Now that Week 1 of the 2015 NFL regular 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.
Let's dive right in.
BLG's WEEK 2 POWER RANKINGS
1) New England Patriots (Last Week: 1) - The reigning champs remain on top after winning in the NFL's kickoff game. They didn't look as sharp as one might expect, but they got the job done. Oh, and there was even some controversy about them cheating due to headset issues. Who would have guessed?
2) Green Bay Packers (LW: 3) - Aaron Rodgers is still really good. The Packers didn't look as dominant as one might expect but they outlasted their divisional opponent on the road.
3) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 2) - The Seahawks totally underachieved in St. Louis, which is a place where they typically seem to struggle. Despite this, they only lost a close one in overtime.
4) Denver Broncos (LW: 4) - The Broncos are lucky their defense is legitimate because that offense is sure looking shaky. Some are already thinking 39-year-old Peyton Manning might be cooked. Not an ideal start for him at all.
7) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 8) - That Dallas running game sure wasn't impressive (80 yards on 23 carries, 3.5 average) but the offensive line gave Tony Romo all the time in the world to throw. The Cowboys are lucky the Giants made a really dumb mistake late in the game. Losing Dez Bryant and Randy Gregory for several weeks certainly hurts them moving forward.
8) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 5) - Philly falls out of the top five after a disappointing road loss to start the season. The Eagles just look dreadful in the first half. The good news for the Birds is they started to pick up in the second half of the game. If the Eagles can build on that rebound, they might be OK moving forward. They desperately need to get back to running the football, however.
9) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 7) - Joe Flacco did not look very ELITE against the Broncos defense. Then again, he wasn't helped by Steve Smith dropping an open touchdown late in the game.
10) San Diego Chargers (LW: 14) - The Bolts needed to come from behind to get the job done and that's exactly what they did.
11) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 15) - The Cardinals had home field advantage and beat up on a bad Saints team. Encouraging start for them after losing Todd Bowles this offseason.
12) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 6) - Blown out on the road to start the season. A lot of people are re-thinking their predictions for the Colts as favorites to go to the Super Bowl. Once again this team appears to be just Andrew Luck and a bunch of nothing else.
13) Miami Dolphins (LW: 13) - Yuck. The Dolphins managed to beat Washington but it sure wasn't pretty. Ryan Tannehil was not very impressive.
14) Buffalo Bills (LW: 19) - What a big win for the Bills to open the season. Tyrod Taylor looked good in the Bills' victory, though LeSean McCoy did not.
15) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 9) - Pittsburgh's secondary looks very bad. The fact that Brandon Boykin can't get on the field ahead of eight other defensive backs is baffling. The Steelers really need Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant to get back.
16) Detroit Lions (LW: 11) - Detroit blew a big lead to the Chargers. The good news for them is Ameer Abdullah continues to look like the real deal.
17) New York Jets (LW: 21) - Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't much of a long-term answer at quarterback but the Jets will be able to win some games with him and their defense.
19) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 22) - The Falcons offense still looks really good. Julio Jones is a huge weapon. The defense looks improved, but there are still some issues. Overall, Dan Quinn's debut was successful.
20) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 23) - Everyone thought the 49ers were going to be pretty terrible after the disastrous offseason they've had. That still might happen, but not yet.
21) St. Louis Rams (LW: 24) - Nick Foles seemed to play well against the Seahawks. Of course, it helps when Seattle totally underachieves across the board and their defensive backs inexplicably fall down for no reason.
22) New Orleans Saints (LW: 16) - What a surprise: Rob Ryan's defense still isn't any good.
23) Houston Texans (LW: 17) - Imagine how much worse the Texans would be if they didn't have the best defensive player in football, J.J. Watt. This team isn't going anywhere fast with their uninspiring quarterback situation.
24) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 18) - Seemingly everyone's favorite under-the-radar pick to be a playoff team this year did not get off to a good start in 2015. Second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater struggled and Adrian Peterson didn't impress either.
25) New York Giants (LW: 25) - What a dumb and bad team. The New York defense can't generate a pass rush and can barely cover anyone to save their lives. New York's decision to pass on third-and-goal may have been dumb, but it was even more stupid for Eli Manning to throw the ball out bounds and stop the clock instead of taking a sack. The Giants totally gave a win away.
26) Chicago Bears (LW: 26) - I fully expected Chicago to get obliterated by the Packers. Instead, they only lost by one touchdown. That has to count as a moral victory for now.
27) Tennessee Titans (LW: 29) - Now you can see why Chip Kelly wanted to give up the farm for Marcus Mariota. He's pretty good.
28) Cleveland Browns (LW: 27) - It looks like it's already Johnny Football time after Josh McCown suffered a concussion. Manziel has a lot to prove.
29) Oakland Raiders (LW: 28) - Fortunately for Oakland, Derek Carr isn't too seriously hurt. Unfortunately for Oakland, the Raiders still look bad.
30) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 30) - If only the Jaguars could get the preseason version of Blake Bortles to show up in the regular season.
31) Washington Redskins (LW: 32) - Washington showed more fight than expected in a loss to Miami, but they still aren't very good. Kirk Cousins is a turnover machine. The Hogs will be without DeSean Jackson for a few weeks, which hurts.
32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 31) - Yikes. Jameis Winston's career isn't off to a good start. These bad Bucs don't appear to have made much progress. Lovie Smith has done nothing to inspire confidence.