As we watched more undefeated teams fall for the first time this season, we also watched one pull off a great escape, and yet another show pure muscle once again. The Lions survived a huge deficit to beat the Cowboys, in Dallas never the less, and stay unbeaten. We also saw the Packers hammer the out-classed Denver Broncos, with Aaron Rodgers putting up a mere 6 total TDs!
Each weekend as I sit at my TV, with computer handy, I watch all the stats and games and already begin to think about the newest Power Rankings, and somehow by the end of the day, all my thoughts change so fast. This is truly the year of the comeback, and no lead shows that it is safe, and no team gets the “W” until the final gun. Who will stand out this week? Only time will tell, but until then, here is the latest rankings. Read and enjoy, and good luck to all my football faithful in week 5.
32. Minnesota Vikings (0-4): “Ponder”-ing the thought of starting rookie QB Christian Ponder does not equal a big season for the Vikings. Losing to KC is not a resume builder either.
31. Miami Dolphins (0-4): Reggie Bush, Daniel Thomas, Lex Hilliard, Larry Johnson, Tiki Barber, Steve Slaton, who’s next to play RB for the ‘Phins this year, Larry Csonka? How miserable would Barber have been if his comeback actually panned out?
29. St. Louis Rams (0-4): Sam Bradford needs some real help at WR. Maybe the return of Amendola can help? They are not a big threat to go deep.
28. Kansas City Chiefs (1-3): Not much to be happy about, but a win is a win.
27. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3): At moments last week they looked like they had a chance, then the fact that they are not very good kicked in. Adios’ Del Rio?
26. Arizona Cardinals (1-3): Good teams find ways to win, bad teams find ways to lose. The Cardinals are the latter of the 2.
25. Denver Broncos (1-3): It was cute when they tried to play tough with the Packers. They do have splashes of nice players, but it’s far from good right now.
24. Seattle Seahawks (1-3): I don’t know if playing Atlanta tough at home means much, as they are dreadful on the road, but at least the Seahawks are playing better.
23. Philadelphia Eagles (1-3): You can’t blow leads like that at home and expect any respect at all. 4 point road favorite in Buffalo this week, really?
22. Carolina Panthers (1-3): If close counted, they would be Super Bowl contenders!
21. Cleveland Browns (2-2): I am confused, what are they exactly?
20. Cincinnati Bengals (2-2): Got to say something about the spunk they showed last week. The Bengals brought the Bills back to Earth.
19. Atlanta Falcons (2-2): Combined record of teams they have beaten? 2-6. The Falcons appear very average compared to last year.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2): Age and injuries are catching up fast. No Harrison, maybe no Ben or Mendenhall too? Oh boy!
17. Dallas Cowboys (2-2): For all the knocks on them, they do play an excellent 3 quarters of football every week. The 4th, well that’s a whole other thing.
16. Chicago Bears (2-2): If only they can field punts and play defense all game. That’s when they are most likely to score.
15. New York Jets (2-2): If Mark is the “San-chise” then this “franchise” is in trouble. Even Rex Ryan is running out of things to say.
14. Oakland Raiders (2-2): Losing to the Patriots is nothing to be ashamed of, but using more Michael Bush and less Darren McFadden is.
13. San Francisco 49ers (3-1): They are winning, somehow. Showed real guts in last weeks comeback. These Harbaughs can coach, huh?
12. Tennessee Titans (3-1): Do you know that rewarding feeling you get when you clean out the house? Yep, that’s what the Titans are feeling at 3-1.
11. Washington Redskins (3-1): I’m not all that happy about it, because I still don’t believe it, but they are 3-1.
10. New York Giants (3-1): Read back to what I said about the Cardinals and place the Giants into the first role.
9. Buffalo Bills (3-1): I told anyone that would listen about the letdown loss being a lock this past week. Now the big test is how will they bounce back?
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1): As I said, when you have a horse like Blount, you use him, over and over again. The Bucs have the luxury of some serious size on offense that wears out defenses.
7. San Diego Chargers (3-1): The AFC West is easily theirs to lose.
6. Houston Texans (3-1): Arian Foster looked like he didn’t miss a day. No Andre Johnson will be a real test.
4. New England Patriots (3-1): Stevan Ridley and his 33 yard TD made me ask ” Can anyone who puts on a Patriots uniform be good?” Then suddenly I saw Ochocinco wear his and that answered it. The Pats are the Pats, and that is always scary for the opposition.
3. Baltimore Ravens (3-1): This team still looks like the playground bully. They play hard, they play tough and take no nonsense.
2. Detroit Lions (4-0) : Do not adjust your screen, this is real! Who would have ever thought they would live long enough to see a Lions team come from 20 points down, let alone on the road?
1. Green Bay Packers (4-0): Aaron Rodgers could have easily dropped 8 TDs on the Broncos last week. This machine is well-oiled.
Well we are down to 2 unbeatens, and are also learning who is for real and who isn’t. Keep tuning in as it only gets more exciting!
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