Over the course of the 2017 NFL Season, I will be giving you my weekly NFC power rankings. I will also highlight a few teams that stood out to me from the previous week.
Week 3 NFC Power Rankings:
The Panthers stood pat in my newest power rankings because they were not very impressive in a win against the Bills. Cam looks like he doesn’t trust his body and arm quite yet. He didn’t practice with the team and its new offensive weapons for almost all of the offseason. I am hoping with some time to gel, the will not waste away a whole year of a talented roster.
The Falcons topped my power rankings this week after a big win over Green Bay to open their new stadium. Matt Ryan and the offense have sustained their play from last season, which definitely not a gimme coming into the year. 3 years ago I feel like I still wasn’t sold on Matt Ryan but he has really matured as a player and as a leader. This defense looks young, fast, and aggressive. That usually translates to wins.
It seems like everyone wants to write off the Cowboys after a tough loss on the road at Denver(because they’re the Cowboys). While they did drop a little in my power rankings, people should relax. Dak deserves to go through some growing pains and the Broncos defense is still elite. I don’t like Ezekiel Elliott’s effort on that interception but that’s getting overblown as well. This team is physical and talented enough. The Cowboys will be in it all the way.
I actually feel kind of bad for Mike Glennon. Forget the fact that the Bears brought him in thinking he was going to get a secure starting role. I feel bad because he genuinely seems like a hard working and nice guy. That does not change the fact that not only is he below average at his job, but there is also someone on the team that can probably do his job better. I know the receivers are not very good, but let’s not pretend that the throw he made on that pick 6 was not the ugliest throw and worst decision of the weekend. I am not sure how much longer they can trot him out there.