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Last year's offseason rankings from ESPN (teams in red were playoff teams). Average preseason ranking of playoff teams: 14.75

2008 ESPN Power Rankings: Offseason (Training Camp Edition)

1 Patriots

2 Colts

3 Chargers

4 Cowboys

5 Jaguars

6 Giants

7 Steelers

8 Packers

9 Seahawks

10 Browns

11 Vikings

12 Saints

13 Eagles

14 Titans

15 Buccaneers

16 Redskins

17 Cardinals

18 Bills

19 Texans

20 Panthers

21 Ravens

22 Broncos

23 Jets

24 Bengals

25 Bears

26 Rams

27 Raiders

28 49ers

29 Lions

30 Chiefs

31 Dolphins

32 Falcons

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?week=0&season=2008

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last year's offseason rankings from espn (teams in red were playoff teams). Average preseason ranking of playoff teams: 14.75

2008 espn power rankings: Offseason (training camp edition)

1 patriots

2 colts

3 chargers

4 cowboys

5 jaguars

6 giants

7 steelers

8 packers

9 seahawks

10 browns

11 vikings

12 saints

13 eagles

14 titans

15 buccaneers

16 redskins

17 cardinals

18 bills

19 texans

20 panthers

21 ravens

22 broncos

23 jets

24 bengals

25 bears

26 rams

27 raiders

28 49ers

29 lions

30 chiefs

31 dolphins

32 falcons

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?week=0&season=2008

wow

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Only team immune to being destroyed in the first round is the Cowboys who always rank top 15 no matter how many times they fail.

Exactly....the Cowboys did not even make the playoffs....got absolutely destroyed in their finale (which would have gotten them in the playoffs).....lose the only decent WR they have....and still rank in the Top 10.

This within itself is proof that all of the "expert" talking heads are sheep...nothing but sheep.

You have to remember that most of these experts are ex-players....and the average NFL player scores at about middle school level on the Wonderlic Test......they are not exactly an intelligent bunch.

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Exactly....the Cowboys did not even make the playoffs....got absolutely destroyed in their finale (which would have gotten them in the playoffs).....lose the only decent WR they have....and still rank in the Top 10.

This within itself is proof that all of the "expert" talking heads are sheep...nothing but sheep.

You have to remember that most of these experts are ex-players....and the average NFL player scores at about middle school level on the Wonderlic Test......they are not exactly an intelligent bunch.

i also gauruntee you they are forced, to some extent, to give certain teams more hype whether or not they deserve it. Rank the cowboys outside the top ten - even if they deserve it (which they do) - and you've got a very large fanbase that's upset because some idiots put so much stock in such things as rankings.

the people that make these rankings are less idiot, more ratings instrument.

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we're under-ranked because we sucked so bad in the playoffs... and i gauruntee you every single man on that roster knows it, hates it, harbors a bitter grudge against it, and will come out playing with everything to prove.

bring the mediocre rankings all day long.

well I'm not sure about every player.... haha

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Rankings might as well be done by the fans cause all the darlings seem to make it to the top no matter how bad they are. Its crazy the Cards rank so low and they were in the SB last year and have lost no players.

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well I'm not sure about every player.... haha

sans the rookies and free agent signings.

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The Seahawks are ahead of us? Thats ludicrous, I just don't see much on that team. The Buc's have a good run game possibly but Freeman/Leftwich/Mccown just isnt going to do it. I don't see many improvements to their defense either.

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wow

And just to reemphasize the point, here's 2007 (once again, eventual playoff teams are in red). Average offseason rank of teams that made the playoffs: 14.167

2007 ESPN Power Rankings: Offseason

RK TEAM

1 Patriots

2 Colts

3 Chargers

4 Ravens

5 Bears

6 Saints

7 Broncos

8 Eagles

9 Cowboys

10 Bengals

11 Seahawks

12 Jets

13 Steelers

14 Jaguars

15 49ers

16 Panthers

17 Giants

18 Rams

19 Falcons

20 Chiefs

21 Titans

22 Cardinals

23 Bills

24 Packers

25 Vikings

26 Dolphins

27 Buccaneers

28 Redskins

29 Texans

30 Lions

31 Browns

32 Raiders

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?week=0&season=2007

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sans the rookies and free agent signings.

and Julie Franchise.

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