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Mark Gaughan’s NFL Power Rankings for Oct. 20

(Last week’s ranking in parentheses)

1. Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning greater than par-3 6th at CCB. (1).

2. Seattle Seahawks. 6-1 for first time in history. (4).

3. San Francisco 49ers. Amazing LaMichael James only a bit player. NFL talent is sick. (5).

4. New England Patriots. Brady priest-like, absolving all teammates’ sins. (9).

5. Kansas City Chiefs. Pretty Boy Floyd died in KC. (6)

6. New Orleans Saints. Extra week to figure out how to stop Thad. (2)

7. Cincinnati Bengals. Vontaze Burfict is a guided missile. (8).

8. Green Bay Packers. No. 3 vs. run. (10).

9. Indianapolis Colts. Irsay motto: Never let brain cells get in way of a good tweet. (3).

10. Detroit Lions. Lightfoot’s “Black Day in July” still relevant. (11)

11. Chicago Bears. Tim Jennings has 12 INTs last 22 games. (12)

12. Baltimore Ravens. Five defenders who played every SB snap not on team. (7).

13. Miami Dolphins. Randy Starks has 5 sacks vs. Bills. (13)

14. San Diego Chargers. NFL International Dep’t. wants Bolts in Wellington, New Zealand. (22)

15. Dallas Cowboys. Lead NFC in scoring. (14)

16. Tennessee Titans. Fitz fastball rivals Bob Knepper’s. (16)

17. N.Y. Jets. 5-18 vs. NE in last 23. (15)

18. Cleveland Browns. Josh Gordon has 429 receiving yards in last 4. (18)

19. Arizona Cardinals. Todd Bowles’ defense is nails. (20)

20. St. Louis Rams. Always liked Zac Stacy at Vandy. (24)

21. Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly would go for it on 4th and 48 from his own 12 (from Ray Ratto). (25)

22. Houston Texans. Over-under on air leaving Case Keenum balloon: 3 series. (17).

23. Oakland Raiders. Defense (No. 13) coming around. (21)

24. Washington Redskins. Snyder finds decreased merchandise revenues offensive. (23).

25. Atlanta Falcons. Septuagenarian Gonzalez is best weapon. (26).

26. Buffalo Bills. Lost 4 of last 5 in MIA. (27)

27. Carolina Panthers. UNC a BKB school with a FB hobby. (28)

28. Pittsburgh Steelers. Antonio Brown a fantasy stud. (31)

29. Minnesota Vikings. Despite Jared Allen, only 29th in sacks. (19).

30. N.Y. Giants. It’s AP vs. 26th-ranked run D. (29)

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Schiano would lose popularity contest with Capt. Queeg. (30)

32. Jacksonville Jaguars. So bad Jags fans are putting plastic bags over their heads. (32)

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