NFL Top 10 Week 1 Power Rankings
Sep 8, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) breaks a tackle from Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (23) and continues running to score a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Excited to start a little mini power rankings series. In this series, I will focus on who I think performed the best week to week. It won’t always be the team with the best record, but rather which teams are playing well.
1. New England Patriots
Nothing to see here, as the Patriots handle business like they always do against the Steelers in Foxborough. Tom Brady continues to look the same. They also added Antonio Brown, so this should be quite a fun team to play come playoff time.
2. Kansas City Chiefs
Andy Reid’s team looked ready to roll, but the injury to Tyreek Hill is concerning. Andy Reid offenses will always figure it out. Is it at all concerning to anyone else that Gardner Minshew came in and played pretty well against the supposedly “improved” defense?
3. Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley looks fine, Cooper Kupp is back in the fold and they hold on to win Week 1. If healthy, this team can compete with anyone.
4. Green Bay Packers
Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers couldn’t seem to figure out the best defense in the NFL. Can’t blame them too much. They did manage to piece it all together for the win though.
5. Minnesota Vikings
Mike Zimmer had his squad ready to play. Crushing the Falcons on both sides of the ball is a great start to the season. If Dalvin Cook can stay healthy, watch out.
6. Tennessee Titans
This team was underrated and the proved it Sunday. All facets of the game clicked for the Titans. This quietly a playoff team, especially when the offense can match the level of the defense.
7. Dallas Cowboys
They handled business against a bad team at home. Dak Prescott impressed, but how much and when will the Cowboys pay him? Prescott spread the ball around well, and Dallas has more weapons around him than people realize.
8. New Orleans Saints
It’s a gritty Monday night win for a good team. They started out slow, but this team will be in the mix come January.
9. Oakland Raiders
Derek Carr looked great and the pickups from free agency and the draft had good games. Antonio who? It’s a big division win for the Raiders. Oakland looked happy to be out of the spotlight and on the field.
10. Houston Texans
Every Texan fan has to wince when Deshaun Watson goes down. When he’s on the field and they protect him, they are a good team. They need to protect Watson. Being sacked five times isn’t a good look, even if the final score was close.