Number 17: Arizona Cardinals (4-4) – Last Week 16
The Cardinals had a bye week this past week. Arizona has been pretty good this year, however, their remaining schedule is not a very easy one. Palmer also needs to play better than he has been. He has thrown at least one interception in every single game this season.
Number 18: Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) – Last Week 23
What a game by Nick Foles. His seven touchdown performance tied the record for the most passing touchdowns in a single game. Let’s see if they can keep it up this week against Green Bay who is around the middle of the pack when it comes to defending the pass.
Number 19: Miami Dolphins (4-4) – Last Week 19
Despite a huge win against a really good team, I am keeping my Dolphins at 19. I know this team fairly well and now everything that is going on with Martin and Incognito they are not in a good place. For a line that was already on pace to give up a record amount of sacks, losing two key players is not a good thing. Well, maybe in this case it is. It really can’t get any worse at this point. Typical South Florida franchise.
Number 20: Baltimore Ravens (3-5) – Last Week 14
Well, I said last week that I would give the Ravens the benefit of the doubt. I figured that they would be able to bounce back and defeat the Browns, but I guess I was wrong. This team has absolutely no running game. Flacco is good, but if he has to throw the ball 41 times a game, chances are they won’t be very successful.
Number 21: Oakland Raiders (3-5) – Last Week 20
Tough game for Oakland. Terrelle Pryor didn’t exactly have his best game, Darren McFadden re-aggravated his hamstring injury and the defense let Nick Foles throw seven touchdown passes.
Number 22: Washington Redskins (3-5) – Last Week 25
The Redskins were able to force overtime after an incredible goal line stand. Griffin played pretty efficient, however, he is still not the same Griffin that we were used to seeing last season. Despite a bad start the Redskins are only two games out of first place in the NFC East. We’ll just have to wait and see how they can close out their season.
Number 23: Buffalo Bills (3-6) – Last Week 21
The Bills were unable to overcome the Chiefs defense this past Sunday. However, rookie quarterback, Jeff Tuel did play pretty well for the situation he was put in. Next up for Buffalo, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Number 24: Cleveland Browns (4-5) – Last Week 27
The Browns got a nice win against the Super Bowl Champs this past Sunday. Jason Campbell has really stepped up as the Browns quarterback. So far, Campbell has five touchdowns with zero interceptions and a 106.6 passer rating. It is clear that Brandon Weeden.
Number 25: Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6) – Last Week 24
The Steelers were completely dominated in all phases of the ball against New England. In their defense, no one really expected this from New England due to their offensive struggles this season. I still don’t think I’ll ever be used to seeing a team put up over 50 points against the “Steel Curtain”.
Number 26: New York Giants (2-6) – Last Week 26
After losing their first six games the Giants have been able to turn it around a bit winning two straight games. Surprisingly, they are still somewhat alive in the division. This week’s game against Oakland is going to be a big one!
Number 27: Atlanta Falcons (2-6) – Last Week 22
The struggles are real in Atlanta. After losing to the Arizona Cardinals two weeks ago, the Falcons were absolutely manhandled by the Carolina Panthers. Much like Houston they were a team with such high hopes that failed miserably.
Number 28: Houston Texans (2-6) – Last Week 28
Wow, what a bad night in Houston. Prior to heading to the locker room head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the sidelines. The good news is he is alert and coherent. Back to football, the team blew an 18 point lead at home to lose the game. They also lost Arian Foster to a back injury. Unfortunate turn of events for the Texans.
Number 29: St. Louis Rams (3-6) – Last Week 29
The Rams lost yet another close game to a good team. After almost knocking off the Seahawks, the Rams fell to the Titans by only 7 points. Zac Stacy has been a real bright spot on this team this season. They are playing pretty good football, they just need Bradford back.
Number 30: Minnesota Vikings (1-7) – Last Week 30
The Vikings actually received some decent play out of their quarterback, however, the defense was unable to hold off the Cowboys last minute drive to win the game. On the bright side, Adrian Peterson was an absolute beast, rushing for 140 yards.
Number 31: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8) – Last Week 31
So close, yet so far! Not too many people expected Tampa to go into Seattle and play as well as they did. Too bad they weren’t able to pull off the upset. Would have been something else.
Number 32: Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8) – Last Week 32
Finally, a week in which the Jaguars did not lose a game. Too bad it was their bye week! Things aren’t looking too good for next week as they have to travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans.