Vito Stellino's power rankings

September 26, 1997|By Vito Stellino

1. Green Bay: Uneasy is the head that wears the crown.

2. New England: Patriots started 2-2 last year under Bill Parcells.

3. Denver: John Elway will enjoy drilling Dan Reeves' team.

4. Tampa Bay: They like Malcolm Glazer down in Tampa.

5. Dallas: No Jerry Jones coaching hype this week.

6. Jacksonville: Can the Jaguars avoid the Raljon traffic jam?

7. San Francisco: 49ers are feasting on an easy schedule.

8. Pittsburgh: Jerome Bettis needs more than five first-half carries.

9. Philadelphia: Eagles have reunion with Randall Cunningham.

10. Washington: Can Gus Frerotte out-duel Mark Brunell?

11. Kansas City: Will Elvis Grbac get his own stamp?

12. Minnesota: Vikings still looking for their first home win.

13. Carolina: Panthers are not the same team this year.

14. Miami: Jimmy Johnson misses his Dallas "Triplets."

15. Ravens: They're enjoying the underdog role.

16. Buffalo: Once again, they're the comeback Bills.

17. Arizona: Cardinals are two fumbles away from 3-0.

18. Tennessee: Will the Oilers run Eddie George this week?

19. Oakland: Raiders are underachievers as usual.

20. Cincinnati: Bruce Coslet would savor a win over the Jets.

21. Detroit: How could the Lions lose to the Saints?

22. N.Y. Jets: Bill Parcells started 2-2 last year, too.

23. St. Louis: Dick Vermeil has a long way to go.

24. Seattle: Microsoft co-founder's team has a virus.

25. San Diego: Chargers are favored despite a 1-3 mark.

26. New Orleans: Heath Shuler looked like a quarterback last week.

27. N.Y. Giants: Jim Fassel's QB magic is wasted on Dave Brown.

28. Indianapolis: Late entry in the Peyton Manning Derby.

29. Chicago: Can Dave Wannstedt survive this season?

30. Atlanta: Does Peyton Manning want to play for Dan Reeves?

Pub Date: 9/26/97

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