“The Reality Check” Week 2 NFL Power Rankings

September 14, 2011 | Glenn Clark

16. Dallas Cowboys (LW: 19)

I’m interested in seeing if the Cowboys can win with a healthy Dez Bryant. Doesn’t look like that’s coming quickly.

15. Buffalo Bills (LW: 24)

Ryan Fitzpatrick might well be the real deal. It’s quite the development.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 12)

I still like the Bucs a lot despite the home loss to Detroit. However, as a LaGarrette Blount fantasy owner I’m particularly disappointed.

13. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 9)

Not feeling too hot about making the Falcons my preseason Super Bowl pick. Repeat: “it was only Week 1.”

12. Arizona Cardinals (LW: 18)

The Cards are the class of the NFC West at this point. There’s usually a prettiest girl at fat camp too.

11. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 2)

They’re not done, but we all enjoyed that on Sunday.

10. Detroit Lions (LW: 14)

I like this team a lot. I liked them last year. I just hope Matthew Stafford doesn’t let me down this time around.

9. Chicago Bears (LW: 15)

Much better than I initially gave them credit for.

8. New York Jets (LW: 8)

You think I should move the Jets up after THAT performance? No chance.

7. Houston Texans (LW: 10)

The schedule shapes up well for the Texans to perhaps be around a Top 5 team for most of the season.

6. San Diego Chargers (LW: 7)

Very little to not like about this team.

5. Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 5)

I’d move them up, but I still have some O-Line questions.

4. New Orleans Saints (LW: 3)

I liked what I saw from the Saints at Lambeau Field so much I wanted to make them #2. If Marques Colston wasn’t hurt I probably would have. Big game Sunday.

3. Baltimore Ravens (LW: 6)

There’s reason to believe it could be a special season in Charm City, but nothing is decided in September.

2. New England Patriots (LW: 4)

Yes, the Pats gave up a bunch of yards in the air. No, I’m not really all that concerned.

1. Green Bay Packers (LW: 1)

I mean, what else do you do here?