NFL Power Rankings – Week 1

Well, the wait is over for the 2016 NFL season. The Carolina Panthers open with the Denver Broncos in a Super Bowl rematch tomorrow night. I made a list of NFL power rankings. I will update this list on a weekly basis.

Rank Prev Team Rec* +/- Note
1. 1. Carolina Panthers 0-0 0 Best overall roster heading into 2016
2. 5. Seattle Seahawks 0-0 +3 Russell Wilson is one of the league’s best QBs
3. 2. New England Patriots 0-0 -1 Brady is out the first 4 games
4. 4. Arizona Cardinals 0-0 0 Arguably most complete team in the NFL
5. 7. Green Bay Packers 0-0 +2 Aaron Rodgers gets Jordy Nelson back
6. 3. Pittsburgh Steelers 0-0 -3 Big Ben/Antonio Brown will carry the load
7. 8. Cincinnati Bengals 0-0 +1 Andy Dalton looks to win his 1st playoff game
8. 11. Indianapolis Colts 0-0 +3 Andrew Luck and improved offensive line could make some noise in 2016
9. 14. Washington Redskins 0-0 +5 Kirk Cousins is in his contract season
10. 13. Houston Texans 0-0 +3 Brock Osweiler looks to be their franchise QB
11. 9. Minnesota Vikings 0-0 -2 Bridgewater is out, will be solid with Bradford
12. 12. Kansas City Chiefs 0-0 0 An average team for 3-4 years now
13. 16. Oakland Raiders 0-0 +3 Could make playoff run in 2016
14. 15. New York Jets 0-0 +1 Look to steal the AFC East crown from NE
15. 6. Denver Broncos 0-0 -9 Will struggle with key losses from last year
16. 30. New York Giants 0-0 +14 Made a lot of noise this offseason
17. 18. Jacksonville Jaguars 0-0 +1 Could be most improved team in the AFC
18. 10. Dallas Cowboys 0-0 -8 Tony Romo is much more valuable than people think
19. 21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-0 +1 Jameis Winston is going to have a breakout season soon
20. 19. Buffalo Bills 0-0 -1 Potentially the best defense in the AFC
21. 20. Los Angeles Rams 0-0 -1 QB situation will be hard to win in the NFC West
22. 28. Tennessee Titans 0-0 +6 Marcus Mariota has a lot of potential this season
23. 24. Baltimore Ravens 0-0 +1 Receiving corp is very weak
24. 17. Atlanta Falcons 0-0 -7 Julio Jones keeps them from being a top 5 pick
25. 26. New Orleans Saints 0-0 +1 Defense is a complete mess
26. 27. San Diego Chargers 0-0 +1 This team could finish first or last in the AFC West
27. 31. Chicago Bears 0-0 +4 Jay Cutler throws a LOT of interceptions
28. 23. Philadelphia Eagles 0-0 -5 Carson Wentz will struggle in his rookie year
29. 25. Miami Dolphins 0-0 -4 Tannehill is very, very overrated
30. 22. Detroit Lions 0-0 -8 This team will miss Megatron dearly
31. 32. Cleveland Browns 0-0 +1 Just a complete mess
32. 29. San Francisco 49ers 0-0 -3 Gabbert/Kaepernick will both struggle
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