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Posted on: November 25, 2009 12:35 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Week 12

We have reached week 12 in the NFL, the bye weeks have come and gone and the playoff races are starting to heat up.  Last week proved to be a very interesting one with some teams we thought were geared up to stake their claim to the top 5 faltering.  The top 3 teams in this week rankings cannot be disputed, numbers 4 and 5, on the other hand, can be disputed.  Here we go.

1.  New Orleans Saints (10-0) - The Saints took care of business against a dismal Tampa Bay team last week, 38-7.  Their offense clicked on all cylinders and their defense looked dominating.  This week will be a huge test for the Saints as the New England Patriots come to town on Monday night football.  This may be their last tough game on their way to an undefeated season.  Will Drew Brees and company take care of business and remain undefeated, I am not sure but I can't wait to watch!

2.  Indianapolis Colts (10-0) - The Colts remained undefeated after squeaking out another close victory against the Baltimore Ravens.  The Colts have won by the skin of their teeth for the last month but still have yet to lose.  They head to Houston this week to face their division opponents, the Texans.  The Texans always play the Colts tough and this week will be no different.  I still like the Colts to win this week and remain undefeated and keep hope alive for an undefeated Superbowl featuring the Saints and Colts.

3.  Minnesota Vikings (9-1) - The Vikings just absolutely demolished the Seahawks last week 35-9.  They were beating them so bad going into the fourth quarter that they handed over the offense reigns to Tavaris Jackson and let Favre get some much needed rest.  This team really looks unstoppable right now.  Favre is the top rated quarterback in the league and Adrian Peterson is 1 yard away from another 1,000 yard rushing season, not to mention their defense has been playing really well as of late.  They host the Bears this week who have been playing some terrible football, the Vikings should go to 10-1.

4.  San Diego Chargers (7-3) - The Chargers have now won 5 straight games and aside from the two undefeated teams are the hottest team in the NFL.  They embarrassed they Denver Broncos on Sunday, allowing only 3 points and taking complete control of the AFC West.  They will face the Kansas City Chiefs this week who showed a sign of life last week defeating the defended world champion Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime.  With that said, I think the Chargers will come out and put a hurting on the Chiefs. 

5.  New England Patriots (7-3) - For the first time this season, the Patriots have edged their way into our power rankings.  They have won 4 out of their last 5 games and now have a strangle hold on their division.  They face our #1 team this week, the New Orleans Saints, in New Orleans.  This will be a huge test and if they fail their time in our power rankings will be very short lived.

There you have it, NFL power rankings for week 12.  Make sure to check out our newest NFL picks show which you can see at www.youtube.com/meares78.

Meares

Posted on: October 12, 2009 11:21 am
 

NFL Week 5 - Monday Morning Quarterback

Week 5 in the NFL comes to a close tonight after the New York Jets go into Miami.  Let's hope this game is more exciting then most of the games yesterday.  Okay, it is time to go over some interesting points from yesterday's action.

1. Denver is definitely for real!  Not many people gave the Broncos a chance to beat the New England Patriots but that is just what they did.  They played their hearts out and pulled out an amazing overtime victory.  Denver's defense is very good and Kyle Orton is finally figuring out how to run an offense.  He continues to just make solid throws and not turn the ball over and if Denver keeps running the ball like they did this team could be around come February.

2. Cincinnati is for real.  What a huge win for Cincinnati in Baltimore.  Who would have predicted that after 5 weeks the Bengals would stand alone in first place in the AFC North?  They have now beaten the Steelers and the Ravens in back to back games and if it wasn't for the fluke touchdown in the last seconds by Denver they would be undefeated.  Cedric Benson has revived his career and for the first time in 40 games, Baltimore allows a rusher to go over 100 yards.  Could we be heading for a Cincinnati vs Denver AFC Championship game?

3. There are a lot of really bad teams in the NFL.  What has happened this year?  There are at least 4 teams that are pathetically bad, Oakland, Kansas City, Tampa Bay and St. Louis.  3 of these teams aren't even competitive anymore.  At least Kansas City put up a decent effort this week but the rest of these teams lost by a combined 84 points.  Are you kidding me?  There are 4 teams that haven't won a game yet and it is tough to justify they will.  Then you have all the teams with just one win, Washington, Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland and Carolina.  These teams aren't much better.  What is going on in the NFL this year?

4. Worst game of the year, maybe of the century, Cleveland beats Buffalo 6 to 3.  Wow, I feel sorry for anyone who actually watched this game.  Derek Anderson was the winning quarterback and he went 2 for 17 for 23 yards. FOR THE ENTIRE GAME.  Each team only got into the red zone twice.  FOR THE ENTIRE GAME.  Cleveland won with only 193 yards of total offense.  FOR THE ENTIRE GAME. 

5. There still remains 5 undefeated teams in the NFL, Minnesota, Denver, NY Giants, Indianapolis and New Orleans.  Next week might be the game of the year in the NFC, NY Giants vs the New Orleans Saints.  The Giants defense looks really good but they haven't played anyone this season that has had an offense.  The Saints will be coming off a bye and have yet to trail this year.  Should be a very good game.

That about does it for week 5.  Let's hope we have some better games next week as almost half of the week 5 games were blowouts and over by the second quarter.  Don't forget to visit us at http://www.moleandmeares.com to see our weekly NFL video and to submit your weekly picks for a chance to win a weekly prize.

Meares
Posted on: October 6, 2009 4:51 pm
 

Sunny Side Down

What a great week four in the NFL. A fan really couldn’t ask for much more entertainment, drama, and suspense. Week four saw the entertainment of the irresistible force of the Saints offense squaring off against the immovable object of the Jets defense, the drama of two underrated teams in the Broncos and the Cowboys in an epic battle of will and desire, and the suspense of the Patriots and Ravens fighting to the bitter end. Then to top off the week we saw Brett Favre facing his former team and teammates in a classic Monday night matchup in which Favre would attempt to make history by having defeated every team in the NFL.

What else could a fan ask for?..... I don’t know, maybe the entertainment of an ounce of offense from the Jets, the drama of the Cowboy’s secondary making a tackle, or the suspense of a goal line stand by the Patriots as opposed to an anticlimactic Raven’s drop on fourth down. We were however provided with an overrated spot in history for the retired/unretired Brett Favre. (Although you can’t knock his performance, I just don’t care that he’s beaten every team over the course of 63 years in the league)

Week four also saw the strong play of Washington and Pittsburgh who both improved their mark to 2-2. Washington entertained us with an impressive 16 to 13 victory over the winless Bucs while Pittsburgh dramatically clung to a 28-0 lead against San Diego pulling off the 38 to 28 victory. And in the game of the week, Cincinnati defeated Cleveland in the longest game of the year thus far. In a suspense filled overtime, both teams managed to hang around midfield until the final seconds when a pass was finally completed by Cincinnati, setting up the game untying field goal. We can only hope Week five will be bring us just as much entertainment, drama, and suspense as week four. And maybe some real history will be made.

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Posted on: October 5, 2009 2:31 pm
 

Monday Morning Quarterback - NFL Week 4

We are going to do a little segment each Monday morning on our blog called the Monday Morning Quarterback...we are basically going to recap some of the more interesting stats and storylines from the prior days games.  Are you ready?  Okay...lets begin...

The Denver Broncos might just be for real.  A lot of people, including myself, didn't expect the Broncos to win 4 games all year let alone be 4-0 after week 4.  Their defense is stifling, they gave up double digit points for the first time this year this week against the Cowboys and it was only 10.  They have only given up 2 touchdowns in 4 weeks.  The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge mistake letting Brian Dawkins go...he isn't the only reason the defense is playing so well...but he is one of the reasons. 

The Tennesse Titans might be this bad.  Nobody saw this coming...after starting out last year 10-0 the Titans can't seem to figure out what sport they are playing.  They got their asses handed to them by the Jaguars yesterday.  They let David Garrard throw for over 300 yards, seriously, David Garrad?  Kerry Collins looks like a deer caught in headlights every play.  A lot of people predicted the Titans to make the playoffs this year...if they are lucky they might win 4 games.

The New York Jets have a spectacular defense.  But they still have a rookie quarterback.  Mark Sanchez looked like a rookie yesterday and the New Orleans Saints cruised to a 14 point victory without any help from their offense.  The Saints have yet to trail this season...are you fucking kidding me?  The Jets are definitely for real and depending on how quickly Mark Sanchez matures is how far this team will go.

Fuck Tom Brady.  Seriously, this guy is the poster boy for the NFL and the refs treat him that way...it is utterly disgusting.  There was at least one phantom roughing the passer call against the Ravens which might have cost them the game.  Well...I guess I shouldn't go that far...Derrick Mason forgot how to catch a pass that hits him in the chest and that cost them the game but either way, Tom Brady, you are a pussy.  The last time I checked, quarterbacks were still FOOTBALL PLAYERS, please let them get hit...that is the point of the fucking game.

Peyton Manning - you are good.  He is putting up the best numbers of his career this early into a season.  Seriously?  His numbers are getting better?  This guy can just flat out throw the ball.  Well...at least during the regular season.  The Colts look like a very solid team which will be tough to beat...however, they play in a joke of a division, Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee are all mediocre at best.  This should be a cake walk for the Colts.  Can he win his second Superbowl?

Worst team in the NFL - St. Louis Rams.  Holy Shit!  How can you be this bad?  I can't wait till they play Detroit on November 1st.  That should be a barn burner.  Looking at St. Louis's schedule, they could definitely go 0-16.  My advice, move back to LA...or at least let USC don your uniforms and play one week for you...that is your best chance of winning. 

How about Cleveland Brown's nose tackle Shaun Rogers.  All this guy does is block field goals...he has 11 blocks in his career and he single handedly kept the Browns in this game with a blocked field goal and a blocked extra point at the end of regulation.  Too bad their offense is so inept they couldn't even get into field goal range in 3 possesions in overtime to even try a kick.  Cincinnati wins a game they shouldn't have, sort of makes up for the miraculous loss they had to the Broncos in Week 1.   Back to the Browns, it looks like they have finally found a star receiver in Mohamed Massaquoi, this guy looks like the real deal.  He caught 8 passes for 148 yards, half of which were spectacular. 

JeMarcuss Russell - you need to quit.  This guy is the worst quarterback in the league.  His numbers are horrific.  Yesterday he went 12 for 33 for 128 yards.  On the season he is 43 for 108 for 506 yards with 1 TD and 4 picks.  He has a passer rating of 42.4.  I don't know much about what goes into a passer rating but I do know if you are below 50 after 4 games you should be automatically cut from the team.  It is such a shame because Oakland has a decent amount of playmakers on offense but they will not go anywhere with this guy leading them.  Bring Rich Gannon out of retirement. 

Don't forget to stop by again on Thursday for our power rankings and also don't forget to check out our weekly NFL video show at http://www.moleandmeares.com

 
 
 
 
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