Minnesota (9-1) Aside from passing into a brick wall against the Steelers, the Vikings have seemed invincible more often this season than all of the league's other teams...1. Indianapolis (10-0) ...except for the Colts, who, in repelling Miami's 45 minutes of possession and New England's 17-point fourth quarter lead, have seemed untouchable.The Jaguars, not surprisingly, are 0-2 this season against this level of competition. Starting four rookies and overhauling over half of the team's roster, Jacksonville simply lacks the man-power to match up with the best of the league's best.These teams aren't invincible, of course. Jacksonville came within a two-point conversion of interrupting Indianapolis' 19-game regular season winning streak.Most teams, truth be told, have a similar story of an "almost" win.This list jumps from the Giants (10) to the Eagles (8), leaving a gap at the ninth rank. On a good day with Maurice Jones-Drew running downhill, Mike Sims-Walker taking advantage of spaces in the opposing secondary, and the defense forcing opponents into low-percentage passes that's where the Jaguars rank.9.
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Jacksonville (6-4) Game-changers Maurice Jones-Drew and Mike Sims-Walker lurk behind an inconsistent line and a defense that can't wait to get Rashean Mathis back.. Mysterious Jewish Boxer paved the way for Andre WardBy Joseph HammondLong before Andre Ward, the Raiders, or the A’s, Hyman Gold won Oakland’s first ever sports championship.Gold was a Jewish boxer who in response to the anti-Semitism of his day and also in a shrewd marketing ploy rebranded himself as “Oakland Jimmy Duffy.” His record compiled mostly at welterweight an astonishing 114-25-26 draws. Duffy was a light touch though scoring only 19 kos in a career which lasted from 1915(1914) to 1932.His ring record is probably incomplete Like many elements of his lifer story little is known Other than the fact he was Oakland’s first champion. Jewish Boxers Hall of Fame makes only passing reference to this boxing pioneer and some of the best information about his career comes from Latino press coverage of his fight with future World Boxing Hall of Famer Bert Colima. Jimmy Duffy birth date is a bit of a mystery. Either way he was most likely born in Brooklyn. Jimmy Duffy’s career is hard to track down because he was a “have glove will travel” type of fighter. Jimmy Duffy mostly fought in the Bay Area and up and down the Pacific Coast This is not uncommon for fighters of this era Jack Dempsey’s career was similar. Jack Dempsey and Jimmy Duffy shared another thing in common they were both promoted at least for a while by legendary promoter Jack Kearns.Oakland Jimmy Duffy became one of the most popular fighters in the Bay Area of all time.
He drew thousands to his fights and they were heavily bet on affairs Usually the money was on Duffy to win. His manager and trainer was Harold Broom who later worked with another popular EastBay fighter of the era: Earl Turner.Following a run-in with the law in 1916, Jimmy Duffy was barred from boxing by a judge. Jimmy Duffy assumed that this only applied to the Bay Area and headed to the Pacific Northwest before returning to boxing in the bay in 1918. Jimmy Duffy was known as the “King of the Four Rounders” long before Erick “Butter Bean” Esch. For Duffy this was a circumstance of his times rather than a question of Duffy’s stamina.