Dec 282013
 

Russell WilsonIt was a topsy-turvy week in the NFL last week, but the results didn’t affect our power rankings much. In fact, our top ten stayed constant, despite losses by Seattle, New Orleans, and Kansas City. Entering the final week of the season, there is still one playoff spot up for grabs in the AFC, with Miami, Baltimore, San Diego, and Pittsburgh all in the hunt. Over in the NFC, none of the playoff seeds are set, as Seattle, San Francisco, Carolina, and New Orleans are all fighting for division crowns, first round byes, and wildcards, as Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago and Green Bay face win or go home scenarios. Arizona is in the wings, hoping for a New Orleans stumble in order to grab the number six slot. Seattle maintains a slim lead over Denver in the power rankings, though both teams are showing some vulnerability as we prepare to enter the post-season.

Here are our Week Seventeen power rankings:

1. Seattle Seahawks (12-3) – The popular Super Bowl pick now vulnerable at home?
2. Denver Broncos (12-3) – Will need to outscore everyone with Miller out
3. San Francisco 49ers (11-4) – Save for Kaepernick, most complete team
4. New England Patriots (11-4) – Must have a bye week to contend
5. Carolina Panthers (11-4) – Riverboat Ron is making it work
6. New Orleans Saints (10-5) – Only as good as home field takes them
7. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) – Were they sandbagging the Colts?
8. Cincinnati Bengals (10-5) – Steady play needed from Dalton to make a deep run
9. Arizona Cardinals (10-5) – Could be best team since 2008 Patriots not to make the playoffs
10. Indianapolis Colts (10-5) – Got fleeced on Richardson
11. Baltimore Ravens (8-7) – Finally they die!
12. Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) – Hot at the right time
13. Chicago Bears (8-7) – Will the Packers make them pay fr not showing up last week?
14. Miami Dolphins (8-7) – Philbin gets mad props for holding this team together
15. Detroit Lions (7-8) – The cowardly lions need a new coach; this one never did find a brain
16. San Diego Chargers (8-7) – They need help, but headed in right direction
17. Green Bay Packers (7-7-1) – Playing Rodgers is an “all in” gambit
18. Dallas Cowboys (8-7) – Good Tony last week, but defense destined to doom team
19. St. Louis Rams (7-8) – To think they are the weakest team in the NFC West
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) – They need a miracle, but still a huge improvement from where they started the season
21. Tennessee Titans (6-9) – Big decision coming on Locker
22. New York Jets (7-8) – Despite his best coaching effort yet, it’s time to bid Rex adieu
23. New York Giants (6-9) – Lots of problems to fix in the off-season
24. Cleveland Browns (4-11) – It’s hard to change a culture of negativity, and the players don’t appear to be believers yet
25. Buffalo Bills (5-10) – What a waste of a good defense this season
26. Minnesota Vikings (4-10-1) – What a waste of a great running back
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-11) – Will Schiano fall on Black Monday?
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-11) – Showing a lot of grit this season after a dreadful start
29. Oakland Raiders (4-11) – Step One, Rebuild. Step Three, Make Profit.
30. Atlanta Falcons (4-11) – When do the Braves start spring training?
31. Washington Football Club (3-12) – No way Shanny is coaching here next season
32. Houston Texans (2-13) – Is Bill O’Brien the answer, or is he auditioning for another job in Texas?

Dec 192013
 

On the MoneyWith just two regular season weeks and the playoffs remaining, DJ Crash is holding a three game lead over fat Jesus and Ghost Rat in the weekly picks contest here at GiR. Only DJ and the Quarter made it to ten wins last week, while seven of us tied at nine wins. Here are the standings through the first fifteen weeks of the season:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14

For point of comparison, Michael David Smith is at 147-77 and Mike Florio is at 139-85 over at PFT, and these are guys who get paid for their opinions and analysis of the NFL. So several of our contributors are more than holding their own against the national experts.

Week Sixteen sees a few disagreements between DJ and the other leaders, promising to shake up the standings a bit as we enter the last full slate of games. This week we have unanimous picks on the Bengals (over the Vikings), the Rams (over the Bucs), and the Seahawks (over the Cardinals). Our full slate of picks is as follows:

WriterMIA @ BUFMIN @ CININD @ KCTB @ STLCLE @ NYJDAL @ WASNO @ CARTEN @ JAC
Brodrick KincaidMIACININDSTLNYJWASCARJAC
Country PreacherMIACINKCSTLNYJDALCARJAC
DJ CrashMIACINKCSTLCLEDALCARTEN
Fat JesusMIACINKCSTLNYJDALCARTEN
Flip StriclandMIACINKCSTLNYJDALNOTEN
Ghost RatMIACINKCSTLNYJDALCARJAC
LGBTBUFCININDSTLCLEDALCARJAC
Rat's WidowBUFCINKCSTLCLEWASCARTEN
Reyno IslandMIACINKCSTLNYJDALNOTEN
SharpeMIACINKCSTLCLEWASNOTEN
Guest QuarterMIAMINKCTBNJYWASNOJAC
WriterDEN @ HOUNYG @ DETNE @ BALAZ @ SEAPIT @ GBOAK @ SDCHI @ PHIATL @ SF
Brodrick KincaidDENDETBALSEAGBSDPHISF
Country PreacherDENDETBALSEAGBSDPHISF
DJ CrashDENDETNESEAGBSDCHISF
Fat JesusDENDETNESEAGBSDPHISF
Flip StriclandDENDETNESEAPITSDPHISF
Ghost RatDENDETNESEAGBSDPHISF
LGBTDENNYGNESEAGBOAKPHISF
Rat's WidowHOUDETNESEAGBSDPHIATL
Reyno IslandDENDETNESEAGBSGPHISF
SharpeDENNYGNESEAGBSDPHISF
Guest QuarterHOUDETBALSEAGBSDPHIATL
Dec 192013
 

SeahawksThere are just two more weeks to go in the regular season, and the Seattle Seahawks are maintaining a stranglehold on first place in our power rankings, capturing five of six first place votes. As always (almost) the Preacher dissented, sending his vote to the 49ers. But what we lack in unanimity at the top of the rankings, we make up for at the bottom; all of us have the Texans as our #32 club. Both the Patriots and Saints tumbled as a result of upset losses, so the top five has gotten another overhaul.

Here are the rankings entering Week Sixteen:

1. Seattle Seahawks (12-2) – Will they be able to win in New Jersey in the dead of winter?
2. Denver Broncos (11-3) – They were lucky their stumble didn’t cost them the home field
3. San Francisco 49ers (10-4) – They have “playoff flop” written all over them this season
4. New England Patriots (10-4) – There is no truth to the rumor that contributors from Gridiron Rats will serve as the starting receivers this week against the Ravens; we’re holding out for more money
5. Carolina Panthers (10-4) – Looking like the #2 seed in the NFC
6. New Orleans Saints (10-4) – Just dreadful away from the Superdome
7. Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) – Who knew they had an offense?
8. Cincinnati Bengals (9-5) – A better coach away from a Super Bowl
9. Arizona Cardinals (9-5) – Sneaky good (if offense produces)
10. Indianapolis Colts (9-5) – Sneaky bad (period)
11. Baltimore Ravens (8-6) – Rasputin will not die
12. Philadelphia Eagles (8-6) – Foles and McCoy could be a playoff nightmare
13. Chicago Bears (8-6) – The Bears paying Cutler will be a bigger crime than the Ravens paying Flacco
14. Miami Dolphins (8-6) – The Fins easily proved to be the “best of the rest” in the AFC East
15. Detroit Lions (7-7) – Schwartz needs to go after botching a division that was handed to them
16. San Diego Chargers (7-7) – They couldn’t even keep Ron Burgundy
17. Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) – Packers are wise to let Rodgers heal, while Flynn needs to stay put this time in Wisconsin
18. Dallas Cowboys (7-7) – Romo aspires to one day be considered a “game manager”
19. St. Louis Rams (6-8) – No one wants to play them right now
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8) – Two bad seasons in a row, and little cause for optimism; it’s time to blow it up
21. Tennessee Titans (5-9) – Will Locker and CJ be back next season?
22. New York Jets (6-8) – Rex caught whistling “Leaving on a jet plane” in locker room
23. New York Giants (5-9) – Let’s be clear… the only way in which Eli will ever be considered an “elite” quarterback is when it comes to throwing picks
24. Cleveland Browns (4-10) – Next year is their year; next year is always their year
25. Buffalo Bills (4-10) – Bills’ fans longing for days when they dropped four consecutive Super Bowls
26. Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1) – Matt Cassel should be the starting QB; time to dump Ponder and Freeman
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10) – Next coach should walk into a decent situation
28. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) – Gus Bradley has us believing
29. Oakland Raiders (4-10) – Pryor should be the team’s building block
30. Atlanta Falcons (4-10) – The Pigeons got scared away by the Falcons.. are they here to stay?
31. Washington Football Club (3-11) – Just change the name already
32. Houston Texans (2-12) – Texas’ other favorite team…or that middle sibling no-one talks about

Dec 122013
 

On the MoneyIt was a banner week for several of our contributors last week. Brodrick and Fat Jesus led the way with 13-3 records, while the Preacher, Flip, Rat’s Widow and Reyno Island all scored twelve victories against four losses. DJ Crash and the Ghost Rat both came in at 10-6. So with just three weeks of regular season and the playoffs remaining, we have six of our contributors within seven games of each other. DJ Crash still leads the way, with a two game lead over Fat Jesus and Ghost Rat.

The standings as we enter Week Fifteen:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14

For Week Fifteen, the Broncos, 49ers, and Eagles are our only unanimous picks, but there is a lot of agreement across most of the games. This, of course, means there will be lots of upsets this week. Here are our Week Fifteen picks:

WriterSD @ DENWAS @ ATLSF @ TBSEA @ NYGPHI @ MINNE @ MIABUF @ JACHOU @ IND
Brodrick KincaidDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
Country PreacherDENATLSFSEAPHIMIAJACIND
DJ CrashDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
Fat JesusDENATLSFSEAPHINEBUFIND
Flip StriclandDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
Ghost RatDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
LGBTDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACHOU
Rat's WidowDENATLSFNYGPHINEBUFIND
Reyno IslandDENWASSFSEAPHINEJACIND
SharpeDENATLSFSEAPHINEJACIND
Guest QuarterSDWASSFNYGPHINEBUFIND
WriterCHI @ CLEKC @ OAKNYJ @ CARGB @ DALAZ @ TENNO @ STLCIN @ PITBAL @ DET
Brodrick KincaidCLEKCCARGBTENNOPITDET
Country PreacherCLEOAKCARDALAZNOCINDET
DJ CrashCHIKCCARDALAZNOCINBAL
Fat JesusCHIKCCARDALAZNOPITDET
Flip StriclandCHIKCCARGBTENNOCINDET
Ghost RatCHIKCCARDALAZNOCINDET
LGBTCHIKCCARDALAZSTLCINDET
Rat's WidowCHIKCCARDALAZSTLPITDET
Reyno IslandCHIKCNYJDALTENNOCINDET
SharpeCHIKCCARDALAZNOCINDET
Guest QuarterCLEKCCARGBAZSTLPITBAL

 

 

Dec 112013
 

Frank GoreHow good are the Seattle Seahawks? They’re so good that even after a Week Fourteen loss to the San Francisco 49ers, they remain our unanimous #1 team in our power rankings. The Broncos and Patriots switched positions as the Broncos dominated the Titans while the Patriots pulled out a third straight comeback win, but lost Rob Gronkowski for the year in the process. The Saints and 49ers both moved up after the Panthers got beaten handily by New Orleans. Here are our power rankings as we enter Week Fifteen:

1. Seattle Seahawks (11-2) – Division losses to be expected; still the best team in football
2. Denver Broncos (11-2) – Now he thinks he is suddenly clutch in the cold? Peyton can shove it where the sun don’t shine
3. New England Patriots (10-3) – No Gronk? No chance to make the Super Bowl
4. New Orleans Saints (10-3) – A different team in the dome
5. San Francisco 49ers (9-4) – Having Crabtree back is a plus
6. Carolina Panthers (9-4) – It’s not quite midnight yet for Cinderella
7. Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) – Still dangerous despite the injuries
8. Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) – The Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL
9. Arizona Cardinals (8-5) – Losing Honey Badger hurts
10. Indianapolis Colts (8-5) – They’ll get torched at home by the Chiefs in the Wildcard Round
11. Philadelphia Eagles (8-5) – Would be much more dangerous with a defense
12. Chicago Bears (7-6) – McCown is killing Cutler’s leverage
13. Baltimore Ravens (7-6) – Did you hear about the joke that Flacco told his receivers? It went over their heads
14. Detroit Lions (7-6) – With a real coach this team just might be good
15. Dallas Cowboys (7-6) – Jerry really needs to fire the GM. Oh wait…
16. Miami Dolphins (7-6) – Just good enough to miss the playoffs
17. San Diego Chargers (6-7) – It’s like Norv never left
18. Green Bay Packers (6-6-1) – This mess of a team can still win the division
19. St. Louis Rams (5-8) – Dangerous now; just wait til they cash in those draft picks
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8) – Blow it up, starting with the coach
21. Tennessee Titans (5-8) – Cutler’s next stop?
22. New York Jets (6-7) – Rex still needs to go
23. New York Giants (5-8) – Even Gandhi hates the Giants
24. Buffalo Bills (4-9) – With Manuel regressing, this team is a mess
25. Cleveland Browns (4-9) – Who’s the next quarterback to be drafted by the Browns?
26. Oakland Raiders (4-9) – Moving in the right direction, but Allen may need a win or two to keep his job
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) – Schiano might still get fired
28. Minnesota Vikings (3-9-1) – Cordarrelle Patterson looking like the real deal
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) – Gus Bradley knows what he is doing
30. Washington Football Club (3-10) – Shutting down RGIII a good move? Or just Shanahan flipping off Snyder on his way out the door?
31. Atlanta Falcons (3-10) – They will be better with Clowney
32. Houston Texans (2-11) – The only question left is: what number will Bridgewater wear?

Dec 052013
 

Seahawks v. SaintsThe Seahawks retained their position at the top of our board this week, netting five of six first place votes, while the Patriots remain at second with the lone dissenting vote. New England eked out a tough road victory against the hapless Texans with a strong second half, while the Seahawks dominated the Saints. Denver inches back up into the third spot, with the Panthers and the Saints rounding out the top five. Here are the Power Rankings for Week Fourteen:

1. Seattle Seahawks (11-1) – Only Adderall can stop them!
2. New England Patriots (9-3) – Spygate Two? No, just Houston having a problem
3. Denver Broncos (10-2) – Can Peyton win in cold weather?
4. Carolina Panthers (9-3) – Suddenly in a battle for the division crown
5. New Orleans Saints (9-3) – Unable to win on road = Playoff problem
6. San Francisco 49ers (8-4) – Can Crabtree make the difference?
7. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) – Can they stop the slide against Washington?
8. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4) – Wins as ugly as the uniforms
9. Arizona Cardinals (7-5) – Dangerous sleeper team
10. Indianapolis Colts (8-4) – Paging Trent Richardson…
11. Dallas Cowboys (7-5) – For real, or just waiting another collapse?
12. Detroit Lions (7-5) – Winning a division by default
13. Philadelphia Eagles (7-5) – Chip Kelley has found his quarterback
14. Chicago Bears (6-6) – Cutler looks to be in a different uniform next season
15. Baltimore Ravens (6-6) – Time for Flacco to earn that cash
16. San Diego Chargers (5-7) – A fine San Diego tradition; talented but underachieving
17. Miami Dolphins (6-6) – Signs of life for a playoff run?
18. Green Bay Packers (5-6-1) – Without Rodgers? Screwed
19. St. Louis Rams (5-7) – Two top ten picks for the Lambs?
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7) – Mike Tomlin? A liar or just incompetent?
21. Tennessee Titans (5-7) – Missed opportunity against the Colts
22. New York Giants (5-7) – No late playoff run this time around
23. New York Jets (5-7) – Geno making the butt fumble look good
24. Buffalo Bills (4-8) – They should boycott Toronto games
25. Oakland Raiders (4-8) – Not bad for a re-building season
26. Cleveland Browns (4-8) – Browns’ fans are concussed; need to be cleared to watch future games
27. Minnesota Vikings (3-8-1) – Free Adrian!
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-9) – Will Schiano keep his job?
29. Washington Football Club (3-9) – Just change the name already!
30. Atlanta Falcons (3-9) – Clowney will look good in black and red
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-9) – We’re not #32!
32. Houston Texans (2-10) – They aren’t that injured; time to stop making excuses and win a game

Dec 052013
 

On the MoneyDJ Crash stormed into the lead this week as a result of a 13-3 week, easily outpacing Ghost rat’s 10-6 mark. Flip, Fat Jesus, and the Preacher all registered 12 wins last week, while Brodrick, Reyno, and Gandhi all racked up 11 wins. Here are the standings to date:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14

We have a lot of agreement in our Week Fourteen picks. Our heavy favorites this week include the Vikings, Buccaneers, Steelers, Bengals, Patriots (unanimous), Raiders, Broncos (unanimous), Chargers, Cardinals, Saints, and Cowboys.

WriterHOU @ JACMIN @ BALATL @ GBKC @ WASBUF @ TBMIA @ PITDET @ PHIIND @ CIN
Brodrick KincaidJACBALGBKCTBPITPHICIN
Country PreacherJACBALGBWASTBPITPHICIN
DJ CrashHOU BALGBKCTBPITDETCIN
Fat JesusJACBALGBKCTBPITPHICIN
Flip StriclandHOUBALGBKCTBPITPHICIN
Ghost RatJACBALGBKCTBPITDETCIN
LGBTJACBALGBKCTBPITDETCIN
Rat's WidowHOUBALGBWASTBPITPHICIN
Reyno IslandHOUBALGBKCTBPITDETCIN
SharpeJACBALGBKCBUFMIAPHICIN
Guest QuarterJACMINGBWASBUFPITDETIND
WriterCLE @ NEOAK @ NYJTEN @ DENSEA @ SFNYG @ SDSTL @ AZCAR @ NODAL @ CHI
Brodrick KincaidNEOAKDENSFSDAZNODAL
Country PreacherNEOAKDENSFSDAZNODAL
DJ CrashNEOAKDENSFSDAZCARDAL
Fat JesusNEOAKDENSFSDAZNODAL
Flip StriclandNEOAKDENSFSDAZNODAL
Ghost RatNEOAKDENSEASDAZCARDAL
LGBTNENYJDENSEASDAZNODAL
Rat's WidowNENYJDENSEASDAZNOCHI
Reyno IslandNENYJDENSEASDSTLNOCHI
SharpeNEOAKDENSEANYGAZNODAL
Guest QuarterCLENYJDENSEASDSTLNODAL
Nov 282013
 

On the MoneyFirst, accept our wish that you have a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. The Ghost Rat and Rat’s Widow have a hectic but fun day of turkey, pie, conversation, and football ahead of us, and hope that each of you has similar joys. Our race for the weekly picks contest is tight, with DJ Crash trailing Ghost Rat by only one game, and Fat Jesus sitting five games off the pace. The Widow has fallen to 14 back but still leads a couple of our contributors, and when we finally reveal how she made her picks this season, you will be duly impressed. Trust me.

Both Ghost Rat and DJ Crash are ahead of PFT’s Michael David Smith (113-63), while Mike Florio would be another five games behind (108-68). To be fair, they both recorded last week’s Packers-Vikings game as a loss, which we find unnecessary. Ties are so rare in the NFL that no one would predict them, so taking a flyer on the game seems like a better option. We factor ties out of the weekly picks contest.

Here are the standings through Week 12:

ContributorWLGB
Fat Jesus17788X
Ghost Rat174913
DJ Crash174913
Flip Stricland170957
Brodrick Kincaid169968
Country Preacher168979
Sharpe16410113
Like Gandhi, But Taller16110416
Reyno Island16010517
Rat's Widow15511022
Guest Quarter (coin flip)13013547
updated 2/1/14

We all had rough weeks in Week Twelve, with the Quarter tying Gandhi for week with an 8-5 record. Everyone else was worse. This week, we generally like the Lions and the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, while the Ravens-Steelers game drew a divided group. This weekend, we like the Patriots, Browns, Colts, Jets, Panthers, Bills, 49ers, Broncos, Giants and Seahawks. The Widow and I are both holding out on the Chiefs taking out the Broncos in Kansas City, and our cast was divided on the Bears-Vikings and Chargers-Bengals contests. Here are our picks for the week:

WriterGB @ DETOAK @ DALPIT @ BALNE @ HOUJAC @ CLETEN @ INDCHI @ MINMIA @ NYJ
Brodrick KincaidDALDETPITNECLEINDMINNYJ
Country PreacherDETDALBALNECLEINDMINNYJ
DJ CrashDETDALBALNECLEINDCHIMIA
Fat JesusDETDALBALNECLEINDMINMMIA
Flip StriclandDETDALBALNECLETENMINMIA
Ghost RatDETDALBALNECLEINDCHIMIA
LGBTDETDALPITNECLEINDMINNYJ
Rat's WidowGBDALBALNECLEINDCHINYJ
Reyno IslandDETDALPITNECLEINDCHINYJ
SharpeGBDALPITNEJACINDCHIMIA
Guest QuarterDETOAKPITNEJACINDCHINYJ
WriterAZ @ PHITB @ CARATL @ BUFSTL @ SFDEN @ KCCIN @ SDNYG @ WASNO @ SEA
Brodrick KincaidPHICARBUFSFDENSDNYGSEA
Country PreacherPHICARBUFSFDENSDNYGSEA
DJ CrashAZCARATLSFDENCINNYGSEA
Fat JesusAZCARBUFSFDENSDNYGSEA
Flip StriclandAZCARBUFSFDENCINNYGSEA
Ghost RatAZCARBUFSFKCSDNYGSEA
LGBTAZCARBUFSFDENCINNYGSEA
Rat's WidowPHICARATLSFKCCINWASSEA
Reyno IslandPHICARATLSFDENCINWASSEA
SharpeAZTBBUFSFDENSDNYGSEA
Guest QuarterAZCARATLSTLKCCINWASSEA
Nov 272013
 

GhostThe Seahawks enjoyed a bye week and held on to first place in our Power Rankings, but the rest of the top five was in turmoil with Kansas City falling to San Diego and with New England storming back to beat Denver in an overtime thriller. We welcome the Carolina Panthers to the top five this week, off of the team’s gritty win over Miami. Seattle nabbed all but one of our six first place votes, while New England grabbed the remaining tally (again, not from Ghost Rat). Here are our Week Thirteen power rankings:

1. Seattle Seahawks (10-1) [1] – The Seahawks’ secondary forming Dopers’ Anonymous group
2. New England Patriots (8-3) [5] – Another week, another critical missed pass interference call; the Patriots rebounded from this one
3. New Orleans Saints (9-2) [4] – Dangerous if they get home field
4. Denver Broncos (9-2) [2] – That’s the Wes Welker New England fans came to be frustrated by
5. Carolina Panthers (8-3) [6] – We’re still torn on Cam, but they just keep winning
6. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) [3] – Will nine straight wins be followed by seven straight losses?
7. San Francisco 49ers (7-4) [7] – Healthy receivers makes this team a whole lot better
8. Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) [9] – Injuries promising to undo a promising season
9. Arizona Cardinals (7-4) [12] – Just when we write Carson Palmer off, he starts looking like a real quarterback again
10. Indianapolis Colts (7-4) [8] – Even Luck can’t save them now
11. Dallas Cowboys (6-5) [14] – In a division of turds, this may be the shiniest
12. Detroit Lions (6-5) [10} – Missed a big opportunity to create distance with the Packers; Thursday is make or break
13. Philadelphia Eagles (6-5) [13] – Chip might be longing for Oregon
14. San Diego Chargers (5-6) [16] – Better coaching than previous years, but they need better defense
15. Chicago Bears (6-5) [11] – Got too old too fast
16. Green Bay Packers (5-5-1) [15] – Nothing without Rodgers, and that tells you the flaw in the team’s personnel management
17. Baltimore Ravens (5-6) [19] – They still wasted $120 million
18. St. Louis Rams (5-6) [23] – The Mighty Lambs
19. Miami Dolphins (5-6) [18] – Good defensive line and quarterback; that’s about it
20. Tennessee Titans (5-6) [20] – Stole one from the Raiders to temporarily grab the sixth seed
21. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-6) [25] – Sorry Steelers, but you can’t play the Browns every week
22. New York Jets (5-6) [17] – The every other week strategy finally blew up
23. New York Giants (4-70 [22] – Bigger disappointment: Eli Manning or Hakeem Nicks?
24. Cleveland Browns (4-7) [21] – Mike Polk, Jr. sums it up again
25. Buffalo Bills (4-7) [24] – Too many injuries, not enough talent or depth
26. Oakland Raiders (4-7) [27] – Dennis Allen is getting the most out of that talent
27. Washington Football Club (3-8) [26] – Snyder and Shanahan worst owner/head coach combo in the NFL
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-8) [30] – Lovie’s next stop?
29. Minnesota Vikings (2-8-1) [31] – Free Adrian Peterson!
30. Houston Texans (2-9) [28] – Shocking how quickly this went to hell
31. Atlanta Falcons (2-9) [29] – Shocking how quickly this went to hell
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9) [32] – Can’t even lock up the first draft pick

Nov 212013
 

On the MoneyArticle to come tonight; just putting up the picks now so that we are ahead of the first game of the week.

WriterNO @ ATLJAC @ HOUNYJ @ BALCAR @ MIACHI @ STLSD @ KCMIN @ GB
Brodrick KincaidNOHOUBALCARSTLKCGB
Country PreacherNOHOUBALCARSTLKCGB
DJ CrashNOHOUBALCARSTLKCGB
Fat JesusNOHOUBALCARSTLKCGB
Flip StriclandNOHOUBALCARCHIKCMIN
Ghost RatNOHOUBALCARCHIKCGB
LGBTNOJACBALCARCHISDMIN
Rat's WidowATLHOUBALMIASTLKCGB
Reyno IslandNOHOUNYJCARCHIKCMIN
SharpeNOHOUBALCARCHIKCGB
Guest QuarterNOHOUBALCARCHIKCGB
WriterTB @ DETPIT @ CLEIND @ AZTEN @ OAKDAL @ NYGDEN @ NESF @ WAS
Brodrick KincaidDETPITINDTENNYGDENWAS
Country PreacherDETCLEAZOAKNYGNESF
DJ CrashDETPITAZOAKDALDENSF
Fat JesusDETCLEAZTENNYGDENSF
Flip StriclandDETCLEAZTENNYGDENSF
Ghost RatDETCLEAZOAKNYGNESF
LGBTDETCLEAZOAKDALDENSF
Rat's WidowDETCLEINDTENDALDENSF
Reyno IslandDETCLEINDTENDALDENSF
SharpeDETCLEAZOAKNYGNESF
Guest QuarterTBPITAZTENNYGNEWAS