NFL Power Rankings, Week 1: Where do Chiefs begin title defense?

It's finally here. With Week 1 rapidly approaching, we take a look at who is running the show in the NFL. Who is at the bottom with no end to their misery in sight? We discuss all 32 teams.

AFC Championship - Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs
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5. Dallas Cowboys

As much as it pains me to say it, the Cowboys appear to be a real threat to take the NFC. Dak Prescott seems to be entering the season with loftier expectations than ever before, but that roster looks loaded. At virtually every position, they have a household name. If the Cowboys were to ever become dominant again, this would be the year. The NFC remains shaky at best and wide open.

6. Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers are almost always a disappointment, but we are all ready to get hurt again. No doubt about it. Kellen Moore coming into the picture should open up the offense that has been overly conservative with their talented gunslinger, Justin Herbert. With certified superstars at every level, anything less than the AFC Championship would be considered a disappointment.

7. Baltimore Ravens

In an offseason in which the Ravens added Zay Flowers, Odell Beckham Jr., and a new play caller, it's easy to fall in love with the ceiling for the Ravens offense. If they can find consistent success on defense, they will be a very talented unit. Of the teams in the top ten of the power rankings, they seem like the most likely to be mobile on the future rankings.

8. San Francisco 49ers

Look, I get it. You have superstars everywhere. Seriously, top to bottom, San Francisco might have the most talented roster in the NFL. With that in mind, anyone who thinks that Brock Purdy is capable of a Super Bowl run needs to pump the breaks. The 49ers can be great, but that will come down to their quarterback.