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NFL Power Rankings Week 16 - Chiefs Press Broncos For AFC West Title

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NFL Power Rankings Week 16 –
Panthers Remain Unbeaten - Chiefs Press Broncos For AFC West Title - NFL Power Poll

Rookies of the Week -
Offensive Player - RB David Johnson - Cardinals

Defensive Player - CB Marcus Peters - Chiefs

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - Jets

Defensive Player - CB Patrick Peterson - Cardinals

Photo - DE J.J. Watt - Texans

Team of Week 15 - Redskins
Matchup of Week 16 - Packers (10-4) at Cardinals (12-2)

Rank / Team / Record

1. Carolina Panthers (14-0)
The Panthers held on vs the GMen and look to finish unblemished.

2. New England Patriots (12-2)
Patriots are in position for home playoff games and bye week.

3. Arizona Cardinals (12-2)
QB Carson Palmer bombed the Eagles to clinch NFC West title.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (11-3)
Bengals win a big game vs 49ers and travel to Denver looking to clinch AFC North title.

5. Green Bay Packers (10-4)
Packers travel to Arizona in what could be a NFC playoff matchup in a few weeks.

6. Denver Broncos (10-4)
Broncos’ are limping down the stretch with Chiefs breathing down their back.

7. Seattle Seahawks (9-5)
The Seahawks are coming on strong in hopes to be the top ranked wild card playoff team.
8. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5)
Steelers’ come off huge victories over the Bengals and Broncos but face rival Ravens this week.

9. Kansas City Chiefs (9-5)
Chiefs won their 8th game in a row and host the weak Browns in key matchup.

10. Minnesota Vikings (9-5)
Vikings host the Giants this week in key matchup for their playoff wild card hopes.

11. New York Jets (9-5)
The Jets are playing well but host their East menace the Patriots with their AFC wild card playoff hopes in the balance.

12. Washington Redskins (7-7)
The Skins beat the Bills and have a chance to make playoffs with win over the Eagles this Saturday.

13. Houston Texans (7-7)
Texans beat the Colts in critical AFC South matchup and must win a big game vs Titans to maintain divisional lead.

14. New York Giants (6-8)
GMen came up short in a wild shootout with the Panthers and face long mathematical chances for the playoffs.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (6-8)
Eagles were bombed by the Falcons and must beat the Redskins to stay alive for the playoffs this week.

16. Atlanta Falcons (7-7)
Falcons’ host the Panthers in must win situation for their slim playoff hopes.

17. Buffalo Bills (6-8)
The Bills came up vs the Skins and saw their playoff hopes end for another season.

18. Indianapolis Colts (6-8)
The Colts lost a tough South game vs the Texans that puts them in deep trouble for postseason.

19. Oakland Raiders (6-8)
The Raiders showed improvement this season, but another postseason watching the playoffs on TV.

20. Tampa Bay Bucs (6-8)
Bucs have made huge strides this season and will press to reach the .500 mark over final weeks.

21. St. Louis Rams (6-8)
The Rams travel to Seattle for West matchup with only a longshot chance of playoffs.

22. New Orleans Saints (5-9)
Saints’ defense has been their albatross once again.

23. Baltimore Ravens (4-10)
The Ravens will complete a down season, but are capable of turning it around quickly.

24. Miami Dolphins (5-9)
The Dolphins have a lot off offseason work to get this club to playoff levels.

25. Dallas Cowboys (4-10)
Cowboys came up short again vs the Jets and play out the string with another non-playoff performance.

26. Chicago Bears (5-9)
The Bears are still a ways from competing for the postseason.

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9)
The Jaguars lost a key game vs Falcons, but have made huge progress this season.

28. Detroit Lions (5-9)
Lions playing out the schedule will major turnover expected this postseason.

29. San Diego Chargers (4-10)
Chargers are expected to make major changes that could include their QB Philip Rivers.

30. San Francisco 49ers (4-10)
The 49ers are a shell of recent teams and need a strong draft class to reverse their fortunes.

31. Cleveland Browns (3-11)
Browns made little progress this season and face all the major questions once again this offseason.

32. Tennessee Titans (3-11)
The Titans are not competitive weekly this season and add a strong influx of new talent to get to respectability.

NFL Power Rankings Week 14 - Panthers Face Giants in Key NFC Showdown

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NFL Power Rankings Week 14 –
Panthers Face Giants in Key NFC Showdown - NFL Power Poll

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player - RB Todd Gurley - Rams

Defensive Player – S Landon Collins - Giants

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Eli Manning - Giants

Defensive Player - LB Khalil Mack - Raiders

Photo - QB Eli Manning - Giants

Team of Week 13 - Steelers
Matchup of Week 14 - Panther (13-0) at Giants (6-7)

Rank / Team / Record

1. Carolina Panthers (13-0)
The Panthers face GMen in must win situation for Big Blue.

2. New England Patriots (11-2)
Patriots back on the beam with big win over Texans.

3. Arizona Cardinals (11-2)
QB Carson Palmer can be the difference maker here.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (10-3)
Andy Dalton down with broken throwing thumb puts them in crisis with two game North lead.

5. Green Bay Packers (9-4)
Packers are clicking with big win over faltering Cowboys.

6. Denver Broncos (10-3)
Broncos’ struggling to put up big numbers without the injured Peyton Manning and travel to Pittsburgh for key AFC matchup.

7. Seattle Seahawks (8-5)
The Seahawks are peaking for the stretch run and host lowly Browns this Sunday.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5)
Steelers’ come off a huge victory over the Bengals and are starting to build momentum.

9. Kansas City Chiefs (8-5)
Chiefs won their 7th game in a row with a huge defensive showing in 10-3 win over Chargers.

10. Minnesota Vikings (8-5)
Vikings host the Bears this week in key matchup for their playoff hopes.

11. New York Jets (8-5)
The Jets have recovered nicely in recent weeks to jump into AFC wild card playoff mix.

12. New York Giants (6-7)
GMen come off a strong performance vs the Dolphins and host the Panthers in critical matchup.

13. Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)
Eagles edged out win vs Bills and host the hot Cardinals in must win situation.

14. Atlanta Falcons (6-7)
Falcons’ were waxed by the Panthers 38-0 and look stay alive in matchup with Jaguars Sunday.

15. Buffalo Bills (6-7)
The Bills travel to the Capital for must win game vs the competitive Redskins.

16. Indianapolis Colts (6-7)
The Colts lost a horrible game vs the Jaguars and host the equally desperate Texans this week.

17. Washington Redskins (6-7)
The Skins find a way to stay in the playoff hunt behind QB Kirk Cousins and prepare to host the Bills in vital battle.

18. Oakland Raiders (6-7)
The Raiders beat West rival the Broncos last week and face major challenge with Packers coming in on Sunday.

19. Houston Texans (6-7)
Texans came up empty in big game vs Patriots and basically must run the table to get into the postseason.

20. Tampa Bay Bucs (6-7)
Bucs face a key Thursday night contest at St. Louis that will decide their playoff chances.

21. St. Louis Rams (5-8)
The Rams’ got a critical win vs Lions last week and host Thursday night in another must win situation.

22. New Orleans Saints (5-8)
Saints come off a win vs Bucs and look to extend their slim playoff hopes with Lions coming in Monday night.

23. Miami Dolphins (5-8)
The Dolphins play out the string with another non playoff season winding down.

24. Dallas Cowboys (4-9)
Cowboys were toasted by the Packers and hope for a miracle with the Jets coming in to Big D this week.

25. Chicago Bears (5-8)
The Bears are competitive weekly, but find ways to lose close games.

26. Baltimore Ravens (4-9)
The Ravens will regroup this postseason with many changes expected in personnel.

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)
The Jaguars come off huge win over rival the Colts with the Falcons coming in Sunday.

28. Detroit Lions (4-9)
Lions playing out the schedule will major offseason changes expected on the horizon.

29. San Diego Chargers (3-10)
Chargers are terrible and will probably undergo major offseason changes.

30. San Francisco 49ers (4-9)
The 49ers continue to lack the firepower to compete in the tough NFC West.

31. Cleveland Browns (3-10)
Browns travel to Seattle in what appears as a major mistmatch.

32. Tennessee Titans (3-10)
The Titans were wacked by the Jets and travel to New England this Sunday.

College Football Playoff National Championship Series

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College Football Playoff Schedule

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
Dec. 31 - No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Clemson

Miami Gardens, Florida | Sun Life Stadium
4 p.m. on ESPN
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Alabama

Dec. 31 - Arlington, Texas | AT&T Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Jan. 11 - Glendale, Arizona |
University of Phoenix Stadium
8:30 p.m. on ESPN

Photo – Head Coaches - Semi Finalists Team

Complete College Bowl Schedule – 2015-2016
42 Bowl Games

Dec. 19
Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T
Atlanta | Georgia Dome - Noon on ABC

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Arizona vs. New Mexico
Albuquerque | University Stadium - 2 p.m. on ESPN

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
BYU vs. Utah
Las Vegas | Sam Boyd Stadium - 3:30 p.m. on ABC

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Ohio vs. Appalachian State
Montgomery, Alabama | Cramton Bowl - 5:30 p.m. on ESPN

Cure Bowl
San Jose State vs. Georgia State
Orlando | Orlando Citrus Bowl
7 p.m. on CBSSN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Tech
New Orleans | Mercedes-Benz Superdome
9 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 21
Miami Beach Bowl

Western Kentucky vs. South Florida
Miami, Florida | Marlins Park
2:30 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Akron vs. Utah State
Boise, Idaho | Albertsons Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ESPN

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo vs. Temple
Boca Raton, Florida | FAU Stadium
7 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 23
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Boise State vs. Northern Illinois
San Diego | Qualcomm Stadium
4:30 p.m. on ESPN

GoDaddy Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green
Mobile, Alabama | Ladd-Peebles Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 24
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan
Nassau, Bahamas | Robinson National Stadium
Noon on ESPN

Hawai'i Bowl
San Diego State vs. Cincinnati
Honolulu | Aloha Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 26
St. Petersburg Bowl

Connecticut vs. Marshall
St. Petersburg, Florida | Tropicana Field
11 a.m. on ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Miami vs. Washington State
El Paso, Texas | Sun Bowl
2 p.m. on CBS

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Washington vs. Southern Miss
Dallas | Cotton Bowl
2:20 p.m. on ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Indiana vs. Duke
Bronx, New York | Yankee Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ABC

Camping World Independence Bowl
Tulsa vs. Virginia Tech
Shreveport, Louisiana | Independence Stadium
5:45 p.m. on ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl
UCLA vs. Nebraska
Santa Clara, California | Levi's Stadium
9:15 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 28
Military Bowl presented By Northrop Grumman

Pittsburgh vs. Navy
Annapolis, Maryland | Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
2:30 p.m. on ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Minnesota
Detroit | Ford Field
5 p.m. on ESPN2

Dec. 29
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

California vs. Air Force
Ft. Worth, Texas | Amon G. Carter Stadium
2 p.m. on ESPN

Russell Athletic Bowl
North Carolina vs. Baylor
Orlando | Orlando Citrus Bowl
5:30 p.m. on ESPN

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Nevada vs. Colorado State
Tucson, Arizona | Arizona Stadium
7:30 p.m. on Campus Insiders

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
LSU vs. Texas Tech
Houston | NRG Stadium
9 p.m. on ESPN

College Football Playoff Rankings - Week 4 - Oklahoma & Iowa Join Top 4

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College Football Playoff Rankings - Week 4

Clemson & Alabama Hold Top Two Rankings
Iowa & Oklahoma Jump Into Top Four
Notre Dame & Ohio St. Fall From Top Four

Team of Week - Michigan St.

Players of Week
Offense - QB Vernon Adams - Oregon
Defense – DE Shilique Calhoun - Michigan St.
Special Teams - PK Michael Geiger - Michigan St.

Photo – RB Samaje Perine - Oklahoma

College Football Playoff – Week 4
Clemson and Alabama remain the top two ranked teams in the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25. They were joined in the top four by Oklahoma and Iowa, two teams that continue to rise up the charts with key victories.

Oklahoma has won six games in a row since its lone loss Oct. 10 to Texas. The Sooners have beaten then #18 TCU and then #6 and unbeaten Baylor in the past two weeks with the Baylor victory coming in Waco, Texas. The back to back Big 12 wins moves the Sooners from #7 to #3.

Selection committee chairman Jeff Long said of the Sooners' jump from No. 7, "They've done that over the last two weeks, so we think adding that to their body of work really propelled them to that top three spot."

Clemson and Alabama have been ranked 1 and 2, respectively, for three consecutive weeks. Other than Clemson, which Long termed as "solidly in the No. 1 spot," Iowa is the lone unbeaten team in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Michigan State moved to up into the Playoff field following its 17-14 win at Ohio St, the Buckeyes' first loss in 23 games. Michigan State was ninth last week.

Last week's top four were Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame. Ohio State fell five places this week to No. 8, just behind Baylor and just ahead of two-loss Stanford. Notre Dame has a chance to improve its Playoff case this Saturday night when it faces Stanford in Palo Alto. Oklahoma can reinforce its position at the same time Saturday when it faces Oklahoma St, the Playoff committee's No. 11 team, in Stillwater. The Bedlam Bowl game, Oklahoma vs Oklahoma St takes on significant impact that will have major ramifications in the final Top four rankings.

The CFP Committee's 4th Top 25 Ranking of 2015:
1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. Iowa
5. Michigan State
6. Notre Dame
7. Baylor
8. Ohio State
9. Stanford
10. Michigan
11. Oklahoma State
12. Florida
13. Florida State
14. North Carolina
15. Navy
16. Northwestern
17. Oregon
18. Mississippi
19. TCU
20. Washington State
21. Mississippi State
22. UCLA
23. Utah
24. Toledo
25. Temple

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Raider’s Amari Cooper Heads Rookie of the Year Class

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Raider’s Amari Cooper Heads Rookie of the Year Class

The Raiders may have turned the corner as NFL contenders over the past two NFL Draft classes with a few vital offensive impact players in rookie wideout Amari Cooper and second year QB Derek Carr key additions. Carr has made fast progress as the triggerman on a club that has struggled for the past two decades to find a quality NFL starter. Rookie wideout Amari Cooper has been a difference maker over the first half of his inaugural season. He was begun to command double coverage in big situations and has the makeup of a top flight #1 NFL receiver.

Through 8 games this season, Cooper has caught 45 passes for 653 yards for a 14.5 yard average with 9 receptions for over a 20 yard and 4 over a 40 yard average and 4 TDs. He is cut in the mold of big play Raider receivers with size, speed and natural ability to be an upper echelon weapon. He was highly developed coming out of Alabama and our #1 receiver in Draft Insiders’ 2015 Yearbook.

Wideout Amari Cooper’s 2015 Draft Insiders’ Scouting Report – March 2015

Photo – WR Amari Cooper -Raiders

1. * Amari Cooper #9 - Alabama - 6-1, 200 - Sp. 4.40 Rating 94
Hindu Theory: Reggie Wayne

Gifted talented junior receiver capped off a fine three-year career with the Tide with a dominating performance in 2014. He was the winner of the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's most outstanding receiver and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Also named a unanimous 1st-team All-American and was SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Led the nation in receptions with 124 and finished second in yards with 1727 and TD receptions with 16. Though he does not have great size or exceptional speed, he is a premier talent in the very important categories of route-running, getting open, and catching the ball. Outstanding quickness and balance, which allow him to consistently get a clean release against press coverage and avoid tacklers in the open field. Accelerates to top speed in an instant and maintains speed at the top of his routes. Uses his fine burst to consistently separate vs the best corners. Makes difficult catches appear routine due to exceptional hand-eye coordination and awareness to high-point passes. Displays the ability to get defenders to commit prior to making his break in the opposite direction. Runs a consistently flawless post pattern. Uses a 2nd gear to create separation out of his breaks or after the catch. Fine ability to deal with congestion in the middle of the field on crossing routes and can consistently avoid big hits. Fearless over the middle and able to haul in the contested catches in heavy traffic. Sells his routes, makes his cuts without needing to gear down and shows a fine burst out of his breaks to instantly separate. Excellent feel for zone coverage, is able to find the soft spots and make himself available for his passer. Very competitive, hard working receiver who comes up big at critical times. Able to work effectively from the slot or the outside. Will track the ball well at all distances with the burst to run down the pass and take it to the end zone. Works the sidelines well and displays excellent footwork, body control and coordination to extend for the ball. Put on an excellent display of pass catching prowess during NFL Combine workout. Generally effective blocker in the run game, though could use a little more passion. Could improve using his body to shield defenders away from the pass. Occasionally will drop a pass due to lack of concentration, with 13 total in the past two seasons.
The Numbers: During the 2014 season, he caught 124 passes for 1727 yards and 16 TDs and a fine 13.9 yard average despite double coverage. As a sophomore, he started 12 games and caught 45 passes for 736 yards and 4 TDs for a 16.4 yard average. As a freshman, he played in 14 games and caught 59 passes for 1000 yards and 11 TDs. Over his career, he caught 228 passes for 3463 yards and totaled 31 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’1” and 211 lbs. and did not lift. He ran a 4.42 time with a 33” VL and 10’ BJ. He looked sharp in drills and added a 3.98 shuttle and a 6.71 three cone drill to complete an excellent overall performance.
The Skinny: Blue chip young athlete with speed, hands and run after the catch ability. This is a gifted receiver with the athleticism to be a difference maker. Very high LOD should enable him to come in and win a starting job. His big play ability will demand special attention in coverage and provide an offense a difference maker. Major factor in the red zone to command double coverage. Difference maker especially in big game situations. Athlete with well-developed and rounded skills who runs disciplined routes. He is similar to Reggie Wayne, Sterling Sharpe and Marvin Harrison in AA and developed skill set, though faster. Blue chip receiver with the talent and the development to be an early #1 playmaker. Clubs like the Raiders, Jaguars and Browns interested in the top five selections. Impact weapon.
Draft Projection: 1st Round - Top 5 Selection

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Clemson Heads First College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings

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College Football Playoff Selection First Top 25 Rankings

Clemson Heads first College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings with LSU, Ohio St and Alabama forming the top four clubs.

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced today the first installment of its top 25 rankings. Clemson surprisingly holds the #1 spot after being undefeated entering November. The Tigers are one of 11 unbeaten teams entering the final month of the regular season. Following the Tigers are LSU, Ohio St and Alabama in the top four that will eventually form the Final clubs for the playoff semi finals. Clemson plays Florida St this week while LSU faces Alabama in two critically important matchups that will shakeup the top four and ten after this weekend. Most top ten teams face their sternest tests over the final month that keeps most clubs alive for the playoffs with the critical conference championship games the final testing ground for the final four.

The selection committee will prepare five more rankings this season, including the final set on Selection Day, Sunday, December 6. The top four teams in the final rankings will play in the Playoff Semifinals on December 31, 2015, at the Capital One Orange Bowl and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

Photo - WR/QB Braxton Miller - Ohio St.

“It’s exciting to be back as we kick off the second year of the College Football Playoff,” said selection chairman Jeff Long. “We are little more than half way through the season and a lot of football that remains to be played. This is the first of six rankings. They are the result of games that have been played thus far. Change is guaranteed and that’s what makes college football exciting.”

This was the first official meeting for the selection committee to issue rankings.
Note: Last season, the first official College Football Playoff Selection Committee Top 25 Rankings – of the top four ranked teams, only Florida St became part of the semifinal playoffs in January.

The complete rankings can also be found on the official website of the College Football Playoff at www.collegefootballplayoff.com.

Rank /Team /Record
1 Clemson 8-0
2 LSU 7-0
3 Ohio State 8-0
4 Alabama 7-1
5 Notre Dame 7-1
6 Baylor 7-0
7 Michigan State 8-0
8 TCU 8-0
9 Iowa 8-0
10 Florida 7-1
11 Stanford 7-1
12 Utah 7-1
13 Memphis 8-0
14 Oklahoma State 8-0
15 Oklahoma 7-1
16 Florida State 7-1
17 Michigan 6-2
18 Mississippi 7-2
19 Texas A&M 6-2
20 Mississippi State 6-2
21 Northwestern 6-2
22 Temple 7-1
23 UCLA 6-2
24 Toledo 7-0
25 Houston 8-0

About the College Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff will match the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that will rotate annually among the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and Fiesta Bowl. The 2015 semifinals will take place December 31, at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl. The national championship game will be January 11, 2016, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Packers – Broncos Clash in Battle of Unbeatens - New NFL Power Poll

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NFL Power Rankings Week 8 –
Packers – Broncos Clash in Battle of Unbeatens - New NFL Power Poll

Rookies of the Week –
Offensive Player - WR Amari Cooper - Raiders

Defensive Player - LB Eric Kendricks - Vikings

Players of the Week
Offense - RB Lamar Miller - Dolphins

Defense - CB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie - Giants
Special Teams - WR/RS Dwayne Harris - Giants

Photo - QB Eli Manning - Giants

Team of Week 7 - Bengals
Matchup of Week 8 – Green Bay at Denver

Rank / Team / Record

1. Green Bay Packers (6-0)
Packers face a huge road game with the Broncos in the battle of undefeated clubs.

2. New England Patriots (6-0)
Patriots beat the Jets again behind the hot QB Tom Brady who currently has a 16 to 1 TD interception ratio.

3. Denver Broncos (6-0)
Broncos’ have won with leagues’ top defense and few turnovers.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (6-0)
The Bengals’ had two weeks to prepare for division contest at Pittsburgh this week.

5. Carolina Panthers (6-0)
The Panthers beat a talented but erratic Eagles club in last one and host the Colts on Monday night this week.

6. Atlanta Falcons (6-1)
Falcons’ just got by the Titans last week and face woeful Bucs at home Sunday.

7. Arizona Cardinals (5-2)
Cards were lucky to beat the Ravens who continue to fade.

8. New York Jets (4-2)
The Jets find ways to loss to the Patriots that keeps them from top of AFC East.

9. New York Giants (4-3)
GMen won a critical game vs Dallas, but travel to New Orleans for key NFC matchup.

10. St. Louis Rams (3-3)
The Rams’ are starting to gain momentum and host rested 49ers in key West contest.

11. Minnesota Vikings (4-2)
Vikings are much improved with young QB Teddy Bridgewater and a healthy Adrian Peterson.

12. Philadelphia Eagles (3-4)
Eagles have their bye week after disappointing performance vs the Panthers that puts them under .500.

13. Seattle Seahawks (3-4)
The Seahawks face a critical road game with the Cowboys with the loser in difficult spot for second half of schedule.

14. Indianapolis Colts (3-4)
The Colts have lost two in a row since QB Andrew Luck returned.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Steelers’ lost to the Chiefs in last one and face divisional rival the Bengals in vital North contest.

16. New Orleans Saints (3-4)
Saints face NFC rival, the Giants at home in a huge conference matchup for both teams’ playoff aspirations.

17. Washington Redskins (3-4)
The Skins have their bye week after a dramatic last second win over the Bucs.

18. Miami Dolphins (3-3)
The Dolphins had their best offensive display of the season vs Texans and face AFC East leader, the Patriots on road Thursday night.

19. Oakland Raiders (3-3)
The Raiders host the Jets this week after a key win over AFC West rival, the Chargers.

20. Buffalo Bills (3-4)
The Bills lost to the Bucs last week with bye this weekend prior to diet of AFC East clubs.

21. Dallas Cowboys (2-4)
Cowboys have dropped four in a row without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant and host Seahawks in must win situation Sunday.

22. Kansas City Chiefs (2-5)
The Chiefs host the equally disappointing Lions this week.

23. San Diego Chargers (2-5)
Chargers lost another key AFC game vs Raiders last week with trip to Baltimore on this week’s schedule.

24. Baltimore Ravens (1-6)
The Ravens find ways to lost tight games this year that were signature victories of glory years.

25. Cleveland Browns (2-5)
Browns have one of the lowest scoring teams in the league along with being mistake prone.

26. Houston Texans (2-5)
Texans struggle to score with little leadership at critical position.

27. Chicago Bears (2-4)
The Bears had two weeks to prepare for vital NFC North matchup with Vikings this week.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5)
The Jaguars think they have turned the corner with young QB Blake Bortles.

29. San Francisco 49ers (2-5)
The 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick continues regress after early career success.

30. Tampa Bay Bucs (2-4)
Bucs lost to Redskins and travel to Atlanta this weekend.

31. Tennessee Titans (1-5)
The Titans have just begun a long rebuilding process that will take a while.

32. Detroit Lions (1-6)
Lions are falling apart despite high expectations that could lead to wholesale changes this postseason.

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