Time For The Browns To Get Demoted... Right Out Of The League [NFL Power Rankings]
1. Colts, 10-0, Last week: 1
Another week, another close game for the Colts. They're closing them out, which is impressive, but this team won't do well in the playoffs. You might have heard it somewhere else first, but you heard it here as well.
2. Saints, 10-0, Last week: 2
They're another team who might not be built for the playoffs, but their home field advantage will help them greatly.
3. Vikings, 9-1, Last week: 4
As Brock Lesnar would say, Brett Favre must have a horseshoe up his ass or something. He's playing more efficiently than we've ever seen him, and the Vikings might be the most complete team in the league, despite their one loss. That is, until Brett throws 3 INT's in a playoff game and kills their season.
4. Patriots, 7-3, Last week: 5
The Patriots were looking to make a statement on Sunday against the Jets, after that crushing loss to the Colts, and all of the Jets' jawing. They were successful, to say the least. Statement made: the Patriots are the far superior team, and they still own the Jets.
5. Chargers, 7-3, Last week: 7
The Chargers are one of the hottest teams in the league right now, and have taken over the AFC West by storm, only a few weeks after being 3.5 games back in Week 6, the Chargers are now alone atop the division.
6. Bengals, 7-3, Last week: 3
The Bengals slipped up against the Raiders this week, but fortunately for them, the rest of their division lost as well. This game showed how valuable Cedric Benson has been for them.
7. Cardinals, 7-3, Last week: 8
The Cardinals wrecked the Rams, as we all thought they would. They now have a 3 game lead in their division, and have almost finished punching their ticket back to the playoffs.
8. Cowboys, 7-3, Last week: 10
What happened to their offense? Only one TD against the Redskins? At least their defense has been stepping up. Is Tony Romo choking early this year?
9. Steelers, 6-4, Last week: 6
The Steelers look downright pathetic lately. They're nowhere near the championship level that we saw from them last year.
10. Jaguars, 6-4, Last week: 13
The Jaguars are surprising some people, with their 3rd straight win. They've established themselves as legitimate playoff contenders, thanks to Maurice Jones-Drew carrying their offense.
11. Eagles, 6-4, Last week: 14
The Eagles picked up a nice win in Chicago, despite Jay Cutler playing mistake-free ball for most of the game. This team could still take the division if they stay within striking distance of the Cowboys and beat them in week 17.
12. Ravens, 5-5, Last week: 9
That loss to the Colts was tough, especially since they had contained Peyton Manning through almost the entire game. At least they lost to a good team, unlike their division rivals.
13. Broncos, 6-4, Last week: 11
The Broncos are falling apart, going 0-4 since their hot start. Is this a playoff team? I honestly don't know. Now is where we see just how good Josh McDaniels really is.
14. Giants, 6-4, Last week: 17
The Giants finally picked up that elusive win, after their 4-game losing streak. If Eli Manning wants to prove his worth, he'll make sure this is the beginning of a new streak.
15. Titans, 4-6, Last week: 21
Can they win out, and finish 10-6? Probably not. But this team has rebounded amazingly since their horrible start. That loss to the Patriots might have been the perfect wake up call.
16. Atlanta, 5-5, Last week: 12
The Falcons let one slip away this week against the Giants. They're struggling right now, but they get to play the Bucs next. Just what the doctor ordered.
17. Packers, 6-4, Last week: 18
Injuries to Aaron Kampmann and Al Harris hurt REALLY bad right now, but If they can somehow hold together their defense and keep Aaron Rodgers healthy (despite the complete lack of protection), they're easily a playoff team. How sweet would it be to see them beat Favre and the Vikings in the Divisional Round? Probably a pipe dream, unfortunately.
18. Texans, 5-5, Last week: 16
If they could have contained Chris Johnson just a little bit, they could have beaten the Titans last night. Unfortunately, almost no one can contain Chris Johnson.
19. Dolphins, 5-5, Last week: 19
Ricky Williams might actually be "back" as an elite NFL RB. However, if I ever hear the word "Wildcat" again, I might be forced to hurt someone.
20. 49ers, 4-6, Last week: 15
How amazing would this team be if they had drafted Aaron Rodgers over Alex Smith? I think they'd win their division, at the very least... possibly more.
21. Panthers, 4-6, Last week: 20
The Panthers are right where they'll be all year. They're not terrible, but they're below average, and firmly in the bottom third of the league.
22. Bears, 4-6, Last week: 23
They almost squeaked out a win against the Eagles, but of course it was a late Jay Cutler interception that slammed the door on them. How fitting is that?
23. Jets, 4-6, Last week: 22
Perhaps this team should just stop talking and start practicing their asses off. Rex Ryan has some potential as a coach, but he has earned nothing, and he needs to remember that.
24. Chiefs, 3-7, Last week: 26
It looks like getting rid of Larry Johnson was exactly what they needed. This team is looking as good as they ever have, and their win over the Steelers in OT showed great toughness.
25. Seahawks, 3-7, Last week: 24
The Seahawks are hurting, and this is the part where we just start looking for which top college players they'll be looking at.
26. Bills, 3-7, Last week: 25
Bill Cowher doesn't want to go to Buffalo and who could blame him? Bad team, bad city (if you can even call it that), and nothing at all to build around.
27. Raiders, 3-7, Last week: 28
They beat the Bengals this week, but if they played that game 10 more times, the Bengals would probably win all 10. However, benching JaMarcus Russell was a great move. His career should be over.
28. Redskins, 3-7, Last week: 27
They hung in there with the Cowboys, but somehow allowed a TD at the end to clinch the loss. If I didn't know better, I'd think they WANTED to lose that game.
29. Lions, 2-8, Last week: 31
Matt Stafford showed some good things against the Browns, but the Browns are hardly even an NFL team. They're absolutely terrible. I like Stafford's toughness, though.
30. Rams, 1-9, Last week: 29
Kyle Boller is the new starter... yeah... the guy whose greatest claim to fame is currently that he's dating Carrie Prejean, the psychotic former Miss California and Michael Phelps' sloppy seconds, who has a sex tape floating around somewhere. Awesome.
31. Buccaneers, 1-9, Last week: 30
If the Glazers cared about the Bucs half as much as they cared about Manchester United, this would be an awesome team. But... yeah... they don't. So instead, we have the 2nd worst team in the league.
32. Florida Tuskers (UFL), 6-0, Last week: NR
Since the Browns have been demoted to #33, someone has to take their spot. I'm voting for the Florida Tuskers, who are currently undefeated in the UFL, and meeting up with the Las Vegas Locomotives in the championship game. Think they could beat the Browns? Maybe, maybe not. But they're #32 this week.
33. Browns, 1-9, Last week: 32
I promised I'd drop the Browns to #33 if they lost to the Lions, so here they are. It's time to fire Eric "The Rat" Mangini. In other news, I can't wait for them to play a good team again, so Brady Quinn remembers that he sucks.
Feel free to comment and tell me how right (or wrong) I am, and why.