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Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve is a syndicated football column by Frank Coyle that covers NFL and College football year round. It appears in different national publications and on web sites throughout the season and postseason each year.

College Bowl 2017-18 Schedule - Championship Bowl Jan. 8th - Atlanta, Ga.

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College Bowl 2017-18 Schedule
Bowl / Date / Location / Matchup

Championship Bowl - Jan. 8, 2018 - Atlanta, Ga. - Semifinal winners
Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. CFP Semifinal
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. CFP Semifinal

Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl / Date / Location / Matchup

Peach Bowl - Jan. 1, 2018 - Atlanta, Ga. - at-large vs. at-large
Orange Bowl - Dec. 30 - Miami, Fla. - ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND
Fiesta Bowl - Dec. 30 - Glendale, Ariz. - at-large vs. at-large
Cotton Bowl - Dec. 29 - Arlington, Tex. - at-large vs. at-large

Photo - RB Saquon Barkley - Penn St.

Bowl Games
Bowl / Date / Location / Matchup

Citrus Bowl - Jan. 1 - Orlando, Fla. - ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Outback Bowl - Jan. 1 - Tampa, Fla. - Big Ten vs. SEC
Liberty Bowl - Dec. 30 - Memphis, Tenn. - Big 12 vs. SEC
TaxSlayer Bowl - Dec. 30 - Jacksonville, Fla. - ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Arizona Bowl - Dec. 29 - Tucson, Ariz. - Mountain West vs. Sun Belt
Music City Bowl - Dec. 29 - Nashville, Tenn. - ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Sun Bowl - Dec. 29 - El Paso, Tex. - ACC vs. Pac-12
Belk Bowl - Dec. 29 - Charlotte, N.C. - ACC vs. SEC
Holiday Bowl - Dec. 28 - San Diego, Calif. - Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Alamo Bowl - Dec. 28 - San Antonio, Tex. - Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Camping World Bowl - Dec. 28 - Orlando, Fla. - ACC vs. Big 12
Military Bowl - Dec. 28 - Annapolis, Md. - ACC vs. American
Texas Bowl - Dec. 27 - Houston, Tex. - Big 12 vs. SEC
Foster Farms Bowl - Dec. 27 - Santa Clara, Ca. - Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Pinstripe Bowl - Dec. 27 - New York, N.Y. - ACC vs. Big Ten
Independence Bowl - Dec. 27 - Shreveport, La. - SEC vs. ACC
Cactus Bowl - Dec. 26 - Tempe, Ariz. - Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Quick Lane Bowl - Dec. 26 - Detroit, Mich. - ACC vs. Big Ten
Heart of Dallas Bowl - Dec. 26 - Dallas, Tex. - Big 12 vs. C-USA
Hawaii Bowl - Dec. 24 - Honolulu, Hawaii - American vs. Mountain West
Dollar General Bowl - Dec. 23 - Mobile, Ala. - MAC vs. Sun Belt
Armed Forces Bowl - Dec. 23 - Fort Worth, Tex. - Big Ten vs. Army
Birmingham Bowl - Dec. 23 - Birmingham, Ala. - American vs. SEC
Idaho Potato Bowl - Dec. 22 - Boise, Idaho - MAC vs. Mountain West
Bahamas Bowl - Dec. 22 - Nassau, Bahamas - C-USA vs. MAC
St. Petersburg Bowl - Dec. 21 - St. Petersburg, Fla. - American vs C-USA
Frisco Bowl - Dec. 20 - Dallas, Tex. - American vs. C-USA/MAC/Sun Belt
Boca Raton Bowl - Dec. 19 - Boca Raton, Fla. - American vs. C-USA
Camellia Bowl - Dec. 16 - Montgomery, Ala. - MAC vs. Sun Belt
New Mexico Bowl - Dec. 16 - Albuquerque, N.M. - C-USA vs. Mountain West
Las Vegas Bowl - Dec. 16 - Las Vegas, Nev. - Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Cure Bowl - Dec. 16 - Orlando, Fla. - American vs. Sun Belt
New Orleans Bowl - Dec. 16 - New Orleans, La. - C-USA vs. Sun Belt

The highest rated champion of the Group of Five conferences (American Athletic Conference, MAC, Mountain West, Conference-USA and Sun Belt) will be selected to play in one of the Selection Committee Bowl 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 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 9 - Eagles Rolling into Second Half

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NFL Power Poll - Week 9
Eagles Move to Top Ranking

Team of the Week - Seattle

Offensive Player of Week - QB Russell Wilson - Seahawks
Defensive Player of Week - CB Tre’Davious White - Bills

Rookie of Week - QB Deshaun Watson - Texans

Photo - QB Russell Wilson
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Game of Week #9 - Atlanta Falcons (4-3) at Carolina Panthers (5-3)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 7-1 Eagles
Eagles gaining momentum weekly with Broncos coming to town Sunday.
#2 - 6-2 Chiefs
Chiefs took care of divisional rival the Broncos Monday night. Travel to Big D for Cowboy matchup this week.
#3 - 6-2 Patriots
Pats rest this week atop the AFC East as usual.
#4 - 5-2 Seahawks
Seahawks beat the Texans in one of the best matchups of the season. Host Skins this week.
#5 - 6-2 Steelers
Steelers’ off this week after good win over the Lions last week.
#6 - 6-2 Vikings
Vikes took care of the winless Browns. Get a bye week to prepare for second half push.
#7 - 6-2 Rams
Ram’s coming off their bye week and travel to MetLife for huge matchup with GMen.
#8 - 5-2 Bills
Bills put a hurting on the Raiders Sunday and face the Jets Thursday night to try to strengthen their AFC position.
#9 - 5-2 Saints
Saints’ took care of the Bears last week and host the Bucs in a pivotal NFC South contest.
#10 - 5-3 Panthers
Panthers’ defense stoned the Bucs. Host the Falcons a big NFC South matchup.
#11 - 4-3 Dolphins
Dolphins came back to beat the Jets. Matchup with Ravens in key Thursday game.
#12 - 4-3 Jaguars
Jaguars defense has been dominant and rested with the Bengals coming in for a pivotal AFC matchup.
#13 - 4-3 Falcons
Falcons narrowly beat the Jets last week. Travel to Carolina for major NFC South contest.
#14 - 4-3 Packers
Packers coming off their bye week for a Monday nite battle with the Lions.
#15 - 3-4 Texans
Texans lost a wild game to Seattle and host the Colts with an eye on getting to .500.
#16 - 4-4 Ravens
Ravens bashed the Dolphins on Thursday night and travel to Nashville for tough game with Titans.
#17 - 4-3 Cowboys
Boys beat rival the Redskins and host the Chiefs in an important interconference matchup.
#18 - 3-4 Redskins
Redskins lost to the Cowboys last week and travel to Seattle for a pivotal contest.
#19 - 3-4 Lions
Lions face the Packers on Monday night in a must win situation for the postseason.
#20 - 3-4 Broncos
Broncos will change QBs this week to Brock Osweiler after another poor performance. Face the hot Eagles.
#21 - 4-3 Titans
Titans host the tough Ravens in a critical AFC matchup with playoff ramifications.
#22 - 3-4 Bengals
Bengals travel to Jacksonville in hopes to get to .500 and stay in playoff contention.
#23 - 3-5 Raiders
Raiders face a must win situation when they travel to Miami this week.
#24 - 3-5 Chargers
Chargers are competitive, but still find ways to lose. Get bye week.
#25 - 3-5 Bears
The Bears turns the page with new young personnel, though will pay the price for growing pain.
#26 - 2-5 Bucs
Bucs continue to be a huge disappointment and face telltale matchup on the road with the Saints.
#27 - 3-5 Jets
Jets still find ways to lose winnable games with key late mistakes with the ball.
#28 - 3-4 Cardinals
Cardinals had two weeks to prepare for life without Carson Palmer with easy NFC West game with 49ers.
#29 - 2-6 Colts
Colts walk into Houston for difficult divisional matchup.
#30 - 1-6 Giants
Giants coming off their bye week and face a tough stretch that will test any improvement.
#31 - 0-8 49ers
49ers trade for young QB Jimmy Garoppolo for a long second half look at their new leader.
#32 - 0-8 Browns
Browns can’t lose this week, it’s the mercifully bye week.

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 – Eagles Move to Top Ranking Behind QB Carson Wentz

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NFL Power Poll - Week 8
Eagles Move to Top Ranking

Team of the Week - Eagles

Players of Week
Offense - QB Carson Wentz - Eagles
Defense - Safety Kevin Byard - Titans

Rookie of Week - Safety Eddie Jackson - Bears

Photo - QB Carson Wentz

Game of Week #8 - Houston Texans (3-3) at Seattle Seahawks (4-2)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 6-1 Eagles
Eagles rise to top off hot hand of emerging star QB Carson Wentz.
#2 - 5-2 Chiefs
Chiefs left the Raiders off the hook. Host the Broncos Monday night this week.
#3 - 5-2 Patriots
Pats took it to the Falcons in their Super Bowl rematch.
#4 - 5-2 Steelers
Steelers are taking command in the AFC South where competitors have noticeably slipped.
#5 - 4-2 Seahawks
Seahawks defense stopped the struggling GMen to stay pace with the surprising Rams.
#6 - 5-2 Vikings
Vikes looking to take control of NFC North with trip to London face the winless Browns.
#7 - 5-2 Rams
Ram’s running on all cylinders after shutting out the Cardinals in last game. Get bye week for big second half push.
#8 - 4-2 Bills
Bills learning to win under new HC Sean McDermott. Host the Raiders Sunday in a huge AFC matchup.
#9 - 4-2 Saints
Saints’ took care of the Bucs last week and host the Bears in a pivotal NFC contest.
#10 - 4-3 Panthers
Panthers’ offense was stoned by the Bears. Host the Falcons a big NFC South matchup.
#11 - 4-2 Dolphins
Dolphins came back to beat the Jets. Matchup with Ravens in key Thursday game.
#12 - 4-3 Jaguars
Jaguars bashed the Colts going into their bye week. Look to make a run at the AFC playoffs.
#13 - 3-3 Falcons
Falcons look to recover from their loss to the Pats with a visit to the Jets.
#14 - 4-3 Packers
Packers hoping to stay competitive with QB Aaron Rodgers out till late season at best.
#15 - 3-3 Broncos
Broncos were shutout by the Chargers and have shown some huge problems on both sides of the ball recently.
#16 - 3-4 Raiders
Raiders may have saved their season with their dramatic comeback win over the Chiefs.
#17 - 3-3 Texans
Texans travel to Seattle for an expected defensive gem that can determine the direction of two divisional races.
#18 - 3-3 Redskins
Redskins keep coming up short in big spots. Face the Cowboys and Seahawks over the next two weeks.
#19 - 3-3 Lions
Lions are well rest with the Steelers and Packers up next in pivotal matchups.
#20 - 3-4 Ravens
Ravens face Dolphins in Thursday night game where the loser faces a difficult second half of season.
#21 - 3-3 Cowboys
Boys beat up on the winless 49ers to get back to .500 which could be their level this season.
#22 - 3-4 Chargers
Chargers are on a three game winning streak and travel to New England for an AFC acid test.
#23 - 4-3 Titans
Titans edged the Browns in OT going into their bye week. Prep for a run at the mediocre AFC South title.
#24 - 3-4 Bears
The pesky Bears are going to be a tough out going forward. Travel to the Big Easy hoping to get to .500.
#25 - 2-4 Bucs
Bucs have been a huge disappointment and face back to back NFC South opponents in Panthers and Saints with big divisional ramifications.
#26 - 3-4 Jets
Jets have been respectable, but still struggle to put opponents away when in position.
#27 - 3-4 Cardinals
Cardinals were shutout by the Rams with Carson Palmer out for the season with an arm injury. They get their bye week to figure out how to stay competitive in the NFC West.
#28 - 2-4 Bengals
Bengals host the Colts and must regroup quickly to stay in playoff contention.
#29 - 2-5 Colts
Colts finding that life without QB Andrew Luck is ugly. He may sit out the entire season.
#30 - 1-6 Giants
GMen get their bye week to try to figure out what went so terribly wrong.
#31 - 0-7 49ers
49ers travel to Philly for a rare worst vs best contest through the early action.
#32 - 0-7 Browns
Browns are so bad they have been sent outside the country for their game with the Vikings.

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 Draft 2018 Goes to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced recently that Dallas will host the NFL Draft 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas from April 26th to 28th. This will be the first time the draft will be held at an actual NFL stadium, in addition to the home of the Dallas Cowboys. This will be the 4th year that the draft has been on the road after a longtime stay in New York City. Chicago held the NFL Draft in 2015 and 2016, while Philadelphia hosted the NFL Draft 2017 this past spring. NFL announces the draft site each fall and hopes to bring the three-day event to several cites over the next few years. Los Angeles and Miami will get strong consideration over the next few years.

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NFL Power Poll – Chiefs Host Steelers in Top AFC Matchup

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NFL Power Poll - Week 6

NFL Power Poll – Chiefs Host Steelers in Top AFC Matchup

Team of the Week - Packers

Offensive Player of Week – QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers
Defensive Player of Week – Safety Earl Thomas - Seahawks

Rookie of Week - RB Leonard Fournette - Jaguars

Photo - Leonard Fournette - Jaguars

Game of Week #6 - Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-0)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 5-0 Chiefs
Chiefs toasted a highly regarded Texan defense to stay unbeaten. Host the Steelers this week.
#2 - 3-1 Falcons
Falcons return from their bye week to host struggling Dolphins.
#3 - 4-1 Packers
QB Aaron Rodgers is just unbelievable to watch and gives Pack a chance vs anyone.
#4 - 3-1 Broncos
Broncos coming off their bye and host the battered winless Giants.
#5 - 3-2 Patriots
Pats well rested after their Thursday night victory and travel to Big Apple to face a surprising Jets’ club.
#6 - 4-1 Eagles
Eagles exploded vs the Cardinals behind an emerging QB Carson Wentz.
#7 - 3-2 Steelers
Steelers’ Big Ben threw five interceptions with two for pick sixes vs Jaguars.
#8 - 3-2 Lions
Lions let the Panthers come back and win behind QB Cam Newton.
n a number of ways and is an improved dangerous club this year.
#9 - 3-2 Ravens
Ravens jumped the Raiders without Derek Carr with an improved offense.
#10 - 3-2 Seahawks
Seahawks defense stopped the high scoring Rams to take the lead in the weak NFC West.
#11 - 4-1 Panthers
Panthers’ offense came back vs the Lions and face big NFC matchup with the Eagles coming in Thursday night.
#12 - 3-2 Bills
Bills fell to the Bengals with another low scoring performance. They get their bye week to work it out.
#13 - 3-2 Jaguars
Jaguars bashed the Steelers and host the Rams this week in a battle of young emerging clubs.
#14 - 2-3 Raiders
Raiders are simply a different club without QB Derek Carr. Host the Chargers this week.
#15 - 2-3 Cowboys
Boys defense was abused again this time by the Packers and are not currently near playoff levels.
#16 - 3-2 Vikings
Vikes beat the Bears late to stay tight in the NFC North race.
#17 - 2-2 Redskins
Redskins come off their bye week and host the 49ers with key NFC matchups on the schedule the next month.
#18 - 2-2 Bucs
Bucs had 10 days to digest letting the Patriots game get away from them.
#19 - 3-2 Rams
Ram’s young offense struggled vs the veteran Seahawks defense. Travel to face the improved Jaguars Sunday.
#20 - 2-3 Bengals
Bengals found a way to beat the tough Bills and get their bye week to regroup after slow start.
#21 - 2-3 Titans
QB Mariota sat out and the Titans offense surrendered 6 sacks vs the Dolphins. Host Colts Monday night in important AFC South matchup.
#22 - 2-3 Texans
Texans lost key game to Chiefs and two start defenders JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus for the season.
#23 - 2-2 Saints
Saints’ are well rested to host the Lions in a key NFC contest.
#24 - 3-2 Jets
Jets are on a three-game winning streak and host the Patriots in a telltale early season matchup.
#25 - 2-3 Cardinals
Cardinals did not show up vs the Eagles and face two big NFC games before their bye week.
#26 - 2-2 Dolphins
Dolphins beat up the struggling Titans and travel to Atlanta in a huge test.
#27 - 2-3 Colts
Colts have beat back to back winless teams without QB Andrew Luck. Hope he returns for their Monday night matchup vs the Titans.
#28 - 1-4 Chargers
Chargers found a way to win vs struggling GMen.
#29 - 1-4 Bears
Bears going through growing pain with rookie QB Matt Trubisky to lost Monday game vs the Vikings.
#30 - 0-5 Giants
GMen overrated defense stops no one in crunch time.
#31 - 0-5 49ers
49ers shot themselves again vs the Colts t in OT. Go to the Capital searching for their first win.
#32 - 0-5 Browns
Cleveland’s HC Hue Jackson fell to 1-20, losing late to ex-Brown’s QB Josh McCown and Jets.

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 – Chiefs Remain Only Undefeated & Top AFC West

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NFL Power Poll - Week 5

NFL Power Poll – Chiefs Remain Undefeated & Top AFC West

Team of the Week - Houston Texans

Offensive Player of Week – RB Todd Gurley - Rams
Defensive Player of Week – DE Cameron Heyward - Steelers

Rookie of Week - QB Deshaun Watson - Texans

Photo – RB Todd Gurley - Rams

Game of Week #5 – 10/8 - Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Dallas Cowboy (2-2)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 4-0 Chiefs
Chiefs beat Redskins on late charge. Travel to Houston for key AFC matchup.
#2 - 3-1 Falcons
Falcons were shocked at home by the Bills. Get a bye this week to regroup.
#3 - 3-1 Steelers
Steelers jumped the Ravens to redeem their lost to the Bears.
#4 - 3-1 Packers
QB Aaron Rodgers smoked the Bears’ and Pack get 10 days to prepare for trip to Big D.
#5 - 3-1 Broncos
Broncos were dominant on defense vs the Raiders last week.
#6 - 2-2 Patriots
Defending champs were beat at the buzzer on a 48 yard FG to go .500.
hind Tom Brady worked their miracles again late this time vs the Texans.
#7 - 3-1 Lions
Lions can win in a number of ways and is an improved dangerous club this year.
#8 - 2-2 Raiders
Broncos beat the Raiders for the 2nd week in a row with QB Derek Carr nixed up again.
#9 - 2-2 Cowboys
Boys defense was abused by the Rams that exploited several key liabilities.
#10 - 3-1 Eagles
Eagles are finding ways to win and host Cardinals this week in a key NFC contest.
#11 - 3-1 Bills
Bills drilled the Falcons in their building with one of the more impressive wins of the early season.
#12 - 2-2 Ravens
Ravens were bashed by their rival the Steelers with another weak offensive output.
#13 - 2-2 Titans
QB Mariota gets hurt while the Titans defense gets taken to school by rookie QB Deshaun Watson.
#14 - 2-2 Seahawks
Seahawks toasted the pathetic Colts. Travel to LA for key West test with the Rams.
#15 - 2-2 Vikings
Vikes lost a tight battle with the Lions and goes to Chicago Monday nite for key NFC North matchup.
#16 - 2-2 Redskins
Redskins fought the Chiefs down to the wire only to lose on a FG on the final play.
#17 - 2-1 Bucs
Bucs came back late with two drives to beat the winless GMen.
#18 - 3-1 Rams
Rams offense shows signs of life with huge win over the Cowboys that keeps them atop the NFC West.
#19 - 3-1 Panthers
Panthers’ offense beatup the Patriots for an impressive victory that keeps them tied for the South lead.
#20 - 2-2 Texans
Texans exploded vs the Titans with another huge effort by rookie QB Deshaun Watson.
#21 - 2-2 Saints
Saints’ defense shutout the Jets and get their bye week to celebrate the defensive gem.
#22 - 2-2 Jaguars
Jaguars lost to the Jets in OT and now must travel to Pittsburgh for a key AFC contest.
#23 - 2-2 Cardinals
Cardinals beat the 49ers in OT to get to .500. Face key road game in Philly Sunday.
#24 - 2-2 Jets
Jets coming off two game winning streak and travel to Cleveland for key matchup.
#25 - 1-3 Bengals
Bengals hope last win puts them on the beam with tough Bills coming to town.
#26 - 1-2 Dolphins
Dolphins were shut out by the Saints, by the Saints!!!!
#27 - 1-3 Colts
Colts hoping QB Andrew Luck returns in the next few weeks to give this club stability.
#28 - 1-3 Bears
Bears host Monday game vs the Vikings that determines their early direction.
#29 - 0-4 Giants
GMen host the battle of winless clubs with Chargers coming to MetLife.
#30 - 0-4 Chargers
Chargers continue to find ways to lost close games.
#31 - 0-4 49ers
49ers lost in OT to the Cardinals. Go to Indy for their first win.
#32 - 0-4 Browns
Brownies were toasted by instate rival, the Bengals. Host Jets in a winnable matchup.

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 – Chiefs & Falcons Remain Undefeated

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NFL Power Poll - Week 4
Chiefs & Falcons Remain Undefeated

Team of the Week - Patriots

Offensive Player of Week - QB Tom Brady - Patriots
Defensive Player of Week - DE Demarcus Lawrence - Cowboys

Rookie of Week - QB Deshaun Watson - Texans

Photo - QB Tom Brady - Patriots

Game of Week #4 - Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 3-0 Chiefs
Chiefs looking to ambush the Redskins on Monday at home.
#2 - 2-1 Patriots
Defending champions’ behind Tom Brady worked their miracles again late this time vs the Texans.
#3 - 3-0 Falcons
Falcons playing with purpose and host Bills this week.
#4 - 2-1 Raiders
Redskins jumped the Raiders bones in Capital last week.
#5 - 2-1 Steelers
Steelers lost in OT to the lowly Bears.
#6 - 2-1 Packers
QB Aaron Rodgers leads another great comeback vs Bengals. He disguises a lot of holes on the Packers.
#7 - 2-1 Ravens
Ravens were taken to the woodshed by the Jaguars in London.
#8 - 2-1 Lions
Lions failed to beat the Falcons at home in huge NFC matchup.
#9 - 2-1 Broncos
Broncos were wacked by the Bills, maybe looking forward to the Raiders this week.
#10 - 2-1 Cowboys
Boys defense pounded Carson Palmer in their best performance of the season.
#11 - 2-1 Eagles
Eagles were handed a gift by the inept GMen.
#12 - 2-1 Titans
QB Mariota lead a huge home win over the Seahawks that may become the signature victory for this young club.
#13 - 1-2 Seahawks
Seahawks were toasted by the Titans in another weak performance.
#14 - 2-1 Vikings
Vikes bounced on the Bucs behind backup QB Case Keenum and rookie back Dalvin Cook.
#15 - 2-1 Redskins
Redskins look to take the key win momentum over the Raiders into the Monday night in Kansas City.
#16 - 1-1 Dolphins
Dolphins scored only 6 points in their pathetic lost to the Jets.
#17 - 1-1 Bucs
Bucs took an ass whippin from the Vikings.
#18 - 2-1 Bills
Bills go to Atlanta for an early season acid test.
#19 - 1-2 Saints
Saints’ QB Drew Brees smoked the Panthers in the dome last week.
#20 - 2-1 Jaguars
Jaguars defense is a top-flight unit going forward.
#21 - 2-1 Panthers
Panthers’ offense is struggling scoring in a division with high powered attacks.
#22 - 1-2 Texans
Texans let the big effort by rookie QB Deshaun Watson overshadowed with a collapse to New England.
#23 - 2-1 Rams
Rams face a huge early season game in Big D and hope to catch the Boys napping after Monday night win.
#24 - 1-2 Cardinals
Cardinals lost to the Cowboys in pivotal Monday night matchup and must regroup quickly for upcoming divisional games.
#25 - 1-2 Bears
Bears won their biggest game in years vs the Steelers in OT. Face Packers in Green Bay on Thursday nite.
#26 - 1-2 Jets
Jets shocked the Dolphins at home with emerging Jaguars coming to town.
#27 - 1-2 Colts
Colts beat the pathetic Browns to get into the win column.
#28 - 0-3 Giants
GMen face a must win situation in Tampa for any postseason hopes.
#29 - 0-3 Bengals
Bengals go to Cleveland in a battle of the winless.
#30 - 0-3 Chargers
Chargers inaugural season in Los Angeles looking ugly.
#31 - 0-3 49ers
49ers go the desert looking for their first win.
#32 - 0-3 Browns
As usual, Brownies in the forefront for the #1 pick in the NFL Draft.

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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