Scouting Reports

August 27, 2000

How They'll Finish

NFC

EAST PROJECTED RECORD

Redskins (6) 10-6
Eagles* (13) 9-7
Giants* (14) 9-7
Cowboys* (15) 8-8
Cardinals (28) 4-12

CENTRAL

Buccaneers (1) 14-2
Lions (12) 8-8
Packers (21) 7-9
Vikings (22) 7-9
Bears (25) 6-10

WEST

Rams (3) 14-2
Panthers (24) 7-9
Falcons (26) 5-11
49ers (27) 5-11
Saints (31) 4-12

AFC

EAST PROJECTED RECORD

Colts (4) 10-6
Bills* (5) 10-6
Jets* (9) 10-6
Patriots (17) 7-9
Dolphins (19) 7-9

CENTRAL

Titans (2) 12-4
Jaguars* (7) 11-5
Ravens (10) 9-7
Steelers (23) 7-9
Browns (29) 3-13
Bengals (30) 3-13

WEST

Raiders (8) 11-5
Broncos (11) 10-6
Chargers (16) 8-8
Chiefs (18) 7-9
Seahawks (20) 6-10

WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS

NFC
Eagles over Giants
Redskins over Cowboys

AFC
Bills over Jaguars
Colts over Jets

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

NFC
Buccaneers over Eagles
Rams over Redskins

AFC
Titans over Bills
Raiders over Colts

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

NFC Bucs over Rams
AFC Titans over Raiders

SUPER BOWL XXXV

Buccaneers 17
Titans 13

Overall rank in parentheses *Wild-card team

How Dr. Z Ranks 'Em

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2. Tennessee Titans
3. St. Louis Rams
4. Indianapolis Colts
5. Buffalo Bills
6. Washington Redskins
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Oakland Raiders
9. New York Jets
10. Baltimore Ravens
11. Denver Broncos
12. Detroit Lions
13. Philadelphia Eagles
14. New York Giants
15. Dallas Cowboys
16. San Diego Chargers
17. New England Patriots
18. Kansas City Chiefs
19. Miami Dolphins
20. Seattle Seahawks
21. Green Bay Packers
22. Minnesota Vikings
23. Pittsburgh Steelers
24. Carolina Panthers
25. Chicago Bears
26. Atlanta Falcons
27. San Francisco 49ers
28. Arizona Cardinals
29. Cleveland Browns
30. Cincinnati Bengals
31. New Orleans Saints

Player Value Rankings (PVR)
We ranked the NFL's offensive backs, receivers, kickers and
return men from 1 (the best) to 500, based on our projections of
their statistical production this season. The categories
considered were scoring (touchdowns, field goals, extra points),
long scoring plays (25 yards or more), big-game potential (300
yards passing or 100 yards rushing or receiving) and passing
efficiency. We also took into account each player's stats as
well as his role on his team, his prospects for improving or
declining, his injury history and his current physical
condition. Using these criteria, we determined each player's
value ranking, or PVR, which appears next to his name in his
team's projected lineup.

Projected lineups and Player Value Rankings compiled by David
Sabino.

cnnsi.com For the complete list of PVRs by position, go to
cnnsi.com/fantasy.
For NFL team pages, statistics, rosters and depth charts, plus
the latest news and analysis from Peter King and Dr. Z, go to
cnnsi.com/football.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO In Their Own BackyardThe Buccaneers, anchored by Pro Bowl fullback Mike Alstott, would be the first team to win a Super Bowl on home turf.

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