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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Week 4 Power Rankings

1. New England (4-0) Still dominating on offense, but I saw some chinks in the armor on defense Monday night.

2. Indianapolis (4-0) See above.

3. Dallas (4-0) The Cowboys really haven't been challenged and may not be in the NFC.

4. Green Bay (4-0) Favre's carrying the Packers now, but at some point the lack of running game is going to bite them.

5. Pittsburgh (3-1) Played poorly last week and still had a chance to win on the road.

6. Seattle (3-1) Dominated the 49ers last week. Will face a stiff test in Pittsburgh this week.

7. Tampa Bay (3-1) Forget Green Bay, this is the surprise team in the league.

8. Jacksonville (2-1) The week off should help the passing game.

9. Tennessee (2-1) Good defense and Vince Young.

10. Arizona (2-2) The two wins have come over Pittsburgh and Seattle. But the Cards need to win on the road.

11. Washington (2-1) The defense is pretty good and Jason Campbell is getting better.

12. Denver (2-2) The run defense is atrocious.

13. Carolina (2-2) Perhaps the most inconsistent team in the league.

14. San Francisco (2-2) How good will the 49ers be with Trent Dilfer at QB?

15. San Diego (1-3) Maybe L.J. Smith should have been fired instead of Marty Schottenheimer.

16. N.Y. Giants (2-2) The Giants are still sacking Donovan McNabb.

17. Baltimore (2-2) Where's the defense?

18. Houston (2-2) Too many injuries on offense.

19. Detroit (3-1) Explosive offense, still doesn't have a defense.

20. Oakland (2-2) Going to have to throw the ball more than 11 times to beat anybody other than Miami.

21. Kansas City (2-2) How this team has two wins is beyond me.

22. Cleveland (2-2) Showing signs of life on offense.

23. Cincinnati (1-3) Will be holding open tryouts for linebackers this week.

24. Philadelphia (1-3) Really need Westbrook back.

25. Buffalo (1-3) New England will clinch the division title by the halfway mark.

26. N.Y. Jets (1-3) Should rename the division the AFC Patriots and the Patsys.

27. Chicago (1-3) The injuries are mounting and the offense still stinks.

28. Atlanta (1-3) Still a bad team.

29. Minnesota (1-3) Can't throw the ball at all.

30. New Orleans (0-3) The loss of McAllister really hurts.

31. Miami (0-4) That Joey Porter signing looks really good.

32. St. Louis (0-4) No offensive line and no Steven Jackson. Now, they're benching Bulger.

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