NFL power rankings, Week 2: Chiefs rise, Giants fall

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops back to pass in the first half during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 16, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops back to pass in the first half during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 16, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs appear to have found the league’s next superstar quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, while the New York Giants are searching for answers.

team. 16. Buffalo had a guy retire at halftime. This is going to be a long season.. 0-2. Previous: . Buffalo Bills. 32

53. Cleveland is coming so close to finally winning a game, but the mistakes are just too crippling.. 0-1-1. Previous: . Cleveland Browns. 31. team

Arizona Cardinals. 30. team. 32. At what point is Josh Rosen inserted? Enough of the nonsense with Sam Bradford.. 0-2. Previous:

28. The Raiders did a phenomenal job of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.. 0-2. Previous: . Oakland Raiders. 29. team

Seattle Seahawks. 28. team. 36. It’s going to be a long, long, long, long year in Seattle.. 0-2. Previous:

0-2. Previous: . Detroit Lions. 27. team. 50. Matt Patricia is not off to a great start. Up next? The Patriots on Sunday night.

31. The Giants have a ton of weapons and it doesn’t matter because the offensive line can’t block at all.. 0-2. Previous: . New York Giants. 26. team

Indianapolis was impressive on Sunday, only allowing nine points. Now the Colts head to Philadelphia, perhaps to see Carson Wentz.. 1-1. Previous: . Indianapolis Colts. 25. team. 46

New York Jets. 24. team. 30. Sam Darnold is a star, but this was a brutal loss for a team that was gaining momentum.. 1-1. Previous:

59. Give the Dolphins credit. The wins haven’t been impressive, but 2-0 will play, and the Raiders come to South Beach next.. 2-0. Previous: . Miami Dolphins. 23. team

Dallas won, but that was anything but pretty. The defense can play, but the offense is putrid.. 1-1. Previous: . Dallas Cowboys. 22. team. 123

20. team. 10. The Texans are mystifying. This is a team with a good bit of talent, and yet 0-2 is staring them in the face.. 0-2. Previous: . Houston Texans

team. 45. The Broncos are undefeated, but the wins are over the Seahawks and Raiders at home. Not sure what that says.. 2-0. Previous: . Denver Broncos. 19

Baltimore Ravens. 18. team. 26. Baltimore doesn’t have a quality passing attack, but the Ravens can win if they limit turnovers and trust the defense.. 1-1. Previous:

1-1. Previous: . Chicago Bears. 17. team. 57. The Bears can play some serious defense. If the offense joins it, the North has another quality team.

Cincinnati is playing well, and now it gets a big test by playing in Carolina against a good Panthers team.. 2-0. Previous: . Cincinnati Bengals. 16. team. 56

Previous: . Tennessee Titans. 15. team. 35. Give Mike Vrabel a ton of credit. The Titans won despite having a cast of unknowns and Blaine Gabbert on offense.. 1-1

team. 55. When you score 37 points at home and still lose, that’s a rough day at the office. The Steelers have to pull it together.. 0-1-1. Previous: . Pittsburgh Steelers. 14

San Francisco 49ers. 13. team. 42. San Francisco was a Detroit holding call away from getting upset at home. That said, a win is a win in the NFL.. 0-1. Previous:

12. team. 87. Carolina took a loss in Atlanta, but the Panthers have an opportunity to bounce back at home against the Bengals.. 1-1. Previous: . Carolina Panthers

The Chargers got right in Buffalo. Now, they travel across the proverbial street to visit the Rams.. 1-1. Previous: . Los Angeles Chargers. 11. team. 13

It’s almost impossible in this space to move down after a win, but the Saints deserve that fate. Ugly.. 1-1. Previous: . New Orleans Saints. 10. team. 15

Previous: . Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 9. team. 48. If the Buccaneers continue to get even a portion of this Ryan Fitzpatrick, they are very dangerous.. 2-0

47. The Patriots got their tails kicked in Jacksonville. The Lions are going to face the music for it.. 1-1. Previous: . New England Patriots. 8. team

1-1. Previous: . Atlanta Falcons. 7. team. 44. Atlanta beat a good Panthers team despite a litany of injuries. Nice job to keep the season on schedule.

54. Philadelphia is a Steve Sarkisian fever dream away from being 0-2. Carson Wentz can’t come back soon enough.. 1-1. Previous: . Philadelphia Eagles. 6. team

Previous: . Kansas City Chiefs. 5. team. 124. Patrick Mahomes is unbelievable, and in the opposite way, so is the defense.. 2-0

4. team. 49. Green Bay was jobbed by a ridiculous penalty, but was lucky in the end to escape with a tie.. 1-0-1. Previous: . Green Bay Packers

Previous: . Minnesota Vikings. 3. team. 60. The Vikings have to feel sick after missing a 35-yard field goal to beat the Packers, but a tie sure beats a loss.. 1-0-1

team. 52. If Blake Bortles plays anything like he did on Sunday, the Jaguars are the favorites in the AFC.. 2-0. Previous: . Jacksonville Jaguars. 2

2-0. Previous: . Los Angeles Rams. 1. team. 51. The Rams have played two bad teams, but they look like the best team in the league.