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 (5-0)
These Juggernaut Rams faced their first real test of the year in a thrilling 33-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. We saw Sean McVeigh make a gutsy call on 4th and 1 to see the game late and keep the undefeated record alive. It’s easy to say they didn’t look as great this week but Seattle is always a tough place to play regardless current status of the Seahawks. Only major concerns were the fact that their defense didn’t look great for a second straight week. Marcus Peters is either extremely hurt or just isn’t great anymore. Luckily Todd Gurley is a freak and the Rams should stay right at the top of these ranking for the rest of the Season.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (5-0)
If Sundays 30-14 win over the Jaguars was Patrick Mahomes “coming back to earth” game than the rest of the league sure is in trouble. Sure the Jags looked like shit on offense but Kansas City proved they have what it takes to grind out a victory even when Mahomes isn’t on his A game. Chiefs defense still has a lot of questions surrounding it despite the fact Bortles threw 4 picks, he still was able to throw for 430 yds against them. Not something that makes you comfortable heading into a Sunday Night game in New England with Tom Brady looking to have all his weapons on offense back in the tool belt. The good news, Mahomes is primed to shred a New England secondary who continues to looks shaky.
3. New Orleans Saints (4-1) ▲
Tom Brady isn’t the only 40-year-old QB still playing at a high level. Drew Brees put on a phenomenal performance last night while breaking the passing yards record and ripping apart the Redskins on MNF. With Ingram back on offense the Saints now boast a two-headed monster of a backfield. The Defense has looked better the past two weeks and will need to continue that moving forward. But for a Saints team that has gotten off to some slow starts the past few seasons, starting out 4-1 is a scary thought for the rest of the NFC. Saints are most certainly marching.
4. New England Patriots (3-2) ▲
Just 2 weeks ago we were talking about how this Dynasty might actually be done for good this time. Now all of a sudden the Patriots seem to be rolling again with an offense that improves on a weekly basis. The Defense still has huge questions and will be tested to the max against a red-hot Chiefs team this Sunday night. I would expect this game to be a shootout and could be a preview of a future AFC championship game. Expect Gronk, Edelman and Gordon to have huge games against a Chiefs secondary that just let up 430 yds to the BOAT Blake Bortles. It seems like a forgone conclusion that the Patriots early season woes are in the rearview and a record 8th consecutive AFC championship game is in their future.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2)▼
The Jaguars are one of the most up and down teams in the league, most of that rides on the success or failures on Blake Bortles. This Defense will continue to put them in situations to win but like I said earlier in the year they have to be able to score points in this modern-day NFL. Can Blake be a guy that puts up 30 pts per game? Not in this lifetime. They are still my favorites to win the AFC south but as the Chiefs showed in a 30-14 win these Jags need to find some consistent offense to be a team we can take as serious contenders.
6. Cincinnati Bengals (4-1) ▲▲
The Bengals looked to be back to the “Bungals” after falling behind 17-0 at home to the Dolphins Sunday. But then they did something we never expect to see happen from a Marvin Lewis led team. They led a massive comeback and scored 27 unanswered points to pull out a 27-17 win. That’s literally something you never would have imagined in your wildest dreams from a Bengals team. It proved something to me, and the rest of the NFL. It may just be true that this team is a legit contender and will be a favorite to win the AFC North this season.
7. Carolina Panthers (3-1) ▲
The Panthers pulled out a hard-fought game against a fledgling Giants team thanks to a miraculous 63 yd kick by Graham Gano. While their defense looked spotty at times and allowed an almost death-bed ridden Eli Manning to resurrect from the grave, they did what this team seems to always do and that’s find a way to win. Cam didn’t look great and they struggled moving the ball consistently a majority of the day. Expect these Panthers to stay in this top 10 if the defensive side of the ball can get back to form.
8. Chicago Bears (3-1) ▲
The Chicago Bears where on a bye last week but due to the poor performances of other teams around the league were able to jump up. With the Rams defense not looking as great as we once thought it may be this Bears team with the best unit in the league. Even after Mitch Trubisky’s 6 TD performance against the Bucs’ in their last game I’m not sold on him as a true franchise QB. He may get their one day but he’s a middle of the pack QB at best right now. Bears have a very real chance to win the AFC north if they can continue the success they have had so far this season. The scary part is no matter how good this defense is, a lot of that will depend on Trubisky.
9. Minnesota Vikings (2-2-1) ▲
The Vikings got a muchhh needed victory over the Eagles this past Sunday. Cousins looked sharp and their defense looked much improved compared to their performances thus far to start the season. It’s easy to forget with their shaky start that this was a pre season favorite to win the SB. I forsee them turning it around and will be battling the Bears for top dawg in the NFC North shortly.
10. Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) ▼
The Super Bowl Champs are grasping for dear life to stay in this top ten. As much as I’ve continued to say this team will turn it around they have a brutal schedule coming up. In their next 9 games they play the Panthers, Jags, Saints and Rams. The other 5 games are NFC East opponents. The Eagles will need to turn it around quickly if they look to make it out of that gauntlet and look like a playoff team on the other side. The defense is not the unit it was last year especially on the back-end. If they can pull out a win against the Giants this Thursday it gives them 10 days to get healthy before their next game, something this battered team most desperately needs.
Hope you enjoyed, check back next week for an update to the Weekly Top Ten.