Midseason power rankings

Here are my Power Rankings at the midpoint of the 2012 season. New York Giants (6-2). They lost the first game of the season by 7 points, and they lost to the Eagles by 2 points. They dominated the toughest game on their schedule, beating the 49ers 26-3. The Giants have everything a team needs to win a Super Bowl: An elite coach (Tom Coughlin), an elite quarterback (Eli Manning),…

November 1, 2012

2012 NFL Power Rankings

1. New York Giants Key losses: WR Mario Manningham, RB Brandon Jacobs, TE Jake Ballard (microfracture knee surgery). Key additions: RB David Wilson, WR Rueben Randle, WLB Keith Rivers, TE Martellus Bennett. Forecast: The champs got better. Wilson is an upgrade over Jacobs, and Randle is an upgrade over Manningham. 2. New England Patriots Key losses: DE Andre Carter, DE Shaun Ellis, DE Mark Anderson, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB Kevin…

May 14, 2012

Could the Niners beat the Packers or the Patriots?

Last week I ranked all 32 teams from best to worst. I ranked the 49ers fifth overall, but even that was too low. This week, I’m ranking only the top three teams because I say the Niners are the third best team in the NFL. ESPN says they’re the fourth best team, one spot behind the Ravens, but I say nuts to that. Why? Because the Niners have more talent…

October 18, 2011

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Here are my week 5 NFL power rankings. 1. Green Bay Packers. 5-0. The best team with the best quarterback playing at the top of his game. 2. Baltimore Ravens. 3-1. The best defense plus a pretty good offense. 3. Detroit Lions. 5-0. As Steve Young said on TV, their D-line gives them a chance to win every week. Calvin Johnson may break Randy Moss’ record for most TD catches…

October 11, 2011