Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Week 10 NFL Rankings

I had a nightmare last night that Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts threw six interceptions in a game against the San Diego Chargers. Thankfully, that kind of thing could never happen to Peyton... I mean after all, he had only thrown five interceptions in his previous 12 regular season games. Maybe I could see his brother Eli on the New York Giants throwing six pics, but not Peyton. Not in a million years, right? Never ever... Hmmm... someone has just informed me that it really did happen!!! Yes, I'm still in shock about it two days later. Peyton Manning six interceptions in one game. It still doesn't compute! Perhaps even more amazing is that the Colts actually had a chance to win that game in spite of Manning's interceptions, only losing when the best clutch kicker in NFL history, Adam Vinatieri, missed a chip shot 29 yard field-goal in the closing seconds of the game. The Chargers managed a 23-21 "win" over the Colts, but I doubt any of them are celebrating.

One team doing a lot of celebrating this week are the St. Louis Rams as they managed a 37-29 win over the New Orleans Saints for their first win of 2007. The Miami Dolphins managed to lose their ninth straight game this past weekend and now are the only winless team in the NFL. They also manage to take over the #32 spot in my rankings.

Here are this week’s rankings with last weeks rank in (). Record is only one consideration. I also take into account strength of schedule, strength of victory (or loss) and other intangibles…

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

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