Team rankings

Nfl Week

November 27, 2005|By TRIBUNE PUBLISHING NFL REPORTERS; THIS WEEK'S COMMENTS BY GARY R. BLOCKUS, ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL

(Last week's ranking in parentheses):

1. Colts (1)

17th team in NFL history to start 10-0.

2. Broncos (2)

Nothing is settled yet with Jake Plummer.

3. Seahawks (5)

Only winning team in NFC West is 5-0 at home.

4. Bears (14)

3-0 in NFC North with three division games left.

5. Bengals (6)

Combined with Indy for 82 points and 943 yards of offense.

6. Patriots (10)

Beating New Orleans isn't like winning the Super Bowl.

7. Steelers (3)

Need to get Ben Roethlisberger back.

8. Cowboys (8)

Drew Bledsoe entered Week 12 tied for first in NFC passer rating.

9. Chargers (11)

LaDainian Tomlinson (16 TDs) leads AFC in scoring.

10. Jaguars (9)

Byron Leftwich accounted for four TDs in win over Titans.

11. Panthers (4)

Jake Delhomme: two interceptions, eight sacks in loss to Bears.

12. Bucs (13)

Carnell Williams ran for 2 yards less than Chris Simms threw for.

13. Giants (12)

Eli Manning is tied with Brett Favre for most TD passes in the NFC (18).

14. Falcons (7)

Play better on the road than at home.

15. Chiefs (17)

Larry Johnson averaging 5.3 yards a carry.

16. Redskins (15)

Joe Gibbs got blindsided by the Raiders.

17. Vikings (20)

Paul Edinger's late field goal may salvage the season.

18. Raiders (23)

Kerry Collins leads NFL with seven fourth-quarter TD passes.

19. Eagles (16)

Playoff hopes squashed; 0-4 in the division.

20. Browns (24)

Reuben Droughns: 166 rushing yards last week.

21. Bills (18)

Gave up six sacks and two turnovers vs. Chargers.

22. Rams (19)

Lost to the Cardinals in St. Louis! How ironic.

23. Lions (22)

Harrington is no higher than 10th in any NFC passing category.

24. Ravens (26)

TD drought ended at 12 quarters.

25. Dolphins (21)

Sage Rosenfels and Gus Frerotte combined for 67 yards passing.

26. Cardinals (30)

Kurt Warner wins in the town that made him famous.

27. Titans (28)

Can better draft position by hosting 49ers.

28. Packers (25)

We'll back the Pack when the Pack comes back.

29. Saints (29)

Will visit Giants Stadium for second time.

30. Jets (27)

Have gone through five quarterbacks.

31. 49ers (31)

Winless in four road games, hapless in eight.

32. Texans (32)

L.A. wants a franchise, but so does Houston.

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