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Old 10-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default power rankings: espn finally got it right

this is very fair spot to put us.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings?year=2009&week=5
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Can't argue with 8th. Can't argue with who is ahead of us either. I thin we're somewhere in the top 10. Looking forward to how this team reacts when there is some adversity. I think they'll pass the test, and for me that will be a bigger deal than starting the season 4-0. Everybody is always happy and easy to get along with when you're winning... lose a couple and still have the good attitude will go a long way toward proving that we're a completely different (and better) managed team.

Oh and CBSSPortsline.com has us at #5.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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Meh ....... I wont argue with where we are , but as I keep saying 60 minutes of football = damn hard to beat
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:03 PM   #4
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Can't argue with 8th. Can't argue with who is ahead of us either. I thin we're somewhere in the top 10. Looking forward to how this team reacts when there is some adversity. I think they'll pass the test, and for me that will be a bigger deal than starting the season 4-0. Everybody is always happy and easy to get along with when you're winning... lose a couple and still have the good attitude will go a long way toward proving that we're a completely different (and better) managed team.

Oh and CBSSPortsline.com has us at #5.
the teams ahead of us have played solid football, though our defense has been far better than anyone else in the league, the offense still has to show it can carry a game if the defense gives.
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No they didn't.....One can make a case for Balty & NE being ahead of Denver, But no way no how should the NYJ be.

That being said....I wish they were still ranked 12-15.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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jets? don't think so...anyone notice we are the only undefeated team on this list under defeated teams?

I'll take 6th...
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Jets are more battle tested than us... I'm okay with the Jets being ahead of Denver at this point. Common opponent this weekend. Should tell the story.
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Don't ya wish we had our first round pick instead of the Bears?
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:22 PM   #9
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Don't ya wish we had our first round pick instead of the Bears?
Hell no Baja.

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:24 PM   #10
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Wow...he's got the squeelers down there pretty far....not much respect........ummmmm.........I like it..................
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Now the 49'ers are getting screwed!
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:26 PM   #12
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All I know is if we beat NE, then I don't want to hear another damn word about battle tested or are we for real or anything like that. Don't care about rankings but starting to get sick of this talk about if we are fake or not. Even if we lose some close games in the coming weeks, this team has already proven they are for real and have to be reckoned with.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:38 PM   #13
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Jets are more battle tested than us... I'm okay with the Jets being ahead of Denver at this point. Common opponent this weekend. Should tell the story.
I'm not. Denver's 4-0 record and PPG allowed should have them ahead of the NYJ no matter the competition.

However...The Jets are more of a surprise to me given a rookie QB so "Lex" Ryan absolutely should be leading Josh in any coach of the year type poll.
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People care about these ranking way too much. They are fun to look at I guess but really mean nothing.
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I think we're better than the Jets. We should be at #5 by virtue of being undefeated, and owners of the leagues #1 defense
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I think we're better than the Jets. We should be at #5 by virtue of being undefeated, and owners of the leagues #1 defense
I'm OK w/ any ranking in the top 10, because we deserve it. However, I have a problem w/ being ranked behind the jets by the virtue of thier rookie QB. He literally cost them the game last week w/ 2 pick 6's.

This is not going to be the last time he does that as they play better teams thru the season.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:23 PM   #17
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I'm not. Denver's 4-0 record and PPG allowed should have them ahead of the NYJ no matter the competition.

However...The Jets are more of a surprise to me given a rookie QB so "Lex" Ryan absolutely should be leading Josh in any coach of the year type poll.
But were only scoring 19 ppg, that's not going to cut it against teams with great offenses.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:28 PM   #18
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But were only scoring 19 ppg, that's not going to cut it against teams with great offenses.
True:

But just as I don't think they will maintain a 6.5 PPG against average....
I also don't think they will maintains a 19.8 PPG for average.

I've been meaning to make a thread about the points that this team has left on the field and why (IMO)....I was kind of saving it for that D-bag BF7 but I've got just enough coffee and beer in me to do it tonight.
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I'm OK w/ any ranking in the top 10, because we deserve it. However, I have a problem w/ being ranked behind the jets by the virtue of thier rookie QB. He literally cost them the game last week w/ 2 pick 6's.

This is not going to be the last time he does that as they play better teams thru the season.
East coast bias, that's all there is...
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This isn't college who cares? Only one team wins its last game and that's all that matters.
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It's probably even a little generous. I think the Eagles and Packers would probably give us a difficult time. I'd peg us as a 10-15 ranked team right now, which isn't bad at all, considering.

In a few more weeks, even if we lose a couple games... we could improve enough offensively to increase in the rankings, imo. This is still a major work in progress, but the fact that it's gelled this quickly in many areas is a great accomplishment.

Again, two new systems... lots of rookies out there, etc. Just wait until guys like Eddie Royal and Ayers start feeling comfortable in their roles.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:40 PM   #22
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People care about these ranking way too much. They are fun to look at I guess but really mean nothing.
Ditto, I am waiting til after 8 games before I comment on how good I think the team is. I am way to used to Shanny's hot starts and late fades.
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It's probably even a little generous. I think the Eagles and Packers would probably give us a difficult time. I'd peg us as a 10-15 ranked team right now, which isn't bad at all, considering.

In a few more weeks, even if we lose a couple games... we could improve enough offensively to increase in the rankings, imo. This is still a major work in progress, but the fact that it's gelled this quickly in many areas is a great accomplishment.

Again, two new systems... lots of rookies out there, etc. Just wait until guys like Eddie Royal and Ayers start feeling comfortable in their roles.
I agree that Phlly should be ahead of Denver. Not GB though.

I know someone has a make your own PR thread somewhere but I'm too lazy to dig for it right now.

My current top 15....And really, you can make a case for any team in each group of 5 to be slotted somewhere else in that same group since the sample size is so small.

IND
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NYG
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:22 PM   #24
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New England scored two TDs when their drive was extended because of questionable calls.
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But just as I don't think they will maintain a 6.5 PPG against average....
I also don't think they will maintains a 19.8 PPG for average.

I've been meaning to make a thread about the points that this team has left on the field and why (IMO)....I was kind of saving it for that D-bag BF7 but I've got just enough coffee and beer in me to do it tonight.
I agree completely. I've been bringing it up a lot, but no one seems to take notice of our offensive woes.

We didn't do jack against the Bengals, we only put up 13 points through three quarters against the Browns, only 23 in the game against the Raiders, and 17 against the Cowboys.

IMO if we want to be an elite team we have to put more points up. Period. We've left so many on the field and we've gotten lucky or our defense has bailed us out.

I agree, we can't keep up a 6.5 average per game and we're eventually going to have to be able to win a shootout and right now I don't think we can do it.
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