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NFL.com Power Poll...Cowboys #8

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by austintodallas, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. austintodallas

    austintodallas Consider Yourself Sucked

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/8841476

    Pats, Colts set early standard for poll

    [IMG] By Vic Carucci
    National Editor, NFL.com
    (Sept. 13, 2005) -- This is how the NFL's 32 teams stack up after Week 1:

    IN THE HUNT

    1. New England (1-0): For all that has been subtracted, Brady + Belichick still equals greatness.

    2. Indianapolis (1-0): If the Colts defense is as strong as it looked vs. the Ravens, this team finally has everything necessary to go the distance.

    3. Pittsburgh (1-0): Could we please dispense with the talk that Ben Roethlisberger's rookie success was some sort of fluke or mirage?

    4. Atlanta (1-0): The Falcons need to do a better job of capitalizing on scoring opportunities, but they are off to a good start.

    5. Kansas City (1-0): Shutting down Randy Moss and the Raiders would be an even stronger statement by the Chiefs' new and improved defense.

    6. New Orleans (1-0): The Saints wasted no time showing they can handle being season-long road warriors.

    7. Tampa Bay (1-0): Carnell Williams ' lightning-quick legs are something to behold. But how about that vaunted Bucs defense?

    8. Dallas (1-0): Drew Bledsoe delivered an emphatic "Take that!" to the many (including yours truly) who thought he had nothing left to offer as a starter.

    9. Buffalo (1-0): With an outstanding defense and Willis McGahee, the Bills simply need J.P. Losman to be as poised and efficient as he was vs. Houston and they'll go a long way.

    10. Philadelphia (0-1): The Eagles defense is as dominant as ever, but the team needs to find its offensive rhythm -- and fast.

    11. N.Y. Giants (1-0): Imagine how explosive the Giants offense will be when Eli Manning plays well.

    12. Miami (1-0): Hard to believe the Dolphins could find their way into this category after last season and the dramatic change that followed, but dominating the Broncos was impressive.

    MIDDLE OF THE PACK

    Listed alphabetically: Baltimore (0-1); Carolina (0-1); Cincinnati (1-0); Detroit (1-0); Jacksonville (1-0); Oakland (0-1); St. Louis (0-1); San Diego (0-1); San Francisco (1-0); Washington (1-0).

    NEED WORK

    Listed alphabetically: Arizona (0-1); Chicago (0-1); Cleveland (0-1); Denver (0-1); Houston (0-1); Green Bay (0-1); Minnesota (0-1); N.Y. Jets (0-1); Seattle (0-1); Tennessee (0-1).
  2. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing

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    Woh, he has us ranked above the Eagles.
  3. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but he also has Buffalo and N.O. ranked higher than Phily. So, take it 4 what it's worth.
  4. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    remeber who lost in the 4th quarter, and who didnt
  5. RedLine

    RedLine Member

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    Looking at his list, he seems to be giving a lot of weight to win/loss. Not a bad thing, but in week one it does not provide much data for analysis.
  6. TheEnigma

    TheEnigma Anomaly

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    In all reality, rankings are pretty pointless until about the fifth week of the regular season.
  7. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Agreed. Bledsoe did have a great game, but it could be the only good one of the season. Lets get a few more under our belts.



    But, it is nice to see the Cowboys getting some respect. :D
  8. RedLine

    RedLine Member

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    Yep, need more data! :)
  9. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    And even then it is still very opinionated, even if a program is used, those can be weighted to what they want.

    Unless of course we are ranked #1 :D then it is all true

    OK, some little homerism in there, but I think you know what I mean.

    One more thing...... :trophy:

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