I check these rankings everyweek. They are a good starting point, and No. they are not perfect, but they show you what the numbers say and from there you should use common sense. For example, Pittsburg may very well shut down the Phili offense, but who's going to take that chance. Everyone knows TO and McNabb have huge potential to be explosive, no matter what the numbers say. So dont go picking Pitts D and then bitch that you got burned. That's a high risk, high reward play. Just remember that when using these rankings.
Plindsey88 wrote:Also consider what the Jets just got done doing to a Miami D that is very comparable to Buffalo's defense...
I don't think this is true at all. What brings you to make this comparison?
Didn't Buffalo hold CMart to 70 yards last time in a 16-14 squeaker?
Brut - you're right about the fact that Martin ran all over the Dolphins in both games and Buffalo held him to 77 yds, but compare the first two games... Martin's performance is largely irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that the Jets don't turn the ball over and Penny is rarely sacked. Both Miami and Buffalo played the Jets tough in weeks 4 and 5...
Even though they only gave up 16 points, the fact of the matter remains that the Jets don't turn the ball over. And as far as performances against the Jets, Buffalo's week 5 performance is pretty similar to Miami's week 4 performance. Now, Miami's second game against the Jets was a Monday Night blowout, and you might assume that Buf won't give up 41 points. However, based on week 5, they are still not a good play - and their rating reflects it. ~His Dudeness~
azi D scored a TD. cant ask for more. nice 16 points from them glad i stuck with them.
QB Carson Palmer*, Jake Plummer
RB Deuce McAllister*, Corey Dillion*, Warrick Dunn, Willie Parker*, Michael Bennett
WR Torry Holt*, Michael Clayton*, Chris Chambers, Eddie Kennison, Charles Rogers*,
TE Tony Gonzalez*
K Ryan Longwell*