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!
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.
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.
According to NFL Network insider Albert Breer, BYU’s Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah apparently is in high demand for Thursday’s 2013 NFL Draft:
The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly listening to offers which means Ansah could change the face of the first round depending on what team moves up. The Detroit Lions did not work Ansah out individually but the staff did coach him in the Senior Bowl in which he was named the games most outstanding player.
Ansah could be a good fit for that defense that features strong interior defensive linemen in defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley but is lacking a good edge rusher. The questions is whether the Lions organization, notoriously a downtrodden one, can be patient enough to allow Ansah to grow and whether he can handle the criticism that may come from an impatient fanbase.
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:
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
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
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:
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
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
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:
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
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
Two new number one’s in this weeks edition of the NFL Top 5 Bottom 5:
NFL TOP 5 BOTTOM 5:
1. NINERS (Last Week-1): Alex Smith finally getting closer to living up to his No. 1 overall draft status.
2. TEXANS (3): After beating up on Miami and Jacksonville it will be good to see them take on a decent team in Denver.
3. FALCONS (5): After beating Kansas City and Denver, Atlanta will look to go 3-0 in the AFC West playing at San Diego Sunday.
4. PACKERS (UR): You knew Green Bay would get back into the Top 5 quickly. Looked more like themselves against Chicago.
5. EAGLES (UR): Michael Vick gets the headlines (for the worst of late) but it’s really the Eagles defense that has them at 2-0.
Dropped Out: Patriots (1), Ravens (4)
1. RAIDERS (UR): When you’re 31st in the league rushing the ball and 29th in stopping the run that’s not a good combo.
2. BROWNS (2): Cleveland is bad but at least Brandon Weeden showed some promise.
3. JAGUARS (4): Blaine Gabbert has hamstring issues. May be a good sign considering they are averaging just 145 yards per game.
4. CHIEFS (UR): When you lose to the Bills you’re not good.
5. TITANS (UR): How can a team with Chris Johnson be dead last in rushing? Guess it happens when said running back gets content after being paid.
Dropped Out: Dophins (1), Colts (3), Rams (5)
A sign the NFL season is fast approaching? NFL cheerleaders are doing their annual summer swimsuit calendar shoots. Here are the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders. You’re welcome!