Predominantly Orange Week Three NFL Power Rankings
25. Detroit Lions (22)
The Lions were on the verge of being taken seriously—then Andre Johnson caught a game-winning touchdown, Matthew Stafford threw an interception, and everyone remembered that they are the Lions and they tend to do these things.
26. San Francisco 49ers (26)
There is good news for the 49ers, and there is also bad news. The good news is they scored 27 points on the Panthers. It’s a mighty fine accomplishment considering the Panthers own a top-flight defense. The bad news, after allowing a grand total of zero points in week one, is that they allowed 46 of them to the Panthers. They’d better clean that up quick or it’ll be a very bad season for Chip Kelly and the Niners.
27. Miami Dolphins (23)
So after nearly pulling off the upset at Century Link in week one, the Dolphins come out and make Jimmy Garappolo look like exactly like Tom Brady. They had to knock him out before they could make it any sort of a game. By that point it was too little too late, and now the Dolphins find themselves two games behind the Patriots in the division, with Tom Brady patiently waiting to put on an aerial assault on the league.
28. Washington Redskins (15)
Only two games in and it is being reported that the locker room has already begun to turn on Captain Kirk. This is not good news for a team that has been known for turmoil. Somehow they made it through the RGIII saga, and now they have the Kirk Cousins saga. Something better change and better change quick or this season could be lost by the end of September.