Week 2 NFL Power Rankings Springsteen Style

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Week 2 NFL Power Rankings Springsteen Style
(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

In honor of Bruce Springsteen’s 60th birthday this week, I am going to use a Springsteen lyric to describe each team, as they stand after week 2…

 

Current

Team

Previous

 

1

Atlanta Falcons (2-0)

4

Well, my feet they finally took root in the earth but I got me a nice little place in the stars
And I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car” Growin’ Up
  Next:  @ New England (1-1)

 

2

Indianapolis Colts (2-0)

6

“Aim your gun, son, and shoot your shot, Everybody wants to be the Man at the Top” Man at the Top  Next:  @ Arizona (1-1)

 

3

New York Giants (2-0)

3

“Climb in back, heaven’s waiting on down the tracks…”  Thunder Road   Next:  @ Tampa Bay (0-2)

 

4

Baltimore Ravens (2-0)

10

“Hell, all day they’re busting you up on the outside, But tonight you’re gonna break out on through to the inside, And it’ll be right, it’ll be right and it’ll be tonight!”  Night  Next: vs Cleveland (0-2)

 

5

Minnesota Vikings (2-0)

15

“Just wrap your legs round these velvet rims and strap your hands across my engines.  Together we could break this trap, We’ll run till we drop, baby we’ll never go back,” Born To Run  Next:  vs San Francisco (2-0)

 

6

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1)

1

“You say your momma’s going to meet you when the morning comes.  And your papa’s gonna beat you ‘cause he knows you are out on the run.  I’m gonna live a life of love and tonight you’re the one.  The highway is alive tonight, so do not be frightened.  There’s something about a pretty girl on a sweet summer night that gets this boy excited.”  Seaside Bar Song  Next:  @ Cincinnati (1-1)

 

7

New York Jets (2-0)

23

“Sunrise come. I climb the ladder, The new day breaks and I’m working on a dream.”  Working on a Dream  Next:  vs Tennessee (0-2)

 

8

Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)

5

“Seen a man standin’ over a dead dog lyin’ by a highway in a ditch, he’s looking kinda puzzled pokin’ that dog with a stick.  Got his car door flung open he’s standing out on Highway 31.  Like if he stood there long enough, that’d dog get up and run.  Struck me kinda funny, seem kinda funny sir to me.  Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe.”  Reason to Believe  Next:  vs.  Kansas City (0-2)

 

9

New England Patriots (1-1)

2

“I wanna read your mind to know just what I’ve got in this new thing I found, so tell me what I see when I look in your eyes, Is that you baby, or just a brilliant disguise?” Brilliant Disguise  Next:  vs Atlanta (2-0)

10

New Orleans Saints (2-0)

16

“Well now, I don’t want to be greedy.  But when it comes to love their ain’t no doubt, you just ain’t gonna get what you want, with one foot in bed and one foot out, You got to give it all, or nothin’ at all”  All or Nothin’ At All  Next:  @ Buffalo (1-1)

 

11

San Francisco 49ers (2-0)

19

“And the kids down here look like shadows, always quiet holding hands.  From the churches to the jails tonight all is silence in the world, as we take our stand, down in Jungleland.  Next:  @ Minnesota (2-0)

 

12

Green Bay Packers (1-1)

14

“Hey little girlie with the jeans so tight, drivin’ alone through the Wisconsin night, you’re my last love baby you’re my last chance, don’t let ‘em take me to the Cadillac Ranch.” Cadillac Ranch  Next:  @ St. Louis (0-2)

 

13

Chicago Bears (1-1)

20

“Oh heartbreak and despair got nothing but boring so I grabbed you baby like a wild pitch.  It takes a leap of faith to get things going, it takes a leap of faith you gotta show some guts.” Leap of Faith Next:  @ Seattle (1-1)

 

14

Tennessee Titans (0-2)

8

“Everybody’s got a hunger, a hunger they can’t resist.  There’s so much that you want, you deserve much more then this, But if dreams came true, oh wouldn’t that be nice.  But this ain’t no dream we’ve been living through tonight”  Prove It All Night  Next:  @ NY Jets (2-0)

 

15

San Diego Chargers (1-1)

13

“I’m a thief in the house of love and I can’t be trusted.  Well I’ll be making my heist In just another roll of the dice.  Move on up, come on seven, roll me baby, in this fool’s heaven.”  Roll of the Dice  Next:  vs. Miami (0-2)

 

16

Arizona Cardinals (1-1)

11

“You been hurt and you’re all cried out you say, you walk down the street, pushin’ people out of your way, you packed your bags and all alone you wanna ride, you don’t want nothin’, don’t need no one by your side, you’re walkin’ tough baby, but you’re walkin’ blind to the ties that bind.”  The Ties That Bind  Next:  vs. Indianapolis (2-0)

 

17

Miami Dolphins (0-2)

17

“I remember back when we started, my kisses you used to turn you inside out, I used to drive you to work in the morning, Friday night I’d drive you all around, you used to love to drive me wild, but lately girl you get your kicks from just driving me down”  I’m Goin’ Down  Next:  @ San Diego (1-1)

 

18

Houston Texans (1-1)

18

“Well I’m a little down under, but I’m feeling OK.  I got a little lost along the way.  I’m just around the corner to the light of day.”  Light of Day  Next:  vs Jacksonville (0-2)

 

19

Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

12

“Now I think I’m going down to the well tonight and I’m going to drink until I get my fill.  And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it, but I probably will.  Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of, well time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of glory days.”  Glory Days  Next:  vs. Carolina (1-1)

 

20

Washington Redskins (1-1)

13

“I’m a thief in the house of love and I can’t be trusted.  Well I’ll be making my heist In just another roll of the dice.  Move on up, come on seven, roll me baby, in this fool’s heaven.”  Roll of the Dice  Next:  @ Detroit (0-2)

 

21

Cincinnati Bengals (1-1)

21

“No one here knows how it started, suddenly everything was just so out of control, now I want some answers, mister, I need to know, I hear all the talk but I don’t know what you’re sayin, but I think I got a good idea the game that you’re playin.’” Roulette  Next:  vs. Pittsburgh (1-1)

 

22

Denver Broncos (2-0)

25

“Well, surprise, surprise, surprise, Yea, surprise, surprise, surprise.  Well, surprise, surprise, surprise, C’mon open your eyes and let your love shine down.”  Surprise, Surprise, Surprise  Next:  @ Oakland (1-1)

 

23

Carolina Panthers (1-1)

9

“Well big limousine shiny and black, you don’t look ahead and you don’t look back, how many times can you get up after you’ve been hit?  Well I swear if I could spare the spit, I’d lay one on your shiny chrome and send you on your way back home.”  Seeds  Next:  @ Dallas (1-1)

 

24

Buffalo Bills (1-1)

24

“And everybody’s wrecked on Main Street from drinking unholy blood.  Sticker smiles sweet as gunner breathes deep, his ankles caked in mud.  And I said “Hey gunner man that’s quicksand, that ain’t mud, have you thrown you senses to the war or did you lose them in the flood?”  Lost in the Flood  Next:  vs.  New Orleans (2-0)

 

25

Oakland Raiders (1-1)

32

“I’m coming to liberate you, confiscate you, I want to be your man.  Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny.”  Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)  Next:  vs Denver (2-0)

 

26

Seattle Seahawks (1-1)

26

“It’s been a long drought baby, tonight the rain’s pourin’ down on our roof, looking for a little bit of God’s mercy, I found living proof.”  Living Proof  Next:  vs.  Chicago (1-1)

 

27

Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)

22

“I watch the sun as it rises and sets, I watch the moon trace its arc with no regrets, My jacket around your shoulders, the falling leaves, the wet grass on our backs as the autumn breeze drifts through the trees.” Kingdom of Days  Next:  @ Houston (1-1)

 

28

Kansas City Chiefs (0-2)

31

“You’re born with nothing and better off that way, soon as you’ve got something they send someone to try and take it away, you can ride this road ‘til dawn, without another human being in sight, just kids wasted on something in the night.”  Something in the Night  Next:  @ Philadelphia (1-1)

 

29

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2)

27

“How beautiful the river flows and the birds they sing, but you and I we’re messier things.  There ain’t no one leavin’ this world buddy without their shirttail dirty or their hands bloody.””  Big Muddy  Next:  vs NY Giants (2-0)

 

30

St. Louis Rams (0-2)

28

“You’re born into this life paying for the sins of somebody else’s past; Daddy worked his whole life for nothing but the pain.  Now he walks his whole life for nothing but the pain. Now he walks this empty rooms looking for something to blame, you inherit the sins, you inherit the flames” Adam Raised a Cain  Next:  vs. Green Bay (1-1)

 

31

Cleveland Browns (0-2)

29

“Mister Trouble come walkin’ this way, Year gone by feels like one long day..”  Real World  Next:  @ Baltimore (2-0)

 

32

Detroit Lions (0-2)

30

“Well, my soul checked out missing as I sat listening, to the hours and minutes tickin’ away.  Yeah, just sittin’ around waitin’ for my life to begin, while it was all just slippin’ away.”  Better Days  Next:  Vs. Washington (1-1)

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

NFL

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.