Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.
1. San Diego Chargers 1
They're finding just about every way to win a game now.
2. Baltimore Ravens 2
Would love to give Steve McNair a week to rest.
3. Chicago Bears 3
Unanswered quarterback questions going into the playoffs are not a way to win a title.
4. New Orleans Saints 6
Will the week off hurt the momentum they've built going into the playoffs?
5. New England Patriots 5
They're playing well but they need to play a lot better.
6. Indianapolis Colts 4
Ironic they've lost by last-second field goals when they have the best clutch kicker in league history on their side.
7. Philadelphia Eagles 9
Going 3-0 in the NFC East on the road in the past month is unbelievable.
8. Cincinnati Bengals 8
The mistakes they're making have to stop.
9. Dallas Cowboys 7
Lucky they clinched a playoff spot earlier this month.
10. Denver Broncos 11
Can Jay Cutler continue to excel into the playoffs?
11. Jacksonville Jaguars 10
It's out of their hands now.
12. New York Jets 14
It's simple. Win and they're in.
13. Tennessee Titans 15
Nobody in the AFC wants to see them in the playoffs. Looks like they'll get their wish.
14. Seattle Seahawks 12
Lost a big chance to make a statement last week against San Diego.
15. Kansas City Chiefs 16
They still need help at wide receiver to make a playoff run.
16. New York Giants 13
That was embarrassing against New Orleans but they still might be in the playoffs.
17. Atlanta Falcons 18
Their season could be over before they even play the Eagles today.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers 17
No repeat this year.
19. Carolina Panthers 22
Their New Year's resolution will be to forget about 2006.
20. Green Bay Packers 27
Who would have ever thought they'd still be alive for a playoff spot?
21. St. Louis Rams 23
They need to get Steven Jackson more involved next year.
22. Buffalo Bills 19
Made a lot of progress and should be a bright spot next season.
23. Miami Dolphins 20
Had a chance to ruin the Jets' season, now they'll try to dampen the Colts' chances.
24. Minnesota Vikings 24
Their ship has officially sunk.
25. San Francisco 49ers 21
Lost a golden opportunity to create a lot of drama in the NFC West.
26. Houston Texans 28
At least they finally beat the Colts.
27. Arizona Cardinals 26
Matt Leinart will have plenty of time to rest up for next year. 28. Washington Redskins 29
Who gets the blame laid on them this time by Daniel Snyder?
29. Cleveland Browns 29
Better luck next year.
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30
They need a lot of help in the off-season.
31. Oakland Raiders 31
Will we see a Daunte Culpepper-Randy Moss reunion next year?
32. Detroit Lions 32
What receiver will Matt Millen whiff on this time?