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Week 2 might be the trickiest time to try a power ranking.
We entered the season with so much hope and pre-existing expectations. Some of it was affirmed this past week, and some came crashing down. Even crazier than that, we’re now stuck trying to figure out how much of Week 1 was real and how much was not. Every season, we fall for the early mirage of success — or press the panic button when everything is actually fine.
There are a few big changes for Week 2. Some of them are undoubtedly overreactions, but I tried my best to be fair to the (admittedly small) body of work. As always, feel free to tell me where I got it wrong.
1. San Francisco 49ers (no change)
Sunday featured what felt like a bit of a ho-hum performance for the Niners, and it ended with them putting up 30 more points, forcing two takeaways and beating the Rams in stress-free fashion. Brock Purdy wasn’t perfect, but he’s averaging a 102.2 passer rating in his first games back from injury, and it’s hard to see a weakness with this roster.
2. Dallas Cowboys (+2)
I can’t bring myself to rank the Cowboys above the Niners squad that’s ended their season two years in a row, but I was awfully close. Beating up on the Zach Wilson Jets doesn’t carry the same weight as if it was Aaron Rodgers, but Dak Prescott absolutely hammered a New York defense that made Josh Allen look like a rookie just last week, and Micah Parsons continues to stake his claim as the best defender in the league. This Cowboys team has outscored its first two opponents by a total of 70-10, which is typically something you only see in college football.
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3. Philadelphia Eagles (-1)
It’s not the Eagles’ play on the field that has me nervous, so much as the ongoing injury situation. Injuries are piling up for this team, as Avonte Maddox is the latest starter to go down. If defensive injuries weren’t…
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Publish date : 2023-09-19 13:40:30
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