Comparisons are a vital part of sports. We can't set our eyes on a new talent without immediately pointing to who that player reminds us of, like the Leonardo Di Caprio meme from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I do it too, so I wish I had an answer for why we can't escape the jaws of a player-comp,...
2019 NFL Power Rankings: Week Nine
Here at the ICT Zone, our power rankings are based on a very simple philosophy. "To be the man you gotta beat the man", if a lower ranked team beats a higher ranked team, then the two teams automatically swap spots regardless of results from prior weeks. Here are the changes for Week 9 of the NFL season.
Last week, the Colts were at the top of the NFL and this week they renewed their lease with a victory over the Denver Broncos. The Colts got over the loss of Andrew Luck the best way they could, by racking up the wins. The rest of the top 10 held up besides the Chargers swapping into the top 8 with the troubled Chicago Bears.
Next week there are two matchups to look forward to with the Viings visiting the Chiefs and the Patriots visiting the Ravens. We will see if the Patriot defense for real if they can handle the explosive Lamar Jackson and his quest for 6,000 yards.
The Falcons, Bears, Rams and Saints get the bye week to get themselves situated for the second half of the season.
1. Indianapolis Colts
This team is built to win no matter who is at Quarterback.
2. Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is starting to make a real case for MVP.
3. New England Patriots
Hate to be that guy but the Patriots have not faced an offense ranked better than 19th.
4. New Orleans Saints
Bridgewater did his job and he did it well.
5. Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota looks like a borderline Super Bowl contender once again.
6. San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa is the best defensive player in the NFL.
7. Baltimore Ravens
The Lamar Jackson show is back.
8. Los Angeles Chargers +17
The Chargers need a miracle to save this season.
9. Houston Texans
The JJ Watt loss is crippling for a defense that was already struggling.
10. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders could really use a wide receiver right now . . . LOL.
11. Philadelphia Eagles +20
The Eagles look set to explode at any point this season.
12. Carolina Panthers
Kyle Allen had an awful game just when he needed to have a good one.
13. Detroit Lions
The Lions are much better than 3-3-1.
14. Kansas City Chiefs
This Chiefs defense needs to prove they are good enough to support Mahomes.
15. Cleveland Browns
Well this season ended quickly.
16. Tennessee Titans +4
Whew, the Titans are back on the path to 8 and 8.
17. Denver Broncos
The Broncos are stuck with no clear direction for the franchise.
18. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks need more than Russell Wilson.
19. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are just not a good team.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -4
Still can't decide if Jameis Winston is a good or bad quarterback.
21. Dallas Cowboys
Still no contact for Dak Prescott?
22. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are headed in the right direction.
23. Jacksonville Jaguars
Only a matter of time before the Jaguars run out of luck.
Keeping Dwayne Haskins out on the field is the best way to figure things out.
25. Chicago Bears -17
I think the Trubinsky experiment might be over.
26. New York Giants
Saquon Barkley is the real deal.
27. Los Angeles Rams
This Bye Week could not have come at a better time.
28. New York Jets
Not sure why trading Le'Veon Bell seemed like a good idea
29. Atlanta Falcons
Is it too soon to start saying trade Julio Jones?
30. Cincinnati Bengals
Free AJ Green.
31. Buffalo Bills -20
The Bills are way worse than 5 and 2.
32. Miami Dolphins
Biggest game of the season will be Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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