NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: How far will the Kansas City Chiefs fall?

A bunch of good teams lost in Week 1. As is the case ever year, the power rankings shift the most during the beginning of the season. Where did the Chiefs drop to after losing to the Lions?

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9. Buffalo Bills

Last Week: 4 (-5)

The Bills had a clunky start to the season. Josh Allen threw three interceptions and the defense allowed Zach Wilson to march the Jets down the field late in the game. The Jets ultimately knocked off the Bills in overtime on a walk -off punt return for a touchdown. It was certainly not an ideal start for Buffalo, but they should bounce back soon.

10. Green Bay Packers (1-0)

Last Week: 14 (+4)

That defense looks very, very good. Beyond that, Jordan Love went out to prove that he will, at the very least, not cost the Packers games. Green Bay came away with a blowout victory against the Bears and they looked ready to be a contender in the NFC.

11. New York Jets

Last Week: 15 (+4)

The Jets might be without Aaron Rodgers for the long term, but they have a tremendous defense. They don't do anything special, but they are a group of tough you-know-whats in the trenches. While Zach Wilson is not going to lead the team to a Super Bowl, the roster is talented enough to win some big games.

12. Los Angeles Chargers (0-1)

Last Week: 6 (-6)

It's not a bad thing to lose to a team that is as dominant as the Dolphins. What is bad, however, is that for what seems like the millionth year in a row, you have one of the best defensive rosters in the NFL on paper that falls flat out of the gates. Los Angeles has time to turn it around, but with the number of high-power offenses that they are set to face, they need to get it figured out fast.

13. Cleveland Browns (1-0)

Last Week: 18 (+5)

The Browns shocked the world with a dominant victory over the Cincinnati Bengals with a dominating defense that held Joe Burrow to 82 yards passing and three points. With some talented pieces on offense to pair with a great defense, there is a real case for the Browns to become a dark horse contender for the AFC.

14. Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)

Last week: 2 (-12)

The Browns might be better than what we were giving them credit for, but the Bengals looked like they were trying to find their identity. Like Kadarius Toney, Joe Burrow was out of sorts due to missing a lot of practice time. While the weather did not help the offense, they finished the game with just 82 passing yards. Maybe this is just a slow start, but it's certainly something to monitor going forward.

15. New England Patriots (0-1)

Last Week: 20 (+5)

Is it possible that the Patriots exceeded expectations in a home loss? Absolutely. The Patriots gave the Eagles all that they could handle. In fact, Mac Jones flat-out outplayed Jalen Hurts. Early turnovers came back to bite them. Had they held on to the football, we could be talking about the Patriots being a winner this week.

16. New Orleans Saints (1-0)

Last Week: 21 (+5)

The Saints came out on top in a close battle with a physical Titans team. Derek Carr announced his arrival with 305 yards passing and a late drive to win the game. Carr, with the help of the New Orleans defense, who forced Ryan Tannehill into 3 interceptions, is giving Saints fans reason to believe.