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NFL Power Rankings – 2013 Season

NFL Power Rankings – 2013 Season
NFL Power Rankings - Week 1

Photo - QB Aaron Rogers - Packers-

Offensive Player of the Year - QB Matt Ryan - Falcons
Defensive Player of the Year - DE J.J. Watt - Texans
Offensive Rookie of the Year - WR Tavon Austin - Rams
Defensive Rookie of the Year – S – Kenny Vaccaro - Saints

Rank / Team / Projected Record

1. Houston Texans (12-4)
Texans finished with a four game winning streak for their first above .500 record ever, but fell short of playoffs.

2. New York Giants (12-4)
The Giants defense apart last season and take a big step back to the top.

3. San Francisco 49ers (11-5)
The 49ers fell just short and look for more offensive improvement this year.

4. Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
Falcons hope their rebuilt defense takes them further in the NFL playoffs.

5. Denver Broncos (10-6)
The Broncos look to Peyton Manning to direct this explosive offense, though their defense sustained critical losses especially for the early season.

6. Baltimore Ravens (10-6)
The gritty Ravens retooled their defense and look to their balanced offense to challenge for the NFL title again.

7. Seattle Seahawks (10-6)
The Seahawks are loaded the cannon this offseason, but face a difficult test in NFC West.

8. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
The Bengals are a sleeping NFL giant and could be the surprise club in the league this

9. New Orleans Saints (10-6)
The Saints return after a suspension season and look to recapture their Super Bowl magic.

10. New England Patriots (10-6)
Patriots are still the class of the AFC East with Tom Brady, but defense continues to be ordinary especially in big games.

11. Green Bay Packers (10-6)
Packers still have triggerman Aaron Rodgers, but defense is not at playoff levels.

12. Miami Dolphins (9-7)
The Dolphins are young and dangerous this fall with AFC East one of the weaker divisions.

13. Dallas Cowboys (9-7)
Cowboys continue to come up short for the postseason with overall inconsistencies the culprit.

14. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8)
Eagles begin the Chip Kelly era and hope Michael Vick establishes himself as a playoff caliber starter.

15. Chicago Bears (8-8)
The Bears reshuffled both sides of the ball in hopes of winning NFC North.

16. Washington Redskins (7-9)
The Skins look to compete for NFC East, though RG3 must prove durable to win the division.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-9)
Steelers are only a shell of recent their playoff teams.

18. Arizona Cardinals (7-9)
Cards are improved with Carson Palmer, but are also in the toughest division in football.

19. Detroit Lions (7-9)
Lions look to compete for playoffs, but their defense needs to take a huge step up.

20. St. Louis Rams (7-9)
The Rams made critical improvement last season, but needs to improve defensively to compete in this division.

21. Indianapolis Colts (7-9)
Colts may take a step back after a huge turnaround last year.

22. Minnesota Vikings (7-9)
Vikings look to young QB Christian Ponder to make big strides this season in hopes of competing for a wide open North division.

23. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
The Browns made improvment this preseason behind Brandon Weeden who holds the key to their season.

24. Kansas City Chiefs (6-10)
The Chiefs begin the Alex Smith era with hope he can give them stability at a constantly changing position.

25. Tennessee Titans (6-10)
The Titans face a critical season for both QB Jake Locker and HC Mike Munchek.

26. Tampa Bay Bucs (6-10)
The Bucs are overrated and QB Josh Freeman could be the first starting passers pulled this season

27. San Diego Chargers (6-11)
Chargers start a new regime and must show a competitive nature.

28. Buffalo Bills (5-11)
The Bills are starting another rebuilding process this season.

29. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
Panthers have too many holes to compete in NFC South.

30. New York Jets (4-12)
Jets offense will cost HC Rex Ryan his job and maybe before the season is over.

31. Oakland Raiders (4-12)
The Raiders are a horrible organization with continuous weak draft classes.

32 .Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)
Jaguars are one of the jokes of professional sports.