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Week 2 NFL Power Rankings

The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers shoot up the rankings, while the New Orleans Saints take a tumble.

1. Green Bay Packers ⬆4

After two weeks, I don't think there should be much debate that the Packers have been the best team in the league. The offensive trio of Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, and Davante Adams is just playing out of their minds.

2. Baltimore Ravens ➖

The Ravens are the only other team in my opinion that you could make a case should be first on this list. They haven't been challenged in the slightest by Cleveland and Houston in the first two weeks.

3. Kansas City Chiefs ⬇2

The Chiefs did win, but it was not a pretty performance. They needed both a game tying field goal, and then game winning field goal in overtime (a 58 yarder) to sneak past the Tyrod Taylor-less Chargers.

4. Seattle Seahawks ➖

The Seahawks were not perfect against the Patriots, but any win versus a tough team like that is a good win. Russell Wilson is once again showing us that he is one of, if not the very best player on the planet.

5. Los Angeles Rams ⬆5

I know you've probably heard this a thousand times in the past few weeks, but the Rams look like the 2018 version of themselves that went to the Super Bowl. They are in an extremely tough division, but they look legit.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers ⬆6

The Steelers had seven sacks, thirteen tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, and a pick in their victory over Jeff Driskel and the Broncos. There offense is good, but this season is going to be the story of Pittsburgh's defense.

7. Tennessee Titans ⬇1

The Titans are 2-0, but their victory over the Jaguars was as unconvincing as they get. They beat them 33-30 on a field goal by Stephen Gostkowski with 1:36 remaining in the game. Their offense was clicking, but I just can't say the same about the other side of the ball.

8. New England Patriots ⬇1

I don't think I have ever been more impressed by a team in a loss. The Patriots were a yard away from beating the Seahawks. They were also a ball through the hands of Julian Edelman (8 receptions, 179 yards) from beating them. They were also a failed two point conversion away from tying them. Cam Newton and the Patriots are legit.

9. New Orleans Saints ⬇6

The Saints looked worse than they have in a long time on Monday Night Football versus the Raiders. Besides Alvin Kamara and maybe Trey Hendrickson, I couldn't tell you one guy who played well. Their defense got eaten apart by the Derek Carr to Darren Waller connection, and their offense could not hold serve.

10. Arizona Cardinals ⬆3

After a big win over San Francisco in week 1, the Cardinals predictably rolled over the Washington Football Team in week two. DeAndre Hopkins through two games now has 22 receptions and 219 yards. The Cardinals next three games are against the Lions, Panthers, and Jets. They could easily be 5-0 rolling into week 6.

11. Buffalo Bills ⬇3

Josh Allen played like a superstar on Sunday. He is certainly not the reason the Bills moved down on this list. Honestly the primary reason is that a few teams just shot above them, rather than the Bills falling. While saying that, a three point victory over the hapless Miami Dolphins in which Buffalo did not force a single turnover is not great.

12. San Francisco 49ers ⬇3

The San Francisco 49ers are in trouble. They took care of the New York Jets on Sunday 31-13, but in the process fell to the injury bug. Nick Bosa is done for the year, Jimmy Garroppolo is expected to miss time, as is Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, and Dee Ford. Those are all tough, but losing Bosa is a huge blow to this team.

13. Dallas Cowboys ⬇2

The Cowboys became the first team ever to beat a team that score 39 points without turning the ball over. They completed their miraculous comeback against the Falcons with a game winning field goal from Brett Maher. Dallas failed two fake punts, fumbled away the ball three times, yet still managed to win. Wow.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers ➖

The Bucs beat the Panthers 31-17 on Sunday. A win is a win, but the Panthers are one of the worst teams in the league, and this game was honestly closer than the score suggests. The Bucs are not to the point that they want to be at yet, but week 2 had its share of positives for the team.

15. Indianapolis Colts ⬆ 4

The Colts defense absolutely shut down the Vikings. They had three picks, and held the Minnesota to just 11 points. The Colts offense, set up in Minnesota territory numerous times, got the job done. Jonathan Taylor had 101 yards on the ground, and the Phillip Rivers to tight end Mo Allie-Cox connection provided 111 yards in the air.

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