Week 2 of the 2019 NFL regular season schedule is in the books! Now it’s time to see how all 32 teams stack up. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.
BLG’S WEEK 3 NFL POWER RANKINGS
2 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 2) - The pairing of Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid is just unfair.
3 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 5) - Entering Week 2, Jared Goff was averaging a 77.3 passer rating in his last nine starts. Goff got off the schneid in a key win over New Orleans. Cooper Kupp’s YAC skills certainly helped him out.
4 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 7) - The Packers are off to a good start with two straight wins over NFC North rivals. With Aaron Rodgers and an improved defense, they could easily win that division.
5 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 8) - Lamar Jackson’s sporting a 145.2 passer rating through two games. It helps that he’s played Miami and Arizona. Still, pretty good.
6 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 9) - Russell Wilson was sharp in a road over Pittsburgh. The Seahawks haven’t looked dominant but they have looked like a good team.
7 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 4) - It’s tough to precisely gauge what the Eagles’ Week 2 loss tells us about the quality of this team moving forward. Losing three key offensive starters — Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Dallas Goedert — during PREGAME WARMUPS is such an anomalous aberration. Despite this incredibly bad luck, Carson Wentz had the Eagles in position to win on the road in Atlanta. If only Nelson Agholor hadn’t dropped the potential game-winning touchdown.
Agholor had a great game EXTENDING catch, just after this⬇️ what should have been a game WINNING catch... ♂️pic.twitter.com/l8kbCSE1gK— Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta) September 16, 2019
8 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 10) - The Cowboys couldn’t have asked for an easier start to their 2019 season: home vs. NYG, away at WASTEAM, and home vs. Miami. They can sleepwalk to 3-0. And their Week 4 game against New Orleans just got easier with Drew Brees injured. Must be nice.
9 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 5) - The banged up Chargers were narrowly defeated in a 1:00 PM ET road start. There are worse ways to lose but one must wonder about the injuries piling up for this team once again.
10 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 3) - Drew Brees is expected to miss at least six games. Teddy Bridgewater didn’t inspire much confidence while playing in relief of the Saints’ starting quarterback. Perhaps Bridgewater will improve with a week of game prep. But it also seems possible he’s also just not very good.
11 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 14) - They almost lost to the Eagles despite Philadelphia being at a big disadvantage with their injury situation. The Falcons failed to impress but they were able to do enough to win.
12 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 18) - Frank Reich is just a good coach. He has Jacoby Brissett playing well. Being 1-1 with an overtime loss is a pretty solid spot to be in after having your starting quarterback surprisingly retire right before the season.
13 - Houston Texans (LW: 12) - This team isn’t really great. If Jacksonville doesn’t barely miss converting a two-point try, the Texans are 0-2 right now.
14 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 13) - It hurts the former Marcus Mariota stan in me to say but I can’t help wonder what the Titans would look like with a better quarterback.
15 - Chicago Bears (LW: 15) - The Bears really should’ve lost in Denver. They greatly benefited from a bad call (see video below). This team is so non-threatening with Mitchell Trubisky and his 65.0 passer rating at quarterback.
This was called roughing the passer on Bradley Chubb. pic.twitter.com/EA20wdl3gi— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 15, 2019
16 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 11) - Kirk Cousins doesn’t win games against good teams and comes up small in big moments. Wash, rinse, repeat.
17 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 19) - They’re 2-0 but still not really sold on this Niners team. They have a chance to get to 3-0 with a backup quarterback-led Pittsburgh coming to town.
18 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 20) - The Bills beat two of the three worst teams in these power rankings. They’re taken care of business so far.
19 - Detroit Lions (LW: 25) - It wasn’t pretty but the Lions narrowly defeated a quality Chargers team at home. Detroit will need Matthew Stafford to be sharper moving forward.
20 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 17) - An 0-2 Pittsburgh team is turning to 2018 third-round pick Mason Rudolph with Ben Roethlisberger out for the rest of the season. Things could get ugly for the Steelers.
21 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 30) - The Browns easily beat a depleted Jets team on Monday Night Football. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Baker Mayfield hasn’t been so great through his first two games.
22 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 28) - Still don’t think this team is going anywhere with Jameis Winston at the helm but they did manage to beat Carolina on the road.
23 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 16) - Cam Newton doesn’t look right. Hard to be optimistic about this team’s outlook if he’s not healthy. Norv Turner’s offense isn’t helping matters.
24 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 23) - The Jags almost escaped Houston with a win in Gardner Minshew’s first start. But Jacksonville could be losing Jalen Ramsey, who is demanding a trade after a blow up with Doug Marrone.
25 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 24) - Thought the Raiders might have something going for themselves after Week 1 but a blowout loss to KC confirms they’re still far off.
26 - Denver Broncos (LW: 26) - The Broncos probably got screwed out of a win over Chicago. Regardless, this team isn’t going places with Joe Flacco under center.
27 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 29) - Kyler Murray and the Cards have shown some signs of promise despite an 0-1-1 start.
28 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 21) - The Bengals surprised in Week 1 with a one-point loss in Seattle. They met original expectations this week, however, with a blowout loss at home to San Fran. So maybe this team really just does stink.
29 - Washington Redskins (LW: 27) - Washington already has an 0-2 division record, which is the worst way to start a season. With Chicago up next, Jay Gruden is staring 0-3 right in the face.
30 - New York Jets (LW: 22) - Sam Darnold has mono and Trevor Siemian is hurt so the Jets are down to Luke Falk at quarterback. Just End The Season.
31 - New York Giants (LW: 31) - Eli Manning is now 116-116 in 232 career starts. Such mediocrity doesn’t deserve to be honored by the Hall of Fame. Manning will drop below .500 with a loss to Tampa ... assuming he’s not benched for Daniel Jones this week.
32 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 32) - The Dolphins have been outscored 102 to 10 through the first two weeks of the season. They’ll be a permanent fixture at this No. 32 spot in 2019.