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POWER RANKINGS – Installment #8 of 9

 

 

 

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Buffalo Bills (@ ShadySlick) 14-0-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Texans 49-21 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Patriots 63-25 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Dolphins (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Chiefs (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Trevor’s JFF Buffalo Bills are in a “mildly challenging” position:  Do they sit out some of their starters in order to prevent and avoid unexpected injuries?  Or do they play full throttle against their last two opponents in order to make sure that they conclude the Regular Season with an undefeated record?  Either option could lead to regret.  If Spiller gets injured, that would be horrible.  If they finish 14-2-0 or 15-1-0 instead of 16-0-0, that could be frustrating on the ego.

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Tennessee Titans (@ TDBarrett) 12-2-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Colts 24-3 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Steelers 37-26 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Panthers (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Raiders (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Many consider Brett to be The Natural’s protégé and heir apparent, but the Young Grasshopper was sure talking mad trash to his “mentor” in the league’s GroupMe Chat.  Brett even implied that the defending JFF Super Bowl Champion might be a wee bit “intimidated” to match up with his team in Week Sixteen.  If both coaches play with full competitiveness, this will be a more-than-interesting game to watch.  Stay tuned.

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Baltimore Ravens (@ viking2150) 11-3-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Steelers 34-14 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Chiefs 27-12 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Broncos (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Bengals (Week Seventeen)

Comment: James a.k.a. Viking is still ticked off over a 22-21 simulated loss his JFF Baltimore Ravens suffered to the JFF Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Eight.  “I would be leading the AFC North Division right now if it were not for that unfair loss!” said the outspoken Baltimore Owner / Coach.  Right now, he is in a position to put Afroman’s JFF Denver Broncos out of their losing-down-the-stretch misery with a win.

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Carolina Panthers (@ MWSTheNatural) 11-3-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Falcons 59-6 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Buccaneers 55-28 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Titans (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Texans (Week Seventeen)

Comment: The “Big REMATCH” only ended up being “Big” in terms of how many points The Natural’s JFF Panthers put up on Top Dawgg’s JFF Bucs.  In other words, there was no “suspense” or “drama” in this Round 2 NFC South match-up at all.  Where there was some ‘drama’ was in the league’s GroupMe Chat Room when the Carolina Owner / Coach engaged in a heated debate regarding the Summer 2015 season being played on All-Pro instead of All-Madden.  At one point, Da Commish (sometimes known as “Da Dictator”) told the defending Super Bowl Champ to “shut up.”  That moment was more eye-brow raising than any moment in Carolina’s Week Fifteen contest.  We’ll see if Carolina brings their “A+” game to Tennessee.

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San Francisco 49ers (@ poefield109) 11-3-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Bengals 31-0 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Bears 49-42 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Seahawks (Week Sixteen); AT JFF River Hogs (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Cadillac knows how to have fun and be competitive at the same time.  He loves to jaw with his favorite league rival, Damian, and he loves to tease Cleveland Coach Kory G that he is “Simba” to The Natural’s “Mufasa” of Disney’s “Lion King” fame.  Cadillac told this Story Editor, ”Some of these guys take the competition and trash talk in this league too serious.  I love to win, no doubt, but I know how to keep things in perspective and have fun along the way.”  Big game coming up though for Cadillac’s JFF 49ers.  Win, and they are the NFC West Champions for the second season in a row.  Lose, and they are the #5 Seed in the NFC Conference playoffs.  We shall see.

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Arizona Cardinals (@ INGLEWOODD) 8-6-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Seahawks 20-17 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF River Hogs 34-24 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Browns (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Packers (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Damian may not be able to earn a playoff berth this season, but that does not mean that he has simply “given up” and stopped being competitive.  Damian’s JFF Arizona Cardinals could finish the season with the label, “The Best Team to Miss the Playoffs.”  If not the ‘best’ team, surely the highest ranked in the Power Rankings.  If Damian’s JFF Cardinals knock off the JFF Browns and their never-stop-talking Coach, then that will just be “frosting on the cake.”

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Seattle Seahawks (@ Ball_Is_Life044) 11-3-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Cardinals 20-17 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF N.Y. Giants 29-10 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF 49ers (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Rams (Week Seventeen)

Comment: No Marshawn Lynch?  For the rest of the season??  Yep.  Two more Regular Season games and the first two rounds of the playoffs.  If Shane’s JFF Seahawks can still pull off a win against Cadillac’s JFF 49ers and in their First Round playoff game, everyone would have to give him kudos.  That would be like Cliff winning without DeMarco Murray or Que winning without Shady McCoy.  We’ll see what happens.

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Chicago Bears (@ REDRZA) 11-3-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Redskins 31-7 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF 49ers 49-42 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Packers (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Lions (Week Seventeen)

Comment: “DeMaryius Thomas is a glitch!” said Rza after losing a close, hard-fought battle with Cadillac’s JFF 49ers.  Rza went on to say, “I’ll be ready for him if we meet in the playoffs.  That’s for sure.”  The JFF Bears are the league-leaders in sacks, but they fell one sack short of possibly securing the #1 Seed in the NFC.  Next up:  A Green Bay team that still wants to win games, despite being already knocked out of the playoffs.

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Miami Dolphins (@ JoshHimself) 10-4-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Browns 34-24 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF N.Y. Jets 28-18 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Bills (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Eagles (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Finally!!  Josh was like, “When am I ever going to crack the Top 10 in the Power Rankings?!?”  Well, that day has come young man.  Patience is indeed a virtue.  While Kory G was holding court in the GroupMe Chat and talking trash to others during his Week Fourteen contest with Josh’s JFF Dolphins, Josh was playin’ ball and concentrating on the game.  And his focus paid off.  Now, he has two tough games standing in his way of securing the #6 Seed in the AFC.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ UNCLE___SAM) 10-4-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Jaguars 63-10 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF Panthers 55-28 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Colts (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Saints (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Some will say that Top Dawgg got “beat down” in his rematch with The Natural’s JFF Panthers, while others will speculate that Tampa Bay was willing to sacrifice the NFC South Division title in order to “not show too much” before the playoffs.  These two teams could end up having one of the league’s first “rubber matches” in a long while, and if that happens, it would be more than interesting.

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Cleveland Browns (@ VitalMindz5) 11-3-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Dolphins 34-24 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Rams 98-10 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Cardinals (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Steelers (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Kory G and his JFF Browns scored the most points offensively this season of any team in the league (98), and will now go on record as the 3rd highest amount of points scored against the CPU, and 4th highest amount of points scored period (the most points scored against a human opponent was by The Natural’s JFF Tennessee Titans during the Spring 2004 season [100 points] and the most points scored against the CPU in a league game was 114 by former league member and Spring / Summer 2013 Super Bowl Champion Pasadena Soldier).  Kory said, “I didn’t want to score that many points, but on offense, I kept seeing Cadillac’s face, and on defense, I kept seeing Josh’s face.  Poor JFF Rams.”  Big “trash talking” inter-conference match-up coming up with Damian’s JFF Cardinals.

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Dallas Cowboys (@ TD33DORSETT) 8-6-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Eagles 14-13 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Falcons 49-24 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Saints (Week Sixteen); AT JFF N.Y. Jets (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Cliff was upset at all the late season resignations by frustrated Owner / Coaches.  “When you are in a position where you need ‘outside help’ to make the playoffs, it frustrates me when guys stop playing their games, quit the league, or allow their team to go on Auto Pilot.  There should be a deposit that everyone is required to submit, and if they don’t finish the season, they lose their deposit.”  That’s a great idea for Da Commish to contemplate.  Dallas definitely needs “outside help” in order to claim their second NFC East title in a row.

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Philadelphia Eagles (@ Queesdoe812) 9-5-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Cowboys 14-13 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Redskins 49-32 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF N.Y. Giants (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Dolphins (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Que was simultaneously ‘disappointed’ but sort of ‘relieved’ that Papa Swag was a no-call, no-show for his Week Fifteen match-up.  Consequently, the JFF Eagles earned a relatively easy win vs. the Auto Pilot JFF Redskins, and gave them the upper hand over Dallas in their quest for their first NFC East Division title.  Que has a way of getting “lucky” when it comes to earning Auto Pilot victories.

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New York Jets (@ IM50_tyson_) 8-6-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Raiders 21-17 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF Dolphins 28-18 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Texans (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Cowboys (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Remember the heated debate already mentioned between Da Commish, The Natural, and others regarding the Summer 2015 season returning to All-Pro instead of remaining on All-Madden?  Tyson, the JFF N.Y. Jets Owner / Coach, was so appalled at the thought of competing on the All-Pro level of difficulty that he left the league’s GroupMe Chat in disgust.  We can now assume that Tyson will not be participating in the Summer 2015 season, which means the league’s number of personnel trades will diminish by a whopping 92.3%.

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Kansas City Chiefs (@ K-R-U-Z-702) 8-6-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF River Hogs 41-34 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF Ravens 27-12 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF River Hogs (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Bills (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Kruz just keeps plugging along, but he did have a setback against Viking’s JFF Ravens.   Yet and still, the JFF Chiefs are the team in the driver’s seat in the ultra-competitive AFC West Division, where they have to stave off both Denver and Oakland if they want to secure the AFC West Division title and the #4 Seed in the AFC Conference playoffs.   Huge game in Week Seventeen.  Must win.

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Oakland Raiders (@ JohnnyWadd) 8-6-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF N.Y. Jets 21-17 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Chargers 20-7 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF River Hogs (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Titans (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Musashi is probably the third “quietest” league member in the league’s GroupMe Chat behind Kruz and Que.  He has not said much this season as far as trash talk goes, but his defense is playing better than just about any team in the league, even if his offense is a bit erratic.  If Oakland knocks off the JFF Titans, and Denver and Kansas City each lose at least one of their last two games, then the JFF Oakland Raiders will become the AFC West Division Champs.

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Cincinnati Bengals (@ thawood505) 4-10-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF 49ers 31-0 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Broncos 23-17 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Chiefs (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Ravens (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Haywood a.k.a. “Mr. I Will Spoil Your Playoff Dreams if You Let Me,” pulled off what could be arguably considered as the league’s biggest upset in Week Fifteen when his lowly JFF Bengals knocked off the more heavily favored JFF Broncos to contribute to Afroman’s late season downward spiral.  The interesting thing is, Haywood actually has two more opportunities to either a) knock a team out of the playoffs, or at minimum, b) knock a team down to a lower seed.

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Denver Broncos (@ Afrodamus) 8-6-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Lions 41-27 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF Bengals 23-17 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Ravens (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Chargers (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Afroman is starting to bring back memories of former JFF league member, Tim “Bigg Badd Bevv” Beverly, who last competed during the Fall 2003 season.  Bevv was the division leader in the old “Western Conference – West Division,” but then lost five of his last six games to end up missing the playoffs.  Afroman must stop the bleeding, and stop it quick, or else this late season collapse will haunt him for a long while.  Did I mention that Bevv never played in the league again?  JFF Ravens up next.  Uh oh.

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New England Patriots (@ SLIMDAWG1979) 5-9-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF N.Y. Giants 25-22 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF Bills 63-25 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Jaguars (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Colts (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Andrew called Da Commish and told him that he is “done” for this season because of other priorities on his plate.  Andrew has always been a good, competitive league member, and we hope everything works out for him so that he will be motivated to participate in a future season of The JFF.

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Washington Redskins (@ SwagPapa19) 6-8-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Bears 31-7 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF Eagles 49-32 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Falcons (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF N.Y. Giants (Week Seventeen)

Comment: No July Fourth Bar-B-Que invitation from Cliff to Papa Swag.  And no Thanksgiving card or Christmas card either.   Why not?  Cliff just wanted Papa Swag to at least COMPETE against the JFF Eagles, and preferably, beat them.  Sadly, Papa Swag was a no-call, no-show for his scheduled 10am EST game with Philadelphia, which meant that Que gained the upper hand over Cliff and his JFF Dallas Cowboys.  On further review … no Memorial Day Bar-B-Que invitations from Cliff either.  Sorry Papa Swag.

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Indianapolis Colts (@ ModeOne4Ever) 6-8-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Titans 24-3 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Texans 63-53 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Buccaneers (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Patriots (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Last season, the JFF Colts finished as the #1 rushing offense and the #32 passing offense.  At the end of Week Fifteen, the JFF Colts are still the #1 rushing offense and the #32 passing offense.  So what’s changed?  Why no playoff berth?  Try looking at the JFF Colts’ defense, which is currently #17 overall and #23 against the pass and #9 against the run, which are all the lowest defensive statistical standings an Air Attack coached team has ever experienced in 11 seasons in The JFF.  “I don’t think I have had one interception returned for a touchdown or one fumble returned for a touchdown this entire season.  That is rare for me.  Last season, I had the second best defense in the league statistically,” said a disappointed Air.   Better luck next season, huh?  Plan on Indianapolis running wild against a CPU-controlled JFF Patriots team in Week Seventeen.

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Houston Texans (@ thawood505) 3-11-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Bills 49-21 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF Colts 63-53 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF N.Y. Jets (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Panthers (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Deuce actually thanked Air Attack for allowing his JFF Texans to not be completely blown out in their second divisional contest, which Deuce allowed his team to remain on Auto Pilot.  His team actually broke a passing record against Indianapolis, which shows you how bad the JFF Colts pass defense has been this season  Deuce has already indicated that he is enthusiastic about participating in the league’s Summer 2015 season … All-Pro or All-Madden.

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Green Bay Packers (@ BarNone12000) 6-8-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Chargers 24-6 (Week Fourteen); Defeated JFF Lions 29-21 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Bears (Week Sixteen); vs. JFF Cardinals (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Tim Dog said, “I had no idea that Jon Jon (JFF Chargers Owner / Coach) would be that good.  He is much better than his team’s record.”  JFF Bears Owner / Coach gave Tim Dog a co-sign on that evaluation.  Tim Dog’s JFF Packers are one of a handful of teams in the league that earned a playoff spot during the Fall 2014 season, but will be a spectator for the Spring 2015 playoffs.  Two interesting games remaining on his schedule though.  Should be good games.

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New York Giants (@ WESLEYSNYPZ) 2-12-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Patriots 25-22 (Week Fourteen); Lost to the JFF Seahawks 29-10 (Week Fifteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Eagles (Week Sixteen); AT JFF Redskins (Week Seventeen)

Comment: Coach Sweat is now in a position to play “spoiler” against Que’s JFF Eagles in Week Sixteen.  Is he up for the challenge?  He will probably get a pep talk from JFF Cowboys Owner / Coach Cliff before the game.  Cliff is mild mannered, but for some reason, I can picture Cliff saying to Coach Sweat, “Don’t punk out like Papa Swag did in Week Fifteen.  Win this game, and you’re invited to both my Memorial Day and July Fourth Bar-B-Que Backyard Party!!!”  Travel expenses included Cliff?  “Uhm . . . no.”  Cliff is not THAT generous.

 

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