Bolt Beat Power Rankings

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws the ball during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chargers won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Why not write a freaking power rankings right now? I am a little depressed about the stupid Miami Dolphins winning another game. We easily could win our final 2 games and not make the playoffs. At least we would have improvement in our record over last season, but missing out on the playoffs like that is like losing the game after getting to the 1-yard line at the end of the game down by 3 and not being able to punch in a touchdown.

Here are my bitter power rankings report for the day.

  1. Seattle Seahawks – The team is freaking good. They have no weaknesses at this point and should be the favorite for the Super Bowl.
  2. Denver Broncos – Peyton Manning is still Peyton Manning. Love that we beat them down this weekend though.
  3. Kansas City Chiefs – Every time I try to say this team sucks, they put down a beating on someone else. All of a sudden they can score points.
  4. San Francisco 49ers – A solid squad, but I still wonder about their offense.
  5. New Orleans Saints – I find myself rooting for them every time I see them on TV. Must be the ex-Charger thing. Still hate Robert Meachem though.
  6. Carolina Panthers – I like this squad. Riverboat Ron is doing his thing out there. Good to see him making things happen.
  8. Philadelphia Eagles – Remember that streak of teams that faced the Eagles as their first home game would win the Super Bowl…. chances are looking slim right now.
  9. Cincinnati Bengals – I still think the Chargers are better than this team, but the bad Chargers showed up that game.
  10. Arizona Cardinals – I can’t believe how well this team has been doing. Carson Palmer is their quarterback right? And they still are winning?
  11. Chicago Bears – Who should start at quarterback for this team?
  12. Indianapolis Colts – Why have the Chargers beaten so many teams that are up here. Gets sad looking at the teams at the bottom.
  13. Miami Dolphins – I HATE DOLPHINS!
  14. Baltimore Ravens – I may hate Ravens after tonight as well.
  15. Green Bay Packers – Did they just win two games in a row with Matt Flynn?
  16. Dallas Cowboys – I saw the score at the half and didn’t look back till the end of the day and wondered… WTF!
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers – They beat the Bengals! Why couldn’t we do it again? Maybe we should have taken out their punter!
  18. Detroit Lions – LETS GO LIONS! BEAT THE RAVENS!
  19. St. Louis Rams – Remember when people wanted Jeff Fisher as a head coach?
  20. New York Jets – Please! PLEASE. PLEASE.. BEAT THE DOLPHINS!
  21. Minnesota Vikings – If they only had a real quarterback
  22. Buffalo Bills – See number 20.
  23. Tennessee Titans – this makes me cry knowing we lost to them.
  24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – There is something about this team I like. Maybe because they keep taking draft picks that I like.
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars – based on our other losses this year, it actually surprises me we won this game.
  26. New York Giants – Eli Manning is sooooo terrible.
  27. Cleveland Browns – Josh Gordon is crazy good. Norv Turner is Norv Turner.
  28. Atlanta Falcons – SUPER BOWL…. meh.
  29. Oakland Raiders – lost to them.
  30. Washington Redskins – lost to them.
  31. Houston Texans – LOST TO THEM!

I didn’t put the Chargers on that list. You all tell me where they should fall on the list. The team looks great right now, but we need so many things good to happen for us to make anything of this season.

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  • PakMaN

    12. We may have lost, but I feel we are a better team than the fins.

  • Stan Zab

    Lol. I like how the bottom 3 are all teams we lost to. Power rankings are silly, especially at the end of the season with the playoff picture forming pretty clearly. I think the Chargers are in the top 1/4 of the league based on beating KC and DEN away, both pretty decidedly. This team is just inconsistent as it was under Norv. McCoy needs to really sit down and reflect on his idiotic decisions throughout the season. I really hope he mans up and takes some of the blame for what should have been a playoff bound season.

    Would we have been in the position to win some of these games under another HC/OC? That’s debatable, I would say no. So he does deserve credit for turning Rivers and the offense around, but he also deserves blame for dumbass decisions in crucial game situations.

    • Tyler Alexander

      The Chargers beat the Chiefs by 3 points on a TD with 20 seconds left. That’s hardly a “pretty decided” win. The rest is pretty accurate though. The Chargers are a much better team than I think anyone outside of San Diego thought they would be and the AFC West is looking strong moving forward… except the Raiders. They look like a prison release program like usual.

      • Stefanie Smith

        A win is a win as KC fans have regularly told us. We beat KC and KC lost to the Chargers. Period.

        I imagine KC fans did not like when their wins were picked apart when KC “decisively” beat the Jaguars and the Texans. Must have made fans so proud beating on the Raiders. I imagine it was very challenging. Will get you all prepared for the Colts, Denver, NE, Cincinnati, whoever.

      • Stan Zab

        You’re right, it was a close game. But we were in the lead all game long until the end of the 4th quarter when they scored with less than 3 minutes to go. Thats when Rivers went right back down the field and put us back on top. Who else put up 41 on the Chiefs at Arrowhead this season? Hint: nobody.

  • Campbell Parker

    16 pushing the Cowboys down one. Gotta win the games you are supposed to win.

  • Daryl Peek

    The BOLTS playoff hopes are bleak but the CowBUMS are taking it on the chin lol

  • Peter Thompson

    I’m Going with 13. I still feel like we are the best team to not make the playoffs (and possible better than some of the teams IN the playoffs). We have two playoff teams in our division, who both have 11+ wins, and we beat them both.. maybe the Chiefs twice. I said it earlier this year in a “Power Rankings” article…. I really wanted to break the top ten on the list, but if we didn’t make the playoffs, that I would at least want this team to be 13th. That is a pretty big improvement for the first year of McCoy & Telesco… especially with what they had to work with. If we win out, that is right where I put us.

  • Dave O

    Right between the Dolphins and the Ravens.

  • Stefanie Smith

    KC doesn’t show up at 3 where I am looking–actually lower which makes me happy. I am with Pete. Seeing that I checked around, Chargers show up anywhere between 13 and 16.

  • tubbs45

    I would say 10 – 13. but those missed opportunities… damn, damn, damn. We are getting better, more fluid, and making better decisions (game management-wise)
    McCoy if we are on the one against Washington again, let me give you an example of what to do:

  • Gunnar Martin

    It’s impossible to rank the Chargers. You’re either going to be way too high or way too low, no matter what. They will always find a way to prove you wrong.

    • Stan Zab

      Exactly. Inconsistent is our middle name. Especially on the defensive side. I think if/when TT concentrates solely on defensive upgrades in the upcoming draft, we’ll be in the playoff picture next year. Though we won’t be playing a soft ass NFC East.

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