NFC Rankings Week 6


I knew the Dallas post was coming, I’m more happy to get a Friday entry from Coup than anything. I almost feel bad having to not it from the top of the blog. Anywho it is Football Friday which means rankings and picks and here I go with the NFC:

#1. Dallas Cowboys (5-0) LW: #1
I’ve already talked about the negatives of their MNF football performance…but going into the biggest game they’ve had in a while, they have to feel good knowing that on their worst day they still managed to get a road win. This will be the true test of exactly how good the Boys really are though. Win or loss they’ll still be the best in the NFC though.

#2. Green Bay Packers (4-1) LW: #2
The Packers may have lost at home but they still deserve to be up here. Now I think they understand that to win they cannot beat themselves at all. Too many turnovers and penalties and they only lost by a touchdown. We’ll get a chance to see if they have any bounce back in them this weekend.

#3. Washington Redskins (3-1) LW: #5
Their defense absolutely demolished the Lions in an impressive fashion. They play ugly but they win ugly. They run the ball down your throat, hold on to the ball, pass when they need to and let their D beat you up. It’s not pretty but it’s effective. We’ll see if they show up at Lambeau.

#4. Arizona Cardinals (3-2) LW: #7
Well the QB Platoon is dead and it’s officially Kurt Warner’s team. So far we’ve seen the good from Kurt, but the Cardinals have always had Leinart take it down the stretch and have had the comfort of him in the back pocket. Warner is seemingly taking this oppurtunity and running with it but now that all the lights are on him, which Kurt will we see?

#5. Seattle Seahawks (3-2) LW: #4
Couldn’t justify dropping them too low even though they got dominated and things look like they are going from bad to worse in a hurry. Shaun Alexander is struggling and Deion Branch’s injury is bigger than most thought. No more Mack Strong either. I’m not sure the Seahawks can even be the Seahawks right now.

#6. New York Giants (3-2) LW: #9
Their defense is rejuvenated carrying them to wins where Eli and the offense hasn’t looked impressive. Well everyone on the offense not named Plaxico Burress. That guy is breaking out and shoving his way into the WR elite. On a bum ankle too.

#7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2) LW: #6
I’m still not buying into these guys, especially with all their injuries at running back. That was their biggest weapon, the ability to pound the ball, dominate the clock and make you beat their stingy defense. The only problem is they haven’t proven that they can beat a good team.

#8. Carolina Panthers (3-2) LW: #8
You still never know which Carolina team you’re going to get. New Orleans handed them the game last week. Very mediocre team. Vinny Testaverde??

#9. Detroit Lions (3-2) LW: #4
They got HOUSED last weekend in a fashion that exploited all of their weaknesses. They stil have a potent offense but they have to prove that it is back on track before I can put them back up top.

#10. Chicago Bears (2-3) LW: #12
Won last week solely based on the fact that the Packers were young and beat themselves. The running game is still nearly non-existant and the defense gave up 100+ rushing yards to the Packers, who last time I checked don’t even have a running back. Still not convinced but they could be dangerous when they get right.

#11. Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) LW: #10
Same old same old from the Eagles.

#12. Minnesota Vikings (1-3) LW: #14
They move up based on the facts that they have Adrian Peterson and are not the Falcons, Saints, Niners or Rams.

#13. San Francisco 49ers (2-3) LW: #13
These guys are bad.

#14. Atlanta Falcons (1-4) LW: #11
These guys are even worse…and a loss away from quitting on their coach.

#15. New Orleans Saints (0-4) LW: #15
These guys are so bad that they may have forever tainted the “genius” of Sean Payton and Drew Brees and the “talent” of Reggie Bush.

#16. St. Louis Rams (0-5) LW: #16