NFL rankings: Week 1

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Here we go folks, it’s time for another NFL season.  As all of you know, that means talking heads around the world will be giving you their opinions on how the league shapes up.  Frankly, it gets pretty frustrating with all these experts giving you different takes on how things will work out.  But we here at Arrowhead Addict have the perfect answer for you…our own rankings!

These NFL rankings are largely based on the my season predictions found here.  However, I’ve allowed that my predictions are not only possibly wrong, but also that the end of the season is not the same as the start of the season.  I’m taking into account how teams finished the 2015 season as well as all of their respective offseasons.

So here’s how it shakes out heading into Week 1 of the NFL season…

The Patriots should be heavy favorites again. Cue some guy complaining about “cheating”. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

1. New England Patriots – Yes, the Patriots cheat.  They also win.  Other teams cheat.  They don’t win as much as the Patriots.

2. Green Bay Packers – The Packers are the kings of “next man up” when it comes to wide receiver.  This offense won’t miss a beat without Nelson.

3. Seattle Seahawks – Unless Kam Chancellor has been the secret sauce for this team, don’t expect his holdout to have any kind of major effect.

4. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck can take this team places.  However the offensive line and defense are both big questions for what should be a Super Bowl favorite.

5. Denver Broncos – New coaching staff and 40 year old quarterback doesn’t seem like something worth betting on.  I think the Broncos are set to start falling.  But until they actually do…

6. Dallas Cowboys – They aren’t going to be “better” without DeMarco Murray.  But I don’t see them being any worse either.

7. Philadelphia Eagles – Chip Kelly has made a lot of very peculiar moves this offseason, but he keeps winning.  And this roster is still loaded with talent.

8. Pittsburgh Steelers – Should be run away favorites in the AFC North, but suspensions and injuries will bring some questions early in the season.

9. Arizona Cardinals – Strong defense and explosive offense, but can this offensive line finally keep a quarterback healthy?

10. Baltimore Ravens – Still a strong roster, but they’re moving backwards from the team that won the Super Bowl a couple years ago.