NFP Week 3 Power Rankings

The 49ers climb to No.1 in our latest rankings. National Football Post

Print This September 18, 2012, 03:30 PM EST

Cam Newton US PRESSWIRENewton and the Panthers got back to the run game in their win over the Saints.

17. (21) Carolina Panthers (1-1): The Panthers got back to the ground game to knock off the Saints.

18. (12) Dallas Cowboys (1-1): The Cowboys looked unprepared and soft in the loss to Seattle.

19. (17) Washington Redskins (1-1): The ‘Skins dropped a game on the road in St. Louis, but we still like this offense with RG3 running the show.

20. (11) New Orleans Saints (0-2): This defense is New Orleans is really suspect right now.

21. (20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1):  The Tampa secondary played big in the first half vs. the Giants, but they vanished when they had a shot to close out the game.

22. (15) New York Jets (1-1):  How quickly the Week 1 offensive production of the Sanchez and the Jets is forgotten after the loss to Pittsburgh.

23. (23) St. Louis Rams (1-1): A note to the Bears: the ball is going to WR Danny Amendola when Sam Bradford drops back to pass this Sunday at Soldier Field.

24. (24) Buffalo Bills (1-1): C.J. Spiller is running like a first round pick.

25. (19) Kansas City Chiefs (0-2): Where's the defense? Two straight blowout losses for K.C.

26. (31) Miami Dolphins (1-1): The best thing for a rookie QB: the run game. Reggie Bush carried the load in the Dolphins win.

27. (24) Oakland Raiders (0-2): The Raiders are moving backwards—again.

28. (30) Indianapolis Colts (1-1): Andrew Luck is going to hook up with Reggie Wayne all season long in Indy.

29. (25) Minnesota Vikings (1-1): The Vikings could be in trouble vs. the rest of the NFC North.

30. (28) Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2): The Jags were exposed offensively in the loss to the Texans.

31. (29) Tennessee Titans (0-2): The Titans need some kind of production from Chris Johnson to compete.

32. (32) Cleveland Browns (0-2): The two rookies—Weeden and Richardson—put up some numbers, but it’s still another loss for the Browns.

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