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:
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