NFL Opening Day Power Rankings

NFL Season Preview Power Rankings (Prediction):

1 – Green Bay Packers (13-3)

Pros: Talent throughout roster, coaching staff, special teams, MVP candidate, big plays

Cons: Consistent youth production, DL/OL questions

 

2 – Pittsburgh Steelers (14-2)

Pros: Talent throughout roster, coaching staff, running game, defense

Cons: OL questions, secondary questions, turnovers

 

3 – Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)

Pros: Talent throughout roster, coaching staff, special teams, MVP candidate, big plays

Cons: OL questions, LB questions, redzone defense

 

4 – New England Patriots (13-3)

Pros: Talent throughout roster, coaching staff, special teams, MVP candidate

Cons: Consistent youth production, defense, character concerns

 

5 – San Diego Chargers (13-3)

Pros: Talent throughout roster, MVP candidate

Cons: Consistent youth production, new defensive coordinator, special teams, turnovers

 

6 – New Orleans Saints (13-3)

Pros: Talent throughout the offense, defensive scheme, MVP candidate, big plays

Cons: OL questions, defense, turnovers

 

7 – Baltimore Ravens (12-4)

Pros: Offensive skill positions, defensive front-7

Cons: Need player development, secondary

 

8 – Atlanta Falcons (10-6)

Pros: Talent throughout the offense, OL, LB

Cons: Need player development, DL questions, secondary

 

9 – Chicago Bears (10-6)

Pros: Offensive skill positions, defense, coaching staff, special teams

Cons: Needs player development, OL, secondary

 

10 – Houston Texans (10-6)

Pros: Offensive skill positions, LB

Cons: Needs player development, new defensive scheme, defense

 

11 – New York Jets (10-6)

Pros: Defense, WR, TE, coaching staff, special teams

Cons: Needs player development, questions throughout offense, RB questions

 

12 – Indianapolis Colts (9-7)

Pros: MVP candidate, offensive standouts

Cons: Needs player development, OL, defense, special teams

 

13 – New York Giants (9-7)

Pros: Offensive skill positions, running game, DL

Cons: Needs player development, LB, secondary, OL, turnovers

 

14 – Dallas Cowboys (9-7)

Pros: Offensive skill positions

Cons: Needs player development, defense, new defensive scheme, OL, RB questions

 

15 – Minnesota Vikings (9-7)

Pros: Offensive skill positions, running game, defensive standouts, special teams

Cons: Defensive questions, OL questions, consistency

 

16 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8)

Pros: Talent throughout offense

Cons: Needs player development, consistency, defense

 

17 – Kansas City Chiefs (8-8)

Pros: Talent throughout offense

Cons: Needs player development, consistency, defense

 

18 – Arizona Cardinals (9-7)

Pros: WR, TE, secondary, special teams

Cons: Need player development, defense

 

19 – St. Louis Rams (7-9)

Pros: RB, coaching staff

Cons: Needs player development, defense, new offensive scheme

 

20 – Miami Dolphins (7-9)

Pros: Talent throughout offense, OL, coaching staff, special teams

Cons: QB questions, new defensive scheme

 

21 – Oakland Raiders (7-9)

Pros: Talent throughout the offense, coaching staff, special teams

Cons: Need player development, OL, defense

 

22 – Detroit Lions (5-11)

Pros: Talent throughout the offense, DL

Cons: Need player development, OL, RB, defense

 

23 – Tennessee Titans (5-11)

Pros: OL, running game, offensive standouts, solid back-7 on the defense

Cons: DL, need player development, passing offense

 

24 – Carolina Panthers (5-11)

Pros: Running game, OL, RB, TE, Steve Smith, coaching staff

Cons: Need player development, new defensive scheme

 

25 – Cleveland Browns (5-11)

Pros: Solid players on offense, OL, running game, defensive standouts, special teams

Cons: Need player development, defense

 

26 – Denver Broncos (4-12)

Pros: Offensive skill positions, veteran leaders on defense

Cons: OL, defense, need player development

 

27 – Seattle Seahawks (4-12)

Pros: WR/TE, coaching staff

Cons: QB, OL, defense, need player development

 

28 – Washington Redskins (4-12)

Pros: RB, Santana Moss, standouts on defense

Cons: QB, OL, defense, need player development

 

29 – Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)

Pros: Running game, TE, solid defense with an upside,

Cons: QB, lack of offensive weapons, need player development

 

30 – Buffalo Bills (3-13)

Pros: Solid players on offense, tough and underrated defense, coaching staff

Cons: Rebuilding, QB questions, OL issues, lack of weapons on offense

 

31 – San Francisco 49ers (3-13)

Pros: Offensive skills positions, 3 OL were 1st-round picks, decent defense

Cons: Rebuilding, new staff, new system, QB questions, RB health

 

32 – Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)

Pros: Raw offensive talent, good mix of youth and veterans on defense, coaching staff

Cons: Rebuilding, need player development