Bridges Brawl: Week 1 NFL Power Rankings

Bridges Brawl Week One 2020 NFL Regular Season Power Rankings

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By Marc Lillibridge September 10, 2020 0 Comment
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With the start of the 2020 NFL Regular Season officially here, the Brawl Network’s own Marc Lillibridge gives us his Week 1 Power Rankings

32. Jacksonville Jaguars

A team with a majority of the roster 1st or 2nd-year players and the most college free agents without preseason games. This is a complete franchise reset.

31. Washington Football Team

Love the hire of Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio but not enough weapons and questions at quarterback make for a long season.

30. New York Jets

Not a single dominant starter on defense and the wide receiver corps is meh. Head coach Adam Gase inspires no one.

29. New York Giants

General Manager Dave Gettleman continues to make interesting moves yet none of them seem to get the team any closer to a championship.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 29: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Daniel Jones #8 and Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants 34-17. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

28. Chicago Bears

Mitch Trubisky is the day one starter. That’s all there is to say about this one.

27. Cincinnati Bengals

A young head coach in Zac Taylor with a young quarterback in Joe Burrow will be fun to watch but the team lacks depth.

26. Los Angeles Rams

Sean McVay is a heck of a coach but unless Aaron Donald can play quarterback, this team won’t go too far.

25. Carolina Panthers

Teddy Bridgewater will do his thing and Christian McCaffery is the best overall running back in the league. The defense is young and will be exposed in a tough NFC South.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 24: Christian McCaffrey #22 gestures during a drill with Will Grier #7 and Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Carolina Panthers during a training camp session at Bank of America Stadium on August 24, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

24. Los Angeles Chargers

A top NFL defense will have to keep the team in games as this offense will struggle to score points.

23. Detroit Lions

This team will only go as far as Matthew Stafford‘s arm and health hold out.

22. New England Patriots

Even with the best head coach in the history of the game, too many opt-outs and missing pieces to compete this season.

21. Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan to Julio Jones is lethal but then what? Suspect back seven on defense will get exposed in a loaded NFC South.

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 8: Julio Jones #11 speaks with Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

20. Miami Dolphins

Head coach Brian Flores added veteran leaders to the defense and improved the offensive line. The play at the quarterback position makes or breaks this team.

19. Las Vegas Raiders

Lots of offensive talent but the key will be the play of quarterback Derek Carr.

18. Cleveland Browns

They have a pass rusher, a shutdown cornerback, and loads of talent on offense. Can head coach Kevin Stefanski be the difference-maker?

17. Denver Broncos

They are this high due to the defense, even with the injury to pass rusher Von Miller.  The jury is still out on the quarterback and running back production ceiling.

ENGLEWOOD, CO – AUGUST 17: Quarterback Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass during a training session at UCHealth Training Center on August 17, 2020 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

16. Minnesota Vikings

Head coach Mike Zimmer coaches hard and demands respect. Losses to a new-look defense need to be hemmed in quickly.

15. Indianapolis Colts

Love all the young talent general manager Chris Ballard has acquired but skeptical about the signing of quarterback Philip Rivers.

14. Arizona Cardinals

One of the most improved teams throughout this offseason. Star power on offense and the best pass rusher in the game (Chandler Jones) makes for an exciting season in the desert.

13. Philadelphia Eagles

The offensive line keeps taking hits before the season even started and injuries to Miles Sanders and Jalen Reagor aren’t ideal.

12. Houston Texans

Quarterback DeShaun Watson was finally paid and the defensive line is stacked. But the loss of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins hurts and question marks about the resurgence of RB David Johnson prevail.

Bridges Brawl: Week One NFL Power Rankings

KANSAS CITY, MO – JANUARY 12: Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles and evades the pressure from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (55) in the third quarter of an NFL Divisional round playoff game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on January 12, 2020 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The roster looks fun and exciting but how quickly they all come together will determine a lot. Still too many holes on defense.

10. Dallas Cowboys

The loss of cornerback Byron Jones will hurt more than experts think, but the offense is loaded if the offensive line can stay healthy.

9. Pittsburgh Steelers

The return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be the key for this season. The defense is a top-five group.

8. Tennessee Titans

Hard-nosed defense and the league’s best ground attack. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill just doesn’t need to lose games for this team to win the AFC South.

Bridges Brawl: Week One NFL Power Rankings

KANSAS CITY, MO – JANUARY 19: Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) during a run in the second quarter of the AFC Championship game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs on January 19, 2020 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

7. Green Bay Packers

After a surprising 13 win season in head coach Matt LaFleur’s first year and despite the addition of quarterback Jordan Love this offseason, anytime you have Aaron Rodgers, you’ve got a chance to win games.

6. Seattle Seahawks

Any time quarterback Russell Wilson steps on the field, Seattle has a chance to win.

5. Buffalo Bills

Head coach Sean McDermott gets the best out of all his talent. They don’t win pretty but the Bills find a way to get the W.

4. New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees has lost some arm strength but his offensive line, wide receiving, and running back cores are all top-level talent and the defense will be better in 2020.

Bridges Brawl: Week One NFL Power Rankings

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 05: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints in action during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

3. Baltimore Ravens

John Harbaugh just knows how to coach and the front office always finds talent. The only team I think that can compete with the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC crown.

2. San Francisco 49ers

The returning NFC champs are better at left tackle, running back, and defensive line than they were last season. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo needs to take the next step in his maturation to stay here.

1. Kansas City Chiefs

Until someone knocks them off, they will stay put at number one. Loaded at every position and great coaching staff.


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Marc Lillibridge has over 25 years in and around the NFL as a linebacker, scout, agent and media member. President of The Brawl Network.

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