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Rk - Team Name - Record (Last week)
- Indianapolis Colts 13-0 (1)
I'm man enough to admit it - I think they have a better-than-average shot
at winning the Super Bowl.
- Denver Broncos 10-3 (2)
Great, so now Tatum Bell is going to blow up over the last few weeks of the
season and ruin his value for 2006 drafts.
- Cincinnati Bengals 10-3 (3)
I really don't want to be one of "those" guys, but geez did Carson
and Chad HAVE to go in the tank like that in Week 1 of the fantasy playoffs?
- Seattle Seahawks 11-2 (5)
Oh wow, Shaun Alexander scored again huh? Oh and by the way in related stories,
the sun is hot and humans breathe air.
- Jacksonville Jaguars 9-4 (7)
It's rare to see a team bumped UP two spots after a loss, but the way they
played, combined with needing to keep them ahead of Pittsburgh, is what contributed
- Pittsburgh Steelers 8-5 (8)
On the way to a "cool" 11-5.
- San Diego Chargers 8-5 (4)
That was about as brutal a late-season loss as a team can have. Beating the
Colts would rectify that, however.
- New York Giants 9-4 (10)
They need more credit than they've gotten to this point, so here it is. Though
I do see a tough time ahead against KC with two run-stoppers out.
- Chicago Bears 9-4 (6)
No shame in losing at Pittsburgh. There IS shame in allowing Jerome Bettis
over 100 yards, though.
- Dallas Cowboys 8-5 (11)
My favorite shot of the past week: DC Gunther Cunningham asking a fellow Chiefs
coach after the Campbell go-ahead score: "What the hell are you doing?!?"
with an incredulous look on his face. Priceless, especially in slo-mo.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-4 (14)
Alright, here goes: I was completely wrong about Tampa, and they're proving
that on a weekly basis. It's time I woke up.
- Kansas City Chiefs 8-5 (12)
They are absolutely a different team with Larry Johnson as opposed to Priest
Holmes. Of course, the defense remains the same.
- New England Patriots 8-5 (13)
I don't recall the last time a defending Super Bowl champ had this quiet a
season. Even teams like Tampa, who struggled mightily, had some noise and
some action surrounding them.
- Carolina Panthers 9-4 (9)
Play down to your opponents enough times, you won't be able to get up for
a good one.
- Atlanta Falcons 8-5 (15)
Fantasy owners across America must've had collective heart attacks on the
dropped touchdown by Crumpler. I would know, I was with one such victim. It
wasn't a pretty sight.
- Miami Dolphins 6-7 (18)
Even before last week's win, this was a team headed in the right direction.
- Minnesota Vikings 8-5 (16)
They'll go 8-8 for the season. Bet on it. Actually, with my track record maybe
not - but still, have confidence in it.
- Washington Redskins 7-6 (17)
I know, it's not right to drop a team after consecutive road wins. But I couldn't
ignore the Dolphins' huge win at San Diego, and someone had to get bumped.
- Philadelphia Eagles 5-8 (19)
One of the higher-ups at work asked my advice last week on whom to start between
Ryan Moats and Fred Taylor. Let's just say I should expect a nice promotion
in the coming weeks.
- Saint Louis Rams 5-8 (20)
Did they even play this week?
- Oakland Raiders 4-9 (21)
As bad as they were before with Kerry Collins
- Detroit Lions 4-9 (22)
Trying to hold back from a Kevin Jones comment, trying to hold back from a
Kevin Jones comment, trying to
- Buffalo Bills 4-9 (23)
Remember when Willis McGahee was the second coming of Jesus? Or at the very
least, Walter Payton? Me neither.
- Baltimore Ravens 4-9 (24)
Hey, at least they've still got "PRIME TIME"! Yeah, that would've
been cool in 1994.
- Cleveland Browns 4-9 (25)
Hanging around with Cincinnati is a positive step for this bunch. Can't you
see Cleveland having a Bengals-like renaissance over the next several years.
I can certainly picture Romeo matching the success Marvin Lewis is having.
- Green Bay Packers 3-10 (26)
A few weeks back, in the midst of the fumbling issues, I had to choose whom
to drop between Kevin Curtis and Gado. So tell me again, why does this site
employ someone as dumb as me?
- Tennessee Titans 4-9 (28)
The only thing worse than being 4-9 is celebrating a last-second win over
- Arizona Cardinals 4-9 (27)
So have we gotten on official ruling on whether or not Kurt Warner is officially
"back" yet? OK, so maybe not in the Greatest Show On Turf sense
of the word, but I'm definitely getting on board for 2006.
- New Orleans Saints 3-10 (29)
I think it's be a real nice gesture if each of the Saints donated their $40,000
bonus checks for having to endure such extenuating circumstances to relief
efforts. No matter how difficult it was for them to travel to various cities
and play football, something tells me it was a bit easier on them than residents.
- New York Jets 3-10 (30)
I extend my heartfelt appreciate to the Jets that none of us have to keep
writing Tuiasosopo over and over again. Much appreciated.
- San Francisco 49ers 2-11 (31)
Well, they're better than the Texans.
- Houston Texans 1-12 (32)
Anyone who think that was a legitimate missed field goal is absolutely insane.
If that wasn't the very definition of tanking, then I don't know what is.
Super Shufflers Of the Week (+)
- Tampa Bay Bucs +3
Solid running game and good defense. Why in the world
was I so stubborn?!?
- Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins (tie) +2
only non-playoff contender actually looked the best last week. The others
were more positional moves based upon HAVING to move them up, rather than
anything impressive they may have done.
Plungers Of the Week (-)
- Carolina Panthers -5
I've pretty much had enough of them. They can
beat any team in the league, yet it seems they almost choose not to. Must
be maddening for fans.
- San Diego Chargers and Chicago Bears (tie) -3
The Chargers may have
crippled their playoff hopes unless they can steal a win at Indy this week.
The Bears took a step back, but there's a great chance they'll be back at
#7 this time next week.