NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Rams in control, Jaguars, Buccaneers, & Chiefs impressing

The Power Rankings for Week 3 have arrived and ladies and gentleman, the pigskin world belongs to the Los Angeles Rams. After another bizarre week of games, which saw another contest end in a tie for the second consecutive week, the the best team in the NFL at this point of the 2018 season.

Goff, Rams off to a super start

It seems like yesterday that Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks were dominating the NFC West – and all of football for that matter. Now a different divisional foe is poised to take over. Since Jared Goff has become the starting quarterback, the Rams have become a force in the NFC.

Goff, along with running back Todd Gurley and star wideouts Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks have made Los Angeles one of the top teams in the game today. They also have Los Angeles in a very familiar and exciting place, that is if you know your Rams history.

CBS Sports indicates that the Rams dominated the Arizona Cardinals 34-0 on , helping them to move to 2-0 in the season. The win marks the first time that the Rams have won its first two games since 2001, the year they went to the Super Bowl for the third time in franchise history. Yes, there is a lot of football left to be played, but these Rams are young and hungry and it shouldn’t surprise anyone if they enter the playoffs as the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the NFC.

Bucs rising fast

Okay, stop it right now. No, you didn’t see Jacksonville, Kansas City or Tampa Bay, especially Tampa Bay, starting the season 2-0.

The Bucs have jumped all the way up to claim the No. 2 spot in this week’s power rankings, and they deserve it!

Tampa Bay beat New Orleans on the road in Week 1 then came home and defeated the reigning Super Bowl champion, Philadelphia Eagles. And oh, by the way, it is veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick putting up incredible numbers against opposing defense, not Jameis Winston.

If Tampa starts 3-0, the big question will be there in Week 4. Do the Bucs start Winston in Week 4, the week he is eligible to return following his three-game suspension? It is hard to fool with great chemistry, and right now, the Buccaneers have it.

Below is a look at my NFL Power Rankings for Week 3.

Remember, the power rankings aren’t based on Super Bowl favorites or teams that were predicted to do well, they‘re for who deserves it right here, right now based on current play.

  1. LA Rams
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. Philadelphia Eagles
  6. New England Patriots
  7. Atlanta Falcons
  8. Carolina Panthers
  9. Denver Broncos
  10. Cincinnati Bengals
  11. Miami Dolphins
  12. New Orleans Saints
  13. LA Chargers
  14. Green Bay Packers
  15. Baltimore Ravens
  16. Washington Redskins
  17. Dallas Cowboys
  18. Chicago Bears
  19. Indianapolis Colts
  20. Minnesota Vikings
  21. NY Jets
  22. Houston Texans
  23. Tennessee Titans
  24. SF 49ers
  25. Detroit Lions
  26. Oakland Raiders
  27. Seattle Seahawks
  28. Cleveland Browns
  29. Pittsburgh Steelers
  30. NY Giants
  31. Arizona Cardinals
  32. Buffalo Bills

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  • https://www.cbssports/nfl/gametracker/recap/NFL_20180916_ARI/
  • https://www.bleedinggreennation/2018/9/16/17866524/eagles-vs-buccaneers-final-score-philadelphia-tampa-bay-nfl-27-21-desean-jackson-carson-wentz-foles