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Power Rankings / Mark Gaughan's final 2010 NFL rankings

(Previous week in parentheses)

1. New England Patriots. Tom Brady greater than Leonidas. (1)

2. Atlanta Falcons. The only team to finish in top 5 in scoring offense and scoring defense. (2)

3. Baltimore Ravens. Will corners be exposed? (3)

4. New Orleans Saints. Champs will be tough out. (4)

5. Pittsburgh Steelers. On collision course with Pats. (5)

6. Chicago Bears. Martz, Tice did great jobs. (6)

7. Philadelphia Eagles. Finished No. 2 on offense. (7)

8. Green Bay Packers. Second fewest points allowed. (8)

9. N.Y. Jets. No. 4 rushing. (9)

10. Kansas City Chiefs. Played NFL's easiest schedule. (10)

11. Indianapolis Colts. No. 25 vs. the run. (11)

12. N.Y. Giants. Best team not in playoffs. (12)

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mike Williams got my rookie offensive MVP vote. (13)

14. Jacksonville Jaguars. Tyson Alualu was a great pick. (14)

15. San Diego Chargers. AFC West is prime for their taking in '11. (15)

16. Oakland Raiders. Al Davis had a great draft in 2010. (16)

17. Detroit Lions. Will draft outside top 10 for first time since 2001. (18)

18. Minnesota Vikings. It's perfectly understandable why Sterger didn't come forward two years ago. (17)

19. Dallas Cowboys. Hiring Garrett doesn't diminish Jones' power. (21)

20. Miami Dolphins. Good luck finding a top O.C. (22)

21. Houston Texans. Not sure defense can be fixed in one offseason. (23)

22. Tennessee Titans. Not far from playoff contention. (20)

23. Seattle Seahawks. Carroll was hoping Harbaugh didn't pick 49ers. (27)

24. St. Louis Rams. Jackson needed more touches vs. Seattle. (19)

25. San Francisco 49ers. Good for Andrew Luck. You're only 21 once. (28)

26. Washington Redskins. Time to search for another veteran QB? (25)

27. Buffalo Bills. Last 2 blowouts a good thing. There's no denying there's a ton of work to do. (24)

28. Cleveland Browns. Mangini: 5 years as a head coach, 33 wins, about $18 million in the bank. (26)

29. Arizona Cardinals. Put full-court press on for McNabb. (29)

30. Cincinnati Bengals. Stink. (31)

31. Denver Broncos. Stank. (30)

32. Carolina Panthers. Stunk. (32)

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