NFL Power Rankings – Week 2

There’s been two weeks of games now. That we means we can rank all 32 teams based on their actual play. So let’s do that.

  1. New England Patriots (2-0)

  2. Denver Broncos (2-0)

  3. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0)

  4. Carolina Panthers (1-1)

  5. Arizona Cardinals (1-1)

  6. Minnesota Vikings (2-0)

  7. Green Bay Packers (1-1)

  8. Houston Texans (2-0)

  9. Seattle Seahawks (1-1)

  10. Cincinnati Bengals (1-1)

  11. New York Giants (2-0)

    ny-giants-defenseThe Giants are 2-0 after two close wins to start the season. While the offense hasn’t yet gotten on track, the Giants defense is much improved. They’re only allowing 16 points per game and that’s against two good offenses in the Cowboys and Saints. Their big money free agent acquisitions Janoris Jenkins and Olivier Vernon are already paying off.

  12. Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)

  13. New York Jets (1-1)

  14. Oakland Raiders (1-1)

  15. Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)

    carson-wentz-eaglesThe Eagles join the Giants at 2-0 but we’re much less impressed. Those two wins came against the Bears and Browns, two of the league’s bottom feeders. But you have to be impressed by what Carson Wentz in his first two career games. No, he’s not destroying defense but he’s taking care of the ball, which is key for a rookie. Not sure he can make enough plays to keep this team in games against better teams though.

  16. Atlanta Falcons (1-1)

  17. San Diego Chargers (1-1)

  18. Baltimore Ravens (2-0)

  19. Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

    Ezekiel-Elliott-CowboysEven without any passing touchdowns, Dak Prescott has looked every bit as good as Wentz, which comes as surprise to many. Fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott is contributing as well with two touchdowns on the ground. However, most surprising is the fact that Cole Beasley is their leading receiver. How long will that last? The offense is solid, even though it’s led by rookies, but their defense is the unit that needs to step up in Romo’s absence.

  20. Los Angeles Rams (1-1)

  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)

  22. Detroit Lions (1-1)

  23. Indianapolis Colts (0-2)

  24. Washington Redskins (0-2)

    KIRK_COUSINS_REDSKINSAfter winning the NFC East, the Redskins started the season 0-2. Can’t say we’re too surprised. They still have good players on both sides of the ball but the difference this year has been Kirk Cousins and his 3 interceptions. They’re not going to repeat as division winners unless Cousins repeats his breakout 2015 season, which doesn’t look likely through two games.

  25. Miami Dolphins (0-2)

  26. Buffalo Bills (0-2)

  27. New Orleans Saints (0-2)

  28. San Francisco 49ers (1-1)

  29. Tennessee Titans (1-1)

  30. Chicago Bears (0-2)

  31. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)

  32. Cleveland Browns (0-2)


Thursday Night Pick

Houston Texans at New England Patriots

A matchup between two of our top ten teams. This actually a good Thursday night game. Shocking. Despite, the Pats being our current #1, we have to pick Houston. The Texans defense has been dominant through two weeks while the Pats are down to their 3rd string QB, who looked really shaky last week in Miami. And Gronk still might not be back to give him some help.

The Pick: Texans -1


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