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Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by QBREES9 What does it really mean anyway No#1 no#2 Didn't your mother straighten you out on the when you were 3? Being #2 stinks more....

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Old 11-18-2009, 12:53 AM   #31
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

Originally Posted by QBREES9 View Post
What does it really mean anyway No#1 no#2
Didn't your mother straighten you out on the when you were 3?
Being #2 stinks more.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:58 AM   #32
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

Worth Repeating....

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Look I know it doesn't matter, but it's still fun to ask and talk about.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:29 AM   #33
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

Originally Posted by gumbeau View Post

The difference between the best and the worst in the NFL is a very slim margin.
Yeah the spread on the Cleveland vs Colts game would be what,...3 points?
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:44 AM   #34
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

Im not concerned with the power rankings. As a long time fan, I'll admit that I like seeing the Saints get some love after all these years but I like to take baby steps (game at a time). First things first..make the playoffs. Secondly, lock in HFA if possible. If that involves going 16-0..great. That would be nice but I would rather maybe finish 13-3 or 14-2 and go into the playoffs living up to our potential on both sides of the ball than limp through a relatively weak remaining schedule playing sloppy turnover filled football and finish the season undefeated at the top of those power rankings.

The rankings are what they are. In the end you still have to play the game. I just hope that N.O is firing on all cylinders when they do.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:10 PM   #35
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

-The value of the 9-0 record is the increased chance of getting HFA in the playoffs.

-The reason the Saints are the SB favorites in Vegas right now is they have the easiest path to get there by far: they are in the lead for HFA right now with an easy schedule ahead, and the playoff competitors in the NFC are a little weaker than those in the AFC. In a head-to-head line, I doubt the Saints would be favored over all of those AFC teams, but they are more likely to get there than any of the AFC teams.

-Would anyone bet on the Colts if they played the Patriots again this week? I wouldn't. The Patriots are playing the best football in the NFL right now despite Sunday night's outcome. Both teams are playing better than the Saints the last few weeks. Hopefully that will change.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:43 PM   #36
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

I remember a Hella lotta seasons when we were better than our record indicated haha
This is just karma paying us some good back after many many years of tuff luck
So what is better? Having more wins than one deserves, or more losses?
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #37
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

I still see the Saints as the Team to beat in the NFL. And I see the Saints are still No. 1 in most Power Rankings. I never cares for Power Rankings, we have some sloppy play of late, but we keep winning. We'll be fine. Stop the turnovers and we will be back!
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:38 AM   #38
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

Originally Posted by foreverfan View Post
Vegas Odds.... We're still the odds on favorite for the Superbowl.

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Oh yea.... is ScottyF nuts?... picking the Vikings...
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:16 AM   #39
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Re: Saints Slip to #2 in Most Power Ratings...

Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Yeah the spread on the Cleveland vs Colts game would be what,...3 points?
First off, the spread is how Vegas gets fools to bet money on both sides of a game.

If there were a clear delineation between football teams then one would expect those who pick games every week to have high percentages of correct picks. We all know that isn't true.

And the importance of injuries to single players in the NFL is further proof of the slim margin between teams.

The Saints lose Sedrick Ellis and the run defense suddenly suffers. Games in the NFL are very often decided by a single mistake. At other levels of football the disparity in teams allows the good teams to make multiple mistakes and still win easily.

If there is such a wide difference in teams I challenge anyone to pick all 13 games this week to prove it. Anything less than 10-3 picking games would be abysmal if there truly is a big difference in teams.

It should be obvious who will win every game.
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What does it really mean anyway No#1 no#2
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