Tuesday, September 12, 2006

NFL Rankings - Week 1

One week of NFL action behind us, and what a surprising week it was. Boy, did I ever have it wrong with my rankings last week.

1 - Pittsburgh Steelers (last week 3)...the only one of my Top 3 from last week who looked good

2 - Atlanta Falcons (last week 9)...right now, the best in the NFC

3 - Cincinnati Bengals (last week 6)...scary good on both sides of the ball

4 - Baltimore Ravens (last week unranked)...they looked awfully solid, though I don't know how long they can sustain it; the AFC North is the NFL's strongest division right now

5 - Indianapolis Colts (last week 1)...the Great Peyton looked confused, and they need to do something about their anemic running game

6 - San Diego Chargers (last week unranked)...what a good defense

7 - Jacksonville Jaguars (last week unranked)...the Steelers need to bring their A-game to Florida on Monday night

8 - Seattle Seahawks (last week 5)

9 - New England Patriots (last week 4)

10 - Carolina Panthers (last week 2)...they desperately need Steve Smith

Honorable mentions:
Dallas Cowboys (last week 8), Detroit Lions (last week 10), Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, St. Louis Rams

What happened?:
Denver Broncos (last week 7), Tampa Bay Bucs

Looking horrifically bad:
Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers

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