NFL Power Rankings – Week 1: Who starts out on top?

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 09: Derek Carr
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NFL Power Rankings
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. . Tennessee Titans. 14. team. 35. The Tennessee Titans came very close to winning the AFC South last year. They’re a young team and have a lot of potential which could lead them to bigger things in 2017. And the potential at quarterback with Marcus Mariota is particularly intriguing. The Titans have given him more talent to throw to in veteran wide receiver Eric Decker and rookie Corey Davis. The Titans running game is among the best in the league with running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. If Mariota can continue to improve and the Titans defense can get better against the pass, then the Titans might be one step closer to winning the division.

Denver Broncos. 13. team. 45. New Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has some quality talent to work with on defense. Outside Linebacker Von Miller leads the way along with one of the best cornerback tandems in the league with Aquib Talib and Chris Harris. The Bronco’s are fine on the defensive side of the football but quarterback is the biggest question to be answered. Starter Trevor Siemian wasn’t bad last season and he’s a steady player but is he the man to get the Broncos back to the playoffs? He has weapons to help him in receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and there is talent at running back. But the Broncos defense may have to do the heavy lifting to get the Broncos where they want to go.. .