Week 1 is officially in the books after the two Monday Night Football beat downs at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers against the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams respectively, and as Week 2 approaches this Sunday, its power rankings time.
ESPN released their latest NFL Power Rankings for Week 2 and the Baltimore Ravens moved up just a little bit after their victory over the Buffalo Bills. The Ravens were ranked 15th last week and were able to move up two spots to 13th entering Week 2. ESPN's panel of 80 writers, editors and TV personalities who conduct these rankings every week summarized the Ravens 13th spot: "Joe Flacco returned to action in week 1 with a 65.3 total QBR and no interceptions. Flacco threw 12 picks in 10 games last season, and had only two games with none. One of those games was against his Week 2 opponent, the Browns."
As for the rest of the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers were 4th, the Cincinnati Bengals were ranked 9th after their impressive road win over the New York Jets, and the Cleveland Browns were ranked 32nd.
The Ravens will look to move up in the rankings this week, and most importantly, go to 2-0 for the first time since 2009 this Sunday afternoon against the Browns in what is sure to be another AFC North slugfest between these two bitter rivals. No matter the records, the Ravens and Browns are always tightly contested games and Sunday will be a tough road task for head coach John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens.