UFB Top 15 Power Rankings
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(1) 1. Green Bay Packers (4) 1-0 – next at Carolina Panthers
The defending champs came out on Thursday night and gave us one of the best games for week one. Even though they won, the defense gave up 34 points and 419 yards. Offense looked great with some balance between the passing and rushing game. The Packers remained our top spot, but by the closest margin.
(2) 2. New England Patriots (3) 1-0 – next vs San Diego Chargers
Somewhere Deion Branch is still burning Nolan Carroll in coverage. The Patriots had the most explosive offense in week 1. With Tom Brady, a future Hall of Famer, the Patriots look unbeatable.
(9) 3. Baltimore Ravens (1) 1-0 – next at Tennessee Titans
Moving up 6 spots this week in the rankings after putting a beat down on the Pittsburgh Steelers. It has been a long time since we have seen the Steelers look so helpless. While up by 20 points they elected for a two point conversion. Showing us they mean business this year. The offense looked dynamic and the defense looked great. If they keep this up, they will take the AFC North.
(3) 4. Philadelphia Eagles 1-0 – next at Atlanta Falcons
The Eagles slipped down a spot in their not so impressive win. The “Dream Team’s” $100 million quarterback went 14 for 32 against a banged up St. Louis secondary. The defense was really suffering until Steven Jackson got injured. There is a lot of work to be done if they want to stay in the top 5 and if they expect to win the Super Bowl.
(7) 5. New Orleans Saints 0-1 – next vs Chicago Bears
Even with a loss, this team managed to move up a couple spots in the rankings this week. They showed us that their offense is as explosive as ever. They took a tough loss, one more yard and we could of been talking about how they won and the Packers just missed out in victory.
(12) 6. Houston Texans 1-0 – next at Miami Dolphins
The biggest mover this week in the ranking, but has a lot of people wondering if they are really this good. They are favored to win the AFC South, but did the horrible performance by the Colts make the Texans look better then they really are. We will see this week as they take on the Dolphins.
(10) 7. Chicago Bears 1-0 – next at New Orleans Saints
We got to see Jay Cutler bounce back from a horrible NFC Championship game and have an impressive week 1. Maybe it was all the criticism, but he went 22-32 for 312 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. The defense shut down what was supposed to be one of the most dangerous offenses in the league. Let’s see if they can do the same this week against the Saints to get a better idea of how serious the defense really is.
(6) 8. New York Jets 1-0 – next vs Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jets had that game gift wrapped and handed to them. Sanchez failed on 2 game winning driveattempts, but Romo’s crucial pick at the end sealed the victory for the J-E-T-S. Maybe it was good karma on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Maybe the Cowboys are just terrible in the clutch. Either way, the Jets should still be cocerned they were outplayed for 50 minutes.
(4) 9. Pittsburgh Steelers 0-1 – next vs Seattle Seahawks
The Steelers looked horrible. As many sit and watch to see how far the Steelers fall, this weeks match up against the Seahawks is just what they need to bounce back and to flex on some one to make themselves feel better.
(8) 10. San Diego Chargers 1-0 – next vs New England Patriots
Even though the Chargers won, nobody seems to be impressed. The Chargers struggled to beat a Minnesota Vikings team that had a quarterback that threw for only 39 yards. This weeks game should show us more about the Chargers. They have to pack up and got to Foxborough and play a guy named Tom Brady. Far from a 39 yard passing kind of weekend!
(NR) 11. Detroit Lions 1-0 – next vs Kansas City Chiefs
Detroit showed us all they are far from that 0-16 team we remember. Every one agrees, a healthy Stafford equals playoffs. The defense shut down a very good Tampa Bay team. Let’s see how they fair against a possibly explosive offense of Kansas City.
(11) 12. Dallas Cowboys 0-1 – next at S.F. 49ers
Who is to blame in the Cowboys late fourth quarter melt down? Everyone’s blaming Romo for the week one loss. Yes he had a late interception, but that was more of a rushed desperation throw. Romo threw for 342 yards and 2 touchdowns. He picked that Jets secondary apart, can you say over rated secondary. Let’s point fingers more to the special team that allowed a block punt for a score and helped changed the momentum of the game.
(15) 13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-1 – next at Minnesota Vikings
It was a tough loss in week one for the Buccaneers. They are a good team, the Lions are just better. It was a match up of two potential wild card teams and they put on a great game for the fans. Next week they will bounce back against the Vikings. Remember, last year they were 6-2 on the road!
(5) 14. Atlanta Falcons 0-1 – next vs Philadelphia Eagles
White was a non factor, Ryan looked rushed and panicky, and the offense just looked normal. The Falcons have never been a good outdoors team in the Matt Ryan era, but if they can’t continue their home dominance in week 2 against the “Dream Team”, they will find themselves 0-2.
(NR) 15. Arizona Cardinals 1-0 – next at Washington Redskins
With many concerns that this defense allowed 422 yards by a rookie quarterback (Cam Newton), they round up our top 15 be making their introduction to the list. Patrick Peterson dazzled us with his return and Kolb put on a impressive performance for his new team. Let’s see if he can back that up this week against the Redskins.
( ) left of rankings indicates previous weeks rankings
( ) next to teams indicates first place votes
UFB Power Rankers are:
Frank Hyun of Patriots Review
Ronnie Kohrt of Ronnie K’s Blog
David Calagis of The Football Genius
Mr. Kangaroo of The Beast of the East
J. Lew of Wild Wild West
Brandon Clark of Titan Sized
Steven Lourie of Football Fan Spot
Mr. C.J. Sports of CJ Sports NFL Talk
The Wizard of The Wizard’s Corner
Mrs. NFL of Football Talk with Mrs. NFL
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