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Power Rankings Archives - Most NFL power rankings bounce teams all over because they disregard strength of schedule, or over-emphasize the most recent game played; giving too much credit for a single blowout of a low ranked team, and not enough credit for a close loss to a high ranked team.

At we dubbed that {{unstable power ranking syndrome}}.

Historical NFL power ratings at payed close attention to strength of opponents played without over-crediting the last game played (that was too fresh on the mind of many writers); all in a quest to deliver you with a weekly NFL power ranking that reflected the power of each team, and not just their record. For a team to crack the top 10 in's NFL football rankings, they had to earn it with more than a single crushing of a bottom ranked squad-- as you'll discover when reading through the archives.

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Drew Brees tied Tom Brady's mark for most completions in a Super Bowl as the Saints upset the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Aside from Brees' MVP performance, standouts include Tracy Porter's interception of Peyton Manning returned for a touchdown with under 3 1/2 minutes to play, Sean Payton's decision to open the second half with an onside kick (recovered by the Saints), and the Saints coming back from a 10 point deficit to win (tying a record)... The Saints weren't afraid to take chances in their quest to win it all-- in stark contrast to a Colts' team this regular season that was afraid to take the risk associated with attempting to go perfect. Congrats to the champs.




It's not often you see Peyton Manning blush. But when he was picked off by Tracy Porter (returned for a TD) with the game on the line in Super Bowl XLIV (at the 3:22 mark of the 4th quarter) Manning knew he'd just thrown one of the most memorable passes in Super Bowl history-- for all the wrong reasons... This Colts team had a chance to be perfect in 2009 - 2010, but the organization was afraid to take that risk, mailing in their second half in week 16 versus the Jets... This was quite a contrast to a Saints team unafraid to take risks, as exemplified by their onnside kick to open the second half of Super Bowl XLIV.

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