Here’s a quick look at the ExtremeRavens’ Power Rankings for Week Nine. See the complete rankings here.
|Ups and Downs|
|Winning in convincing fashion and running away with the AFC… first round bye, here they come.|
|Sneaking past the Steelers, but keeping their momentum. And Coughlin’s grip on this team is iron-tight.|
|A game up in a strong division is a good place to be.|
|Matt Cassel isn’t Tom Brady. But it doesn’t really matter.|
|They still aren’t the most impressive 6-2 team we’ve ever seen, but 6-2 they are and in good position at the mid-way point.|
|The Giant’s just ‘Steelered’ the Steelers. Ouch. One game up in the AFC North might be enough, but with the Browns and Ravens both surging, the Steelers have got to watch their back.|
|They let the Cowboys sneak by, but Gruden will have this team fighting for a division title all season long.|
|Already lost all the ground they had on the Pats, now the Dolphins and Jets are looking up too.|
|That wasn’t quite typical Cowboy football of the past few years, but it got the job done. Jason Witten’s hurt now too? Can Jerry Jones play?|
|Thanks to the overwhelming strength of the NFC’s East and South divisions, the Pack and Bears are fighting for the only slot left: the division title. Advantage so far: Packer.|
|They stopped the Dolphins gimmicky attack last week, and then reused the same gimmicks this week themselves. Now that’s sneaky, Cam Cameron. He’s crazy like a fox, my friends.|
And here’s how the Ravens line up in other polls from around the nation…
ESPN.com: 14 - It’s no secret that QB Joe Flacco has a strong arm. But who knew he had great hands, as evidenced by his 43-yard catch Sunday?
FoxSports.com: 20 - The Ravens have a Super Bowl-caliber defense — No. 1 against the run and No. 2 overall in the NFL. But Baltimore still can’t throw the ball downfield well enough to be a true contender — with an NFL-low 3 touchdown passes in 2008.
CBSSportsline.com: 17 - After getting blown out by Indy two weeks ago, they’ve bounced back with two victories. Credit goes to the defense. It has dominated the past two weeks.
What’s your say? With the Ravens at 4-3, how do you see things this week in the NFL?