The NFL has done it again, messing up everyone’s NFL Power rankings everywhere.
The NFL has been unpredictably crazy this season, throwing up results that no one expected. But, we are starting to split the good teams from the bad. Here is how we see the NFL for this weeks power rankings.
|2||KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||2-1|
|6||GREEN BAY PACKERS||2-1|
|7||TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||2-1|
|13||SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||2-1|
|20||NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||1-2|
|22||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||1-2|
|23||NEW YORK GIANTS||2-1|
|25||LAS VEGAS RAIDERS||0-3|
|26||NEW YORK JETS||1-2|
POWER RANKINGS ANALYSIS
With the same top 2 as last week, after them both losing, this may need some explaining.
The Bills are still the best team in the NFL. They may have lost to an exciting Dolphins side, who themselves continue to rise, but they were without so many players between pre-game injuries and other related injuries during the game that you can’t account for. Still being in with a shot at the win as the second ticked down, despite everything, should give hope that the Bills are still the Super Bowl favourite.
While the excuses may not be as big for Kansas City, they are still clearly one of the top teams. This is an attempt not to over react to 1 loss.
The Eagles may be the team that is the hardest done by. They have clear claims to the number 1 spot. If you are reading this thinking the Eagles are the top team or others have them ranked there, then that is a more than fair, logical assessment. They have a kind schedule and are playing like legitimate contenders. They look like the full package and it will be difficult to overtake them.
The Buccaneers slide after their defeat to the Packers. Should we be worried about the Bucs? No. They are in a division which they should easily win with so many players yet to return. Expect them to get better as the season progresses. All they need to do is keep the shop steady till they get their players back from injuries
The Jaguars will be dizzy being this high. But, Doug Peterson has this young team fighting and disciplined. The defence in particular has been lively and productive and Trevor Lawrence has taken a step forward in his production. Their fixture run before their week 8 bye will have the Jaguars wanting more even if the expectation still hasn’t arrived.
The Las Vegas Raiders plummet. Despite having talent, they just can not seem to get a result from anywhere. Many expected this team to take the next step with a turnover in the front office and the arrival of genuine superstars. It just has not clicked. In a division that was already difficult to progress from being the NFL’s only 0-3 team is not a good look or acceptable start.
The Patriots still find themselves ranked below their usual high expectations. Their game against the Ravens was always going to be difficult, but they again, lack creativity on offence and with a potentially painful and laborious injury to Mac Jones, are the Patriots doing anything but treading water?
The Texans bottom out this week’s rankings. Despite having some young talent on defence which has shown up at the start of this season, they just are a team who are finding ways to lose games. There is and should be optimism, especially from the secondary, but the offence has not been there since week 1 and the results have shown it.