Week 2 NFL Power Rankings

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Sep 7, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks for an open receiver during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

28. New York Giants

All I’ve heard all week is how “all of the blame can’t be put on Eli Manning”, which is correct, except isn’t this someone that people were calling a hall of fame quarterback just a few years ago?

As usual, the Giants have a pretty good defensive line, but that’s only going to go so far if they get torched in the air like they did against the Lions.

I wondered why the Giants brought Tom Coughlin back coming into this year. I get that he is likely a future hall of fame coach, but he’s 68 and the Giants have been to the playoffs once in the last five years.

27. Tennessee Titans

The Titans are one of the teams on this list than I anticipate falling as the week’s go along. Excuse me if I don’t think that a Jake Locker/Shonn Greene offense is going to be a top ten offense this year.

Ken Wisenhunt and the Titans are still one of my favorites to be a team that drafts in the top-five of next year’s draft, and are taking a serious look at the Marcus Mariota/Brett Hundley/Jameis Winston trio.

26. Washington Redskins

It isn’t time to panic yet, except it doesn’t feel like Jay Gruden is properly utilizing the Redskins’ offensive arsenal. Robert Griffin III completed 29/37 passes, but threw for zero touchdowns. Alfred Morris, who is second in rushing yards in the NFL over the last two years, only got 14 carries in what was never a situation where the Redskins were that far behind.

Defensively, they weren’t bad against the Texans, but they were also playing a team that has Ryan Fitzpatrick starting at quarterback, so I’m not sure how much to read into that just yet.

They should get a win this week in their home opener against the Jags, but it feels like it needs to be a convincing win with a divisional battle against the Eagles looming.

25. Buffalo Bills

The Bills win over the Bears was one of the most shocking in a week one that featured a good amount of teams that were expected to be blown out, at least in their games.

Defensively, the loss of Jarius Bryd didn’t seen to hurt their pass defense too much, as they held one of the best offenses in the league to only 20 points. The flip side of that is that they can’t pass very well themselves, as E.J. Manuel only threw for 173 yards in the first game of his Sophomore year in the league.

If Manuel does get anything going offensively, the Bills could be scary as the two headed monster of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson were as explosive as ever last week, and Bryce Brown could return this week.