacy
17. Baltimore Ravens (3-3) [17] – Terrell Suggs
18. Carolina Panthers (2-3) [19] – Luke Kuechly
19. Atlanta Falcons (1-4) [11] – Julio Jones (and that’s a problem)
20. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) [21] – Head Coach Chip Kelly
21. Houston Texans (2-4) [9] – JJ Watt
22. New York Jets (3-3) [20] – Muhammad Wilkerson
23. Arizona Cardinals (3-3) [23] – Patrick Peterson
24. Buffalo Bills (2-4) [24] – EJ Manuel
25. Minnesota Vikings (1-4) [26] – Adrian Peterson
26. Cleveland Browns (3-3) [27] – Brian Hoyer (and that’s also a problem)
27. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4) [28] – Ben Roethlisberger
28. Oakland Raiders (2-4) [30] – Terrelle Pryor
29. Washington Football Club (1-4) [31] – Robert Griffin III
30. New York Giants (0-6) [26] – Victor Cruz
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-5) [29] – Darrelle Revis
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-6) [32] – Justin Blackmon

Ghost Rat

Football fan and longtime follower of the New England Patriots. Happily married father, professional, and author.

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