3rd Quarter RPI Rankings(RPI Rankings done by HAL9100 - Questions / Comments done by NeuroticTruth) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10-2Current: #1 - Prev: #3(RPI: .604 - Prev: .580) The Giants have the NFC East on lockdown. The only thing truly left for them is to capture a 1st round bye. 10-2Current: #2 - Prev: #2(RPI: .595 - Prev: .604) Up two games in the NFC North, a week 17 showdown with the Vikings looms on the horizon. Can the Packers do enough before then to make it irrelevant? 9-3Current: #3 - Prev: #1(RPI: .586 - Prev: .665) Despite slipping a bit over the past few weeks, Coach Coug and the 49ers still have a firm grasp of the NFC West. The biggest question for them is can they do enough to secure a first round bye. 10-2Current: #4 - Prev: #9(RPI: .584 - Prev: .534) With the emergence of Chase Daneil, are the Saints starting to regret signing Brees to that huge extension? I guess its never a bad thing to have too many quarterbacks. (Comment submitted by HAL9100) 9-3Current: #5 - Prev: #4(RPI: .572 - Prev: .571) Coach Reb just keeps winning despite rumors of studying with Zikry this offseason. Can Reb do enough to fend off the surging Jets? 8-4Current: #6 - Prev: #10(RPI: .551 - Prev: .528) The Broncos have a two game lead in the AFC West, but their week 14-16 schedule is brutal. Can Coach Flyin continue his "newcomer of the year" campaign? 8-4Current: #7 - Prev: #6(RPI: .548 - Prev: .551) Who knew Tim Tebow would be the answer to the Jets problems? And here I was thinking the Jets only brought him in for publicity. 8-4Current: #8 - Prev: #7(RPI: .543 - Prev: .541) CP7 leads the early MVP voting.... wait.. did I seriously just say that? 8-4Current: #9 - Prev: #5(RPI: .531 - Prev: .553) The Bucs have started to slip as Freeman has started to struggle. A week 15 showdown in New Orleans is going to be huge in deciding who wins the NFC South. 7-5Current: #10 - Prev: #12(RPI: .523 - Prev: .515) Coach Noles finally has things figured out in Pittsburgh. The AFC North may not be decided until week 17 as the Steelers have two late games with the Bengals and Browns coming up. 7-5Current: #11 - Prev: #20(RPI: .519 - Prev: .482) CJ2K looks revitalized in the 2nd half, but their final 4 games are brutal. Can the Titans continue to ride their hot streak and capture the AFC South? 6-6Current: #12 - Prev: #24(RPI: .518 - Prev: .477) The Bills have come on strong in the 2nd half, but its the proverbial "a little too late" for them as the Patriots and Jets have a firm grasp on the division. 7-5Current: #13 - Prev: #13(RPI: .511 - Prev: .498) How huge was that Week 13 loss to the Titans? Two remaining games with the Colts may decide the winner of the AFC South. 7-5Current: #14 - Prev: #16(RPI: .509 - Prev: .488) The Browns are still holding on to the division lead, but the surging Steelers have definitely shaken things up. Can Coach Ryty hold on and propel his team into the playoffs? 6-6Current: #15 - Prev: #8(RPI: .507 - Prev: .535) Another team that is suffering from sporadic coaching absences. Will this have an affect on the long term development of Russel Wilson? 6-6Current: #16 - Prev: #22(RPI: .505 - Prev: .478) Surprisingly, the Colts are very much alive in the AFC South. Can Andrew Luck put this team on the back and carry them into the playoffs? 7-5Current: #17 - Prev: #18(RPI: .505 - Prev: .484) The Falcons are in a tailspin, and the absence of their coach for another two or three games will be the end of their playoff hopes. 5-7Current: #18 - Prev: #26(RPI: .499 - Prev: .567) RG3 has shown tons of promise this season, but definitely needs a better supporting cast for this team to be able to compete in the very tough NFC East. 6-6Current: #19 - Prev: #21(RPI: .491 - Prev: .479) The Raiders have started putting things together, but they're still two games back of Denver. A week 14 showdown with the Broncos may decide the AFC West. 5-7Current: #20 - Prev: #15(RPI: .490 - Prev: .490) The Dolphins continue to slide after starting the season off 3-0. Is Tannehill truly the franchise quarterback they've been looking for? 6-6Current: #21 - Prev: #30(RPI: .478 - Prev: .439) The Bengals are amazingly only one game out of the division lead. Can Coach CP continue fighting and capture the AFC North? 6-6Current: #22 - Prev: #19(RPI: .476 - Prev: .484) The Bears are good, but they're in arguably the toughest division in HK. Now is the time to figure out what is needed to be able to compete with the Packers and Vikings next season. 5-7Current: #23 - Prev: #27(RPI: .468 - Prev: .462) The Chargers still have an outside chance at the playoffs, but its going to take some great play from Coach MG and a huge stroke of luck. 4-8Current: #24 - Prev: #14(RPI: .465 - Prev: .497) The Cardinals season is essentially over at this point, but they're a team that is just a few pieces away. A great offseason could propel them into contenders in Season 2. 4-8Current: #25 - Prev: #11(RPI: .463 - Prev: .519) The Cowboys have been a roller coaster all season and after the departure of Miles earlier this season, the big question is what direction the Cowboys go in the draft. 3-9Current: #26 - Prev: #17(RPI: .446 - Prev: .485) Yet another team chalked full of talent but struggling. Defense has to be the focus this offseason, as well as figuring out what is going on at quarterback. 3-9Current: #27 - Prev: #31(RPI: .443 - Prev: .409) Since coming back from injury, Cam has sparked this team to three wins. Coach Black seems to have things moving in the right direction, if they play their cards right this offseason, there is plenty of promise here for Season 2. 2-10Current: #28 - Prev: #28(RPI: .442 - Prev: .456) The Rams are in line for a potential top 3 draft pick. With the potential departure of Laurinaitis, how concerned about the defense should the Rams be? 4-8Current: #29 - Prev: #25(RPI: .439 - Prev: .469) The Ravens are not mathematically out of the playoffs, but their hopes are slim at this point. Another team full of talent that just cant get things figured out. 4-8Current: #30 - Prev: #23(RPI: .433 - Prev: .478) Its hard to fathom the Eagles being 4-8 with a roster as full of talent as theirs. Can Coach Smooth regroup this offeason and find a way to rebound in Season 2? 2-10Current: #31 - Prev: #29(RPI: .429 - Prev: .450) Hopes are grim down in Jacksonville. Will the Jaguars play themselves out of the #2 pick in the draft? 0-12Current: #32 - Prev: #32(RPI: .371 - Prev: .379) The Chiefs are essentially on the clock with the #1 pick in the draft. Is Caleb Brenton destined to be a Chief?