Well football fans, we sure did have plenty to watch and admire through the first 2 weeks of the NFL season. We have some surprise unbeaten teams, some surprise winless, some QB controversy, coaches on the hot seat etc. I must say we are exactly where I thought we would be, as far as parody. After weeks 3 and 4 much more of this will become clear, as the little engines take on the big boys, and we see who is for real and who will reel.
For now I would like to welcome you all to my new segment this season, which is a bi-weekly look at all the teams ranked 1-32. I modestly call it “The Sharks Bi-Weekly NFL Power Rankings”. Some of you may agree, some of you may disagree, but either way this is how I see it. Let’s face it. I was the guy who told you to bench Chris Johnson last week in fantasy football, so perhaps I know a little something. As always sit back, read and relax.
Don’t forget to check out my fantasy recommendations and my NFL Pick ‘Em contest, Beat The Shark, later this week. Thanks again everyone.
Power Rankings 32-1
32. Cleveland Browns ( 0-2) : Could not take out 2 bad clubs, and have made it worse by benching Delhomme.
31. Buffalo Bills (0-2) : Question: What is 3 running backs + no offense equal? Answer: 0-2 and no signs of relief this week vs. the Pats
30. Carolina Panthers (0-2) : It should be a little better than this, right?
29. St. Louis Rams (0-2) : Let’s face it, no one even expected them to be competitive. Sam Bradford is making nice strides already, and welcome back Mark Clayton
28. Detroit Lions (0-2) : Played 2 pretty close games, but without Stafford it won’t get too much better, although the have the “Best”
27. Minnesota Vikings (0-2) :You can make a case for them being higher, but not at 0-2, and not waking up until 3:00 pm this past Sunday. Lose to the Lions and Favre should retire.
26. San Francisco 49ers (0-2) : I would love to rank them higher, and I am sure they would prefer to be. That butt-kicking by Seattle still has me stale. Who is Michael Crabtree?
25. Arizona Cardinals (1-1) : Dear Kurt Warner , I am sorry and I love you, signed Ken Whisenhunt.
24. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) : If they only had a steady WR. Better than I thought, but not much.
23. Seattle Seahawks (1-1) : Enigma, yes. Pathetic, no.
22. Oakland Raiders (1-1) : Wow a first-round pick that can play football. Welcome Darren McFadden.
21. Denver Broncos (1-1) : Kyle Orton is not worse than Derek Anderson, and neither am I. We have found Eddie Royal.
19. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) : Are you sure you are not starting Mike Vick? Perhaps he can play defense, brutal so far this season.
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) : Can you say least likely 2-0 team in NFL history? Pittsburgh comes in this week, and it won’t matter who they have at QB.
17. Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) : Can you say least likely 2-0 team in NFL history? Oh we did already? Well it isn’t great but it is 2-0
16. Atlanta Falcons (1-1) : Tough team, need to hope Snelling can carry the load if Turner is down. The Falcons are a huge test against the Saints this week.
15. Washington Redskins (1-1) : McNabb put up some digits, but old school Redskin luck came shining through.
14. New York Giants (1-1) : Outclassed by Indy, but who expected different? Pretty talented bunch if it plays as a team.
13. Tennessee Titans (1-1) : Chris Johnson must hate the Steelers by now, but this Titan team has some life.
12. San Diego Chargers (1-1) : Two things here: 1) Ryan Mathews must be healthy 2) Defense must remain tough. Oh there is a 3, how is Norv Turner still a head coach?
11. Baltimore Ravens (1-1) : May have been number 1 if they beat Cincy. This offense needs some answers and an identity, fast!
10. Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) : Got whipped in week 1, showed great mettle in week 2. Need to blow out Carolina to make us believe.
9. Chicago Bears (2-0) : Yes, they got a week 1 miracle, and yes they did beat Dallas in Big D. Did I not say Matt Forte would be Mike Martz’s new Marshall Faulk?
8. New England Patriots (1-1) : Not shying away after a loss to the Jets, this team is still decent, and the Jets are good. Did anyone see Randy Moss and that one hand grab? I know Revis did!
6. Miami Dolphins (2-0) : Stopping Peterson on the 1, and being 2-0 get them some merit. The defense is good, and God help the league if Marshall starts getting TDs. Massive test vs. the Jets will tell us more.
5. Indianapolis Colts (1-1) : Thanks Peyton for making it interesting after week 1, but we knew you’d be back.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) : No Big Ben? 2-0 after 2 tough wins against good teams is very nice. Now we have to see if Leftwich and Batch can hold it down. The Steelers have a gift vs. Tampa Bay this week.
3. Green Bay Packers (2-0) : Randy Jackson could start at RB, it won’t matter much. An upcoming Monday night division showdown vs. the Bears is looking better.
2. Houston Texans (2-0) : Week 1 run and beat the Colts, week 2 pass and rally back to beat the Skins. This team can do lots of good things, but can they go 3-0?
1. New Orleans Saints (2-0) : Do not give me Monday nights score and think it matters. Until they are knocked out, they are still the champs. Losing Reggie Bush was big, put Pierre Thomas has his hands too, they will be fine.
Agree? Disagree? Feel free to comment on who you like, and what your list may look like. We will rank again after week 4.
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