Donovan’s 32: McNabb’s Week 7 rankings and thoughts for every NFL team
1. DENVER: Still the class of the NFL. Now, let’s see if Peyton can break the all-time touchdown record this week in prime time.
2. INDIANAPOLIS: Andrew Luck leads the league in multiple categories, but it’s his play in the clutch that sets him apart.
3. SAN DIEGO: Hottest team in football almost gave one away in Oakland. Credit Philip Rivers with getting it together down the stretch.
4. SEATTLE: Minor hiccup vs. Dallas. Russell Wilson needs to be willing to take some chances downfield.
5. BALTIMORE: Joe Flacco’s five first-half TD passes is just what the doctor ordered.
6. CINCINNATI: Mohamed Sanu is stepping up with A.J. Green on the shelf.
7. CAROLINA: Showed some great signs on offense, and the defense is still strong. This team might be hitting their stride.
8. PHILADELPHIA: Just when LeSean McCoy gets going, they lose Darren Sproles to injury.
9. ARIZONA: Carson Palmer is back under center, and that’s a good thing.
10. NEW ENGLAND: Devastating injuries to Mayo and Ridley, but with Brady at QB they always have a chance.
11. CLEVELAND: Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Brian Hoyer.
12. GREEN BAY: Gotta love Aaron Rodgers in crunch time, and he can thank his defense for giving him a shot.
13. DALLAS: Are the Cowboys back to being America’s Team?
14. SAN FRANCISCO: Winning big on MNF should quiet the critics for at least a week.
15. KANSAS CITY: They had a bye week, which is a good thing when your next stop is San Diego.
16. DETROIT: One of the scariest defenses in football.
17. CHICAGO: When Jay Cutler protects the ball, the Bears win. It’s that simple.
18. HOUSTON: J.J. Watt proved against Indy that he can single-handedly keep them in any game, but they need to take more chances on offense.
19. MIAMI: Played tough vs. the Packers, but the offense needed to keep the ball away from Aaron Rodgers down the stretch and they couldn’t.
20. ATLANTA: Awful performance at home against the Bears. Lots of injuries on the offensive line.
21. BUFFALO: Played strong against the Pats, which might be the best they can expect with Kyle Orton at QB.
22. ST. LOUIS: Austin Davis continues to put up great numbers, but can they win a game against someone other than the Bucs?
23. NEW YORK GIANTS: Not a coincidence that Victor Cruz gets hurt and suddenly we’re back to bad Eli.
24. NEW ORLEANS: This week’s matchup with Detroit could be rough for the Saints’ struggling offense.
25. WASHINGTON: Have we seen the best of Kirk Cousins?
26. OAKLAND: Derek Carr may be a star in the making.
27. MINNESOTA: Too much bad news. Coach Zimmer calling out their lack of effort is a very bad sign.
28. PITTSBURGH: Is the problem the offense or the defense? Or is it both? Feels like a team without an identity.
29. NEW YORK JETS: Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not all Geno’s fault. This team needs more talent.
30. TENNESEE: Officially a rebuilding year.
31. TAMPA BAY: Is this team quitting on Lovie Smith already?
32. JACKSONVILLE: It can only get better.