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NFL teams vie for playoff spots with four games left

Cameron McKeon and Cameron McKeon

December 8, 2018


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With three quarters of the season in the books, teams have four games left to prove their playoff worthy. Here’s the top six in each conference as the NFL races down the home stretch. AFC 6. Baltimore Ravens: It’s a bit surprising to see the Ravens where they are right now, clinging onto a...

NFL playoff picture starting to take shape

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018


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Now that we’re nearing Thanksgiving, the NFL playoff picture is slowly beginning to come into focus. So, for the final eight weeks of the season my focus will shift from the power rankings to the playoff picture. Here’s how the top six teams in each conference stack up heading into Week 11. NFC...

Rams’ first loss shakes up top of power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


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At the midway point in the season, the playoff picture is starting to emerge. Games get more important and we find out whether a handful of teams are contenders or pretenders. Questions are answered. Can Patrick Mahomes keep up his historic pace? Who is the king of the NFC North? AFC North? Will the...

Bye week a win for Raiders after Cooper trade

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


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Not only was it an exciting week on the field, trades across the NFL sparked some buzz as well. The Giants dealt Eli Apple to the Saints and Damon Harrison to the Lions,l. But the acquisition that shook the football world was the Raiders sealing Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. We’ll see if the deal coul...

Rams hold top spot as only undefeated team

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 20, 2018


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Another week gone, and another loss from each the Raiders and the 49ers. It  hasn’t been a very exciting year for Bay Area football fans, as the two squads have combined for a 2-10 record, and the road ahead doesn’t necessarily provide hope, at least for this season. Outside the bay, worry in Jacksonvill...

Colts help break up Bay Area bottom dwellers

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 14, 2018


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WARNING: The following content may contain elements that are not suitable for Bay Area football fans. After another exciting week of football, both ends of the power rankings feature new teams. A couple of legendary quarterbacks etched themselves deeper into the record books in week 5, while...

Rams, Chiefs top power rankings as only two undefeated teams

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


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While fans weren’t watching refs announce roughing the passer penalties, we witnessed another week in which quarterbacks completely took over. There has never, in the Super Bowl era, been this many touchdowns thrown (228) at this point in the season. Only two teams remain undefeated thus far, while ju...

49ers, Raiders at wrong end of power rankings for local fans

Cameron McKeon

September 27, 2018


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A big thank you to the Bills for absolutely negating the claims I made about them last week. I suppose they won’t be sitting at the bottom of the rankings all year. Three weeks into NFL action and who expected the Patriots to be 1-2? The Dolphins to be 3-0? It seems as if the only team that has ...

49ers rise, Raiders drop in NFL power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


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Californian Sports Editor Cameron McKeon will be providing weekly rankings for all 32 NFL teams this season. With week 2 gone and Sunday quickly approaching, everybody has bought into the “Fitz-magic” and Patrick Mahomes hype. But how did their outstanding individual performances impact their tea...

NFL power rankings after Week 1

Cameron McKeon, Sports editor

September 13, 2018


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The NFL season is underway and week 1 had its fair share of surprising results. How does the Bucs 48-point outburst and Aaron Rodgers’ second half heroics impact the rest of the league? I ranked each NFL team from worst to best, taking into account opening results as well as general expectations. E...

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