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NFL Power Rankings: Ready to defend

Jaguars
16 Sep 2020, 05:06 GMT+10

John Oehser

JACKSONVILLE - Senior writer John Oehser's pre-Week 2 2020 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are ...

Rank.Team (record) | Prev. | Comment

1.Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) | 1 | Looking very ready to defend

2.Baltimore Ravens (1-0) | 2 | Looking very ready to challenge Chiefs

3.New Orleans Saints (1-0) | 4 | Early favorite in the NFC

4.Green Bay Packers (1-0) | 5 | Because he's Aaron Rodgers ...

5.Seattle Seahawks (1-0) | 6 | Because he's Russell Wilson ...

6.Buffalo Bills (1-0) | 9 | Total domination in impressive opener

7.Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) | 12 | Solid, methodical ... and Big Ben's back

8.New England Patriots (1-0) | 13 | Their demise perhaps was greatly overexaggerated

9.Tennessee Titans (1-0) | 10 | A victory is a victory is a victory ...

10.Los Angeles Rams (1-0) | 18 | Defense could make them contenders

11.Chicago Bears (1-0) | 20 | Huge second-half comeback in Week 1 victory

12.Las Vegas Raiders (1-0) | 21 | Early effective offense bodes well for the season

13.Arizona Cardinals (1-0) | 23 | Future looking bright in the desert

14.San Francisco 49ers (0-1) | 3 | Runner-up hangover begins?

15.Minnesota Vikings (0-1) | 8 | Surprisingly uncompetitive against the 'Pack

16.Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) | 25 | Post-Philip Rivers era opens in shaky - and winning - fashion

17.Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) | 28 | So much for the season of the tank

18.Houston Texans (0-1) | 7 | Rough primetime start versus the champs

19.Washington Football Team (1-0) | 31 | Stunning comeback victory in Game 1 of Ron Rivera era

20.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1) | 11 | Brady, Fournette era opens with a thud

21.Philadelphia Eagles (0-1) | 14 | Offensive line injuries too much to overcome

22.Dallas Cowboys (0-1) | 15 | Close games still a problem for Big D

23.Indianapolis Colts (0-1) | 16 | Lost four leads in loss in Jacksonville

24.Atlanta Falcons (0-1) | 17 | Big day for Matt Ryan, tough loss for the team

25.Denver Broncos (0-1) | 22 | Had a big season-opening victory - and then they didn't

26.New York Jets (0-1) | 24 | Dismal start for Gang Green

27.Miami Dolphins (0-1) | 26 | Still young, still not ready to beat New England

28.New York Giants (0-1) | 27 | Some decent signs for Big Blue on Monday

29.Carolina Panthers (0-1) | 29 | A lot of resilience in first game of a new era

30.Cleveland Browns (0-1) | 19 | Oof

31.Detroit Lions (0-1) | 30 | Brutal start to a critical season for Matt Patricia and Co.

32.Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) | 32 | Not a bad start for Burrow, but not a victory

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