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1. Buffalo Bills (+1)
Well, nature has officially corrected itself, as the Buffalo Bills are #1, and here they may stay for the remainder of the season. The Bills look ABSOLUTELY DOMINANT, and no other team looks particularly close. The Bills have defeated the 2021 Superbowl Champions and the 2021 AFC #1 seed by a combined score of 72-17. Stephon Diggs looks better than when he was in his prime, and Josh Allen is seeing the field better than he ever did. When Tre’Davious White returns to strengthen this secondary, this team might downright be unstoppable.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (-1)
The Kansas City Chiefs came back down to earth after a dominant Week 1 performance against the Arizona Cardinals. However Patrick Mahomes still looked very poised and efficient, going 24-35 for 235 yards and 2 TDs. No 1 receiver had more than 60 yards, but they didn’t need to. The ball was spread around the offense, and coupling that with a balanced run game should keep Kansas City formidable in a division that looks more and more like a two-horse race.
3. Philadelphia Eagles (+1)
Through 2 weeks of a very very long season, it’s getting hard not to prematurely assume a Superbowl matchup between AFC’s best Buffalo Bills and the NFC’s best Philadelphia Eagles. These teams have the rosters, the QBs, put up a ton of points, and look great doing it. The Eagles put all the chips in on Jalen Hurts, and look to be a more complete version of the 2019 Baltimore Ravens. Let’s just hope the Eagles post-season foray ends better than that Ravens team did back then.
4. Miami Dolphins (+4)
Speaking of the Baltimore Ravens, defensive lapses and a thin secondary allowed Tua Tagovailoa to throw for 13-of-17, 199 yards, and four touchdowns……..in the 4th quarter of a game where they trailed the Ravens by 21 points. And with that effort, as well as a combined 361 yards (total game yards) from speedsters Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, the Dolphins shock the Ravens with a 42-38 win and a 2-0 record to start the season. It looks like Tua answered those questioning his ability, and then some.
5. Los Angeles Chargers (-2)
Injuries may have caused the Chargers to slip a few, but they still look as competitive as ever. And if not for a shot to the ribs to young Justin Herbert, the Chargers may have actually stolen the game from the Chiefs in Kansas City. Though for the most part the teams looked perfectly matched, the biggest difference seemed to be Justin Herbert slanging the ball anywhere he wanted to on that field. If Herbert can maintain his health, and the team can get Keenan Allen back, there’s no telling what the limit will be for this team. Playoffs maybe?
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The defense continues to be the difference maker for this team, but Brady did finally exercise his demons and defeat the Saints for the first time in the regular season since becoming a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. But don’t be fooled, Brady still looks as sharp as ever, making any receiver around him look useful. And as long as Playoff Lenny can maintain the ground game until all of Brady’s receiver’s come back, and the Bucs can ride the regular season with enough wins for a postseason trip, you can never count Brady out from turning it on at just the right time to make another trip to the big game.
7. Green Bay Packers (new entry)
The Packers inexplicable collapse to the Vikings in Week 1 was a big part of the reason that Green Bay didn’t make the Power Rankings last week, and Minnesota did. But much like 2021’s inaugural loss, the Packers bounce back in Week 2 with a rather convincing win. Much like their rival Bay city’s team (complete with a rival GOAT QB), the defense and the run game will have to carry this team until Rodgers builds a better rapport with his young receivers, and maybe then will Rodgers finally break his streak of only being the most dominant regular season QB.
7. Baltimore Ravens
I wanted to drop the Ravens a few spots for their abysmal 4th quarter defensive performance against the Miami Dolphins, however I couldn’t think of another team that deserved to be here. Not to mention Lamar Jackson’s incredible offensive performance, throwing 21-29, 318 yards, 3 TDs, 119 yards on the ground, and another rushing TD, setting multiple NFL records in the process. If this team can get it’s secondary together and a halfway decent run game (see Philadelphia Eagles), they can continue to make there way up the list.
9. Los Angeles Rams (new entry)
Welcome to the party Champs! After getting thrashed 31-10 in its season opener, the LA Rams have seemingly righted its ship and got a W to reach that .500. Granted that win came against the Atlanta Falcons, but a win is a win. With more consistent play from Stafford and more targets to Kupp, the Rams should continue to get better and better. What places the Rams at #9 is the fact that they needed a Ramsey interception to keep them from going 0-2 on the season, to the FALCONS!
10. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals missed this list after a hammering by the Kansas City Chiefs last week, and whether that was because of Mahomes’ greatness, or the Cardinals lack of personnel, Kyler Murray redeemed himself big time coming back from a 20 point deficit to beat the Raiders (who actually made the list last week). Kyler looked absolutely electric, even if the team itself really didn’t, but a visit from the defending champion LA Rams, who kicked the Cards out of the playoffs last year, will let us know if these guys are the real deal.
What say you? Do you agree with the Week 2 Power rankings? Who do you think will enter the top 10 in Week 3? Let us know in the comments below!