Vito Stellino's power rankings

December 06, 1996|By VITO STELLINO

1. San Francisco: Why did Jimmy Johnson let Terry Kirby go?

2. Denver: A virtual lock for the Super Bowl.

3. Green Bay: Return of Antonio Freeman should help.

4. Dallas: Not Super without Leon Lett.

5. New England: Pats are 2-0 since debacle against Broncos.

6. Pittsburgh: Mike Tomczak's not a Super Bowl quarterback.

7. Buffalo: It may be time for Bills to break out those candy bars.

8. Washington: Michael Westbrook's ailments are costly.

9. Philadelphia: Eagles need more games against Giants.

10. Kansas City: Rich Gannon isn't the long-range answer.

11. Carolina: Should get a reality check in San Francisco.

12. Miami: Is Dan Marino starting to lose it?

13. Houston: Oilers could be playoff-bound.

14. Minnesota: It's now up to Brad Johnson.

15. Arizona: Boomer Esiason couldn't fit into glass slipper.

16. San Diego: Can Chargers rebound from fiasco vs. Pats?

17. Seattle: Will Paul Allen buy this team for Christmas?

18. Oakland: Raiders never lose to Miami at home.

19. Indianapolis: Colts won't come within a pass of the Super Bowl.

20. Tampa Bay: Norv Turner is 0-3 against the Bucs.

21. N.Y. Giants: Dave Brown looked like Joe Pisarcik vs. Eagles.

22. Chicago: Dave Wannstedt is no Mike Ditka.

23. Cincinnati: Can Bengals sweep the Ravens?

24. Detroit: Wayne Fontes can start packing his bags.

25. Jacksonville: Mark Brunell is a Houdini in cleats.

26. Ravens: Baltimore fans melt in the rain.

27. St. Louis: At least Rams can beat the Saints.

L 28. New Orleans: Bring out bags for Falcons-Saints "battle."

29. Atlanta: See above.

30. N.Y. Jets: Odds-on favorite to get No. 1 pick.

Pub Date: 12/06/96

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