By Eric Jacinto
The 2018 NFL Season, starts in less than 48 hours as the Atlanta Falcons visit the City of Brotherly Love and face the defending Super-Bowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles won their first ever Super-Bowl championship in franchise history in February against the New England Patriots. This is a rematch of last season divisional round match up where the Eagles beat the Falcons, 15-10.
This is the Preseason Power Rankings. I will do the Power Rankings every Tuesday.
(Last Season's Season Record)
1. Los Angeles Rams, (11-5, NFC West Champions)
2. New England Patriots, (13-3, AFC Champions)
3. Philadelphia Eagles, (13-3, Super-Bowl Champions)
4. Atlanta Falcons, (10-6)
5. New Orleans Saints, (11-5, NFC South Champions)
6. Minnesota Vikings, (13-3, NFC North Champions)
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, (10-6, AFC South Champions)
8. Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-3, AFC North Champions)
9. Green Bay Packers, (7-9)
10. Kansas City Chiefs, (10-6, AFC West Champions)
11. Carolina Panthers, (11-5)
12. Detroit Lions, (9-7)
13. Seattle Seahawks, (9-7)
14. Tennessee Titans, (9-7)
15. Baltimore Ravens, (9-7)
16. Los Angeles Chargers, (9-7)
17. Oakland Raiders, (6-10)
18. Dallas Cowboys, (9-7)
19. San Francisco 49ers, (6-10)
20. Arizona Cardinals, (8-8)
21. Houston Texans, (4-12)
22. Buffalo Bills, (9-7)
23 Washington Redskins, (7-9)
24. New York Giants, (3-13)
26. Denver Broncos, (5-11)
27. Indianapolis Colts, (4-12)
28. Cincinnati Bengals, (7-9)
29. New York Jets, (5-11)
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (5-11)
31. Miami Dolphins, (6-10)
32. Cleveland Browns, (0-16)
The Los Angels Rams, start the season at the number one spot as they had the best off-season and really improved their team. The New England Patriots who come in at number two, are still the best team in the AFC and the favorites to get back to the Super-Bowl and win it all. The Philadelphia Eagles who the Super-Bowl come in at number three only because they're missing two key pieces to the offense in Quarterback, Carson Wentz and Receiver, Alshon Jeffery. Wentz is coming off a ACL injury and hasn't been cleared yet by team doctors. Jeffery has a shoulder injury. The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints round out the top five.
The bottom five teams, are the Cincinnati Bengals (28), New York Jets (29), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (30), Miami Dolphins (31) and Cleveland Browns (32). The Browns went winless last season and still have a young team.
The NFC is the stronger conference of the two that's very clear. There's only one elite team in the AFC and that's the New England Patriots. The Steelers and Jaguars are right behind but aren't on that elite level with the Patriots.