1.) Denver Broncos Your defending champions Denver Broncos atop the list at number 1. They came out in week 1 beating a very talented Green Bay Packers team 36-20 behind their defense. Coach Winkler emphasized that he wanted to be the toughest and most hard nosed defense in the NFL. He is heading in the right direction with that causing 4 turnovers. 2.) Washington Redskins Super bowl runner up Washington Redskins come in at number 2. Some critics disagree with the first 2 already thinking Washington should be number 1 after having a very convincing win over their division rival Dallas Cowboys. Redskins winning 51-28 through a very balanced offense and a playmaking defense. RG3 is not going to give up that MVP trophy as he is looking to repeat this year. RG3 and the Washington Redskins are not to be reckoned with. 3.) New England Patriots Brady and the Patriots arrive in at number 3. Brady looked very sharp in his first game of the season as he put up a 158.3 passer rating. PERFECT! Patriots are very upset finishing just short of the super bowl once again. Brady is determined to get a 4th title and even admitted his 4th ring is going to his wife as a prized possession. One person to look out for on this already dangerous offense is rookie sensation Jamaal Hicks. Put up huge numbers in his first game as a professional 8 REC 179 YDS 3TD. 4.) Detroit Lions Detroit Lions come in at number 4. First week they came out with their playmaking ability as usual winning against the Chiefs 35-27. Usual it's the offense putting up points for the Lions, but this week it was their special teams. William Dowd rookie out of Washingtion averaged 39.4 yds per return with a touchdown taking for 102 yards. Another kick return touchdown was taken back by Titus "The Lighting" Young. Teams better be careful with this offense and special teams. If Coach Element can find a way to bring that fire and hostility out of his defense I'm not sure anyone can take them down. 5.) Tennessee Titans Coach RRAH has made a statement that he is sticking with Chris Johnson and it sure paid off, putting him at number 5 in the rankings this week. Johnson came out and ran for 197yds on just 20 carries leaving him with a 9.9 yds per carry. Jake Locker looked a little shaky with only 183 yds and 2 INT. If coach RRAH wants to take the Titans to the promise land he needs to treat Locker like a rookie and control his mistakes. 6.) San Francisco 49ers You will find this team near the top for years to come, they come in at 6 as of now but look for them to rise. Experts predict big things from this team and look for the them to knock a few big teams off this year. With their defense and their extremely young offense, the 9ers look very scary for years to come. Defense showed up in their week 1 game holding the Rams to just 9 points. With a pretty balanced offense, they were able to dominate this match up. Some say to look out for the dual rushing attack between their rookies and others say Keshawn Lyons WR out of Mississippi St. is huge ROY candidate. 7.) New York Giants Knowing Coach Troy being a Steeler Fan growing up, loves playing hard nosed defense. Giants are always a scary team with their pass rush ability and their balanced offense. The Giants were able to hold off the Falcons and their heavy passing attack by producing three picks. On offense Troy was able to grind out and tire the Falcons D by letting Bradshaw off the leash producing 136yds on the ground. This is a team to look out for going ahead, very scary when it gets close to the postseason. 8.) Carolina Panthers Dual threat QB Cam Newton is always very scary, he can beat you with his arm or feet.. Basically he can beat you by himself. This year is apparently the year of the rookie WR as Cam Newton's main target on the day was Darryl Beatty producing 103yds with a TD. Experts like this team and say they are a team on the rise but they don't believe Panthers have what it takes to bring down a team like the Redskins or Lions. Coach Ranger on the other hand says we like it like that, just lets us fly under the radar. We will just have to wait and see. 9.) Cincinnati Bengals Some believe this team should be a little higher than where they are at. The way i see it is they are playing in a very tough division. The first game is proof of that. Coach Snake Eyes was able to hold and stuff the Steelers at the one yard line to win the game. Teams need to watch out for the Bengals this year as AJ Green has perfected his game and looking to set record breaking numbers but the Bengals need to produce a run game as well or it will get to predictable for teams in the future. 10.) Miami Dolphins Rounding off the end of the list is your Miami Dolphins. New coach AWall was able to acquire Frank Gore in the off-season. Showing that he knows how to build a team and is willing to do whatever it takes to win. He was able to pull of a victory in his first professional appearance. I predict only good things from this coach and team. A team on the RISE I would say, on the RISE very quickly. Teams in the hunt- Houston Texans Chicago Bears Green Bay Packers I know there are power rankings on the Madden Daddy site but I thought it would be fun to have our own opinions let me know how you feel about it. I plan to do it every week this one is a little behind. I'd love to hear your opinions, don't be afraid I don't mind criticism haha.