NFL Power Rankings: Top 10 After Week Two

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Sep 15, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs in for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated San Francisco 29-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

1. Seattle Seahawks:

The Seahawks had about as dominant a win over the 49ers as you will ever find, beating what many believed (myself included) was the best team in football 29-3, a week after they dismantled the Green Bay Packers. The scary thing with this Seahawks team? They have still yet to figure things out on offense. Russell Wilson has not been the same player he was last year, only two touchdowns this year, with one interception, and we know that he is capable of far more than this. The running game was good game one versus the Panthers, but blew up against the dominant front of the 49ers, rushing for a total of 172 yards and two touchdowns, led by Marshawn Lynch who ran for 98 and scored both touchdowns. As controversial as their defense may be, with guys like Brandon Browner and Dick Sherman being tested positive for adderall last season, these guys are damn good. They managed to lock up the most explosive offense of week one. This included the 49ers top weapons on offence of Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin. The pass rush was good with three sacks, the pass coverage was great led by the aforementioned Sherman, Chancellor and Thomas who all secured interceptions. Just an all around dominant effort bashing one of the best teams in the NFL. They claim the top spot in this weeks power rankings, and with the way that defense is dominating, they might not give it up for quite a while.

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  • Roc

    I honestly don’t think KC should be in the top 10 and I am a diehard Chiefs fan. To me they haven’t proved enough on offense. If they hold the Eagles to less than 21 points Thursday night then #8 is justified but right now after playing jax and Dallas at home and barely scraping by with a win I just can’t buy into the hype yet. Hopefully I’m wrong because I’ve been waiting for a long time to see my team become elite

    • PunjabiPete

      Your first sentence nullifies anything you could say in the rest of your post. I AM a diehard Chiefs fan, and they deserve to be even higher. Aaron Rodgers played one of the worst secondaries in football and he won. No one is insulting him because he played a crap team. I think we get a little jaded, but if you get into the National Football League, you are ALREADY with the elites. The Jacksonville Jaguars could beat almost any college team, and every semi-pro team with no problems. The difference between the worst team in the NFL and the best isn’t as big as you might think, which is why the year Detroit went 1-15 the team they beat was the best, the Packers. Ditto for us when we beat the Pack.

      I like how every time a team loses to us, it’s because they had an “off” day, or much ado is made about their injuries. Screw that. If we lost no one would give us the same treatment, no one cares if we lose Albert and Charles and Bowe… we lose because we suck. Good teams find a way to make up for losing playmakers… I’m going to stop because I’m getting annoyed but bottom line the Chiefs deserve to be on here until they lose a game they should have won. Winning by 1 point is still WINNING.

  • Rod

    spot on about Saints run game…Mark Ingram is NOT built for this offense…he needs to be in Pittsburgh or New York… We need a BIGGER bruiser back…when we had Deuce we had that…its time to give the rest of our backfield a try…or go to free agency and trade ingram for a draft pick or defense player…(or go after Richard Seymore in FA…may not be fiscally possible but he would DEFINITELY help secure our run game, he’s very dependable in that regard when it comes to preventing backdoor or interior running lanes)…Pierre Thomas is an even better back than he was before…We need another dominant back like Mike Bell or Deuce…surely there are some in free agency…I once thought that at least Ingram was a sure thin in ball security but not even that anymore…he needs to get his weight back…he seemed so much bulkier at Alabama…now he seems like a petite back with no power and poor vision…although I will say last sunday’s game at the goaline was a reflection of poor blocking by Jimmy Graham and poor playcalling (NEVER CALL A TOSS play at the one yard line against a defense that fast….NEVER…either a dive or a play quick screen not behind the line of scrimmage to the weakside of the defense…but NEVER a toss)…I’m surprised we haven’t been running more from a 12 personnel grouping or 22…with Graham and Watson its still like having a three receiver set…and if Sproles is in the backfield I would spread him out to make it a four reciever set…then I can hand off to the full back for short yardage depending on what the defense does to adjust…

  • Justin

    The Saints lost to the Bucs. They didn’t beat them…

    • Matt Wincherauk

      No idea what you’re talking about. Different football league? Because these Saints won 16-14.

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  • Jack Jackson

    Hello? This list is not rocket science, it’s opinions based upon personal preference and biased reasoning. That’s all, nothing more. Journalists use these techniques to stir emotion. With that said, how come you don’t have the Patriots at the #1 spot? Come on, give your own fan base more hope than that!

    • Matt Wincherauk

      Because I’m trying to be as UNBIASED and impartial as I can. The Patriots do deserve to be on this list, but I’m not going to put them at number one. And I would like to know where my “biased reasoning” comes into play.