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NFL: Preseason Power Rankings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New England Patriots

We are halfway through the preseason and it?s time to pretend that we know who the best teams in the NFL are. Without any further ado, enjoy Volume I of our NFL Power Rankings.

1. New England Patriots

The Pats are missing 75% of their passing yards from last year but it?s simply not going to matter in the regular season as long as Tom Brady stays healthy.

2. Green Bay Packers

They now have a running game to back up the best quarterback in football.

3. Seattle Seahawks

The defense is better and they won?t lose at home.

4. San Francisco 49ers

Can Colin Kaepernick be effective without his security blanket?

5. Atlanta Falcons

Steven Jackson is an upgrade, but major questions about the defense.

6. Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning looks better than at this time last year.

7. Baltimore Ravens

Their defense will actually be improved without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.

8. Houston Texans

Can Matt Schaub come through in big spots?

9. New York Giants

Major questions at linebacker and in the secondary.

10. Cincinnati Bengals

Only real question is the ceiling of Andy Dalton.

11. Chicago Bears

It will be interesting to see the defense without Urlacher.

12. Dallas Cowboys

If the offensive line is better, the Cowboys will be better than most think.

13. Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck will make less mistakes and their schedule isn?t a murderers row.

14. New Orleans Saints

Defense is still a major question mark.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers

If Ben can play 16 games they will make the playoffs.

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If everyone stays healthy this is a good team. A few key injuries can derail the locomotive.

17. Philadelphia Eagles

Chip Kelly?s fast-paced offense makes this a very interesting team.

18. St. Louis Rams

Sam Bradford is still a major question mark but the defense is very good.

19. Carolina Panthers

Defense looks a little better but does Cam have enough targets?

20. Washington Redskins

Last year?s worst to first could go back to worst if RG3 isn?t the same guy.

Arizona Cardinals- Defense is very good but how much does Carson Palmer have left?

21. Arizona Cardinals

Defense is very good but how much does Carson Palmer have left?

22. Miami Dolphins

The loss of Dustin Keller was huge for Ryan Tannehill. Still questions at left tackle.

23. Cleveland Browns

They?re probably the worst team in their division but they look improved.

24. Kansas City Chiefs

They upgraded nearly everywhere and they could finish .500 in that division. Still not a great team. Minnesota Vikings- Adrian Peterson will run for a lot of yards?.and they will still lose a lot of games.

25. Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson will run for a lot of yards?.and they will still lose a lot of games.

26. Detroit Lions

Their secondary is still bad and they play in a very good division.

27. San Diego Chargers

Which position group on this team is even above average?

28. New York Jets

Lame duck coach plus lame duck quarterback equals disaster waiting to happen.

29. Buffalo Bills

Not a ton of talent but they could be a fun team to watch in Doug Marrone?s offense.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars

Gus Bradley will have them compete most weeks but they don?t have much talent.

31. Tennessee Titans

Bad coaching plus bad quarterback equals?..Jadaveon Clowney?

32. Oakland Raiders

Not enough offensive talent to compete. They will be on the clock soon for Teddy Bridgewater.


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