Every Monday morning, the day after my favorite day of the week but still hours before that week's slate of games officially wraps up with "Monday Night Football," I will bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings.
Why Monday? Because who wants to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday for power rankings?
Why 11 teams? I don't really have a good answer for that one. I've always liked odd numbers.
What am I basing them on? Who my gut tells me are the toughest teams to beat that week.
Why isn't my team on the list!?!?! Take a deep breath and try not to take these too seriously.
1. New York Giants (last week -- 2): The Giants made things more interesting than they should have been Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, but they now have a three-win cushion in the division.
2.Houston Texans (1): They had a bye week after their 30-point win over the Ravens. I bet the week is a lot more enjoyable when you are on the winning end of a lopsided game like that.
3.Atlanta Falcons (3): After a week of inactivity, the Falcons got off to a fast start in Philly and handed it to the Eagles. Their offense gets all of the pub, but their defense is pretty strong, too.
4. San Francisco 49ers (4): They play the Arizona Cardinals tonight. No offense to the 49ers, but I'm not sure I would choose to watch that if a hurricane wasn't trapping me inside the house.
5. Chicago Bears (5): Another game, another interception returned for a touchdown. What's that? Six in seven games? This is getting ridiculous. The latest came at the expense of Cam Newton.