NFL Pre-Season Power Rankings
#1 - Pittsburgh Steelers : Big Ben's Achilles is a concern but early reports is that he will be fine.
#2 - New England Patriots : Tom Brady got beat up in Cincy and struggled, but he got back up and kept playing, the blocking will improve and it will be Brady delivering the beatings soon.
#3: - Indianapolis Colts : After a slow start to the Pre-season Peyton Manning and the Colts are clicking and look dangerous.
#4: - San Diego Chargers : With a watered-down AFC West, the Chargers should breeze their way to division title ala 2008 Cardinals.
#5 - Minnesota Vikings : Favre was less than impressive in his pre-season debut once the regular season comes around if defenses stack 8-in-the-box to stop Peterson, Favre will burn you deep.
#6 - Baltimore Ravens : Joe Flacco is entering his second season in Baltimore. Because of his solid running game and devastating defense he will not be asked to win games on his own. His situation is very reminiscent of Ben Roethlisberger's second season in Pittsburgh, which by the way ended in a Super Bowl championship.
#7 - New York Giants : The defense is smothering, the running backs are dominating, unfortunately the recievers are troubling.
#8 - New Orleans Saints : Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is working on making the defense legit. QB Drew Brees has the offense rolling they will put up a bunch of points.
#9 - Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers is looking very sharp so far, and the defense is creating a ton of turnovers, Sleeper Alert!
#10 - Miami Dolphins : Jason Taylor is back from a one-year loan to Washington and plans to regain his old Dolphin form, AFC East beware.
#11 - Philadelphia Eagles : Will the addition of Michael Vick and the loss of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson motivate or distract?
#12 - Tennessee Titans : Kerry Collins is not getting any younger, but luckily for the Titans they have 3 solid backs to help him hide his age a little longer.
#13 - Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler makes this team instantly better, as long as he doesn't keep insulting his teammates "allegedly".
#14 - Arizona Cardinals : The window is closing on Kurt Warner and Super Bowl losers always rebound poorly.
#15 - Atlanta Falcons : Will QB Matt Ryan have a sophmore slump? Does future HoF TE Tony Gonzales have enough left in the tank to get his first playoff victory? The Falcons tough schedule should indicate no!
#16 - Carolina Panthers : RB DeAngelo Williams is solid in the backfield but his running mate Jonathan Stewart has struggled to stay healthy so far this offseason. The team does not want to have to rely on Jake Delhomme to win games as a passer anymore.
#17 - Dallas Cowboys : The Cowboys look like Super Bowl contenders so far, running hard, sharp passing, etc. But they always look thay way to start the season, we'll see how they look when they finish.
#18 - Seattle Seahawks : QB Matt Hasselback is healthy and he, along with T.J. Houshmanzadeh will try to bring the division title back to rainy Seattle.
#19 - Houston Texans : The Texans really need to break their 8-8 streak with a winning season, they may have the pieces to pull it off.
#20 - Washington Redskins : The spent a boatload on Albert Haynesworth whose presence will be felt of the defense, but may have ruined their quarterbacks confidence by chasing every available QB out there.
#21 - New York Jets : Rex Ryan is going to build a championship team, just not this season.
#22 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : Bucs are super-fast on defense and improving on offense, but will start the season with two defensive starters serving suspension, never a good way to open the season.
#23 - Cincinnati Begals : The Bengals can be very explosinve on offense but haven't been so far. With little depth they are one injury away from another disasterous season.
#24 - San Francisco 49ers : Inconsistent QB-play and an under achieving defense will not get it done in the NFL. Did anyone else see the over-paid Nate Clements get burned by a rookie?
#25 - Jacksonville Jaguars : The Garrard-Williamson connection seems to be clicking, long rookie hold-outs do not help a struggling team.
#26 - Cleveland Browns : A dead heat thus far in a QB competition means you have two mediocre quarterbacks, someone needs to step up their game and carry this team.
#27 - Buffalo Bills : The Bills offensive line is a mess and it won't matter who they have at wide reciever if Trent Edwards is under a pile of defenders.
#28 - St. Louis Rams: Rams look a though they are making the appropriate steps to improve but it won't be a speedy turn-around.
#29 - Kansas City Chiefs : They traded for a one-hit wonder QB and signed him to a big contract this offseason and he may not even be their starter come opening day.
#30 - Denver Broncos : Things are a mess in Denver, lack of trust in the coaching staff, PR department mishaps
#31 - Oakland Raiders : The Raiders want to play smash mouth football, they just have to reming the head coach that its the opponents they want to smash and not defensive assistants.
#32 - Detroit Lions : Teammates fighting during pre-game warm ups are never a sign a team is improving.