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NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Ravens climb after shutout victory

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

After the Ravens dominant shutout victory against the Cincinnati Bengals, many power rankings have begun lifting Baltimore higher among the charts. Though it will take more offensive scoring and continued defense to climb higher, I’m still happy to see the Ravens are no longer bottom of the barrel.

AFC North Rankings:


1. Pittsburgh Steelers

16. Baltimore Ravens

24. Cincinnati Bengals

29. Cleveland Browns

Okay, Yahoo!, a little high on the Steelers, aren’t you? They crept through a victory against the Browns. Win is a win, but until Le’Veon Bell is back in the driver’s seat powering to victories, it’s okay to have them lower than the Green Bay Packers. Good to see Baltimore stacked up with the top half of the league.


8. Pittsburgh Steelers

17. Baltimore Ravens

28. Cleveland Browns

29. Cincinnati Bengals

The Ravens beat the Bengals so badly that the NFL power rankings pushed them below the Browns. This may be better than the victory itself.


1. Pittsburgh Steelers

14. Baltimore Ravens

25. Cincinnati Bengals

30. Cleveland Browns

They barely beat the Browns, how can two rankings have them first? But they also have the Ravens in the top half of the league.


3. Pittsburgh Steelers

16. Baltimore Ravens

24. Cincinnati Bengals

28. Cleveland Browns

Even third, I’ll accept the Steelers being ranked. But the best team in football shouldn’t be a group scraping by a team averaging bottom five.


2. Pittsburgh Steelers

13. Baltimore Ravens

20. Cincinnati Bengals

31. Cleveland Browns

Highest rankings yet for the Ravens and Bengals. The win must have catapulted the Ravens, while bleacher/report may think the Bengals are a better team and kept them in the running.


Rank Yahoo! NFL ESPN CBS B/R
Rank Yahoo! NFL ESPN CBS B/R
1 Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
2 Green Bay Packers Kansas City Chiefs Green Bay Packers Atlanta Falcons Pittsburgh Steelers
3 Atlanta Falcons New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahawks
4 Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
5 New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons Dallas Cowboys New England Patriots New England Patriots
6 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Oakland Raiders Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
7 Oakland Raiders Seattle Seahakws Atlanta Falcons Oakland Raiders Atlanta Falcons
8 Seattle Seahakws Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahakws Seattle Seahakws Oakland Raiders
9 Denver Broncos Detriot Lions Philadelphia Eagles Detriot Lions New York Giants
10 Minnestoa Vikings Philadelphia Eagles Detriot Lions Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11 Carolina Panthers Minnestoa Vikings Carolina Panthers Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins
12 Philadelphia Eagles Tampa Bay Buccaneers Minnestoa Vikings Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers
13 Tennessee Titans New York Giants Tampa Bay Buccaneers Philadelphia Eagles Baltimore Ravens
14 New York Giants Tennessee Titans Baltimore Ravens Minnestoa Vikings Detroit Lions
15 Los Angeles Chargers Miami Dolphins Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers Minnesota Vikings
16 Baltimore Ravens Denver Broncos Tennessee Titans Baltimore Ravens Tennessee Titans
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Baltimore Ravens New York Giants New York Giants Denver Broncos
18 Detriot Lions Carolina Panthers Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams Philadelphia Eagles
19 Miami Dolphins Arizona Cardinals New Orleans Saints Arizona Cardinals New Orleans Saints
20 Los Angeles Rams Washigton Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Chargers Cincinnati Bengals
21 Arizona Cardinals Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans Los Angeles Chargers
22 Jacksonville Jaguars Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans
23 Washigton Los Angeles Rams Miami Dolphins Houston Texans Washington Redskins
24 Cincinatti Bengals New Orleans Saints Washigton Cincinatti Bengals Arizona Cardinals
25 New Orleans Saints Buffalo Bills Cincinatti Bengals Washigton Los Angeles Rams
26 Houston Texans Houston Texans Houston Texans New Orleans Saints Jacksonville Jaguars
27 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills
28 Buffalo Bills Cleveland Browns Chicago Bears Cleveland Browns Indianapolis Colts
29 Cleveland Browns Cincinatti Bengals San Francisco 49ers Chicago Bears Chicago Bears
30 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers Cleveland Browns Indianapolis Colts San Francisco 49ers
31 Indianapolis Colts New York Jets Indianapolis Colts San Francisco 49ers Cleveland Browns
32 New York Jets Indianapolis Colts New York Jets New York Jets New York Jets
NFL Power Rankings: Week 2