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Old 09-20-2016, 03:04 PM
 
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Lots of big moves in this weeks additions. Teams that I thought were legit or improving, proving that they still have a ways to go and teams that I've been avoiding getting high on move to 2-0 and make it harder to keep them in the bottom half of the rankings.

Two weeks into the season, a lot of these rankings are still based on who we think these teams are going into this season and who the were last season. By the end of week 4 we will have a real good idea of who is who and probably much smaller moves.



1.New England (-) No changes at the #1 ranking. Pats remain a well rounded team.
2. Denver (+4) Big move up to #2 for the defending champs. Von Miller looking better than ever.
3. Arizona (+4)
4. Pittsburgh(+1)
5. Carolina (-1)
6. Cincinnati (-4)
7. New York Jets (+4) Defense took a step back, but the offense took two steps forward from last year.
8. Green Bay (-)
9. Minnesota (+12) Don't love them, but can't argue with 2-0 and a win over Green Bay.
10. Houston (+13) Quietly looking good. They SHOULD beat the Pats on Thursday. Easier said than done.
11. Baltimore(+1)
12. New York Giants (+3)
13. Atlanta (+13)
14. Kansas City (-4)
15. Seattle (-12) Not sure what is up with this team so 15 sounds good for them for now.
16. Tampa Bay (-3)
17. Oakland (-8) Boy that's a bad defense.
18. Dallas (+6)
19. Tennessee (+8)
20. Detroit (-2)
21. San Diego (+4) Two straight games they've got out to big leads.
22. New Orleans (-2)
23. Washington (-7) I don't think this team is as bad as their record indicates.
24. Indianapolis (-5)
25. Miami (-15) Big drop for the fish, partly due to that week one game not looking so impressive anymore.
26. Philidelphia (+3) Ranked 14 spots lower than the next lowest undefeated team.
27. Buffalo (-5) They're getting close to the bottom four and bye week 5 rankings they may be there.
28. San Francisco (-)
29. Jacksonville (-13)
30. St.Louis (+1)
31. Clevalnd (+1)
32. Chicago (-2) Cleveland and Chicago will duke it out all season long for the worse ranking.
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Seattle should definitely had that big a fall but they should not have been up to #3 in the first place after the weak effort against Miami.

I agree with your comment on Washington.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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I had Seattle as #1 going into the season largely because I thought Wilson was going to do special things this year. I was willing to give them a Mulligan after week one.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:17 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Somewhat heavily favored towards the AFC this week. I can't disagree.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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I put the Pesky Red Birds ahead of the Patriots this week because I think if they played now the Cards would win, I think the Texans will do just that Thursday night. In Foxboro.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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Somewhat heavily favored towards the AFC this week. I can't disagree.
I tend favor the AFC just because of the bias of my team being in that conference.

I'm probably higher on the Jets than most and lower on the Vikings and Packers than most.

Seattle, if they are in anyone's top 10 through the first two weeks, it has to be due to mostly only their recent history. There could be an argument to put them ahead of Houston in my rankings when you take into account their recent history, but even taking that in account, no way I would put them ahead of Minnesota at 9.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:54 PM
 
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Starting next week, if it is ok, I am going to wait until Bill posts his rankings, then post mine on the same thread. As long as there are no objections. This way, we will not have two different threads, and I can still use the graphics and colors I like to use. So starting next week, we will all use Bill's thread as his rankings seem to be a little less jovial than mine.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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Whatever you want to do KingCat! I doubt it's too much of a headache to have two threads a week as long as it's just a handful of posters. But please, don't feel you have to wait for me, if I get busy I might miss getting them out one week.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Total disrespect for the Eagles.

They did what what good teams should do in dominating the two worst teams in the NFL. They have the top point differential in the league. They have allowed only 1 offense TD per game. Yet among the NFC East teams they are last - even behind 0-2 Redskins. The Giants couldn't even score an offensive TD against the Saints. Dallas has a rookie QB as well... somehow they are 8 spots ahead of the Eagles after barely beating a Skins team that was manhandled in Week 1.

They are behind four 0-2 teams. Should at least be middle of the pack...

Whatever....

Oh - and can you update your St. Louis entry?? That is so... 2015...

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Old 09-22-2016, 09:21 AM
 
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Oh - and can you update your St. Louis entry?? That is so... 2015...
Haha. Didn't even catch that. Gonna take a few more weeks to get used too.

I'm pretty high on the Eagles defense. I know the rankings doesn't really show that, but I am. Schwartz was great his one year in Buffalo. Eagles can make a huge move with a win against the Steelers. Even a good showing in a loss and they will move up. BUT, as a Bills fan, I remember when we started 4-0 in 2008 under second year QB Trent Edwards. We ended up finishing 7-9 and going 0-6 in the division. That 4-0 start was against teams that went a combined 16-48 on the season. 5-11 Jags, 5-11 Raiders, 4-12 Seahawks and 2-14 Rams.

The Eagles first two games this season were against the Browns and Bears. Two teams that MIGHT combine for 5 wins on the year.

Again, we are only two weeks into the season. It is not enough of a sample size to make rankings based only on what you have seen in 2016. The 2015 season and your projections going into the season still have to play a role.
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