The Depth Chart: 2013 NFL Week 2 Power Rankings
September 10th, 2013 - 7:44 pm
Here’s a look at my NFL power rankings for Week 2 of the 2013 season.
RANK. TEAM NAME (PREVIOUS RANK)(RECORD)
- Denver Broncos (2)(1-0) — Crushed Ravens behind 7 TDs from Manning. Look like best team right now.
- San Francisco 49ers (1)(1-0) — Had a little trouble with a good Packers team. Holding steady in Top 3.
- Seattle Seahawks (3)(1-0) — Nearly lost on the road to the Panthers but pulled it out.
- Houston Texans (6)(1-0) — Got off to a rough start against the Chargers but made a nice comeback.
- New England Patriots (8)(1-0) — Nearly had a scare against the Bills but Brady leads them on game-winning drive.
- New Orleans Saints (16)(1-0) — Still have some holes, but beat a good Falcons team.
- Atlanta Falcons (4)(0-1) — Still could be better than the Saints, but lost a tough road game.
- Chicago Bears (12)(1-0) — Had some defensive struggles, but veteran team showed resiliency.
- Green Bay Packers (9)(0-1) — No shame in losing to a better 49ers team on the road.
- Baltimore Ravens (5)(0-1) — Were embarrassed by Manning’s Broncos on opening night.
- Indianapolis Colts (10)(1-0) — Nearly gave a terrible Raiders team a gift in their own house.
- Cincinnati Bengals (7)(0-1) — Looked good offensively, but struggled with discipline and closing out the game.
- Dallas Cowboys (14)(1-0) — New defense looked very good with six takeaways against the Giants.
- Philadelphia Eagles (25)(1-0) — Chip Kelly’s new offense had a great debut, looking like a video game.
- Washington Redskins (11)(0-1) — Couldn’t handle the high-powered offense of the Eagles.
- Detroit Lions (21)(1-0) — A better all-around team than the Vikings at this point and held on for a Week 1 win.
- Minnesota Vikings (13)(0-1) — AP isn’t getting much help from his quarterback, offensive line, or defense.
- New York Giants (15)(0-1) — Turned the ball over too many times against the Cowboys but still lost by just 5.
- Miami Dolphins (17)(1-0) — Beat up on a bad Browns team. Nothing impressive.
- St. Louis Rams (18)(1-0) — Looked good in securing an opening day victory over the Cardinals.
- San Diego Chargers (22)(0-1) — Had a nice lead against a good Texans team but collapsed in the second half.
- Carolina Panthers (20)(0-1) — Just couldn’t hold off a solid Seahawks team for an opening day upset.
- Pittsburgh Steelers (19)(0-1) — Somehow they managed to lose at home, which doesn’t happen often. A team in trouble.
- Kansas City Chiefs (27)(1-0) — Nearly shut out a bad Jaguars team in Andy Reid’s first game.
- Buffalo Bills (28)(0-1) — Almost gave new head coach Doug Marrone a big first victory over the Patriots.
- Tennessee Titans (29)(1-0) — Went into Pittsburgh and knocked off the Steelers. Still not a very good football team.
- New York Jets (30)(1-0) — Clung to a one-point victory over the visiting Buccaneers.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (23)(0-1) — Couldn’t beat a mediocre Jets team.
- Arizona Cardinals (24)(0-1) — Offense is looking better in one game of the Carson Palmer era, but lost to Rams.
- Cleveland Browns (26)(0-1) — Bad team stays bad.
- Oakland Raiders (32)(0-1) — Nearly knocked off the Colts on the road, but gave the game away.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (31)(0-1) — Worst team in the league managed just two points on a blocked punt that rolled out of the end zone.