Rank 'Em: NFL Power Rankings

Created: May 15, 2009, 5:50 PM

Potent aerial attacks win titles. Aficionados of strong defense and a solid running game may take issue with this opening statement, but the presence of a potent passing attack on championship-winning teams is hard to ignore, especially in the modern NFL game. Joe Montana to Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman to Michael Irvin and, more recently, Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison are passing combinations that have not only entertained but brought home titles.

But what is the greatest passing combination of all time? NFL.com has its list, and now it's time for SportsNation to weigh in with its opinion.

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Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison
Colts, 1998-08

NFL.com ranking: No. 1
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Steve Young to Jerry Rice
49ers, 1991-99

NFL.com ranking: No. 2
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Joe Montana to Jerry Rice
49ers, 1985-90

NFL.com ranking: No. 3
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Johnny Unitas to Raymond Berry
Colts, 1956-67

NFL.com ranking: No. 4
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Jim Kelly to Andre Reed
Bills, 1986-96

NFL.com ranking: No. 5
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Troy Aikman to Michael Irvin
Cowboys, 1989-99

NFL.com ranking: No. 6
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Arnie Herber to Don Hutson
Packers, 1935-40

NFL.com ranking: No. 7
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Ken Stabler to Fred Biletnikoff
Raiders, 1973-78

NFL.com ranking: No. 8
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John Hadl to Lance Alworth
Chargers, 1962-69

NFL.com ranking: No. 9
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Jim Zorn to Steve Largent
Seahawks, 1976-84

NFL.com ranking: No. 10
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  • Troy Aikman to Michael Irvin
    NFL.com rank: No. 6
  • John Hadl to Lance Alworth
    NFL.com rank: No. 9
  • Arnie Herber to Don Hutson
    NFL.com rank: No. 7
  • Jim Kelly to Andre Reed
    NFL.com rank: No. 5
  • Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison
    NFL.com rank: No. 1
  • Joe Montana to Jerry Rice
    NFL.com rank: No. 3
  • Johnny Unitas to Raymond Berry
    NFL.com rank: No. 4
  • Steve Young to Jerry Rice
    NFL.com rank: No. 2
  • Jim Zorn to Steve Largent
    NFL.com rank: No. 10
  • Ken Stabler to Fred Biletnikoff
    NFL.com rank: No. 8