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Five Questions: Oakland Raiders

You may recall we voted the Raiders 32nd in our preseason power rankings. You may also recall the bottom five teams in our ratings were AFC clubs. On paper, this doesn’t look like a banner year for the American Football Conference. Which, in turn, doesn’t hurt Oakland’s chances to perhaps exceed expectations, as we noted…

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Five questions: Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins held their playoff destiny in their hands heading into the last two weeks of the regular season, a fairly remarkable position given the turmoil on and off the field caused by an offensive line that was far harder on members of the Dolphins than they were on the opposition. Miami couldn’t beat either…

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How PFT’s power rankings stack up with Vegas Super Bowl odds

You may have seen that Dolphins coach Joe Philbin doesn’t agree with PFT placing his club next-to-last in our preseason power rankings. “I don’t think he knows the guys in our locker room or the guys that come to work in this building every single day from top to bottom,” Philbin said of PFT putting…

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Low preseason ranking ruffles feathers in South Florida

Some of you were surprised to see that the average vote of the PFT staff placed the Dolphins at No. 31 on the preseason power rankings.  That group included Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. As explained by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Ross was sufficiently concerned about the placement to pick up the phone and…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills WR Sammy Watkins is drawing comparisons to Randy Moss. The Dolphins face long odds of getting to the Super Bowl. Here’s the Patriots’ website on what to watch for at training camp. The Jets plan to reward good fan behavior. Ravens rookie C.J. Mosley says he’s grown a lot during his first couple months…

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PFT’s preseason power rankings, sorted by division

PFT wrapped up our 2014 preseason power rankings Tuesday by unveiling our top-ranked team, the defending-champion Seattle Seahawks. Perhaps not surprisingly, the top two teams are out of the same division, with the San Francisco 49ers — NFC West and NFC runners-up a season ago — taking the No. 2 spot. With the ultratough West…

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PFT’s 2014 Preseason Power Rankings

Here is how PFT ranks all 32 NFL clubs entering the 2014 season. A preseason analysis of each team can be found below. The rankings were determined by vote of the editorial staff: 1. Seattle Seahawks. (NFC rank: 1.) 2. San Francisco 49ers. (NFC rank: 2.) 3. Denver Broncos. (AFC rank: 1.) 4. New England…

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Super Bowl champion Seahawks are at the top of PFT’s preseason rankings

The Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl by 35 points over the Denver Broncos in February. They re-signed several key players to long-term deals this offseason and suffered few significant losses to free agency this spring. With all that in mind, the Seahawks had to come in at the top of our preseason power rankings.…

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 1: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks enter their 2014 training camp as defending Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. While the team lost a handful of contributing pieces to free agency, the Seahawks return most of their impact players from their championship squad. In addition, the team locked up Michael Bennett, Earl Thomas, Richard…

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Five questions: Buffalo Bills

The PFT Preseason Power Rankings, which provide a context for looking at the changes made since last season, will be completed later today.  (Spoiler alert:  The Seahawks are No. 1.) So let’s start something new, aimed at providing a template for discussion and debate about a team’s prospects for the upcoming season.  For each team,…

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 2: San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have arguably been the best team in the NFL over the last three seasons with a Super Bowl appearance and two NFC Championship game appearances on their resume. But any trip to the postseason that doesn’t end with that final victory leaves a team ultimately unfulfilled. Despite some changes to the…

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49ers check in at No. 2 in PFT’s preseason power rankings

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks finished last season as the clear cut two best teams in football. In our opinion, they still are. The 49ers have made the NFC Championship game in each of the last three seasons with a Super Bowl appearance two years ago. While some of the pieces have changed…

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Broncos take the No. 3 spot in our preseason power rankings

Last year the Broncos were the best team in the AFC, but not the best team in the NFL. This year we think the Broncos will be the best team in the AFC, but not the best team in the NFL. In our preseason power rankings, the Broncos are No. 3. That’s ahead of the…

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Preseason power rankings No. 3: Denver Broncos

Can Peyton Manning win another Super Bowl? That is the question people ask when they talk about these Denver Broncos. John Elway, John Fox and the rest of the decision makers in Denver answer that question with an emphatic yes, and they’ve made it clear that they’re putting all their chips on the table and…

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The Patriots are No. 4 in PFT’s preseason power rankings

For most of Bill Belichick’s tenure as head coach of the Patriots, the question has not been whether the team would make it to the playoffs but rather how far they will get once the postseason gets underway. That appears to be the case this year as well. The Patriots enter the season as the…

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