Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by thunderkyss, Oct 15, 2012.
Just out of curiosity, who do you believe is the five best teams in the NFL today?
Falcons are 6 and 1 but have barely squeaked by in their last 3 games against the Raiders the Redskins and the Panthers. Those are all 3 poor teams and I think this knocks down their quality considerably.
The Packers blew us out in our house but lost to the Colts
The Ravens are 5 and 1 but have gotten lucky in their last 2 games. 9 to 6 over KC was pretty bad
Patriots have lost to Baltimore, Arizona, and now Seattle. I don't think I'd consider them elite
The 49ers just got smushed by the Giants.
I'd say the list should go:
(no particular order)
as the top 3
(no particular order)
as the next 3
(no particular order)
as the next 2
That'd be my top 8
Id like to include Philly in there but they just have lost so many games... they can beat anyone and lost to anyone
The Falcons are 6-0 right now, the only unbeaten team left in the NFL.
I do not analyze by BCS standards, so it does not matter of the quality of teams beaten. At least one of the losses of each of those teams is from the Falcons.
I'd like to put our Texans in the top 5, but the complete lack of heart last night makes me believe that they have a lot to learn to run with the big dogs. I'd say that they are 6th or 7th on my list. They rolled over last night for a belly rub and left the stadium with tails between their legs. That was a pathetic and disappointing performance from everyone not named Watt.
The Pack lost to the Colts
The Patriots have 3 losses, including some pretty low quality teams
Why do they get the benefit of the doubt but the Texans dont?
They both have 1) HoF QBs, 2) Championship histories, 3) better head coaches.
Not dogging Kubiak, but let's be honest, one playoff season is a stepping stone, not a destination.
p.s. I have yet to see the Packers or Patriots lose in such a miserable way like the Texans showed us last night. They might have higher numbers in the loss column than the Texans, but they did not look like the 2006 Texans doing it. Last night looked like previous Texans teams that I'd just as soon forget. There was NO FIGHT in any aspect of the team.
That's fair, but I'm not quite sold on at least three of the teams you have listed as being better either. 49ers have lost big against both the Giants and Vikings, the Packers have lost to the Seahawks and Colts. The Patriots are 3-3 and don't look to be better. And how good is the Ravens defense going to be without Lewis & Webb? The Falcons & Giants look to be the top two teams in the NFL this week.
This is the main reason I started this thread. I wanted to see how myopic our fans are. I don't mean to call you out, or any offense to you. This... is not about you, or isolated to this board. "Every" Texans fan has the same line of thinking, judging by what I'm hearing on the radio, seeing on TV, & experience around town.
Can't put our team in the top 5 because we lacked heart last night, but I'm going to put a 3-3 team ahead of them. That team lacked heart three times where the Texans lacked heart once.
We got beat. No doubt about it. The 49ers got creamed. Damn near shut out at home. But they belong in the top 5.
Hey, I don't have a problem if you don't think the Texans belong in the top 5. But the 49ers & Packers? The Patriots lost to two teams from what has been regularly thought of as the worst division in the league & neither team was San Francisco, the consensus best team in that division.
But the Texans lack heart.
NFC is clearly better than AFC this year.
The NFC is stacked this year. If the Broncos win tonight, there will be only two teams with winning records in the AFC, the Texans and Ravens.
1-31. Every team not named the Cleveland Browns.
32. The Cleveland Browns.
For those saying the Texans haven't played any teams of note, yet...
Alan Burge ‏@AlanBurge
They lacked heart last night.
Missed the point entirely. If we lacked heart last night, it's been once in the last 6 weeks. The Packers lost 3 games this year, once to the Colts, where was their heart? They lost by 12 to SanFrancisco, couldn't score more than 12 points against Seattle...... Rodgers got sacked 8 times in the first half against Seattle.. why are they a better team than the Texans?
New England lost to Arizona & Seattle... they blew a 13 point lead in the 4th Qtr... where was their heart? & that was just yesterday.
The Texans are no different than any other team out there. You win some, you lose some, for whatever reason. We laid an egg last night, it's not like most of the teams on the top five in this thread had not lain an egg this season.
I will move the Broncos into the top five and remove the pats. I think when everything is said and done, the Broncos will be there right to the end in the AFC. Great QB, decent running game and two solid pass rushers on defense, one on each end. This is all a recipe for success in my book.
I can understand that. But the Broncos are a young team. We saw a tale of two halfs tonight, looked awful familiar. They're a talented bunch, in a volatile division. If their leaders can keep it all together, yes, they're one of the better teams in the league..... top five maybe.
There is a difference between losing a hard fought game and one where you lay down and get steamrolled.
Not in the Win column but in my level of anger, lol
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