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2010 NFL Offseason Power Rankings

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Tracy Porter #22 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts a ball and thrown by Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts and returns it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IMay 26, 2010

Now that the draft and the majority of free agency have concluded, we can start to form some impressions of what each NFL team did to improve or weaken its roster. 

Here is how I would rank the 32 NFL teams heading into training camp, which is about two months away. The rankings are a combination of how the teams finished the 2009 regular season and what they did to improve their rosters in free agency, trades and the NFL Draft. 

 

1) New Orleans Saints (13-3) - I am of the belief that the defending Super Bowl champion starts the season atop the rankings unless there is a major retirement or loss in free agency. The Saints have their 22 starters back to defend their Super Bowl crown, and the World Champions kick off my power rankings in the top spot.

 

2) Indianapolis Colts (14-2) - They were a few plays from winning the Super Bowl last year and have won at least 12 games every year since 2003. There is no reason to believe they will not be among the best teams in the NFL in 2010. QB Peyton Manning always makes the Colts one of the elite teams in the NFL...

 

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