Vito Stellino's power rankings

November 08, 1996|By VITO STELLINO

1. Green Bay: Don Beebe gives Packers a lift.

2. San Francisco: Waiting for the Cowboys.

3. Dallas: Can Barry Switzer finally beat the 49ers?

4. Denver: John Elway hasn't lost his touch.

5. Pittsburgh: Jerome Bettis would like to play the Rams again.

6. Philadelphia: Ty Detmer may be for real.

7. Buffalo: Old gang isn't ready to break up yet.

8. New England: Moving fast up the charts.

9. Washington: Not ready for prime time yet.

10. Kansas City: Will try to slow down the Packers.

11. Houston: Needs to work on field-goal protection.

12. Carolina: Starting to fade.

13. Indianapolis: See above.

14. Miami: Jimmy Johnson has some big problems.

15. Seattle: May be ready for late-season charge.

16. San Diego: Will give Wayne Fontes more problems Monday.

17. Oakland: Saw too much Elway last Monday night.

18. N.Y. Giants: Danny Kanell is the QB of the future.

19. Detroit: Fontes doesn't have the answers.

20. Minnesota: That fast start was an illusion.

21. Cincinnati: Bruce Coslet has made a difference.

22. Chicago: Bears will miss Bryan Cox.

23. Ravens: Can Bam Morris save the season?

24. Jacksonville: Will play the Ravens twice in three weeks.

25. Atlanta: Late surge won't save June Jones.

26. St. Louis: Rams would like to have Bettis back.

27. Arizona: Cardinals are short at quarterback.

28. New Orleans: Rick Venturi keeps racking up losses.

29. Tampa Bay: Bucs could get shot at Peyton Manning.

30. N.Y. Jets: Back leading the Manning derby.

Pub Date: 11/08/96

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