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WEEK 5 RESULTS

What a weekend of games, but none bigger than the 99 point free for all in Dallas - a game that exposed a banged up Denver defense. With our two best defensive backs (Champ & Harris) sitting on the sidelines, almost any quarterback in the NFL could have had a field day, & Tony Romo did just that.

Then Robert Ayers & our other defensive captain/play caller MLB Wesley Woodyard gets knocked out of the game & it looked like Dallas could not be stopped. Fortunately we got just what we needed to end the game in our favor.

The Broncos offense is so good that the NY Giants, who are worst in the league in the points per game (PPG) against category (36.4), would be having a winning season. That doesn't say much for our defense boys & girls!

However, there are only four teams in the NFL who are averaging more points per game than the Broncos are giving up. They are the Dallas Cowboys (30.4), Green Bay Packers (29.5), Chicago Bears (29), & the Minnesota Vikings (28.8).

The fact that we just got done playing the Cowboys, who top that list, should tell us something about the rest of the schedule this year. Indiana has surprised me, and looks like a very good test in two weeks.

They are the most well rounded team we will have faced all year, ranking 4th, 5th, or 6th in each of the 4 categories I track. Their Offense is averaging exactly what our Defense is giving up, 27.8 points per game, with their defense allowing just 15.8 points per game.

Two out of the three remaining teams we face before the Bye Week rank very poor on defense, although Washington is only allowing 2 tenths of a point per game more than the Broncos defense gives up.

After the bye, the KC, New England, KC & Tennessee stretch is where we will prove our metal as an Offense. KC (#1) & New England (#2) are allowing the fewest PPG in the league on defense. That will be 4 top ten teams in a row (in that category) with Tennessee coming to town the following week.

Here is how the remaining teams on our schedule are looking at the moment.

RNK

TEAM

W-L

AVG PPG DIFF

TEAM

PPG

FOR

TEAM

PPG

AGAINST

TEAM

TA / GA

DIFF

31

Home

(32) Jacks

0-5

-22.4

(32) Jacks

10.2

(31) Jacks

32.6

(28) Jacks

-7

1

@

(4) Indi

4-1

12

(6) Indi

27.8

(5) Indi

15.8

(4) Indi

6

27

Home

(26) Wash 1-3

-5.2

(18) Wash

22.8

(25) Wash

28

(22) Wash

0

WK

9

Bye

22

@

(18) SanD 2-3

-0.8

(13) San D

25

(18) San D

25.8

(29) San D

-8

3

Home

(2) K City 5-0

14

(12) K City

25.6

(1) K City

11.6

(1) K City

10

7

@

(7) New E 4-1

5

(23) New E

19

(2) New E

14

(7) New E

4

3

@

(2) K City 5-0

14

(12) K City

25.6

(1) K City

11.6

(1) K City

10

6

@

(9) Tenn

3-2

4

(16) Tenn

23

(10) Tenn

19

(2) Tenn

8

22

Home

(18) San D 2-3

-0.8

(13) San D

25

(18) San D

25.8

(29) San D

-8

29

@

(29) Hous 2-3

-9.2

(26) Houst

18.6

(24) Houst

27.8

(27) Houst

-4

26

@

(21) Oak

2- 3

-2

(22) Oak

19.6

(13) Oak

21.6

(14) Oak

2

Take Away Give Away Differential is my "Just Fix This" stat:

There are 15 teams with an even or negative TA/GA Differential and just 5 (33%) have a winning record.

There are 17 teams with a positive TA/GA Differential and just 6 (35%) have a losing record. All six of those teams with a losing record have a better TA/GA than Denver does. The fumbles have to stop, & Denver's D needs to start creating turnovers.

WEEK 5 - COMBINED RANKING THROUGH 5 GAMES - 2013

CURRENT RANK

TEAM W/L

RANKS TO

TOTAL

SUB TOTAL

OPP W/L TO

ADJUST

ADJUSTED TOT

U(4) 1

Indiana (4-1)

4+6+5+4-3+6

22

48% 12-13 = +1

23

S(0) 2

New O (5-0)

3+9+4+5-5+6

22

42% 10-14 = +4

26

S(0) 3

K City (5-0)

2+12+1+1-5+4

15

28% 7-18 = +11

26

D(3) 4

Seattle (4-1)

5+7+6+3-3+9

27

42% 10-14 = +4

31

D(1) 5

Denver (5-0)

1+1+23+15-5+0

35

36% 9-16 = +7

42

S(0) 6

Tenn (3-2)

9+16+10+2-1+14

50

50% 12-12 = +0

50

U(1) 7

New E (4-1)

7+23+2+7-3+13

49

38% 9-15 = +6

55

U(1) 8

Dallas (2-3)

10+2+21+10+1+17

61

56% 14-11= -3

58

U(15) 9

San Fr (3-2)

11+10+12+21-1+15

68

58% 14-10 = -4

64

S(0) 10

Detroit (3-2)

12+11+17+8-1+16

63

45% 10-12 = +2

65

U(1) 11

Miami (3-2)

15+15+16+15-1+18

78

64% 16-9 = -7

71

D(1) 12

Chicago (3-2)

16+4+26+6-1+19

70

48% 11-12 = +1

71

D(6) 13

Carolina (1-3)

8+26+3+18+2+14

71

45% 9-11 = +2

73

U(7) 14

Cleve (3-2)

13+21+9+16-1+17

75

50% 12-12 = -0

75

U(1) 15

Gn Bay (2-2)

6+3+28+25+0+13

75

47% 8-9 = +1

76

D(2) 16

Balti (3-2)

14+15+14+26-1+17

85

60% 15-10 = -5

80

D(4) 17

Cinci (3-2)

15+25+7+24-1+17

87

52% 12-11 = -1

86

D(3) 18

Buff (2-3)

23+19+19+9+1+21

92

58% 14-10 = -4

88

D(1) 19

Minn (1-3)

20+5+29+11+2+20

87

47% 9-10 = +1

88

D(1) 20

Atlanta (1-4)

22+14+20+23+3+20

102

73% 16-6 = -10

92

U(2) 21

Ariz (3-2)

19+28+11+20-1+19

96

48% 11-12 = +1

97

D(5) 22

San D (2-3)

18+13+18+29+1+17

96

44% 11-14 = +4

100

D(3) 23

Phili (2-3)

25+8+30+13+1+23

103

54% 13-11 = -2

101

U(4) 24

Tampa (0-4)

27+31+8+19+4+24

113

75% 15-5 = -10

103

U(2) 25

NY J (3-2)

24+28+13+31-1+21

106

42% 10-14 = +4

110

D(4) 26

Oak (2-3)

25+24+17+25+1+20

112

50% 12-12 = -0

112

D(1) 27

Wash (1-3)

26+18+25+22+2+23

115

47% 9-10 = +1

116

U(1) 28

St Lou (2-3)

28+20+27+12+1+25

113

36% 9-16 = +7

120

D(4) 29

Houst (2-3)

29+26+24+27+1+27

134

60% 15-10 = -5

129

S(0) 30

Pitts (0-4)

30+29+22+32+4+28

145

53% 10-9 = -1

144

S(0) 31

Jacks (0-5)

32+32+31+28+5+40

168

68% 17-8 = -9

159

S(0) 32

NY G (0-5)

31+30+32+30+5+38

166

73% 15-9 = -6

160

This week Indianapolis took over the top spot in the combined rankings with a well rounded team playing at a high level all across the board.

San Fransisco rose 15 spots to gain a foothold in the top ten list, and Houston managed to drop down into the bottom 5 list. Our friend Gary Kubiac may be looking for a job if he doesn't turn these guys around.

WEEK 5: PPG, (Differential – For – Against) & TAKE AWAY – GIVE AWAY Differential

RNK

TEAM

W-L

AVG PPG DIFF

TEAM

PPG

FOR

TEAM

PPG

AGAINST

TEAM

TA / GA

DIFF

1

Denver 5-0

S(0)+18.2

Denver

(0) 46.0

K City

S(0) 11.6

K City

S(0)+10

2

K City 5-0

U(1)+14.0

Dallas

U(7) 30.4

New E

U(4) 14.0

Tenn

S(0) +8

3

NewO 5-0

U(1)+12.2

Grn B

D(1) 29.5

Carol

S(0) 14.5

Seattle

S(0) +7

4

Indiana 4-1

U(2)+12.0

Chic

D(1) 29.0

NewO

U(1) 14.6

Indi

S(0) +6

5

Seattle 4-1

D(3)+11.2

Minn

S(0) 28.8

Indi

D(1) 15.8

NewO

S(0) +6

6

Gn Bay 2-2

U(6) +5.2

Indi

U(4) 27.8

Seattle

D(4) 16.2

Chic

S(0) +4

7

New E 4-1

S(0) +5.0

Seattle

D(1) 27.4

Cinci

U(3) 17.4

New E

S(0) +4

8

Carol 1-3

D(3) +4.0

Phili

U(2) 27.0

Tampa

D(1) 17.5

Detroit

S(0) +4

9

Tenn 3-2

D(1) +4.0

NewO

D(2) 26.8

Cleve

D(1) 18.8

Buff

S(0) +3

10

Dallas 2-3

S(0) +3.2

San Fr

U(13)26.6

Tenn

D(3) 19.0

Dallas

S(0) +3

11

San Fr 3-2

U(11)+3.0

Detroit

D(7) 26.2

Ariz

U(3) 19.0

Minn

S(6) +2

12

Detroit 3-2

D(3) +1.6

K City

D(1) 25.6

San Fr

U(7) 19.6

St Lou

U(7) +2

13

Cleve 3-2

U(8) +1.4

San D

D(5) 25.0

Oak

U(4) 21.6

Phili

U(11)+2

14

Balti 3-2

S(0) +1.4

Atlanta

S(0) 24.4

Balti

D(2) 22.0

Oak

U(11)+2

15

Cinci 3-2

U(1) +1.4

Balti

U(1) 23.4

NY J

D(2) 23.2

Denver

D(3) +1

16

Chic 3-2

D(5) +1.0

Tenn

U(3) 23.0

Miami

S(0) 23.4

Cleve

D(2) +1

17

Miami 3-2

D(2) - 0.6

Miami

D(2) 22.8

Detroit

U(3) 24.6

Miami

D(1) +1

18

San D 2-3

D(5) - 0.8

Wash

D(1) 22.8

San D

U(3) 25.8

Carol

D(5) 0

19

Ariz 3-2

U(4) - 0.8

Buff

U(2) 22.4

Buff

D(1) 26.0

Tampa

D(4) 0

20

Minn 1-3

D(1) - 2.0

St Lou

U(6) 20.6

Atlanta

U(2) 26.8

Ariz

D(3) 0

21

Oak 2-3

U(4) - 2.0

Cleve

U(8) 20.2

Dallas

D(10) 27.2

San Fr

U(8) 0

22

Atlanta 1-4

D(2) - 2.4

Oak

U(2) 19.6

Pitts

U(2) 27.5

Wash

D(2) 0

23

Buff 2-3

D(6) - 3.6

New E

D(3) 19.0

Denver

D(8) 27.8

Atlanta

D(5) -2

24

NY J 3-2

S(0) – 3.6

NY J

U(4) 19.6

Houst

D(1) 27.8

Cinci

D(3) -2

25

Phili 2-3

U(3) - 4.8

Cinci

D(3) 18.8

Wash

S(0) 28.0

Grn B

D(2) -2

26

Wash 1-3

S(0) - 5.2

Houst

D(7) 18.6

Chic

S(0) 28.0

Balti

D(4) -4

27

Tampa 0-4

S(0) - 6.5

Carol

D(9) 18.5

St Lou

U(1) 28.2

Houst

S(0) -4

28

St Lou 2-3

U(2) - 7.6

Ariz

D(3) 18.2

Grn B

D(1) 29.5

Jacks

S(0) -7

29

Houst 2-3

D(8) - 9.2

Pitts

D(2) 17.3

Minn

S(0) 30.8

San D

D(3) -8

30

Pitts 0-4

D(1) -10.2

NY G

S(0) 16.4

Phili

U(1) 31.8

NY G

S(0) -9

31

NY G 0-5

S(0) -20.0

Tampa

S(0) 11.0

Jacks

D(1) 32.6

NY J

S(0) -9

32

Jacks 0-5

S(0) -22.4

Jacks

S(0) 10.2

NY G

S(0) 36.4

Pitts

S(0) -11

Week 6 Picks based upon my ranking board have 8 road teams winning to seven home teams. However, these games (****) are ones that are just to close to call.

32)NY Giants at 12)Chicago

17)Cincinnati at 18)Buffalo ****

10)Detroit at 14)Cleveland

26)Oakland at 3)Kansas City

13)Carolina at 19)Minnesota ****

30)Pittsburgh at 25)NY Jets

23)Philadelphia at 24)Tampa Bay ****

15)Green Bay at 16)Baltimore ****

28)St. Louis at 29)Houston ****

31)Jacksonville at 5)Denver

6)Tennessee at 4)Seattle

21)Arizona at 9)San Francisco

2)New Orleans at 7)New England ****

27)Washington at 8)Dallas

1)Indianapolis at 22)San Diego

·Bye: Atlanta, Miami

Well, that's all I have for you this week. I personally can't wait to see this team complete (no injuries & Von back), for at least one game this year, just to see the kind of Defense we are truly capable of playing.

What in the NFL has surprised you the most so far this year?

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