Week 1 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule is already in the books! That went by fast.
Now that the first week 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.
BLG's WEEK 2 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: 6) - Going into Gillette Stadium and coming out with a win is not an easy thing to do. Doing it from behind is even more difficult. The Patriots were 102-1 at home when leading by 10-plus points at any point in a game since 2001. They’re now 102-2. Alex Smith has some great weapons to work with in Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt. Andy Reid is still one of the best coaches in the league.
2 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 2) - Not a super flashy Week 1 win but still a win nonetheless. No change in the ranking.
5 - New England Patriots (LW: 1) - There was thought this team might 19-0 this season. Whoops! Tom Brady sure didn’t look like the Tom Brady everyone is used to on Thursday night. “We’re on to New Orleans.”
7 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 7) - The Cowboys didn’t look overly impressive in their win over the Giants. Dallas only managed to score 19 points despite holding the ball for over 34 minutes. Dak Prescott threw a number of inaccurate passes and looked mediocre at best.
8 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 3) - Now we’re seeing why the Seahawks were willing to give up a fifth-round pick for Matt Tobin. Their offensive line is pretty terrible. The defense is still good, but they’re only going to go so far without being able to protect Russell Wilson.
9 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 16) - Kudos to Sam Bradford for having a great game against a Saints defense that hasn’t been good in forever now. I’m sure Bradford will keep this up the whole season and totally won’t fall back to Earth. Meanwhile, that Vikings defense still looks pretty strong.
10 - Detroit Lions (LW: 14) - The Lions looked bad early on in Week 1 but came roaring back for a convincing win at home. Detroit figures to have a pretty formidable passing game, thanks in part to rookie standout Kenny Golladay AKA Babytron.
11 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 13) - It wasn’t pretty but the Eagles got the job done on the road against a team that’s given them trouble for the past few seasons. Philadelphia’s defensive line looks like it could be one of the top unit’s in the league. Carson Wentz’s play-making ability is breathtaking. If he can be more consistent with his accuracy, the Eagles can continue to climb up the rankings.
12 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 15) - Beating a division opponent by a final score of 20-0 in Week 1 is pretty good. Baltimore’s defense is a tough unit to crack.
13 - Denver Broncos (LW: 17) - The Broncos seem to be picking up where they left off lost year. Trevor Siemian and the Denver defense combine to play well enough for a win.
14 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 12) - Didn’t play in Week 1 due to Hurricane Irma. Now they’ll have to play 16 games in a row.
15 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 10) - I still think the Titans will win the AFC South. Former Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota needs to play better, though.
16 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 9) - Hoo boy. I thought this team was ready to bounce back this season. Not so sure about that now. Carson Palmer, who turns 38 in December, might be cooked. David Johnson getting hurt is a big loss for Arizona.
17 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 22) - I’m still not really sure what to make of this team. A Week 1 win on the road against the 49ers tells me they’re not totally terrible. Beyond that, still trying to figure it out.
18 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 18) - Didn’t play in Week 1 due to Hurricane Irma. Now they’ll have to play 16 games in a row.
20 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 31) - Pretty good road win for the Jags in Houston. Jacksonville’s defense played well. Going up against “Tom Savage” and a rookie Deshaun Watson helps.
21 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 19) - For the millionth year in a row, the Saints have an awful defense. The offense also doesn’t look so great with Brandin Cooks (traded) and Willie Snead (suspension) missing.
22 - New York Giants (LW: 11) - The Giants offense looked awful without Odell Beckham Jr. New York’s offensive line is as bad as everyone expected it to be. Eli Manning looks washed.
23 - Washington Redskins (LW: 20) - Kirk Cousins suddenly looks mortal without DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon on the team. Washington’s offense looks poised to take a significant step back this year.
24 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 24) - Close lose to the Broncos on the road in Denver. Can’t kill the Bolts for that.
25 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 28) - They won, but it was only against the Jets. LeSean McCoy is still pretty good, so Buffalo has that going for them. Shady had 110 yards on 22 carries against NYJ’s defense.
26 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 21) - Maybe this really is the year Marvin Lewis finally gets fired. Getting shutout by a division rival at home on opening day is embarrassing.
27 - Houston Texans (LW: 23) - Houston is going nowhere fast with their quarterback situation. I don’t think Deshaun Watson is ready to save them.
28 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 29) - DeShone Kizer is showing some promise. The Browns don’t look like a total disaster. Progress!
29 - Chicago Bears (LW: 30) - The Bears didn’t look as awful as expected against the NFC Champions. Moral victory!
30 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 27) - Thought Kyle Shanahan might provide a little spark for San Fran. Nope, 49ers still terrible.
31 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 26) - Having Scott Tolzien as your starting quarterback must be awful. The bad news for the Colts is Andrew Luck is still a few weeks away from returning. They’re hopeless until then.
32 - New York Jets (LW: 32) - Just the worst quarterback situation in the league.