Scout.com NFL Power Rankings

Patriots QB Tom Brady (Al.Bello/Getty Images)

Former pro scout Tom Marino ranks the 32 teams as they prepare for Week 4 action. Who's on the rise? Who's slipping? Take a look and then talk about it in our Fan Forums!

2007 Power Rankings: Week 3
  TW LW Team Comments
1 (1) Patriots
(3-0)
Business-like in their approach, the Patriots are flying high, posing tough matchup problems on the outside. But let's not hand them the Lombardi Trophy just yet.
2  (3) Cowboys
(3-0)
Dallas has some impressive offensive weapons and Tony Romo has come a long way. He played an outstanding game versus last season's NFC champs.
3 (2) Colts
(3-0)
All they do is win football games. The Colts have a lot of weapons on both sides of the ball and should contend to the very end. Defensive unit up front was impressive last week.
(6) Steelers
(3-0)
Light early-season schedule aside, the Steelers have played well and their QB appears to have made strides in his development. Bengals, Ravens ahead.
(9) Ravens
(2-1)
Defense has experienced some physical setbacks, but continues to play at a high level. Offense isn't beating themselves.
 (4) Chargers
(1-2)
Forget about their offensive woes, the defense is not nearly what it was in '06. Still the best in a weak AFC West division. Look for them to get well quickly versus KC.
7  (5) Bears
(1-2)
The Bears top, but already depleted defense and special teams units can not be enough to overcome a spotty running game, average wideouts, and brutal QB play.
(11) Packers
(3-0)
Favre has retooled his game and the defense is playing suprisingly well. But with the 32nd-ranked rushing attack, do they have enough balance?
9  (12) Seahawks
(2-1)
Experienced squad that doesn't lose it's composure with the game on the line. Extended injury at the RB position to Alexander could be costly. Secondary has some holes.
10  (8) Bengals
(1-2)
Palmer can keep the Bengals in any game. Now if only the inconsistent defense can keep pace. Injury to Rudi Johnson could prove costly versus the Patriots.
11  (7) Broncos
(2-1)
Once a team strength, the Broncos have had a very difficult time stopping the run. Injury to Cutler could further stall inconsistent offense.
12  (10) Lions
(2-1)
Defense couldn't slow anyone down last week as their free safety led the team in tackles, but the high-powered offense continues to move the ball through the air.
13  (15) Jaguars
(2-1)
The Jags grind it out offensively while continuing to play their tough, trademark defense in spite of some key injuries.
14  (16) Titans
(2-1)
Well-coached, disciplined defense that really gets after people. Fast-improving QB still has things to prove as a downfield passer before they're true playoff contenders.
15  (14) Texans
(2-1)
Another fast-developing club that -- if they can maintain consistency -- could contend for a playoff berth. But can they run the ball consistently?
16  (18) Panthers
(2-1)
Ground game was much improved in a lackluster win over the struggling Falcons. Panthers don't have much out there in support of the multi-talented Steve Smith
17  (22) Eagles
(1-2)
McNabb, Westbrook and Curtis stepped up big, but does this team have the character and consistency to do so on a regular basis?
18  (24) Buccaneers
(2-1)
Might be the worst 2-1 club in the league, but then again how about the Panthers? Or the Broncos? Or for that matter the Redskins?
19  (13) 49ers
(2-1)
So far the '07 version of the 49ers' football club development as a football team has been stalled by third-year QB Alex Smith
20  (23) Redskins
(2-1)
How they respond to heart-breaking loss to the Giants after a bye week will tell a lot about the fabric of this team. Still question if QB has the overall skills to get it done.
21  (17) Vikings
(1-2)
Offense really struggled in loss to the the Chiefs. Based on their early and preseason play, the Vikings have NO chance to win with Jackson or Holcomb at QB.
22  (21) Bills
(0-3)
If injuries to key personnel continue, the already thin, inexperienced Bills could free-fall. Defense is struggling and neither QB has thrown a TD pass in a 180 minutes of football.
23  (19) Rams
(0-3)
League's biggest disappointment. Even with one of the top QBs in the game they can't score. O-line is in shambles. Decision-makers at the top haven't a clue.
24  (20) Saints
(0-3)
I ranked the Saints 31st in my preseason power ranking of 2006. Maybe I was just a year off! Offense doesn't own anything. Reggie Bush looks like a poor man's Terry Metcalf.
25  (25) Jets
(1-2)
Jets rank at the bottom third in the league in rushing and their ability to stop the run. Not a good sign if you are trying to compete in a division with the New England Patriots.
26  (26) Cardinals
(1-2)
Franchise QB does not appear to possess some of the essential qualities one must have at the position (body quickness, feet, and arm).
27  (27) Giants
(1-2)
A win is a win, but this club has a very long way to go to be considered a contender in the NFC.
28  (28) Browns
(1-2)
Defense has given up far too many yards over the past two weeks. Offense has done some impressive things, but doesn't have the firepower to do it on it's own.
29  (29) Raiders
(1-2)
As Yogi Berra once said, "It's Deja Vu all over again," but Oakland won. Look for the NFL competition committee to outlaw calling timeouts before the snap of a FG in the future.
30  (31) Chiefs
(1-2)
To win they have to face a club as inept as they are at QB, thus the victory over the Vikings. Larry Johnson has been a major disappointment so far.
31  (30) Dolphins
(0-3)
I'm still waiting for all that Ted Ginn excitement we were promised on draft day. Having your 4 secondary starters among the team's top 5 tacklers is not a good sign.
32  (32) Falcons
(0-3)
Harrington kept them in the contest, but good teams find a way to win ball games. The DeAngelo Hall incident and how they handled it tells you something about this organization.

ScoutNFLNetwork.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


Forums


27 Fans online
    Join The Conversation

    Tweets