NFL Power Rankings: Week Two

Welcome to the first MSF Power Rankings of the 2011 NFL Season!

You may have noticed that we are starting after Week 1, and there is a good reason for that. My Preseason rankings would have been awful. Just a peak into what I originally had: Colts at 14 (Before the Peyton news), Bears at 21, Chiefs at 11, Steelers at 2, and the Bills at 30.

Thank goodness I waited. Now off to the rankings after actually watching the teams play.

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NFL Week 2 Power Rankings

1. Green Bay Packers 1-0
They looked absolutely dominant and unstoppable on Thursday night, and that scares the shit out of me.

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2. New England Patriots 1-0
They looked absolutely dominant and unstoppable on Monday night, and that scares the shit out of me.

3. Baltimore Ravens 1-0
Beat the Steelers by 28 and force seven turnovers? When are Ray Lewis and Ed Reed going to get old?

4. Philadelphia Eagles 1-0
Don’t worry about that whole getting to know each other process, Mike Vick is still their quarterback

5. New York Jets 1-0
Still a tough team, but too bad they can’t play Tony Romo each week

6. New Orleans Saints 0-1
The best winless team in the league. Can’t wait until they meet up with the Packers again in January.

7. San Diego Chargers 1-0
They struggled against Minnesota, but the AFC West looks very winnable after this week.

8. Houston Texans 1-0
This team could win 5 games and still win their division. Scheduling the Colts as a warm up game was a nice move as they get ready to start the season.

9. Detroit Lions 1-0
I thought the Lions would be good, but not that good. Maybe they are a playoff team after all.

10. Chicago Bears 1-0
The Bears sure looked like a playoff team too. Time to announce the NFC North as the NFL’s best division.

11. Dallas Cowboys 0-1
If wins and Starter caps could win games, Tony Romo would literally be golden by now. Alas, this is not the case.

12. Buffalo Bills 1-0
When you open up the season and absolutely destroy a playoff team from the year prior, you will get some attention. Looking at you Ryan Fitzpatrick.

13. Oakland Raiders 1-0
Darren McFadden sure is fun, right Broncos fans?

14. Atlanta Falcons 0-1
Bad luck contributed more to the Falcons 12 points on Sunday than anything, but even then they didn’t look like a playoff team.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers 0-1
The Steelers looked like what everyone expected the Bears and Ravens to look like: old.

16. Miami Dolphins 0-1
Maybe Chad Henne isn’t awful after all. Dare we say he…dominates? [Editor’s note: Not as much as Jay Cutler, but yes.]

17. Arizona Cardinals 1-0
If Patrick Peterson can start playing defense like he returns punts, he’ll make DRC an afterthought.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-1
The Buccaneers didn’t look that great, but what if Detroit is just that good? We’ll know more after they play the Vikings.

19. Washington Redskins 1-0
A win is great, but the Bears defense isn’t walking through that door to carry Rex and the gang to the NFC Championship

20. San Francisco 49ers 1-0
Ted Ginn for MVP!

21. St. Louis Rams 0-1
Far too many injuries for a team that wants to win their weak division

22. New York Giants 0-1
Are Giants fans allowed to become Jets fans? Something I would consider right now if I live in the NY area.

23. Denver Broncos 0-1
Tebow needs to get out of Denver, and Denver needs to figure out how to play offense.

24. Carolina Panthers 0-1
So Cam Newton looks good. How about the rest of the team?

25. Jacksonville Jaguars 1-0
Even with McCown as a quarterback, this team could win a few more games with a healthy MJD playing like that.

26. Cincinnati Bengals 1-0
Dalton to Green is about to become Ohio’s Montana to Rice. What that means I don’t know, but it sounds good.

27. Cleveland Browns 0-1
Poor Cleveland. They had a chance to show everyone that they could compete. Guess they can’t.

28. Seattle Seahawks 0-1
They had a chance late against San Francisco, but really how close can you be with Tarvaris Jackson at the helm?

29. Minnesota Vikings 0-1
On his current pace, it would take Donovan McNabb until Week 15 to catch Tom Brady’s passing total from Monday night.

30. Tennessee Titans 0-1
Better hope Chris Johnson gets on track, because CJ24 doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

31. Indianapolis Colts 0-1
No surprise here, which is why it is so sad.

32. Kansas City Chiefs 0-1
Are they the worst team in the NFL? Probably not, but they sure played like it.


What rankings do you agree with, disagree with? Comment away.

About Drew Lange

Drew is a student at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. He is a life long Vikings fan and distracts himself from their futility by watching a lot of TV and listening to a lot of music, even though his parents don't understand the appeal. Follow on twitter (@drewlange) or send an email to


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