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.

Video: Chad Johnson Slaps Attorney’s Rear End And Gets 30 Days In Jail

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, formerly “Ochocinco” had his freedom. He struck a plea deal that would have kept him out of jail after violating his probation in a domestic violence case involving his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. But then he decided to slap the butt of his attorney as a “attaboy” moment prompting laughter in the court room. The judge however, Kathleen McHugh, didn’t find it amusing. She rejected the plea deal and sent Johnson away to jail for 30 days. While it was pretty funny, Johnson might want to be a little more careful when he chooses to express his humor. Clearly the courtroom isn’t the place.

NFL Playoff Power Poll

To get you set for the best postseason in sports, the NFL Playoffs, here is how I rank the playoff teams one through 12. Here is the NFL Playoff Power Poll:

NFL PLAYOFF POWER POLL:

1. BRONCOS: An 11 game winning streak, Peyton Manning, a tough nosed defense and home field advantage are just a few of the reasons Denver is the AFC favorite to reach the Super Bowl.

2. NINERS: The team is built to win it all as long as their young quarterback doesn’t succomb to the playoff pressure.

3. PATRIOTS: If the defense can continue their improved play Bill Belichick and Tom Brady may be making another Super Bowl run.

4. FALCONS: With home field advantage, it’s time for Matt Ryan to move into the elite class of QB’s and lead his team to a Super Bowl.

5. PACKERS: You can never doubt a team with a QB as good as Aaron Rodgers. If they get past the Vikings in the first round they’ll give the Niners all they can handle.

6. SEAHAWKS: If Marshawn Lynch can continue to carry the majority of the load offensively, with the defense as strong as it is, that will take the pressure off Russell Wilson’s first appearance in the playoffs.

7. TEXANS: Houston loses three of their last four and home field advantage in the process. You don’t want to be playing your worst football come playoff time.

8. REDSKINS: RG III is as fun a player you’ll watch. He’ll need plenty of help however for any shot at a deep run in the playoffs.

9. VIKINGS: They got into the playoffs closing the year with four straight wins including victories over Chicago, Houston and Green Bay. With Adrian Peterson you can’t count rule them out of any game. Could be this year’s New York Giants.

10. COLTS: To win 11 games in Andrew Luck’s first year is beyond what anyone could imagine. Any playoff wins would be gravy.

11. RAVENS: Credit Baltimore for doing enough to win their division. They should be motivated with Ray Lewis announcing this will be his last ride but with all the injuries they don’t have enough horses to finish the race.

12. BENGALS: You wouldn’t expect the Bengals to make noise but anything is possible when you have a top 10 defense.