Pro Football Weekly's Week 2 Power Rankings

Biggest initial tumble in rankings comes from Browns, while Cowboys surge behind Prescott

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Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date. Rankings will change each week because of personnel changes, injuries and performance, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out. These are PFW’s Power Rankings entering Week 2 of the 2019 season.

Rank / Team / The Skinny

1. Patriots — Did you expect anything different?

2. Chiefs — ‘D’ needs work but who’s going to beat them in a shootout?

3. Rams — It was close but still a nice win going left coast to right against a solid competitor.

4. Saints — ‘D’ needed the first half to find itself but oh that second half.

5. Cowboys — As impressive as anyone on opening day ... but it was the Giants.

6. Chargers – Bolts have a lot to clean up but apparently RB won’t be the problem.

7. Eagles — So they missed their wake-up call but impressive after that.

8. Vikings — That was the team we thought we’d get last year. Now, let’s see how they age.

9. Texans — Hard-fought loss and that last TD from Watson to Stills was pure gold.

10. Seahawks — Bengals shouldn’t have been that tough but it's in the "W" column.

11. Packers — Ugly as possible but going on the road in that environment and stealing one makes them interesting

12. Bears — Offense was pathetic but can’t be that bad. But can 'D' be better than last year?

13. Ravens — I know Ravens fans and Jackson don’t want to hear it but need to see them play an NFL team.

14. Titans — They surprised us all. Now, how good are they if not gifted with 18 penalties for 182 yards?

15. Colts — Brissett was fine, run game outstanding – it was the awful ‘D’ we didn’t see coming.

16. Panthers — Opener about what we expected but what happens without 200-plus scrimmage yards and two scores from McCaffrey?

17. Falcons — They can’t be that bad, right?

18. Steelers — Right!?!?!?

19. Bills — Huge comeback win on the road but lots of help from Jets, and for 3 quarters they were awful.

20. Raiders — Very impressive opener, but still don’t see the talent to move them higher yet.

21. Bengals — Cincy was actually much tougher than anyone predicted but you have to get the "W."

22. Lions — For three quarters they looked great, but 4th quarter and OT will keep them in NFC North cellar for now.

23. Jaguars — With Foles gone for at least first half of season, Jags redemption will have to wait another year.

24. Washington — Actually much better than we expected, but were they really good for a while or Eagles just snoozing?

25. Browns — It’s hard to believe they were that bad but it was how you spell U G L Y.

26. Broncos — Two different teams from first half to second. Let’s see which one shows up next week. 27. 49ers — Yeah, they went coast to coast and won, but it was two teams trying to lose in a slop-fest.

28. Jets — Got their money’s worth out of Bell and Mosley, but is there more than them there?

29. Giants — A flash here and there but they just don’t have the horses.

30. Buccaneers — Hard to imagine an Arians offense being that sloppy, but ‘D’ actually had a few moments.

31. Cardinals — Everyone will talk about the four quarter and overtime, but did they see the first three?

32. Dolphins — After Week 1 and for the foreseeable future, this is all that's certain.

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