words_Jordan Hagedorn

Week 1 was full of excitement as expected, including the Saints’ hard-fought victory over the Vikings on Thursday night, Houston upsetting Indy, a controversial call to give the Bears a win over the Lions, and Seattle’s pounding of the 49ers. The Patriots looked good against the Bengals, and the Pack beat the Eagles, despite Mike Vick looking like the old Mike Vick. The Skins upset the Cowboys for a huge win, and both Monday Night Football games were fairly unexciting, but had huge outcomes. The Ravens held on for a 10-9 win over the Jets in a defensive battle and the Chiefs scored an enormous 21-14 home-opener upset over the Chargers.

The Saints remain at the top after a big win over the Vikes and the Packers move to #2 as the Colts stumbled against the Texans. The Ravens are up 4 spots after a solid win over the Jets, and the Pats are on the rise after beating a tough Bengals squad. The Colts round out the top 5, after dropping 3 spots.

The Texans jump 5 spots to #8 after their upset over the Colts, and the Steelers make the biggest jump (8 spots) as they beat a really good Falcons team, even without Big Ben. The biggest drop was 9 spots, for the Chargers, who lost to the Chiefs in their opener, as well as the 49ers, who got it handed to them by the Seahawks. The Redskins jump up 5 spots after knocking off the Cowboys, and the Chiefs crawl up 8 spots by beating the Chargers. Take a look below for my full Week 2 Power Rankings.