32. Oakland Raiders (32)
The Raiders are helpless and the only way Gruden is keeping his job is if he has a master plan to stock up draft pick and be loaded for the move to Vegas. If they’re smart enough this could be genius.
31. San Francisco 49ers (30)
This team is dead in the water, losing Jimmy G destroyed all hope. At this point, keep losing, and don’t mess up that high draft pick.
30. NY Giants (29)
Wow, these guys are bad. Like most bad teams, the issues are everywhere. Lets just hope these guys stay as far away from yachts as possible. Its been a disaster since that infamous picture, if I were Eli, I’d ask for a trade or retire…now.
29. Arizona Cardinals (31)
They won against another bottom feeder, cool. All I can say is that Arizona better cherish this coming bye week…because they get a red hot KC team. Good luck guys
28. Buffalo Bills (28)
OH NO…WE MAY HAVE A PETERMAN SITUATION. Derek Anderson was hurt in the Bills Monday lose and you know what that means…start whatever defense plays Buffalo next week. Its such a shame this offense sucks, cause the defense played New England better than anyone has all year. BTW its the Bears next Sunday, a little fantasy football advice.
27. Cleveland Browns (25)
Fire everyone! Well almost, Haley and Hue are gone, but are we shocked? Hue never had control of that team and they are too talented to only have 2 wins. A better coach and this team could have at least 5 wins.
26. Atlanta Falcons (26) BYE
Injuries have crushed this team, more than any other team, this simply isn’t where anyone saw the Falcons at the half way point.
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (24)
Fitz-Magic is back and he almost pulled out the comeback. Fitz being named starter next week isn’t good for Tampa, they may be quarterback shopping in the draft. Doesn’t seem like all is right in the Bay.
24. Indianapolis Colts (27)
They beat the worst team in the league, they only moved up like they did because other teams took some tough loses. Also they surprisingly are still in the division hunt, even though Houston is on fire.
23. NY Jets (23)
These past weeks reminded us who the Jets really are. The cold, hard truth is that when the Jets blew out Detroit in Week 1 and went .500 over the first six weeks, they created a false impression that they were further along in the rebuilding process than they actually are.
22. Denver Broncos (22)
Well the KC lose had to be a reality check, this team was thinking they very much had playoff hopes. Not while Keenum is quarterback, the Broncos have had real issues getting a reliable QB back there. They can’t draft one and can’t sign one, the upper management needs a look in the mirror.
21. Jacksonville Jaguars (21)
This team got way to in to their own heads, you don’t get a big head until you actually win the big one, we’ve seen this time and time again. Bortles isn’t the only issue, there’s something in the locker room that stinks.
20. Tennessee Titans (20) BYE
The Titans had a bye week, but need a win next week before the sink officially sinks. The Texans are on fire and pulling away.
19. Dallas Cowboys (19) BYE
A bye week for Amari Cooper, but can he save this season? The Cowboys have shown signs of brilliance but also laid some duds. Another missed playoffs might mean a house cleaning in the Big D.
18. Miami Dolphins (11)
It’s hard to believe at one point this year the Dolphins were the leagues surprise team and in the top 10, its hard to believe because they kinda suck now. Really, they do, I’m not being mean, just honest.
17. Detroit Lions (16)
With divisional matchups coming up with the Bears and Vikings, this was an important gam, a chance to get above .500 before the stretch that will define Detroit’s season. This lose could very much come back to haunt the Lions.
16. Seattle Seahawks (18)
The Seahawks are shooting for a wildcard and that’s going to be very tough, with the Panther and entire NFC North, hell the Eagles are in that mix too. The playoffs are far away, but every game counts for Seattle.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (17)
I’m very surprised the Eagles haven’t picked up a RB at the deadline yet, but there’s still about an hour. They needed this more than maybe any team needed a win this week. The NFC is crowded right now, every win matters, that’s a simply football fact for ya.
14. Baltimore Ravens (12)
The Ravens didn’t just lose. They got shit pumped by Carolina. Baltimore was outplayed in just about every area on both sides of the ball. The Ravens were also sloppy, committing nine penalties and three turnovers. Now that’s back to back loses, time to figure it out and quick.
13. Cincinnati Bengals (13)
The Bengals won, so they won’t drop, but they for sure not moving up. This team couldn’t hold a league against Pittsburgh and then got legitimately murdered by KC, so you go out and prove your worth against Tampa…right? No the Bengals almost blew a lead to Fitz-Magic, that’s not good, you have to hold on to these leads. Hopefully for their sake they take advantage of the BYE.
12. Green Bay Packers (8)
You’d have to think if Ty Montgomery wouldn’t have ran that ball that kick off out of the end-zone, the Packers would have won that game. But the NFL doesn’t play what-ifs, the Packers lost and slip to .500. The NFC North is so tight, the Pack can’t let these get away.
11. Minnesota Vikings (6)
2 turnovers that both led to touchdowns, end of analysis. You can’t win games that way.
10. Houston Texans (15)
Welcome to the top 10, this team is the definition of not panicking. They unfortunately lost WR Will Fuller to a torn ACL but acquired Demaryius Thomas today. This has to boost moral in the locker room and moral already has to be pretty high. Thomas also faces his former team this week, what a statement he can make.
9. Chicago Bears (10)
The Bears may get Nathan Peterman next week, start licking your chops now. We know the Bears can play defense. And Mitchell Trubisky has shown flashes under center. Give the youngster this kind of a run game to lean on, and these Bears are going to be hard to beat. The Bear led in every offensive category Sunday, that’s a huge positive.
8. Pittsburgh Steelers (9)
This team flat out doesn’t need Bell, I genuinely think he comes back, it will hurt more than help. Just as he did back in Week 1, young tailback James Conner ran all over the Cleveland Browns in Week 8—146 rushing yards, 66 more yards on five catches and a pair of touchdowns. The Steelers are a serious contender, it just took them a few weeks to realize that.
7. Carolina Panthers (14)
The Panthers took the biggest leap in the rankings, they destroyed the Ravens. Their 2 late season match ups with the Saints are going to be electric if they keep up this pace. Carolina had their way Sunday with one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses, racking up 386 total yards and piling up 36 points. Cam Newton had himself a day, passing for two touchdowns and running for another. Tailback Christian McCaffrey got in on the multiple-score act too—rushing for one touchdown and catching another.
6. Washington Redskins (7)
The Redskins continue to win, and they win when Peterson’s hot. He burned the Giants, but who hasn’t. If they’re going to make the playoffs then they have to win these games, simple as that.
5. LA Chargers (5) BYE
Chargers had a bye week and rattle off 3 straight weeks of easy wins, just can’t slip up. They are easily the leagues best team…that no one is talking about.
4. New Orleans Saints (4)
Kirk Cousins out gunned Drew Brees, but ask Brees if he cares, they won the game. One thing Brees didn’t do was throw a pick 6 and the one Cousins threw could have cost his team the game. The Saints are clicking very well right now, this team is scary and the NFC better take notice, if they haven’t already.
3. New England Patriots (3)
The final score doesn’t show how much the Pats struggled, it took them into late into the game, before they pulled away. The Bills defense gave the rest of the league hope, but the Patriots won the game, just like they always seem to do.
2. KC Chiefs (2)
The Chiefs win this week was solid, that’s about it. They scored enough early and the defense converted enough turnovers to keep Denver from gaining momentum, this wasn’t a blow out or a nail biter. This was simply a game the should have won and they accomplished that. With all the turmoil in Cleveland, next week should be interesting.
1. LA Rams (1)
The Rams are the NFL’s best team, but hasn’t come easy, half their games have been within one score. The NFL would prefer that the Chiefs and Rams don’t lose again til their Monday night match up, but the NFL doesn’t always work that way. The Rams have the Saints and Seahawks before that.