NFL Power Poll – Week 2
Frank Coyle/ Head Scout
NFL Power Poll – Eagles and Patriots Head Conferences
Vikings, Rams, Chiefs and Jaguars Strong Openers
Team of the Week – Packers (Photo – Aaron Rodgers)
Upset of the Week – Jets over Lions
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Aaron Rodgers – Packers
Defense -LBers Von Miller – Broncos / Khalil Mack – Bears / Myles Garrett – Browns
Special Teams – KR Tyreek Hill – Chiefs
Rookies of Week
Offense – RB Saquan Barkley – Giants
Defense – CB Denzel Ward – Browns
Game of Week #2 – Minnesota Vikings (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (1-0)
NFC North matchup with early Divisional leadership on the line
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 1-0 Eagles
Eagles beat Falcons with great defense and an average performance by QB Nick Foles.
#2 – 1-0 Patriots
Pats keep marching along in the pathetic AFC East division.
#3 – 1-0 Rams
Rams’ wacked the Raiders with big plays on both sides of the ball.
#4 – 1-0 Vikings
Vikings jumped the 49ers and get ready to travel to the Packers Sunday.
#5 – 1-0 Panthers
Panthers whipped the Cowboys in their opener. Travel to Atlanta in contest that will decide NFC South early leadership.
#6 – 1-0 Chiefs
Chiefs pounced on the Chargers early to begin the reign of second year QB Patrick Mahomes.
#7 – 0-1 Falcons
Falcons failed vs the Eagles especially in the Red zone. Host the Panthers this week in a key South matchup.
#8 – 1-0 Jaguars
Jaguars’ gutted it out vs the Giants with defense and toughness from QB Blake Bortles.
#9 – 0-0-1 Steelers
Steelers need runner Le’Veon Bell to return to rank here this season.
#10 – 1-0 Ravens
Ravens took the Bills to the woodshed in the opener.
#11 – 1-0 Packers
Aaron Rodgers is simply incredible and gives the Packers a chance in any game.
#12 – 1-0 Broncos
Broncos beat the Seahawks on a tremendous performance by backer Von Miller.
#13 – 0-1 Seahawks
Seahawks rely too much on Russell Wilson to compensate for their faltering defense.
#14 – 0-1 Chargers
Chargers are off to another slow start that has costed them dearly in recent seasons.
#15 – 1-0 Bengals
Bengals won their opener and prep to host Ravens for key Thursday night matchup.
#16 – 1-0 Jets
Jets’ shocked the Lions behind gritty rookie QB Sam Darnell who did not blink in his debut on the road.
#17 – 0-1 Giants
Giants gave the Jaguars all they wanted. Rookie runner Barkley can be the catalyst of an improved season.
#18 – 0-1 Lions
Lions were toasted by the Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold at home. QB Matt Stafford surprisingly struggled.
#19 – 1-0 Redskins
Redskins rode new veteran QB Alex Smith to an opening victory. Host Colts Sunday.
#20 – 0-1 Texans
Texans were unable to beat the Patriots despite a strong effort. Travel to Tennessee Sunday.
#21 – 1-0 Bucs
Bucs wacked the Saints behind the hot hand of vet QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Host the Eagles Sunday.
#22 – 0-1 Cowboys
The one-dimensional overrated Cowboys host the Giants in a key NFC East matchup for both clubs.
#23 – 1-0 Dolphins
Dolphins won their opener and begin an important AFC schedule now.
#24 – 0-1 Bears
The Bears must learn to win after living in the North basement since 2013.
#25 – 0-1 Raiders
Raiders made too many mistakes in HC Jon Gruden debut vs Rams. Travel to Mile High for important West matchup.
#26 – 0-1 49ers
The 49ers were drilled by the Vikings. They may be the most overrated team in the league.
#27 – 0-1 Saints
Saints’ defense looks like a replay of their pathetic 2015 and 2016 units after their bashing by the Bucs.
#28 – 0-1 Titans
Titans lost a marathon game vs the Dolphins. Host Texans in an important South opener.
#29 – 0-1 Colts
Colts came up short vs the Bengals, but should be improved with a healthy Andrew Luck directing the show.
#30 – 0-1 Cardinals
Cardinals may have more problems than they think. Travel to LA to face the Rams Sunday.
#31 – 0-0-1 Browns
Browns fought the Steelers to a tough tie Sunday. After a 1-31 two-year record, that’s a major improvement.
#32 – 0-1 Bills
Bills were blown out by the Ravens and are now forced to start rookie QB Josh Allen who may be ready to play especially behind this pathetic front line.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites