NFL power rankings Week 3: comparing with Elliot Harrison

7 of 33

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFC South. 1-1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 27. player. 48. <p><strong>Harrison: 30</strong></p> <p>I’m putting the Bucs three spots higher than Harrison is because I thought they showed some real fight going into New Orleans and defeating a perennial contender. They may have almost fudged their fourth quarter lead, but the Buccaneers deserve accolades for pulling off the win.</p> <p>For better or for worse, the Bucs’ 2015 season hinges on the development of Jamies Winston. The rookie rebounded in Week 2 after a pitiful debut, completing two-thirds of his passes for 207 yards and score (he also picked up 23 yards and a touchdown on the ground).</p> <p>Powering the Buccaneers to victory were defensive end Jacquies Smith and free agent addition Chris Conte. Smith put together a hatrick of sacks, and the veteran Conte led the team in tackles, forced a fumble and snagged an interception.</p>

Next: 26. Washington Redskins