2010 NFL Power Rankings - Week 8

This time I will talk about the 12 worst teams in my rankings. Ugh. It won't be pretty. I will have to "discuss" all four teams in the NFC West division, which in my humble opinion is a less then stellar division. Enjoy.

1 (1). Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2)
2 (4). Indianapolis Colts (5-2)
3 (2). Baltimore Ravens (5-2)
4 (3). New York Jets (5-2)
5 (6). New York Giants (5-2)
6 (7). New England Patriots (6-1)
7 (5). Tennessee Titans (5-3)
8 (8). Atlanta Falcons (5-2)
9 (10). Green Bay Packers (5-3)
10 (11). Miami Dolphins (4-3)
11 (12). Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)
12 (14). New Orleans Saints (5-3)
13 (16). San Diego Chargers (3-5)
14 (9). Houston Texans (4-3)
15 (13). Philadelphia Eagles (4-3)
16 (19). Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2)
17 (15). Minnesota Vikings (2-5)
18 (20). Oakland Raiders (4-4)
19 (17). Washington Redskins (4-4)
20 (21). Chicago Bears (4-3)

21 (25). St. Louis Rams (4-4). The Rams are having a tremendous season by their standards. They have won all but one of their games very convincingly, and were a couple of tough breaks away from winning three of the four games they lost. Sam Bradford has been everything Rams fans could ask for and more, and looks like a future star. Even though one of their fans may have wanted them to take a defensive tackle instead. Can't imagine an AJ Feeley led team being 4-4.

22 (18). Seattle Seahawks (4-3). The Seahawks are an incredibly mediocre team, and it has been proven in bad losses to the Raiders, Rams and Broncos, three pretty weak teams. But they look like they could stumble into 7 or 8 wins since they actually show up at home, which would be good enough to win this post apocalyptic wasteland of a division.

23 (27). Detroit Lions (2-5). The Lions are only 2-5, but fans should really feel good about their team. They played extremely tough against the Bears, Eagles, Packers, Vikings and Giants, five of the best teams the NFC has to offer. You have to think if they had Matthew Stafford for those games they could have won a couple. The Stafford to Calvin Johnson duo looks like it is a potential monster. The Lions have shown flashes before, but if they can continue to draft the way they have (Suh looks like the sure fire defensive ROY), they could finally break through and become a contender.

24 (26). Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4). The Jaguars have allowed the most points in the league and have given up the third most yards per game, yet they are 4-4 in one of the NFL's best divisions. Other then a fluke win against the Colts, they have defeated three bad teams and got absolutely crushed in all four of their losses.

25 (22). Cincinnati Bengals (2-5). The Bengals are a disaster. Their offensive stats look okay, and they have scored some points, but most of their games they have been down by a huge margin, so they throw throw throw to pad Carson Palmer's stats. This isn't hyperbole, Palmer is one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL. I am a Dolphins fan, and if it was any other team Palmer would have threw 4 or 5 interceptions. Miami dropped way too many gimmes, including one that led to a fluke touchdown.

26 (23). Dallas Cowboys (1-6). Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. Talent. This talented group of talented players has quit on their coach. But they are talented.

27 (28). Cleveland Browns (2-5). The Browns have had a pretty brutal schedule this year, but they have managed to squeeze out two wins and hung tough in every game except the Pittsburgh contest. They will battle the Patriots on Sunday.

28 (30). San Francisco 49ers (2-6). As bad as the Niners are, and they are bad, they had a great chance to beat the Saints, Falcons, Eagles and Panthers. Amazingly, they still have a great shot to win the division from hell (for us fans to watch).

29 (24). Denver Broncos (2-6). For those who know me, I have ragged Josh McDaniels since the day he set foot in Denver. The Jay Cutler trade looks okay for the Broncos, even though Kyle Orton is an empty stat padder. Trading Brandon Marshall then using two first round picks on flashy bench warmers Deymarious Thomas and Tim Tebow was asinine. I shouldn't pile on the fact that Denver is 4-12 since their transparent 6-2 start a year ago. But I will. roflllll @ McDaniels. The whiz kid's defense is giving up 28 points per game, more rushing yards then anyone outside of Buffalo, and has only generated 9 sacks. They switched to the 3-4 even though they don't have any type of personnel to fit the scheme, even a year later. It's a mess in Denver, it's a failure that I don't think the owner will admit to until it is way too late.

30 (29). Arizona Cardinals (3-4). The Cardinals are amazingly a half win from leading the worst division in professional, collegiate and amateur sports history despite being near the very bottom in pretty much every statistical category. Kurt Warner's butch wife would be a better quarterback then the table scraps they are throwing out there to the dogs right now. Thank God I don't have to write about the NFC Worst anymore. What an embarrassment.

31 (32). Buffalo Bills (0-6). The Bills have lost two heart breaking overtime games in a row. They will win at least one game. They have the Bears, Lions and Browns at home. The worst thing that could happen though is Ryan Fitzpatrick's meaningless stats fooling the chimpanzees that run the front office that he is the answer, and not drafting Andrew Luck. Aaron Maybin and CJ Spiller have given the team nothing, and they will most likely waste yet another high first round pick.

32 (31). Carolina Panthers (1-6). This is the worst team in the NFL right now. DeAngelo Williams is nowhere to be found, they have only scored 85 points in 7 games, and John Fox wants to pad his resume with another win or two so is starting Matt Moore, who is as bad as Jimmy Clausen right now and offers absolutely no upside. Thankfully no one cares about this team.

Phew, I'm done. That was painful. Back to discussing the top 10 next week. Including why I think it's a joke that ESPN has the Patriots at #1 in their power rankings. Oh! Cause they only have 1 loss! That's the extent of their thought process.

Jonathan Carrano

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