NFL Top 5 Bottom 5 — Week 2

It’s the return of the NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. After two weeks it’s pretty clear there are two teams above the rest. And while both may stumble here and there during the season, if they can avoid major injuries, I wouldn’t be surprised if these two meet in the Super Bowl in San Francisco.

And as always we pay tribute to those heroes that give their all on the sidelines jumping and shaking those pom pom’s. The NFL cheerleaders of course!

TOP 5:
1. New England Patriots (2-0): The defending Super Bowl Champs show Rex Ryan that his Bills are far from ready to knock them off their perch at the top of the AFC East.

2. Green Bay Packers (2-0): The Packers are getting hit with injuries but as long as Aaron Rodgers remains healthy the Packers appear to be the best team in the NFC.

3. Arizona Cardinals (2-0): The defense is good. The offense has been solid as well. But the big question always looms…can Carson Palmer stay healthy?

4. Denver Broncos (2-0): The Donkey’s have scrapped their way to 2-0 despite the fact it takes 10 minutes for a ball to float from Peyton Manning to his receivers.

5. Cincinnati Bengals (2-0): Andy Dalton is playing well–for now.

Bottom 5:
1. Chicago Bears (0-2): Da Bears da bad.

2. New Orleans Saints (0-2): Team is struggling again and it doesn’t help Drew Brees shoulder is ailing.

3. New York Giants (0-2): G-men can’t close blowing two fourth quarter leads.

4. Detroit Lions (0-2): Lie-downs lose first two on the road. Returning home could help but easily could start 0-3 hosting the Broncos.

5. Philadelphia Eagles (0-2): Never thought the Iggles would be here but their poor early play definitely puts them on the list.

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 18

As heard on 1320 KFAN here is the final regular season edition of the Gunther and Graham NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. Some shuffling among the Top 5 while the Bottom 5 remained stable. We do have a new team in the poll and as we always do, we honor them with their cheerleaders!

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

TOP 5:
1. BRONCOS (1): Closing the season on a 11 game win streak and securing home field advantage for the playoffs shows the Peyton Manning signing obviously paid off.

2. NINERS (4): Locked up the NFC two seed by dominating the Cardinals. Still question whether Colin Kaepernick can handle the playoff pressure.

3. PATRIOTS (5): Defense pitches a shutout in season finale.

4. FALCONS (2): Lose to the Bucs in the meaningless season ender. Can they use the home field advantage to propel them to the Super Bowl?

5. SEAHAWKS (NR): Hottest team in the NFC will try to make a playoff run as a wild card.

Dropped Out: PACKERS

BOTTOM 5:
1. CHIEFS (1): Coach gets fired but the GM that put together this mess of a team is keeping his job–for now? Yeah, that makes sense.

2. JAGUARS (2): GM gets the ax. Coach Mike Mularkey most likely next.

3. RAIDERS (3): Close the year losing eight of their final nine as this once proud franchise continues to embarrass themselves.

4. LIONS (4): From a playoff team to selecting in the top 10 of the draft. Good to see the Lions return to normal.

5. CARDINALS (5): The fact they started Brian Hoyer in their final game at quarterback sums up why both the coach and GM were fired.

Dropped Out: NONE

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 17

As heard on 1320 KFAN here is the latest Gunther and Graham NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. And once again we have a new No. 1. And continuing with the holiday theme we honor this week’s poll with NFL cheerleaders dressed in their holiday attire. These would be the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Too bad America’s team wasn’t good or bad enough to make this poll this year so we could feature them more!

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

TOP 5:
1. BRONCOS (2): A win over the Chiefs and Denver goes into the playoffs on a 11 game win streak.

2. FALCONS (4): Always good to have home field advantage wrapped up going into the final week.

3. PACKERS (NR): Winners of 10 of their last 11 Green Bay is poised for another deep playoff run.

4. NINERS (1): Curious to see what kind of effect the thumping by Seattle has on this team heading into the playoffs

5. PATRIOTS (5): Pats haven’t been playing well the last two games. Look to get back on track Sunday versus Miami.

Dropped Out: TEXANS

BOTTOM 5:
1. CHIEFS (1): A loss to the Broncos and KC is on the clock for the first pick.

2. JAGUARS (2): The next home for Tim Tebow? Enjoy him Jacksonville.

3. RAIDERS (3): What speedy wide receiver will Oakland draft next?

4. LIONS (4): A loss to the Bears and Detroit closes the season on a eight game losing streak.

5. CARDINALS (5): And this week’s quarterback is…

Dropped Out: NONE

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 16

As heard on 1320 KFAN here is the latest Gunther and Graham NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. For the second consecutive week we once again have a new No. 1 in both the top and bottom. And in honor of Christmas we spread the holiday cheer with pics of NFL cheerleaders.

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

TOP 5:
1. NINERS (5): Topping the previous No. 1 team on the road earns the jump to the top spot.

2. BRONCOS (2): After taking down the Ravens, Denver should finish the year on a 11 game win streak with only the Browns and Chiefs left on the schedule.

3. TEXANS (3): Houston is fifth in defending the run. They’ll be tested Sunday by Adrian Peterson.

4. FALCONS (4): Atlanta bounced back impressively from the Carolina loss by blowing out the Giants.

5. PATRIOTS (1): Had their seven game win streak snapped by the Niners. Should bounce back and end the season with wins over the Jaguars and Dolphins.

Dropped Out: None

BOTTOM 5:
1. CHIEFS (3): Lowly Chiefs generate just 119 yards and seven first downs against the lowly Raiders.

2. JAGUARS (2): Playing an angry Patriots team this Sunday won’t be pleasant for the Jags.

3. RAIDERS (4): Good news is they ended a six game losing streak. The bad news is it was against the Chiefs.

4. LIONS (NR): One year removed from making the playoffs, the Lions have returned to their mediocre state.

5. CARDINALS (1): By beating the Lions the Cardinals end their nine game losing streak but who thinks that was probably a fluke?

Dropped Out: TITANS

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 15

As heard on 1320 KFAN here is the latest Gunther and Graham NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. In a rare instance we have a new No. 1 in both the top and bottom featuring the latter with their cheerleaders. Turns out they could beat them as well.

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

TOP 5:
1. PATRIOTS (Last Week-3): Tom Brady is playing like, well, Tom Brady and the Pat’s already appear to be Super Bowl ready.

2. BRONCOS (4): Winners of eight straight, Denver has only one real tough game left–this Sunday at Baltimore.

3. TEXANS (1): Houston’s mortal performance against the Pat’s makes you wonder if they truly are a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

4. FALCONS (2): After losing to Carolina things don’t get easier hosting the New York Giants Sunday.

5. NINERS (NR): Colin Kaepernick is 3-1 as a starter. Now we’ll see how good he truly is as he duels with Tom Brady Sunday night.

Dropped Out: RAVENS

BOTTOM 5:
1. CARDINALS (NR): While they have four wins, after the 58-0 loss to Seattle this team is truly the worst in the league.

2. JAGUARS (1): Even Chad Henne can’t lead this team out of the doldrums. Like we thought he could to begin with.

3. CHIEFS (2): A week after beating Carolina the Chiefs return to form in a blowout loss to the Browns.

4. RAIDERS (3): If the Raiders could break a six game losing streak it would be this week vs. KC.

5. TITANS (NR): Losers of three straight it will be sooo exciting to see them on Monday Night Football against the Jets!

Dropped Out: PANTHERS, EAGLES

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 5

This week’s Gunther and Graham NFL Top Five Bottom Five stays relatively stable for once:

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:
1. TEXANS (Last Week-1): Texans have the No. 1 scoring offense and defense. A pretty good combination.
2. FALCONS (2): Falcons hold off Panthers. Need to better protect Matt Ryan who was sacked seven times.
3. NINERS (3): Return to form humiliating the Jets.
4. RAVENS (4): Baltimore winning with a passing offense ranked 4th and a passing defense ranked 29th. Interesting twist.
5. CARDINALS (5): With a strong defense and special teams Arizona continues to get it done.

Dropped Out: None

BOTTOM 5:
1. BROWNS (1): Expect another loss Sunday as they take on the Giants.
2. COLTS (2): Young team now without it’s coach due leukemia.
3. JAGUARS (5): Not going to win many games when your offense only averages 15.5 points per game.
4. SAINTS (4): When you’re defense is giving up over 32 points per game you’re not going to win.
5. RAIDERS (NR): After being embarrassed by Denver it’s probably a good time to be on bye.

Dropped Out: Dolphins

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 4

This weeks Gunther and Graham NFL Top 5 Bottom 5 once again features two new No. 1’s:

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:
Top 5:
1. TEXANS (Last Week-2): Houston lives up to their first real test winning at Denver.
2. FALCONS (3): Teams that fly west typically suffer. Not the Falcons who dominated San Diego.
3. NINERS (1): A slip up in Minnesota. Should bounce back Sunday at the Jets.
4. RAVENS (UR): Joe Flacco outduels Tom Brady in the win. Maybe he really is becoming elite.
5. CARDINALS (UR): With wins over Seattle, New England and Philly maybe this team is legit.

Dropped Out: Packers, Eagles

BOTTOM 5:
1. BROWNS (2): Sure to remain in this spot playing at Baltimore Thursday night.
2. COLTS (UR): It’s going to be a long season for Andrew Luck.
3. DOLPHINS (UR): Awful against the Jets, Miami has to travel to play unbeaten Arizona.
4. SAINTS (UR): With an 0-3 start is the interim, interim coach on the hot seat?
5. JAGUARS (3): Good news–Jags get their first win. Bad news it was against the Colts.

Dropped Out: Raiders, Chiefs, Titans