clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Week 3 Power Rankings: Steelers still on top; Cardinals lead the NFC

The Arizona Cardinals made improvements based on this past week. Other teams injuries pushed them further down in the rankings for the future.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 has come and gone. Although it was not as exciting as Week 1 -€” it still feels unreal that football is back especially if your team is in the top 10 of this week's power rankings.

Without further ado, here they are:

1) Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) -€” Triple threat strike again. They even added Sammie Coates into the mix as they rolled to a victory over their division rival. I'm scared to see this team when Le'Veon Bell returns to the field. It's a good time to be a Steelers fan.

2) Denver Broncos (2-0) -€” Two quality victories over two very good teams to start the season. The running game slipped a little from Week 1, but the Denver defense is the best in the league. They have another challenge on the road against the Bengals that is a must win to prove their dominance in the AFC.

3) Arizona Cardinals (1-1) -€” On top of the NFC. What a turnaround from last week. The change in vibes from the first week of practice sent the Cards up in this week's rankings. They finally found the corner opposite of Patrick Peterson in Marcus Cooper and absolutely blew out Tampa Bay. A little work on getting the pass rush started early and this Cards team will silence the critics.

4) New England Patriots (2-0) -€” Jimmy Garoppolo's injury really hurt the team. The Patriots had a huge lead they let slip away after Garoppolo left the game. Next week Jacoby Brissett will be under center across from J.J. Watt and the Texans. This team is gripping at straws waiting for Tom Brady to come back. One loss won't really hurt the, but if they can make it through this week with a win, they will fly up the power rankings.

5) Minnesota Vikings (2-0) -€” That is how you break in a new stadium! Short of Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings proved they own the NFC North. After being picked on by Aaron Rogers all night long, Trae Waynes sealed the win for the Vikings with an interception. Talk about a walk off. They go on the road to face the Panthers, which will be a tough trip without AP. Week 3 is filled with lots of defining matchups.

And the rest:

6) Green Bay Packers (1-1)

7) Carolina Panthers (1-1)

8) Huston Texans (2-0)

9) Cincinnati Bengals (1-1)

10) New York Giants (2-0)

11) Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)

12)  Seattle Seahawks (1-1)

13) Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)

14) Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

15) Oakland Raiders (1-1)

16) Baltimore Ravens (2-0)

17) New York Jets (1-1)

18) Atlanta Falcons (1-1)

19) Washington Redskins (0-2)

20) Indianapolis Colts (0-2)

21) Detroit Lions (1-1)

22)  Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)

23) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)

24) Tennessee Titans (1-1)

25) New Orleans Saints (0-2)

26)  San Diego Chargers (1-1)

27) Los Angeles Rams (1-1)

28)  San Francisco 49ers (1-1)

29) Miami Dolphins (0-2)

30)  Chicago Bears (0-2)

31)  Buffalo Bills (0-2)

32) Cleveland Browns (0-2)

What do you think? Agree to disagree? Comment below!