Previous Ranking: 32
To my knowledge, which is admittedly severely limited, there is not a Vegas prop bet on whether Baylor or Denver will score more points this weekend. There should be, and it would be fascinating to see where the money went.
Previous Ranking: 31
Previous Ranking: 27
Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 15 times in four games. If the Steelers are not careful, they may not have a long-term solution at quarterback anymore.
29. New York Giants
Previous Ranking: 22
Seems like centuries ago New York was winning the Super Bowl. How this collapse has happened, and happened so suddenly, is mind-boggling.
Previous Ranking: 26
Josh Freeman is a really good pickup for the Vikings if they are able to keep him long-term. Unfortunately, the front office that acquired him may not have a chance to make that decision.
Previous Ranking: 19
For those who believe defense wins championships: Behold, the Carolina Panthers.
26. St. Louis Rams
Previous Ranking: 18
Things are about to get really tough for the Rams over the next nine weeks. We’re about to find out how much Jeff Fisher has left in the tank as a coach.
25. Oakland Raiders
Previous Ranking: 29
Injuries and a lack of a passing game has hurt the Raiders, but this is not a team that a contender wants to have to play. Especially in Oakland.
24. Buffalo Bills
Previous Ranking: 25
E.J. Manuel’s injury is disappointing, because they were really turning into a team that could have picked off a wild card spot. Without Manuel and Cincinnati, Miami, New Orleans, and Kansas City coming up the next four weeks any shot of a playoff spot seems out of reach.
Previous Ranking: 28
The healthier Robert Griffin III gets, the more dangerous Washington becomes. Making the playoffs is not out of the question in the wide open NFC East.