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POWER RANKINGS – Installment #7 of 9

 

 

 

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Buffalo Bills (@ ShadySlick) 12-0-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Patriots 52-24 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Jaguars 49-17 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Texans (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Patriots (Week Fifteen)

Comment: It is only fitting that the league’s only remaining unbeaten team moves up to the #1 spot in this week’s Power Rankings. Trevor’s JFF Buffalo Bills might just be on their way to becoming the first team to complete an undefeated Regular Season since Cliff’s JFF New England Patriots accomplished that feat during the Fall 2013 season.

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Seattle Seahawks (@ Ball_Is_Life044) 10-2-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Steelers 28-21 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Lions 56-14 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Cardinals (Week Fourteen); AT JFF N.Y. Giants (Week Fifteen)

Comment: If Shane's JFF Seahawks go undefeated in their last four games, they will be able to replace Cadillac’s JFF San Francisco 49ers as the NFC West Champs. If Damian’s JFF Arizona Cardinals manage to pull of an ‘upset’ victory in Week Fourteen, then the NFC West is up for grabs.

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Tennessee Titans (@ TDBarrett) 10-2-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Dolphins 30-13 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Saints 45-23 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Colts (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Steelers (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Brett has caused much controversy in the league with the manner in which he ‘user catches’ his passes. One displeased opponent was his Week Twelve opponent, Josh, who is the Owner / Coach of the JFF Miami Dolphins. Even though the tactic that Brett utilizes does not violate any of Da Commish’s gameplay rules, many of the JFF Titans’ opponents have been left with a bad taste in their mouth after losing to Tennessee. Will this tactic be banned in future seasons? We shall see.

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Baltimore Ravens (@ viking2150) 9-3-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Bengals 45-7 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Chargers 42-7 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Steelers (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Chiefs (Week Fifteen)

Comment: James still has his fingers crossed that Kory G’s Cleveland Browns lose at least one more game before the season is over, and preferably two more games. The interesting story line is that the JFF Baltimore Ravens have the power to essentially decide what team wins the AFC West Division crown. The JFF Chiefs and JFF Broncos are coming up in very important AFC match-ups.

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Carolina Panthers (@ MWSTheNatural) 9-3-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF N.Y. Giants 59-17 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Packers 24-21 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Falcons (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Buccaneers (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Just call the Week Fifteen match-up between The Natural’s JFF Carolina Panthers and Top Dawgg’s JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers as “The Big REMATCH.” If the game is streamed live on Twitch.tv, just about everyone in the league will be watching this contest. No doubt. Basically, whichever team wins will be the NFC South Division Champion.

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San Francisco 49ers (@ poefield109) 9-3-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Browns 38-34 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Rams 38-24 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Bengals (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Bears (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Cadillac had lost a decisive game to The Natural’s JFF Panthers, but the reality is, you can never doubt the heart of a champion. San Francisco showed it’s mettle by knocking off the previously #1 ranked JFF Cleveland Browns in Week Twelve. Before the contest, Kory G had said, “Cadillac … are you ready for this a** whuppin’?” Well, let’s just say, Cadillac made the young whippersnapper eat those words.

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Philadelphia Eagles (@ Queesdoe812) 7-4-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Cowboys 17-6 (Week Twelve); vs. JFF Patriots 35-21 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Cowboys (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Redskins (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Que keeps handling his business without much fanfare or drama. Next up? Two big rematch battles with both of his NFC East division rivals. If Philadelphia ends the week 1-1, they will generally be in good shape. If they end the week 2-0, the NFC East Division title is essentially theirs.

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Cleveland Browns (@ VitalMindz5) 10-2-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF 49ers 38-34 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Colts 38-0 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Dolphins (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Rams (Week Fifteen)

Comment: In the world of politics, there was the “Watergate” scandal that forced former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon to have to resign from office. In the little ol’ world of The JFF Madden NFL Online Madden League, JFF Cleveland Browns Owner / Coach Kory G firmly believes that what can be lighthearted called “Lag-gate” cost his team a potential victory against Cadillac’s JFF 49ers. “I have no proof that Cadillac intentionally introduced lag into our game, but all I know is, I was up 14-0, and then ‘all of the sudden’ the internet connection was full of lag. Something is fishy about that …,” said Kory G. Well, no time to cry over spilled milk. Cleveland has to maintain the lead in the AFC North Division, or else, give up their division crown from last season to the new upstart JFF Baltimore Ravens.

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Chicago Bears (@ REDRZA) 10-2-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Lions 33-19 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF River Hogs 28-0 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Redskins (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF 49ers (Week Fifteen)

Comment: The best thing that could have happened to Rza’s JFF Chicago Bear DID happen. His NFC North division rival, Tim Dog’s JFF Green Bay Packers, completely SMASHED the JFF Portland River Hogs. Smashed ‘em so bad that D-Fet, the JFF River Hogs Owner / Coach, abruptly quit the league. End result? The JFF Chicago Bears are the NFC North Division Champions. They are sitting pretty.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ UNCLE___SAM) 9-3-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Falcons 58-17 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF N.Y. Giants 34-3 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Jaguars (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Panthers (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Can Top Dawgg knock off The Natural’s JFF Carolina Panthers for a second time? The motivation might not be there for the “Big REMATCH,” given that even if Tampa Bay loses, they still will more-than-likely earn a berth in the NFC Conference playoffs. Nonetheless, this match-up between two rivals who don’t particularly care for each other should be an entertaining contest to watch. Get your popcorn ready.

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Green Bay Packers (@ BarNone12000) 5-7-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF River Hogs 21-16 (Week Twelve); Lost to the JFF Panthers 24-21 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Chargers (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Lions (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Realistically, Tim Dog’s JFF Packers will probably not earn a berth in the NFC Conference playoffs, but even he does not, he has surely earned the respect of this JFF Story Editor and most of the members of the league. Tim Dog could have just “given up” weeks ago, but he still chose to compete hard, and he caused his NFC North division rival to quit the league because of his decisive victory. Props go to the Owner / Coach of the Green Bay Packers.

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Miami Dolphins (@ JoshHimself) 8-4-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Titans 30-13 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF N.Y. Jets 21-17 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Browns (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF N.Y. Jets (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Josh was HOT last week! (and we don’t mean because of warm weather conditions) Josh had harsh criticisms for both his Week Twelve and his Week Thirteen opponents because of what he feels was “questionable gameplay tactics” used by both (for the JFF Titans, their habit of “face catching” and for the JFF N.Y. Jets, their frequent habit of flipping the play in order to accelerate the speed by which the offensive team moves up to the line of scrimmage after breaking from the huddle). The rematch with New York comes in Week Fifteen after a big Week Fourteen match-up with Cleveland.

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New York Jets (@ IM50_tyson_) 7-5-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Jaguars 52-45 (Week Twelve); Lost to the JFF Dolphins 21-17 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Raiders (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Dolphins (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Tyson a.k.a. “Mr. I-will-trade-anyone-anytime-anywhere” received a lot of insulting blowback from his AFC East division rival, the JFF Miami Dolphins, for his habit of “audible boosting” (i.e., flipping a play after the offensive teams breaks from the huddle in order to speed up how quickly the offensive team moves to the line of scrimmage, which makes it hard for the defensive team to make any manual adjustments). Tyson’s response was, “Da Commish needs to implement thin-skinned sensitivity training for all of these soft players in the league.” The rematch between these now-heated rivals takes place in Week Fifteen.

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Arizona Cardinals (@ INGLEWOODD) 6-6-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Rams 41-3 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Steelers 58-7 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Seahawks (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF River Hogs (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Damian’s JFF Cardinals now have a .500 record, and the question now is, can they make a bold run for a playoff berth in the NFC Conference? If Arizona pulls off the upset against Shane’s JFF Seahawks, then that bold run will have begun. Good luck Arizona!

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Kansas City Chiefs (@ K-R-U-Z-702) 7-5-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Chargers 50-7 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Broncos 27-13 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF River Hogs (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Ravens (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Kruz’s JFF Kansas City Chiefs have been “flying under the radar” for most of the season, but after knocking off the JFF Broncos for the second time this season, now everyone – particularly in the AFC Conference – is paying attention to the new AFC West Division leader. If the JFF Chiefs knock off the JFF Ravens, Afroman’s JFF Denver Broncos might be in big trouble. We shall see what happens.

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Oakland Raiders (@ JohnnyWadd) 7-5-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Broncos 20-17 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Bengals 24-7 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF N.Y. Jets (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Chargers (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Musashi’s next game against Tyson’s JFF N.Y. Jets will be a very crucial game. If the JFF Raiders can pull out the victory, then the AFC West will surely continue to be the most competitive and entertaining divisional race in the league (with the NFC East a close second and the AFC East a close third). If Oakland loses, their playoff hopes might be observed flying right of Musashi’s game room window.

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Dallas Cowboys (@ TD33DORSETT) 6-6-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Eagles 17-6 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Redskins 10-6 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Eagles (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Falcons (Week Fifteen)

Comment: There is no sugar-coating it: Cliff has his work cut out for him. Step #1? Cliff’s JFF Dallas Cowboys absolutely MUST defeat Que’s JFF Eagles in their Week Fourteen rematch contest. If Dallas loses to Philadelphia for a second time this season, they will be sitting out of the playoffs this season. HB DeMarco Murray will have to be a workhorse.

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Denver Broncos (@ Afrodamus) 7-5-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Raiders 20-17 (Week Twelve); Lost to the JFF Chiefs 27-13 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Lions (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Bengals (Week Fifteen)

Comment: At one point this season, it looked as though Afro’s JFF Denver Broncos would have the AFC West Division title wrapped up. Well, not so fast. Now, the JFF Broncos have lost to the JFF Raiders once and the JFF Chiefs twice. The end result is, Denver is now in a heated three-way battle for their playoff life. Denver must continue to win and keep their fingers crossed that both Kansas City and Oakland slip up down the stretch.

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New England Patriots (@ SLIMDAWG1979) 4-8-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Bills 52-24 (Week Twelve); Lost to the JFF Eagles 35-21 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF N.Y. Giants (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Bills (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Andrew’s JFF Patriots have just about been eliminated from contention for an AFC Conference playoff berth, even though New England is still mathematically alive for another game or two. Despite their losses, TE Rob Gronkowski has had one heck of a season.

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Washington Redskins (@ SwagPapa19) 6-6-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Saints 38-14 (Week Twelve); Lost to the JFF Cowboys 10-6 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Bears (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Eagles (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Papa Swag is still hopeful that his JFF Washington Redskins can somehow “sneak” into the NFC Conference playoffs, but they would need for a lot of teams to lose one or more games (Arizona, Dallas, Green Bay, Philadelphia, and San Francisco) while they have to win all four of their remaining contests. Good luck.

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Indianapolis Colts (@ ModeOne4Ever) 5-7-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Texans 35-25 (Week Twelve); Lost to the JFF Browns 38-0 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Titans (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Texans (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Air Attack has accomplished quite a few things during his tenure in The JFF. His teams have finished as the #1 overall defense in the Regular Season four times, the #1 pass defense three times, and the #1 rushing defense six times … and he finished as the #1 rushing offense twice. Both his Spring 2003 St. Louis Rams and his Fall 2014 Indianapolis Colts were the JFF Super Bowl Runner-Up. Unfortunately, now his team is on the verge of becoming the first Super Bowl participant to miss the playoffs during the very next season (not including those league members who did not participate in the league during the season after their team earned a Super Bowl berth). Air said he might compete one more season, but then there is a possibility of hangin’ up his PlayStation controller for good. We’ll see what happens.

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Houston Texans (@ thawood505) 3-9-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Colts 35-25 (Week Twelve); Defeated JFF Falcons 42-7 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Bills (Week Fourteen); AT JFF Colts (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Deuce’s JFF Texans have all but been eliminated from contention for a berth in the AFC Conference playoffs, but he already conveyed to Da Commish that he is enthusiastic about participating in the league’s Summer 2015 season. You have to love that optimism and positive energy. Houston still has a chance to finish as the #1 or #2 passing offense in the league. The JFF Bills are next up.

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Cincinnati Bengals (@ thawood505) 3-9-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Ravens 45-7 (Week Twelve); Lost to the JFF Raiders 24-7 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF 49ers (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Broncos (Week Fifteen)

Comment: There is arguably no team in the league, who has been eliminated from contention for a playoff berth, that is in a better position to enter into the role of “spoiler of playoff hopes” than Haywood’s JFF Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati can damage the playoff hopes of San Francisco (Week Fourteen), Denver (Week Fifteen), Kansas City (Week Sixteen), and to a lesser extent, Baltimore (Week Seventeen). Gotta have something to play for, right?

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New York Giants (@ WESLEYSNYPZ) 2-10-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Panthers 59-17 (Week Twelve); Lost to the JFF Buccaneers 34-3 (Week Thirteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Patriots (Week Fourteen); vs. JFF Seahawks (Week Fifteen)

Comment: Coach Sweat’s JFF N.Y. Giants have long been eliminated from contention for a berth in the NFC Conference playoffs, but they still return to this edition of the league’s Power Rankings after two league members abruptly quit (New Orleans and Portland). Da Commish loves his spirit and enthusiasm, and he will always be welcome in this league as long as Da Commish chooses to have an active season.

 

Teams that dropped out of the Power Rankings in this installment:

 

JFF New Orleans Saints

JFF Portland River Hogs

 

 

 

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