Re: Steelers fall to #8
I have to agree that the majority of these power-rankings are nonsense - id like to see one that actually represented a teams actual 'power' - therefore you should never have a team ranked 16 that will go into a match up with a team ranked 2 and actually be favorites.
The Bengals are massively over-rated at 2 - if I wanted to see teams basically ranked according to their records I could do it myself with a pen and paper.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.