As always, Week 1 of the NFL featured a ton of action. Now that the week is over, it's time to see where all 32 NFL teams stand in the power rankings.
Since it's early in the season and I don't want to react to a small sample size, the rankings will be determined by both: 1) how the team performed in week one and 2) my expectations of the team entering the season.
BLG's WEEK 2 POWER RANKINGS
1) 49ers - Colin Kaepernick is phenomenal. Adding veteran WR Anquan Boldin looks like a great move so far by San Francisco.
2) Broncos - Peyton Manning threw for SEVEN TOUCHDOWNS. The Broncos also added a decent veteran WR you may have heard of... Wes Welker.
5) Packers - They lost to the 49ers but they are still among the best teams in the NFC. Especially with Aaron Rodgers around.
7) Saints - Drew Brees makes that offense go. The 2012 Saints' defense was historically terrible. It held them back despite a great offense. If the defense can be anything better than that, they have a chance to win.
8) Bears - Marc Trestman seems to know what he's doing in Chi-town.
10) Bengals - WR AJ Green is downright scary, but I'm not sure what to make of Andy Dalton.
11) Ravens - That defense sure didn't look "reloaded" after Peyton Manning smashed them with seven touchdowns of his own.
12) Lions - Reggie Bush was built for way he is being used in Detroit. The Lions offense is a threat.
13) Eagles - The Eagles offense is also a big threat. Chip Kelly looks like a great addition. The defense didn't look too bad, at least in the first half. Can they keep their offensive success up moving forward?
15) Redskins - RG3 looked rusty but the Redskins defense looked putrid. Washington travels to Green Bay and could easily be looking at a 0-2 start to the year.
16) Dolphins - Miami is going to have to do more than beat the Browns. Ryan Tannehill doesn't look too bad.
18) Chiefs - Kansas City looked legitimately impressive in Andy Reid's debut... but it was against the worst team in the NFL.
19) Rams - Third best team in the NFC West. Earned a hard fought win against their divisional rivals against Arizona.
20) Giants - 6 turnovers. New York had 6 fumbles all of last year. They have talent, but turning the ball over this much is not an encouraging sign.
21) Panthers - Held the Seahawks to just 12 points, but also only scored 7 points.
22) Chargers - A new era in San Diego began with a similar collapse.
23) Buffalo - Credit to Doug Marrone. EJ Manuel put together a surprisingly good performance in his rookie debut against the Patriots. The Bills almost won that game, but almost won't cut it in my ruthless rankings.
24) Vikings - Weird team dynamic. Ponder isn't going to win them games, but they still have Adrian Peterson who is undoubtedly the best running back in the league.
26) Steelers - When Felix Jones is on your active roster and plays, that says a lot about your team. And not in a good way.
27) Cardinals - Carson Palmer is the best QB they have had in too long. I guess that isn't saying too much.
28) Jets - GENO! The Jets probably aren't good, but Geno Smith is an upgrade from Mark Sanchez.
29) Buccaneers - Clearly the worst team in their division the way I see it. I am not a fan of Josh Freeman. Terrible decision by Lavonte David to commit a penalty and give the Jets a chance to hit the game winning FG.
30) Raiders - They almost beat the Colts, but Oakland still isn't a threat. Terrelle Pyror might be fun to watch.
31) Cleveland Browns - Boy, it's a shame they didn't hire that Chip Kelly guy. Some people thought the Browns might have a decent year, but Brandon Weeden isn't scaring anyone except Cleveland fans.
32) Jaguars - The Gus Bus is off to a predictably slow start. Blaine Gabbert remains an anagram for "A Blabbering Tree".
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