Caloy’s 2011 NFL Power Rankings (Week 6)

21 10 2011
  1. Green Bay (6-0) – The only undefeated team left is not slowing down. They will face a 1-win Vikings this week after winning against the winless Rams. Last Week: 1
  2. San Francisco (5-1) – They gave Detroit its first loss this season with an excellent defensive line and amazing effort on the ground by Frank Gore. Last Week: 3
  3. New England (5-1) – The Pats took sole possession of first place in the AFC East after beating the luckless Dallas Cowboys. Last Week: 4
  4. Detroit (5-1) – Lost for the first time, no wonder Jim Swartz is emotional. Calvin Johnson was held without a TD for the first time this season. Last Week: 2
  5. Baltimore (4-1) – The Ravens are still perfect at home (3-0) after crushing the Texans. the defense is the most feared in the league and Ray Rice just had a 100 yard rushing week. Last Week: 8
  6. San Diego (4-1) –Had a bye week. They are still 1 of the six teams with 1 loss or less. They will visit the Jets and try to keep their lead against the surging Raiders. Last Week: 7
  7. Cincinnati (4-2) – The Bengals has won its third straight game after an early season 2 game slump. They beat the winless Colts thanks to a Carlos Dunlap fumble recovery for a TD. Last Week:10
  8. Pittsburgh (4-2) – The Steelers is the 3rd team from the AFC North  in top 10 besides the Bengals (7) and the Ravens (5). Opposing teams are only throwing 157.7 yards a game. . Last Week: 11
  9. NY Giants (4-2) – Eli Manning and the Giants won against the Bills.Ahmad Bradsaw had 3 TDs along with his 104 rushing yards. Lawrence Tynes hit a FG with 1:32 left for the go-ahead FG. Last Week: 13
  10.  Oakland (4-2) – The Raiders continue their winning ways after Al Davis passed away. Darren McFadden has a  tremendous season so far. A question mark for this team will be their QB situation. Last Week: 14
  11.  Tampa Bay (4-2) – The Buccaneers survived Drew Brees and the Saints. They intercepted 3 passes in their victory.   Josh Freeman had 303 yards along with 2 TDs. The Bucs are suddenly on top of the NFC South. Last Week: 16
  12. New Orleans (4-2) – The Saints lost for the first time in 5 games. They still have the NFL’s second best passing offense despite suffering their second road loss of the season against Tampa Bay. Last Week:6
  13. Buffalo (4-2) – The Bills lost two games in the last 3 weeks. They will have a bye this week. Last Week:5
  14. Tennessee (3-2) – The Titans came out of their bye week with the lead in the AFC South after the Texans lost to the Ravens. The top 2 AFC South teams will battle this week in a match-up to watch. A win will have an impact later in the season. Last Week: 12
  15. Washington (3-2) – The Redskins lost to the Eagles after their bye week. They fall behind the Giants in the muddled NFC East standings. Rex Grossman had an atrocious performance against the Eagles. He threw 4 INTs before being benched. Last Week: 9
  16. NY Jets (3-3) – The Jets snapped a 3-game losing slump by beating AFC East cellar dwellers Miami Dolphins. Their ineffective offense will be tested this week against the visiting Chargers. Last Week: 19
  17. Atlanta (3-3) – Their trend of losing and winning every other game has continued to even their record. Michael Turner will try to bring his explosive running game to Detroit this week. Last Week: 20
  18.  Chicago (3-3) – Jay Cutler of the Bears is continuing to improve under center after following up his gutsy performance at Detroit with 115.9 QB rating against the Vikes. He will need to have a similar against for the Bears to keep up with the Lions and Packers. Last Week: 23
  19.  Houston (3-3) – The Texans lost their second game in a row and 3rd in 4 games. They have not scored over 21 points in the last 3 week. They will face rivals Tennessee  in a crucial Week 7 tiff. Last Week: 15
  20. Seattle (2-3) – The Seahawks is coming of a bye week after winning against the Giants. They are now 2.5 games behind the 49ers in the NFC West standings. They will be visiting Colt McCoy and the Browns this week. Last Week: 21
  21. Kansas City (2-3) – The Chiefs will stake their 2-game winning streak against the Raiders who will play without their regular QB. The Chiefs can take advantage of a “rusty” Carson Palmer. Last Week: 22
  22. Cleveland (2-3) – The Browns lost 2 straight games now and they will be facing a 2-3 Seahawks. It is a make or break game and a loss could lead to a long losing spell for the Browns. Last Week: 18
  23. Dallas (2-3) – The Cowboys lost its last 2 games to the Lions and Pats, both 5-1 teams. They will host a winless Rams team this week. If they lose this game, it will be the end of their playoff dreams.  Last Week: 17
  24. Philadelphia (2-4) – The Eagles snapped a 4-game losing streak with a tough victory against rivals Washington Redskins. They will have a bye week in Week 7. They tried to trade Ronnie Brown to the Lions but the trade was rescinded when it was discovered that Jerome Harrison has a tumor. Last Week: 26
  25. Denver (1-4) – The Broncos will feature QB Tim Tebow in their game against the winless Dolphins. It will be a Florida homecoming for Tebow. He will try to lead the Broncos in breaking its 3-game losing streak. Last Week: 25
  26. Arizona (1-4) – The Cardinals who is in the midst of a 4-game losing streak will host the formidable Steelers after a bye week. Beanie Wells will be a key player in this game. Last Week: 28
  27. Minnesota (1-5) – The Vikings failed to build a winning streak after losing to division rivals Bears 39-10 last week. They will be hosting the NFC North-leading Packers this week. Christian Ponder will have his hands full against the defending Super Bowl champs. Last Week: 24
  28.  Carolina (1-5) – The Panthers lost to the Falcons in Week 6 to extend their losing streak to 3. If Cam Newton continues to excel in the passing game, the Panthers will have a good chance against the ‘skins. Last Week: 27
  29. Jacksonville (1-5) – The Jaguars have lost for their 5th straight game after winning their home opener against the Titans. The Jags ranks well in defense  and rushing but the team has the league worst passing offense with only 137.7 yards a game. They will host the streaking Ravens this week. Last Week: 29
  30. Miami (0-5) –  The Dolphins lost their Monday Night Football game against the Jets. They will be hosting the Tebow “homecoming” this week. This is their biggest chance to get out of the winless list in the recent weeks.  Last Week: 30
  31. St. Louis (0-5) – The winless Rams will face a pressured to win Cowboys this week. The Rams has not scored more than 10 points in the last 3 games. Last Week: 31
  32.  Indianapolis (0-6) – Another week, another loss for the Colts. It’s been 6 straight losses for the Peyton-less Colts. They will face the 4-2 Saints and Drew Brees this week. They will probably get their first win in November. Last Week: 32


Caloy’s 2011 NFL Power Rankings (Week 5)

12 10 2011
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The season so far has full of surprises and the blog would like to offer its first National Football League power rankings. If you wanna ask how did I come up with the ranks, the first thing I consider is the record. I do not care if a team is feasting on losing teams. Wins matter and with the season that is full of surprises, it is quite hard to differentiate between good teams and bad teams. So here are my rankings:

  1. Green Bay (5-0) – Unless defeated the defending champs are the No.1 team in the NFL. QB Aaron Rodgers has a league leading 122.9 QB Rating.
  2. Detroit (5-0) – The Lions has shown the viewing public that they can win on primetime.  Calvin Johnson has 9 receiving TDs in 5 games.
  3. San Francisco (4-1) – The only blemish to their record is their OT defeat to Dallas. Rookie LB Aldon Smith has 3.5 sacks in the last 2 games.
  4. New England (4-1) – The No.1 passing offense punished the Jets this week. Wes Welker has 45 receptions for 740 yards in 5 games.
  5. Buffalo (4-1) – Recovered after falling to the Bengals by a FG to win against the slumping Eagles in Week 5.  RB Fred Jackson has rushed 480 yards with 5 TDs.
  6. New Orleans (4-1) – Has won 4 straight after a loss to the Packers in the season opener. QB Drew Brees is 2nd in yards (1769) and completion percentage (69.4%).
  7. San Diego (4-1) – The Chargers won a close game against Broncos for their 3rd straight victory. The team is giving up just 179.6 passing yards a game (2nd in the league).
  8. Baltimore (3-1) – Had a bye week after routing the Rams and the Jets. The Ravens are just giving up 72.5 yards from the ground (2nd in the NFL).
  9. Washington (3-1) – The Redskins enjoyed a week 5 bye after escaping the winless Rams in Week 4. The team led by Brian Orakpo (3.5) and Adam Carriker has 15 sacks already in 4 games.
  10. Cincinnati (3-2) – The Bengals has won 2 straight games. A.J. Green-Andy Dalton rookie combo has connected for 3 TDs.

11.Pittsburgh (3-2) – The Steelers beat the Titans at home, 38-17, a week after losing to the Texans. The defense has only 1 INT but they are only giving up league-leading 174 yards a game from the air.

12. Tennessee (3-2) – The 3-game winning streak of the Titans was snapped by the Steelers. Matt Hasselbeck has thrown 9 TDs with only 4 interceptions.

13. NY Giants (3-2) – The Giant’s winning streak ended at 3 with a loss to the Seahawks. Eli Manning has 11 TDs with a 102.3 QB rating.

14. Oakland (3-2) – The Raiders have alternated wins and losses in the first 5 weeks of the season. Darren McFadden leads the league with 519 rushing yards.

15. Houston (3-2) – The Texans lost to an inspired Oakland Raiders in Week 5, 25-20. Ben Tate and Arian Forster have combined for 577 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.

16. Tampa Bay (3-2) – The Buccaneers had a horrendous effort in San Francisco in Week 5 as they lost 3-48 snapping a 3-game winning streak.  Josh Freeman has only 3 TDs with 6 picks.

17. Dallas (2-2) – The Cowboys had a bye week after an embarrassing loss to the Lions. They still lead the league in opposing rushing yards per game as they limit opponents to 61.8 rushing ypg.

18. Cleveland (2-2) – Colt McCoy and the Browns have so far split their 4 matches before their Week 5 bye. They are very effective against the pass as they only give up 195.5 passing yards a game (4th in the NFL),

19. NY Jets (2-3) – The Jets has lost 3 straight games after falling to the Patriots 21-30 in Week 5. The team has only given up 3 passing TDs and opposing QBs have a 66.6 rating against their defense.

20. Atlanta (2-3) – The Falcons has so far alternated losses and wins in 5 games this season. Rookie Julio Jones has 25 receptions for 358 yards but has zero touchdowns so far.

21. Seattle (2-3) – The Seahawks surprised the Giants in New York for their second win of the season. DE Chris Clemons has 4 sacks in the last 4 games.

22. Kansas City (2-3) – After starting the season with 3 losses, the Chiefs feasted on 2 winless teams to go 2-3 after week 5. All the 8 touchdowns of the team came from the air.

23. Chicago (2-3) – The Bears lost a Monday Night game against the Lions and have fallen 3 games behind the Lions and Packers in the NFC North standings. Their defense is ranked 28th against the run and 27th against the pass.

24. Minnesota (1-4) – The Vikings finally nailed its first win of the season after losing halftime leads in their other games. Adrian Peterson is still the Viking’s main man with 498 rushing yards along with 6 huge touchdowns.

25. Denver (1-4) – The Broncos is on a 3-game losing slide. 2011 2nd Pick overall LB Von Miller has 5 sacks already.

26. Philadelphia (1-4) – The preseason favorite Eagles lost its 4th straight game. They are the best rushing team but they have been intercepted 9 times and lost 6 fumbles to their opponents.

27. Carolina (1-4) – Cam Newton and Panthers lost 4 close games this season. The rookie QB Newton has 1,610 yards passing and 7 TDs so far.

28. Arizona (1-4) – The Cardinals have slumped to 4 straight loses after beating the Panthers in Week 1.  RB Beanie Wells has been a workhorse with 6 rushing TDs already.

29. Jacksonville (1-4) – The Jaguars have lost for the 4th straight time after winning their home opener against the Titans. The team has the league worst passing offense with only 150 yards a game.

30. Miami (0-4) –  The Dolphins are coming off a bye week and they will be facing a sliding NY Jets team. Miami has the 2nd worst passing defense as opposing QBs average 307 yards passing against them.

31. St. Louis (0-4) – The Rams are the only team left in the NFC without a win. Opposing running backs can run all day against their defense as they give up an NFL-worst 179.8 rushing yards a game.

32. Indianapolis (0-5) – The Colts have the league’s worst record after 5 straight loses in their Peyton-less season. They rank 30th in rushing offense while their rushing defense is 2nd worst in the league.