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NFL Power Rankings 2014, Week 2: Eagles survive and advance

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Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Now that Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season is over, it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

The Philadelphia Eagles scored 34 unanswered points to come back from a 17-0 deficit to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Eagles got the win but it wasn't pretty.

Let's dive right in to the rankings.


1) Seattle Seahawks (Last Week: 1) - The 2014 Super Bowl champions picked up right where they left off. That defense looks as good as ever.

2) Denver Broncos (LW: 2) - Surprise, surprise: the Broncos can still score a lot of points.

3) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 5) - The 49ers may take a step back this season but it won't happen yet. San Fran was able to capitalize on the many mistakes made by the Cowboys.

4) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 7) - The Eagles are only the second team in NFL history to trail by 17+ points at halftime and win by at least 17 points. That's special. If Nick Foles can avoid looking anything like he did in the first half against Jacksonville, I think this team will be in good shape. We'll see how they hold up with injuries to Evan Mathis (details) and Allen Barbre (details) on the offensive line. You may think this is too high for Philly but keep in mind the teams ahead of them that fell.

5) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 8) - Still the best team in the AFC North until proven otherwise.

6) New Orleans Saints (LW: 6) - No movement for New Orleans. You could do worse than an overtime loss on the road to a divisional opponent. 568 yards surrendered on defense (8.2 yards per play) is pretty bad, though.

7) New England Patriots (LW: 3) - Perhaps the AFC East won't be won so easily after all. Surprising loss for New England.

8) Green Bay Packers (LW: 4) - The Packers sure did not look all that impressive against Seattle's defense. Then again, who does?

9) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 14) - Arizona's defense still looks solid despite having lost some key players.

10) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 9) - I'll steal this from good friend Tommy Lawlor: "The Colts do not go down quietly. If you beat them, you earn it."

11) Detroit Lions (LW: 15) - Really liked what quarterback Matt Stafford had to show. Calvin Johnson is obviously still awesome.

12) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 17) - Big win for Atlanta by beating the division favorites at home in overtime.

13) San Diego Chargers (LW: 11) - It was only a one point loss to the Cardinals but the offense didn't look as good as I expected it to. The run game was especially terrible: 2.2 average yards per attempt.

14) Chicago Bears (LW: 10) - An overtime loss to the Bills isn't the end of the world but man did Jay Cutler look shaky. I expected the Bears to look a lot better than they did.

15) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 18) - The Steelers got out to a big lead and almost saw it slip away but were able to hold on.

16) Carolina Panthers (LW: 19) - They earned a win on the road against a division opponent with their backup quarterback. Maybe the Panthers won't be as bad as I expected.

17) Miami Dolphins (LW: 25) - So... how about those Dolphins? They might deserve to be higher on this list with a legitimate 33-20 win over New England. For now, I thinks 8 spots is a healthy enough bump until they prove more.

18) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 12) - Ray Rice is gone. Joe Flacco threw 61 times. Baltimore is 0-1.

19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 13) - I liked Josh McCown with Mark Trestman in Chi-town but I'm not a fan of his in Tampa Bay.

20) New York Jets (LW: 21) - I'm going to have to see more than a win over the Raiders to be impressed.

21) Houston Texans (LW: 26) - J.J. Watt is extremely far from being a bad player, but he's a bad, bad man.

22) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 27) - Cordarrelle Patterson is a weapon. I sure didn't see Minny scoring 34 on the road in St. Louis.

23) Tennessee Titans (LW: 30) - Quality road win for the Titans.

24) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 16) - I'm not surprised the Chiefs took a step back but I didn't expect it to be this bad and this soon. Not only did the Chiefs lose by 16 at home but they lost two important starters on defense for the season in Mike DeVito and Derrick Johnson. It could be a long year for Andy Reid in KC.

25) St. Louis Rams (LW: 20) - So much for that impressive Rams defense. This team is in desperate need of a quarterback with a pulse.

26) New York Giants (LW: 23) - The new and improved NYG offense averaged 4.1 yards per pass attempt and 2.4 yards per rush attempt. Eli Manning threw 2 interceptions. The Giants allowed 35 points.

27) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 24) - Tony Romo really struggled. 3 interceptions. At least that dreadful Dallas defense 'only' allowed 28 points!

28) Washington Redskins (LW: 22) - Robert Griffin III took a lot of hits and Washington only managed to score 6 points.

29) Buffalo Bills (LW: 31) - Better than I expected, but I'm not buying stocking in the Bills just yet.

30) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 28) - The Jaguars allowed 34 unanswered points after getting ahead to a 17-0 start. The Jaguars didn't look all that impressive once Nick Foles stopped turning the ball over.

31) Cleveland Browns (LW: 29) - Give the Browns some credit for making the Steelers game close (and covering the spread). Is a Josh Gordon return close?

32) Oakland Raiders (LW: 32) - #StartTheCarr is a fun hashtag and all but 4.7 yards per pass attempt isn't so much fun.