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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12.) Minnesota Vikings (1-0)

After falling apart last season, the Vikings were able to defeat the Saints at home in Week 1. Unlike last season, we saw the Vikings offense look really good in the win. Sam Bradford was able to total over 300 passing yards, and the running game also performed well. With an improved offensive line, the Vikings might be able to sustain their early success.

11.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0)

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Buccaneers didn’t get a chance to play in Week 1. However, with a good core on offense, many are expecting to see big things from the Buccaneers this season. In Week 2, we will get to see Jameis Winston and his teammates face off against the Chicago Bears. Considering that the Bears played the Falcons well, the Buccaneers better be prepared in Week 2.

10.) New York Giants (0-1)

It was a tough Week 1 for the Giants. Without Odell Beckham Jr. the Giants’ offense looked really poor against the Cowboys. With an extra day off before a Monday Night Football showdown with the Lions, the Giants hope that Beckham will be back. If he is unable to suit up again, the Giants could be in trouble.