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Cary Kollins

Week 10 power rankings

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Start off with Yahoo.com's Shutdown Corner, who for my money is one of the best in the biz.

 

9. Carolina Panthers (5-3, LW: 11)
They have absolutely dominated the bad teams they’ve beaten, which is a great sign, but all of their wins have been against bad teams. This week’s game at San Francisco is really, really intriguing.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/shutdown-corner-nfl-power-rankings-does-john-fox-070711213--nfl.html

 

 

I thought it was also funny that he has KC ranked 6th.  I'm sure their fans are having aneurysms as we speak.

 

6. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0, LW: 6)
I’m willing to move them up, perhaps to the top, if they beat Denver. I’m not moving them up after they were outgained 470-210 by Jeff Tuel and the Buffalo Bills.

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Prisco has us up two spots to 11

 

 

11 CAR.png Four consecutive victories has them feeling good about where they are in terms of playoff push. Now comes a real tough one: At San Francisco. powerrankings_green_up.png2(13)

 

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/powerrankings

 

 

 

Prisco also says KC is "the worst team to ever start 9-0".  I think he's got a point.

 

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The "You can only play who you play" mantra we're all holding onto to run off people who bitch about our strength of schedule works for KC too. 

 

They played who they were scheduled to play, backup QBs and all, and are undefeated.  They may be the worst team ever to start 9-0 but they *are* 9-0.  IMO that deserves top of the list...or at the very least higher than 6.

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@jjones9: If you're tired of hearing about bad CAR opponents, here's a stat. Of top 8 NFC teams, 1 (DAL) has a strength of schedule above .500

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@jjones9: If you're tired of hearing about bad CAR opponents, here's a stat. Of top 8 NFC teams, 1 (DAL) has a strength of schedule above .500

 

Huh - I didn't realize it was that significant.  I know it was a low number though.

 

Easy target, I suppose.

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So we steamroll Bucs 31-13 in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay forces Seahawks into OT IN Seattle. We steamroll the Vikings in Minnesota 38-10. The Vikings go to Dallas and come within seconds of upset. Do people forget that during the Giants game, we had more TDs than the Giants had total offensive yards at one point in that game?! No that wasnt against the Jags, that was against Eli, Cruz and Nicks. Think about that, more TDs than they had offensive yards. The way we are winning just does not happen in the NFL. We are making teams look as though they have no business being in the NFL.

My point is this.. get the fug outta here with that "we havent beat good teams" poo.

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At least no one has sited bleacherreport.

 

 

 

trying to keep the rankings to professional outlets and not blog posts

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take care of business vs SF next week and nobody will give a poo about the records of our opponents before that game.

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take care of business vs SF next week and nobody will give a poo about the records of our opponents before that game.

 

Pretty much this.  Beat SF in SF to go to 5 straight and who we beat prior, no matter how badly we beat them, doesn't matter.

 

On the flip-side lose to SF in SF and, no matter how close we come to beating them, we're going to catch a whole lot of "see I told you you were no good!" from a lot of people.

 

The reality, in either case, will be somewhere in the middle.

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I want a win so bad this weekend. I want a win every weekend, but really want to beat these jokers.

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