Though it's hard to gauge how good teams really are after one week, I've drafted my Power Rankings for the upcoming Week 2. Enjoy!
32) St. Louis Rams (28). They could give the 2008 Lions a run for their money. The only shining light is that their defense was only slightly below average.
31) Detriot Lions (30). I don't care if they put up 27 points, they were playing a terrible Saints defense. Stafford didn't play well either.
30) Kansas City Chiefs (32). They gain two spots only because they put up 24 points against a great Baltimore team. It will be interesting to see how Cassel does in his return.
29) Cleveland Browns (31). AP ran all over them, but they managed to initially make a game out of it. Quinn will only get better, hopefully.
28) Cincinnati Bengals (23). The Broncos defense is supposed to be bad, yet they only score 7 points. They should have won, but even if they did they would still be down here.
27) Denver Broncos (29). Though they barely won, they still need to vastly improve in order to challenge the Chargers for the division.
26) Houston Texans (16). Boy was I wrong last week. They looked terrible against the Jets, and Andre Johnson almost had no effect. They have to bounce back next week.
25) Jacksonville Jaguars (24). I don't know what to make of this game to be honest. Their defense heldn the Colts to 14 points, but their offense looks very bad.
24) Oakland Raiders (27). Great showing against San Diego. I'm still not convinced they're an above average team, but I could very well be proved wrong in the next few weeks.
23) Miami Dolphins (20). Turnovers killed them, which is something they avoided last year. I don't see them repeating as division champs.
22) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (26). Just like the Jaguars, I don't know where to place this team. Dallas passed all over their defense, but they're offense looked better than anticipated. Cadillac Williams looked amazing.
21) Arizona Cardinals (18). Warner looked old. They could easily lose 3-4 division games this year if they continue to play like that.
20) Buffalo Bills (22). They were a fumble away from winning, and showed that their offense exists. They should bounce back from that agonizing defeat next week against the Bucs.
19) Chicago Bears (15). There's not a heck of a lot going for them after losing Urlacher and Cutler's terrible performance. Less turnovers, more wins.
18) San Francisco 49ers (25). Great win against the former division champs. It may be them and the Seahawks contending for the top spot this year.
17) Washington Redskins (14). They didn't show up offensively. Campbell looked good at times, but their running game struggled.
16) Seattle Seahawks (19). Hasselbeck is back. Their defense really showed the Rams who's boss, but they'll face a tougher 49er defense next weekend.
15) Dallas Cowboys (21). Tony Romo and Roy Williams showed that they meant business. With a win next week they could be the team to beat in the NFC.
14) Carolina Panthers (6). Wow, Jake Delhomme was bad. If he plays poorly next weekend, they'll be looking for someone else to step up.
13) New Orleans Saints (13). Same story as last year: their offense looked great, their defense looked bad. They should not have let the Lions score that many points.
12) New York Jets (17). Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan may save this team. If they can win against the Pats next week, they could legitimately make a run at the playoffs.
11) Tennessee Titans (9). Chris Johnson was held to minimal yardage, which hurt them. The defense did look good, especially against the run.
10) Philadelphia Eagles (12). What a blowout. Their defense proved me wrong and make have taken Delhomme's starting job from him.
9) Minnesota Vikings (10). It was close early on, but Peterson showed why he was ranked the best running back in the game. Statistically, Favre played very efficiently.
8) Baltimore Ravens (11). Although they played the Chiefs, Flacco seems to be avoiding the sophmore slump. Ray Rice was stellar.
7) Atlanta Falcons (7). Great win. Matt Ryan looked solid, and the Gonzalez acquisition paid off.
6) Green Bay Packers (8). Their offense should have scored more, but Rodgers clicked when he needed to. How about that defense!
5) San Diego Chargers (4). Though it was a close game, that will be the toughest division battle they face all year. Hopefully LT will show up next week.
4) Indianapolis Colts (2). I'll give them a mulligan for that close victory. Their defense played well against MJD, but their offense needs to be more consistent.
3) New York Giants (5). The score didn't indicate how well the Giants played against the Redskins. They've got to improve their pass defense within the two-minute warning.
2) New England Patriots (3). This may very well be more than they deserve, but we'll see how they fare against the Jets.
1) Pittsburgh Steelers (1). Ben Roethlisberger was poised with no running game and constant pressure. No matter who is injured on their defense, they have the depth to recover.