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Sports NFL power rankings: Ravens replace Chiefs for No. 1 spot after Week 2

14:27  22 september  2020
14:27  22 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Chiefs remain No . 1 , but the 49ers drop with their loss to the Cardinals. The Bengals drop to the bottom spot . No one should overreact to Week 1. But the offensive line issues were glaring as the Eagles simply could not block the Washington defensive front in the loss at FedEx Field.

That was an incredible week of football . I think this sport has a real chance to gain some popularity. Week 10 led to some deep soul-searching and intense emotional turmoil during the Wait, he's not going to keep the Niners at No . 1 after what happened on Monday night, is he? You're damn right he is.

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With just two weeks left in the regular season, what is the current NFL pecking order? Elliot Harrison updates his Power Rankings , with the two Los The Chiefs ' lack of balance bit them in the cold of Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night. No , I 'm not just talking about the running back situation, which

1. Ravens (2): They've won 14 consecutive regular-season games – their last five by at least 16 points – and this year's dominant 2-0 start comes with an average margin of victory of 24.5 points. QB Lamar Jackson has 29 TD passes and one INT over his past 10 regular-season appearances.

2. Chiefs (1): Purists may hate to see a defending champ dropped in a power poll when they have yet to lose ... even if they're benefiting from a bailout of a listless performance courtesy of stellar K Harrison Butk(ick)er. But Kansas City can correct any perceived slight by beating Baltimore on Monday night.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: RB Mark Ingram's (21) Ravens will try to knock off the reigning champion Chiefs on Monday night. © Jay Biggerstaff, USA TODAY Sports RB Mark Ingram's (21) Ravens will try to knock off the reigning champion Chiefs on Monday night.

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3. Seahawks (6): Looks like they might just wind up with league's offensive (QB Russell Wilson) and defensive (S Jamal Adams) players of the year ... though it must be noted a defense ranked dead last has much to fix.

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4. Packers (5): Four NFL teams have started a season with at least 80 total points plus 1,000 yards of offense. This Green Bay squad is one of them.

5. Steelers (4): Keep an eye on rookie WR Chase Claypool, whose 84-yard TD reception Sunday is 2020's longest play to date and the longest by a Canadian-born player.

6. Saints (3): New Orleans still hasn't enjoyed a 2-0 start since 2013. Thanks for that nugget, new "Monday Night Football" guys. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, fellas.

7. Cardinals (7): This is Arizona's fifth 2-0 start since 2008, each of the previous ones (with the exception of 2012) resulting in trips to the playoffs.

8. Titans (9): They're in sole possession of first place in AFC South ... yet Tennessee is also extremely fortunate it's not currently an 0-2 football team.

9. Patriots (10): Sunday snapped streak of 64 consecutive regular-season games when New England had taken the field as the favorite. Hopefully you took Seattle and gave the points ... and yet scary to think what Cam's Pats could yet become.

10. 49ers (8): Last year's NFC champs are suddenly decimated – DE Nick Bosa's knee injury most crippling – and sure could use some steady vets ... like, say, DL DeForest Buckner and/or WR Emmanuel Sanders. Oops.

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6 Power Rankings . For the first time in weeks, there's a new No . 1 . (OK, it's an old No . 1 -- but you get it.) Don't like moving the Ravens down six spots after the Monday night loss, but I have no choice. NFL Power Rankings , Week 2 : Packers vault into top three.

NFL power rankings : Patriots open 2019 season at No . 1 , but Chiefs and Ravens in hot pursuit. 2. Chiefs (2): Appears they'll get nice boost from a pair of ex-Bills — RB Shady McCoy and WR 32. Dolphins (32): They opened as 19-point underdogs at home for Week 2 date against New England.

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11. Bills (12): Third-year QB Josh Allen followed the first 300-yard passing game of his career with the first 400-yard effort. Big test upcoming vs. Jalen Ramsey and Rams, who have allowed one TD pass so far.

12. Buccaneers (11): They're not firing on all cylinders yet defensively, either, 2019 sack champion Shaquil Barrett still trying to get on the board.

13. Rams (14): Since Sean McVay became the coach in 2017, L.A. has won all five of its 1 p.m. ET kickoffs and scored at least 30 points every time. Rams will be in Buffalo on Sunday hoping to extend that streak to 6-0.

14. Raiders (21): QB Derek Carr is playing highly efficient football, sledgehammer RB Josh Jacobs also contributing heavily to Vegas' average time of possession of 34 minutes. Appears betting on (Silver and) Black is a smart proposition.

15. Chargers (18): As part of his unexpected but impressive debut Sunday, rookie Justin Herbert became first Bolts QB to score a rushing TD since 2011.

16. Cowboys (15): How good was QB Dak Prescott in Sunday's epic comeback, when he became the first player to ever pass for 400 yards while also rushing for three TDs? Suffice it to say even Skip Bayless was impressed.

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Elliot Harrison takes the league 's temperature with his Week 3 NFL Power Rankings . How high did Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buccaneers climb? Kansas City rocketed up the ranks this week after putting 42 points on the Steelers at their place . Their move skyward in this pecking order wasn't the

2019 NFL head coach power rankings : Bill Belichick still No . 1 . The Patriots stay right on the Cowboys' heels in terms of the top spot in the Power Rankings -- and right on the Raiders' heels in the race for home-field in the AFC. Berry once again personally delivered a win to the Chiefs on Sunday.

17. Jaguars (26): James Robinson is off to as good a start as any undrafted running back in memory, racking up 210 total yards in his first two games after supplanting Leonard Fournette.

18. Colts (20): They continue to deal with their own rash of injuries but should soon get healthy against the Jets, whom QB Philip Rivers has beaten four times in five regular-season matchups.

19. Bears (22): WR Allen Robinson seems like a solid dude, but why is a guy who has caught eight of 18 targets for 107 yards making such a hubbub about his contract?

20. Falcons (17): A total implosion is kinda, sorta, somewhat understandable vs. Belichick and Brady. But Sunday's meltdown in Dallas might be unforgivable. For context, per Elias, the previous 440 teams to score 39 points while going turnover-free won – a miraculous stat Atlanta has now sullied.

21. Browns (30): You won't find a better tailback duo than Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, who are collectively averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

22. Texans (19): If you thought Houston's O-line had been tightened ... welp. QB Deshaun Watson suffered a career-high 13 hits Sunday. That can't happen.

23. Vikings (13): Simply put, they're horrendous at just about every level ... and now lose LB Anthony Barr (torn pec). You were warned, Harrison Smith.

24. Broncos (16): They've caught bad breaks on injury front. But QB Jeff Driskel is no slouch and could keep Denver competitive while Drew Lock nurses his bum wing.

25. Dolphins (27): Before a hue and cry emanates to play Tua, there (still) needs to be a hue and cry to fix this abject offensive line.

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26. Bengals (28): And maybe there should be a hue and cry to bench Joe Burrow given the "protection" he's getting ... otherwise, rook is off to a stellar individual start.

27. Washington (24): Seems like owner Dan Snyder is OK despite being quarantined. Maybe for everyone's sake, he should consider extended (permanent?) isolation period.

28. Lions (23): They simply can't close, now the first team in league history to lose four consecutive games in which they'd held a double-digit lead.

29. Eagles (25): Rampant issues here, but focus will intensify on struggling QB Carson Wentz, whose string of games with at least one TD pass ended at 20.

30. Panthers (29): Hard to reckon how rebuilding team recovers from extended loss of RB Christian McCaffrey, who generated nearly 44% of the 2019 offense.

31. Giants (32): Despite disheartening loss of RB Saquon Barkley, New York continued to show quite a bit of fight and nearly left Chicago with a victory.

32. Jets (31): Despite facing San Francisco's JV squad much of Sunday, New York showed scant fight in performance that should leave NYJ fans disheartened.

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