ON THE RISE

BRONCOS
Dre' Bly joins Champ Bailey (above) to give Denver the NFL's best cornercombo--but defensive guru Jim Bates is the biggest addition.

COWBOYS
Wade Phillips's aggressive 3-4 scheme will mean more sacks for OLB DeMarcusWare.

DOLPHINS
Rookie Ted Ginn Jr. boosts the return game, and LB Channing Crowder has ProBowl potential.

ON THEDECLINE

BILLS
Second-round pick Paul Posluzny alone can't make up for the free-agentdepartures of LBs London Fletcher-Baker and Takeo Spikes.

FALCONS
Injured LB Demorrio Williams and DT Rod Coleman won't be ready for the start ofthe season.

TITANS
They'll face a schedule laden with top-rated passers--and do it withoutsuspended CB Pacman Jones.

SLEEPERS

CARDINALS
Additions at safety and corner give Pro Bowl SS Adrian Wilson (above) moreopportunity to roam.

BENGALS
First-round pick CB Leon Hall improves the return game and a dismal secondary.Safety Marvin White is a fourth-round steal.

PACKERS
All 11 starters return from a surprisingly stout unit that allowed only 23points over the last three games.

SI TEAM RANKINGSFOR 2007 with 2006 stats


    POINTS/GAME YARDS/GAME RANK (rush/pass) RANK (total) INTERCEPTIONS SACKS POINTS* BYE WEEK
1. Chicago Bears 15.9 294.1 6/11 5 24 40 50 9
2. Baltimore Ravens 12.6 264.1 2/6 1 28 60 40 8
3. New England Patriots 14.8 294.4 5/12 6 22 44 8 10
4. Miami Dolphins 17.7 289.1 8/5 4 8 47 18 9
5. San Diego Chargers 18.9 301.6 7/13 10 16 61 18 7
6. Denver Broncos 19.1 326.4 12/21 14 17 35 12 6
7. Philadelphia Eagles 20.5 328.1 26/9 15 19 40 30 5
8. Dallas Cowboys 21.9 322.8 10/24 13 18 34 30 8
9. Jacksonville Jaguars 17.1 283.6 4/10 2 20 35 12 4
10. Minnesota Vikings 20.4 300.2 1/32 8 21 30 36 5
11. Pittsburgh Steelers 19.7 300.3 3/20 9 20 39 18 6
12. Green Bay Packers 22.9 320.9 13/17 12 23 46 30 7
13. Carolina Panthers 19.1 296.1 11/4 7 14 41 14 7
14. Cincinnati Bengals 20.7 355.1 15/31 30 19 35 6 5
15. New York Jets 18.4 331.6 24/14 20 16 35 18 10
16. Arizona Cardinals 24.3 349.4 16/30 29 16 38 24 8
17. Oakland Raiders 20.8 284.8 25/1 3 18 34 26 5
18. Seattle Seahawks 21.3 330.3 22/16 19 12 41 18 8
19. Indianapolis Colts 22.5 332.2 32/2 21 15 25 12 6
20. San Francisco 49ers 25.8 344.2 19/26 26 14 34 14 6
21. New York Giants 22.6 342.4 14/28 25 17 32 14 9
22. Kansas City Chiefs 19.7 328.9 18/18 16 15 32 6 8
23. New Orleans Saints 20.1 307.3 23/3 11 11 38 6 4
24. St. Louis Rams 23.8 335.1 31/8 23 17 34 12 9
25. Atlanta Falcons 20.5 332.8 9/29 22 12 37 12 8
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22.1 329.4 17/19 17 11 25 18 10
27. Buffalo Bills 19.4 329.6 28/7 18 13 40 30 6
28. Washington Redskins 23.5 355.5 27/23 31 6 19 14 4
29. Cleveland Browns 22.2 344.8 29/15 27 18 28 18 7
30. Houston Texans 22.9 337.5 20/22 24 11 28 18 10
31. Detroit Lions 24.9 345.6 21/25 28 12 30 8 6
32. Tennessee Titans 25.0 369.7 30/27 32 17 26 52 4


*Points scored by defense and special teams

PHOTOICON SPORTS MEDIA (BAILEY) PHOTOKEVIN TANAKA/SPORTPICS (WILSON)

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)