8. Buffalo Bills: 2-1 ↔
Outside of Sammy Watkins on potentially missing out for this Sunday’s game against the Giants, the Buffalo Bills have really responded well under Rex Ryan’s first season at the realm. They’ve really looked like a complete team on both sides of the ball, and even hung in the game against the Patriots in week 2. However, a loss to the Giants could also warrant a major drop outside of being a top 10 team in this weeks power rankings.
7. Atlanta Falcons: 3-0
Not a bad start for Dan Quinn’s first season as a head coach in the league. Not saying any of their victories came on convincing fashion, but the Falcons have something brewing down in the ATL.
Julio Jones is on pace for 181 receptions and over 2,300 receiving yards. That’s not going to happen, but just how good could this guys numbers be if he can stay healthy this season? Devonta Freeman also just had his big breakout game this past Sunday by rushing for 3 TDs and piling up a whole lot of yardage in total with 193 yards.
It’s a matter in whether this defense can hold up but so far the 8th overall pick Vic Beasley might have a few other teams that picked ahead regret not taking the pass-rushing specialist.
6. Seattle Seahawks 1-2 ↑
This is one of the rare occasions that you will see a team under .500 make it in the top 10. Seattle isn’t your typical team though, they’ve infused a serious winning culture and nothing gets a team back on track then to shut out your opponent for your teams home opener. Of course, Kam Chancellor is a big reason as to why the Seahawks made light work of Jimmy Clausen and the Bears.
Their is one big question mark going forward and that’s the health of Marshawn Lynch. We won’t get a better idea on his game-time status for next Monday’s game against Detroit, but Beast Mode has been pretty quiet even before his pulled hamstring.
5. Denver Broncos: 3-0 ↑
Peyton isn’t getting any younger, but something tells me he’ll continue to play even better football as that offensive line will be needed to keep gelling. They played their best football last Sunday night, but the running game has become a big question mark. Willis McGahee would be doing a better job than C.J. Anderson at this rate. I sort of knew that for fantasy owners to draft this guy in the 1st would be a big mistake and so far it has.
Denver’s defense on the other hand might be the most talented that they’ve been since Peyton becoming a Bronco. The Broncos could have easily gone 0-2 to start things off, but sometimes a little bit of luck could go a long ways and certainly the talent on that defense has helped prevail Denver. In other words, now that they’ve shook off some of the rust, I’d say watch out!