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NFL Power Rankings ... and Sour Rankings

You've seen NFL power rankings before, but here at gatosclub we're also interested in the bottom of the barrel. As far as power rankings go, we're looking at what teams have done on the field, with a bit of an eye toward their future. We're also going to include our Sour Rankings, though, which will look at the teams that have had the worst performances and few good prospects.


So without further ado, here's a look at our NFL Power Rankings, featuring the best eight teams following Week 1. And the Sour Rankings, featuring the worst eight squads the league has to offer.


Power Rankings


1. Buffalo Bills -- They trounced the defending Super Bowl champs last Thursday and they don't seem to have a weakness, aside from a backfield that doesn't even have to be that good since Josh Allen is so great on the ground.


2. Kansas City Chiefs -- A big blowout of the Cardinals showed they have good fire power without Tyreek Hill and have a defense that can stop a dynamic QB like Kylar Murray.


3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Tom Brady didn't look great, but Julio Jones looked young, Leonard Fournette looked powerful and the defense looked stout.


4. Minnesota Vikings -- The top three were easy, and we'll go with the Vikings here because they held Aaron Rodgers to seven points and amassed nearly 400 yards.


5. Los Angeles Chargers -- Nobody had more than 66 yards receiving or 36 yards rushing, but Justin Herbert had three TD passes to help the Chargers hold off Davante Adams and the Raiders.


6. Baltimore Ravens -- Yes, they beat the lowly Jets, but Lamar Jackson's three TD passes were to wideouts, showing he didn't have to rely on Mark Andrews or miss Marquise Brown.


7. Philadelphia Eagles -- As the preseason progressed I kept hearing more and more people predict the Eagles to win the NFC East, and they should be the favorites after a stellar opener in which Jalen Hurts found new wideout A.J. Brown 10 times for 155 yards.


8. Miami Dolphins -- A strong passing game for Tua Tagovailoa, Hill and Jaylen Waddle hid a lackluster running game against Bill Belichick's Patriots.


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Sour Rankings


25. Dallas Cowboys -- It's not an overreaction as much as it is an acceptance of the facts. They weren't doing well with Dak Prescott playing, so how will they find wins without him?


26. Carolina Panthers -- Baker Mayfield and the Panthers trailed 20-7 heading into the fourth quarter but couldn't hold on to their late lead against a Jacoby Brissett-led Browns team.


27. Atlanta Falcons -- You can't give up a 16-point fourth quarter lead and avoid the Sour Rankings.


28. Houston Texans -- Some might rather lose while going for a win than tie while attempting to avoid a loss. Not Lovie Smith.


29. New England Patriots -- Might Belichick's skills as a head coach erode faster than Tom Brady's physical skills? It's hard to see how this team will be good following its fourth straight loss to the Dolphins.


30. Detroit Lions -- Hard Knocks darlings or not, they will continue to give up a lot of points while struggling to string together early offense.


31. Jacksonville Jaguars -- If you let Carson Wentz throw four touchdowns against you, then you deserve your sour ranking.


32. New York Jets -- It took Joe Flacco 59 pass attempts to amass just over 300 yards. A tilt with the Browns will really show us how bad they are, or if they can claw their way out of the sourness.




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