NFL Power Rankings Week Three- An Early Exaggeration

Ab Stanley

After two weeks it’s always laughable to look at the extremes all the NFL viewers go to. By now some teams look like they will go undefeated while others look like they will go winless.

No matter what, you have organizations and fan bases going wild over their teams; success or lack thereof. It’s really way too early to fall on either side of the fence.


1.  Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)
Patrick Mahomes has already thrown for 811 yards and seven touchdowns without throwing an interception this season. He’s thrown a staggering 57 touchdowns in 19 career starts throughout his career.


2. New England Patriots (2-0)
The Patriots have given up a total of three points on defense. I guess the offense is pretty good as well, averaging 38.0 points per game.


3. Los Angeles Rams (2-0)
The Rams haven’t lost a step since losing Superbowl 53. The defense has allowed a mere 403 passing yards in two games and no touchdowns through the air.


4. Dallas Cowboys (2-0)
Not only is Dallas undefeated but both wins comes within their division. Every game Ezekiel Elliott plays he seems to get his regular season legs back under him.


5. Baltimore Ravens (2-0)
The Ravens have scored ten touchdowns on offense while only allowing two defensively. Mark Ingram has been steady, averaging 5.7 yards per carry on his new team.


6. Green Bay Packers (2-0)
The Packers’ defense is allowing a mere 9.5 points per game. They have forced five turnovers on the season, including four interceptions.


7. Seattle Seahawks (2-0)
Seattle squeezed out another win and it’s almost surprising. They’ve racked up twice as many penalties and have only outscored their two opponents by three points. Having a great run defense and Russell Wilson helps them out tremendously.


8. Houston Texans  (1-1)
Houston averages 153.0 rushing yards per game so far this season. They are still trying to work out the kinks on the offensive line, making the passing game a work in process.


9. San Francisco 49ers (2-0)
Everybody thinks that Kyle Shanahan’s offense is pass, pass, pass. The truth is he likes to establish his rushing attack first. San Francisco has rushed the ball 21 more times than they have passed it this season.


10. Buffalo Bills (2-0)
The Bills have run the ball with Devin Singletary, Frank Gore and even quarterback Josh Allen to the tune of 279 yards and four touchdowns this season. When they enter the red zone they are a perfect 5-5 scoring touchdowns.


11. New Orleans Saints (1-1)
The Saints will have to go with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback for the foreseeable future. I wouldn’t put too much on Sunday’s loss: the game plan will suit his skills going forward.


12. Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
After two weeks, Minnesota’s game plan should be clear going forward: run the ball with Dalvin Cook and keep Kirk Cousins away from game winning situations.


13. Los Angeles Chargers (1-1)
It’s been a tale of two weeks for the Chargers. The numbers look similar but there’s a glaring difference: they scored four touchdowns in a week one win and only two in a loss this past weekend.


14. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
The Eagles have struggled to score early in games this season. They have zero first quarter points and only ten points in the first half combined.


15. Chicago Bears (1-1)
The Bears’ offense has accounted for one touchdown on the season. Good thing for them, the defense is still great and kicker Eddy Pineiro is 4-4 on field goal kicks.


16. Tennessee Titans (1-1)
Tennessee’s defense allows 182.5 passing yards per game. The team has forced five turnovers while not giving the ball up on offense this season.


17.   Cleveland Browns (1-1)
Cleveland needs to find more balance on offense. They have 73 pass attempts versus only 42 rushing attempts. They have scored the same amount of touchdowns through the air and on the ground.


18. Atlanta Falcons (1-1)
The Falcons’ defense has allowed a lowly 555 yards to their two opponents combined. They’ve given up the least amount of passing yards in the league (334).


19. Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
Jacoby Brissett has thrown five touchdowns and only one interception on the season. He might not be blowing teams away through the air but he’s leading the offense and keeping the turnovers down.


20. Detroit Lions (1-0-1)
The Lions haven’t lost a game this season. It’s surprising because they have more penalties and turnovers than their two opponents on the season.


21. Oakland Raiders (1-1)
The good news is Derek Carr is completing 70.3% of his passes. The bad news he’s only thrown two touchdowns and he has two interceptions to match.


22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)
The Bucs used a balanced offense to beat the Panthers, scoring a touchdown through the air and on the ground. The defense has allowed only one touchdown in two games.


23. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)
When Jacksonville got back to focusing on defense, the results were much better in a loss. The Jalen Ramsey drama could hinder that side of the ball.


24. Carolina Panthers (0-2)
Carolina hasn’t looked stellar in two games and now they might look worse. If Cam Newton is out an extended period of time it could derail their season.


25. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2)
Mason Rudolph took over for the injured Ben Roethlisberger and threw for 112 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Pittsburgh feels confident in his skills and he at least knows the system.


26. Denver Broncos (0-2)
Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders have combined to average 172.0 receiving yards per game with two touchdowns. The Broncos have been able to move the ball but those are the team’s only time crossing the goal line on offense.


27. Arizona Cardinals (0-1-1)
The Cardinals have really struggled to run the football so far this season. They average 3.9 yards per carry as a team and they don’t seem to have any depth at the running back position.


28. Cincinnati Bengals (0-2)
The Bengals have been awful at rushing the football with 59 yards on the ground this season. They have an equally difficult time stopping the run, allowing 165.5 yards per game.


29. New York Giants (0-2)
The Giants’ fans prayers for the ousting of Eli Manning at quarterback has finally been answered. Daniel Jones gets the start in week three. Let the prayers for better defensive players and wide receivers commence!


30. Washington Redskins (0-2)
Washington lost another game where they were leading early and close enough late to win. Case Keenum is putting in work with 601 passing yards and five touchdowns in two games.


31. New York Jets (0-2)
Luke Falk will try to be the first quarterback to lead his offense to a touchdown this season versus the New England Patriots. That sentence should tell you the state of not only the Jets season but their chances of a first win this weekend.


32.  Miami Dolphins (0-2)
With the Dolphins being outscored 102-10 there’s only one question left: when is Josh Rosen going to get a start? He can’t do worse than the 5.0 points per game they are averaging now.

Ab Stanley

Atlanta, GA

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