Team rankings

NFL Week

October 30, 2005|By TRIBUNE PUBLISHING NFL REPORTERS; THIS WEEK'S COMMENTS BY JOHN ALTAVILLA, HARTFORD COURANT

(Last week's ranking in parentheses):

1. Colts (1)

Week off before big showdown with Patriots.

2. Steelers (5)

No more Tommy Maddox moments.

3. Eagles (6)

Eagles block out their problems.

4. Broncos (2)

Shameful last-second loss to Giants.

5. Falcons (9)

Michael Vick's up to his old tricks.

6. Patriots (8)

Purely based on past performance.

7. Bengals (3)

One step at a time, fellas.

8. Buccaneers (7)

It's time for Chris Simms to show his stuff.

9. Giants (16)

Who will Archie Manning root for on Super Sunday?

10. Seahawks (13)

Josh Brown wins one for desperate Seahawks.

11. Redskins (14)

First in war, peace, tied for first in the NFC East.

12. Kansas City (15)

Friday night lights burn bright.

13. Jaguars (11)

Jack Del Rio delighted with fast start.

14. Panthers (12)

Vikings quest on the horizon.

15. Chargers (4)

LaDainian Tomlinson's TD streak is over.

16. Cowboys (10)

That's why you play for 60 minutes.

17. Rams (18)

Imagine if they had lost to the Saints?

18. Bills (17)

Somebody has to be ranked 18th.

19. Bears (23)

Paul Konerko could help this offense.

20. Lions (20)

Jeff Garcia wins QB job by default.

21. Raiders (26)

Maybe they don't need Randy Moss, after all.

22. Dolphins (19)

Ricky Williams' comeback is a comedy.

23. Jets (24)

Landing soon in the cellar.

24. Titans (21)

Will Matt Leinart be looking for housing in Tennessee?

25. Vikings (30)

Kicker keeps Love Boat from sinking further.

26. Saints (25)

Why would San Antonio be interested?

27. Ravens (22)

Offense is so bad, it's almost sad.

28. Cardinals (29)

Neil Rackers is king of the kick line.

29. Browns (27)

Romeo Crennel has work cut out for him.

30. Packers (28)

Utterly disappointing.

31. 49ers (31)

At least they didn't give up 53 points.

32. Texans (32)

NFL still seeking a Houston franchise.

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