A power ranking of all 32 NFL teams.
In Week one, rankings are based on preseason moves and play in preseason games.
The Twist: Each week my top 12 ranked teams will consist of 6 NFC teams and 6 AFC teams since 6 from each conference will qualify for the post season. I reflect the top 12 teams most likely to make the playoffs each week.
Last season 8 out of 12 teams that I had ranked in my top 12 teams for week 1, made the playoffs. HERE Not bad, but I’m not really impressed with myself. There is room for improvement.
TEAMS EXPECTED TO IMPROVE
Cardinals- Got off to a great start in 2012 then fizzled. I look for them to have staying power this season.
Chiefs- Could say they have no where to go but up. But I look for new coach Andy Reid to improve the lowly but talented Chiefs who had 6 Pro Bowlers last season.
Browns- Weeden, their young QB, is no longer a rookie and should play better now. I think the Browns are a team that most other NFL teams will want to avoid. They’re better than you think.
TEAMS EXPECTED TO DECLINE
Jets-Key personnel losses will not help the Jets who still plan to serve up Sanchez at QB.
Rams- This should be a good team. Thought they did well in the draft but they look like under achievers for now.
Ravens- Could say no where to go but down after winning the super bowl. I think that Flacco and the Ravens will miss Anquan Boldin on offense while also missing Ray Lewis’s leadership on defense. The Ravens are still a good team but I don’t look for them to repeat as champs.
2013 week 1 Power Rankings