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Teams are getting to crunch time when it comes to their push for the playoffs, or in the case of the Kansas City Chiefs, their push for the first overall pick in the 2013 draft. Injuries are having a large effect on how some teams are faring (Steelers) while questionable management is again at the forefront of how others are flailing in the dark (Cardinals, Eagles, Chiefs etc….). As a continuation to my weekly series on the NFL’s strongest and weakest divisions, I will again rank the teams by division according to how they were ranked by 13 NFL.com “experts”.
New England – 5
New York Jets – 29
Buffalo – 20
Miami – 21
TOTAL = 75 Last Week = 70 Rank Gain/Loss = -5
Pittsburgh – 13
Baltimore – 4
Cincinnati – 10
Cleveland – 23
TOTAL = 50 Last Week = 59 Rank Gain/Loss = +9
Houston – 1
Tennessee – 27
Jacksonville – 30
Indianapolis – 14
TOTAL = 72 Last Week = 72 Rank Gain/Loss = Even
San Diego – 24
Kansas City – 32
Denver – 6
Oakland – 31
TOTAL = 93 Last Week = 87 Rank Gain/Loss = -6
Philadelphia – 28
New York Giants – 8
Dallas – 18
Washington – 16
TOTAL = 70 Last Week = 70 Rank Gain/Loss = Even
Green Bay – 9
Chicago – 7
Detroit – 19
Minnesota – 17
TOTAL = 52 Last Week = 47 Rank Gain/Loss = -5
Atlanta – 2
New Orleans – 15
Tampa Bay – 12
Carolina – 26
TOTAL = 55 Last Week = 57 Rank Gain/Loss = +2
San Francisco – 3
Arizona – 25
Seattle – 11
St. Louis – 22
TOTAL = 61 Last Week = 64 Rank Gain/Loss = +3
There you have it. Another weekly ranking of the best and worst divisions in the NFL. We have a new strongest division in the league, the AFC North. They have usurped the top spot that was previously held by the NFC North who wore the crown for multiple weeks. The weakest division in the league still continues to be the hapless AFC West who won’t likely get out of the basement even with the emergence of the extremely strong Denver Broncos. The biggest improvement for the week was the AFC North who gained 9 spots. The largest decline was the AFC West who tumbled 6 spots.
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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles stuck around following Kansas City's loss to Denver on Sunday to meet Peyton Manning and get the quarterback's autograph.
Jamaal Charles had just rushed for over 100 yards for the second time in three games. Dwayne Bowe, to little fault of his own, had hauled in just four passes for 41 yards.
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Net points per drive: -1.01 (32nd)
DVOA: -38.3% (32nd)
Weighted DVOA: -36.8% (31st)
Tier 7: Terrible
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CB Brandon Flowers: Allowed 1 catch for 17 yards on 3 attempts, 1 interception, 3 solo tackles, 2 stops
C Ryan Lilja: Allowed 1 quarterback...
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