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Reagor news, and the Stampede Blue Power Rankings

Even though Montae Reagor will not play this Sunday at Denver, he is not getting put on IR or the "Corey Simon" injury list. The Colts are keeping him on the active roster until after surgery. After that, they'll re-evaluate him and figure out if it makes sense to keep him on the active roster the rest of the season. Either way, expect the Colts to use Vincent "Sweat Pea" Burns more, or for them to sign a new DT, like Langston Moore. Indy did re-sign Dexter Reid, who they cut during the pre-season. Reid plays safety, and will take Doss's spot. Reid is also an excellent special teams player. He might fix the Colts' horrid punt and kick coverage units.

I'll try to put more news up as it comes. I'm in the hills in upstate New York right now on business. Internet and phone are sketchy up here. If folks get any breaking news, post a diary and I'll do my best to move it over to the main section.

And jdb's Power Rankings for Week 7 are up. Here's the Stampede Blue top ten:

1 (1) Chicago
Still #1 by a pretty good margin. Dominating wins over Green Bay, Detroit, Seattle and Buffalo are keeping their PPYA up there.

2 (6) New England
Their last two big wins over Cincy and Miami have helped boost their ranking. A well rounded team will do well in PPYA.

3 (2) San Diego
The loss to KC dropped them enough to lose #2, but big margin wins over Oakland, Tennessee and San Fran are keeping them up. This is a team that could be very negatively effected by a strength of schedule adjuster.

4 (5) Denver
Denver's defense is the reason for their #5 ranking. They rank #1 in OPAPY (Offensive Points Allowed per yard) even above Chicago. This should take a hit as their schedule has some better offensive teams comign up (indy, Pittsburgh, San Diego and KC ore 4 of their next 5)

5 (8) Indianapolis
Okay, so they are 6-0 yet only #5. What gives? While they've been pretty balanced in points per yard terms (#10 Defense, #3 Offense) they haven't been spectacular enough on offense to prop them up like they have been in years before. This ranking is all about efficient and they have not been the most efficient team at times this year. They are also almost statistically tied with Denver.

6 (3) Jacksonville
The loss to Houston didn't hurt them as much as I had thought. I think that 41-0 spanking of the Jets is still helping them.

7 (9) Baltimore
An early easy schedule (TB, Oakland and Cleveland) allowed them to build some good stats and weather tough losses to denver and Carolina. Still a solid team, but another that would be hurt by schedule strength.

8 (4) Dallas
This is my WTF ARE THEY DOING IN THE TOP TEN ranking of the week and just reinforces that I need schedule strength. Their three wins are against teams ranked #22, #23 and #26.

9 (10) Cincinnati
Good wins, one loss to a good team (#2 NE) and a close loss to a bad team (#23 TB).

10 (7) Philadelphia
A solid team with all three losses by 4 points or less.