The Baltimore Ravens remain at the top of the power rankings as we look towards Week 2 action in the National Football League.
There’s a very unusual quirk regarding Week 2 of this NFL season: For the first time since the league expanded in 2002, it’s the first week that every team is reversing sites from opening week. So, the 16 teams that played on the road in Week 1 are home and vice versa.
Week 2 NFL Power Rankings
1. Baltimore (1-0): The Ravens were my top team entering the season and they did nothing to change my mind in Week 1 by obliterating the Browns. Baltimore could have won by 50 if it wanted to.
2. Kansas City (1-0): Week 3 can’t get here soon enough as Kansas City visits Baltimore on Monday night in the marquee matchup of the season and for an early leg up on home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
4. Seattle (1-0): Is this the year Russell Wilson actually gets MVP consideration? He was fantastic in torching the Falcons in Week 1 with only four incompletions.
5. Green Bay (1-0): I picked Aaron Rodgers to win NFL MVP honours for a third time this year, and he was MVP-calibre in shredding the Vikings for 364 yards and four TDs.
6. Buffalo (1-0): The Bills easily took care of business vs. the overmatched Jets in the opener. Is Josh Allen now the AFC East’s best QB?
7. Pittsburgh (1-0): Ben Roethlisberger looked just fine Monday in his first game one day shy of a year, and that Steelers’ defence is legit.
8. Tennessee (1-0): This writer thinks the Titans are a bit overrated and Stephen Gostkowski continued the team’s recent kicking woes by missing four of them Monday, but he redeemed himself with a late winner. The Titans’ defense looks improved with the addition of Jadeveon Clowney.
9. New England (1-0): These definitely are not your Tom Brady Patriots as Cam Newton rushed for two scores in a win over Miami. Beating the Dolphins isn’t impressive. Winning in Seattle this Sunday would be.
10. Arizona (1-0): The Kyler Murray MVP chatter is very real as he now has one of the best weapons in the NFL in DeAndre Hopkins. The NFC West is going to be incredibly tough this year.
11. Los Angeles Rams (1-0): We stay in the NFC West with the Rams, who upset the visiting Cowboys thanks in large part to their defence. Still not sold on Jared Goff, though.
12. Dallas (0-1): The Cowboys easily could have won at the Rams last Sunday night but were the victims of a pretty awful late offensive pass interference call. They will be fine.
13. Tampa Bay (0-1): There’s no shame in losing in New Orleans, but Tom Brady looked very shaky and has now thrown a pick-six in three straight games (including playoffs).
14. San Francisco (0-1): Remember those concerns about Jimmy Garoppolo late last season into the playoffs? They resurfaced in Sunday’s loss to Arizona.
15. Las Vegas (1-0): The Raiders’ offence looked great in Sunday’s win at Carolina, but the defence left a lot to be desired against a bad team.
16. Philadelphia (0-1): The Eagles should be fine if/when they get healthy, but their offensive line is a major problem right now.
17. Minnesota (0-1): No shame in losing at home to Green Bay, but that supposedly vaunted Vikings defence was torn to pieces. QB Kirk Cousins simply can’t beat good teams.
18. LA Chargers (1-0): The Bolts did not look good at all offensively but escaped in Cincinnati. Tyrod Taylor might not be the answer under centre.
19. Chicago (1-0): The Bears are the most fortunate 1-0 team in the league, but maybe Sunday’s shocking comeback provides Mitchell Trubisky with some needed confidence.
20. Jacksonville (1-0): Are the Jaguars the 20th-best team in the NFL? No, but they played well and hard in upsetting the Colts.
21. Washington (1-0): Is Washington the 21st-best team in the NFL? No, but that defence might be Top 10 with the addition of Chase Young.
22. Indianapolis (0-1): There already are rumblings of a potential quarterback controversy in Indy because Philip Rivers had two bad interceptions in the loss at Jacksonville.
23. Denver (0-1): The Broncos’ defence played very well Monday, but second-year QB Drew Lock still is a work in progress. It didn’t help he was missing two receivers vs. the Titans.
24. Houston (0-1): Hard to know how good/bad the Texans are because the Chiefs are going to dominate opponents often this season.
25. Detroit (0-1): The seat of coach Matt Patricia got hotter Sunday when his team somehow blew a 23-6 fourth-quarter lead and lost at home to Chicago. Then Patricia had the audacity to brag about his fourth-quarter coaching prowess while a coordinator with the Patriots.
26. Atlanta (0-1): Dan Quinn’s seat also got hotter as his defence was torched at home by Russell Wilson. The Falcons are going to play a LOT of high-scoring games in 2020.
27. Cincinnati (0-1): Rookie No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow certainly showed some signs that he will be a good quarterback. The Bengals essentially lost on a fluke injury to their kicker.
28. Carolina (0-1): Matt Rhule’s very young defence is going to be an issue all year, but that offence is exciting under first-year coordinator Joe Brady.
29. Cleveland (0-1): Are we really shocked the Browns lost Week 1? They have one Opening Day win since returning to the NFL. That’s almost impossible.
30. NY Giants (0-1): Two more interceptions for young QB Daniel Jones on Monday, and his offensive line remains porous.
31. Miami (0-1): This might be the last week where Ryan Fitzpatrick starts under centre over rookie Tua Tagovailoa.
32. NY Jets (0-1): This team looked completely under-prepared in its Week 1 loss and Adam Gase has now lost top tailback Le’Veon Bell for a few weeks due to injury. It’s going to be a rough year for New York football fans who don’t back the Bills.
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