NFL Power Poll with a BCS Twist: Week 3

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NFL Power Poll with a BCS Twist: Week 3
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The last time the Pats and Giants hooked up when it mattered was SB XLII

With each passing Sunday and Monday in the NFL, we learn that we know nothing about which two teams will be playing in Indianapolis on the first Sunday in February.

I know the Packers are undefeated, and have the best offense this side of the 2007 Patriots, but that's my point. Anyone remember what happened to the undefeated New England Patriots that season?

Today promises to be another anomaly with a slate of great games scheduled. The headliner is Sunday night's AFC North showdown between the red-hot Pittsburgh Steelers, who are looking to win their fifth in a row as well as to extract revenge on their opponents, the Baltimore Ravens.

In a game that feels like it was 10 years ago, the Ravens beat up the Steelers 35-7 on opening weekend, and embarrassed Pittsburgh in the process. The Ravens seem to run up the score, by faking an extra point and running the ball in for two points, as well as forcing Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger into three interceptions and two lost fumbles.

Pittsburgh gets the purple birds at home this time, and is looking to avoid being swept by Baltimore for the first time since 2006. This Sunday also brings us the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets, as well as the San Diego Chargers hosting the Green Bay Packers.

Who would have thought that the Bills would be looking to take control of the AFC East with a victory over New York? Sunday will also give us a rematch of Super Bowl XLII between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. 

Will the Patriots recover from their loss to the Steelers last week, or will the Giants, who are once again playing good first-half football, buck the trend of recent years, and continue playing good football heading into the second half of the season?

Here is week three of my BCS style power poll rankings. If you are unfamiliar with how this works, then simply click here for a review of the point structure.

So, if you're looking for something to read before the games start today, give this a try, and as always, please be sure to leave your comments.

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