Packers top SI players' poll

NFL players have confirmed what Packer fans already know: A poll released in today's issue of Sports Illustrated names Green Bay as the league's classiest organization.<P>

In a poll of 354 players, 18 percent named the Packers organization as the best in the NFL. The next highest vote-getter was San Francisco with 15 percent. Dallas and New England each received 10 percent.

The poll, part of the SI Players section, also asked athletes to name the league's worst organization. The Arizona Cardinals "won" that category, getting a whopping 30 percent of the vote. The Cincinnati Bengals were also big vote-getters with 24 percent. The Chargers (10%) and Raiders (7%) round out the bottom four. Oakland is the only organization with an overall winning record to rank among the four worst franchises.


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