Brady has 9 touchdowns in 2 weeks and despite letting the other team make comebacks in both games we still like their chances every week
2.) Arizona Cardinals
They look a lot like the chiefs of the NFC and while the Vikings kicker bailed them out there is no denying how dangerous this team is
3.) Kansas City Chiefs
Yes they lost a game they shouldve won and the defense is a liability but is there a more exciting team to watch in any given week? Next week they need to get hill back involved. 3 catches doesnt cut it
4.) Denver Broncos
When you replace risky QB play with a safer option and pair it with a stud defense you end up with a top 5 team. The days of them starting an emergency wr at qb last season seem like a decade ago
5.) Las vegas Raiders
The win against the steelers was a massive statement win and now they have to guard against a let down this week against the Dolphins. Dark horse playoff team finally?
6.) Los Angeles Rams
We kept them at 6 because they arent impressing but do enough to win each week. This weeks game against tom brady and the buccaneers is a huge game to test if the rams are for real
7.) green Bay Packers
Everyone was ready to write them off and even after Detroit hit them in the mouth early they kept calm and steady. A reason why they won this week? More involvement from Jones who was criminally misused last week
8.) San Francisco 49ers
Like the rams we remain unconvinced what we have here in the niners squad after two unconvincing wins. Up next comes a packers team that could go either way.
9.) Carolina Panthers
No one thought much when the Panthers plucked Sam Darnold off the QB scrap heap but hes looked steady and proficient at the helm of a surprising panthers squad that finds itself on top of the nfc South
10.) Buffalo Bills
Almost put the Ravens here after a historic upset but we couldnt penalize the bills who should be a super bowl favorite and bounced back after a tough week. Yes the Ravens are the toast of week 2 but the Ravens have a negative scoring differential whereas the bills looked more complete on both sides of the ball
Passion's NFL Power Rankings
1.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This team looks to be the most complete team in the NFL. Top Defense, top offense, great weapons, with depth behind them. Even their back ups at all skill positions on offense would be starters on a lot of teams in the NFL. Tom Brady has thrown for 9 touchdown passes through the first 2 weeks, that’s a career best for the 44 year old. He is the first quarterback to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns through 2 weeks who is over the age of 44. 2 pick sixes on Sunday night as well. Can anyone take them down
2.) Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray is my early favorite for MVP. He can beat you on the ground or in the air, has weapons all around him, and has a stout defense to back him up. 9 total touchdowns, 7 with his arm, 2 with his legs, and arguably the best receiver depth in the game. Hopkins, Kirk, Moore, Green, those are 4 guys who can all get it done. Plus add a defensive front that saw 5 sacks week one out of Chandler Jones… scary.
3.) Kansas City Chiefs
They lost by 1 point, I still think this team is the top team in the AFC. It’s hard to contain Lamar Jackson, as well as the rushing attack of the Browns. They started their season off by playing 2 top 5 AFC teams. They looked great in both games, putting up 30+ points in each contest. As the season goes on I expect their defense to hit a rhythm and this offense to only get better. If Clyde Edwards-Helaire can start to contribute more on offense, that will only benefit this team.
4.) Los Angeles Rams
Stafford loves him some Cooper Kupp. The defense is balling out, Darrell Henderson looks like a back in this offense, paired with Sony Michel who is still learning this scheme, all I can say is… SHEEEEEEESHHHHHH. I really like this team, I really like the NFC west. This team has a balance of offense and defense and superstars on both sides of the ball.
5.) Baltimore Ravens
220 rushing yards per game. 2 months ago if I told you that’s what the Ravens would be averaging you would probably say “Wow that’s impressive, but not surprising”. What if I told you that they are doing it with their 4th string running back and Latavius Murray? Even after their first 3 running backs went down injured, they are still dominating running the ball. Hollywood Brown has also emerged as a great weapon on offense, and that’s with the defense giving up 30+ points a game.
6.) Las vegas Raiders
They beat the Ravens on primetime television, in their home opener week 1 in overtime. That was a Ravens team that went toe to toe with Patrick Mahomes and came out victorious. Then they play a Steelers team in Pittsburgh and walk away with a win. Derek Carr looks fantastic, Darren Waller is off to a great start this year, the defense is flying, this team has me excited. Oh, and they won without Josh Jacobs leading a running attack.
7.) Cleveland Browns
I wanted to put the browns higher on this list. I have them as a top 3 team in the AFC, but the raiders have looked impressive. They have the best one two punch at running back with Chubb and Hunt, great depth at tight end, and when their receivers are healthy, Landy and OBJ aren’t the worst options. Their defense still has to come into its own, but I really like what I have seen from them so far this year.
8.) Seattle Seahawks
Russell and Lockett are showing why they are one of, if not the best receiver/quarterback duos in the game right now. Chris Carson is underrated, DK Metcalf is still a person too. This offense is clicking right now, but their defense may be a liability. If the defense gets things cleaned up, look for them to be higher on this list as the season moves on.
9.) Buffalo Bills
I still feel as if the Bills haven’t shown us enough on offense. This is coming off of a 35-0 win, but if you look at those touchdown drives, the longest was 62, and 2 of them came from the opponents side of the field. Against Pittsburgh they struggled, a top defense in the league. Their defense looks impressive, but I want to see what they can do against playoff caliber teams.
10.) San Francisco 49ers
San Fran put 41 against the Lions (not surprising) but also gave up 33 points and almost had the game sent to overtime. One could also argue that if it wasn’t for spotty play calling on the Eagles part, that game could’ve went in a different direction. I think this team has a top defense, but with Jimmy G in the drivers seat at quarterback, games will continued to be won by defense. Flashback to last years Steelers.