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Chicago Bears

Editor's Eight: NFL power rankings

Northwest Herald Sports Editor Eric Olson's NFL rankings (with last week's ranking in parentheses):

1. Green Bay Packers 6-0 (1)

They didn't score the entire second half last week, but it's hardly panic time.


2. New England Patriots 5-1 (4)

QB Tom Brady leads NFL in passing yards with 2,163.


3. Baltimore Ravens 4-1 (3) 

QB Joe Flacco having a nice season, as offense showing some explosiveness.


4. San Francisco 49ers 5-1 (8)

Coaches' silly postgame behavior overshadowed big win at Detroit.


5. San Diego Chargers 4-1 (6)

Week of rest ought to have helped banged-up WR Vincent Jackson.


6. New Orleans Saints 4-2 (2)

Sunday was forgettable: Brees intercepted three times, coach broke his leg, Buccaneers tied them for first.


7. Detroit Lions 5-1 (5)

Have to get back in the groove against a Falcons team just starting to find its own.


8. Oakland Raiders 4-2 (9)

Can QB Carson Palmer really just step in on a week's notice and make everything better?


9. Pittsburgh Steelers 4-2 (11)

10. New York Giants 4-2 (13)

11. Buffalo Bills 4-2 (7)

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-2 (16)

13. Cincinnati Bengals 4-2 (15)

14. Dallas Cowboys 2-3 (12)

15. New York Jets 3-3 (17)

16. Atlanta Falcons 3-3 (18)

17. Houston Texans 3-3 (14)

18. Bears 3-3 (21)

19. Washington Redskins 3-2 (10)

20. Tennessee Titans 3-2 (19)

21. Seattle Seahawks 2-3 (20)

22. Philadelphia Eagles 2-4 (24)

23. Cleveland Browns 2-3 (23)

24. Kansas City Chiefs 2-3 (25)

25. Carolina Panthers 1-5 (22)

26. Denver Broncos 1-4 (26)

27. Jacksonville Jaguars 1-5 (29)

28. Minnesota Vikings 1-5 (27)

29. Arizona Cardinals 1-4 (28)

30. Miami Dolphins 0-5 (30)

31. St. Louis Rams 0-5 (31)

32. Indianapolis Colts 0-6 (32)

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