Another week, another fantastic week of NFL football. Many of the top-10 fell. There were some big risers this week, most notably a NFC North team that really looks like the real deal. Check out the Week Three NFL Power Rankings now.
Week two was a bizarre week in the NFL.
Jimmy Garappolo looked like a Tom Brady clone for the first half until leaving with an injury; Seattle’s offense looks like they don’t belong in this league—this after Russell Wilson said in the preseason that this was the most talented team he’d been a part of since the 2013 Super Bowl season; the Saints and Giants, after combining for 101 points just a season ago combined for a grand total of 29 points this time around—sorry if you bet the over in that one.
With all the twists and turns, how does your team rank going in to week three? The answer lies below:
1. Denver Broncos (1)
It’s starting to really feel like 2015 all over again for the Broncos. The offense has been great in between the 20’s, but can’t seem to punch it in the end zone nearly enough. The defense simply takes over games in the fourth quarter and the Broncos win games. Week one it was Newton, this week it was Luck—The Panthers and Colts have each scored 46, and 35 points respectively in their games not against the Broncos. Against the Broncos they both scored 20, and
2. New England Patriots (3)
Really you would have had no clue in the first half that Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were not playing. Jimmy Garappolo was fantastic throwing three first half TD’s before having to leave the game with a sprained AC joint. However, Garappolo has already been ruled out of the Thursday night game against the Texans. Can Jacoby Brissett get ready in three games to send the Patriots to 3-0 sans Brady?
3. Pittsburgh Steelers (5)
It’s always a great battle when the Steelers and Bengals meet. Sunday was no different. The Bengals did a great job on Antonio Brown, but the Steelers proved to be a real well-rounded team and sent a clear message that the North is theirs—especially considering they will be adding Le’Veon Bell to the mix in two weeks.
4. Carolina Panthers (6)
Remember when the 49ers were pitching shutouts? We can’t either—the 46 point effort was exactly the response you’d expect from a team as talented as the Panthers. They are still the class of the NFC, and at this point, it’s really not even close.