Power Rankings / Vic Carucci ranks all 32 NFL teams
(Last week’s ranking in parentheses)
Pittsburgh Steelers. Tougher than it should have been vs. Browns. (1)
Green Bay Packers. Can make a massive statement against Falcons. (2)
Atlanta Falcons. Can make a massive statement against Packers. (3)
Kansas City Chiefs. Andy Reid had extra time to prepare. Watch out, Eagles. (4)
New England Patriots. Will show that opening-night flop isn’t a trend. (6)
Dallas Cowboys. Dak Prescott already looking like he’ll surpass his rookie greatness. (12)
Minnesota Vikings. One big defensive test passed. Can the Vikings make it two? (13)
Detroit Lions. Can prove their defense is for real vs. N.Y. Giants. (15)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After Hurricane Irma caused a bye, Bucs will try to show they’re not rusty. (11)
New York Giants. Take Odell away and there’s not much left for Eli to work with. (10)
Denver Broncos. Pass-protection issues could spell trouble vs. Cowboys. (18)
Houston Texans. Deshaun Watson has rough edges, but also a lot of talent. (16) (20)
Seattle Seahawks. Should get a bounce-back win vs. 49ers. (5)
Oakland Raiders. Should have no trouble vs. sorry Jets. (8)
Miami Dolphins. How focused will they be on football? (14)
Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton has some rust to shake.
Tennessee Titans. Keeping Marcus Mariota upright a chore in #Sacksonville. (7) Baltimore Ravens.
Ravens focused on not letting Isaiah Crowell get the better of them again. (21)
Philadelphia Eagles. It’s student vs. teacher when Doug Pederson faces Andy Reid. (22)
New Orleans Saints. Maybe Adrian Peterson “didn’t sign up for nine snaps,” but Saints have other ideas. (23)
Buf falo Bills. Much-anticipated Sean McDermott-Brandon Beane homecoming arrives. (24)
Jacksonville Jaguars. Jaguars look to prove their defense is legit. (28) Cincinnati Bengals.
It might be time to send Andy Dalton to the bench. (19)
Arizona Cardinals. Losing David Johnson until Thanksgiving or Christmas is a crushing blow. (17)
Los Angeles Rams.
With Aaron Donald back, a solid defense gets even stronger. (26)
Los Angeles Chargers. Looking to take advantage of the Dolphins’ potential rust. (25)
San Francisco 49ers. Brian Hoyer figures to be in for a long day vs. Seahawks’ D-line. (27)