NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Where Bears stand after loss vs. Packers

Week 2 is all the time among the best weeks of the NFL season. It’s the Sunday the place everybody collectively wonders “are any of those groups good?” These rankings will replicate that.

Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs excluded, in fact.

Sunday noticed the Baltimore Ravens blow a 21-point lead, the Los Angeles Rams nearly gag away a 25-point cushion, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle in New Orleans, and the preseason AFC South-favorite Indianapolis Colts as soon as once more lose in Jacksonville.

The San Francisco 49ers bought again to .500, however in all probability misplaced quarterback Trey Lance for the season.

Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers bought again on monitor with a win over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

Here’s the place every staff sits after Sunday’s Week 2 motion.

32. Carolina Panthers (0-2): Matt Rhule is 5-16 in one-possession video games because the begin of 2020. Tell me that he and Nebraska aren’t an ideal match

31. Atlanta Falcons (0-2): The universe could not deal with the Falcons getting back from a 28-3 deficit. The comeback needed to come up brief.

30. Seattle Seahawks (1-1): The Seahawks placing 4 working backs on the sphere solely to throw an interception was good. No notes.

29. Washington Commanders (1-1): The Commanders are who we thought they had been. Over/beneath on what number of video games Carson Wentz has left as a beginning QB within the NFL? Six? Eight? Can’t be many.

28. Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1): Jim Irsay is about to fireside everybody.

27. Houston Texans (0-1-1): The Texans begged the Broncos to win Sunday’s recreation. Finally, the Mile High Ponies obliged. Texans aren’t able to win something but.

26. Cleveland Browns (1-1): Brownie the Elf could not save the Browns from stepping in it in opposition to the Jets.

25. New York Jets (1-1): Robert Saleh mentioned he was going to maintain the receipts of everybody mocking the Jets. After erasing a 13-point lead in 92 seconds, it may be time to unleash a few of them.

24. Tennessee Titans (0-1): Tennessee appears like a staff that might crumble early. Josh Allen is not the quarterback you wish to see if you’re looking for your footing early.

23. Chicago Bears (1-1): Bears’ offense was spectacular on the scripted first drive. After? Not a lot.

22. Las Vegas Raiders (0-2): Raiders proprietor Mark Davis bought his title when the Las Vegas Aces received the WNBA Championship on Sunday. No want to fret about Vegas’ large choke job in opposition to the Cardinals till Tuesday on the earliest.

21. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1): The Jags get to be the highest-ranked AFC South staff as a result of, nicely, they’ve a win.

20. New York Giants (2-0): I nonetheless do not suppose the Giants are good. But 2-0 is 2-0.

19. Detroit Lions (1-1): The Lions have scored 30 or extra factors in three straight video games for the primary time since 1997. Things may be turning round in Detroit.

18. Cincinnati Bengals (0-2): The Bengals have been borderline atrocious of their first two video games and nonetheless had an opportunity to win every of them. That’s one thing… I believe.

17. Arizona Cardinals (1-1): Kyler Murray, Byron Murphy and Isaiah Simmons may need saved the Cardinals’ season. Still lots of points within the desert, although.

16. Dallas Cowboys (1-1): Dak who? (This is a joke.)

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1): Mitchell Trubisky was the smart transfer when it seemed just like the protection might carry the Steelers to a playoff berth. With TJ Watt out, it may be time to take a spin with Kenny Pickett. Steelers don’t have anything to lose.

14. New England Patriots (1-1): Gunner Olszewski mentioned he wished to make his outdated staff bear in mind him. Instead, his particular groups blunder ended up handing New England a much-needed win in Pittsburgh. Bill Belichick appreciates the gesture, Gunner.

13. New Orleans Saints (1-1): Bucs linebacker Devin White completely summed up Jameis Winston after Tampa Bay’s 20-10 win in New Orleans: “We simply knew he was going to present us the ball.”

12. Denver Broncos (1-1): Nathaniel Hackett won’t have been prepared for the large time.

11. San Francisco 49ers (1-1): Don’t defend Kyle Shanahan for constantly utilizing franchise QB Trey Lance like a battering ram and getting him injured. If Shanahan is such a genius play-caller, you’d suppose he’d have the ability to design a manner to make use of Lance’s athleticism with out repeatedly working him into the enamel of the protection.

10. Los Angeles Rams (1-1): The Rams prevented a colossal meltdown in opposition to the Falcons. But they’re nonetheless shaking off the Super Bowl hangover.

9. Green Bay Packers (1-1): Getting the ball to Aaron Jones appears to be a recipe for achievement.

8. Baltimore Ravens (1-1): Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are nonetheless working free in opposition to the Ravens’ secondary.

7. Miami Dolphins (2-0): Mike McDaniel, Tyreek Hill, and Jaylen Waddle would possibly save Tua Tagovailoa’s profession.

6. Los Angeles Chargers (1-1): Justin Herbert’s fractured rib cartilage is all that issues in Los Angeles. The excellent news is that the Chargers’ medical doctors have a superb monitor report with chest accidents.

5. Minnesota Vikings (1-0): The Vikings could make an announcement Monday evening in Philly. Unfortunately, Kirk Cousins’ monitor report in primetime is not precisely stellar.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0): Tom Brady would possibly wish to rethink retirement after watching the Bucs’ offense battle in opposition to a Saints’ protection that had points with Marcus Mariota and the Falcons in Week 1.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (1-0): Philly’s protection seemed outdated and sluggish in opposition to the Lions in Week 1. Can the Eagles cease Justin Jefferson from strolling throughout them in primetime?

2. Kansas City Chiefs (2-0): Patrick Mahomes ought to take the luck he had Thursday evening and head to Vegas. The Chargers dropped 4 would-be interceptions in Kansas City’s 27-24 win.

1. Buffalo Bills (1-0): The Titans stuffed Josh Allen on fourth down close to the purpose line within the waning seconds of Tennessee’s win over Buffalo. Don’t suppose Allen and the Bills have forgotten that as Monday evening’s showdown looms.

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