2012 NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 3
A look at the best and worst pro football teams each week.
By: Rich McVey | 9/18/12, 3:26 PM EDT
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst football teams in the NFL. Here's our NFL Power Rankings following Week 2 of the season.
1. 49ers (2-0) Jim Harbaugh improving his postgame handshake.
2. Texans (2-0) Two-headed rushing attack too tough for Jaguars.
3. Falcons (2-0) Matt Ryan now has 27–4 record at Georgia Dome.
4. Packers (1-1) “Jay (Cutler) will throw us the ball,” says Woodson.
5. Steelers (1-1) Bounce back in style with blowout victory over Jets.
6. Eagles (2-0) Have two wins despite nine turnovers this season.
7. Ravens (1-1) Rookie Justin Tucker hits FGs of 56, 51 and 48 yards.
8. Broncos (1-1) Peyton Manning throws three INTs in first quarter.
9. Chargers (2-0) Retire Junior Seau’s No. 55 prior to shocking Titans.
10. Cardinals (2-0) Pull off upset of the week over heavily favored Pats.
11. Patriots (1-1) Aaron Hernandez injured; Kellen Winslow II signed.
12. Seahawks (1-1) Golden Tate block symbolic of Hawks win vs. Boys.
13. Cowboys (1-1) Felix Jones’ fumble may be his last as kick returner.
14. Giants (1-1) Tom Coughlin confronts Greg Schiano over last play.
15. Buccaneers (1-1) Knock down Giants’ Eli Manning in victory formation.
16. Lions (1-1) Megatron transformed into possession WR by 49ers.
17. Bears (1-1) Jay Cutler snaps on J’Marcus Webb in ugly defeat.
18. Panthers (1-1) Earn first win over NFC South rival Saints since 2009.
19. Jets (1-1) Pass defense struggles without All-Pro Darrelle Revis.
20. Rams (1-1) Cortland Finnegan baits Josh Morgan to draw flag.
21. Redskins (1-1) Josh Morgan loses cool, throws ball, costs Skins.
22. Bengals (1-1) Pacman Jones munches his way for 81-yard TD.
23. Bills (1-1) C.J. Spiller leads the NFL in rushing yards (292).
24. Colts (1-1) Andrew Luck, Chuck Pagano win Indy home debut.
25. Vikings (1-1) Defense can’t hold on in last-second loss to Colts.
26. Dolphins (1-1) Reggie Bush carries Ryan Tannehill to first career W.
27. Saints (0-2) Gregg Williams testimony not good for Vilma, Smith.
28. Titans (0-2) Lose ninth straight to Chargers, dating back to 1993.
29. Raiders (0-2) Silver-and-Bleak convert just 1-of-12 on third down.
30. Chiefs (0-2) Big day by Dwayne Bowe not enough to beat Bills.
31. Browns (0-2) Have lost 13 of last 16 against in-state rival Cincy.
32. Jaguars (0-2) Offense humiliated, gains franchise-low 117 yards.
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