At the halfway point in 2010, here is the Titan Sized power rankings of the mediocre teams in the NFL. Check out the bottom teams here.
20. Cleveland Browns (3-5) – Impressive back-to-back wins over the New England Patriots (34-14) and New Orleans Saints (30-17) have this squad in the middle of the pack. Simply Mangenius.
19. Miami Dolphins (4-4) – Defeated the Green Bay Packers (23-20) in a tilt that seems to be more a flat effort from the Packers than a domination by the Dolphins. Weak schedule ahead is promising.
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-3) –No quality wins and have been outscored 33 points by opponents, despite a 5-3 record. Smells like a hoax of a playoff team, but wild card is still possible.
17. St. Louis Rams (4-4) – Defeated the San Diego Chargers (20-17) and have only been outscored 1 point by opponents. The Rams seem inexplicably poised to win the NFC West title.
16. Chicago Bears (5-3) – Defeated the Green Bay Packers (20-17) and have outscored opponents by 15 points. This week against the Minnesota Vikings is huge. (Understatement of the century)
15. Minnesota Vikings (3-5) – No quality wins, outscored 12 points by opponents, and Brad Childress is still the head coach. But #4 and AP make it hard to put this team out of the playoffs, yet.
14. Oakland Raiders (5-4) – Defeated division rival San Diego Chargers (35-27), Kansas City Chiefs (23-20), and have outscored opponents by 42 points. Tough road ahead, though.
13. Kansas City Chiefs (5-3) – Defeated the San Diego Chargers (21-14), but have not looked dominant in any quality games. And 3 losses in the last 5 games is not a promising sign.
12. San Diego Chargers (4-5) – Defeated the Tennessee Titans (33-25) and have outscored opponents by 42 points. No one is playing better right now than MVP candidate, Philip Rivers.
11. Indianapolis Colts (5-3) – Humiliated the New York Giants on national television (38-14) and have outscored opponents by 49 points. Does Lucas Oil Stadium have a built-in hospital?
Almost all of these teams have legitimate playoff hopes and potential going forward. Only the Browns and Dolphins are teetering on the edge of a lost season. The AFC West has 3 of its 4 teams in the muddled middle of the NFL. Unfortunately, only one will win the division, leaving the other two out in the cold and out of the playoffs.
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