Hitman: Weekly NFL Power Poll
Through two weeks in the NFL, here’s how my weekly NFL Power Poll lines up.
RK. Team (Record) (Last week) Comment
1 - New England Patriots (2-0) (1) Tom Brady playing at an MVP level. Defense much improved from last season.
2 - Green Bay Packers (2-0) (2) Escaped the Queen City with a win it which yours truly perceived as a trap game.
3 - New York Jets (2-0) (8) Beat a bad Jacksonville team. Next three are on the road. Let’s see where they are at after week 5.
4 – Baltimore Ravens (1-1) (3) Followed up a nice win at home versus the Steelers with a bad loss at Tennessee.
5 - New Orleans Saints (1-1) (10) Defense played much better in win over the Bears.
6 - Detroit Lions (2-0) (7) Matt Stafford to Calvin “Megatron” Johnson becoming NFL’s best QB-WR combo!
7 – Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) (4) When MV7 went down, Kafka tried his best to spark a comeback win but Eagles defense was to soft in the end.
8 – Houston Texans (2-0) (5) Division is theirs for the taking. Nice road win in Miami. Ben Tate filling in nicely for Arian Foster.
9 – Chicago Bears (1-1) (6) Ego-maniac Mike Martz pass-to-run ratio was mind numbing in loss at New Orleans.
10 - San Diego Chargers (1-1) (9) Offense continues to impress despite the loss of Darren Sproles and an injury to Antonio Gates.
11 – Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) (14) Steelers beat a bad football team in Seattle.
12 – Dallas Cowboys (1-1) (15) Gutsiest and tough performance by Tony Romo avoided the dreaded 0-2 start.
13 – Washington Redskins (2-0) (12) Still not ready to buy this team however they are pointing up in the stock market.
14 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) (17) Best comeback of the weekend last Sunday. Freeman continues to deliver in crunch time.
15 – Arizona Cardinals (1-1) (11) Tough loss in the nation’s capital to an up-and-coming Redskin team.
16 – Oakland Raiders (1-1) (13) Defense imploded in the end blowing a 21 point lead
17 – Atlanta Falcons (1-1) (18) Rebounded nicely with a huge comeback win over the tough Eagles.
18 – Buffalo Bills (2-0) (19) I’m buying this team. I love their offense and Fitzpatrick is a franchise quarterback.
10 - New York Giants (1-1) (25) Giants win despite losing another player to a season-ending injury.
20 - Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) (16) Blaine Gabbert era has arrived. And not a moment to soon.
21 - Indianapolis Colts (0-2) (20) Colts looking more and more like a 4 win team and in the hunt for Andrew Luck.
22 - Tennessee Titans (1-1) (21) Impressive offensive performance against the tough Baltimore Ravens defense.
23 – San Francisco 49ers (1-1) (22) Like I said last week, this team won’t win more than six games. Can’t continue to blow leads at home.
24 - Cleveland Browns (1-1) (30) Colt McCoy beats the hapless Colts and was the best player on the field.
25 – Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) (24) The Bengals will be average on offense, just can’t defend anybody.
26 – Denver Broncos (1-1) (27) “It is what it is!” Tim Tebow listed at wide receiver. Enough said.
27 - St. Louis Rams (0-2) (26) Start 0-2 for the fifth straight season.
28 – Carolina Panthers (0-2) (28) Cam Newton playing like a future hall of famer. Loss of Thomas Davis for the season is a significant blow.
29 - Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) (29) Andrew Luck is now in the plans as the Chiefs continue to sputter on offense.
30 - Miami Dolphins (0-2) (23) Tony Sparano’s heat getting hotter and hotter every week.
31 – Minnesota Vikings (0-2) (31) Vikings defense falling apart late in games. Needs to carry the offense to have any chance to win.
Tony ” The Hitman”