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Running Backs & Receivers Top Underclassmen for NFL Draft

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Underclassmen (35) for the NFL Draft 2017
Updated Dec. 31th
RB Alvin Kamara of Tennessee & LB Anthony Walker of Northwestern Declare for the NFL Draft

As the college bowl season unfolds, the number of underclassmen to announce their intention to declare for the NFL Draft 2017 increases daily. With 21 key bowl games remaining from Wednesday Dec. 28th including both the semi-final and finals for the CFC title, underclassmen continue to enter the NFL Draft 2017. The highest rated underclassmen remain uncommitted until after their bowl appearance. That is the way it was designed for underclassmen to complete their commitment to their college for a full season and postseason. Several highly regarded underclassmen, namely backs, Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey announced in earlier December their intention to prepare for the NFL Draft training program process rather than complete their season in their teams’ bowl game. That’s a disturbing development that most likely will increase over time and another example of the misuse of the system by self serving agents and selfish players.

Declared intentions - Players have till Jan. 16, 2017 to declare. They have three days to rescind their decision to retain their 2017 college eligibility.

Photo – WR Mike Williams - Clemson

Quarterbacks
DeShone Kizer QB Notre Dame rSoph

Running Backs
James Conner RB Pittsburgh Jr
D’Onta Foreman RB Texas Jr
Leonard Fournette RB L.S.U. Jr
Wayne Gallman RB Clemson Jr
Brian Hill RB Wyoming Jr
Alvin Kamara RB Tennessee Jr
Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford Jr
Jeremy McNichols RB Boise State Jr
Joe Yearby RB Miami Jr

Receivers
KD Cannon WR Baylor Jr
Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech Jr
Jerome Lane WR Akron rJr
Artavis Scott WR Clemson Jr
Ricky Seals-Jones WR Texas A&M Jr
Damore’ea Stringfellow WR Mississippi rJr
Mike Williams WR Clemson Jr
Derrick Griffin TE Texas Southern rSoph
Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech Jr
David Njoku TE Miami rSoph
Adam Shaheen TE Ashland Jr

Defensive Players
Charles Harris DE Missouri rJr
Al_Quadin Muhammad DE Miami Jr.
Nazair Jones DT North Carolina rJr
Malik McDowell DT Michigan St. Jr
Vincent Taylor DT Oklahoma St. Jr.
Eddie Vanderdoes DT UCLA rJr
Charles Walker DT Oklahoma rJr

Tim Kimbrough LB Georgia Jr.
Jermaine Grace LB Miami (FL) rJr
Anthony Walker LB Northwestern Jr
Nyeem Wartman-White LB Penn State rJr

Howard Wilson CB Houston rSoph
Josh Jones S N.C. State Jr
Montae Nicholson S Michigan State Jr

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, Biletnikoff 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

CFP Semifinal Games Highlight College Bowl Season

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College Bowl Season 2016-2017
Saturday, December 31
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CFP Semifinal Games
CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL - CFP SEMIFINAL

#4 Washington #1 Alabama 3:00 PM ESPN
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga

FIESTA BOWL - CFP SEMIFINAL
#3 Ohio State #2 Clemson 7:00 PM ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Az

Monday, January 9
CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

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TBD TBD 8:00 PM ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

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Saturday, December 17
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NEW MEXICO BOWL
New Mexico vs Texas San Antonio 2:00 PM ESPN
University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

LAS VEGAS BOWL
Houston vs San Diego State 3:30 PM ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nv

RAYCOM MEDIA CAMELLIA BOWL
Appalachian State vs Toledo 5:30 PM ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

AUTONATION CURE BOWL
UCF vs Arkansas State 5:30 PM CBSSN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
Southern Mississippi vs Louisiana Lafayette 9:00 PM ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La

Monday, December 19
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MIAMI BEACH BOWL
Central Michigan vs Tulsa 2:30 PM ESPN
MARLINS PARK, Miami, FL

Tuesday, December 20
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BOCA RATON BOWL
Memphis vs Western Kentucky 7:00 PM ESPN
FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

Wednesday, December 21
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POINSETTIA BOWL
BYU vs Wyoming 9:00 PM ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Ca

Thursday, December 22
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FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
Idaho vs Colorado State 7:00 PM ESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

Friday, December 23
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BAHAMAS BOWL
Eastern Michigan vs Old Dominion 1:00 PM ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, NP

LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL
Louisiana Tech vs #25 Navy 4:30 PM ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Tx

DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL
Ohio vs Troy 8:00 PM ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

Saturday, December 24
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HAWAI'I BOWL
Hawai'i vs Middle Tennessee 8:00 PM ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hi

Monday, December 26
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ST. PETERSBURG BOW
Miami (OH) vs Mississippi State 11:00 AM ESPN
Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL

QUICK LANE BOWL
Maryland vs Boston College 2:30 PM ESPN
Ford Field, Detroit, MI

INDEPENDENCE BOWL
NC State vs Vanderbilt 5:00 PM ESPN2
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La

Tuesday, December 27
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HEART OF DALLAS BOWL
Army vs North Texas 12:00 PM ESPN
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Tx

MILITARY BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN
#24 Temple vs Wake Forest 3:30 PM ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md

HOLIDAY BOWL
Minnesota vs Washington State 7:00 PM ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Ca

CACTUS BOWL
Boise State vs Baylor 10:15 PM ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix, Az

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Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 - List of Semifinalists

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Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 - List of Semifinalists

Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 was reduced to 26 candidates this week from 94 nominees. The 26 semifinalists will be trimmed to 15 finalists in early January 2017. The current group includes 15 offensive, eight defensive stalwarts one kicker and two coaches.

Photo – RB LaDainian Tomlinson - Chargers

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Among the first-year eligibles, former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is the headliner. Tomlinson is a back I recommended to the Senior Bowl committee for the 2001 All-star event. He was a complete prospect coming out of TCU who performed in an option attack. He was an instant hit with the Chargers and one of the most productive and durable backs in recent history. He also has been one of the NFL’s model citizens and a generous donator to many charities.

In 2006, he won the NFL Most Valuable Player award and went on to be a five-time Pro Bowl selection and six-time All-Pro during 11 seasons with the Chargers and New York Jets. He ranks 5th in career rushing yards (13,684), 7th in all-purpose yards (18,456) and 3rd in TDs (162).

Other first-year eligibles include safety Brian Dawkins, wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Jason Taylor. They will be joined by 2016 finalists such as Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Terrell Owens, John Lynch and Don Coryell.

Davis, the former Denver Broncos running back, has made the semifinalist list 11 times, the most of any nominee this year. He was a low 6th round pick out of Georgia who made the Broncos on his special teams’ coverage ability. At Georgia, he backed up future Pro Bowl runner Garrison Hearst after transferring.

Davis, Warner and Owens will warrant strong consideration after highly productive and visible and sometimes controversial careers. The list will be reduced to 15 finalists and will join senior Finalist Kenny Easley and 2017 Contributor Finalists Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue when the 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee meets to vote on the eve of Super Bowl LI.

Complete List of Semifinalists - Career Years and Teams Played for
(listed in alphabetical order):
* First year eligible players # 2016 Finalists

1. Morten Anderson, kicker (New Orleans Saints, 1982-1994; Atlanta Falcons, 1995-2000; 2006-07; New York Giants, 2001; Kansas City Chiefs, 2002-03; Minnesota Vikings, 2004)
2. Steve Atwater, safety (Denver Broncos, 1989-1998; New York Jets, 1999)
3. Tony Boselli, offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars, 1995-2001; Houston Texans, 2002)
4. Isaac Bruce, wide receiver (Los Angeles Rams, 1994; St. Louis Rams, 1995-2007; San Francisco 49ers, 2008-09)
5. # Don Coryell, coach (St. Louis Cardinals, 1973-77; San Diego Chargers, 1978-1986)
6. Roger Craig, running back (San Francisco 49ers, 1983-1990; Los Angeles Raiders, 1991; Minnesota Vikings, 1992-93)
7. # Terrell Davis, running back (Denver Broncos, 1995-2001)
8. * Brian Dawkins, safety (Philadelphia Eagles, 1996-2008; Denver Broncos, 2009-2011)
9. Alan Faneca, guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, 1998-2007; New York Jets, 2008-09; Arizona Cardinals, 2010)
10. Chris Hinton, offensive tackle/guard (Baltimore Colts, 1983; Indianapolis Colts, 1984-89; Atlanta Falcons, 1990-93; Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95)
11. Torry Holt, wide receiver (St. Louis Rams, 1999-2008; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2009)
12. Joe Jacoby, offensive tackle (Washington Redskins, 1981-1993)
13. Edgerrin James, running back (Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005; Arizona Cardinals, 2006-08; Seattle Seahawks, 2009)
14. Jimmy Johnson, coach (Dallas Cowboys, 1989-1993; Miami Dolphins, 1996-99)
15. Mike Kenn, offensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, 1978-1994)
16. Ty Law, cornerback (New England Patriots, 1995-2004; New York Jets, 2005, '08; Kansas City Chiefs, 2006-07; Denver Broncos, 2009)
17. # John Lynch, safety (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1993-2003; Denver Broncos, 2004-07)
18. Clay Matthews, linebacker (Cleveland Browns, 1978-1993; Atlanta Falcons, 1994-96)
19. Kevin Mawae, center (Seattle Seahawks, 1994-97; New York Jets, 1998-2005; Tennessee Titans, 2006-09)
20. Karl Mecklenburg, linebacker (Denver Broncos, 1983-1994)
21. # Terrell Owens, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers, 1996-2003; Philadelphia Eagles, 2004-05; Dallas Cowboys, 2006-08; Buffalo Bills, 2009; Cincinnati Bengals, 2010)
22. * Jason Taylor, defensive end (Miami Dolphins, 1997-2007, '09, 2011; Washington Redskins, 2008; New York Jets, 2010)
23. * LaDainian, Tomlinson, running back (San Diego Chargers, 2001-09; New York Jets, 2010-11)
24. * Hines Ward, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, 1998-2011)
25. # Kurt Warner, quarterback (St. Louis Rams, 1998-2003; New York Giants, 2004; Arizona Cardinals, 2005-09)
26. Darren Woodson, safety (Dallas Cowboys, 1992-2003)

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, Biletnikoff 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

NFL Power Poll - Week 11- Seahawks Beat Patriots

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NFL Power Poll - Week 11

Seahawks Beat Patriots
Patriots & Cowboys Via for #1 Ranking

Team of the Week - Seattle Seahawks

Offensive Player of Week - QB Marcus Mariota - Titans
Defensive Player of Week - LB Preston Smith - Redskins

Rookie of Week - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Cowboys

Photo - QB Marcus Mariota - Titans

Game of Week #11 - Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) at Seattle Seahawks (6-2-1)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 7-2 - PATRIOTS

Patriots fall to Seahawks in thriller.

#2 - 8-1 - COWBOYS
The Cowboys’ are riding rookie back Ezekiel Elliott back to the top of the NFC East.

#3 - 6-2-1 - SEAHAWKS
Seahawks are winning on top defense and sound football.

#4 - 7-2 - RAIDERS
The Raiders are hot and will continue this homestand in Mexico.

#5 - 7-3 - BRONCOS
Broncos pulled it out vs the Saints and get there bye week to prepare for huge showdown with Chiefs.

#6 - 6-3 - GIANTS
GMen are on a four game winning streak with Bears and Browns up next.

#7 - 7-2 - CHIEFS
The Chiefs made a great comeback to beat the Panther. Face the Bucs prior to difficult road stretch.

#8 - 5-4 - FALCONS
Falcons defense failed to hold a lead vs the Eagles and get their bye week to prepare for stretch run.

#9 - 5-3-1 - REDSKINS
Redskins hang tough. Face the Packers and Cowboys within 5 days this week.

#10 - 6-3 - TEXANS
The Texans face the acid test with trip to Mexico for Monday night clash with Raiders.

#11 - 5-4 - RAVENS
The Ravens have had 10 days to prepare for the Cowboys.

#12 - 5-4 - LIONS
The Lions’ are well rested for two home games vs Jaguars and Vikings.

#13 - 5-4 - EAGLES
Eagles travel to Seattle for key NFC matchup that can be significant for both clubs.

#14 - 5-4 - VIKINGS
Vikes have lost four in a row and need to regroup for Cardinals, Lions and Cowboys up next.

#15 - 4-4-1 - CARDINALS
The Cardinals face the core of their schedule with Vikings, Falcons and Redskins up next that will determine if they are contenders or pretenders this season.

#16 - 5-5 - TITANS
The Titans are riding hot young QB Marcus Mariota to win marginal games. They have road games vs Bears and Colts up next.

#17 - 5-4 - DOLPHINS
The Dolphins defense came to the rescue vs the Chargers for their 4th win in a row.

#18 - 4-5 - PACKERS
Packers' were blasted by the Titans. Travel to Washington and Philadelphia for critical Sunday and Monday night matchups.

#19 - 4-5 - COLTS
The Colts’ had two weeks to get ready for home games vs Titans and Steelers that will determine their fate.

#20 - 4-5 - STEELERS
The Steelers failed in key situations vs the Cowboys to continue their decline. Road matchups in Cleveland and Indy become almost must win situations.

#21 - 4-6 - CHARGERS
The Chargers are fun to watch, but find a way to lose. They have one of the worst defenses in the game.

#22 - 4-5 - RAMS
The Ram’s offensive problems persist but they edged out a victory vs the inept Jets.

#23 - 4-5 - BILLS
Bills are rested for trip to Cinny that may determine the playoff hopes of both clubs.

#24 - 4-5 - BUCCANEERS
The Bucs trashed the Bears last week. Face the Chiefs and Seahawks in two key matchups that will test their maturity.

#25 - 3-5-1 - BENGALS
Bengals were man handled by the GMen last week and must get well quickly with AFC opponents, the Bills and Ravens up next.

#26 - 4-5 - SAINTS
Late game special teams breakdown cost the Saints vs the Broncos. Face Panthers tonight in a must win situation for their playoff hopes.

#27 - 3-6 - PANTHERS
Panthers lost a last second game vs Chiefs off another key turnover. They host the Saints tonight in a contest that may be their last chance to start a playoff run.

#28 - 3-7 - JETS
Jets caved in with little offense vs the Rams. They create constant QB rotation and young Bryce Petty may benefit most for reps over the final six games.

#29 - 2-7 - JAGUARS
The Jags' continue road games with Lions and Bills on the agenda. They face a tough second half of schedule that HC Gus Bradley may not survice.

#30 - 2-7 - BEARS
The Bears were again burdened by turnovers in loss to Bucs. They travel to MetLife to face the GMen in another expected mismatch.

#31 - 1-8 - 49ers
The 49ers lost their 8th game in a row despite a good performance by QB Colin Kaepernick.

#32 - 0-10 - BROWNS
The Browns were bashed by the Ravens last week. They host the Steelers and GMen in the next two games.

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, Biletnikoff 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 CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and 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

Patriots Rested For Seahawks Clash - NFL Power Poll Week 10

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NFL Power Poll - Week 10

Patriots Rested For Seahawks In Sunday Night Clash

Team of the Week - Oakland Raiders

Offensive Player of Week - RB Melvin Gordon - Chargers
Defensive Player of Week - Safety Landon Collins - Giants

Rookie of Week -QB Dak Prescott - Cowboys

Photo - Safety Landon Collins - Giants

Game of Week #11 – Seattle Seahawks (5-2-1) at NE Patriots (7-1)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team

#1 - 7-1 PATRIOTS

#2 - 7-1 COWBOYS

#3 - 6-3 BRONCOS

#4 - 5-2-1 SEAHAWKS

#5 - 6-3 FALCONS

#6 - 7-2 RAIDERS

#7 - 5-3 VIKINGS

#8 - 5-3 GIANTS

#9 - 6-2 CHIEFS

#10 - 5-4 LIONS

#11 - 4-4 PACKERS

#12- 4-4 EAGLES

#13 - 4-3-1 REDSKINS

#14 - 4-4 STEELERS

#15 - 4-5 CHARGERS

#16 - 5-3 TEXANS

#17 - 3-4-1 BENGALS

#18 - 4-4 RAVENS

#19 - 3-4-1 CARDINALS

#20 - 4-5 COLTS

#21 - 4-4 SAINTS

#22 - 4-5 BILLS

#23 - 4-4 DOLPHINS

#24 - 3-5 RAMS

#25 - 4-5 TITANS

#26 - 3-5 PANTHERS

#27 - 3-5 BUCCANEERS

#28 - 3-6 JETS

#29 - 2-6 JAGUARS

#30 - 2-6 BEARS

#31 - 1-7 49ers

#32 - 0-9 BROWNS

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, Biletnikoff 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 CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and 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

NFL Power Poll - Week 9 - Patriots Move to #1 Ranking

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NFL Power Poll - Week 9

Patriots Move to #1 Off Strong Tom Brady Performance

Team of the Week - Dallas Cowboys

Offensive Player of Week QB Derek Carr - Raiders
Defensive Player of Week CB Bradley Roby - Broncos

Rookie of Week -RB Jordan Howard - Bears

Photo - Derek Carr - Raiders

Game of Week #10 – Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) at NY Giants (4-3)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team

#1 - 7-1 - PATRIOTS

#2 - 6-1 - COWBOYS

#3 - 6-2 - BRONCOS

#4 - 5-2 - VIKINGS

#5 - 4-2-1 - SEAHAWKS

#6 - 5-3 - FALCONS

#7 - 6-2 - RAIDERS

#8 - 4-3 - PACKERS

#9 - 4-3 - EAGLES

#10 - 4-3-1 - REDSKINS

#11 - 4-3 - GIANTS

#12 - 5-2 -CHIEFS

#13 - 4-3 - STEELERS

#14 - 4-4 - BILLS

#15 - 4-4 - LIONS

#16 - 3-5 - CHARGERS

#17 - 5-3 - TEXANS

#18 - 3-4-1 - BENGALS

#19 - 3-4 - RAVENS

#20 - 3-4 - RAMS

#21 - 4-4 - TITANS

#22 - 3-4-1 - CARDINALS

#23 - 3-5 - COLTS

#24 - 3-4 - DOLPHINS

#25 - 3-5 - JETS

#26 - 3-4 - SAINTS

#27 - 2-5 - PANTHERS

#28 - 3-4 - BUCCANEERS

#29 - 2-5 - JAGUARS

#30 - 2-6 - BEARS

#31 - 1-6 - 49ers

#32 - 0-8 - BROWNS

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, Biletnikoff 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 CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and 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

NFL Power Poll - Week 8 - Vikes Hold #1 Ranking, Patriots #2

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NFL Power Poll - Week 8

Vikes Fall From Unbeaten - Hold #1 Ranking
#2 Patriots Perfect Behind QB Tom Brady

Team of the Week - Philadelphia Eagles

Offensive Player of Week - RB Jay Ajayi - Dolphins
Defensive Player of Week - S Landon Collins - Giants

Rookie of Week - DE Joey Bosa - Chargers

Photo - S Landon Collins - Giants

Game of Week #8 - Green Bay Packers (4-2) at Atlanta Falcons (4-2)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 5-1 VIKINGS

Dolphins ’72 perfect season safe one another year after Vikings lose to Eagles.

#2 - 5-1 PATRIOTS
Patriots QB Tom Brady stays perfect with nice victory over the Steelers.

#3 - 4-1-1 SEAHAWKS
Seahawks were lucky Cardinals choked and tied in overtime.

#4 - 5-1 COWBOYS
The Cowboys’ are well rested for their home game vs NFC East rival, the Eagles this Sunday.

#5 - 4-2 PACKERS
Packers' had 10 days to prepare for their trip to Atlanta in a key NFC contest between QBs Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan.

#6 - 4-2 EAGLES
Eagles jumped the Vikings last week and travel to Big D for critical NFC East contest.

#7 - 5-2 BRONCOS
Broncos shutdown the Texans Monday night with their tough defense. Host surprising tough Chargers this Sunday.

#8 - 4-3 FALCONS
Falcons were ambushed by the Chargers and face talented inconsistent Packers this week.

#9 - 4-3 REDSKINS
Washington have come back to the pack and face key matchup in Cinny in another top matchup.

#10 - 5-2 RAIDERS
The Raiders beat the Jaguars in last one and travel to Tampa for another winnable game.

#11 - 4-3 GIANTS
GMen won a critical game in London vs the Rams. They get a much-needed bye this week before a push for the NFC playoffs.

#12 - 4-3 STEELERS
The Steelers lost for the second week in a row, this time to the Patriots. They get their bye week and hope QB Ben Roethlisberger makes a fast recover to stay in the AFC North race.

#13 - 4-3 BILLS
Bills lost a tough game to the Dolphins and host AFC East rival, the Patriots in a critical matchup.

#14 - 4-2 CHIEFS
The Chiefs beat the Saints last week and face a crucial AFC matchup in Indy this Sunday.

#15 - 4-3 LIONS
The Lions’ are on a hot streak with roads games vs Texans and Vikings on the schedule.

#16 - 3-4 CHARGERS
The Chargers are a tough aggressive club who have played everyone tough and a team that must be dealt with a huge road game vs Denver that can make the AFC West race interesting.

#17 - 3-4 BENGALS
Bengals beat the Browns last week and face the Redskins in a critical contest for both clubs’ playoff hopes.

#18 - 4-3 TEXANS
The Texans were beat by Denver on Monday with the same recurring offensive problems.

#19 - 3-4 RAVENS
The Ravens were beat in back to back games at MetLife.

#20 - 3-4 RAMS
The Ram’s offensive problems persist and they were beat by the Giants in London. Bye week to regroup.

#21 - 3-3-1 CARDINALS
The Cardinals blew the game vs the Seahawks and had to settle for a tie in overtime. No time to sulk as they travel to Carolina for a crucial NFC clash.

#22 - 3-4 COLTS
The Colts’ held on vs the Titans last week. They host the hot Chiefs in an important clash for both AFC teams.

#23 - 3-4 DOLPHINS
The Dolphins beat the Bills last week for two wins in a row. They rest this week prior to a favorable second half schedule.

#24 - 2-4 SAINTS
The Saints high powered offense hosts the tough Seahawks defense in the Dome. The Saints’ defense stops no one and probably keeps them out of playoff contention.

#25 - 3-3 BUCCANEERS
The Bucs have won the games they should compete in this season. They host the Raiders and Falcons that will test this young club and any postseason aspirations.

#26 - 3-4 TITANS
QB Marcus Mariota has this offense working and the Titans are competitive weekly. They host the Jaguars on Thursday night that could get them to .500 at midseason.

#27 - 2-4 JAGUARS
The Jags' face four road games in the next five weeks that will test this young club to the fullest. Their talented young defense is going through the difficult growing pains.

#28 - 2-5 JETS
Jets lost QB Geno Smith early in an injury that brought veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick back as the starter. He led them to a win over the Ravens that ended their short losing streak.

#29 - 1-5 PANTHERS
Panthers come off their bye week and must step up to get into contention after a horrible start. They have NFC opponents, the Cardinals and Rams the next two weeks that may define their season.

#30 - 1-6 49ers
The 49ers were smoked at home by the Bucs with their bye week this weekend. Second half schedule offers little improvement.

#31 - 1-6 BEARS
The Bears were trashed by their arch rival, the Packers last Thursday night. They host the Vikings on Monday in another mismatch.

#32 - 0-7 BROWNS
The Browns host the Jets this week and have circled this game since training camp.

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, Biletnikoff 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 CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and 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

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