PFW power rankings
Editors rate the teams heading into Week Two
Sept. 11, 2007
No, not all the 1-0 teams are ahead of the 0-1 clubs. Itís only one week, but donít dismiss the importance of getting off to a good start ó since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule, teams that win Week One are about twice as likely to make the postseason as those who donít.
1. Indianapolis Colts
Just in case you forgot who the champs are, the Colts pounded the 10-win Saints.
2. New England Patriots
Was that Vrabel and Seau on offense with the Pats up 17 in the fourth? Yup.
3. San Diego Chargers
Norv Turner might get used to this leaning-on-the-defense thing.
4. Chicago Bears
Might Cedric Benson be a bigger concern than Rex Grossman now?
5. Denver Broncos
Raiders preparing for the wishbone after watching Jay Cutler run the option.
6. New Orleans Saints
Sure, the defense looked bad, but what happened to the O-line?
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
Complaints about spreading the field came to a screeching halt after win.
8. Dallas Cowboys
Remember where you read it: Fergusonís injury will be a big problem all year.
9. Seattle Seahawks
Quietly lurking after solid, silent win over the Buccaneers.
10. Carolina Panthers
Reports of Jake Delhommeís demise were greatly exaggerated.
11. Cincinnati Bengals
How much of a toll did physical opening win over division-rival Ravens take?
12. Baltimore Ravens
Injuries to Ogden, McNair and Ray Lewis could be devastating.
13. Philadelphia Eagles
Not the way Reggie Brown (one catch) wanted to break out this season.
14. Green Bay Packers
Theyíll have to find a running game somewhere, anywhere.
15. Jacksonville Jaguars
Donít overlook how Josh Scobeeís injury played into the loss.
16. San Francisco 49ers
Very intriguing club might be a few men short of being ready for primetime.
17. Washington Redskins
We saw the best of Jason Campbell, but also the worst on those two picks.