WCS Week 3 Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks rule the roost
- Updated: September 24, 2013
With three weeks of the NFL regular season in the books, the one thing that is clear is that nothing is clear.
This week was nothing if not entertaining. We had quarterbacks kicking footballs and punters throwing touchdowns. I’ve been having seizures since seeing Tom Brady’s plaid blazer in his postgame presser, so forgive me if these rankings aren’t in the exact order you would have them. I’m sure I mixed it up enough to stir some vigorous debate.
Allow me to address a few arguments I’m sure will arise.
1. How can you have two 1-2 teams in the top 12?
At the beginning of the season, I predicted the Packers would go 11-5 and win the NFC North. Believe it or not, I factored in close losses to San Francisco and Cincinnati. I see no reason to drop them in the rankings at this point.
As far as San Francisco is concerned, I’m giving them a pass this week. They have played three good teams, and I’ll be the first to admit, they have looked bad the last two weeks. This is the NFL. Teams will figure you out. San Francisco has a ton of talent on both sides of the ball, and a coach who knows how to adjust. I’m not ready to kick them to the curb after three games.
2. The Bears are too high.
3. The Saints are too low.
Beating the Cardinals does not make you Super Bowl favorites. Navigate the next three weeks, and you’ll have your respect.
I never meant to hurt any of you, and I truly, truly, truly, love each and every one of you. Remember, these are Power Rankings. They are not league standings. If you don’t like them, get off the internet and get back to work!
You said it
rocketman69697: I still believe Seattle is overrated. Sure, their defense has been great the first 2 weeks, but their offensive ranks are:
- Total Yards – 23rd
- Passing Yards – 24th
- Rushing Yards – 7th
- Points – 18th
That does not seem like a well rounded offense to me, seems like a team that is living on their defense.
JJ: In their two weeks, they faced Carolina and San Francisco’s defenses. Try running the numbers again.
jwoude23 bear down: How can you have PHI ranked well ahead of SD? SD just beat Philly in Philly, and they have the same record. SD lost to a better team (Hou vs. SD) and beat a better team (PHI vs. WAS)
JJ: I can’t believe you would care where either team is ranked, but I listen to the little people. I hope these rankings are more to your liking.
The Indianapolis Colts. They not only went to San Francisco and kicked the 49ers’ butts, but they were also the more physical team.
The Baltimore Ravens. If they can grind out wins until their defense gels, they will be in the mix when it counts.
On the move
Indy is up 11, and Houston is down 11.
It’s time to rank ‘em and spank ‘em!
Week 3 Power Rankings
|Seattle Seahawks||3-0||To think it all started with a touchdownception.
By the way, did you really give up 17 points to Jacksonville?
|Denver Broncos||3-0||Keep it up. You're a pleasant distraction to fires and floods.|
|Chicago Bears||3-0||Apparently nobody told you the Pittsburgh Steelers have a "Do Not Resuscitate" order.|
|Cincinnati Bengals||2-1||That's right, they're 2-1. What are you gonna do about it?|
|New England Patriots||3-0||You're very average, but you're winning.|
|Green Bay Packers||1-2||Flukes and concentrated injuries! You're turning into the Lions!|
|New Orleans Saints||3-0||Drew Breeze wore the gayest shirt I've ever seen in a postgame press conference.|
|Kansas City Chiefs||3-0||You might have a shortage of pumpkin pickers if you keep this up.|
|Miami Dolphins||3-0||That Tannahann really has my attention.|
|Indianapolis Colts||2-1||I can't get past how much Andrew Luck looks like a caveman.|
|San Francisco 49ers||1-2||This teams been dekaepitated.|
|Detroit Lions||2-1||I bet you weren't so outraged when the Calvin Johnson rule went in your favor.|
|Baltimore Ravens||2-1||I see you woke up.|
|Houston Texans||2-1||Don't look now, but you may not be the best team in Texas much longer.|
|Dallas Cowboys||2-1||Congratulations. You're the second highest rated team with a grossly overpaid quarterback.|
|Atlanta Falcons||1-2||Excuses are not part of the tiebreaker formula.|
|Tennessee Titans||2-1||Look at you sneaky little bastards.|
|Carolina Panthers||1-2||Yeah, Cam!|
|St. Louis Rams||1-2||Where's the team that went 4-1-1 in your division?|
|Buffalo Bills||1-2||You're only here to piss off Jets fans.|
|New York Jets||2-1||Children laugh behind your backs.|
|San Diego Chargers||1-2||When did Philip Rivers pick up the kicking duties?|
|Philadelphia Eagles||1-2||Losing to your old coach must feel like a monkey eating its own shit.|
|Arizona Cardinals||1-2||Get your tickets early. Missouri might have a shortage of pumpkin pickers this year.|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0-3||You're the best 0-3 team ever!|
|Washington Redskins||0-3||The saddest thing is that they may win their division.|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||0-3||I have you winning the intramural league at the retirement home.|
|Cleveland Browns||1-2||Hoyer-ray for you!|
|Minnesota Vikings||0-3||Sorry, but you lost to the Cleveland Steamers.
P.S.: Punters don't kick field goals.
|New York Giants||0-3||Remember when it was your defense that was known for sacks?|
|Oakland Raiders||1-2||Keep your chins up. One more win, and you could jump a dozen other teams.|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||0-3||Congratulations! You've scored the same number of points as the Chicago Bear defense.|
The police have been trying to re-construct the Nate Burleson car accident and it seems this is the best they have.
@ silent ashes
The falcons lost starters Kroy Biermann (DT), Sean Weatherspoon (LB), Bradie Ewing (FB) for the year.
Roddy White, Steven Jackson, Julio Jones, Asante Samuel, Sam Baker (starting LT) have been banged up. Roddy White has been nursing a high ankle sprain since the preseason and Julio has been playing through his ailments.
Have to say, ya bunch of pole smokers... got the iPhone 5S yesterday and like it a lot. Android be damned.
Imagine this poll at the start of the season:
What will slow down the Lions passing game?
A. The 2012 regression of Mathew Stafford
B. The inexperienced offensive line
C. Lack of running game
@G & G according to his Facebook he is at some conference thing for work in San Francisco
@Donny_Donowitz33 Just remember, iOS7 does not make your new phone waterproof.
@Buhlitz who teaches detroit players how to drive? jeez
Unfortunate injury for the Lions. Have you seen the Falcons injury list? Crazy! Now they are saying Steven Jackson is out until week 7
I guess it makes sense..just look at our history. Pizza slowed down WR Mike Williams (fat) and WR Charles Rogers (munchies) too.
@S1L3NT_ashes okay... in comparison to the android phone i just got rid of.
@S1L3NT_ashes Blackberry guy?
@Falconsfan0125 Week 7?
@S1L3NT_ashes that'll do
@S1L3NT_ashes that really is the only thing about my home town i like, we have 4 mom and pop pizza shops and all of them are good and different so depending on your mood there is a pizza for it
@S1L3NT_ashes would you have preferred i write "balls deep"?
@S1L3NT_ashes if there is pizza involved, silent is all in.
@S1L3NT_ashes THANK YOU!!!!
I will send you a pizza!!
Oh I wouldn't do anything so bland. By the way, the super cute girl who is going to hit on you in the next day or two.... She totally isn't an assassin, go for it.
@S1L3NT_ashes Please don't drop the gun in the nearest lake from your house
I killed him, ok? You happy now? He was annoying me, talked about how Spagghettio's weren't good. So I had to kill him. Happy now?
@S1L3NT_ashes Are you an NSA Agent?
@Falconsfan0125 LAst year CMIII lost 4 weeks
It might just be to get him ready for the 2nd half. With the way Quizz and Snelling played, their is no need to rush jackson back. I have never seen a hamstring take that long to heal..