Week Three power rankings

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 3:47 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

1. Green Bay Packers: Made up for a slow start; passing defense may be a concern.

2. New England Patriots: First team to keep them under 30 points wins!

3. New York Jets: Sanchez threw two picks, Greene had 49 yards, Jets scored 32 points.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Week Three is early for Eagles to prepare for life without Vick.

5. Houston Texans: Not folding under the pressure of being division favorites.

6. New Orleans Saints: Brees has been great, but has he been highest-paid-QB great?

7. Baltimore Ravens: Few saw this coming. Completely different team in Week Two.

8. San Diego Chargers: Ran into Patriots buzzsaw, but four turnovers didn't help.

9. Detroit Lions: It took them 54 years, but the Lions finally beat someone by 45 points.

10. Pittsburgh Steelers: That's the Steelers we know, dominating in every aspect.

11. Washington Redskins: Who had the 'Skins as the only 2-0 team in the NFC East?

12. Dallas Cowboys: Top four on offense (Romo, Bryant, Austin, Jones) all hurt.

13. Chicago Bears: Cutler is on pace to get sacked 88 times this season. Yeesh.

14. Atlanta Falcons: Matty Ice made up for two picks with four scores in crucial win.

15. Buffalo Bills: Thirty-five second-half points later, and the Bills are 2-0.

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Certainly has not looked like a playoff team.

17. New York Giants: With so many injuries on "D," pressure is on Eli to turn things around.

18. Oakland Raiders: Bright spot of blowing lead to Buffalo was play of rookie WR Moore.

19. San Francisco 49ers: Won't win many games with Davis, Gore combining for 82 yards.

20. Arizona Cardinals: The Kolb-Fitzgerald connection is working, but "D" banged up.

21. Tennessee Titans: Chris Johnson rushes for 53 yards, and they still upset Baltimore?

22. Cleveland Browns: Could start 6-1 if they play like they did vs. Indy, not Cincy.

23. Denver Broncos: Will Week Two be remembered for Fox's first win, or Tebow at WR?

24. St. Louis Rams: Bradford will be tested with top skill players injured.

25. Cincinnati Bengals: Won't have many more-winnable games than Denver.

26. Carolina Panthers: If you only watched Newton highlights, you'd think they were 2-0.

27. Jacksonville Jaguars: McCown's 1.8 passer rating might accelerate the Gabbert era.

28. Miami Dolphins: Lost 11 of last 12 home games, 0-6 all-time vs. Houston. Yikes.

29. Minnesota Vikings: McNabb threw for more than 39 yards, but another lead blown.

30. Indianapolis Colts: Well, they played better, but it's going to be a long season in Indy.

31. Seattle Seahawks: In their defense, who would've wanted to face Pitt after Week One?

32. Kansas City Chiefs: First Berry, now Charles. Are they Andrew Luck leaders?