Bo Scaife and the Tennessee Titans look to be running away from the rest of the AFC. After Monday night’s come from behind win over the Indianapolis Colts, the Titans improve to 7-0 and remain atop my Power Rankings for Week 9.
1. Tennessee Titans (7-0) Last Week #1: After a resounding win over the Colts Monday night I hear the Titans loud and clear.
2. New York Giants (6-1) Last Week #4: The G-Men went into Heinz field and did what few teams have done, outplay the Steelers to the tune of four Ben Roethlisberger interceptions.
3. Washington Redskins (6-2) Last Week #6: Jason Campbell 23-28 for 328 yards 1 TD, Santana Moss 9 receptions 140 yards 1 TD, Clinton Portis 24 carries 126 yards. When the core of the offense puts up those kind of numbers they are tough to beat.
4. Carolina Panthers (6-2) Last Week #7: These Panthers who have made a slow steady climb in the rankings are beginning to show their teeth.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) Last Week #2: Even without Santonio Holmes the game was within reach. The holding penalty that called back a Nate Washington TD was the backbreaker.
6. Chicago Bears (4-3) Last Week #9: Can’t afford to look past the Lions before the big game against the Titans.
7. Buffalo Bills (5-2) Last Week #3: Turnovers in the fourth quarter doomed the Bills.
8. New England Patriots (5-2) Last Week #11: Not willing to give up the division to the Bills that easily. First things first, handle the Colts Sunday in Indy, then the Bills in Foxboro.
9. Dallas Cowboys (5-3) Last Week #15: The ‘Boys gutted one out when everyone was ready to throw dirt on their season.
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-3) Last Week #5: The Bucs inability to establish a ground game became their indoing Sunday.
11. Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) Last Week #14: Brian Westbrook had a career day on the ground (167 yards), Andy Reid notched his 100th win as Eagles head coach and the Birds win again coming off the bye week.
12. Arizona Cardinals (4-3) Last Week: The Cardinals had two second half turnovers converted into ten Panthers points. Can’t give the ball away on the road.
13. Green Bay Packers (4-3) Last Week #13: Two tough road games beginning in Tennessee Sunday.
14. Baltimore Ravens (4-3) Last Week #16: This team is gaining momentum. I love the Flacco to Smith to Flacco hookup.
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4) Last Week #10: Whatever I said regarding the Jags and consistency, forget it.
16. Atlanta Falcons (4-3) Last Week #12: First year coach Mike Smith learned the value of second half timeouts the hard way Sunday against the Eagles.
17. New Orleans Saints (4-4) Last Week #20: When was the last time the Saints and Falcons played a meaningful game?
18. Houston Texans (3-4) Last Week #21: If not for Sage Rosenfels giving the game away to the Colts, the Texans would be second in the division.
19. Denver Broncos (4-3) Last Week #19: Two upcoming games against the Dolphins and Browns cannot be taken for granted.
20. New York Jets (4-3) Last Week #22: The Jets have beaten one team with a winning record. Five of their remaining nine games are against teams above .500.
21. Miami Dolphins (3-5) Last Week #27: Can the ‘Phins regroup for possible harsh conditions at Invesco Mile High against the Broncos.
22. Cleveland Browns (3-4) Last Week #26: All of the sudden the Browns are in the thick of the division race with a home meeting against the Ravens on Sunday.
23. Minnesota Vikings (3-4) Last Week #24: Big home game against a hot Texans team Sunday.
24. Indianapolis Colts (3-4) Last Week #17: The season is slipping away with the Jags and Texans on their heels.
25. San Diego Chargers (3-5) Last Week #18: The “Know it alls” are saying that this team will right itself like last season. I don’t see it.
26. Seattle Seahawks (2-5) Last Week #29: Win over the Niners did wonders for Seneca Wallace’s confidence.
27. St. Louis Rams (2-5) Last Week #23: You won’t see this Rams team out of anymore games by the fourth quarter for the remainder of the season.
28. Oakland Raiders (2-5) Last Week #27: Don’t feel too bad the Ravens defense make offenses disappear.
29. Kansas City Chiefs (1-6) Last Week #31: The Chiefs have got to win a close one sooner or later.
30. San Francisco 49ers (2-6) Last Week #28: Yes Michelle, they looked this bad on Sunday. But don’t worry the new “Iron Mike” will whip these cats into shape.
31. Detroit Lions (0-7) Last Week #32: The Lions can only hope the Bears are looking so far ahead to the Titans that they forget to show up…literally.
32. Cincinnati Bengals (0-7) Last Week: How about no bye week until the Bengals win a game.