NFL Week 3 Power Rankings
The Saints remain on top, but the Packers - recently made Super Bowl favorites at Bovada and other online shops - are making a case to replace them.
Check out the latest OddsShark.com NFL Power Rankings for Week 3, which sees 8 AFC teams in the Top 10. 1. New Orleans (1) – The Saints' win over San Francisco is enough to keep them on top of the rankings for now. 2. Green Bay (3) - The Packers' offense exploded against the hapless Bills. An interesting test awaits them Monday night in Chicago. 3. Houston (5) – After a superb comeback win in Week 2 the Texans are for real. They welcome Dallas this week, but their Week 8 rematch with the Colts is what we're waiting for. ADVERTISEMENT: THE TOP RANKED TEAM FACES #12 - IS THAT A SOLID GAP TO JUSTIFY BETTING THE SAINTS AT -4? WHAT ABOUT THE LOSS OF REGGIE BUSH? GET THE LATEST ODDS, CUSTOMER LOYALTY PERKS AND TERRIFIC BONUSES WHEN YOU CHECK OUT Bovada TODAY. 4. Indianapolis (6) – Did the real Colts return in Week 2? If so, the Broncos could be in for a beat-down in Week 3. 5. Baltimore (2) – Joe Flacco and the Baltimore offense looked dreadful in Week 2. They should be able to work some of the kinks out this week with a gift against Cleveland. 6. San Diego (7) – Is the Chargers' offense back, or was their Week 2 breakout brought on by playing Jacksonville at home? We should find out this week against Seattle. 7. NY Jets (8) – If Mark Sanchez can play like that every week the Jets will really be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. 8. New England (4) – Did a different Patriots team come out of the locker room in the second half last week, because they were horrible after the break versus the Jets. 9. Pittsburgh (12) – The Steelers are 2-0 without Ben Roethlisberger. Thanks defense! 10. Cincinnati (14) – The Bengals' defense smothered the Ravens in Week 2. If they can get their offense rolling as well they could be a force in the AFC North. 11. Minnesota (9) – How many years did Brett Favre age in the offseason? Can the rumored acquisition of Vincent Jackson right the sinking ship? 12. Atlanta (15) – Which Falcons teams is for real - the offensively inept group that stunk in Week 1, or the well-oiled machine that soared in Week 2? 13. Washington (13) – The Redskins have exceeded the hype so far despite their Week 2 loss to Houston. Should have a gimme this week against St. Louis. 14. Dallas (10) – Jerry Jones must be getting pretty nervous after two lackluster losses. Dallas' “high-powered offense” has only two touchdowns so far this season. 15. Miami (16) – Surprised the Vikings in Week 2 with an all-out solid game. If they knock off the Jets this week are they the new favorites in the AFC East? 16. Chicago (20) – The Bears are 2-0 but they will have their hands full this week when Green Bay comes to town. 17. Philadelphia (19) – If Kevin Kolb can't lead the offense as effectively as Michael Vick then there will be a big problem in Philly. 18. Kansas City (21) – Think how good the Chiefs might be if they had a better quarterback than Matt Cassel? 19. San Francisco (11) – Came up short against the Saints and still have some work to do to get to where they should be. 20. NY Giants (17) – We'll see how good the Giants' run defense is this week when they try to stop Chris Johnson. They let Joseph Addai rush for 92 yards last week, so watch out. 21. Tennessee (18) – Is Vince Young headed for another downfall in Tennessee? If he is, the Titans are sunk. 22. Detroit (30) – Detroit may have lost last week, but they gave the Eagles a good run behind a phenomenal game from Jahvid Best. Don't underestimate the Lions this season. 23. Tampa Bay (28) – The Bucs may be 2-0 but they beat Cleveland and Carolina. If they can beat Pittsburgh maybe we'll start believing. 24. Oakland (25) – Jason Campbell is on the outs in Oakland already? No wonder they just barely beat the awful Rams last week. 25. Arizona (22) – Can the Cardinals convince Kurt Warner to drop out of Dancing with the Stars and come back for one more season? 26. Denver (27) – Kyle Orton silenced the Tim Tebow crowd for at least one week with a stellar game against Seattle. 27. Seattle (23) – Hey look, the real Seahawks showed up in Week 2! 28. Jacksonville (24) – If Maurice Jones-Drew is only going to carry the ball 12 times of course the Jaguars are going to lose. 29. St. Louis (31) – Mark Clayton has as many touchdowns with the Rams in two games as he had all year in Baltimore last season. 30. Cleveland (29) – With an insanely difficult schedule coming up (Baltimore, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New Orleans) the Browns should get used to the rankings basement. 31. Carolina (26) – What happened to the Panthers' punishing ground attack? 32. Buffalo (32) – If I don't have anything nice to say I shouldn't say anything at all.