1. Seattle Seahawks
Analysis: Seattle knocks off San Fran for the top spot in the power rankings. As of right now, the Seahawks are the team to beat in the NFL.
2. San Francisco 49ers
Analysis: The 49ers might have lost this past week against the Seahawks and might be the second best team in the NFC, but they’re the second best team in the NFL in my books.
3. Denver Broncos
Analysis: Solid win against the New York Giants in the third “Manning Bowl.” There’s no question that they’re the top dog in the AFC.
4. Green Bay Packers
Analysis: There’s no debate that Aaron Rodgers is the NFL’s top quarterback. He is simply playing on a whole different level as compared to the other 31 starting QBs in the league.
5. Chicago Bears
Analysis: So far, so good for Marc Trestman—his Chicago Bears are a perfect 2-0.
6. New England Patriots
Analysis: Two ugly wins so far for the Patriots. New England’s offense might be sputtering, but their defense is flourishing.
7. New Orleans Saints
Analysis: Rob Ryan has done a terrific job thus far as defensive coordinator in New Orleans. Great win against the Tampa Bay Bucs.
8. Atlanta Falcons
Analysis: Sunday’s win over the Rams was a bit shaky, but Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are one of the most dangerous combos in the NFL today.
9. Houston Texans
Analysis: An ugly win over the Tennessee Titans, but rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins rose to the occasion for the Texans with a clutch, game-winning TD.
10. Cincinnati Bengals
Analysis: Cinci rebounded nicely following their Week 1 loss with a win over their divisional foe, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
11. Miami Dolphins
Analysis: Should we put Ryan Tannehill on the same level as Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson and RGIII? Either way, Miami is a perfect 2-0 on the road thus far.
12. Philadelphia Eagles
Analysis: The Eagles lost in heart-breaking fashion against the Chargers, but I’m still buying in on Chip Kelly and his up-tempo offensive system.
13. Kansas City Chiefs
Analysis: KC doesn’t belong this high. However, they are 2-0 but this isn’t going to last long. However, kudos to Andy Reid.
14. Indianapolis Colts
Analysis: An ugly win over Oakland a tough loss against Miami. The 2013 Colts have been a bit too inconsistent for my taste.
15. San Diego Chargers
Analysis: San Diego pulled off a huge win against the Eagles as they improve to 1-1 on the year.
16. St. Louis Rams
Analysis: St. Louis came just shot of pulling off a comeback against the Falcons. Either way, 1-1 isn’t a bad spot for Jeff Fisher and his football team.
17. Dallas Cowboys
Analysis: If you ask me, Dallas’ loss against the Chiefs was one of the most embarrassing loses that I’ve seen in a long time.
18. Baltimore Ravens
Analysis: Baltimore is nowhere near where they were when they beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl back in February.
19. Tennessee Titans
Analysis: The Titans are in an OK spot. They knocked off the Steelers Week 1 but blew a late lead against the Texans in Week 2. They just need to work on closing out games.
20. Arizona Cardinals
Analysis: The key to this team is: Carson Palmer.
21. Detroit Lions
Analysis: 1-1 is OK for the Lions right now. They need to knock off the Redskins this week to climb their way back to the top.
22. New York Giants
Analysis: 0-2 is not how the Giants wanted to start 2013. Far too many turnovers for New York early on.
23. Washington Redskins
Analysis: Perhaps a bit of a sophomore slump for RGIII? Washington enters Week 3 winless.
24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Analysis: It certainly appears that Greg Schiano is already losing his team.
25. Buffalo Bills
Analysis: The future in Buffalo is very bright with EJ Manuel at the helm.
26. Minnesota Vikings
Analysis: Week 2 proved that A.P. can’t do it all on his own.
27. Carolina Panthers
Analysis: Is Cam Newton ever going to take his game to the next level?
28. New York Jets
Analysis: Rookie mistakes out of Geno Smith cost New York the game against the Patriots.
29. Pittsburgh Steelers
Analysis: Let me make this clear: Pittsburgh is going nowhere in 2013.
30. Oakland Raiders
Analysis: One name: Terrelle Pryor…Woof.
31. Cleveland Browns
Analysis: It’s time to move on without Brandon Weeden. The next time Weeden throws an interception, would it be possible for Cleveland to just release him right then and there?
32. Jacksonville Jaguars
Analysis: This team definitely needs a savior…It’s Tebow time.