Biggest Risers: Patriots (Four Spots)
Biggest Fallers: Ravens, Giants, Titans (Five spots)
1. New York Jets (7-2); Last Week- 2
The Browns came out on fire, but the Jets still found a way to get it done. Everyone says how “lucky” this team gets, but at a certain point that luck should run out. If it doesn’t, it isn’t luck.
2. Atlanta Falcons (7-2); Last Week- 4
I had Roddy White as the No. 2 overall wide receiver in my preseason fantasy rankings, and my brother refused to trade him to me before the year began. That really has nothing to do with the Falcons, but I’m still bitter.
3. New England Patriots (7-2); Last Week- 7
A loss to the Browns pounded by a dismantling of the Steelers. . .this league is ridiculous.
4. Green Bay Packers (6-3); Last Week- 6
The Packers could be the NFC’s best team, particularly because Aaron Rodgers is ready to take the next step.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3); Last Week- 1
Last week I questioned if the Steelers would remain atop the rankings for awhile. Whoops.
6. New Orleans Saints (6-3); Last Week- 8
The Saints have a shot at regaining a share of the division lead next week when they host the Seahawks.
7. Philadelphia Eagles (6-3); Last Week- 10
What the helllll was that last night? The Eagles tied the record for points scored through three quarters by a road team. Michael Vick is so fun to watch and makes this the most dangerous offense in the NFL.
8. Baltimore Ravens (6-3); Last Week- 3
Really tough game for the Ravens against a quarterback who is now 18-1 at home in his career.
9. Indianapolis Colts (6-3); Last Week- 9
It was really big for Indy that their defense stepped up to win them a game. That hasn’t happened in awhile.
10. New York Giants (6-3); Last Week- 5
The G-Men decided to bring very little pressure after Jon Kitna and the veteran made them pay.
11. Oakland Raiders (5-4); Last Week- 12
What better way to see if the Raiders are for real than a trip to Pittsburgh? If they can hang in against the Steelers, they have a shot at making the playoffs.
12. San Diego Chargers (4-5); Last Week- 13
The Chargers will host a revitalized Broncos team on Monday night in a contest that could put them back in first in the AFC West, even at .500.
13. Miami Dolphins (5-4); Last Week- 15
What are the odds of losing two “Chads” for the season in one game?
14. Tampa Bay Bucs (6-3); Last Week- 17
The Bucs have now put together a strong of really solid games, albeit against weak competition. Still, they just need to make it to the tournament to have a shot.
15. Chicago Bears (6-3); Last Week- 18
Jay Cutler has got to be the dumbest quarterback I’ve ever watched.
16. Tennessee Titans (5-4); Last Week- 11
Your defense can’t carry you forever. At a certain point, Randy Moss will need to step up to open running lanes for CJ2K.
17. Kansas City Chiefs (5-4); Last Week- 14
The Chiefs are coming back to reality as I predicted. I think the Raiders are a better squad.
18. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-4); Last Week- 20
The Jaguars are a worse version of the Titans, who already aren’t that good.
19. Seattle Seahawks (5-4); Last Week- 21
Coming into the season, there were zero good players named “Mike Williams.” Now, there’s like six.
20. Houston Texans (4-5); Last Week- 16
Gary Kubiak is the luckiest coach in the NFL. He should have been fired years ago.
21. San Francisco 49ers (3-6); Last Week- 25
I told you the Niners are still in this thing, and now they have a big opportunity as they host Tampa Bay.
22. Minnesota Vikings (3-6); Last Week- 19
A couple Vikings players said they wouldn’t “give up like Dallas.” They were right. They were still themselves as they gave up.
23. St. Louis Rams (4-5); Last Week- 22
The Rams are squandering an opportunity to steal a division that is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
24. Cleveland Browns (3-6); Last Week- 23
I watched Peyton Hillis all afternoon, and I can honestly say I had no idea he was that talented.
25. Washington Redskins (4-5); Last Week- 24
McNabb got a $78 million extension hours before the Eagles put up nearly one point for every million.
26. Dallas Cowboys (2-7); Last Week- 29
The ESPN analysts are still talking about the Cowboys making the playoffs. Let’s just see if they can beat Detroit this week.
27. Arizona Cardinals (3-6); Last Week- 26
The Cards are a perfect example of the difference a Pro Bowl quarterback can make to a team.
28. Cincinnati Bengals (2-7); Last Week- 27
The Bengals are awful, but let’s admit that T.O. still has plenty left in the tank. Yeah, I wrote the same thing as last week, but I love T.O.
29. Denver Broncos (3-6); Last Week- 31
Josh McDaniels is just an a**hole.
30. Buffalo Bills (1-8); Last Week 32
Do the Bills want Andrew Luck or not?
31. Detroit Lions (2-7); Last Week- 28
The Lions are simply a different team without their young second-year quarterback. On the bright side, their defense is vastly improved.
32. Carolina Panthers (1-8); Last Week- 30
Yup, the Panthers are even worse than the Bills.