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NFL Power Rankings 2015: Week 2 has Patriots jumping over teams

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Our Phinsider power rankings make their 2015 debut as we head into Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season.

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The first week of the 2015 NFL regular season came to a close last night the the double-header Monday Night Football. That means it is time for our Phinsider Power Rankings to make their debut for the season. How can I make the headline "jumping over teams" and have a "Last Week" column in our chart, if this is the power rankings debut? I am glad you asked.

The SB Nation Preseason Power Rankings were made up of a vote from all of the SB Nation NFL blogs' managing editors. I simply took my ballot from that vote, and used it as our "last week" section. Basically, we had Phinsider Power Rankings heading into Week 1, we just did not publish them.

Some thoughts on this week's power rankings:

  • New England jumps into the second position, in part from their 28-21 win over Pittsburgh, in part because when we did our ballots, Tom Brady was still suspended, which led me to drop New England to sixth. With him back, the team jumps up the rankings.
  • I think the rankings were pretty stable for a Week 1 to Week 2 change, where you can usually see some huge jumps and falls. Our biggest jump was a six place leap by St. Louis, but beating Seattle is worth a big jump.
  • Several teams lost three spots, including Seattle and Indianapolis, with one of those spots each being the jump for New England, then two spots for their respective losses. Detroit also loses three spots, mostly because they are right in that middle of the pack group where you could really put the teams in any order and it would make sense. Minnesota probably could lose some more spots and it make sense, but I am trying to avoid an overreaction to one week. Jacksonville and Cleveland both also lose three spots, just based on the teams that won and lost around them.

Rank Team Change LW Result
1
Packers Logo 2015
Arrow No Change
1 W, 31-23 @ CHI
2
Patriots Logo 2015
Arrow U4
6 W, 28-21 vs PIT
3
Cowboys Logo 2015
Arrow U1
4 W, 27-26 vs NYG
4
Broncos Logo 2015
Arrow U1
5 W, 19-13 vs BAL
5
SEA Logo Small
Arrow D3
2 L, 34-31 (OT) @ STL
6
Colts Logo 2015
Arrow D3
3 L, 27-14 @ BUF
7
Chiefs Logo 2015
Arrow U2
9 W, 27-20 @ HOU
8
Steelers Logo 2015
Arrow D1
7 L, 28-21 @ NE
9
Cardinals Logo 2015
Arrow U1
10 W, 31-19 vs NO
10
Eagles Logo 2015
Arrow D2
8 L, 26-24 @ ATL
11
Bengals Logo 2015
Arrow No Change
11 W, 33-13 @ OAK
12
Dolphins Logo 2015
Arrow No Change
12 W, 17-10 @ WAS
13
Chargers Logo 2015
Arrow U1
14 W, 33-28 vs DET
14
BUF Tiny
Arrow U3
17 W, 27-14 vs IND
15
Falcons Logo 2015
Arrow U4
19 W, 26-24 vs PHI
16
Lions Logo 2015
Arrow D3
13 L, 33-28 @ SD
17
Ravens Logo 2015
Arrow D2
15 L, 19-13 @ DEN
18
Rams Logo 2015
Arrow U6
24 W, 34-31 (OT) vs SEA
19
Vikings Logo 2015
Arrow D3
16 L, 20-3 @ SF
20
Texans Logo 2015
Arrow D2
18 L, 27-20 vs KC
21
Panthers Logo 2015
Arrow U1
22 W, 20-9 @ JAX
22
Saints Logo 2015
Arrow D2
20 L, 31-19 @ ARI
23
Bears Logo 2015
Arrow D2
21 L, 31-23 vs GB
24
Giants Logo 2015
Arrow D1
23 L, 27-26 @ DAL
25
Jets Logo 2015
Arrow U5
30 W, 31-10 vs CLE
26
Titans Logo 2015
Arrow U1
27 W, 42-14 @ TB
27
49ers Logo 2015
Arrow U2
29 W, 20-3 vs MIN
28
Arrow D3
25 L, 20-9 vs CAR
29
Browns Logo 2015
Arrow D3
26 L, 31-10 @ NYJ
30
Buccaneers Logo 2015
Arrow D2
28 L, 42-14 vs TEN
31
Redskins Logo 2015
Arrow No Change
31 L, 17-10 vs MIA
32
Raiders Logo 2015
Arrow No Change
32 L, 33-13 vs OAK