Brian Sullivan

1) Denver Broncos (4-0) (LW: 1)

The current class of the NFL. There’s not a hole on this team… And they find ways to exploit your favorite team’s holes.

2) Minnesota Vikings (4-0) (LW: 2)

This defense is so legit… It might be better than Denver’s. If Bradford stays healthy and continues to improve, the Vikings have a VERY good chance at representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.

3) Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) (LW: 4)

Coming off the Bye, can they go into Detroit and smash a hapless Lions team?

4) Seattle Seahawks (3-1) (LW: 6)

The Seahawks are back… At least it appears so. A solid quality road win. Russell Wilson looks better each week, and Jimmy Graham is finally starting to get hot again.

5) Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) (LW: 7)

Wow… When the Steelers play like that, there’s not a team in the NFL that can beat them. Imagine if this team stayed consistent?

6) Atlanta Falcons (3-1) (LW: 9)

Will this hot streak continue? Has Dan Quinn fixed the Falcons? Or will they crash down? I’m not sure, but Matt Ryan looks like the best QB in football right now.

7) Green Bay Packers (2-1) (LW: 8)

They’re coming off the Bye. They’re at home. They’re against a team they are better than. If the Packers don’t come out strong, there;s some issues.

8) Oakland Raiders (3-1) (LW: 16)

Jack “Big Balls” Del Rio continues to coach some great football. Now they play against a steaming pile of dog crap also known as the “Chargers”. They’ll be 4-1 next week.

9) Baltimore Ravens (3-1) (LW: 5)

A tough loss at home to a good team. Joe Flacco looked surprisingly lost in the clutch. They get the Redskins next week, and they need to take advantage of every winnable game.

10) Dallas Cowboys (3-1) (LW: 11)

The defense will eventually screw them out of a few games, but this offense is so frustrating to play against. They consistently control the clock and pick up 3 and 4 yards on 1st and 2nd down to make 3rd down manageable.

11) New England Patriots (3-1) (LW: 1)

Ok, this is definitely an exaggeration. They’ll skyrocket next week as long as the return of Brady proves that the Pats are back.. But after that performance, for ONE week, Pats fans will have to see their team outside of the top 10.

12) Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) (LW: 15)

The defense is just fine, which seems to bode well for teams this year. The offense NEEDS to start converting in the Red Zone if they’re going to compete with teams like the Steelers, Patriots, and Broncos in the AFC.

13) Los Angeles Rams (3-1) (LW: 19)

I’ll admit, I have to eat a heaping plate of crow here. This defense looks phenomenal despite the losses. They continue to find ways to win games. Will it continue?

14) Houston Texans (3-1) (LW: 18)

They went out and won a game that they should win. It was a little close for comfort, but divisional games tend to be like that. They continue to look like the favorite in the AFC South.

15) Buffalo Bills (2-2) (LW: 25)

Well suddenly there’s a team in Buffalo. Not sure what to think of this team.. The wins against Arizona and New England could be spun as positive or negative… We’ll learn a lot about this team against LA next week.

16) New York Giants (2-2) (LW: 10)

The Giants just look… mediocre. So of course they’ll be making a Super Bowl run later this year.

17) Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) (LW: 12)

Wow… Kansas City does not look good at all. Their two wins are more of a product of their awful opponents shooting themselves in the foot… The Chiefs need to find a groove after their bye.

18) Washington Redskins (2-2) (LW: 21)

2 wins later, suddenly the Redskins don’t look so bad. They don’t look great… But they don’t look bad. Like last year, they’re just very balanced.

19) Carolina Panthers (LW: 13)

Cam Newton continues to suffer head trauma, and the loss of talent seems to be taking a toll on the Panthers. This team is still good enough to win any game… They just aren’t right now.

20) New York Jets (LW: 17)

9 interceptions in 2 weeks… The number is a little inflated because a few of the picks came during garbage time desperation heaves… But still… Maybe it’s time for a QB change?

21) Arizona Cardinals (1-3) (LW: 14) 

Ok what the hell Arizona? Unlike Carolina, this makes NO sense. This team GAINED talent this year… Carson is not playing well at all. Something needs to change.

22) Detroit Lions (1-3) (LW: 23)

Wow… they lose to Chicago and GAIN leverage in the rankings… That’s how bad the teams below are.

23) Indianapolis Colts (1-3) (LW: 20)

They haven’t had a very tough schedule… A decent team would be 3-1 right now. Just a rough start in Indy.

24) New Orleans Saints (1-3) (LW: 29)

They were gifted a win from the Chargers… So enjoy it I guess? This defense is still laughably bad.

25) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) (LW: 24)

Welp… Week 1 seemed to be an anomaly. Since then, this team looks like the same old Bucs.

26) San Diego Chargers (1-3) (LW: 26)

Lol… The Chargers are better at playing football than a lot of teams they are behind (Detroit, Tampa, NO, Indy, etc.)… But NOBODY is better at losing games than the Chargers. Not even the Browns could’ve found a way to blow THAT game against New Orleans. The Chargers are a special kind of inept.

27) Miami Dolphins (1-3) (LW: 27)

The Dolphins are like the Charger’s scrawny little brother… They really shouldn’t be THIS bad…

28) Chicago Bears (1-3) (LW: 30)

A nice home win against Detroit… But that doesn’t change the fact that this team sucks.

29) Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) (LW: 31)

Read the Chicago one…

30) San Francisco 49ers (1-3) (LW: 28)

Are the 49ers a scripted team? Every game has been so predictable…

31) Tennessee Titans (1-3) (LW: 22)

If it wasn’t for that 2 minute drill against Detroit, they’d be below the Browns. Weirdly enough, with a few lucky bounces they could be 3-1 or even 4-0. The defense is keeping them in games.

32) Cleveland Browns (0-4) (LW: 32)

Wow… they got utterly screwed on that fumble against Washington. This team is VERY BAD… But they are much less of a joke than the teams ahead of them. Despite the record, they are EXCEEDING expectations. Browns fans should be very happy with how hard this team plays under Hue Jackson… If they had a coach like Chuck Pagano or Mike McCoy, they’d be getting absolutely shit-stomped on a weekly basis.

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