2011 NFL Power Rankings: Week Two

Rank (LW)TeamComment2011 Record
1 (1)PackersIt took the Packers a while to wake up against the Panthers, but not even Cam Newton’s 432 yards could bring them down. 2-0
2 (2) PatriotsTom Brady is your early front-runner for MVP. 2-0
3 (5) JetsThe Jets took care of business against the Jaguars, getting back on track after their gift-wrapped win against the Cowboys. 2-0
4 (7) FalconsThe Falcons made a big statement in what was likely a must-win game, even if Michael Vick was out for parts of it with a concussion. 1-1
5 (3) EaglesEveryone was wondering when Michael Vick would get hurt. The Eagles were just hoping it wouldn’t be in Week Two. 1-1
6 (6) SteelersPutting the hurt on the Seahawks means the Steelers are back on track. 1-1
7 (4) RavensThe Ravens suffered an embarrassing loss in Tennessee just one week after demolishing the Steelers. If they want to be a true Super Bowl contender, the Ravens can’t lose games like that. 1-1
8 (8) SaintsA convincing win over the Bears allowed the Saints to keep pace in the tight NFC South. 1-1
9 (10) TexansWith the Colts struggling, the Texans seemed destined for their first trip to the playoffs. 2-0
10 (11) LionsWith Matthew Stafford healthy, this team is proving itself to be an offensive juggernaut. 2-0
11 (9) ChargersThe Chargers were once again tabbed Super Bowl contenders, but, once again, it doesn’t feel like it early in the season. 1-1
12 (12) BearsWhich Bears team shows up against Green Bay on Sunday? 1-1
13 (14) CardinalsDespite the disappointing loss to the Redskins, the Cardinals appear to be the team to beat in the NFC West. 1-1
14 (13) BuccaneersThe Buccaneers needed a big fourth quarter to beat the vulnerable Minnesota Vikings. 1-1
15 (22)RedskinsThe younger, retooled Redskins are finally beginning a new chapter of football in Washington. 2-0
16 (19) RaidersThe Raiders lost due to a furious rally by the Bills, and need to rebound quickly against the Jets. 1-1
17 (15) CowboysThe Cowboys are facing injuries to many of their playmakers, which could quickly make this another long, disappointing season in Dallas. 1-1
18 (17) GiantsThe Giants were able to win on Monday night, but didn’t look particularly well in doing so. 1-1
19 (24) TitansMatt Hasselbeck is showing that he still has plenty left in the tank, and this is while the team waits for Chris Johnson to prove he was worthy of a new contract. 1-1
20 (21) 49ersLike every NFC West team, the 49ers won’t be out of the division race throughout the entire season. 1-1
21 (20) JaguarsWithout David Garrard, we can expect more games like their 32-3 loss to the Jets on Sunday. 1-1
22 (19) RamsA disappointing performance on Monday Night Football has people wondering if the Rams are still a year or so away from contention. 0-2
23 (27) BillsThe high-scoring Bills take on New England at home to try and prove that they’re for real. 2-0
24 (29) BroncosThe Broncos were able to weather the storm of injuries and still play well enough to win last Sunday. 1-1
25 (23) DolphinsTony Sparano is on the hot seat as the Dolphins dropped their first two games of the season at home. 0-2
26 (32) BengalsThe Bengals were competitive on Sunday, but couldn’t pull out the road win against the Broncos. One thing’s for sure: the Bengals won’t be pushovers. 1-1
27 (18) ColtsThe Colts are now fully invested in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. 0-2
28 (31) PanthersCam Newton is the talk of the league two games into the season, but how long will that last? 0-2
29 (31) BrownsThe first two games of the season showcased two very different Browns teams. Who will show up against the Dolphins? 1-1
30 (23) VikingsThe Vikings are staring 0-3 right in the face as they take on the roaring Lions in Week Three. 0-2
31 (32) SeahawksThe Seahawks are 0-2, the offense is stagnant, and they’ve got holes defensively. Yet, they’re not out of the NFC West race. 0-2
32 (25)ChiefsThings are about to get really ugly in Kansas City. 0-2