In this weekly blog, we will keep an updated list of our Top 10 NFL teams based off power rankings. We will only do the top 10 because just like any other sport, if your team is not at the top, than who really gives a shit about you. Without further ado, here are our teams
1. L.A. Rams (4-0)
After a thrilling performance in what was maybe the best Thursday Night Football Game of all time the Rams stay atop this list for the third straight week. Jared Goff looked incredible throwing for 465 yds and 5 TD which enabled his top three wide-outs in Kupp, Cooks and Woods to each go for over 100 yds and a touchdown. It makes you think you should have drafted all Rams in your fantasy draft this year. Their defense didn’t look great on Thursday, but it shouldn’t matter because it will likely just lead to them winning shootouts every week. In this new age of not being able to hit QB’s or WRs we will see teams rack up points at a record pace. No team is better suited for that than these Rams.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (4-0)
The Chiefs played in a tough Monday Night Matchup against their division rival Broncos last night and pulled out the 27-23 while overcoming a 10 point 4th quarter deficit. Not only did Mahomes have another spectacular game he showed leadership and the ability to deal with adversity that we had yet to see these Chiefs face so far this season. He is an absolute stud. The Farve comparisons where flying last night but I don’t think we’ll be seeing Pat Mahomey making any of the stupid decisions that the gunslinger used to make, its scary to think he’s just getting started. Chiefs defense continued to look bad again this week, eventually that will catch up to them along with Andy Reid’s inability to manage games down the stretch. But this team will no doubt be in the hunt all season long.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-1)
The Jaguars showed up this week after a dissapointing performance to the Titans the week prior. They pounded a young Jets team all game and reminded everyone that when this team puts it all together they are one of the most unstoppable forces in the league. Bortles transformed back into the butterfly he’s shown he’s capable of being on an infrequent basis but can he keep it up? This defense will carry this team but in this new style of NFL where we will be seeing higher and higher scores and more shootouts, will this Jags team be able to sustain one of those games? Especially if it comes in the playoffs? We will, see but for now they remain in the top 3.
4. New Orleans Saints (3-1) ▲▲
The Saints proved they can win a big game outside the dome with a resounding 33-18 win over the New York Giants at Met Life Stadium. Kamara proved why he is the best dual threat running back in the league right now and shredded the Giants with over 180 total yds and 3 TD. The Saints looked much better on defense this week against a woeful Giants offense that can’t seem to get any real production from their studs in Beckham and Barkley. With Drew Brees at the helm I would look for this Saints team to remain atop the loaded NFC south.
5. Philadelphia Eagles (2-2) ▼
Even after a disappointing overtime loss on the road the Eagles drop just one spot this week. Especially because it’s a game they really should have won if not for some poor play down the stretch that saw them give up two 4th down conversions on the game winning touchdown drive in OT. Wentz looked better this week but you can tell he’s still not really all there yet. I predicted it could be a few weeks before he’s performing at the MVP level we saw last season. It was the Eagles defense especially down the stretch that had many Birds’ fans losing their minds as Marcus Mariota looked to be having flashbacks to his Oregon Duck days. Regardless not surprising to see a slight Super Bowl hangover for the Eagles, I’m sure they will rebound just like this next team always does.
6. New England Patriots (2-2) ▲
Patriots fans across the country collectively took their fingers off the Panic button Sunday with resounding 38-7 victory over the AFC East foe Dolphins. The Patriots offense looked better and controlled the ball with rookie Running back Sony Michel leading the way for 112 yds and TD along with a 2 TD performance from James White. Josh Gordon even made a couple nice catches and silenced some of the haters that said he would never be able to make it in NE. Their defense made Tannehill and his speedy team look like the JV squad and I’m not sure if they even crossed the 50 before garbage time in the 4th. Brady looked better but not spectacular, it should help to have a fresh Julian Edelman back this week for a Thursday night matchup with the Colts. If Brady can find a way to get Edelman, Gordon and Gronk all going full tilt, expect this offense to be right near the top and the Patriots cementing their usual place in the top 3 of the Power Rankings moving forward.
7. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) ▲▲▲
After a thrilling game this weekend in Atlanta the Bengals look to be for real. Historically the main concern of these Bengals teams is when the going gets tough they will lay down, and that Andy Dalton can throw them back into a game when they are down. Both of those assumptions were smashed Sunday when we saw Dalton orchestrate a last-minute drive and hit AJ Green for a last second touchdown play. They didn’t look great on defense against a high-powered Atlanta offense but then again who does, especially in that Dome. With controversial and psychopathic linebacker Vontaze Burfict returning this week from suspension, look for this defense to toughen up and the Bengals to be a real threat to win the AFC North.
8. Baltimore Ravens (3-1) ▲▲▲
The Ravens showed up big time Sunday night against a Steelers team that looks to be circling the drain. Joe Flacco and the offense were flinging the ball all over the field and the, Is Joe Flaco Elite question resurfaced once again. Bad news for them, he’s probably still not Elite. Good news, they have a really good football team and he basically just needs to not fuck up for them to compete in every game this season. Their defense really balled out and limited the high-powered Steeler offense to just 14 pts and made Ben Roethlisberger look like a guy who should have hung it up last season and go back to allegedly raping people. I foresee these Ravens and Bengals vying for the AFC North crown.
9. Carolina Panthers (2-1) ▼
Can’t knock the Panthers more than a spot considering they were on a bye week. If this team can stay healthy and keep their key guys on the field they will be contending in a loaded NFC south.
10. Tennessee Titans (3-1) ▲▲▲
The Titans are another team I didn’t expect to be on this list all season. This is a very talented team that can possibly put it all together under first year Head Coach Mike Vrabel. He has them playing tough and with an attitude on both sides of the ball. He may be the first guy from the Bill Belichick coaching tree to have any real success. Mariota balled out on Sunday and led a drive to win the game in overtime that most people, including myself, didn’t think he was capable of. Vrabel will continue to make sure this defense is stout. Look out for these Titans as a sleeper in the AFC and even their own division with the Jags.
Honorable Mentions: Bears, Packers, Dolphins
Hope you enjoyed, check back next week for an update to the Weekly Top Ten.