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NFL All-Time Power Rankings

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    One man's opinion in ranking the NFL teams based on the history of the franchises:


    A list, for those who don't want the reasoning:

    1. Green Bay Packers
    2. Pittsburgh Steelers
    3. Dallas Cowboys
    4. New York Giants
    5. Chicago Bears
    6. New England Patriots
    7. San Francisco 49ers
    8. Washington Redskins
    9. Denver Broncos
    10. Miami Dolphins
    11. Philadelphia Eagles
    12. Indianapolis Colts
    13. Baltimore Ravens
    14. New York Jets
    15. Oakland Raiders
    16. Kansas City Chiefs
    17. San Diego Chargers
    18. New Orleans Saints
    19. St. Louis Rams
    20. Tennessee Titans
    21. Minnesota Vikings
    22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    23. Buffalo Bills
    24. Seattle Seahawks
    25. Atlanta Falcons
    26. Arizona Cardinals
    27. Carolina Panthers
    28. Cincinnati Bengals
    29. Houston Texans
    30. Cleveland Browns
    31. Jacksonville Jaguars
    32. Detroit Lions
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Detroit being 32nd is patently ridiculous. If you want to rank the teams from 2000 on, that would be fine, but the Lions actually have a good history, much better than that of any of the expansion franchises he rated ahead of them. Unfortunately, most of it occurred before the Super Bowl was invented.

    I mean, how in the hell is it justifiable to put the Houston Texans ahead of any team?

    Cleveland being 30th is equally bad.

    Stupid-ass, contrived bullshit to get a reaction. It worked on me, I guess.
  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I can't believe I'm defending them, but the Raiders belong a hell of a lot higher on this list. They have been the worst franchise in the NFL for the last eight years, yes, but for 40 years before that they were one of the best. Been to five Super Bowls and won three, right? Their profile exceeds that of the Colts, Ravens, Eagles, Jets, Broncos and Dolphins.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Another guy for whom NFL history begins with the Super Bowl, or maybe with ESPN's creation. Lions (see 1950s) WAY too low. As part of divorce settlement, the new lousy Cleveland Browns retained rights to the records of Paul Brown's Cleveland Browns, meaning they should go way up the ladder. Even if this schlub gave those records to the Ravens, Ravens are then too low. Chiefs, Chargers, Saints far, far too high. How the fuck can he rate Minnesota (four Super Bowls, albeit losses) and Bills (two AFL titles, four Super Bowl losses) behind the Saints. Just an idiot.
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    20 minutes and Mizzou hasn't chimed in? Upset of the century. :)
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The problem is, how many "historically bad" franchises are there?

    Detroit, Houston, maybe Jacksonville, but that's even a reach.

    After the top 10, there's not much separating No. 11 from No. 29.

    Cleveland has no business being that low.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I have no argument with his top 10.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That makes sense then.
  11. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Not meant to be historical rankings.
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Detroit only became historically bad in the last decade or so.

    Prior to that, they were decent in the 90s, the definition of a .500 team for most the 70s and 80s, a really good team in the 60s that could never get past Green Bay or Baltimore, and either the best or second-best team of the 50s.

    That might very well be the worst historical list I have ever seen. As I said, it's so bad, it seems contrived just to get a reaction.
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