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    The Final Word Power Poll - Week 15

    Sorry this is late, but my 39th B'day was yesterday and I didn't touch a computer.

    Once again it is:

    [size=16pt]The Final Word[/size]
    Power Poll - based on the only stat which matters.

    1. (tie) San Diego - 12-2
    1. (tie) Chicago - 12-2
    3. (tie) Indianapolis - 11-3
    3. (tie) Baltimore - 11-3
    5. New England - 10-4
    6. (tie) Dallas - 9-5
    6. (tie) New Orleans - 9-5
    8. (tie) Phialdelphia - 8-6
    8. (tie) Seattle - 8-6
    8. (tie) NY Jets - 8-6
    8. (tie) Jacksonville - 8-6
    8. (tie) Cincinnati - 8-6
    8. (tie) Denver 8-6
    14. (tie) NY Giants - 7-7
    14. (tie) Atlanta - 7-7
    14. (tie) Buffalo - 7-7
    14. (tie) Tennessee - 7-7
    14. (tie) Pittsburgh - 7-7
    14. (tie) Kansas City - 7-7
    20. (tie) Minnesota - 6-8
    20. (tie) Green Bay - 6-8
    20. (tie) Carolina - 6-8
    20. (tie) San Francisco - 6-8
    20. (tie) St. Louis - 6-8
    20. (tie) Miami - 6-8
    26. Washington - 5-9
    27. (tie) Arizona - 4-10
    27. (tie) Houston - 4-10
    27. (tie) Cleveland - 4-10
    30. Tampa Bay - 3-11
    31. (tie) Detroit - 2-12
    31. (tie) Oakland - 2-12

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    Re: The Final Word Power Poll - Week 15

    Happy B-day Genius!

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    The other peasants:

    [size=12pt]ESPN[/size]

    Bears (4)
    Rex Grossman is covering for the defense? Sounds strange but in the last two games -- both wins -- Grossman has thrown for 539 yards, four TDs and no picks while the defense has allowed 58 points.

    Packers (22)
    Packers in the playoffs? It's possible if the Packers win twice, the Giants lose twice, St. Louis and Atlanta each lose once and Seattle wins once. Simple enough, right?

    Vikings (24)
    After Brad Johnson was booed off the field, rookie QB Tarvaris Jackson came in and drew comparisons to Michael Vick from Jets D. Still waiting to hear if Jets meant that as a compliment.

    Lions (32)
    Detroit is 23-71 in the Matt Millen era and he still has a job. That's the definition of untouchable. He could probably drive a Honda to work and the Ford family would still keep him around.

    [size=12pt]CBS Sportsline[/size]

    Bears (3)
    Hidden in all the Rex Grossman talk is that the defense isn't playing as well as expected. That could be a problem come playoff time.

    Vikings (20)
    They're proof you can't win in this league without a quarterback. Their dim playoff hopes were crushed by the Jets.

    Packers (22)
    Is this the end for Brett Favre? Just two more games left? Do the Packers care? We'll see.

    Lions (32)
    Don't you get the feeling they're here to stay? Brady Quinn will be yours in five months.

    [size=12pt]Fox Sports[/size]

    Bears (3)
    The Bears wrapped up a first round bye, a division title, and home field throughout the NFC playoffs with their 34-31 Overtime win over Tampa on Sunday. Rex Grossman played his best game of the season, tossing for 399 yards and 2 Touchdowns in the effort. Despite squandering a 24-3 third quarter lead, the Bears came out on top in the end. Brian Urlacher spoke bluntly with reporters after the game, "We're 12-2, we have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. What more do you want from us at this point in time?"

    Vikings (23)
    The Metrodome boos started early Sunday, and really didn't stop until quarterback Brad Johnson was lifted from the game. Losers of six of their last eight, Vikings fans got a look of the future in the final quarter of Sunday's embarrassing home loss to the Jets. Tarvaris Jackson entered the game with the outcome all but settled and played well in relief. Jackson completed 14 of 23 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown in a quarter of action. Brad Johnson completed less passes for less yards than the rookie in his three frames of work. Like all the other disappointing 6-8 teams in the NFC, the Vikings are still somehow alive for the playoffs. If they make it there, they'll more than likely do so on the arm of the kid, not the veteran.

    Packers (24)
    Brett Favre broke Dan Marino's career completions record on Sunday, but did not exactly play the best game of his career. Throwing three interceptions in Sunday's win, a dejected Favre spoke with disgust after the game, "We were lucky to win the game," Favre said. "We'll take it. But for us to be talking playoffs -- and I heard that there has been playoff talk -- I mean, we've got a long ways to go." At 6-8 with wins over Minnesota and San Francisco, that playoff talk is actually legit. Sickening, right?

    Lions (31)
    Jon Kitna was sacked 6 times, threw 2 interceptions, and connected with star receiver Roy Williams only once in Sunday's 17-9 loss in Green Bay. Don't be shocked if some Lions fans ask for Brady Quinn jerseys this Christmas.

    [size=12pt]Dr. Z-SI[/size]

    Bears (2)
    Did that really adequately describe the top-ranked Chargers to you? It didn't? Let's try again. On Thursday DT Tank Johnson was busted for having six unlicensed guns. He returned to practice and apologized to the team Friday afternoon. That night he went clubbing, and while he was dancing at the Ice Bar his bodyguard, Willie Posey, was shot and killed. Thought you've heard it all? How about the following? On Sunday Joe Buck, hosting Fox's pregame show, served us a blind item referring to Johnson as "training dogs to kill." Howie Long, who maintains journalistic integrity, promptly jumped him on this one. "Training to kill what?" he said. "Where'd that come from?" Buck, true to the instincts of all sound bite airheads, went into a stammering backstroke and bailed out. And having eloquently summarized two 2006 powers we move on to ...

    Packers (24)
    According to Favre, Ed Hochuli, the star struck referee, congratulated him on breaking Dan Marino's all time completion record during the Lions game. Now if I would have had access to Hochuli's head, I'd have planted this evil thought: "Congratulations, Brett, on needing only eight more picks to break George Blanda's all time interception record." But that's just evil old me.

    Vikings (25)
    My God, how often must we witness this scenario? Brad Johnson, 38-year-old QB. Naah, that's not old, the voices from the TV set keep telling us. He's as good as he ever was. Amazing. Then December arrives. Season has been going on for too many weeks. Thirty-eight-year-old QBs are feeling like 58. Enter high draft rookie Tarvaris Jackson at the end of the third quarter against the Jets. Wow, he actually runs around. And makes people miss. Players are inspired. New life. Johnson? Hmm, time to look at his contract and cap number. The hard world of the NFL moves on.

    Lions (31)
    Michael Simon, a regular correspondent and a ferociously loyal Lions fan, wants to know why, year after year, Detroit suffers more and worse injuries than any other team. Eight of their preferred starters were missing against Green Bay Sunday. "Could somebody please do an investigation of their conditioning or their turf or nutrition or something?" poor Michael asks. I'll get on it, I swear. I'll ask Matt Millen at the next league meetings ... if he's still around.

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    Bears (3)
    Rex Grossman appears to be back on track, but key losses on the defensive side of the ball are piling up, resulting in the Bears surrendering 58 points over their last two games.

    Packers (22)
    Before you get too giddy about a potential playoff berth for the Packers, keep in mind they must win their last two games while teams like the Giants, Rams, and Falcons must give them a ton of help.

    Vikings (25)
    The Vikings have decided to bench Brad Johnson in favor of a quarterback who still, you know, has a pulse.

    Lions (32)
    After spending three top-ten draft picks on the wide receiver position in recent years, former Rams safety Mike Furrey leads the Lions with 77 catches this season. Go figure.

    [size=12pt]Gridiron Grumblings[/size]

    Bears (2)
    Vikings (20)
    Packers (23)
    Lions (31)


    [size=12pt]Football Outsiders (DVOA Ratings)[/size]

    Bears (2)
    Devin Hester wears number 23, like Chicago legends Michael Jordan and Ryne Sandberg. This means that Hester is destined for the Hall of Fame, and that he is destined to inexplicably retire in the middle of his career, only to return a year-and-a-half later.

    Packers (19)
    This might be the last home game ever for veteran long-snapper Rob Davis, and some other guy.

    Vikings (20)
    The drop of four places in the rankings is more than just the loss to the Jets. Minnesota's best game of the season, by far, was the 31-13 win over Seattle. That's now eight weeks in the rear view mirror, so it's dropping in the equations.

    Lions (32)
    The Lions lead the league with 15 penalties declined. No, I have no idea if that means anything, but there is a limit to the number of weeks I can make a Matt Millen joke.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: The Final Word Power Poll - Week 15

    "Acumen" wrote:
    Vikings (25)
    The Vikings have decided to bench Brad Johnson in favor of a quarterback who still, you know, has a pulse.
    That's harsh, but true.
    If Bollinger were healthy, he'd be playing.

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    Re: The Final Word Power Poll - Week 15

    Lions (32)
    Detroit is 23-71 in the Matt Millen era and he still has a job. That's the definition of untouchable. He could probably drive a Honda to work and the Ford family would still keep him around.
    hahaha, so true
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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