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Power Rankings (week 3)

September 18, 2013 by Steel Haven


Rnk LW* Team Record Comments
1. 1. Denver Broncos 2-0 Not looking forward to watching them on Monday night at Mile High against the Raiders.
2. 3. Seattle Seahawks 2-0 Returned to the formula that won them games in the first 10 or so games of 2012, get the ball to Lynch and get out of the way.
3. 4. New Orleans Saints 2-0 Rob Ryan has turned around the defense at least in the early going.
4. 5. Houston Texans 2-0 The new cardiac kids pulled out another late victory thanks this week to rookie Hopkins.
5. 2. San Francisco 49ers 1-1 Steamrolled in Seattle managing only 107 passing, 207 total yards.
6. 6. New England Patriots 2-0 Pulled out a win despite having more punts (11) than first downs (9).
7. 7. Green Bay Packers 1-1 Took out frustration of opening loss in SF on Washington.
8. 8. Atlanta Falcons 1-1 Won their 13th straight after a loss. Haven’t lost back-to-back games since 2009.
9. 9. Chicago Bears 2-0 Cutler provided fourth quarter heroics for a second straight week.
10. 12. Cincinnati Bengals 1-1 Won in spite of Dalton.
11. 16. Baltimore Ravens 1-1 Gave up 43 less points than in the opener, the difference between playing the Broncos and Browns.
12. 19. Kansas City Chiefs 2-0 Undefeated Reid returns to Philly on Thursday night.
13. 23. Miami Dolphins 2-0 Tannehill while not outplaying Luck at least matched him.
14. 10. Indianapolis Colts 1-1 Lost last season's comeback magic.
15. 11. Dallas Cowboys 1-1 Witten passed Sharpe for the second most catches by a TE, a mere 432 behind Gonzalez.
16. 13. St. Louis Rams 1-1 Furious comeback couldn't overcome 21 point halftime deficit.
17. 25. Arizona Cardinals 1-1 Overcame Fitzgerald hamstring injury that kept him out the second half by spreading the ball around to 10 different receivers.
18. 14. Detriot Lions 1-1 Continue to be done in by a lack of discipline which manifested itself this week in 8 penalties for 101 yards including a 31 yard pass interference penalty in the end zone on the final drive.
19. 28. Buffalo Bills 1-1 Manuel already looks like the real deal.
20. 30. San Diego Chargers 1-1 Rivers seems to have found a go-to receiver in Royal.
21. 15. Philadelphia Eagles 1-1 Euphoria over spread offense and opening victory has quickly dissipated.
22. 17. New York Giants 0-2 Eli has thrown 7 interceptions in the first 2 games.
23. 18. Washington Redskins 0-2 First defense since Falcons in '67 to give up 1000 yards in their first 2 games. Focus on rustiness of RGIII hiding the real problem, abysmal defensive secondary.
24. 20. Minnesota Vikings 0-2 Settled for 3 FGs of under 30 yards in the second half before allowing a late TD and losing by a point.
25. 21. Tennessee Titans 1-1 Blew 8 point lead with less than 2 minutes remaining to lose in OT.
26. 22. Pittsburgh Steelers 0-2 Meddling owner Art II's edict to fire Arians has backfired on an epic scale.
27. 26. New York Jets 1-1 Done in by 3 fourth quarter interceptions by Sanchez, err, I mean Smith.
28. 24. Carolina Panthers 0-2 Decision to hire Mike Shula to replace Chudzinski working out about as poorly as should have been expected.
29. 27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-2 Lost on a walk off FG for the second consecutive week. Offense in shambles thanks to Freeman, Schiano feud.
30. 31. Oakland Raiders 1-1 Jaguars can make anyone look good.
31. 29. Cleveland Browns 0-2 Richardson needs more touches. (edit: and after Lombardi's insane trade will get them on the Colts)
32. 32. Jacksonville Jaguars 0-2 The race for Bridgewater already has an early favorite.

*Last week's ranking

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