Week 1 Power Rankings

Power rankings changing each week along with every teams performance grade for that week.

  1. Los Angeles Rams (1-0) 33-13 Win vs Raiders *Previous Rank: 2* (Grade: A)
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) 18-12 Win vs Falcons *Previous Rank: 1* (Grade: B)
  3. Minnesota Vikings (1-0) 24-16 Win vs 49ers *Previous Rank: 3* (Grade: A-)
  4. New England Patriots (1-0) 27-20 Win vs Texans *Previous Rank: 4* (Grade: B+)
  5. Green Bay Packers (1-0) 24-23 Win vs Bears *Previous Rank: 9* (Grade: B+)
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) 20-15 Win vs Giants *Previous Rank: 7* (Grade: B)
  7. New Orleans Saints (0-1) 40-48 Loss vs Bucs *Previous Rank: 5* (Grade: B-)
  8. Baltimore Ravens (1-0) 47-3 Win vs Bills *Previous Rank: 13* (Grade: A+)
  9. Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) 38-28 Win vs Chargers *Previous Rank: 14* (Grade: A-)
  10. Carolina Panthers (1-0) 16-8 Win vs Cowboys *Previous Rank: 10* (Grade: B)
  11. Atlanta Falcons (0-1) 12-18 Loss vs Eagles *Previous Rank: 8* (Grade: B-)
  12. Pittsburg Steelers (0-0-1) 21-21 Tie vs Browns *Previous Rank: 6* (Grade: B-)
  13. Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) 28-38 Loss vs Chiefs *Previous Rank: 11* (Grade: B-)
  14. New York Giants (0-1) 15-20 Loss vs Jaguars *Previous Rank: 19* (Grade: B-)
  15. Houston Texans (0-1) 20-27 Loss vs Patriots *Previous Rank: 15* (Grade B-)
  16. Washington Redskins (1-0) 24-6 Win vs Cardinals *Previous Rank: 18* (Grade: A)
  17. New York Jets (1-0) 48-17 Win vs Lions *Previous Rank: 28* (Grade: A+)
  18. Chicago Bears (0-1) 23-24 Loss vs Packers *Previous Rank: 27* (Grade: B-)
  19. Denver Broncos (1-0) 27-24 Win vs Seahawks *Previous Rank: 16* (Grade: B)
  20. San Francisco 49ers (0-1) 16-24 Loss vs Vikings *Previous Rank: 17* (Grade: B-)
  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) 48-40 Win vs Saints *Previous Rank: 32* (Grade: A-)
  22. Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) 34-23 Win vs Colts *Previous Rank: 26* (Grade: B+)
  23. Miami Dolphins (1-0) 27-20 Win vs Titans *Previous Rank: 25* (Grade: B+)
  24. Tennessee Titans (0-1) 20-27 Loss vs Dolphins *Previous Rank: 12* (Grade: C+)
  25. Seattle Seahawks (0-1) 24-27 Loss vs Broncos *Previous Rank: 23* (Grade: C+)
  26. Dallas Cowboys (0-1) 8-16 Loss vs Panthers *Previous Rank: 21* (Grade: C+)
  27. Oakland Raiders (0-1) 33-13 Loss vs Rams *Previous Rank: 22* (Grade: C)
  28. Clevland Browns (0-0-1) 21-21 Tie vs Steelers *Previous Rank: 29* (Grade: C+)
  29. Arizona Cardinals (0-1) 6-24 Loss vs Redskins *Previous Rank: 24* (Grade: D+)
  30. Indianapolis Colts (0-1) 23-34 Loss vs Bengals *Previous Rank: 31* (Grade: C)
  31. Detroit Lions (0-1) 17-48 Loss vs Jets *Previous Rank: 20* (Grade: D)
  32. Buffalo Bills (0-1) 3-47 Loss vs Ravens *Previous Rank: 30* (Grade: F)

Explanations on some rankings:

Number 5, Packers: The whole world held it’s breath in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game when Rodgers went down and had to be carted off the field. Then, he did what Rodgers does. He came back with one leg and proved he can carry his team no matter what, even against competition on the rise. His defense also did something it hasn’t done in a long while, and that is step up when he needs them to. That’s enough to move them up 4 spots in the ranking.

Number 7, Saints: The Saints were probably most people’s biggest lock pick for week 1, and they certainly failed to live up to anything close. Their highly touted defense got scalded by a Ryan Fitzpatrick lead Buccaneers offense, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s panic time in New Orleans. Their defense got off to a rough start last year, and unless they follow this performance with similar struggles in week 2, I think their offenses firepower and their defenses comeback potential is enough to keep them in the top 10.

Number 13, Chargers: An 0-4 start like last year is the last thing Chargers fans want this year. They seem to always have it on paper, only to fall short in games. A team that was supposed to sit on the throne of the AFC West opened up their season with a divisional loss to the Chiefs. It’s not panic time yet, but if that defense doesn’t step up, and if the offense doesn’t play with a little more pop, this season could be another average one.

Number 21, Buccaneers: Can what the Bucs did be sustained? That’s to be determined; but for now, they deserve the number 21 spot. Their defense struggled as usual, but that offense made up for it by staying with the Saints and overwhelming them. If the Bucs can manage another upset in week 2, look for this team to skyrocket in the rankings once again.

Number 31, Lions: Probably the biggest shock of this list, but can you blame me? This team got embarrassed on primetime to a Jets team that doesn’t seem ready to compete for real just yet. Combine that with already poor coach-player relations being reported, and this team could be in for a double-digit loss season in the highly competitive NFC and NFC North.