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Power Rankings / Mark Gaughan ranks all 32 NFL teams

(Last year's final ranking in parentheses)

1. New England Patriots. Bill is 21-8 versus Bills as HC and DC. (9)
2. Pittsburgh Steelers. Another title makes them team of decade. (4)

3. Philadelphia Eagles. Philly bandwagon crowded. (10)
4. New York Giants. WRs must step up. (1)
5. San Diego Chargers. Rivers had 34 TDs last year. (11)
6. Baltimore Ravens. John Harbaugh is a top 10 coach. (6)
7. Indianapolis Colts. Marvin Harrison still unemployed. (5)
8. Tennessee Titans. Titans 12-5 versus spread in last 17. (2)
9. Carolina Panthers. Return 20 of 22 starters. (3)
10. Atlanta Falcons. CBs are Chris Houston and Brent Grimes. (7)
11. Green Bay Packers. Very high on the Pack this year. (24)
12. Chicago Bears. Vaunted D ranked 21st last year. (14)
13. Miami Dolphins. Great coaching goes a long way. (8)
14. Arizona Cardinals. Cards '09 theme. The Hangover? (13)
15. Dallas Cowboys. Brooking bolsters defense. (16)
16. Minnesota Vikings. Favre at 270 straight starts. (12)
17. Washington Redskins. Still hard to root for 'Skins. (17)
18. Houston Texans. Texans 12-4 at home last two years. (21)
19. New Orleans Saints. Gregg's D opens versus rookie QB. (19)
20. Seattle Seahawks. Won eight straight over Rams. (26)
21. San Francisco 49ers. Still shaking head over Bills' loss to Niners last year. (15)

22. Buffalo Bills. At least the throwbacks will look good. (22)

23. New York Jets. Can they duplicate Ravens' formula? (18)

24. Jacksonville Jaguars. Tickets! Get your Jags tickets! (25)
25. Cincinnati Bengals. Why would any team do HBO's Hard Knocks? (28)
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I always liked Leftwich. (20)
27. Denver Broncos. Not sure McDaniels has what it takes. (23)
28. Cleveland Browns. Not sure Mangini has what it takes. (29)
29. St. Louis Rams. Whatever happened to Jack Snow? (31)

30. Oakland Raiders. Silver and Bleak. (27)

31. Kansas City Chiefs. K.C. is 2-23 in last 25. (30)

32. Detroit Lions. I like Jim Schwartz. (32)

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