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Default Pro Football Rankings Week 10

Rankings reflect all games played from Sept. 5th throught Nov. 11th. Rankings are based on won-loss record, points scored, points allowed and many other factors. See where your team is ranked and why.

1.-GREEN BAY PACKERS--(8-1)-.889-(PF-267-PA-178)-Packers are looking more like a Super Bowl contender each week. They destroyed Detroit, 40-14 at home in Green Bay. QB Brett Favre completed 26-of-39 for 351 yards and two touchdowns. Incredible performance. His wide receiver, Donald Driver caught 11 passes for 130 yards. Rookie safety, Marques Anderson out of UCLA, returned an interception for a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter for the Packers. Packer fans were yelling for safety Darren Sharper to take a shot at ex-Packers receiver Bill Schroeder, but he didn't catch a single pass. He dropped three passes. Little uptight I bet. Next game Nov. 17th against Minnesota at Minnesota.

2.-NEW ORLEANS SAINTS--(7-2)-.778-(PF-290-PA-233)-Saints came away with a win, after Carolina gave it away. Saints won 34-24, at Carolina. Their best start since 1992. Rookie receiver Donte Stallworth, out of Tennessee, caught the winning touchdown, a 7-yard pass from Aaron Brooks with 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter. It happened to be Stallworth's 22nd birthday. Saints running back Deuce "The Juice" McAllister scored two rushing touchdowns on the day, and rushed for 71 yards on 21 carries. He now has 907 yards rushing on the season. Linebacker Charlie Clemons, Saints, led the defense with 10 tackles. Next game Nov. 17th against Atlanta at Atlanta.

3.-SAN FRANCISCO 49ers--(7-2)-.778-(PF-220-PA-177)-49ers beat Kansas City, 17-13 at SF. Running back Garrison Hearst rushed for 69 yards on 15 carries, and scored in the second quarter on a 5-yard run. Quarterback Jeff Garcia completed 25-of-35 for 175 yards. He threw one interception. 49ers defense had three sacks on the day against Trent Green. Next game Nov. 17th against San Diego at San Diego.

4.TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS--(7-2)-.778-(PF-203-PA-109)-Bucs enjoyed a bye week. Tampa ranks first in the NFC in passing defense, allowing only 154.2 yards per game. Next game Nov. 17th against Carolina in Tampa.

5.-DENVER BRONCOS--(6-3)-.667-(PF-217-PA-204)-Broncos were humiliated by Oakland, 34-10 on Monday Night Football at home in Denver. Quarterback Brian Griese was 34-of-47 for 293 yards, but no touchdown passes. Linebacker Ian Gold, Broncos, had 10 solo tackles on the night, and one sack. Played his college ball for Michigan. Next game Nov. 17th against Seattle at Seattle.

6.-PITTSBURGH STEELERS--(5-3-1)-.611-(PF-226-PA-194)-Steelers tied the Atlanta Falcons in a wild one, 34-34 in overtime at Pittsburgh. Steelers led in the fourth quarter 34-17, but Atlanta came back and tied it. Quarterback Tommy Maddox was 28-of-41 for 473 yards and four touchdown passes. The 473 yards passing is a new franchise record. Who said there was no talented players, who played for the old XFL? Maddox broke Bobby Layne's old 1958 record of 409 yards passing. Steelers also had 645 total yards in offense, falling short of the team record of 683 yards, set against the Chicago Cardinals in 1958. Running back Amos Zereoue had another fine game, rushing for 123 yards on 37 carries.Wide receiver Plaxico Burress had 253 yards in receptions. Burress's yardage surpassed Buddy Dial's team-record of 235 yards against Cleveland in 1961. Burress caught nine passes and caught two touchdown passes also. His teammate, Hines Ward caught 11 passes for 139 yards, and one touchdown. On defense, linebacker Jason Gildon had two sacks on the day. Gildon played his college ball for Oklahoma State. Next game Nov. 17th against Tennessee at Tennessee.

7.-ATLANTA FALCONS--(5-3-1)-.611-(PF-221-PA-170)-Falcons played as incredible as Pittsburgh did, and came from behind to tie it 34-34, and send it into overtime. Neither team could score, so it ended in a tie. The first tie in the NFL since 1997. Quarterback Michael Vick was limited to only 52 yards rushing, but one of his successful scrambles was for a 11-yard touchdown on a broken play in the final minute of regulation football. He completed 24-of-46 for 294 yards and one touchdown passing. He was sacked four times though. Running back Warrick Dunn rushed for 129 yards on 20 carries, and scored one rushing touchdown. Falcons had 447 yard of total offense. Next game Nov. 17th against New Orleans at Atlanta.

8.-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES--(6-3)-.667-(PF-234-PA-153)-Eagles lost to Indianapolis, 35-13 at home in Philly. Quarterback Donovan McNabb was the leading rusher on the team, rushing for 62 yards. He completed 27-of-47 for 281 yards, and one passing touchdown. He had a good game, but still they lost. Eagles defense allowed the Colts to roll up 446 yards on offense against them, even though they rank third in overall defense in the NFC, allowing an average of 286.6 yards per game. Next game Nov. 17th against Arizona at Philadelphia.

9-MIAMI DOLPHINS--(5-4)-.556-(PF-210-PA-180)-Dolphins lost a close one to the New York Jets, 13-10 at New York. Miami is in a three way tie for first place in the AFC East. They are tied with the Patriots and the Bills. Quarterback Ray Lucas completed 19-of-28 for 227 yards and one touchdown. Running back Ricky Williams was held to just 53 yards rushing. Linebacker Zach Thomas led the Dolphins defense as usual. He had 12 tackles. Next game Nov. 17th against Baltimore in Miami.

10.-NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS--(5-4)-.556-(PF-239-PA-195)-Patriot come from behind and beat Chicago, 37-34 at Chicago. Trailing by 21 points, New England fought its way back for the win. Still losing 30-25, with less than a minute to play, it appeared the Bears had secured the win, when defensive lineman Brian Robinson intercepted a Tom Brady pass, but he juggled it, and after a review by the officials it was called an incomplete pass. That killed the Bears chances. Then moments later, Brady threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to receiver David Patten. That play was also reviewed because Patten appeared to have only one foot in bounds as he caught it, but the replay clearly showed he dragged his other foot in bounds. Coming from behind to win shows a lot of class in a team. Next game Nov. 17th against Oakland at Oakland.

11.-SAN DIEGO CHARGERS--(6-3)-.667-(PF-210-PA-191)-Chargers had a disappointing loss, losing to St. Louis, 28-24. They had a 24-14 lead going into the fourth quarter, but the Rams rallied back to win it. Chargers defense allowed the Rams to pile up 524 total yards in offense against them. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 120 yards on 24 carries and he scored one rushing touchdown. Tomlinson now leads the NFL in rushing with 965 yards. Really thought the Chargers had this game in the bag. That's what I get for thinking. On defense Ryan McNeil for the Chargers recovered two fumbles, and returned one 5 yards for a touchdown. Next game Nov. 17th against San Francisco at San Diego.

12.-ST. LOUIS RAMS--(4-5)-.444-(PF-194-PA-196)-I know I know-why is SD ranked ahead of St. Louis? Sorry a 4-5 team can only move up so far guys. This game could have gone either way. Rams did had a big and sloppy win by beating San Diego, 28-24 at San Diego. Rams lost four fumbles, two of which were returned for touchdowns, but yet won the game. Quarterback Mark Bulger threw for 453 yards. Who needs Kurt Warner back so soon? He completed 36-of-48 passes and threw four touchdowns. His 36 completions is a new team record and his passing yards were fourth best in franchise history. Wide receiver Issac Bruce was a busy fellow all day long. He caught 10 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Marshall Faulk had to leave the game in the fourth quarter due to a sprain ankle. Next game Nov. 18th against Chicago on MNF in St. Louis.

13.BUFFALO BILLS--(5-4)-.556-(PF-248-PA-269)-Bills had a bye this past weekend. They sure needed a bye after getting blasted by New England last week. Wide receiver Eric Moulds ranks third in the AFC in receptions with 62. He has 853 yards in receiving. He's from Lucedale, Mississippi. That's just 40 miles or less from where I live. Lucedale is a nice quiet town, and some great people live there. Next game Nov. 17th against KC at KC.

14.-NEW YORK GIANTS--(5-4)-.556-(PF-140-PA-152)-Giants beat Minnesota, 27-20 in Minnesota. Quarterback Kerry Collins leads the NFC in passing yardage with 2,341 yards. He was 25-of-35 for 300 yards in Sunday's win. He threw two touchdowns and threw one interception. Running back Tiki Barber rushed for 127 yards on 24 carries and scored one rushing touchdown. Giants defense had five sacks on the day. Next game Nov. 17th against Washington at New York.

15.-OAKLAND RAIDERS--(5-4)-.556-(PF-260-PA-198)-Raiders came away with a big win over Denver, 34-10 in Denver on Monday Night Football. Oakland always plays well on MNF. Quarterback Rich Gannon had one hell of a passing night. He completed 34-of-38 for 352 yards and three touchdowns. Gannon broke a NFL single game record, by completing 21 passes in a row. Gannon broke the old record of 20 straight completions, which was set in 1983 against the old Houston Oilers, by Cincinnati quarterback Ken Anderson. Unreal! Gannon now leads the NFL in passing yards with 2,898 yards. Drew Bledsoe of Buffalo is second with 2,802 yards. Wide receiver Jerry Rice caught his 200th and 201st career touchdowns in this game. First player in NFL history to score 200 touchdowns. Rice caught a total of nine passes for 103, and two touchdowns on this record breaking night. This guy just keeps ticking. Defensive back Rod Woodson returned an interception back for a 98-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The old man outran everybody. Next game Nov. 17th against New England in Oakland.

16.-INDIANAPOLIS COLTS--(5-4)-.556-(PF-195-PA-180)-Colts beat Philadelphia with authority, by winning 35-13 in Philadelphia. Indy and Tennessee are tied for first place in the AFC South. This was quite an upset in my opinion. Quarterback Peyton Manning completed 18-of-23 for 319 yards and three touchdowns. He now has thrown 17 touchdown passes for the season and passed for 2,444 yards. His favorite receiver Marvin Harrison caught six passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie running back James Mungro out of Syracuse, filling in for Edgerrin James, rushed for 114 yards on 28 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns. Next game Nov. 17th against Dallas in Indy.

17.-KANSAS CITY CHIEFS--(4-5)-.444-(PF-272-PA-257)-Chiefs lost to SF, 17-13 in SF. Running back Priest Holmes was held to only 51 yards rushing, but he did score one rushing touchdown. Wide receiver Eddie Kennison, Chiefs, caught eight passes for 134 yards, but no touchdowns. Next game Nov. 17th against Buffalo in Kansas City.

18.-CLEVELAND BROWNS--(4-5)-.444-(PF-205-PA-195)-Browns had a bye this past weekend. Wide receiver Quincy Morgan is the leading receiver on the team with 38 catches. Not very impressive. Browns ranked 13th in overall offense in the AFC, averaging 300.9 yards per game. Next game Nov. 17th against Cincinnati at Cleveland.

19.-JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS--(4-5)-.444-(PF-190-PA-164)-Jaguars beat Washington, 26-7 at home. Jacksonville's defense came up with three interceptions on the day. Linebacker Danny Clark had one of those picks. He played his college ball for Illinois. Next game Nov. 17th against Houston in Houston.

20.-TENNESSEE TITANS--(5-4)-.556-(PF-200-PF-222)-Titans beat Houston, 17-10 at home in Tennessee. I'm sorry to the Tennessee fans, but the Titans just don't impress me at all so far this season. I want to see how they play against Pittsburgh this coming week. If they win that game, they will move up dramatically in my rankings. Titans could only muster 249 yards on offense against Houston Sunday. Quarterback Steve McNair completed 10-of-21 for 109 yards and two touchdown passes, but threw two interceptions. Tennessee's defense did force three turnovers and sacked David Carr four times. Next game Nov. 17th against Pittsburgh at home in Tennessee.

21.-NEW YORK JETS--(4-5)-.444-(PF-173-PA-216)-Jets won their second game in a row, by beating Miami, 13-10 at New York. Jets won the game when John Hall kicked his second successful field goal of the game. It was a 27-yarder that won the game in the fourth quarter for New York. Defensive end John Abraham, Jets, had two sacks on the day for the defense. Next game Nov. 17th against Detroit in Detroit.

22.-BALTIMORE RAVENS--(4-5)-.444-(PF-177-PA-189)-Ravens beat Cincinnati, 38-27 in Baltimore. Quarterback Jeff Blake completed 16-of-24 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown. Running back Jamal Lewis rushed for 135 yards on 21 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns. He now has 781 yards rushing this season. Linebacker Adalius Thomas, Ravens, returned one of three interceptions 25 yards for a touchdown. Rookie safety Edward Reed out of the University of Miami, added two interceptions. Next game Nov. 17th against Miami in hot Miami.

23.-WASHINGTON REDSKINS--(4-5)-.444-(PF-162-PA-217)-Redskins lost in Spurrier's home state of Florida and to Jacksonville, 26-7. Quarterback Shane Matthews aired the ball out, but apparently it wasn't enough to win the game. He completed 27-of-50 for 256 yards and one touchdown, but he also tossed two interceptions. Wide receiver Rod Gardner caught seven passes for 100 yards and one touchdown. Next game Nov. 17th against the New York Giants at New York.

24.-ARIZONA CARDINALS--(4-5)-.444-(PF-156-PF-185)-Cardinals lost big time to Seattle, 27-6 at Arizona. Arizona's defense allowed Seattle to run up 406 yards in offense. Quarterback Jake Plummer is so up and down each week. He threw two interceptions in this game. Rookie wide receiver Jason McAddley out of Alabama, for the Cardinals, caught five passes for 113 yards. Next game Nov. 17th against Philadelphia in Philly.

25.-CAROLINA PANTHERS--(3-6)-.333-(PF-135-PA-151)-Panthers lost to New Orleans, 34-24 at home in Carolina. Quarterback Rodney Peete returned after missing two games with a knee injury. He played well, completing 23-of-40 for 310 yards and two touchdowns. He threw one interception. Wide receiver Mushin Muhammad caught four passes for 112 yards. Linebacker Mark Fields, Panthers, led the defense with nine tackles. He an-ex Saints players. Next game Nov. 17th against Tampa Bay at Tampa.

26.-SEATTLE SEAHAWKS--(3-6)-.333-(PF-172-PA-186)-Seahawks came away with a victory beating Arizona, 27-6 in Arizona. Seattle scored on all five possessions in the first half. Coach Mike Holmgren was having flashbacks of his old team, the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed 23-of-31 for 260 yards. He threw one touchdown. Running back Shaun Alexander rushed for well under 100 yards, but scored two touchdowns. Seattle lost to Arizona in week two of the season, 24-13. Revenge is sweet. Seahawks last in the NFL in rushing defense at 173 yards per game, held Arizona to 111 on the ground. Next game Nov. 17th against Denver at Seattle.

27.-DETROIT LIONS--(3-6)-.333-(PF-172-PA-260)-Lions were mauled to death by Green Bay, 40-14 in Green Bay. Running back James Stewart rushed for 122 yards on 15 carries. Wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim caught seven passes for 143 yards and one touchdown. Next game Nov. 17th against the New York Jets at Detroit.

28.-DALLAS COWBOYS--(3-6)-.333-(PF-115-PA-155)-Cowboys had a bye this past week. Wide receiver Joey Galloway is the leading receiver on the team with 45 receptions. He has 624 yards receiving. Dallas' defense ranks fourth in the NFC overall, allowing 308.3 yards per game. Next game Nov. 17th against Indianapolis in Indy.

29.-MINNESOTA VIKINGS--(2-7)-.222-(PF-206-PA-257)-Vikings lost to the New York Giants, 27-20 at Minnesota. At least running back Michael Bennett had a great game. He rushed for 167 yards on 15 carries and scored one rushing touchdown. Bennett now has 723 yards rushing so far this season. Next game Nov. 17th against Green Bay in Minnesota.

30.-CHICAGO BEARS--(2-7)-.222-(PF-182-PA-232)-Bears lost after leading by 21 points to New England, 33-30 at Chicago. Quarterback Jim Miller only had eight completions, out of 18 attempts for 72 yards. He did throw one touchdown and an interception. Chris Chandler came in later, but couldn't do much himself. Running back Anthony Thomas did rush for 99 yards on 21 carries, and scored one rushing touchdown. On defense for the Bears, rookie defensive end Alex Brown, out of the University of Florida had two sacks. Next game Nov. 18th against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis on MNF.

31.-CINCINNATI BENGALS--(1-8)-.111-(PF-140-PA-252)-Bengals lost to Baltimore, 38-27 in Baltimore. Quarterback Jon Kitna completed 28-of-41 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns, but he threw three interceptions. Running back Corey Dillon is back in the groove. He rushed for 102 yards on 21 carries. Receiver Chad Johnson, Bengals, had seven catches for 110 yards and one touchdown. Next game Nov. 17th against Cleveland in Cincinnati.

32.-HOUSTON TEXANS--(2-7)-.222-(PF-117-PA-231)-Texans lost to Tennessee, 17-10 at Tennessee. Rookie quarterback David Carr completed 19-of-34 for 182 yards and one touchdown, but he threw two interceptions. Texans rank 16th in overall offense in the AFC, averaging 245.4 yards per game. Houston linebacker, Jay Foreman led the defense with 11 tackles. He leads the team with 76 tackles for the season so far. Played his college ball for Nebraska. Next game Nov. 17th against Jacksonville in Houston.

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Old 11-12-2002, 11:01 PM   #2
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The problem is the Saints are the only team to allow at least 20 points in every game they've played in!
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Hey man my Titans beat the Jaguars....they have to ranked ahead of them....plus they have a better record than them as well! Ok, so I am being a little picky...lol!
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