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NFL Power Rankings – 2013 Season
NFL Power Rankings - Week 1
Photo - QB Aaron Rogers - Packers-
Offensive Player of the Year - QB Matt Ryan - Falcons
Defensive Player of the Year - DE J.J. Watt - Texans
Offensive Rookie of the Year - WR Tavon Austin - Rams
Defensive Rookie of the Year – S – Kenny Vaccaro - Saints
Rank / Team / Projected Record
1. Houston Texans (12-4)
Texans finished with a four game winning streak for their first above .500 record ever, but fell short of playoffs.
2. New York Giants (12-4)
The Giants defense apart last season and take a big step back to the top.
3. San Francisco 49ers (11-5)
The 49ers fell just short and look for more offensive improvement this year.
4. Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
Falcons hope their rebuilt defense takes them further in the NFL playoffs.
5. Denver Broncos (10-6)
The Broncos look to Peyton Manning to direct this explosive offense, though their defense sustained critical losses especially for the early season.
6. Baltimore Ravens (10-6)
The gritty Ravens retooled their defense and look to their balanced offense to challenge for the NFL title again.
7. Seattle Seahawks (10-6)
The Seahawks are loaded the cannon this offseason, but face a difficult test in NFC West.
8. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
The Bengals are a sleeping NFL giant and could be the surprise club in the league this
9. New Orleans Saints (10-6)
The Saints return after a suspension season and look to recapture their Super Bowl magic.
10. New England Patriots (10-6)
Patriots are still the class of the AFC East with Tom Brady, but defense continues to be ordinary especially in big games.
11. Green Bay Packers (10-6)
Packers still have triggerman Aaron Rodgers, but defense is not at playoff levels.
12. Miami Dolphins (9-7)
The Dolphins are young and dangerous this fall with AFC East one of the weaker divisions.
13. Dallas Cowboys (9-7)
Cowboys continue to come up short for the postseason with overall inconsistencies the culprit.
14. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8)
Eagles begin the Chip Kelly era and hope Michael Vick establishes himself as a playoff caliber starter.
15. Chicago Bears (8-8)
The Bears reshuffled both sides of the ball in hopes of winning NFC North.
16. Washington Redskins (7-9)
The Skins look to compete for NFC East, though RG3 must prove durable to win the division.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-9)
Steelers are only a shell of recent their playoff teams.
18. Arizona Cardinals (7-9)
Cards are improved with Carson Palmer, but are also in the toughest division in football.
19. Detroit Lions (7-9)
Lions look to compete for playoffs, but their defense needs to take a huge step up.
20. St. Louis Rams (7-9)
The Rams made critical improvement last season, but needs to improve defensively to compete in this division.
21. Indianapolis Colts (7-9)
Colts may take a step back after a huge turnaround last year.
22. Minnesota Vikings (7-9)
Vikings look to young QB Christian Ponder to make big strides this season in hopes of competing for a wide open North division.
23. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
The Browns made improvment this preseason behind Brandon Weeden who holds the key to their season.
24. Kansas City Chiefs (6-10)
The Chiefs begin the Alex Smith era with hope he can give them stability at a constantly changing position.
25. Tennessee Titans (6-10)
The Titans face a critical season for both QB Jake Locker and HC Mike Munchek.
26. Tampa Bay Bucs (6-10)
The Bucs are overrated and QB Josh Freeman could be the first starting passers pulled this season
27. San Diego Chargers (6-11)
Chargers start a new regime and must show a competitive nature.
28. Buffalo Bills (5-11)
The Bills are starting another rebuilding process this season.
29. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
Panthers have too many holes to compete in NFC South.
30. New York Jets (4-12)
Jets offense will cost HC Rex Ryan his job and maybe before the season is over.
31. Oakland Raiders (4-12)
The Raiders are a horrible organization with continuous weak draft classes.
32 .Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)
Jaguars are one of the jokes of professional sports.