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#1 Posted on 31.7.04 0515.51
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So, a couple months (The W) have gone by and some changes have been made. How do you feel about the rankings (sports.espn.go.com) now?

1. Patriots
2. Eagles
3. Colts
4. Broncos
5. Chiefs
6. Seahawks
7. Falcons
8. Panthers
9. Ravens
10. Titans
11. Dolphins
12. Packers
13. Vikings
14. Rams
15. Cowboys
16. Buccaneers
17. Bengals
18. Redskins
19. Raiders
20. Jaguars
21. Bears
22. Saints
23. Bill
24. Jets
25. Lions
26. Steelers
27. Texans
28. Browns
29. Giants
30. Cardinals
31. 49ers
32. Chargers

I think both the Titans and the Dolphins should be dropping some spots.

-Jag
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#2 Posted on 31.7.04 0519.49
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What did the Seahawks (a team that lost in the first round of the playoffs) do to overcome the Panthers (the defending NFC champions)?

Anyway, the Pats are in first, as they should be. They had one glaring hole, and they filled it with an All-Pro.
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#3 Posted on 31.7.04 0746.37
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Surprised the 49'ers are as low as 31. They'll probably be bad, but not that bad. Panthers, Rams and the Pack could all be a bit higher, Dolphins, Falcons and Titans lower. Thought the Skins might have shifted up a bit higher given the money they've thrown about, but they were pants last year so I guess 18's about right.

No glaring 'what the fuck's?' though, although I fancy the Jets to improve this year.
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#4 Posted on 31.7.04 0831.55
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Geez, I'd like to think the Brownies are better than the Bears and maybe the Saints. Not sure who else to pick out of the pack, but I'd like to think they are at least good enough for a middle-of-the-pack rating.

Actually, the more I think about it the NFL's parity makes rankings like this useless. Really, how do you differentiate between a bunch of teams that could all reasonably be picked to finish 8-8?
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#5 Posted on 31.7.04 1223.00
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You look at their schedual, and what division they are in. Really, sitting in the NFC West can give you an extra two wins (Seahawks/Rams) while being in the AFC North means anybody can take those games. If all depends on how you look at the power rankings. It seems to me that it should rank "Which of these teams is most likely to be able to beat any of these other teams on any given sunday" combined with, "Which of these teams will make their ass-kicking abilites last down the stretch and go to the Super Bowl?"

Comparing the Falcons' and the Panthers' scheduals, Atlanta has the easier road. So while I don't think the Falcons are the better team, they have a better chance of going all the way.

-Jag

BTW, I think the Browns are better than the Jets/Giants/Steelers/Bears. Of course, I also believe the Cardinals could go 7-9, so what do I know?
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#6 Posted on 2.8.04 1754.02
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The Seahawks definately should be lower on that list. And how are the Chiefs so high? I know that they were something like 13-3 last year, but it would seem that this list would take into account the fact that they didn't have any defense, and no team is in the top 5 with no defense. I think that the Giants are the most underrated team on the list. They might not make the playoffs, but with two new QBs, they're definately better than being one of the bottom 4 teams in the league, especially being in the weaker NFC.
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#7 Posted on 2.8.04 2143.11
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    ... I think that the Giants are the most underrated team on the list. They might not make the playoffs, but with two new QBs, they're definately better than being one of the bottom 4 teams in the league, especially being in the weaker NFC.


Maybe, but the Giants are in arguably the toughest division in the NFC. They open the season at Philadelphia, have Washington and Cleveland at home, then Green Bay and Dallas on the road before their first bye ( source (sports.espn.go.com)). Not an easy-looking schedule by any stretch of the imagination.

There's also a lot of question marks all over the roster, specifically: QB (Manning or Warner); RB (Barber or the newly svelte-ish Dayne); TE (a healthy Shockey?); O-line; and a sizeable chunk of the defense (see Offseason Moves (sports.espn.go.com)). Then again, there's a new head coach, so this may all be moot. On paper, at least, it looks like another year of rebuilding. >_<
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#8 Posted on 6.8.04 2113.04
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Are the 49'ers really going to fall that badly this year. The more I think of it, I think it actually might be a possibility... Are the Bills going to be in the lower third, I said they would win the division last year and I was totally made to look the fool, they are going to have to show themselves this year. But if Bledsoe has any talent left they should be middle of the pack team. Speaking of the AFC East, Dolphins minus Ricky equals major dropoff.
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#9 Posted on 7.8.04 1131.02
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After looking over the list and the offseason, this is how I rate the teams.

1. Patriots
2. Eagles
3. Colts
4. Broncos
5. Panthers
6. Seahawks
7. Chiefs
8. Falcons
9. Vikings
10. Packers
11. Ravens
12. Rams
13. Titans
14. Redskins
15. Bengals
16. Cowboys
17. Buccaneers
18. Jaguars
19. Jets
20. Bears
21. Saints
22. Bills
23. Raiders
24. Texans
25. Lions
26. Steelers
27. Cardinals
28. Browns
29. Chargers
30. 49ers
31. Giants
32. Dolphins


The 49ers and the Giants are interesting. I don't think they'll really do anything this year, but they both have enough good players to go 8-8 if they get it together.

-Jag
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#10 Posted on 7.8.04 1357.52
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    BTW, I think the Browns are better than the Jets/Giants/Steelers/Bears.

    Originally posted by Jaguar
    19. Jets
    20. Bears
    26. Steelers
    28. Browns


Ooooookay.
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#11 Posted on 7.8.04 1829.22
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Oh, shit. Somehow the Brownies didn't get moved. I guess that's the problem with cutting and pasting. Throw the Browns in at 20, and move the Bears and everyone else down a slot. With the Dolphins out, the battle for second place in the AFC East makes the Jets look better, so I stand corrected.

-Jag
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