1. Saints – Will have to get used to all these late starts. The champs are always in primetime demand.
2. Packers – Let the Bills hang around a little longer than I figured they would.
3. Steelers – 2-0 without Big Ben, and now without Dennis Dixon. They’re winning ugly but making a big statement.
4. Ravens – Joe Flacco‘s implosion cost them what could have been two huge road wins in six days. Haven’t allowed TD despite offense committing seven turnovers.
5. Colts – Peyton Manning gets you to 10 wins a season by himself.
6. Texans – It was crazy, and they gave up a ton of yards, but that was a huge, huge win.
7. Chargers – Certainly made a statement at the Jags’ expense.
8. Patriots - They’re going to have to win shootouts, and 14 points isn’t enough. Jets were desperate and moved ball far too easily.
9. Titans – Steelers have their number. Vince Young has been resilient before.
10. Bengals – Stuck with the run and returned to the blue-collar approach. 8-0 streak in the AFC North dating to 2008.
11. Jets – Losing first two games at home would have been huge hole. Taking shackles off Mark Sanchez paid dividends.
12. Falcons – Matt Ryan is almost unbeatable at home, now needs to transfer that outside of the dome.
13. Eagles – Giving up 6 sacks very troubling; defense needs work, too.
14. Giants – Ran into a buzzsaw Sunday night.
15. Bears – Mike Martz might be exactly what Jay Cutler needed. Maybe I was wrong about da Bears … but still not sold.
16. Dolphins – Love the 2-0 start … but the offense can’t get in the end zone, and I’m not sure the D is this good.
17. Redskins – Can’t give up 500 yards. Can’t run the ball at all; if they could, would have milked the clock and not blown that game.
18. 49ers – Rough start, but I still believe they win the NFC Least, I mean West.
19. Vikings – The second-biggest disappointment in the NFL through two weeks (though I’m not really surprised).
20. Cowboys – The biggest disappointment in the NFL through two weeks.
21. Chiefs – When a young team starts finding ways to win games that they used to collapse in, organizations start to turn the corner. In their division, who knows.
22. Buccaneers – Tremendous start, and Josh Freeman building confidence. The schedule will ramp up, though.
23. Broncos – Could not afford to lose another game to a rebuilding opponent.
24 Jaguars - David Garrard giveth, and he taketh away. Most often then not, though, he giveth to the other team.
25. Seahawks – Will have to keep taking care of business in front of The 12th Man.
26. Raiders – I once championed their bandwagon. I also once thought that New Coke would forever change the way we looked at soft drinks.
27. Panthers – If you have a QB controversy after two weeks, you’re in trouble. They’ve overcome poor starts before, but …
28. Lions – It’s going to be tough sledding with Shaun Hill under center. Matt Stafford injury is huge.
29. Rams – Too few playmakers at this point in the rebuild.
30. Cardinals – Do they have a discernible strength after two weeks?
31. Browns – Eric Mangini making strong early case to be first coaching casualty.
32. Bills- It’s going to be an awful long year, fine folks of Western New York.
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– Jason La Canfora
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