Week Three Power Rankings (NFL)

1. New England Patriots– They win by 30 in week one and by 43 in week two with a shutout. I knew the Patriots defense looked nice on paper, but they look even better in live action. They’ve yet to give up a touchdown in the first two games. That’s scary and you all know I played on the defensive side so seeing this is fun for me. I knew they would eventually cut ties with Antonio Brown. The drama continued to pile up and it wasn’t looking good for him. Remember, they won big without him to open the year up. The Patriots didn’t need Antonio Brown, Antonio Brown needed the Patriots. It’ll be a special day in Foxboro as Ty Law gets his Hall of Fame ring. New England aims for a 3-0 start against the Jets.

2. Kansas City Chiefs– Yeah, the Oakland Raiders handled their business against them in the first quarter. The second quarter was a completely different ballgame. Patrick Mahomes threw four touchdown passes in the quarter and led the Chiefs to 28 unanswered points. This offense has so much depth and they didn’t miss a beat without Tyreek Hill who’s sidelined with an injury. What impressed me was their defense because they kept the Raiders in check for the remainder of the football game. Can this continue though? Today, they have a big game against the AFC North leading Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead.

3. Dallas Cowboys– I’m so impressed with them in their first two games. They’re showing you they can win in multiple ways whether it’s a blowout or a close one. Dak Prescott is looking like the guy he was during his college days at Mississippi State. Under Scott Linehan, the Cowboys looked too traditional of an offense. Run the ball, feed Zeke, control the clock and most importantly, don’t turn the ball over. Kellen Moore comes in and gives their offense an entire new dimension. They’re allowing Dak to run the offense his way. If this keeps up, this could be a special year in Dallas.

4. Los Angeles Rams– Talk about dominance because that’s exactly what they were last week against the Saints. Before the Brees injury, they did a good job of limiting one of the best offenses in the NFL. Aaron Donald has been relatively quiet, but he still affects the game, nonetheless. It’s been great seeing Cooper Kupp back on the field. The NFC champs are under the lights tonight in Cleveland to face Odell Beckham and the Browns.

5. Green Bay Packers– I love what I’m seeing from them because they have balance on both sides of the football now. I can’t wait to see Aaron Rodgers become more comfortable within Matt LaFleur’s offensive scheme and when he does, watch out. The defense has been in the headlines for all the right reasons this time around! They’re tackling better in the open field; they’re getting production from the secondary and they’re rushing the passer. Let’s see if this all holds up now.