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Week 1 Power Rankings

SDRay

Let's go Fleet! #GoBoats #AnchorDown
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#1
ESPN - http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?season=2006&week=1
16. There might not be a player in the NFL under more pressure than Philip Rivers. If he's good, it's not out of the question to think the Chargers can be one of the AFC's best teams. If he's not, they probably will be on the outside of the playoffs again.

FOX Sports - http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5653114
8. In the last decade, only 5 of the 14 teams debuting a non-rookie quarterback dropped by two or more wins compared to the previous season. Three of those teams were playing the young quarterbacks due to injury (Brooks Bollinger in 2005, for example). The other two teams were the 1999 Broncos, with Brian Griese replacing John Elway without a healthy Terrell Davis or Shannon Sharpe, and J.P. Losman's Bills, whose defense collapsed. We hereby guarantee that if LaDanian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates are injured for most of 2006, Philip Rivers will have a bad year.
 

MtlBoltsFan

Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016
#6
Those rankings are way off. It's just a matter of time before these guys realize most of last year's "powerhouse" teams have taken a huge step backwards.
 

sdchrger

Well-Known Member
#7
MtlBoltsFan said:
Those rankings are way off. It's just a matter of time before these guys realize most of last year's "powerhouse" teams have taken a huge step backwards.
It's funny, most of the experts' predictions are just rehasing how teams finished last season. Most experts have predicted the division winners will be:
The Pats
The Bengals
The Colts
The Donk
The Squacks
The Bears
The Panthers
The Giants.

All division winners or wild card teams. Way to go out on a fuggin limb!!

The only non-playoff teams getting any playoff slots are the cowboys, ravens, dolphins and Bolts. All, other than the Ravens, were within a game or two of the playoffs last year.

These things mean jack poop
 

O'reilly

Well-Known Member
#9
This season, we play 8 teams ranked 20th or lower in the Fox rankings...:yes: :tup: :icon_banana: :icon_toast: :icon_party: :rockout: :icon_beerbang: :football:
 

MtlBoltsFan

Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016
#11
O'reilly said:
This season, we play 8 teams ranked 20th or lower in the Fox rankings...:yes: :tup: :icon_banana: :icon_toast: :icon_party: :rockout: :icon_beerbang: :football:
Yah including playoff bound #22 St. Louis :icon_huh:
 
#12
_Kwak_ said:
Here is another one by our friend and Al teabagger, Pricksko.
CBS:
16 Chargers · Trends -
Philip Rivers takes over at quarterback, and he'll be fine. The Chargers will push the Broncos hard in the AFC West. If they don't make the playoffs, a coaching change is coming.
he's a mensa...:yes:
 

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