Another addition to our NFL coverage this season, writer Dean Malpass has joined Team DC to share how he see things stacking up in the Big League this season, with full 32-team Power Rankings each week!
Dean’s no stranger to a pigskin, having played and coached as part of the Britball Nation – where does he see each team stacking up following some of the nailbiters in Week Seven?
The Saints have found their sweet-spot and are dismantling opponents with ferocious efficiency.
Zone block right, zone block left, dive, play-action zone… it’s simple but it’s not easy.
Crushed a very good Panthers side. Yes it was at home, yes it was a
short week. The AFC is now a 4-horse race with the rest left behind.
Keep on winning but with some slowing down. Had to grind this win out.
The loss to the Titans was very unlike them. They’ve laid more eggs this season than in any other I can recall. That surely means they are Super Bowl bound right?
Handled the Raiders as expected.
Dang! A road TNF game rarely bodes well for the visiting team but the Steelers jumped all over the Panthers early and never looked back. Cam cost them the game.
If the Lions were unclear who the best team in their division is they won’t be now. The Kings of the North… winter is coming though!
Finally got off the skid and earned a dubya. I’m feeling generous so I’ll move them up.
This team is radio song good. You know the one you skip on Spotify,
but don’t change station in the car? Meh.
The Black Knight of the NFL. The team that refuses to die despite
Got crushed by the Saints. They’ve got a couple more weeks to save
their season without AJ Green. I’m nervous for them.
When a loss at home is expected you know that their season isn’t going well.
The yo-yo Cowboys took down the Eagles and looked good doing so. It won’t last.
Could not afford to lose, least of all to the out of form Browns. But they did.
Another lost season fighting to be the third best team in their division.
If you expected them to beat the Packers then you don’t trust these
Indianapolis milk cartons have the Colts pass rush on them…they’ve been missing for weeks!
Wowsers! Say it ain’t so! Gregg Williams is going to ruin this for Browns fans by earning the job for next season.
What a strange season for them. One of the most peculiar I can remember.
Bortles wasn’t the problem in this game, the scoreline was.
Bills fans hate the Jets, so a dominant win in New Jersey is the perfect tonic to a bad season.
Got embarrassed by the Matt Barkley-led Bills. Read that again, and then role play a scenario where you are the GM and don’t fire Todd Bowles.
Got the W on the road on MNF, just.
Can’t get it done.
The losses keep coming in a lost season.
Gruden has aged 20 years, the team is a mess and Khalil Mack is having a defensive MVP type of year. Yeah it’s tough down here.
Dean played offensive and defensive line for the Leicester Longhorns (née Lightning) 2004-2008, specialising in iron-man football and team captain duties whilst completing his degree in American Studies at Leicester Uni.
In 2012-2013 he teamed up with his old coach Duncan Burford for more Uniball with the Westminster Dragons, coaching the o-line running the triple option and as assistant offensive coordinator.
Dean loves all things pig-skin as a welcome break from his job managing a hospital. He lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two sons. He is an avid Buffalo Bills fan… so, nobody’s perfect.