NFL Training Camp Power Rankings

Posted: July 22, 2010

1. Colts, 14-2, Super Bowl runner-up last season

Peyton Manning will be able to name his touchdown and passing yards numbers.

2. Saints, 13-3, Super Bowl champions

They can't count on eight touchdowns from their defense again this year.

3. Cowboys, 11-5, 1st in NFC East

DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer and Jay Ratliff are going to make life miserable for opposing QBs.

4. Chargers, 13-3, 1st in AFC West

With his land-of-the-giants receiving corps, Philip Rivers led league in yards per attempt.

5. Ravens, 9-7, 2nd in AFC North

With additions of WRs Anquan Boldin and Donté Stallworth, Joe Flacco will be able to show off his cannon arm.

6. Vikings, 12-4, 1st in NFC North

With CB Cedric Griffin recovering from torn ACL, pass defense could be a fly in the Super Bowl ointment.

7. Packers, 11-5, 2nd in NFC North

If Packers shore up their pass protection, they might overtake Vikings.

8. Jets, 9-7, 2nd in AFC East

Jets will need better than a 63.0 passer rating from Mark Sanchez to take the next step.

9. Bengals, 10-6, 1st in AFC North

Offseason additions of WR Antonio Bryant and TE Jermaine Gresham will help Bengals stretch the field.

10. Texans, 9-7, 2nd in AFC South

The good news: Texans have one of the league's best passing games. The bad news: They have the league's toughest schedule.

11. Patriots, 10-6, 1st in AFC East

Bill Belichick must find a way to improve a pass rush that notched just 31 sacks last season.

12. Dolphins, 7-9, 3rd in AFC East

Addition of Brandon Marshall should help Chad Henne's development.

13. Eagles, 11-5, 2nd in NFC East

The guy feeling the most heat heading into training camp isn't Kevin Kolb. It's defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. His unit holds the key to Eagles' 2010 fortunes.

14. 49ers, 8-8, 2nd in NFC West

If they can get consistent quarterbacking from Alex Smith, Niners could earn first playoff appearance since 2002.

15. Giants, 8-8, 3rd in NFC East

New defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has his work cut out for him trying to improve a unit that gave up the third most points in the league.

16. Falcons, 9-7, 2nd in NFC South

It's time for Matty Ice to prove he belongs in the conversation with the game's top QBs.

17. Cardinals, 10-6, 1st in NFC West

They took some big hits in the offseason with losses of Kurt Warner, Anquan Boldin, Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle.

18. Bears, 7-9, 3rd in NFC North

Bears are betting the ranch that Julius Peppers can dramatically improve a pass rush that had just 35 sacks last season.

19. Titans, 8-8, 3rd in AFC South

Even if Chris Johnson rushes for 2,000 yards again, Titans need dramatic improvement from 28th-ranked defense.

20. Steelers, 9-7, 3rd in AFC North

Achilles' injury to OT Willie Colon doesn't help an O-line that gave up 50 sacks last season.

21. Broncos, 8-8, 2nd in AFC West

Broncos lost eight of their last 10, giving up 29.9 points per game in those eight losses.

22. Redskins, 4-12, 4th in NFC East

Donovan McNabb will make the Redskins better, but they probably still will be the worst team in the division.

23. Bills, 6-10, 4th in AFC East

QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick and Trent Edwards combined for 15 TDs and 17 interceptions last season.

24. Panthers, 8-8, 3rd in NFC South

With the departure of Julius Peppers, Panthers' pass rush has fewer teeth than Ian Laperriere.

25. Raiders, 5-11, 3rd in AFC West

Raiders' offense will be much improved with Jason Campbell at quarterback.

26. Lions, 2-14, 4th in NFC North

Had an impressive offseason. Might even push Bears for third place in the division.

27. Jaguars, 7-9, 4th in AFC South

It remains to be seen how much Aaron Kampman and rookie reach Tyson Alualu are going to improve a pass rush that had just 14 sacks.

28. Seahawks, 5-11, 3rd in NFC West

Opposing QBs had a 93.4 passer rating against the Seahawks last season.

29. Browns, 5-11, 4th in AFC North

Their new QB, Jake Delhomme, has had 23 of his last 355 attempts intercepted.

30. Buccaneers, 3-13, 4th in NFC South

Rookie DTs Gerald McCoy and Brian Price should help improve a run defense that allowed a league-worst 4.8 yards per carry.

31. Chiefs, 4-12, 4th in AFC West

Matt Cassel was 26th in touchdown percentage, 27th in completion percentage and 30th in yards per attempt in '09.

32. Rams, 1-15, 4th in NFC West

You're not in Norman anymore, Sam.

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