Nfl Week 4

September 29, 2002

POWER RANKINGS

Team Ken Murray's comment

1. New England (1) Injuries might test Patriots' mettle.

2. Miami (2) Ricky Williams on pace for 2,101 rushing yards.

3. Denver (4) Shannon Sharpe hasn't scored TD yet.

4. Philadelphia (5) Eagles are throwing downfield now.

5. Oakland (3) CB Phillip Buchanon gets his first start.

6. New Orleans (8) Saints aren't underdogs this week.

7. Chicago (6) Defense missing three starters.

8. San Francisco (7) Terrell Owens can't help himself.

9. Cleveland (12) Browns still can't stop the run.

10. Indianapolis (11) Threat of L.A. move grows louder.

11. Green Bay (9) Losing Vonnie Holliday is big hit.

12. Tampa Bay (14) Keyshawn Johnson demanding the ball.

13. N.Y. Giants (13) Matt Bryant delivered under pressure.

14. San Diego (15) Drew Brees vs. Bill Belichick.

15. Buffalo (16) Great offense, awful defense.

16. St. Louis (10) Kurt Warner looks shaky in pocket.

17. Pittsburgh (17) Worst pass defense in league.

18. Atlanta (23) Michael Vick is electric.

19. Carolina (25) Most improved defense in league.

20. Jacksonville (20) 6-1 vs. Vinny Testaverde.

21. Tennessee (19) Steve McNair is 3-0 vs. Raiders.

22. Washington (22) Patrick Ramsey is on fast track.

23. N.Y. Jets (18) Won eight of past 10 road games.

24. Dallas (21) Cowboys' cornerbacks are toast.

25. Arizona (24) Offense should carry the team.

26. Kansas City (27) On record pace for defensive futility.

27. Minnesota (26) Randy Moss doesn't get it.

28. Seattle (28) Seahawks face must-win game tonight.

29. Ravens (30) Defense has played admirably.

30. Houston (31) Touchdown drought should continue.

31. Detroit (32) Joey Harrington showed some flashes.

32. Cincinnati (29) This organization is stupefying.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)

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