NFP Week 3 Power Rankings

Every week, the National Football Post brings you our weekly NFL Power Rankings: a breakdown of how we stack up the league.

Week 3 Rankings (previous ranking in parentheses)

1. (3) San Francisco 49ers (2-0): As long as Alex Smith continues to play at a high level we have no problem calling the 49ers the best team in the league.

2. (4) Green Bay Packers (1-1): When was the last time we talked about the Packers playing a dominant defensive game?

Matt RyanUS PRESSWIREMatt Ryan and the Falcons look legit after a hot start to the season.

3. (6) Atlanta Falcons (2-0): Matt Ryan went to work on the Broncos' defense and the Falcons secondary was all over Peyton Manning in the Atlanta win.

4. (1) New England Patriots (1-1): Did Arizona just expose more flaws in the Patriots’ O-Line during the upset win in Foxborough?

5. (14) Philadelphia Eagles (2-0): A big jump for Philly in our rankings after the win over the Ravens, but the turnovers are still an issue for Vick and the offense.

6. (4) Baltimore Ravens (1-1): The Joe Flacco talk has slowed down this week after the Eagles limited the Ravens’ QB in the second half.

7. (5) Houston Texans (2-0): Anyone surprised to see the Texans defense beat up on Blaine Gabbert and the Jags?

8. (10) Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1): Forget the final score, the Steelers handled the Jets on Sunday.

9. (7) New York Giants (1-1): Eli Manning threw for over 500-yards and the Giants scored 25 fourth quarter points to avoid starting in an 0-2 hole.

10. (8) Denver Broncos (1-1): Turn the ball over on the road and you will usually get on the plane with a loss. Poor night from Manning and the Broncos.

11. (26) Arizona Cardinals (2-0): How many teams will copy the Cards’ defensive game plan vs. the Patriots?

12. (16) San Diego Chargers (2-0): Norv Turner and the Chargers are 2-0, but let’s hold off on the hype until San Diego faces some top competition.

13. (13) Detroit Lions (1-1): Detroit need to get healthy in the secondary.

14. (18) Cincinnati Bengals (1-1): The Bengals got the win over Cleveland, but after two weeks they lead the league is sacks given up (10).

15. (27) Seattle Seahawks (1-1): The Seahawks whipped the Cowboys on defense and special teams. That sells at home.

16. (9) Chicago Bears (1-1): The Bears still don’t have an answer for Packers’ defensive coordinator Dom Capers

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Upcoming Games

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Indianapolis -7 -110

Houston +7 -110

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Arizona -7 -110

Chicago +7 -110

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Dec 5th, 1:00 PM

NY Giants +2.5 -120

Miami -2.5 -120

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Dec 5th, 1:00 PM

Minnesota -7.5 -110

Detroit +7.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 1:00 PM

Philadelphia -6.5 -110

NY Jets +6.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers +1.5 -110

Cincinnati -1.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 1:00 PM

Tampa Bay -9.5 -110

Atlanta +9.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 4:05 PM

Washington +1.5 -110

Las Vegas -1.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 4:05 PM

Jacksonville +12 -110

LA Rams -12 -110

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Dec 5th, 4:25 PM

Baltimore -3 -120

Pittsburgh +3 -120

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Dec 5th, 4:25 PM

San Francisco -3 -110

Seattle +3 -110

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Dec 5th, 8:20 PM

Denver +9.5 -111

Kansas City -9.5 -111

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Dec 6th, 8:15 PM

New England +3.5 -110

Buffalo -3.5 -110

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Dec 9th, 8:20 PM

Pittsburgh +3.5 -110

Minnesota -3.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 1:00 PM

Seattle -6.5 -110

Houston +6.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville +9.5 -110

Tennessee -9.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 1:00 PM

Las Vegas +10 -110

Kansas City -10 -110

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Dec 12th, 1:00 PM

Dallas -5 -110

Washington +5 -110

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Dec 12th, 1:00 PM

New Orleans -6.5 -110

NY Jets +6.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 1:00 PM

Atlanta +2.5 -110

Carolina -2.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 1:00 PM

Baltimore -1 -110

Cleveland +1 -110

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Dec 12th, 4:05 PM

NY Giants +7.5 -110

LA Chargers -7.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 4:05 PM

Detroit +8.5 -110

Denver -8.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 4:25 PM

San Francisco +2.5 -110

Cincinnati -2.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 4:25 PM

Buffalo +3.5 -110

Tampa Bay -3.5 -110

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Dec 12th, 8:20 PM

Chicago +11 -110

Green Bay -11 -110

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