Prior to Week 3. The rankings are meant to be predictive and injury adjusted, and are used to feed our model. I don't even look at win/loss record. They are the unquestioned, universal truth for ranking NFL teams.
A 41-7 beatdown of a Titans team that is one year removed from being the 1 seed in the AFC. This team is good.
Kansas City Chiefs
It took a 99 yard interception return for a touchdown, but that was still a solid win against a very good Chargers team.
Yes, that was an absurd collapse against the Dolphins, but the advanced numbers still indicate that this team is elite. Because they are.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans may struggle playing football against Marshon Lattimore, but that was a sweet tackle after the whistle. Worth the suspension. It's fine, you guys signed Cole Beasley off the couch.
Los Angeles Chargers
In JC Jackson's first game as a Charger, he gave up 7 catches on 8 targets for 79 yards and touchdown with zero pass breakups. Mahomes had a 147.4 rating when targeting Jackson. Better times are ahead.
Green Bay Packers
Cornerbacks Rasul Douglas and Jaire Alexander are 4th and 5th in PFF coverage grades. This defense fucks.
We're all on the same page that Jalen Hurts is really good, right?
Los Angeles Rams
Joe Noteboom has now given up 11 pressures on the season. Andrew Whitworth gave up 16 all of last year.
Russ Wilson managed to only complete 45.2% of his passes last week. We need to not overreact to only 2 games, but this is concerning.
San Francisco 49ers
Tough break for Trey Lance, but the kid is only 22. He'll be back. As for the 49ers, be thankful you found a way to make it work with Jimmy.
New England Patriots
Hunter Henry and DeVante Parker combined through 2 games: 8 targets, 3 catches, 29 yards.
New Orleans Saints
Jameis Winston with a very Jameis Winston 3 interception performance.
Kirk Cousins, in getting his ass handed to him by the Eagles, threw 3 INTs and fumbled.
How do you even have enough time in the game to have two receivers each with 11 catches, 150+ yards, and 2 touchdwons?
Yes, they are 0-2. This team is still the AFC defending champs. They lost to the Jets last year. Things will be ok.
Las Vegas Raiders
Maxx Crosby is 3rd in the league with 12 pressures (PFF). He continues to be the best edge rusher nobody talks about.
Speaking of edge rushers, Myles Garrett is going to be a DPOY candidate. He is terrorizing tackles.
A convincing 24-0 win, the Jaguars love humiliating the Colts.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, in addition to having a really cool name, is good at football.
Can we be done with Mitch Tribusky?
An excellent comeback win, but I still want to see more out of Kyler Murray as a passer. He was almost as efficient running (5.6 yards per carry) as passing (5.7).
Through 2 games, Matt Ryan is completing 60% of his passes and has 6 turnover worthy plays. It was tough having your top two receivers out, but he has to be better.
Curtis Samuel is such an incredible athlete. He isn't the best football player out there, but he should serve the Commanders well as the teams third option.
Derrick Henry is averaging 3.1 yards per attempt through 2 games. It's ugly in Tennessee.
New York Jets
Garrett Wilson: 14 targets, 8 catches, 102 yards, 2 touchdowns. It's early, but Jet's fans should be thrilled.
Kyle Pitts's usage is strange, but Drake London is playing out of his mind.
Give rookie LT Tyler Smith credit. He was drafted to play inside, then kicked outside after the Tyron Smith injury, and has played well doing it.
Yeah... this offense sucks.
Baker Mayfield is playing like hot garbage.
No more letting DeeJay Dallas throw the ball, ok?
Get Trevis Gipson more snaps. He leads the team with 8 pressures despite rushing the passer half as often as Robert Quinn.
New York Giants
That's right, I power ranked a 2-0 team dead last. They were also the worst team in both of their wins. Deal with it.
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