NFL Power Rankings
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Posted Nov 26, 2009
Charlie Bernstein


Here's our weekly power rankings and there are some subtle changes after last week.

1. Indianapolis Colts- Previous ranking: (1)

They win when they don’t play their best game. Sign of a great team.


2. New Orleans Saints- Previous ranking: (2)

We’ll see what the Saints are all about this week against New England.


3. Minnesota Vikings- Previous ranking: (3)

Hitting on all cylinders. Best bet for the Super Bowl right now.


4. New England Patriots- Previous ranking: (5)

Four straight games of better than 300 yds. passing for Brady.


5. San Diego Chargers- Previous ranking: (6)

Chargers are peaking right now.


6. Arizona Cardinals- Previous ranking: (7)

If Warner’s concussion is bad, their season could be derailed.


7. Philadelphia Eagles- Previous ranking: (10)

DeSean Jackson is fantastic.


8. Cincinnati Bengals- Previous ranking: (4)

Letdown against Oakland may cost them a first-round bye.


9. New York Giants- Previous ranking: (15)

Major issues on defense.


10. Green Bay Packers- Previous ranking: (13)

Aaron Rodgers is much more than a great fantasy quarterback.


11. Dallas Cowboys- Previous ranking: (9)

Epitome of winning ugly last Sunday.


12. Pittsburgh Steelers- Previous ranking: (8)

They desperately need Troy Polamalu back.


13. Jacksonville Jaguars- Previous ranking: (16)

Record is the product of an easy schedule. They could be the worst playoff team since last year’s Dolphins.


14. Miami Dolphins- Previous ranking: (17)

Ricky Williams is acting like it’s 2001 again.


15. Baltimore Ravens- Previous ranking: (12)

Another close loss. Eventually they are going to have to learn how to win.


16. Houston Texans- Previous ranking: (11)

Find ways to lose the close ones week after week.


17. Atlanta Falcons- Previous ranking: (14)

Too many injuries in the secondary.


18. Denver Broncos- Previous ranking: (18)

Four straight losses and no end in sight.


19. Tennessee Titans- Previous ranking: (20)

Too little, too late.


20. Carolina Panthers- Previous ranking: (19)

Need to draft a defensive tackle and a quarterback.


21. San Francisco 49ers- Previous ranking: (21)

Close losses are no longer good enough.


22. Chicago Bears- Previous ranking: (23)

Left too many plays on the field.


23. Kansas City Chiefs- Previous ranking: (29)

Look who’s won two straight games.


24. New York Jets- Previous ranking: (22)

Rookie quarterback making rookie mistakes.


25. Buffalo Bills- Previous ranking: (25)

They play hard. They haven’t learned how to win the close ones.


26. Oakland Raiders- Previous ranking: (30)

One for one without Jamarcus.


27. Washington Redskins- Previous ranking: (27)

Defense is still playing hard.


28. St. Louis Rams- Previous ranking: (28)

Poor Steven Jackson.


29. Seattle Seahawks- Previous ranking (24)

Poor Seahawks fans.


30. Detroit Lions- Previous ranking: (29)

Stafford showed why he was the top pick on Sunday.


31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Previous ranking: (26)

Look what happens when they play a real contender.


32. Cleveland Browns- Previous ranking: (32)

Brady Quinn played well, too bad the defense took a day off.



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