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Week-3 Power Rankings

Week-2 is in the books. 15-games remain in the regular season for each team.

Let's take a look at where each team is ranked after the first two games.


As we prepare for Week 3, here's how all 32 teams stack up in our updated NFL Power Rankings.


The following power rankings are written by and ranked by NBC Sports Boston.



32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)

Previous ranking: 32

Trevor Lawrence is dealing with some growing pains as he's now thrown five interceptions through his first two NFL games. You can't help but wonder whether Urban Meyer will consider the USC job if the losses continue to pile up, even if he's already stated he's committed to Jacksonville.



31. New York Jets (0-2)

Previous ranking: 30

Like No. 1 overall pick Lawrence, No. 2 pick Zach Wilson is having some trouble adjusting at the next level. The Jets QB tossed four picks in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.


30. Houston Texans (1-1)

Previous ranking: 31

The Texans were right there with the Browns for most of Sunday's game, but Cleveland was able to squeak out a 31-21 win. Houston QB Tyrod Taylor is expected to miss four weeks with a hamstring issue, so that certainly won't help matters going forward.


29. New York Giants (0-2)

Previous ranking: 29

Losses don't get much more deflating than what the Giants experienced vs. Washington on Thursday night. After New York stole the lead late and appeared to be on the verge of a Week 2 win, the Football Team earned the victory on a 43-yard field goal, 30-29.


28. Detroit Lions (0-2)

Previous ranking: 27

The Lions put up a fight for a half but were run out of Lambeau Field Monday night. Not much to see here.


27. Atlanta Falcons (0-2)

Previous ranking: 28

The Falcons had no answer for Tom Brady, who tossed five touchdown passes in a 48-25 Bucs win. Atlanta surprisingly kept it close for most of the game, but it collapsed in the fourth quarter as Matt Ryan threw two pick-sixes.


26. Cincinnati Bengals (1-1)

Previous ranking: 25

After a strong Week 1 performance, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow couldn't get much going against the Bears defense. The second-year QB completed 19 of 30 passes for 207 yards, two TDs and three INTs in the 20-17 loss. He'll look to bounce back next week vs. the Steelers.


25. Chicago Bears (1-1)

Previous ranking: 26

Bears QB Andy Dalton suffered an ankle injury and was replaced with rookie Justin Fields, who completed six of his 13 pass attempts for 60 yards and threw one interception. Chicago head coach Matt Nagy says he's sticking with Dalton over Fields as long as the veteran is healthy.


24. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)

Previous ranking: 24

Jalen Hurts couldn't get much going offensively vs. the 49ers as the second-year QB

completed 12 of 23 passes for 190 yards in a 17-11 loss. He'll look to have a more efficient performance on Monday Night Football vs. the Dallas Cowboys.




23. Washington Football Team (1-1)

Previous ranking: 21

Taylor Heinicke led Washington to a wild 30-29 win over the Giants on Thursday night. He'll face a much tougher test next Sunday when he visits Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.


22. Miami Dolphins (1-1)

Previous ranking: 16

Week 2 was one to forget for the Dolphins. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off with a rib injury and replaced by ex-Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett, who failed to put up any points in the 35-0 loss.


21. Minnesota Vikings (0-2)

Previous ranking: 20

Vikings kicker Greg Joseph missed what would have been the game-winning field goal vs. the Cardinals. It was a rough loss for Minnesota as it got a three-TD performance from QB Kirk Cousins and 131 yards rushing from Dalvin Cook. Things won't get any easier next week vs. the Seahawks.


20. Indianapolis Colts (0-2)

Previous ranking: 18

Carson Wentz and the Colts were neck and neck with the Los Angeles Rams but came up just short, 27-24. On top of that, Wentz exited with a leg injury and was replaced by Jacob Eason, who immediately was picked off by Rams star cornerback Jalen Ramsey.


19. Denver Broncos (2-0)

Previous ranking: 23

Teddy Bridgewater has been impressive through his first two games as Denver's QB. He went 26-for-34 for 328 yards and two touchdowns vs. the lowly Jaguars on Sunday. Courtland Sutton, who is returning this season from a torn ACL, stepped up in fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy's absence with nine catches for 159 yards.


18. New England Patriots (1-1)

Previous ranking: 17

Mac Jones earned his first NFL win as the Patriots picked off fellow rookie QB Zach Wilson four times. Running backs Damien Harris and James White scored touchdowns in the 25-6 win to help New England forget about its Week 1 loss to Miami.

Next week, the Patriots will host the Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints.


17. Los Angeles Chargers (1-1)

Previous ranking: 15

The Chargers made one too many mistakes vs. the Cowboys, who capitalized with a game-winning field goal as time expired. Justin Herbert threw for 338 yards and a touchdown but tossed two costly interceptions in the heartbreaking defeat.


16. Carolina Panthers (2-0)

Previous ranking: 22

While his Jets replacement Wilson struggled, Sam Darnold was impressive in his second game with the Panthers He led Carolina to a 26-7 win over the New Orleans Saints and improved to 2-0 on the season. Looks like he isn't the one "seeing ghosts" anymore.


15. Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

Previous ranking: 13

It wasn't pretty, but the Cowboys overcame a rocky outing from quarterback Dak Prescott to beat the Chargers on Sunday with a game-winning field goal. Running backs Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott were the stars for Dallas as both tallied TDs and rushed a combined 180 yards.


14. Tennessee Titans (1-1)

Previous ranking: 14

If you were worried about Derrick Henry's rough Week 1 performance, you're feeling much better right about now. The Titans' star running back tallied 182 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Tennessee's overtime win over the Seahawks. Julio Jones had a team-high six catches for 128 yards, assuring Titans fans he and A.J. Brown will be a pain for opposing defensive backs all season long.


13. Green Bay Packers (1-1)

Previous ranking: 12

The Packers trailed at the half on Monday night against the lowly Lions before shaking the cobwebs. In the second half Aaron Rodgers and friends looked like who we thought they were.


12. New Orleans Saints (1-1)

Previous ranking: 6

Jameis Winston and the Saints came crashing back down to earth vs. Carolina after a dominant Week 1 win over the Packers. New Orleans' QB threw for only 111 yards and threw two interceptions in the 26-7 loss.


11. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1)

Previous ranking: 8

The Steelers were outclassed by the Raiders on Sunday, 26-17. Even worse than the loss is star edge rusher T.J. Watt suffering a groin injury that forced him out of the game.


10. Las Vegas Raiders (2-0)

Previous ranking: 19

The Raiders followed their Week 1 win over the Baltimore Ravens with a victory over the Steelers on Sunday. Derek Carr was impressive once again as he threw for 382 yards and two TDs in the 26-17 win.


9. Arizona Cardinals (2-0)

Previous ranking: 11

So much for the Cardinals' dominant defense. After going off in Week 1 vs. the Titans, it struggled mightily to keep the Vikings in check on Sunday. Still, they squeaked out a 34-33 win thanks to a missed last-second Minnesota field goal. Kyler Murray once again was sensational, completing 29 of 36 pass attempts for 400 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 31 yards and a TD.


8. Buffalo Bills (1-1)

Previous ranking: 9

The Bills bounced back from a rough season opener vs. the Steelers with a 35-0 blowout win over the Dolphins. Next week we'll find out if the Bills are officially back on track, or if they simply took advantage of Tua Tagovailoa going down with an injury and Miami's entire offense forgetting how to play football.


7. Cleveland Browns (1-1)

Previous ranking: 7

The Browns went from nearly beating the mighty Chiefs in Week 1 to barely topping the Texans in Week 2. A win is a win, but this Week 3 game vs. the Bears will say a lot about what we should expect from Cleveland going forward.


6. Baltimore Ravens (1-1)

Previous ranking: 5

A potentially season-saving win for Baltimore on Sunday Night Football against Kansas City. Lamar Jackson put on a show and once again illustrated that he can single-handedly win games in the NFL.


5. Seattle Seahawks (1-1)

Previous ranking: 3

Russell Wilson (343 yds, two TDs) did all he could, but the Seahawks just couldn't get the job done vs. the Titans in OT. Seattle fell 33-30 after Tennessee drilled a game-winning field goal, and Derrick Henry was the difference-maker as he ran all over the Seahawks defense.


4. San Francisco 49ers (2-0)

Previous ranking: 10

The 49ers didn't do anything all that impressive offensively, but their defense stepped up big time vs. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles. Unfortunately for San Francisco, the running back position is an area of concern as rookie Trey Sermon (head), JaMycal Hasty (ankle) and Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) each are dealing with injuries. With Raheem Mostert already out for the year, that's definitely less than ideal.


3. Los Angeles Rams (2-0)

Previous ranking: 4

Cooper Kupp already has a great rapport with new QB Matthew Stafford as the Rams wideout caught nine passes for 163 yards and two TDs in a 27-24 win over the Colts. Stafford will look to stay undefeated with his new team when they host Tom Brady and the Bucs next week.



2. Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)

Previous ranking: 2

The Chiefs fell in a shootout at the Ravens on Sunday Night Football. Hard to ding them too much for a one-point road loss while putting up 35 points.


1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)

Previous ranking: 1

Tom Brady just continues to amaze at age 44. His five touchdown passes -- two to fellow ex-Patriot Rob Gronkowski -- led the Bucs to a 48-25 victory over the Falcons. The defending champs maintain the top spot in our rankings as they prepare for a tough matchup vs. the Los Angeles Rams. An NFC Championship preview, perhaps?

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