Herd Hierarchy: Colin Cowherd Ranks the 10 Best NFL Teams After Week 9

Herd Hierarchy: Colin Cowherd Ranks the 10 Best NFL Teams After Week 9

Herd Hierarchy: Colin Cowherd Ranks the 10 Best NFL Teams After Week 9 – November 10th


10. Las Vegas Raiders (5-3) (6)

“I moved the Raiders down after a win. If it wasn’t for a bobble, they lose to the Chargers. They’ve won three of their last four games on the road, and there’s something to them. They beat Kansas City, and they have 13 straight games with 300+ yards. Derek Carr is top 5 in completion percentage. I like them. I think there’s a way for them to win, and I don’t think they’re good enough to win defensively, and as we get into Thanksgiving and beyond, defense becomes a much bigger deal. They’re a good football team, but I think there’s a ceiling there. I’ve seen them get rolled by Buffalo and Tampa at home. I don’t love them but I like them. When they do a little ‘bully ball’ on offense they can control it and win, but I see some cracks here, and I thought they were a little bit lucky this weekend.”

9. Miami Dolphins (5-3) (10)

“I think the Dolphins would beat the Raiders if they played today. Their head coach is great, they’ve got two defensive touchdowns the last two weeks – that leads the NFL. They’ve got a better defense than the Raiders, and similarly they’ll be very efficient at quarterback. They play as hard as anyone in the league. From special teams to defense, they’ve got a lot of different ways then can score and beat you. I like what Miami is doing. Going to Arizona and winning that game in Tua’s second start blew me away.”

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-2) (2)

“I think the Dolphins would lose to Tampa Bay. Let’s not go crazy on Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay would beat Miami because of their experience at quarterback. Tampa has a reality now. They’re really inconsistent and they’re a Wild Card team. They’re 0-2 against the Saints, that’s their reality. Their defense has forced the most turnovers in the NFL, and is tied for the most interceptions, but even their defense has been inconsistent. On their good days they can beat anybody, and on their bad days they’re embarrassing.”

7. Seattle Seahawks (6-2) (4)

“The Seahawks would beat Tampa. Despite what I saw in Buffalo – Seattle had won their last 10 East Coast road trips – here is their issue: they are BAD against mobile quarterbacks. Brady is not mobile and I think they beat Tampa. They’re the first team in the NFL to score and allow 23+ points in 9 consecutive games. Their games are all shootouts, and the Seahawks NEVER play a normal game ever. All of their games are wack, and all of their games are crazy. Their defense has allowed three different quarterbacks to throw for 400+ yards this year, and it’s all the mobile guys. With Carlos Dunlap and Jamal Adams they WILL get better defensively. If they played Tampa, who has a pocket quarterback, they would win.”

6. Buffalo Bills (7-2) (Unranked)

“I think Buffalo would beat Seattle. How do I know? Because I just watched them. Buffalo is two teams. When John Brown is healthy and playing wide receiver they are a HANDFUL. When he’s not they’re not as dangerous offensively. Josh Allen is playing well, and they’re on a three-game winning streak. Let’s be fair, they’ve only lost two games – Chiefs and Titans. They’re good. I like their coach, and their quarterback is good when he’s got his full arsenal of people. Their defense isn’t great, but I think good coaches elevate what you are, so if you’re average defensively can you at least be situationally OK on defense? I think Buffalo can.”
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