We didn't even play yet we fell 8 spots!!!!

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  1. NYC#1finsfan

    NYC#1finsfan #1DandyDanFan

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    We must be the Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL because ESPN certainly doesn't give the Dolphins any respect. Before week 1 the Fins were ranked 15 in the NFL power rankings and now that week one is over they are ranked 23, without even playing a down!!!!! Let's shut the critics up and unleash the talent laden roster on the Chargers and get the "W" in Smog Country by stealing their thunder. If the Jags can put a beating on Houston in that charged up atmosphere then the Fins can go on the road and do the same (Of course Houston has my thoughts and prayers for a different reason). It's important to get off to good start and there should be no excuses with preparation well thought out. GO FINS!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Perfect23 A True Fan

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    So we shall get ranked higher when we start playing
     
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    lpfitz91 Active Member

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    So I did some searching around the web and nowhere could I find that the Dolphins were ranked 15th by ESPN. They were ranked 25 and moved up 2 so that's good. What's bad is that they ranked us 25th. They don't respect the Dolphins at all. But I don't really care about power rankings.. Let's just win some games and make ESPN respect us!
     
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    Daytona Fin Hot Sauce Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    My thoughts and prayers go out to you for putting any stock into ESPN rankings.
     
  5. NYC#1finsfan

    NYC#1finsfan #1DandyDanFan

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    Could have been 15th by the NFLN, if so my mistake.
     
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    TarHeelFinFan Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire

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    Luckily, unlike college football, rankings do not mean anything in the NFL.
     
  7. Michael Scott

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    Unfortunately, if being unbiased.... I'd drop the Dolphins too just based on new scheduling. 16 straight games with only 7 at home. Gotta factor that in. It's unfair. Criminal to be honest. But it is what it is. Nothing ever comes easy for this franchise.

    Not giving us the London game is robbery.... They should at least bend the rules and count week one as game one of TJ's suspension since our team is being bent over backwards because of a ****ing natural disaster. I mean, you've got to factor in all of the other suspensions (hint hint) over the years they get completely overturned.
     
  8. montequi

    montequi Middle Timer

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    There go our Superbowl chances....
     
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    Right or wrong, like it or not, Miami needs to prove they weren't a flash in the pan. A lot of the ranking criteria is consistency, which is why many here predict 4-6 wins. I'd put them closer to 16-18, but I understand the skepticism.
     
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    artdnj Time is Now Finheaven VIP

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    They'll be on our jock once we've put a few wins together, happened last year with Jay.
     
  11. Ren

    Ren Rookie

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    Why does anyone care about power rankings, much less those of ESPN?
     
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    nick1 I am Groot Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    i think so - NFLN kept us in the same spot - which is actually logical for a bye.
     
  14. NYC#1finsfan

    NYC#1finsfan #1DandyDanFan

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    Didn't the NFL previously schedule bye weeks after a game played in London?
     
  15. DuderinoN703

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    If Miami was Top 10 would you have a boner bc of it?
     
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    We are still 15 in the NFLN for all it worth.
     
  17. finmann

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    Absolutely, we went 10-6 last year on a soft schedule after being out in the wilderness for what seemed like an eternity. Fast forward to this year and factor in a million injuries especially the loss of our starting QB, a couple of aging stop gab vets and we are supposed to be surprised that they ranked us that low.....no way. Respect is earned not given and until we beat the elite teams consistently, expect to see more of the same.
     
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    I think we can all agree that switching to a Power Rankings system for determining playoff spots was a terrible idear. They should really go back to actual win-loss records, division standings, etc.
     
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    This I what I saw, as well.
     
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    No fear, Miami is a collective 19th in theScore's rankings.
     
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    I mean, I get it, they're tied for last place with tampa and cinci in points scored on the year, but on the other hand they're tied for first in points allowed with Tampa and balt so they could be all right.
     
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    As long as the Phins are number one in Lisa Ann's power pole we're fine
     
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    Yeah every team gets a bye after playing in London but the Dolphins requested that not be the case. They preferred a bye later in the season. Clearly that didn't end up happening. But they didn't want a bye right after London.
     
  26. KTOWNFINFAN

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    Rankings are cute an all but the only ones that matter are the one in the stats. Right now we are tied for 1st in rushing defense, passing defense, total defense, and scoring defense. But don't leave out our offense. They have been pretty good as well. Our offense has ZERO turnovers, no penalties and have yet to punt for the entire season. With that kind of execution we could go undefeated again....
     
  27. maralieus

    maralieus Lets get those balls deep!!

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    Its absolutely ridiculous considering how BAD just about every team looked. I could agree if all the teams had played well, but if anything we should've junped to top 10 by default. Last weeks football was as ugly of a week as I've ever seen.
     
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    72champagne the annual ritual

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    i'd say we were flat but it was worse than that. we didn't even show up last week.
     

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