Team rankings

Nfl Week

October 02, 2005|By TRIBUNE PUBLISHING NFL REPORTERS; COMMENTS BY CHARLES BRICKER, SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL

(Last week's ranking in parentheses):

1. Patriots (3)

Best by a field goal.

2. Colts (2)

3-0 but where's the offense?

3. Steelers (1)

You know they'll see the Patriots again in January.

4. Eagles (4)

Donovan McNabb's injuries make them chancy.

5. Falcons (7)

Michael Vick and Warrick Dunn are carrying them.

6. Bengals (10)

Carson Palmer to Chad Johnson scores again.

7. Buccaneers (8)

Great start, soft schedule.

8. Broncos (15)

Now they're rolling.

9. Chiefs (6)

Eagles blockbuster is next.

10. Jaguars (11)

Defense holds the key.

11. Chargers (19)

They finally unleashed LaDainian Tomlinson.

12. Panthers (5)

Best 1-2 team in the NFL.

13. Seahawks (16)

They have to find some defense.

14. Giants (9)

Eli Manning is growing up quickly.

15. Dolphins (24)

Nick Saban has everyone inspired.

16. Redskins (14)

Undefeated, but who are they kidding?

17. Cowboys (13)

Bill Parcells pulled one out Sunday.

18. Rams (20)

They'll fight it out with Seahawks for division.

19. Bills (18)

Three passing first downs in the past two games.

20. Jets (12)

Is there a healthy quarterback in the house?

21. Saints (17)

The road deal is getting to them.

22. Vikings (28)

They beat up on the Saints, now try the Falcons.

23. Titans (23)

Very young team playing surprisingly well.

24. Raiders (25)

Randy Moss is winless and soon will be whining.

25. Bears (21)

No offense. No chance.

26. Ravens (22)

How the mighty have fallen.

27. Lions (26)

Twenty-three points in two games.

28. Browns (27)

Quarterback Trent Dilfer is stabilizing them.

29. 49ers (30)

They'll get six wins before it's over.

30. Packers (29)

Someone tell Brett Favre it's over.

31. Texans (32)

Coach Dom Capers is reading the want ads.

32. Cardinals (31)

Kicker Neil Rackers is their MVP.

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