Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.
1. Indianapolis Colts 1
Impressive showing missing two of their many offensive weapons.
2. New England Patriots 2
If they get by Dallas, they should go undefeated heading into a meeting with Indy in Week 9.
3. Dallas Cowboys 3
Survived the trap game, now they get a real test.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers 5
Looked amazing in shutting out Seattle.
5. Green Bay Packers 4
Big slip on Sunday night. Will they recover?
6. Tennessee Titans 8
Defense is playing very well, led by Albert Haynesworth.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars 10
Went into Arrowhead and ran over Kansas City for an impressive win.
8. Seattle Seahawks 6
Repeat of Super Bowl XL except they scored in that game.
9. Baltimore Ravens 11
Defense reclaimed some pride against San Francisco last week.
10. Arizona Cardinals 12
Augusta native Ken Whisenhunt has this team playing very well.
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7
Got embarrassed by Indianapolis.
12. New York Giants 15
Good comeback against the Jets and on the season so far.
13. Washington Redskins 14
Jason Campbell is looking more and more like a quality quarterback.
14. San Diego Chargers 21
That was the team we were expecting to see this year.
15. Chicago Bears 22
Big division win on the road last week gives them hope of turning it around.
16. Houston Texans 17
Kris Brown deserves a raise.
17. Carolina Panthers 20
It's not good when you might be forced to start Vinny Testaverde.
18. Detroit Lions 9
Looked bad once again in loss to Washington.
19. San Francisco 49ers 16
Defense stood tough but offense looked rough.
20. Oakland Raiders 18
Thanks to the bye they're in first place in the AFC West.
21. Denver Broncos 13
They're in a rut and need to climb out fast.
22. Philadelphia Eagles 24
They barely squeaked past the bye.
23. Kansas City Chiefs 19
Success is fleeting, especially when it comes to the Chiefs.
24. Cleveland Browns 23
They hung with New England for a little bit.
25. Cincinnati Bengals 25
Have had a week to think about what's gone wrong.
26. Buffalo Bills 29
A for effort, but L for loss.
27. New York Jets 26
0-2 against the state of New York.
28. Minnesota Vikings 28
Offense needs some serious work.
29. Atlanta Falcons 30
Now playing offensive line for the Falcons ... oh wait, he's hurt too!
30. New Orleans Saints 27
The 'Aints have marched back in.
31. St. Louis Rams 32
At least they're scoring offensive touchdowns again.
32. Miami Dolphins 31
The only thing running well down there is Joey Porter's mouth.