NFL Power Rankings Post Week 3
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There were big jumps this week, and huge falls *cough cough* Arizona. With almost a quarter of the season down, let’s see where the 32 franchises stack up.

1. Denver Broncos

The Defense has been the story this year, but the offense is playing steady. With a quality performance by rookie QB Trevor Siemian, Denver is getting stronger each week.

2. New England Patriots

The Patriots are out of QBs. That hasn’t stopped The Hoodie from winning his first three games. With Brady coming back next week, New England will look to go 4-0 this week against Buffalo before his official return.

3. Minnesota Vikings

This is the best defense in the league. Green Bay was held to 14 points two weeks ago and Cam Newton was unable to give his offense any spark as ten points were all they could muster. No AP doesn’t seem to be slowing down this team.

4. Green Bay Packers

Panic erupted after Green Bay dropped a divisional game to Minnesota two weeks ago. With a dominant performance by Aaron Rodgers against Detroit, the twelve year QB is telling everybody to R-E-L-A-X.

5. Philadelphia Eagles

This may possibly be the best team in the NFL. The offense is averaging 31 ppg as the defense is only giving up nine ppg. With this type of balance on both sides of the ball, Philadelphia is a threat to everybody.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers

I haven’t seen the Steelers play like they did Sunday, since the played the Eagles in 2008. We all know what went on to happen that year though.

7. Seattle Seahawks

Maybe the game against San Francisco is what the team needed. Only one offensive TD was scored in the first two weeks. Seattle exploded for four Sunday afternoon. Russell Wilsons injury may be more than what they are telling us though.

8. Baltimore Ravens

They haven’t won impressively this year. In fact, they’ve won all three games this year by a combined 13 points. The key thing is this team is winning. Can they continue this success and shock the AFC North?

9. Carolina Panthers

They may be 1-2, but the Panthers two losses have come to top three defenses this year. They have all the tools needed for a run.

10. Houston Texans

After starting 2-0, many believed Houston had put it all together. Then they ran into the New England Patriots and put ZERO points on the board. In fact, Houston didn’t get into New England territory until the end of the third quarter.

11. Arizona Cardinals

No words can really describe what is going on in Arizona. A team with so much promise was just blown out by a so-so Buffalo squad. In a division that has Seattle and the up and coming Rams, Arizona needs to get it together soon.

12. Oakland Raiders

Don’t let their defensive performance fool you, Oakland still has major holes. They may have only giving up ten points, but they were gashed in the run game.

13. Kansas City Chiefs

What a performance by the Kansas City defense. Eight turnovers were forced and two defensive TDs were scored. The offense is on existent though.

14. Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati is a missed FG away from being 0-3. I said it last week and I’ll say it again, AJ Green can’t do it by himself. With Baltimore and Pittsburgh ahead of the Bengals, Cincy will need to dig deep if they want to stay in contention for the AFC North.

15. Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott continues to show his poise and Ezekiel Elliott finally topped his first 100 yard game. This young movement in Dallas has rejuvenated this team.

16. New York Giants

A horrible performance by Eli Manning and the Giants. Manning may have thrown two interceptions, but another three passes should’ve been picked off. Can OBJ contain his emotions this week?

17. Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta has produced each game this year on offense. The Dirty Birds lead the league with 35 ppg scored. The defense though is another story. The name of the game is to outscore your opponent, but it would be great to have some help by your defense.

18. New York Jets

EIGHT TURNOVERS! Six interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick. I’ll be the first to admit I thought Fitzy would have a great game against Kansas City after his performance against Buffalo the week before. With no consultancy on either side of the ball, New England can have this division sewn up by Week 10.

19. Washington Redskins

Washington dig themselves a deep hole in the first quarter and a half Sunday against New York. They never gave up though and made plays they had too. Can this be the game that gives the defending NFC East Champions confidence for the rest of the season?

20. Buffalo Bills

This was a team Sunday that seemed to be playing for their coach. Or maybe they were just playing an overrated team. Either way, Buffalo showed this team can put all facets of the game together.

21. Los Angeles Rams

They may have only beating the Buccaneers, but for this young team to travel 3,000 mikes across country and do that is impressive. They now head to Glendale and take on the desperate Cardinals. Is it ok to say this may be a trap game for LA?

22. Miami Dolphins

A check in the win column finally for Adam Gase and the Miami Dolphins. It might’ve been ugly, but a win is a win right? Let’s see if this offense can put up points against Cincinnati Thursday night, like they did Cleveland Sunday.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay has many jumping off of the Band Wagon after dropping two straight. Jameis Winston has to do a better job of protecting the football if he wants to lead this team in the right direction.

24. Indianapolis Colts

Finally, Andrew Luck has his first win in almost a year. In a division with no clear cut favorite, Indy still has a pulse.

25. Detroit Lions

Marvin Jones has been the lone bright spot for this team. The former Cincinnati Bengals WR leads the league in receiving yards by almost 100 over second place, Stefon Diggs. The defense has been ignored for a decade by management and that won’t win you any games.

26. San Diego Chargers

San Diego is kicking themselves after another close loss. The injury bug attacked them for the third straight week as LB Manti Te’o suffered a torn Achilles. If they can go a week without losing a key player, Sam Diego might consider that a win.

27. Tennessee Titans

If the Titans had an offense they could be 3-0 right now. This defense has only giving up three offensive TDs this year. Marcus Mariota has hit the sophomore slump and it’s hurting this team.

28. New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees can’t do it all by himself. The New Orleans defense has giving up 32 points per game this year. Even the most powerful offenses cant keep up with that. Sean Payton may be staying in Louisiana as a coach after this year, but at the college level. LSU?

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville played Baltimore hard the whole game last Sunday. If they want everybody to believe in them, those are games they have to win. Jacksonville looks like the same ole Jaguars.

30. San Francisco 49ers

This is the second straight year the 49ers have fooled me. Last year they started the season off with an impressive win against the Vikings. This year the same thing was done as they shutout the Rams. Now three weeks later and San Francisco are who we through they were. It’s time to put in Kaepernick.

31. Chicago Bears

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Another week, another loss for the Chicago Bears. He may only be in his second year, but this might be John Fox’s last year at the help for Chi-Town.

32. Cleveland Browns

This was the second straight week that Cleveland played tough but came up a tad short. Terrell Pryor was a jack of all trades. The Browns will need a little more of that if they want to win some football games this year.


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