2020 NFL Power Rankings Week 2

09/16/2020

The NFL season is back in full swing. Last week, we gave you our Super Bowl prediction, this week is a return to our unique ranking system.

Here at the ICT Zone, our power rankings are based on a very simple philosophy. "To be the man you gotta beat the man", if a lower ranked team beats a higher ranked team, then the two teams automatically swap spots regardless of results from prior weeks. With that we move on to the first ranking of the 2020 NFL season. 

For our first set of rankings, the spots are given based on margin of victory. For example, Ravens are first because they won their game by the most points. The following weeks will follow our usual standards.


1. Baltimore Ravens

(1-0)

Lamar Jackson is back in full force. 


2. Kansas City Chiefs

(1-0)

It's early but it looks like this team somehow got better. 


3. Seattle Seahawks

(1-0)

Russell Wilson is on X-Games mode. 


4. New Orleans Saints

(1-0)

It's early in the season, the Saints were always going to win. 


5. Pittsburgh Steelers

(1-0)

I guess they are good again?? 


6. Washington

(1-0)

The name change brought some good luck. 


7. Buffalo Bills

(1-0)

Josh Allen may actually be good, no cap. 


8. New England Patriots

(1-0)

Feels extremely weird seeing a Patriots quarterback allowed to express himself. 


9. Green Bay Packers

(1-0)

Aaron Rodgers is still that guy. 


10. Jacksonville Jaguars

(1-0)

Yeah but do we really care whether they win or lose? 


11. Las Vegas Raiders

(1-0)

Don't rule out a Derek Carr resurgence. 


12. Chicago Bears

(1-0)

Da Bearsssssss. 


13. Arizona Cardinals

(1-0)

Kyler Murray looks like a mixture of Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson. 


14. Los Angeles Chargers

(1-0)

Tyrod Taylor is still in the NFL, he's also a Super Bowl champion. 


15. Los Angeles Rams

(1-0)

Aaron Donald deserves quarterback type of money. 


16. Tennesse Titans

(1-0)

Still don't know how they got that far in the Playoffs. 


17. Denver Broncos

(0-1)

Andrew Lock's rise is a nice parallel to Andrew Luck's retirement


18. Dallas Cowboys

(0-1)

Shake my head. 


19. Cincinnati Bengals

(0-1)

At least they have Joe Burrow.


20. San Francisco 49ers

(0-1)

This is starting to look like a roster that might never return to the Super Bowl.


21. Detroit Lions

(0-1)

They could still go 0 and 16 again.


22. Carolina Panthers

(0-1)

Not the best coaching debut for Matt Rhule.


23. Indianapolis Colts

(0-1)

The Colts are still relevant, I promise.


24. Minnesota Vikings

(0-1)

Kirk Cousins is a very reckless individual.


25. Miami Dolphins

(0-1)

They saved all their passion and effort for post-game shenanigans???


26. New York Jets

(0-1)

Okay, legitimate concerns about Sam Darnold.


27. Philadelphia Eagles

(0-1)

Doesn't feel like this team has ever won a Super Bowl, let alone two years ago.


28. New York Giants

(0-1)

This was expected, let's be honest.


29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(0-1)

Rough start for Tompa Bay.


30. Atlanta Falcons

(0-1)

At least the offense played well.


31. Houston Texans

(0-1)

The Texans aren't going anywhere soon.


32. Cleveland Browns

(0-1)

This feels like one of those early losses that we'll look back on with surprise.


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