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NFL POWER RANKINGS – WEEK 6

Some teams are still walking around doing their best Jay-Z impression: I got 99 problems, but a loss ain’t one. The cream is starting to rise to the top. With about a third of the season out of the way the contenders are starting to show themselves, and The Pretenders would walk 500 miles if it meant they got a sniff of the playoffs. Lets take a moment to review the current power rankings before a bonus “Top Ducks” feature ranking the top 5 quarterbacks and running backs in the game today. New England Patriots 5-0 (Previous ranking: 1) Kansas…

NFL POWER RANKINGS

Did someone say Power Rangers?! No, no they didn’t. We’re talking NFL Power Rankings, not the Power Rangers, sorry to disappoint. With two weeks in the books we’re starting to get some tangible evidence of where these teams stack. Some deeper conversations can occur. No, we’re not talking about discovering Kepler-1658 deep, more like Saturday night, 11:30 PM at the bar after 4 shots of whiskey and some beers deep. But still, its more in depth than the convo we were able to have after week one, which was like a conversation between Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. We’re only…

NFL POWER RANKINGS

After not even a full week one slate in the books (The Broncos-Raiders game is still going on) it feels completely irresponsible to post a power ranking after just a single week. Well duck it, lets be rebels. Welcome to the week 1 knee jerk reaction power rankings. Before we get into the knee jerk rankings, lets give a quick shout out to a friend of the Ducking Right family, Coco, who was mocked for selecting Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins as early as he did in his fantasy draft with the last pick in the 4th round. He must…

SPRING 2020 – SEASON OF CHANGE

With the NFL season about to kick off, after college football wet our beaks on Thursday, its an opportune time to think about how the two will converge next spring. Next off season could see a wave of change at the quarterback position throughout the leage. A change so sweeping that the league has never seen it before. Consider for a moment all the starting quarterbacks who have contracts set to expire at the end of the league year: Phillip Rivers Dak Prescott Jacoby Brissett Tom Brady Drew Brees Jameis Winston Marcus Mariota A few more quarterbacks could be cut…

WELCOME TO THE NFL – SEASON PREVIEW

BEFORE YOU GET TOO FAR, TAKE A MOMENT AND CONSIDER A CHARITABLE DONATION: PUTTING THE FUN IN FUNDRAISING   Eight days from now the NFL will kick off the 100th season of pro football as the Green Bay Packers will be traveling to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears. The league opted to forgo the usual practice of the reigning champs opening the league year in favor of bringing us one of the league’s premier rivalries. So when the league kicks off next Thursday night, what can we expect from its 32 members? A little bit from every team:…

TRADE BAIT

The Patriots completed week 3 of the pre-season with a hollow victory over the Carolina Panthers. During the game linebacker and special teams standout Brandon King was lost for the season. Its not likely that you’ll see too many, if any starters play any significant minutes next Thursday when they play the Giants in the pre-season finale. The real question now is who will be on the sidelines when the season opens September 8th versus the Steelers. We’ve taken one swing as camp opened on what that roster may look like. But we’re baseball fans around here, and the at…

COMPACT FANTASY CHEAT SHEET

All right, I know what you pervs are thinking. A fantasy article? Is this where we all discuss being rubbed down by Mila Kunis on a tropical island? No, but feel free to start that discussion in the comment section. Bonus points to those of you that worked Julianne Hough into the fantasy. But seriously though, we’re gonna do a quick review for those of you cramming for your fantasy football drafts who did absolutely no work. Paid no attention to off season news, and don’t want to comb through the zillions of magazines out there to help you. We’re…

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ROSTER PROJECTION: Camp Try 1.0

With training camp well under way its time to pause, because seemingly everyone is, and put out a roster projection for the reigning world champion New England Patriots. We won’t spend a whole lot of time on explanations here, but the nuts and bolts of how we expect it to break down. Of course injuries are going to happen and that will effect the end result, plus Nick Caserio and Bill Belichick continually churn the bottom of the roster, from now through the superbowl, but in spite of knowing this exercise is like pissing in the wind, we’re going unzip…

TEAM PREVIEW: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Team: Philadelphia Eagles 2018 Record: 9-7 Notable Off-Season Moves: Lost Jay Ajayi, Jordan Hicks, Jordan Matthews, Golden Tate, Chris Long, and Michael Bennett. Saw the return of former Eagles: Desean Jackson, and Vinny Curry from Tampon Bay. Added linebackers L.J. Fort, and Zach Brown Traded for Jordan Howard, and added veterans Malik Jackson and Andrew Sendejo. Had their Carson Wentz insurance policy lapse, aka, Nick Foles headed south for the winter. Offensive Outlook:  In a word, good. In another word, precarious. Granted the Eagles precarious position is not one where they’re alone. Many, if not all NFL teams would experience a…

TEAM PREVIEW: DALLAS COWGIRLS

Team: Dallas Cowgirls 2018 Record: 10-6 Notable Off-Season Moves:  Lost slot receiver Cole Beasley to the Bills Replaced Beasley with Randall Cobb from Green Bay Lost David Irving to the Cheech and Chong convention Added veteran safety George Iloka Coaxed Jason Witten out of retirement Traded for veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn Offensive Outlook:  The mid-season trade that landed Amari Cooper revitalized the Cowgirls offense. But now the task of having to pay Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper seems daunting. A return to health, hopefully, of all pro center Travis Frederick will go a long way towards restoring the offensive…