The Depth Chart: 2013 NFL Week 3 Power Rankings
September 17th, 2013 - 7:01 pm
Here’s a look at my NFL power rankings for Week 3 of the 2013 season.
RANK. TEAM NAME (PREVIOUS RANK)(RECORD)
- Denver Broncos (1)(2-0) — Stay unbeaten with a sound thumping of the Giants on the road.
- Seattle Seahawks (3)(2-0) — Dominated division rival San Fran on Sunday night.
- Houston Texans (4)(2-0) — They stay perfect on the season but their performance has been anything but.
- San Francisco 49ers (2)(1-1) — Didn’t look good in road loss to Seahawks.
- New England Patriots (5)(2-0) — May be division champs by default this year. Lack offensive firepower.
- New Orleans Saints (6)(2-0) — Will probably fly under the radar for most of the year.
- Atlanta Falcons (7)(1-1) — Steven Jackson suffered an injury, but they pick up divisional win vs. Rams.
- Chicago Bears (8)(2-0) — Finding ways to pull off fourth-quarter victories.
- Green Bay Packers (9)(1-1) — Thoroughly thrashed the Redskins at home.
- Baltimore Ravens (10)(1-1) — Their wins won’t look pretty this year. Barely edged the Browns.
- Cincinnati Bengals (12)(1-1) — Took out their aggression on division rival Pittsburgh.
- Miami Dolphins (19)(2-0) — Edged out the Colts and remain unbeaten.
- Indianapolis Colts (11)(1-1) — Haven’t looked like the team many thought they’d be this year.
- Dallas Cowboys (13)(1-1) — Lost a tough road game to a surging Chiefs team.
- Philadelphia Eagles (14)(1-1) — Explosive offense edged out by the Chargers.
- Washington Redskins (15)(0-2) — Started the season with two tough games. Can they rebound?
- Detroit Lions (16)(1-1) — Will remain a middle-of-the-pack team all season.
- Kansas City Chiefs (24)(2-0) — Looking good so far with two straight wins. Are they for real?
- San Diego Chargers (21)(1-1) — Won the battle of offenses against the Eagles.
- New York Giants (18)(0-2) — Eli lost to older brother Peyton and the Giants are now in a hole.
- Minnesota Vikings (17)(0-2) — Ponder improved from Week 1 but he’s still the biggest problem on a team full of problems.
- St. Louis Rams (20)(1-1) — They’ll be competitive in most games but they still lack playoff talent.
- Buffalo Bills (25)(1-1) — Big victory by the rookie Manuel against a struggling Panthers team.
- Carolina Panthers (22)(0-2) — Ron Rivera’s days as Panthers coach are numbered after collapse against Bills.
- Pittsburgh Steelers (23)(0-2) — Completely in rebuilding mode; this team lacks a lot of talent.
- Arizona Cardinals (29)(1-1) — Squeaked by with a victory over the Lions.
- Tennessee Titans (26)(1-1) — Played well, but lost to a better Texans team. Could be on the rise.
- New York Jets (27)(1-1) — An awful team that lost just barely to a sluggish Patriots team.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (28)(0-2) — Bucs have turmoil at quarterback and that usually means bad season.
- Cleveland Browns (30)(0-2) — Bad News Browns. Can’t win without talent to surround Richardson.
- Oakland Raiders (31)(1-1) — Perhaps their only victory of the season against a worse Jaguars squad.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (32)(0-2) — Will they win a game all season? Fans are pining for Tim Tebow.