NFL Power Rankings: Week 3

Week 2Total Pro Sports – Another week in the NFL has come and gone and once again we have released our rankings first.  Here is a list of the best and worst in the league according to Total Pro Sports 2008 NFL Power Rankings for Week 3.

The Dallas Cowboys remain as the most powerful team in the NFL with a win over the Packers on their home turf.  The Bills also had another solid week by taking care of the Raiders.

The two biggest losersthis week were the Indianapolis Colts losing a close divisional match-up against the Jaguars, which saw them drop eight spots.  The New York Jets also fell eight spots after a loss on the road to the Chargers.

The biggest gainers were the  Washington Redskins who jumped eight spots with a big win over the Arizona Cardinals.  Also the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both jumped 6 spots after two big wins.

Rank Team Rec PRV Comment
1 Dallas Cowboys 3-0 The Cowboys are still the class of the NFL with a convincing win over the Green Bay Packers.  They should be able to move to 4-0 after they beat the Washington Redskins at home in week 4.
2 New York Giants 3-0 Green Arrow1 This was a close win for the Giants who needed OT to take care of the Bengals.  They have a bye this week and should be able to beat the Seahawks when they return to action in week 5.
3 Tennessee Titans 3-0 Green Arrow3 Another week, another solid game for Kerry Collins and the new look Titans.  They are now in first places in the AFC south and continue to play well.  They look about as complete as any team in the league as they have a solid offense to go with their great defense.
4 Buffalo Bills 3-0 Green Arrow3 The Bills move 3-0 and look like one of the best teams in the entire AFC.  Trent Edwards was very poised and patient in leading the Bills to a huge comeback win against the Raiders.
5 Denver Broncos 3-0 Green Arrow6 The Broncos were simply crushing the Saints in the first half of this game.  After a couple of defensive lapses and some stalled drives the Saints made a game. Denver managed to win on a missed field goal late in the game to remain undefeated.
6 Philadelphia Eagles 2-1 Green Arrow2 Philly took care of a good Steelers team despite losing Brian Westbrook for the entire game.  McNabb also missed a couple of snaps to start the second half.  If either one of these guys is missing for an extended period of time they will be in big trouble.
7 Pittsburgh Steelers 2-1 Red Arrow5 The Steelers looked like a different team on the road in Philly.  The O-line seems to be missing Alan Faneca big time, as the Eagles sacked Big Ben 8 times.
8 Green Bay Packers 2-1 Red Arrow3 The Packers lost to the Cowboys in week 3, but still look to be on track for a very good season.  Ryan Grant must learn to take better care of the ball as he seems to fumble every single game.
9 Washington Redskins 2-1 Green Arrow8 The Redskins have won their second game in a row as they disposed of the Cardinals in week 3.  Jason Campbell had and efficient game spreading the ball around to 7 different receivesers.
10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-1 Green Arrow6 Tampa Bay came from behind to beat a solid Chicago team in overtime.  Brian Griese had a monster game throwing for over 400 yards and 2 touchdowns.  It is time for Jeff Garcia to start printing some resumes.
11 New England Patriots 2-1 Red Arrow7 Matt Cassell and the Patriots feel back to earth after getting embarrassed by the Dolphins at home.  Their defense was abused by Ronnie Brown and the spread offense all day.  They have their bye this week and will travel to San Fran in week 5.
12 San Diego Chargers 1-2 Green Arrow3 The Chargers dominated the Jets in a must win game on Monday night.  Philip Rivers had another impressive outing and looks to be fully recovered from off season knee surgery.
13 Jacksonville Jaguars 1-2 Green Arrow1 The combination of Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor proved to be too much for Indy to handle and was the main reason why they won the game.  The should easily take care of the Texans this week at home.
14 Arizona Cardinals 2-1 Red Arrow2 The Cardinals finally lost their first game of the season against the Redskins.  They are now 2-1 and tied to the division league with the San Francisco 49ers, for Arizona that is outstanding.
15 Baltimore Ravens 2-0 Green Arrow5 The Baltimore Ravens dismantled the Browns and are now 2-0 to start the year.  Rookie Joe Flacco also has his second win as a pro despite throwing two interceptions in the game.
16 Carolina Panthers 2-1 Red Arrow6 The Panthers failed to win their 3rd straight game despite the return of all-world wide receiver Steve Smith.  The Vikings defence proved to be too much for the Panthers this past week, as they only managed to rush for 47 yards as a team.
17 Indianapolis Colts 1-2 Red Arrow8 A last minute field goal to by the Jags handed the Colts their second loss of the season.  The loss of Bob Sanders was visible in this game as Maurice Jones Drew and Fred Taylor ran wild as they both rushed for over 100 yards.
18 New Orleans Saints 1-2 Red Arrow5 Despite another solid game by Reggie Bush the Saints lost their second game of the season.  If the Saints plan on making the playoffs their defense has to get better in a hurry or they will have another disappointing season.
19 Minnesota Vikings 1-2 Green Arrow3 The Gus Frerotte era has begun and the Vikings have their first win because of him.  The defense played a solid game forcing turnovers and scoring a touchdown to help beat the Panthers.
20 San Francisco 49ers 2-1 Green Arrow4 Mike Martz could be the happiest man in America as his new team took it to his old team on Sunday.  J.T. O’Sullivan and Frank Gore both had big games against a weak Lions defense.
21 Atlanta Falcons 2-1 Green Arrow4 Rookie Matt Ryan looked great playing against one of the worst secondaries in the entire league.  The Falcons move to 2-1 and look ready to have a solid season and possibly contend in the NFC South.
22 Chicago Bears 1-2 Red Arrow3 The Bears lost a close game in OT to Tampa Bay.  Maybe they should trade for Garcia because Kyle Orton just can’t cut it.
23 New York Jets 1-2 Red Arrow8 Favre failed to deliver yet againfor his new team.  Much of the blame can be placed on the Jets defense for not being able to stop the Chargers all game.
24 Oakland Raiders 2-1 Red Arrow1 A big lead late in the game still was not enough for the Raiders to emerge victorious against the Bills.  Look for coach Lane Kiffin to be out of a job soon, as Al Davis has shown in the past that he has little patience for losing records.
25 Miami Dolphins 1-2 Green Arrow4 Ronnie Brown ate the Pats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Sunday as he accounted for 5 touchdowns.  The Dolphins are 1-2 and will go into their bye week feeling good.
26 Seattle Seahawks 1-2 Green Arrow4 The Seahawks finally won a game, but it didn’t really count because it was against the St. Louis Rams.
27 Houston Texans 0-2 Red Arrow1 The Texans were crushed by the Titans.  The lone bright spot in the game for the Titans was that rookie runner Steve Slaton broke the century mark for the first time as an NFL player.
28 Cleveland Browns 0-3 Red Arrow7 It looks like the Browns are back to their old ways as they are still yet to win a game this year.  The Brady Quin talk has already begun, unless he can play defensive back his presence alone will not salvage their season.
29 Cincinnati Bengals 0-3 Red Arrow2 The Bengals looked much better in week two even though they lost in overtime to the Giants.  Coach Marvin Lewis should have followed the Denver Broncos playbook and gone for a win in regulation instead of forcing OT.
30 Kansas City Chiefs 0-3 Red Arrow2 The Chiefs looked horrendous in the first half of their game against the Falcons, but did manage to pick it a up a bit in the second half.  Larry Johnson also had a solid game in a losing effort.
31 Detroit Lions 0-3 The Lions lost again, what a surprise.  At least they can’t lose again this week as they are on their bye.  Please fire Matt Millen.
32 St Louis Rams 0-3 If you are a gambler bet against the Rams every single week and make some money.

Be sure to check back next week with our 2008 NFL Power Rankings for week 5.�

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