Power Rankings

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Now that most teams have played at least three preseason games, it's time to give our final preseason edition of the Battle Red Nation Rankings.

1. New England Patriots- Previous ranking: (1)

If Brady's shoulder injury isn't severe, the Pats have an unstoppable offense.

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2. San Diego Chargers- Previous ranking: (3)

Chargers appear to be about as solid as anyone. Rivers will earn his money again this year, Vincent Jackson could break out.

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3. New York Giants- Previous ranking: (5)

Defensive line is amongst the best in the game, but they need a wide receiver to step up.

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4. Green Bay Packers- Previous ranking: (21)

I'm a believer in Aaron Rodgers and all of those offensive weapons. B.J. Raji will help with the 3-4 transition.

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5. Tennessee Titans- Previous ranking: (10)

If Nate Washington is okay, the Titans will finally have their big play threat on the outside. That's the only thing that's missing.

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6. Pittsburgh Steelers- Previous ranking: (4)

Offensive line will be a major concern. If Ben goes down, they may not make the playoffs.

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7. Philadelphia Eagles- Previous ranking: (2)

Ultra talented, but lots of distractions and injuries.

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8. Baltimore Ravens- Previous ranking: (16)

Defense is still excellent, need a receiver to step up.

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9. Indianapolis Colts- Previous ranking: (7)

If Bob Sanders can stay (get) healthy, they can compete with anyone.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10. New Orleans Saints- Previous ranking: (11)

Offense is spectacular, defense should be good enough to get them a home playoff game.

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11. Minnesota Vikings- Previous ranking: (6)

Lots of pressure on Favre to take this team to the promised land. Expect a slow start offensively.

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12. Houston Texans- Previous ranking: (8)

Defensive line must put pressure on the passer being that the secondary could be a major weakness.

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13. Buffalo Bills- Previous ranking: (13)

Trent Edwards can play and he has weapons. Now can he stay healthy?

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14. Atlanta Falcons- Previous ranking: (17)

Matt Ryan is special, not so sure about the defense.

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15. Seattle Seahawks- Previous ranking (12)

Lots of offensive line issues, but a healthy Hasselbeck can win a lot of games. How long will he stay healthy?

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16. Dallas Cowboys- Previous ranking: (19)

If they stick to a run the ball, play good defense philosophy, they can win plenty of games. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

17. Chicago Bears- Previous ranking: (9)

Quarterback is finally not a problem. Unfortunately the defense is more bark than bite.

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18. Carolina Panthers- Previous ranking: (14)

The hitched their wagons to the wrong quarterback.

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19. Cincinnati Bengals- Previous ranking: (15)

Lots of talent if Palmer can stay healthy. Defense is better than most think.

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20.Arizona Cardinals- Previous ranking: (18)

Super Bowl hangover coming to town near you.

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21. New York Jets- Previous ranking: (23)

Good offensive line, excellent running game. Only question will be with the rookie quarterback.

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22. Kansas City Chiefs- Previous ranking: (22)

Larry Johnson may have a bounce back season. Offensive line is still bad.

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23. Miami Dolphins- Previous ranking: (20)

Just a matter of time until they switch to Chad Henne.

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24. Oakland Raiders- Previous ranking: (25)

A good amount of talent around him if Jamarcus Russell can get the job done.

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25. Washington Redskins- Previous ranking: (28)

Jason Campbell isn't terrible, the defensive line is pretty good. They just play in the wrong division.

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26. Jacksonville Jaguars- Previous ranking: (24)

Worst set of quarterbacks in the NFL in terms of depth. Jones-Drew will win them a few games at least.

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27. San Francisco 49ers- Previous ranking: (30)

Lots of pretty good individual pieces, not a very good team.

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28. Cleveland Browns- Previous ranking: (26)

Shaun Rogers and Joe Thomas are good. Can't say much for the rest of the team.

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29. Detroit Lions- Previous ranking: (29)

Lots of talent at the skill positions. Not a lot of talent in up front on both sides of the ball.

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30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Previous ranking: (27)

Bucs will struggle to win one or two games with their schedule.

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31. St. Louis Rams- Previous ranking: (32)

Steven Jackson and O.J. Atogwe are great. Everything else isn't.

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32. Denver Broncos- Previous ranking: (31)

Quite possibly the worst offseason in the history of the NFL.

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