Monday, November 23, 2009

Week 12

1. Indianapolis Colts (10-0) - This team wins those close games, and they know how to hold onto those close games. When will they lose?

2. New Orleans Saints (10-0) - Playing the Bucs will cure what ails ya! A 38-7 beatdown makes them feel happy, but next week they get a big challenge vs New England.

3. Minnesota Vikings (9-1) - I almost put them up over the Saints. I am a real believer of this team and I think they could be the best team from the NFC. They held the Seahawks to 4 rushing yards....4!!!!!!!!!

4. New England Patriots (7-3) - I think this team is still just waiting to show how good they are, and they will have a chance next Monday night vs the undefeated Saints.

5. San Diego Chargers (7-3) - They just creamed the once mighty Broncos on the road to the tune of 32-3, ,maybe Norv Turner is a good coach!

6. Cincinnati Bengals (7-3) - Um guys, playoff teams do not lose to the Raiders! How do you beat Pittsburgh then turn around and lose to the Raiders? You think it would because Benson was out but his replacement Bernard Scott had 119 yards.

7. Arizona Cardinals (7-3) - No Warner would change this team, I believe. They seem to just keep on rolling and are now running away with the NFC West.

8. Dallas Cowboys (7-3) - High scoring affair, 7-6 win over the Redskins. They have a small edge over the Giants and Eagles but I am not sure how much longer it will last.

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) - Can't beat those Chiefs! Tough loss in Kansas City, wait did I really just say that?

10. New York Giants (6-4) - Got back on track with an over time win over the Falcons. Remember when they needed a big time WR? Nicks, Manningham, and Smith have made that a thing of the past.

11. Philadelphia Eagles (6-4) - I really applaud Andy Reid, he just keeps getting wins. They draft really well on offense, McCoy had 99 yards rushing and Maclin has 6 catches for 64 yards. That DeSean Jackson guy is not too bad either.

12. Atlanta Falcons (5-5) - Lost a tough one to the Giants. New RB Jason Snelling filled in admirably for Turner but the defense was nowhere to be seen.

13. Baltimore Ravens (5-5) - Do they ever play an easy team? Oh wait that snooze fest last Monday night!

14. Denver Broncos (6-4) - Falling falling falling....Chris Sims was the starter for like 12 minutes.

15. Tennessee Titans (4-6) - Hottest team in the NFL! I think they can make a playoff push. Chris Johnson is annoyingly good.

16. Green Bay Packers (6-4) - Rodgers you win, you are better then Alex Smith. Wait, thats not saying much!

17. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-4) - This team keeps on rolling and has been on a bit of a tear. Mike Sims-Walker and Maurice Jones-Drew are some great three named stars on this team.

18. Miami Dolphins (5-5) - Maybe Tim Lincecum loaned Ricky Williams something special.

19. New York Jets (4-6) - Mark Sanchez play of late, has been dirty.

20. Houston Texans (5-5) - This team seems bound to be one of those maybe next year team. They have a load of offense talent! Maybe try getting someone who can make a field goal when needed?

21. Carolina Panthers (4-6) - They seem doomed with their uber tough schedule coming up, sorry least you can get Colt McCoy in the draft...maybe.

22. San Francisco 49ers (4-6) - They have an offense coordinator who wants to run, a qb who can only pass well in the shotgun, and a bad offensive line. ughhh..

23. Washington Redskins (3-7) - Looks like they have a good defense, now how about you score a few more points guys.

24. Chicago Bears (4-6) - Cutler tries but he has no one good to throw to and when he does he tries to hard.

25. Kansas City Chiefs (3-7) - Nice little upset win over the Steelers at home. Matt Cassell is coming around and maybe next year this team can contend.

26. Buffalo Bills (3-7) - Well, T.O. had a good game so he is probably happy...

27. Seattle Seahawks (3-7) - Did I mention they had only had 4 rushing yards last week? They only had 4 players make a reception last week too.

28. Detroit Lions (2-8) - There offense could be a force in the near future, that is if they still healthy enough to play a few games together. Staffords line: 422 yards and 5 td's. But him and Calvin Johnson got hurt on the game winning play...poor Lions.

29. Oakland Raiders (3-7) - They can only beat good teams and home, its the rules! I sense a Bruce Gradowski uprising.

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-9) - New jerseys, another loss. They just dont understand.

31. St Louis Rams (1-9) - Steven Jackson already has more than 1000 yards, thats all the positive I have.

32. Cleveland Browns (1-9) - Brady Quinn looked really good, I bet he wished he could play the Lions a lot more.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Week 11 Rankings

1. Indianapolis Colts (9-0) - Thanks to the New Englands questionable play calling they are now the elite team in the AFC

2. New Orleans Saints (9-0) - They are winning by less and less points, I would think they could have easily handled the Rams.

3. Minnesota Vikings (8-1) - Farve and Peterson just keep on rolling, they almost seem to have the division wrapped up already.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (7-2) - Beating the Steelers was a huge step up, who knew this team would be this good? I want my bribe money Ochocinco!

5. New England Patriots (6-3) - To me, it look like they got that first down from what I saw...I like the winners attitude but not that deep in Colts territory!!

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) - Seem to not be the same team as last year, but Mendenhall is turning into a good back.

7. San Diego Chargers (6-3) - Some nice wins have them now tied with the Broncos for first.

8. Arizona Cardinals (6-3) - Seem to be the class of the NFL West, which is not saying much this year.

9. Denver Broncos (6-3) - It seems to all be coming apart here..

10. Baltimore Ravens (5-4) - Beating Cleveland 16-0 on Monday Night is nothing special.

11. Dallas Cowboys (6-3) - Their offense disappeared in Green Bay

12. Atlanta Falcons (5-4) - I hear Matt Ryan is throwing more INT's yet Michael Turner is averaging 5 yards a carry, hint..give him the ball more!

13. Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) - Not having Westbrook hurts, but it seems like they should be prepared not have him around much longer.

14. New York Giants (5-4) - What happened to this team? I sense a comeback on the horizon.

15. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-4) - ESPN reports Jones-Drew kneel down at the 1 yards line cost 10,000 fantasy teams a win..good thing I have Peyton Manning!

16. Green Bay Packers (5-4) - Packers seem to be up and down, last week was up, this week they play the niners..i sense more up...

17. Houston Texans (5-4) - This team will have to prove they can make the playoffs by well, making the playoffs!

18. New York Jets (4-5) - Don't cry for me Argentina, cry for the downfall of your team Rex Ryan!

19. Miami Dolphins (4-5) - Just found out that Brown is out for the year, that will hurt this team dramatically...

20. Tennessee Titans (3-6) - This team has the biggest upside of almost any team in the league another win and they will be right back in this thing.

21. San Francisco 49ers (4-5) - Their offense has been stumbling, Qb change again?

22. Carolina Panthers (4-5) - They have a monster running game but have a hard schedule left (including the Pats, Saints, Vikes, and Giants)

23. Washington Redskins (3-6) - The should try that punter at QB for a whole game.

24. Chicago Bears (4-5) - Cutler threw 5 INT's, I suggest drafting a #1 WR next year guys.

25. Seattle Seahawks (3-6) - They are giving Cal alumni Justin Forsett the starting RB job!

26. Buffalo Bills (3-6) - Finally fired their head coach, they have now named Ryan Fitzpatrick as QB, and TO sort of went off, ah things are back to normal.

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-8)- Win wearing the best jerseys ever made, the week after go back to normal jerseys and lose. Get the picture? Bring back the orange jerseys!

28. Kansas City Chiefs (2-7)- They beat the Raiders at least!

29. Oakland Raiders (2-7) - They need to look at a new QB, Gradowski is not the answer.

30. St Louis Rams (1-8) - Give them credit for having the chance to beat the Saints with their last possession.

31. Detroit Lions (1-8) - They have a winnable game this week, and Calvin Johnson and Stafford are back.

32. Cleveland Browns (1-8) - Brady Quinn makes Alex Smith look like Drew Brees.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not A Moral Victory Type Of Guy

49ers recent two game road trip turned out bad. Yes the team did make both games close, but a loss is a loss. The first game they were down 21-0 at halftime and looked like they had no shot and being in the game much less sustaining a drive that would produce any points. After halftime Mike Singeltary made a quarterback switch and Alex Smith came in. I really felt we never were going to win, even after he lead the team to three touchdown drives. Smiths' play along that with Vernon Davis were really the only highlights. Smith has had a lot of time off and showed the skill set that got him taken #1 overall. Sorry, Alex but you should be better...#1 picks should be franchise savers. Not to say you are not adequate (last week you were okay) but #1 picks should be saviors for the franchise. This just leads me to believe whoever drafted Smith is to blame. 49ers could have sat him down a few years and let him learn, but instead he started right away and didn't have a good mentor quarterback to learn from, sorry Tim Rattay. I am just hoping all the time off gave him enough time to forget the injuries and move on and maybe be as good as he can be.

Last week the 49ers defense stepped up and really showed what they could do. They had a bend but not break attitude but the offense was almost nowhere to be seen. The 49ers basically had a long td run by Frank Gore and one sustained offense drive. Smith looked average, he had some good plays, his arm looks back to full strength. Him and Michael Crabtree are building a rapport, something that is really needed. I couldn't quite understand why the offense cannot sustain a longer drive. The offense line has regressed, they are not run blocking nearly as well as the last few years. That's especially tough when the niners consider themselves a running team. The final was 18-14 Colts. We played an undefeated team on the road and almost came up with a win. I am wondering when those close games will go in our favor. To be honest I am not sure if that will happen this year.

So we started out 3-1 and have lost 3 straight, mostly against good teams. The Colts (7-0), Texans (5-3), and the Falcons (4-3). If they don't start turning it around soon I am not sure if this season will be saved. I really HOPE they do, but I am starting to really felt let down. This team can hang around with some of the good teams but they lack in some very important areas. I thought Singeltary would be the difference in turning them around.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Week 9 Power Rankings

1. New Orleans Saints (7-0)
2. Indianapolis Colts (7-0)
3. Minnesota Vikings (7-1)
4. New England Patriots (5-2)
5. Denver Broncos (6-1)
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2)
7. Philadelphia Eagles (5-2)
8. Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)
9. Baltimore Ravens (4-3)
10. Dallas Cowboys (5-2)
11. New York Giants (5-3)
12. Atlanta Falcons (4-3)
13. Houston Texans (5-3)
14. New York Jets (4-4)
15. Arizona Cardinals (4-3)
16. San Diego Chargers (4-3)
17. Green Bay Packers (4-3)
18. Chicago Bears (4-3)
19. Miami Dolphins (3-4)
20. San Francisco 49ers (3-4)
21. Carolina Panthers (3-4)
22. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4)
23. Buffalo Bills (3-5)
24. Tennessee Titans (1-6)
25. Washington Redskins (2-5)
26. Seattle Seahawks (2-5)
27. Oakland Raiders (2-6)
28. Kansas City Chiefs (1-6)
29. Cleveland Browns (1-7)
30. St Louis Rams (1-7)
31. Detroit Lions (1-6)
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7)