Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2008 Power Rankings Week 4

The Hawks actually move backwards three spots this week despite many games going in our direction. It is hard to argue that the Hawks are going across the country to face the best team in the NFL this week. Yikes. They will, however, bring the now second-ranked rushing offense in the NFL along for the ride. That Giants defense is seriously tough. They rank in the top 10 in both opponent passing yards and opponent rushing yards, while leading the league in sacks. More on that whole mess later...

I told ya'll not to sleep on the Titans. That's what statistically-based power rankings can do, find that diamond in the rough. That Titans defense is for real. Arizona and Atlanta took serious tumbles. We will see fewer large swings as the season wears on.

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Rank
Team
Team Strength
Change From Last Week
1
NY Giants
16
0.00
2
Tennessee
14.9
-1.50
3
Buffalo
12.4
0.70
4
Philadelphia
10.5
-4.10
5
Dallas
10
-4.60
6
Baltimore
9.1
-5.70
7
San Diego
8.5
1.00
8
Pittsburgh
6.8
-0.90
9
Tampa Bay
5.4
1.30
10
Chicago
4.3
-0.60
11
Carolina
3.5
5.60
12
Denver
3.4
-6.30
13
New Orleans
2.9
4.40
14
Atlanta
2.6
-7.90
15
Green Bay
1.9
-3.90
16
San Francisco
1.9
-6.20
17
Washington
1.9
0.50
18
Arizona
1.2
-7.90
19
NY Jets
0.2
6.80
20
Miami
-1.2
0.00
21
Minnesota
-1.8
-2.70
22
Seattle
-1.8
0.00
23
Jacksonville
-2.4
2.50
24
Oakland
-5.5
-1.40
25
New England
-5.9
0.00
26
Indianapolis
-6.5
0.00
27
Cincinnati
-10
0.60
28
Kansas City
-10.8
8.30
29
Cleveland
-11.4
6.70
30
Houston
-16
5.70
31
Detroit
-22.1
0.10
32
St. Louis
-29.7
5.10

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