Tabeek's NFL Power Rankings: Ravens take top spot as Saints, Falcons fall

Bucs stay put at 15 and Panthers remain in cellar heading into Week 3

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We're two weeks into the season and starting to get a much better read on these teams. Some are as good as I thought they'd be – like the Ravens, Chiefs, Packers and Seahawks – and some have surprised me with their performances.

Some for the better (Steelers, Rams and Cardinals) and some for the worse (Vikings, Texans and ... sigh ... Falcons).

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Still, we've only played two games without any preseason games.

And the biggest developing story in this young season is the staggering amount of serious injuries. With all of these star players dropping and expanded playoff format (an extra team from each conference getting in), I'd say things are very much wide open right now – even for these 0-2 teams (ahem, Falcons).

So, without further ado, it's time for the Week 3 edition of my Wildly Important NFL Power Rankings. These rankings will appear here on AtlantaFalcons.com every Tuesday morning. Enjoy!

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Baltimore Ravens
They look more dominant this year (which is scary) and host the Chiefs this week. Buckle up.
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Kansas City Chiefs
They needed OT to beat the Bolts but have a chance to reclaim top spot with Ravens up next.
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Green Bay Packers
I thought they’d be good, but not this good. Aaron Rodgers is on a mission. Watch out.
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Seattle Seahawks
We saw firsthand how good Russell Wilson and Co. are this year. Big one vs. Big D next.
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Pittsburgh Steelers
They might have the best defense in the league, and did I mention that Big Ben is back?
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New Orleans Saints
They’re still a dangerous team, but obviously not the same without Michael Thomas.
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Arizona Cardinals
Keep an eye on this team. They look like legitimate contenders for the NFC West title.
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Los Angeles Rams
Speaking of the West, Sean McVay has this offense hummin’ again, and that spells trouble for the NFC.
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Buffalo Bills
I know I have them dropping two spots, but I love this team. Still think they’ll win the East.
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San Francisco 49ers
They won the game but lost a lot due to injuries. Brutal start for the defending NFC champs.
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Tennessee Titans
Hard-fought division win for the Titans. They aren’t pretty, but they win. I’ll take that.
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New England Patriots
They showed me something in the loss to Seattle. Cam Newton looks good, but they need a running game.
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Las Vegas Raiders
They’ve got talent, they’re 2-0 against the NFC South and just knocked off the Saints. Sign me up.
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Dallas Cowboys
Ugly, sloppy first quarter but still fought back to overcome a 20-point deficit and win. That doesn’t happen a lot in the NFL.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
They looked more like the Bucs we expected to see in 2020. If they can keep running the ball like that, watch out.
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Los Angeles Chargers
They played well enough to beat the defending champs but fell short. Same ol’ disappointing Bolts.
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Chicago Bears
They are the worst unbeaten team in the league right now. How many teams would sign up for that description? All of ’em.
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Jacksonville Jaguars
C’mon, admit it. Gardner Minshew is fun to watch, and this team is like a box of chocolates.
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Indianapolis Colts
I had them ranked No. 17 heading into Week 1 and overreacted last week. This seems about right for them right now.
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Houston Texans
Another ugly loss to one of the better of AFC teams. Maybe they just don’t belong right now.
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Atlanta Falcons
They did so many things right to win before doing too many things to lose. This team will stack some wins together if they get right on defense.
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Washington Football Team
That’s about what I expected from this team in 2020 … which is more telling about the Eagles.
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Cleveland Browns
Nice win over the Bengals. Congrats, you won the Battle of Ohio. Baker Mayfield is fun to watch, at times.
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Philadelphia Eagles
I keep saying I’m not sold on this team and they keep proving me right. They can’t stay healthy and they’re not getting it done.
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Denver Broncos
They lost the game and their starting quarterback in Drew Lock. Injuries have decimated this team.
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Minnesota Vikings
I was surprised at how badly they played in Week 1. They looked just as bad in Week 2. They’re not very good.
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Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow showed me something in that loss to the Browns. He’s going to be a good one. Bengals fans should optimistic about the future.
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New York Giants
Brutal. They lost their best player – Saquon Barkley – and the game. At 0-2, things don’t look good for the G-men.
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Miami Dolphins
They played the Bills tough and lost a close one to a good team. Fitzmagic threw for 328 yards and a pair of scores, too.
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Detroit Lions
What a mess in Motown. I don’t know what’s going up there, but I feel for Matthew Stafford, one of the best QBs in this league.
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New York Jets
They’re doing everything they can to unseat the Panthers right now.
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Carolina Panthers
They’re 0-2 and just lost their best player in Christian McCaffrey for an extended amount of time. Not great, Bob.
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