Team rankings

Nfl Week

October 09, 2005|By TRIBUNE PUBLISHING NFL REPORTERS; THIS WEEK'S COMMENTS BY MICHAEL WRIGHT, NEWPORT NEWS DAILY PRESS

(Last week's ranking in parentheses):

1. Colts (2)

The offense has finally kicked it into high gear.

2. Eagles (4)

Donovan McNabb plays well through pain.

3. Steelers (3)

Bye came at just the right time.

4. Patriots (1)

Injuries make the champs look mediocre.

5. Falcons (5)

Although minor, Michael Vick's knee injury is a concern.

6. Bengals (6)

Team is 4-0 for the first time in 17 years.

7. Buccaneers (7)

Carnell Williams was grounded, but the passing game flourished.

8. Broncos (8)

Here they go again with all those running backs.

9. Chargers (11)

LaDainian Tomlinson looks unstoppable.

10. Giants (14)

Eli Manning is starting to live up to the hype.

11. Redskins (16)

Off to best start since 1991 Super Bowl season.

12. Chiefs (9)

Inconsistent defense allowed 31 unanswered points to Eagles.

13. Panthers (12)

Long road trip to Arizona is next.

14. Jaguars (10)

Super Bowl hopes? Not with franchise-low 12 rushing yards.

15. Dolphins (15)

Dolphins are alone atop the AFC East.

16. Seahawks (13)

Somebody get this team a defense; a kicker, too.

17. Cowboys (17)

The new 3-4 defense isn't as good as advertised.

18. Saints (21)

San Antonio looks like a nice home for now.

19. Rams (18)

A weak team in a weak division.

20. Raiders (24)

Run defense is stout, but not much else.

21. Ravens (26)

Matt Stover gets plenty of work because offense can't score touchdowns.

22. Bears (25)

A bye may have been good for young QB Kyle Orton.

23. Bills (19)

Where's the passing game? This is the NFL.

24. Vikings (22)

Daunte Culpepper has been sacked 16 times the past two games.

25. Lions (27)

Too many offensive weapons to be so sluggish.

26. Browns (28)

Will face tough defense in Chicago.

27. Titans (23)

Their youth is starting to show.

28. Jets (20)

Injury situation at QB is sinking this team.

29. Packers (30)

This team isn't as bad as the record indicates.

30. Cardinals (32)

New QB breathes fresh life into Cardinals.

31. Texans (31)

A lot of people need to start filing for unemployment.

32. 49ers (29)

Picked Mexico as the site to resume role as NFL's pinata.

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