Week 3 NFL Power Rankings

Posted: September 20, 2016 in NFL

The NFL is officially underway with two weeks down and plenty of speculation and overreaction. Many teams have performed as expected and many have put together some surprising results (whether positive or negative). As stated earlier, the rankings will phase out the preseason projections over the first five games of the season. At this point in the season, the preseason power rankings are slightly more important than the results that teams have produced. With that said, the Eagles and Colts have produced unexpected results thus far this season. The Eagles began the season ranked 25th with a projected win total of just 5.6 games. After two blowout victories (granted they were against the Browns and the Bears) the Eagles seem to be a team that can compete for a playoff spot, if not more this year. The Colts on the other hand have under performed their preseason projection and drop eleven spots in this week’s rankings. A loss in Denver is not too concerning but the loss at home against the Lions should be. The Colts defense has looked extremely poor through two weeks. Other teams that have moved 5 or more spots from their initial preseason rank are the Broncos (+7), Bills (-6), Bears (-6), and Chargers (-6). The week 3 NFL Rankings are below:

Rank Ticker Team Name POWER Proj. Wins Make Playoffs Miss Playoffs Make SB Win SB Prev. Movement
1 PIT Pittsburgh Steelers 84.9% 13.0 90.3% 9.7% 28.0% 17.2%           3                     2
2 GNB Green Bay Packers 83.7% 12.4 92.1% 7.9% 25.2% 13.3%           1                   (1)
3 ARZ Arizona Cardinals 82.2% 11.7 88.2% 11.8% 19.7% 9.7%           4                     1
4 CAR Carolina Panthers 80.7% 11.6 87.4% 12.6% 18.9% 9.2%           2                   (2)
5 NE New England Patriots 79.9% 12.1 86.9% 13.1% 21.5% 12.1%           6                     1
6 CIN Cincinnati Bengals 78.3% 10.8 75.8% 24.2% 11.9% 5.7%           5                   (1)
7 BLT Baltimore Ravens 75.2% 10.9 76.0% 24.0% 12.7% 6.3%           9                     2
8 MIN Minnesota Vikings 73.8% 11.2 82.2% 17.8% 15.7% 7.5%           8                    –
9 SEA Seattle Seahawks 73.1% 9.6 57.9% 42.1% 6.0% 2.4%           7                   (2)
10 HOU Houston Texans 65.5% 10.5 70.8% 29.2% 10.3% 4.9%         14                     4
11 KAN Kansas City Chiefs 64.2% 9.4 53.2% 46.8% 5.1% 2.1%         12                     1
12 NYG New York Giants 63.4% 9.8 61.5% 38.5% 7.2% 3.0%         16                     4
13 DEN Denver Broncos 59.8% 9.6 55.7% 44.3% 5.9% 2.5%         20                     7
14 DAL Dallas Cowboys 58.8% 8.0 30.4% 69.6% 1.9% <1%         11                   (3)
15 PHI Philadelphia Eagles 58.2% 8.2 33.3% 66.7% 2.3% <1%         25                   10
16 BUF Buffalo Bills 56.7% 6.8 12.9% 87.1% <1% <1%         10                   (6)
17 OAK Oakland Raiders 54.9% 8.0 28.5% 71.5% 1.7% <1%         13                   (4)
18 NYJ New York Jets 54.6% 7.6 21.9% 78.1% 1.2% <1%         18                    –
19 ATL Atlanta Falcons 51.9% 6.7 12.2% 87.8% <1% <1%         23                     4
20 DET Detroit Lions 51.8% 7.1 16.5% 83.5% <1% <1%         24                     4
21 CHI Chicago Bears 50.4% 6.5 10.9% 89.1% <1% <1%         15                   (6)
22 NOR New Orleans Saints 49.7% 5.9 6.3% 93.7% <1% <1%         22                    –
23 TAM Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45.7% 6.9 14.2% 85.8% <1% <1%         21                   (2)
24 LAR Los Angeles Rams 44.1% 5.8 5.5% 94.5% <1% <1%         26                     2
25 SDG San Diego Chargers 42.3% 7.0 14.5% 85.5% <1% <1%         19                   (6)
26 MIA Miami Dolphins 37.0% 4.6 1.4% 98.6% <1% <1%         29                     3
27 TEN Tennessee Titans 36.0% 6.5 10.1% 89.9% <1% <1%         30                     3
28 IND Indianapolis Colts 35.7% 4.7 1.6% 98.4% <1% <1%         17                 (11)
29 SFO San Francisco 49ers 34.5% 4.8 1.5% 98.5% <1% <1%         31                     2
30 JAX Jacksonville Jaguars 28.7% 3.6 <1% >99% <1% <1%         27                   (3)
31 WAS Washington Redskins 27.8% 3.0 <1% >99% <1% <1%         28                   (3)
32 CLE Cleveland Browns 18.6% 2.0 <1% >99% <1% <1%         32                    –

Next week features some great matchups across the board. Vote for game of the week here:

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