2013 Week 2 NFL power rankings

Niners and Broncos lead Week 2 NFL power rankings

9/10/13 in NFL   |   ZacWassink   |   74 respect

Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) scrabbles out of the pocket during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY SportsI shy away from completing Week 1 NFL power rankings largely because they are more about guessing than they are about actual analysis. It was, for example, seen as a fact that the Washington Redskins were a much better team than were the Philadelphia Eagles. How do we all feel about that statement today? One thing everybody seems to agree on after the first week of football is that the Jags are absolutely awful.


2013 Week 2 NFL power rankings

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1): There's bad, and then there's “lose at home to KC by 26 points” bad. Jacksonville fans may be ready to ship the Jaguars to London themselves if Week 1 was any indication of what is to come.

31. Cleveland Browns (0-1): The names change, but the product never does. Cleveland's offense was pitiful against a Miami team that hardly played like world beaters.

30. Carolina Panthers (0-1): I don't care who the opponent is. Scoring seven points at home is unacceptable.

29. San Diego Chargers (0-1): Did somebody tell San Diego at halftime that it was actually the middle of December? Philip Rivers was a shell of a NFL quarterback in the fourth quarter of that MNF game.

28. Oakland Raiders (0-1): You have to give credit where it is due. Terrelle Pryor didn't lead his team to a victory, but he looked pretty good against Indy.

27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1): Blame Lavonte David all you want. A good offense would have been able to put 30 points on the scoreboard against the lackluster Jets.

26. New York Jets (1-0): Take the win any way you can get it. Worry about the fact that you're still not all that good later.

25. Arizona Cardinals (0-1): It looks like Carson Palmer is going to love throwing to Larry Fitzgerald. Whether or not the veteran QB will survive playing a full season at this stage of his career is another story.

24. Buffalo Bills (0-1): E.J. Manuel was solid in his debut, and the team's defense was also respectable. The Bills are just not ready to hang with the big boys of the league.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1): Being downed at home by the Titans is a rough way to begin the year. Losing Maurkice Pouncey for the season is massive, an absolute game-changer for a Steelers team that was already on its way to somewhat of a down season.

22. Minnesota Vikings (0-1): Adrian Peterson is a machine, a once-in-a-generation athlete. Without a competent passing attack, however, the Vikes can only go so far.

21. Miami Dolphins (1-0): They beat the Browns, and the 'Phins didn't even manage to look all that great in doing so. Big whoop.

20. Washington Redskins (0-1): RG3 had some rust, and he also didn't get much help from Alfred Morris. Washington now has to go to Green Bay, another team coming off of a loss.

19. Kansas City Chiefs (1-0): No disrespect meant here, but beating up on lowly Jacksonville only means so much. KC knocking off Dallas in Week 2 would, however, be reason to pay attention to the Chiefs.

18. Tennessee Titans (1-0): The Tennessee defense looked legit against Pittsburgh. I'm willing to bet that unit will face a greater test when at Houston this coming Sunday.

17. New York Giants (0-1): Odds are that in the time it takes you to read this sentence, the Giants will have committed an offensive turnover. “Offensive,” ironically, is a great one-word description of how Big Blue's offense played at Dallas.

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