While there were some wild games and endings this week, the outcomes were predictable. I had 7 players pick every game correct this past week in my pool. Here we go with the Week 7 rankings.
1. Atlanta: Their test starts this week. Philly, Dallas and New Orleans are all in need of a win.
2. Giants: Perhaps the most complete team. The defense bends, the offense moves at will.
3. Chicago: Nice showing by the defense, but the competition really wasn’t there. They really see nothing for a while with Carolina and Tennessee up next.
4. Houston: Nice bounce back. Bye week this week to get everything back in order.
5. Green Bay: The loss of Woodson could be big here but with Jacksonville and Arizona up next, it won’t show up for a while.
6. San Fran: Struggled against the Seahawks, but did win. Next up a flailing Arizona team on Monday night. Offense needs to step it up.
7. New England: Defensive secondary still weak, but offense looking better. Schedule is favorable.
8. Pittsburgh: If they could actually catch Ben’s passes, they would be more impressive. Washington will test their hurting defense.
9. Minnesota: With Arizona and Tampa next they should hang around the NFC North … but that will be the winningest division overall this year.
10. Denver: The Broncos sneak back into the top 10 momentarily. They will need to start winning regularly to stay.
11. Washington: Losing to the Giants is not the end of the world. That offensive scheme will beat a lot of people if they can stay healthy.
12. Miami: A win over The Jets in New York will move this team to new heights if they pull it off. Two weeks to prepare.
13. Baltimore: I’m afraid this might be the first stop off this falling elevator. Need to find an answer for injuries on defense.
14.Seattle: Nice showing against San Fran, but again this isn’t soccer, they need to score more points.
15. Arizona: The other falling elevator in the group. From 4-0 to 4-3. San Fran on Monday.
After some of the performances last week, I am tempted to stop here, but it’s early….
16. Dallas: So Romo isn’t the worst QB in the NFC this week, but losing another piece on their offensive line could spell doom. Giants in town this Sunday.
17. Buffalo: Points for only losing by one? The defense has completely disappeared. With Houston and New England up next, that’s not going to cut it.
18. Cincinnati: Lost the week before the Big game, then lost the Big game.
19. Philly: Need wins versus Atlanta and New Orleans to show the world Andy Reid is not done and changes were warranted.
20. San Diego: The schedule might help after the bye week. Cleveland, K.C., Tampa before a re-match with Peyton.
The Rest: The Jets, Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa, New Orleans, Tennessee, Oakland, Indy, Carolina, Cleveland, K.C. Jacksonville