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Scouting Reports

Sept. 05, 2005
Sept. 05, 2005

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Sept. 5, 2005

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Dr. Z's Power Rankings

This is an article from the Sept. 5, 2005 issue

1 Colts
2 Panthers
3 Patriots
4 Steelers
5 Eagles
6 Falcons
7 Ravens
8 Jets
9 Cowboys
10 Chiefs
11 Jaguars
12 Chargers
13 Vikings
14 Rams
15 Seahawks
16 Packers
17 Lions
18 Broncos
19 Bills
20 Bengals
21 Saints
22 Cardinals
23 Texans
24 Bucs
25 Raiders
26 Dolphins
27 Giants
28 Browns
29 Redskins
30 Titans
31 49ers
32 Bears

How They'll Finish

AFC EAST PROJECTED RECORD

Patriots (3) 11-5
Jets* (8) 10-6
Bills (19) 8-8
Dolphins (26) 5-11

NFC EAST

Eagles (5) 10-6
Cowboys* (9) 10-6
Giants (27) 5-11
Redskins (29) 4-12

AFC NORTH

Ravens (7) 11-5
Steelers* (4) 11-5
Bengals (20) 7-9
Browns (28) 5-11

NFC NORTH

Vikings (13) 9-7
Packers (16) 8-8
Lions (17) 8-8
Bears (32) 3-13

AFC SOUTH

Colts (1) 13-3
Jaguars (11) 9-7
Texans (23) 8-8
Titans (30) 4-12

NFC SOUTH

Panthers (2) 12-4
Falcons* (6) 10-6
Saints (21) 8-8
Bucs (24) 7-9

AFC WEST

Chiefs (10) 9-7
Chargers (12) 9-7
Broncos (18) 7-9
Raiders (25) 7-9

NFC WEST

Rams (14) 9-7
Seahawks (15) 9-7
Cardinals (22) 7-9
49ers (31) 3-13

*Wild-card team
Power rankings based on regular season

WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
AFC Ravens over Jets, Steelers over Chiefs
NFC Cowboys over Vikings, Falcons over Rams

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
AFC Colts over Steelers, Patriots over Ravens
NFC Panthers over Cowboys, Eagles over Falcons

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
AFC Colts over Patriots
NFC Panthers over Eagles

SUPER BOWL XL
Panthers 31, Colts 27

Lineups and Player Value Rankings compiled by David Sabino

• For Dr. Z's weekly NFL Power Rankings, go to SI.com/zimmerman

PHOTODAVID BERGMAN (MCNABB)HIGH FIVE Donovan McNabb will lead the Eagles to their fifth straight NFC title game, but Philly will come up short at Carolina.