Do we really know who is good (and more importantly, who isn't) after one week of games? Probably not. But I'm going to give it a try anyway. Here we go!
1.) New Orleans (1-0)
Why? They're the defending champs. Sean Payton might disagree, but since they're returning pretty much the same team....
2.) Baltimore (1-0)
OK, so they didn't play well. At all. But they won, and they're expected to go far. So one could say I'm drinking the Kool-Aid on them at this point.
3.) Green Bay (1-0)
A more impressive win than Baltimore, sure. I'm not certain about Philadelphia. Green Bay played quite well. Even Aaron Rodgers looked pretty good (and his game-winning TD toss was to Greg Jennings, who last I checked was his #1 receiver).
4.) New England (1-0)
The Patriots with Tom Brady are perennial Super Bowl contenders. And supposedly, they actually played some defense on Sunday.
5.) Pittsburgh (1-0)
I'm impressed that they won with Dennis Dixon at QB. Nothing against the former Oregon Duck (who is the cousin of Donald Duck, my sources tell me), but without Roethlisberger I was expecting a Dirty Bird Beatdown. What the *%&$* happened, Atlanta?
6.) NY Giants (1-0)
Bias alert! I hate the Giants. Still, I can't deny them what was an impressive win. OK, so Carolina isn't expected to do much. And Eli Manning threw three INT's (ouch). They're still in first place. Or tied, whatever.
7.) Tennessee (1-0)
Holy crap, Vince Young is a quarterback. Meaning, he doesn't just run around, he can hang back in the pocket and hit some receivers where it hurts. Right in the nuts. Now THAT is some accuracy.
8.) Arizona (1-0)
I should probably lower AZ to 10th. Why? They barely beat St. Louis. And by barely, I really do mean barely. Ouch.
9.) Houston (1-0)
Bias alert! I hate the Texans. They might have had the most impressive win of the week, though. OK, so Indianapolis kinda stunk. But the Texans were 1-15 against them overall. 1-15, OUCH. Well, one fabulously historic day by Arian Foster later...the Texans are now TWO AND FIFTEEN against the Colts. I also think the Texans are not going anywhere this year. Just like last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. You see where I'm going here.
10.) Washington (1-0)
Bias alert! I really hate the Redskins, especially after that fluke of a win against the Cowboys Sunday night. Trust me, I'm angrier with the Cowboys for playing as badly as they did. But the Redskins took advantage of the Cowboys acting like total idiots, and even I have to give them credit for that.
See you next week. Thanks for reading.