NFL: Power Rankings, Week 2

Posted on 20 Sep, 2016, by in NFL

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The Pittsburgh Steelers top our power rankings following another impressive win, this time against the Cincinnati Bengals, followed by the Denver Broncos, still carried by that scary looking defense. The worst team? The Cleveland Browns, who have a very good chance of going wire-to-wire as the worst team in the NFL.

Pittsburgh Steelers, 2-0: DeAngelo Williams has 237 rushing yards this season, making him the oldest running back with over 200 rushing yards through the first two games of the season.

Denver Broncos, 2-0: Aqib Talib’s pick six against the Colts was his ninth career touchdown off an interception.

Cincinnati Bengals, 1-1: The Bengals have now lost six of their last seven games against the Steelers, including postseason meetings.

New England Patriots, 2-0: The Patriots will face the Texans with a rookie QB. Rookie QBs are 0-6 against Houston since Bill O’Brien became the head coach.

Arizona Cardinals, 1-1: The Arizona Cardinals have more 40 point games than anyone else since the beginning of 2015: 5 times. No one else has more than 3.

New York Giants, 2-0: The Giants are the first NFL team to win a game with no offensive touchdowns and a minus-3 turnover differential since the Bears in 2006.

Carolina Panthers, 1-1: The Panthers have won their last 14 games at home, averaging 40.4 points in their last 7 home wins.

Philadelphia Eagles, 2-0: The last team to open the season with two wins of 14 points or more were the Bills in 2003. The last 2 times the Eagles started 2-0, they missed the playoffs.

Minnesota Vikings, 2-0: Since Week 13 of last season, the 31-year-old Adrian Peterson is averaging just 3.0 yards per carry and 56.7 yards per game.

Green Bay Packers, 1-1: Mike McCarthy has more criticism on his back due to declining to take a field goal in the third quarter, instead failing to convert the fourth down in a 3-point loss.

Houston Texans, 2-0: Will Fuller has 211 receiving yards to start out his NFL career, the first since 2008 (DeSean Jackson) to get two 100 yard games to start his rookie year.

Baltimore Ravens, 2-0: The Ravens defense is 4th in the NFL so far, giving up only 13.5 points per game.

Kansas City Chiefs, 1-1: The Chiefs turned the ball over 3 times in the loss to the Texans, the most they’ve had since week 2 of last season.

Seattle Seahawks, 1-1: The Seahawks not throwing a passing touchdown in the loss against the Rams ended a 17-game streak with one passing TD.

New York Jets, 1-1: Matt Forte has been terrific for the Jets so far this season, with 196 yards on 53 carries, scoring 3 touchdowns, not fumbling the ball once.

Dallas Cowboys, 1-1: Dak Prescott not throwing an interception after his first 75 attempts is a new NFL record, the previous one being 72 by Warren Moon.

Tennessee Titans, 1-1: The Titans have 5 straight wins against Detroit, and overcame a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2006.

Detroit Lions, 1-1: Matthews Stafford hasn’t had that rough of a day accuracy-wise since 2014, completing only 55% of his throws.

San Diego Chargers, 1-1: Travis Benjamin’s 115 yards with two touchdowns makes him the fourth Charger in the last five seasons to have 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a game.

Los Angeles Rams, 1-1: The Rams are the first team since the Seahawks in 2001 to win any of their first two games without a single offensive touchdown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1-1: Jameis Winston had the third worst QBR in week 2, throwing 4 interceptions and completing just 2-of-13 for 15 yards or more.

Atlanta Falcons, 1-1: Matt Ryan was the second best quarterback per QBR in week 2.

Oakland Raiders, 1-1: The Raiders are the only team to give up more than 1000 yards so far this season.

New Orleans Saints, 0-2: The Saints continue to lose games late, and have opened with two losses for the 3rd straight season.

San Francisco 49ers, 1-1: The 49ers are only 27th in the NFL in offensive production with 622 yards through the first two games.

Buffalo Bills, 0-2: The Bills are 30th in the NFL in offensive yards per game with only 276.5 so far.

Indianapolis Colts, 0-2: The Colts have given up more points than anyone so far, 36.5 points per game.

Chicago Bears, 0-2: The Bears might now be dealing with a Jay Cutler injury. In any case, this could be his last season with the team considering the poor start.

Miami Dolphins, 0-2: Ryan Tannehill with 52 yards through the first two games is the Dolphins leading rusher so far.

Washington Redskins, 0-2: The Redskins are now 3-10 in their last 13 September games, and have lost their lost four at home against Dallas.

Jacksonville Jaguars, 0-2: Blake Bortles has 11 games of two interceptions or more since his NFL career began, the most among active quarterbacks.

Cleveland Browns, 0-2: Dropping a 20-2 lead in their loss to the Ravens, it is the largest blown lead after the first quarter in franchise history.

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