Season 2 Power Rankings edition 2(week 5)

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  1. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    Sorry for the delay fellas, last week was a busy one for all of us but I’ll be back on schedule with weekly power rankings starting this week. Without further ado, here we go…

    Season 2 Power Rankings Edition 2(week 5)

    1) Indianapolis Colts(Prev:1) – The defending champs just keep on rolling. Going 4-0 in the first four weeks is no easy task and when you add in road wins in New Orleans and Houston, it makes this feat even more impressive. With their offense in the top 6 in points, passing yards and yards per game this team will be able to outshoot anybody. If Jamaal Charles can continue to provide enough of a running game, Peyton Manning and this offense will be even scarier.

    2) Minnesota Vikings(Prev:8) – A surprise to many, the Vikings jump up to the number two spot after going 3-1 in the first four weeks. Opening the season with 3 straight road games and going 2-1 with your lone loss to the defending NFC South Champ Saints is impressive. Rookie QB Bronson Patterson appears to be the real deal as he has already thrown for close to 1,000 yards with 9 touchdowns. Adrian Peterson is still the workhorse but the emergence of 2nd year back Toby Gerhart will be key to this team’s chances.

    3) St. Louis Rams(Prev:5) – Following an opening loss to the Vikings, the Rams have reeled off 3 straight. Injuries have decimated this team with Bradford, Steven Jackson and Donnie Avery all missing time but the Rams keep rolling like a well oiled machine. Their defense seems to be improved from last year led by defensive MVP James Laurinaitis and once their offensive stars return from injury expect the Rams to really take off.

    4) Miami Dolphins(Prev: UR) – The first new entry onto our list, the Dolphins come in hot winning 3 straight including wins over the Jets and Dolphins. Chris Johnson continues to be the workhorse for this team, leading them in rushing and receiving with no signs of slowing down. This team appears to be hitting its stride but some question whether it may be too early. Time will tell, but this team is exciting to watch.

    5) Washington Redskins(Prev:UR) – Our next newcomer, the Redskins are off to a hot 3-1 start. After his first offseason, TJ appears to have the Redskins fit to his style as they have reeled off three straight. The tandem of Jermaine Baker and Jelan Robinson appears to be giving team headaches as they each have over 200 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mcnabb is providing the veteran leadership at QB for all the young talent this team has. Even though they’re young, the Skins are out to prove age ain’t nothing but a number.

    6) New York Jets(Prev:3) – The defending AFC East champs are lucky to be 3-1 right now. Losing Pro Bowl QB Mark Sanchez was a huge blow to this team and it shows. With recently signed Luke McCown now at the helm the Jets only hope they can stay afloat and will depend on their defense and Knowshon Moreno to move the chains on the ground until Sanchez comes back.

    7) Denver Broncos(Prev:7) – After starting off the season with 3 straight wins, the Broncos would fall to the Chiefs in a tough divisional battle. Rookie QB Jamarcus Austin appears to be the real deal and the offseason acquisition of Shonn Greene has paid off as he already has 6 rushing touchdowns. With 1 win and 1 loss already in the division, it will be interesting to see if the Broncos can hold off the Chargers and upstart Chiefs the rest of the season.

    8) Baltimore Ravens(Prev:UR) – Another newcomer, the Ravens come in off a tough loss to the Dolphins after winning 3 straight. This team won’t outscore you but will play hard nosed defense and will be close in almost every game. Vincent Jackson still remains a threat and with Kenarious Fluellen in the backfield with Ray Rice the Ravens will be a tough team to defend.

    9) San Diego Chargers(Prev:10) – Winners of 2 in a row, the Chargers come in at 3-1 with their only loss at the hands of the Broncos. Amazingly their offense is first in points, yards and passing yards and second in rushing yards. It’s obvious this team can score with anybody but their defense is giving up 34.5 points a game and that’s never good. If the Chargers can figure out how to stop opposing offenses they can be a team to look out for the rest of the season.

    10) New England Patriots(Prev:6) – With a bye in week 4, the Pats come in 2-1 following a loss to the Cowboys in week 3. The running game hasn’t progressed like they hoped it would so far but it is still plenty of time left to remedy the situation. Although, with Tom Brady at the helm, not much of a running game is needed. If the Pats can continue to play solid defense they will once again be around the end of the season but they must get a ground game going so teams cannot load up on the pass.

    And there you have it fellas. A lot of movement in just the first four weeks. We had teams jump up in the rankings(Dolphins, Redskins, Ravens) and teams fall out(Giants, Saints, Bucs). If this is any indication of how the season will be, we may be in for another great season. Good luck to everybody in week 5!
     
  2. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    Nicely done, Curtis. Thx!
     
  3. Bradkaz96

    Bradkaz96 Sim-Nation LSU Tigers

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    No love for the Titans yet? 2-1 with a loss to the Superbowl Champs by 3 points :(

    well now I have a goal ;) thanks for the writeups Curtis
     
  4. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    lol sad to say I actually did have you in at #10 but i changed it to Pats since their loss was a sim loss..impressive season you got so far though and I'm sure you'll be on the list soon(as i drop out)
     
  5. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    FYI... The loss was not determined by the CPU, and therefore, technically is not considered a "sim loss."
     
  6. soxandgators

    soxandgators The Gator Nation

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    Great in depth write ups as usual Curtis. You really put thought into these and it shows thank you.
     
  7. redlishus

    redlishus PMFL Staff - El Guesser

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    Good job Curtis!
     

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