2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week 1

Here we are with the NFL power rankings for week 1.

  1. New England Patriots
  2. Many peoples’ Super Bowl pick.

  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. Still young and looking sharp.

  5. Pittsburgh Steelers
  6. Never seem to show their age.

  7. New Orleans Saints
  8. My favorite in one of the league’s toughest divisions.

  9. New York Jets
  10. Unbelievable depth in the secondary.

  11. Philadelphia Eagles
  12. Dream team? Not if everyone else has anything to say about it.

  13. Chicago Bears
  14. Cutler needs a big year.

  15. San Diego Chargers
  16. Will go as far as their special teams allow them.

  17. Atlanta Falcons
  18. Looked mediocre in the pre-season.

  19. Detroit Lions
  20. I’m waiting for their yearly letdown, but I’m not really expecting it this season.

  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Looking as vulnerable as ever.

  23. New York Giants
  24. Hard to read.

  25. Baltimore Ravens
  26. Losing ground on the Steelers.

  27. Houston Texans
  28. Have a golden opportunity to put the Colts in an 0-1 hole.

  29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  30. Up and coming.

  31. Kansas City Chiefs
  32. Not a step back. The Chargers are simply better.

  33. Jacksonville Jaguars
  34. Much improved defense combined with a diminishing offense.

  35. Dallas Cowboys
  36. Playoffs may be wishful thinking.

  37. Miami Dolphins
  38. Just waiting for Tom Brady to retire. They’ll be waiting awhile.

  39. Cleveland Browns
  40. Getting better.

  41. St. Louis Rams
  42. Mediocre team in a bad division may get them into the playoffs.

  43. Denver Broncos
  44. They’ll fight the Raiders for 4th in their division.

  45. Buffalo Bills
  46. Little progress being made.

  47. Arizona Cardinals
  48. It’s all on Kolb this year.

  49. Seattle Seahawks
  50. Re-building or re-tooling? Probably the former.

  51. Washington Redskins
  52. In my opinion, the worst owner in football.*

  53. Tennessee Titans
  54. Is Locker going to get thrown in the fire too early?

  55. Minnesota Vikings
  56. Ruins left over from the Favre debacle.

  57. San Francisco 49ers
  58. In Alex we trust?

  59. Oakland Raiders
  60. Longest running joke in football.

  61. Carolina Panthers
  62. Newton looks like a running back trying to throw. This won’t work.

  63. Cincinnati Bengals
  64. Will Palmer really come back? Too late for that.

* – This is my opinion only. This statement is not intended to be factual in any way, shape, or form, and is therefore protected by first amendment of the United States Constitution, as a non-libelous message. Please don’t sue me Dan Snyder.


Shane Clemons

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