NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 teams stand going into Week 3

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After two weeks of play the NFL season is starting to take shape. While there is still much to be decided, some trends are becoming visible to football fans, and Week 3 will serve as a testing ground for theories on the new year.

Have the Falcons really shaken off the most unimaginable loss in football history to remain a force in the NFC? Are the Seahawks as shaky as they look after years of dominance? Is Gronk still Gronk after catching his 69th career touchdown?

Below we take a look at all 32 teams and where they stack up heading into Week 3.


32. Cincinnati Bengals

Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to Texans, 13-9

This week: at Green Bay Packers

One thing to know: Two weeks into the NFL season the Bengals are yet to score a touchdown and have already fired their offensive coordinator, and some players reportedly want to replace Andy Dalton with Colin Kaepernick.


31. New York Jets

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Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to the Raiders, 45-20

This week: vs. Miami Dolphins

One thing to know: While the Jets still would probably prefer to lose out the entire year to secure the first overall pick in the 2018 draft, there are a few players on the field who seem to really want to win a football game. Josh McCown made some nice throws against the Raiders, and Jermaine Kearse is a good pickup for anyone looking for wide-receiver depth in fantasy.


30. San Francisco 49ers

Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to the Seahawks, 12-9

This week: vs. Los Angeles Rams

One thing to know: Brian Hoyer didn’t complete a pass beyond 8 yards past the line of scrimmage in Week 2. The 49ers may soon find themselves scouting college quarterbacks for the 2018 draft.


29. Indianapolis Colts

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Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to the Cardinals, 16-13

This week: vs. Cleveland Browns

One thing to know: The Colts are so bad that the Browns are now road favorites in Indianapolis, the first time the Browns have been favored to win outside Cleveland since 2014. Indy is off to its fourth straight 0-2 start, but in that time it has never gone down 0-3. With Andrew Luck still on the sidelines, it will be up to Jacoby Brissett to secure the win.


28. Cleveland Browns

Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to the Ravens, 24-10

This week: at Indianapolis Colts

One thing to know: In August, Joe Thomas – who celebrated his 10,000th consecutive snap with the Browns – named all 18 quarterbacks he’d blocked for while on the Browns. With rookie DeShone Kizer starting for the Browns now, the number is up to 19.


27. Chicago Bears

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Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to the Buccaneers, 29-7

This week: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

One thing to know: After two losses to start the season, Bears fans have to be wondering when it will be time to start rookie Mitch Trubisky at quarterback. If Mike Glennon gets off to another slow start against the Steelers, could we get our first glimpse at the future of the franchise?


26. Buffalo Bills

Record: 1-1

Last week: Lost to the Panthers, 9-3

This week: vs. Denver Broncos

One thing to know: If the Bills could not muster more than a field goal against the Panthers, things might get very ugly against the Broncos in Week 3.


25. New Orleans Saints

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Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to the Patriots, 36-20

This week: at Carolina Panthers

One thing to know: The Saints have started the past two seasons 0-3, and they seem poised to make it three straight on Sunday. The Panthers have won four of their past five contests against the Saints, so it will be up to Sean Payton and Drew Brees to dial up some magic and buck the trend.


24. Jacksonville Jaguars

Record: 1-1

Last week: Lost to the Titans, 37-16

This week: vs. Baltimore Ravens (London)

One thing to know: Before two late, garbage-time touchdowns, the Jaguars’ offensive possessions went: field goal, punt, punt, fumble, interception, interception, punt, punt, punt. Perhaps the run-based offense still needs some work.


23. New York Giants

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Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to the Lions, 24-10

This week: at Philadelphia Eagles

One thing to know: While Odell Beckham Jr. was back in the lineup Monday against the Lions, the Giants’ offense still sputtered to a measly 10 points. Head coach Ben McAdoo had some harsh words for Eli Manning after the game – we’ll see whether they hurt or help the quarterback against a division rival.


22. Houston Texans

Record: 1-1

Last week: Beat the Bengals, 13-9

This week: at New England Patriots

One thing to know: The Texans’ offense didn’t fare much better under the helm of Deshaun Watson in Week 2, but his 49-yard scramble for the team’s lone touchdown showed one area where he has a clear advantage over Tom Savage.


21. Los Angeles Rams

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Record: 1-1

Last week: Lost to the Redskins, 27-20

This week: at San Francisco 49ers

One thing to know: This week’s “Thursday Night Football” game will feature Brian Hoyer and Jared Goff as the starting quarterbacks. This won’t dispel the poor reputation for Thursday-night games.


20. Arizona Cardinals

Record: 1-1

Last week: Beat the Colts, 16-13

This week: vs. Dallas Cowboys

One thing to know: The Cardinals escaped with a win in Week 2, but Bruce Arians hasn’t been shy about calling out Carson Palmer, saying he has to be much better going forward. Palmer has two touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 65 passer rating this season.


19. Los Angeles Chargers

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Record: 0-2

Last week: Lost to the Dolphins, 19-17

This week: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

One thing to know: Despite what their 0-2 record may suggest, the Chargers are just two converted kicks away from being 2-0 and driving a different conversation around the team. A win against the newfound world-beating Kansas City Chiefs would give Chargers fans a lot of hope this season isn’t over yet.


18. Washington Redskins

Record: 1-1

Last week: Beat the Rams, 27-20

This week: vs. Oakland Raiders

One thing to know: Fantasy owners may be frustrated with Washington’s running back committee of Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Samaje Perine. After finding success with all three backs in Week 2, Washington may continue to deploy the three-man attack.


17. Miami Dolphins

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Chargers, 19-17

This week: at New York Jets

One thing to know: Jay Cutler is undefeated against the Jets in his career and undefeated as a Miami Dolphin.


16. Carolina Panthers

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Record: 2-0

Last week: Beat the Bills, 9-3

This week: vs. New Orleans Saints

One thing to know: After struggling against Buffalo, a visit from the Saints, the NFL’s second-worst pass defense, may be a welcome opportunity for Cam Newton, who has looked rusty to start the season.


15. Tennessee Titans

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Record: 1-1

Last week: Beat the Jaguars, 37-16

This week: vs. Seattle Seahawks

One thing to know: The Titans got off to a slow start against the Jaguars, heading to halftime with just a 6-3 lead. While the Seahawks have not been the juggernaut we’ve seen in years past, their defense is stifling enough that the Titans will want to hit the ground running if they’re to defend their home turf on Sunday.


14. Philadelphia Eagles

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Record: 1-1

Last week: Lost to the Chiefs, 27-20

This week: vs. New York Giants

One thing to know: Eagles defensive end Chris Long announced on Tuesday that he would donate his first six game checks to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.


13. Minnesota Vikings

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Record: 1-1

Last week: Lost to the Steelers, 26-9

This week: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One thing to know: Sam Bradford is injured and questionable to start on Sunday. Head coach Mike Zimmer has been vague about the details, saying Bradford could start this week but also may not take the field for over a month.


12. Baltimore Ravens

Record: 2-0

Last week: Beat the Browns, 24-10

This week: at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)

One thing to know: After losing Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda, the Ravens now have a league-high 15 players on the injured-reserve list.


11. Seattle Seahawks

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Record: 1-1

Last week: Beat the 49ers, 12-9

This week: at Tennessee Titans

One thing to know: While the poor offensive play of the Bengals and Giants have gotten more attention, the Seahawks have managed just 21 points and one touchdown in their first two games of the season. If they are to remain considered a team-to-beat in the NFC, Russell Wilson and company will have to show a bit of something soon.


10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Bears, 29-7

This week: at Minnesota Vikings

One thing to know: The Bucs’ hype train figures to get rolling after an impressive, dominant win over the Bears. We’ll see whether it can continue against a tougher opponent in Minnesota on less rest.


9. Detroit Lions

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Record: 2-0

Last week: Beat the Giants, 24-10

This week: vs. Atlanta Falcons

One thing to know: It’s easy to be skeptical of the 2-0 Lions, but against the Giants on Monday night Matthew Stafford and his squad looked as if they could hang with most teams in the league. A strong performance against the Falcons would go a long way to solidify that case.


8. Dallas Cowboys

Record: 1-1

Last week: Lost to the Broncos, 42-17

This week: at Arizona Cardinals

One thing to know: Ezekiel Elliott didn’t win many people over when he quit on a play and decided not to chase down a Broncos defender after an interception. Some, like Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, believe Elliott should be disciplined for the play.


7. Green Bay Packers

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Record: 1-1

Last week: Lost to the Falcons 34-23

This week: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

One thing to know: The Packers’ woes in Atlanta continued as their effort to come back fell short Sunday night. This time they have the chance to beat up on the Bengals at Lambeau Field, but with a plethora of injuries plaguing the team, this game may be tougher than expected.


6. Pittsburgh Steelers

Record: 2-0

Last week: Beat the Vikings, 26-9

This week: at Chicago Bears

One thing to know: The Steelers are 2-0 despite up-and-down play from big offensive players like Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and Martavis Bryant. When they all click at once, the team may look very scary if the defense can keep up the performance.


5. Denver Broncos

Record: 2-0

Last week: Beat the Cowboys, 42-17

This week: at Buffalo Bills

One thing to know: After two weeks, Trevor Siemian sits with Matthew Stafford atop the league with six touchdown passes thrown. If his play stays as good as it has been to start the season, the Broncos have the potential to go a long way this year.


4. New England Patriots

Record: 1-1

Last week: Beat the Saints, 36-20

This week: vs. Houston Texans

One thing to know: While the Patriots got back on track after a disappointing Week 1, the injuries are racking up on offense. Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, and Phillip Dorsett are all banged up.


3. Atlanta Falcons

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Record: 2-0

Last week: Beat the Packers, 34-23

This week: at Detroit Lions

One thing to know: The Lions most recently played the Falcons in 2014, when the teams met in London and Detroit came back from a 21-0 halftime deficit and won 22-21. Matt Ryan seems to have a short memory when it comes to heartbreaking losses, but don’t be surprised if the Falcons start to pour it on against the Lions.


2. Oakland Raiders

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Record: 2-0

Last week: Beat the Jets, 45-20

This week: at Washington Redskins

One thing to know: As Marshawn Lynch’s sideline dance indicated in Week 2, the party may just be beginning in Oakland.


1. Kansas City Chiefs

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Record: 2-0

Last week: Beat the Eagles, 27-20

This week: at Los Angeles Chargers

One thing to know: The Chiefs have beaten the Chargers in six straight meetings since 2014. If they can do it again Sunday, Kansas City will be 3-0 for the first time since it started 9-0 in 2013.


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