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Thread: NFL Power Rankings
09-06-2007 12:25 AM #1
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NFL Power Rankings
1. Chargers: I continue to love the Chargers , I feel they are the best team top to bottom, new coaching staff is biggest question mark, WR's are 2nd, that's about it. Look for Rivers to step up his game.
2. Pats: Probably would have them first if Seymour wasn't hurt and I was more confident in Moss.
3. Colts: Can they stop the running game? Otherwise they're golden.
4. Ravens: Likely the best defense, I'm not as high on McGahee on most on here, but he is a solid upgrade, McNair is probably only an average QB at this point.
5. Saints: Elite offense last year, and Bush should only improve, possibly by a lot, defense is above average.
6. Bears: Great defense, I think Grossman and the pass offense should improve, however I think the running game will take a step back with the loss of Jones.
7. Seahawks: I expect a better year with Alexander healthy, Kerney will help a lot, this is an edit, had them at 11 before.
8. Cowboys: Were a very good offensive team, an average defensive team last year, I expect both of those aspects to improve.
9. Jaguars: 11th in offense, 2nd in defense last year, Garrard will probably be better for them than Leftwich
10. Broncos: Cutler should improve, rest of team is good.
11. Bengals: Hopefully less off the field distractions for them, an easier schedule, and a fully recovered Carson Palmer should lead to more wins.
12. Eagles: Overrated defense(20th last year), and people are making too big of a deal about McNabb coming back, they didn't fall off without him last year, and he's likely to be less effective than in the past since it takes 2 years to fully recover from an ACL injury.
13. Steelers: Good all around, Ben needs to cut down on the int's.
14. Panthers:: Need better QB play, otherwise a playoff team.
15. Rams: Jackson is a beast, I believe he lead the NFL in yards from scrimmage last year.
16. Redskins: Defense should improve a lot with additions of Landry, Fletcher, and Smoot, plus Springs back and Rocky starting. Will be better with turnovers and 3rd down defense which were both flukey bad last year, how much better is what will determine how good they're along with Campbell.
17. Chiefs: Average on offense and defense.
18. Jets: Big overachievers last year, 25th in offense, 18th in defense, Jones should help, but I expect a worse record.
19. Packers: Improved a lot last year, running game is big question mark.
20. Cardinals: Should improve a decent amount, defense not good enough to rank much higher though.
21. Dolphins: Very good D, offense probably not so much, depends mostly on how Green does with his new team.
22. Lions Offense should be much improved, but will the D also be improved? It was 27th last year.
23. 49ers A lot of people are picking them to make the leap, well I think they'll be more like last years popular sleeper pick: Arizona. In 2 years, I expect them to really step up, they really overachieved to get to 7-9 last year as they were 26th in offense and 28th on defense.
24. Giants: Losing Barber will hurt offense, I'm still not sold on Manning, although the offense should still be solid, D is poor.
25. Bills: Bad offense, average D, overachieved record wise last year.
26. Titans: Could easily see them outperforming this rank as Young and the running game have the potential to improve a good deal, however they had the worst D in football last year, doubt they'll have a huge boost there.
27. Falcons: D was actually below average last year, Harrington, offensive system, and Vick distractions are the big question marks. Could easily be much better than this, but it's hard to predict.
28. Bucs: Decent D, offense has potential to improve with Garcia leading them. Also could easily outperform this.
29. Raiders: Very underrated D, offense should improve, but probably still won't be average.
30. Vikings: Good D, good O-line, QB will likely bring them down.
31. Texans: We'll see if Shaub is an upgrade over Carr, I doubt he's much of one.
32. Browns: Have a few promising young skill players in Quinn, Edwards, and Winslow, but QB will be a big issue this year, as will the running game. D is bad as well.
I would break this into tiers:
Elite tier: 1-3
Very good tier: 4-6
Likely playoff tier: 7-12
Likely playoff contender: 13-16
Could contend, more likely to be average to poor tier: 17-24
Probably average at best tier: 25-31
Really bad tier: 32
Last edited by mweb08; 09-08-2007 at 03:51 AM.