NFL rankings: Week 2

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JJ Watt will win the highlights, but not this game. Someone should tell him that it’s pretty dumb to gloat when you’re getting your butt whipped. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

21. Houston Texans (0-1; L 20-27 vs KC) – The Texans created a QB controversy in the first game of the season.  Last week: 19

22. New York Giants (0-1; L 26-27 vs DAL) – They just paid Eli Manning a lot of money to lead them back to the Super Bowl.  So far, that is not looking like a sound investment.  Last week: 21

23. Detroit Lions (0-1; L 28-33 vs SD) – They clearly miss Suh on that defensive front.  Not giving the ball to Abdullah and Megatron more is just inexcusable.  Last week: 24

24. New Orleans Saints (0-1; L 19-33 vs ARI) – Late in the game, down only 5 points, and they don’t trust Drew Brees?  That’s just throwing in the towel.  Last week: 23

25. Tennessee Titans (1-0; W 42-19 vs TB) – The Titans might not win another game this year, but they won the one that matters for now.  Last week: 32

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1; L 9-20 vs CAR) – Hopefully this isn’t the Jaguars just picking up where they left off.  I want to like this team.  Last week: 25

Don’t be surprised when it comes out that Jack Del Rio is already on the hot seat. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

27. Oakland Raiders (0-1; L 13-33 vs CIN) – The difference between potential and proven talent.  The Raiders look like the same team they’ve been for the past decade.  Jack Del Rio may want to update his resume.  Last week: 26

28. San Francisco 49ers (1-0: W 20-3 vs MIN) – This was probably the worst all around game of the week.  The 49ers won, but they didn’t look good at all.  Last week: 31

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1; L 14-42 vs TEN) – A lot of people putting the blame on Jameis…but this team is paying big money for defensive stars that didn’t show up at all.  Last week: 27

30. Washington Redskins (0-1; L 10-17 vs MIA) – This team just has no energy left…and it’s only Week 1.  How are they not a candidate to move to LA?  Last week: 29

31. Chicago Bears (0-1; L 23-31 vs GB) – Jay Cutler is just out there doing Jay Cutler things.  Last week: 30

32. Cleveland Browns (0-1; L 10-31 vs NYJ) – The Jets aren’t a very good team…so how bad must the Browns be?  The whole city is counting down the days until LeBron James is back.  Last week: 28

Week 1 didn’t lack for excitement.  As we go on, we’ll find out more about who is for real, who is a pretender, who’s at the bottom, and who is the big surprise team of the year.  If every week plays out similar to this, it’s going to be a fun year.