Vito Stellino's power rankings

September 20, 1996|By VITO STELLINO

1. Green Bay: Now Packers have a defense.

2. San Francisco: Bye gave Steve Young time to heal.

3. Pittsburgh: Jerome Bettis is making a difference.

4. Dallas: Cowboys are no longer super.

5. Kansas City: Chiefs are 16-3 since start of '95.

6. Denver: Broncos can run the ball this year.

7. Miami: Karim Abdul-Jabbar lives up to his No. 33.

8. Minnesota: Warren Moon won't act his age.

9. Indianapolis: Colts are no longer a fluke.

10. Philadelphia: Why are Eagles underdogs in Atlanta?

11. Buffalo: Bills are showing their age.

12. Carolina: Panthers due for first loss in San Francisco.

13. Houston: Oilers are getting better every week.

14. San Diego: Couldn't even handle Green Bay in warm weather.

15. Washington: Will Michael Westbrook ever stay healthy?

16. Chicago: Why did Bears get rid of Jim Harbaugh?

17. St. Louis: Ditto on Sean Gilbert.

18. Detroit: Wayne Fontes is in trouble again.

19. Ravens: Does Ted Marchibroda wish he were back in Indy?

20. Oakland: Jeff Hostetler should make a difference.

21. New England: Can Drew Bledsoe find his touch?

22. Cincinnati: Ki-Jana and Garrison can't live together.

23. Jacksonville: Jaguars are playing like an expansion team.

24. Atlanta: Jeff George is feeling the heat.

25. Seattle: Rick Mirer doesn't seem to be the answer.

26. New Orleans: Jim Mora is on the way out.

27. New York Jets: They're actually favored this week.

28. Tampa Bay: At least Bucs made it a game in Denver.

29. New York Giants: Giants aren't competitive with Dave Brown.

30. Arizona: Leader in the Peyton Manning Derby.

Pub Date: 9/20/96

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