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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Week 2

The Denver Broncos made a statement in Week 1 that things might be different in the Mile High City. How did that improve their subjective rankings across the NFL heading into Week 2?

NFL: Denver Broncos at New York Giants Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Given where I started off last week, things kind of remained where they were this week. A few teams tumbled and rose, but by and large they remained in the same tiers where I had them.

The only real petty thing I did was dropped the Baltimore Ravens like a stone for keeping me up late and making me reorder things because they decided to stop playing in the fourth quarter against the lowly Las Vegas Raiders. The biggest gainer was the Arizona Cardinals. I thought they would be good this year, but I didn’t expect them to whoop up on the Tennessee Titans like they did.

I had the Denver Broncos ranked 16th to start the season and felt I was being overly optimistic for a team coming off such a poor season. They looked better than 16th even if it was against a team near the bottom of my rankings in the New York Giants. If they keep winning, we’ll keep moving them on up that ladder.

Week 2 NFL Power Rankings

Rank Team
Rank Team
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 Kansas City Chiefs
3 Arizona Cardinals
4 Pittsburgh Steelers
5 Cleveland Browns
6 Seattle Seahawks
7 Buffalo Bills
8 New Orleans Saints
9 San Francisco 49ers
10 Los Angeles Rams
11 Green Bay Packers
12 Denver Broncos
13 Los Angeles Chargers
14 Miami Dolphins
15 Tennessee Titans
16 Dallas Cowboys
17 Indianapolis Colts
18 Baltimore Ravens
19 Philadelphia Eagles
20 Cincinnati Bengals
21 Las Vegas Raiders
22 Minnesota Vikings
23 Washington Football Team
24 New England Patriots
25 Carolina Panthers
26 Chicago Bears
27 Atlanta Falcons
28 Houston Texans
29 New York Giants
30 Detroit Lions
31 New York Jets
32 Jacksonville Jaguars