Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 3
Ravens Win Thriller vs Chiefs
Rams, Raiders & Titans Win in Key Matchups
Offensive Player of Week – QB Kyler Murray – Cardinals
Defensive Player of the Week – S Mike Edwards – Bucs
NFL Team Poll
Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 2-0 Rams
Rams’ beat the Colts in Dome behind Stafford’s late magic. Host Bucs this Sunday.
#2 – 2-0 Bucs
Bucs bomb Falcons with major road game vs Rams on the agenda.
#3 – 1-1 Chiefs
Chiefs lose late to Ravens with their faltering defense the main culprit.
#4 – 2-0 49ers
The 49ers edge out victory against the Eagles. Host the Packers this week.
#5 – 1-1 Bills
Bills’ destroyed Miami in key early AFC East matchup with WFT coming to town this week.
#6 – 1-1 Ravens
Ravens won as wild AFC matchup with the Chiefs to claim a spot among conference leaders.
#7 – 1-1 Seahawks
Seahawks folded vs the Titans late which exposed their average defense.
#8 – 2-0 Broncos
Broncos winning during the soft spot of their schedule with Jets coming in Sunday.
#9 – 2-0 Raiders
The Raiders win impressively in Pittsburgh. Dolphins coming to the desert this week.
#10 – 2-0 Cardinals
Cardinals won thriller against the Vikings behind hot Kyler Murray. Travel to Jacksonville this Sunday.
#11 – 1-1 Browns
Browns took it to the Titans to get in the win column. Host Da Bears this week.
#12 – 2-0 Panthers
Panthers rode the strong arm of Sam Darnold and drilled the Saints.
#13 – 1-1 Packers
The Packers beat North rival the Lions. Face the 49ers in San Fran in Sunday night classic.
#14 – 1-1 Saints
Saints’ return to reality after taking thrashing from the Panthers.
#15 – 1-1 Steelers
Steelers fought the Raiders in a tough loss, though they failed to control the game on any level.
#16 – 1-1 Cowboys
The Cowboys win a tight game vs Chargers on last second FG. Host the Eagles in key NFC East matchup.
#17 – 1-1 Chargers
Chargers failed to punch out the Cowboys out when opportunities were available.
#18 – 1-1 Patriots
Pats crushed the Jets behind a blitzing defense. Host the Saints this Sunday.
#19 – 1-1 Eagles
The Eagles offense came up short vs the 49ers in their home opener.
#20 – 1-1 Dolphins
Dolphins lose QB Tua with rib injury. Shut out by the Patriots puts early games vital to any hopes.
#21 – 1-1 Redskins
The Redskins win vs GMen for their first victory with young Taylor Heinicke at helm.
#22 – 1-1 Titans
The Titans made great comeback vs the Seahawks. Host South rival the Colts in a key early matchup.
##23 – 0-2 Colts
The Colts fell short again vs the Rams. Face major road game vs Titans this Sunday.
#24 – 1-1 Bears
The Bears beat the Bengals in an important early game. Rookie Justin Fields starts for injured Andy Dalton.
#25 – 0-2 Giants
The Giants offense with QB Daniel Jones played well. Defense lost another close contest with few big plays.
#26 – 1-1 Bengals
Bengals failed vs the Bears late. Face Steelers on the road in an important North contest.
#27 – 0-2 Vikings
Vikings lost another tough game this time vs the Cardinals. Starting to show a possible early meltdown. .
#28 – 1-1 Texans
Texans’ beat the Jaguars for an opening win, though face an angry Browns club on the road this Sunday.
#29 – 0-2 Falcons
Falcons face the Bucs in tough contest where they will be pressed to avert the South basement.
#30 – #28 – 0-2 Lions
Lions came up short again. Tough Ravens come to town in a difficult matchup.
#31 – 0-2 Jaguars
Jaguars suffered their 17th consecutive loss with Cards coming to town this week.
#32 – 0-2 Jets
Jets were crushed by the Patriots with rookie QB Wilson throwing 4 picks. Travel to Denver in tough matchup.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites