NFL Power Rankings: Patriots rule the league post-Week 2, Redskins fall even further
We’re now two weeks into the 2019 NFL season. And our NFL power rankings are getting a shakeup that is sending the Washington Redskins tumbling.
The start of the 2019 NFL season has not been kinds to the Washington Redskins. There wasn’t a lot of optimism about the overall state of the team heading into the season, but things have gone off the rails very quickly.
The offense has been surprisingly okay at times, but it hasn’t been dynamic. Meanwhile, the defense has been a train wreck and can’t be trusted. Couple that with the numerous injuries that the team has suffered, and it appears that Redskins fans are in for a long season.
They may not be the only ones. Some projected playoff teams are dealing with issues as well. The Steelers and Saints have lost Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees respectively. The Raiders had to part ways with Antonio Brown after he became too much of a distraction. He never played a down with the team. And, oh yeah, the Jets are down to their third-string quarterback just two weeks into the season.
Though those teams have struggles, others have thrived. The Patriots have been historically good through two games. The Packers look reborn as well. And some other sleeper teams have stepped up and could make the Wild Card race interesting.
But that’s enough of that. Let’s kick off our post-Week 2 NFL Power Rankings. First, we’ll take a look at the teams that are looking like Super Bowl contenders.