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NFL power rankings: Week 2

1. Philadelphia Eagles (1-0).

The reigning Super Bowl champions opened the regular season the same way they opened last year’s playoff run, with Nick Foles doing enough to get by and a tremendous defensive performance against Atlanta. (1)

2. Los Angeles Rams (1-0).

Todd Gurley averaged better than 5 yards per carry as L.A. cruised to victory on Monday Night Football. (2)

3. Green Bay Packers (1-0).

Aaron Rodgers returned from a first-half knee injury to lead the comeback from a 20-point deficit. He’s questionable for Week 2. (3)

4. New England Patriots (1-0).

A rematch of the AFC Championship Game looms. (4)

5. Minnesota Vikings (1-0).

Can the Vikings leave Lambeau Field with an undefeated record? Should Aaron Rodgers miss the game, there’s no doubt. (5)

6. Atlanta Falcons (0-1).

Running back Devonta Freeman has been ruled out with a knee injury. (7)

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7. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0).

Time for Jalen Ramsey to back up the smack talk. But the Jags may have to do it without Leonard Fournette. (8)

8. Houston Texans (0-1).

Houston can even its record against reeling division rival Tennessee. (9)

9. Kansas City Chiefs (1-0).

Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill, ladies and gentlemen. (13)

10. Carolina Panthers (1-0).

Cam Newton and Co. can put an early hurt on Atlanta and create a bit of distance in the competitive NFC South. (12)

11. Pittsburgh Steelers  (0-0-1).

Seriously? (10)

12. Cincinnati Bengals (2-0).

A.J. Green has four touchdowns in two games. (22)

13. Los Angeles Chargers (0-1).

Philip Rivers led the Chargers to the most offensive yards in the league last week. Of course, they lost anyway. Joey Bosa has been ruled out for Week 2. (11)

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0).

Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed four touchdowns and ran for another score to win a slugfest. Who saw that coming? (31)

15. San Francisco 49ers (0-1).

Jimmy Garoppolo suffered his first career loss, on the road, against one of the top defenses in the league. A visit from Detroit should help cure what ails him. (14)

16. New York Giants (0-1).

Facing an elite defense, Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham still put up numbers. (15)

17. Baltimore Ravens (1-1).

Beat the Bills like a drum, then were pushed around by the Bengals on Thursday Night Football. Does that say more about Cincinnati or Buffalo? (17)

18. New York Jets (1-0).

Sam Darnold’s going to have a lot of success if the defense keeps playing like that. (29)

19. New Orleans Saints (0-1).

Drew Brees threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns in a loss. Get it together, D. (6)

20. Chicago Bears (0-1).

Khalil Mack had a pick-6 and strip sack in the red zone, but his presence wasn’t enough to prevent the Packers from rallying from a 20-point deficit. (18)

21. Miami Dolphins (1-0).

Miami’s defense gets a crack at the rookie after roughing up Marcus Mariota. (21)

22. Washington Redskins (1-0).

Adrian Peterson had 166 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. For real. (24)

23. Denver Broncos  (1-0).

Case Keenum tossed three touchdowns and Von Miller went ballistic, recording four QB hits, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. (26)

24. Dallas Cowboys (0-1).

Ezekiel Elliott faces a Giants defense that limited Fournette and T.J. Yeldon to fewer than 100 rushing yards combined. (20)

25. Cleveland Browns (0-0-1).

Off to their best start since 2004! (32)

26. Tennessee Titans (0-1).

Mike Vrabel’s coaching debut was a nightmare. Delanie Walker is likely out for the season and Mariota is already nursing an injury. (23)

27. Indianapolis Colts (0-1).

Andrew Luck is back. (25)

28. Seattle Seahawks (0-1).

Russell Wilson gets terrorized by Miller and Mack in consecutive weeks. (27)

29. Arizona Cardinals (0-1).

How is an offense featuring David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald so toothless? (19)

30. Detroit Lions (0-1).

Welp. (16)

31. Oakland Raiders (0-1).

Jon Gruden’s team completed the sweep of new coaches, who went a combined 0-7 in Week 1. (28)

32. Buffalo Bills (0-1).

Josh Allen will start his first career game, so Bills Mafia has that going for ’em, which is nice. (30)

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