Welcome to the B&T Power Rankings. The place where we rank the teams on their record, front office actions, and overall craziness. Expect some arbitrary explanations, some in-depth analysis, and your fair share of surprises.
The mighty Patriots and Saints look to finally be caught by the competition, the Niners lost to the Vikes and the Falcons look unstoppable. Will the shake up continue?
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#1 . Atlanta Falcons, 3-0: A very strong offense puts the Falcons ahead of the Texans, but until we see them face a defense the likes of Houston we can’t really be certain there won’t be a speed-bump.
#2  . Houston Texans, 3-0: The Texans are incredibly strong in all aspects of the game. Matt Schaub showed that he can really get it done with four touchdowns. I fear the day a team has to choose to between stopping the run or stopping Schaub (hint: there’s no real answer).
#4.  Baltimore Ravens, 2-1: Joe Flacco is proving that not only Elite “Eli” Manning can make the jump when the offense is opened up. That field goal at the end couldn’t have been any tighter. The Ravens are in control and should continue to roll with the Browns ahead.
#6 . Green Bay Packers, 1-2: Losing to the Seahawks like that is…is that really losing? The results are final, but that game shouldn’t have been that close anyway. The Pack will be back this coming week though.
#8 . Dallas Cowboys, 2-1: Beating the Bucs is no small task. Tony Romo needs to get going quickly to put up some more points. It’s tough to win when you only score 16 points. Fortunately, Romo is the man to do it.
#12 . Cincinnati Bengals, 2-1: Andy Dalton can win the close ones. BenJarvus Green-Ellis isn’t producing as much as they hoped as the feature back, but you can’t argue with results. The Jags probably won’t be able to stop A.J. Green, so the Bengals should be able to impose their offensive will.
#14 . Washington Redskins, 1-2: This team can put up some points. RGIII is strong and the roster is considerably more deep than anticipated. The Shanahan’s really have some magic in them when they have a good young guy to lead the team. Like the Bucs, the ‘skins need to win some more.
#15 . Arizona Cardinals, 3-0: At 3-0 the Cardinals join the Texans and Falcons as the only unbeaten teams. While beating the Eagles is big, limiting them to six points is even better. If they win again it will be time for this team to be in the top ten.
#18 . Seattle Seahawks, 2-1: Good job playing the Packers close. Good job on heaving the ball to the end zone and giving his receiver a chance to fight for it is big for Russell Wilson, but that catch may not have been a catch….
#21 . Minnesota Vikings, 2-1: Is this team becoming one of the best in the NFC North. The Vikes really could beat the Lions and maybe the Bears right now. Christian Ponder is playing smart and the defense is doing enough even with Jared Allen being shut out.
#22 . Tennessee Titans, 1-2: Jake Locker really looks like a real quarterback. Beating the Lions may not be as big of a feat as it appears if they continue their fall, but the offensive explosion is tough to deny. Good work Tennessee!
#25 . Kansas City Chiefs, 1-2: Jamaal Charles really exploded on Sunday. He can’t do it every week, but his 200+ yards gave this team an opportunity and they took it. Charles could carry this team, we’ll see.
#27 . Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-2: They are tied for second with three teams in the AFC South. The Jags beat the Colts, but after the Tennessee offensive explosion, it will be tough for the Jags to hang with the other teams in the division.