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Inside The GridIron: Week One Power Rankings

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 29:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes downfield in the second quarter during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The RantCorrespondent ISeptember 11, 2009

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1 (1)  |  Steelers  0-0   The Steelers look to extend their dominance.  

2 (3)  |  Patriots   0-0    Tom Brady looks like the Brady of old. It remains to be seen if the young players will step up with the absence of Richard Seymour.

3 (2)  |  Giants     0-0   Eli Manning will need to replace Plaxico, but expect the Giants to ride Jacobs the whole season.   

4 (4)  |  Eagles      0-0   McNabb and company should be passing early and often this season.

5 (5)  |  Colts         0-0   If Joseph Addai doesn’t step up, Peyton Manning will have to carry this team for much of the season.

6 (6)  |  Chargers   0-0   Big expectations in San Diego this season. A healthy tandem of Merriman and LT will take this team far this season.

7 (8)  |   Ravens     0-0   Derrick Mason is back after a quick scare. This team will be one of the best in the AFC again this season.

8 (9)  |  Falcons      0-0   Matt Ryan will be even better this season with the addition of Tony Gonzalez. If this team has a weakness, it is on the defense. 

9 (7)  |  Cardinals    0-0   Larry Fitzgerald looks to continue his dominance this season.

10 (10)  |  Titans     0-0   The Titans have upgraded their receiving corps this season. Chris Johnson and a slimmed-down LenDale White could be deadly.  

11 (12)  |  Vikings     0-0   Brett Favre gives this team a chance to do some damage all year long.

12 (15)  |  Bears        0-0   The Jay Cutler era has begun. Expectations are high in Chi-town.

13 (11)  |  Panthers   0-0   This team can only go as far as Jake Delhomme will take them.

14 (19)  |  Packers    0-0   The new 3-4 will work wonders for this team.

15 (14)  |  Texans     0-0   Schaub, Slaton and Johnson is scare for any defensive coordinator.   

16 (23)  |  Seahawks 0-0   Matt Hasselbeck has T.J. Whosyourmomma to throw to now.   

17 (17)  |  Dolphins    0-0   The secondary looks much improved with the additions of Sean Smith and Vontae Davis.

18 (14)  |  Cowboys    0-0   This is Wade Phillips' make-or-break year.  

19 (16)  |  Saints   0-0   The Saints have all the potential in the world, but the defense must step up.

20 (19)  |  Jets   0-0   Viva la Sanchez!!

21 (24)  |  Bengals  0-0   Child, Please.

22 (20)  |  Redskins  0-0   Jason Campbell has been amidst controversy all offseason; it’s a contract year- time to slice critics.

23 (25)  |  Jaguars  0-0   Maurice Jones-Drew is going to prove he can handle a full load.

24 (23)  |  Bills  0-0   Offensive coordinator Turk Schonert was fired for his offense being too complex…really, Dick Jauron?

25 (24)  |  Broncos  0-0   Having Brandon Marshall in uniform is a MUST!

26 (28)  |  49ers  0-0   Can Coach Singletary and Shaun Hill bring this team from under the .500 mark?

27 (29)  |  Raiders  0-0   The addition of Richard Seymour gives this team a huge boost. If only he would report.,,

28 (27)  |  Browns  0-0   Anderson or Quinn? I put my bet on Quinn to start.

29 (26)  |  Buccaneers 0-0   Another firing of an offensive coordinator before the season starts? Not smart.

30 (30)  |  Chiefs  0-0   Is Matt Cassell healthy? Only Todd Haley really knows.

31 (31)  |  Rams  0-0   Coach Spagnuolo has put this team through a grueling offseason in effort to get tougher on both sides of the ball.

32 (32)  |  Lions  0-0   The Matthew Stafford era starts now.



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