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Danny O'Neil's NFL power rankings
Danny O'Neil's NFL power rankings Team Comment 1. Atlanta (1) Defense includes appetizing combo of CB Dominique Franks and DE Kroy Biermann. 2. San Francisco (3) Jim Harbaugh was an uptight, awkward jerk for Halloween. He did not dress up. 3. Houston (2) Texans FB Tyler Clutts just sounds like he should block for the Bills' C.J. Spiller. 4. Chicago (4) Bears defense has scored six TDs, only three fewer than Jags' entire offense. 5. Denver (6) Heck of a closing argument: Broncos have outscored opponents 89-13 in fourth quarter. 6. N.Y. Giants (5) Coach Tom Coughlin's team seems to pick on everyone, tied for league lead with 16 INTs. 7. Green Bay (7) Rising through the fall: Pack averaged 21.3 points in September, 30.8 in October. 8. New England (9) Nutcracker dudes everywhere honored by Rob Gronkowski's spike in London. 9. Baltimore (8) Getting sued over alleged strip-club debt not the exposure OT Bryant McKinnie wanted. 10. Miami (12) That's Dolphins with a capital 'D' — they've allowed average of 12 points last three weeks. 11. Seattle (10) Homing pattern: Seahawks play five of final eight games at CenturyLink Field. 12. Pittsburgh (16) Steelers should've worn last week's uniforms against the Eagles: Birds vs. bees. 13. Philadelphia (11) Andy Reid should never, ever be called a lame duck. A lame walrus, though? Maybe. 14. Minnesota (14) Vikes' game in Seattle Sunday 1st of 3 road games in 4 weeks against playoff contenders. 15. Washington (13) What about Bob? Robert Griffin III can't do everything by himself. 16. Dallas (15) Dez Bryant had a little too much fingertip to his attempt at a game-winning catch. 17. Detroit (18) San Francisco had a 5-game sweep of Detroit if you include 49ers' Week 2 win over Lions. 18. Indianapolis (25) Somehow the Colts have more victories (four) than takeaways (three). 19. Tampa Bay (20) Rookie Doug Martin is someone you should get to know on a two-first-name basis. 20. San Diego (19) Might not be a pile of compromising pictures large enough to save Norv Turner's job this year. 21. Arizona (17) Cardinals could use Life Alert. It appears they've fallen and cannot get back up. 22. Tennessee (23) Titans have scored 162 points, given up 257, the largest disparity in the league. 23. Cincinnati (22) No defense for this fact: Bengals 0-4 when they don't score at least 27 points. 24. N.Y. Jets (24) Just the Jets' luck: The only quarterback more overrated than Mark Sanchez is Tim Tebow. 25. New Orleans (26) Seven games and Saints still haven't held an opponent to fewer than 24 points. 26. Buffalo (27) Coach Chan Gailey's job said to be safe for 2013, which brings up one big question: Why? 27. St. Louis (21) A 45-7 loss last week has Rams worried about this week's opponent: the bye. 28. Oakland (28) Raiders averaged 7th-most rushing yards last year. This year they have third-fewest. 29. Cleveland (31) Last week's 7-6 victory? The Browns didn't win that nearly so much as the Chargers lost. 30. Carolina (30) The 1-6 Panthers are officially up a Rivera, getting paddled on a weekly basis. 31. Jacksonville (32) Sad-sack performance: Jags defense has a league-low seven so far this season. 32. Kansas City (29) Every weekend is Halloween in this city! Its team dresses up and pretends it's an NFL squad.
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