The defending champion Eagles lost a game but their starting quarterback returns this week. They dropped out of the “King” spot on our list, however, they are within striking distance of regaining that top spot.
Finally, the Browns may not have broken their losing streak in Week 2, but they are showing week-by-week that they are a better team and hungry to find the win column.
Week 3 brings plenty of action in the NFL with the Browns and the Jets squaring off on Thursday Night Football. The week finishes with the Steelers and the red hot Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. Who will come out victorious in this week’s action?
— NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2018
1. Los Angeles Rams (2-0)
34-0. Yeah, it might have been against Arizona, but consider what this team did on defense. They only allowed the Cards a total of 137 yards on 43 plays. Scary performance especially with that offense.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)
A star has been born in Kansas City’s new quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The second-year signal caller already has 10 touchdown passes on the season. It’s hard to imagine a defense slowing down this offense anytime soon.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-0)
The Jags made a statement in their Week 2 against New England. Not only was this game for revenge of last season’s AFC Championship loss, but also to let the AFC know that they are the cream of the crop.
4. New England Patriots (1-1)
Don’t start worrying Pats fans, it’s still early in the season and this is a typical start for Belichick. Plus the organization just acquired Josh Gordon from Cleveland and we all know what his upside he can have…especially with TB12.
5. Minnesota Vikings (1-0-1)
Kirk Cousins might have gotten a pass with that controversial roughing the passer call made late in the game on Clay Matthews. Instead, the Vikings share the top of the division with Green Bay and avoid the loss after the second tie occurred in the league in as many weeks.
6. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season in Tampa but the team is looking forward to having Carson Wentz back in action. Can Wentz pick up where he left off in his potential MVP season before his season-ending injury?
7. Green Bay Packers (1-0-1)
Green Bay didn’t come out with a victory in Week 2 because of the aforementioned bad roughing the passer call. However, don’t let a tie fool you as this team can provide some great football behind superstar Aaron Rodgers.
8. Atlanta Falcons (1-1)
The Falcons had a convincing win against Carolina in Week 2. However, neither the Falcons or Panthers showcased that they are in fact best team in this division right now. They’ll have their work cut out for them as the face yet another possible playoff team in New Orleans in Week 3.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0)
10. Cincinnati Bengals (2-0)
The A.J. Green, Andy Dalton connection was on full display last weekend. For now, the Bengals have the division lead, but the season is still young and there’s a squad in Pittsburgh that’s proven over the years that they own the division.
11. Los Angeles Chargers (1-1)
The Chargers lost an important one to the Chiefs in Week 1 but were able to capitalize against Buffalo in Week 2. Even with a .500 record to this point, don’t count this team out of being an elite squad after what they showed the NFL what they’re capable of last season.
12. Carolina Panthers (1-0)
The Panthers stumbled last week against the Falcons. This team still is a threat though as Christian McCaffrey is coming into his own with 20 receptions within the first two games.
13. New Orleans Saints (1-1)
The Saints look simply solid as a team and that’s not be taken as a high compliment. It’s no secret that this squad could have its way with plenty of teams in the league but they haven’t lived up to expectations so far this season.
14. Denver Broncos (2-0)
Case Keenum has four interceptions through two weeks. That not what the Broncos brass wanted in a quarterback. Yet somehow, Denver has worked its way to a 2-0 start.
15. Miami Dolphins (2-0)
Miami was able to string together a win against the Jets. Even with this win, the Dolphins still have a lot of adjustments to make if they plan on making the playoffs soon in that division.
16. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1-1)
Not having running back Le’Veon Bell takes a huge part of the offense away from the Steelers. This team needs to find a way to adjust to life without Bell.
17. Baltimore Ravens (1-1)
Joe Flacco’s time in Baltimore could be running out. There could be a change coming for the Ravens if Flacco can’t get the job done.
18. Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
The Cowboys got an important win to stay on par in the division. Although the NFC East has started the season imperfect, this team has much to prove that they are a serious contender for the division title.
19. San Francisco 49ers (1-1)
Jimmy Garoppolo needed this win. The young quarterback needs to live up to what the 49ers gave him. He’ll need his best this week as San Francisco heads to Kansas City.
20. Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
The Colts got a solid win at Washington in Week 2. Andrew Luck got his first win in almost two years. It’s still uphill from here though.
— NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2018
21. Chicago Bears (1-1)
After a heartbreaking loss to the Packers in Week 1, the Bears showed up in primetime on Monday. Mitch Trubisky wasn’t perfect in this game but he’s come a long way and wants to lead his offense.
22. Tennessee Titans (1-1)
The Titans are battling injuries and still managed to get the win. This week, they visit the Jags who have a punishing defense.
23. Washington Redskins (1-1)
The offense was sharp in Week 1, but fell flat Week 2. Alex Smith was excellent, although Washington couldn’t find the end zone once.
24. Cleveland Browns (0-1-1)
Just as the losing streak sort of ended, the Browns somehow found another way to find the loss column. This team isn’t as bad as some may think, as they were a missed field goal away from a possible tie for the second week straight.
25. Seattle Seahawks (0-2)
The Seahawks just aren’t the team that they could be and have to squander two games in the first two weeks. Seattle’s reign could officially be over, but no one should ever count them out.
26. Houston Texans (0-2)
Deshaun Watson hasn’t been playing up to the hype. The Texans could be in panic mode if they drop another one in Week 3.
27. New York Jets (1-1)
Sam Darnold was great in Week 1. Not so much this past weekend. Darnold reminded us all that he is a rookie and still has a learning curve to ascend.
28. Oakland Raiders (0-2)
Jon Gruden is used to winning. Well, it’s now obvious that what he is used to is not what’s actually happening in reality. This team has a ton to work on if they want to climb back up the ranks. It’s going to be that much harder after losing a player like Khalil Mack. I don’t think anyone is going to let that slide past Chucky anytime soon.
29. New York Giants (0-2)
The Giants are a lot better of a team than they were last season on paper, although it hasn’t really shown quite yet on the field. They get to stay in Texas as they head to Houston this week to face a desperate Texans team.
30. Detroit Lions (0-2)
Matthew Stafford was awful in his first game. He wasn’t able to lead Detroit to victory against the 49ers this past Sunday in a desperate 4th quarter comeback. The Lions are trending in the worst way possible.
31. Arizona Cardinals (0-2)
Sam Bradford has been bouncing from team to team earning contracts he doesn’t deserve. This team is in for a long season if he remains the starter. We may see Josh Rosen sooner rather than later, or, not at all if the Cardinals staff is not ready to throw him to the wolves this season.
32. Buffalo Bills (0-2)
Well, at least Buffalo wings are tasty!
Gambling this season? Want to try it just to see what it feels like? Go to MyBookie.ag and use promo code ARMCHAIR25 at checkout. They will match your deposit dollar for dollar. Putting in $100? You’ll now have $200.