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Greg Cote's NFL rankings

Welcome to the 96th season for the NFL, the 50th season for the Miami Dolphins, and the first season ever to approach with a federal judge wasting his time trying to decide whether the league's biggest star was aware that footballs he used in a game had been infinitesimally underinflated. This is where I annually rank the 32 teams. Unfortunately, they have me list them in exact order of how good I think they will be, not randomly, which is where the problems arise. When it comes to NFL predictions and me, I tend to accentuate the positive because that is generally less embarrassing than the unembellished reality. For example, last year the teams I ranked Nos. 1 and 3 overall...

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