The NFL power rankings 2010 are already being formed. Although NFL power rankings 2010 might be premature after Week 1, the rankings reflect some powerful opening statements. Some teams that were ranked high in the preseason are being severely punished after their disappointing performances. Other teams that were overlooked before Week 1 are getting treated better, although they could easily be overrated themselves now. Time will tell on whether the opening statements this week are a sign for the whole season, but the NFL power rankings 2010 for Week 1 are judging these statements anyway.
Many of those who had the Jets, Chargers, and Cowboys ranked high early on are regretting their choices. This week, it will become fashionable to bash the Jets as overhyped, especially since they face the Patriots next. Meanwhile, those who overlooked the Patriots are putting them high up after they blew out the Bengals.
The top team on the NFL power rankings 2010 for Week 1 may be the top team from last year. The Saints were slightly overlooked in the preseason as well, but their opening win over the Vikings showed that they could win differently from last season. Since the other early preseason favorites faltered, it helped the Saints out as well.
The Patriots and Ravens are bound to reap the benefits of their win, while the Texans stand to be high in the NFL power rankings for the first time. Now that they’ve finally beaten the Colts, the Texans will now be a favorite to break the playoff barrier — but beating Washington on the road next Sunday would be a greater help.
One problem with the NFL power rankings 2010 for week 1 is where to rank those who lost. The Colts, Vikings, Cowboys, Jets, Chargers and more powerhouses lost, yet they still have to be ranked higher than several teams who won. Most expect the big losers from this weekend to rally back, while some of those who won may struggle later.
Opening victories are one thing, but Week 2 is an even bigger chance to back them up. The Patriots and Jets showdown will be revealing in different ways than first expected, while the Saints next face the suddenly troubled 49ers. The Ravens will ride their new momentum against the Bengals, who need their own rebound, as the Cowboys, Vikings, Chargers and others look to avoid early holes.
Until then, here is a rough estimate of the top 12, for the NFL power rankings 2010 in Week 1.
1. Saints 1-0
2. Patriots 1-0
3. Ravens 1-0
4. Colts 0-1
5. Packers 1-0
6. Texans 1-0
7. Vikings 0-1
8. Cowboys 0-1
9. Titans 1-0
10. Steelers 1-0
11. Giants 1-0
12. Chargers 0-1
Bleacher Report- “2010 NFL Season: Week 1 NFL Power Rankings, The Rise of The Texans”