2018 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles no longer on top after Week 2 of preseason

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10. Carolina Panthers

Remember all the excitement surrounding the Carolina Panthers last season when they happened to land Christian McCaffrey in the first round of the draft in 2017? Without question, McCaffrey is quite the special talent at running back since he’s proven to be just as dangerous in the receiving department, making him an absolute nightmare to handle for opponents.

During the team’s recent contest against the Miami Dolphins, McCaffrey started off the game on a hot note by taking a run 71 yards to the house to give the Panthers an early lead before eventually winning the game. They still have a long way to go when it comes to proving themselves, but Carolina is already showing signs of picking up where they left off last season as a top contender in the NFC.

Ron Rivera knows he’s lucky to have one of the best overall teams in the NFL when looking at the talent he gets to work with on both sides of the football, and this offense is going to be fun to watch once again in 2018. And if that does happen, maybe Cam Newton will work his way into the MVP conversation since the Panthers know he’s capable of doing so.