Season 3RPI Rankings(Thru Week 12)(RPI Rankings done by HAL9100 - Questions / Comments done by NeuroticTruth) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ranking: #1Record: 10-1RPI: .611 11-1 in hands down the toughest division in HK speaks volumes. The tide seems to be clearly turning as a new powerhouse is emerging in the AFC North. Ranking: #2Record: 9-2RPI: .599 The Saints offense is, as usual, the driving force of this team. Sitting at 9-2 and firmly in control of the division, MVP front runner Drew Brees has the Saints in great position to grab the #1 seed in the NFC. Ranking: #3Record: 9-2RPI: .590 My surprise team of the year! The Ravens finally seemed to have things figured out and its paying huge dividends. A game out with 5 remaining, expect the AFC North to be a slugfest the rest of the way. Ranking: #4Record: 10-1RPI: .570 The Jets have clearly grasped the roll of division favorite in the AFC East. Consistently being a front runner the past two seasons, nothing much has changed in Season 3 as they look to be walking away with the division. Ranking: #5Record: 6-5RPI: .556 The Raiders are finally starting to muster some form or relevance in the AFC West. In typical fashion though, a 6-5 team is leading what looks to be one of the worst divisions in HK. Ranking: #6Record: 8-3RPI: .547 Despite a few head scratching losses this season, the 49ers are still the threat they've become to be known as. Kapernick continues to improve and the defense is as menacing as ever. Expect their quest for the division to come down to the wire again as they steadily remain a game behind the Rams. Ranking: #7Record: 7-4RPI: .542 The Vikings are quietly putting together a very solid season. They have a one game lead over the Packers and Lions in a division. Could we finally see a new team crowned the champion of the NFC North? Ranking: #8Record: 9-2RPI: .542 Snead and Jackson, and the ability to protect the ball, have the Rams atop the NFC West again in Season 3. The real question remains though, can they do enough to fend off the 49ers down the stretch? Ranking: #9Record: 8-3RPI: .525 After an abysmal Season 2, the Texans have turned the corner, again. Some big games remain down the stretch for the Texans as they hold a slim lead in a division that is wide open. Ranking: #10Record: 6-5RPI: .524 Despite a slow start, the Browns are a constant threat in the AFC North. I wouldnt be surprised at all to see them ride a late season push into the playoffs. Ranking: #11Record: 5-6RPI: .522 After capturing the division in Season 2, the Falcons have stumbled out of the gate in Season 3. Catching the Saints is unlikely, but can Matty Ice and Julio Jones do enough to propel the Falcons back to the playoffs? Ranking: #12Record: 6-5RPI: .519 After losing Stafford in Week 1, its truly amazing that this team is still above .500, let alone battling for the division lead. A game behind Minnesota, the Lions are going to have to string a few wins together if they wanna catch the Vikings and fend off the Packers. Ranking: #13Record: 8-3RPI: .518 Amazingly, the Giants are 8-3 despite a MIA head coach. How much does this speak to the quality of team Coach Cimmy has put together in the Big Apple? Ranking: #14Record: 4-7RPI: .514 Coach BK has struggled early to find his grove in Seattle. If he's able to revamp that receiving core in Season 4 though, watch out NFC. Ranking: #15Record: 6-5RPI: .511 After making a huge splash in the offseason and giving up a ton to acquire Cam Newton, you would have expected a better start then 6-5. Can the Steelers turn things around, or will the Newton trade become one of the biggest robberies in NFL history. Ranking: #16Record: 5-6RPI: .510 Last years Super Bowl Champs have struggled mightily in the first part of the season. Coach Hal seems to have things turned around though and the Jaguars are hoping a second half surge can bring them an opportunity to defend their title. Ranking: #17Record: 4-7RPI: .509 The Colts are clearly struggling right now and are on the verge of having their season ended rather shortly. I wouldnt abandon ship just yet, but things have to change rather quickly if there is any hope. Ranking: #18Record: 7-4RPI: .509 Despite a rough Season 2, the Bucs seemed to have gained some momentum in Season 3. Freeman is playing well again and its translating into "W"'s. Expect Tampa to quietly push themselves into the playoffs. Ranking: #19Record: 6-5RPI: .488 Many question the future of the franchise when Coach Black traded away Newton. The move seemed to have paid off well as the new Cam in Carolina has the Panthers in a position to make a push for the playoffs. Ranking: #20Record: 6-5RPI: .485 After Green Bay's third coaching change in three seasons, we're finally starting to see some chinks in the armor. Despite the turmoil, they're still only a game out of the division leader. Dont expect this team to go down without a fight. Ranking: #21Record: 4-7RPI: .482 The Pats truly have to be one of the bigger disappointments this season. After Season 2 ended with so much promise and a new coaching staff, things have not fared well for them in Season 3. With the Jets having a death grip on the division, the chances for a post season birth are looking rather bleak for the Patriots. Ranking: #22Record: 3-8RPI: .480 Clearly the RG3 experiment isnt paying off in Washington. The loss of draft picks is taking an obvious toll on the Redskins. Atleast they'll be able to benefit from a poor record this season, as they finally have a 1st round pick. Ranking: #23Record: 5-6RPI: .478 Three seasons in and we're still looking at the same 'ole Chargers. Despite the rough start, the good news for San Diego fans is that nobody has ran away with the division. There is still hope for the Chargers down the stretch. Ranking: #24Record: 7-4RPI: .470 Like the Texans, the Titans seemed to have turned the corner after a horrible Season 2. Expect the Titans to slug it out with the Texans and Jaguars in a division that will likely not be settled until Week 17. Ranking: #25Record: 3-8RPI: .455 We all miss you BobJr. Hope all is well brother! Ranking: #26Record: 4-7RPI: .442 Like the Chargers, the Broncos are benefiting from being a horrible division. Their poor start leaves them two games out of the division lead, but with 5 games left, they still have a chance to turn things around. Ranking: #27Record: 2-9RPI: .439 Things have gone from bad to worse in Philly. After ending the Vick Experience in Philly, the Eagles have struggled mightily in Season 3. Expect a top 5 pick for the Eagles as they hope to salvage their future. Ranking: #28Record: 5-6RPI: .428 Things are looking up for Arizona as they finally have Moorhouse back from injury. The biggest problem in Arizona right now is trying to win close games. All but one loss has been by 7 points or less. Ranking: #29Record: 1-10RPI: .427 The one saving grace of their season is that Platt looks to be the real deal. Ranking: #30Record: 1-10RPI: .419 Still dwelling in the cellar. Will things ever change in KC? Ranking: #31Record: 0-11RPI: .413 How this team is 0-11 is just beyond me. They're a solid team with a good coach, I just dont get how they're winless through 11 games. Someone please explain. Ranking: #32Record: 2-9RPI: .404 The Dolphins probably have some of the worst luck in the league this Season. Some bad breaks and bounces have really hindered their chances of winning ball games. Although, I think it may be officially time to break ties with Tannehill.