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The Wayniac Nation NFL Power Rankings: A shakeup in the NFC

The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers are grooving. So much so that they may have changed the landscape of the entire NFC playoff race. The AFC only has one big change… but it is seeing the reigning Super Bowl champions fall out of the top six.

Remember, our Power Rankings break down the best five-ish teams per conference until the playoffs start, in which it becomes a comprehensive NFL Power Rankings.

Who made the cut this week?

Keep reading for the latest NFL Power Rankings of the season

The Wayniac Nation NFL Power Rankings: NFC up for grabs


I fought Dunton for the past three weeks. He was whole-heartedly convinced that the Oakland Raiders were the best of the AFC. I continuously pled my case that the New England Patriots are the best team in the NFL, and they have no reason to not be in the top slot.

Last week, we finally moved the Raiders into the top spot. And, on cue, they lost a big matchup, becoming the biggest fallers of the week (don’t worry, it wasn’t that far).

Remember, our Power Rankings break down the best five teams per conference until the playoffs start, in which it becomes a comprehensive NFL Power Rankings.

Who made the cut this week?

Keep reading for the latest NFL Power Rankings of the season


I’m keeping this week’s Rundown and Sundays short and sweet. The search for my home team will continue in next weeks Rundown.

I hope you all are picking up some valuable lesson with the 2nd Half action so far. Just because I haven’t been breaking down every matchup with 2nd Half analysis, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be keeping your own tabs on things.

Once the search concludes, then we’ll get back to the numbers, and you won’t have to listen to my lost fandom soul sob story anymore. I do hope you’ve enjoyed the struggle, though. It’s been liberating to put my personal growth as a sports fan and individual completely out in the open like this. Very therapeutic. For someone that can’t afford therapy, this has helped me make sense of a lot about myself, and I thank you for listening.

Now, let’s get to this week’s action. Bottomline, if you don’t have a star on your helmet logo this week, then I’m not takin’ your side.

Keep reading for more from SBJ.


Today we will talk about The Residual Effect, which is a great lesson that can also be applied to any aspect of life where you define yourself by your past thoughts and actions. This is one of the core flawed sports betting philosophies, which created The George Costanza Opposite Theory.

Whatever you think is supposed to happen on paper between two teams, due to the results of previous encounters, or recent slumps or skids, is actually your greatest philosophical nemesis when trying to pick a winner.

Onward to SBJs Prime Time picks!


Here is my take on the NY Football Giants 2016 season based on the NFL schedule that was just released.  Albeit crazy early, the Giants will be an improved team, however making the playoffs will mean having to win the NFC East, and that in all likelihood will not happen for this seasons team.

Keep reading for Fan Duel Fee’s predictions on the Giants 2016 season

Countdown to Super Bowl 50: Dilfer becomes a legend

There is only one day left. Whether it will be Cam Newton hoisting the trophy or Peyton Manning, in less than 48 hours, the world will have it’s answer. Should Peyton win that one last Super Bowl, well, he may be the quarterback with the worst season to do so since good ol’ Trent Dilfer.

Read more on Super Bowl XXXV

Countdown to Super Bowl 50: Simms leads Big Blue Wrecking Crew

As we continue our walk down memory lane, we arrive at Super Bowl XXI. I remember this one vividly. You see, my mother is a huge New York Giants fan. My Houston Texans weren’t even a blip on the radar 30 years ago, so I grew up watching the New York Giants.

That 1986 squad is one of my favorite teams ever assembled in any sport despite my general dislike for the franchise in general (which would begin a few years later when they replaced Simms with Hos and Parcells with Ray Handley). I watched every single game that season, aside from one: their Week 11 bout with the Minnesota Vikings. That week, my family had to go to a small stage production of The Manhattan Project in which my Uncle Jay was acting. My 11-year old self did what every growing NFL fan would do.

I snuck a transistor radio in my pocket, wired the headphones through my shirt and listened to the entirety of that 22-20 Giants victory.

I told you, I remember that season vividly. That’s why Super Bowl XXI is chock full of memories, even to the non-Giants fan.

Read more about Simms historic day in Super Bowl XXI

Giants, Steelers, Texans and Eagles musings from around the NFL

There was some gems of football games yesterday, wasn’t there? It was too hard to focus on just one of the many interesting things we saw yesterday, so I thought I would give you a couple of quick impressions of some of the bigger stories around the NFL.


Onward,dear readers, to Monday morning musings!