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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25. Denver Broncos (0-1)

Last Week: 19 (-6)

Denver has an adult in the room with Sean Payton. Unfortunately, one adult can only handle so many issues at once. The offense looks just as functional as a season ago, which is to say, it's not functioning. We might want to pump the breaks until Payton can get another offseason developing the system.

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)

Last Week: 32 (+6)

Okay, so maybe the Buccaneers are better than I expected. They are aging, but they must still have enough in the tank to keep a functional unit, even with Baker Mayfield at the helm. In what was pretty unexpected, the Bucs came away with a victory over the Vikings in their first game. Perhaps the Bucs could come out on top of the lowly NFC South?

27. Chicago Bears (0-1)

Last Week: 26 (-1)

The Chicago Bears showcased what I already knew. They are not ready for serious competition. Justin Fields is just not, as the kids say, "him." Justin Fields has now shown, after all of this time, that he is only capable of being a middle-of-the-road guy. In order for the Bears to get where they need to be, they have to consider moving on.

28. Tennessee Titans (0-1)

Last Week: 27 (-1)

Titans fans, I feel for you. From potential Super Bowl hopes to now losing close games against the Saints. Ryan Tannehill needs to be someone's backup. If I were a Titans fan, I would already be thinking about wearing a bag on my head.

29. Houston Texans (0-1)

Last Week: 30 (-1)

The Texans were not necessarily an embarrassment in Week 1, but they proved that they have a long way to go before they become relevant. CJ Stroud looked better than Bryce Young but still needs some work in the system. The Texan defense showed some flashes. All in all, they looked like a team that had a long way to go.

30. New York Giants (0-1)

Last Week: 16 (-14)

What. Was. That? The Giants not only looked lost, they looked like a team that had no business being on the same field as the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Based on how poorly their offensive line performed, you would think that Derrick Thomas, Lawrence Taylor, and Reggie White were in their prime and playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Further, the Giants got beat like a drum by the Cowboys' rushing attack. Maybe they can turn it around, but that looked as bad as I can remember an opener looking.

31. Carolina Panthers (0-1)

Last Week: 28 (-3)

The Panthers look lost already. Bryce Young is holding on to the ball too long with a dysfunctional offensive line and their receivers look worse than any other group in the NFL. While the defense looks solid, the Carolina offense is among the worst in the league. At this moment in time, the forecast for the Panthers is the same as last year: Pain.

32. Arizona Cardinals (0-1)

Last Week: 31 (-1)

This might have just started the winless season for the Cardinals. If there was a game that they had a chance in, it was this one against the Commanders. The team, however, managed only 210 offensive yards and 9 points. It is hard to imagine things are going to get much better.