Sep 20, 2007

Week 2 NFL Power Rankings

Two weeks down, let's look at how teams are stacked up in the NFL:
  1. Indianapolis Colts (2-0): Had a tough game in Tennessee, but they're still the champs.
  2. New England Patriots (2-0): The cheaters look like a team on a mission this year.
  3. Dallas Cowboys (2-0): Offense is firing on all cylinders, but defense isn't. Signing Tank Johnson is a boom or bust move.
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0): How good are the Steelers? Bills and Browns aren't good barometers, but they look legit.
  5. San Diego Chargers (1-1): Tough game against the Patriots. L.T. has hundreds of fantasy owners questioning selecting him #1, even though he was the consensus.
  6. Chicago Bears (1-1): Is this the season that Lovie Smith makes a QB change?
  7. Denver Broncos (2-0): Two lucky wins puts the Broncos in the top 10. Yep, it's still early in the season.
  8. Seattle Seahawks (1-1): Looked like one of the NFC's top teams, but a botched handoff killed them against the Cardinals.
  9. Green Bay Packers (2-0): Brett Favre looks like he could play 4 more years, and he might.
  10. Washington Redskins (2-0): Nice win against the Eagles in one of the NFL's toughest places to play.
  11. Tennessee Titans (1-1): Vince Young was leading his team downfield, but couldn't quite
  12. Carolina Panthers (1-1): One step forward, and two steps back for a team that just can't consistently put it together.
  13. Houston Texans (2-0): The surprise of the NFL thus far, Houston must be tired of losing so much.
  14. Cincinnati Bengals (1-1): Scoring 45 points and losing must have been tough to shallow for Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson.
  15. Baltimore Ravens (1-1): Kyle Boller played well, will he be the starter now?
  16. Detroit Lions (2-0): The pesky Lions have a ton of weapons on offense, but they let Minnesota hang around and go to OT.
  17. San Francisco 49ers (2-0): The 49ers offense has yet to get going, but two wins is still two wins.
  18. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1): The Jags still didn't run the ball well in their victory over the Falcons.
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1): The Bucs hit the Saints with big plays in the passing game, showing that Joey Galloway and Jeff Garcia will make a nice WR/QB combo.
  20. New Orleans Saints (0-2): The offense stinks, the defense stinks and the kicker is 1-3 on FGs...other than that, the Saints are OK.
  21. Minnesota Vikings (1-1): Tavaris Jackson may need to take a break and hold a clip board for a while after throwing 4 ints against Detroit.
  22. Arizona Cardinals (1-1): With all the playmakers they have on offense, their coach still wants to pound the rock.
  23. Philadelphia Eagles (0-2): Donovan McNabb needs to not worry about the criticism of black QBs and just improve his game. He looked terrible last Monday.
  24. Cleveland Browns (1-1): Brady Quinn will have to wait a bit longer as Derek Anderson led the offense to more than 50 points.
  25. St. Louis Rams (0-2): Tough division loss to the 49ers. Steven Jackson needs to be a bigger part of the offense.
  26. New York Jets (0-2): Is that a QB controversy brewing in New York? Kellen Clemons looked solid against the Ravens, but his WRs didn't do him any favors.
  27. New York Giants (0-2): Eli Manning played through his injury, but the secondary was torched for the second week in a row.
  28. Oakland Raiders (0-2): Should have been a victory against the Broncos, but a time out stopped their celebration.
  29. Buffalo Bills (0-2): Flat effort against the Steelers. What happened to the J.P. Loman/Lee Evans connection?
  30. Miami Dolphins (0-2): Aging defense had trouble stopping Dallas' offense, at least they got a first hand look at T.O.'s celebration.
  31. Atlanta Falcons (0-2): Can Byron Leftwich save this team? Probably not.
  32. Kansas City Chiefs (0-2): Larry Johnson is probably second guessing coming back from his hold-out.

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