NFL Power Rankings – Week 3


Each week after Monday Night game(s) has concluded, I’ll  publish my list of NFL power rankings.  Here is the pecking order for Week 3.

1) Green Bay Packers  – Not even the revenge factor could get the Bears past the Pack.

2) Detroit Lions  –  Beat a weak Minnesota team, but the Lions are 3-0 for first time since the Billy Sims era.

3) Baltimore Ravens  – Absolutely demolished the Rams.

4) New Orleans Saints –  Ran all over the vaunted Houston defense.

5) Buffalo Bills  – These aren’t your fathers Bills … actually, maybe they are!

6)  Pittsburgh Steelers  – A little close for comfort against the ghastly Colts.

7)  New York Giants  – Giants thumped Eagles in Philly and may be the class of the division.

8) Dallas Cowboys  – Tony Romo sacks up again.

9) New York Jets  – Defense has slowed, and Raiders took full advantage.

10) New England Patriots  – It was an ’80s tribute weekend … Bills over Pats.

Read the rest of our rankings after the jump …

11)  Houston Texans  – Where was the D against the Saints?

12)  Oakland Raiders  – Starting to look like the Raiders are contenders.

13)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  – The Bucs held off division foe Falcons.

14) Washington Redskins  – Tough Monday Night loss to Cowboys snaps winning streak.

15) Philadelphia Eagles  – Michael Vick appears to have lost his shine.

16) Atlanta Falcons  – Division losses always hurt.

17) San Diego Chargers – Barely beat the visiting Chiefs.   Not good.

18)  Tennessee Titans  – Titans pull into tie for division lead with win over Broncos.

19) Chicago Bears  –   The Bears won’t back into a division title this season.

20)  San Francisco 49ers  – Ugly game in Cincy, but it was a win.

21)  Cleveland Browns  – The record is a mirage, but the Browns are tied for first place!

22)  Denver Broncos  –  Orton inconsistent in loss to Titans.

23)  Carolina Panthers  – Cam Newton contained by Jaguars, but Panthers get first win.

24)  St. Louis Rams  – Big home loss to Ravens shows Rams may not be ready to contend.

25)  Jacksonville Jaguars  –  Blaine Gabbert makes so-so debut in loss.

26)  Arizona Cardinals  – It doesn’t get much worse than a 13-10 loss to a Seahawks team doing all they can to lose.

27)  Cincinnati Bengals  – Eight points at home is just pitiful.

28) Seattle Seahawks   –  They just ran out of Luck!

29)  Minnesota Vikings  – The latest Lions mauling victim.

30) Indianapolis Colts – Colts nearly upset the Steelers AND Curtis Painter ran a two-minute drill.

31)  Kansas City Chiefs – Almost beat the Chargers on the road.

32)  Miami Dolphins  –  Dominated time of possession, yet still lost to the Browns.