National Football League power rankings: Week 3

[How the Titans are helping Marcus Mariota]. One of the most enjoyable parts of the season is watching how divisions sift out in the early going. After all, the Seahawks aren’t in the top 10 and the Colts sit at No. 17.


With two weeks of football in the books, we are better able to gauge what teams are playing well after a few flukes in Week 1.

Week 2 of the National Football League season has come and gone and now it’s time to update our NFL Power Rankings. This team has me scratching my head.

Despite beating the Eagles on Sunday, the Cowboys dropped two spots to sixth.

The new Cowboys’ “triplets” on offense are Brandon Weeden, Joseph Randle and Terrance Williams. One, two or even three of the winless teams will rise from the ashes of 0-2 to make the playoffs. Home field advantage will prove useful in this game as well as some confusion in the Bengals back field. Running game has yet to get going but defense is nasty. Tennessee looked to be a force. They have looked pretty good on both sides of the ball in back to back weeks, and have a chance to get a big divisional win when they travel to Baltimore in week 3. Green Bay looks to be the class of the NFC. Expect the Bucs to get the job done again this week. San Fran got smoked on the road.

Jacksonville was at the center of another wild week 2 victory over the Dolphins. Jamaal Charles coughed it up (again) and we went from a likely overtime to a crowd stunned silent. The common trend of the Gronk spike will continue this weekend as the Patriots remain undefeated and extend their lead in the AFC East. Chuck Pagano is already on the hot seat in Indy, so this doesn’t help his cause. If Philly doesn’t start winning the experiment may abruptly end halfway through this year. I always believed in you, Oakland. But which teams are the league’s best and worst? The Broncos hold a lead in the competitive AFC West. Pittsburgh takes this and Bell runs in two touchdowns and gains over 125 yards. It was a ideal storm for the Browns to get their first win of the season. Carson Palmer threw 4 more TDs, Larry Fitzgerald may have found the fountain of youth, and rookie David Johnson looks absolutely electric. Rex Ryan simply does not beat Bill Belichick. Buffalo takes this one but it will be a struggle as they attempt to circle the wagons.

Plain and simple, Chicago looks frightful. The Broncos now 2-0 slid one spot to fifth. Russell Wilson and Jimmy Graham finally find their stride at home this week.

During the third quarter of Thursday night’s Denver vs Kansas City clash, Peyton Manning’s obituary wasn’t just written – it was signed, posted and printed to his forehead.


Don’t blame Andy Reid for the worst decision in the NFL’s Week 2. The last two drafts, however, look a little more promising. With games to come over the next five weeks against a resurgent Atlanta, New England and Seattle (plus away fixtures against New Orleans and the Giants), they’re in serious trouble.

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