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WhoDat!656 01-03-2012 02:20 PM

Surprising Billick playoff power rankings
Playoff Power Rankings: Maybe Packers are not the favorite - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN

Srgt. Hulka 01-03-2012 02:26 PM

Power Rankings are so ghey...Unless you're on top! LOL

1. New Orleans Saints: Of the other explosive offensives in the playoff field (Packers, Patriots, Lions), the Saints actually average almost one full yard more per rushing attempt — and that will come up big in the postseason. Even with the loss of Mark Ingram to injury, the Saints still have a solid trio of backs with Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory and the explosive Darren Sproles. Drew Brees’ record-setting season actually starts with his pre-snap dictations. By shifts, motions and alignments, the Saints find ways to create mismatches for tight end Jimmy Graham and Sproles that will take them deep into the playoffs.

2. Baltimore Ravens: When compiling the Power Rankings, it often comes down to determining who has the best quarterback. That is not the case with the Ravens, as Joe Flacco is, obviously, not the second-best quarterback in the field. But he does have the support of a fantastic defense and an explosive rushing attack. Offensively, Ray Rice is a difference-maker and should get at least 25 touches per game. Pass rusher Terrell Suggs was, arguably, the most dominant defender in all of football this season. Although they are getting up there in age, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed’s experience will carry this defense through the postseason.

3. Green Bay Packers: The Packers headlined my Power Rankings all season long, so why the drop now? I believe their offensive imbalance and charitable defense will finally catch up to them. The Packers employ the league’s worst defense, in terms of yards per game (411.6) but have made up for it by forcing an NFL-high 31 turnovers. But counting on takeaways in the red zone can be a risky business. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is good enough to camouflage some weaknesses in the running game, but the Saints are a better bet, for my money.

Euphoria 01-03-2012 02:47 PM

Well hell give us the ring already.

Beastmode 01-03-2012 03:31 PM

I agree, going in to the playoffs, Saints look very strong. The starters not being able to sit out may also be a good thing. No injuries, every body stays honed in, and some players did get a break later in the game.

JoanieNTX 01-03-2012 03:31 PM

Let's don't even get on board with this media crappola! Just like Drew, Saints fans, let's just "Be us", "do what we do!' I'm not gonna listen to all of their "rantings" about who is better. Just want to see us bring it all on the field! :) And we fans gotta "bring it", too!

neugey 01-03-2012 04:28 PM

Good read, Billick is a pretty smart guy. Why he is writing for Fox is beyond me. He should get hired this offseason as he's better than at least a third of the coaches in the NFL.

saintfan 01-03-2012 04:31 PM

Billick is just riding the wave. He's a tool.

RockyMountainSaint 01-03-2012 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by Euphoria (Post 363304)
Well hell give us the ring already.


Euphoria endorses Power Rankings!



Euphoria: "GIVE US THE RING ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" "I taste the rainbow!"

Sorry Euph......

halloween 65 01-03-2012 05:13 PM

Billick is just kissing Paytons a$$ because if Tampa hires him he might think Payton takes mercy on his sorry self. I'm also think if he gets the Tampa job he want be able to publicly slobber over the clowns in which his brother-in- law coaches, he is pathetic.

homerj07 01-03-2012 05:15 PM

I dont buy into al of his & I hope the team does not either!!


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