Skip to comments.NFL Power Rankings (Week 2)
Posted on 09/12/2006 2:21:37 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid
Not surprising after one week, but this week's rankings were all over the map, starting at the top. The Steelers moved back to No. 1, while the Seahawks slipped two spots to No. 3. Four teams got first-place votes -- Steelers (2), Colts (2), Seahawks (1) and Ravens (1) -- and 16 teams received votes in the top 10. Five new teams (Jaguars, Ravens, Falcons, Bears and Chargers) entered the top five, with the Ravens jumping from No. 18 all the way to No. 6.
The Panthers fell 10 spots from No. 2 to No. 12. An overreaction? Maybe, but these ranking are always volatile at the beginning of the season while things shake out.
At the bottom, well if any of you watched the Raiders or Packers over the weekend, then you know who's at the bottom. The only question was which team would be all the way at the bottom. But really, could you go wrong with either one? ...
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It's going to be fun when the Saints and Texans next meet.
Turnovers are great, but field goals just won't cut it for long.
But in spite of the "ugly" win last week, I think next week will be the breakout game for Stephen jackson.
I know it's early but this could be a big win for Philly. If they win they'd be two up in the division on the Giants and the loser of the 'Skins-'Boys game.
In Bill we Trust.
Agreed -- game of the week.
....although 'Skins v. 'Boys and Jags v. Steelers are good games as well.
Well it's not like Mangini can exactly surprise Belichick either.
At this point I would say neither. I would say it's play calling. There was no effort to pound the ball in the red zone, and passing plays were being called when the D was in a nickle package.
Hmm. I'd pound away with Jackson down there.
You bet. I heard they're selling copies of his grey sweatshirt now.
I like the Obi-wan-Kanobi look.
Indeed, but that's to be expected. I just like the idea of the Jets knowing exactly what's coming and being unable to do anything about it.
I do think Dolphins/Bills will be a better game to watch, though. We've got a new offensive lineman already.
So would I. I would remind him to run downhill, dont try to get it all at once, and then just pound it. Make that defense tighten up and the you can check down to the fade to Holt.
I got free tickets to the Astros/Phillies game on Sunday, and I'll probably go because I'm running out of chances to watch baseball in houston (doesn't look good for a postseason this year). I will miss the early football games and will be wondering what's going on in the Battle of Ohio, though. The Bengals should win but you never know. Plus I'm hoping to see the offense look sharper, and if the D is as capable as last week.
They can get after the QB...they just have a hard time stopping those darn RB's.
Especially if the defense is in a nickle.
Divisional games are always tricky.
And that usually spells defeat in the NFL.
Especially in January.
Baseball? Well, to each his own... I wouldn't mind seeing some Marlins games, as soon as they move the stadium up to Hialeah.
Indeed, but it's a little too early to think about January right now. I just want to see some teams establish themselves.
Guess I'll have to see what happens next week. I hope I wont be pacing in front of the TV again. My wife hates that.
It is. The Patriots had 0-2 starts in two of their Super Bowl seasons.
When I think of sports I think of baseball first. Football is a strong runner-up. There's something about being present at a great baseball game that is magnificent. I got to go to the Stros/Braves 18 inning game last year, as well as WS Game 4 when the White Sox won it all. Great games, one ending in triumph and the other in defeat. It's almost poetic.
I do that and I find myself yelling advice to the players. That really bothers the other folks in the room.
Good I'm not alone in doing that then. My wife will look at me and say, "They cant hear you. Honest."
I'm ten times worse when I'm at the stadium because I think somehow Brady can hear my voice over all the other fans.
Here we go Steelers!
Loved watching the 'Skins lose their home opener with the likes of Tom Cruise, Al Hunt, and Judy Woodruff sitting in the owner's box with Snyder.
Truly nauseating circus that was. I had a big smile on my face after that FG missed its mark. You know, If Snyder keeps perpetuating this type of side-show, Jerry Jones won't look quite so bad after all to his detractors. LOL
How long before "T.O." and "The Tuna" start butting heads?
Watch out for the Jags defensive line. Those boys are some baddd dudes. I think, in hindsight, the Cowboys would have been better served to mix in some screen plays to take advg of their pursuit and work in shorter curl routes due to a severely limited passing window. You have my permission to pass this tip on to Cower. Seriously though, I think the Steelers will handle them.
The only player that I really think Parcells is pissed off at right now is Vanderjagt.
He sure is. The guy concerns me as well, but they have to get him in there Sunday and see what happens.
The two times I've been to a baseball game, they were more passive affairs. You weren't really involved in the game, and it just kind of played out. Of course, I was a kid, and they were both Marlins games.
I really want to attend a Dolphins game sometime.
The Broncos looked awful on Sunday at St. Louis but at least they have a shot at sweeping the Raiders again this year.
Talk about lighting a fire under a team's a**. I'm looking for the Pats to go 2-0, and Ronnie Brown to run all over Buffalo. Hey, that rhymes, kind of.
I went to a few Marlins games in 2004. The stadium never had many fans, except when Dontrelle Willis was pitching.
Personally, I think it's because baseball fans aren't likely to go all the way to Dolphin Stadium. The Marlins really need their own place, and hopefully the Hialeah stadium proposal goes through. If nothing else, it's a much shorter drive from my house. Should be more accessible to people in Palm Beach County too.
Yeah that's why they were favored to win the SB each year they did it. /s
Just make Losman beat you and you'll be fine.
I still can't believe the Bills think Losman is the answer at QB. Good thing they won't have a shot at Brady Quinn--the Raiders will be selecting him next year.
I wouldn't count the Packers out of that race.
Well, as I was told a bunch of times when I said the Packers would draft Cutler this year, they already used a first-rounder on Rodgers. Even if the Packers get the #1 draft pick, they won't get Quinn. Supposedly.
Well that an how do we know that Favre won't play yet another season?
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