Wednesday Night Quarterback

Week 9 Power Rankings

Previous Weeks: 6 7 8 9 10

Biggest Movers:
Atlanta Falcons +7
Dallas Cowboys -10

last week's ranking in parenthesis

Tennessee Titans  (1)  8-0
They are officially the best team in the league. An impressive tough game against the Packers really shows the strength of this defense and offense. 
New York Giants  (2)  7-1
The Giants didn't play their best game against the struggling Cowboys and they STILL found a way to win. 
3. Pittsburgh Steelers  (5)  6-2
Beating down the Redskins on the road really makes this team look poised to win another title. 
4. Carolina Panthers  (4)  6-2
Idle weekend and this team is looking up at Oakland at Detroit for the next two weekends. How does 8-2 sound?
5. Washington Redskins  (3)  6-3
The Redskins had a terrible showing on a National stage. This team should rest up this weekend. Another Nationally Televised game on the 16th against the hated Dallas Cowboys. Should be a good game if Romo is back. 
6. Arizona Cardinals  (8)  5-3
The Cards have established themselves as being dominant on the ground and through the air. Their corner backs are playing tighter and they will win one playoff game this year if not more. 
7. Philadelphia Eagles  (12)  5-3
This team is coming back from a slow start. A win against the Giants this weekend would have HUGE implications for the whole division.
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  (11)  6-3
The Buccaneers are a back and forth kind of team. A poor performance in the Dallas game 2 weeks ago and a poor showing in the first half of this weeks Kansas City game could have been trouble, but they came out of those games 1-1. 
9. Atlanta Falcons  (16)  5-3
How about this teams turnaround from last year? More to come on that. 
10. Chicago Bears  (15)  5-3
How funny would it be to see a QB controversy in Chicago between Orton and Grossman in a few weeks? This team should do well either way. Grossman learned a lot sitting on the bench. 
11. Baltimore Ravens  (14)  5-3
This team is doing great things. And the way the AFC looks, you could say this team is 3rd best in the conference (wow). 
12. Buffalo Bills  (6)  5-3
This team and it's division is quite a surprise. The Bills find themselves in a tight race with the Jets and Pats (and Dolphins) for division supremacy. 
13. Green Bay Packers  (17)  4-4
The Packers played well against the Titans on Sunday, but if those FG's could have been converted to TD's and we have a 5-3 team and a 7-1 team. 
14. Indianapolis Colts  (19)  4-4
Peyton looked like his old self against the Pats Sunday night, however; he has to step up his game if he wants a wildcard spot. The titans are not going to lose 4 games this season.
15. New England Patriots  (7)  5-3
Wasn't this team 8 games ahead of the Dolphins at this point last year? Strange..
16. Miami Dolphins  (21)  4-4
Probably the 2nd most impressive turn around of the season, but again, more on that later in the week. 
17. New Orleans Saints (9)  4-4
This team is falling back in the ranks for the NFC South. Although they had a Bye last week, this is where the team should have been on last weeks rankings. If they beat the Falcons this weekend, I will put them up at least 4 spots. 
18. New York Jets  (24)  5-3
I refuse to give this team any higher ranking. They are 5-3 but they could easily be 3-5. Hope they prove me wrong this weekend at home against the Rams (I know i picked the rams to win). 
19. Minnesota Vikings  (23)  4-4
Is Gus bad or good? I can't tell. He plays too inconsistently to give this team a higher ranking. 
20. Dallas Cowboys  (10)  5-4
How ironic is it that they bench Johnson for throwing an INT and the very first pass by Bollinger is an INT? Big D desperately needs Romo back. And I believe he will be playing against the Redskins after Dallas's Bye. 
21. San Diego Chargers (13)  3-5
This team should be doing so much better with the talent that they have. Game against division bottom dwelling Chiefs should put this team at .500. 
22. Denver Broncos (18)  4-4
Thursday night game against the Browns could push this team over the .500 mark, but I don't think they can win this division without a running game. 
23. Cleveland Browns  (26)  3-5
So let me get this straight, you throw 24 million dollars at Derek Anderson, and now, 6 months later, you bench him for the fan favorite who now has 2 days to prepare for a Thursday night game at home? Ok. I understand. 
24. Houston Texans  (20)  3-5
This team was surprisingly bad, then resurgent (3 wins in a row), now it's under achieving. AND Matt Schaub is out for November. Awesome. 
25. St. Louis Rams  (25)  2-6
The Rams need to win against the Jets to show me they will reach at least 6-10 this season. If they lose ...well, they won't reach 6-10. 
26. Jacksonville Jaguars  (22)  3-5
How lame is this team playing? Let's just say I called it. 
27. Seattle Seahawks  (27)  2-7
I have nothing to say. This team is getting 27 only because they're not as bad as the following. Can I rank a team below 32?
28. San Francisco 49ers  (29)  2-6
Maybe Samurai Mike will show us more if he loses to the Cards on Monday Night.
29. Cincinnati Bengals  (32)  1-8
How can this team be talking about going 8-8 after winning their first game in week 9?!?!?
30. Kansas City Chiefs  (30)  1-7
How sweet was that pass to Thigpen? They should get a W just for that play alone. 
31. Oakland Raiders  (28)  2-6
Awful. If this team hadn't beat KC or NY Jets, they would easily be 32nd on this list with 1 or 0 wins. 
32. Detroit Lions  (31)  0-8
I want this team to get at least one this year, and if they don't get it this weekend, they won't get it at all. 

Last Week's Picks:
9-5 (Overall 30-24)

This Week's Picks:
Thursday Night Game:
Denver at Cleveland

Sunday Games:
New Orleans at Atlanta
Tennessee at Chicago
Jacksonville at Detroit
Seattle at Miami
Green Bay at Minnesota
Buffalo at New England
St. Louis at NY Jets
Baltimore at Houston
Carolina at Oakland
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh
Kansas City at San Diego
NY Giants at Philadelphia 

Monday Night Game:
San Francisco at Arizona 

Bye: Cincinnati, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Washington

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