Now that we’ve seen week 3, how have the teams stacked up? Last weeks ranking in parentheses.
(1) 1. Green Bay Packers
Until they lose….and it might be awhile.
(3) 2. New Orleans Saints
This is a special team. Something tells me the NFC Championship game will be the game of the year.
(2) 3. New England Patriots
They beat themselves, well, really, Tom Brady beat them and I’ll give them a pass…once.
(4) 4. Detriot Lions
It’s too bad Barry Sanders missed this.
(5) 5. Houston Texans
This team was so close to making a statement. Will that be said after week 17, as per the usual?
(11) 6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This is what happens when you fix your lines and draft a stud QB.
(7) 7. Atlanta Falcons
Fitting, right behind the Bucs….
(9) 8. Oakland Raiders
I foresee them causing much damage in January.
(12) 9. Buffalo Bills
I’ll explain. The Raiders missed starters and barely lost a game that the Raiders should’ve won. Then, the Patriots beat themselves as much as the Bills won. I’ll give them a few more games before they are top-5 material.
(13) 10. Tennessee Titans
I’m starting to think that week 1 loss was the result of Hasselbeck not having the time I mentioned he needed with Nate Washington. The loss of Britt stings, but the team has earned a ranking this high. Next week, however, may be a different story.
(6) 11. Chicago Bears
Just because they lost two games (to my #1 and #2) doesn’t mean they’re season is done.
(23) 12. Baltimore Ravens
I just don’t understand this team. Are the Titans top-5? They beat the Ravens pretty good.
(10) 13. Pittsburgh Steelers
If they play like that again, I’ll drop them a few more. The win doesn’t tell the story.
(14) 14. San Diego Chargers
For what it’s worth, I doubt them.
(17) 15. New York Giants
Are they good now?
(8) 16. Philadelphia Eagles
The “dream team” (thanks VY) isn’t so dreamy.
(21) 17. Dallas Cowboys
I’m not a believer, despite Romo winning two games late. The opponents seemed to beat themselves.
(19) 18. Cleveland Browns
A dark horse, but still running. Big test versus the Titans this week.
(15) 19. Washington Redskins
I don’t believe that Shanahan thinks Grossman is as amazing as he implied.
(16) 20. New York Jets
I agree, Joe Namath. They’re overhyped.
(25) 21. Carolina Panthers
Cam came down to Earth. What’s next? A run game?
(18) 22. St. Louis Rams
It’s a damn shame that Sam Bradford is on that team.
(24) 23. Jacksonville Jaguars
Did you know they have a top-10 defense? Did you know they don’t trust their QB?
(20) 24. Cincinnati Bengals
I still like Andy Dalton. It’s too bad Cedrick Benson will miss 4 games….sooner or later.
(22) 25. San Francisco 49ers
I guess time will tell, but for now they’re not great and they don’t make your eyes hurt. So, there’s that.
(26) 26. Arizona Cardinals
Potential is meaningless unless you win games.
(27) 27. Miami Dolphins
Ever heard the phrase ‘close but no cigar’? Smoke a Cuban, Miami.
(29) 28. Kansas City Chiefs
It’s too bad they didn’t win. Matt Cassel with the colossal blunder proved he’s no good under pressure, but he can be good. So, protect him….
(32) 29. Seattle Seahawks
No excuse to be as bad as they are and it will only get worse the more Tarvaris Jackson starts, at least that’s how I see it.
(30) 30. Indianapolis Colts
They played the Steelers good and if they trust Joseph Addai to run, they might win a game, or two.
(28) 31. Denver Broncos
Will they ever put it together?
(31) 32. Minnesota Vikings
I’ve got it figured out. Just tell them it’s the first half when the third quarter starts. Easy!