Sep 122012
 

Last week: 3 (+0) Record: 1-0 Super Bowl runner up hasn’t won the Super Bowl since Super Bowl XII or even made the Super Bowl since XXVIII. If anyone can end that, it’s the Patriots. The defense, unlike the Packers’ actually seems improved from last season, while the offense adds a new dimension with Brandon [...]

Sep 122012
 

Last week: 1 (-3) Record: 0-1 The Packers’ defense was too reliant on turnovers last year. I thought they added enough talent and had enough bounce back candidate players to compensate and still be passable defensively, but they sure didn’t look that way against the 49ers. The last 3 times the Packers haven’t forced a [...]

Sep 122012
 

Last week: 9 (+4) Record: 1-0 Their offense was as advertised as they put up 40 on the Chiefs in Kansas City, though the Chiefs were missing their top two defenders. Speaking of missing defenders, the Falcons will be without top cornerback Brent Grimes for the entire season with a torn Achilles, which puts a [...]

Sep 122012
 

Last week: 10 (+2) Record: 1-0 The Chargers barely beat an overrated Raiders team that was shooting themselves in the foot all night. Yep, it’s the same old early season Chargers. That game reminds me of their close early season wins against bad teams last year, Miami, Denver, Minnesota, and Kansas City, all by 10 [...]

Sep 112012
 

Last week: 4 (-6) Record: 1-0 I had the Eagles making a big jump this season because history suggested their turnover differential would improve, because of their high Pythagorean Expectation last season, and because of how they ended last year, particularly defensively. Well, the defense looked great. I know the Browns suck offensively, but you [...]

Sep 112012
 

Last week: 19 (+6) Record: 1-0 This is the 2nd straight controversial ranking. I had the 49ers missing the playoffs before the season and the Rams making it. I don’t want to repeat myself with the reason, but basically it was because the Rams would have better injury luck, better coaching, and the addition of [...]

Sep 112012
 

Last week: 22 (-5) Record: 1-0 Before the season started, I picked the Buccaneers as an underrated team for several reasons. I’m not going to repeat myself completely, but basically free agent additions, new coaching staff, fewer turnovers, 3 starters through the draft, and guys coming back from injury and having bounce back year. Basically, [...]

Sep 112012
 

Last week: 21 (-2) Record: 0-1 Jonathan Stewart has more rushing yards than DeAngelo Williams this year and he didn’t even play this weekend. The Buccaneers had the league’s 31st ranked run defense last year and the Panthers had the league’s 1st ranked run offense, so naturally the Panthers would rush for 10 yards on [...]