NFL Power Rankings – Week 7

The NFL is a wild league. One week a team may look like playoff contenders and the next they may look like nobodies. This is the case of the Dallas Cowboys who have seen the wheels fall off following a 3-0 start. Their divisional rivals the Philadelphia Eagles are 3-3 after back to back weeks of having an impressive win then a bad loss. At 3-3 they’re firmly tied for first in their division but who is actually the better team?

Check out where the Eagles and Cowboys rank this week in our power rankings.


Power Rankings

1. New England Patriots (6-0)

2. San Francisco 49ers (5-0)

3. New Orleans Saints (5-1)

4. Seattle Seahawks (5-1)

5. Green Bay Packers (5-1)

6. Kansas City Chiefs (4-2)

7. Carolina Panthers (4-2)

8. Baltimore Ravens (4-2)

9. Buffalo Bills (4-1)

10. Minnesota Vikings (4-2)

11. Indianapolis Colts (3-2)

12. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)

13. Houston Texans (4-2)

14. Dallas Cowboys (3-3)

15. Oakland Raiders (3-2)

16. Minnesota Vikings (3-2)

17,Carolina Panthers (3-2)

18. Chicago Bears (3-2)

19. Detroit Lions (2-2-1)

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)

21. Los Angeles Chargers (2-3)

22. New York Giants (2-3)

23. Tennessee Titans (2-4)

24. Jacksonvillew Jaguars (2-4)

25. Cleveland Browns (2-4)

26. Arizona Cardinals (2-3-1)

27. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4)

28. Atlanta Falcons (1-5)

29. Washington Redskins (1-5)

30. New York Jets (1-4)

31. Cincinnati Bengals (0-6)

32. Miami Dolphins (0-5)

Exxedera’s NFL Power Rankings – Week 6

Week six of the NFL is set to kick off Thursday night as the undefeated New England Patriots face off against rookie Daniel Jones and the New York Giants. We’ve already seen some upsets happen this season so an upending of the Patriots wouldn’t be too surprising especially to the Giants.

Let’s take a look at how the entire league stacks up ahead of week six.


Power Rankings:

1. New England Patriots (5-0)

2. New Orleans Saints (4-1)

3. San Francisco 49ers (4-0)

4. Seattle Seahawks (4-1)

5. Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)

6. Green Bay Packers (4-1)

7. Los Angeles Rams (3-2)

8. Baltimore Ravens (3-2)

9. Buffalo Bills (4-1)

10. Indianapolis Colts (3-2)

11. Detroit Lions (2-1-1)

12. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)

13. Houston Texans (3-2)

14. Dallas Cowboys (3-2)

15. Oakland Raiders (3-2)

16. Minnesota Vikings (3-2)

17,Carolina Panthers (3-2)

18. Chicago Bears (3-2)

19. Tennessee Titans (2-3)

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)

21. Los Angeles Chargers (2-3)

22. New York Giants (2-3)

23. Cleveland Browns (2-3)

24. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)

25. Atlanta Falcons (1-4)

26. Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1)

27. Denver Broncos (1-4)

28. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4)

29. Cincinnati Bengals (0-5)

30. Miami Dolphins (0-4)

31. New York Jets (0-4)

32. Washington Redskins (0-5)

Will The ACC Soon Succeed The SEC As The Most Dominant Conference?

The ACC has enjoyed a handful of success recently.. Wait, that’s wrong.

Clemson has enjoyed a handful of success recently. The Tigers have enjoyed two championships in three seasons as they look to unseat Alabama for the most dominant dynasty of the modern era. Head coach Dabo Swinney has enjoyed that success, having been the Tigers head coach since 2010 and having seen many of his Tigers teams be in national championship contention (2012-15). The first turn of the corner came in 2011 when Clemson knocked off defending champion Auburn in a clash of Tigers to open up the season. From them on it’s been total domination for Clemson, culminating in their first National Championship in 2016 behind the greatness of DeShaun Watson. But they weren’t the first team to unseat an SEC Foe for the big crown.

In 2013, the Florida State Seminoles put together arguably the most underrated season of all-time. Redshirt Freshman Jameis Winston led the team to a perfect 14-0 record behind a prolific offense (They averaged 51.6 points a game) and stingy defense (They yielded 12 points per game, including giving up 31 in the National Championship). The Noles have taken steps backwards every year since and this year they had the first losing season since ___ leaving many to wonder what happened to FSU’s greatness. Well for one, a coaching change happened. Jimbo Fisher had been the head coach since previous HC Boddy Bowden retired in 2011. Then before the 2018 season, he bolted for Texas A&M and their Texas sized football stadium (A&M seats more fans than anyone in the country) and Texas sized yearly payroll. But will Fisher be as successful in the SEC as he was in the ACC?

The Rest of the ACC is rounded out by teams such as Miami, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Louisville and others who have been competitive at times, yet none have pushed the National Championship bill like Clemson and FSU (Besides Miami in 2017 when they started 10-0 and were ranked #2). In retrospect, the ACC is like other conferences in that they are top heavy. The best teams win consistently and run the conference for years and years, however the same can be said of the SEC as of recent.

Alabama and Georgia are by far the cream of the crop of the SEC. Heck, the two teams have faced off in back to back years as the #1 and #2 teams in the nation, 2017 in the National Championship and 2018 in the SEC Championship. But who else in the conference has pushed these two to the brink in the past few years? The only team that comes to mind is Florida this past season, although programs such as Auburn, LSU & Mississippi State had times where they each ranked inside of the top 15 at times.

Which Rookie Head Coach Will Have The Most Successful Season?

The National Football League (NFL) is set to welcome in eight new head coaches this season and every one of them will have their work cut out for them off rip. Two of the eight new coaches previously held NFL head coaching positions (Adam Gase and Bruce Arians), while one has never even held a position or coordinator coaching job in the league (Kliff Kingsbury).


The Sean McVay Effect

The Los Angeles Rams struck gold in 2017 when they signed a young innovative coach in Sean McVay to be the head of their team. At the time McVay was only 31 years old just coming off four seasons of engineering the Washington Redskins offenses that featured Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins as his quarterbacks. The Rams had a young QB themselves however he had just come off of a horrible rookie season marred by more downs than ups in Jared Goff. Two seasons later, McVay turned Goff into an MVP candidate while leading the Rams to their first Super Bowl appearance since 2001.

How’d he do it?

Well McVay had a talented roster with stars Aaron Donald and Todd Gurley already filling the roster. Now factor in the acquisitions of Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh and the Rams had a star laden roster that was expected to go far from day one. That isn’t to say McVay isn’t a great coach, he turned the Rams into the best offense in the NFL after they were the league’s worst three years ago. Now every team wants a young innovative offensive mind that can match the success that McVay’s had in a short time. McVay paved the way for new coaches such as Zac Taylor (Cincinnati Bengals), Kliff Kingsbury (Arizona Cardinals) and Matt LaFleur (Green Bay Packers) to be

Exxedera’s Way Too Early CFB Top 25

The 2019 college football season is drawing closer to kickoff and we’re here to list our preseason top 25 list. Last year’s national champion, Clemson, tops our list with the return of freshman sensation Trevor Lawrence. Alabama and Oklahoma follow closely behind to form a 3-headed monster amongst CFB teams.

Our list is based mainly off of how well a team performed last season mixed with how many players they return and their strength in recruiting.


Top 25

1. Clemson (2018 Record: 15-0)

2. Alabama (2018 Record: 14-1)

3. Oklahoma (2018 Record: 12-2)

4. Ohio State (2018 Record: 13-1)

5. Notre Dame (2018 Record: 12-1)

6. Georgia (2018 Record: 11-3)

7. Florida (2018 Record: 10-3)

8. Michigan (2018 Record: 10-3)

9. Oregon (2018 Record: 9-4)

10. LSU (2018 Record: 10-3)

11. UCF (2018 Record: 12-1)

12. Washington (2018 Record: 10-4)

13. Texas (2018 Record: 10-4)

14. Syracuse (2018 Record: 10-3)

15. Texas A&M (2018 Record: 9-4)

16. Washington State (2018 Record: 12-2)

17. Northwerstern (2018 Record: 9-5)

18. Utah (2018 Record: 9-5)

19. Army (2018 Record: 11-2)

20. Utah State (2018 Record: 11-2)

21. West Virginia (2018 Record: 8-4)

22. Iowa (2018 Record: 9-4)

23. Boise State (2018 Record: 10-3)

24. Kentucky (2018 Record: 10-3)

25. Auburn (2018 Record: 8-5)

Chris Bosh Has His Jersey Number Retired By The Heat Following A Memorable Career

Former Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh watched on as the Heat officially retired his jersey during their loss to the Orlando Magic. Bosh was 1/3 of the “Big Three” for the Heat that lasted for four seasons when the franchise had LeBron James and longtime staple Dwyane Wade help them reach four straight NBA finals’.

Bosh’s contributions should never go unnoticed by NBA fans. In his 14 year career he was an 11 time all-star, two-time NBA champion along with being named to a couple of all-NBA teams. By his third NBA season Bosh was averaging over 22 points per game and by his fourth he was averaging a double-double. When Bosh played for the Raptors he was the lone star on a squad that was never able to make it past the first round of the playoffs, which they only qualified for twice in Bosh’s seven seasons there. The transition to the Heat was a favorable one for the big man in terms of playoff success as he enjoyed the ride to four straight NBA finals appearances with the team on South Beach.

AAF Power Rankings After Week 6: Iron Get Back To Their Winning Ways

The Birmingham Iron have gotten back to their winning ways after dropping two games in a row. QB Luis Perez threw for three touchdowns in a win against the San Diego Fleet to help boast his team victory.

Keep reading to see this week’s power rankings.


Rankings:

  1. Orlando Apollos (2019 Record: 5-1)
  2. San Antonio Commanders (2019 Record: 4-2)
  3. Birmingham Iron (2019 Record: 4-2)
  4. Arizona Hotshots (2019 Record: 4-2)
  5. San Diego Fleet (2019 Record: 3-3)
  6. Atlanta Legends (2019 Record: 2-4)
  7. Salt Lake City Stallions (2019 Record:2-4)
  8. Memphis Express (2019 Record: 1-5)
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Zion Proves To Be Unstoppable In Return

Zion Williamson is arguably the best player in college basketball. Not many are going to argue against that fact as Williamson returned to the court today from a knee injury to deliver a masterpiece of a game. The Freshman sensation notched 29 points (13/13 FG, 100%) and 14 rebounds en route to leading Duke to victory over Syracuse.

The game will surely be a signature point of Zion’s freshman’s season when it’s all set and done. His injury against North Carolina on Feb. 20 was a huge blow to Duke at the moment as they lost that game and then went on to lose to the Tar Heels again on March 9th. With Duke/UNC III for the season coming up on Friday there’s way more at stake than just annual bragging rights. The #1 seed in the NCAA tournament is hanging in the balance and Zion’s presence in this game will surely be felt in this one. He’s been on the court against North Carolina for all of 30 seconds all season so they don’t really have a plan to minimize him.

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LeVeon Bell Signs With The New York Jets

Running back LeVeon Bell has agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with the New York Jets, according to sources.

Bell, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers, sat out the entire 2018 season after refusing to play under the franchise tag for $14.5 million. His new contract warrants him to make about $13 million per season which is less than what the Steelers offered so some may question his past decision to spurn the Steelers offers they made in the 2018 offseason.

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Is The AFC West Officially The Best Division In Football?

The NFL’s free agency period just opened up however a certain division had been making huge progress on their rosters even before free agency started. The AFC West teams have been making strides all off-season from roster cutest huge trades that will surely impact the 2019 season.

Incumbent division winner Kansas City began making their moves when they released linebacker Justin Houston and then later signed running back Carlos Hyde. The moves will help their explosive offense while offering them a chance to get younger on their defensive line. The Chiefs will wind up saving over $15 million in salary that they can invest into their defense while also having the ability to draft important pieces.

The Oakland Raiders have made the two biggest moves this offseason with the trade for Antonio Brown and the signing of left tackle Trent Brown. The two moves help solidify the Raiders’ struggling offense that desperately needed pieces around QB Derek Carr. The best part of their offseason moves so far? They still have their three first round picks in this year’s draft that they could use as trade capital or of course they could load up with young talented pieces for Jon Gruden’s resurgence.

The Denver Broncos have moved on from former starting QB Case Keenum and elevated to former Ravens QB Joe Flacco who brings a super bowl title to John Elway’s franchise. The Broncos also get former m