“The Reality Check” Week 9 NFL Power Rankings

November 02, 2011 | Glenn Clark

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW:  15)

I’d really like to see a lot of LaGarrette Blount for selfish reasons.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (LW:  18)

They’re probably ranked way too high, but they look pretty good right now.

14. Chicago Bears (LW:  14)

They could really make a statement with a Monday Night Football win in Philly.

13. Atlanta Falcons

The trip to Indy looks an awful lot like a bye.

12. New York Jets (LW:  13)

It’s amazing to think that there could possibly be a game with AFC East significance that doesn’t involve Lord Belichick’s gang.

11. Houston Texans (LW:  12)

Much like the Muppets, “Moving Right Along.”

10. Cincinnati Bengals (LW:  16)

I heard an argument that Andy Dalton & AJ Green might be the greatest rookie quarterback/receiver combo of all time. Nothing is jumping out at me that would prove otherwise.

9. New Orleans Saints (LW:  3)

I mean…what the hell?

8. New England Patriots (LW:  2)

They MUST improve defensively…especially in pass defense.

7. Detroit Lions (LW:  11)

It was a hell of a bounce back performance going into a bye.

6. New York Giants (LW:  9)

They didn’t impress everyone Sunday, but neither did the Ravens.

5. Buffalo Bills (LW:  8)

I believe that’s called another “statement” win.

4. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW:  6)

They can really throw the ball right now, but obviously their linebacker issues will hurt.

3. Baltimore Ravens (LW:  5)

Week 1 seems like a long time ago.

2. San Francisco 49ers (LW:  4)


1. Green Bay Packers (LW:  1)

What else can be said?