NFL Top Ten Power Rankings Week 3

In this weekly blog, we will keep an updated list of our Top 10 NFL teams based off power rankings. We will only do the top 10 because just like any other sport, if your team is not at the top than who really gives a shit about you. Without further ado, here are our teams

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1. L.A. Rams (2-0)

One of the preseason favorites to win the NFC is looking exactly how we all predicted they would, an absolute Juggernaut. With one of the most explosive offenses in the league being steered by Bill Walsh Jr. himself AKA Sean McVeigh, this Rams team has defensive coordinators all over the league waking up in cold sweats thinking about the prospects of having to slow these Rams down. Add that to a insanely talented defensive that is already gelling together quicker than anticipated, and this Rams team may be staying at the top of these Power Rankings for some time to come.

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2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-0)

The Jaguars put the entire league on notice this week with a dominating performance against the reigning AFC champion New England Patriots. Their defense looked stout as usual but it wasn’t that side of the ball that was opening eyes across the league this weekend. It was the stellar QB play of often unpredictable Blake Bortles who threw for 377 yards, 4 TD & 1 Int on 29/45 attempts. It was Bortles best game as a pro and with the emergence of Keelan Cole, (7 Rec 116 yds & 1 TD) and Dede Westbrook (4 rec, 83 yds) looking like true big play threats along with Corey Grant making speedy plays all over the field, it may be time to look at these Jags as true Super Bowl contenders if this can keep up. #DUUUUUVVVALLLL

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3. Minnesota Vikings (1-0-1)

Coming off a tie against a one-legged Aaron Rodgers you might think the Vikings would fall a little bit in this weeks Power Rankings. But as the Bears vs Packers game Week One showed us, it doesn’t matter how goddamn good your defense is if you’re facing Aaron Rodgers inhuman abilities at QB.  Also add in the fact that they are one missed 35 yd field goal away from being 2-0 and possibly at the top of these rankings.  Kirk Cousins looked great in their game Sunday, albeit against a questionable Packers secondary, but if they can continue the success he had along with finding a solid running game, you can pencil this team in to be playing deep into January.

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4. Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)

We’ve all seen the Chiefs get off to prolific starts in the past, only to struggle to make the playoffs for numerous different reasons over the years (often caused by the absurd game mismanagement of the portly Andy Reid). This year might be different with the emergence of Patrick Mahomes and their extremely potent offense, which is no longer held back by the play of Alex Smith. Mahomes has looked unbelievable with a record 10 touchdown passes in his first 2 games, but unless he is new Jesus Christ of the NFL look for him drop back into the stratosphere in the upcoming weeks. Also their defense that has been shredded by big plays thus far this season will need to be much improved if they look to remain near the top of these rankings moving forward.

 

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5. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)

Yeah yeah, I know they lost to the Bucs’ who are suddenly are suddenly one of the most prolific offenses in football, behind the play of the renaissance man himself Ryan Fitzmagic. But that doesn’t send cause for alarm. The Eagles still boast the most talented offensive and defensive lines in all of football. The Defense will rebound and return to form. And with the savior Carson Wentz returning this week along with the possibility of a season debut for Alshon Jeffery, we should see an offense that has looked pedestrian thus far under Nick Foles return to the 7th ranked offense that they were a year ago.

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6. New England Patriots (1-1)

Yes, the Patriots looked bad Sunday in Jacksonville against the Jaguars, but lets not forget who we are talking about here. This team has made the Super Bowl in 3 out of the past 4 seasons and each of those years also started 1-1. They are hopelessly depleted at Wide receiver, and even with the controversial addition of Josh Gordon they still have plenty of work to do on that side of the ball. But like many years, Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels will turn this offense around and I predict them to be a Top 5 offense before year’s end. It’s the defensive side of the ball that has New England fans worried. On Sunday they returned to the form of a team that let Big Dick Nick Foles swing that thing all over their faces in the Super Bowl. Belichick needs to focus more on that issue than adding Wide receivers that most likely will not do well with the fact that Marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts.

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7.  Atlanta Falcons (1-1)

The Falcons had a major bounce back performance after dropping a Week One game against the Eagles that made it look like Steve Sarkisian was sneaking Hennessey into his Gatorade bottle again. Matt Ryan looked great a week after people were also questioning his status as a top-tier QB in this league. And while we always expect this team to have a prolific offense with all the weapons they possess, it’s the defense that looks back to a shade of a unit that helped this team make a run to the Super Bowl in 2016. I expect the Falcons to be a team fighting for a spot to return to that game again this year.

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8. Green Bay Packers (1-0-1)

The Packers played very well in a tie against a stacked Vikings team that many assumed they would drop given the questionable health status of Aaron Rodgers. And despite the highly criticized call against Clay Matthews for roughing the passer late in the game, their defense never really looked great all day. Anything is possible with Aaron Rodgers as your Quarterback but he had another game where he took some big shots. I foresee another season where Rodgers carries this lackluster team to the Playoffs but they need to protect him and keep him healthy enough to do so.

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9. L.A. Chargers (1-1)

The Chargers were gifted a reeling Buffalo Bills team this week after a disappointing Week One loss to the Chiefs. They got out big early thanks to the stellar play of All Pro RB Melvin Gordon who recorded 3 touchdowns in the first half. Philip Rivers looked back like the old gunslinger he is and finished with a QBR of 93.3.  They did however take their foot off the gas in the second half, just enough to give a Josh Allen led Bills team a glimmer of hope that they actually might not be the 3rd team in NFL history to finish 0-16. Their defense looked much improved after being shredded by Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill the week prior. They will need to put a full game together this week if they look to have any hope of beating the LA team that people actually care about in the Rams.

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10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)

Now if you told me prior to the season that the Bucs’ would be cracking the top ten this season I might have suspected your drug test would come back dirtier than Josh Gordon’s. But with the way this team has performed against the two teams that many picked to play in the NFC Championship in the Saints and Eagles, we cannot write off their success to a fluke performance. Obviously with the way 35-year-old Ryan Fitzmagic and his illustrious beard have played thus far, it gives many a reason to roll their eyes and say he will soon return to the same guy that once threw 6 interceptions in a game. But hey, you know who else threw 6 interceptions in a game once? Peyton Manning. It does seem quite unreal the way Fitzmagic and these Bucs’ have played so far, but lets also not forget that just last season this team was everyone’s dark horse to win the NFC. They are extremely talented up front on defense and cause many problems for opposing offenses to deal with on a weekly basis. With the only news about Jameis Winston lately being a lawsuit being filed against him by the Uber driver he groped, we may see Fitzmagic here to stay regardless of the outcome of this weeks game against the Steelers.

 

Hope you enjoyed, check back next week for an update to the Weekly Top Ten.

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