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Titans win Super Bowl XII

Tennessee wins its first title after a victory over Chicago.

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  1. Welcome to the return of the semi-weekly Power Rankings! It's been a long while, but Bingo finally got his poop in a pile and crapped out this week's rankings. Some pretty surprising results so far this year, from no undefeated teams AND no winless teams through 6 weeks of football, to some real standout performances by the usual -- and not so usual -- suspects this season. It really does feel like NFLHC has reached its zenith, with sharp management around every corner...well, we might except the state of Ohio, but you get the picture. On to the rankings! Remember, if you don't like where you are in these rankings...play better. Looking Like Real Contenders Washington Football Team Tennessee Titans Denver Broncos Philadelphia Eagles Perhaps the Eagles, as Defending World Champs, should be #1 -- they've looked real good, especially with some big names stuck in the Trainer's Room to open the season. As it is, I think the Iggles have looked slightly less "We've come to eat your souls" than the Washington Football Team or the Tennessee Titans this season. Plus, Philly has the biggest negative personnel change (losing Troy White in the backfield) of these four teams, so let's say it remains to be seen a bit. But getting Travaris Jackson back healthy is awesome. The Titans were gifted Trevon by the Ever So Kind folks out in Arizona, which should be enough to claim top spot in the AFC. Meanwhile Tanner Bowman is aiming for MVP honors with his buddies in the Nation's Capital. Denver, for its part, is playing defense like most folks didn't think possible, and they're doing it with a retooled pass defense that has already clamped down 2 of the leagues best statistical passers in Joel King and Ryan Harris. Bigger games and better opponents loom, however. But, are YOU gonna bet against Brian Brown-to-Marcus Holmes?! Well, Hello there, friend! 5. New York Jets 6. New York Giants 7. Los Angeles Chargers Wow, super nice to see these folks in the 1-loss column. Both New York teams are getting lights-out QB play and great pass rush on defense (hello Khairi Bryant, and Turn-Back-the-Clock Alvis Brumm!). They're also getting JUST enough in the run game from DeNorris Jackson and Sean Bell (respectively) to keep opposing defenses honest, and that is huge. The Chargers, on the other hand, are winning with strong D across the board and super-human effort from Israel Carlson, this writer's pick for MVP. That's right, I said MVP. IF the Chargers keep winning, how are you gonna look at Will Chacko and say that the LAC offense is anything BUT Iz Carlson? These three teams, enjoying this lofty status this early for the first time (in the case of the Jets, the first time in AWHILE), show that building from the draft with good QB play and great EDGE play is always a sound strategy. Hasn’t FULLY clicked...yet 8. Jacksonville Jaguars 9. Atlanta Falcons 10. Detroit Lions 11. Chicago Bears 12. Seattle Seahawks 13. Indianapolis Colts There's a combo of reasons why these teams all sit with two losses -- young QBs (Falcons, Jags, sort of Lions), inconsistent QBs (Bears, Seahawks), and defensive lapses (Colts) all come to mind. But there is an abundance of talent on all these rosters, and soon it's going to fully click in. Look for all of these squads to be at or near the front of their divisions by Week 10. If any drop off from there, well I think we've already talked about why. Waiting, Lurking, Getting Ready to Pounce 14. Baltimore Ravens 15. Las Vegas Raiders 16. Kansas City Chiefs 17. Pittsburgh Steelers 18. San Francisco 49ers With the exception of the 49ers, who have an ownership/coaching issue to sort out, every single entry in this tier is better than their record currently indicates. The Chiefs and Raiders have played very challenging early schedules, the Ravens are looking for more leadership from Marcus Black and for the defense to return to its usual nastiness, and the Steelers have dealt with some injuries to keep contributors in the back 7 of the defense and at wide receiver. If the Niners get settled in the Front Office, look for this group to establish itself in the NFC West, truly the TOSS-UP division this season. Solomon McLaughlin is just too good. Questions remain for each of these teams, though: will there be enough offense (LVR, BAL, PIT) or defense (KC, SF) when needed? Something to Like, Somethings NOT to Like 19, Los Angeles Rams 20. Minnesota Vikings 21. Dallas Cowboys 22. New England Patriots It's hard to really be upset with the Vikes, Rams, and Pats at 3-3, but we're also seeing signs of "not quite there yet" too. Year 2 of Bryce Thompson has been, um, interesting so far in Minneapolis. The Vikings have the benefit of a considerable down year from division mates Green Bay (and maybe Detroit too?), so that will help the Purple People Eaters to likely stay at or slightly above .500 all year. The Rams are getting a throwback performance from Murph and the Offense every other game, so that equates to about where they're at...the other side of the ball in LA leaves this writer wanting. The Patriots have a Guns Blazing Alex Leshoure and some nice pass rush from their EDGE rushers to thank for their 3-3, but it's clear that they are even less trustworthy than the two above them here. Don't know why, just can't see a ton of wins left for the Pats -- maybe a 6-10 team. The Cowboys are a different story: that's a top-notch roster with absolutely no holes, but also lacking some real superstars in the skill areas. The aging secondary is holding on, slightly, as is the offensive line, and they're getting good pressure from the D-Ends. But the 'Boys are victims of an all-time great Division right now, and their non-Division games haven't yet gone as planned. Of course, Dallas could make a huge statement this week in beating the Broncos. Quarterback Eruption Imminent 23. Miami Dolphins 24. Green Bay Packers 25. Buffalo Bills 26. Carolina Panthers 27. New Orleans Saints Double Entendre of "Eruption" here. I think the QB play is about to serious IMPROVE in Miami (Steven Gore time, baby!) and Buffalo when Matt Jones eventually returns. But, the veteran quarterbacks in Green Bay, Carolina, and New Orleans are losing games despite putting up some incredible performances, and its entirely possible we see those Hall of Famers lose it at their respective Front Offices. SKAGGS is still throwing the ball well, mostly to Monte Jackson, but has no OLine, no run support, and no defense to take the heat off. Aaron Devereaux, aka Devy Mudflaps, keeps topping 300 yards and a TD (mostly to Sean Jenkins) week in and week out, but the Saints have no identity and no game-wreckers on D at all. And I don't really know how Jason Johnson is keeping it all together -- the Packers are currently at the bottom of a division they OWNED for half a decade. Julius Wesley Jr. is a solid player, but the stars on the defensive side of the ball are M.I.A. currently in CheeseWorld. Nice Shiny New Pieces, There… 28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29. Arizona Cardinals 30. Houston Texans It's great to see the new parts taken at the top of draft playing really well for these three, even if it hasn't truly translated to success in the Win-Loss column yet. Tampa, shockingly with 2 wins, is no longer a Gimme every week. Arizona is actually a few unlucky finishes away from .500 and Matt Ballard is a shoe-in for OROY. Houston's problems are NOT with their high draft choices of recent vintage, and that's gotta feel good. Now, some improved QB play would be REALLY GREAT in H-Town. Oof...you let Leshoure go for that?!?! State of Ohio, More Like the State of Mi-Se-Ry 31. Cleveland Browns 32. Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals were deserted, full stop. The Browns, even with all those new toys for Zach Lombardi, still need to play some darn Defense. Troubling times in Ohio. At least both have a win. Crazier things have happened after Week 6...
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  2. That's basically a Super Bowl win for us
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  3. Note: Cornerbacks only, through Week 6.
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  4. Wooo. Love the power rankings!!!
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  5. Love it, thanks for bringing this back Bingo
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  6. I love seeing Power Rankings back! Definitely feel good about the start of the season. Just have to finish strong and hopefully make some noise on the playoffs.
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  7. 2/8/13/30 AFC South bloodbath
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  8. WR Marvin White 6-4 184 9 Ohio State [Speed] [+1/C] 88 FOR WR Sebastian Porter 6-1 208 3 UTSA [Target] [0] [#] 80 2026 4th Rd. Pick Becomes a 2026 3rd Rd Pick if ALL of the following conditions are met White averages 80 receiving yards per game played for NYJ in the regular season White has at least 5 TDs for NYJ in the regular season White is not listed as either "Out" or "Questionable" for 8 out of the 11 games left in the regular season IF NYJ make the postseason, White is not listed as "Out" for more than 1 week at the start of the postseason Marvin White is in the final year of the following contract 2 year(s) // 20 million // 75% GTD G//10//5//Total:15 $//0//5//Total:5 Total//10//10//Total:20 Sebastian Porter is in the final year of the following contract 4 year(s) // 7 million // 42.86% GTD G//1.75//0.75//0.25//0.25//Total:3 $//0//1//1.5//1.5//Total:4 Total//1.75//1.75//1.75//1.75//Total:7 HOU confirms
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  9. A nice get for a (conditional) 4th. Marvin White is gonna be a huge boost for Wegert.
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  10. Nah, he's #17 from the bottom, easy.
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  11. Khalil Harell is clear of all of them
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  13. Cut to Ivory Hull frantically dialing Troy Marshall's number to talk smack
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