Simon Wigdor: Grade 8
It’s now week 11 in the National Football League. There have been many disappointments for some teams, while many others have exceeded their expectations. The Buckley Bark analysis of the power rankings came into existence through examining team players, injuries, and wins and losses.
Here are the Buckley Bark Power Rankings for football right now:
32. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns are 0-10. They’re having terrible trouble at the QB position, and their defense is composed of primarily rookies.
31. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are struggling on the defensive end. They are the last in the league in rushing yards against.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars
With Chris Ivory and T.J Yeldon struggling in the backfield, and with Blake Bortles at quarterback, the Jaguars are not looking good this year.
29. Chicago Bears
The Bears are encountering major defensive and QB problems. Jay Cutler has sort of been a no-show, turning the ball over way too much. The defense is giving up way too many points as well.
28. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers have been a disappointment so far this season. QB Cam Newton and company aren’t looking good. The offense has been increasingly stagnant this year.
27. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins aren’t playing well, however, they do have an upside with Jay Ajayi playing very well at running back.
26. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts aren’t playing well due to the poor pass protection. Their offensive line is filled with gaps, and Andrew Luck has been sacked more then any other QB. It doesn’t look great for the Colts.
25. San Diego Chargers
Quarterback Phillip Rivers is starting to play well, and the Chargers’ offensive is starting to hit the ground running. Melvin Gordon also posted 35 fantasy points last week having a monster game as running back.
24. New York Jets
The Jets are out of sync, and they have been going back and forth between quarterbacks. Yet RB Matt Forte has played solid football, so there is an upside for the jets.
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With rookie QB Jamies Winston and phenomenal WR Mike Evans, the Bucs look pretty good. If their secondary holds up, they could be a playoff football team.
22. New Orleans Saints
Veteran QB Drew Brees has been playing up to par, and then RB Mark Ingram is coming back, so the Saints look poised to make the playoffs.
21. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have figured out how to win games this year and that is through their defense. The offense hasn’t been great, but their defense has been superb.
20. Baltimore Ravens
Wide receiver Mike Wallace and quarterback Joe Flacco are playing pretty well, and the Ravens look better then ever this year. They also look poised to make the playoffs.
19. Tennessee Titans
DeMarco Murray has looked rejuvenated at running back, and Marcus Mariota is playing extremely well in the pocket. He has the potential to be the next Tom Brady. The Titans will make the playoffs most likely.
18. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams aren’t looking great, but they did hold the Jets to 6 points last week. If their defense holds up and RB Todd Gurley starts playing well, they will make the playoffs.
17. Detroit Lions
QB Matthew Stafford is playing very well, and WR Marvin Jones has been phenomenal. The Lions look like a threat this year.
16. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals and QB Andy Dalton put up a lot of points, however, their defense needs to come through if they want to make the playoffs.
15. New York Giants
The Giants are playing well this year. QB Eli Manning and WR Odell Beckham are looking great again. The Giants look as if they will win their division.
14. Houston Texans
The Texans and QB Brock Osweiler are winning games due to their outstanding defense. They look like they will win the contest in their division.
13. Green Bay Packers
The Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers look very decent, but they are always a threat just because of Rodgers. If RB Eddie Lacy comes back, they will be a dangerous team.
12. Denver Broncos
QB Trevor Siemian and the Broncos look good, They are winning games. Their defense has been like last year, and they look as if they will make the playoffs.
11. Washington Redskins
The Redskins look strong, They have a lot of depth at the RB position, and QB Kirk Cousins is playing very well.
10. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks are playing well — not as well as last year, but with QB Russell Wilson, they look good and are in the playoff hunt.
9. Buffalo Bills
A surprise to most, the Bills are at number 9 because of how they are playing as a unit. They are winning games as a whole team and look good under new coach Rex Ryan.
8. Atlanta Falcons
QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones are looking superb. The Falcons will make the playoffs due to their threatening offense.
7. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders, with QB Derek Carr and WR Amari Cooper, will contest for the Super Bowl. They are a really young team and look very good.
6. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings as a surprise to most look very good this year. QB Sam Bradford is playing well, as is Adrian Peterson at the running back position.
5. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles and their rookies look like a threatening squad. QB Carson Wentz looks like a great fit for them.
4. Arizona Cardinals
David Johnson, a monster RB, is single-handily winning games for them. The Cardinals are an exciting team to watch.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are filled with talent this year: QB Big Ben, WR Antonio Brown, and RB Le’Veon Bell. How could they lose a game?
2. New England Patriots
The Patriots are as good as ever. With QB Tom Brady back, TE Rob Gronkowski is playing really well, and RB LeGarrette Blount is also playing superb. The Patriots will most likely return to the Super Bowl.
1. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are in first place, but the string of rookies won’t win the Super Bowl. Instead, the New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl. They are the most experienced and smartest football team this year.
This concludes our power rankings. The New England Patriots will win the most sought-after trophy in U.S. sports.