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NFL Power Poll - Divisional Races Heat Up This Week

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NFL Power Poll - Week 11

NFL Power Poll - Divisional Races Heating Up

Team of the Week - Falcons

Offensive Player of Week - QB Cam Newton - Panthers
Defensive Player of Week - DE Adrian Clayborn - Falcons

Rookie of Week - QB Mitchell Trubisky - Bears

Photo - QB Cam Newton
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Game of Week #11 - L.A. Rams (7-2) at Minnesota Vikings (7-2)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 8-1 Eagles
Eagles rested for trip to Big D this Sunday night.
#2 - 7-2 Patriots
Pats took the Broncos to the woodshed last week.
#3 - 7-2 Steelers
Steelers’ Big Ben gets it done in crunch time to comeback vs the Colts.
#4 - 6-3 Chiefs
Chiefs coming off their bye week to travel to MetLife to face the crumbiling Giants.
#5 - 7-2 Vikings
Vikes bombed the Redskins with backup QB Case Keenun at the controls.
#6 - 7-2 Rams
Ram’s blasted the Texans with huge matchup with the Vikings this week.
#7 - 7-2 Saints
Saints’ win their 7th straight game to retain NFC South lead in the leagues best division this season.
#8 - 6-3 Seahawks
Seahawks took care of Arizona on Thursday night. Host Falcons in huge NFC matchup with playoff ramifications.
#9 - 7-3 Panthers
Panthers wasted the Dolphins on Monday night. Get their bye week to prep for playoff run.
#10 - 6-3 Jaguars
Jaguars beat the Chargers in OT last week. Travel to Cleveland to face the pathetic winless Browns.
#11 - 6-3 Titans
Titans win their 4th in a row with last minute heroics from QB MMarcus Mariota.
#12 - 5-4 Lions
Lions win again vs winless Browns. Go to Chitown and must continue the streak.
#13 - 5-4 Falcons
Falcons toasted the overrated Cowboys. Travel to Seattle for huge NFC matchup for two divisions.
#14 - 5-4 Cowboys
Boys were thumped by Falcons last week. Host the hot Eagles Sunday night with playoff hopes in the balance.
#15 - 4-5 Raiders
Raiders coming off their bye week and travel to Mexico for matchup with the Patriots.
#16 - 4-5 Ravens
Ravens rested off their bye week. Travel to titletown with matchup with the Packers.
#17 - 5-4 Bills
Bills came up flat again this time vs the Saints. Travel to west coast for contest with the Chargers.
#18 - 5-4 Packers
Packers won a division battle with the Bears. Host Ravens with playoff hopes on the line.
#19 - 4-5 Redskins
Redskins defense was smoked by the Vikings' backup QB, Travel to New Orleans for important contest with the Saints.
#20 - 4-5 Dolphins
Dolphins came up short again, this time vs the Panthers. Host Bucs this week in must win situation.
#21 - 4-5 Cardinals
Cardinals face the Texans in a matchup of two of the more disappointing clubs in the league.
#22 - 3-6 Texans
Texans were toasted by the Rams. Remain mathimatically alive but desperate over the next month to get to .500 level.
#23 - 4-6 Jets
Jets failed to get it done in crunch time vs the Bucs, Bye week now to regroup for stretch run.
#24 - 3-6 Broncos
Broncos were blasted again this time by the Patriots. Offense has been inept.
#25 - 3-6 Bengals
Bengals find ways to lose weekly. Expect big changes this offseason.
#26 - 3-6 Chargers
Chargers are always in the game, but found another way to lose in OT to Jaguars.
#27 - 3-6 Bucs
Bucs get by the Jets barely to get into the win column again.
#28 - 3-6 Bears
The Bears are playing hard for HC John Fox, but need more talent to compete for NFC playoffs.
#29 - 3-7 Colts
Colts played Steelers tough but came up short in OT.
#30- 1-9 49ers
49ers beat the GMen behind rookie starting QB C.J. Bearthard with new vet Jimmy Garoppolo watching on the sidelines.
#31 - 1-8 Giants
Giants were trashed by the 49ers in another embarassing performance, that will lead to major off season changes.
#32 - 0-9 Browns
Browns host the hot Jaguars as they continue their march to a perfect winless season.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Alabama Survives vs Mississippi St. To Hold #1 Ranking

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Alabama Survives vs Mississippi St. To Hold #1 Ranking - Top 25 Teams

Players of the Week 11 - Nov. 11
Offense - RB Kerryon Johnson - Auburn
Defense - CB - Joshua Jackson - Iowa

Team of the Week – Auburn

Photo - QB Mason Rudolph - Oklahoma St.

DraftInsiders.com Poll – Week 11 – Nov. 14
Rank/ Team/ Record

1 Alabama 10-0
2 Wisconsin 10-0
3 Clemson 9-1
4 Miami 9-0
5 Oklahoma 9-1
6 Auburn 7-2
7 Georgia 9-1
8 Notre Dame 8-2
9 Washington 8-2
10 Ohio State 8-2
11 USC 9-2
12 Oklahoma State 8-2
13 TCU 8-2
14 Penn State 8-2
15 Washington State 9-2
16 UCF 9-0
17 Memphis 8-1
18 Mississippi St 7-3
19 Michigan 8-2
20 North Carolina St. 7-3
21 South Florida 8-1
22 Stanford 7-3
23 West Virginia 7-3
24 Michigan St 7-3
25 LSU 7-3

AP Football Poll
Rank/ Team/ 1st Place Votes/ Rec/ Points
AP Top 25
1 Alabama (57) 10-0 1521
2 Miami (4) 9-0 1438
3 Oklahoma 9-1 1367
4 Clemson 9-1 1358
5 Wisconsin 10-0 1322
6 Auburn 8-2 1199
7 Georgia 9-1 1151
8 Ohio State 8-2 1036
9 Notre Dame 8-2 1001
10 Oklahoma State 8-2 898
11 TCU 8-2 875
12 USC 9-2 866
13 Penn State 8-2 818
14 UCF 9-0 807
15 Washington State 9-2 614
16 Washington 8-2 575
17 Mississippi State 7-3 492
18 Memphis 8-1 437
19 Michigan 8-2 315
20 Stanford 7-3 287
21 LSU 7-3 276
22 Michigan State 7-3 259
23 South Florida 8-1 236
24 West Virginia 7-3 222
25 NC State 7-3 178

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 17, Iowa State 24, Iowa 25

Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech 110, Northwestern 72, Arizona 49, Iowa State 27, Boise State 6, Georgia Tech 6, Army 3, Iowa 2, South Carolina 2

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Eagles' QB Carson Wentz - Leading NFL MVP Candidate

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Eagles' QB Carson Wentz Leading MVP Candidate Entering NFL Second Half

Second year Eagles' QB Carson Wentz has had a 2017 MVP performance that has beeen instrumental in the Eagles rise to the top of the NFL standings through the first half of the season. Wentz was our #1 QB prospect in 2016 ahead of Jared Goff, the concensus top overall selection. Wentz showed rare maturity and physical skills that have developed quickly under the tutelage of Eagles HC Doug Pederson.

During our scouting process of Carson Wentz we concluded his physical skills similar to the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger. Big mobile strong armed kid with mature mental makeup to make a fast adjustment to the NFL game.

Frank Coyle of Draft Insiders' - First Tweet - Jan. 9, 2016
QB Carson Wentz - North Dakota St. - Ranked #1 Senior QB here
With big Senior Bowl Week, he will become a #1 draft choice in April

2016 Draft Insiders' Scouting Report on QB Carson Wentz - our #1 QB Prospect

1. Carson Wentz #11 - 6-5, 235 - North Dakota St - Sp. 4.75 Rating 92
Hindu Theory Ben Roethlisberger

Big strong armed senior led the Bisons to back to back national championships over his two starting seasons. Huge athletic frame with quick feet and the best arm in this class have elevated him to a potential top selection. Continued to improve over his career, taking huge steps with impressive performances at both the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. Highly productive and athletic with the mental makeup to take the huge step up from the FCS level. High intelligence and an Academic All-American with commitment, humility and work ethic. Naturally strong arm with the ability to drive the ball into tight windows and drop the ball in the bucket on the deep throws. Good athleticism to run away from defenders even defensive backs. Skilled at fighting off defenders and evading pressure while keeping his eyes downfield. Quick release and displays nice accuracy, whether in the pocket or on the move. Powerful arm to make the tough out throws while also displaying a nice touch for lofting passes over defenders down the seam, or to backs and receivers on quick swing or outlet passes. His scrambling ability places pressure on defenses and a legitimate threat for big plays whether by throwing or running. Some NFL basics such as taking the snap from under center and scanning downfield while dropping back are things where he is still in the developmental stage. Still can lock on to his primary receiver and very reliant on his first read that can turn into mistakes. Savvy mobile athlete with a fine arm to make all the NFL throws with a fairly quick delivery for a long armed prospect. Nice release point to complete a high percentage of passes. Shows the ability to go through his progressions quickly with the smarts to make consistently proper decisions. Needs to spread the ball around, showing good awareness of coverage and looking off defenders and capable of finding the hot receiver. He has improved his accuracy with the touch to deliver the intermediate and short passes consistently well with fast improving accuracy in the deep game. He knows how to lead a receiver with the right amount touch on the ball and when to muscle the throw. Shows the speed to make plays outside the pocket with his feet with a big sturdy frame to hold up within the pocket or fighting off a defender. He has developed fine intangibles related to toughness, leadership and poise under pressure in clutch situations.
The Numbers: As a senior, he started 7 of 8 games until he broke his right wrist midway through the season. For the season, he completed 130 of 208 passes for a 64% rate for 1651 yards with 17 TDs and just 4 picks that earned him MVFC honors. As a junior, he started all 16 games and completed 228 passes of 358 attempts for a 64% rate for 31111 yards with 25 TDs and 10 picks. Over his career, he threw for 5115 yards for a 64% rate with 45 TDs and just 14 picks on 612 attempts. He is similar to QB Ben Roethlisberger in size, mobility and AA and a high level of development and intangibles. At the NFL Combine, he came at 6’5” and 237 lbs. with 10” hands and 33 1/4” arms. He ran a fine 4.77 time and added a 30.5” VL and 9’10” BJ with a 4.11 shuttle and an impressive 6.86 three cone times. At the NDS pro day, he performed very well. He set up quickly with good footwork in the pocket to move laterally and create passing lanes. He was excellent on deep throws plus nice overall accuracy. Technically sound to set up and plant and drive the ball down the field with an above average arm and good fundamentals. Relies on a quick release and the touch to drop the ball into holes in coverage
The Skinny: Fast rising prospect with a good level of development to start in a short time after some refinement under center. Good field awareness and a top football IQ that should accelerate his progress within a pro offense. Continually improved over his career especially over his final season from the start through the critical postseason. Talented early 1st round pick with definite starting potential after gaining experience and learning a system. Savvy experienced QB who is ready to produce as early as any passer in this class. Risen into the top selections and possible first overall prospect. Excellent addition with skills to be NFL ready within a short period and a good fit for the Browns and Cowboys. Excellent intangibles to make a difference and a fine mature leader.
Draft Projection: 1st Round -Top pick

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Draft Insiders' 2017 Midseason All-American Team

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Draft Insiders' Midseason All-American Team

Photo - RB Saquon Barkley - Penn St

Midseason All-American Team
Offense

QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma - Senior
RB Saquon Barkley - Penn St - Junior
RB Bryce Love - Stanford - Junior
WR James Washington - Oklahoma St - Senior
WR David Sills V - West Virginia - Junior
TE Mike Gesicki - Penn St - Senior
C Bradley Bozeman - Alabama - Senior
OL Mike McClinchey - Notre Dame - Senior
OL Orlando Brown - Oklahoma - Junior
OL Quenton Nelson - Notre Dame - Senior
OL Cody O'Connell - Washington St - Senior

Defense
DL Austin Bryant - Clemson - Junior
DL Bradley Chubb - NC St - Senior
DL Hercules Mata'afa - Washington St - Junior
DL Christian Wilkins - Clemson - Senior
LB Cameron Smith - USC - Junior
LB Josey Jewell - Iowa - Senior
LB Roquan Smith - Georgia - Junior
CB Jalen Davis - Utah St - Senior
CB Joshua Jackson - Iowa - Junior
S Minkah Fitzpatrick - Alabama - Junior
S Armani Watts - Texas A&M - Senior

Special teams
K Daniel Carlson - Auburn - Senior
P Johnny Townsend - Florida - Senior
KR Darius Phillips - Western Michigan - Senior
PR Dante Pettis - Washington - Senior
AP Nyheim Hines - NC St - Junior

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

NFL Power Poll - Top Ranked Eagles Blast Fading Broncos

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NFL Power Poll - Week 10
NFL Power Poll - Eagles Roll into Their Bye Week With Top Ranking

Team of the Week - Washington

Offensive Player of Week - QB Matt Stafford - Lions
Defensive Player of Week - DT Aaron Donald - Rams

Rookie of Week - TE Evan Engram - Giants

Photo - QB Matt Stafford
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Game of Week #10 - Dallas Cowboys (5-3) at Atlanta Falcons (4-4)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 8-1 Eagles
Eagles will bask in their great first half atop the NFL going into their bye week.
#2 - 6-2 Patriots
Pats rested for their trip to Denver vs the struggling Broncos.
#3 - 6-2 Steelers
Steelers’ travel to Indy to face the Colts to start their second half push.
#4 - 6-3 Chiefs
Chiefs came up short vs the Cowboys. Get their bye week to regroup for run at the AFC West division.
#5 - 6-2 Vikings
Vikes travel to the Capital in huge NFC matchup with the Skins that shapes two divsions.
#6 - 6-2 Rams
Ram’s blasted the Giants to retain NFC West lead over the Seahawks.
#7 - 6-2 Saints
Saints’ are for real and get most of their tough games at home through second half schedule.
#8 - 5-3 Seahawks
Seahawks looked lousy vs the Skins. Travel to Arizona for a huge NFC West matchup with playoff ramifications.
#9 - 5-3 Bills
Bills came up flat vs the Jets Thursday night. Host the Saints in one of the prime matchups this week.
#10 - 6-3 Panthers
Panthers won tight game vs the Falcons. Face a huge Monday night matchup with the Dolphins with playoff implications.
#11 - 5-3 Jaguars
Jaguars drilled the Bengals last week. Host the Chargers this week to start a favorable second half schedule.
#12 - 5-3 Cowboys
Boys jumped the Chiefs in an important interconference matchup. Travel to Atlanta for a key contest.
#13 - 4-4 Redskins
Redskins came up big vs the Seahawks. Host the Vikings for a pivotal NFC contest.
#14 - 4-4 Lions
Lions stepped up vs the Packers on Monday night to get to .500. host winless Browns this week.
#15 - 5-3 Titans
Titans beat the tough Ravens in a critical AFC matchup. Look to make run with average second half schedule.
#16 - 4-4 Dolphins
Dolphins came up short vs the Raiders. Matchup with Panthers in key Monday night game.
#17 - 4-4 Falcons
Falcons struggling through their Super Bowl hangover. Must step up with Cowboys coming to town.
#18 - 4-4 Packers
Packers came up short in division battle with the Lions. Go to Chitown this week.
#19 - 4-5 Raiders
Raiders get their bye week and look to gear up for tough run at the Chiefs.
#20 - 4-5 Ravens
Ravens came up short vs the Titans. Get their bye week to regroup for playoff run.
#21 - 4-4 Cardinals
Cardinals face a huge test vs the Seahawks Thrursday night that probably determines their playoff hopes going forward.
#22 - 3-5 Texans
Texans lost a tough game to the Colts. Steady diet of playoff contenders over next month.
#23 - 4-5 Jets
Jets jumped th Bills bones Thursday night. Playing hard for HC Todd Bowles every week.
#24 - 3-5 Broncos
Broncos changed to QB Brock Osweiler. Blasted by the hot Eagles. Host Patriots hoping to reverse their collapse.
#25 - 3-5 Bengals
Bengals travel to Tennessee in a season of continuous disappointments.
#26 - 3-5 Chargers
Chargers limping through their inaugular season in Los Angeles.
#27 - 3-5 Bears
The Bears host the Packers this week in their Super Bowl.
#28 - 3-6 Colts
Colts caught Houston limping with new starting QB last week.
#29 - 2-6 Bucs
Bucs getting trashed weekly. Host Jets this Sunday.
#30 - 1-7 Giants
Giants were blasted by the Rams at home. Face a long tough second half that looks ugly from here.
#31- 0-9 49ers
49ers will probably start young QB Jimmy Garoppolo as they host the equally inept GMen.
#32 - 0-8 Browns
Browns face the Lions this week with a difficult final schedule, compteting for the #1 overall draft selection.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Alabama and Georgia Headed for a SEC Playoff Showdown

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Alabama and Georgia Headed for a SEC Playoff Showdown - Top 25 Teams

Players of the Week 10 - Nov. 4
Offense - QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma
Defense - CB Joshua Jackson - Iowa

Team of the Week – Iowa

Photo - QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma

DraftInsiders.com Poll – Week 10 – Nov. 6
Rank/ Team/ Record

1 Alabama 9-0
2 Georgia 9-0
3 Wisconsin 10-0
4 Notre Dame 8-1
5 Clemson 8-1
6 Miami 9-0
7 Oklahoma 8-1
8 Washington 8-1
9 Auburn 7-2
10 Oklahoma State 7-2
11 Ohio State 6-2
12 TCU 8-1
13 Virginia Tech 7-2
14 Penn State 7-2
15 UCF 8-0
16 USC 8-2
17 Michigan St 7-2
18 Memphis 8-1
19 Washington State 8-2
20 Mississippi St 7-2
21 North Carolina St. 6-3
22 South Florida 8-1
23 Michigan 7-2
24 Iowa 6-3
25 West Virginia 6-3

AP Football Poll
Rank/ Team/ 1st Place Votes/ Rec/ Points
AP Top 25
1 Alabama (56) 9-0 1520
2 Georgia (5) 9-0 1468
3 Notre Dame 8-1 1357
4 Clemson 8-1 1289
5 Oklahoma 8-1 1258
6 Wisconsin 9-0 1256
7 Miami 8-0 1220
8 TCU 8-1 1087
9 Washington 8-1 1061
10 Auburn 7-2 875
11 Ohio State 7-2 781
12 Oklahoma State 7-2 766
13 Michigan State 7-2 760
14 UCF 8-0 736
15 USC 8-2 718
16 Penn State 7-2 717
17 Virginia Tech 7-2 537
18 Mississippi State 7-2 464
19 Washington State 8-2 420
20 Memphis 8-1 376
21 Michigan 7-2 184
22 South Florida 8-1 177
23 West Virginia 6-3 163
24 Iowa State 6-3 155
25 Iowa 6-3 147

Dropped from rankings: Stanford 18, LSU 19, NC State 20, Arizona 23

Others receiving votes: LSU 142, NC State 101, Toledo 31, Stanford 22, Boise State 14, Arizona 14, Northwestern 6, Army 2, San Diego State 1

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

NFL Power Poll - Week 9 - Eagles Rolling into Second Half

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NFL Power Poll - Week 9
Eagles Move to Top Ranking

Team of the Week - Seattle

Offensive Player of Week - QB Russell Wilson - Seahawks
Defensive Player of Week - CB Tre’Davious White - Bills

Rookie of Week - QB Deshaun Watson - Texans

Photo - QB Russell Wilson
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Game of Week #9 - Atlanta Falcons (4-3) at Carolina Panthers (5-3)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 7-1 Eagles
Eagles gaining momentum weekly with Broncos coming to town Sunday.
#2 - 6-2 Chiefs
Chiefs took care of divisional rival the Broncos Monday night. Travel to Big D for Cowboy matchup this week.
#3 - 6-2 Patriots
Pats rest this week atop the AFC East as usual.
#4 - 5-2 Seahawks
Seahawks beat the Texans in one of the best matchups of the season. Host Skins this week.
#5 - 6-2 Steelers
Steelers’ off this week after good win over the Lions last week.
#6 - 6-2 Vikings
Vikes took care of the winless Browns. Get a bye week to prepare for second half push.
#7 - 6-2 Rams
Ram’s coming off their bye week and travel to MetLife for huge matchup with GMen.
#8 - 5-2 Bills
Bills put a hurting on the Raiders Sunday and face the Jets Thursday night to try to strengthen their AFC position.
#9 - 5-2 Saints
Saints’ took care of the Bears last week and host the Bucs in a pivotal NFC South contest.
#10 - 5-3 Panthers
Panthers’ defense stoned the Bucs. Host the Falcons a big NFC South matchup.
#11 - 4-3 Dolphins
Dolphins came back to beat the Jets. Matchup with Ravens in key Thursday game.
#12 - 4-3 Jaguars
Jaguars defense has been dominant and rested with the Bengals coming in for a pivotal AFC matchup.
#13 - 4-3 Falcons
Falcons narrowly beat the Jets last week. Travel to Carolina for major NFC South contest.
#14 - 4-3 Packers
Packers coming off their bye week for a Monday nite battle with the Lions.
#15 - 3-4 Texans
Texans lost a wild game to Seattle and host the Colts with an eye on getting to .500.
#16 - 4-4 Ravens
Ravens bashed the Dolphins on Thursday night and travel to Nashville for tough game with Titans.
#17 - 4-3 Cowboys
Boys beat rival the Redskins and host the Chiefs in an important interconference matchup.
#18 - 3-4 Redskins
Redskins lost to the Cowboys last week and travel to Seattle for a pivotal contest.
#19 - 3-4 Lions
Lions face the Packers on Monday night in a must win situation for the postseason.
#20 - 3-4 Broncos
Broncos will change QBs this week to Brock Osweiler after another poor performance. Face the hot Eagles.
#21 - 4-3 Titans
Titans host the tough Ravens in a critical AFC matchup with playoff ramifications.
#22 - 3-4 Bengals
Bengals travel to Jacksonville in hopes to get to .500 and stay in playoff contention.
#23 - 3-5 Raiders
Raiders face a must win situation when they travel to Miami this week.
#24 - 3-5 Chargers
Chargers are competitive, but still find ways to lose. Get bye week.
#25 - 3-5 Bears
The Bears turns the page with new young personnel, though will pay the price for growing pain.
#26 - 2-5 Bucs
Bucs continue to be a huge disappointment and face telltale matchup on the road with the Saints.
#27 - 3-5 Jets
Jets still find ways to lose winnable games with key late mistakes with the ball.
#28 - 3-4 Cardinals
Cardinals had two weeks to prepare for life without Carson Palmer with easy NFC West game with 49ers.
#29 - 2-6 Colts
Colts walk into Houston for difficult divisional matchup.
#30 - 1-6 Giants
Giants coming off their bye week and face a tough stretch that will test any improvement.
#31 - 0-8 49ers
49ers trade for young QB Jimmy Garoppolo for a long second half look at their new leader.
#32 - 0-8 Browns
Browns can’t lose this week, it’s the mercifully bye week.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

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