Seahawks.NET Power Rankings - Week Three

Seahawks.NET's Dylan Johnson provides weekly NFL Power Rankings through the regular season and postseason. Dylan breaks down the NFL for Week Three.

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Week
Team
Commentary
Last
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The Bengals just edged out the Seahawks based on the overwhelming dominance of their offense. If the injuries from last Sunday result in significant lost time for starters, Cincy could suffer a bit in the standings.
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The Seattle defense is keeping the Seahawks alive so far this season, which is fine as long as the offense can score enough to win. At some point, Matt Hasselbeck and boys are going to wake up, and the rest of the NFC better watch out.
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Indy cruised to a win last week against the hapless Texans, which they were supposed to do. I'm very curious to see how they fare against a ferocious Jaguars defense.
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The Bears offense looked unstoppable against the Lions. If they can sustain this intensity on offense, they will be the NFC's number one contender.
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Pittsburgh had the worst rushing performace in Bill Cowher's 15 years as head coach last week.
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The Chargers have absolutely demolished two of the worst teams in football heading into a very early bye week.
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The Jaguars defense absolutely dominated the World Champs on Monday Night. Jacksonville players and fans are looking for some national recognition, just like Seattle was last year.
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Great come-from-behind road victory against a bitter division rival last week. The over/under on false starts this week in Seattle is 6. Take the over.
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The Patriots almost blew a huge lead, but hung on for a victory. I'm not convinced the Pats are still amongst the NFL's elite, but I'm not betting against 'em, either.
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Memo to Andy Reid: when you play prevent offense with a quarter of football left to play, you're going to lose. Just ask your former mentor, Mike Holmgren.
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The Broncos laid seige to the "there's no such thing as an ugly win" theory on Sunday. Still, at the end of the season, almost no one will remember anything about this game but the "W".
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I'll take a low scoring, grind-it-out victory over a high-flying loss any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I think folks in the Twin Cities would agree.
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Is Baltimore's defense really that good, or have they just been playing the NFL's weakest offenses? One thing's for sure, they won't be challenged next week in Cleveland.
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Here's the problem, 0-4 on FG and a totally one dimensional offense is going to bite you in the ass, sooner rather than later.
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Carolina is definitely the front runner for this year's M*A*S*H* award. They might break the Eagles 2005 record for most missed games by starters before midseason if this keeps up.
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The headlines in Dallas were about T.O.'s injury, but the sloppy play and dumb penalties are going to be hurt more than the loss of any one player in the long run.
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Without Clinton Portis, the Redskins are overly depenedant upon Mark Brunell. With all of the talent he's been given at WR, that shouldn't be a bad thing, but it is.
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Why, oh, why when you have the NFL Rookie of the Year 2005 in your backfield are you throwing the ball 52 times in a game?
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Starting the season 2-0 on the road is a major accomplishment, especially for the snake-bitten Saints. A home win against Atlanta this week would put New Orleans alone atop the NFC South heap.
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This is the Buffalo defense I thought we'd see last year. Now if Losman can step it up to even average NFL QB level, the Bills can start thinking about the playoffs.
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Kansas City played well on the road without Trent Green. There's hope for this season yet.
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Some of last week's debacle isn't Culpepper's fault; it was a jailbreak in the backfield almost everytime he snapped the ball. That said, on the few occasions he had time, he didn't look very good.
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Looks like everyone's sleeper pick is still sleeping. Until the offensive line learns how to run block, the Cards will stuggle to remain mediocre, which is a shame considering the talent on this team.
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Big mistakes at inopprotune times cost the Rams a chance to win last Sunday. Still, those are the kinds of things that can be fixed so all is not lost.
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The Jets never quit and almost gutted out a huge come from behind victory. That's a very good sign that the team is headed in the right direction.
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If only the 49ers could play St. Louis every week. The Rams haven't beaten San Francisco since 2004. Although certainly not ready to be mentioned as a playoff team yet, winning is contagious, especially on a team as young as the Niners.
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For all you aspiring sportswriters: Insert Roy Williams joke here. Next.
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The Browns 17 points might look good on paper, but it wasn't pretty in person. A team that can't run the ball, can't win at this level.
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The Titans might as well start their rookies. I mean, they can't possibly play worse, right?
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Although he played well, this was not "a return to form for Brett Farve". A return to form would have included a win at Lambeau.
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A season ending injury to LT Charles Spencer coupled with an injury to C Mike Flanagan, makes the NFL's worst offiensive line even lousier. Poor David Carr. If his team ever protected him, he'd win some games.
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What are the odds that a Raider gets arrested during the bye week? It's that kind of season, and they're that kind of team.
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