• Top 10...Bottom 5: Week Eight



    To quote Bono (and who wouldn't?), it was Sunday Bloody Sunday in the NFL this week, as a slew of big names were hit with serious injuries. In some cities, clouds are falling, tears are being shed, and fantasy rosters are in shambles (mine included). The scariest injury was Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who took a hit to the head and had to spend some time in the ICU. We wish him, and all the other injured players a speedy recovery. In this week's action: the other Manning wins, the Bengals take a two-game lead, the Bears and Redskins forget to play defense, and the Chiefs stand alone. Here we go.

    TOP TEN

    1. Kansas City Chiefs:They're averaging a ridiculous five sacks a game. At 35 team sacks, they're ahead of the next team BY TEN FREAKING SACKS!! I don't care what you say, this team can win it all.

    2. Seattle Seahawks: ______ <---(Insert your own praise for Russell Wilson here)

    3. Denver Broncos: Send your queries about why Ronnie Hillman was carrying the ball in that situation c/o John Fox, 13655 Broncos Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112

    4. San Francisco 49ers: Seattle better have their eyes on their rearview mirror. The Niners are rolling.

    5. Indianapolis Colts: If there had been another five minutes of game time, I'm not sure they beat Denver.

    6. New Orleans Saints: With all of the injuries, the Saints should be glad they had a bye this week.

    7. Cincinnati Bengals: Fans continue to be subjected to ulcer-inducing endings in every game.

    8. Green Bay Packers: The Packers will be having a "Catch a Pass From Aaron Rodgers" contest. Winners will suit up and play Sunday.

    9. New England Patriots: Somewhere, Al Davis chuckled.

    10. Dallas Cowboys: It always disturbs me to not be able to make a Romo joke.

    HONORABLE MENTIONS

    San Diego Chargers: All Eddie Royal does is catch touchdowns.

    New York Jets: The NFL just isn't as funny a place without Mark Sanchez starting at quarterback.

    BOTTOM FIVE

    28. St Louis Rams: I'm not sure Brady Quinn can get them over the hump.

    29. New York Giants: I should have just watched a Lifetime movie Monday night. It would have been a better use of my time.

    30. Minnesota Vikings: Jared Allen's "reacharound" sack was the one highlight of that game. The next best thing for the Vikings? Nobody spontaneously combusted.

    31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Greg Schiano's continued employment is a mystery on par with Bigfoot, UFOs and the success of Vin Diesel.

    32. Jacksonville Jaguars: Yep. Again.

    MVPs

    Aaron Rodgers-Looks great even with a JV squad of receivers.

    Tamba Hali-Unblockable when it mattered most.

    Russell Wilson-He did what he does.

    Andrew Luck-Outdueled Peyton Manning on the week's biggest stage.

    Goats

    Sam Martin-Shanked his way onto this list.

    Vikings coaches-Adrian Peterson has 23 carries the past two weeks combined. Yes, that's correct.

    Kevin Vickerson-Brought about more flags than a UN convention.

    Philly QBs-Yikes.

    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Wordsworth's Avatar
      1. Kansas City Chiefs: They're averaging a ridiculous five sacks a game. At 35 team sacks, they're ahead of the next team BY TEN FREAKING SACKS!! I don't care what you say, this team can win it all.
      In other words, they're a Raiders game ahead of second place? :P

      Denver's defense is awful. They can't stop a runny nose at this point. The returns of Champ Bailey and Von Miller have yet to pay dividends.

      The 49ers are on complete fire, scoring 31+ points in each of their last four contests, all wins. Jacksonville is in for a day of hurt in front of our friends across the pond.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Nice list. Myself, I think the Broncos are too high and the Saints are too low. I think the sideline guy got conservative and cost the Saints a win in NE.

      I get it about KC's defense, and Alex Smith can scramble. But put them down two scores in the second half and I can see trouble.

      The Colts took a lot of injuries against Denver. Not just WR, but also center and DB. Their defense suffered enormously once they lost a corner corner and a slot corner. I worry about how they recover from that, although i don;t know how severe the injuries are.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Everybody Hurts
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      I've seen the Seahawks a few times this year, and they are my #1 team right now.

      2. Seattle Seahawks: Have an absolutely amazing quarterback. Browns fans HATE this fact, as do any other team burdened with crappy QBs. Ask a Jags fan (if you can find one) hjow pleased they are that they have a good punter. <---(Insert your own praise for Russell Wilson here)
    1. Hoser's Avatar
      Sure Wilson is really, really, really good but what has me saying that at this point in the season they should be ranked #1 is their defense and Marshawn Lynch's "Beast Mode."

      You have to give credit for the Chiefs being 7-0 but I'm far more impressed with who the Colts have beaten than who the Chiefs have.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Hoser View Post
      Sure Wilson is really, really, really good but what has me saying that at this point in the season they should be ranked #1 is their defense and Marshawn Lynch's "Beast Mode."
      The Kid keeps coming up big on 3rd and long. I keep expecting him to regress to the mean on these, but more and more I've come to realize that he isn't going to be flash in the pan QB.
    1. tubbs1518's Avatar
      Plus he is doing all this behind a bad O-line right now. He has been pressured either the most or 2nd most of any QB in the league I believe I read.
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by tubbs1518 View Post
      Plus he is doing all this behind a bad O-line right now. He has been pressured either the most or 2nd most of any QB in the league I believe I read.
      This is true, but it's also worth noting that Wilson holds onto the ball longer than most quarterbacks. This isn't necessarily specific to him, as it's usually the case that mobile/dual-threat QBs hold the ball longer than others, but it does mean his offensive line typically has to hold defenders off longer.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by KabaModernFan View Post
      This is true, but it's also worth noting that Wilson holds onto the ball longer than most quarterbacks. This isn't necessarily specific to him, as it's usually the case that mobile/dual-threat QBs hold the ball longer than others, but it does mean his offensive line typically has to hold defenders off longer.
      Or as it's known, the Aaron Rodgers or BIg Ben M.O. It takes a special kind of cat to hold on to the ball that long.

      For Rodgers, it's the sneaky quick rollout.

      For Ben it's just holding LBs back with puer strength.

      With Wilson it's that weird U turn he runs. I think his low center of gravity helps him there, allowing to make a tighter turn than the bigger guys out there. I still don't understand how he gets so much done turning his back to his receivers even for a second though.
    1. Wordsworth's Avatar
      Apparently the Rams reached out to Brett Favre, but he declined the offer. Sigh.
    1. Patrick Sullivan's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Wordsworth View Post
      Apparently the Rams reached out to Brett Favre, but he declined the offer. Sigh.
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      Well, when there are professional teams with a depth chart that reads Weeden - Campbell or when Brady Quinn can still collect a pay cheque why not? At least if Favre were playing, you probably couldn't get tickets to see the Seahawks play the Rams for $8. http://www.stubhub.com/st-louis-rams...-2013-4271275/