Week 1 is wrapped up, and we got our first chance at seeing how teams are shaping up for the 2019 season. It’s very early in the season, but it’s become clear for some teams who the contenders are, and who will find little success this year.

Before getting into the week 2 rankings, here is how the teams stood prior to week one.


Now, here are the NFL Power Rankings ahead of week 2…

32: 0-1 Miami Dolphins (Last week: 32)

31: 0-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Last week: 29)

30: 0-0-1 Arizona Cardinals (Last week: 30)

29: 0-1 Denver Broncos (Last week: 27)

28: 0-1 New York Giants (Last week: 26)

27: 0-1 Cincinnati Bengals (Last week: 30)

26: 0-1 Washington Redskins (Last week: 28)

25: 0-1 New York Jets (Last week: 22)

24: 0-1 Jacksonville Jaguars (Last week: 20)

23: 0-0-1 Detroit Lions (Last week: 19)

22: 1-0 San Francisco 49ers (Last week: 25)

21: 1-0 Oakland Raiders (Last week: 24)

20: 1-0 Buffalo Bills (Last week: 23)

19: 0-1 Indianapolis Colts (Last week: 18)

18: 0-1 Carolina Panthers (Last week: 17)

17: 0-1 Cleveland Browns (Last week: 13)

16: 0-1 Atlanta Falcons (Last week: 14)

15: 1-0 Tennessee Titans (Last week: 21)

14: 0-1 Pittsburgh Steelers (Last week: 12)

13: 0-1 Houston Texans (Last week: 10)

12: 0-1 Chicago Bears (Last week: 6)

11: 1-0 Minnesota Vikings (Last week: 16)

10: 1-0 Green Bay Packers (Last week: 15)

9: 1-0 Baltimore Ravens (Last week: 11)

8: 1-0 Seattle Seahawks (Last week: 9)

7: 1-0 Los Angeles Chargers (Last week: 8)

6: 1-0 Dallas Cowboys (Last week: 7)

5: 1-0 Los Angeles Rams (Last week: 5)

4: 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles (Last week: 4)

3: 1-0 New Orleans Saints (Last week: 3)

2: 1-0 Kansas City Chiefs (Last week: 2)

1: 1-0 New England Patriots (Last week: 1)


Biggest Riser: Tennessee Titans, rising 6 spots

Biggest Faller: Chicago Bears, falling 6 spots


Why the Eagles Are Ranked Where They Are

After a dismal start against the Redskins, going down 17-0 early in the game, the Eagles had a roaring comeback, going on to win the game 32-27. It was truly a tale of two halves for the Eagles, with the team from the second half appearing to be the team many expected them to be.

A loss against the Redskins, who rank 26th entering Week 2, would have been a devastating start for the Eagles, but instead, a victory allows them to stay at their previous ranking of 4. The Saints nearly lost to the Texans on Monday Night, which actually could have allowed the Eagles to rise a spot.

The top 11 teams all had impressive performances, but what the Eagles did in the second half against the Redskins is close to the top. Carson Wentz looked to be back at his once MVP-caliber form, and the defense was able to step it up and play at a level close to the group we saw at the end of last season, which led the way for the team making it into the playoffs.

To no surprise, the Eagles had a much better offensive performance than the Los Angeles Rams, though the Dallas Cowboys, who are currently sitting 6th and second in the NFC East, had a very strong performance against the New York Giants.

In front of the Eagles, it’s hard to make a case yet for them to be ahead of any of the three teams. The Saints had a similar result to the Eagles — a sluggish start before a roaring comeback for a victory — but the Saints did it against the Texans, a team ranking in the top half of the NFL.

The Chiefs continued to show their offensive dominance, with Patrick Mahomes finally getting the better of the Jaguars defense, though they did lose Tyreek Hill for a few weeks due to injuries.

As for the Patriots, they arguably looked better in week 1 than the team that went on to win the Super Bowl last season, and they’re adding Antonio Brown. The Eagles can make a good case, but it’s hard to say the Patriots don’t have the best offense in football.


The Eagles have some work to do before they can rise higher in the ranks towards the very top of the list.

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