No One Cares NFL Power Rankings Week Three

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Welcome back to the No One Cares NFL Power Rankings Week Three. Things shake up in the Top 10. Which 3-0 teams are for real? Brady returns to New England. A lot is in store going into Week 4. Here are my rankings after last week. Want to check out last week click here.

1. Los Angeles Rams 3-0 (LW 3)McVay and Stafford did not disappoint in this wild west showdown. They took care of business with Tom Brady making his first start in LA in his career. LA has a dominant defense, and McVay doesn’t have any limitations at the QB position. They host Arizona to see who will remain the unbeaten team in the NFC West. AZ +6
2. Buffalo Bills 2-1 (LW 4)Josh Allen went on a tear on the Washington Football Team’s defense. They were supposed to be this elite unit, but have not shown up. The Bills look to be heating up in the AFC, and have a match with the Texans at the Ralph on Sunday. Hou +16.5
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-1 (LW 1)Tom Brady and the Bucs were stunned by Stone Cold Steve McVay. The Bucs were left on the mat while the rams continue to circle the ring with touchdown after touchdown at SoFi stadium. TB defense & offense looks to taken a hit with injuries. It was reported that Richard Sherman is visiting TB this week. That should help the pass defense that averages 338 yards per game. That places them at # 32 in the league. Brady travels to New England to go up against Bill Belichick in week 4.
4. Green Bay Packers 2-1 (LW 5)The Packers offense looked like they were rolling early versus San Fransisco’s defense. Rodgers has this unit rolling, and continues to slash through the NFC competition. Green Bay is back at Lambeau versus Big Ben and the Steelers this Sunday. This total is set at 45.5, and will likely go over.
5. Kansas City 1-2 (LW 2)It’s quite surprising the Chiefs are starting the year already with 2 losses through 3 games. Both losses were close ones where both the Ravens & Chargers decided to go for it on 4th late to ice the game. KC heads to Philly to take on the Eagles this week.
6. Arizona Cardinals 3-0 (LW 6)Arizona took care of business in Jacksonville, and remain 3-0. At the beginning of the season, I said this team looks like a tough team to beat. There was a point during the game the Cards were struggling to gain the lead. They were in a shootout in week 2, and won due to a missed FG. Lets see what Kliff Kingsbury brings to LA when they try to enter the ring with McVay and the Rams to take the lead in their division.
7. Dallas Cowboys 2-1 (LW 8)Credit to Dallas’ OC Kellen Moore drawing up a great offensive game plan for this game. Dak and the Boys had the gas on the pedal and they were not letting off. The over was destroy that was set at 50.5 where Dallas put up 41 themselves. I genuinely thought it was going to be close, and it looked like it was early. The Eagles ran out of gas and could not get going offensively. Dallas host Carolina and are 5 point favorites for this matchup.
8. Los Angeles Charges 2-1 (LW 11)LA went on the road and took care of business at Arrowhead Stadium. Forcing multiple turnovers, and securing the win against KC. Herbert is 2-1 in his career against the Chiefs. Both wins at KC. LA host Las Vegas on Monday Night. The total is set at 52.5, and I feel like these defenses are going to get after it in this division showdown.
9. Las Vegas Raiders 3-0 (LW 12)This Raiders team is a fun team this year. They find ways to win, and are now sitting at 3-0 on top of the AFC West. They are back in prime time spot light where they travel to SoFi and look to earn a win against their divisional opponent Chargers.
10. Cleveland Browns 2-1 (LW 14)The Brownies took care of business with Justin Fields making his first start. Odell Beckham returned to make his first start for the 2021 season. This team likes to run the ball with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. This week the may want to prepare to keep up with their passing game as they travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings.
11. Denver Broncos 3-0
(LW 15)
Credit Denver for winning their first three games. 3-0 is 3-0, but they’ve only played the Giants, Jets, & Jaguars. I know this defense is a stellar unit. I wonder what they will do if they are down behind, and can no longer control the play clock. The schedule does toughen up down the road and it starts with Baltimore coming to Mile High.
12. Carolina Panthers 3-0 (LW 16)Here’s another 3-0 team that I had low in my early season rankings. Now it’s time to take notice. Matt Rhule has establish a elite caliber defensive team. Sam Darnold looks like he is enjoying the green grass in Carolina than in New York. We will see how this team bounces after losing Christian McCaffery, and Rookie DB Jaycee Horn. Carolina goes on the road to Dallas after the short mini by after playing on Thursday Night. Panthers +5
13. San Fransisco 49ers 2-1 (LW 9):36 is too much time to leave Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to get down to FG range. Brutal way to lose a football game after clawing back in the 2nd half. But thank you for hitting the over because it sure looked dead in the early first half since the offense couldn’t get going early. SF looks to bounce back at home with the visiting Seahawks this week.
14. Tennessee Titans 2-1 (LW 13)The Titans got the win over the Colts. Injuries look to plague their WR core in Brown and Jones. As long as Derrick Henry is healthy, they can still maintain an identity on offense. The Titans are chalk favorites -7.5 versus the Jets, and I think it’s safe to bet until Jets prove other wise.
15. Baltimore Ravens 2-1 (LW 17)SHOUT OUT JUSTIN TUCKER! What a clutch kick to squeak out a win in Detroit. It should have never been that close, and I hate the Ravens not covering the -7.5. Harbaugh can always get his team to grind out a win under any circumstances. I believe it’s going to be a grinder this week when they travel to Denver.
16. New Orleans Saints 2-1 (LW 18)The Saints defense looked spectacular with Marshon Lattimore back in the mix. The defense force three turnovers, and special teams blocked a punt to help them get the win over the Patriots. I am concern the limited pass attempts for Winston. I know the Sean Payton wants to run the bowl and have a conservative approach. I expect things to turn around now that the Saints return to the Superdome to host the New York Giants.
17. Cincinnati Bengals 2-1 (LW 21)Joe Burrow gets his first win at Pittsburgh, and the defense looked like they were giving Old Ben a hell of a day. That’s two quality wins to start the season, and host the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football where Burrow and Lawrence meet again since the 2019 National Championship game. Here’s a two-fer: CIN -7.5, O 45.5
18. Minnesota Vikings 1-2 (LW 26)BIG jump here from the Vikings. My reason is both loses came from last second missed FG. This is a tough team who can push the ball down the field even without Dalvin Cook in the game. I may have jumped the gun too soon with Minnesota early on, but this team could very well be 3-0 right now. Anthony Barr hasn’t been able to start this season nursing his injury. They host the Browns, and I’m tempt to take these dogs for a stroll at the ML MIN + 107
19. Seattle Seahawks 1-2 (LW 10)BIG drop from the Seahawks this week. I admit I was too high on them to start the season because Tyler Lockett caught two big plays in the air against a bad Colts team. They’ve lost 2 in a row, and are now on the road to visit the 49ers.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers 1-2 (LW 7)BIG drop here for the Steelers. They slide down the rankings. I really thought after the first week win versus Buffalo they were legit playoff contenders. The offense can protect Old Ben. Old Ben can’t throw it deep. Najee can’t get going on the ground. Dionte Johnson and JuJu are banged up. TJ Watt missed the game. Now they go on the road to Green Bay, and I dont know if this offense can keep up with Rodgers and Co.
21. Miami Dolphins 1-2 (LW 19)Brissett is just a guy in this league, and I dont know how far he can take this Dolphins team. I will say they are well coach, and the defense is good enough to keep them in games. Miami can bounce back with the Colts coming to town.
22. Philadelphia Eagles 1-2 (LW 20)Eagles got their ass handed to them by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night. HC Nick Sirrani didn’t help out the offense by only running TWO called running plays. Jalen has upside to make plays happen, but his struggle is throwing the deep ball. Philly host KC who are also looking to bounce back.
23. Washington Football Team 1-2 (LW 23)WFT take a beating from Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. I have yet to see this elite defense everyone heavily talked about. They travel to Atlanta to see Matt Ryan’s noodle arm, and the Falcons.
24. New England Patriots 1-2 (LW 22)Their offense struggle for most of the game, and you can see Bill Belichick is limiting Mac Jones opportunities on offense. Mac needs time to develop, and I know Bill knows that. It’s a tough spot to be when you have Tom Brady set to make his return in New England on SNF. Should be exciting match to see.
25. Indianapolis Colts 0-3 (LW 24)This Colts team has either run through a gauntlet to start the season, or is just a bad football team. A wounded Carson Wentz to start the season, and already in 3 game hole. They can start to climb out of it if they can get a win at Miami.
26. Houston Texans 1-2 (LW 29)Davis Mills at Quarterback was in a tough spot to led his team on a short week for TNF. The Texans tried to keep it close, but the offense could never get going. And best of luck versus the Bills to see Josh Allen fry you up like a buffalo wing.
27. Chicago Bears 1-2 (LW 25)Is Matt Nagy a good play caller? Is he not a professional football coach? Why would you set up any player of your football team to not be successful? Let alone your rookie Quarterback. Does Nagy refuse to build an offense center around Justin Fields knowing he’s out the door next season? Sounds like it. Chicago have a chance to bounce back when the Lions come to town.
28. Atlanta Falcons 1-2 (LW 31)Good for Matt Ryan to get a road win against an unlucky Giants team. The talent is their on this team. Maybe HC Arthur Smith just needs some time.
29. New York Giants 0-3 (LW 27)Can’t catch a break even on Manning Day in New York. Giants travel to New Orleans where the Saints open the Superdome. This will be a tough battle to test for Jones and Barkley to get their first win.
30. Detroit Lions 0-3 (LW 29)Tough Break for HC Dan Campbell. This team is fighting, and they haven’t given up yet. They go on the road to face a terrible coach Matt Nagy who hasn’t declare a starter this week as if he needs that for an advantage. DET ML +123
31. New York Jets 0-3 (LW 31)They stink! Take TEN -7.5 until proven other wise.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (LW 32)They stink! Take CIN -7.5 until proven other wise.

There you have my power rankings through week 3 of the season. Many of teams after 10-20 are all in a tier of their own that can shake out any which way. There’s a lot of football left, and some interesting plays this week.

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