Week 2 2010 NFL Power Rankings: Far From Over

Mike CraigCorrespondent ISeptember 14, 2010

Week 2 2010 NFL Power Rankings: Far From Over

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    Chiefs upset the Chargers on Monday Night
    Chiefs upset the Chargers on Monday NightJamie Squire/Getty Images

    It was a wild week in the NFL. Kickoff weekend usually is not as surprising as 2010's. Left me with a prediction record of only 8-8. Of course, I had picked both Detroit and Cleveland to win which some might think was a long shot to begin with.

    What were the most surprising things from Week 1?
    1. The Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers game went into overtime where the first touchdown was scored by Pittsburgh.
    2. The Detroit Lions lost to the Bears on a controversial call.
    3. The Chiefs beat the Chargers on Monday Night.
    4. Michael Vick showed that he can easily be a starter in this league still.
    5. Seattle blew the 49ers out of the water.

    Now, without much more talk about it all, here are Mike Craig's first power rankings of the 2010 NFL Season.

32-29: Raiders, Rams, Bills, Browns

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    Sam Bradford makes his NFL Debut
    Sam Bradford makes his NFL DebutDilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

    #32: Oakland Raiders
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    "Once you hit rock bottom it can only get better", did you have to prove that wrong?

    #31: St. Louis Rams
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    How do you not capitalize off of that botched fumble call by the refs?

    #30: Buffalo Bills
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    How long will it take Chan Gailey to get sick of Trent Edwards?

    #29: Cleveland Browns
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Think you can keep it close against Kansas City?

28-25: Lions, Bengals, Bears, 49ers

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    CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Zack Bowman #35 and Danieal Manning #38 of the Chicago Bears break up a pass intended for Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The B
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    #28: Detroit Lions
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Think you'll need to bring more to the table next week against the Eagles?

    #27: Cincinnati Bengals
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Where was Batman and Robin?

    #26: Chicago Bears
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    Do you think winning on a controversial call like that makes you good? Think again.

    #25: San Francisco 49ers
    Do you expect to win the division with that type of play?

24-21: Buccaneers, Chiefs, Panthers Cardinals

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 13:  Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs is congratulated by head coach Todd Haley after returning a punt for a touchdown during the 1st half of the game against on September 13, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas C
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    #24: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    How could you almost lose to the Browns?!

    #23: Kansas City Chiefs
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    Do that again in week 5 against the Colts and you just may sky rocket towards the top.

    #22: Carolina Panthers
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Hell, you didn't even lose in style, what were you thinking?

    #21: Arizona Cardinals
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    How you managed to win is beyond me.

20-17: Jets, Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles

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    PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    #20: New York Jets
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Not talking any smack NOW are ya?!

    #19: Dallas Cowboys
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    How was seeing Donovan's face on a new team?

    #18: Washington Redskins
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    Is McNabb the answer?

    #17: Philadelphia Eagles
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Are you missing McNabb? Will Kolb be ready to start in Week 2? No, I have a better question than both of those...how come Vick isn't the starter?

16-13: Broncos, Falcons, Jaguars, Dolphins

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Mike Thomas #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the NFL season opener game against the Denver Broncos at EverBank Field on September 12, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Im
    Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

    #16: Denver Broncos
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Do you think it is possible to win next time?

    #15: Atlanta Falcons
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    You caught a tough break. You were playing the lucky Pittsburgh Steelers, they seem to have luck no matter what.

    #14: Jacksonville Jaguars
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    Can you keep up these winning ways or will you fall back to your old ways?

    #13: Miami Dolphins
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    You do know it is going to take a little more to win the East than that right?

12-9: Chargers, Texans, Seahawks, Vikings

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    HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 12:  Running back Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans avoids a tackle by defensive back Melivn Bullitt #33 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL season opener at Reliant Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by
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    #12: San Diego Chargers
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    It is going to take a lot more than that to win the West, winning would be a start.

    #11: Houston Texans
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    No doubt in my mind this team is a playoff team this year.

    #10: Seattle Seahawks
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    Is this the start of a new era?

    #9: Minnesota Vikings
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    When will Favre and the receivers be in sync?

8-5: Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Colts

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    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 12:  Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to run through Sean Weatherspoon #56 of the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL season opener game on September 12, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo
    Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

    #8: Pittsburgh Steelers
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    So without Ben, how long do you think this lucky streak will last?

    #7: Baltimore Ravens
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    Did it feel nice shutting up them big mouths?

    #6: Green Bay Packers
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    Don't you think your defense may need some tweaking after Vick's little marathon?

    #5: Indianapolis Colts
    Record: (0-1)
    Streak: L 1
    That's your only loss of the season right?

4-1: Giants, Titans, Patriots, Saints

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    NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 09:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

    #4: New York Giants
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    More showings like that and you guys may become the talk of the NFC East.

    #3: Tennessee Titans
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    After that, think you can make the lucky Steelers not so lucky?

    #2: New England Patriots
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    You might wanna keep Randy Moss, or otherwise Brady wont have other open targets.

    #1: New Orleans Saints
    Record: (1-0)
    Streak: W 1
    Are you smelling repeat, or is that just BS?