NFL Power Rankings Week 9

The Vikings started out the game pretty shaky, looking once again like Norv had no idea what to do with an offense that doesn’t feature a star running back.  It didn’t help matters that his QB was overthrowing every receiver who was wide open 15+ yards down field (and there seemed to be A LOT of them).  Then things started to heat up heading into the half.  Teddy Clutchwater helped to lead a drive into the endzone and continued to look like a completely different animal for the rest of the game.  The teams started trading the lead towards the end of the game, until the Vikings’ final drive when they took the lead for good with Asiata pounding in his third TD of the night and followed it up with a 2-point conversion blast to make the score 29-26.

This all leads up to this week’s power rankings.  Since I missed last week, I’ll be showing the move from over the past two weeks.  After two tight wins, the Vikings have begun to move back up the board heading into the bye week.  Some of the biggest moves this week include the Dolphins who pretty much traded places with the Charges in a 10-spot swing after a huge shutout in Miami, and the Patriots who moved all the way up to #1 after decimating the Broncos, the former #1 team, who even after such a big loss only moved down to #2.

The other teams in the NFC North, even though they were all on a bye this week, moved slightly due to the performance of the teams around them and who they’ve previously played against.

Here are the rankings and movement over the past 2 weeks:

WEEK 8
1 BRONCOS ~
2 RAVENS +1
3 COLTS -1
4 CHIEFS +4
5 CHARGERS -1
6 PATRIOTS +6
7 EAGLES -2
8 COWBOYS -1
9 CARDINALS +2
10 SEAHAWKS -1
11 LIONS -1
12 PACKERS -6
13 BILLS +1
14 DOLPHINS -1
15 SAINTS +6
16 BENGALS ~
17 TEXANS ~
18 STEELERS +2
19 BROWNS -1
20 49ERS -5
21 GIANTS -2
22 REDSKINS +3
23 FALCONS +1
24 VIKINGS +2
25 PANTHERS -2
26 BEARS -4
27 JAGUARS +2
28 TITANS -1
29 JETS -1
30 RAIDERS +1
31 RAMS -1
32 BUCCANEERS ~

WEEK 9
1 PATRIOTS +5
2 BRONCOS -1
3 COLTS ~
4 CHIEFS ~
5 DOLPHINS +9
6 RAVENS -4
7 EAGLES ~
8 CARDINALS +1
9 PACKERS +3
10 LIONS +1
11 COWBOYS -3
12 STEELERS +6
13 BILLS ~
14 SAINTS +1
15 SEAHAWKS -5
16 CHARGERS -11
17 BENGALS -1
18 BROWNS +1
19 TEXANS -2
20 49ERS ~
21 GIANTS ~
22 VIKINGS +2
23 REDSKINS -1
24 FALCONS -1
25 BEARS +1
26 PANTHERS -1
27 JAGUARS ~
28 TITANS ~
29 RAMS +2
30 RAIDERS ~
31 JETS -2
32 BUCCANEERS ~

114 comments on “NFL Power Rankings Week 9

    • He still will have to serve whatever penalty the NFL hands him, which is possible they might consider time already served (metaphorically speaking).

      He’s actually played this quite intelligently. He has never denied the incident, even acknowledged it to the kid’s mother via text message.

      The big questions are
      1) What will Goodell do? Additional forfeiture of games or money? AP is getting paid $700,000 per week during this whole thing.
      2) Will the Vikings want the public/media backlash? They may choose to send him on his way since Asiata and McKinnon are stepping up – much cheaper decision.

      • good points NW2. i think the NFL is gonna squeeze more money out of him. as far as the media and public backlash, he’s gonna get that no matter what team he plays for, and also the team that grabs him. i would prefer him galloping for TDs in purple. McKinnon & Asiata have been good as a combo, but AD just presents a much bigger problem for defenses when he’s on the field. teams have not really respected our run game with those two back there. we already know when AD is back there 8 or 9 have to play the box, which has been said many times should open up the passing game alot…

  1. I’m against what Peterson did to his kid as much as anyone, but I also believe in giving people second chances. Let him back in, but keep him on a very short leash. From testimonies that I’ve read, it seems like he believed he was disciplining his child in the way he was taught was right. Should he be punished indefinitely because he was never taught properly?

    I think that if he is required to take parenting classes, his actions are reviewed frequently, and he demonstrates that he has learned what is acceptable, he should get another chance. If on the other hand, he proves that he is incapable of learning what is expected of parents in this day and age, then cut him loose and keep him far from his children.

    If we are never given a chance to learn from our mistakes, we’ll never learn anything.

  2. I went and voted this evening and was disturbed at something I witnessed in the process. In the booth right next to mine, a Somalian woman was being coached by one of the volunteers at the site. Every time she started filling in a circle, the volunteer kept on telling her “no, no, no, you want to vote for the democrat.” She seemed particularly uncomfortable, and I wish I said something right then and there. But at least I had the wherewithal to track down a voter fraud hotline and reported the incident a few minutes later when I got home.

  3. What if both Peterson and Rudolph return to face off against the Bears after the bye? Chicago has the 4th worst defense in the league, and our offense has started to figure things out with limited talent. Infuse them with big upgrades at TE and RB, and this game could blow wide open!

    It doesn’t hurt that Chicago would be pitting their #21 offense against our #9 defense either.

  4. Titus, it is not because you made bad decisions on who to draft or pick up in the FF league that I’m gonna kick your teeth in. The reason for this visceral beat down coming for you on Sunday is because you are weak and sick, disturbed individuals like myself enjoy making the weak suffer.

  5. IRISH you need to spend about $400 at Dicks Sporting Goods for a Colombia jacket, some Sorel boots, a Vikings stocking hat and a pair of gloves. It would be the best $$ you can spend and will keep you toasty warm for the rest of your stay. You laugh at “toasty” now….just wait

    • It shouldn’t cost that much– go to Kohl’s. And he should get mittens for the extreme weather– gloves won’t cut it, but he won’t be here in January. But did you see the temps next week???? Two is the forecast Tuesday night.

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