There are always surprise teams each year in the NFL. Then, on the other hand, there are teams that seem to do good every year with their solid core of base players.
About every seven to ten years, a group of the teams that were atop the league seem to fall to the depths of the unknown, and a few teams formerly in the abyss rise to the surface in a seemingly brand new lifeboat.
Every year, several times a year, so-called experts create massive lists of projected fantasy stats and power rankings.
At times they hit the nail square on the head. However, all too often somebody comes out of the woodwork, and has a massive year, whether it be a team unexpectedly making a playoff run (see Arizona Cardinals for 2009 version), or a player such as Steve Slaton who was a third round pick by the Texans last year and amassed 1282 yards on an average of 4.8 yards per carry and put up nine rushing TD’s.
I will never claim to be an expert, even if one day via some miracle I should become what others refer to as such. I do like to read these predictions, interpret them, and attempt to develop my own take based on the article writer’s side of things, and my personal opinion.
This is my interpreted attempt at developing my own power rankings list. Some of these predictions will be direct hits.
Just as I expect some of these predictions will be extraordinary misses. Altogether, I suspect it will be a fairly accurate guide of the season on the brink.
For, while I don’t consider myself an expert, I am and always will be a very passionate fan of NFL football.
I previously wrote about teams 32-21. This article covers 20-11 and I’ll follow it up with the top ten. All comments, critiques, and critics are welcome.