Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2008 Power Rankings Week 3

These rankings are a good reminder of how big a hole we dug for ourselves in the first two weeks. The Hawks increased the team strength by the second-largest amount this week, but still have not broken 20 in the overall rankings. Our next game is against the second-ranked team in the league, and will be an extremely tough one to get.

Interesting to see the Titans and Ravens in the Top 5. Those would not have been the two AFC teams I expected to be there to start the season. If you are shocked by the Titans being #1, check out their defense. They are currently allowing 9 pts/game.

Another note is that two of our NFC West brethren are in the Top 10, and that both teams we lost to this year are Top 10 teams. By this time last year, the rankings were about 80% accurate of picking the playoff teams. Let's hope the Seahawks are part of that 20%.

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Rank
Team
Team Strength
Change From Last Week
1
Tennessee
16.4
1.70
2
NY Giants
16
-6.40
3
Baltimore
14.8
5.20
4
Dallas
14.6
-0.30
5
Philadelphia
14.6
-2.30
6
Buffalo
11.7
-5.10
7
Atlanta
10.5
9.80
8
Denver
9.7
-3.70
9
Arizona
9.1
-8.00
10
San Francisco
8.1
6.60
11
Pittsburgh
7.7
-9.30
12
San Diego
7.5
7.00
13
Green Bay
5.8
-10.20
14
Chicago
4.9
-2.50
15
Tampa Bay
4.1
-1.80
16
Washington
1.4
2.50
17
Minnesota
0.9
5.50
18
Miami
-1.2
18.60
19
New Orleans
-1.5
-0.20
20
Seattle
-1.8
14.80
21
Carolina
-2.1
-4.80
22
Oakland
-4.1
1.80
23
Jacksonville
-4.9
3.70
24
New England
-5.9
-14.20
25
Indianapolis
-6.5
2.60
26
NY Jets
-6.6
-7.70
27
Cincinnati
-10.6
3.70
28
Cleveland
-18.1
-0.90
29
Kansas City
-19.1
-5.10
30
Houston
-21.7
1.70
31
Detroit
-22.2
1.10
32
St. Louis
-34.8
2.30

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