Vito Stellino's power rankings

December 20, 1996|By Vito Stellino

1. Green Bay: Not many seats left on their bandwagon.

2. Denver: Elway's No. 1 in victories.

3. Dallas: Don't count them out yet.

4. San Francisco: Bounced back in Pittsburgh from Carolina loss.

5. Carolina: Six wins vs. Saints, Rams, Falcons and Ravens.

6. New England: Parcells goes back home Saturday.

7. Pittsburgh: Will Tomczak get the hook in playoffs?

8. Philadelphia: Watters isn't happy. So what's new?

9. Minnesota: Rode easy schedule to fast finish.

10. Indianapolis: Getting on a roll at the right time.

11. Buffalo: The Bills are showing their age.

12. Kansas City: Bono gets another chance.

13. Jacksonville: Mathematically alive in playoff hunt.

14. Miami: Replacing Don with Jimmy didn't solve problems.

15. Arizona: Delivered KO blow to Redskins.

16. Washington: Swan song at RFK will be meaningless.

17. Oakland: Al Davis is out of playoffs once again.

18. Tampa Bay: Could be surprise team next year.

19. Cincinnati: Ravens helped Coslet get a new contract.

20. N.Y. Giants: Reeves virtually announced his firing.

21. Houston: Lame-duck team better on the road than at home.

22. Seattle: Dennis Erickson hasn't turned team around.

23. Bears: Can still finish .500.

24. San Diego: They were Super just two years ago.

25. Detroit: Wayne Fontes bows out on Monday night.

26. Ravens: Can they ground Air McNair?

27. St. Louis: Beating Atlanta didn't save Brooks' job.

28. Atlanta: More action on their sideline than in games.

29. New Orleans: Venturi's tough at Giants' Stadium.

30. N.Y. Jets: Kotite has a shot at 1-15.

Pub Date: 12/20/96

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