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About Football's NFL Power Rankings: Preseason Report


As the 2011 NFL season kicks off, About Football offers a ranking of all the teams heading in.

*The About Football NFL Power Rankings provide an NFL power ranking for every team in the league on a quarterly basis. See how your favorite team ranks in the latest report! 

1. Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers
National Football League

With some key players returning from injury, the Packers have the potential to be even better in 2011.

2. Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens
National Football League

Need to get off on the right foot by beating the division-rival Steelers.

3. Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons
National Football League

Could have the most explosive offense in the league this year.

4. New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints
National Football League

On paper the Saints defensive front seven appears to have improved significantly.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers
National Football League

Must avoid the traditional hangover that has hit the Steelers the season following their last three Super Bowl appearances.

6. New York Jets

New York Jets
National Football League

After two straight AFC championship game losses, it's time for the Jets to put up or shut up.

7. San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers
National Football League
Perennially a slow-starting team, the Chargers need to get out of the box quickly in a relatively weak division to build the confidence needed to make a run at a championship.

8. New England Patriots

New England Patriots
National Football League

If their young defense begins to mature, the Patriots will be as dangerous as any team in the league.

9. Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles
National Football League

Much has been made of all the Eagles' free agent acquisitions, but often things in the NFL don't work out as well as they look on paper.

10. Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears
National Football League

With an offensive line and quarterback that is expected to fail by most, the Bears are generally being vastly underrated.

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