Season 2 Power Rankings(week 1)

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  1. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    I am only doing top 10 this season as a full 32 takes a little more time than I have. Please note, this is solely off of last season and is sure to change as the weeks progress.

    1) Indianopolis Colts - The defending Super Bowl Champs come into this season with a huge target on their back. How did they prepare for it? Adding to their already talent rich roster with even more talent. Adding the likes of Steve Smith, Greg Olsen and Dexter Mccluster should only make this offense that much scarier while totally revamping their Secondary with Sean Smith, Kareem Jackson, Captain Munnerlyn and rookie FS Sergio Brown. The Colts appear ready to defend their crown.

    2) New York Giants - Last year's runner-up returns with pretty much the same roster as last season, which isn't a bad thing as they tore up the NFC en route to making it to the Super Bowl. The offense is loaded with Eli at the helm and Jacobs and Bradshaw in the backfield but look out for the WR corps to emerge led by Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith.

    3) New York Jets - The AFC East champs return this year with a renewed energy after losing in the AFC Title game last year. Like the Giants, the Jets didn't make any major moves to outsiders but made three key moves in aquiring OLB Clint Sintim, FS/CB Macho Harris and RB Knowshon Moreno. Losing Shonn Greene will be tough so it will be interesting to see how his loss affects the Jets running game.

    4) New Orleans Saints - Last year's NFC South champs come into this season looking to avenge their loss to the Giants. It will be tough holding off the upstart Bucs and the much improved Panthers and Falcons but the Saints appear to be up for the task. As long as Drew Brees is at the helm, the Saints will be very tough.

    5) St. Louis Rams - After a shocking loss to the Saints in last year's playoffs, expect the Rams to be right back in the mix for best record in the NFC. With a new WR threat in rookie Bensly Blake expect to see a huge jump in Sam Bradford's production, while also having Steven Jackson there to fall back on isn't a bad option.

    6) New England Patriots - One of the top passing teams last season, the Pats return with a focus on running the ball more to keep teams honest. They picked up Kevin Smith and Ben Tate via trade and drafted RT Cory Tartacoff to help improve a horrid running game. It will be interesting to see if their young cornerbacks can take over for stout veteran Leigh Bodden who was sent packing to Detroit as a part of the Kevin Smith deal.

    7) Denver Broncos - Armed with a franchise QB in Jamarcus Austin(Cam Newton?) and power back Shonn Greene, the defending AFC West champs are hoping these moves will put them over the top. With Austin at the helm, the Broncos hope to see a huge improvement in 2nd year WR Demaryius Thomas' numbers as both excel at the deep ball. The defense didn't make any major improvements other than adding RE Mathias Kiwanuka but they were already stout and should expect the same this year.

    8) Minnesota Vikings - Last year without Brett Favre this team tanked for lack of a better word. Now with Favre retired(for now), the keys now belong to rookie Bronson Patterson. If he's ready for such a huge load will be the key for the Vikings season. If he is as good as the Vikes hope, the Vikings can be at the top of the NFC, but if he isn't as good as advertised the Vikings can be in for a long season.

    9) Tampa Bay Buccanneers - Last year's cinderella team, the Bucs return this year much improved with Jonathan Stewart now taking over for unknown Daniel Frich and a slew of young rookies. Will this young team live up to expectations or will they falter this season now that everybody knows what to expect of them? Whatever it is, it will be fun to watch this young team grow strive to meet the expectations.

    10) San Diego Chargers - One of the top offenses from last year, the Chargers decided to focus on defense this offseason bringing in Darnell Dockett, Adrian Wilson and Darren Sharper. The Chargers can score with the best of them but their defense held them up last season. Fans in San Diego are expecting big things with the big names brought in on the defensive side of the ball and will not settle for less.

    There you have it, Season 2's initial power rankings. Who will be this year's team to come from the unknown to the top of the league like the Colts and Giants did this year? Who will not live up to expectations? We shall find out in the next couple of weeks. Good luck to everyone this season and let's make it even better than season 1!
     
  2. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    Good job! Glad you're not doing the whole 32 cause I would be a the very bottom!! LMAO
     
  4. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    This was a really good read Curtis! Nice summary on what each team's moves were in the offseason. By the way, you can save us all the suspense and take "Cinderella" off of that list now. ;)
     
  5. BadaBing319

    BadaBing319 OMFL Broncos / PMFL Eagles

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    Nice read - hoping to crack the top 10 sometime this year!
     
  6. Hulk_hagen_55

    Hulk_hagen_55 Hulkamaniac

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    for upstart teams to crack the top 10 im looking at the
    Browns/ bengals 1 not both
    dolphins
    titans
    obviously not all will necisarily make it, but these are my candidates to crack the top 10
     
  7. soxandgators

    soxandgators The Gator Nation

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    Damn Curtis you my friend are spot on as usual. Very accurate rundown here nice work.
     
  8. klaximilian

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    can you do a full power rankings for the guys like me who are in the lower 1/3 of the league? Lol....
     

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