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NFL Power Rankings, Week 2
September 17, 2013 - Zach Baker
Week 2 NFL Power Rankings according to me. Watching Red Zone actually makes me feel confident in doing this.
1. Denver Broncos (2-0)
I have a fear about older teams, that they peak early then fall apart. But there's no one who can look at the first two weeks and find fault with this team so far.
2. Seattle Seahawks (2-0)
How do these guys ever lose at home. And why couldn't the people who built First Energy Stadium have thought of a way to make it loud? Yeah, I know, nothing ever happens to cheer about.
3. New Orleans Saints (2-0)
I'll never be sold on a Rob Ryan defense, and the Saints were lucky to get out of Florida with a win. But they did, and that's what matters.
4. Houston Texans (2-0)
Two weeks, two impressive comebacks. Matt Schaub never gets enough credit. Strong quarterback.
5. Chicago Bears (2-0)
Mark Trestman was run out of Cleveland as its offensive coordinator in 1989. No one complaining about him now.
6. New England Patriots (2-0)
Tom Brady lacks weapons, but deals with it better than Brandon Weeden.
7. Miami Dolphins (2-0)
The Dolphins played two road games to start this season and are 2-0. That's hard to do.
8. Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)
It's amazing how every new coach (except Jacksonville's Gus Bradley and Cleveland Rod Chudzinski) has his team looking substantially better.
9. Green Bay Packers (1-1)
Aaron Rodgers has this habit of humiliating substandard defenses.
10. Cincinnati Bengals (1-1)
I'm not sure they can make the Super Bowl with Andy Dalton as quarterback. I am sure they're the best team in the AFC North.
11. San Francisco 49ers (1-1)
Still can't believe how shaky they are in Seattle.
12. Atlanta Falcons (1-1)
Seem a little off in the first two weeks.
13. San Diego Chargers (1-1)
Impressive win over Chip Kelly and the Eagles has to leave whatever fans are left in San Diego hopeful.
14. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
The Eagles lost, but they were sure exciting in doing it.
15. Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
Last week was waiting for the Luck comeback that never came.
16. Tennessee Titans (1-1)
Somewhat surprised at how solid Tennessee's defense has been. I still would have gone for two after that last touchdown. But no one ever does.
17. Baltimore Ravens (1-1)
Beating the hapless Browns by eight points doesn't inspire confidence.
18. St. Louis Rams (1-1)
Jeff Fisher needs to listen to more commentators to get offended and fire up his team.
19. Buffalo Bills (1-1)
E.J. Manuel is becoming another quarterback I wish the Browns had drafted.
20. Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
This looks like every other Tony Romo-led team I've ever seen.
21. Detroit Lions (1-1)
That was a very winnable game Sunday that could have really pushed the Lions season had they won it. But they didn't.
22. Arizona Cardinals (1-1)
For the record, I wanted the Browns to get Carson Palmer.
23. Oakland Raiders (1-1)
The Raiders haven't embarrassed themselves in two weeks. That's a record for this decade.
24. New York Jets (1-1)
Geno Smith has his moments. But then, so does Mark Sanchez.
25. Washington Redskins (0-2)
I'm worried about Robert Griffin. There's a part of me that wonders if he'd be better served not playing and letting himself heal. Watching him as a pure passer hasn't been pretty.
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2)
Worked hard to get that loss Sunday.
27. Minnesota Vikings (0-2)
Better than 0-2. And the Browns are coming to town. Just great.
28. Carolina Panthers (0-2)
This is the team the Browns poached for their head coach. Think about that.
29. New York Giants (0-2)
Tom Coughlin is a Hall of Famer. His team has looked awful in the first two weeks.
30. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2)
They are never this bad. There has to be an explanation for this and things will be back to normal in three weeks.
31. Cleveland Browns (0-2)
It's amazing how every year they seem to get worse.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars
There was a time when Jacksonville was begging to rid itself of Tom Coughlin.
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