The Sun's Power rankings

December 09, 2007|By COMMENTS BY JAMISON HENSLEY

1. Patriots

Tom Brady has 21 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime.

2. Cowboys

The road through the NFC goes through Dallas.

3. Colts

Starting to get healthier and much better.

4. Packers

Banged-up Brett Favre expects to run his quarterback-record consecutive starts streak to 250.

5. Steelers

How many touchdown passes go over Anthony Smith's head today?

6. Jaguars

Could be a dangerous wild-card team.

7. Seahawks

Playing their best football since going to the Super Bowl.

8. Buccaneers

Can secure the NFC South with a win at Houston.

9. Chargers

Lead the NFL with 33 take-aways.

10. Browns

Braylon Edwards, Phil Savage's first pick for the Browns, has 62 catches for 1,043 yards and 12 touchdowns.

11. Giants

Eli Manning is the streakiest quarterback in the NFL.

12. Titans

Ranked first in the NFL against the run with Albert Haynesworth in the lineup.

13. Cardinals

Could make a big statement by winning in Seattle.

14. Vikings

Great running game, but will only go as far as Tarvaris Jackson takes them.

15. Bills

Desperately need Marshawn Lynch back at running back.

16. Lions

Playoffs seem like a pipe dream.

17. Saints

Reggie Bush is having trouble accepting his sophomore slump.

18. Redskins

Will Joe Gibbs return as coach next season?

19. Broncos

They led the division three weeks ago. Now, they're nearly out of the playoff race.

20. Eagles

A.J. Feeley makes too many critical mistakes.

21. Texans

It would have been interesting if wide receiver Andre Johnson had been healthy all season.

22. Chiefs

Fading Kansas City hasn't won in Denver since 2000.

23. Panthers

Strange team that struggles at home but has won six of its past eight road games.

24. Bears

There's talk that they might re-sign Rex Grossman at the end of the season.

25. Bengals

With one more loss, they would be headed for their worst finish since 2002.

26. Ravens

Moral victory over New England doesn't stop a six-game losing streak.

27. Raiders

Justin Fargas has been one of the few bright spots.

28. Rams

No longer "Greatest Show on Turf." They have scored fewer than 20 points in eight games.

29. Jets

Beating up on the Dolphins doesn't mean much.

30. 49ers

Instead of watching Trent Dilfer now, try to remember 2000.

31. Falcons

Now starting at quarterback ... Chris Redman.

32. Dolphins

A loss would match 1962 Raiders and 1986 Colts for third-worst start to an NFL season.

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