Found November 09, 2011 on
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Power rankings. You hate them. They’re so arbitrary and pointless, especially when they include all 32 NFL teams. All you want to know after a good week of NFL action is who the bestest team in the NFL right now, and which one is the absolute barrel-scraping worst. The one so terrible, it's probably responsible for Penn State's PR department. That’s why we have TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE NFL, where we go to great lengths to tell you who’s the top dog in football right now, this very minute. LET’S GO!
THE TOP: Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is currently staging one of the finest seasons an NFL quarterback has ever had.
Every so often, a QB has a year in which he seems utterly invincible, when every punt you force against him feels like a small miracle. That's Rodgers right now.
I wanted to see how his current season stacks up against some of the best QB seasons in recent memory, so I did a little number crunching and here's what I found: Rodgers is currentl...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Everybody likes to say that defense wins championships. The Green Bay Packers are trying to prove that theory wrong this season.
The Green Bay Packers continue to give up large chunks of yards to opponents, most notably through the air but yet they continue to find a way to win.
The Packers currently rank second last in the league in passing yards given up per game at just under...
Last weekend was the opening of deer hunting season and I had a dilemma: Do I skip the Packers vs. Chargers game to maximize my chances to bagging the 30-point buck, or do I leave the deer stand early to watch the game? I chose to watch the game (there’s always next weekend to chase the 30-pointer) and I was pleased with my decision.
What a game.
Also, by watching the game, I...
Checkmate, Brett. CHECK. MATE.
Sorry Aaron. I hate to keep doing this to you and bringing the guy up, but once I get this out of my system you will never hear about him from me again. I promise. Unless of course he does something else stupid and deserves to be subject to scorn and ridicule. Then it’s fair ball.
It’s official. Polls are closed and the results are clear.
Rosenthal: We’ve reached the midway point of the season. Some things have gone according to plan. Some teams have surprised us. Other teams have made us question whether we even like watching football. To make sense of it all, it’s time for our annual midseason lists, awards, and lists of awards.
I'm one of the 50 voters for the Associated Press NFL postseason awards. It's an honor and a privilege I take seriously. I think it is important to remember all 16 games when voting at the end of a season.
Here are my choices for the NFL awards at the midway point of the season, SCHEIN 9 style.
Give these cats half of a trophy, or something like that.
Let the debate begin...
Aaron Rodgers isn't the only player having a historic season. Through eight games, here are some of the record-setting and eye-popping stats being posted around the league.
A typically superb outing from Aaron Rodgers offset an otherwise mediocre performance from the Packers on Sunday at San Diego. Rodgers and James Starks lifted the team to its best rushing performance of the season.
The next time Adam Carolla goes on one of his rants about “rich white guy problems,” he should find a way to work in the Green Bay Packers.
Carolla is a former carpenter and boxing coach who entered the world of mass media. His resume includes co-hosting the popular radio show Loveline, various movie and TV credits, and creating a massively popular podcast.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka and Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson have been honored as the NFC's top players for Week 9 of the NFL season.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka and Cardinals return man Patrick Peterson have been named the NFC’s players of the week. Rodgers had the kind of extraordinary day that’s becoming the norm for him: He completed 21 of 26 passes for 247 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions, while also running for…