Sunday, December 7, 2003

Curnutte's NFL power rankings



No. Team Last week Record Comment
1. Chiefs 1 11-1 Victory clinches fifth AFC West title.
2. Patriots 4 10-2 Eight-game win streak franchise's longest in one season.
3. Titans 2 9-3 Indy game rides on Steve McNair's gimpy leg.
4. Colts 3 9-3 RB Edgerrin James should be difference vs. Tennessee.
5. Eagles 7 9-3 66.1 percent completions for McNabb in last eight.
6. Dolphins 6 8-4 Have won three in a row to get in race.
7. Cowboys 7 8-4 Four losses in row to Eagles.
8. Rams 9 9-3 WR Holt on pace to set receiving yardage mark, 1,849.
9. Panthers 8 8-4 Should be able to reverse two-game skid.
10. Broncos 12 7-5 Defense keeps them in contention.
11. Seahawks 10 8-4 League's top third-down offense.
12. Vikings 10 7-5 Defense only good for interceptions.
13. Packers 13 6-6 League's best December record, 34-11, in last 10 years.
14. Bengals 15 7-5 Marvin's magical mystery tour wheels into Baltimore.
15. Ravens 16 7-5 Billick: Big, bad Baltimore bullies.
16. Saints 18 6-6 Nine 100-yard games in a row for McAllister.
17. Buccaneers 14 5-7 Six losses when tied or ahead in 4th quarter.
18. Bills 20 5-7 12 sacks in last four games, 13 in first eight.
19. Jets 22 5-7 Martin needs 131 rushing for 1,000 for first nine seasons.
20. Texans 25 5-7 Trying again to win consecutive games for first time.
21. 49ers 17 5-7 Should get home win against Arizona.
22. Steelers 19 4-8 Bus needs 65 rush yards to be ninth all-time.
23. Giants 21 4-8 Weak O-line forces Collins into hurried mistakes.
24. Redskins 23 4-8 Bruce Smith needs half a sack to set record.
25. Browns 24 4-8 Host first Monday night game since '99 return.
26. Bears 27 5-7 Lost six in a row to Packers.
27. Raiders 26 3-9 Brown needs one TD catch to be fourth with 100.
28. Lions 28 4-8 Trying to win four in a row at Ford Field.
29. Jaguars 31 3-9 Favored at home against Houston.
30. Cardinals 30 3-9 Bengals might have lost division in desert.
31. Falcons 29 2-10 Might be a one-man team.
32. Chargers 31 2-10 Outscored 219-105 in the first half.




PREP SPORTS
Boyle routs Highlands
Lots of talent returns for Highlands in '04
New season, new goals for victorious Oak Hills
Deer Park romps way to a 2-0 start
Winton Woods, CHCA run away with easy victories
Groeschen: High school insider
Ernst: Ky. high school insider
Prep sports results, schedules

BENGALS / NFL
Winning changes everything
Daugherty: Winners get the spoils
Bengal believers don stripes again
Bengals-Ravens: The edge
What would a Bengals win mean?
Couch preparing for football away from Cleveland
It's rare for Bay teams to miss playoffs
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REDS / BASEBALL
Will real players please stand up for Miley in '04?
Sources say A-Rod, Red Sox set to meet

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
K-State rocks No. 1 Oklahoma
Bowl games schedule
Miami RedHawks extend coach's contract
Mount Union wins 54th straight
Ground game comes up big as Navy knocks Army to 0-13

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Defense rescues UK's offense
Big men remain questions for XU
Women: Xavier 72, Central Michigan 35
Women: UC 62, Dayton 40
Miami's offense is absent in defeat
Kansas not No. 1 for long
Lewin's last-minute basket sends NKU to win

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