Monday night win keeps the Cowboys on top

  • By Vic Carucci
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This is how the NFL's 32 teams stack up after Week 2:

In the hunt
Teams that look good enough to be among the 12 playoff qualifiers, but not based on conference.
Rank Team Record Prv. Comment
1. Dallas Cowboys 2-0 1 With another major test awaiting them in Green Bay, the Cowboys don't have much time to catch their breath after Monday night's track meet.
2. New York Giants 2-0 2 The Giants get to feast on yet another weaker opponent when the Bengals visit.
3. Green Bay Packers 2-0 3 Again: Brett who?
4. Carolina Panthers 2-0 4 The Panthers found a way to survive Steve Smith's two-game suspension. Now, they're positioned to be a real factor in the NFC.
5. Buffalo Bills 2-0 8 With their next two games against Oakland and St. Louis, the Bills can realistically ponder being 4-0.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0 10 It took everything the Steelers had to beat the Browns. It will take much more to knock off the Eagles.
7. Indianapolis Colts 1-1 7 Rallying to beat the Vikings was a big step in the right direction, but the Colts will have their hands full vs. the desperate and angry Jaguars.
8. Denver Broncos 2-0 12 After stealing one vs. the Chargers, the Broncos have another big challenge vs. the Saints.
9. Tennessee Titans 2-0 -- You have to be impressed with what Kerry Collins has done to help keep the Titans calm through the Vince Young storm of controversy.
10. New Orleans Saints 1-1 9 The Saints had better recover quickly from their offensive stumble at Washington because the high-scoring Broncos are next.
11. Philadelphia Eagles 1-1 11 The Eagles proved they'll likely be in the hunt for the NFC East crown until the very end of the season, when they get another crack at the Cowboys.
12. Arizona Cardinals 2-0 -- Kurt Warner is back to "Greatest Show on Turf" form.
The rest
Teams listed alphabetically
Middle of the pack Need work Week 3 games
Atlanta Falcons (1-1) Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) Kansas City at Atlanta
Baltimore Ravens (1-0) Cleveland Browns (0-2) Oakland at Buffalo
Chicago Bears (1-1) Detroit Lions (0-2) Tampa Bay at Chicago
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) Houston Texans (0-1) Carolina at Minnesota
Minnesota Vikings (0-2) Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) Miami at New England
New England Patriots (2-0) Miami Dolphins (0-2) Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants
New York Jets (1-1) Oakland Raiders (1-1) Houston at Tennessee
San Diego Chargers (0-2) St. Louis Rams (0-2) Arizona at Washington
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) San Francisco 49ers (1-1) New Orleans at Denver
Washington Redskins (1-1) Seattle Seahawks (0-2) Detroit at San Francisco
    St. Louis at Seattle
    Cleveland at Baltimore
    Jacksonville at Indianapolis
    Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
    Dallas at Green Bay
    N.Y. Jets at San Diego (Mon.)


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