NFL Week 1 Power Rankings: Baltimore Ravens in top 10
12. Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers pulled out an ugly victory against the Bears on Thursday night. Rodgers was held in check for the most part, barely eclipsing the 200 yard mark with one score. Green Bay’s defense was outstanding holding the Chicago offense to only 213 yards of offense. Once Rodgers and the offense find their groove, and the defense is able to play as they did Thursday, the Packers could prove to be a dominant force.
11. Minnesota Vikings
In a game where Kirk Cousins threw the ball only 10 times, the Vikings won rather easily, 28-12 versus the Atlanta Falcons. Dalvin Cook opened the season with a bang, finishing the game with 111 yards and two scores. Cousins did toss a score and the defense forced two interceptions to go along with four sacks. Minnesota has the make up to be a strong competitor in the NFC North.
10. Houston Texans
Houston gave us the best game of the week Monday night against the Saints. Deshaun Watson was spectacular throwing for over 250 yards, three touchdowns, and a pick. Watson marched the offense down the field in two plays, ;ate in the fourth, to give his team the lead with 43 seconds remaining. Unfortunately, the Houston defense couldn’t prevent the greatness that is Drew Brees, as they surrendered the game winning field goal as time expired. Even with the loss, Watson solidified himself as one of the top young quarterbacks in the league.
9. Seattle Seahawks
In a game where Seattle was favored by 9.5 points, the Seahawks barely pulled out the victory, 21-20. Russell Wilson was sharp throwing for almost 200 yards and two scores. Seattle’s newest addition, Jadeveon Clowney had a sack and a tackle for a loss. As long as Wilson is healthy, the Seahawks have a great chance at the NFC West title.