NFL power rankings Week 1: 49ers take No. 1 spot

Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of the San Francisco 49ers logo at midfield before the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated New Orleans 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2013-14 NFL season getting ready to kick off on Thursday night with a match up between the Denver Broncos and the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, the FanSided staff has come together to collaborate on consensus rankings leading up to Week One of the regular season.

The defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers came in as a near unanimous No. 1 team, while the Denver Broncos finished in a close second.

How does the FanSided staff rank the teams heading in to the start of the regular season? Here are the Week One NFL power rankings:

1. San Francisco 49ers

2. Denver Broncos

3. Atlanta Falcons

4. Seattle Seahawks

5. New England Patriots

6. Green Bay Packers

7. Baltimore Ravens

8. Houston Texans

9. New York Giants

10. Washington Redskins

11. Indianapolis Colts

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Dallas Cowboys

14. Pittsburgh Steelers

15. Chicago Bears

16. Minnesota Vikings

17. Kansas City Chiefs

18. New Orleans Saints

19. St. Louis Rams

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

21. Miami Dolphins

22. Detroit Lions

23. Carolina Panthers

24. Philadelphia Eagles

25. San Diego Chargers

26. Cleveland Browns

27. Arizona Cardinals

28. Tennessee Titans

29. Buffalo Bills

30. New York Jets

31. Jacksonville Jaguars

32. Oakland Raiders

Topics: NFL, NFL Power Rankings

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  • tbenton62

    The Niners will not get a win in Week one verses the Pack, Seattle will win both games this year. Niners will be lucky to get in with a wild card

  • Patrick Allen

    Interesting Ranks. I think I’d be frustrated if I was a Ravens fan, though.

  • Michael Castillo

    31st?! Really Josh? Come on!

    • Patrick Allen

      It was a group effort! But the Jags and Raiders are pretty interchangeable IMO.

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