NFL power rankings, Week 3: Dolphins rise, Colts fall

The Week 3 NFL power rankings are here, and the Indianapolis Colts are in a hideous slide, while the Miami Dolphins showed their mettle.

32

Atlanta Falcons 0-2

Last rank: 32nd

The Falcons have remained true to themselves. Crazy games, crushing losses.

31

Houston Texans 0-1-1

Last rank: 30th

The Texans are playing hard, they just don’t have enough talent to beat many teams.

30

Seattle Seahawks 1-1

Last rank: 29th

Remember the wild win against the Broncos on Monday night in Week 1? Savor that feeling.

29

Chicago Bears 1-1

Last rank: 28th

The Bears aren’t going to crack 20 points more than a few times this year.

28

New York Jets 1-1

Last rank: 31st

Take the win, get on the plane, and celebrate. Insanity.

27

Carolina Panthers 0-2

Last rank: 27th

Baker Mayfield has been awful for seven of the season’s first eight quarters. Not good.

26

Cleveland Browns 1-1

Last rank: 19th

That’s one of the most ridiculous losses in recent memory.

25

Indianapolis Colts 0-1-1

Last rank: 13th

What the hell is wrong with the Colts? Hideous football.

24

New England Patriots 1-1

Last rank: 26th

Mac Jones wasn’t great, but the Patriots’ defense stepped up and stopped the Steelers.

23

Jacksonville Jaguars 1-1

Last rank: 25th

The Jaguars hammered the Colts. Perhaps they can compete in the weak AFC South?

22

Washington Commanders 1-1

Last rank: 20th

Carson Wentz is the biggest rollercoaster on Earth. Belongs in an amusement park.

21

Pittsburgh Steelers 1-1

Last rank: 18th

The Steelers need to score, but they don’t have a quarterback or an offensive line.

20

Las Vegas Raiders 0-2

Last rank: 15th

The Raiders might not recover from that loss to Arizona. Just a comical train wreck.

19

Tennessee Titans 0-2

Last rank: 17th

Between the injuries and the talent gap, the Titans had no shot against the Bills.

18

Detroit Lions 1-1

Last rank: 24th

The Lions can score. If the defense improves behind rookie phenom Aidan Hutchinson, look out.

17

Dallas Cowboys 1-1

Last rank: 23rd

Cooper Rush beating Joe Burrow and the Bengals? Nope. All about the defense.

16

New York Giants 2-0

Last rank: 22nd

New York isn’t overwhelming with talent, but the Giants are playing hard and executing enough.

15

Arizona Cardinals 1-1

Last rank: 21st

If the Cardinals have a productive season, they’ll look back at the second half in Las Vegas as the turning point.

14

Denver Broncos 1-1

Last rank: 16th

The Broncos are 1-1, but Nathaniel Hackett is deeply concerning. Russell Wilson hasn’t been great, either.

13

New Orleans Saints 1-1

Last rank: 11th

Jameis Winston can’t throw three interceptions. The offense can’t have five turnovers. Ugly.

12

Cincinnati Bengals 0-2

Last rank: 9th

Joe Burrow has started the year being sacked 13 times in losses to Mitchell Trubisky and Cooper Rush. Yikes.

11

Minnesota Vikings 1-0

Last rank: 10th

Not going to knock the Vikings for losing in Philadelphia, but that was an ugly showing.

10

San Francisco 49ers 1-1

Last rank: 12th

A key win over the Seahawks, but it’s muted with the injury to Trey Lance.

9

Baltimore Ravens 1-1

Last rank: 4th

Perhaps the worst loss of the John Harbaugh era. A 21-point, fourth-quarter lead … gone.

8

Miami Dolphins 2-0

Last rank: 14th

If there’s ever a springboard for Tua Tagovailoa, this was it. What a performance.

7

Los Angeles Chargers 1-1

Last rank: 5th

The Chargers could have blown out the Chiefs early. But they didn’t, proceeded to lose, and now Justin Herbert is hurt.

6

Los Angeles Rams 1-1

Last rank: 7th

The Rams need to figure it out. Hammered by the Bills, and barely beating the Falcons.

5

Green Bay Packers 1-1

Last rank: 6th

Easy win, and the Packers are back on track. Now, off to play the Buccaneers.

4

Philadelphia Eagles 2-0

Last rank: 8th

Dominant showing. The Eagles, and Jalen Hurts, are clearly a threat in the NFC.

3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-0

Last rank: 3rd

The defense has given up six points save for garbage time. The offense, however, is a concern.

2

Kansas City Chiefs 2-0

Last rank: 2nd

The Chiefs didn’t play great on Thursday, but they made all the plays the Chargers didn’t. Defense looks good.

1

Buffalo Bills 2-0

Last rank: 1st

Buffalo is the best team in football. Just a machine.