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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 New England Patriots New England Patriots 2-0
Jacoby Brissett could go 0-2, and it won’t matter. The Pats are still winning at least 12 games and running away with the AFC East.
2 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 2-0
▲ 1
The defense will miss DeMarcus Ware, but this is still one of the most complete teams in football.
3 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 1-1
▲ 2
Losing Jonathan Stewart hurts, but Fozzy Whittaker (131 total yards against San Francisco) should perform admirably in his absence.
4 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 2-0
▲ 2
Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes against Cincinnati, and none went to Antonio Brown. That’s bad for Brown’s fantasy owners but good for Pittsburgh’s offense. Two games in, this is the class of the AFC North.
5 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 1-1
▲ 3
As far as bounce-back wins go, a 40-7 bludgeoning of the Buccaneers is about as good as it gets.
6 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 2-0
▲ 4
The injury to Adrian Peterson, who is averaging 1.6 yards per carry, might not be as catastrophic as we think. Also, this defense is legit. Like, really legit.
7 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 1-1
▼ 5
Don’t panic just yet, Cheeseheads. That’s about as bad as Aaron Rodgers can play, and the Packers still had a chance to win. This team will be there in the end.
8 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 1-1
▼ 1
The Bengals can complain about the officiating all they want; if they want to beat the Steelers, they need to stop trailing by two scores in the second half. You’re not going to win those very often.
9 Houston Texans Houston Texans 2-0
▲ 2
Defense and DeAndre Hopkins are going to keep this team relevant all season.
10 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 1-1
▼ 1
It’s hard to win when you don’t score touchdowns.
11 New York Giants New York Giants 2-0
▲ 2
Impressive win, especially after last year’s Superdome disaster. The Giants are 2-0 for the first time since 2009.
12 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 1-1
▼ 8
One offensive touchdown in two games? Against the Dolphins and Rams? Really?
13 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 2-0
▲ 1
The defense pitched a shutout for the last 49+ minutes of action and overcame a 20-0 lead. Cleveland is awful, but that’s still an impressive comeback.
14 New York Jets New York Jets 1-1
▲ 4
Ryan Fitzpatrick is what he is, but this could be one of the better offenses in the AFC.
15 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 1-1
▲ 7
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott looked more comfortable in their second time around. Tony Romo did great things for a lot of years in Dallas, but this could be the backfield of the future.
16 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 1-1
▼ 1
The Lions scored 39 points in Indy in Week 1 but managed just six in the final 3+ quarters in Tennessee in Week 2. Adjusting to life without Calvin may take time, but the offense needs to be more consistent. If you hold a team to 16 points, you should win.
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1
▼ 1
The Week 1 win was nice. Winston’s five turnovers in Week 2 were not.
18 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 2-0
▲ 6
The competition hasn’t exactly been the stiffest thus far. That will change this Sunday when the Steelers come to town
19 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 1-1
▲ 8
The offense got just about everything it wanted against Oakland. Don’t expect much to change next Monday in New Orleans.
20 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 1-1
▼ 8
The offense is going to score, but the defense, which has allowed 34+ points in back-to-back games, needs to get it together, especially on the back end.
21 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 0-2
▼ 4
Indy is 0-2 for the third straight season, which should happen to Andrew Luck pretty much never.
22 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 0-2
▼ 3
The Jags looked good against Green Bay in Week 1. They did not look good against San Diego in Week 2, trailing 35-0 through three quarters. Given the offensive talent on this team, that can’t happen.
23 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 1-1
▲ 5
First Allen, now Woodhead. Philip Rivers’ weapons are dropping like flies.
24 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 1-1
▲ 5
The Titans have managed just 16 points in back-to-back weeks. Credit the defense for keeping both games close, but at some point, the running game – which is averaging 4.4 yards per carry – needs to find the end zone.
25 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 0-2
▼ 5
No one expected Miami to overtake New England and win the AFC East this season, but they did expect the Dolphins to, you know, not trail 31-3 midway through the third quarter.
26 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 0-2
▼ 3
The NFC East favorites are suddenly 0-2 with a road game against the 2-0 Giants upcoming. This is a problem.
27 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 1-1
▼ 6
Remember that shutout against the Rams? Well, the Panthers, who scored 46 points against San Fran on Sunday, are slightly better.
28 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 1-1
▲ 4
The Rams have more wins than touchdowns. That’s something you don’t see every day.
29 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 0-2
▼ 4
It was the offense in Week 1 and the defense in Week 2. Buffalo has problems.
30 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 0-2
▼ 4
That’s two losses by a combined four points. Ouch.
31 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 0-2
▼ 1
The Bears have lost six of seven dating back to last season.
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 0-2
▼ 1
Cody Kessler will be the fifth starting quarterback in as many games for Cleveland. Settle in, Browns fans. It’s going to be a long winter.

Tony Meale is the author of The Chosen Ones: The Team That Beat LeBron. He lives in Chicago and won’t be mad if you follow him on Twitter @TonyMeale.

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