In our Week 2 NFL power rankings, the Dallas Cowboys tumble after injuries and an ugly loss, while the Philadelphia Eagles move up the board.
Atlanta Falcons 0-1
Last rank: 32nd
The Falcons are consistent, if nothing else. What a choke job.
New York Jets 0-1
Last rank: 27th
The Jets came out and looked like the Jets. Unable to score, middling on defense.
Houston Texans 0-0-1
Last rank: 29th
Houston had a win slip away, but somehow lucked out in overtime and got the tie.
Seattle Seahawks 1-0
Last rank: 31st
The Seahawks got some breaks, but what a great win to start the season.
Chicago Bears 1-0
Last rank: 30th
A nice win for the Bears, who are probably still drying off. Now, it’s off to Lambeau on SNF.
Carolina Panthers 0-1
Last rank: 26th
Carolina couldn’t beat Jacoby Brissett and the Browns at home. Not a good omen for the rest of the year.
New England Patriots 0-1
Last rank: 24th
Where is the talent on this roster? Where is the coaching we’ve seen for so many years in New England?
Jacksonville Jaguars 0-1
Last rank: 23rd
The Jaguars seemingly had the Commanders beat, and then fell apart in the fourth quarter for a disappointing start.
Detroit Lions 0-1
Last rank: 25th
The Lions hung around and scored 35 points against the Eagles. It’s not the desired result, but it’s progress.
Dallas Cowboys 0-1
Last rank: 11th
Without Dak Prescott, the Cowboys are essentially finished before the season began.
New York Giants 1-0
Last rank: 28th
What a win for the Giants. Emotional, come-from-behind, all of it. Really well done on the road.
Arizona Cardinals 0-1
Last rank: 19th
Nobody got pummeled worse than the Cardinals, who fell behind early and never threatened.
Washington Commanders 1-0
Last rank: 22nd
Washington showed resolve in the season opener, giving hope it can compete in the NFC East.
Cleveland Browns 1-0
Last rank: 20th
The Browns aren’t going far with Jacoby Brissett, but Sunday was a fun win nonetheless.
Pittsburgh Steelers 1-0
Last rank: 21st
Absurd way to win a game, but the defense was lights out. Can it continue to be without T.J. Watt?
Tennessee Titans 0-1
Last rank: 15th
A brutal loss for the Titans. Blowing a double-digit lead at home to the Giants, before missing a potential game-winning field goal.
Denver Broncos 0-1
Last rank: 10th
Nathaniel Hackett might be the first coach who could justifiably be fired after one game in NFL history. Not really, but almost.
Las Vegas Raiders 0-1
Last rank: 14th
The Raiders have to be thrilled about Davante Adams, but the offensive line was a wreck, allowing six sacks.
Miami Dolphins 1-0
Last rank: 18th
Only 13 offensive points, but Tua Tagovailoa was solid, Tyreek Hill was excellent, and the Dolphins are unbeaten.
Indianapolis Colts 0-0-1
Last rank: 13th
Indianapolis somehow avoided a loss, but tying the Texans? Not ideal.
San Francisco 49ers 0-1
Last rank: 9th
Tough to grade the Niners considering the weather, but it’s still an awful loss to Chicago.
New Orleans Saints 1-0
Last rank: 16th
How did the Saints win that game? A miserable performance somehow turning into a victory.
Minnesota Vikings 1-0
Last rank: 17th
Minnesota throttled Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to begin the campaign. Great start for new head coach Kevin O’Connell.
Cincinnati Bengals 0-1
Last rank: 6th
Cincinnati is going to be fine, but allowing seven sacks and turning the ball over five times is a mess.
Philadelphia Eagles 1-0
Last rank: 12th
The Eagles have one of the league’s best rosters, and A.J. Brown looked incredible in his new duds.
Los Angeles Rams 0-1
Last rank: 5th
Los Angeles couldn’t have been a bigger mess in Week 1. The Rams should bounce back against the Falcons.
Green Bay Packers 0-1
Last rank: 3rd
No need to panic. The Packers have an opportunity to bounce back against the Bears. They lose this one? Panic.
Los Angeles Chargers 1-0
Last rank: 8th
Los Angeles beat the Raiders, and now has a huge challenge against the Chiefs at Arrowhead.
Baltimore Ravens 1-0
Last rank: 7th
The Ravens were ravaged by injuries last year. If they’re healthy in 2022, they’re a contender.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-0
Last rank: 4th
Easily the best Week 1 performance from the NFC heavyweights. Tampa Bay shut down the Cowboys.
Kansas City Chiefs 1-0
Last rank: 2nd
The Chiefs were phenomenal, leading Arizona 37-7 before garbage time. Patrick Mahomes had the best performance of the week.
Buffalo Bills 1-0
Last rank: 1st
Buffalo dominated in Los Angeles, with Josh Allen doing it all in a blowout win over the Rams.