Week 9 NFL Power Rankings
Week 8 of the NFL is in the books and onto Week 9 we go. Quite a few teams were on a bye this week, but we were still given a couple upsets and a few twists to make up for not being able to cheer against Tom Brady and the Patriots. By far the most exciting moment of the week happened during the Colts/Packers game when a rogue squirrel took over the broadcast and caused the game to be paused until they could catch him, too bad the Packers run game wasn’t nearly as effective. The Rams returning to LA was supposed to be the beginning of a new era, and Jeff Fisher made that known during this season of Hard Knocks. Unfortunately for all parties involved, the last good offense to come out of LA was led by Aaron Eckhart and Ne-Yo. Even that was beat by a cartoon Johnny Depp, which for all intents and purposes is the Carolina offense this year. The Broncos were upset on the road to the Raiders in what was a pretty good game, nothing smart on this one, it was actually a solid game for the Raiders. Week 10 promises us some favorable match-ups including a Super Bowl rematch on Sunday Night, the only thing worse than the new SNF theme song is not running the ball on the 1.
32. Cleveland Browns
Last Week: 32
Cameron Irving did what any Browns fan has been wanting to do for about a decade now. Irving got kicked out in the first quarter, honestly, he probably had more important things to do on a Sunday afternoon than sit on the losing sideline again. Jamie Collins was still wandering the sidelines looking for the elite QB that he lost, but was sadly only met by the likes of Cody Kessler and Josh McCown. If Cleveland can keep this up they will be adding to the QB jersey next season.
31. San Francisco 49ers
Last Week: 31
— NFL (@NFL) November 6, 2016
The 49ers are in a tough fight this year, it’s not for playoffs or a division title, it’s for the 1st round pick. The QB situation is a joke, one of them has a terrible record as a starter and the other is more known for being stagnant off the field than for being effective on it. The 49ers had almost 500 yards, but lost by 3 scores. Classic.
30. Chicago Bears
Last Week: 28
The Bears could lose every game 100-0 for the rest of this year and no one in Chicago would bat an eye. Everyone is celebrating ending the 108 year drought and rightfully so. The city gets an extra week to celebrate before going into a match up against Tampa Bay.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
Last Week: 30
Are we sure Jacksonville is a real franchise? We see them on the schedule every week but they can’t beat a team that is missing half of their starters. This team might be set up to just pad the stats of other teams. Jacksonville is in one of the weakest divisions in football and comfortably sitting in the cellar of that division as well. Imagine how this team would do if they had to play real teams 6 times a year.
28. New York Jets
Last Week: 27
Todd Boyles just can’t seem to figure out how to get this Jets team to be good. He has tried everything from switching QB’s to doing a halftime rain dance to try and summon some sort of offense from his team, but as we all know nothing good happens in Jersey. The Jets are 3-6 this year and it isn’t for a lack of trying, if the Jets want to have any success at any point this year they are going to have to do something. Might I suggest transitioning Jobu from the Indian’s locker room to yours.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last Week: 26
Before this season had even started, Jameis was looking like an NFL ready QB, now that we are 8 weeks into the season we know otherwise. The only bright spot in last week’s game was Mike Evans who is on track to set a franchise record in receiving touchdowns this year. The defense let Matt Ryan pick them apart, but at least it was Julio picking them apart…
26. Los Angeles Rams
Last Week: 23
— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2016
Jeff Fisher said he is not uncomfortable with his coaching position and he isn’t looking over his shoulder which is great and all, except that no QB who has ever played under Jeff Fisher can say the same thing. I have no idea how the Rams put up any points in a given week. Every game they play seems like they aren’t going to put up any points before what seems like a fluke leads to points. In what is looking like another patented 8-8 season with Jeff Fisher the Rams might need to look at making some front office moves rather than who starts under center next week.
25. Tennessee Titans
Last Week: 24
Marcus Mariota dives for the pylon… And SCORES.
— NFL (@NFL) November 6, 2016
Tennessee had a rough outing this week, but it only seemed that way before the game started. Derrick Henry couldn’t even participate after injuring himself in warmups, Mariota started the game off like it was his first ever NFL game before finding his stride before the half ended. The second half began and Mariota reverted back to his old ways of not remembering how to play football. The Titans and Colts are in similar spots with a clear run to the playoffs, which team is going to be able to figure it out before then?