NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Major Shifts Among League's Elite Teams

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NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Major Shifts Among League's Elite Teams
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Week 2 of the 2011 NFL season featured some entertaining action.

Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Cam Newton combined for 855 passing yards. Two teams blew leads of 17 points or greater. Three teams won by a margin of 24 points or more.

With another game on record, we have received more clarity, and some of our questions about pretenders and contenders have been answered.

We wondered if the Bills were merely a benefactor of playing the abysmal Chiefs last week. Well, lo and behold, Buffalo won again; and improved to 2-0 on the season.

And the Texans, is this the year they finally sack up, take advantage of the Colts’ misfortunes and clinch their first AFC South title in franchise history? They too, won, and are now 2-0.

Let’s recap what we do know.

Both the Colts and Chiefs are very bad teams, and each has major issues at the quarterback position. Will one or both teams tank the rest of the season in an effort to draft quarterbacks Andrew Luck or Landry Jones and begin the rebuilding process? Only time will tell.

Last week, after just one game on record, we didn’t want to give in to the dreaded Week 1 overreactions that were circulating throughout our heads. A small sample size hinders us from properly rating teams.

With more statistics to go on, we we will now take a look at all 32 teams with two weeks in the books; and where each one stacks up against the rest of the league. Each slide features one major weakness for each team. 

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