Power Rankings

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  1. Atlanta Falcons (6-0) | 1 | We'll see how long they hold this
  1. Houston Texans (6-1) | 3 | Well, hard to argue with that
  1. Chicago Bears (5-1) | 4 | Most-overlooked really good team in league
  1. New York Giants (5-2) | 5 | Eli > a lot of guys right now, RGIII included
  1. Green Bay Packers (4-3) | 6 | Scary matchup for Jaguars – really, really scary
  1. Baltimore Ravens (5-2) | 2 | Already suspect defense looking more so
  1. San Francisco 49ers (5-2) | 7 | Really good, but good enough to be great?
  1. New England Patriots (4-3) | 9 | Not dominant yet. There's time
  1. Minnesota Vikings (5-2) | 11 | This is the season the Jaguars thought they'd have
  1. Seattle Seahawks (4-3) | 8 | Defense may have trouble carrying team all year
  1. Arizona Cardinals (4-3) | 10 | Four-and-oh seems like a long time ago
  1. Denver Broncos (3-3) | 12 | Using the bye to figure out how not to fall behind early
  1. Detroit Lions (2-4) | 13 | Fast becoming 2012's Mystery Team
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) | 17 | Not quite there yet, but there's time for them, too
  1. San Diego Chargers (3-3) | 14 | Week may not be enough time to recover from Monday Meltdown
  1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) | 15 | Right where they deserve to be
  1. Washington Redskins (3-4) | 16 | Very exciting, but not quite there
  1. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) | 18 | Freefall for suddenly struggling quarterback, team
  1. Miami Dolphins (3-3) | 19 | So far, so good
  1. Dallas Cowboys (3-3) | 22| Back to average
  1. Buffalo Bills (3-4) | 20 | Close. Frustratingly close
  1. New York Jets (3-4) | 22 | You wonder if they have anything left after Sunday
  1. Tennessee Titans (3-4) | 25 | Inching their way up with two close victories
  1. New Orleans Saints (2-4) | 27 | Joe Vitt's back. 'Nuff said
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) | 23 | These guys feel a lot better than 2-4
  1. St. Louis Rams (3-4) | 24 | Lost momentum against Green Bay. That's not unusual
  1. Indianapolis Colts (3-3) | 28 | Still riding emotion. How long can it last?
  1. Carolina Panthers (1-5) | 26 | Newton's early success set expectations too high, too soon
  1. Oakland Raiders (2-4) | 29 | Lived to fight another day
  1. Cleveland Browns (1-6) | 30 | Victory over Cincinnati doesn't look as good as it once did
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) | 31 | Not yet
  1. Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) | 29 | Brady Quinn will start over Matt Cassell Sunday
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