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

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 09: Derek Carr
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 09: Derek Carr /
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team. 48. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers assembled more talent than any other team in the league over the offseason. On offense they brought in more weapons like free agent signing DeSean Jackson and first round draft pick O.J. Howard at tight end. These pieces will make quarterback Jameis Winston even better this season as the Bucs try to overtake the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South. The Bucs defense recently added safety T.J. Ward to go with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, linebackers Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David. So the talent is there but do the Bucs have enough to slow down the Atlanta Falcons offense.. . . Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 10

The Green Bay Packers have one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game in Aaron Rodgers. And yet it seems a though they’ve taken him for granted because the past few seasons they’ve put the team on his shoulders and failed to build a defense around him that could help Rodgers get the team back to the Super Bowl. The Packers offense will be good again this season. Martellus Bennett gives Rodgers the kind of tight end he’s lacked and he has a healthy Jordy Nelson. The Packers could use a better running game as well. But the question is how good can the defense be in 2017?. . . Green Bay Packers. 9. team. 49