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Week 7 Power Rankings

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by gobigblue, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. gobigblue

    gobigblue BoltTalker

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    I know it doesn't mean anything but here we go....

    http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10412048

    1 Patriots · Trends 2
    I promised that I would move them up if they beat the Cowboys on the road by more than 14. So here they are in the No. 1 spot.
    2 Colts · Trends 1
    They needed their bye to get healthy. Now they face a huge road test Monday night against the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
    3 Steelers · Trends 4
    They come off a much-needed bye week that let some of their injured players heal. They can put a crushing blow on the Broncos' playoff chances this week.
    4 Packers · Trends 5
    They head to their bye week as one of the big surprises in the league. The defense has really been playing well.
    5 Cowboys · Trends 3
    If they don't fix that pass defense, they will have problems all season long stopping people. Tom Brady really exposed that Sunday.
    6 Jaguars · Trends 7
    At 4-1, they're playing great defense and they are running the ball well. Haven't we heard that before? Now they get the Colts in prime time.
    7 Ravens · Trends 8
    They're winning games, but at some point they have to score more. The defense had a heck of a day against the Rams.
    8 Giants · Trends 10
    They've ripped off four consecutive victories and look like a potential playoff team. With a soft part of the schedule coming up, it probably won't stop. Eli Manning is playing well.
    9 Chargers · Trends 16
    Is everything right again with the Chargers? It looks that way. As long as L.T. is getting force-fed the ball, they'll be fine, especially in a weak division.

    10 Buccaneers · Trends 12
    Jeff Garcia is playing mistake-free football and the defense is playing well. Jon Gruden deserves credit for this team's start.
     
  2. gobigblue

    gobigblue BoltTalker

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    1 (1) Patriots 6-0-0 The Patriots have played 360 minutes of football this season -- and have trailed for just 18 of those minutes. New England gets the first of its three bye weeks this season when it plays at Miami on Sunday.
    2 (2) Colts 5-0-0 The last time the Colts faced the Jags, Indy gave up 375 rushing yards in a 44-17 loss last December. The Colts are allowing 105.4 yards rushing this season, a figure they'll need to get close to in order to maintain their spotless record.
    3 (4) Steelers 4-1-0 Willie Parker is one of just four running backs in the league to average more than 100 yards per game this season. Parker's 101.4 trails the Vikes' Adrian Peterson (121.4), the Eagles' Brian Westbrook (102.8) and the Colts' Joseph Addai (101.8).
    4 (3) Cowboys 5-1-0 Don't expect the Cowboys to suffer a crisis of confidence in losing to the Patriots. In fact, if Wade Phillips plays his cards right, the reality check might be the best thing to happen to his team.
    5 (6) Jaguars 4-1-0 The Jags gave up 282 rushing yards in losing their opener -- and have given up a combined total of 200 rushing yards in their next four games, all wins. But the big test comes at home Monday night against the Colts.
    6 (5) Packers 5-1-0 Some offenses are explosive. The Packers were definitely not against the Redskins. Green Bay had just one play of more than 18 yards. Yet, the Pack still found a way to win, which has become this team's theme.
    7 (9) Ravens 4-2-0 The Ravens offense reached the end zone for the first time in 19 drives and the defense has allowed just 10 points in the last two games. The Nov. 5 Monday nighter at Pittsburgh should give us an accurate read on this team.
    8 (11) Buccaneers 4-2-0 Dating back to his days in Philadelphia last year, QB Jeff Garcia has now thrown 164 consecutive regular-season passes without an interception. It's the longest active streak in the NFL and the longest of his career.
    9 (14) Giants 4-2-0 Just like last season, the Giants are riding a hot streak in the first half of the season, having won four straight following their win in Atlanta. But will they avoid the kind of collapse that suffered in the second half last year?
    10 (13) Chargers 3-3-0 LaDainian Tomlinson continues to make the Raiders his own personal punching bag. LT's 4-TD, 198-yard day on Sunday now gives him 1,653 yards and 18 touchdowns in 13 games against the Raiders.
     
  3. gobigblue

    gobigblue BoltTalker

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    1 Colts 1 - 1/1 The Colts took their bye week to prepare for an upcoming showdown with their division rivals, the surging 4-1 Jacksonville Jaguars. Did the Colts players catch a glimpse of the Patriots dismantling of the Cowboys on their Sunday off? Perhaps. But Indy's not thinking (or talking) about that team in New England this week. Tony Dungy has the Colts going one week at a time, and this week's all about the Jags. The last time the two teams played, Jacksonville beat Indy 44-17 last December. Don't think for a second that Peyton Manning and the boys have forgotten that fact.
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    2 Patriots 2 - 2/2 When was the last time an NFL quarterback had better numbers than not only the rest of the league, but every signal caller in the college game as well? Tom Brady's having just that kind of season. Brady continued his MVP-caliber campaign on Sunday in Dallas, going 31-of-46 for 388 yards and five touchdowns. Sunday's 48-27 win was an offensive masterpiece for New England, as the Patriots put up their most points since 1984, won their sixth straight game by at least 17 points, and got touchdowns from four different offensive players. Wes Welker caught 11 balls for a career-high 124 yards and scored two touchdowns in the effort. If it's not Randy Moss, Donte' Stallworth, or Ben Watson — there's Welker, Kevin Faulk, Kyle Brady, Sammy Morris, and Jabar Gaffney to worry about. Quite simply, the offense is unstoppable. Having scored 34 points or more in all six games this season, New England's got a legitimate shot of breaking the 1998 Vikings season scoring record of 556 points. And they're doing this all without their starting running back. Scary, scary stuff.
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    3 Steelers 4 (+1) 3/14 At 4-1 and on top of the AFC North, the Steelers stand firm as the third best team in the NFL. It's as if Mike Tomlin has re-incarnated the Steelers of the 70's. In five games, Pittsburgh has outscored opponents 132-47, with 21 of the opponents' points coming in Week 4's loss to Arizona. The offense is rolling; the defense is churning. The Steelers travel to Denver this weekend.
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    4 Jaguars 5 (+1) 4/18 Don't look now — but besides Indianapolis and New England, the Jacksonville Jaguars may just very well be the hottest team in the NFL. The offense is soaring and the defense looks even better. The Jags gave up 282 rushing yards in Week 1; they haven't given up more than 65 yards since. Sunday's win over Houston was an impressive one, with David Garrard tossing for 221 yards and two touchdowns, Maurice Jones-Drew totaling 184 yards of offense, and the defense holding Ahman Green to just 44 yards on the ground. The D's been among the best in the league, the offense is finally looking consistently dangerous and the special teams unit has been gritty. Jacksonville's undoubtedly one of the top five squads in the NFL.
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    5 Cowboys 3 (-2) 3/12 The Cowboys entered Sunday's heavyweight bout with New England looking to go 6-0. They came away from the game no longer undefeated, but still the undisputed best team in the NFC. The Patriots offense lit it up in Big D for 448 yards of offense and 48 points. But who hasn't the Patriots offense torched this season? Though the score will tell you otherwise, Sunday's 48-27 loss was anything but a blowout. Dallas led 24-21 in the third quarter, only to get outscored 27-3 from that point on. The 'Boys may not be in the same league as the Patriots just yet, but they're still the class of the NFC. Their next test? Finding a way to stop super rookie Adrian Peterson. Dallas takes on the 2-3 Minnesota next week.
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    6 Chargers 9 (+3) 3/21 As recently as two weeks ago, we were talking about the Chargers as the league's greatest disappointment and mumbling over the last place team in the AFC West. Fast forward 14 days, and we're talking about one of the most dangerous teams in the NFL. Shocked to see San Diego bumped all the way up to No. 6? Don't be. The offense is officially back on track. LaDainian Tomlinson scored on runs of 3, 27, 13 and 41 yards in Sunday's 28-14 win over Oakland. The defense seems to be fine as well, only giving up 10 points in the last two weeks — with the Raiders scoring on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Zach Miller. The Chargers are alive and well, folks. Watch out, AFC West. Heck, watch out Patriots and Colts.
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    7 Ravens 8 (+1) 5/12 In classic Ravens fashion, Baltimore's special teams and defense led the way in a 22-3 win over the Rams. Matt Stover kicked five field goals, the defense held St. Louis to only three points and Kyle Boller did just enough to ensure the victory. The Ravens offensive line — playing without starters Adam Terry, Mike Flynn and Jonathan Ogden — helped give Boller enough time for a 17-of-29 day, and opened enough holes for 61 yards of rushing for Willis McGahee. Six turnovers by the Rams didn't hurt either. The Ravens haven't been pretty this season, but at 4-2, they're sitting pretty in the AFC playoff picture.
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    8 Titans 6 (-2) 6/26 Vince Young was injured midway through the third quarter after getting pushed out of bounds by Tampa defensive tackle Jovan Haye. He never returned. And though Kerry Collins led Tennessee to a fourth-quarter touchdown score, it wasn't enough to get past the gritty Bucs in Tampa. Collins looked good during a 13-play, 86-yard touchdown drive, but Jeff Garcia answered, getting Tampa in scoring position for a game-winning Matt Bryant field goal. Tennessee had more first downs and total yards than the Bucs, and held Tampa to just 30 yards of rushing. Despite the edge on the stat sheet, the Titans came out on the losing end of the scoreboard. They'll look to bounce back next week when they take on Houston.
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    9 Packers 7 (-2) 4/22 The Packers overcame a non-existent rushing game and a two-interception day by Brett Favre to improve to 5-1 with a hard-fought 17-14 win over Washington. With the offense sputtering, the defense came up huge — holding the high-powered Redskins running game to under 100 yards, forcing three turnovers and returning a fumble 57 yards for a score. Coach Mike McCarthy explained after the game, "We feel good about being 5-1, but we're a team that needs to clean our house." Clean or dirty, the house in Green Bay looks pretty darn good right about now.
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    10 Giants 10 - 10/29 Don’t look now, but Eli Manning’s having a Pro Bowl-caliber season in New York this year. Monday night’s performance was special. With about four hours of pre-game discussing Eli’s life in Peyton’s shadow, the younger Manning connected on 27-of-39 for 303 yards and two touchdowns. The defense took care of the rest, holding the once-feared Falcons running game in tact, sacking Joey Harrington four times and intercepting the Atlanta quarterback once. With games against the struggling 49ers and Dolphins up ahead, the Giants have a legitimate shot of entering their bye week at 6-2.
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  4. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    good work
    good to see we are reclimbing the ladder
     
  5. gobigblue

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    1. New England, 6-0 (1 last week)
    Are you smarter than a fifth grader? If Tom throws 21 touchdown passes in six games, how many will he throw in 16 games? (Answer: 56, seven more than Peyton's single-season record).

    2. Indianapolis, 5-0 (2)
    The only thing that has stopped the Colts from winning was last week's bye.

    3. Pittsburgh, 4-1 (4)
    Willie Parker and Najeh Davenport form one of the best running back duos in the league.

    4. Green Bay, 5-1 (5)
    Do you really think Brett Favre's ankle injury will be an issue after the Pack has their open week? Hah

    5. Jacksonville, 4-1 (5)
    If Maurice Jones-Drew scores a touchdown against the Colts next Monday night, he might high-jump over the crossbar.

    6. Dallas, 5-1 (3)
    Evidently, Wade Phillips hasn't fixed all of the Cowboys' defensive problems.

    7. Tampa Bay , 4-2 (12)
    In his last 12 starts (six for the Eagles, six for the Bucs), Jeff Garcia has completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,497 yards, 15 touchdowns and only two picks.

    8. N.Y. Giants, 4-2 (10)
    They've found their big playmaker, and his name is Plaxico Burress.

    9. Baltimore, 4-2 (8)
    The defense (10 points allowed in the last two games) is flexing its muscles again.

    10. Tennessee, 3-2 (6)
    Get ready for daily bulletins on the state of Vince Young's quadriceps.

    11. Carolina, 4-2 (15)
    This week, Vinny Testaverde will spend time meeting the players he helped lead to victory over Arizona.

    12. Washington, 3-2 (11)
    Five touchdowns allowed in five games. Now that's the Gregg Williams defense we're used to seeing.

    13. San Diego, 3-3 (18)
    L.T. passes John Riggins on the all-time rushing touchdowns list. What do you think of that, Sandy Baby?
     
  6. Showmeyourbolt

    Showmeyourbolt Well-Known Member

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    I hate the power rankings, and I think that they have us too high. Keep us low!
     
  7. cranberry

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    I like them, but don't take them too serious.

    Thank you gobigblue, for your compilation.
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  8. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Jacksonville is flying low... they are one of only two teams that I think can beat the Patriots. That defense is just playing vicious football right now.
     
  9. WonderSlug

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    :yes:

    They have allowed just 58 points in 5 games! :icon_eek:
     

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