POWER RANKINGS WEEK 9
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.
1. Indianapolis Colts 1
That offense is capable of dismantling any defense.
2. Chicago Bears 2
Can Rex Grossman be effective away from Solider Field?
3. New England Patriots 4
OK, maybe they are that good.
4. New York Giants 5
They've folded in the past, but Eli Manning's much improved.
5. Atlanta Falcons 8
Who replaced Michael Vick's arm with Warren Moon's?
6. Denver Broncos 3
Offense finally showed signs of life against Indy.
7. San Diego Chargers 9
LaDainian Tomlinson carrying team.
8. Baltimore Ravens 10
My money's on Ray Lewis against Chad Johnson.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars 13
Didn't need a quarterback controversy to go with their many injuries.
10. Dallas Cowboys 18
Tony Romo might have just saved their season.
11. New Orleans Saints 6
They looked exposed last week.
12. Minnesota Vikings 7
Have to quickly look past last week's blowout. 13. Cincinnati Bengals 11
Need a win in order to keep up with Ravens.
14. Kansas City Chiefs 20
Larry Johnson has turned this team around.
15. Philadelphia Eagles 15
Are they still haunted by the loss to Tampa Bay?
16. Carolina Panthers 12
Don't look much like a contender now.
17. Seattle Seahawks 14
They have way too many holes in their offensive line.
18. St. Louis Rams 17
Defense finally reverted back to form.
19. New York Jets 16
Got robbed by the officials in last week's thriller.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers 19
Just goes to show you that replacing vets with rookies doesn't work.
21. Cleveland Browns 23
Officials gave them a gift against the Jets.
22. Green Bay Packers 25
Lambeau Field is not the advantage it once was.
23. San Francisco 49ers 22
Should be thankful they survived Soldier Field.
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21
Much like their offense, this team is punchless.
25. Tennessee Titans 27
They're playing really tough and will be a challenge the rest of the way.
26. Washington Redskins 24
Santana Moss is hurt now.
27. Oakland Raiders 31
They're on a winning streak now!
28. Buffalo Bills 26
They got a week to regroup, and they really needed it.
29. Houston Texans 28
Pulling David Carr was not the right move.
30. Detroit Lions 30
When will they realize the problems start in the front office.
31. Miami Dolphins 29
Sports Illustrated's pick for the AFC champion is looking like it's a contender for the No. 1 draft pick.
32. Arizona Cardinals 32
Edgerrin James is learning why the Cardinals are the Cardinals.