2015 WEEK ONE NFL POWER RANKINGS

NFLTeamsThe Twist: Each week the 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 therefore indicating the top 12 teams most likely to currently make the playoffs. One NFC team and one AFC team occupy the top two spots to reflect who may end up in the super bowl. At least one team from each division is represented in the top 12.

Last season 8 teams I ranked in my top 12 for week one, went on to make the post season.

With Brady serving a deflategate suspension to start the season, I think it opens the door for some of the other AFC teams like the Broncos and Colts, to get to the super bowl. The Patriots will probably finish strong but I look for a slow start.

In the NFC, Seattle remains the team to beat and were one play away from winning the super bowl. The Packers were dealt a major set back when they lost wide receiver Jordy Nelson for the season. Still they are deep at the position, and I believe Rodgers will make the most of who he has available.

Dallas has big shoes to fill at running back with the departure of Murray to the Eagles. If he stays healthy, (and it’s a big if) I believe McFadden can help replace Murray. The Cowboys should have a much improved pass rush with the additions of Greg Hardy and Randy Gregory. But the defense did receive a big set back by losing Orland Scandrick for the season. The Cowboys and Eagles should battle it out to win the NFC East title.

Last season the NFC south was easily the worst division in the NFL and it’s not easy to figure who will win that division this season. Even with the loss of wide receiver Benjamin, I still favor the Panthers to come out on top because they should be very good on defense. I do look for the Falcons to be much improved and in the race to win the division.

At the bottom of the rankings, are teams with QB issues and in the NFL, that can make it difficult to win.

2015 WEEK ONE

1. Seahawks
2. Broncos
3. Packers
4. Colts
5. Patriots
6. Bengals
7. Cowboys
8. Eagles
9. Cardinals
10. Steelers
11. Ravens
12. Panthers
13. Lions
14. Chiefs
15. Chargers
16. Dolphins
17. Falcons
18. Texans
19. 49ers
20. Bills
21. Saints
22. Vikings
23. Bears
24. Jaguars
25. Browns
26. Raiders
27. Jets
28. Giants
29. Redskins
30. Bucs
31. Titans
32. Rams

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2 thoughts on “2015 WEEK ONE NFL POWER RANKINGS

  1. With the additions of WRs Andre Johnson & Phillip Dorsett plus RB Frank Gore (new weapons for QB Andrew Luck), the Colts offense should be the best in the AFC this season. The Broncos offense is also still strong, even after losing TE Julius Thomas & have the better defense–but the Patriots can be expected to struggle out of the gate while Tom Brady serves his suspension.
    In the NFC (& the NFL) the Seahawks are still the best–especially after adding TE Jimmy Graham. The Packers are also very strong–even after losing WR Jordy Nelson. At this stage, the Eagles are the best looking team in the NFC East–followed by the Cowboys, when they finally get everyone back on the field…

    • The Eagles have been world beaters in the preseason for sure, but it’s difficult to put a great deal of stock in undefeated teams in meaningless games.

      I start with Dallas ranked slightly higher than the Eagles while admitting that Dallas hasn’t been nearly as impressive in preseason, but the Eagles have a completely new backfield including QB. Their offensive line isn’t as good as Dallas and I think the Dallas defense will prove to be better.

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