Sep 13, 2007

NFL Power Rankings

After an exciting first week in the National Football League, it's time to look at how the teams stack up:
  1. Indianapolis Colts (1-0): The champs were firing on all cylinders against the Saints.
  2. New England Patriots (1-0): Brady to Moss...we'll hear that a lot this year. Too bad they cheated to win.
  3. San Diego Chargers (1-0): LT did just enough against the great Bears defense to pull out the victory.
  4. Chicago Bears (0-1): As usual, the offense is the problem. Rex Grossman and Cedric Benson couldn't get much done in San Diego.
  5. Seattle Seahawks (1-0): The window may be closing on them, but they still have the pieces for a playoff run.
  6. Cincinnati Bengals (1-0): They grabbed a win from a division opponent with an inspired defensive stand at the end...and help from a bogus pass interference call on Todd Heap.
  7. Dallas Cowboys (1-0): The offense moved the ball at will, but the defense allowed the Giants to do the same.
  8. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0): Roethlisberger threw for 4 TDS, but they were playing the Browns.
  9. New Orleans Saints (0-1): Saints played flat and didn't look anything like the #1 offense in the NFL. By the way, is Jason David still employed by the Colts?
  10. Carolina Panthers (1-0): Delhomme was solid and will hold off fans calling for David Carr for a few more weeks.
  11. Denver Broncos (1-0): What an ending. Jason Elam calmly nailed the game winning with the clock winding down.
  12. Baltimore Ravens (0-1): Steve McNair was terrible and when the backup is named Kyle Boller, fans can't feel too good right now.
  13. Green Bay Packers (1-0): Special teams and defense willed the Packers to the victory over the favored Eagles.
  14. Tennessee Titans (1-0): Vince Young threw for less than 100 yards, but Chris Brown provided a spark and made fantasy football fans scan the waiver wire to see if he was still available.
  15. Philadelphia Eagles (0-1): Offense looked sluggish, special teams breakdowns lost them the game. McNabb's return should have sparked them.
  16. Minnesota Vikings (1-0): Defensive TDs and rookie Adrian Peterson showed why you can't count out the Vikings.
  17. Washington Redskins (1-0): In one of the ugliest games of the day, the Redskins won in OT. Clinton Portis looked good and hopefully can stay healthy this year.
  18. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1): With two top RBs on the roster, the Jags decided to air it out and basically abandoned the run. That worked out great.
  19. Detroit Lions (1-0): Kitna guaranteed 10 wins...only 9 more to go. Rookie Calvin Johnson caught his first NFL TD.
  20. St. Louis Rams (0-1): Just when everyone jumps on the Rams bandwagon, they come out and stink up the place. Back to the drawing board, Jim Hasslett.
  21. San Francisco 49ers (1-0): Alex Smith didn't do much until the last drive. Will Norv Turner's departure have that much effect on the offense?
  22. New York Giants (0-1): Put up tons of points and yardage in a shoot-out loss but also loss key members of the squad to injury, including QB Eli Manning.
  23. Houston Texans (1-0): Mario Williams has more TDs than Reggie Bush, you won't be hearing that much longer.
  24. Buffalo Bills (0-1): Lose heart-breaker to the Broncos, but most importantly, it looks like TE Kevin Everett will be able to walk again.
  25. New York Jets (0-1): QB Chad Pennington goes down to an injury again. Second year QB Kellen Clemons will get a chance to show that he can be the man. At least he won't be playing the cheating Patriots this week.
  26. Arizona Cardinals (0-1): With all the tools on offense, the Cardinals only managed 102 yards passing. What?
  27. Miami Dolphins (0-1): With their aging defense and aging QB, the Dolphins were put away in OT by the Redskins.
  28. Oakland Raiders (0-1): Josh McCown will hold onto the QB job for a few more weeks, and rookie JaMarcus Russell has finally signed. Give him a red shirt this year though.
  29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1): The injury bug bit the Bucs hard as the engine for their offense, Cadillac Williams, will miss some time with hurt ribs.
  30. Atlanta Falcons (0-1): Joey Harrington was typical Joey Harrington with his two interceptions. Do they regret trading Matt Shaub now?
  31. Cleveland Browns (0-1): Will the Brady Quinn era begin sooner than we think? Not this week, it looks like Ken Dorsey time.
  32. Kansas City Chiefs (0-1): This team should be better, but they made Houston look like the Colts.

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