Vito Stellino's power rankings

November 15, 1996|By VITI STELLINO

1. Dallas: Will Barry Switzer keep hugging Troy Aikman after VTC wins?

2. Green Bay: Can the Packers finally win in Big D?

3. San Francisco: 49ers can't wait to shred the Ravens' defense.

4. Denver: Broncos have a defense to go with John Elway.

5. Buffalo: Bills won't go away.

6. New England: Big test coming up against Denver.

7. Pittsburgh: Steelers need to work on squib kicks.

8. Philadelphia: Aiming for ninth straight vs. Redskins

9. Kansas City: Greg Hill is giving running game a boost.

10. Houston: Lame-duck team could make the playoffs.

11. Carolina: Still not playing like an expansion team.

12. Seattle: John Friesz may be for real.

13. San Diego: Stan Humphries can throw the Hail Mary pass.

14. Miami: Dan Marino keeps putting up the numbers.

15. Indianapolis: Do the Colts miss Ted Marchibroda's coaching?

16. Washington: Redskins' defense may be as bad as the Ravens'.

17. Oakland: Cole Ford blew it last week.

18. Cincinnati: Bengals could have late-season surge.

19. N.Y. Giants: It's time to give Danny Kanell a shot.

20. Minnesota: Fading fast.

21. Chicago: Bears need to work on goal-line offense.

22. Jacksonville: Jaguars know how to beat the Ravens.

23. Detroit: Lions' 12-man defense didn't work.

24. Arizona: Boomer Esiason isn't finished yet.

25. Ravens: Lack of talent, not injuries, is real problem.

26. St. Louis: Is Lawrence Phillips ready to find himself?

27. Tampa Bay: Bucs are tough in OT.

28. New Orleans: Game vs. Atlanta pits two of the worst.

29. Atlanta: See above.

30. N.Y. Jets: Even the referees help the Jets' foes.

Pub Date: 11/14/96

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