Sep 182013
 

Rats RankingsWith two games in the books, the Denver Broncos have looked like an unstoppable force in the NFL; but will their offensive line be their undoing on an expected trip to the Super Bowl? In the NFC, Seattle easily dispatched the 49ers, giving the Seahawks the early leg up in the NFC. Our experts are back at it, offering up their power rankings and commentary as we enter Week Three of the 2013 season. Last week’s rankings are in [brackets]. The Dolphins are the big gainers this week, up eight spots, while the Washington football club tumbled seven spots after a second consecutive loss.

1. Denver Broncos (2-0, 5 first place votes) [2] – Going all the way… or stalled by o-line woes?
2. Seattle Seahawks (2-0, 1 first place vote) [4] – They have the Niners number in the northwest
3. San Francisco 49ers (1-1) [1] – Offensive improvement needed to win games
4. Houston Texans (2-0) [6] – Gotta love the rookies
5. Atlanta Falcons (1-1) [3] – The Falcons need a running game
6. Green Bay Packers (1-1) [7] – Hey Rodgers!
7. New England Patriots (2-0) [5] – The Pats need GRONK!
8. New Orleans Saints (2-0) [8] – Likely 3-0 after Cardinals come to town
9. Chicago Bears (2-0) [9] – Cutler’s not used to being on his feet
10. Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) [10] – Giovani’s big outing dooms Steelers
11. Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) [16] – Now Andy gets to fly back into Philly
12. Miami Dolphins (2-0) [20] – Falcons offer tougher test
13. Indianapolis Colts (1-1) [11] – Are they running outta Luck?
14. Detroit Lions (1-1) [13] – Once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
15. Dallas Cowboys (1-1) [12] – Tony Oh-No might be back
16. Baltimore Ravens (1-1) [15] – A playoff team if they play the Browns every week
17. St. Louis Rams (1-1) [18] – Bradford finally showing promise
18. Tennessee Titans (1-1) [22] – Climbing their way back to respectability
19. New York Giants (0-2) [14] – Cruz is right; it’s must win time
20. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) [19] – Vick should be getting hurt anytime now
21. Minnesota Vikings (0-2) [21] – Ponder needs to ponder over performance
22. Arizona Cardinals (1-1) [25] – Palmer and Mendenhall net a good comeback win
23. San Diego Chargers (1-1) [27] – Anyone start royal in the FFL league in Week Two?
24. Washington Redskins (0-2) [17] – Defensive front not as solid as believed
25. Buffalo Bills (1-1) [26] – EJ looking mature beyond his years
26. Carolina Panthers (0-2) [24] – Rivera’s seat getting very warm
27. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2) [23] – Still waiting for Tomlin to unleash hell
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) [28] – A loss to the Patriots might send franchise into panic mode
29. New York Jets (1-1) [30] – At least Rexy looks good on the sideline
30. Oakland Raiders (1-1) [31] – Pryor might be the best quarterback in Oakland in a long time
31. Cleveland Browns (0-2) [29] – Chud fires a dud in trading Richardson
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) [32] – New team name is Jacksonville Pussycats

Ghost Rat

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