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 14

As heard on 1320 KFAN here is the latest Gunther and Graham NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. A new team enters the top 5 and we honor them in our customary way–with cheerleader pics!

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

TOP 5:
1. TEXANS (Last Week-1): Texans roll over Titans which now sets up a Monday Night showdown in New England.

2. FALCONS (2): Atlanta avenges it’s only loss by taking down the Saints.

3. PATRIOTS (5): With the win over the Dolphins the Pats clinch their fourth straight AFC East division title.

4. BRONCOS (NR): Denver clinches the AFC West and makes their debut into our Top 5. Obviously the latter is the bigger honor.

5. RAVENS (3): Blow an opportunity to beat the Steelers without Big Ben. Next three games tough playing Washington, Denver and the Giants.

Dropped Out: NINERS

BOTTOM 5:
1. JAGUARS (2): A week after beating Tennessee the Jags return to their losing ways falling to Buffalo.

2. CHIEFS (1): Doubt the win over Carolina could dull the pain this organization is suffering.

3. RAIDERS (3): Losing streak reaches four. Will most likely go to five after Thursday’s game against Denver.

4. EAGLES (4): Fire the defensive coordinator, fire the defensive line coach–next up the head coach.

5. PANTHERS (5): After losing to the Chiefs it seems very unlikely they have any chance against the Falcons.

Dropped Out: None

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 13

As heard on 1320 KFAN here is the latest Gunther and Graham NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. We have one new team enter the Top five and we honor them with their cheerleaders. Enjoy!

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

TOP 5:
1. TEXANS (Last Week-1): Yes they needed a bad rule and Jim Schwartz’s emotions to bail them out against Detroit but as they say a win is a win.

2. FALCONS (2): While remaining No. 2 Atlanta has been struggling needing comebacks against both Arizona and Tampa Bay the last two weeks.

3. RAVENS (4): Fourth and 29? No problem. Just get the ball to Ray Rice.

4. NINERS (5): How many teams can be good, change quarterbacks in midseason and actually get better?

5. PATRIOTS (NR): Pats have won five straight and while the offense is continuing to roll along the defense is also getting better.

Dropped Out: PACKERS

BOTTOM 5:

1. CHIEFS (1): It’s so bad for KC that the players are getting autographs and pictures taken with opposing team’s players.

2. JAGUARS (2): It took Chad Henne to come into the game to get the Jags their second win of the season. If they don’t watch out they’ll lose the No. 1 overall pick.

3. RAIDERS (5): Bad news is Oakland has lost four straight. Worst news is they’re getting blown out.

4. EAGLES (NR): Really strange to see how far the Birds have fallen.

5. PANTHERS (4): For a night Cam Newton reverted to first year Cam Newton.

Dropped Out: BROWNS

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 12

As heard on 1320 KFAN here is the latest Gunther and Graham NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. We have one new team enter the Top five and a new number one in the Bottom 5. We honor that team with their cheerleaders. Enjoy!

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

Top 5:
1. TEXANS (Last Week-1): ): Despite needing overtime to beat the Jaguars the Texans hold onto the top spot facing Detroit on Thanksgiving day.

2. FALCONS (2): Matt Ryan throws five interceptions and the Falcons still win.

3. PACKERS (4): Green Bay rallies to beat Detroit to return to their rightful place at the top of the NFC North tied with Chicago.

4. RAVENS (5): Special teams leads Baltimore to a big divisional win over Pittsburgh.

5. NINERS (NR): Aldon Smiths 5½ sacks and Colin Kaepernick’s surprisingly good play leads to the Niners blowout over the Bears. Now bring on the QB controversy.

Dropped Out: BEARS

BOTTOM 5:
1. CHIEFS (2): And the losing streak reaches seven.

2. JAGUARS (1): The Jags overtime loss to Houston takes them out of the top spot.

3. BROWNS (3): Cleveland fights in the overtime loss to the Cowboys. One wonders if that same fight can result in a win against the injury depleted Steelers.

4. PANTHERS (4): Another lower team coming up short in an OT loss to Tampa Bay.

5. OAKLAND (NR): When you don’t have a run game it’s pretty difficult to win as the Raiders are ranked 31st in that category.

Dropped Out: JETS

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 8

Here is this week’s 1320 KFAN’s Gunther and Graham’s NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. As always there was some shuffling but the No. 1’s stayed the same and in honor of the 49ers getting back into the Top 5 we give you you a “hair raising” photo of some of their cheerleaders!

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

1. FALCONS (Last Week-1): Atlanta comes off the bye remaining No. 1 but a tough test at Philadelphia coming up on Sunday.

2. BEARS (3): Jay Cutler actually shows toughness and the Bears defense continues to carry this team in the win over the Lions.

3. TEXANS (4): Houston returns to form after Packers loss with an impressive win over the Ravens.

4. GIANTS (5): Eli Manning continues to show that he can get it done in the clutch.

5. 49ERS (NR): Sporting the leagues best pass defense the Niners take down the Seahawks and look to take control of the division on Monday night against the Cardinals.

Dropped Out: RAVENS

BOTTOM 5:

1. JAGUARS (1): An awful season only gets worse with the news Maurice Jones-Drew will be out for possibly an extended amount of time with a foot injury.

2. CHIEFS (2): Brady Quinn is now the starting quarterback. Like that is going to help this terrible team.

3. BROWNS (4): Another week, another loss. All hopes for this franchise turn to the new owner.

4. PANTHERS (5): The 1-5 start results in the firing of the GM but it’s not Cam Newton’s fault, right?

5. RAIDERS (3): Raiders win, Raiders win. Ok it was only against Jacksonville.

Dropped Out: None

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 7

Here is this week’s 1320 KFAN’s Gunther and Graham’s NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. A new number one in both polls. To celebrate we give you a Tennessee Titans cheerleader in pink whose team dropped out of the Bottom 5.

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

TOP 5:
1. FALCONS (Last Week-2): Barely got past Oakland at home but as the only unbeaten team in the NFL they have earned the No. 1 ranking.

2. RAVENS (4): Deserve to be here but not sold they can stay with the season ending injuries to Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb.

3. BEARS (5): Chicago rolls off a bye week into a Monday night showdown with the Lions.

4. TEXANS (1): Houston comes back to reality with a loss to the Packers but still in full control of the AFC South.

5. GIANTS (UR): The GMen returned to Super Bowl form with their dominant win over the 49ers.

Dropped Out: NINERS

BOTTOM 5:
1. JAGUARS (2): How bad are the Jaguars? They move into the bottom spot while being on a bye week.

2. CHIEFS (3): No matter who the quarterback is this team is awful.

3. RAIDERS (4): Give the Raiders credit for competing in Atlanta. Should beat Jacksonville Sunday.

4. BROWNS (1): Coming off their first win the Browns get a new owner and force Mike Holmgren into retirement.

5. PANTHERS (NR): Wonder if Cam Newton can snap out of his sophomore jinx season at home versus Dallas? Probably not.

Dropped Out: TITANS

NFL Top 5 Bottom 5–Week 6

Here is this week’s 1320 KFAN’s Gunther and Graham’s NFL Top 5 Bottom 5. Most changes are in the bottom half and ironically enough we honor this week the Jaguar’s cheerleaders!

NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:

TOP 5:
1. TEXANS (Last Week-1): Not a great performance against the Jets but enough to hold onto the top spot.

2. FALCONS (2): Amazing to think it’s the first time in franchise history they have started 5-0.

3. NINERS (3): Offense was explosive against the Bills. Lets see how it produces against the Giants.

4. RAVENS (4): Not an impressive showing against the Chiefs. To maintain this spot they’ll have to play better against the Cowboys.

5. BEARS (NR): Just like the old days, the Bears are getting it done with defense.

Dropped Out: Cardinals

BOTTOM 5:
1. BROWNS (1): Offense seems to be improving. The defense is another story.

2. JAGUARS (3): Not that it matters but the bye week comes at the right time after a 41-3 loss to Chicago.

3. CHIEFS (NR): You know things are bad when the fans are cheering that their QB is hurt.

4. RAIDERS (5): Good news is Oakland is coming off a bye. Bad news they have to play at Atlanta.

5. TITANS (NR): Not going to win much when the defense is giving up over 36 points per game.

Dropped Out: Colts, Saints