Power Rankings Week 2: PFPod’s Playoff Projector

PFPod.com produce the only Power Rankings that matter in Football.  Seriously. We rank the Top 12 teams that deserve to be in the playoffs based on their CURRENT record.  Who cares if Tom Brady won three Super Bowls a decade ago?  The Patriots are still winless, folks!

Heading into Week 2, only 16 teams have winning records.  The top 8 division winners and our four favorite “wild card” teams are:

Top 4.

1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Atlanta Falcons
3. Denver Broncos
4. Cincinnati Bengals

Seattle picked up right where they left off last season. Denver, on the other hand, looked like a team that misses Eric Decker, Wes Welker and Knowshon Moreno… are we in store for another early Bronco exit from the playoffs (#MileHighMiracle)?  Our surprise pick in the bye-week bracket is Atlanta– last season’s biggest disappointment saw a revitalized offense led by a record setting performance by Matt Ryan (who is a dead ringer for porn star Peter North).

5. San Francisco 49ers
6. Carolina Panthers
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Minnesota Vikings
10.Tennessee TItans
11. Philadelphia Eagles
12. New York Jets

NFC Wild Card Contenders top the list of our remaining eight playoff slot projections. Sadly, the 49ers still look like they could be the 2nd best team in the NFC, but are going to be relegated to a road game on Wild Card Weekend as long as Marshawn Lynch stays in Beast Mode.

In case you were wondering, Miami is not as impressive as its victory over New England might have been. The Pats had the 3rd worst run defense in 2013, so Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno’s combined 35 carries for 193 yards were not a surprise. Just keep in mind that the ‘Fins have yet to play the Jets, whose run defense last season produced one of the most dominant in NFL history.  Don’t be shocked if Geno and the Jets sweep Miami this season.

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