Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date. Rankings will change each week because of personnel changes, injuries and performance, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out. These are PFW’s Power Rankings entering Week 3 of the 2019 season.
Rank / Team / The Skinny
1. Patriots — AB looked amazing in Pats debut, but it was an uncomfortable watch.
2. Chiefs — What other offense can lose Tyreek Hill and not slow down at all?
3. Rams — Week 2 two-fer: crush Saints while simultaneously becoming NFC favorite.
4. Cowboys — We should be talking about their offensive coordinator Moore.
5. Packers — Green Bay flexed some frightening newfound balance on rival Vikes.
6. Ravens – Bad opponents, but Lamar and that ‘D’ have our full attention now.
7. Seahawks — A 2-0-work-in-progress with an unflappable MVP-caliber QB/head coach.
8. Chargers — With all of their injuries, none loomed larger than missing kicker in Detroit.
9. Bears — Biggest development in win No. 1 arguably Matt Nagy’s willingness to adjust.
10. Eagles — How they emerge from bloodletting in Atlanta concerns us more than the loss.
11. 49ers — Tough team to wrap our arms around but hard to argue with two impressive road
12. Bills — Josh Allen and the offense should only get better, and defense is already terrific.
13. Texans — Hoped for a few more style points vs. Jacksonville and fewer hits on Deshaun Watson.
14. Vikings — There’s one glaring issue and 84 million reasons to be wholly concerned about it.
15. Saints — Thought long and hard about putting Teddy’s Saints (for now) ahead of Cousins’ Vikings.
16. Colts — We told you this team would pluck despite no Luck, and the ‘D’ showed up this week.
17. Titans — Disappointing encore for Mariota and the offense vs. Colts team that Tennessee has handled.
18. Falcons — If Atlanta needed its season saved in Week 2, was there any doubt it’d be Julio to rescue?
19. Lions — It hasn’t been pretty, but they showed us something in upsetting the Bolts shorthanded.
20. Browns — Baker-OBJ fireworks, far more disciplined in getting back to .500; O-line still worrisome.
21. Bucs — Familiar: Jameis going from awful to great in a week. Unfamiliar and exciting: ‘D’ a thing again in Tampa with Bowles.
22. Raiders — Improved talent is apparent but three good quarters vs. Chiefs not enough.
23. Steelers — Big Ben injury crushing but Rudolph can play — and Minkah trade reflects Steelers’ belief.
24. Broncos —Stunning loss vs. former team aptly illustrates Fangio’s “death by inches” catchphrase.
25. Panthers — It was obvious Thursday Cam isn’t Cam. Now, he’s down and Panthers nearly out of lives.
26. Jaguars — Two weeks, two embarrassing reminders that Jacksonville still more immature than talented.
27. Bengals — They were as unimpressive at home in defeat to Niners as they were impressive losing in Seattle.
28. Giants — We’re moving them up for finally conceding that the future is now and it’s Daniel Jones.
29. Washington — It’ll be interesting to see after a few more losses whether Jay Gruden elevates Haskins.
30. Cardinals — Yes, Kliff and Kyler must start faster, but they’ve shown competitiveness quicker than we thought.
31. Jets — First, mono for Darnold, then season-ending ankle injury for Siemian — not Gang Green’s year, again?
32. Dolphins — Not-so-obvious potential tanking pitfall: retaining the few players one actually wants.