The NFL football rankings are a common way for fans to see how good their team is versus others in the league. The NFL is known for parity between teams. With the way the draft system is set up, a bad team can become good again in a few seasons.
Over the past week, there have been massive movements in the NFL power rankings. It is difficult to determine how strong a team is early in the season.
The Pittsburg Steelers have one of the strongest rosters in the league. During training camp, the main story centered around Leveon Bell. Bell is the most dynamic running back in the NFL. He is in a contract year, and he refuses to play until a contract gets signed. Most of the players are tired of hearing about contract discussions.
Head coach Mike Tomlin believes that Bell is having a negative impact on the team. In the first few games of the season, it was obvious the Steelers were struggling on offense. However, the Steelers won a tough game last week.
Rams Win Again
Most NFL fans believe the Los Angeles Rams are the best team in the league. The Rams are undefeated so far this year, and the team won a tough division game against the Seahawks last week. The Seahawks are rebuilding this year, but the team still has talent on the offensive side. The Rams coach, Sean McVay, decided to go for the first down on fourth down last week. His decision was a risky move, but it sealed the win for the Rams.
The Chiefs are the only other undefeated team in the NFL. The team has both a dynamic offense and an excellent defense. Patrick Mahomes was drafted last year out of Texas Tech. Most NFL fans questioned the move to draft Mahomes because Alex Smith was the quarterback at the time. Mahomes was able to learn under Alex Smith for a full season before starting this year. So far, Mahomes has been the best quarterback in the NFL from a statistical standpoint. The Chiefs play the Rams in a few weeks. This matchup is one of the most anticipated games of the entire year.
Many fans in Green Bay are getting anxious about this season. Although Aaron Rodgers is still an excellent quarterback, he has few offensive weapons around him. Last week, Mason Crosby missed five field goal attempts. He is usually an accurate kicker, and the Packers ended up losing the game. The Packers now have a losing record so far this season. If the team misses the playoffs again, most fans think the head coach will get fired.
Titans Fall After Loss to Bills
The Titans stunned most NFL fans after beating the Jaguars and Eagles in consecutive weeks. Although the offense has struggled, the defense is one of the best in the league.
Going into a game with the Bills, the vast majority of people thought the Titans would easily win. However, the Bills were able to beat the Titans after kicking a late field goal.
The Titans have an important game coming up with the Ravens. Both teams have the same record, and the game could have playoff implications later in the year. According to NFL power rankings, if the Titans lose to the Ravens, it could signal that this team is not ready to contend for the playoffs this season.