NFL Power Rankings for Week 2: Bills make loud statement

Like “Saving Personal Ryan” or “The Darkish Knight,” the NFL season begins quick and will get an viewers hooked.

Week 1 provided 5 video games determined by a successful rating within the last two minutes of regulation or extra time. Eleven of the 16 video games had been inside one rating (eight factors) within the fourth quarter. 4 groups overcame deficits of 10 extra factors to win or tie.

Who amongst us anticipated the Giants, Bears, Texans and Commanders all to be undefeated after Week 1?

Who amongst us had the Packers, Bengals, 49ers and Titans all winless headed to Week 2?

Just about no one. Right here The Put up’s NFL energy rankings for Week 2:

Buffalo Payments 1-0 (Final week: 1)

What an announcement. It felt nearly not possible for the Payments to reside as much as the hype generated within the offseason — and so they one way or the other did so and extra with a 31-10 whooping of the Rams. Josh Allen accounted for 4 touchdowns, however the protection confirmed probably the most enchancment. Von Miller, 33, seemed a decade youthful with two sacks.

The Payments seemed very spectacular of their win over the Rams on Thursday.
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Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 1-0 (2)

Patrick Mahomes didn’t appear to overlook Tyreek Hill an excessive amount of as he threw for 360 yards and 5 touchdowns, together with three journeys to the top zone on the primary three drives. Travis Kelce topped 100 yards for the thirtieth time in his profession, and the Chiefs constructed a 30-point fourth-quarter lead over the Cardinals.

Los Angeles Chargers 1-0 (3)

Spoiling Josh McDaniels’ first sport as Raiders head coach nonetheless doesn’t make up for dropping that win-and-in matchup and lacking the playoffs final season. Justin Herbert threw for 3 touchdowns — all to gamers added within the offseason — and the protection intercepted Derek Carr 3 times. There’s concern for receiver Keenan Allen’s hamstring, nonetheless.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-0 (4)

Making the primary begin by a 45-year-old quarterback in NFL historical past, Tom Brady led 5 scoring drives, even when just one reached the top zone in a second straight season-opening win in opposition to the Cowboys. The NFL’s No. 1- and No. 3-ranked speeding protection during the last two seasons was robust once more, permitting 3.9 yards per carry.

Tom Brady passes during the Buccaneers win over the Cowboys.
Tom Brady passes in the course of the Buccaneers win over the Cowboys.
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Baltimore Ravens 1-0 (9)

In the long run, it would damage the Ravens to not have Lamar Jackson locked right into a contract. Within the brief time period, it would assist get a extremely motivated former NFL MVP. Reduce off from working by the Jets, he threw for 3 touchdowns, and a depleted offensive line held up in opposition to defensive entrance.

Los Angeles Rams 0-1 (6)

Just one defending Tremendous Bowl champion suffered a extra lopsided season-opening loss than the Rams (21 factors). They badly missed the 2 mercenaries who helped put them excessive –— Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr. — however retired left sort out Andrew Whitworth’s absence was most noticeable as Matthew Stafford threw three interceptions.

Philadelphia Eagles 1-0 (10)

The daring commerce and new contract for A.J. Brown paid speedy dividends with a career-high-tying 155 receiving yards. When he wasn’t finishing passes to Brown, Jalen Hurts ran 17 instances for 90 yards, together with a fourth-down conversion to seal a 38-35 win over the Lions. James Bradberry’s pick-six fueled a 24-point second quarter.

Minnesota Vikings 1-0 (19)

Justin Jefferson set a franchise-record with 158 yards receiving and heard “M-V-P” chants within the first half of a 23-7 win in opposition to the three-time defending NFC North champion Packers. Not one of the 10 new head coaches had a extra spectacular debut than Kevin O’Connell. The Vikings’ new-look 3-4 protection generated 4 sacks.

Pittsburgh Steelers 1-0 (21)

The Steelers truly beat the Bengals twice of their opener. First, by intercepting Joe Burrow 4 instances to construct a 17-3 lead. Then, after giving up the tying landing with no time remaining, they blocked the PAT to power extra time and win on a area purpose. T.J. Watt’s torn pectoral muscle is a serious blow to an elite protection.

Inexperienced Bay Packers 0-1 (5)

Perhaps Aaron Rodgers ought to’ve waited till after he had higher chemistry along with his new drops-prone receivers earlier than taunting the opposite NFC North groups for at all times considering it’s their yr. Don’t write off the Packers but. They misplaced by 35 factors in Week 1 final season and nonetheless completed with 13 wins.

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers
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Cincinnati Bengals 0-1 (7)

Indianapolis Colts 0-0-1 (11)

Miami Dolphins 1-0 (17)

New Orleans Saints 1-0 (20)

Cleveland Browns 1-0 (22)

Las Vegas Raiders 0-1 (16)

San Francisco 49ers 0-1 (13)

Seattle Seahawks 1-0 (28)

Denver Broncos 0-1 (8)

Dallas Cowboys 0-1 (14)

Washington Commanders 1-0 (23)

Arizona Cardinals 0-1 (12)

New York Giants 1-0 (29)

The Saquon Barkley Present has been renewed. A lastly wholesome Barkley totaled 194 yards from scrimmage with a landing and the game-winning two-point conversion. The Giants didn’t simply snap a streak of 5 straight season-opening losses, they’re .500 for the primary time at any level in a season for the reason that finish of the 2016 after a 21-20 win over the Titans.

Tennessee Titans 0-1 (15)

Chicago Bears 1-0 (31)

New England Patriots 0-1 (18)

Carolina Panthers 0-1 (25)

Houston Texans 0-0-1 (30)

Jacksonville Jaguars 0-1 (26)

New York Jets 0-1 (24)

Dropped passes. Missed blocks. Fumbles. Blown coverages. Identify a sloppy mistake and the Jets made it throughout a 24-9 loss to the Ravens. Joe Flacco has misplaced his final seven begins however will make at the least two extra with Zach Wilson sidelined … until head coach Robert Saleh caves to the followers calling for third-stringer Mike White.

Detroit Lions 0-1 (27)

Atlanta Falcons 0-1 (32)

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