After one exciting week of NFL football, there is already plenty to digest in our NFL Power Rankings.
The first game of the year saw the Buffalo Bills throttle the defending Super Bowl Champions, LA Rams in Los Angeles which landed the Bills top seed after week 1 of the rankings. Josh Allen put in a clinical passing display, while a solid defense makes Buffalo look like an early runaway choice for representing the AFC in Super Bowl LVII.
Some other big movers include the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings. The Dolphins got their first win under new head coach Mike McDaniel and looked good in doing so against divisional rivals New England Patriots. The partnership between Tua Tagovailoa (270 passing yards) and Tyreek Hill (94 rec yards) already looks like a match made in heaven.
The Vikings also got their first win with a new head coach and did so in dominating fashion against the NFC’s number 1 seed last year in Green Bay Packers.
On the flip side, three 2021 playoff teams started in disappointing fashion.
The Patriots looked incapable of making plays on offense against the Dolphins and may struggle to repeat their play performance last year.
The San Francisco 49ers and first-year starting QB, Trey Lance lost a close game to the Chicago Bears in difficult weather conditions, but may still have some promise in the young QB. He leads in both passing (164 yards) and rushing (54 yards) for the 9ers.
On Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys were the only team to fail to score a touchdown in week 1 while losing 19-3. To add insult to injury (literally), their star Quarterback, Dak Prescott broke his hand and will be out for several weeks.
The Chargers head to Kansas City for Thursday Night Football as the second week of an already pulsating NFL campaign draws in.