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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NFL Power Rankings
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team. 36. The Seattle Seahawks have a healthy Russell Wilson this season and that gives the team a great chance of repeating as NFC West champions. However, one thing that could improve the Seahawks chances even more is if they can get their running game going again. They signed free agent Eddie Lacy to come in and team with Thomas Rawls to bolster the rushing attack. That would take a ton of pressure off the passing game and allow the Seahawks to get back to smash mouth football. The Seahawks have added Sheldon Richardson on the D-line which makes an already great defense better. But the running game is the key.. . . Seattle Seahawks. 8

team. 124. The Kansas City Chiefs looked a lot better against the New England Patriots than I thought they would. Quarterback Alex Smith had an outstanding game and the offense discovered a new star in rookie running back Kareem Hunt. Tyreek Hill’s skills as a receiver have improved and the offensive line opened holes for the running game all night. However, the defense lost it’s leader in safety Eric Berry to an Achilles injury and that is a huge blow. However, head coach Andy Reid has the team off to a good start and the Chiefs will be in the thick of the fight for the AFC West title.. 42-27 W over Patriots. . Kansas City Chiefs. 7