BTT Handsome Rankings – WEEK 9


BTT’s weekly breakdown of the NFL’s 32 teams, from most handsome to pug-fugly.  Now four teams are handsomely living in Greenwich; while everyone else has work to do.

1 LA Rams (8-0) W 29-27 v. GB RamRod!: Undefeated, top to bottom roster handsome /overflowing w/ talent.
2 Kansas City (7-1) W 30-23 v. DEN Mahomes & Hunt 2018: Electric offense, but need D to step up to beat Pats.
3 New Orleans (6-1) W 30-20 @ MIN Rising sun Saints movin’ up to Greenwich. Brees rollin and D toughening up.
4 New England (6-2) W 25-6 @ BUF Early season rust long forgotten. Need more from Gronk going forward.
5 Pittsburgh (4-2-1) W 33-18 v. CLE No Bell No Problem: Steelers coming together as city heals. Connor crushing it.
6 Carolina (5-2) W 36-21 v. CAR Sneaky Cats keep winning, but tough 2nd half schedule looms.
7 LA Chargers (5-2) Bye Bolt Up: LA’s little bro doing their part for a LA-LA SB. Watch Gordon’s hammy.
8 Green Bay (3-3-1) L 29-27 @ LAR Montgomery cost ARod chance to beat Rams; big test @ Pats Sunday Night.
9  Philadelphia (4-4) W 24-18 @ JAX Injured Philly getting right w/ trade for Tate and giving look to Irish RB Adams.
10 Baltimore (4-4) L 36-21 @ CAR Sputtering Ravens (losers of 3 of 4) host huge tilt with Pitt.
11 Minnesota (4-3-1) L 30-20 v. N.O Cousins shruted it on prime-time at home. Talented team floundering.
12 Washington (5-2) W 20-13@ NYG Skins atop NFC East with steady play from A. Smith. AP24: gas left in tank.
13 Cincinnati (5-3)  W 37-34 v. TB Inconsistent cats a mess on Defense, but Dalton & Mixon keeping them alive.
14 Houston (5-3) W 42-23 v. MIA Watson Comes Alive but Fueller injury a gut-punch. Easy division to win.
15 Seattle (4-3) W 28-14 @ DET One man band Wilson w/ impressive win in Detroit. Issues abound at RB.
16 Atlanta (3-4) BYE Most potential for a team under .500; Julio still TD-less. Must win @ Wash.
17 Dallas (3-4) BYE Important 3-game stretch for Big D; sour taste from loss in D.C. remains.
18 Indianapolis (3-5) W 42-28 @ OAK Luck is back, bolstered by run game. Dreadful start may be too much to erase.
19 Jacksonville (3-5) L 18-24 v. PHI Jax a mess on and off the field; Bortles’ team but for how long. Disappointing D
20 Detroit (3-4) L 28-14 v. SEA Bad home loss to Seattle stops momentum; Tate Trade a head-scratcher.
21 Miami (4-4) L 37-34 @ CIN 1-4 in last 5 look to get back on track vs. Jets. Need Tannehill back under center.
22 Tampa Bay (3-4) W 27-22 @ HOU Winston told to GTFO after dreadful start at Cincy. Handsome Fitz back in.


Tennessee (3-4)

Chicago (4-3)


W 24-10 v. NYJ

Make or break time for Mariota in winnable division. MNF @ Dallas.

Jury still deliberating on Trubisky; Playoffs or Bust for 2nd City fans.

25 Denver (3-5) L 30-23 @ KC Gritty effort in loss at KC. Thomas shipped away; Sutton’s time to shine
26 Cleveland (2-5-1) L 33-18 @ PIT Front Office shake up after loss @ Pitt. Hue and Hailey axed finally.
27 NY Jets (3-5) L 24-10 @ CHI Darnold continues up and down rookie campaign. Needs help at WR
28 San Francisco (2-7) W 34-3 v. OAK Season ended when James G went down; but Mullens provides spark in 1st start.
29 NY Giants (1-7) L 20-13 @ WAS Eli Era comes to sad end while Barkley/OBJ shine without W’s to show for it.
30 Buffalo (2-6) L 25-6 v. NEW Good god that’s Nathan Peterman’s music… Bills Mafia weeps.
31 Arizona (2-6) W 18-15 v. SF Rosen given reins as season already lost. Fitzgerald retirement tour going well.
32 Oakland (1-8) L 34-3 @ SF Puke City: Hard to watch. For comps, check out William the Conqueror’s funeral