1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-0)
The Eagles came out on top of a wild Thursday night matchup against the Vikings. They dominated Minnesota in the 2nd half after Justin Jefferson fumbled a ball out of the back of the end zone for a touchback just before half.
2. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-0)
The Niners’ regular season dominance over the Rams continued this past Sunday. They will host a struggling Giants team on Thursday Night Football this week.
3. MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-0)
The Dolphins went into Foxborough and waltzed out with a victory in front of a national audience. This was a statement victory, as this is no easy feat no matter who is under center for the Pats.
4. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1-1)
The Chiefs got back on track this week. Aided by the return of Travis Kelce & Chris Jones, Kansas City held the Jaguars to only 9 points in their 8-point victory.
5. BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-0)
The Ravens have claimed the “team to beat” spot in the AFC North after traveling to Cincinnati and taking care of business vs the Bengals.
6. BUFFALO BILLS (1-1)
The Bills took out their Week 1 frustrations against the Raiders on Sunday, coasting away to a 28-point victory.
7. DALLAS COWBOYS (2-0)
The Cowboys have played 2 games and have won both by 20+ points. The defense has shown that they are an elite unit, posting a shutout in Week 1, and then allowing only 10 points against the Jets.
8. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (2-0)
Sam Howell is on the rise, and so are the Commanders. After trailing by 18 points, the Commanders were able to remain undefeated, and Howell was a big part of that comeback. He threw for 299 yards and tossed a couple TD’s as well.
9. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-0)
The Saints have a solid roster. Derek Carr was a concern at QB, but he had his moments with the Raiders, and is adequate enough to lead this Saints team to a playoff berth.
10. NEW YORK JETS (1-1)
What a nightmarish two weeks for this Jets team, and it doesn’t look like they will wake up from this nightmare any time soon, as all 31 other defensive coordinators in the NFL are well aware of Zach Wilson’s limitations – even with this excellent roster that surrounds him.
11. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-0)
Who saw this coming? Baker Mayfield eclipsed 300 yards on Sunday and topped it off with a TD throw to get the Bucs to 2-0.
12. CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-1)
Nick Chubb is done after a gruesome injury, and Deshaun Watson still looks like a shell of his former self. If Watson can’t turn his game around, it will be a frustrating year for this team since the talent on this team will essentially be going to waste.
13. ATLANTA FALCONS (2-0)
The rebuild is working through 2 weeks. The Falcons’ young roster executed a comeback to get to 2-0 after being down double-digits in the final quarter.
14. CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-2)
We have a 2nd consecutive year with the Bengals stumbling out of the gate. Things worked out last year, but it’s a dangerous game they’re playing.
15. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-1)
Let’s be clear – the Steelers’ defense won this game. There are a lot of calls for Matt Canada’s job at OC, but Pickett just flat out has to be better here in Year 2.
16. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-1)
The Jaguars got back to their disappointing ways this week. They won the turnover battle by 2, and were +84 in penalty yards – and only managed to score 9 points, never even finding the end zone.
17. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-1)
The Seahawks bounced back in Detroit, defeating the Lions in OT. This is a fine example of why we should not overreact to Week 1 results.
18. DETROIT LIONS (1-1)
This was a disappointing loss for Detroit. They are a team on the rise. They had the momentum and a rest advantage, while playing at home. Those aren’t types of games that you are supposed to drop.
19. LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-1)
The Rams just can’t figure the 49ers out in the regular season. Despite the loss, there were some positives – mainly Puka Nacua who caught 15 balls for 147 yards.
20. GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-1)
The good news? Jordan Love threw 3 TD’s. The bad news? He was only 14-25 for 151 yards. This roster is good enough to give him opportunities – he just needs to execute. For me, the jury is still out on him.
21. TENNESSEE TITANS (1-1)
The Titans find ways to win games – and that’s exactly what they did on Sunday, knocking off the Chargers in OT.
22. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (0-2)
I’ve never been wild about Brandon Staley. He shouldn’t be around much longer unless this team gets their act together.
23. NEW YORK GIANTS (1-1)
It took 6 quarters of football, but the Giants’ offense finally woke up in 2023. After trailing by 20-0 at the half, they erupted for 31 points in the final 30 minutes to win a game in which they trailed by 21 with 4 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
24. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-2)
The Vikings could have entered the half up 14-10 on the road against the Eagles. But Justin Jefferson fumbled a TD – and seemingly the game – out of the back of the end zone while reaching for the goal. This 0-2 start is a tough pill to swallow for this team.
25. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-1)
It’s Minshew-mania once again, this time in Indianapolis after Anthony Richardson left with a concussion. Minshew got the job done, albeit against one of the worst teams in the league.
26. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (0-2)
Back-to-back home losses must be a shock for Pats fans. That being said, they came as 1-score losses against two of the league’s best teams. Belichick’s bunch will find their footing.
27. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (1-1)
The Raiders were quickly brought back down to Earth by the Bills.
28. CHICAGO BEARS (0-2)
Fields is gonna be a bust, isn’t he? This is my nightmare.
29. DENVER BRONCOS (0-2)
Will Nathaniel Hackett end up getting the last laugh after all? I know he must have enjoyed Sean Payton’s team blowing an 18-point at home.
30. CAROLINA PANTHERS (0-2)
Bryce Young had a better performance in Week 2, but still struggled, going 22-33 for just 153 yards while getting sacked 4 times. However, I think we all know that he will be a long-term investment given the team around him currently.
31. ARIZONA CARDINALS (0-2)
It doesn’t matter if you’re a team in the cellar, you can’t blow 21-point 2nd half leads in the NFL. But if you’re a Cardinals fan looking for a hint of optimism, at least they were able to get a 21-point lead to begin with.
32. HOUSTON TEXANS (0-2)
Stroud looked alright, but the rest of the team… not so much.