Scouting Reports

September 02, 2001

How They'll Finish

NFC EAST PROJECTED RECORD

Giants (7) 11-5
Eagles* (10) 10-6
Cardinals (19) 7-9
Redskins (22) 7-9
Cowboys (31) 2-14

NFC CENTRAL

Buccaneers (8) 11-5
Packers* (12) 9-7
Vikings (14) 7-9
Lions (16) 7-9
Bears (29) 4-12

NFC WEST

Rams (1) 14-2
Saints* (5) 12-4
49ers (20) 8-8
Falcons (26) 5-11
Panthers (30) 3-13

AFC EAST PROJECTED RECORD

Colts (9) 10-6
Dolphins* (11) 10-6
Jets (15) 8-8
Bills (17) 7-9
Patriots (23) 6-10

AFC CENTRAL

Ravens (3) 13-3
Titans* (2) 12-4
Jaguars (13) 9-7
Steelers (18) 8-8
Bengals (27) 4-12
Browns (28) 4-12

AFC WEST

Raiders (4) 11-5
Broncos* (6) 11-5
Seahawks (21) 7-9
Chargers (24) 6-10
Chiefs (25) 5-11

OVERALL RANK IN PARENTHESES
*WILD-CARD TEAM

WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS

NFC Buccaneers over Packers
Saints over Eagles

AFC Colts over Dolphins
Titans over Broncos

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

NFC Rams over Saints
Giants over Buccaneers

AFC Raiders over Colts
Titans over Ravens

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

NFC Rams over Giants
AFC Titans over Raiders

SUPER BOWL XXXVI

Rams 24, Titans 20

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY TOM DIPACE Chris Sanders (left) and the No. 2 Titans will be too good for Chad Scott's No. 18 Steelers in the AFC Central.

How Dr. Z Ranks Them

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

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 career stats
as well as his role on his team, his prospects for improving or
declining, his injury history and his 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.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)