Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 39

Thread: ESPN: 2013 NFL Power Rankings: Week 4...Jets move up 10 spots!

  1. #1

    ESPN: 2013 NFL Power Rankings: Week 4...Jets move up 10 spots!

    ESPN.com

    The Seahawks, No. 1 here for the third time in four weeks, improved to 3-0 in Week 3 and own a two-game lead in the NFC West.

    OK, you likely saw that coming. But what about the Dolphins being 3-0? Or the Chiefs? Or even the Bears? Yeah, didn't think so.

    In all, there are still seven perfect teams, and our voters (John Clayton, Ashley Fox, Dan Graziano, Jamison Hensley, Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert) hold all seven in high regard. Miami and Kansas City (as well as the 2-1 Colts) made their first jump into the top 10, supplanting Green Bay, Houston and Atlanta. Denver is an overwhelming No. 2, while New Orleans, Chicago and New England round out our top five.

    The list of undefeated teams will be reduced by at least one in Week 4, as Miami and New Orleans face off in a Monday night showdown. Will anyone else taste defeat for the first time? Maybe. The Patriots face a Falcons team smarting from a tough Week 3 loss, and Chicago travels to NFC North rival Detroit (2-1) -- so more changes could be store.

    Not that we're jumping to conclusions. As we've learned during the first three weeks, this isn't the easiest sport to forecast.

    Note: The comments below are provided by ESPN Stats & Information.

    Rank 'Em | Vegas rankings Insider | Team Power Rankings charts since 2002

    2013 Power Rankings: Week 4
    RANK TEAM / RECORD TRENDING COMMENTS
    1
    Seahawks
    3-0
    --

    Last Week: 1 The Seahawks' pass defense leads the league with a minus-4 TD-Int differential. Only 12 teams even have four interceptions this year. Good road challenges await in Houston and Indy.
    2
    Broncos
    3-0
    --

    Last Week: 2 Four Broncos have at least 190 receiving yards through three games. The Packers are the only other team with even three of those receivers. How do you stop that?
    3
    Saints
    3-0
    5
    Last Week: 8 The Saints' defense has held all three opponents this season to 17 points or fewer. New Orleans allowed 17 points or fewer in three games all last season.
    4
    Bears
    3-0
    5
    Last Week: 9 The Bears' defense has three touchdowns this year, as many as the Buccaneers and Jaguars' offenses. Chicago's defense has scored on 1.6 percent of snaps, higher than Jacksonville's offense.
    5
    Patriots
    3-0
    2
    Last Week: 7 The offense looked better Sunday, with Kenbrell Thompkins scoring twice and Aaron Dobson converting all three targets on third or fourth down. Just in time, as the Falcons are next.
    6
    Bengals
    2-1
    4
    Last Week: 10 Andy Dalton has more than doubled his Total QBR against added pressure this year. His 73 QBR is the 10th best in the league, one year after ranking 26th.
    7
    Dolphins
    3-0
    5
    Last Week: 12 Ryan Tannehill converted on a career-best 70 percent of his third-down passes against the Falcons. The Saints provide the next challenge on Monday night in a battle of 3-0 teams.
    8
    Chiefs
    3-0
    5
    Last Week: 13 The Chiefs have disrupted a league-high 33 drop-backs, or 24 percent of drop-backs they've faced this year (sack, pass defended or interception). No team has finished above 22 percent since 2008.
    9
    Colts
    2-1
    5
    Last Week: 14 Trent Richardson got the headlines, but Ahmad Bradshaw got the yards on Sunday. Bradshaw finished with 5.5 yards per rush inside the tackles, more than doubling Richardson's average.
    10
    49ers
    1-2
    7
    Last Week: 3 Colin Kaepernick was 1-for-6 on passes deeper than 10 yards downfield Sunday without Vernon Davis, who caught three of those passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in Week 1.
    11
    Ravens
    2-1
    --

    Last Week: 11 Though Peyton dismantled them in the season opener, the Ravens quietly rebounded well. Baltimore is one of three defenses to not allow a passing touchdown in the past two weeks.
    12
    Packers
    1-2
    7
    Last Week: 5 Aaron Rodgers had three passes batted down in the final two minutes Sunday. Rodgers had one game in the past five years with three batted passes before Sunday.
    13
    Texans
    2-1
    9
    Last Week: 4 Since the start of 2012, Houston's special teams have cost the team 56.9 expected points, 12 points worse than anyone else. They allowed a punt return TD Sunday.
    14
    Falcons
    1-2
    8
    Last Week: 6 Miami held Matt Ryan to 1-of-9 passing and an interception at least 15 yards downfield in Sunday's loss. Last year, Atlanta didn't lose a second game until Week 14.
    15
    Cowboys
    2-1
    --

    Last Week: 15 DeMarco Murray loves the Rams. Murray rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown Sunday against St. Louis. His only other career 140-yard game came against the Rams (Week 7, 2011).
    16
    Lions
    2-1
    2
    Last Week: 18 After starting 1-for-8 on throws at least 15 yards downfield, Matthew Stafford woke up Sunday. Stafford was 7-of-9 on deep balls against the Vikings. Can he repeat against the Bears?
    17
    Titans
    2-1
    5
    Last Week: 22 The Titans and Chiefs are the only offenses without a turnover yet. Imagine what they could do if Chris Johnson got going (3.7 yards per rush, 25th in NFL)?
    18
    Jets
    2-1
    10
    Last Week: 28 The Titans and Jets meet in a battle of surprising 2-1 teams. Geno Smith threw for 331 yards Sunday, a total Jake Locker has reached once in his 14-start career.
    19
    Chargers
    1-2
    3
    Last Week: 16 Is Philip Rivers good or not? Only Peyton Manning has more passing touchdowns, one year after Rivers' 42 Total QBR ranked 30th among qualified quarterbacks. Hosting Dallas is a good test.
    20
    Rams
    1-2
    3
    Last Week: 17 Sam Bradford was 6-of-7 targeting Tavon Austin Sunday, all within 5 yards downfield. Bradford went 5-of-17 targeting other wide receivers, averaging 14 yards downfield per target.
    21
    Panthers
    1-2
    6
    Last Week: 27 Vertical passing returned in Sunday's rout. Cam Newton connected on his last five attempts at least 15 yards downfield for three touchdowns, a welcome development heading into the bye week.
    22
    Cardinals
    1-2
    1
    Last Week: 21 Carson Palmer converted 3 of 11 third-down drop-backs Sunday, targeting Larry Fitzgerald once (dropped pass). Sunday was the second straight week Fitzgerald was targeted only once on third down.
    23
    Eagles
    1-2
    4
    Last Week: 19 Early returns are positive on offense, as only the Packers and Broncos have more offensive touchdowns than the Eagles. But can Philly can run its track-meet offense at Mile High?
    24
    Bills
    1-2
    2
    Last Week: 26 The league's fastest offense isn't in Philadelphia. The Bills are averaging 21.4 seconds per play, six seconds faster than the league average.
    25
    Browns
    1-2
    6
    Last Week: 31 Josh Gordon made a real impact with 10 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown Sunday. Who gets the rushes, though? No Brown had more than eight carries or 34 yards.
    26
    Vikings
    0-3
    3
    Last Week: 23 Minnesota's pass defense is a mess. No one has allowed as many passing touchdowns as the Vikings (nine). Worse yet, Brian Hoyer threw for 321 yards in Sunday's Browns victory.
    27
    Redskins
    0-3
    3
    Last Week: 24 A one-dimensional offense doesn't suit Washington. RG III dropped back to pass on at least three-quarters of snaps in each game this season after posting the second-lowest drop-back percentage last year.
    28
    Steelers
    0-3
    3
    Last Week: 25 Could the Steelers really start 0-4? If they protect the ball this poorly (nine turnovers, third most in the NFL), it's a distinct possibility. Luckily, the Vikings have even more (10).
    29
    Giants
    0-3
    9
    Last Week: 20 The Panthers sacked Eli Manning seven times Sunday, third most in Eli's career. New York's 13 turnovers lead the league, a total it didn't hit until Week 10 last year.
    30
    Raiders
    1-2
    1
    Last Week: 29 Terrelle Pryor has posted a Total QBR above 55 in two of his three games this season, something Colin Kaepernick, Matt Schaub, Eli Manning and Andy Dalton can't say.
    31
    Buccaneers
    0-3
    1
    Last Week: 30 Add rush defense to the list of problems? The Patriots gained 3.5 yards before contact per rush Sunday, well above Tampa's league-leading 1.9-yard average since the start of last year.
    32
    Jaguars
    0-3
    --

    Last Week: 32 Hosting divisional rival Indy doesn't look good after the way the Colts played Sunday. Maybe the Jags will have a shot in Week 5, traveling to St. Louis. Maybe.

  2. #2
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Jerseystrong
    Posts
    18,676
    Lame. The threads are more fun when they **** on us.

  3. #3
    All League
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    3,550
    "Jumped up 10 spots"... In other words, we're freaking boneheads and had them all wrong and NEVER should of had them at 32. -Signed the dumb douchebags at ESPN

  4. #4
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Chattanooga, Tn via Atkins, Arkansas
    Posts
    2,276
    Not only are we the lowest ranked 2 win team, but there are 2 2 loss teams well ahead of us. Are opinionated rankings fun.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    Lame. The threads are more fun when they **** on us.
    This. If we blowout the Titans (a big IF), i could them putting us in the top 10 and becoming the new flavor of the month. That is usually when we start to dissapoint.

  6. #6

  7. #7
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    19,758
    I larfed when I saw PFT's rankings. They had like seven 1-2 teams ranked ahead of us and we were the lowest ranked team with a winning record.

  8. #8
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Your mom's house
    Posts
    8,495
    Quote Originally Posted by JetBidi View Post
    "Jumped up 10 spots"... In other words, we're freaking boneheads and had them all wrong and NEVER should of had them at 32. -Signed the dumb douchebags at ESPN
    Amen brutha!

  9. #9
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    凸(⊙▂⊙✖ )
    Posts
    31,254
    You mean we're not ranked 33rd? After all we are the worst franchise in all professional sports.

  10. #10
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    6,846
    Quote Originally Posted by revischrist View Post
    This. If we blowout the Titans (a big IF), i could them putting us in the top 10 and becoming the new flavor of the month. That is usually when we start to dissapoint.
    I prefer to ignore these rankings and will also try to ignore them when we are in the top ten.

  11. #11
    The Jeys jumped 10 spots but will drop 12 IF they lose this week, although I would love not to have to worry about that

  12. #12
    What those rankings showed me is how much ESPN favors the NFC. There are three 1-2 teams in the top 14. SF, Atlanta and GB.

    The pollsters need to heed the words of Bill Parcells. You are what your record says you are.

  13. #13
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    One hour. from MetLife
    Posts
    21,697
    Quote Originally Posted by RazorJet View Post
    Not only are we the lowest ranked 2 win team, but there are 2 2 loss teams well ahead of us. Are opinionated rankings fun.
    We need to win the next few and you will see a change.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Pats1960 View Post
    What those rankings showed me is how much ESPN favors the NFC. There are three 1-2 teams in the top 14. SF, Atlanta and GB.

    The pollsters need to heed the words of Bill Parcells. You are what your record says you are.
    those are all good teams who obviously deserve to be in the top 15...otherwise why bother? just rank them by record. you are what you record says you are, but not in week 3.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Pats1960 View Post

    The pollsters need to heed the words of Bill Parcells. You are what your record says you are.
    That saying is fine as a motivational tool or media soundbite, but it has little relevance at a time of year when teams have few common opponents.

  16. #16
    My reaction to the media geniuses and pundits opinions of our NYJ...

  17. #17
    Chiefs and Jets should both be higher.

  18. #18
    These rankings are so full of sh1t and go so far up other teams a$$e$ it is absolutely insane. I am not saying we are not a 19th place team, and I fuking hate to dwell on NE, but let’s look at the numbers here while they rank this NE team, this sh1t a$$ NE team 3rd.

    Barely beats Buffalo, ranked 23rd,
    Barely beat us, ranked 19th
    Beat Tampa, as they should, Tampa is ranked 31st, but is also 0-3 and NE only scored 23.

    Now, Miami beats Cleveland (23rd), Indy (11) & Atlanta (15th) and they are 7th.

    Going off of shear math, Miami should be right where they are at +-1 and NE should be between 7-10.

    I do not know how people can call themselves analysts, I mean it is beyond me why anyone would even print this, it hold absolutely no credibility.

  19. #19

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by leftturn3 View Post
    These rankings are so full of sh1t and go so far up other teams a$$e$ it is absolutely insane. I am not saying we are not a 19th place team, and I fuking hate to dwell on NE, but let’s look at the numbers here while they rank this NE team, this sh1t a$$ NE team 3rd.

    Barely beats Buffalo, ranked 23rd,
    Barely beat us, ranked 19th
    Beat Tampa, as they should, Tampa is ranked 31st, but is also 0-3 and NE only scored 23.

    Now, Miami beats Cleveland (23rd), Indy (11) & Atlanta (15th) and they are 7th.

    Going off of shear math, Miami should be right where they are at +-1 and NE should be between 7-10.

    I do not know how people can call themselves analysts, I mean it is beyond me why anyone would even print this, it hold absolutely no credibility.
    To be the man, you've got to beat the man.

    Far too many of my fellow Jet fans spend more time trying to tear down Brady & Belichick over stupid stuff rather than recognizing the Patriot regular season achievements, which only a f'ing idiot can doubt.

    Please look at the facts, the regular season record between Dolphins and Pats since the Pats last won a SB (and they had consecutive 14-2 seasons in '03 & '04)

    2005
    Pats 10-6
    Dolphins 9-7

    2006
    Pats 12-4
    Dolphins 6-10

    2007
    Pats 16-0
    Dolphins 1-15

    2008
    Pats 11-5
    Dolphins 11-5

    2009
    Pats 10-6
    Dolphins 7-9

    2010
    Pats 14-2
    Dolphins 7-9

    2011
    Pats 13-3
    Dolphins 6-10

    2012
    Pats 12-4
    Dolphins 7-9

    So both teams are 3-0 and it's the Dolphins who deserve the respect? Really?

    Once teams can beat the Pats on the scoreboard, then we can knock them down a peg or two in meaningless rankings like this. But don't go saying they're lucky or soft or whatever. They win, big time.

    Denying this only diminishes our accomplishment once we beat them, like that glorious winter's day a couple of years ago in New England.
    Last edited by sackdance; 09-24-2013 at 10:13 PM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us