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Pro Football Weekly’s Week 3 Power Rankings

September 19, 2018

Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and are 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 2018 season.

Rank / Team / 2018 Record / The Skinny

1. Rams (2-0) — Second through fourth quarters, they’ve outscored opponents 60-6

2. Jaguars (2-0) — If Blake Bortles plays that well every week? Super Bowl, yeah?

3. Chiefs (2-0) — Eleven touchdowns scored, seven punts in two games

4. Bucs (2-0) — What would DeSean look like wearing FitzMagic’s rags, we wonder?

5. Vikings (1-0-1) — Dan Bailey, come on down ...

6. Eagles (1-1) — Wentz returning isn’t a cure-all, but things sure feel better

7. Patriots (1-1) — This Josh Gordon thing smacks a bit of desperation

8. Packers (1-0-1) — Lucky to earn tie after Vikings’ ex-kicker shanked three

9. Chargers (1-1) — A rebound, yes, but L.A. showdown staring them down

10. Bengals (2-0) — Losing Mixon hurts short term, but they’re playing well early

11. Falcons (1-1) — Red-zone woes cured? We shall see

12. Broncos (2-0) — That’s two fourth-quarter comebacks, but at home to shaky opponents

13. Panthers (1-1) — Health issues starting to mount a bit here

14. Saints (1-1) — That’s two sub-par home performances stacked in a row

15. Steelers (0-1-1) — Which is worse right now: team drama or team defense?

16. Ravens (1-1) — Short-week road loss shouldn’t dictate forecast too much

17. Bears (1-1) — Defense starting to resemble one of NFL’s better units

18. Cowboys (1-1) — Defense really looks stout right now, but more drives needed

19. 49ers (1-1) — Is Jimmy G giving anyone else the slight willies with his play?

20. Dolphins (2-0) — Could go into Week 4 Patriots matchup unbeaten

21. Titans (1-1) — Really impressive coaching by Vrabel in his second game

22. Texans (0-2) — Even on the road, losing to Blaine Gabbert is a bad look

23. Jets (1-1) — Run game absolutely vanished vs. Miami

24. Colts (1-1) — Darned plucky team all of a sudden

25. Washington (1-1) — All the positives from Week 1 were wiped out

26. Seahawks (0-2) — Imagine pining for play calling of Darrell Bevell, but here we are

27. Browns (0-1-1) — Tyrod needs to start performing better with Baker in the pen

28. Raiders (0-2) — Late collapse on the road is going to sting for a bit

29. Giants (0-2) — Worst OL in the league? After Halapio injury, maybe

30. Lions (0-2) — Brutal defensive front gashed again

31. Cardinals (0-2) — Steve Wilks off to a very shaky start as head coach

32. Bills (0-2) — Allen showed ability to lose with more talent than Peterman

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