dky(se)1. How bad are the Cardinals? After starting the season 4-0 they have now lost 9 in a row.

2. In those 9 losses they have been outscored by their opponents, 231-95.

3. The Houston Texans were my pick to make the Super Bowl out of the AFC and while I’m not ready to jump ship, that ship is getting a bit creaky.

4. Adrian Peterson has exactly 1,600 yards rushing this season through 13 games. He’s averaged 123.1 rushing yards per game at 6 yards per carry (both lead the NFL).

5. His last three games are @ Rams, @ Texans, Packers. He needs 400 yards to reach 2,000 on the season. To become the 7th man to reach the milestone, Peterson would have to average a robust 133.3 yards rushing per game.

6. I’m a fan of the Buffalo Bills. It’s clear that I’m quite self loathing.

7. Giants rookie RB David Wilson had a breakout party! It took a lot longer than some would have thought (myself included), but he shredded the Saints D to the tune of 13 carries, 100 yards & 2 TD’s. Also not to be overlooked
was his personal decimation of the Saints special teams unit. Greg McMahon (Saints special teams coordinator) had to be talked into giving up all sharp objects after the game.

8. Drew Brees leads the NFL with 4,028 passing yards. Matthew Stafford is second with 4,006. Their teams are 5-8 & 4-9 (respectively). It begs the question, “Has there ever been a season in which the two leaders in passing yardage were both from teams with losing records?” Rather long-winded question.

9. Calvin Johnson has a chance at breaking an all-time greats record. Jerry Rice accumulated 1,848 receiving yards in 1995. If Megatron can manage 303 receiving yards he’ll be the new record holder for most receiving yards in a season.

10. My top 5 for MVP (in order);

Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
Aldon Smith, DE, San Francisco 49ers

On to the rankings!!

Week 15 Power Rankings
(last week’s ranking in parentheses)
1 (3) – Broncos (10-3)
2 (4) – Patriots (10-3)
3 (1) – Texans (11-2)
4 (2) – Falcons (11-2)
5 (5) – Packers (9-4)
6 (6) – 49ers (9-3-1)
7 (8) – Colts (9-4)
8 (9) – Seahawks (8-5)
9 (7) – Ravens (9-4)
10 (12) – Giants (8-5)
11 (10) – Bears (8-5)
12 (14) – Redskins (7-6)
13 (11) – Steelers (7-6)
14 (16) – Vikings (7-6)
15 (17) – Cowboys (7-6)
16 (13) – Bengals (7-6)
17 (15) – Buccaneers (7-6)
18 (21) – Rams (6-6-1)
19 (24) – Jets (6-7)
20 (18) – Dolphins (5-8)
21 (20) – Lions (6-7)
22 (19) – Saints (5-8)
23 (29) – Panthers (4-9)
24 (26) – Chargers (5-8)
25 (27) – Eagles (5-8)
26 (28) – Browns (5-8)
27 (23) – Bills (5-8)
28 (22) – Cardinals (4-9)
29 (25) – Titans (4-9)
30 (30) – Jaguars (2-11)
31 (31) – Raiders (3-10)
32 (32) – Chiefs (2-11)

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