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Week 2 NFL Power Rankings

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Sep 18, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Robert Golden (21) reacts after recovering a fumble against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 18, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Robert Golden (21) reacts after recovering a fumble against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

32.  15578552015 Cleveland Browns

Last week: 32
Record: 0-1

The Browns were seemingly moving up the power rankings, going up 20-0 on the Ravens in the first quarter. Brown’s fans were ecstatic and already speculating on how many points they would finish with. They were on track for 80, but in typical Browns fashion, finished with 20. The Browns have had 5 different QB’s in their last 5 games, at some point you just have to stick with one and ride him through the ups and downs.

31.  364  Chicago Bears

Last week: 29
Record: 0-1

Jay Cutler left the game with an injury last night and half of Chicago rejoiced. It seems that every year the Bears have the same problem. They have an “elite” QB who underperforms. On the bright side if Cutler can’t keep his level of performance up, the Mets have an opening.

30.  15988562013 Jacksonville Jaguars

Last week: 16
Record: 0-1

The Jags must have a varsity team and a JV team that they are hiding from the rest of the league. The team that took the field against the Packers didn’t resemble the team that took the field against the Chargers at all. Rivers threw for 4 touchdowns while only 7 passes hit the ground the whole game. With numbers like that you aren’t going to win many games

29. 907 New Orleans Saints

Last week: 27
Record: 0-1

It seems like so long ago the Saints were Super Bowl champions and gave a hurting city a new lease on life. This team has had a couple late game collapses this year, but it just takes one to get on the right track.

28.  593 Indianapolis Colts

Last week: 25
Record: 0-1

Andrew Luck has the protection equivalent of a cardboard box in a hurricane. Luck has taken more hits in the last 3 years than any other QB in the league. The Colts stayed in it against the defending champs, but a late turnover put the final nail in Indy’s coffin.

27. n0fd1z6xmhigb0eej3323ebwq Buffalo Bills

Last week: 23
Record: 0-1

The Bills have had a rough season (read: decade). Tyrod has had his hands full in this offensive scheme, but things are supposedly getting better in northern New York. Hopefully this longer week can provide some much needed help for this struggling Bills team.

26. im5xz2q9bjbg44xep08bf5czq Washington Redskins

Last week: 21
Record: 0-1

Kirk Cousins isn’t liking this season much and Josh Norman hasn’t had his usual trash talking moments this year. Getting rid of RG3 was supposed to turn over a new leaf in the Washington offense, but so we have yet to see anything good come out of our nation’s capital

25. 15041052013 Miami Dolphins

Last week: 19
Record: 0-1

Arian Foster is injured again (shocking), what is more shocking is the fact that the Miami Dolphins looked more lost this game against Jimmy Garoppolo than they did against Tom Brady last year. Miami may be in the Sunshine State, but there are some dark clouds hovering in the horizon.

24.  594153172016 Los Angeles Rams

Last week: 31
Record: 0-1

The game itself might not have been a beauty, but the defensive performance put on by the Rams gave them a whole new perspective on this season. Given it was against a hobbled QB that makes his living on the run, but the Rams still held Seattle to no touchdowns in a stadium where Pete Carroll made his living.

23. 17994552009 San Francisco 49ers

Last week: 24
Record: 1-0

The 49ers held on to their dignity against a Carolina team that normally shuts down opponents at home by coming putting up a late 4th quarter fight, but ultimately failing. The 49ers travel to another team that likes to take the dignity of their opponents, but need help finding their own first.

22. 1053 Tennessee Titans

Last week: 26
Record: 0-1

The Titans did what the Colts couldn’t do the week before and held onto a win against Stafford and the Lions. Andre Johnson was the hero who brought in the game-winning touchdown, yes he still does plays, and he is just like your ex who moved on to a smarter, younger partner.

21. 8e1jhgblydtow4m3okwzxh67k San Diego Chargers

Last week: 30
Record: 0-1

The Chargers blew out the Jags this week when they kept the ball on the ground. They suffered a major loss in Danny Woodhead, but can continue to lean on Melvin Gordon this year.

20.  299 Atlanta Falcons

Last week: 28
Record: 0-1

The Falcons got a little lucky this week against a defense that is about as useful as a coffee filter in the Hover Dam. The Falcons squeaked by the Raiders this week by a touchdown, but still put up over 500 yards on them.

19. 17636702014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Last week: 13
Record: 1-0

If you played Jameis in fantasy this week expecting him to rack up the points against another bird team you probably had a rough week. Jameis followed up his stellar performance against Atlanta with an equally as shocking game against the Cardinals.

18. cwuyv0w15ruuk34j9qnfuoif9 Detroit Lions

Last week: 18
Record: 1-0

The Detroit Lions need to figure something out and quickly because the penalties yards add up and you can’t expect to win games starting your 1st and goal from the 26.

17. g9mgk6x3ge26t44cccm9oq1vl Oakland Raiders

Last week: 11
Record: 1-0

Bringing in ex-Seahawk pass rusher Bruce Irvin to compliment the beast that is Khalil Mack. The Raiders have allowed over 1000 yards on defense in 2 WEEKS. Something needs to change on that side of the ball or else Derek Carr might have to start putting up 400+ yards through the air to keep the games close.

16. 406 Dallas Cowboys

Last week: 20
Record: 0-1

Dak made good on his promise to get Dez more involved in the offense this week. Dez recording only his 2nd 100-yard game since 2014. The defense is really where the problems lie in this Dallas team. The lack of pass rush really kills the vibe once Dak and Dez leave the field.

15. 318 Baltimore Ravens

Last week: 17
Record: 1-0

The Ravens started this game out a little slow, going down 20-0 against the Browns in the first quarter, but then Cleveland did Cleveland things and Harbaugh did Harbaugh things and all was right with the NFL. The Ravens start out the year 2-0, but don’t count on many more 20-point comebacks.

14. 960 Philadelphia Eagles

Last week: 22
Record: 1-0

Carson Wentz might be the real deal. It’s kinda fun imagining the Brown’s front office spinning in their chairs thinking about what might have been. Wentz has yet to turn the ball over and the defense has only allowed 17 total points this year. If the rookie can keep his stats up and the defense stays brick, this team might have a change. Good Riddance Chip.

13. 919 New York Giants

Last week: 15
Record: 1-0

The Giants/Saints matchup was supposed to provide us with more scores than the Gettysburg Address. Unfortunately neither team could put up points this week, after the last matchup went for more than 12 touchdowns. The Giants start the year off 2-0, but they are going to have to start putting up more points if they want to keep the streak

12. 857 Kansas City Chiefs

Last week: 8
Record: 1-0

The Chiefs have had a rough go this year, they haven’t been able to get the pass game going yet, but hopefully the return of their star RB can help turn this season around.

11. pfiobtreaq7j0pzvadktsc6jv Seattle Seahawks

Last week: 6
Record: 1-0

What happened in Pete Carroll’s first trip back to the Coliseum? This team looked more out of place than a steak at Ivars. This team will have to bounce back in Week 3 when they face a 49er team that have scored more points in a week 2 loss than the Seahawks have all year.

10. v7tehkwthrwefgounvi7znf5k New York Jets

Last week: 14
Record: 0-1

Matt Forte looking like it was 5 years ago and he was still in the Windy City. Forte found the endzone 3 times in his Week 2 matchup against state rivals, Buffalo Bills. Brandon Marshall had a short injury scare, but Quincy Enunwa made his presence felt regardless.

9. 403 Cincinnati Bengals

Last week: 9
Record: 1-0

AJ Green was still a little sore from his stint on Revis Island last week because he couldn’t seem to carry the team 2 weeks in a row. The Bengals converted just 25% of their 3rd down opportunities, going 4/16. If you want to succeed in this league, that just wont cut it.

8. dcy03myfhffbki5d7il3 Green Bay Packers

Last week: 3
Record: 1-0

The Packers looked a little shaky this week, losing to their division rivals and hated enemy Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers wasn’t looking like himself for most of the game, and if this team wants a happy ending this season, that is not a pretty sight.

7. 17227042013 Minnesota Vikings

Last week: 12
Record: 1-0

In just 3 weeks, the Vikings have managed to lose their starting QB and RB, but somehow have managed to notch 2 wins. Cris Collinsworth was so impressed with Sam Bradford it almost seemed like he was going to call it a season right there.

6.  570 Houston Texans

Last week: 10
Record: 1-0

The Texans are on top of the AFC South for the first time in a very long time. Will Fuller has shown that he is a PPR force. The Texans lead this dumpster fire of a division with 2x as many wins as the rest of the division.

5. kwth8f1cfa2sch5xhjjfaof90 Arizona Cardinals

Last week: 7
Record: 0-1

When you can rest your QB after the first half it is going to be a good week. The Card’s defense forced 5 turnovers against a Bucs team that steamrolled the Falcons the week before.

4.  f1wggq2k8ql88fe33jzhw641u Carolina Panthers

Last week: 5
Record: 0-1

The Panthers lost a big piece in RB Jonathan Stewart, but that didn’t stop them from running up the score and yardage like it was nothing against a 49er team that held the Rams to 0 points the week before.

3. 9ebzja2zfeigaziee8y605aqp Denver Broncos

Last week: 2
Record: 1-0

The defense really showed up this week (again), forcing Andrew Luck into some ill advised throws. Siemian provided another strong outing going 22 of 33 with 266 and a pick.

2. y71myf8mlwlk8lbgagh3fd5e0 New England Patriots

Last week: 1
Record: 1-0

The Pats got the W, but the game didn’t come without it’s negatives, as they lost Jimmy and will have to lean on their 3rd string or go and pick someone off the street.

1. 970 Pittsburgh Steelers

Last week: 4
Record: 1-0

Antonio Brown didn’t show up this week, but the Steelers managed to get the W on the back of D’Angelo and arm of Big Ben.