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September 25, 2009 9:30 AM

Top 10 NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 3

The second week of the NFL season, NFL Week 2, is in the books and there were a few more surprises served up for the online betting world that focus on NFL Betting.

Bet Republic ran these power rankings last week and now this week we have a new number one and some big risers and fallers. After the 10th spot you could make a case for any team to be slotted in any of the 10-22 rankings. It's been entertaining football...


NY Giants:
The Giants helped the Cowboys open their new stadium by beating Dallas in a nail biter. With all of the hoopla and circus like atmosphere happening, the Giants, led by Eli Manning, remained composed and went on to win the game on a last minute field goal. The Justin Tuck injury and others to the defense could catch up with the team. Last Week - 2

Baltimore Ravens:
The Ravens went out West and had another exceptional offensive game led by a balanced offensive effort. The defense gave up 436 yards in the air to Phillip Rivers but held Darren Sproles to 26 yards rushing. Willis McGahee seems intent on being the number one running back after a solid game. The defense is still giving up way too much yardage. Last Week - 3

How ever, check out NFL Power Rankings in detail....

New Orleans Saints:
In two games the Saints have put up 93 points that has to be frightening to their opposing defensive coordinators. Drew Brees is unstoppable and his pinpoint accuracy, poise and competitiveness are overwhelming defenses. The defense is still a work in progress under new coordinator Greg Williams but it's rounding into form. Last Week - 8

Minnesota Vikings:
Minnesota won their second road game in a row and Brett Favre is starting to get a nice feel for the team. The Vikings are one of the few teams that could have the offensive weapons to keep up with the Saints and they have a better defense. They have only played the Browns and Lions so it's hard to gauge just how good they are. Last Week - 5

Atlanta Falcons:
Atlanta continues to play well on both sides of the ball and have a balanced offensive attack. Matt Ryan continues his solid play and Michael Turner got untracked against the Panthers. The lost their number one draft pick for the season this past week with a season ending injury and are thin on the defensive line which is a cause for concern. Last Week - 9

Pittsburgh Steelers:
The Steelers lost a close game in Chicago to a game Jay Cutler. The usually dependent Jeff Reed missed two fourth quarter field goals that would have won the game. They will bounce back but miss Troy Polamalu. Last Week -1

Indianapolis Colts:
WR Anthony Gonzalez is out for six to eight weeks and in steps Pierre Garcon to replace him and makes a great play on a screen toss to win the game over Miami. It helps when you have Peyton Manning throwing the ball. The defense can't stop anyone and the offensive line needs to play better. Last Week - 7

New York Jets:
The biggest surprise of the season so far Rex Ryan has this team believing in itself and getting tremendous play out of the defense that has yet to give up a touchdown. Beating Houston and New England are big time wins. QB Mark Sanchez is playing very well but expect some rocky rookies moments along the line. Last Week - 15

New England Patriots:
Tom Brady and the rest of the offense looked completely befuddled by the Jets. You know that hate losing that game. The Pats were without Wes Welker and Jarod Meyo, which affected their performance but the Jets were the better team on Sunday. The team still is not sharp and is lucky not to be 0-2. Last Week - 4

Arizona Cardinals:
Kurt Warner rebounded from a poor week one with one of his best career performances. The defense also played well shutting down the Jaguars. They look to be back to playoff form. Last Week - 23

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