There are currently seven undefeated teams in the NFL. They are: New York Giants, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Baltimore, New York Jets, Minnesota and Denver. If you go to the various sports sites, they are mostly ranked in the top ten. But an interesting thought occurred to me, so, let's play "What if" after the jump.
As I mentioned, if you go the various sports websites where their "experts" have ranked the NFL teams in order of how good they supposedly are, you will find all but one of the seven undefeated teams in the top ten (care to guess who was left out?). For example, CBS sportsline.com has the following Power Rankings:
1)New York Giants
5)New York Jets
What if the incomprehensible should happen? What if there is a bizarre, freak of nature weekend in which the most improbable streak of unimaginable upsets should occur? What if Ed Hochuli is accidentally cloned and put in charge of five separate games and blows a crucial call in each? What if some "poor" teams play so far above themselves that it seems as if they've been replaced by space aliens? Well . . . you get the idea. What if the following unthinkable results should happen to occur?
The Giants lose to Kansas City.
Indianapolis loses to Seattle.
beat the Jets. (okay, this one may not be so far-fetched)
Baltimore loses to New England. (ditto the previous parenthetical comment)
The Jets lose to New Orleans.
Minnesota loses to Green Bay. (see not on New Orleans/NY Jets and Baltimore/New England)
Denver beats Dallas. (I'm anticipating this one happening)
This would mean that there would be only two undefeated teams in the league: New Orleans and Denver. Now for the conundrum:
How will the so-called "experts" rank the teams after such a disastrous weekend?
Any takers on the notion that we'd simply see the top six shuffled a bit while the #15 team remains more or less in the same spot?
Just an oddball thought.
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