Things have officially gone haywire in our current NFL Power Rankings. Last week I threw the Bills, Lions and Redskins bouquets last week by placing all three in my top 10. So what happens??? The Bills come back from 21 down to defeat the Patriots and the Lions comeback from 20 down at the half ON THE ROAD to put the Vikings season in dire straits. The Skins put on a good showing but came up short against the Cowboys.
1. Green Bay Packers (3-0) (1) – You knew when Jermichael Finley was healthy again it would only spell trouble for opposing secondaries. He is probably the most difficult matchup in the League at this point.
2. Detroit Lions (3-0) (5) – Will Detroit be the new Big D if they handle the Cowboys this Sunday?
3. Buffalo Bills (3-0) (6) – A well-deserved win last week, no time to celebrate the letdown looms as the Bengals await.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) (9) – Withstood an all-out assault from Dwight Freeney to escape Indy with a win.
5. New Orleans Saints (2-1) (7) - Won a track meet Sunday against the Texans that could’ve easily gone the other way.
6. San Diego Chargers (2-1) (13) – The AFC West will not be handed to the Chargers this season. Facing a dangerous Miami team this week.
7. New England Patriots (2-1) (2) – Four picks and the inability to stop the run doomed the Patriots. Next up: Run DMC and the hot Raiders.
8. Houston Texans (2-1) (4) – Went tooth and nail with one of the NFC’s elite. With Arian Foster returning Sunday, the Texans are on their way.
9. Oakland Raiders (2-1) (18) – Yeah, I moved them up NINE spots. Hue Jackson outcoached Rex Ryan to the point that he’s got Joe Namath talking.
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) (12) - Held off the Falcons on the road, waiting to hear Raheam Morris’ name mentioned in any converation concerning head coaches.
11. New York Jets (2-1) (3) – So much for that warmup game in Oakland, now it’s right into the fire against the Ravens Sunday.
12. Dallas Cowboys (2-1) (15) – Tony Romo should backhand the fool that compared him to John Wayne. Romo has had one more Black person shed tears for him (T.O.) than the Duke has.
13. New York Giants (2-1) (17) – Just when you think Tom Coughlin is on his way out the door he finds a way to rally his team. He isn’t credited enough for that.
14. Baltimore Ravens (2-1) (15) – A win against the Jets Sunday would put the Ravens back in my good graces.
15. Washington Redskins (2-1) (8) – With the way things are shaping up in the NFC East, this Redskins team is going to be there at the end.
16. Atlanta Falcons (1-2) (10) – The third best team in the NFC South.
17. Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) (11) – If this is a dream season, why does it look like Elm St.
18. Tennessee Titans (2-1) (20) – An opportunity Sunday to win a tough game on the road against the Browns. Big loss with Kenny Britt gone for the season.
19. San Francisco 49′ers (2-1) (22) – Frank Gore is the key to victory against a poor set of linebackers in Philly.
20. Chicago Bears (1-2) (16) – The Bears better wake up in a hurry.
21. Cleveland Browns (2-1) (27)
22. Carolina Panthers (1-2) (25)
23. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) (19)
24. Seattle Seahawks (1-2) (32)
25. Arizona Cardinals (1-2) (21)
26. Denver Broncos (1-2) (23)
27. Cincinnati Bengals (1-2) (26)
28. Indianapolis Colts (0-3) (29)
29. Miami Dolphins (0-3) (24)
30. Kansas City Chiefs (0-3) (31)
31. Minnesota Vikings (0-3) (30)
32. St. Louis Rams (0-3) (28)