JagNation NFL Power Rankings

Charlie Bernstein updates the weekly power rankings to reflect the Patriots victory over the Colts, and the Jaguars loss to the Saints.

1. New England Patriots- Won despite having to play through piped-in noise, very questionable calls, and their headsets not working. (1)

2. Indianapolis Colts- It's not bad being the second-best team.(2)

3. Dallas Cowboys- Showdown next week in N.Y. (3)

4. Pittsburgh Steelers- Ben is playing at a very high level. (6)

5. Green Bay Packers- More Favre greatness. (4)

6. New York Giants- Well rested for the showdown against Dallas. (5)

7. Detroit Lions- Impressive victory over an AFC team. (8)

8. Tennessee Titans- Defense is dominating, Haynesworth is fantastic right now. (9)

9. New Orleans Saints- Offense is on fire, destroyed the Jags on Sunday. (16)

10. San Diego Chargers- Ran all over by Adrian Peterson in a historic way, they'll bounce back. (7)

11. Buffalo Bills- Red hot right now. (18)

12. Cleveland Browns- Playoff contender, why not? (17)

13. Washington Redskins- A win is a win, even if it is against the Jets (13)

14. Jacksonville Jaguars- What happened to the physical defense? (10)

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Good defense, not nearly a real contender but they may make the playoffs. (19)

16. Seattle Seahawks- Where's Shaun Alexander? (11)

17. Kansas City Chiefs- L.J. is injured, the next few weeks could be ugly. (12)

18. Baltimore Ravens- The worst 4-4 team in the AFC. (22)

19. Carolina Panthers- Where's the offense? (15)

20. Philadelphia Eagles- McNabb needs another year to recover. (14)

21. Houston Texans- Not a bad team with Rosenfels. (25)

22. Minnesota Vikings- Record-setting performance by an outstanding running back. (27)

23. Chicago Bears- Need plenty of fixing. (23)

24. Arizona Cardinals- Too many injuries. (20)

25. Denver Broncos- Blasted in Detroit, what a disappointment. (21)

26. Atlanta Falcons- Joey gets his second win. (28)

27. Oakland Raiders- Can't score on anyone. (24)

28. San Francisco 49ers- Great draft pick for the Patriots. (29)

29. Cincinnati Bengals- Marvin Lewis must be on the hot seat. (26)

30. New York Jets- The future looks okay with Clemens, they still need a lot of other pieces. (30)

31. Miami Dolphins- Didn't lose this week (because of the bye) (31)

32. St. Louis Rams- At least Bulger is wealthy. (32)



Charlie Bernstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Jagnation.com, and a regular syndicated contributor to FoxSports.com, Sirius NFL Radio, MySpace Sports and Sportsillustated.com. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, and is a columnist for the New Smyrna Observer. Feel free to contact him -HERE- with questions or comments.

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