With Romo and Favre injured, we’re a Big Ben injury in the Superdome away from knocking out the axis of ESPN evil of NFL quarterbacks.
The NFC continues to be a mystery. The Saints dropped an ugly one to the Browns, yet still can make an argument to be the best team in the conference. I think the NFC will be decided by who gets hot at the end-and that’s anybody’s guess.
The AFC looks pretty stout, though the injuries to Clark and Collie that killed my previously beautiful fantasy team give the Colts something extra to worry about.
Again, Tito is honeymooning so no rankings from him. However, if you want crazy, I’m still ranking the Saints, so enjoy.
- Pittsburgh Steelers – Sure, they benefited from a weird rule. But even if Miami had gotten the ball at the 20, Pittsburgh probably would have won anyway: Two minutes, top defense, all their timeouts, and Ben Roethlisberger (MJ)
- New York Jets – How about a Jets-Giants Super Bowl for the Jerry Jones Bowl in February? (PZ)
- New England Patriots – Just like the Giants they had to go on a road and play a team absolutely desperate for a win, and just like the Giants came away with a W. (PZ)
- Tennessee Titans – I think this team is much better than we all thought (MJ)
- Atlanta Falcons – Cincy’s near-comeback suggests that the Falcons need Robinson to come back quickly (MD)
- Indianapolis Colts (TIE w/ Falcons) – With the Titans surging, the Colts could be in big trouble with a second loss to the Texans (MJ)
- New York Giants (TIE w/ Colts & Falcons) – Right now the only weakness is their penchant for turnovers, because otherwise they are completely dominant on both sides of the ball. Ending the Cowgirls season, for all intents and purposes, is just a sweetener. (PZ)
- Baltimore Ravens – If you give up 500 yards to a winless Buffalo team, then your defense is in big trouble for those upcoming winter AFC battles (MJ)
- Houston Texans – (Aside from that first win against the Colts, the Texans have not been able to put together a complete team effort. With DeMeco Ryans off the field, the Colts might blowup the scoreboard (PZ).
- Kansas City Chiefs (TIE w/ Texans) – They proved that those first three games were no fluke. The division is theirs barring a huge letdown (PZ)
- New Orleans Saints (TIE w/ Chiefs & Texans) – Yeah, it was ugly. But the Browns threw the entire playbook at the Saints. What should worry people is that it’s the offense struggling, not the defense. If Brees can get back to being more consistent (which will probably come when Bush & Thomas return), this team can be as good as last year. However, they need to beat the Steelers to keep in the hunt, a very tall task. Happy Halloween.