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Week 11 JJ Rankings

17)   Cleveland (6-4)

Bigger impact? Getting Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron back on offense? Or losing Karlos Dansby and Jabaal Sheard for the year on defense?(Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

First place is a bad place to be. Wait….what? That doesn’t make any sense. Well it did in Week 11. First place teams went a puzzling 2-6. The only two wins came at the expense of other first place teams, so if you take those two games out of the equation, first place teams went […]

JJ Rankings week 10

9)       Seattle (6-3)

The Seahawks anemic passing game is going to catch up with them sooner or later. Rushing for 350 yards sure helps in the meantime though. (photo USA TODAY Sports / Steven Bisig)

Turnovers kill. In a season where the playing field has been so level, giving the ball away can be the equivalent of giving the game away. Just ask the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coming into Week 10, they were arguably the hottest team in football. So there is no way they should have struggled with the lowly […]

JJ Rankings WEEK 9

1)       Arizona (9-1)

No Carson Palmer? No problem. Drew Stanton completed passes to 10 different receivers, and the defense was dominant. Next week’s game in Seattle should be fun (USA TODAY Sports / Matthew Emmons)

  The NFL is a funny league. The balance of power is so uneven. For instance, in the AFC North, Baltimore is in last place with a 5-4 record. In the NFC South on the other hand, New Orleans is in first place with a 4-4 record. So while it is possible that the Ravens […]

JJ Ranks them Week 8

6)       Denver (7-3)

Peyton Manning clearly struggles against teams that can apply pressure on the quarterback without blitzing. Let’s see how he handles his next two games against Miami and KC, especially with all of the injuries the Broncos have sustained on the offensive side of the ball (photo Ron Chenoy / USA TODAY Sports)

  So this is the new NFL, huh? This is what the league mustaches want? If so, I’m not buying in. Call me old fashioned, but I actually enjoy the running game and defensive battles. Instead, we have been handed rule changes that have made it nearly impossible to play defense. The illegal contact rule […]

WEEK 7 JJ Ranks ‘em

6)       Denver (7-3)

Peyton Manning clearly struggles against teams that can apply pressure on the quarterback without blitzing. Let’s see how he handles his next two games against Miami and KC, especially with all of the injuries the Broncos have sustained on the offensive side of the ball (photo Ron Chenoy / USA TODAY Sports)

After another week in the books, the NFL continues to throw curveballs at its fans. The Seahawks seem to be falling apart, after trading Percy Harvin and falling to the Rams. The Bills pulled off a last second win, but lost their entire starting backfield. The Cowboys continued to take the league by storm. Detroit […]

NFL WEEK 6: the JJ RANKINGS

9)       Seattle (6-3)

The Seahawks anemic passing game is going to catch up with them sooner or later. Rushing for 350 yards sure helps in the meantime though. (photo USA TODAY Sports / Steven Bisig)

A tie. The Browns beating the Steelers. Injuries to Victor Cruz, Alex Mack, Stephan Ridley, Jarod Mayo, and other impact players. The Seahawks losing at home. Yep. Just another week in the topsy turvy, unpredictable NFL. This is why we watch. I can’t wait to see what next week has in store: 1 San Diego […]

JJ RANKINGS Week 5

17)   San Diego (5-4)

What the fuck happened to the Chargers? Three straight losses, including the most recent embarrassment against the Dolphins, has San Diego reeling (PR PHOTO)

Is this the year of the comeback or what? Another weekend, another slate of heart in your throat games, capped off by the Browns largest road comeback in NFL history. No lead is safe. Nothing is as it seems. Throw out everything you thought about this season in week 1, and throw out everything you […]

NFL JJ Rankings

28)   Tennessee (2-7)

Tennessee moved the ball well the first two possessions of the game, but then they seemed to remember they were the Titans.  (USA TODAY Sports / Aaron Doster)

F_ _ k NFL power rankings! This is the first of edition of the JJ Rankings. While most major outlets waste our time ranking teams in the early weeks of the season, I reserve judgment until the first month is complete. How do sites like ESPN and CBS rank teams in the preseason or after Week […]

Hits, Lies and Videotapes

Ray Rice (PR PHOTO)

    Ray Rice and Roger Goodell are both pretty screwed, very deserving of any and all repercussions that come from this but in the end they should both be banned from the NFL for life. I don’t think I need to go into much detail about this but I will briefly touch on it… […]

Little Napoleon

ROGER GOODELL (PR PHOTO)

The following is a narrative about a tiny little man. Although small in stature, his ego is matched by none. He rules over a legion of men sculpted like warriors that could each crush him with a single blow. His empire is unmatched in power and is beloved by many. He judges with an iron […]