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Power Rankings / Mark Gaughan ranks the NFL from top to bottom

(Last week in parentheses)

1 New England Patriots. Sun Tzu. Every battle is won before it is ever fought. (1)

2 Atlanta Falcons. Last six vs. Saints have gone down to wire. (2)

3 Baltimore Ravens. Someday, Brady will make Suggs eat his words. (5)

4 Philadelphia Eagles. Samuel has NFL-best 36 INTs since 2006. (6)

5 New Orleans Saints. Have won seven of last nine vs. ATL. (3)

6 N.Y. Jets. Tabloids could not have dreamed up better 2010 for Jets. (8)

7 Pittsburgh Steelers. Troy Polamalu greater than This American Life. (4)

8 N.Y. Giants. Bradshaw-Jacobs have 1,909 rush yards. (7)

9 Chicago Bears. No. 3 vs. the run. (12)

10 Green Bay Packers. Pack held ball for 40:48 on Pats and lost. (13)

11 Indianapolis Colts. Would be 3-11 without No. 18. (11)

12 Jacksonville Jaguars. Not dead yet. (10)

13 Kansas City Chiefs. Thomas Jones has 844 touches without a fumble. (15)

14 San Diego Chargers. Don't think Kansas City will lose. (14)

15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defense is not playoff-ready. (9)

16 Oakland Raiders. No. 2 in rushing. Colts 28th vs. run. (16)

17 Tennessee Titans. Randy Moss: five catches in seven games. (28)

18 Houston Texans. Can help Kubiak with two wins. (17)

19 Minnesota Vikings. It's a scapegoat league. (18)

20 Dallas Cowboys. It's all Jessica Simpson's fault. (19)

21 St. Louis Rams. It's all Mark McGwire's fault. (23)

22 Buffalo Bills. It's all Tom Donahoe's fault. (22)

23 Miami Dolphins. It's all John Bonamego's fault. (20)

24 Detroit Lions. It really is all Matt Millen's fault. (27)

25 Cleveland Browns. It's all LeBron James' fault. (21)

26 San Francisco 49ers. It's all Jimmy Raye's fault. (24)

27 Washington Redskins. It's all Vinny Cerrato's fault. (25)

28 Seattle Seahawks. It's all Rick Mirer's fault. (26)

29 Arizona Cardinals. It's all John McCain's fault. (29)

30 Denver Broncos. It's all Jake Plummer's fault. (30)

31 Cincinnati Bengals. It's all Geoff Hobson's fault. (31)

32 Carolina Panthers. It's all Jake Delhomme's fault. (32)

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