NFL Post Week Two Power Rankings

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Week Two gave us a lot of action as teams that seemed down like the Vikings and Chargers proved to us they still have a pulse. Where do all 32 teams stack up after Week Two? Let’s find out.

1. Denver Broncos E
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Denver hasn’t really lost much at the QB position. Last year Peyton Manning was basically a game manager and that’s exactly what Trevor Siemian is doing. The defense won the game on Sunday. That won’t be the last time I say that this season.

2. New England Patriots E

Sep 18, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) reacts after thrownig an intercepted pass against the New England Patriots in the last seconds of play at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-24.  Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) reacts after thrownig an intercepted pass against the New England Patriots in the last seconds of play at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-24. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy G went out and threw for three TDs on Sunday, then he went out…literally. That didn’t stop Jacoby Brissett from coming in and going an efficient six of nine passing for almost 100 yards. Don’t let the score fool you, the Patriots/Dolphins game wasn’t anywhere near close.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers E

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 18:  DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates his touchdown reception with Alejandro Villanueva #78 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on September 18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 18: DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates his touchdown reception with Alejandro Villanueva #78 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on September 18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

The Steelers defense was a big question mark coming into the 2016 season. Through two weeks, this group has forced four turnovers and allowed just 16 points in each game. Behind an already powerful offense, this recipe could spell trouble for the rest of the league.

4. Arizona Cardinals
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Arizona redeemed themselves on Sunday after stomping Tampa Bay by 33 points. That might’ve been the game this defense needed to get back on track.

5. Carolina Panthers

Sep 18, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA;  Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) catches a pass during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) catches a pass during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina put up 46 points on a defense that was coming off of a shutout. This offense has only gotten scarier with the return of Kelvin Benjamin (13 receptions, 199 yards, and three TDs on the season)

6. Minnesota Vikings
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Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson are injured, but that didn’t stop Minnesota from beating a rival foe in the Green Bay Packers. Behind Stefan Diggs and this defense, Minnesota is clicking.

7. Green Bay Packers
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As said above, Green Bay took an L to the Vikings. Aaron Rodgers is starting to show he is mortal after having more turnovers than he has TDs on Sunday.

8. Houston Texans
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The Texans have the pieces to make a lot of noise and they are showing it. This was the second straight week the defense allowed 14 points or less.

9. Bengals
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AJ Green is the heart of this offense. He was bottled up all game against Pittsburgh, and it was evident Cincinnati couldn’t move the ball. Somebody else has to step up to take the pressure off of AJ and Andy Dalton.

10. Seattle Seahawks

Sep 18, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looses the ball as he is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) during the first half of a NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looses the ball as he is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) during the first half of a NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle has looked bad two straight weeks. The offense has only scored one TD. If not for a great defense, Seattle could have a top 10 draft pick this year.

11. New York Jets
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After a heart breaking loss in Week 1, New York came out and took care of business in Buffalo. They may want to add some extra “security” on Revis Island as it looks like it is constantly being intruded upon.

12. New York Giants
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Two weeks in a row the Giants defense held their opponent to teen points. An even better sign is that they held Drew Brees under 300 yards passing and one TD.

13. Baltimore Ravens

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace #17 during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace #17 during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baltimore looked horrible early on against Cleveland after being down 20-0. They fought back and scored 25 unanswered points to stay undefeated on the season.

14. Oakland Raiders

A big win last week against New Orleans had this team feeling good. That was short lived. They didn’t protect their house well as they let Atlanta travel 3,000 miles across country and beat them in the black hole. Oakland has work to do, especially on defense. Earth to Khalil Mack!

15. Philadelphia Eagles
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Jim Schwartz really has this defense looking good. You know who else looks good? That D-II rookie QB by the name of Carson Wentz. The biggest stat for this young QB so far is he has not turned the ball over in a game yet.

16. Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City didn’t score a single TD Sunday against Houston. If they want to keep up with Denver, points other than field goals have to be scored.

17. Dallas Cowboys

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on September 18, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on September 18, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Dak Prescott once again came out cool, calm, and collected Sunday against Washington. He looked like he found a new favorite target in Dez Bryant as well. If these two can get on the same page, coupled by a run game, Dallas looks to be back on track.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A huge performance by Jameis Winston in Week One had many thinking he would take the league my storm this year. Those thoughts were put to rest after His pathetic performance against Arizona. Winston had a reverse game from last week. He threw four INTs and one TD on Sunday.

19. Atlanta Falcons
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Atlanta lost a tough divisional game in Week 1, and asking them to travel from coast to coast seemed like a tall task. Behind Matt Ryans three TDs, Atlanta took care of business and is showing the league this offense can be very scary.

20. San Diego Chargers

San Diego is a play or two away from being 2-0. After giving up a huge lead to Kansas City in Week One, the Chargers made sure they kept the pedal to the metal against Jacksonville. Melvin Gordon is starting to show this team why they used a first round pick on him a year ago.

21. Detroit Lions
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Detroit lost to Tennessee Week Two, but they moved up two spots this week because teams that were in front of them look a lot worse. If Stafford can control his turnovers, Detroit can win some games this year.

22. Washington Redskins
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No run game for Washington on top of red zone turnovers by Kirk Cousins is what has Washington at 0-2 this season. If the trend holds true for the Redskins not being able to beat a winning team, Washington will be 0-3 after Week Three.

23. Buffalo Bills

The offense scored 31 points on Thursday against the Jets, but were unable to get the win. A few days later, the offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, was fired. If Rex Ryan doesn’t stop using scapegoats and turn this team around, especially the defense, he will be the next coach on this staff to go.

24. New Orleans Saints
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For just the third time since 2012, Drew Brees was held to under 300 yards passing and only one TD. The Saints defense stepped up against New York, but not when it counted.

25. Indianapolis Colts

After a heart breaking loss in Week One, Indianapolis faced off against a terrific Denver defense. Andrew Luck was unable to continue his dominance over the Broncos as he turned the ball over twice.

26. Miami Dolphins

Miami has no identity. Their Week One performance seemed promising after almost beating Seattle, but they were brought back down to reality after being spanked by New England. The final score may have been 31-24, but we all know the Miami Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill specifically, are the kings of garbage time stats.

27. Tennessee Titans
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Tennessee has only allowed one offensive TD this year and Demarco Murray has given this team a legitimate threat in the backfield. If Marcus Mariota can get in rhythm, Tennessee has a chance to take the AFC South. For now, let’s take it one week at a time.

28. San Francisco 49ers

The game was close for a half, but San Francisco was unable to keep up with Carolina in the end. Like Washington, San Francisco has to get a consistent running game to help out Blaine Gabbert.

29. Los Angeles Rams
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I would say this is a big win for Los Angeles, but they seem to have Seattle’s number. This is the fourth win in five games against the Seahawks. Will this be the win to spark this team?

30. Jacksonville Jaguars
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Is it a little drastic I dropped Jacksonville nine spots? Maybe, but they will only go as far as Blake Bortles takes them and with his turnover problem, that won’t be far. They made some moves on defense but they look like the same Jaguars we’ve known for years.

31. Chicago Bears
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Jay Cutler has to be the worst QB in the NFL. Not only his physical traits as a QB but his mentality as well. I see zero effort from him and he is holding Chicago back.

32. Cleveland Browns
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A QB that is the complete opposite of Jay Cutler is Josh McCown. He almost lead Cleveland to win over Baltimore even after being hurt. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and wants to be out on the field fighting with his teammates. Unfortunately it was the same outcome as always for the Browns, a loss.

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