New England Patriots drop in Week 1 NFL Power Rankings

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 7: Tom Brady (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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26.) Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)

One of the most disappointing performances in Week 1 was that of the Bengals. At home against the Ravens, the Bengals were shutout. While being shutout in the NFL isn’t a good thing, having it happen at home is even worse. The Bengals will be at home once again on Thursday Night Football in Week 2 against the Texans. After the bad game in Week 1, the Bengals must bounce back.

25.) Los Angeles Chargers (0-1)

In what ended up being a very entertaining game on Monday Night Football, the Chargers came up just short of defeating the Broncos on the road. If not for a blocked field goal as time expired, the Chargers would be higher up in the first week of the Power Rankings. However, in typical Chargers fashion, they came up just short.

24.) Washington Redskins (0-1)

It was not a good Week 1 for the Redskins, as they lost to the Eagles on the road to start the season. While allowing 30 points was certainly a problem, the Redskins’ offense also struggled. Kirk Cousins was the team’s leading rushing with just 40 yards, as they were never able to get it going on the ground. In what should be a tough NFC East, losing games to division opponents is never a good thing.