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POWER RANKINGS 11/20


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I repeat, Pittsburgh lost to a 1-8 team. Giants beat a 6-3 team. How did our places not move? At the very least shouldn't they swap?

 

I would agree with that. Atleast (for now) the Giants have been beating the bad teams and the only losses (2 close ones to Dallas) were to the best teams in the NFC.

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I repeat, Pittsburgh lost to a 1-8 team. Giants beat a 6-3 team. How did our places not move? At the very least shouldn't they swap?

 

Just look at the point differential of the two teams.

Pitt has scored 269 points and have allowed the leagues lowest of 145. Net points=124

We have scored 236 and allowed 200. Net points=36.

 

Pitt's losses have all come on the road. And although they struggle on the road, they have been dominating at home. They do deserve a slight edge over us for now.

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Just look at the point differential of the two teams.

Pitt has scored 269 points and have allowed the leagues lowest of 145. Net points=124

We have scored 236 and allowed 200. Net points=36.

 

Pitt's losses have all come on the road. And although they struggle on the road, they have been dominating at home. They do deserve a slight edge over us for now.

 

That's all well and good, but they still lost to the Jets.

 

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There is still a thought that an average AFC team is still better than a good NFC team. I tell you when the Pats beat Pittsburgh in a few weeks, they are going to drop several spots down.

 

That made sense last year when Pats, Colts, and Chargers were dominant. Now the Colts are limping by thanks to injuries (Giants last year), Chargers are coached by Norv Turner which kills any team, leaving the Pats as the sole team that is dominant and is pretty much a lock to beat any NFC team.

 

What other team in the AFC is SO MUCH BETTER than the NFC teams that the AFC is such a superior conference? Jaguars? They are an upper echelon team, but them vs an upper echelon NFC team (Cowboys, Packers, Giants) would be a fight. Pittsburgh? Same. They have lost to a mid-level NFC team (Cards).

 

Top 10 Teams: 5 AFC, 5 NFC

 

Point is the upper echelon AFC teams compete with the upper echelon NFC teams. Pats are an oddity that you can't really include in any comparison between the two. Besides them every team shows up Sunday and has a shot at losing. No team is dominant. No conference is levels above the other.

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That made sense last year when Pats, Colts, and Chargers were dominant. Now the Colts are limping by thanks to injuries (Giants last year), Chargers are coached by Norv Turner which kills any team, leaving the Pats as the sole team that is dominant and is pretty much a lock to beat any NFC team.

 

What other team in the AFC is SO MUCH BETTER than the NFC teams that the AFC is such a superior conference? Jaguars? They are an upper echelon team, but them vs an upper echelon NFC team (Cowboys, Packers, Giants) would be a fight. Pittsburgh? Same. They have lost to a mid-level NFC team (Cards).

 

Top 10 Teams: 5 AFC, 5 NFC

 

Point is the upper echelon AFC teams compete with the upper echelon NFC teams. Pats are an oddity that you can't really include in any comparison between the two. Besides them every team shows up Sunday and has a shot at losing. No team is dominant. No conference is levels above the other.

 

 

Apart from the Pats Lube, the Implication is that the AFC is better. It's based on the last few years more than anything. It may or may not hold. Let's face it, the feeling is that this Pittsburgh team is not far off the one that won the Superbowl 2 years ago, most of the players are the same.

 

Frankly, I think the Giants compete with either Indianapolis or Pitt and beat the Jags and San Dego.

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