Sunday, October 06, 2002

Curnutte's NFL Power Rankings


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        Bengals beat writer Mark Curnutte takes a look around the league and provides his power rankings for all 32 teams.


        Team/Last Week/Record/Comment
       1. Raiders 5 3-0 Gain 154 more yards a game (450.3-296.3) than give up.
       2. Patriots 1 3-1 Time to rein in spread offense and go back to rush game.
       3. Eagles 4 3-1 24-3 under Andy Reid when scoring 20 points.
       4. Dolphins 2 3-1 Jay Fiedler can't win games by himself.
       5. Broncos 3 3-1 Defense, special teams look for redemption.
       6. Chargers 12 4-0 Seek first 5-0 start since 1994 Super Bowl team.
       7. Saints 6 3-1 Nine touchdowns in 10 red-zone trips.
       8. Packers 9 3-1 Mike Sherman unhappy with his special teams.
       9. Buccaneers 7 3-1 Buying into Gruden's enthusiasm.
       10. Bears 8 2-2 16-28 on Monday, worst record for team with 30 games.
       11. Steelers 11 1-2 QB Tommy Maddox could be Kurt Warner story, Part II.
       12. 49ers 12 2-1 SF could deal knockout blow to Rams today.
       13. Colts 15 2-1 Tony Dungy continues to urge defense forward.
       14. Browns 16 2-2 Another last-play loss (five in two years) last week.
       15. Bills 19 2-2 Bledsoe set club pass mark (1,345 yards) for first 4 games.
       16. Rams 10 0-4 Turnovers, minus-7 in differential, are killing St. Louis.
       17. Panthers 22 3-1 NFL's top-ranked defense fuels early run to top of standings.
       18. Jaguars 25 2-1 Healthy Fred Taylor helps more than new team shrink.
       19. Cowboys 24 2-2 Darnay Scott has a TD catch for coordinator Bruce Coslet.
       20. Giants 14 2-2 Bad throw aside, QB Collins makes 43rd straight start.
       21. Chiefs 23 2-2 Scored 30-plus points in three of four games.
       22. Falcons 21 1-2 Vick only QB to make three-plus starts and not throw INT.
       23. Redskins 20 1-2 Stephen Davis should get the ball more in running game.
       24. Cardinals 26 2-2 Aiming for best start (3-2) since 1991.
       25. Titans 17 1-3 Eddie George off to tougher start (192 yards) than Dillon.
       26. Ravens 30 1-2 Coaching will lead this team back faster than expected.
       27. Seahawks 28 1-3.Alexander's five TDs give Mike Holmgren 100th career win.
       28. Jets 18 1-3 Can't get running game going with Curtis Martin.
       29. Lions 32 1-3 These guys apparently can develop a young QB.
       30. Texans 29 1-3 Expansion team playing better than executives hoped.
       31. Bengals 31 0-4 Defense has allowed 9 TDs, 4 FGs in 13 red-zone trips.
       32. Vikings 27 0-4 141 points allowed are most in NFL.

       



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