NFL 2020 Week 2 Power Rankings – Answering My Week 1 Questions
Before diving in to the power rankings, here are the Week 1 Results as well as Passing, Rushing and Receiving Leaders.
Week 1 Results
- Chiefs def. Texans 34-20
- Bills def. Jets 27-17
- Patriots def. Dolphins 21-11
- Ravens def. Browns 38-6
- Jaguars def. Colts 27-20
- Football Team (LOL) def. Eagles 27-17
- Bears def. Lions 27-23
- Packers def. Vikings 43-34
- Seahawks def. Falcons 38-25
- Raiders def. Panthers 34-30
- Chargers def. Bengals 16-13
- Cardinals def. 49ers 24-20
- Saints def. Buccaneers 34-23
- Rams def. Cowboys 20-17
- Steelers def. Giants 26-16
- Titans def. Broncos 16-14
Top 5 Passing, Rushing and Receiving Leaders After Week 1
1. Matt Ryan – 450 yards
2. Aaron Rodgers – 364 yards
3. Philip Rivers – 363 yards
4. Russell Wilson – 322 yards
5- Josh Allen – 312 yards
1. Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 138 yards
2. Derrick Henry – 116 yards
3. Benny Snell Jr. – 113 yards
4. Ezekiel Elliott – 96 yards
5. Christian McCaffrey – 96 yards
1. Julio Jones – 157 yards
2. Davante Adams – 156 yards
3. DeAndre Hopkins – 151 yards
4. Calvin Ridley – 130 yards
5. Robby Anderson – 115 yards
Week 2 Power Rankings
32. Detroit Lions (0-1)
Last Week: 30
Week 1 Question: Matt Patricia sucks as a head coach, can we stop stepping around it?
Answer: Case in point…blowing a 17 point lead in the 4th quarter to Mitchell Trubisky.
31. Cleveland Browns (0-1)
Last Week: 17
Week 1 Question: Can Kevin Stefanski turn the offense into everything it is supposed to be on paper?
Answer: On one hand, they played the Ravens so it’s not like they lost to a team who doesn’t regularly maul opponents. On the other, how un-competitive can you fucking be?
31. Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
Last Week: 26
Week 1 Question: If AJ Green stays healthy, can he re-establish himself as one of the best receivers in football?
Answer: Burrow was obviously the star. AJ had a healthy day catching 5 passes for 51 yards. I believe he was hosed on the OPI for the game winning TD. Answer, he’s still got it.
30. New York Jets (0-1)
Last Week: 25
Week 1 Question: How long before Adam Gase has a viral post game presser?
Answer: Don’t worry. It is coming.
29. Miami Dolphins (0-1)
Last Week: 29
Week 1 Question: Will the offensive line protect Ryan Fitzpatrick enough for Brian Flores to eventually name Tua the starter?
Answer: The Dolphins held their own protecting Fitz against the Patriots pass rush, only giving up 1 sack late in the 4th. Overall, the new line looks better than last year.
28. Washington Football Team (1-0)
Last Week: 31
Week 1 Question: When will Dan Snyder actually pick a name so I can stop typing this stupid shit?
Answer: Please change it now.
27. Carolina Panthers (0-1)
Last Week: 28
Week 1 Question: Teddy two gloves has his second chance, what does he do with it?
Answer: The Panthers offense was solid scoring at least a field goal on every drive in the first half. The offense was methodical including a 17 play, 75 yard drive. Not a bad showing for the former Saint.
26. Houston Texans (0-1)
Last Week: 19
Week 1 Question: Can your secondary make enough plays to help Deshaun Watson?
Answer: To be determined since they played Patrick Mahomes. However, maybe the question should’ve been, can his offensive line give him some time to throw? They looked like ass water.
25. Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
Last Week: 21
Week 1 Question: Will you be able to generate a pass rush to help your shitty defense?
Answer: They were good in the first half. So I guess that is improvement. The defense still sucks though.
24. New York Giants (0-1)
Last Week: 27
Week 1 Question: Does the positional potential become null and void due to inadequacy up front on both sides of the ball?
Answer: Saquon had 15 carries for 6 yards. The defense racked up double digit tackles for loss and three sacks. It was the Steelers who live in opponents backfields. But, it wasn’t good.
23. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)
Last Week: 32
Week 1 Question: On a scale of 1-10, how much is the Jags’ front office tanking for Trevor?
Answer: The Jags are so miserable that even when they try to suck, they can’t do that right. But hey, at least we get more Minshew Mania.
22. Los Angeles Chargers (1-0)
Last Week: 24
Week 1 Question: Can the offensive line protect Tyrod Taylor?
20. Chicago Bears (1-0)
Last Week: 23
Week 1 Question: Why did the Bears take on a miserable contract for Nick Foles just to start Mitchell Trubisky?
Answer: 143.3 4th Quarter QB Rating. Haters will say it’s fake. Eat shit Nick Foles.
19. Las Vegas Raiders (1-0)
Last Week: 20
Week 1 Question: Can Derek Carr take a leap in 2020 with all the new weapons to throw to?
Answer: 2/3 of his passes traveled 5 yards or less. It was good enough to get the dub, but there is still plenty of football left.
18. Denver Broncos (0-1)
Last Week: 18
Week 1 Question: Can Bradley Chubb step up in the absence of Von Miller?
Answer: Chubb finished Monday Night with two hits on Ryan Tannehill. Overall, the defense was gashed by the running of Derrick Henry.
17. Los Angeles Rams (1-0)
Last Week: 22
Week 1 Question: Can the Rams rebound and make the playoffs in a backfield led by Cam Akers? (Let’s stop bullshitting that he’s not your best back.)
Answer: Fuck me. Maybe it will be a true RBBC as Sean McVay suggested. Both Malcolm Brown and Cam Akers got their fair share of touches. The Rams offense looked solid.
16. Philadelphia Eagles (0-1)
Last Week: 15
Week 1 Question: How will the Eagles address all of the injuries on the offensive line?
Answer: Allowing Washington’s massive front to hit Carson Wentz 14 times and sack him 8. Good luck.
15. Minnesota Vikings (0-1)
Last Week: 14
Week 1 Question: No Everson Griffin and Danielle Hunter on IR, where will they get a pass rush to help a depleted secondary?
Answer: They didn’t and Aaron Rodgers went ape shit.
14. Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
Last Week: 11
Week 1 Question: Does Philip Rivers have another deep postseason run left in his veins?
Answer: Most of the teams with new QBs struggled in week one. Colts were no different and I still believe they can.
13. Arizona Cardinals (1-0)
Last Week: 16
Week 1 Question: Let’s go cliche here and ask can Kyler Murray avoid a sophomore slump in 2020?
Answer: He wasn’t stellar in week 1, but they did play SF and got the win. Hopkins certainly can help him avoid the slump. Have a day sir.
12. Tennessee Titans (1-0)
Last Week: 13
Week 1 Question: Will anyone step up into a number two receiver role to compliment AJ Brown?
Answer: Ok Corey Davis and Adam Humphries. You two mother fuckers hit like an RKO outanowhere.
11. New England Patriots (1-0)
Last Week: 12
Week 1 Question: What does Cam Newton have left in the tank?
Answer: He’s baaaaaack.
10. Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
Last Week: 7
Week 1 Question: A loaded roster on paper, can Mike McCarthy be the one who takes them on a deep postseason ride?
Answer: Not a good start, Mike.
9. Buffalo Bills (1-0)
Last Week: 10
Week 1 Question: Can Josh Allen improve his accuracy to maximize the deep threat ability of newly acquired deep threat Stefon Diggs?
Answer: 9/15 beyond 10 yards and 4/7 beyond 15 yards. Ok Josh Allen.
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1)
Last Week: 6
Week 1 Question: How long before I get to say I told you so on “aging” Tom Brady?
Answer: He struggled for sure. But, he can still stretch the field vertically so you can put that shit to bed.
7. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
Last Week: 8
Week 1 Question: What is the actual ceiling of this team if they have quality QB play?
Answer: Big Ben looked like he was moving with concrete buckets on his feet. He still made plays though.
6. San Francisco 49ers (0-1)
Last Week: 2
Week 1 Question: Is the Super Bowl hangover inevitable?
Answer: Not a good start in the win/loss column, but they certainly weren’t bad.
5. Green Bay Packers (1-0)
Last Week: 9
Week 1 Question: Are we going to see a vengeful and angry Aaron Rodgers again?
Answer: I fucking hope week one was an indication of this.
4. Seattle Seahawks (1-0)
Last Week: 5
Week 1 Question: How much does it say about the pass rush when Jamal Adams inevitably ends up leading the team in sacks?
Answer: Tied for first in sacks and leads the team in tackles for loss.
3. Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
Last Week: 4
Week 1 Question: Can Lamar Jackson make the leap in the postseason?
Answer: We have a while to go. But, he looked right on par with where he left off.
2. New Orleans Saints (1-0)
Last Week: 3
Week 1 Question: Do the Saints throw themselves out of another playoff game with a loaded roster?
Answer: TBD, but they committed hard to the run in week 1. I liked that.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
Last Week: 1
Week 1 Question: Will the Chiefs become the first team to repeat since the 2005 Patriots?
Answer: Off to a good start.