TAC Pro Rankings Week 5(Updated)
It’s Friday, so it’s our normally scheduled time for pro football rankings! Ok, this is a few days late, but I had a monstrous week.
That’s something almost all NFL teams have dealt with. Everyone know has a loss, and most of those losses weren’t pretty. A few teams are really plagued with injuries (Packers & Saints), a few teams look really overrated (Vikes & Cowgirls), and a few teams puzzle (Pats & Colts). Where this end up is anyone’s guess, as this is a year for parity.
UPDATE: TITO SENT IN HIS PICKS, SO THE RANKS HAVE CHANGED
4 rankers this week: Me, MJ, Tito and PZ.
- Steelers (2)-The defense has looked great. Getting Ben back is nice, but it’s Polamalu who’s the real star of this team. (MD)
- Ravens (2)-Their offense looked better this week. If Ray Rice gets going, then look out. (PZ)
- Jets-They let the Vikings hang in the game until Favre threw his inevitable pick six (which I called after his second td pass), but they still pulled it out. I think LT is ample proof of what a difference a good offensive line makes in football(PZ)
- Falcons-I’m still a little leery of them right now as they really haven’t dominated anyone but the Cardinals in week two and could very easily be 1-4 or 2-3. But their offense is starting to click and their defense has generally been solid. Could be dangerous in the weeks ahead.(PZ)
- Patriots -Didn’t play this week, so they didn’t lose, and therefore move up. They essentially swapped Moss for Branch, and that doesn’t seem like an upgrade to me. Time will tell.(PZ)
- Colts-Their offense looked ugly at home against the Chiefs. The offensive line is struggling, and it’s showing. (MD)
- Saints-The injuries are really hurting both sides of the ball, but until Drew Brees returns to his usual form this team will struggle. (MD)
- Bears - Their linemen are terrifying, but for different reasons on Offense and defense (MD)
- Chiefs- D Line looked good, but a baffling decision to de-emphasize the run lead to the bubbly being poured in the houses of the 72 Dolphins. (MD)
- Giants (TIE w/ CHIEFS) -Their front seven has absolutely been dominant over two straight games. With Hakeem Nix emerging as an elite receiver, the Giants could be the most dominant team in the NFC.(PZ)