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The News Tribune NFL Rankings — Week 8

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 31, 2009 at 11:05 am with 5 Comments »
October 31, 2009 11:05 am

I’ve got Seattle at 22nd overall coming off the bye week.

Pete Prisco at CBS Sports has Seattle ranked 23rd overall.
ESPN ranks the Seahawks 23rd overall.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated ranks Seattle 23rd overall.

Clifton Brown of the Sporting News puts the Seahawks at 24th overall.

1. Indianapolis (2): Why are the Colts so good on offense? The offensive line figures into that equation. QB Peyton Manning has only been sacked twice all season.

2. New Orleans (3): NFC South rival Atlanta travels to the Big Easy to try an knock off the undefeated Saints.

3. Denver (4): Broncos QB Kyle Orton has thrown for nine touchdowns and just one interception, with a passer rating of 100.1.

4. Minnesota (1): Must-see TV with the Vikings and Favre traveling to Green Bay to take on the Vikings.
5. Pittsburgh (8): The Steelers have won four straight, and now get a break with the bye week.

6. New England (9): The Patriots lead the league in time of possession. They also get a break this week with a bye.

7. Philadelphia (7): Injuries cropping up again for RB Brian Westrbook. He’ll miss this week’s game against the Giants with a concussion.

8. Cincinnati (10): Benson leads the league in rushing yards with 720. With Carson Palmer running the show the Bengals can beat you on the ground or through the air.

9. Arizona (16): Arizona’s next five opponents are a combined 7-24.

10. Atlanta (6):
The Cowboys exposed some weaknesses, and now the Falcons travel to New Orleans.

11. N.Y. Giants (5): They travel to Philadelphia this week with the top spot in the NFC East on the line.

12. Dallas (15): QB Tony Romo has a new toy to play with in WR Miles Austin.

13. Green Bay (13): Packers fans nightmare comes true – QB Bret Favre clad purple in gold playing in Lambeau Field.

14. Baltimore: (14): Ravens had two weeks to prepare for undefeated Broncos, who have to travel to Baltimore.

15. Chicago (11): QB Jay Cutler’s play has been uneven of late. He has 11 touchdowns, but 10 interceptions.

16. San Francisco (12):
Could fall under .500 for the first time this season with likely loss on the road against Indianapolis.

17. N.Y. Jets (18):
QB Mark Sanchez will be tested again by physical Miami defense.

18. San Diego (19): Last week’s win at Kansas City keeps Chargers in playoff hunt.

19. Houston (20):
QB Matt Schaub leads the league in passing yards (2,074) and touchdowns (16).

20. Buffalo (24): If Bills get a win at home against the Texans they reach .500 mark and get back in the playoff hunt.

21. Miami (17): Wildcat tough to stop, but Dolphins’ defense has struggled defending the pass.

22. Seattle (21): Need to run the ball offensively against Dallas to have a chance.

23. Jacksonville (22):
With games at Tennessee and at home against Kansas City the Jags could be at 5-3 in two weeks.

24. Carolina (23): Jake Delhomme remains the Panthers starting QB. He’s thrown 18 picks in his last seven games.

25. Washington (25): Zorn at least gets a break on the field, with the Redskins on bye this week.

26. Detroit (27): QB Matt Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson could be out again this week against St. Louis.

27. Oakland (26): QB JaMarcus Russell was benched last week against the Jets in favor of backup Bruce Gradkowski. Expect that trend to continue.

28. Cleveland (28):
The Browns can’t score on offense, averaging just 10 points a game.

29. Kansas City (29):
The Chiefs have only three interceptions this year, tied for league worst with four other teams including – you guessed it – Seattle.

30. Tampa Bay (30):
New head coach Raheem Morris might have to wait until next season to get his first win – if he’s still around.

31. Tennessee (31): Titans finally start Vince Young to see if he can still play.

32. St. Louis (32): Rams could end 17- game losing streak at Detroit today.

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  1. I wonder what the ratings are going to be for that Rams/Lions game? LOL.

  2. I predict we move ahead of SF this week….

  3. Not sure I understand why Houston is so far below San Fran and Chicago when they have a better record than both. They laid an egg at home against the Jets, but made up for that by beating the Bengals on the road.

    Other than that, pretty good list. I thought better of Minnesota after their loss than before it – they looked pretty solid. I’m not sure they get by GB, but if they can keep Favre sane and healthy, they look like the only challenger for NO in the NFC.

  4. Who, in their right mind, would have thought the Broncos would be that high at this point in the season?

    (or Tennessee would be that low)

  5. nightwulf says:

    It’s because we have the Bronco’s first round draft pick…if we’d have had the TB pick instead, they’d be undefeated …

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