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Old 12-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #26
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these are pointless but if I had to rank them:

1. 49ers
2. Broncos
3. Patriots
4. Packers
5. Falcons (they deserve a little respect for not only beating the giants, but kicking their ass. Big statement).
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:55 PM   #27
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:45 PM   #28
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What I think:

1. 49ers
2. Texans
3. Falcons
4. Broncos
5. Packers

What ESPN will say:

1. Broncos
2. 49ers
3. Falcons
4. Patriots
5. Texans
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #29
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these are pointless but if I had to rank them:

1. 49ers
2. Broncos
3. Patriots
4. Packers
5. Falcons (they deserve a little respect for not only beating the giants, but kicking their !@#$%^&*. Big statement).
not sure if we could beat the niners or not.. their D is something special with that DL..
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #30
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Rankings according to my source:


1. Broncos


2. Who cares.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:05 AM   #31
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not sure if we could beat the niners or not.. their D is something special with that DL..
I put them at 1 because they are essentially a more deep Giants type team. The Giants figured out that the key to today's NFL game is having an elite pass rush. That's your only chance in a league that favors offenses and QBs like Brady, Brees, Manning and Rodgers.

So they built an elite front 7 and the question with them is can Kapernick and the offense do just enough.

Elway is also very smart, he knows what's going on. The Broncos also possess a great pass rush with Miller and Dumervill and the LBs do a solid job. I am confident in JDR getting the most out of these guys so that's why I have them at #2.

You need an elite pass rush in today's game. Also what seems to be becoming a pattern is the pistol offense. Obviously, the shanahans incorporated it first and now you have copy cats with SF and Seattle.

Right now it seems the league is all about the pass rush and teams are starting to counter it with insanely athletic, accurate QBs that freeze the defense and that can make the throws. This seems more legit than the wildcat but we will see.

Thank God Elway values defense and an elite pass rush. Flacco had no chance on Sunday.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #32
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CBS is up - http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/powerrankings
1 - Broncos
2 - Falcons
3 - Niners
4 - Pats
5 - Texans
6 - GB
7 - Seahags

1 - Broncos - They have won nine consecutive games and have played better than anybody else in that span. They've earned this spot. Take a bow, Peyton Manning.

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Mean nothing? Yes - but it's sorta like grandma telling you you look handsome. It won't get you laid, but it's always nice to hear.
Come on, it feels damn good to see them at #1, doesn't it?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #33
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CBS is up - http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/powerrankings
1 - Broncos
2 - Falcons
3 - Niners
4 - Pats
5 - Texans
6 - GB
7 - Seahags

1 - Broncos - They have won nine consecutive games and have played better than anybody else in that span. They've earned this spot. Take a bow, Peyton Manning.

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Mean nothing? Yes - but it's sorta like grandma telling you you look handsome. It won't get you laid, but it's always nice to hear.
Come on, it feels damn good to see them at #1, doesn't it?
Also from CBS:

It's time to give Broncos corner Chris Harris some Pro Bowl consideration. He has been playing at that level all season. His big pick-six against the Ravens at the end of the half was huge as Denver beat Baltimore. When Tracy Porter had his illness issues, Harris went from nickel corner to starter. And he has continued to play at a high level. Champ Bailey is the best corner on the team, but Harris has played at a level that isn't far behind. Not bad for a guy who wasn't drafted.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/pe...-it-in-sunday-
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #34
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Brian Billeck has been consistently ranking the Brocnos at #2 and had us higher when everyone else was looking elswhere. Today he has us at #1.

1. Broncos
2. 49'ers
3. Patriots
4. Falcons
5. Houston

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/powerRankings/2012/16
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:22 AM   #35
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Revenge tour this year - beat NE and Houston in the playoffs and Atlanta in the Super Bowl. Can't think of a better way to end the season.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:26 AM   #36
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Revenge tour this year - beat NE and Houston in the playoffs and Atlanta in the Super Bowl. Can't think of a better way to end the season.
Thatd be poetic wouldn't it
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #37
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Revenge tour this year - beat NE and Houston in the playoffs and Atlanta in the Super Bowl. Can't think of a better way to end the season.
Wow, I hadn't considered this, but what you say is exactly how it looks to play out.
Pats at Mile high. (#2 vs #3)
Houston at Reliant (#2 vs #1)
Atlanta in New Orleans!

Good god, this would be great
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #38
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Revenge tour this year - beat NE and Houston in the playoffs and Atlanta in the Super Bowl. Can't think of a better way to end the season.
That's be cool, avenging all 3 of our losses this year. Pats-Colts-49ers/Giants/Redskins/Cowboys would be cool too.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #39
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ESPN gave SF a jump over us to #1
http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #40
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I can't believe how under the radar we are. It's a good thing. No distractions. But we aren't the sexy team.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #41
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It's time to give Broncos corner Chris Harris some Pro Bowl consideration. He has been playing at that level all season. His big pick-six against the Ravens at the end of the half was huge as Denver beat Baltimore. When Tracy Porter had his illness issues, Harris went from nickel corner to starter. And he has continued to play at a high level. Champ Bailey is the best corner on the team, but Harris has played at a level that isn't far behind. Not bad for a guy who wasn't drafted.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/pe...-it-in-sunday-
It's been many years since the team has been this balanced across the board; Offense, defense, special teams.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:40 AM   #42
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It's been many years since the team has been this balanced across the board; Offense, defense, special teams.
That's the strength of the team and why I think we have a great chance to win it all. There are better O's and better D's and better STs, but no one with elite units in all three phases other than Denver. (though perhaps our ST is not elite, it seems to be slipping lately, but still very good)
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #43
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It's been many years since the team has been this balanced across the board; Offense, defense, special teams.
Bailey has been here 8 years and for eight years Denver has tried to get his equal on the opposite side, FA, Draft picks, trades and the person who can finally hold up over there is an UDFA!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #44
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NFL.com has the Broncos ranked at #5. I don't see any problem with them being ranked #5. Are they better than a few of the teams above them? Probably. Have they proved that they can beat any of the teams in the top 5? No. We'll see what happens in January.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #45
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I can't believe how under the radar we are. It's a good thing. No distractions. But we aren't the sexy team.
How can you say we are under the radar when we dropped from #1 to #2
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #46
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It's time to give Broncos corner Chris Harris some Pro Bowl consideration. He has been playing at that level all season. His big pick-six against the Ravens at the end of the half was huge as Denver beat Baltimore. When Tracy Porter had his illness issues, Harris went from nickel corner to starter. And he has continued to play at a high level. Champ Bailey is the best corner on the team, but Harris has played at a level that isn't far behind. Not bad for a guy who wasn't drafted.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/pe...-it-in-sunday-
from what I understand the voting ended after the game on Monday night..
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #47
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Always love the argument team x lost to team y Z months ago, so x has to be ranked lower.

It's especially irritating this year. Yep, we lost to the pats the texans and the falcons (and were in all three games). Of course, we've _only_ lost to elite teams, unlike the pats, texans and falcons.

Power rankings... meaningless
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #48
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I can't believe how under the radar we are. It's a good thing. No distractions. But we aren't the sexy team.
I see what you did there
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #49
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Always love the argument team x lost to team y Z months ago, so x has to be ranked lower.

It's especially irritating this year. Yep, we lost to the pats the texans and the falcons (and were in all three games). Of course, we've _only_ lost to elite teams, unlike the pats, texans and falcons.

Power rankings... meaningless
You know that is a very good point. We all know our schedule was front loaded and this team had not yet come together in terms of all that was new. But as you mentioned, we have only lost to the best teams in the NFL, probably the best teams in the NFL along with us and the 49'ers. YET, we are the ONLY team that has not lost a game to anybody else besides these teams in the top 5. Everybody else has lost games to scrubs or mediocre teams. At least that says to me, that this team was still coming together, even though we were in those games. It may cost us the #1 seed but it also could have forced this team to improve much faster then if we had some scrubs early. Being 2-3 and having played the elite teams showed us how fast we needed to improve, and that we did.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #50
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If it hasn't already been posted, we're #2 on ESPN power rankings behing the 49ers
- #2 on NFL fan poll (9ers)
- #3 on NFL experts poll (9ers/Texans)
- #1 on Fox Sports
- #1 on NYDaily News
- #1 on SBNation
- #5 on Bleacher Report (9ers/Pats/Texans/Falcons)
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