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

(Last week in parentheses)

1 Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers greater than Etta James. (1)

2 New Orleans Saints. Since '06, S Roman Harper has 17 sacks, most by a DB. (2)

3 San Francisco 49ers. Yielding NFL-best 13.2 ppg. (5)

4 Baltimore Ravens. Rice rushed for 204 vs. Browns last time. (3)

5 Pittsburgh Steelers. WR Antonio Brown (sixth round, 2010) another good Steeler pick. (4)

6 New England Patriots. Another home playoff exit in their future? (6)

7 Atlanta Falcons. Last four vs. Saints decided by three points. (9)

8 N.Y. Giants. Who could predict egg-laying vs. 'Skins? (8)

9 Dallas Cowboys. Pressure on Rob Ryan to contain Iggles. (10)

10 Houston Texans. Have franchise-record 38 sacks. (7)

11 Denver Broncos. Over-under for rush yards today: 225. (11)

12 Detroit Lions. Stafford had a defining moment vs. Raiders. (15)

13 San Diego Chargers. Revival of the Clippers similar to that of Manchester City. (18)

14 Cincinnati Bengals. It would be Bengal-like to lose at home to Cards. (16)

15 Philadelphia Eagles. Win over Eagles still ranks as quality for Bills. (24)

16 N.Y. Jets. Sanchez or Eli today? It's a no-brainer. (13)

17 Oakland Raiders. Fastest gunners in the West (and East). (14)

18 Kansas City Chiefs. Mr. Irrelevant (Ryan Succop) has made 21 FGs in row. (22)

19 Seattle Seahawks. Marshawn Lynch loves his skittles. (19)

20 Arizona Cardinals. Beanie Wells: 994 yards, 10 TDs. (20)

21 Tennessee Titans. Norm Chow a perfect hire for Hawaii. (12)

22 Chicago Bears. Henry Melton leads NFC DTs with 7 sacks. (17)

23 Washington Redskins. Shanny may be in QB limbo again next year. (26)

24 Miami Dolphins. High-paid wideouts Marshall, Burress hurt Bills. (21)

25 Carolina Panthers. Discouraging that Magic can't keep Dwight Howard. (23)

26 Buffalo Bills. At this point, get the higher draft pick. (25)

727 Cleveland Browns. More boring than "Barton Fink." (28)

28 Jacksonville Jaguars. Mike Mularkey for head coach? (27)

29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Can Oregon's Chip Kelly be wooed to the NFL? (29)

30 Minnesota Vikings. Should not rule out QB in draft. (30)

31 St. Louis Rams. Wondering whatever happened to Dave Elmendorf? (31)

32 Indianapolis Colts. Kountry Kitchen is can't miss spot in Indianapolis. (32)

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