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  1. ALP

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    at NFL.com, the new power rankings....

    of 8 "experts" 5 of them have the pats as their #1 ranked team...this is AFTER the week 1 games....

    another has them as the #2 team...



    really? not even I would rank them that high.....LOL, hopefully they know something we dont....
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    Agreed. After watching several other NFL games and good performances this weekend, it is clear after our Monday Night Squeaker that we are riding reputation alone at this point. Oh the horror!
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    Interesting because it appears the average of this board would have them ranked about 25th
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    Randy was right in his postgame presser, there was a lot of bad football being played this past weekend from all teams across the spectrum. Like a lot of football fans, we all tend to be somewhat myopic in our perspective on this team because we have so much emotion wrapped up in it's success or failure. Unlike many of those teams we witnessed, this team will likely improve markedly over the next few weeks.
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    You couldn't have said it any better. Man, I don't care how crappy our defense looks. I've been counting days since end of last season and as long as they win, I'm happy:D
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    #61 Jersey

    Yup.. win handily, or win ugly, a "W" is still a "W"... :)
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    We just might be winning ugly for awhile, so we'd better get used to it :D
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    I missed the first half and didn't see the play on which he got injured. Did Bernie Pollard roll into him or something?
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    Oops! Wrong thread. My bad.
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    This is probably due to the influence of the last 5 minutes. The "rankings" are tough right now because we don't really know where Brady is at this moment.

    It's unbelievable the "experts" thought game one would be a seemless transition. What happened in the first half should have been expected. Obviously, the second half was better and the last five minutes was vintage.

    In the end, they could or could not be correct.
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    Exactly. Pittsburgh...ugly. Indy...uglier. SDSuperchargers...downright fugily. Baltimore...wtf ugly. JETS...Houston, enough said (played it like a PS game...). Miami took that step back bigtime.

    NO routed the hapless Lions. Means exacly nothing in the grand scheme. Let alone in this conference. They have yet to show they can finish a season strong. Carolina and Philly are in trouble...one has no QB while the other has too many to coexist without imploding. Dallas and NY have each other and Philly (and NO and MINNY) to worry about.

    I'll take an ego challenging...character building win under a HC who will milk that for all it's worth anyday. Brady and the offense had one of their worst showings morph into one of their legendary outings in the span of 60 minutes. And everything tightened up down the stretch. That's what the pundits saw and they are extrapolating it over the season and assuming it will continue to trend up because over the course of seasons Mr. Situational Football's teams always do. Other teams and HC's are historically a bit more of a crap shoot. Can go either way.

    Will be interesting to watch how the rest of the season unfolds in Buffalo. They could help us. He has some talent although again they are dropping like flies. He also has the elephant in the living room to deal with who looked a mite pouty already on MNF...

    As I recall last season the JETS were flying at 30K until their pilot ejected...happens to rookies more often than legends. Wait til the league gets a book on Mr. Dirty. Then we can talk.

    Felger is already worried about playoff seedings. I don't think he watched the other AFC front runners play this week.
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    Great post. There's a long way to go.
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    As far as being able to use the respect card for motivation, I have a hunch there will be one or two comments prior to the game from Jets players or their coach that will take care of that.

    In regards to power rankings, first of all they're meaningless this early in the season; there's only been one game played. Even Pete Prisco at CBS, a columnist who seldom has any love for the Pats, has the Pats #1. Then again, based on his past history he may be doing that simply to stir the pot by antagonizing Steeler fans.

    All of the top teams finished week one with question marks. It's far too early to be able to definitively rank the top eight or ten teams - though it does give columnists something to write about, sports talk radio something to write about, and message boards something to debate. After week four the NFL regular season is 25% complete, we should start to have some idea who is good and who is not then. Even then it's tough to say; the Steelers started 6-3 with their fans calling for Roethlisberger to be benched last year, while others were talking about the Jets going to the Super Bowl with their 8-3 start after beating the Pats and previously undefeated Titans in back-to-back weeks.
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