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TNT NFL power rankings — Week 4

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm with 11 Comments »
September 29, 2012 6:57 pm

I moved Seattle up from No. 13 to No. 8 in this week’s, The New Tribune NFL Power Rankings.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated has the Seahawks at No. 11, up from No. 13.

ESPN’s NFL experts move Seattle up to No. 10.

Elliott Harrison of NFL.com has Seattle at No. 10, up from No. 16 last week.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports holds Seattle at No. 11.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports boosts Seattle all the way up to No. 13, up nine slots from No. 22 last week.

1. Houston (2) (3-0): A new No. 1 for a third straight week; Can Texans avoid the TNT jinx?

2. Atlanta (5) (3-0): Matty Ice is really good – in the regular season. More like Vanilla Ice when it matters in the playoffs.

3. N.Y. Giants (8) (2-1): Unheralded RB Andre Brown leads Giants with 184 yards, 3 TDs.

4. Arizona (9) (3-0): Cardinals one of three teams (Texans and Vikings) that haven’t given up a rushing TD.

5. Baltimore (10) (3-1): Ravens lead the league with 24 passing plays of 20 or more yards.

6. San Francisco (1) (2-1): Niners still having problems generating explosive plays on offense.

7. Cincinnati (12) (2-1): A.J. Green is the second-leading pass catcher in receiving yards (311).

8. Seattle (13) (2-1): Seahawks must put Golden Gate behind them.

9. Philadelphia (3) (2-1): Mike Vick playing maddeningly inconsistent right now.

10. Dallas (16) (2-1): Romo not clutch? He has a 103.1 passer rating, with 45 TDs and a league-best 64 completion percentage in the 4th quarter.

11. San Diego (6) (2-1): Fumbling issues have Chargers cutting RB Ryan Matthews’ playing time.

12. Green Bay (4) (1-2): Packers matchup against visiting Saints no easy win.

13. Pittsburgh (7) (1-2): Ben Roethlisberger is second in the league in passer rating (109.2).

14. New England (11) (1-2): The Patriots two losses are by a combined three points.

15. Chicago (19) (2-1): WR Brandon Marshall has 16 catches for 214 yards and a TD.

16. Minnesota (20) (2-1): Vikings’ Blair Walsh is the first rookie kicker to drill field goals of 50 or more yards in his first three games.

17. Buffalo (21) (2-1): Mario Williams, the league’s highest paid defensive player, has just 1.5 sacks and seven tackles through three games.

18. N.Y. Jets (18) (2-1): Tough sledding the rest of the way for the Jets, with Revis Island out for the season.

19. Denver (15) (1-2): A Peyton Manning-led team hasn’t got off to this bad of a start since his rookie year in Indy in 1998.

20. Detroit (14) (1-2): Lions averaging a league-best 334 passing yards a contest.

21. Tampa Bay (17) (1-2): Bucs last in the league in total offense (243.7 yards per game).

22. St. Louis (22) (1-2): QB Sam Bradford’s 73.9 percent completion rate on third downs is second only to Ben Roethlisberger.

23. Washington (23) (1-2): RG III was sacked six times in loss to Bengals last week.

24. Tennessee (28) (1-2): Chris Johnson averaging just 1.6 yards per carry.

25. Miami (24) (1-2): Dolphins pass-rush specialist Cameron Wake looking for first sack of the season.

26. Indianapolis (25) (1-2): Colts defensive end Robert Mathis is looking for a sack in his sixth straight game.

27. Carolina (26) (1-2): A big win over the Falcons would take the edge off the Panthers when Seattle travels there in Week 5.

28. Oakland (29) (1-2): Raiders looking to build on impressive win over Pittsburgh last week.

29. Kansas City (30) (1-2): Jamaal Charles leads the league in rushing with 323 yards.

30. Jacksonville (31) (1-2): Jags Maurice Jones-Drew has knocked the rust off, No. 3 in NFL in rushing yards with 314.

31. New Orleans (27) (0-3): Maybe the Saints’ defense needs another inspirational speech from Gregg Williams?

32. Cleveland (32) (0-4): Browns not as bad as their record indicates.

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  1. tigerflyboy78 says:

    I understand your criticism of Matt Ryan as for the Playoff, but don’t you think that part of that had to do with the coaching scheme of Mularky? Not to mention the horrible coaching job that Van Gorder did for the Falcons. I know that Falcons will have ot prove themselves in the playoffs before they will get respect, just remember The Falcons won playoff games many years before the Saints did for the longest time the Saints had NEVER won a playoff game, but the media still keeps ragging for Matt not winning in the playoffs. Why don’t ya give him a chance to prove one way or the other, if he flops in the playoffs this year then you can label him a playoff loser. For now I think you have to give him a chance to show that it was as much the scheme he had to deal with as his lack of maturity in the game

  2. Seahawks are at No. 9 in the AP’s Pro32 Power Rankings: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ap-pro32-power-rankings-203228839–nfl.html

    And they are playing the only NFC West team that’s not in the Top Ten. The Rams are 20 spots below the Seahawks. If these rankings mean anything, the Seahawks should win handily.

  3. bird_spit says:

    Two small of a sample size..so I put no weight in these.

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Did anyone else see the Wilson ball in the stands last monday night? Lol.

    RADEoN- Did you see it? Lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-zaO-hUYag

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “Browns not as bad as their record indicates.”

    I would agree with that, perhaps 30 or 31 would be more like it.

    The big show is the dead man walking for this year. Once he gets fired after this season perhaps he will swallow his pride and take on a job as O- coordinator for us. Doubt that will happen though.

  6. SharkHawk says:

    He is going to attempt to work his way into a “lifetime consultant” type of job, either with the NFL’s front office, where he won’t have to do much (sort of like Joe Torre did), or he’ll try to squeeze back into San Francisco with a consultant gig that actually offers no power and is nothing but a desk he uses once a year at team headquarters, and a non-existent salary, but a lot of free 9ers sweaters he can wear. That’s basically what Walsh did after he left Stanford up until he passed away. He didn’t really have any say, and he got to sit in a luxury box every week.

    It would be really hilarious if Holmgren came back and took such a job with the Seahawks, because it is obvious he’d have no say in anything and he’d just be coming back to be part of the organization, give an interview now and then, go speak to community groups, and so on. I don’t see it happening considering how things went down last time when he ultimately accepted the Browns job. But I wouldn’t mind having him retire to the Seahawks where he doesn’t get to say anything about personnel.

  7. montanamike2 says:

    I always wake up way too early for Sundays. I guess i’m always a little over excited especially for AM games. When Mora was coach i didn’t have this problem, kay sara sara.
    I hope Sherman can make a big play- rooting for you “my brother”.
    I also hope McCoy can play today.
    Soooo glad that MNF fiasco goes away after today.
    We have to stomp the crap out of the Rams to legitamize our team to all the talking heads. I also don’t see GB losing to the ‘aints, if they do their getting a wake up call about how Americas darlings aren’t invincible as once thought.

  8. MEhawkfan says:

    It will be interesting to see how well Carp does. Carroll says he is in the best shape he’s been in as a Seahawk. Carpenter and Okung on the left should make for a powerful run-blocking combination. I hope Lynch has a big day.

  9. sluggo42 says:

    Very giddy! Can’t wait for kick-off. I think the Rams play pretty tough for a quarter or so, but eventually wilt under the relentless pressure from all 3 teams.

  10. raymaines says:

    bird_spit says: Two small of a sample size..so I put no weight in these.

    I agree 100% The power rankings have almost no meaning until after week four, and don’t really sort themselves out until week nine.

    None the less, the Seahawks are just better than the Rams and I hope things fall into place properly and the ‘Hawks “stomp the crap” out of them today and put the Golden Fleece thing totally to rest.

  11. sluggo42 says:

    Golden Fleece… good one!

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