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NFL rankings

With the season a 1/3 over, hereis how teams stack up

1. New England Patriots (6-0)

The Pats are averaging 38 points per game

2. Indianapolis Colts (5-0)

Defending champs not scoring as much

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1)

Bills await after coming off bye week

4. Green Bay Packers (4-1)

Timeout at Lambeau while Favre & Co. regroup

5. Dallas Cowboys (5-1)

Pats showed who's boss

6. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-1)

Have a Monday night test against Colts

7. Baltimore Ravens (4-2)

Looking good as they try to catch top tier teams.

8. Carolina Panthers (4-2)

Looks like anyone can win throwing to Smith

9. N.Y. Giants (4-2)

Monday night win looked easy against Falcons

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2)

Still need to prove they can beat a contender

11. Cleveland Browns (3-3)

Browns are generating more offense

12. Detroit Lions (3-2)

From the NFL basement, there's light up above

13. Houston Texans (3-3)

Need to find a way to win close games

14. Washington Redskins (3-2)

Let the Pack escape after having them on ropes

15. Seattle Seahawks (3-3)

Beginning to look like best team in NFC West

16. Kansas City Chiefs (3-3)

Facing a test against nemesis Oakland this week

17. Arizona Cardinals (3-3)

Need to find some offense — and some defense

18. San Diego Chargers (3-3)

Showing signs of life after rocky beginning

19. Tennessee Titans (3-2)

Couldn't punch it in when needed to vs. Bucs

20. Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)

All other NFC East teams look better than them

21. Minnesota Vikings (2-3)

Win over Bears put them back in division hunt

22. San Francisco 49ers (2-3)

2 straight losses without ex-Ute Alex Smith

23. Chicago Bears (2-4)

Hester and the D canit do it on their own

24. Denver Broncos (2-3)

With Steelers in town, it doesnit get easier

25. Oakland Raiders (2-3)

Can the Black Hole swallow K.C. this week?

26. Buffalo Bills (1-4)

Ravens are a heck of a wakeup after bye week

27. Cincinnati Bengals (1-4)

Should have an easier time against Jets

28. N.Y. Jets (1-5)

Field goals arenit enough to win in this league

29. Atlanta Falcons (1-4)

Generating less than two scores per game

30. New Orleans Saints (1-4)

A promising year is turning into a nightmare

31. Miami Dolphins (0-6)

Sounds.of the season: glug, glug, glug

32. St. Louis Rams (0-6)

Giving up (159) points vs. (73) allowed 7


Today's games

Tampa Bay at Detroit, 11 a.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 11 a.m.

Tennessee at Houston, 11 a.m.

Arizona at Washington, 11 a.m.

New England at Miami, 11 a.m.

Baltimore at Buffalo, 11 a.m.

San Fran at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m.

Kansas City at Oakland, 2:05 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Seattle, 2:15 p.m.

Minnesota at Dallas, 2:15 p.m.

Chicago at Philadelphia, 2:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Denver, 6:15 p.m.

Open: San Diego, Green Bay, Carolina, Cleveland

Monday's Game

Indy at Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Detroit at Chicago, 11 a.m.

Oakland at Tennessee, 11 a.m.

N.Y. Giants vs. Miami, 11 a.m.

Cleveland at St. Louis, 11 a.m.

Philadelphia at Minnesota, 11 a.m.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 11 a.m.

Indianapolis at Carolina, 11 a.m.

Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 2:05 p.m.

Houston at San Diego, 2:05 p.m.

Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 2:05 p.m.

New Orleans at San Fran, 2:15 p.m.

Washington at N.E., 2:15 p.m.

Open: Kansas City, Seattle, Arizona, Dallas, Atlanta, Baltimore

Monday, Oct. 29

Green Bay at Denver, 6:30 p.m.