WCS Week 11 Power Rankings: Retirement home staff popping corks for ’72 Dolphins
- Updated: November 20, 2013
The final undefeated team has fallen.
The Kansas City Chiefs put up a good effort, but the altitude in Denver took its toll as the defense looked gassed after the first series. They also learned a valuable lesson in defending Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. The man gets the ball out quickly.
KC needs to send more men, disguise their blitzes, and press the receivers. They will get the edge back in two weeks.
This week the home team won 12 of 15 games played, which is not atypical as the season rolls on and weather becomes a factor. The one thing that is sure is that there is no sure thing.
Three plays generated headlines this week. All involved penalties.
The first incident involved Indianapolis Colts Erik Walden, who ripped the helmet off Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker — and then head butted him. It was an incredibly violent and dangerous act, and Walden should have been ejected from the game. He was not. Furthermore, the NFL merely suspended Walker for one game with no fine.
Commissioner Rodger Goodell has no sense of justice.
The second play occurred in the fourth quarter of the Saints-Niners game, with the San Francisco 49ers up 20 to 17. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks hit New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, drawing a penalty. The hit caused a fumble, which was subsequently recovered by linebacker Patrick Willis, and would have allowed the 49ers to run out the clock.
Instead, the penalty resulted in the Saints’ retaining possession and eventually coming back to win the game.
I understand why the officials called the penalty — Brees’ head snapped, and it sure looked like Brooks had hit him in the head — and even think they made the right call based on what they saw at full game speed.
Nevertheless, I don’t think Brooks’ actions qualified as an infraction. The replay showed that Brooks had made contact with the chest, and it was a good football play. It’s fortunate that Drew Brees has a Slinky for a neck. This play will have people screaming for video review of penalties.
Then there was the final play of the Monday Night game, which took the nation by storm.
The New England Patriots were driving with three seconds left on the clock. Quarterback Tom Brady threw a pass to the end zone which was intercepted by the Carolina Panthers to end the game.
The controversy arose when the officials threw a penalty flag that would have given the Patriots one more shot to win the game — only to pick up the flag and give Carolina the win. Many people felt that the flag was appropriate. They argued that Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had raped Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on the play.
I watched the replay several times from several angles, and I can assure you there was no penetration.
You said it
Rourke: I am overqualified for everything I have experience with and under qualified for anything I want to do. I am in the limbo of hell.
JJ: Try writing pro bono for a sports blog, and getting shit every week for your opinion.
FalconsFan0125: Panthers are a dark horse to win the SB.
JJ: I agree.
The Carolina Panthers, winners of six in a row.
The Houston Texans. Losing to the Oakland Raiders at home is a new low.
Nate Koenig: Congratulations on bilking poor bloggers out of there hard earned cash, for A piss poor picture of a pug.
JJ: After all, alliteration allures.
It’s time to rank ’em and spank ’em!
Week 11 Power Rankings
|Denver Broncos||9-1||Not too shabby for a quarterback with cankles.|
|Seattle Seahawks||10-1||Looks like wide receiver Percy Harvin willed his migraines to the Vikings.|
|Kansas City Chiefs||9-1||"If you wanted someone who could come from behind, you should have signed Neil Patrick Harris."
|Carolina Panthers||7-3||What happens in the end zone, stays in the end zone.|
|New Orleans Saints||8-2||Go go Gadget neck!|
|Indianapolis Colts||7-3||Looks like the "helmet-rip-head butt" drill is starting to pay off.|
|New England Patriots||7-3||Thank God for that fiasco on the last play. If it weren't for that, people might be talking about the 75-, 81-, and 83-yard touchdown drives you gave up.|
|Cincinnati Bengals||7-4||If you could only play the Browns at home every week.|
|Chicago Bears||6-4||Soldier Field is the best part of your defense.|
|San Francisco 49ers||6-4||Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching you lose. I just think you're better than that.|
|Arizona Cardinals||6-4||It's nice to see the bird finally get the better of the cat, even if it is just a Jaguar.|
|Detroit Lions||6-4||Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. We've seen this movie before.|
|Philadelphia Eagles||6-5||You'll stay right here. I'm sick of moving NFC East teams up one week just to move them down the next.|
|Miami Dolphins||5-5||The NFL is looking into allegations that you were hazing the Chargers.|
|Dallas Cowboys||5-5||Is 14 days long enough to get over a 32-point beatdown? I don't know. I'm just asking.|
|New York Giants||4-6||I'm not sure if it's the four wins in a row, the fact that you play Dallas next, or the suckfest of a division in which you reside, but I'm moving you up|
|New York Jets||5-5||Rex Ryan is a genius motivator . . . every other week.|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||4-6||Bumble beatdown!|
|Baltimore Ravens||4-6||Damn rain delays.|
|Green Bay Packers||5-5||I'm praying for the speedy recovery of Aaron Rodgers. (Once you're mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.)|
|Oakland Raiders||4-6||Lane Kiffen is still available.|
|Cleveland Browns||4-6||You're not the first team who's slept with Jason Campbell. Good luck with that.|
|St. Louis Rams||4-6||Who should we expect coming out of the bye? The team who beat the Colts, or the team who lost to Atlanta?|
|Tennessee Titans||4-6||You need this next win. Don't forget, you have to face Jacksonville again.|
|Buffalo Bills||4-7||I realize you won, but lets face it, you have a snowball's chance in hell of making the playoffs.|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2-8||Looks like you've rallied around saving Greg Schiano's job. Good work.|
|Washington Redskins||3-7||Things aren't so rosy in Skins camp. This week, wide receiver Santana Moss told quarterback Robert Griffin III, "Nah nah nah nah nah nah!" and RGIII replied, "Oh no you d'int!"|
|San Diego Chargers||4-6||If you were my child, I'd put you in a rubber room. With a helmet.|
|Atlanta Falcons||2-8||If you win just one more game, the Saints would be my choice.|
|Minnesota Vikings||2-8||You have pretty stiff competition for the No. 1 draft pick. Don't screw it up by winning any more games.|
|Houston Texans||2-8||Houston, you have a problem.|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||1-9||Once again, you're the stool at the bottom of the pool.|
WHODATNATION .... what do you guys think bout Corey White taking the place of Jabari? ... I think he is more than capabler ...
I know Victor Butler can come back this year, but I hope he doesn't, it would be better if he got fully healthy and have a full training camp in 2014.
There are already serious discussions among auto manufacturers about moving future cars to a subscription model. You wouldn't own the car, you would subscribe to an automated navigation service. When they stopped supporting the car, you'd have to get a new one. I don't like that idea at all. I want to own my car, not subscribe to its use.
@saintinsiam Saints suck!!!
@saintinsiam answer my question below first ...
dont get me wrong .... i like you ... but finally you decided to take a break from talking your panthers up ....
@JJ Brandon "Buck" Lafell Finally ..... geeze
@mountaineer4ever He better start playing better than he did against the 49ers.
@LSU4LIFE Later Bud!
@LSU4LIFE They have three weeks to decide what to do with him. I think that he will stay on the PUP for the rest of the season. He is only 6 months removed from surgery. It usually takes 8-12 months to make a full recovery.
@JJ Brandon "Buck" Lafell That's true. Because I am transferring from our office in New Zealand to the one in Australia, I have been home for the whole thing so far. But, I think that I will be going to work next week and will miss most of the rest of the season.
@FalconsFan0125 Better days ahead just not in 2013.
@FalconsFan0125 Beat those Aints
@FalconsFan0125 Later Bud!
@mountaineer4ever i haven't even talked them up
You can watch any game online, and most cities abroad have bars where you can watch the game too. I watched the Packers lose to the Cardinals in the playoffs in a Frankfurt bar, I watched the Vikings lose to the Saints in someone's Frankfurt apartment through an online feed, I watched the Packers win the Super Bowl in a bar in Groningen . . . Plenty of options.
@JJ Brandon "Buck" Lafell nah .... but not to the level where you are doing it .... Robertj said some stuff on monday evening and he was proven wrong ...
So I am not suppose to talk about how well Carolina has played lately...never talked up Carolina once.
@Tolzien is Da Truf Not always. It really depends on which shift you are working. We work 12 hour shifts and after working all you really want to do is get some sleep. The job is stressful and tiring.
@Tolzien is Da Truf That's not the problem. My job is pretty important to the safety of the drilling program and the rig crew. Whilst working, I do not have the time to spend online and most of our clients have regulations regarding internet usage while at work.
@Tolzien is Da Truf Not really for me. I work on oil rigs and unfortunately because of the nature of my job, I can't watch online.