NFL Power Rankings – Week 2

NFL Power Rankings for Week 2 – Sorry for the delay, Matt is getting married this week, I have been traveling.  Haven’t had a ton of time to write it up. Big mover of the week is the Texans, I moved them up a ton, because they looked crazy good.

1 Green Bay Packers (1-0)
Losing Ryan Grant hurts the Packers a little bit.  But I think any RB could run  1200 yards with that passing offense.
2 New Orleans Saints (1-0)
Big deal they beat the out of sync Vikings.  OK, so what, I’m bitter. The Saints offense looked a little flat, but maybe that was because of the Vikings defense.
3 Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
Boldin was the addition the Ravens needed. He looked great in the opener, and hopefully he can stay healthy all year for the Ravens.

4 New England Patriots (1-0)
Looks like the Patriots are back.  Everyone is healthy, and everyone is in sync, I think they will take out the Jets this week.
5 Houston Texans (1-0)
Foster is a beast.  He is the missing piece to this offense. The Texans needed a solid running game to compliment their dynamic passing offense.
6 Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
The colts are lacking a little bit of a running game. Maybe they should put Donald Brown in, because I have him in one of my fantasy leagues.
7 Minnesota Vikings (0-1)
Favre didn’t die after one game, that is a good thing.  The bad thing is he is totally out of sync with his receivers.  Maybe he should have showed up for training camp.
8 Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
The Cowboys need to address some issues with their offensive line.  That holding on the last play of the game was terrible.
9 Miami Dolphins (1-0)

Once Chad Henne gets a little more comfortable the Dolphins should be one of the top teams out there.

10 New York Jets (0-1)
What the hell happened to Shonn Greene?  He is supposed to be the stud back for the Jets. LT looked better than him, that is not good.
11 Tennessee Titans (1-0)
Solid workmanlike performance by Vince Young on Sunday. 31 touches for Chris Johnson is way too many though, he won’t last the season at that pace.
12 Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
I know it’s just one week and it was the high flying Patriots, but that defense looked bad. On the bright side, Ochocinco had a good fantasy week.
13 Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)
The Packers are a really good team. If Kolb misses two weeks Vick should lead the Eagles to two victories (Lions, Jags) will there be a QB controversy in Philly?
14 San Diego Chargers (0-1)
The Chargers dominated time of possession, but their special teams looked horrific, that needs to get fixed soon.
15 Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
I would watch Dexter McCluster return punts all day, I don’t know if he’ll ever be more than a great return guy, but he sure is fun to watch
16 New York Giants (1-0)
They held DeAngelo and Stewart to 21 carries and 73 yards, that’s not easy to do
17 Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
The Falcons will get it back on track against the woeful Arizona Cardinals this week.
18 Washington Redskins (1-0)
Nice grind it out division win by the Redskins on Sunday night, but McNabb didn’t look that great and neither did the running game.
19 Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
Can Hines Ward play until he’s 60? The statline for Mendenhall shows a good game, but he looked awful until his TD run
20 Carolina Panthers (0-1)
The Panthers have a good defense, but when your quarterback has 4 turnovers you’re almost never going to win the game
21 San Francisco 49ers (0-1)
Alex Smith is really awful, but where was Michael Crabtree? I expect the 49ers to step it up, and not play like the worst team in the league.
22 Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)
The Jaguars won despite Mike Sims-Walker not catching a pass. I think he has over taken Santana Moss as the ultimate boom/bust player
23 Denver Broncos (0-1)
Kyle Orton is a very underrated player, but I don’t think Brandon Lloyd can keep this up for 16 weeks.
24 Seattle Seahawks (1-0)
The good news for Seahawks fans is they won last week’s game. The bad news is I would be shocked if they played a team that looked that bad again this year
25 Arizona Cardinals (1-0)
How much money do you think they offered Kurt Warner to come back?  Please come back Kurt.
26 Chicago Bears (1-0)
They stole a victory from the Lions, but a win is a win. On a side note Jay Cutler is right on pace for 30-30 (TDs and turnovers)
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)
They could finish with a top 10 defense this year, not sure if that offense can crack the top 25 though.
28 Detroit Lions (0-1)
The Lions look to be much improved this year although the loss of Matthew Stafford is devastating.
29 St.Louis Rams (0-1)
If the Rams had a #2 RB who wasn’t awful they would have won last week. They are not as bad as the rankings makes them look.
30 Cleveland Brown (0-1)
How does Jake Delhomme still have a roster spot? He’s terrible, but it’s a little too early to throw Colt McCoy into the fire.
31 Oakland Raiders (1-0)
They couldn’t possibly have looked worse last week. On the bright side Darren McFadden looked not terrible.
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Buffalo Bills (0-1)

I would be surprised if the Bills win more than 2 games this year.  Sorry Buffalo the only thing you have going for you is wings.