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NFL power rankings week 3: A big bounce back for the Titans

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It’s NFL power rankings time once again. This exercise is going to get easier as the season goes along and we see what these teams are really made of. I am so excited that the Jaguars moved up to #2 this week. It is going to make it so fun to move them down next week after the Titans go down there and beat them.

As per usual, I will update the bottom of this thread with where the Titans rank in various power rankings around the internet.

Week 3 NFL power rankings:

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

Titans rankings around the internet:

ESPN 20th:

Whether it’s Marcus Mariota or Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, the Titans’ offensive line is providing protection. It has allowed just one sack through two games, tied with the Jaguars for fewest in the league.

USA Today 19th:

When pair of DBs (Kevin Byard, Dane Cruikshank) provide your biggest offensive play, there’s a problem. But kudos on creativity front.

NFL.com 21st:

Nice recovery from a weird Week 1 full of weather delays and injuries. The Titans engineered the smoothest fake punt you’ll ever see, and they got timely play from fill-in QB Blaine Gabbert. While the performance was far from dominant, Tennessee beat a division opponent when most experts thought they’d lose. Oh, and more rain, too. The Titans’ defense bent plenty, but it held the fort when it absolutely had to. Four sacks and an interception were helpful. Back to the punt play: Who thought Kevin Byard would make like Steve Young with that beautiful lefty heave? Watch it again. NOW.