Team rankings

Nfl Week

December 04, 2005|By TRIBUNE PUBLISHING NFL REPORTERS; THIS WEEK'S COMMENTS BY CHARLES BRICKER, SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses):

1. Colts (1)

Eleven down, five to go to 16-0.

2. Broncos (2)

Mike Shanahan finds yet another runner in Ron Dayne.

3. Seahawks (3)

They're not blowing it this year.

4. Bears (4)

Defense is good, but, no, it's not 1985 again.

5. Bengals (5)

If only they had a defense.

6. Steelers (7)

Tough Monday night loss in Indianapolis.

7. Panthers (11)

Offense has suddenly disappeared.

8. Chargers (9)

LaDainian Tomlinson re-ignites them.

9. Jaguars (10)

Probably doomed by Byron Leftwich's injury.

10. Giants (13)

They have to fix the kicking.

11. Cowboys (8)

They're one year away with Bill Parcells.

12. Buccaneers (12)

Blown field-goal attempt clinched fourth loss.

13. Chiefs (15)

The passing game finally broke out.

14. Falcons (14)

This is Michael Vick's best season.

15. Patriots (6)

Defending champions can't stop the pass.

16. Vikings (17)

4-0 since Brad Johnson took over at quarterback.

17. Redskins (16)

Same old story in Washington: hot early, cold late.

18. Eagles (19)

A very important win over the Packers last Sunday.

19. Rams (22)

Won with an Ivy League quarterback.

20. Dolphins (25)

At 4-7, they're actually still in the division hunt.

21. Bills (21)

Playing out a disappointing season.

22. Browns (20)

They've shown upside this year.

23. Raiders (18)

Can Norv Turner survive into 2006?

24. Lions (23)

Steve Mariucci is gone; is Matt Millen next?

25. Ravens (24)

Still missing Ray Lewis.

26. Titans (27)

The Colts' next victim.

27. Cardinals (26)

Dennis Green is a disappointment.

28. Saints (29)

Team Vagabond staggers home.

29. Packers (28)

Let the rookie throw the ball.

30. 49ers (31)

There's a good upside here.

31. Jets (27)

Who's the quarterback next year?

32. Texans (32)

Five more weeks for Dom Capers.

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