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NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 teams stand going into Week 2

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Week 1 of the NFL season is complete.

While there were some fun moments in the opening week — the Chiefs topping the Patriots, the Broncos and the Chargers coming down to an iced field goal — it also provided plenty of blowouts and unfortunate injuries.

Heading into Week 2, we’ll be without David Johnson and Eric Berry and still have no idea when Andrew Luck returns. The Seahawks and the Giants will be facing seemingly big tests to see whether their respective offenses have more juice than lackluster Week 1 performances showed.

There will be some intriguing storylines to watch. Can the Packers continue a strong defensive showing against the explosive Falcons? Can the Jaguars really be a true ground-and-pound threat in the AFC South? Can the Texans settle on a quarterback?

Take a look at where every team stands heading into Week 2:


32. New York Jets

32. New York Jets

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Buffalo Bills 21-12

This week: at Oakland Raiders

One thing to know: Unsurprisingly, the Jets had trouble moving the ball on offense in Week 1. Quarterback Josh McCown averaged just 4.8 yards a completion and had two interceptions, and the running backs managed just 38 total yards on 15 carries for an average of 2.5 yards a rush.

30. Indianapolis Colts

30. Indianapolis Colts

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Los Angeles Rams 46-9

This week: vs. Arizona Cardinals

One thing to know: The Colts may turn to newcomer Jacoby Brissett at quarterback as Andrew Luck’s return continues to be a mystery.

29. Cincinnati Bengals

29. Cincinnati Bengals

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Baltimore Ravens 20-0

This week: vs. Houston Texans

One thing to know: The Bengals were shut out at home on Sunday, the team’s first shutout to open a season since 1979. Quarterback Andy Dalton looked especially bad, giving up the ball four times before being booed off the field to end the game. The team will try to win back its home fans hosting the Texans on Thursday.

28. Cleveland Browns

28. Cleveland Browns

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18

This week: at Baltimore Ravens

One thing to know: Browns coach Hue Jackson had a stern message for veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt after Britt dropped a perfectly thrown 20-yard pass, calling it “inexcusable.”

27. Houston Texans

27. Houston Texans

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Jacksonville Jaguars 29-7

This week: at Cincinnati Bengals

One thing to know: After an emotional return to the field in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texans looked out of sorts Sunday, most notably with their porous offensive line allowing 10 sacks. One bright spot — Deshaun Watson took to the field in the second half after starter Tom Savage was pulled, and made the most of his opportunity, scoring a touchdown on his first drive. Even if the Texans don’t contend this year (though they are still very much in the hunt of the wide-open AFC South), Watson can get invaluable experience this year.

26. Buffalo Bills

26. Buffalo Bills

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the New York Jets 21-12

This week: at Carolina Panthers

One thing to know: LeSean McCoy carried the Bills’ offense with 159 total yards on 22 carries and five receptions, but there’s some concern about his workload going forward.

25. Chicago Bears

25. Chicago Bears

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Atlanta Falcons 23-17

This week: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One thing to know: The Bears looked better than expected against the Falcons on Sunday, but they came up just short of beating the Falcons at home. Mike Glennon was fine, but with second overall draft pick Mitch Trubisky waiting in the wings, it’s tough to imagine that Glennon has that tight a hold on the starting job.

24. Los Angeles Rams

24. Los Angeles Rams

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Indianapolis Colts 46-9

This week: vs. Washington Redskins

One thing to know: The Rams have to feel good about Jared Goff’s Week 1 performance — 306 yards and one touchdown on 21-of-29 passing. Already Goff looks like a better fit in head coach Sean McVay’s offense than Jeff Fisher’s offense last season.

23. New Orleans Saints

23. New Orleans Saints

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Minnesota Vikings 29-19

This week: vs. New England Patriots

One thing to know: The long relationship between Sean Payton and Drew Brees has largely been a successful one, but this could very well be the year that the Saints stumble out of prominence.

22. Jacksonville Jaguars

22. Jacksonville Jaguars

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Houston Texans 29-7

This week: vs. Tennessee Titans

One thing to know: The Jaguars might be the early winners for best offseason signing after Calais Campbell’s Week 1 performance — the former Cardinal registered four sacks and five quarterback hits, and he generally menaced the Texans’ offensive line and quarterbacks.

21. Arizona Cardinals

21. Arizona Cardinals

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Detroit Lions 35-23

This week: at Indianapolis Colts

One thing to know: The Cardinals lost to the Lions for the first time in 20 years after giving up 20 points in the fourth quarter. Up against the Colts backup Scott Tolzien, Week 2 is a great chance to get back to .500 on the season.

20. Miami Dolphins

20. Miami Dolphins

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Record: 0-0

Last week: No game because of Hurricane Irma

This week: at Los Angeles Chargers

One thing to know: The Dolphins return home after Hurricane Irma and now have to begin a grueling 16-game stretch without a bye, something players aren’t thrilled about.

19. Los Angeles Chargers

19. Los Angeles Chargers

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Denver Broncos 24-21

This week: vs. Miami Dolphins

One thing to know: Philip Rivers came close to bringing the Chargers back from a huge deficit to take down the Broncos, only to have their hopes thwarted by some savvy special-teams adjustments by the Denver field-goal-block unit.

18. Washington Redskins

18. Washington Redskins

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Philadelphia Eagles 30-17 

This week: at Los Angeles Rams

One thing to know: The Redskins’ normally high-octane offense may take a while to adjust as Kirk Cousins gets more familiar with newcomer Terrelle Pryor and players like Rob Kelley and Josh Doctson playing bigger roles.

16. Carolina Panthers

16. Carolina Panthers

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-3

This week: vs. Buffalo Bills

One thing to know: Christian McCaffrey played second fiddle to veteran running back Jonathan Stewart in Week 1, which head coach Ron Rivera compared to getting a new toy for Christmas but trying to preserve the “batteries.”

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Record: 0-0

Last week: No game because of Hurricane Irma

This week: vs. Chicago Bears

One thing to know: After sitting out Week 1 because of Hurricane Irma, the Buccaneers will finally get their season started this Sunday a week later, hosting the Bears in Tampa Bay. The Glazer family, owners of the Buccaneers, have pledged to donate $1 million to relief efforts.

14. Detroit Lions

14. Detroit Lions

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Arizona Cardinals 35-23

This week: at New York Giants

One thing to know: The Lions’ self-acclaimed little-known defense is sixth in defensive DVOA after terrorizing the Cardinals into three interceptions, a sack, and a fumble. They could be a formidable group this year.

13. Tennessee Titans

13. Tennessee Titans

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Oakland Raiders 26-16

This week: at Jacksonville Jaguars

One thing to know: The Titans’ season got off to a rough start after the team tried and failed to catch the Raiders off-guard with a surprise onside-kick attempt to open the game. While the play didn’t work out, it showed the aggressive, play-to-win style many expected out of the Titans this year, which fans can expect to continue with their trip to Jacksonville.

12. Baltimore Ravens

12. Baltimore Ravens

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-0

This week: vs. Cleveland Browns

One thing to know: The Ravens’ defense ranks best in the league after picking off Andy Dalton four times, sacking him five times, and holding the Bengals scoreless. If the offense can get and stay healthy, this could be a resurgent year for Baltimore.

11. Denver Broncos

11. Denver Broncos

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Los Angeles Chargers 24-21

This week: vs. Dallas Cowboys

One thing to know: If Trevor Siemian can play the way he did Sunday against the Chargers for a full season, the Broncos will be a real contender this year. Facing off against the Cowboys’ defense at Mile High Stadium will be a good test for the 25-year-old quarterback.

10. Philadelphia Eagles

10. Philadelphia Eagles

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Washington Redskins 30-17

This week: at Kansas City Chiefs

One thing to know: Carson Wentz showed a glimpse of his incredible improvisational talent in Week 1 by evading several Washington defenders and throwing a gorgeous 58-yard touchdown.

9. Seattle Seahawks

9. Seattle Seahawks

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Green Bay Packers 17-9

This week: vs. San Francisco 49ers

One thing to know: No team wants to start the season with a loss, but Lambeau is a tough place to play, and the Seattle defense looked strong enough to carry the team some ways into the season. Hosting a division rival should be a solid game for the Seahawks to execute a game plan and get their year back on track.

8. Minnesota Vikings

8. Minnesota Vikings

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the New Orleans Saints 29-19

This week: at Pittsburgh Steelers

One thing to know: Sam Bradford had the best game of his career in Week 1, shredding the Saints for 346 yards on 27-of-32 passing and three touchdowns and posting a career-best 143 passer rating. The question now is whether he can keep it up.

7. Atlanta Falcons

7. Atlanta Falcons

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Bears 23-17

This week: vs. Green Bay Packers

One thing to know: Matt Ryan and company looked less than impressive against the Bears on Sunday and were just one play away from starting the season with a loss. Time will tell whether the Falcons suffer from a Super Bowl hangover, but if they can take down the Packers on “Sunday Night Football” at their opening game in their new stadium, it will go a long way to assure football fans that they still have what it takes to hang with the best in the NFC.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers

6. Pittsburgh Steelers

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Cleveland Browns 21-18

This week: vs. Minnesota Vikings

One thing to know: While Le’Veon Bell disappointed in his return to the Steelers, the team looks as if it may have a future star on its hands in T.J. Watt, who posted two sacks and an interception in his NFL debut.

5. Dallas Cowboys

5. Dallas Cowboys

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the New York Giants 19-3 

This week: at Denver Broncos

One thing to know: The Cowboys looked great on Sunday night, but with Odell Beckham Jr. sidelined, the Giants’ offense offered little in terms of an offensive attack. Their trip to Denver should give a better indication of how they stack up against powerhouses across the league.

4. Kansas City Chiefs

4. Kansas City Chiefs

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the New England Patriots 42-27

This week: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

One thing to know: The Chiefs may have pulled off one of the most surprising wins of the season by upsetting the Patriots, but they suffered perhaps a bigger loss in losing safety Eric Berry for the season with a torn achilles.

3. New England Patriots

3. New England Patriots

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Record: 0-1

Last week: Lost to Kansas City Chiefs 42-27

This week: at New Orleans Saints

One thing to know: A loss to the Chiefs was not the way the Patriots envisioned the season starting, but Andy Reid, Alex Smith, and a breakout performance from rookie Kareem Hunt brought the Patriots their first defeat since November. But many expect the Pats, who are road favorites this week against the Saints, to right the ship — and with good reason, the team has lost consecutive regular-season games just seven times since Tom Brady took over in 2001.

2. Oakland Raiders

2. Oakland Raiders

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Tennessee Titans 26-16

This week: vs. New York Jets

One thing to know: In Week 1, the Raiders lived up to the high preseason expectations. Derek Carr spread the ball around to his array of offensive options, Marshawn Lynch looked as explosive as ever, and the defense held an intriguing Titans team to just one rushing touchdown from Marcus Mariota.

1. Green Bay Packers

1. Green Bay Packers

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Record: 1-0

Last week: Beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-9

This week: at Atlanta Falcons

One thing to know: In what could very well have been a preview of the NFC Championship, the Packers were able to hold off the Seahawks’ attack and dominate the second half once they’d tired out the Seattle defense. If Green Bay can ruin the primetime debut of Atlanta’s new stadium, they’ll indisputably be the team to beat in the NFC.



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