Week 1 of the 2018 season is in the books, which means it’s time for some massive overreactions in our NFL power rankings entering Week 2, including questioning the Atlanta Falcons and dropping the hype on the San Francisco 49ers.
Yes, it’s time for some massive overreactions and overanalysis in our NFL power rankings now that Week 1 of the 2018 season is officially in the books.
And what a weird week it was.
It all started off, of course, with an offensively challenged Thursday night prime-time bout between the Atlanta Falcons and defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, which saw Philly pull away with an 18-12 victory with playoff hero Nick Foles under center once again.
There were more penalty yards in that game (236) than Eagles offensive yards too (232). Again, weird.
Also weird was the 21-21 tie — yes, you read that right — between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. For those who put money on a tie happening in Week 1, congrats to you.
A long weather delay in Miami between the Dolphins and Tennessee Titans, a Hollywood story-like come-from-behind victory by an injured quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and his Green Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football were some other notables.
And a Wild West-like shootout between AFC West contenders, the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers was too.
Meanwhile, all that offseason hype surrounding quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers was doused with a serious dose of stout Minnesota Vikings defense that looked as potent as it did a year ago.
OK, so it’s just one week. And Week 1 games can be very weird. Still, there are some movers and shakers from our last NFL power rankings, so let’s dive into it all with a team that looked… well, terrible in their season opener.
Those poor Buffalo Bills.