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    man some of these comments are so funny

    Tuesday, November 13
    Updated: November 16, 9:07 AM ET

    Users sound off on Power Rankings

    By Joe Lago

    We're halfway through the season. As for your comments, you've all been in midseason form for weeks. Let's get to this week's rankings rants and responses.

    If the Rams played the Green Bay Packers, they would lose. ... If the game is at Lambeau Field, the Rams don't have a prayer.
    Rob Falkenthal
    Orland Park, Ill.
    If Marshall Faulk stays healthy, the entire league doesn't have a chance against Mike Martz's Rams.

    The Raiders should not be ahead of Miami. The fact that they now have equal records, Miami beat them, and Miami won in a place where the Raiders lost (Seattle) and gave up 266 yards rushing begs the question, WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING? ... If you need something to occupy your spare time, don't turn to drugs. Try watching some football.
    Dan Rossi
    Patterson, N.Y.
    We're addicted to football just like you.

    The ***** are "getting no credit for their first half," writes Francisco Montemayor of San Francisco.
    It's a sad day in the NFL when the AFC teams suck so bad that Oakland gets the nod as the best team. Save yourselves the embarassment and drop your "Gannon for MVP" articles. I can throw a prettier pass downfield than him from my Lazy Boy.
    Andrew Soristo
    Juneau, Alaska
    Good to know they have armchair quarterbacks in Alaska, too.

    I think that the Steelers should be the No. 1 team, and the reason is simple. Who has the No. 1 run offense in the NFL? The Steelers. Who has the No. 1 rush defense and overall defense? The Steelers. There is not a team in the NFL who can beat the Steelers.
    Drew McQuillan
    Stafford, Va.
    No team except for the Jaguars and Ravens.

    Thanks for putting the Rams back where they should be, but do you actually think that the Steelers deserve to be No. 5 when they have to rely on Brown's leg?
    Fred Berger
    Socorro, N.M.
    Can't kick a good team when they're up.

    I would like a job at ESPN because it's obvious I know more about football!
    Jim Steele
    Columbus, Ohio
    We don't have any openings, but you might want to check with the Panthers at season's end.

    I think you guys are a bunch of pot smokers. Come on, the Bengals rated as the last 4-4 team and three 3-5 teams above them. Give me a break! The Bengals beat the Browns and Ravens. They also beat the Patriots. That must be some good s*** you're smokin' if these teams are above the Bengals.
    Doug Cox
    Columbus, Ohio
    You must be under the influence of something stronger if you believe the Bengals are better than the Ravens.

    WOW! I am very impressed. These are the best rankings you guys have had all season. Who helped you out on this one, Dennis Miller?
    Sean Cleave
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    Yes, but we took out the obscure references to Nietzsche and Wayne Fonts.

    Great! ESPN has the Brady Bunch ranked No. 12 in the Power Rankings. This group hasn't seen good ratings like that since Parcells was the director!
    Drew Stevens
    Haverhill, Mass.
    And who would've thought Drew Bledsoe's role would be more like Sam the Butcher's?

    Wait a sec. The Redskins are the hottest team in the NFC and you DROP them two spots? You think you can screw around with the bottom feeders because nobody cares? So will they jump in the rankings if they lose? Or will the Redskins be dead last after winning the Super Bowl? C'mon, show my guys some respect!
    Adam Mooers
    Washington, D.C.
    Wait a sec, I can't believe you just included "Redskins" and "Super Bowl" in the same sentence.

    Amazingly good power rankings! I could argue with the bottom seven, but what would the point of that be?
    Roger Domenick
    New York, N.Y.
    Thanks. Your fellow users should follow your example.

    Your replies to the comments are pitiful, uninsightful, and are the lamest attempt at being witty that I have ever seen.
    George Jirak
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    You read them, didn't you?
    Come back next week for more lame comments.

    Keeping the Rams Nation Talking

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    espn ranks hawks #1
    by Guest
    this is bull crap

    how is this possible

    Wednesday, June 21

    Power Rankings: Seahawks open at No. 1


    We're pretty sure it won't make Steelers fans happy, but the Seahawks open on top after coming up just short in 2005. These rankings were compiled from seven members of's football staff. Each of the seven ranked the teams from 1-32, and the average of those rankings was used to determine our offseason Power Rankings. Of our seven voters, three had Seattle No. 1, three had the Steelers No. 1 and one had the Colts in the top spot.'s Power Rankings
    The offseason rankings were determined by a poll of's NFL staff -- writers John Clayton, Len Pasquarelli, Michael Smith, Scouts Inc. insiders Jeremy Green and Keith Kidd and NFL editors Peter Lawrence-Riddell and James C. Black.

    The Seahawks lost some key players in G Steve Hutchinson and WR Joe Jurevicius, but most importantly they were able to re-sign the NFL's reigning MVP, RB Shaun Alexander. Losing Hutchinson will hurt, but don't expect it to have too much of an impact on Alexander. He might not be able to match last season's amazing numbers (1,880 yards rushing and 28 TDs), but he'll be in the neighborhood.

    As for the Steelers, they lost some key players this offseason (Antwaan Randle El, Chris Hope, Kimo von Oelhoffen). But assuming Ben Roethlisberger really is ready when the season starts, Pittsburgh will be fine. Big Ben is the key at this point. All the reports are positive, but he obviously suffered some major injuries to his face, and until he gets back on the field we really won't know what kind of an impact it might have on his season.

    A number of teams made big moves from the last time we ranked them (after Week 17). The Cowboys made perhaps the offseason's biggest move, signing Terrell Owens, and jumped from No. 16 in our final rankings to No. 7 this offseason. The Dolphins, who finished 2005 on a six-game winning streak, moved all the way up to No. 8 (from No. 14) and look poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East. Assuming he's healthy, Daunte Culpepper gives the Dolphins the top-flight QB they've lacked since Dan Marino left town.

    Anyway, on to the rankings, which we're sure will look completely different after Week 1. You can rank the teams yourself with SportsNation's NFL Power Rankings.

    2006 Power Rankings: Offseason
    1 (2) Seahawks 13-3-0 Super Bowl losers have struggled in recent years, but the Hawks appear equipped for another run.
    2 (6) Steelers 11-5-0 Obviously the injuries to Ben Roethlisberger weren't as serious as they could have been. But as much work as it sounded like he needed...
    -06-21-2006, 05:06 PM
  • blood85
    Power Rankings
    by blood85
    In a recent poll of football power rankings ( Fox or espn, one of the two), we were ranked #32.....out of 32. Nice, I bet Linehan and the rest who are just there for a paycheck are:helmet: really proud of that.
    -09-10-2008, 10:26 PM
  • thoey
    ESPN Power Rankings - Week 1
    by thoey
    2006 Power Rankings: Week 1

    1 (1) Seahawks 13-3-0 With Shaun Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck, people seem to overlook that the Seahawks were pretty good on defense last season (No. 7 in points allowed). If Julian Peterson can stay healthy, they'll be even better this year.

    2 (5) Panthers 11-5-0 The Panthers seems to be the "it" team right now, and there are plenty of reasons why. They have playmakers on offense, a stout defense and one of the NFL's best coaches.

    3 (2) Steelers 11-5-0 Willie Parker has tons of talent, but can he hold up as really the only running threat? With Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers don't have to be a team that just pounds the ball on the ground, but you know that's what they want to be.

    4 (3) Colts 14-2-0 Dominic Rhodes and Joseph Addai obviously aren't Edgerrin James. But don't expect the Colts to suffer too much without Edge. They'll still get their points.

    5 (4) Broncos 13-3-0 Jay Cutler might be the QB of the future, but if the Broncos are going to the Super Bowl, it's going to be on Jake Plummer's arm.

    6 (9) Bengals 11-5-0 How many fantasy football owners out there are regretting how far they let Carson Palmer fall in their draft? We still expect the knee to be a bit of an issue, but Palmer looks like he's right back among the NFL's best.

    7 (6) Patriots 10-6-0 Obviously, the Patriots will miss Deion Branch if he's not in the lineup. But Tom Brady still will find open receivers, and with Laurence Maroney added to the mix, the Pats should have a dangerous running game again.

    8 (7) Cowboys 9-7-0 Seventeen weeks of T.O. and the Cowboys? We're not sure how much fun it'll be, but it should be interesting.

    9 (8) Dolphins 9-7-0 All indications out of Miami are that Daunte Culpepper has been better than the Dolphins could have hoped. It'll be interesting to see whether losing a little mobility will hurt his game.

    10 (11) Giants 11-5-0 The Giants have a brutal schedule. Their first seven opponents were a combined 71-46 last season.

    11 (12) Jaguars 12-4-0 Were the Jaguars really that good last season, or was their schedule really that easy? The schedule is harder this year, so we should find out.

    12 (15) Buccaneers 11-5-0 If Chris Simms is ready to take as big a step forward as some seem to think he is, the Bucs could be really good in 2006.

    13 (13) Bears 11-5-0 Looks as if the QB job is Rex Grossman's for now. That said, signing Brian Griese was still a great move. He'll contribute at some point this season for the Bears.

    14 (10) Redskins 10-6-0 The Redskins seem as if they made solid moves this offseason. But we've seen the Redskins go nuts in free agency before without its equating to more wins.

    15 (18) Eagles 6-10-0 Donte' Stallworth never lived...
    -09-05-2006, 05:02 AM
  • Trevor
    Rams ranked 3rd in ESPN power rankings
    by Trevor
    Just saw that the Rams are #3 in the ESPN's power ranking right under the patriots. Power rankings are kinda a useless stat, but when was the last time that Rams were the top 3 teams this deep in the season?

    GSOT Days?!?

    I haven't watched a single rams game this season due to school since I figured it would be another season like the last 10 years, kinda regret it now....
    -11-28-2017, 10:25 AM
  • Yodude
    Rams Move Up in ESPN Rankings
    by Yodude
    2004 Power Rankings: Week 2
    Rank Team Rec. Comment
    1 Patriots 1-0-0 The run defense might be a concern, but we're guessing Belichick and Co. will find a way to work around it.
    2 Eagles 1-0-0 Apparently Donovan McNabb is pretty happy with his new toy at wide receiver.
    3 Seahawks 1-0-0 Losing Shaun Alexander for any time would be a blow to this offense. Maurice Morris is decent, but he's nowhere near Alexander's league.
    4 Titans 1-0-0 Not too many people saw this game, but trust us, Chris Brown is the real deal at RB.
    5 Broncos 1-0-0 That move Quentin Griffin put on Jerome Woods on Sunday night was just flat out sick.
    6 Vikings 1-0-0 Wow. We knew Minnesota's offense was going to be good, but they sure did put on a show Sunday.
    7 Colts 0-1-0 The Colts can talk all they want about the best team not winning Thursday, but the fact remains the same: one team is 1-0 and the other isn't.
    8 Packers 1-0-0 This week's bold prediction: Ahman Green will rush for over 2,000 yards this season.
    9 Chiefs 0-1-0 Looks like the same story as last season. The Chiefs can score with anybody, but the defense is going to be a problem, especially against the good teams.
    10 Jets 1-0-0 Obviously a healthy Chad Pennington helps Curtis Martin, but what we watched Sunday was more than that. Martin looked much more explosive than he was last season.
    11 Rams 1-0-0 We heard it from Rams fans last week about their No. 16 rankings, and maybe it was too low, but they sure weren't all that impressive in Week 1 against the Cardinals.
    12 Redskins 1-0-0 Things went about as well as they could have in Joe Gibbs return to the sideline in D.C.
    13 Panthers 0-1-0 That Steve Smith injury was tough to watch. He really came into his own last season and was poised for even bigger things this year.
    14 Steelers 1-0-0 At his current pace Jerome Bettis is going to carry the ball 80 times for 16 yards and score 48 TDs this year.
    15 Ravens 0-1-0 Teams are going to stack the line against the Ravens and Jamal Lewis all season and if Kyle Boller can't make them pay, the Ravens are going to be in trouble.
    16 Jaguars 1-0-0 Huge win for the Jags. Byron Leftwich might not have played well, but he got the W and that's what QBs are measured by.
    17 Cowboys 0-1-0 The Cowboys aren't going to win too many games when they have to pass the ball 51 times
    18 Bengals 0-1-0 All you Carson Palmer haters out there, if the Bengals stumble this year it's not going to have anything to do with the second-year QB.
    19 Falcons 1-0-0 It wasn't an earth-shattering performance, but a lot of eyes were on Michael Vick and he got the Falcons a win.
    20 Browns 1-0-0 What an effort by the Browns defense. We'll be the first to admit that this one caught us by surprise.
    21 Saints 0-1-0 Looks like it could be the same old story for the Saints. Lots...
    -09-14-2004, 11:43 AM