NFL Preseason Power Rankings

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  1. Philadelphia Eagles — After the franchise’s first Super Bowl win last season, everything seems to be clicking with this team. A brilliant head coach, the best general manager in the league, a defence that seems to get better and better; let alone a franchise quarterback who is backed up by a Super Bowl MVP. The season opener will be a good test for the reigning champs against a hungry Falcons team. However, many will question the hunger of this Philadelphia team, but due to countless injuries, many stars are still chasing their *first* Super Bowl ring. This includes third-year quarterback, Carson Wentz, all-pro tackle, Jason Peters, and defensive powerhouse, Jordan Hicks.
  2. Minnesota Vikings
  3. New Orleans Saints
  4. New England Patriots
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Los Angeles Rams
  8. Houston Texans — Houston is arguably the biggest wildcard coming into the 2018/19 NFL season. After a phenomenal start to last season, Houston’s playoff hopes fell off the map after the loss of quarterback DeShaun Watson. Watson led the Houston offence to an insane 211 points in just six starts, including a whopping 57 against the Titans during week 4. Watson, a potential ROY candidate, and possible MVP will be the player to keep an eye out for in the upcoming season.
  9. Atlanta Falcons
  10. San Francisco 49ers
  11. Kansas City Chiefs
  12. Green Bay Packers
  13. Tennessee Titans
  14. New York Giants
  15. Carolina Panthers
  16. Los Angeles Chargers
  17. Seattle Seahawks
  18. Indianapolis Colts
  19. Dallas Cowboys
  20. Oakland Raiders
  21. Arizona Cardinals
  22. Washington Redskins
  23. Denver Broncostukcy
  24. Baltimore Ravens — Can special teams carry a franchise? Probably not. But this year we’re going to find out. Besides a questionable Lamar Jackson, Baltimore does not have much to look forward to. With a NON-ELITE quarterback (*Cough Joe Flacco Cough*) and a mediocre defence—at best, John Harbaugh is going to have to heavily rely on sixth-year kicker out of Texas, Justin Tucker, and veteran punter, Sam Koch. However, if I had to pick a special team unit to rely on, it would be Baltimore’s by a long shot. Koch, who averaged nearly 45 yards/punt, as well 40/84 punts downed inside the 20, is arguably the most revolutionary punter in recent times. Just as golfers have a different club for every situation, Koch likes to think he can do the same thing, just with his leg and a football. Tucker, however, is in a league all by himself. Well, maybe him and Vinatieri. With a 90+ field goal percentage, Tucker is without a doubt one of the best kickers of all time. So yeah, it is safe to assume that Baltimore has decent special teams.
  25. Detroit Lions
  26. Cleveland Browns
  27. Chicago Bears
  28. Miami Dolphins
  29. New York Jets
  30. Buffalo Bills
  31. Cincinnati Bengals
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

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