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    Yahoo’s Power Ranking- Pat's record is "hallow"

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_y...YF?slug=cr-rankings101006&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    According to Yahoo the Pats are the 5th best team in the NFL and with the way they have played I’d say that is about right but I love the comment for the team:

    “5. New England Patriots (4-1) – After an inconsistent start this season, cornerback Asante Samuel has been one of the Patriots' best defensive players. However, the team's record is a little hollow, with three of New England's wins coming against divisional teams that are a combined 5-10.â€

    I think we all agree that the Pats have looked very uneven and have yet to play a complete game – the Cincinnati game was close – but to say the record is “hallow†because of the level of their opponents is a joke. Let’s look at the rest of the top 10 according to Yahoo.

    1. Chicago Bears (5-0) – Chicago has looked great. They have destroyed teams they played but like NE three of their wins came against divisional teams (GB, DET and MIN) and their combined record is 4-11.

    2. Indianapolis Colts (5-0) – Combine record of ALL opponents that they beat is 8-15.

    3. Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) – Philly should be 5-0 but they are 4-1 and the records of the teams they beat: 6-12

    4. Seattle Seahawks (3-1) – This one I love. Seahawks 3 wins came against teams that are a combined 3-11. That’s quality.

    5. New England Patriots (4-1)

    6. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) – Wins against KC (2-2), Cleveland (1-4) and Pittsburgh (1-3)

    7. Denver Broncos (3-1) – Offense has been pitiful but the have beat “winnersâ€. Record of teams they beat (KC, NE and Baltimore) is 11-4. Their only loss is to the 4-1 St Louis Rams.

    8. Baltimore Ravens (4-1) – Wins over 0-4 TB, 0-4 OAK and 1-4 CLE. Their win over 3-1 SD is looking like a fluke.

    9. Atlanta Falcons (3-1) – Beat one winning team – 3-2 Carolina but it’s other two wins are against the 0-4 Bucs and the 1-4 Cardinals.

    10. San Diego Chargers (3-1) – Combined record of the 3 teams they beat is 1-12.

    Like I said – I have no problem with the ranking. I think 5th is more than fair but don’t say the Pats wins were against crappy teams because, except for Denver everyone has played against crappy teams.
     
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    Re: Yahoo’s Power Ranking- Pat's record is "hallow"

    Well said. Of course he doesn't mention how the Colt's wins have come against teams that are 8-15 combined. If the Pat's record is hollow, so is the Colts. And that's not a jab against the Colts - it's a call for consistency on the part of Robinson.
     
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    I would put more stock in a division win against an average to below average team than a non-division win against a average to an above average team. The teams play each other twice a year so the familiarity is on another level. Especially in our division where two of the three coaches used to coach under BB.
     
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    Looks like Denver has played the best quality opponents. I think the Broncs could be a factor. Unless Plummer blows up, which is always a big question-mark.
     
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    Re: Yahoo’s Power Ranking- Pat's record is "hallow"

    If it's okay with you I'd like to send an e-mail to him about the point that you've brought up.

    On the subject, I think 5th is is a good place for us too. Not too high, not too low, while we have not played a complete game, I think our production on both sides of the ball is better than what I what expected. When the passing game comes online, I can see us being a top 3 team, alongside with Chicago and San Diego.
     
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    Re: Yahoo’s Power Ranking- Pat's record is "hallow"

    Robinson is the same jerk who was calling Patriots fans "whiny" in the offseason.
     
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    I think hallow is a fine word to associate with the Patriots. :p
     
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    yeah, all you ever hear about the Pats is that they haven't beaten everybody while people were annointing Baltimore (which sucks, btw) the top team in the AFC. Well it's easy to go undefeated when you play two winless teams, a team who defeated Oakland for their only win, and you have Marty trying his hardest (and succeeding) to lose a game. They met a good team last night and lost soundly.

    every top team has at least two crappy teams, some three, under their belts already. The sheer number of bad teams is actually quite alarming.
     
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    Re: Yahoo’s Power Ranking- Pat's record is "hallow"

    Interesting number crunching. I still don't believe we should be higher than Denver though and also don't know why SD is so far down. They lost to Baltimore on the road in a close game. But I am not sure what has everyone enamored with Seattle. I'd put us ahead of them.

    So my own top 5, fwiw would be

    Chicago They're crushing everyone
    Indy I'm sick of them but until they lose...
    Denver Might be the class of the AFC
    SD I bet they're better than Indy
    Pats Lets see if we can beat one of the above before moving higher
     
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    I'm suprised to see San Diego at #10. That's pretty much a slap in the face to that organization considering how well they've played. Easily a top 5 team so far. If not top 3. Personally I think they are better than us at this point and feel pretty certain Marty coached himself and his team to the loss against Baltimore.
     
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    I'm not too far off where you are:
    1. INDY
    2. CHIC
    3. DEN
    4. PHIL
    5. NE
    6. BALT
     
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    Re: Yahoo’s Power Ranking- Pat's record is "hallow"

    I don't see how you can put Indy #1. They've been pretty unimpressive to me. They've pulled some wins out though, I'll give em that.
     
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    5-10 isn't so bad when you take out the 0-3 against yourselves. And when your margin of victory vs. common opponents is better than Indy's. :)
     
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    Re: Yahoo’s Power Ranking- Pat's record is "hallow"

    This figure skater looking dweeb is a known Patriots basher. I can see this guy doing a triple sow cow with excellent form.
     

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    Please forward to the yohoos' @ yahoo.
     
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    This thread contains still more evidence that ranking Denver #7 is crazy. They're #2 behind Chicago.
     
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    great point. and thanks for the analysis. very enlightening
     
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