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Power Rankings / Mark Gaughan ranks all 32 NFL teams

Last week in parentheses

1 New England Patriots. The terms "long-suffering" and "Boston fans" officially are mutually exclusive. (1)

2 Indianapolis Colts. Simeon Rice is no savior. (2)

3 Dallas Cowboys. I have a man-crush on Tony Romo. (3)

4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Like Steelers, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" bounced back with a great year. (4)

5 Green Bay Packers. Have not lost one starter to injury. (5)

6 New York Giants. Norman Mailer. Proof you can't sum up a person in one word. (6)

7 Jacksonville Jaguars. Great win last week in Nashville. (9)

8 San Diego Chargers. Make the world a better place and just go with the powder blues. (10)

9 Tennessee Titans. Can't do without Big Al Haynesworth. (7)

10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fantasy note. Earnest Graham gets a lot of touches. (13)

11 Cleveland Browns. Top five offense, bottom five defense. (14)

12 Detroit Lions. Play G-Men, Pack, 'Boys in next four weeks. (8)

13 Washington Redskins. Frauds. (12)

14 Philadelphia Eagles. Mutter Museum is a must-see here. (23)

15 Seattle Seahawks. Playing better with pass-first mentality. (16)

16 Buffalo Bills. Losman was shades of Kemp on second-quarter scramble last week. (18)

17 New Orleans Saints. Les Miles has stones. Nick who? (11)

18 Denver Broncos. Quick fixes come back to bite Shanahan. (24)

19 Chicago Bears. A mighty fall. Defense is 26th vs. run. (22)

20 Kansas City Chiefs. Big game at Arrowhead this week. Kansas Jayhawks vs. Missouri Tigers. (15)

21 Minnesota Vikings. Shutout loss last week first since '91. (19)

22 Houston Texans. Play Saints today. Earl Campbell played entire glorious career in these cities (21)

23 Arizona Cardinals. Gut feeling: O.J. will walk. (25)

24 Carolina Panthers. There are a lot of bad to mediocre teams in this league. (17)

25 Cincinnati Bengals. Starting WRs in '89 Bowl. Tim McGee & Eddie Brown. (26)

26 Baltimore Ravens. End is near for the great Steve McNair. (20)

27 Atlanta Falcons. Not getting Brian Brohm at this rate. (28)

28 St. Louis Rams. No one shuts us out! (32)

29 Oakland Raiders. The autumn wind is not a Raider. (27)

30 San Francisco 49ers. Setting back offensive play 50 years. (29)

31 New York Jets. After SB III, Namath played nine years and had two wins over above .500 teams. (30)

32 Miami Dolphins. Don, you played two teams with a winning record in '72 regular season. (31)

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