Nfl Tickets - A New Look At The Power Rankings

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With the NFL regular season finally ready to kick off, here's a look at the teams that seem to have all the pieces to compete for a title this year.

1. Indianapolis Colts:
The Colts have the right pedigree to win in the NFL. Led by Peyton Manning, the Colts have a proficient pass-first offense and still have Dwight Freeney to get after the quarterback on the other side of the ball. It will be tough to get back to the Super Bowl this year, but the Colts are the most steady and complete team in the league.

2. Green Bay Packers:
What people tend to forget is that the Packers actually had one of the best defenses in the league last season. As long as their defensive unit remains in the top 10, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is playing at a level that has them in the conversation of Super Bowl contenders. This is going to be one of the most fun teams in the league to watch. And fantasy football fans who have Packers players should circle their Week 2 home matchup against the Bills.

3. Dallas Cowboys:
There is simply too much talent on both sides of the ball to overlook. With his most weapons ever, quarterback Tony Romo looks to be in position to put up the type of statistical season that gets him mentioned as one of the elite signal callers in the league. This is a team good enough to go deep in the playoffs.

4. New Orleans Saints:
There's a reason why teams don't repeat as Super Bowl champions very often. With the Atlanta Falcons potentially pushing them in the division, the Saints aren't even a guarantee to win the NFC South, let alone another title. But they still have Drew Brees, so I'm saying there's a chance.

5. Baltimore Ravens:
The main problem for the Ravens is in the secondary, as they are already suffering from a plethora of important injuries. Even with secondary issues, however, they still have lots of defensive talent and now have an impressive offense littered with playmakers that will help sell NFL tickets. With a solid running game led by Ray Rice, a steady young quarterback in Joe Flacco and a trio of good wideouts led by Anquan Boldin, the Ravens could be for real in 2010.

6. Atlanta Falcons:
The last time Michael Turner was healthy, the Falcons won 11 games - and that was when Matt Ryan was a rookie quarterback. In his third season, Ryan should be able to take a step forward in his development, which should have the Falcons in the playoff hunt.

7. Minnesota Vikings:
In a league in which you have to throw the football, the Vikings' passing attack is a big question mark. With Sidney Rice out for a majority of the season, the Vikings will have to rely on Bernard Berrian and a banged up Percy Harvin, not to mention aging quarterback Brett Favre. Favre may have had a great season last year but now he'll have to do it on a questionable ankle and without his number one target.

8. New England Patriots:
The Patriots may not be able to stop anybody this year, but they also may not have to. Tom Brady appears poised for a huge season, as does his go-to guy Randy Moss. The Jets have been getting most of the publicity in the division but the Pats still have the best quarterback and coach in the AFC East.

9. San Diego Chargers:
With wideout Vincent Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill on the field, the Chargers should be one of the best teams in the league. Without them, the Chargers will have to try to replace two Pro Bowl offensive players, which is definitely a lot to ask. They still have Philip Rivers and a weak division, but it's hard to be too high on the Chargers right now.

10. New York Jets:
I'm tempted to put either the Bengals or the Texans in the top five over the Jets because the Jets are still relying on second year quarterback Mark Sanchez, who had a fairly atrocious rookie year. The Jets are also a run-first team in a league that no longer requires you to run the ball effectively to be elite. If Sanchez can improve, the Jets could challenge for the division and make a playoff run due to their top-tier defense and offensive line, but they're mostly hype until that happens.
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This article was published on 2010/09/29