Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 2
Rams Impress in Opener – Bucs & Chiefs Win on Late Scores
Offensive Player of Week – Matthew Stafford – Rams
Defensive Player of the Week – DE Chandler Jones – Cardinals
NFL Team Poll
NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 1-0 Rams
Rams’ may have MVP leader in new starter, QB Matthew Stafford.
#2 – 1-0 Bucs
Bucs coming off a nice win opening win over the Cowboys with Tom Brady working more magice.
#3 – 1-0 Chiefs
Chiefs recovered to beat the Browns behind Mr. Mahomes.
#4 – 1-0 Seahawks
Seahawks beat the Colts in a playoff caliber matchup behind Russell Wilson’s hot hand.
#5 – 1-0 Saints
Saints’ shock the Packers behind a huge effort by a rejuvenated Jameis Winston.
#6 – 1-0 49ers
The 49ers had to hold on vs the Bears’ comeback.
#7 – 1-0 Chargers
Chargers beat the WFT with a good performance as one of the sleeper clubs in the league.
#8 – 1-0 Steelers
Steelers fought the Bills blow for blow and come out with an impressive victory against a strong AFC contender.
#9 – 0-1 Bills
Bills’ travel to Miami in key early AFC East matchup that could determine divisional leadership.
#10 – 0-1 Ravens
Ravens fell in a wild MNF matchup with the Raiders despite a rash of injuries.
#11 – 1-0 Broncos
Broncos beat the Giants behind a smart Teddy Bridgewater who controlled the game for 60 minutes.
#12 – 1-0 Dolphins
Dolphins won a key East opener in New England that places them in an important home game with Buffalo.
#13 – 1-0 Cardinals
Cardinals smoked the Titans behind Kyler Murray and a dominant effort by edge rusher Chandler Jones.
#14 – 0-1 Browns
Browns lost a tough matchup vs the Chiefs. They will address their defensive unit over the season.
#15 – 1-0 Raiders
The Raiders won the crazy MNF game and are off to Pittsburgh for another key AFC matchup.
#16 – 1-0 Panthers
Panthers rode the arm of new vet Sam Darnold vs his ex club for a strong opening victory.
#17 – 0-1 Patriots
Pats lost a tough 17-16 matchup with the Dolphins. Face the Jets this Sunday.
#18 – 1-0 Eagles
The Eagles bombed the weak Falcons and host the 49ers in their home opener this week.
#19 – 0-1 Cowboys
The Cowboys lost a tough matchup with the Bucs. Face the emerging Chargers in LA.
#20 – 0-1 Packers
The Packers were asleep vs the Saints with weak performances on both sides of the ball.
#21 – 0-1 Colts
The Colts were handled by the Seahawks and host the potent Rams Sunday in their home opener.
#22 – 1-0 Bengals
Bengals win in overtime in opener with road trip to Chicago next up.
#23 – 0-1 Vikings
Vikings lost a tough one to the Bengals, though the entire North division is still looking for any team victory.
#24 – 0-1 Redskins
The Redskins lost vet QB Fitzpatrick and will try to get their first victory with young Taylor Heinicke vs GMen.
#25 – 0-1 Titans
The Titans were surprisingly drilled by the Cardinals and face a tough road matchup with the Seahawks.
#26 – 0-1 Bears
The Bears were man handled by the Rams. Host the Bengals in an important early game especially for Andy Dalton.
#27 – 0-1 Giants
The Giants gave QB Daniel Jones little support while defense performed poorly on key downs.
#28 – 0-1 Lions
Lions fought back vs the 49ers, but it looks like a painful rebuilding season in Motown.
#29 – 1-0 Texans
Texans’ beat the Jaguars for an opening win, though face an angry Browns club on the road this Sunday.
#30 – 0-1 Falcons
Falcons face the Bucs in tough contest where they will be pressed to avert the South basement.
#31 – 0-1 Jaguars
Jaguars host the Broncos after a disappointing loss to Texans in HC Urban Meyers first game.
#32 – 0-1 Jets
Jets lost to the Panthers vs former starter Sam Darnold. Face hated Patriots in home opener.
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