NFL Power Rankings for Week 3 From Around the Web

A compilation of the Week 3 NFL Power Rankings from around the web. Who do ESPN, NFL.com, and CBS consider to be the best?


As often happens on Tuesday during the NFL season, the pundits around the web offered their subjective takes on the best teams in the NFL. Here's a look at what other publications are thinking when it comes to the top teams thus far this season. You can visit our own power rankings here: Week 3 NFL Power Rankings.

Dan Hanzus With NFL.com - Power Rankings

Dan Hanzus went 1-2-3 with the Buffalo Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He may have been a little bit generous with the Eagles, given that this 2-0 team is without a win over a clear contender as of yet.

The Eagles edged the Detroit Lions by 3 in Week 1 and then beat Minnesota more convincingly in Week 2. However, you might expect more evidence of being elite before promoting a team to the No. 3 position. That it, unless you think that either Minnesota or Detroit are elite.

A big riser in Hanzus' NFL power rankings is the Miami Dolphins. They were promoted five spots to No. 8 while we have them as the No. 4 team in the NFL so far this season. The Detroit Lions were also promoted to a middle team from the depths of the rankings following a rare win for the club in Week 2.

  1. Buffalo Bills
  2. Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Tampa Bay Bucs
  5. Green Bay Packers

ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings for Week 3

ESPN published their own power rankings on Tuesday. They went 1-2-3 with the Buffalo Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In these power rankings, Philadelphia is the No. 3 team so you can see a big gap in opinion between the two publications regarding this team. The Miami Dolphins are No. 5 in ESPN's view, a placement that is close to our position of No. 4.

The following Top 5 could be critiqued for being a little too generous to the LA Rams, a team that lost at home by 21 points to open their season. Turning a blind eye to that kind of result means one thing: ESPN is offering their current power rankings based on last season's Super Bowl victory instead of this season's results. They are different teams, by the way.

  1. Buffalo Bills
  2. Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  4. Los Angeles Rams
  5. Miami Dolphins

CBSsports.com NFL Power Rankings

CBSsports.com went 1-2-3 with the Buffalo Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That's the same power rankings we have and the same that ESPN has. Here's a look at their Top 5. Much like Dan Hanzus at NFL.com, CBS appears to have overrated the Philadelphia Eagles.

  1. Buffalo Bills
  2. Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  4. Philadelphia Eagles
  5. Green Bay Packers

What teams are at the bottom of the NFL Power Rankings?

The worst teams in the league are considered to be the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers, the Houston Texans, and the Chicago Bears. The Bears actually have a win over the San Francisco 49ers, a team that's in the Top Ten for all three publishers. It seems that the Bears will have to make a stronger case for themselves in the weeks ahead if they want to avoid bottom dweller discussions.