As the NFL standings are starting to take shape, so are our POWER RANKINGS. With week 2 in the books, some teams are as expected, some have surpassed expectations, while others have bitterly dissapointed.
Here are our NFL Power Rankings going into week 3!
|1||TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||2-0|
|3||KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||1-1|
|4||SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||2-0|
|9||GREEN BAY PACKERS||1-1|
|13||LAS VEGAS RAIDERS||2-0|
|16||NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||1-1|
|17||WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM||1-1|
|18||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||1-1|
|28||NEW YORK GIANTS||0-2|
|29||NEW YORK JETS||0-2|
NFL POWER RANKINGS ANALYSIS
It will be no surprise to you that Tampa Bay is STILL top of our Power Rankings. While the Chiefs drop down a spot, showing the rest of the AFC that they are in fact beatable. The LA Rams rise a spot to take their place. With a huge top of the table clash between the Bucs and the Rams this weekend, one team is going to truly cement their name as Super Bowl contenders.
San Francisco is the biggest surprise sitting at 4. Eyebrows raised? It’s understandable – but the 49ers have won comfortably in their opening 2 matches. While suffering injuries and their future franchise QB not even on the field yet, what the 49ers currently are is their floor and their ceiling is so much higher.
After their win against the Chiefs, the Ravens climb up and while the Browns won in week 2, they didn’t put in the type of performance we expect. Cleveland fall a place.
Despite bouncing back with wins, both the Bills and Packers are non movers, retaining their places in the top 10. Both teams won comfortably against much inferior opposition, while other teams were more impressive.
The Chargers fall outside the top 10 again. Sat at 11 before week 1, they jumped up to #6 with a superb performance against Washington. After narrowly loosing to the Cowboys in week 2 they now slip back to #11.
How impressive have the Raiders been!? They now sit just outside the top 10, ready to step in when someone falters.
The Saints fall down. Maybe we overreacted to their week 1 win. Week 2 was proof that while the highs with Jamies Winston under center are high, the lows are most definitely low.
It is worrying times in Miami. The front office continues to neglect Tua, as their offensive line keeps on being hideous. They have thrown draft pick after draft pick at the line, hoping that something sticks. It hasn’t. Tua is now out of week 3 due to fractured ribs and until Miami invests seriously in the line they won’t be better than average.
The Steelers fall to #19. They beat the Bills in week 1, largely down to their defensive efforts and that lack of an expansive offense was apparent again in their loss to Las Vegas.
The Eagles continue to rise. Despite a loss at home to the 49ers, the Philly defensive line looked strong and Jordan Mailata was impressive again. It appears the Eagles mini rebuild is being done the right way.
How is the Vikings luck? They really, really should have won in week 2. If it wasn’t for Greg Joseph’s wide 37 yard field goal they would be 1-1. Cue a fuming Mike Zimmer. Minnesota are non movers at 25, but they still have much to work on.
Will football ever get better in New York? The Jets continue to take one step forward and two steps back and while Daniel Jones improved in week 2, the Giants are another team who, until they get their offensive line sorted, will be at the bottom.
The Falcons at least were able to score touchdowns in week 2. That’s about all the hope that can be given the the Atlanta faithful at the moment.
The Falcons matchup against the Giants this Sunday. Garbage Bowl – That will be one for the purists.
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