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    Tuesday, October 11


    Power Rankings: Broncos jump up to No. 2


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    ESPN.com's Power Rankings
    This week's rankings were determined by a poll of ESPN.com's NFL staff -- writers John Clayton, Len Pasquarelli, Michael Smith, NFL Insider Jeremy Green, Scouts Inc., and ESPN.com NFL editors Peter Lawrence-Riddell and James C. Black.
    There was a lot of moving around in our top 10. Obviously, the Colts remain on top after another impressive defensive performance, but after that, the next eight teams in our top 10 are in different spots. The Broncos jumped from No. 8 all the way to No. 2 after beating the Redskins to improve to 4-1. The Steelers moved up to No. 3 with an impressive Monday night win. But if Ben Roethlisberger ends up being out for a considerable amount of time, Pittsburgh's hold on a top spot could be in trouble. After falling out of the top 5 for the first time since the 2003 season, the Patriots jumped back up to No. 4. At the other end of the rankings, the Texans kept a strong hold on the last spot, remaining the NFL's only winless team.

    On to the rankings. Also, you can rank the teams yourself with SportsNation's NFL Power Rankings.

    2005 Power Rankings: Week 6

    RK (LW) TEAM REC COMMENT
    1 (1) Colts 5-0-0 If the Colts keep up their current pace, they'll allow fewer than 100 points this year. Last year, they gave up 351
    2 (8) Broncos 4-1-0 Tatum Bell -- 127 yards on 12 carries in Sunday's win over the Redskins -- has clearly demonstrated that he's Denver most explosive option at running back.
    3 (6) Steelers 3-1-0 Pretty impressive win for the Steelers against a red-hot Chargers team. But obviously, losing Ben Roethlisberger would be a huge blow.
    4 (9) Patriots 3-2-0 Can anyone be surprised by the way Tom Brady played? That said, the secondary is a big problem.
    5 (3) Bengals 4-1-0 Bengals lost their first game, but they fought hard and came back. A good sign for a young team still learning.
    6 (2) Eagles 3-2-0 The Eagles are good, but you can't expect to keep winning games in which you fall behind 14 or 17 points.
    7 (4) Falcons 3-2-0 Yes, Matt Schaub played well. But any of you who think the Falcons would be better with him than with Vick, get a grip.
    8 (7) Chargers 2-3-0 Flying high off two performances that saw the offense put up over 40 points, the Chargers have to be bitterly disappointed by their prime-time loss to the Steelers.
    9 (5) Buccaneers 4-1-0 Obviously, the Bucs just aren't the same on offense without Cadillac Williams in the lineup.
    10 (10) Giants 3-1-0 Eli still has a better passer rating and more TDs than big brother Peyton. You'd better believe that has come up in convo at least once.
    11 (11) Redskins 3-1-0 The Redskins aren't pretty, but they've proved that they're for real. They look as though they'll be in the playoff hunt in the NFC all season.
    12 (12) Jaguars 3-2-0 Fred Taylor's performance against the Bengals -- 132 yards on 24 carries -- had to be extremely encouraging to the Jaguars. To be a playoff team, they need Taylor.
    13 (13) Panthers 3-2-0 It might have been premature to start doubting the Panthers after their Week 3 loss in Miami.
    14 (17) Cowboys 3-2-0 Cowboys jumped on the Eagles early and just never let them up. That was a pretty impressive performance.
    15 (14) Chiefs 2-2-0 The Chiefs are talking about rethinking their Priest Holmes-Larry Johnson RB rotation. If Johnson's carries get cut, you can expect an unhappy running back.
    16 (16) Seahawks 3-2-0 It's still kind of stunning to see that the league's second-leading receiver in Week 5 was ... Joe Jurevicius (9 catches, 137 yards, 1 TD).
    17 (15) Dolphins 2-2-0 All eyes will be on Miami and what kind of an impact Ricky Williams has in his first game back.
    18 (18) Rams 2-3-0 Just a message to Mike Martz to get well soon.
    19 (25) Bills 2-3-0 The Bills needed a win, and that's what Kelly Holcomb got them.
    20 (29) Jets 2-3-0 Vinny and the Jets. Jets fans are singing a happy tune after Testaverde's triumphant return in a huge win.
    21 (27) Browns 2-2-0 Trent Dilfer doesn't get the credit he deserves, but there are at least 10 other teams in the NFL who would take him as their starting QB.
    22 (28) Titans 2-3-0 Congratulations to Jarrett Payton, son of the late Walter Payton, on his first NFL TD.
    23 (26) Lions 2-2-0 It might not have been pretty, but the Lions desperately needed a win and that's what they got. It might sound weird, but the Lions are a first-place team.
    24 (21) Raiders 1-3-0 Kerry Collins has been perfect in one respect so far: no INTs.
    25 (23) Vikings 1-3-0 When you start bringing in "consultants" to help the coaching staff, that can't be a good sign.
    26 (31) Packers 1-4-0 Wow, a visit by the Saints and 51 points sure can turn a gloomy situation into a sort of sunny one. Or at least sunny for an NFC North team.
    27 (22) Bears 1-3-0 The Bears have to be kicking themselves for giving up 14 fourth-quarter points to lose to the Browns. In the weak NFC North, squandering a win is huge.
    28 (19) Saints 2-3-0 We're pretty sure no team in recent memory has moved up and down the Power Rankings quite like the Saints.
    29 (24) Cardinals 1-4-0 Cardinals aren't living up to some of the preseason expectations, but Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin have been as good as advertised. The two have combined for 72 catches and 1,047 yards through five games.
    30 (20) Ravens 1-3-0 Twenty-one penalties for 147 yards, four personal fouls and two players ejected. Maybe it wasn't the best day for the refs, but that's just embarrassing.
    31 (30) 49ers 1-4-0 Tough team for Alex Smith to get his first start against. The Colts came after the rookie all day, sacking him five times and forcing four INTs.
    32 (32) Texans 0-4-0 As big a fantasy bust as Daunte Culpepper has been, there can't be a bigger bust than Andre Johnson. He has 10 catches for 76 yards and zero TDs.
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    Those poor, poor Texans.....
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    Idiot coaches. How in the world did they not do something about that oline? Carr can't do well if he doesn't even have time to throw the ball!
    Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.

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    I like how the top 5 teams are all AFC. I think the broncos are very overrated though.

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    Denver is definitely overrated.

    Is anyone else concerned that we have yet to face a top 10 team yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade
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    Denver is definitely overrated.

    Is anyone else concerned that we have yet to face a top 10 team yet?
    I would argue though Jags are close to if not a real top 10 force, and the just knocked off the Bengals who up until then have looked very solid.

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    I think Dallas could start making some noise

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    With the Pats' secondary being the problem I can't wait to see Manning and the recievers beat up on them.

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    Denver is overrated.

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    Plummer will always screw stuff up for Denver.

    Cowboys will be 10-6, but no real contender.
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    If the Colts keep up their current pace, they'll allow fewer than 100 points this year. Last year, they gave up 351
    Whats the record for points allowed in a season?

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    Whats the record for points allowed in a season?
    I know it's a lot more than they are on pace for. If the Colts kept up their pace (they won't) they'd EASILY break the record.

    http://www.football.com/nfl/records/NFLDScoring.shtml

    Looks like the record for fewest points allowed in a 16 game season is 165 points set by the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.

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    How the hell is Denver overrated? They beat San Diego, a damn good team. They beat KC, another good team, offensively at least. They won AT Jacksonville, which isn't easy to do (who beat Cincy, an undefeated). And then they beat a very good undefeated Redskins team. How is that overrated? They beat better teams than us.


    Of course, Denver has a knack for screwing this stuff up. But they haven't so far, so don't say they are overrated.
    Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.

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    Well if you watched the game, Btown, the Redskins pretty much outplayed Denver. They also got screwed with that "tuck rule" thing.


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    Plummer will always screw stuff up for Denver.

    Cowboys will be 10-6, but no real contender.
    Soup, 10-6 in the NFC is like going undefeated all season in the AFC.

    That said, I don't think Denver is as good as they're ranked. But, who is better? Obviously, the Colts are playing top notch football, cream puffs of the league or not....The Eagles aren't strong, and they're just getting it done. The Pats have seemingly fallen from grace (eerily feeling....). The Chargers are a good team with LdT and Gates, and a decent defense. Steelers are the team that scares me as a Colts' fan, but if Big Ben is out for long, that really hurts Pitt.

    Wasn't Atlanta supposed to be good?

    The Giants make noise in the NFC this season. Next season, they've got a good chance at NFC Champs IMO.
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    Soup, 10-6 in the NFC is like going undefeated all season in the AFC.

    That said, I don't think Denver is as good as they're ranked. But, who is better? Obviously, the Colts are playing top notch football, cream puffs of the league or not....The Eagles aren't strong, and they're just getting it done. The Pats have seemingly fallen from grace (eerily feeling....). The Chargers are a good team with LdT and Gates, and a decent defense. Steelers are the team that scares me as a Colts' fan, but if Big Ben is out for long, that really hurts Pitt.

    Wasn't Atlanta supposed to be good?

    The Giants make noise in the NFC this season. Next season, they've got a good chance at NFC Champs IMO.

    Imagine an all Manning Superbowl ???

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